Alfred Hitchcock once said "The better the villain, the better the
film" and this year's Hollywood filmmakers have abided by this golden
rule as there was no stopping this year's blockbusters from having a
whole horde of villainous characters spreading their wings onto the
big screen, making the darker side more appealing for audiences.
Everybody has gone villain this year, from Tom Cruise, Halle Berry to
Spiderman's sworn enemy Dr Octopus, played by Alfred Molina.
The leaders of the villain pack are none other than Science-fiction's
creature icons that are making history by finally coming together in
Alien Vs Predator.
Dubbed the winter franchise for the MTV Generation and hot on the
success of last year's slasher smackdown Freddy vs. Jason, this film
is the year's most anticipated monster's brawl as a high concept movie
and, for once, the tagline of the publicity poster is right "Whoever
wins we lose"!! Thanks to this franchise Sci-Fi geeks have raised up
high their antennas because if the film manages to pull it off at the
box office it will spawn a successful video game, collector's comic
and loads of memorabilia.
Directed by Paul WS Anderson the film was released at local cinemas
last Friday and its has mixed reviews with the director seeming always
to reference the older films giving the impression that he has not
enough original material as his disposal. Mr Paul Egglestone module
leader for Television production at the University of Central
Lancashire said: " Although I have'nt seen it there seems to be a lack
of creativity coming out from Hollywood" He said "Another factor is
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...ishes him as Peter Parker's friend
and later on he tries to save the city from destruction .
Leading this summer's villain battle is Tom Cruise who for the first
is playing a bad guy in Michael Mann's adult thriller Collateral. The
Cruiser puts aside his Samurai armour and plays Vincent, a
slicker-than-thou assassin who takes LA Taxi driver Max, played by
Jamie Foxx, hostage over the course of a single night, during which he
has five hits to carry out, while Mark Ruffalo's dogged cop tries to
stop him. Collateral promises dead-eye action and gritty visuals but
there are some who doubt whether the great movie-going public will
accept Tom Cruise as a bad guy in Collateral but nevertheless it will
still be a joy to watch Cruise finally unleash his id, as on screen he
has always come close to being the psychotic villain.
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