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The Jocque family.

Sophia always dreamed of being her own boss and working as a personal trainer. So when she found out a commercial property down by the coast was up for sale she decided this was her once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Marcel always has his wifes back - even if it means taking out a big loan and figuring out how to successfully run a gym. He has been thinking about having a second child lately, but never had the nerve to talk to Sophia about it.

Violet couldn’t care less about her parents new venture. She recently found her own passion: magic tricks! Now she’s (mostly) dreaming and (a little) practising to become SimCity’s greatest magician of all time! She has no idea there’s real magic in this world. Or that the main character in that werewolf movie she has such a huge crush on and is writing fanfictions about is an actual werewolf.

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What is wrong? That they take themselves seriously instead of insulting the people who hold these characters to heart? Wow do people want to live in a nice easy bubble

Right.  SO INSULTING – to ACKNOWLEDGING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BATFAMILY IN BRUCE’S LIFE.  It’s SO insulting that cartoon, a glorified two and a half hour product placement commercial, managed to address:

  1. Bruce is a human being.
  2. Bruce is capable of genuine emotions, including love and fear.
  3. Dick Grayson is Bruce Wayne’s son.
  4. Alfred Pennyworth is Bruce Wayne’s dad.
  5. Batman is more than a dark, brooding, loner with anger issues, and by reducing him to that, you (and Batman) ultimately fail.

AND!  They did this while honoring (with some light ribbing) Batman’s long history, his rogue gallery, and evolution over time.

I’m with you.  I’m so insulted –

That the effing live action films can’t understand this.

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Yesterday evening, Algy’s assistant invited him to watch a unique - and at the time it was made, very courageous - film, The Great Dictator, created by the amazing Charlie Chaplin in 1940…

In case you are not familiar with this movie, Algy must explain that in this film Charlie Chaplin plays two “fictional” characters who look alike - the megalomaniac Tomanian dictator Adenoid Hynkel (top clip), who wants to conquer the world and eradicate all non-Aryans, and an innocent Jewish barber, who is eventually sent to a prison camp but manages to escape and is then mistaken for Hynkel himself, which enables him - at the very end of the movie - to broadcast to the whole world a moving, humanitarian speech often called The Greatest Speech Ever Made (bottom clip). 

Algy recommends watching this movie, at this time in the state of world affairs. Although the film is deadly serious, it is also brilliantly funny in the way it manages to ridicule the dictators Adenoid Hynkel and Benzino Napaloni without losing sight of the very grave subject.

[Note - only a small part of the Adenoid Hynkel speech is shown in the clip above, but the full speech is available in other clips on YouTube.]

Guys, do yourself a favor and listen to The Birdcage from the next room.

I’m serious. It’s one of the greatest movies ever to begin with, but if you JUST listen to it and keep the TV out of sight, you’ll soon realize the other phenomenal take on this story.

The main character, Genie from Aladdin

and his long-time spouse, Timon from The Lion King

(who happen to run a drag club together)

have a son, the recently de-closeted nerd from Will & Grace.

He’s trying to get married to Ally McBeal

but they have a problem: Her dad, General Mandible from Antz

is a narrow-minded asshole and wants to stop her. Luckily her mom, Peg from Edward Scissorhands

wants to meet the family to give them a chance.

In their desperation, Genie calls Martha May Whovier from The Grinch to help him pass as straight.

And from there hilarity ensues. Bonus shenanigans come from Genie and Timon’s housekeeper Hispanic!Bartok, whose accent occasionally dips in and out of half the cast of The Simpsons.

Okay okay I realize you can do this sort of thing with basically any movie out there, but I promise you, The Birdcage is especially good at it. Even one Genie/Timon scene is enough to make the experience worth it. Just try it ONE time, I promise you’ll have a blasty-blast.

For years I felt that Batman Begins was the best superhero origin movie ever, but I now no longer believe that to be true because last night I, for the first time, watched what truly is the greatest superhero origin film ever:

UNBREAKABLE WITH SAMUEL L MOTHERFUCKING JACKSON

HIS CHARACTER IS THE COMICS FAN WE ALL ASPIRE TO BE

RULES : answer the questions in a new post and tag 20 blogs you would like to get to know better.

REPOST, DON’T REBLOG.

