Insightful Video Essay Discusses a Shift in How Villains are Being Developed in Movies Today

VideosMovie Villains by Joey Paur

I’ve got a great and insightful video essay for you to watch today that comes from Jared Bauer of Wisecrack. The video offers a comprehensive breakdown about the history of cinematic villains and how they evolved over the years starting from the 1950s through today.

One of the more interesting aspects it discusses is how over the years the cinematic villains have evolved and become more complex and the perception of nobility behind their intentions allows the audiences to sympathize with 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 let us know what you think!

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