History TheLoad / LiveActionFilms

10th May '16 4:42:34 AM erforce
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** For the prequels, namely ''ThePhantomMenace'', it was Jar Jar Binks. And boy were fans relieved when his role got significantly reduced in the following two films, even if they didn't exactly fare any better than the first of [[BrokenBase these prequels]].
* Interestingly, both Sarah and John Connor assume this role in the ''Film/{{Terminator}}'' and [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay its sequel]], the former initially being a relatively airheaded fast food waitress and the latter being a delinquent kid with two seconds of usefulness [[FridgeLogic cracking a safe that the Terminator could have easily ripped open with one hand]]. Of course they both TookALevelInBadass in time for their next film appearances, mostly because of [[WarIsHell the ordeals they went through]].
* Attempted aversion with Sam Witwicky in ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' with the location of the Allspark is imprinted his glasses.

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** For the prequels, namely ''ThePhantomMenace'', ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', it was Jar Jar Binks. And boy were fans relieved when his role got significantly reduced in the following two films, even if they didn't exactly fare any better than the first of [[BrokenBase these prequels]].
* Interestingly, both Sarah and John Connor assume this role in the ''Film/{{Terminator}}'' ''Film/TheTerminator'' and [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay its sequel]], the former initially being a relatively airheaded fast food waitress and the latter being a delinquent kid with two seconds of usefulness [[FridgeLogic cracking a safe that the Terminator could have easily ripped open with one hand]]. Of course they both TookALevelInBadass in time for their next film appearances, mostly because of [[WarIsHell the ordeals they went through]].
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Attempted aversion with Sam Witwicky in ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' with the location of the Allspark is imprinted his glasses.
7th May '16 6:55:11 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** Honey Rider in ''Film/DrNo''. Oddly enough, she isn't widely hated among ''James Bond'' fans, partly because she was the first main BondGirl, but she really is the single most superfluous Bond girl in the entire film series--yet is consistently ranked as the best, a position clearly earned solely ''because'' she's the first. The film makers were usually pretty good in making the Bond girls in the series of at least some nominal importance to the plot of each film (even if, in the case of [[Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun Mary Goodnight]], their only importance is as TheMillstone), but Honey is of no importance whatsoever. She shows up late in the film, tags along, and does nothing of any consequence. The film takes the time to give her the same backstory from the novel (Dr. No killed her father, she received all her education by reading the whole encyclopedia, she murdered her rapist, etc.) but again, none of that has any impact on the rest of the film. Of course, the fact she's The Load is also an accurate adaptation of the novel, another reason she isn't widely hated. She exists solely to be the DistressedDamsel (and even that comes across as an afterthought) and for {{Fanservice}}. The latter, Ursula Andress does very, very well, which is the third reason she isn't widely hated.

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** Honey Rider in ''Film/DrNo''. Oddly enough, she isn't widely hated among ''James Bond'' fans, partly because she was the first main BondGirl, but she really is the single most superfluous Bond girl in the entire film series--yet is consistently ranked as the best, a position clearly earned solely ''because'' she's the first.first and still very attractive. The film makers were usually pretty good in making the Bond girls in the series of at least some nominal importance to the plot of each film (even if, in the case of [[Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun Mary Goodnight]], their only importance is as TheMillstone), but Honey is of no importance whatsoever. She shows up late in the film, tags along, and does nothing of any consequence. The film takes the time to give her the same backstory from the novel (Dr. No killed her father, she received all her education by reading the whole encyclopedia, she murdered her rapist, etc.) but again, none of that has any impact on the rest of the film. Of course, the fact she's The Load is also an accurate adaptation of the novel, another reason she isn't widely hated. She exists solely to be the DistressedDamsel (and even that comes across as an afterthought) and for {{Fanservice}}. The latter, Ursula Andress does very, very well, which is the third reason she isn't widely hated.hated.
*** Interestingly, [[Literature/DrNo the novel]] has Honey as much less of a Load-she escapes from Dr. No's planned DeathTrap without Bond's help, gives Bond helpful tips so he doesn't kill himself by accident on Crab Key (for example, drinking the island water could give you fever) and acts as a truly fantastic spotter as Bond drives the Dragon tank to safety.



** Stacey Sutton from ''Film/AViewToAKill'', and ''how''! She is constantly getting into danger due to her own stupidity (at one point failing to notice Christopher Walken on a GIANT ZEPPELIN coming up behind her), and Bond always ends up rescuing her.

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** Stacey Sutton from ''Film/AViewToAKill'', and ''how''! She is constantly getting into danger due to her own stupidity (at one point failing to notice Christopher Walken on a GIANT ZEPPELIN coming up behind her), and Bond always ends up rescuing her. She did intentionally distract Zorin on the Zeppelin, though, and takes Scarpine right out of nowhere.
8th Oct '15 9:18:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''MortadeloYFilemon'': Filemón is treated as such in the first movie. He gets called this way twice, one by the Súper and another one by ''Mortadelo''.

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* ''MortadeloYFilemon'': ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': Filemón is treated as such in the first movie. He gets called this way twice, one by the Súper and another one by ''Mortadelo''.
13th Jul '15 7:32:31 PM Javertshark13
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** Rachel wants to run about a quarter mile away from her dad for some privacy for a pee-pee in a hostile alien environment. She then runs out of a relatively sheltered house to escape the alien ship's probe -- and runs out into the open -- making it even easier for the ship to snatch her. Rachel also has an inexplicable need to be carried around for the rest of the movie. She is ten years old. There is no reason for carrying a ten-year-old across the street, let alone from New York to Boston.

