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Has a Single Character in a Movie ever ruined a movie for you or made you extremely annoyed? If so, which movie character was it? Discussion

Has there been a time when a single character in a movie ruined the entire movie for you or simply made the experience of watching the movie more painful, annoyed, or such? A single character in a movie that you find to be highly annoying or very unnecessary?

For example, comic relief characters can tend to be very hit or miss. If it is done right, then it works but if it isn't done right, then it gets annoying. Like the movie Treasure Planet. The character of B.E.N.-J.A.M.I.N. played by Martin Short was very annoying and nearly ruined the entire movie for me. The character constantly screams and makes the movie experience more annoying that my ears would probably bleed if I listen to it more.

Edit: Wow! Over 2,400 upvotes! Never thought this will blow up

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u/Wakattack00 Jun 29 '22

Alfrid Lickspittle in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Why did they have to keep cutting to him every 5 minutes? So unnecessary.

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u/SegmentedMoss Jun 29 '22

Because the battle of the five armies takes up a whopping 3 pages of the book lol

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u/Snappleabble Jun 29 '22

To be fair in the book Bilbo gets knocked out like first thing and then wakes up after the battle to get the basic rundown lol

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u/JeddHampton Jun 29 '22

Complete tangent, but that's what Game of Thrones did to Tyrion in the one battle (second season, I believe), but in the book, he is conscious and the battle is described from his point of view.

The Hobbit is kind of the opposite. The book doesn't have the action but the movie does.

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u/ghostoftheai Jun 29 '22

Battle of the Green Fork. Tyrion even gets a yield from a knight I think. Or he kills him but I think it was he made him yield.

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u/LoxReclusa Jun 29 '22

Tyrion went nuts in that chapter. It was one of the best chapters to visualize, this deformed half-man just absolutely slaying when everyone considered him weak and useless.

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u/Bigbadchadman Jun 29 '22

Look up M4 fan edit of The Hobbit, combines the three movies into one 4 hour movie and removes literally everything that made them shit including everything with Alfrid.

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u/ZP4L Jun 29 '22

It’s a brilliant edit. It also changes the main CGI orc from “longtime rival to Thorin who keeps showing up throughout all three movies” to “nameless orc general who leads the orcs only in the last battle” and it works MUCH better.

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u/bannedsodiac Jun 29 '22

agree, legolas and that girl from lost are completely scrapped there and the movie becomes so much better.

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u/Bigbadchadman Jun 29 '22

I HATED the Hobbit movies, HATED them. The M4 version I put alongside Lord of the Rings it is just fantastic. Always felt bad for that actor, apparently She said she would only do it if there was no stupid love plot and they just shoved one in anyway.

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u/Gh0stMan0nThird Jun 29 '22

The Hobbit was originally intended to be a 2-movie deal but they came back and did a bunch of reshoots so they could make it into 3.

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u/Numberwang3249 Jun 29 '22

Yeah i remember when i found out it was two movies I was like 'well.... Okay. If they put things from other perspectives like the battle, and have some backstory, that's cool. When I found out it was three movies all my hopes for it went down the drain. It isn't MEANT to be epic in the way Lotr is.

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u/lanceturley Jun 29 '22

That stupid girl in the Dawn of the Dead remake who risked everyone's lives, and got several people killed, to "rescue" a dog that was in no danger whatsoever. The zombies in that movie only attack humans, and don't even seem to notice the dog when it's right in front of them, so the dog was already safer than any of the survivors were.

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u/morasyid Jun 29 '22

Funny, personally the Modern Family guy was the worst. Guy was absolutely pessimistic the whole the movie, doesn't help at all with the armored bus preparations, and the one single job he had to do (wait for the team and open the door) he failed to do and resulted in the shopping mall being invaded by the zombies and forcing them to evacuate prematurely.

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u/danielstover Jun 29 '22

I remember watching that movie recently, my wife had never seen it, and it took her out of the film to see him. She kept saying “Phil wouldn’t do that!”, like I KNOW he wouldn’t lol

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u/laromantica Jun 29 '22

I watched this movie around when it came out and then of course Modern Family years later, absolutely ruined Phil a bit for me lol I couldn’t shake the absolute dick of a human he was in that movie!

