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10 Comic Book Movie Villain Plots We’re All Sick Of Seeing

Published May 8, 2014 by gossipzoo

The Dark Knight Heath Ledger

The secret behind a great comic book villain is, of course, a great villainous scheme; it has to be original, maybe a little outlandish, and fiendishly clever to allow us to really get behind the hero’s quest to stop them.

Some fantastic villain schemes, however, have been done to death so much that we as audiences have become pretty much sick of seeing them, such that we end up groaning whenever another superhero movie director tries to force them down our throat.

It just demonstrates a patent lack of imagination, and no matter how colorful and thrilling the rest of the film is, without a daring and unique scheme for the hero to contend with, the movie just isn’t going to be able to hang with the big boys of the genre. Here are 10 comic book movie villain plots we’re all sick of seeing…

10. “You Killed My Father, Prepare To Die”

Iron Man 2 Mickey Rourke

Appears In: Spider-Man 3, Iron Man 2 & The Dark Knight Rises

Aren’t we past this sort of plot by now? It’s one of the most arbitrary and lazy villain narratives you could possibly weave; while in Spider-Man 3 and TDKR it had at least been telegraphed from earlier movies, where the heroes “killed” the villain’s respective fathers, in Iron Man 2 it is just thrown in there for the Hell of it.

Given that this is our first time meeting Ivan Vanko and our first time hearing about his father’s death, there’s not much time for us to emotionally engage with his trauma, and as a result, we don’t really care. It’s such an easy plot to establish that it instantly makes me assume the filmmakers are lazy and don’t really care either; enough of this, and get on with something a little more imaginative.

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5 Characters From Lost That Are X-Men Rip-Offs

Published September 24, 2013 by gossipzoo

Lost X Men

Who didn’t grow up on the X-Men? The theme song to the 90s cartoon played through the heads of a generation as they pretended to charge UNO cards or shoot lasers from their eyes. We knew the team as well as if they came over for play dates every Saturday morning.

So when I started binging on Lost episodes from Netflix a few years ago it was obvious to me what I had stumbled across, asides from the rubiks cube of TV shows that hates its fans. They were all the X-Men! Crashed on a desert island and no mutant powers, but the same characters I watched growing up.

Don’t believe me? Damon Lindelof, the main writer/producer of the show, had a writing project at Marvel while working on the show. Although he never publicly admitted it, the following character similarities might have you wondering why Marvel never sued ABC over this.

This article will be repeatedly, repetitively littered with SPOILERS!

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Street Trend of Asia – X-Men Top & Skeleton Tights

Published April 16, 2012 by gossipzoo

street fashion of Japan

Here’s a stylish pink-haired lady who all of us ran into in the pub in Harajuku. The girl mixing regarding high-style with trendy fun avenue fashion products is what very first caught our own eye.

Her outfit features a clipped black leather-based jacket on the light grey hoodie over a great X-Men graphic t-shirt, the black miniskirt, skeletal system tights, along with black program heels.

Components include a beaded bracelet, the silver necklace and earrings, and a huge Louis Vuitton leather handbag.

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