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Old 02-08-2013, 01:58 AM   #26
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Chewbacca
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How you gonna up and not like Chewie?!

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Old 02-08-2013, 02:12 AM   #27
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It's quite easy.

Also: JarJar Binks and Willie Scott.


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Old 02-08-2013, 02:12 AM   #28
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Thorin Oakenshield
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Depp's Mad Hatter
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It's quite easy.
Haha

You're well within your rights of course! Just curious, what is it you don't like about him? I'm just surprised because Chewbacca seems like one of those characters who's almost universally loved. He doesn't have any dialogue, he's heroic, quietly charming...what's not to like?

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You're well within your rights of course! Just curious, what is it you don't like about him? I'm just surprised because Chewbacca seems like one of those characters who's almost universally loved. He doesn't have any dialogue, he's heroic, quietly charming...what's not to like?
See, the charming part is subjective. And he most certainly does have dialogue, but it's in that annoying Wookie growling form. And he served absolutely no purpose in any of the 4 movies, other than some cute mini-"sidequests".

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See, the charming part is subjective. And he most certainly does have dialogue, but it's in that annoying Wookie growling form. And he served absolutely no purpose in any of the 4 movies, other than some cute mini-"sidequests".
It's certainly subjective. I'm not trying to drill you on it or persuade you the other way, just surprised and was curious.

While we're talking Star Wars, I'll add Padme. Again though, that probably had everything to do with the acting and direction because her character is basically alright in the animated series.

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It's certainly subjective. I'm not trying to drill you on it or persuade you the other way, just surprised and was curious.
No worries, I was just addressing your point.

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Old 02-08-2013, 02:56 AM   #33
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*Xander Berekly in xXx: He's an a-hole in and out

*Mary Jane in Spider-Man 2: I don't mind her in Spider-Man 3, she's 10 times better in Spider-Man 3, she has 2 or 3 bad moments in SM3 and that's it. In SM2 she's worse than an annoying brat pissed at her daddy for missing her play once "Oh Peter, you missed my play, I hate you so much, jerk". I keep thinking about her in the MTV show with the same situation, there she gave nods she wants Peter to go see her play, and when he missed it once she said "ok, come next time", then she finds out who is Spider-Man and leaves Jameson's son at the altar. Only time I don't feel like slapping her hard in that film is Peter's birthday
I don't get how the bad version gets more sympathy and the most decent version of her (cause she's even less annoying than her role in SM1) gets all the flaming as a movie character

*Pepper Potts in Iron Man 2: "Tony, what are you doing in your office you gave me the privilege to hold for a while? Get out of the company, now". And she screams too much

*Almost everyone in Mortal Kombat Annihilation: Nothing to add

*Rachel Dawes in the Dark Knight: Why did she leave Bruce again? And what's with her "Don't be Batman"? What happened to "Bruce Wayne is the mask" and a smooch from the end of Batman Begins?
She's alright most of the film

*Harvey Dent in the hospital, same movie: "Hey guy I was hunting all the time and I really want to kill, I'm going to obey you now and follow your guidance, Joker." And how did he find time to get out of the hospital before it explodes?

*Every cop in The Dark Knight: "Expose yourself Batman, we don't want no more dead cops." But of course, dirty cops and dead honest cops without Batman is a much better choice
And then they hunt Batman when they reach Harvey Dent's location holding Jimmy jr with a gun at his head, before entering the scene to see anything they KNEW to hunt Batman
*WOW, that film is overrun with idiots. Maybe it is overrated and Joker's praise shines over everything else*

*Jim Rhodes (IM2): Tony, I'm taking your armor and giving it to the US army

*Everyone other than Michelle Pfeifer in that film: Tim Burton's Dark Shadows

*George McFly in Back to the Future: That visit from Darth Vader was worth his time

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Old 02-08-2013, 03:16 AM   #34
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*Pepper Potts in Iron Man 2: "Tony, what are you doing in your office you gave me the privilege to hold for a while? Get out of the company, now". And she screams too much
On that note,

Tony Stark in Iron Man 2. He went from completely charming in IM1 to completely grating in the sequel, imo. Thankfully, Whedon redeemed him in The Avengers, and I trust Shane Black with the character in IM3. But the guy in IM2 seemed like an annoying Tony Stark imitator for most of the movie. I realize he was in a self-destructive phase, but even the light banter seemed forced and obnoxious.

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Old 02-08-2013, 03:18 AM   #35
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Shia Lebouf in the Transformers films.

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Old 02-08-2013, 03:27 AM   #36
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What do you have against Chewbacca?

Jude Law as Jiggolo Joe was quite enjoyable.

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Old 02-08-2013, 03:33 AM   #37
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I posted my reasons for Chewie.