TAGGED BY : @mindmeld

NICKNAME : Elly or Holly! I think most people prefer Holly, but I don’t mind much either way.
STAR SIGN : Taurus
HEIGHT : 5′5″
TIME RIGHT NOW : 4:30 PM
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST(S) : David Bowie <3 I love others, but he’s always my fav out of all my favs.
SONG STUCK IN YOUR HEAD : In Fact by Gregory and the Hawk. Also The Greatest by Sia.
LAST MOVIE WATCHED : Cinderella. My niece has to watch it at least once a day.
LAST TV SHOW WATCHED : Star Trek TOS
WHEN DID YOU CREATE YOUR BLOG : I made this blog last year (or year before last?) for a different character, but I rebooted it for Sarek in December of last year.
WHAT KIND OF STUFF DO YOU POST : Crack mostly I think lmao. I also cry about Sarek a lot. Probably mostly makeup when it’s not the other two things.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER BLOGS : @anmodu (Valdyr, daughter of Kruge); @thacsha (Savel of Freelan); @prodcsia (Aro and Didyme of the Volturi); @niketas (Twilight OC/sideblog to prodcsia); @abgrvnd (a multi-fandom multi-muse that is currently a hot mess)
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR URL : kevet-dutar is the Vulcan word for ambassador, and Sarek is like the Vulcan ambassador. I’m creative, I know.
HOGWARTS HOUSE : Slytherin 🐍🐍🐍
POKEMON TEAM : No clue ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I’ve never played and/or watched pokemon even once in my entire life.
FAVORITE COLOR : Blue
AVERAGE HOURS OF SLEEP : It’s been like 6 or 7 recently.
LUCKY NUMBER : 7
HOW MANY BLANKETS DO YOU SLEEP WITH : 2-5 typically.
DREAM JOB : Ideally an author and/or actress
FOLLOWING : 155
FOLLOWERS : 145

TAGGING: Whoever sees this and wants to do it! Just say I tagged you <3

Long Rant (SW Prequels)

Look, I know this topic is addressed a lot, and it’s really not vitally important to most people, but it’s a little important to me.

As a kid growing up in the early 21st century, I missed a lot of the awesome stuff that came from the 20th century. So, as I got older, I was able to watch and understand some of the great entertainment things the 20th century had to offer. One example that affected me the greatest was Star Wars. 

When I first heard about Star Wars, I didn’t know much, just the generic stuff everyone knew like iconic character names and famous lines like, “I am your father.”

By the time I finally scooped up an interest in the movies, my family had only owned three out of the six Star Wars movies, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. At the time, I knew nothing of all the love for the original trilogy and the unfortunate hate for the prequel trilogy. 

So, without the original trilogy in my possession and my dying need to find out what all the Star Wars fuss was about, I sat around with my family and watched The Phantom Menace for the very first time. Let me just say…I was in love. 

From the very beginning I was intrigued, despite my limited knowledge on what was actually happening. Of course now that I have progressed a Star Wars fan, I know more than an average fan, my trivia knowledge pretty high. XD

However, as soon as it ended, I knew I was hooked. I just had to watch the second one. And I did. Then came the third, and by that one I was a puddle of tears. Probably one of the most moving and tragic things I have seen in cinema, give or take a few other things of course. 

It was such a beautiful thought out plot-line that obviously had in depth thought put into it. Later, I even watched the behind the scenes of the prequels, entranced in the process and how much effort was put into these three films. 

I became so obsessed with the prequels that I almost forgot that there were three other movies. So, for Valentine’s Day that year, my family bought me the original trilogy I was so anxious to see. I saw it, all three, and I loved them even more. 

Now I’ve delved into more than just the movies; the television shows, the books, everything. It has officially consumed my life. So when I heard a 7th movie was being made, boy was I ecstatic. I had never been so excited for a film in my life. And to know that so many others were excited with me, people of all ages, it made me so happy.

I’ve always thought of Star Wars as this dark tragic tale with space battles, good versus evil, awesome aliens, etc. and I love sharing it with others…until I discovered the hate thrown towards the prequel trilogy. 

Since it was the first trilogy I watched, I did become more emotionally attached to it, despite the superiority of the previous three films. At first, I understood peoples opinions of disliking the movies, you can’t love everything…but then I realized that it stretched further than the fans. 

The official Star Wars people themselves often refuse to mention the prequels, almost forgetting their existence entirely. And not only is that offensive to me and several other prequel fans, but also to the people who worked hard long years to make the movies for us in the first place. When The Phantom Menace first came out, I assume the hype for it was just as much as there was for The Force Awakens. So what’s the difference?

Normally, I wouldn’t be bugged by this, but it has gotten to the point where I own almost nothing Star Wars-related from the prequel trilogy. The closest I can get is action figures from the Clone Wars series and maybe a film poster or two. And, we have to deal with hate from original trilogy ‘purists’ or ‘true fans’ going against what most of us grew up with. 

Many people working for the Star Wars franchise consider the series as a ‘generational thing’ that has spanned almost 40 years now, but how can it be generational if one whole generation is completely skipped over and ignored? Are we not important too? Actors like Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Hayden Christensen (just a few to name) are never at any of the conventions, nor are their names mentioned, if rarely. In fact, there are several videos talking about how the prequels could be better, or how they suck, their ‘unrealistic effects’, ‘crappy acting’, and ‘special edition ruining of the originals’. You write one comment in the defense of the films and a spam of hate is thrown your way. In fact, I might get hate for this. And rumors of Hayden Christensen returning for Episode VIII received cheers from myself and others, but hate from the majority? 