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** Rachel wants to run about a quarter mile away from her dad for some privacy for a pee-pee in a hostile alien environment. environment, though this actually doesn't put her in danger. She then also runs out of a relatively sheltered house to escape the alien ship's probe -- and runs out into the open -- making it even easier for the ship to snatch her. Rachel She also is a more literal example of this in that she has an inexplicable need to be carried around for the rest of the movie. She is ten years old. There is no reason for carrying a ten-year-old across the street, let alone from New York to Boston.lot.
13th Jul '15 7:07:23 PM RedSky
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** For the prequels, namely ''ThePhantomMenace'', it was Jar Jar Binks. And boy were fans relieved when his role got significantly reduced in the following two films, even if they didn't exactly fare any better than the first of [[BrokenBase these prequels]].
4th Jul '15 6:45:15 AM cptorsai
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* Kelly Roarke in ''Film/Volcano''. At the ''absolute'' best she is utterly useless, and far more often an active hindrance to everyone else (at one point, getting two fire-fighters killed due to her inability to do anything other than just stand there).

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* Kelly Roarke in ''Film/Volcano''.''Film/{{Volcano}}''. At the ''absolute'' best she is utterly useless, and far more often an active hindrance to everyone else (at one point, getting two fire-fighters killed due to her inability to do anything other than just stand there).
4th Jul '15 6:44:20 AM cptorsai
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* Kelly Roarke in ''Film/Volcano''. At the ''absolute'' best she is utterly useless, and far more often an active hindrance to everyone else (at one point, getting two fire-fighters killed due to her inability to do anything other than just stand there).
29th Jun '15 4:53:24 AM JamesAustin
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* ''Film/{{Limitless}}'': The movie begins with Eddie is a divorced writer who suffers chronic writer’s block and is dumped by his girlfriend Lindy. Then Eddie takes [[AppliedPhlebotinum NZT-48 pills]], a revolutionary new pharmaceutical that allows him to tap his full potential... as TheMillstone.
4th Jun '15 11:06:20 PM erforce
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* Jennifer Parker in the ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' Film series. Bob Zemeckis and Bob Gale never had a character development in mind for her, stating that had they planned to make a sequel to the original film, they would not have put "the girl" in the car at the end. Sure enough, less than five minutes into ''Part II'', she's sedated and pretty much spends the rest of the series that way. Her actresses (Claudia Wells in the first movie and Elizabeth Shue in the others) aren't even given top billing in the film credits, even though those who play even smaller roles are.

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* Jennifer Parker in the ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' Film ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' film series. Bob Zemeckis and Bob Gale never had a character development in mind for her, stating that had they planned to make a sequel to the [[Film/BackToTheFuture original film, film]], they would not have put "the girl" in the car at the end. Sure enough, less than five minutes into ''Part II'', ''[[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII Part II]]'', she's sedated and pretty much spends the rest of the series that way. Her actresses (Claudia Wells in the first movie and Elizabeth Shue in the others) aren't even given top billing in the film credits, even though those who play even smaller roles are.
11th May '15 8:10:50 AM erforce
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* David in ''YouAreAlreadyDeadShaunOfTheDead'', who spends the entire film complaining about the idiocy of Shaun's plan (and while he [[JerkassHasAPoint has a point]], he doesn't do anything to make it better), getting on everyone's nerves, bringing the tension between all the group members to a boiling point, and making stupid decisions such as smashing the window to the Winchester even though Shaun had made clear that there was an alternate entrance. [[spoiler:Just as it looks like he might make a turnaround, however, he [[HeelFaceDoorSlam is grabbed and ripped to shreds by the zombies]]]].

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* David in ''YouAreAlreadyDeadShaunOfTheDead'', ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', who spends the entire film complaining about the idiocy of Shaun's plan (and while he [[JerkassHasAPoint has a point]], he doesn't do anything to make it better), getting on everyone's nerves, bringing the tension between all the group members to a boiling point, and making stupid decisions such as smashing the window to the Winchester even though Shaun had made clear that there was an alternate entrance. [[spoiler:Just as it looks like he might make a turnaround, however, he [[HeelFaceDoorSlam is grabbed and ripped to shreds by the zombies]]]].



** In [[YouAreAlreadyDeadANewHope the original 1977 film]], Luke Skywalker comes close to becoming this despite being the ''protagonist''. While he's not totally incompetent (he's a very experienced pilot before the story even begins), he's still just a FarmBoy, as well as a WideEyedIdealist in a galaxy full of wily badasses. In the first movie alone, he has to be rescued from death or serious injury no fewer than five times (and nearly a sixth). He does come up with a plan for springing Princess Leia from prison (not for nothing does Han Solo call him "the brains"), but of the gang he's the least physically capable of actually executing the plan (never better exemplified than when ''Leia herself'' snatches a blaster out of his hands in exasperation and [[DamselOutOfDistress start contributing to her own rescue]]). That it ultimately fell to ''him'' to [[{{Irony}} blow up the Death Star, kill millions of Imperial troops and save the entire Rebel Alliance]]...

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** In [[YouAreAlreadyDeadANewHope [[Film/ANewHope the original 1977 film]], Luke Skywalker comes close to becoming this despite being the ''protagonist''. While he's not totally incompetent (he's a very experienced pilot before the story even begins), he's still just a FarmBoy, as well as a WideEyedIdealist in a galaxy full of wily badasses. In the first movie alone, he has to be rescued from death or serious injury no fewer than five times (and nearly a sixth). He does come up with a plan for springing Princess Leia from prison (not for nothing does Han Solo call him "the brains"), but of the gang he's the least physically capable of actually executing the plan (never better exemplified than when ''Leia herself'' snatches a blaster out of his hands in exasperation and [[DamselOutOfDistress start contributing to her own rescue]]). That it ultimately fell to ''him'' to [[{{Irony}} blow up the Death Star, kill millions of Imperial troops and save the entire Rebel Alliance]]...
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