I dislike most elements of AI, including JigJoe.

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Old 02-08-2013, 04:14 AM   #38
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Probably in the minority here, but I have to go with Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).

I found it hard enough to get through those movies, and he somehow just made it a lot worse. I normally enjoy Depp's performances.

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Old 02-08-2013, 04:20 AM   #39
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Probably in the minority here, but I have to go with Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).

I found it hard enough to get through those movies, and he somehow just made it a lot worse. I normally enjoy Depp's performances.
Agree with this. I don't get the loony Depp. Jack Sparrow, Willy Wonka, Mad Hatter, just something very repulsive about them... I prefer Depp's more "serious" roles

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Wikus Van De Merwe in District 9

Although he did redeem himself in the end...

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*Xander Berekly in xXx: He's an a-hole in and out

*Mary Jane in Spider-Man 2: I don't mind her in Spider-Man 3, she's 10 times better in Spider-Man 3, she has 2 or 3 bad moments in SM3 and that's it. In SM2 she's worse than an annoying brat pissed at her daddy for missing her play once "Oh Peter, you missed my play, I hate you so much, jerk". I keep thinking about her in the MTV show with the same situation, there she gave nods she wants Peter to go see her play, and when he missed it once she said "ok, come next time", then she finds out who is Spider-Man and leaves Jameson's son at the altar. Only time I don't feel like slapping her hard in that film is Peter's birthday
I don't get how the bad version gets more sympathy and the most decent version of her (cause she's even less annoying than her role in SM1) gets all the flaming as a movie character

*Pepper Potts in Iron Man 2: "Tony, what are you doing in your office you gave me the privilege to hold for a while? Get out of the company, now". And she screams too much

*Almost everyone in Mortal Kombat Annihilation: Nothing to add

*Rachel Dawes in the Dark Knight: Why did she leave Bruce again? And what's with her "Don't be Batman"? What happened to "Bruce Wayne is the mask" and a smooch from the end of Batman Begins?
She's alright most of the film

*Harvey Dent in the hospital, same movie: "Hey guy I was hunting all the time and I really want to kill, I'm going to obey you now and follow your guidance, Joker." And how did he find time to get out of the hospital before it explodes?

*Every cop in The Dark Knight: "Expose yourself Batman, we don't want no more dead cops." But of course, dirty cops and dead honest cops without Batman is a much better choice
And then they hunt Batman when they reach Harvey Dent's location holding Jimmy jr with a gun at his head, before entering the scene to see anything they KNEW to hunt Batman
*WOW, that film is overrun with idiots. Maybe it is overrated and Joker's praise shines over everything else*

*Jim Rhodes (IM2): Tony, I'm taking your armor and giving it to the US army

*Everyone other than Michelle Pfeifer in that film: Tim Burton's Dark Shadows

*George McFly in Back to the Future: That visit from Darth Vader was worth his time
None of these are main characters...

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I think the thread refers to more than the lead of each movie, more like the main characters in one.

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The three leads in Project X win most annoying and unlikeable lead characters Ive ever seen on film. Was really hoping The Police,drug dealers, neighbors, naked women and "cool kids" just beat the living crap out of them.

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None of these are main characters...
Barnabus Collins, Liu Kang, and XB from xXx are THE main characters in their respective movies

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Old 02-08-2013, 07:31 AM   #45
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How people in this thread feel about Amazing Spider-man's Peter Parker is how I feel about Hal Jordan in Green Lantern.

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Old 02-08-2013, 07:32 AM   #46
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I came into this thread just to say Frodo Baggins. You can't imagine my hatred for him in those movies.

And whoever Sam Worthington plays in any movie. A walking black hole of talent and charisma.

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Old 02-08-2013, 08:17 AM   #47
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There are a lot of "unlikeable" leads in shows/movies that are great characters to watch, but I would never want to actually be around them, as they would annoy or anger the piss out of me.

Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) in Eastbound and Down

Ronnie (Seth Rogen) in Observe and Report

David Brent (Ricky Gervais) in The Office

Warwick Davis (Warwick Davis, of course) in Life's Too Short... he has his moments of sincerity and being nice, but spends most of his time being pretty douchey, but I LOVE it.

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Short Round
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Aeon Flux
Short Round is one of the few child sidekicks that didn't annoy me.

But I'm with you on Frodo Baggins. I think I liked the rest of the Fellowship better then him. Not sure if was the portrayal by Wood or if that's how he was in the book but after a few movie views just not a likeable character.

And I wish I had my own wookie.

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Most leading ladies in horror movies barr a few.

Plus Denzel's character in Flight. That guy was such a douche.

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doctor Manhattan in watchmen he wasn't really someone you can relate to but he was a damn interesting character

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