Wednesday, December 24, 2014

My Top 10 Favorite moments from Christmas specials and movies



Whenever the holiday season comes around, I always bring out my collection of Christmas movies and specials. It’s impossible to go a year without those beloved pictures like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street”.  I’ve done a list of my personal favorite holiday specials of all time once before, but for this list, I’m going to take a look at all the treasured moments that make these films so wonderful. Those warm scenes that just put a smile on my face and bring to life the joy of the holiday. I’ll have some familiar moments that many know, and I may even have some surprises that you probably wouldn’t expect, but hey, these are just my personal favorite holiday moments, nobody has to agree with me 100%, but do feel free to comment on what some of your favorites might be. 
 


#10 “Walking in the air” from “The Snowman” (1982)


With its light as air storytelling and rich atmosphere, the 1982 short titled “The Snowman” is simply one of the greatest holiday gems of all time. The story revolves around a snowman that’s brought to life through the magic of Christmas, and he spends the night with the young boy who made him. The highlight is a scene in which the snowman actually flies the boy through the night sky, all set to a magical song titled “Walking in the Air”. It’s just a beautiful segment, the music is so warm and uplifting, plus it’s just awesome that this kid gets to fly around the world on Christmas in a way that’s unique but also in the spirit of the season.  

  

#9 “The Gift of Friendship” from “Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury” (2011)



This is a very personal entry on my list because I’m a huge fan of “How to Train Your Dragoon”, and I really love their Christmas special titled “Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury”. In this Dragon adventure, we see the real strength and bond between our lead hero and his pet dragon, as a special exchange of gifts is made. Without spoiling too much, the highlight comes at the end, when the measure of their friendship is taken to a new level. If you’re a fan of the series, this scene will only further remind you why we love these characters, and why their friendship is so touching. There have obviously been other touching friendships in the media between a boy and his pet, but this is my personal favorite from one of the greatest animated franchises of all time.  



#8 “There is a Santa and he exists within Kris Kringle” from “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994)



Obviously the original 1947 “Miracle on 34th Street” is the superior holiday classic, however, in my opinion, it’s the 1994 remake that actually has the stronger ending. This is the story of seemingly ordinary man who believes himself to be Santa Claus, which results in him being put on trial to prove his sanity. While no clear facts are made to support his claim, the judge still gives a passionate speech about the collective faith of people who believe in something greater then themselves, like the belief in God, which is based solely on faith alone without any real facts, and determines that by a similar example, there is a Santa and that he exist within a man named Kris Kringle. It’s just a really touching ending and the overall theme of faith over fact is a wonderful addition that the remake took full advantage of.     



#7 “All I want when Christmas comes to town” from “The Polar Express” (2004)



The Polar Express” is another personal favorite that I love to watch every year, I just enjoy the animation, the atmosphere and the simplicity of the experience. For some reason, the scene that always stands out to me is when a lonely boy sings about the simple joys he desperately wants to feel around Christmas, which leads into a duet between him and a young girl. It may seem just a little corny to have these children signing, but I just love this song, I love the melody and really love all the colors and visuals that are displayed in this moment. It’s simply a touching little scene with these two kids, and it just adds a little more magic to the experience.  



#6 “All is Right with the World” from “A Christmas Story” (1983)


When you’re a kid, getting that special gift for Christmas is the only thing on your mind, and that’s the charm that this movie captures so well. It’s all about that wonderful time when we were kids, and Christmas was a magical time of the year. It’s just one of the best feel good moments of any Christmas classic, seeing those kids get that special gift. The best moment of all is that final scene with the mother and father sitting by the lit up Christmas tree as they watch the snow fall, which just seems to sum up the spirit of the holiday in only 30 seconds.  
  


