most annoying The 7 Most Annoying Kids in Action Movie History  

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They're sarcastic, they get kidnapped and half these movies are about rescuing or protecting them; here are the 7 worst, and most annoying, kids in action movies. How often can a kid mess up an otherwise great movie (without actually being in the theatre)? Pretty damn often. If you walk out of, or turn off a movie and one of the most memorable things is an annoying kid, then the annoying kids have won. Here are the top 7 that linger, unfortunately, in most action lovers' minds.


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Responsible for John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day

So imagine you are a cyborg sent back through time for the sole purpose of protecting humanity’s one true hope. You would stop at nothing to ensure that your target lives. You know how weapons work, you will hotwire cars, you will disobey laws of traffic, travel naked (for some reason) and literally melt the skin of your face to fulfill your goal. You basically are what people will pay to see. What you get instead is a kid who now considers himself the coolest badass ever thanks to his pet robot. Just take a look at the scene where John Connor tricks a couple of guys into pushing the Terminator around just because he can. He calls out for help, they come to his aid, he calls them a name and then gets the T-100 to kick their asses. What a little dick. Eff this kid.

If you were the Terminator and you were reduced to say catchphrases like "no problem" or "eat me" or "chill out, dickwad" to the bad guys because a kid told you to, you’d kill yourself too.

Wanna feel a little better? Here's what he looks like now: Link to Edward Furlong in 2010

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Responsible for Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (aka, responsible for making Darth Vader say "Yippee" in a movie.)

Mention this name and it wouldn’t be a surprise to hear Star Wars fans in a 10 mile radius groaning in misery.

This was the result they got from 16 years of waiting for the beloved saga in film history to be a complete: the supposedly fabled Anakin Skywalker prancing around saying "yipeeee" with his pal, Jar Jar Binks (let’s not get started on that one).

The delivery alone of "one day, I’m going to be a Jedi" pretty much negates any logical path that one day this boy will be Darth Vader. The corruption of one of the most fearful movie characters in history dwindled down to nothing but an annoying kid in a Searching for Bobby Fischer plot.

Where is he now? Well, he's doing what Lou Ferigno's been doing for the last 20 years... the convention circuit! Nothing like charging $30 for your autograph and even more for pictures with you to pay your rent. Laurels have never been more comfy. Here's what he looks like . see more on Jake Lloyd

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Responsible for Short Round in Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom

Short Round: Hang on, lady, we goin’ for a ride.
Willie: Oh, my God, oh my God….Is he nuts?
Short Round: He no nuts, he crazy!

Indiana Jones: [groping desperately down Willie's dress] Where's the antidote?
Willie: Oh, listen, I just met you! Oh, I'm not that kind of girl...
Short Round: Hey, Dr. Jones, no time for love. We've got company.

He might have kind of redeemed himself by playing the exact same character in The Goonies, but dear Lord did he almost ruin one of the greatest films any childhood has to offer.

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Responsible for Tim and Lex Murphy in Jurassic Park

Don’t shine the flashlight at the T-Rex. Don’t. Don’t. Don’t. Oh, you just did. The kids in Jurassic Park are clearly written only to make the audience excited to see dinosaurs eat them.

And tell the audience what to feel. Let’s get scared when poor Tim doesn’t have the guts to jump off the soon-to-be electrified fence. Let’s marvel at the brachiosaurs, but really laugh when they blow snot in their faces. And then when the real danger comes, how will you stop the velociraptors from breaking in? Oh, you’re a computer hacker that can override locks just like the genius door-knob-turning raptors? Convenient.