I couldn’t help but notice at the 2015 Star Wars Comic Con panel, the not so very subtle hint at ‘practical effects will be used’ said so many times that it gave me a headache. The Force Awakens had plenty of CGI in it, and it was hardly noticeable to most people because that’s what movies do. In the prequels, the technology was a little below dated as it is today, so the CGI was exceptional for that time. You don’t see people criticizing old movies because they aren’t in color, right?

Also, as much as I loved The Force Awakens, it was not original at all. The prequels burst out with this beautiful tragic story of a slave boy who was destined to save them all and simply fell to the dark side in the end, but out of love and a need to protect his wife and children. The tragedy of Darth Vader. And while some may argue that The Phantom Menace wasn’t creative either, there is a difference between parallels and almost plagiarism. The Phantom Menace did not have A New Hope’s exact plot, despite parallels referenced to it like Anakin blowing up the Trade Federation ship and Luke blowing up the Death Star, or a simple boy who grew up on Tatooine to become a hero…but it pretty much stops about there. 

I have written out a full plot analysis between A New Hope and The Force Awakens to see that they are pretty much the exact. same. movie. And that’s why fans loved it so much, because they’ve already seen it before. I have been argued with that they are bringing this back for new generations, yet keeping it nostalgic at the same time, and yes that’s good, but I couldn’t help but sit in the theater and expect everything that was going to happen because I had already scene this movie before. I waited so long for TFA only to watch a remake of ANH. My hopes for Episode VIII are low…so I hope I can be proved wrong. 

Anyways, my point is that the prequel trilogy, despite its hate that I will never understand, needs to be represented more. If anything, at least talk about it once or twice, invite Ewan, Natalie, or Hayden to do something. I think the most representation these movies have gotten are Ewan’s one barely-audible voice-over in TFA. All I’m asking is for this small part of the Star Wars fandom to be recognized and for more notice towards these three movies to be recognized by not just fans, but the workers at the official Star Wars as well. 

Cause just as there was a little girl or boy who looked up to Luke, Han, and Leia and now Rey, Poe, and Finn, there was also a little girl or boy who looked up to Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Padmé…and now that they’re older, they can speak out for themselves to get more of the movies they love. 

I know it’s a lot to ask, and this little thing probably won’t change much on the Star Wars ‘social scale’, but I just want anyone who is a prequel fan, or even a participator in making the prequels possible, to know that I care, and so do many others.

I love Star Wars as a whole, always have. I do not differentiate between the different directors, actors, etc. If it has to do with Star Wars, I’m in. I love the storyline, the tragedy, the action, the romance, the drama, everything…I just hope one day everyone else can too.


Thank you.

how to tell a true war story

Listen:

Steve Rogers has come unstuck in time.

All homages to war novels aside, he represents dichotomously the ugly reality of wars past and present—sanitized (I’ll get back to this) but clearly referenced in both CA:TFA and CA:TWS—and the myths we tell ourselves about war—in CA:TFA, in both Avengers movies. The bumps and starts of various comics writers and screenwriters and directors allow the character to embody these in differing ways or in differing ratios, but the fact remains that Steve, who one might call an original comic book war machine, is by now an inherently dual creature: propagandist and warning bell in one. His successful 21st century film career falls directly on the intersection of these two roles.

I am by no means an expert, but from what little I’ve seen of the WWII comics, Steve Rogers served primarily as American propaganda; he was of course popularizing and mythologizing the particularly American—white American, I should say—struggle within the war, but the character was also, depending on any given day’s level of cynicism, either trying to reinvigorate the already-passé nineteenth century “American Dream” of the pulled-myself-up-by-me-own-bootstraps variety or trying to ease tensions surrounding the major wave of (largely Eastern or Southeastern) European immigrants during the ‘20s and ‘30s. Steve Rogers was, of course, an Irish Catholic character at a time when Irish Catholic wasn’t something you wanted to be, but he was a lot safer than - god forbid! - a Greek.

But Cap’s ties to WWII create a safety net under him that few later wartime heroes would have. WWII is the only war of the twentieth century that most of the West can feel completely justified in fighting; it’s the only war of the twentieth century with a genuine villain, a narrative that felt, and continues to feel, familiar and correct, with the US safely on the right side of the line. (It’s easy to ignore Executive Order 9066 when you’re talking about the fighting the goddamn Nazis, right? It’s easy to ignore Hiroshima and Nagasaki when you can point to the Rape of Nanking and insist it was all justified. So it goes.)  Of course the myth of the US as world peacekeeper came right out of the post-WWII years, as far as I can tell because the dollar held its value as so little of the US’s infrastructure was destroyed, compared to literally everywhere else. But all of this contributes to our modern image of Steve, who can dip right back into this mythos whenever we need a little pep in our American step.

