Villains play an important part in a good story. The bad guys always make the movies interesting, and it is fun to hate someone as the movie starts and ends — it’s part of the twist. The biggest dilemma any audience faces, though, is when the villains you hate are absolutely terrible not just because of the characters they portray. There are those drab, unmemorable and ridiculous villains you wished you have not known.
Below are 10 of the worst movie antagonists of all time.
- Dr. Doom
Dr. Victor von Doom is the antagonist from the 2005 film Fantastic Four. He is both a scientist and a wizard who got his powers after being exposed to a space cloud. The story gets boring every time he appears on screen and his evil plans turned out to be not that evil, firing a rocket directly at Johnny Storm? No. Not evil enough.
- King Koopa
King Koopa, also known as Bowser, is the antagonist in the 1993 movie adaptation of Super Mario Bros. In the game, King Koopa is a big crowned lizard who aims to marry Princess Peach, rule Mushroom Kingdom and defeat Mario brothers. Fans were disappointed when they saw Dennis Hopper wearing a suit and flicking his lizard tongue in the movie.
Cain is a cult leader who faced his humiliating defeat in RoboCop 2. While the character is good, the terrible CGI made this robot a lame match for RoboCop.
- General M Bison
While his character in the video game is interesting, miscasting in the 994 movie Street Fighter is one of the reasons why M Bison got a spot on this list. Throughout the film, Raúl Juliá just did not pull off the role. Want proof? Watch this:
- Jason fromJason X
In his 2001 movie, Jason and his new outfit just did not impress the fans when he appeared looking like a sci-fi villain instead of the creepy killer everyone loves to hate. Jason in space anyone?
- Dominic Greene
Played by Mathieu Amalric, Dominic Greene is the rich businessman in the 2008 Bond film “Quantum of Solace.” He is supposed to be a very bad guy who wants to control the water supplies but ended up being thrown in a dessert. His provision: a can of motor oil. Very scary indeed.
Venom was supposed to be excluded in “Spider-Man 3” as expressed by Sam Raimi, but the studio wants him so he was squeezed into the movie. Miscasting and the messed-up back story made Venom boring as it is bad.
- Mr. Freeze
Arnold Schwarzenegger looked good in his Mr. Freeze costume, but his character’s version in the 1997 film “Batman & Robin” is just not cool. His one-liner puns about coldness and ice while trying to freeze Gotham are chillingly boring. You can’t take him seriously.
Wes Bentley played Blackheart in the 2007 movie “Ghost Rider.” He is a pretty-boy baddie who spends most of the time glowering. Unlike his comic character, Blackheart was so creepy he looked like that vampire in “Twilight.” And why would the devil’s son gets easily defeated by the Ghost Rider? Ask him.
- Tomatoes from“Attack of the Killer Tomatoes”
The idea of fruits as the bad guys in a movie is pretty interesting, but putting killer tomatoes in a full-length movie is not a good idea at all. Viewers will enjoy a good laugh and will get amused at the start of the movie, but then the story gets boring halfway through. The worst thing is, the Killer Tomatoes were easily defeated by loud and blasting music. More like ”Mars Attacks”? Not cool.
On the brighter side, the movie industry has produced formidable and great villains. It’s just that some turned out to be absolutely terrible when it comes to being bad.
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