#5 “Calling a Size Fire” from “Joyeux Noel” (2005)



Based on an incredible true story that’s set during the First World War, French, German and Scottish soldiers are neck deep in the trenches and ready to kill one another. But then, one single soldier comes out of hiding while singing “Silent Night”, reminding everyone that it’s Christmas Eve, and that they should share the peace and love that Christmas is all about. This leads to all three groups calling a Size Fire in light of the holiday, they leave their bunkers, exchange gifts and even hold a mass. It further emphasizes what a powerful time of year this is and how it affects us as individuals. It’s such a powerful moment that’s brought to life beautifully in this movie, and its well worth seeing if you haven’t already.    



#4 “Merry Christmas George Bailey” from “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)



Okay, who doesn’t watch this movie every year, I mean it actually has little to do with the holiday, but its message about the beauty of life is just so powerful that it needs to be viewed every year. This is the story of one mans life and how it affects the life of others, which is just as heartwarming, as it is influential and thought provoking. Of course its the ending that everyone remembers, when our hero accepts his life and all the beauty that comes with it. It’s an uplifting ending that always reminds me how precious the gift of life really is, especially around Christmas time.  



#3 “Maybe Christmas means a little bit more” from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (1966)



How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is hands down my favorite animated holiday short of all time, I love all the colors, the music, the rimes and more than anything, I love seeing the mean-spirited Grinch discover the true meaning of the holiday. It’s nostalgic, it’s cheerful, and can turn any grouchy frown upside down.  



#2 “God Bless Us Everyone” from “A Christmas Carol” (Any Version)



Just like the Grinch, it’s such a treat to see the bitter Mr. Scrooge have a change of heart and understand why this time of year is so special. There are several renditions of “A Christmas Carol” and everyone of them have this heartwarming ending that is guaranteed to lift your spirit, and put you in the loving holiday mood.



#1 “The Birth of Jesus” from “The Nativity Story” (2006)



Well, kind of an obvious choice, what Christmas moment could possibly be more special then the event that started it all. While I freely admit that the 2006 motion picture of the Christmas Story isn’t the absolute strongest, it’s still very respectable of its biblical source material and the films version of the manger scene is sensational. I like that this film depicted it in such a subtle yet uplifting manner. We don’t really see the quires of angles in the sky, and there isn’t an over blown orchestra, instead its kept rather quiet, with a simple musical score filling up the atmosphere. However, you still feel the size and the importance of the moment just from everyone’s reactions, and it always leaves a subtle impact. It’s arguably the greatest moment of the greatest holiday themed story of all time.   
  


             Merry Christmas 


Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas songs that aren't house-hold titles (My Top 10 Favorite)


We all know the classic Christmas songs like “Jingle Bells”, “Deck the Halls” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”, but over the years, popular musical artists have created their own songs for the holiday. They may not be as classic, but are more modern and in many ways are even stronger. The classics will always have their place, but there are just so many modern songs that can really put me in the holiday mood, and here’s a little list of my personal top 10 favorite Christmas songs that aren't house hold titles. Now many of the songs have had different versions from other artists, so I’ll just pick my favorite musical artist to represent a specific song.    


#10 “The Magic of Christmas Day”- Celine Dion 


Celine Dion is one of those artists that people either really love or get a touched annoyed with. Personally, I think everything her voice touches turns to gold, and her Christmas songs are no exception. One of her absolute best is “The Magic of Christmas Day” which debuted back in 1998. This song has everything that makes a terrific, modern day classic Christmas song, including great lyrics, an especially upbeat melody and Celine Dion at her finest.  



#9 “As Long as There's Christmas” - Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack


Now here’s one Christmas song that isn’t all that popular but I’ve loved it for years, so I couldn’t help but include it on my list. Granted, this song was packaged with the 1997 Disney sequel “Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas”, which really isn’t the best company, but on its own, this is still a splendid song brought to life by two very talented artists. I’d dare say that it’s kind of a touching song that revolves around finding hope during the holiday. You can hear this version on Roberta Flack’s Christmas album, which is where it belongs. If you haven’t heard it yet, do yourself a favor and give it a listen, it’s just the right song to put you in the holiday spirit. 