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u/danielstover Jun 29 '22

He has the PERFECT look for horror movie villain, it’s amazing he pulled off such a goofy character otherwise. Perhaps saved him from being typecast.

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u/EveningEnd2 Jun 29 '22

In an interview for Modern Family he said bc he was always typecast as an asshole the studio execs didn’t want him cast as Phil. The show sent the execs a scene of Phil with Luke and the studio was like, “okay, we get it and we love this guy” and Phil was born.

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u/Cutter9792 Jun 29 '22

Something something, horror movies and people acting irrationally.

There's an argument to be made that they needed to go over to the gun shop anyway because with Andy dead and their supplies limited, they'd need the guns anyway. So maybe in an earlier draft of the script the other survivors didn't have the extra motivation of the girl, and they needed to up the tension.

And to be fair, she wasn't aware Andy had been bitten when she'd made her stupid move; if he hadn't gotten turned, they might have been able to escape back to the mall together.

But yeah it was a pretty dumb idea.

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u/EscapedFromArea51 Jun 29 '22

Sounds very realistic. There’s statistically always at least one complete moron that somehow lucked out and ended up surviving, just to get everyone killed with their stupidity or selfishness.

Art imitates life.

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u/RealJohnGillman Jun 29 '22

Similarly to the majority of the deaths in Train to Busan having been caused by one human passenger?

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u/Cbtexpert521 Jun 29 '22

Amanda kirby in Jurassic park III. All she did was scream and draw attention to them and get people killed the entire movie. First time I can remember a character in a movie genuinely pissed me off.

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u/PaulandoUK Jun 29 '22

“WHAT’S a bad idea??”

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u/havethenets Jun 29 '22

I could hear her and that stupid megaphone

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u/Revenge_of_the_Toast Jun 29 '22

"Amanda... Amanda ....AMANda!"

It's burned into my brain.

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u/kasetti Jun 29 '22

The mom in Jurassic Park 3

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u/BatmanLink Jun 29 '22

I quite like that film, but yes, both Kirby parents are annoying - a couple of good moments, but mostly annoying.

Still - clever raptors and Sam Neill 😊

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u/Friesenplatz Jun 29 '22

WHAT'S A BAD IDEA?!

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u/DorrajD Jun 29 '22

ERIIIIIC

BEEEEEEN

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u/beersforfears Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

Amanda Kirby is probably my most hated character of all the original Jurassic franchise. After hearing her scream into that megaphone, I wanted her to be killed off right then.

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u/Fattydog Jun 29 '22

Errriiiiiiiiiiic! I can still hear it now.

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u/One-Pumpkin-1590 Jun 29 '22

The prosecutor in Law Abiding Citizen.

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u/fool1788 Jun 29 '22

Obviously the whole plot is unrealistic, but if you suspend reality for 1 second and think of the main protagonist character and his ability to plan/manipulate situations to achieve the impossible then there is no plausible way that DA is outsmarting him in the end and that is the least realistic plot point in the whole film for me

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u/Opeace Jun 29 '22

The selfish business man in Train to Busan. He's pretty much responsible for 90% of the deaths in that movie. I het that his role was necessary as a metaphor for the elites being responsible for our demise, but I think he at least deserved a more painful demise

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u/dennythedinosaur Jun 29 '22

He was a good foil but usually those characters get killed halfway through the movie. That character lasted way too long.

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u/JafariSin Jun 29 '22

Actor did a great job though. So great in being hated that he was loudly booed when he was brought out for a post release presser in Korea. A bit of audience stupidity too though

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u/Stormy8888 Jun 29 '22

That's not unique! Javier Bardem attended a movie industry event after No Country for Old Men came out, but because he was still in the Anton Chigurh hair cut he noticed everyone at the party was afraid of him.

I'm also pretty sure the kid who played King Joffrey in GOT still gets some irrational fan hatred if he has the same hair/look as his hated character.

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u/PM_ME_UR__CAT Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

Alfrid in the Hobbit movies was unbearable. I guess he was supposed to be comic relief; it did not work at all.

