I just got back from seeing Snow White and The Huntsman and this film is now another chapter in my antagonist-loving repertoire. Why? Because when the villain is just too bad-ass, I can’t possibly side with the hero. Sorry, Uncle Walt, but even Ariel didn’t do it for me when she went up against A FRIGGIN’ OCTOPUS WITCH WITH EEL GOONS. I’m aware this preference for evil over good steers me clear of a story’s invaluable lesson yadda yadda yadda SEA SORCERER!
So in this grim take on Snow White, Charlize Theron’s cold stare and malicious, power-thirsty intent was reminiscent of Malefient, my first villainess crush of Snow White‘s sister fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty. The beauty, virtue and journey of the heroine easily cradles my favor but give an icy woman a staff, cunning speech, and a sinisterly chic wardrobe and I am sold. Plus, I can’t look at KStew without thinking of naive ol’ Bella, so that greatly contributed to my evil leaning.
Here are a couple of my favorite villainesses with Maleficent leading the pack.
What are some of your favorite villains, man or woman or… thing? Do you like rooting for the villian?