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Top 10 Unintentionally Annoying Movie Characters

VO: Dan
They were meant to be a major source of comedy relief. Instead they found a way to get under our skin, make us root for the bad guy, turn down the volume or turn off the film entirely. Join as we count down the top 10 unintentionally annoying movie characters. Just so there’s no confusion, we’re not listing characters that were designed to be hated, but those who we were meant to entertain, before finding a way to push all of our buttons instead.

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Top 10 Unintentionally Annoying Movie Characters

These characters probably looked great on paper, but in practice they’re just terrible. Welcome to and today we’ll be counting down the top 10 unintentionally annoying movie characters.

Just so there’s no confusion, we’re not listing characters that were designed to be hated, but those who we were meant to entertain, before finding a way to push all of our buttons instead.

#10- Willie “Indiana Jones And The Temple of Doom” (1984)

Kicking off our list is the nightclub singer in Shanghai who joins Indy on his adventure. Meant to be the installment’s sex appeal and love interest, she was portrayed by Kate Capshaw who happened to only cast because Spielberg wanted to sleep with her, which he totally did! They probably wrote most of her dialog on cocktail napkins, because all she does is shriek her way through every scene, setting feminism back another 10 years.

#9- Leo Getz “Lethal Weapon 2-4” (1989-1998)

Talk about a third wheel. Introduced as the comic relief, Joe Pesci played a witness that Riggs and Murtough had to protect. A whiny in your face civilian, Leo stuck around, becoming less funny as time went on, in turn contaminating the entirety of the series. By the time Lethal Weapon 4 came around we had lost all hope that Joe Pesci would break character and bust Mel’s kneecaps or something. Seriously, if I ever have to hear him say “ok” one more time…

#8- Rachel Ferrier “War of the Worlds” (2005)

Taking a page from the Capshaw book of acting, Dakota Fanning brings a child’s perspective to the War of the Worlds by basically screaming the entire time. Reaching inhuman decibels levels, she just doesn't seem to get that to hide from aliens you’re supposed to shut the hell up. While she was intended to add a layer of innocence to the film, she instead had us rooting for the Martians. They’re in the basement! Keep looking!

#7- Ruby Rhod “The Fifth Element” (1997)

A movie as wacky as the 5th Element really didn’t have any need for comic relief, so unleashing Chris Tucker with a license to scream was auditory overkill. Clearly written to annoy Bruce Willis’ extra cool Corban Dallas, Tucker unfortunately succeeds a little to hard. Maybe they thought the movie didn’t have enough shrieking in it...

#6- Robin “Batman Forever” & “Batman & Robin” (1995/1997)

The boy wonder played by a fully-grown man, holy perplexing puberty Batman! Chris O’Donnell’s turn as the boy wonder led viewers to wonder what went wrong. I guess Val and George just weren’t douchy enough, so they cast Chris to pick up the slack. His addition was meant to appeal to younger crowds and sell toys but all it really did was serve to undermine the cool factor that Joel Schumacher seemed so dead set on destroying.

#5- Wendy Torrance “The Shining” (1980)

In the Steven King book she was a loving wife who gets caught up in unimaginable horror. In the film she’s Shelley Duvall, an actress so unlikable that even Stanley Kubrick didn’t like her. Apparently, Kubrick was so displeased with Duval that he deliberately mistreated her on set in order to get her to better portray the emotionally shattered spouse. Thinking back on it, it’s probably not the Overlook Hotel that made Jack go crazy.

#4- Sam Witwicky “Transformers Trilogy” (2007-2011)

Okay, so we understand that even though the movie is about robots, there had to be at least one human protagonist to humanize the film and help the audience relate. But LeBeouf’s Witwicky is clearly the hideous product of too many focus groups. Look I’m so sarcastic and relatable, and I’m so smart and special but boy do I have problems with the ladies, ho ho ho I’m just like you right bros? Oh ya, and the screaming, can’t forget the screaming.

#3- Anakin Skywalker “Star Wars Prequel Trilogy” (1999-2005)

So apparently, if there were screamo bands in a galaxy far far away, Anakin may have found an outlet for his girl troubles and this whole nasty Empire thing may have never happened. It’s hard to know who to blame here; Hayden Christiansen was definitely not on anyone’s Oscar picks list but the lines he’s reading basically rape Darth Vader of his mysterious cool factor syllable by awkward syllable. And don’t get us started on a smug little twerp they got to play Young Anakin, maybe they should have hired an actor?

#2- Bella Swan “Twilight Series” (2008-2012)

Sorry Twihards, we can’t play nice. There’s absolute nothing to love about this lifeless, shallow, snobby and incompetent character who degrades her whole gender by being unable to exist with out a man. Then there’s the special nothing that Kristen Stewart adds the part: delivery that relies on mouth breathing, awkward stares and weird nervous ticks. This guy’s immortal and that’s who he picks as a girlfriend?

#1- Jar Jar Binks “Star Wars Prequel Trilogy" (1999-2005)

Taking the top spot on our list is the Star Wars alien who George Lucas created to be, I swear we’re not making this us, to be the next generation’s Chewbacca. You’d think then, that they’d remember the one key aspect of Chewbacka’s personality; he doesn’t freaking talk! He acts dumb, looks dumb, his voice is like nails on a chalkboard. It’s staggering to believe that with all the thousands of people involved in making Episode 1, at no point did anybody tap Goerge Lucas on the shoulder and say “Yo George, this Jar Jar guy sucks”.

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