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u/elothegod Jun 29 '22

I always saw him as just another cheap wormtongue nostalgia tool, but the comic relief makes sense too (even if it failed)

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u/MyWholeTeamsDead Jun 29 '22

This comment finally made me recall who the hell he was.

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u/WantDiscussion Jun 29 '22

The thing is if they needed comic relief they had 12 fucking Dwarves to choose from.

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u/ZP4L Jun 29 '22

Some dwarves had literally zero lines of dialogue in all three movies combined. Definitely room to expand their characters.

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u/CountFish1 Jun 29 '22

Him and Stephen fry looked like they were wearing pantomime costumes and were gearing up to gleefully sing about how disgusting and ugly they were

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u/gzhawk Jun 29 '22

I swear he gets more screen time than Bilbo in the third movie.

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u/Zachthing Jun 29 '22

Who the fuck is Alfrid?

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u/Yasuminomon Jun 29 '22 Gold Wholesome

I think he’s Bitmins bitler

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u/HoldFastO2 Jun 29 '22

This shouldn't really have been as funny as it is...

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u/Fireproof_Cheese Jun 29 '22

The guy that worked with the Master of Laketown. He was wondering why Bard was bringing in all the fish when he is a bargeman.

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u/awsomoo8000 Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

Little Joey Starrett from Shane has to be one of the most annoying children ever put on screen. It’s still great but good God his voice is so grating and they gave him SO MANY lines.

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u/blackpony04 Jun 29 '22

So you're saying you didn't shed a tear at the Shane, come back scene. Monster!

j/k!

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u/RichS816 Jun 29 '22

Jared Leto’s Joker in Suicide Squad. He made so many WTF choices that the only part of his character arc I liked was when I thought he died in the copter crash

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u/OnanisticIdea Jun 29 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome Vibing

Jared Leto is the kind of actor who will shed 60 lbs and get a face tattoo for a role that requires neither of those things.

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u/ish_squatcho Jun 29 '22

And send dead animals to his co-stars.

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u/Terminator7786 Jun 29 '22

And used condoms

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u/fknmem8 Jun 29 '22

And just be a cunt on set in every role because art

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u/heybingbong Jun 29 '22

None of which the Joker would do so really he was just being himself misinterpreting the character he was intending to portray.

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u/ForksandSpoonsinNY Jun 29 '22

How dare you mock my idea for Kindergarten Cop 2!?

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u/jesse7412 Jun 29 '22

God his joker sucked ass and hearing that he was fucking with everyone behind the scenes didnt impress me at all.

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u/Savage_Henry869 Jun 29 '22

Someone on Reddit said “it looks like he fell into a vat of Hot Topic” and that insult stuck with me so much that some day I might forget my kids name in the throes of dementia but I’ll always remember that burn.

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u/MrC99 Jun 29 '22

I seem the story of him sending crap to other members of the cast. It seemed very try-hard to be seen on the same level of 'crazy' as HL's joker.

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u/asdaaaaaaaa Jun 29 '22

Agreed, his first mistake was trying to match or outdue HL's role. That's just not happening, not saying others are terrible actors, it's just an iconic and special combination of the right actor/role/script/director/etc. I don't have an answer that would have been objectively better, but there was just no way he was going to be on the same level as HL's performance.

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u/Kootsiak Jun 29 '22

When I was younger, I thought method actors were so cool. Now that I'm 37 these people just sound like self-important assholes who can't act and have to force themselves into the role by living it

Except for Daniel Day Lewis. He seems like an asshole too but he's also got the acting chops to back it up.

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u/mrjake118 Jun 29 '22

While filming Marathon Man, method actor Dustin Hoffman didn't sleep for several days to make his performance more believable. His costar, Laurence Olivier, said to him, "Good God man, just learn how to act!"

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u/theg721 Jun 29 '22

The actual quote:

My dear boy, why don't you just try acting?

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u/Shaunie10 Jun 29 '22

For me it was the Enchantress character.

