Jar Jar Binks

Jar Jar Binks

There is nothing that ruins a movie more than an annoying or useless character - believe me the big screen has been littered with them over the years.

We take a look at some of the characters that have left us asking 'what is the point of you?' Potential Spoilers.

- Jar Jar Binks - Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

There is no character more universally hated that Jar Jar Binks: who was introduced to the Star Wars franchise for the first time in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

But what it is about this character that everyone seems to hate? It is the fact that he is computer generated? Is it his super annoying voice?

Personally, the fact that he just gets in the way and has no real bearing on the story whatsoever is really what gets on my goat.

Star Wars: Episode VII is in the pipeline, and I think it is fair to say that we won't be seeing Jar Jar Binks, shame!!!

- Mutt Williams - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Mutt Williams was one of the new character additions to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008.

Played by Shia Labeouf, Mutt Williams is the son of Jones and is the character/actor tipped to take over the franchise.

Sadly, Mutt is a character who is in love with himself a little too much and spends more time brushing his hair than doing anything that is actually useful.

Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a bit of a disappointing film, and I have my fingers tightly crossed that the franchise will never see this character again.

- Rachel Ferrier - War of the Worlds

Steven Spielberg's remake of the 1953 classic War of the Worlds hit the big screen back in 2005. Tom Cruise led the cast, while Dakota Fanning played his young daughter.

All Fanning's character Rachel does is scream, cry, and snivel for the full 116-minute movie.

Now I know that an alien invasion is supposed to be scary, but all these weeping and wailing is OTT and incredibly annoying.

Just a thought, when you are trying to survive an alien invasion, perhaps hiding and turning down the volume would be beneficial.

- Skids & Mudflap - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

There are not many redeeming qualities in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - which why it did so well at the box office is a bit of a mystery.

However, there was nothing worse or more annoying in this film that the terrible Skids & Mudflap.

This was the first and last time that we were introduced to the unfunny and rather racist Twins - you do have to wonder what they were thinking of when these characters were created.

Thankfully, we have not seen them back on the big screen since their disastrous introduction back in 2009.

- Bella Swan - Twilight Saga

I was a huge fan of the Twilight books, but they really did not translate well on to the big screen.

Kristen Stewart really was incredibly badly cast, as she depicted Swan as this moody and miserable characters. Sure, this character has despairing moments, but this really was OTT.

She just doesn't bring any life of interest into this character and Stewart has zero chemistry with the equally poorly cast Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen.

These movies could have been really fantastic; instead, they became a major opportunity missed!!

- Ruby Rhod - The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element is a fantastic action/sci-fi film, which hit the big screen back in 1997 and directed by Luc Besson.

Chris Tucker takes on the role of radio presenter Ruby Rhod, and god is he one of the most annoying characters of all time.

His voice alone is enough to curdle milk - seriously, it just goes through me and has me desperately hunting for the remote.

By the time the final credits roll your ears will be ringing from all of the screaming and screeching. Far too much hysteria for my liking.

- Willie Scott - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Another character that is annoying loud comes in the form of Willie Scott from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Much like Ruby Rhod, the problem with Willie Scott is the noise - as Jones himself quite rightly points out.

From start to finish, all she does is scream; I am talking about an ear-piercing shriek.

She is no help whatsoever as she cries, screams and whines her way through the two-hour film. Seriously, what is the point of this character, other than being the token woman?

- Corporal Upham - Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan is one of the best war movies in recent years, and brings together a terrific cast to tell a great story.

However, Corporal Upham is not one of those great characters, as he is a nuisance from the minute you lay eyes on him.

For almost three hours you just want to tell him to 'man up' and help his buddies - even when they are getting killed he is no help at all.

He is whinny and useless... and he is the character that survives at the end of it all.

Other honourable mentions include Derek Zoolander in Zoolander, Mary Horowitz in All About Steve and Wendy Torrance in The Shining.

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