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Anti-heroes

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The purifier is one of the secondary characters we meet in The Chronicles of Riddick. In that respect, he is unique among our anti-heroes. All the others are protagonists, first-tier characters in their movies. When he makes an entrance he is just one of the many Necromonger dignitaries – and not particularly likable either! Yet as the movie progresses his character deepens. This has mostly to do with his penchant for dropping probing comments which imply more than they explain.…

Why are there anti-heroes in 90 percent of science fiction movies? Then again why are there anti-heroes in 99 percent of mainstream movies? Ours is essentially an unheroic age. It is an age hostile to grand gestures, sharp moral distinctions, and larger than life characters. It is not the age of Beowulfs or Gandalfs. Science fiction movies generally reflect that attitude. On every hero, you can find ten less-than-heroic characters. Or maybe there is something in…