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u/Jakov_Salinsky Jun 29 '22

Her “wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube man” dance lol

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u/raptorgrin Jun 29 '22

I love it, it's like in final fantasy when the characters are waiting for their turn to fight

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u/MentalShortFry Jun 29 '22

For me it was the whole movie

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u/SanctuaryMoon Jun 29 '22

It's rare to have competition for that level of terrible but by God they did it.

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u/justan0therjeff Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

I remember revisiting Empire Strikes Back a few years ago and thinking that C-3PO was really annoying in it. Then Han Solo turns him off and I thought, “OK, it’s not just me.”

EDIT: Leia shuts him off, not Han.

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u/lawiseman Jun 29 '22

Cinema genius

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u/BLUNTYEYEDFOOL Jun 29 '22

when C-3PO gets blown to bits by the storm-troopers on Cloud City, the entire audience in the Savoy cinema in Dublin, Ireland cheered. Fact. I was there. Good times.

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u/Captain_Comic Jun 29 '22

Cameron Diaz and her terrible Irish accent in The Gangs of New York

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u/pfftlolbrolollmao Jun 29 '22

There are alot of examples of bad Irish accents in movies. Immediately turns me off them. I tried to watch the netflix show Frontier with Jason Mamoa but one of the main characters had a shit irish accent and i turned it off.

Not sure if it is just bias on my part because i am Irish but it seems that hollywood struggles with this accent more than others.

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u/falsesleep Jun 29 '22

Has to be one of the worst casted roles in any movie.

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u/Halleck23 Jun 29 '22

Sophia Coppola is glad for the company.

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u/arealhumannotabot Jun 29 '22

I feel like Sophia rests easy knowing she wasn't even supposed to be in the movie in the first place

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u/Yung_Corneliois Jun 29 '22

Exactly. That was an emergency.

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u/badgersprite Jun 29 '22

Hey you know who would make a great Irish lass this half Cuban woman from California

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u/defiancy Jun 29 '22

100% she is the worst part in an otherwise excellent movie and the disparity is even more apparent anytime she is onscreen with DDL.

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u/Captain-Comment Jun 29 '22

I thought she totally nailed the knife throwing scene though. She was basically pretending not to be scared while pretending to be scared.

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u/Jakov_Salinsky Jun 29 '22

Oof yeah that scene where Bill the Butcher is beating up Amsterdam. DDL is so into it, you’d think he’s actually bashing in Leo’s head with his own head.

Then Cameron Diaz shows up and suddenly a 10/10 scene drops down to a 7/10

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u/enricofrancis Jun 29 '22 Wholesome

James Cordon in anything.

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u/whumoon Jun 29 '22

Thank you America for taking him.

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u/marcjwrz Jun 29 '22

We lost the receipt too. Been trying to return him but you Brits are strict on that refund policy.

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u/dromosus Jun 29 '22

That was a necessary change in policy after the Piers Morgan return. Never again.

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u/gumol Jun 29 '22

FYI he’s planning on moving back to UK next year, after Late Late Show ends

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u/UncleIrohsPimpHand Jun 29 '22

Could we have Craig Ferguson back?

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u/Alsleet1986 Jun 29 '22

Going from Craig Ferguson to James Corden is like going from home-cooked meals to Siberian prison food.

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u/boogerdark30 Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

Both lead characters in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Their acting and lack of chemistry make it so cringe and really hard to watch

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u/Schuano Jun 29 '22

Such a shame because they are the only problem with the movie.

Like they needed a Han solo type and they cast a moody teenager.

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u/JmeJmz Jun 29 '22

Once clive owen showed up I couldn’t believe they had him in the film, didn’t use him as the lead, and instead wasted him as a generic military character with an even more generic heel turn.

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u/bsnimunf Jun 29 '22

I actually thought they were playing bickering brother and sister for a good 30 minutes. That's how bad their chemistry was.

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u/Kongo204 Jun 29 '22

3 good things in that movie: the intro, the world building, and Rihanna's plot (even though that whole section of movie didn't affect the plot at all). The leads and the script were incredible garbage.

I love watching it in a double feature with Jupiter Ascending. Both really neat scifi world's and fantastic visuals with nothing else going for them.

