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Old 10-30-05, 03:18 PM
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Most Overrated Movie Villain

Who is the most overrated movie villain of all time? Here is my shortlist of overrated baddies:

Bobba Fett: I don't get it. The dumb schmuck is just a glorified action figure.

Sauron: Just a flaming ***** on top of a ivory tower. What?

Terl: Dumb ass villain in the dumb ass Battlefield Earth, played by that dumb ass scientology cultist, John Travolta.
Old 10-30-05, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Cancer Man
Bobba Fett: I don't get it. The dumb schmuck is just a glorified action figure.
I'm not sure he was even a villan. He's just a bounty hunter.
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Originally Posted by Cancer Man
Terl: Dumb ass villain in the dumb ass Battlefield Earth, played by that dumb ass scientology cultist, John Travolta.
Yes, if there's anything I'm sick of it's people going on and on about how great Terl is.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Yes, if there's anything I'm sick of it's people going on and on about how great Terl is.


Silly Man-Animal!
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Hannibal Lecter --I don't really get all the hype. Watching Silence of the Lambs, I enjoy Buffalo Bill's performance so much more.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Yes, if there's anything I'm sick of it's people going on and on about how great Terl is.
You see, here's the problem. You don't understand the history of Terl. I do.
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Hush Joe, I've done research on the history of the life of Terl, I've read the books, not you.

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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Hannibal Lecter --I don't really get all the hype. Watching Silence of the Lambs, I enjoy Buffalo Bill's performance so much more.
Yeah, that Oscar winning performance was so blah.

NOT!
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I vote Boba Fett as well. He does have a cool suit (I'll give him that) but otherwise, he's a chump. He did absolutly nothing to earn his reputation. Vader caught Han, not him (he hid in another room while Han had his gun. He took a couple of pot shots at Luke but any average stormtrooper did that. Then he gets his butt handed to him by a blind guy.
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Originally Posted by Cancer Man
Sauron: Just a flaming ***** on top of a ivory tower. What?
Um, you do know ivory is white, right? You might wanna check the color settings on your TV.
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Jack Nicholson as The Joker was absolutely abominable. Pauly Shore could have done a better acting job....Jack's Joker was about as un-menacing as stale bread.
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Jack Nicholoson's Joker is probably one of the greatest villains of all time. Menacing? No, he was hilarious.
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The shark in Jaws. It just looks so fake.
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Originally Posted by Dr. Calamari
Jack Nicholson as The Joker was absolutely abominable. Pauly Shore could have done a better acting job....Jack's Joker was about as un-menacing as stale bread.
Yeah, no.
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Posted by Filmmaker: Posted by Um, you do know ivory is white, right? You might wanna check the color settings on your TV.
Ok, it's an EBONY tower then! Yeesh...
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Michael Freaking Myers from Halloween!

The single most dull slasher in the history of slasher films. He barely could carry one story and somehow they managed to inflict us with 6 more.

Sauron is kind of unfair. In the literature, the embodiment of all evil can be threatening without actually appearing in the book (for the most part). It's just hard to literalize what is basically a metaphorical description for a presence that is never actually physically present in the story. Sauron was basically in the background influencing the actions of others.
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What funny scenes did Jack's Joker have?
Can't be when when he shoots Jack Palance and hoots as the circus music is playing.
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Commodus in Gladiator:
1. Ridiculous overacting.
2. Stereotypical villain awfulness. The guy pushes all of the creep/loser/evil buttons in such a by-the-book way that you half expect him to twirl his handlebar mustache.
3. Awful, pretentious and stock-sounding "villainous" dialogue on both sides makes him even more pathetic. Consider this exchange:
Commodus: The general who became a slave. The slave who became a gladiator. The gladiator who defied an emperor. Striking story! But now, the people want to know how the story ends. Only a famous death will do. And what could be more glorious than to challenge the Emperor himself in the great arena?
Maximus: You would fight me?
Commodus: Why not? Do you think I am afraid?
Maximus: I think you've been afraid all your life.
Arch intellectualism, blustering weakness masquerading as manliness only to be exposed by the hero. He's the condescending, vaguely homosexual European of middle America's nightmares, at least according to some Hollywood script writer. This guy is about as mature a villain as Scar in "The Lion King".
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Originally Posted by caligulathegod
Michael Freaking Myers from Halloween!

The single most dull slasher in the history of slasher films. He barely could carry one story and somehow they managed to inflict us with 6 more.

Couldn't agree more!!
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Darth Vader in Ep3?

"Where is Padme, is she safe? is she alright?"

Really made Vader sound like a little bitch.
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the Storm from A Perfect Storm
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Auric Goldfinger, for me.

And I perfer "The Shape" over "Michael Myers"
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Originally Posted by Fok
Darth Vader in Ep3?

"Where is Padme, is she safe? is she alright?"

Really made Vader sound like a little bitch.
What followed that line was a travesty. His "NOOOOOOOOO!!!!" is reason enough for me to ignore the existence of the prequels(or at least treat them like EU material). There's no way the badass Vader of Empire and the one seen at the end of ROTS are the same character.
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The Nazi party from Indiana Jones. I love the movies to death, but they are some dumbass mother f*ckers.
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Originally Posted by cleaver
The Nazi party from Indiana Jones. I love the movies to death, but they are some dumbass mother f*ckers.
Same can be said for stormtroupers. In Ep4, OBI 1 states that "only imperial storm troupers are so percise", but when you see them, they can't hit jack......yeah I know it's just the movies

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