I’ve got a fabulous and insightful video essay for you to check out today that comes from Jared Bauer of Wisecrack. The video offers a complete breakdown about the history of cinematic villains and how they evolved over the years starting from the 1950s through today.
One of the more intriguing features it discusses is how over the years the cinematic villains have grown and become more complex and the attitude of nobility behind their intentions allows the public to understand them more.
Something is happening with today’s villains. In this Wisecrack Edition, we argue that a shift is occurring in how villains are made. To understand what the shift means, we survey cinematic villains from the 1950s to today.
Watch the video below and do let me know what you think!