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DARK SIDE announces the BEST MOVIE VILLAIN of 2007… Who will claim 2009?

Posted on January 29th, 2009
Posted on January 29th, 2009

2007 – ANTON CHIGURH from “NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN”

This guy killed EVERYONE he came in contact with… well, except for two. Revealing the two survivors might spoil the film so let’s leave it with that. Okay, I’m gonna reveal ONE of those survivors here… right now… in the third paragraph. Anton exploded onto the screen as the scariest killer since Hannibal Lecter tore the face off that Memphis cop and wore it like a Halloween costume. Lawd help us if he’s still breathin’ and kickin’.

METHODS OF TERROR: This guy packed three things: 1. A pistol 2. A silenced, automatic shotgun 3. A pneumatic stun-bolt gun (normally used to put down cattle for slaughter, but he figured it’d work pretty well on door knobs and human skulls).

BEST EXAMPLE OF TALENTS: Stop me if you’ve heard this one… This dude waltzes into a convenience store in the Texas badlands. When the elderly clerk innocently asks Anton about his whereabouts, Anton immediately starts challenging the man. Within 3 intrusive questions, the man becomes visibly disturbed. Within 7, the guy gets scared. Upon the final challenge, the clerk understands. Anton is a psycho. If the clerk loses the coin toss, he’s a dead man. Lucky for the clerk…

Not the best example of talents. If you wanna debate that, then mull over what Anton does to everyone ELSE he encounters.

FUTURE THREATS: Anton got away. Scott-free… Almost. He suffered a few broken bones but we sadists wouldn’t mind seeing him pop back up. Imagine him as a 1970’s character, having survived until 2009. How many victims lay in his wake after all those years? Trippy.

I tell ya whot… Why not check out the coin toss scene for yourself. It’s one of the least violent scenes in the movie. The purpose of the scene: “Read between the lines.”

Show scene now…

Best 2008 Villain to be announced on Friday!

I warsh myself with a rag on a stick…

-The Dark Side Critic

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    1. Sebastian

      Excellent choice! Great scene to showcase this madman too. Every scene he’s in is gold dude. I love thinking about all the mayhem that would happen after his survival at the end of the film. I say sequel 20 years later with ninjas ala Kill Bill, less tongue in cheek though. How weird would that be?

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