Top 5 Underrated Hollywood Movie Villains
Just like the heroes, villains also possess a cult fan following across the globe. We have seen several times the list of the world’s greatest villains of all time and we don’t have any problem with those lists. But there are a few villain characters (male and female) who have been omitted from the list for no reason or due to ignorance. They also have all the essential qualities to be in the top list and let’s have a look at top 5 underrated movie villains.
5) Ma-Ma (Dredd)
Dredd is directed by Pete Travis and was released in the year 2012. Ma-Ma is the antagonist of the movie and is portrayed by Lena Headey. Ma-Ma who is the ruthless leader of a drug gang possesses no human values and has got her own unique ways (skinning alive) to torture and kill her victims. She also forces her victims to inhale drug named Slo-Mo which makes the victims feel that the world around them is moving in slow-motion. Ma-Ma is undoubtedly one of the greatest women villains of all time.
4) Walter Finch (Insomnia)
Insomnia is directed by Christopher Nolan and was released in the year 2002. Walter Finch is the antagonist of the movie and is portrayed by Robin Williams. He is a really calm and cool villain who is always one step ahead of the hero. Don’t trust him by his innocent looks as he is capable of doing much harm that you can’t even imagine. Even though Insomnia remains as the weakest work of Nolan till date, Walter Finch is definitely one of the finest villains ever in the movies.
3) Clarence J. Boddicker (RoboCop)
RoboCop is directed by Paul Verhoeven and was released in the year 1987. Clarence J. Boddicker is the antagonist of the movie and is portrayed by Kurtwood Smith. Clarence Boddicker is really special as he is the main reason for the very existence of RoboCop. He considers himself as invincible and is fond of seeing others pleading for their lives in front of him. The ruthless villain with zero sentiments has all the rights to be in our top list.
2) Owen Davian (Mission: Impossible III)
Mission: Impossible III is directed by J. J. Abrams and was released in the year 2006. Owen Davian is the antagonist of the movie and is portrayed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. He doesn’t fear interrogations and never gives up easily and that’s why it’s really tough to get any information from him. There is a particular scene in the movie where he kills a woman in front of Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) just to make him believe that he actually killed Ethan’s wife. He was terrifically magnificent in that particular scene.
1) Captain Vidal (Pan’s Labyrinth)
Pan’s Labyrinth is directed by Guillermo del Toro and was released in the year 2006. Captain Vidal is the antagonist of the movie and is portrayed by Sergi López. The three Academy Awards won by the movie is enough to understand its standard. Vidal is a ruthless captain who enjoys hunting down Republican rebels mercilessly. Murdering his victims by extreme torturing is his main hobby and he is damn good at it. Even though he meets his demise at the end, he proved himself as a monstrous devil while he was alive.