Re: Is TDK's Joker the greatest cinematic villian of all time?
Not the greatest cinematic villain of all time (I'd give that to Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs), but pretty damn high, and I'd put him as the greatest CBM villain.
The only other CBM villains I feel are noteworthy are Hiddleston's Loki and Magneto (honestly I prefer Fassbender over McKellen).
I did like Michael Shannon as Zod, but I don't think I'd put him up there.
I have yet to find any Spider-Man movie villain memorable (Alfred Molina's Doc Ock could have been with more screentime and less of a big softie at heart), or any onscreen Batman villain besides Ledger's Joker.
As for some great overall cinematic villains:
- Darth Vader (of course)
- Hannibal Lecter
- Amon Goeth from Schindler's List
- Annie Wilkes from Misery
- Szell from Marathon Man
- Agent Smith in The Matrix
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