antiheroes antiheroes

Definition(s):

  • (n) a protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine)

Usage(s):

  1. The century had its minor villains and antiheroes who caused no little bit of havoc.
  2. The show's themes and Chiklis' brooding, minotaur-like physicality invite comparison with that Urtext of male antiheroes, The Sopranos.
  3. The haunted tough guys of Thief and Heat occupy a Southern California nightscape within hailing distance of the one that Anthony Mann's antiheroes crawled through in the '40s.

News

  1. Watch The First Episode of Showtime’s ‘Ray Donovan’ Online

    As antiheroes go, it’s tough to find one more “anti” than Dexter Morgan. He’s a serial killer, for God’s sake. But he can’t stick around Showtime forever, so this summer, he’ll help usher another shady character into the channel’s lineup. Following Dexter on Sunday nights this month will be Ray Donovan, starring Liev Schreiber as [...]
    on June 19, 2013     Source: /Film

  2. ‘Riddick: Rule The Dark’ Second Trailer Drops [Video]

    Riddick: Rule the Dark has just landed a second trailer! One of the most interesting antiheroes ever invented, Richard B Riddick has no super powers. He’s a Furyan with a love for killing, and when survival means killing everything in sight, he’s as good as they get. His only real weakness, aside from being “human”... Read more » ‘Riddick: Rule The Dark’ Second Trailer Drops [Video] is a post ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

Quotes

  1. On her thoughts on women in movies Diablo said, "You don't get to see women be antiheroes that often, where it's like somebody like Mickey Rourke, who gets a comeback in The Wrestler."
    on Mar 25, 2010 By: Diablo Cody Source: OntheBox (blog)

  2. "A door has been opened. In the 1970s, antiheroes were all over the place in cinema. Now it's happening (on TV) with women," said Hunter, who points out that the relatively low programming budgets on cable allow for more risk-taking.
    on Jul 25, 2007 By: Holly Hunter Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. The Associated Press's Frazier Moore says it joins the Fox-owned network's "roster of outstanding dramas (like The Shield and Nip/Tuck) that showcase fascinating antiheroes who buck the system."
    on Aug 31, 2008 By: FRAZIER MOORE Source: Broadcast Newsroom

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