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 Posted:   Apr 6, 2014 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Dana beat me to it. For me Chris Tucker in THE 5th ELEMENT is far and away most annoying.

 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2014 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Dana beat me to it. For me Chris Tucker in THE 5th ELEMENT is far and away most annoying.

Hard to beat, right? But I think the sniveling Shelly Duvall in THE SHINING comes in a very close second.

(Credit to young "Mr. X" for first mentioning Tucker in his list.)

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 2:40 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

That character played by Mark Wahlberg in that film. What was it now ...? Oh yeah, all of them.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 3:16 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

Re: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, I will add I don't find Willie Scott that annoying - I actually like how the romantic interest in this one is also the comic relief - and I don't find Short Round remotely annoying at all. I find him one of the least annoying child characters I've seen, actually. But perhaps that's just me...

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 3:25 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

and I don't find Short Round remotely annoying at all. I find him one of the least annoying child characters I've seen, actually. But perhaps that's just me...

It's not just you. I thought Short Round was great. Too bad none of that natural charm carried over to that kid's role in The Goonies, where he just blended into the background, but then I find that film to have had so much wasted potential; too bad.

As for ToD, Spielberg mincing around all goofy and love struck over Kate Capshaw in the ToD behind-the-scenes footage...now THAT's annoying!

Perhaps the most annoying child actor is that lumpy kid from Over the Top, but then that serves me right for having walked through the room when it was on TV.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 5:08 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Thanks to everyone for all of the replies. Just a reminder that the choices are not mine but those of a 14 year old movie lover who prepared the article and told me of why he chose them.

Nice work. And I'm sure that LeHah would have couched his post differently if he'd put two and two together.

The Star Wars prequels could populate a large part of such a list, if I could even be bothered to think about it much, and I'm not even sure that JJB would be the worst offender. So let's say seven of them plus Sheriff J W Pepper, Q ("R") and Willard Whyte.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Thanks to everyone for all of the replies. Just a reminder that the choices are not mine but those of a 14 year old movie lover who prepared the article and told me of why he chose them.

Nice work. And I'm sure that LeHah would have couched his post differently if he'd put two and two together.

The Star Wars prequels could populate a large part of such a list, if I could even be bothered to think about it much, and I'm not even sure that JJB would be the worst offender. So let's say seven of them plus Sheriff J W Pepper, Q ("R") and Willard Whyte.


Anakin, Hayden Christensen, has some pretty annoying qualities in the prequels. Granted, this character is basically written pretty unlikable, and poorly. But I think that I would probably enjoy the direction that George Lucas gave for this character more than the movie itself. I imagine something like this, "Hayden, toss your hair into your face and lower your brow, look pouty, no more pouty - more, now snarl your mouth - there that is just right, now makeup, spray some sweat on his face."

Yesh

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 6:54 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

If we are talking Hollywood productions we can pretty much add any child character or side kick for a hero or villain. There almost all annoying. In sci fi I would add most alien characters.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

The late, great Mickey Rooney as Mr. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

Jim Carrey as The Riddler - He was supposed to over the top, but he was WAY TOO FAR over the top.

Drew Barrymore in Lucky You - A great poker movie and she ruins every scene she is in. There was no reason for her to play a character with a funny voice as this was not about her, nor was about a real person.

And basically any woman in a movie playing "hot and sexy" and they are IMHO not. Cameron Diaz, for example, in Charlie's Angels.

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Jim Carrey as The Riddler - He was supposed to over the top, but he was WAY TOO FAR over the top.

How about Arnold's Mr. Freeze?



And I take it back -- you can't edit out Kirk's son, 'cause of the reference to him in STVI: TUC. Damnit.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

I think a pretty fair amount would be lost if you dropped David Marcus from the film, but anyway, why would you want to? Is he what you consider an annoying character?

Is this a trick question? big grin


No. I gather you apparently consider him annoying, but for the life of me I can't figure out why.

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   JJH   (Member)

who was that asshole 3rd wheel in the 2nd transformers movie?

I forget. and thank God, because fuck him.

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

For some reason, I couldn't access the article, but I'm sure Jar Jar Binks will pop up somewhere. Might as well get him out of the way now, since his appearance is almost inevitable....


ADDED: Finally got to the list, and yep, he's there alright. Number 1 even!!!


Of course...

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

The acrobatic Raptor-kicking child-thing from Jurassic Park 2...

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 4:56 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Or how about that character that Michael Madsen played in the James Bond film "Die Another Day"? ABSOLUTELY PAINFUL!!!

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Fat Bastard, from "Austin Powers 3: Goldemember". I had managed to forget about him. Not so fast, brain.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

HARVEY KEITEL IN TAXI DRIVER-SUCK ON THIS- BANG.WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 11:36 PM   
 By:   arthur grant   (Member)

The late, great Mickey Rooney as Mr. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's.


Yes, that seems to be a popular choice...(even the Director regretted having him in there).

However, at least his scenes are minimal, he doesn't interact much with the others, and at the time the movie came out nobody seemed that bothered by it at least publicly. After watching the movie many times and recently paying close attention to his scenes I thought he was pretty funny and in a way, quite adorable. (Who likes noisy neighbors??) I think the more modern P.C. response just kind of snowballed and people felt guilty. Also I think some just like to point the finger at older movies forgetting about the numerous examples of far less humorous or more pointedly insulting, racial stereotypes appearing in current popular cinema.

I remember talking with some family and friends once many, many years ago and we were discussing our favorite T.V. shows. My Mom's boss at the time was a successful talent agent and said his favorite was Amos and Andy. Hardly a surprising response given the show's popularity at the time although he seemed a little reticent about mentioning it, perhaps because he was black.

When racial stereotypes are portrayed in drama, especially in a slanted way, I can understand people objecting to it (Birth of a Nation comes to mind). But those done in a clever and humorous spirit (and there are plenty of examples of the latter, not only in the cinema but in real life as well) are generally speaking, all right by me since the creative ones seem to make fun of THE IDEA OF STEREOTYPING rather than the race their characters represent.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 11:50 PM   
 By:   arthur grant   (Member)

The most recent one for me: Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) in THE SEARCHERS. But I might as well blame it on the whole movie.

This is no troll post. I mean it and am ready for stones being thrown at me. razz



Just to clarify, is it because of his persistent hostile attitude toward others or his sudden change of heart at the end of the film? I would think in the context of this topic it would be the former because the latter only occurs at the story's conclusion. Or is it another specific personality trait that annoys you?

 
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