Top 5 Movie Heroes in Glasses
Today is List day, a bit of a light hearted one this week, lets have a look at the top 5 Glasses wearing Movie Heroes!
Last night we watched the latest installment of the Potter Saga, Deathly Hallows Part 1. I am not really a huge Potter fan so I do not feel educated enough to do a review on the film. But watching it got me thinking, mostly about his glasses….
As a reluctant glasses wearer myself (see photo) I always like to see a character being portrayed in glasses. Unfortunately most of the time the glasses are only for the weak side of the characters persona, be it his or her hidden identity. This still amazes me after years of geekville, how does no one recognize Superman with the glasses. It never works for me, I can’t even go to the local shop without being recognized, with or without!
Anyway here are my top 5 Movie Characters that wear glasses..
5) Ultrviolet (2006) – Violet / Milla Jovovich
A beautiful hemophage infected with a virus that gives her superhuman powers has to protect a boy in a futuristic world, who is thought to be carrying antigens that would destroy all hemophages.
Technically the glasses in question are a very fetching pair of designer sunglasses, but this is Milla Jovovich and she looks cool in anything she wears. The glasses though could not save the film, it is boring and full of plot holes. NEXT!!!
4) Austin Powers : International Man of Mystery (1997) -Austin Powers / Mike Myers
A 1960s hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out-of-place
Sporting a lovely pair of ‘National Health’ Glasses and crooked teeth, Austin shows that with charm and humour you can have any girl you want…. hehe Loved these films back in the day.
3) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) Harry Potter / Daniel Radcliffe
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
With a lovely pair of ‘Lennon’ style glasses the boy Potter (why is it I always pronounce Potter like Draco Malfoy, even in my head!!) looks super cute in this first outing of the series. Unfortunately as he grows I can’t help but think that maybe he should have got some more fashionable specs
2) Spiderman (2002) Peter Parker / Tobey Maguire
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
With some very geeky pair of plastic glasses, taped up on one arm (like my old ones I will have you know) Peter Parker is the picture of dweeby geekness, Although his costume completely covers his face the hero wanted to be sure his identity is safe by donning these beauties.
We all know who is at number 1….
1) Superman (1978) – Clark Kent / Christopher Reeve
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home’s first and greatest super-hero.
Lets ignore the fact that this is probably one of the most ridiculous disguises that any superhero could ever dream up. I mean really? Lets concentrate on the pair of glasses that Superman chose for his alter ego, an amazingly huge pair of tortoise-shell framed spectacles. Very 70s but also very back in fashion. Great choice Man of Steel
I have just one honorable mention, that is -
Heroes (Tv Seres) – Hiro Nakamura / Masi Oka
With the ability to bend time and space, and a quirky nature Hiro is very cool. Nice specs too.
Any of you wear glasses? Does it get on your nerves or are you embracing them as I am trying to do? Any heroes/characters I forgot? Please comment below