posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 11:15 PM
Apparently the statement "every action movie is only as good as its villain" is attributed to Dolph Lundgren. Here's an even broader quote concerning
“Each film is only as good as its villain. Since the heroes and the gimmicks tend to repeat from film to film, only a great villain can transform a
good try into a triumph.” — Roger Ebert
Do you agree?
The thing that brought the quotes above to mind is Star Wars 7. Thinking about what I've seen of the film so far, the film's villain,
, looks like one of the corniest villains I've ever seen. That's not the basis for a good
action movie no matter how good the rest of the film is.
When it comes to Star Wars, we may have the two greatest villains of all time. Darth Vader and The Emperor, that's as good as it gets IMHO. Those
villains could truly carry a movie to new heights.
OTOH, Kylo Ren doesn't even look good enough for a B-movie to me. Everything about him looks and sounds hackneyed. That's probably because he looks
and sounds like a poorly done knock-off of Darth Vader.
I haven't seen the film yet so I hope I'm wrong.
edit on 17-12-2015 by Profusion because: (no reason given)