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 Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   arthur grant   (Member)


My guest contributor is young Mr. X whose first post (link below) will hopefully not be his last.

These are in order of least annoying to most with #1 being the worst offender:




http://thecinemacafe.com/the-cinema-treasure-hunter/2014/4/5/top-ten-annoying-movie-characters#commentsWrapper


Would love to get some feedback on this if I could, either here or at the above site. Thanks in advance for checking it out. Hope you enjoy!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 10:51 AM   
 By:   Clark Wayne   (Member)

ALL the child actors in Temple of Doom (I lay this directly at Spielberg's feet due to his then obsession with family/fatherhood). Short Round and the Maharajah are the main offenders. Easily more annoying then Kate Capshaw.

The hobbits in the LOTR trilogy. What a bunch of irritating yokels. I know they were meant to be the sympathetic way into the films for people to relate to the innocents thrust into a bigger world, but they just come across as a bunch of simpletons out on a day trip from the hospital.

I'm sure I will think of some others!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (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!!!

 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I'm going to come to the defense of Jar Jar Binks! (sort of) Yeah, he was a stupid, annoying, needless character, but sorry there are far more annoying characters in film history. Case in point (also on the list) that little screaming brat in WOTW's! Not on the list, Tim Burton's Joker. One of the most retarded cringe worthy characters of all times.

 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

In no particular order.....

  • Dwayne Robinson (Paul Gleason) in Die Hard.

  • Harry Cooper (Karl Hardman) in Night of the Living Dead.

  • Mushu (Eddie Murphy) in Mulan.

  • Sylvia Van Buren (Ann Robinson) in The War of the Worlds (original).

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     Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 1:44 PM   
     By:   orbital   (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

     
     Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 2:31 PM   
     By:   LeHah   (Member)

    You can tell how dull in wits this writer is if they thought Jar Jar's character was suppose to be a new Chewbacca.

    Yawn.

     
     Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 3:28 PM   
     By:   Grecchus   (Member)

    Short Round and the Maharajah are the main offenders. Easily more annoying than Kate Capshaw.

    I thought Capshaw held her own. I've sometimes wondered how many nails she broke by the end of her 'ordeal by Indy.' But I see what you mean about the two kids. One minute they're not buddies and in the next, they are. How sweet! wink

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 3:30 PM   
     By:   Joe E.   (Member)

    You can tell how dull in wits this writer is if they thought Jar Jar's character was suppose to be a new Chewbacca.

    Yawn.


    In fairness, he was in fact described that way by some of the movie's production crew members (notably producer Rick McCallum) while the first of the prequel trilogy movies was being made, back in '98 / '99 (presumably not in terms of having a similar personality to Chewie, but in terms of being an alien sidekick to the other, mostly human main characters). I'm therefore guessing the Chewie comparison here reflects not dull wits but actual research (or at least a good memory) on the writer's part.

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 3:35 PM   
     By:   Joe E.   (Member)

    But I see what you mean about the two kids. One minute they're not buddies and in the next, they are. How sweet! wink

    The movie does explain that, you know - Maharaja Zalim Singh was under the influence of the Black Sleep of Kali (just as Indy himself briefly was), until Shorty broke him out of it.

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 3:57 PM   
     By:   dragon53   (Member)

    1. The two kids in Tom Cruise's WAR OF THE WORLDS---Dakota Fanning screaming the entire movie and the obnoxious son ruined the movie for me.
    2. Simon Pegg in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-GHOST PROTOCOL
    3. Jar Jar Binks

     
     Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 4:05 PM   
     By:   Grecchus   (Member)

    But I see what you mean about the two kids. One minute they're not buddies and in the next, they are. How sweet! wink

    The movie does explain that, you know - Maharaja Zalim Singh was under the influence of the Black Sleep of Kali (just as Indy himself briefly was), until Shorty broke him out of it.


    Shorty enunciates the obvious. It's like, hey, audience - he's snapped out of it. Then the maharajah, instantly lucid, tells Shorty which tunnel to take as an escape route, to which the young sidekick good-naturedly responds with a pronounced, "thankyou," followed by an ever so cute kiddie smile. Now, there's nothing wrong with that on the face of it, yet, it somehow comes over as corny as hell. smile

     
     Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 4:05 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    The walking worm creatures in the M.I.B. headquarters in the "Men in Black" films.


    Can we count TV movies? If we can, then how about Chewie's family?

    How about Kirk's son in STII: TWoK? You can edit him out and any reference to him, and nothing is lost from the film (kind of like how they edited out Khan's baby).

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 4:19 PM   
     By:   betenoir   (Member)

    1. The two kids in Tom Cruise's WAR OF THE WORLDS---Dakota Fanning screaming the entire movie and the obnoxious son ruined the movie for me.
    2. Simon Pegg in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-GHOST PROTOCOL
    3. Jar Jar Binks


    Frankly, Cruise's character sucked too. I prefer Jar Jar any day.
    Short Round in Temple of Doom was ruinous to the movie.
    But for me, I would probably list any ten characters played by Woody Allen.

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 4:35 PM   
     By:   Joe E.   (Member)

    The walking worm creatures in the M.I.B. headquarters in the "Men in Black" films.


    Can we count TV movies? If we can, then how about Chewie's family?

    How about Kirk's son in STII: TWoK? You can edit him out and any reference to him, and nothing is lost from the film (kind of like how they edited out Khan's baby).


    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?

     
     Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 4:57 PM   
     By:   Grecchus   (Member)

    Short Round in Temple of Doom was ruinous to the movie.

    I wouldn't go so far to say that. SR is an integral part of a familial unit brought together by circumstance. Normally there would be two inter-dependents that works optimally for storytelling purposes, however, Spielberg chose to employ the role models of mother, father and son. TOD does a pretty good job of keeping those atomic particles in each other's orbit without causing the nucleus to blow apart. Interestingly, Raiders had the 3-unit good guy formula: Indy, Marion and Sullah.

     
     Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 5:09 PM   
     By:   SBD   (Member)

    The Party Crasher in THE HARD WAY.

     
     Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 5:32 PM   
     By:   Storyteller   (Member)

    Vince Vaughn in Made.

    I have yet to have a character that drove me that nuts in a movie before or since.

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 6:07 PM   
     By:   dan the man   (Member)

    ALL IN THE FAMILY-MEATHEAD-ROB REINER- A hypocritical bozo.[I know it is not a movie but that's ok] as years go by it becomes more obvious the jerk he was.

     
     Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 6:09 PM   
     By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

    Buzz, the elevator operator, in "The Hudsucker Proxy," a movie with no shortage of annoying characters. He's sort of like Eddie Bracken with too much caffeine in him. A sample:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAu25sFvLGg

     
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