10 Worst Movie Characters Of 2021 (So Far)

9. Aristotle Papadopoulos - The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

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As hilarious and potential-rich as the prospect of Antonio Banderas playing an insane Greek terrorist by the name of Aristotle Papadopoulos is, his talents are bafflingly squandered as the forgettable villain of this underwhelming sequel.

Gary Oldman's blatantly paycheck-grabbing antagonist role in the first film is practically Oscar-baiting compared to Banderas' non-entity of a villain here, whose entire plan revolves around destroying the European power grid so Greece can become a cornerstone of world power once again. Or something.

Despite his megalomania and amusingly absurd fashion sense, he's a shockingly bland villain who doesn't really do much of anything at all, and certainly doesn't make the most of Banderas' unending charisma.

Banderas himself doesn't seem particularly bothered, in fairness, making no effort at all to adopt anything close to a Greek accent, which is at least pretty hilarious.

This is a textbook phoned-in performance, but considering how utterly flat and piecemeal the character is as written, can you blame the actor at all?

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