POLL: Who Is the Most Over the Top CBM Villain?

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By soundwave129 - 7/2/2011
Comic book movies always have great villains. However, before Heath Ledger's Joker came along, most CBM villains were portrayed as incredibly over the top. That's why it's time to find out just who was the most over the top villain!

1. The Joker

Played by: Jack Nicholson
Movie: Batman (1989)
Faithful to the comics: Yes
Finest Moment: His grand entrance.

2. The Riddler

Played by: Jim Carrey
Movie: Batman Forever
Faithful to the comics: No
Finest Moment: His first meeting with Two-Face.

3. Green Goblin

Played by: Willem Dafoe
Movie: Spider-Man
Faithful to the comics: Yes
Finest Moment: His last stand.

4. Bullseye

Played by: Colin Farrell
Movie: Daredevil
Faithful to the comics: No
Finest Moment: All of them!

5. Hector Hammond

Played by: Peter Sarsgaard
Movie: Green Lantern
Faithful to the comics: No
Finest Moment: His reaction to Abin Sur's body.

6. Lex Luthor

Played by: Gene Hackman
Movie: Superman
Faithful to the comics: Yes
Finest Moment: Otisburg, of course! Unfortunately, no one has actually put this clip online, so you'll have to settle for this:

7. The Penguin

Played by: Danny DeVito
Movie: Batman Returns
Faithful to the comics: No
Finest Moment: The Penguin gets all of Gotham on his side.

8. Justin Hammer

Played by: Sam Rockwell
Movie: Iron Man 2
Faithful to the comics: No
Finest Moment: His attempts to make Whiplash work for him.

9. Benjamin Chudnofsky

Played by: Christoph Waltz
Movie: The Green Hornet
Non-comics character.
Finest Moment: His worries that he might losing his edge.

So what do you think? Which one of these is the most over the top CBM villain? Cast your vote!

superbatspiderman - 7/2/2011, 12:15 PM
I would have to go with Jim Carey because he was awful as Riddler. You left out Tommy Lee Jones as Two Face that role truly upset me. Gene Hackman's Lex is pretty dumb too especially when he ends every sentence with "me Lex Luthor the greatest criminal mind the world has ever seen".

Why is Willem Dafoe on this list he is not over the top he was fantastic as Green Goblin? Christoph Walts was awesome in Green Hornet also. Colin Farrell was over the top but Bullseye is an eccentric character so I enjoyed him alot.
soundwave129 - 7/2/2011, 12:19 PM
Yeah, I left out Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face because I didn't want to have two villains from the same movie. And I only said these were over the top roles, not bad ones, that's why Green Goblin, Lex Luthor, Bullseye, etc. are on this list.
LP4 - 7/2/2011, 12:26 PM
Gene Hackman's Lex by far. Too idiotic, too campy, too over-the-top.

Just a mess altogether.
sonofsamadams - 7/3/2011, 12:01 AM
Peter Saarsgaard wasn't over the top. He was creepy and spot on. So my vote goes to Benjamin.

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