#8 “Christmas Shoes” – Newsong


I don’t think I’ve ever heard another Christmas song that got me more teary eyed then “Christmas Shoes” by Newsong. In the style of traditional country music, this song tells a narrative story, just in musical form. It’s told from the perspective of a man at a checkout line who takes note of a boy in front of him trying desperately to buy a special pare of shoes for his mother on Christmas Eve. The sad catch is that the mother is dying, and the boy wants to give his mother something really special for her last Christmas. Once the man in line realizes the boy’s situation, he gives the young boy the money he needs to buy the gift. The message obviously revolves around charity and giving to those in need, and maybe I’m just a sucker for this, but it always leaves me feeling choked up inside. This song was so popular upon its release that it was adapted into a novel and even a TV movie with the same title. However, many people really hate this song, calling it disturbing and sadistic, it even popped up on several “Worst Christmas Songs” lists. Personally, I still like this song a lot, I think it means well, it has a very sweet melody, and a warm holiday themed message at the center, just don’t read to deep into it.       



#7 “Don’t save it all for Christmas Day” – Celine Dion


Celine Dion makes my Christmas list again with a Christmas song from her 2000 album titled “These are Special Times”. This is one of those rare holiday songs that try to be more than just another pretty Christmas song, it’s more thoughtful and gets the audience to reflect on their lives in a simple, yet meaningful way. Christmas is that one time of year in which many people open up to the better parts of their humanity, by being more charitable and more giving. This song encourages the audience to take that to another level, by being just as compassionate, loving and charitable for more than not just this one time of year. It’s all about keeping the spirit of the holiday alive in your soul all year round and it’s handled in a very mature and honest way that doesn’t come off as too preachy. It’s simply a terrific song from a terrific artist.   



#6 “Sending you a Little Christmas” - Jim Brickman (Sung by Kristy Starling)


When I was in elementary school, way back in 2002, my father was deployed with several troops to fight in Iraq, and as a result, he was gone for years. I bring this up because on those years he’d miss Christmas with the family, we’d send him videos and love letters, wishing him a merry Christmas and hoping that he’d come home soon. That’s exactly what this song is about, it’s about sending your love and warm holiday wishes to someone you love, and awaiting that time when you reunite. It’s a song that hits a personal cord with me, and it always seems to leave an impact. With Kristy Starling as the splendid vocalist and Jim Brickman as the talented writer, this is one touching Christmas song that I look forward to hearing every year.   



#5 “Where are You Christmas” – Faith Hill


Children always go through a transition where things are no longer as magical as when they were younger, it’s just a natural part of growing up, and personally that transition wasn't easy for me. I remember reaching a certain age in which I would try desperately to recapture that magic I felt as a child, but once I remembered the simple things like love and charity, I suddenly felt both the cheer and the heart of the season all over again. Faith Hill’s “Where are You Christmas” is simply a beautiful song that addresses that transition we all go through, and what we should do to keep that magic alive in our souls as the years go on. This song first premiered in 2000 along with the motion picture “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, starring Jim Carry, and personally I think it’s the best thing to come from that movie.   

   

#4 “Breath of Heaven” (Mary’s Song) – Amy Grant


This is a rare kind of holiday song that doesn’t even sound like your traditional Christmas music. The melody is very somber, almost hunting, but also magical and touching at the same time. It’s a song told from the perspective of Mary as she goes on her journey to Bethlehem, leading to the birth to the baby Jesus on the very first Christmas. It’s such a subtle, yet captivating song that just gives me chills whenever I hear it. I first heard this on Amy Grants “Home for Christmas” album, but it’s also featured on the album for the 2006 motion picture “The Nativity Story”. So while this doesn’t sound like a traditional Christmas song, it’s actually closer to the spirit of the holiday then most others.   



