Bad guys from childhood tales undergo multi-faceted remakes
So we’ve had enough of the good guys. What about the bad ones? Villains have stepped into the limelight in recent fairytale remakes, giving the classic (and often two-dimensional) stories a darker twist.
We’ll see this in upcoming Disney movie Maleficent, which draws our attention to the evil fairy who cursed Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty).
These antagonists are given greater depth to their character – so much so that they often overshadow the heroes (or heroines). We listen to their tale, and soon realise it’s no longer simply about good triumphing over evil, but rather how their villainous nature comes to be.
Let’s take a look at memorable fairytale villains who have left an impression on us.