Thursday, March 29, 2007
This just struck me as something fun to do. Don't we all have characters that get on our nerves in certain movies? Well, here are a few that bug me-- tell me what you think. Jar Jar Binks: No explanation needed. What was George Lucas thinking? Anakin Skywalker: This character never really had a chance did he? Who on earth thought Jake Lloyd could act? And Anakin never really fared much better when Hayden Christiansen took over the role: though George Lucas really must take the blame for making all of his actors behave as woodenly as possible. But let's face it, Darth Vader was never really that interesting until he became Darth Vader. Cyclops: I almost feel sorry for Cyclops. Maybe I would have liked him better if Wolverine hadn't taken an instant dislike to him. But he just never seemed that tough despite his killer eyesight. And when you rank him against all the X-Men he unfortunately doesn't seem to measure up. Poor Scott. Elektra: I haven't read comic books in years, so I might like this character a lot more as she is meant to be. But I never cared for the Jennifer Garner version of the character. I know it probably seems like I have some sort of weird grudge against Garner, but I don't: I just don't think she can act. And I never thought Elektra's toughness came across convincingly in Daredevil or the movie Elektra. I mean, wasn't she killed pretty much in her first serious confrontation in Daredevil? Though I honestly don't know how tough she came across in her own movie since I couldn't force myself to sit all the way through it. Harry Osborn: As played by James Franco in the Spiderman movies. This guy just always comes across as spoiled and whiny to me. I know he is supposed to turn into the Green Goblin, like his father, at some point: but I wish he'd get on with it already and quit blaming Peter Parker and Spiderman for everything. Be a man already. Twiki: I know it's probably heresy for me to say it, but Twiki used to annoy the heck out of me. I admit I had the poor taste to like Buck Rodgers as a kid, but I drew the line at thinking Twiki was funny. For some reason a smart alec robot didn't work for me and the whole "Bidibidibidibidi" got old. Maybe I'm just cranky. Shannon Rutherford: Thank all that is good in the universe that Shannon Rutherford is no longer on Lost (sorry if any of you didn't know that). I despised this character from day one. Was she ever not snotty and annoying? I am going to be forever mystified by the fact that the producers of the show thought Sayid and her could ever make a convincing couple. No, no, I refuse to ever believe he could fall in love with her. I'm being very rational about this. Really. Gollum: I'm not even sure if I should put Gollum on this list because I don't think we were really meant to like him. But as the Lord of the Rings trilogy developed I got really tired of Gollum. One can only hear someone go on about my precious in an incredibly annoying voice before you want to hurt someone. Thank goodness Andy Serkis doesn't actually look or sound anything like Gollum, or I wouldn't be able to watch him in anything else. And all in all, I like Serkis, just not when he's doing that voice.