Many times the bad guys can be more interesting than the positive. Even the young children prefer in their games to imitate the bad ones, with the risk of being punished ultimately moralizing. That’s because the hero, the pure soul are perceived one-dimensional, predictable and without charisma that attract you ambiguous people.
The fascination exerted by dark characters, made of shadows and light increases as the time passes, their hypnotic power it’s putting in the shadow the other characters. The movie industry was attracted to characters like this, increasing their popularity, especially when actors are very good and the public elected them and identify with the characters.
The list with passionate romantic characters, on the border between good and evil, where love can move mountains will always start with the most wild and interesting character, the dark Heathcliff from the famous novel by Emily Bronte, “Wuthering Heights”. It seems that the name Heath is destined to a villain whose happiness generally is due to anxiety of those around. A successful adaptation of this romance is “Wuthering Heights” (1992) with Ralph Fiennes, beautiful and desperate, in the right role.
One of the most beautiful modern works of Andrew Lloyd Webber benefit of the most successfully screening in “The Phantom of the Opera” (2004). During the movie we will fall victims of divine and excellent music performed by Sarah Brightman, and victims of the mysterious charm of the Phantom character. Under the guise of “The Phantom of the Opera” hides the soul and mutilated face of a musical genius who seduces with his music. He is in love with the voice of the heroine, love becomes an obsession for her and her refusal will draw pain, his despair and anger that will come to terrorize the entire opera.
Among the same appealed characters for the way that ignore the social conventions, is the famous Marquis of Sade. An extremely libertarianism, this French philosopher of the 18th century, escaped from the power of morality, religion or law, principle of life is achieving personal pleasures. In the movie Quills (2000) we found him in the last years of life, admitted to asylum Charanton. Remained under the influence of the same ideas indecent, hospice and befriends the leader manages to sneak the new indecent “masterpieces” through the outside of institution with the help of a fascinating laundresses of the Marquis personality.
07. Batman Begins
After several versions more or less successful, Christian Bale in Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008) fits constructive on Batman, redefining a new generation of Batman. The new Batman will unleash his alter-ego that commands respect: Batman, a masked crusader who uses strength, intellect and an array of high tech weapons to fight against terrible forces that threaten to destroy the city. In the center of the story lies a moral question: what is the difference between justice and revenge? The punisher Batman is motivated by anger or thirst for revenge is completed by the desire to defend the law?
Criminal and genius in the same time, the former psychiatrist is now in prison and is consulted by an FBI agent (quite naive, but sincere) on a series of kidnappings and murders. Hannibal Lecter becomes gradually fascinated by the behavior of the young agency, her courage and her way of thinking. Similarly, despite the psychiatrist proved by cannibalism trends, it begins to respect him for his brilliant mind and reasoning of insinuating that involves a deep knowledge of human behavior.
05. The Dark Knight
Heath Ledger put a genius footprint on one of the evil characters of Batman series. The Joker in his performance is bad and evil, but has a back story for that unfortunate you can not help but pity him, until all ingredients, and carries his frustration. The character, Joker in “The Dark Knight” (2008) is a frightening depiction of anti-system evil from Gotham City, with anti-pedagogical ambitions. He explains his attitude and is always fighting with communities not separate individuals, but with their life and moral foundations.
On the other hand the fascination of evil comes from its prohibition and countless vampire stories here and demons. Indeed, these are some of the most popular villains, who scored the film industry over time. Dracula of Francis Ford Coppola brings forward an unhappy romance and the dark fate of a prince cursed out over time and space in search of his beloved. You can not let yourself seduced by the eyes and voice of Gary Oldman and not feel sorry for “thirst” of love.
Another variant of the river, very publicized in movies, is the story of human-caused wolf and full moon werewolves. And here the most successful story is played by Jack Nicholson in Wolf (1994). Transformation is superbly played, Jack Nicholson is even Wolf. Not only because it plays great and the fustrated has character deserved to be wolf to integrate into society. But because the story becomes a story of love and compassion, but wolf apparently chooses the pair for life.
One of the most beautiful and dramatic screenings of recent years is that after the trilogy “Lord of the Rings”, by Tolkien. Ground of selfishness and desires to increase of his father and awareness of the danger of isolation, Boromir puts his hope in the power of ring and let it master of temptation. In his last moments he realizes his mistake and the importance of the sacrifice made by the Hobbits. Sean Bean and his talent to play characters problematic, glove fits this role.
01. Harry Potter
Sure, a character may appear dark in a more commonplace, particularly that of a powerful wizard, but apparently deleted. It’s about Snape, the character from Harry Potter, played masterfully by Alan Rickman, one of the most talented British actors. Wickedness of the character, emphasized by the voice and gestures full of expressive of the actor, disguises his intelligence and ingenuity. What’s more, only to finally discover a beautiful and touching love story in which Snape proves faithful and inconsolable until his death.