#3 “Grown up Christmas List” - Kelly Clarkson


Anyone who really knows this song would probably associate it with Amy Grant first, and rightfully so, it is her song after all. However, I’ve already praised one of her songs on this list, and personally, I really love hearing this song when performed by Kelly Clarkson. The song itself is very touching and quite frankly one of the most mature Christmas songs I’ve ever heard. It comes from the perspective of a woman all grown up, and looking past her own simple interests and desires. Her Christmas wish reflects on the world as a whole, and what things could be changed for the better. It’s a genuine message for the audience to look past what they want, and to open up to the bigger picture of life. It’s a beautiful song with deep sub text, and even though I personally prefer Kelly Clarksons take on it, Amy Grants is still just as good and conveys the exact same tone and feel.    



#2 “Believe” – Josh Groban


Josh Groban has some terrific Christmas albums, most of which are his versions of already classic songs, but his best original holiday song in my opinion is "Believe". This is one of those songs that can just lift your spirit and put you in the perfect, joyful holiday mood. The song was featured in the animated 2004 motion picture “The Polar Express”, and that’s when I first took note of how beautiful this song is. I love the theme, I love the melody, I love the message, and Josh Groban just puts his whole heart and soul into this, making it a magical and uplifting song that should definitely be heard around the holidays.  



#1 “God Bless Us Everyone” – Sung by Andrea Bocelli


This is the like the textbook equivalent of a classic modern Christmas song, and one that I have to hear every year. First of all, I just love Andrea Bocelli, in fact let me put it this way, if God has a singing voice, it would probably sound like Andrea Bocelli. He just sings like no one else, and puts so much passion and soul into it. “God Bless Us Everyone” is arguably one of his best original songs in years and it just puts me in the holiday spirit right away. This song premiered along with the animated 2009 picture “A Christmas Carol” starring Jim Carry, and isn't this just the perfect song to go with it, after all “God Bless Us Everyone” is the most famous quote from the Charles Dickens classic. It’s uplifting, it’s powerful and its hands down my favorite Christmas song of the modern era.


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Sunday, November 2, 2014

My Top 10 Cutest Animated Girls (Updated)


          I never under stood how an animated girl could come off as hot or attractive to some people, but they certainly can be cute. With the right personality, the right voice and the right charisma, animated girls can be nothing short of adorable. I’m not looking at who’s drawn the most attractively, or who’s the most well developed character, this list is all about the animated girls that I find to be just plain cute.  





#10 Kiki from Kiki's Delivery Service



     In this Hayao Miyazaki classic, a young teenage witch leaves home to make a life for herself, and fate leads her to a small town where she becomes a delivery girl for a bakery. From there on, it’s just the life and times of this young which, the people she meets and all the little adventures she has along the way. This could have been a very boring premise, but thanks to its lead heroin, it’s one of the most simplistic and charming experiences I’ve had with an animated movie. Kiki is just so genuine and delightful that I just love following her in this light as air story. In Disney’s English dub version, Kiki is voiced by Kirsten Dunst and she just hit’s it out of the park by bringing Kiki to life with a personality that’s both young and sweet, but also grown up and mature, it’s just the perfect balance. She doesn’t even feel like a traditional “character”, she actually comes off more like a friend that I’d just want to spend some time with, and that’s the real magic of the movie. She’s simply one of the most delightful characters I’ve ever seen from one of the most delightful animated movies of all time. 



#9 Wendy from Disney’s Peter Pan



     Here’s one that usually wouldn't be mentioned on a list like this, but it’s another personal favorite of mine. Despite being younger then all of Disney’s marketed princesses, Wendy's actually one of the most grown up and mature of all the Disney females. Huge props to voice actress Kathryn Beaumont, who can take a by the numbers innocent child and make her sound like a mature, intelligent and honestly quiet entertaining character. It’s actually interesting how she contrasts with the other classic Disney Princesses like Snow White or Sleeping Beauty because they always felt like little children in adult bodies, while Wendy felt like an adult in a child's body. Now, this description may not make Wendy sound cute the same way I’ve described the others on my list, but she has a lot more charm on display then not. While Wendy is very mature, she is still a kid, and the film does a great job balancing her two personas. She does get curious, excited and when she act’s cute, she’s really cute.



