In March 2015, a new version of Disney's "Cinderella" will appear on the wide screen, which is worth seeing already because Kate Blanchett and Helen Bonham-Carter will play in it the evil stepmother and the good Fairy godmother of the future princess. And if you already imagined yourself Galadriel turning a pumpkin into a carriage, then, alas, you were wrong. Everything is exactly the opposite: it was Cate Blanchett, following Angelina Jolie, who tried herself as an antagonist and, according to the trailer, did an excellent job. Her elegant, cunning stepmother can easily compete with both of the evil queens that fell to the lot of the movie white women two years ago - Charlize Theron and Juli Roberts. Cinderella can be proud.
If you count the wonderful villains from the cinema of recent years, you will involuntarily note the transformation of the image of a witch that happened in the late 00s. Today, the witch on the screen is the very embodiment of charm and seduction, this is how we see, for example, Eva Green (EvGreen) in "Dark Shadows", Malificent, Michelle Pfeiffer (TildSwinton) in The Chronicles of Narnia bears little resemblance, for example, to what the makeup artists did with Sarah Jessic Parker for Hocus Pocus. For some 15 years, witches have become sharply younger, took care of themselves and learned to understand fashion. The prestige of evil has gone uphill, so today you would rather see a clichéd dressed lyrical heroine than a sorceress in shabby rags,minimum - artsy boho or luxurious classics a la Angelica Huston (Anjelic Huston). Witches wear Prada these days.
But not only fairy tales were lucky with stylish villains, another noteworthy terrarium is science fiction and comic book adaptations. This is where the real den of beauties with a difficult character and their own view of the dress code of a real Lady of the World is. Batman alone was lucky three times: in different years he was courted by the poisonous Um Thurman and two female cats at once - Michelle Pfeiffer and Anne Hathaway. Perhaps, had they gathered in one picture, the hero would inevitably have died in the throes of choice. Without dangerous and seductive ladies, perhaps all modern filmmaking would have burned out. Who would really love the X-Men without RebeccRomijn and January Jones and their very specific outfits? It is unlikely that Jean Gray or Kitty Pride is worn under the Agent Provocateur suit.
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But a real villainous paradise is, of course, a detective plot and an action movie, and it doesn't matter how much it coincides with reality. Indeed, for some, the first acquaintance with Madonna happened while watching the legendary "Dick Tracy". And what are Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde, Demi Moore in Charlie's Angels and Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct, not to mention Kill Bill, where in each part, the antagonists demonstrate such a developed fashion sense that their style is still copied. The coat with painted pockets and a belt worn by Daryl Hannah is remembered even better than Um Thurman's yellow jumpsuit, even though it was not on the posters.
It turns out interestingly: while good was growing fists and business logic - the latter so far, alas, without success - evil found time to take care of its own wardrobe and style in the intervals between drawing up insidious plans, recruiting neophytes and spreading gossip. And only in order to please the viewer. Ultimately, the hero will win anyway, besides, we love and know him from childhood, but for the villain, a few minutes before merging with nothingness is the last chance to be remembered at least a little.