After writing a similar article about superhero costumes in movies which garnered a lot of reader input, I’ve decided to write a villain version.
Getting the on-screen appearance of an iconic comic book villain right is half the battle. If they look good, there’s a bigger likelihood that they’ll be taken more seriously and if they don’t, they’ve got a tough task ahead of them convincing audiences that they’re a legitimate threat to the heroes they idolise.
It’s not the be all and end all, of course – plenty of villains have looked great and been portrayed horrifically, while some of the best portrayals of villains have come from actors who were dressed appallingly – but looking good is always a great starting point.
With that in mind, here are seven awesome supervillain costumes in movies and seven that sucked (there’s no room for mediocrity here)…
7. Green Goblin (Spider-Man)
The armour worn by Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin was fantastic.
I mean, the character as a whole was great but the way he looked in costume just topped it off beautifully.
The metallic green armour had a rippled torso and a terrifying looking headpiece and granted Norman Osborn enhanced the physical strength and a large degree of physical protection and durability.
The fact that it came with a very cool “Goblin-Glider” which enabled him to fly quickly and gave him great manoeuvrability just added to the level of epicness.
The costume as a whole also houses a series of weapons, such as concealed blades and Pumpkin Bombs.
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Giovanni Trapattoni’s tenure as Republic Of Ireland boss looks set to be coming to an abrupt end following their 1-0 defeat to Austria on Tuesday night. The Football Association Of Ireland released a statement revealing they would review Trapattoni’s position as manager as qualification for next summer’s World Cup after their hopes were effectively ended once and for all last night.
The statement reads as follows;
The recent results against Sweden and Austria were very disappointing for everyone involved in Irish football, the manager, the players and supporters.
Our aim of qualification, although mathematically possible, is now highly unlikely even though the team will always do everything within their power to keep that hope alive.
The FAI Board of Management will now consider the current position over the coming days.
The post-match press conference which was due to take place this afternoon in Dublin has been cancelled
Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup were critically dashed on Tuesday night, after two defeats against their main rivals for the second qualifying place in Group C in 5 days. A desperately disappointing 1-2 defeat at home to a pedestrian Sweden, followed by a 1-0 reverse in Vienna courtesy of a David Alaba strike against an equally uninspiring Austrian side have enhanced the already deafening calls for the sacking of the ageing Italian, who has been slated in the media for failing to pick the best Irish players, and for his reluctance to go and attend matches involving potential Irish players.
Former Sunderland, Aston Villa and Celtic boss Martin O’Neill is the early bookies favourite, with odds of 4/5 being offered on the Northern Irishman becoming the next permanent manager of the nation’s flagship association football side.
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In my last article, I rated the top 25 American film directors of all time and to follow it up I turn to Europe to look at the most important directors to hail from that continent.
Just as in my rankings of American directors, we will measure a director’s relative “greatness” by a combination of how much the director’s style and films have influenced succeeding filmmakers, how well regarded they were by the filmmakers and critics of their time as well as modern critical opinions on their work, how well have their films held up both to audiences and critics, and the overall importance of their filmography in the cinematic canon.
In a reversal of my last article, some European born directors who worked exclusively in Hollywood and whose films are innately “American” such as Frank Capra, William Wyler, Elia Kazan, and Billy Wilder are considered American directors and are not considered for this list. At the same time, there are some directors on this list who worked primarily in America but whose films are not necessarily “American”, with two examples being Hitchcock and Chaplin.
Again, although there are a number of great modern European filmmakers today, in an attempt for the list to capture the “hall of fame” of European directors as it were, only one spot on this list is reserved for directors who debuted after 1980. In order to make it as objective as possible, my personal feelings about each filmmaker were not taken into account.
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The release of Grand Theft Auto V is so close that we can almost hear the chattering of machine gun fire from here.
In seven (count them) seven short days, the latest in Rockstar Game’s ultra-popular sandbox series will hit stores, causing frenzied lines of fans queuing round the block at their nearest stores.
So far, we’ve had a vast array of screenshots, numerous trailers and several other tidbits of information released surrounding the crime epic, and now, today, the official map has supposedly been leaked online.
The image, seen above, purportedly reveals a series of locations dotted about the in-game universe of Los Santos and its surrounding areas based on Southern California.
While the map itself is sufficiently revealing, it was the accompanying legend that really gives the game away when it comes to what we may expect to stumble upon when we slip the disc in next Tuesday.
In the past, developers Rockstar have helplessly watched on as certain key aspects of GTA V have been leaked onto the internet, and yet another treasure trove of information has landed on our laps earlier than anticipated.
Here, we take a look at 5 Things The Leaked Map Possibly Reveals.
Click “Next” to begin.
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We don’t know about you, but we just heaved a HUGE sigh of relief!
Various Fashion Weeks, Fashion Month, and seasonal runways that don’t occur in the correct seasons are enough to make anyone’s head spin, and it feels so much better knowing that even a fashion pro like Blake Lively doesn’t always know what’s going on!!
On top of that, she’s not afraid to admit it!
The actress opened up to Vogue UK at Milan Fashion Week about confusing collections, saying:
“It was actually really funny leading up to it because I was saying: ‘I wonder what the collection is like, I wonder if it will be bright, or dark,’ and someone said: ‘Well it might be bright because it’s spring,’ and I said: ‘No, it’s fall,’ and they said: ‘It’s spring!’ And of course they’re not showing fall collections in the fall! It’s funny, as involved as I am in fashion and as much a part of my life as it is, I still thought: ‘Oh!'”
In September, Fashion Week brings us looks for the spring. In February, we scout out looks for the fall. In the early summer, we get to see Resort collections. And even though “Resort” sounds like a beach vacation, it actually refers to clothing designed for winter.
Then of course summer styles can’t simply be called summer collections, as they have instead been dubbed Pre-Fall — which makes sense, but at the same time does it really??
We’ll leave that for you to ponder yourselves, LOLz!