Movie characters we hate loving and love hating

About the best thing that “Hancock” has going for it is the idea of a superhero who’s not a good guy; Will Smith’s titular titan is petulant, rude, alcoholic, destructive and generally peevish. And he’s the hero.

Hollywood has a history of giving us characters who manage to simultaneously drive us crazy and win us over. (If you’ve ever been a teenage girl or a parent to one, you know the powerful irresistibility of the ne’er-do-well.) Talented screenwriters have often created winning villains so charming or charismatic that moviegoers have to resist the urge to cheer on their evil schemes or general wrongdoing.

Everyone has a favorite, of course, but these 10 examples are all wonderfully warped.

(MSNBC)


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