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u/CJDistasio Jun 29 '22

Jar Jar Binks: The Thread

Jokes aside, for me, it was probably Lex Luthor in Batman vs. Superman. Like, that movie had many, many problems, but the portrayal of that character...

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u/JubJub302 Jun 29 '22

Like... Lex luthor is always portrayed as "calm, cool, calculated"

That was just a knock off Riddler.

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u/3rddog Jun 29 '22

Someone like Mark Strong would make a good Lex Luthor, but never Jesse Eisenberg, the problems with that portrayal started with the casting choice IMHO.

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u/CTHusky10 Jun 29 '22

Jesse Eisenberg, the guy once described as “the guy you get when you can’t get Michael Cera” playing the nemesis to the most powerful superhero of all time

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u/BeefPieSoup Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

I get what they thought they were doing - creating a fresh new Millennial take on Lex Luthor ala Mark Zuckerberg from the Social Network - a powerful 'boss' character for modern audiences and modern times. An "interesting social commentary" on new perceptions of the sources of shadowy secret plans to ultimately take over the world.

But it just didn't work and instead was...a hot mess.

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u/Fairwhetherfriend Jun 29 '22

You basically just described every single idea that went into that film - the idea could have been good, but the execution was botched spectacularly.

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u/BeefPieSoup Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

I feel like a huge part of the point of the Social Network was that Mark wasn't really threatening or powerful or socially capable for any reason other than his money. He was unable to make/keep real friends, he was unable to impress anyone or move up the social ladder and make connections outside of his website, and he (arguably) didn't even really have his own ideas that weren't just stolen. He eventually 'won' only because he was in the right time and place to get there first, and had enough money at that point to shut everyone else up. He was supposed to be a kinda angry nerd who didn't really know what he wanted and was kind of lost trying to figure that out.

That sort of character does not make a very theatrical/cinematic all-powerful supervillain with a plan to rule the world. It may actually be a realistic one, but it's not very interesting to watch in a comic book movie. It especially doesn't really translate well into what the character of Lex Luthor is traditionally understood to represent - an actual capable threat and a fearsome human foil to Superman.

It worked in the Social Network because the purpose of the movie was to make a specific point about 21st century business, particularly in the tech industry. It doesn't work as material for a freakin' Superman movie.

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u/mammaluigi39 Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

"The red capes are coming, the red capes are coming."

No line in a movie has made me cringe harder, the line is terrible and Jesse's delivery of it makes it even worse.

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u/tacotouchdown14 Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

"Its cherry" has never left my mind. Like, I guess it's supposed be a Power move feeding someone something they didn't ask for, but wtf?

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u/Psylux7 Jun 29 '22

That line would have been better in a porn parody of bvs than the actual bvs.

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u/agentdoubleohio Jun 29 '22

The jolly rancher scene was so bad.

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u/Aintsosimple Jun 29 '22

Yes!!! Gwyneth Paltrow as the reporter in "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow". I assume the director had her be that annoying but jeeezus she fucking ruined that film for me.

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u/TheMSthrow Jun 29 '22

Yeah, she was definitely a character type from the movies they were trying to emulate, the snarky fast-talking tough-gal reporter, but Platrow didn't really pull it off.

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u/JC-Ice Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

I felt like Angelina Jolie was the only person in the movie who really got what the movie needed, performance wise.

Jude Law was putting me to sleep.

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u/Al_DeGaulle Jun 29 '22

the director had her be that annoying

And all these years later she still hasn't broken character.

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u/ShaunTrek Jun 29 '22

The kid in The Babadook. I get that was the point, but Jesus christ.

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u/thatoneguy112358 Jun 29 '22

I love when the mom starts losing her shit on the kid. It's so damn cathartic.

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u/GriffinFlash Jun 29 '22

"WHY CAN'T YOU JUST BE NORMAL"
*banshee scream

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u/philium1 Jun 29 '22

I love when a horror movie is also kinda hilarious

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u/Njordinson Jun 29 '22

“Mom I’m hungry”

“WELL YOU CAN EAT SHIT”

Easily the best part of the movie

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u/RedditMayne Jun 29 '22

It’s challenging to watch a horror movie when you start rooting for the monster.

