Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wednesday or Thursdayish Top 10

Cam's Favorite Movie Characters of All-Time. I'll try to put some of them in order, but toward the top, my rankings could change from day to day. Some of the quotes are of the book variety if they didn't make it into the movie.

I chose these characters because they made me laugh, envious, or were just plain interesting or entertaining.

10. Carl Spackler (Caddyshack)- "He's a cinderalla boy, out of nowhere..." One of the funniest characters per line ever written.

Best Line: "So I jump ship in Hong Kong...."

9. Egon Spangler (Ghostbusters)- Great dry humor. He grounded the whole theme of Ghostbusters in something other than slapstick.

Best Line: "There is definitely a very slim chance we might survive."

8. Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)- Who doesn't want to be the Captain of The Black Pearl? I didn't understand the 3rd one though. Just weird.

Best Line: "Why should I sail with any of you? Four of you have tried to kill me in the past.(looks at Elizabeth) One of you succeeded."

7. Doc Brown
(Back to The Future)- I want to go Back to the Future. I wanted the cool DeLorean and all. I'm still waiting for my hoverboard.

Best line: In response to Marty repeatedly saying 'this is heavy!'

"What is it with that word? Is there something wrong with the gravitational pull of the earth in 1985?"

6. Vito Corleone
(The Godfather)- Just a Sicilian boy who made his own way in America by being honest, yet ruthless. There's surely a few real life Vito's out there.

Best line: "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."

5. Ferris Bueller
(Ferris Bueller's Day Off)- He was the epitome of "cool" in the 80's.

Best line: "I don't believe in 'isms'. In my opinion, 'isms' don't lead to anything good."

4. Tyler Durden (Fight Club)- A very interesting character. I wonder how many of us have an alter-ego like that locked away inside of us.

Best line: "The things you own end up owning you."

3. Peter Pan (All the different Pan movies except "Hook")- He can fly, fight Pirates, and never grows up. Pretty cool.

Best line: He wasn't terribly clever. He doesn't have any good lines.

2. Voldemort (Harry Potter)- The outward expression of an attention hungry orphan, looking for some kind of self-importance which he found in the "Dark Arts". He discovered hurting and tormenting others to be a source of pleasure very early in life and never stopped.

Best line: "There is no good and evil, there is only power, and those too weak to seek it." You'll see it in the next movie.

1. Edmond Dantes
(Count of Monte Cristo)- True love, betrayal, imprisonment without hope....therefore, hate and revenge drove him on to survive. And he executes his revenge so cleverly and perfectly.

Best lines: On the outset of his revenge- "And now, farewell to kindness, humanity and gratitude. I have substituted myself for Providence in rewarding the good; may the God of vengeance now yield me His place to punish the wicked."

To his son after his revenge was nearly complete- "Tell the angel who will watch over your life to pray now and then for a man who, like Satan, believed himself for an instant to be equal to God, but who realized in all humility that supreme power and wisdom are in the hands of God alone."


Jordan said...

Nathaniel Poe/Hawkeye (Last of the Mohicans)
Quote - "One of these days, you and I are going to have a serious disagreement" directed at the Major Duncan

Donald TAFT Ayers said...

Wyatt Freakin' Earp (Tombstone)
Quote- "You going to do something or just stand there and bleed?"

Tiffany said...

Inigo Montoya (Princess Bride)
Quote- Six-Fingered Man: "I'll giev you land riches --"
Montoya: "Give me back my father, you son of a bitch!"

Your selection of Doc Brown is a close second, though my choice for his best quote is: "It woooorks! I finally invented something that works!"