#8 Sakura from Cardcaptors ( or Cardcaptor Sakura as it's called in Japan)



      Sakura Avalon was just a normal, everyday elementary school girl with big hopes and even bigger dreams. One magical day, fate chooses her to take on the responsibility of protecting the people she loves from magical oddities that have a tendency to accrue at unexpected times in her home town. While she makes for a strong hero character that never backs down from a fight, she also never loses her charming every day girl persona that makes her so lovable. This is a kid that’s just full of life, she brightens everyone’s day and gets overjoyed by the simple little things in life that so many people take for granted. While the original Japanese Anime is far superior to it's Americanized counter part, I do still prefer the English dubbed voice actress Carly McKillip who infuses Sakura with a voice and personality that’s both sweet and innocent while also making her sound smarter and older then her age would suggest. Of course her design is fantastic, only Japanese animators can make a face that cute, and I especially like how her costume changes in each episode. Named after the word “Cherry Blossom”, Sakura is every bit as sweet and as wholesome as her colorful title would suggest.

  
#7 Mabel from Gravity Falls


      In the strange little town of Gravity Falls, twin siblings named Dipper and Mable spend their summer going on wild and hilarious supernatural adventures. Dipper plays things like a strait man, which allows his crazy hyperactive sister to set him off perfectly. Just how cute is this character ... well, right from the opening title sequence at the beginning of every episode is Mable snuggling with her pet pig, which is nothing short of precious. This is a character who seems to live in her own bizarre little world, which makes her overflow with a zany personality. While her silly antics could be annoying, she makes up for it with a clear conscience, and a noticeably big heart under neither all the crazy. Goofy characters like this are all the more lovable when you know they’ll have their quiet moments to bond with someone or be there for emotional support. Her relationship with her twin brother dipper is probably one of the sweetest sibling friendships I’ve ever seen in an animated program. Full of relentless energy and powered by sugar filled fantasies, Mable is that one pain in the neck child you just can’t help but love.            


#6 Mavis from Hotel Transylvania



     Who would ever guise that Dracula's daughter, a vampire with gothic attire could possibly be the least bit cute. Well, Dracula’s daughter isn’t just cute, she’s also endearing, upbeat and an all around fun character. Suffering from the Disney princess curse of being trapped in her tour, this young vampire just wants to get on with her life dang it. It’s a conflict we’ve seen before, but I’ve never seen a vampire go through something like this, and that was very refreshing. Of course liberation comes in the form of a young boy who wins her heart, which leads to fun times, sad times and all the situations that further highlight this character. Mixing tragic conflicts with a cheerful personality make’s her one of sweetest vampires you’ll ever see.


#5 Astrid from the How to Train Your Dragon series   



      In a series featuring cute and lovable dragons, you can expect one particular dragon rider to be just as adorable. Astrid has gone through some significant changes throughout the “DreamWorks Dragon’s” Series. Starting as a savage and reckless Viking, and then over time she became this sweeter, cheerier, more heroic warrior. Watching her character go from point A to point B just made her all the more intriguing, and her relationship with both her dragon, and best friend only made her cuter. From an impulsive Viking student, to a courageous hero, Astrid is a girl of many faces, and every one of them cute.    


#4 Katara from Avatar: The Last Air Bender




     From a magical land of four kingdoms, an evil army called the Fire Nation plots to rule it all, only a group of young hero’s stand in their way, each with their own strengths and charismatic charms, and the one champion who just fits my list perfectly is Katara, a young 14 year old who was born with the mystical powers of controlling the element of water. This character has it all, a sad back story, yet she still has a very positive outlook on life. She has a gentle heart but she also has the focus and strength to kick some series butt. She’s wise and passionate but she also has all the side effects of being young, like naive jealousy and an occasional ill temper, in other words, she’s as human as characters get, and not just a one note stereotype. Katara can also be really funny too, she just has a splendid sense of hummer. Beyond all of that, it’s her selfless determination and optimism of a better future during hard times that make her so enduring, and so likable. With her motherly wisdom, impressive fighting skills and talented voice actress Mae Whitman bringing her to life, how could I possibly keep her off my list.


