Definition of villainess
: a woman who is a villain
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Plot points include a pignapping, Mija’s desperate pursuit, a bumbling Animal Liberation Front troop, an insecure corporate villainess (played with pitch-perfect iciness by Ms. Swinton) and a foray into the grisly mechanics of factory farming.
The plot has the Baywatchers rescuing drowning people, dispensing helpful lifesaving tips and tangling with a drug-smuggling villainess played by Priyanka Chopra.
Chopra, whose villainess seems bored by the whole situation, would rather be eviling it up in a James Bond movie, and the fireworks-laden climax is full of punch but leans predictable and lacks excitement.
Bryce Dallas Howard sucked the marrow from her turn as villainess, and the baby vampire army was a little cool.
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