Well, well, well. We have a group of characters that are just about as likable as a toothache! These movie characters have made people feel everything from frustration to outright hatred, and it’s hilarious how much they’ve managed to annoy audiences.
From Grandpa Joe’s tap dancing betrayal in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to Elisabeth Moss’s character in Queen of Earth, every single one of these characters has an exceptional talent for rubbing people the wrong way. Finally, at least some of these characters got what was coming to them!
Courtesy of a forum filled with avid movie-watchers, here are movie nominations that will make you despise some of the characters in them.
1. Don’t Look Up (2021)
As one person pointed out, the sheer selfishness in the face of doom made most characters in the film rather obnoxious. Of course, in the end, no one is forgiven. However, as the plot unfolds, you can’t help but be vexed at the sorry sight of these petty characters.
2. Speak No Evil (2022)
While the movie was decent overall, a film enthusiast mentioned hating each character. Despite its aptness, it’s challenging to watch for many due to its triggering content.
3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
This might be a shocker, but one person crowned Grandpa Joe, the greatest villain in all movie history. They talked about how he leeched off his family and lazed around, pretending to be bedridden. And, of course, the sheer cruelty he showed when he reveled in the misery of other children at the factory.
4. Jurassic Park Iii (2001)
Sometimes, characters are not even evil but outright dumb. For example, the Jurassic Park franchise comprises characters lacking intelligence or caution in dangerous situations. One critic was rather pleased to see such folks get eaten by the dinosaurs in the third film.
5. The Last Samurai (2003)
The concept of self-actualization through violent means strikes as absurd to some viewers, and understandably so. Maybe Nathan could use some meditation?
6. Queen of Earth (2015)
While an excellent movie, one moviegoer was somewhat disappointed that they disliked Elisabeth Moss’s character. However, considering Catherine’s toxicity, the viewers were bound to gag a little, don’t you think?
7. Very Bad Things (1998)
And don’t even get me started on Christian Slater’s character in Very Bad Things! As one film buff inquired, who knew that someone could simultaneously be so influential and so darn idiotic?
8. The Drop (2014)
Animal cruelty is not cool. Hence, Eric Deeds harming a puppy made many viewers loathe the character. One person could not bear the puppy’s mistreatment in the freezing winter. Some would even be willing to choose violence to avenge the poor baby.
9. Terms of Endearment (1983)
And the ultimate helicopter mom award goes to…Aurora Greenway in Terms of Endearment. You know things are bad when one user mentioned feeling suffocated while watching the character restrain and control her adult kid. But hey, it’s a good lesson on NOT being a parent.
10. The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)
Now, this film is engrossing in that it is possible to hate many characters. As a final critic describes, the anger moves from one character to the next rather swiftly. You’re lucky. You get to hate many characters simultaneously, like a buffet of loathsome characters.
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