Odious movie characters
I hate Mickey Mouse. That’s partly why I don’t like Disneyland. Another reason is that I don’t like crowds, waiting, or undue expense. And still another reason is my philosophical disagreement with the Disney Corporation’s stated mission of “making” me have “fun.” In this
order I hate:
1) Mickey Mouse
2) Jar-Jar Binks
3) Doby the house elf, and
4) C3PO, human-cyborg relations.
I have always hated Mickey Mouse’s squeaky voice. It’s mostly the voice that gets me. As an animation character he is incredibly annoying. I don’t like Disneyland. I’ve been to Tokyo Disneyland three times so I know that I don’t like it. In America I’ve been to Disney World in Floridaone time only, in the mid-seventies soon after it opened, so I know that I don’t like it as well. Mickey Mouse is not cute and he’s difficult to listen to. Mostly I just want to punch him out.
With Jar-Jar Binks it’s also mostly the voice. And I also want to punch him out - or go at his head and neck with a baseball bat. I don’t understand most of what he says in those Star Wars movies, so I have to watch the DVDs with the English subtitles just to get it. Jar-Jar Binks is like a Rastafarian alien. I mean he talks like some kind of Jamaican. His character is also very annoying and silly, and I’m not the only one who thinks so. Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-wan Kenobi agree with me.
I always hate Doby the house elf from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second installment of the franchisee. What an asshole! Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger are not much better. I watched all the Harry Potter films, but by the second movie I was already tired of hearing these teenagers complain about how unfair everything was.
What can I say about C3PO? I wish the Jawas had scrapped him in the first movie (the 4th Episode). He’s a complaining dolt, and he doesn’t seem too intelligent for a robot. His constant stream of complaints is a constant stream of verbal diarrhea and stupidity that make him abrasive and repellant. Did George Lucas think this was endearing when he and his production team designed the character in the 1970s?
Are all of these characters supposed to be redeeming somehow because they represent the naiveté and innocence of children? Lord, help us!