We look at movies for well written stories, to be transported to other worlds, other eras, and even other planets. But what we do if such an epic as Kill Bill would not have negative characters? The negative characters are often more fascinating than the hero. Many actors prefer to play in this kind of roles because they know they also raise more resources, and in most cases can win prizes with a character more evil than the role of a hero.
“A Clockwork Orange” is one of the movies that have played a crucial role in my perception of violence in cinema, but I was able to identify at some level with the main character, Alex DeLarge, a man who opposes the rules set by society where he lives. His answer to all problems is the violence, rambling with his friends in search of victims for incredible beats. There is a scene, that of rape, the director Stanley Kubrick was very direct in visual expressing, the whole sequence is described by a violent reaching paroxysmal levels.
In a movie where nothing is what it seems, the public is invited to not lose any detail, each moment is vital for the discovery of Keyser Soze. Verbal Kent, one of the five suspects on duty, even if is the puny is by far the smartest of all, playing them on fingers, both colleagues and the police. With a master meticulously, Kevin Spacey point in the film history archives a character of epic proportions that is distinguished by a limping.
08. The Dark Knight
When you watch The Dark Knight and you see Heath Ledger in action, in a reinterpretation of the famous role, you realize that Nicholson’s portrayal of Joker was a harmless kind of man who can drink a beer without having to be afraid that will hit the table with head in the next second. Ledger deserves his Oscar win in 2009, the character which gives life is a perfect description of pathological cases, a mentally ill as often meets on the big screen.
07. Cidade de Deus
Those who read the novel “City of God” by Paulo Lins, the film’s representation of Ze Pequeno, “Cidade de Deus” favela owner from Rio de Janeiro, will seem pale in comparison with that thorough description of negative character has in the book. Even so, will impress the Ze’s cruelty, and in some moments you could feel cold sweat trickles down your back, like the famous scene in which Ze forces the child of thirteen years to kill another child.
06. Cape Fear
From of all the top characters, Max Cady is certainly one that uses the most brute force in order to reveal the evil instincts, with a lot of traits that ‘support’ him: he smoke, is full of tattoos, quote from the Bible and above all is a psychotic rapist. Now, after more than 14 years spent in prison, returns to society with the thought of revenge on the lawyer who could save him.
05. Kill Bill
Bill sits easily in the top without providing any explanation to anyone, just like in the movie. It is particularly brutal, and in the same time has the power to develop feelings towards anyone. But how can you break all the unwritten laws of any religion in the world when you go to a wedding and slaughtered everyone including the bride (who is pregnant), thanking for the beautiful moments spent together, by applying a bullet in head.
We all know that Tarantino is a passionate filmmaker; in his movies we find references to other important films. “Inglorious Basterds” stage debut movie is a tribute to Sergio Leone’s western, referring in particular to “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “Once Upon a Time in the West”. I dare to say that Tarantino exceeds his master with the verbal duel sequence of Colonel Hans Landa and French farmer suspected of hiding Hebrew under the floor of the house.
Anton kills unscrupulous; his behavior is like a machine. He will not threaten you and will never be sorry if he kills you. Will tell you just to sit up straight, or will saying with a smile on his face that simply must to do it. And if his improvised weapon which usually is used to kill pigs may feel worthy enough to give you a shot, you take beautiful throat will tighten until you move.
The sadism is the strength of John, but we did not realize this until the end of the film, because in all the movie we find his qualities of man. As it is described by the police, he is a well educated man, perfectly healthy, and in the same time completely crazy. In case you meet him, he will talk about one of the capital sins and then he will take a little lecture about human lives and misery in which, of course, you are still alive.
Norman Bates is the kind of polite receptionist that gets you in the middle of the night in his motel, gives you the best food, takes care of you and served with everything you need. Optionally get a shower in perfect condition with a few seasoned stabs in the back. Bates is absolutely psycho. Firstly because it is the protagonist of a film titled Psycho, and secondly, because he keep his mother dead in the basement, dress like her and imagine that they talk together.