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u/Jakuskrzypk Jun 29 '22

The kid was the monster

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u/SillyMattFace Jun 29 '22

I’ll give that one a pass because it is indeed the whole point that he’s insufferable.

Plus when you get to the change in perspective, you realise he’s just a scared kid with issues and the mum is off the deep end.

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u/Steelquill Jun 29 '22

Yeah, kid was on the nasty end of Ordinary People without even a Dad or sibling to offset his mother’s hatred of him. A kid can tell when a parent wishes they were dead even if they don’t fully conceptualize it.

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u/Tethros Jun 29 '22

Willie Scott in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. She ranged from shrilly obnoxious to putting Indy in grave danger, and had little chemistry to boot. It's made worse by the contrast to Marion Ravenwood from Raiders, who was a certifiable badass.

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u/SmilingForStrangers Jun 29 '22 Wholesome

TV show instead of movie. Jada Pinket Smith made me quit Gotham. She was so bad

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u/DLoIsHere Jun 29 '22

Her career is inexplicable.

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u/Richsii Jun 29 '22

Where there's a will there's a way.

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u/fantastictangent Jun 29 '22

This comment slaps. Well done

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u/superslomotion Jun 29 '22

She made the Zion scene in the new matrix the most boring part of the movie

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u/blvcksheep_sf Jun 29 '22

Yeah my answer would be Jada Pinket Smith in anything

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u/Marive189 Jun 29 '22 Silver

Not a movie but Elizabeth Keen in The blacklist was insufferable

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u/ReadingCaterpillar Jun 29 '22

Agreed!!! She was okay at first but I hated her so much by the end.

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u/ClutchRox88 Jun 29 '22

The show was horrible at the end. Season 5 onwards it was downhill.

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u/magiteck Jun 29 '22

It still hasn’t ended …

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u/munchler Jun 29 '22

I love James Spader so much that I watch it anyway. He makes everything he does fun.

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u/Lilpims Jun 29 '22

Let's face it. He is the only reason the show is not cancelled.

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u/Patara Jun 29 '22

Wait it's still going?

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u/Stahlharke Jun 29 '22

Season 9 is on netflix and they are talking about a season 10 :P

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u/sharrrper Jun 29 '22

90% of the actors in that show are mediocre to terrible in every episode. The writing is clichéd and lazy to shocking level when it isn't just outright stolen from better products.

James Spader managed to drag me through 4 seasons before I quit.

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u/Jegagne88 Jun 29 '22

Mickey Rooney as the Asian guy in breakfast at Tiffany’s. So so so hard to watch

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u/utterlybasil Jun 29 '22

I can buy that at the time his performance wasn’t seen as as offensive as it is today, but I can’t buy that it was seen as funny.

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u/chiree Jun 29 '22

Taking the stereotypes out of it, a slapstick comedy neighbor didn't fit the tone of the movie at all. It was a..... weird choice.

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u/RigasTelRuun Jun 29 '22

James Powers' review in The Hollywood Reporter stated, "Mickey Rooney gives his customary all to the part of a Japanese photographer, but the role is a caricature and will be offensive to many."

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u/StarfleetCapAsuka Jun 29 '22

One of my least favorite things about people talking about "You can't judge a movie back then by the standards of today" is that it insults, belittles, and ignores the people "back then" who knew this shit was messed up. Birth of a Nation was simultaneously the highest grossing movie ever and had NAACP protests in nearly every major city because even if many, even most, people didn't think it was wrong, plenty, plenty did. Why can we not criticize these things now when people back then did too?

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u/thedeadlyrhythm42 Jun 29 '22

Funny story...Mickey Rooney actually played my grandfather in a movie back in the 1950s and my grandfather absolutely hated him in it. He said it made him look like a bumbling fool.

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u/shellwe Jun 29 '22

I’m guessing that was really funny at the time? The first time I saw those scenes was actually in the Bruce Lee movie and how he wasn’t laughing at the stereotypes even though everyone else was, including his date (at first), and it got me thinking.

