Feedback from our readers
Heroes & Villains
Well done! Finally, a truly cross-generational list (”Heroes & Villains”). Too often EW’s lists are confined to the last 30 years. At the very sight of the Wicked Witch of the West, I still quiver in my shoes (orthopedic, I might add).
I can’t believe Stephen King didn’t mention Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in his list of literary villains (The Pop of King)! This from the man who wrote in his 2003 review of the novel for EW, ”The gently smiling Dolores Umbridge, with her girlish voice, toadlike face, and clutching, stubby fingers, is the greatest make-believe villain to come along since Hannibal Lecter.”
West Hartford, Conn.
Hairdos & Don’ts
The quiz on Nic Cage’s hair (Movies) brought a smile to my face. What is he going to glue to his head next?
I gave up Facebook for Lent, so I haven’t seen the redesign (Online). After reading Missy Schwartz’s article, I may find I can live without it once my 40 days are over.
Today I discovered Idolatry on EW.com. I love the banter between Michael Slezak and Kristen Baldwin; Jessica Shaw is great too. I can’t wait to see more.
Army of Darkness
Certain readers felt a touch of evil was missing from our Villains list. ”Come on, now — no General Zod?” said Ian McCurdy. ”A list of villains that doesn’t include Blade Runner‘s Roy Batty is the real villain!” chided Maurice Jovan. Below, some key omissions.
Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II (1974)
Jason in the Friday the 13th series (1980-2009)
General Zod in Superman II (1981)
Roy Batty in Blade Runner (1982)
T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Keyser Söze in The Usual Suspects (1995)
Sauron in the Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-3)
T-Bag on TV’s Prison Break (2005-09)
Sylar on TV’s Heroes (2006-present)
Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men (2007)