#3 Anna from Disney’s Frozen



      You may have noticed a lack of Disney princess on my list, mostly because I see them as just good characters, I can only think of maybe three that are actually cute, and the one that definitely earns a spot on my list is Anna from "Frozen”. Once her sister accidently unleashes a freezing spell on her Kingdome, this princess doesn’t hesitate to do all in power to set things right. Anna is just brimming with personality, I honestly can’t think of a moment in the film in which she didn’t put a big smile on my face. Her antics are funny, I love how determined she gets, and you’ve probably seen the movie already, so what more do I really need to say?   



#2 Starfire from Teen Titans



     Here’s yet another female superhero for my list, but unlike Shadowcat, Starfire isn’t just the heart of the team, this is an explorer, someone new to our world, the people in it and it adds another level of innocence and charm to her that phew other animated characters have. She’s an alien who found her way to earth, joined a team of crime fighters, and she’s arguably one of the sweetest super hero’s I’ve ever seen. While she has all the cool traits you usually associate with superheros like enhanced strength, the ability to fly, and the power to shoot energy beams, she’s also really funny. It kills me whenever she gets confused about earth behavior, or gets phrases mixed up. Starfire is cheerful, compassionate and always acting like a cute, innocent child. She could have easily been my number one favorite, if it weren’t for my next character.



Before I revival my #1 pick, here are some Honorable Mentions...


Princess Eilonwy from Disney's The Black Cauldron 

Teru from Tales from Earthsea 

Shadowcat from X-Men Evolution 

Roxanne from Disney’s A Goofy Movie


Tanya from An American Tail: Fievel Goes West




#1 Gadget from Chip N’ Dale Rescue Rangers



     Being completely honest, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more charming or all around likable animated girl then Gadget. She’s a brilliant inventor, but also a clumsy goof, which are the perfect ingredients for hummer and charisma. In many ways she’s the smartest member of her team, crafting high-tech vehicles ranging from plains, to boats, and even a submarine just using small, common everyday things that she finds lying around, but at the same time, her brilliant, hyperactive mind leads to a lot of funny scenes or situations. What can I say, I love how energetic she is, I love how excited she can get creating inventions, I love her chemistry with the other characters, and I love how funny she can get when doing something completely unintentional. Any one of the animated girls from my list can put a smile on my face easily, but Gadget has this special charm that’s all her own. She had a wonderful personality, she was inventive, heroic, funny, emotional, tough, caring and always a real joy to watch. 


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My Top 10 most annoying movie and TV show characters


If you watch as many movies and TV shows as I do, you’re bound to come across some really annoying characters. Well, it would be impossible to round up a list of the stupidest characters of all time but there are plenty of characters I’ve had to suffer through from both TV shows and movies, so much so that I can’t resist putting a list together. Now I’m only basing this list on the characters that personally annoy me, and for the record, I’ve never seen any of the “Twilight” movies, so it really wouldn’t be fair to include those characters, even though I’m sure there bad enough to make the list.   

#10 Big Boy from “Dick Tracy


Poor Al Pacino, he was an actor on top of the world as “Scarface”, and countless other classic characters from countless other classic motion pictures, but here, he sinks to a new low as the most aggressively annoying comic book adapted villain of all time. First of all, he sucks as a crime boss because he keeps getting apprehended, get’s set up by far smarter villains and never once comes close to a victory. Combine that with his wild body movements, and his especially loud, overblown, gruff, and all around painfully annoying voice, you just want Dick Tracy to shoot the guy, put everyone out of their misery.   


#9 Iago from Disney’s “Aladdin” franchise


Of all the comedic Disney characters, know one annoys me more than Iago from “Aladdin”. With a loud voice that’s as pleasant as nails on a chalk board and a whiny persona to boot, you’ll be applauding the sultan to stuff crackers down his throat. I’ll admit, he was only mildly annoyed with him in the first movie, but to make him the main character of the films direct sequel and a main stay character throughout both the TV show and further sequels, that really makes me want to pluck out his feathers. 
  