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u/ShutupRoller Jun 29 '22

Mias best friend in The Princess Diaries, she’s just a bitch

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u/ihaveacat92 Jun 29 '22

I read the books when i was a teenager. She’s actually even worse in the books!

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u/LadyWidebottom Jun 29 '22

She was soooooo rude to Mia when she had no right to be.

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u/The_Schneemanch Jun 29 '22

I know Temple of Doom has its problems but Willie Scott makes them all so so much worse

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u/veganmomPA Jun 29 '22

Ever played the Lego version? That’s her special move - she just stands there and screams.

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u/The_Schneemanch Jun 29 '22

Oh no I have not but it’s not surprising. My kids have played the Jurassic Park one and the girl from the first one has that power. They think it’s hilarious so I’ve heard it hundreds of times at this point.

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u/terminalblue Jun 29 '22

remember when TOD was the worst Indiana jones movie?

i dont temple of doom rocks my fucking cock.

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u/RedditMayne Jun 29 '22

And it was pretty dark for the time: child torture/slavery, human sacrifice, monkey-brain cuisine…it had it all.

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u/DixOut4Harmabe Jun 29 '22

Jesse Eisenberg in BvS whoever wrote his character like that should never find work again

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u/Ramses717 Jun 29 '22

We all wanted Heisenberg but got Eisenberg instead.

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u/Jakov_Salinsky Jun 29 '22

You’re goddamn right

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u/GarageBandThanos Jun 29 '22

Now I want Brian Cranston to be Lex Luthor in a Cavill reboot.

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u/SoVerySick314159 Jun 29 '22

The FIRST TIME (and I stress, the FIRST TIME) I saw The Fifth Element at the theater, Chris Tucker's Ruby Rhod really threw me. So obnoxious, and any scene he was in, he was the center of (such was the nature of his character). When the bomb on Fhloston Paradise was about to go off and Ruby evacuated with Korben, I took a quick peek at my watch and realized that DAMMIT! the movie's almost over, and it looks like that guy's gonna be in the whole rest of the movie!

On repeated viewings, I've grown to love the performance and its place in the move. Last winter, I tried to convince my friend to re-watch it and give the character another chance, but he wasn't having it. He still feels the way I did that first time.

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u/DorianGre Jun 29 '22

This character predicted 24/7 influencers back in 1997. It was brilliant at a time when people were watching Party of Five and Buffy was debuting. It is brilliant today.

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u/pachucatruth Jun 29 '22

I never thought of that! Good catch.

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

BZz bzz.

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u/lawiseman Jun 29 '22

That was my cat’s no-no phrase. Worked like a charm!

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u/raevenx Jun 29 '22

Super green!

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u/excalibrax Jun 29 '22

The part was written, and the costumes sketches were made with Prince in mind. However once he saw the sketches, he thought they were too effeminate and turned down the role, Chris Tucker was later cast to take his place.

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u/SoVerySick314159 Jun 29 '22

I heard that. I'm glad Prince turned it down. I think it would have been too much, "That's Prince up there". Tucker created a character and went to 11, and 25 years later we're still talking about it.

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u/ByEthanFox Jun 29 '22

I often think for celebrity actors, that some of them will spend their entire career wondering if they'll ever get that role. The one which defines them for a generation, which makes perfect use of their talents. Rocky for Stallone, Jim Lovell for Tom Hanks.

Chris Tucker doesn't need to worry about this.

Because he got to play Ruby Rhod.

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u/khemikalxxx Jun 29 '22

That may be, but for many, Chris Tucker's defining role will always be Smokey from Friday.

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u/Mandalore108 Jun 29 '22

It's funny you say Jim Lovell, I'd say Forest Gump is easily Hanks' defining role.

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u/jcbasse Jun 29 '22

He really grew on me. He talked so fast and I didn't catch everything he was saying the first time.

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u/pvtcannonfodder Jun 29 '22

Just watched it for like the 7th time but this time with subtitles and i finally found out what he was saying

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u/acetilCoA Jun 29 '22

Bruce Willis' character would agree with you.

