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My Top 3 Cinematic Character Archetypes of 2019

Updated: Apr 25, 2020

  • The taciturn remnant of a near-extinct tribe of warriors that prefers to work alone, but nevertheless inadvertently assembles a makeshift family.

  • The washed-up recovering alcoholic that battles supernatural forces in order to overcome some childhood trauma. [Yes, this is a bit of a cheat, considering the fact that both examples come from Stephen King adaptations. Cut me some slack, I didn’t have much time to think up categories.]

  • The impressionable young woman that gets brainwashed by a bizarre, death-obsessed cult during an elaborate ritualistic dance contest.

Addendum (January 11, 2020)

I can’t believe that I completely forgot about one of the most important categories:

  • The inseparable friends/siblings that are initially horrified to discover that their paths in life are beginning to diverge, but gradually learn to let each other go, thus enabling them to grow as individuals and achieve their full potential.

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