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The Eight Biggest Whiners in Action Movie History

by DannyGallagher   June 27, 2011 at 10:00AM  |  Views: 7,018
There's a cliche that Hollywood action movies are filled with nothing but testosterone-enhanced tough guys and macho-bred meatheads who win the day by pounding their chests and beating things until they stop breathing. Nothing could be further from the truth.

8. Violet Parr from The Incredibles

Source: Pixar

In her defense, just about everyone, male or female, was a whiny little so-and-so at that all-too awkward pre-teen age, thanks to an influx of overflowing hormones, unrelenting peer pressure, and skin conditions that could make a dermatologist lose his lunch.

But the ultra awkward "Invisible Girl" is a little too awkward, even for most teenage superheroes with inferiority complexes. She's extremely shy and quiet, except when she's being egged on by her annoying brother and when she's forced in a corner to use her powers, she seems to be on the edge of a nervous breakdown. How can someone with superpowers have so many control issues?

7. Ruby Rhod from The Fifth Element

Source: Columbia Pictures

Chris Tucker's high-pitched resume of motormouth characters could easily fill a list of the cinema's most annoying sidekicks, heroes, and wisecrackers. However, his hyperactive space DJ with hair that could stop a train (both literally and figurately) deserves its own trip to a space on the list in his own "wham-bulance."

His time in the movie is thankfully very short, but his lines stick out in your mind like a stick that's been stabbed into your mind. He complains in just about every situation whether he's trying to get his stubborn contest winner to say more than four words on the air or getting it on with a hot stewardess who couldn't be more out of his league if she played for the NFL. But when life and limb are on the line, he turns into a raging torrent of high-pitched squeals that could make a third-grade punching bag tell him to "nut up or shut up."

6. Fredo Corleone from The Godfather I and II

Source: Paramount Pictures

It can't be easy being the black sheep in a family with a history that's darker than most death row inmates.

Fredo, however, makes his disdain for being passed over known at every available opportunity. He's a scared little runt who almost got some of the most important members of his family killed and wonders why no one gives him a bigger job to do. He's clumsy, shy, and meek and when he's annoyed, he basically tries to bring everyone down to his emotional level by being the sad sack his genetics have destined him to be. He's the mafia-equivalent of Billy Carter if Jimmy's brother was dropped on his head just once more as a child.

5. Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter movies

Source: Warner Bros.

It's amazing how many kids and teenagers who have access to powers and abilities that most lonely chess club presidents can only dream about spend so much time whining about how hard they've got it.

The literal redheaded stepchild of the Harry Potter series is basically a Mini-Me hybrid of Stan Laurel and Larry David, a squealing, neurotic paranoid who immediately thinks the worst of any situation as the ying to Potter's cool and level-headed yang. He's the scared little child we hoped we weren't when we were his age and hoped that our children won't become when they are born, assuming of course you have enough bravery to convince a female to have one with you in the first place.