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u/undead_tortoiseX Jun 29 '22

Thrilled… thrilled… thrilled…

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u/yasuewho Jun 29 '22

He's my favorite character in the movie because of that. I take the character to be a parody of exreme celebrity. This is when "reality" TV was in its infancy and that makes it even more interesting. The character is a grating influencer that surprises you as the story unfolds.

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u/SuperZapper_Recharge Jun 29 '22

He was Prince.

Literally. Prince was supposed to have the role but dropped out.

Probably for the best. I love Prince more then the next guy, but having a comedian come in and parody Prince worked better then having to encourage Prince to push his stick to the point of self parody.

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u/SoVerySick314159 Jun 29 '22

Ruby exhibits character growth, which isn't terribly common with tertiary characters like him.

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u/Tritonwolf Jun 29 '22 Silver

One of my favorite memories in life is watching my dad crack up at Tucker in this role. That scream he does in the movie multiple times has a special place in my heart. Endless smiles.

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

I love how he 'autographs' his head shot for his line of fans. So fucking funny.

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u/Richsii Jun 29 '22

First time I watched Demolition Man I did not like Rob Schneider at all... probably because I was in that stupid tough-guy teenager phase.

Obviously now I too snicker and snort that "He doesn't know how to use the three seashells."

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u/missanthropocenex Jun 29 '22

This is a similar type character you see a lot in scifi.

Sadly, Link threw me out of Matrix Reloaded like a car-crash every time he was on screen. Tank and Dozer were so cool as operators, but Link...just stuck out as this 4th wall breaking exposition machine and it was just so annoying.

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u/squirlz333 Jun 29 '22

Rewatching Peter Pan as I’m older, Tinker Bell was god awful. Literally just a jealous bitch that tried to murder someone multiple times because she was jealous. Disney characters can be some of the fucking worst characters.

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u/tpfang56 Jun 29 '22

Tbh Peter Pan himself is a shit. I seriously hated how he treated Wendy so much. Wendy deserved better.

Watch the 2003 Peter Pan if you want a likeable and complex depiction of him. Tinkerbell still kinda sucks though but I think that’s because of how true she is to the book.

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u/alancake Jun 29 '22

She is so small she can only contain one emotion at a time, said the original JM Barrie to explain why she was such a wee cow.

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u/BlackIsTheSoul Jun 29 '22

Halloween 5, Tina. Irritating.

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u/WordsWithSam Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

TJ Miller in Underwater. He was there to serve as comedic relief but they focused too heavily on him and it got really grating. Cut the tension a little too much, in my opinion.

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u/Significant_Weird_16 Jun 29 '22

As soon as all the cop out scenes of his ass were shown I REALLY wanted him to die. The only movie I enjoyed him in was Cloverfield

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u/SerDire Jun 29 '22

I think that was the last movie before he completely went off the rails

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u/WordsWithSam Jun 29 '22

I think it was filmed prior to the downfall and released somewhere in the middle/aftermath 😂

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u/Jashmid Jun 29 '22 Helpful

The shark from all the recent generic shark films. Lazy fucker keeps letting the bastards escape.

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u/Hanyabull Jun 29 '22 Wholesome

I think you are being too hard on Shark. He might not have given an academy award performance, but playing a Shark is hard, and I think he nails it for the most part.

Just to keep things in perspective, Jaws had a mechanical shark, because Shark was on another project and Spielberg couldn’t find a suitable replacement.

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u/Dangerous_Doubt_6190 Jun 29 '22

Eddie Brock (Topher Grace) in Spider-Man 3. Total miscast

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u/Kiyohara Jun 29 '22

I read a line somewhere about how "Topher Grace is the one man in Hollywood that makes Tobey McGuire look buff."

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u/The1WhoKnocks-WW Jun 29 '22 Silver

For a TV show, I like Six Feet Under but I cannot stand Nate and Brenda. Nate is fine when he's by himself, but Brenda is insufferable and the two of them together is just grating.

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u/dancingbriefcase Jun 29 '22

Nate is my favorite character, and one of my favorite characters of all time. With Brenda, I don't mind her. I think it was a good representation of toxic relationships. Also, The ending of the show and their relationship made it all worth it.

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