#8 Neelix from “Star Trek Voyager


Oh Star Trek, you’ve produced some silly characters in the past but no one breaks the announce barrier like this stupid alien hedge hog. This character just can’t stay out of every ones business, he’s just so noisy, acting like he can be a real help during a crises, but more often than not, he just makes things worse. Honestly, there’s a laundry list of stupid things he’s done in the show but instead of listing them all off, let me just close by saying, he’s a pain in anyone’s back side.    


#7 Jar Jar Binks from “Star Wars 1: The Phantom Menace


No comment needed, he speaks for himself.  


#6 Bat Girl from “Batman and Robin


I really don’t mind woman that are as tough and strong as men, but in the case of Bat Girl, she’s just an embarrassment to the concept of a strong heroine. With her wooden personality, long winded puns that don’t even make sense, her boisterous remarks about how cool she is when she really isn’t and sub-story that was shoehorned into the film at last second, she is without a doubt the worst female superhero I’ve ever seen.   


#5 The Rock Biters from “The Never Ending Story 3: Escape from Fantasia


Shame on you movie, taking one of my favorite fantasy movies and ruining every single character that I loved from that film, most notably the Rock Biter who now has a family of new annoying characters. It’s like a bad sitcom now, there voices are annoying, their designs are stupid and their constant jokes are more than painful to sit through.   


#4 Ruby Rhod from “The Fifth Element


Holly smokes, where do I start with this guy, well, if a cross dressing Chris Rock that shouts at the top of his lungs with an extremely irritating, feminine voice isn’t the text book definition of an annoying character, I don’t know what is. He’s also a completely pointless character that doesn’t contribute anything to the film, he’s just strung along, and acting like a pain in the butt everywhere he goes.      


#3 King Joffrey from “Game of Thrones


It’s sad when the guy ruling a Kingdome with an iron fist is nothing more than a wimpy and seriously whiny child. King Joffrey has gained a much disserved reputation for being one of the most hated characters in a TV show. Aside from his whinny voice and complete arrogance, the boy King Joffrey is just a real dick! From horribly abusing woman, treating his betrothed and all others around him like cabbage and above all else, killing people with absolutely no regrets. This includes an honorable king who attempted to bring peace to a corrupted Kingdome, and Joffrey has him killed off under the false status that he was a traitor to the crown. What a dick, I hope he gets it bad, I mean he needs to get it bad.    
  

#2 Every single character from the “Transformers” movies


Honestly, I think these “Transformers” movies have the stupidest cast of characters I’ve ever had to suffer through. There’s Shia Labeouf as the loud, obnoxious kid who constantly shouts every single one of his lines, the nameless girlfriends who state that interesting characters aren’t needed when they have slutty bodies to show off, the absent minded parents that can’t go a day without making stale jokes revolving around the male anatomy, the over the top, crazy agent guy and of cores racist robot stereo types. That’s only listing a hand full, seriously, every character in this serious sucks, plain and simple and the big reason why I refuse to waste another moment of my life watching these horrible films.   
   

#1 Anakin Skywalker from the “Star Wars” Prequel trilogy



I can’t think of another character that I hate more than Anakin Skywalker from the “Star Wars” Prequel trilogy. He’s rude, he wines, he’s bland, he’s boring, he commits mass murder with little to no regret, and what’s more insulting is that we’re supposed to be rooting for him like he’s movies hero. It’s especially stupid that he’s in a deep relationship with a woman who knows darn well that this guy killed an entire tribe out of vengeance, has made terrible remarks to her, has complained, argued non-stop, but for some reason she ends up marring him. I’ll say this about the “Star Wars” Prequel trilogy, they all have their problems, but this characters is what really killed them, forget Jar Jar Binks, he’s nothing compared to this selfish, whiny, bland, and all around terrible character named Anakin Skywalker.

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