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10 Movies That WASTED Villains From Their Source Material

Some baddies deserve to be so much badder.

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With reboots ever-present in today's cinematic landscape, as well as the unflinching public demand for big-screen superhero antics, a remarkable amount of films borrow their stories from comics, books, or even movies that have now passed their shelf-life.

For the most part, these movies boast impressive profits in spite of their blatant lack of originality. After all, we all flock to what we know, and nothing is more familiar than the heroes we grew up watching, reading about, or pretending to be.

And, as we all know, any hero is only as good as their villain - and there's no denying that the movie industry is brimming with mad scientists, war criminals and general psychopaths that steal the show in their respective titles.

While Hollywood has seemingly found a formula to make these adaptations work, there are times when these movies really drop the ball, and it's often the villains that get the soiled end of the stick.

Whether it can be attributed to poor casting, poor writing, or all-round baffling decisions on the best way to translate the villain in question to the screen, here are 10 times that movies wasted villains from their source material.

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