The righteousness with which WWII has been imagined and reimagined for the past eighty years has contributed hugely, at least in my opinion, to every single war the US has fought since. I’m not enough of a conspiracy theorist to think there’s any kind of cohesive plan, there, but it’s a fairly obvious tactic to try and distract a populace during times of domestic unrest or dissatisfaction by engaging them in a more global conflict. There were other reasons to be in Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc., etc., etc., but I can’t help but feel that nationalist pro-neo-imperialist fearmongering contributed massively. Anyway, the end result is that American foreign policy is a fucking nightmare, millennial Americans hate America (or at least that’s what our predecessors claim; certainly there is domestic unrest, certainly there is dissatisfaction), and Captain Rogers—shining and impossible hero of WWII—gets pulled out of the ice.

Listen: Steve Rogers is chimeric, unpredictable, and frankly bizarre; this is because Steve Rogers, much though I love him, is a construct. He’s less than a character, even; he’s a lens. By design he refracts the light thrown at him into a more beautiful or palatable or understandable thing. This for example is how children thrown into battle become war heroes. This for example is how you beat the hypercapitalist surveillance state by tossing some imaginary flying machines into the Potomac.

So any mention of Steve—and I don’t mean fandom Steve, who exists in many wonderful forms all their own, but who reaches many fewer people and operates under a different set of rules—immediately calls to mind this righteousness. And because Steve represents that particularly white American experience (though Steve the character grew up working class, I think it’s safe to say he has at least in recent years been primarily marketed to the middle classes), the changing paradigm of whiteness, which in the wake of the Great Recession has left many middle class white people experiencing something like a profound social insecurity for the first time, has left this so-called mainstream clinging to him. It’s no mistake we call the people who fought in WWII the Greatest Generation, or venerate FDR, who was as close to a socialist as any president we’ve ever had, by the way, or recreate this particular war in movie after TV show after book, because nostalgia is a powerful tool, and Hitler was methodically evil scum in whose horrific shadow heroes are easy enough to find. Not a Nazi? Fab. No need to investigate your actions any further. Carry on with Project Manhattan. 

It’s this kind of simultaneous righteousness and willful self-blindness that the Cap of the Avengers or CA:TFA represents. The American Way, indeed.

Now, the Cap of CA:TWS, however brilliantly handled and however fantastically unsubtle a warning sign of impending capitalist doom, is equally exploitative. Make no mistake, I appreciate as well as any the ‘70s spy thriller aspects of CA:TWS, but I also know why it caught me so well in the gut. Consider the aforementioned domestic unrest, consider the dissatisfaction; now find a way to make a profit off of it. Bingo.

Listen: I, a millennial with money to spend, love my country, at least in theory. I, a millennial with money to spend, do not trust my government. I, a millennial with money to spend, can vicariously strike back at the government I do not trust through the medium of this movie, which requires no effort, no self-examination, no demands put upon the government itself, no actual political crisis point, no actual change. Even the sanitized violence shown or referred to in CA:TFA and CA:TWS supports this pseudocatharsis; the inherent violence of the state and the horrific ugly parts of war feel properly addressed, when in fact nothing has been addressed at all, except the money escaping my wallet to continue to support the capitalist racist sexist classist xenophobic homophobic enterprise of blockbuster moviemaking. Yet we feel listened to.

Captain America’s warning bell has gone off and run around again to propaganda, because while CA:TWS unabashedly exposes many members of the fictional MCU American government as literal war criminals, the call wasn’t coming from inside the house. Instead, it was all a conspiracy theory as wide-ranging as the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens or David Icke’s reptilian government. To shift the blame to Nazis—and not even to neo-Nazis, who represent a tangibly violent and very present thread of white supremacy across both the US and Europe—but a long-descended line from the original bunch is in fact a brilliant move. It allows all the critique and none of the sucker punch, except of course the implied one to Hitler’s jaw.

Once again, Steve comes to represent the “true” America, who the US wants its citizens to believe it to be underneath the many decades of neo-imperialist attempts to take over the world. You know, just a hometown hero, misunderstood. Not a Nazi? Fab. Carry on.  No need to investigate your actions any further.

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@bewinsome encouraged me in my madness (thank you)!  and with many thanks to the works of Hannah Arendt, Howard Zinn, Tim O’Brien, and Kurt Vonnegut.

You know when you find the show that would have changed your life ten years ago? Veronica Mars season 1 is the most gripping, funny, gritty, moving, shocking, challenging, exquisitely-plotted 22 hour detective movie you can possibly imagine, with social commentary that was years ahead of its time and one of the greatest female lead characters to ever grace the screen.  I’d very much like a time portal to send a copy back to 17-year-old me to let her know that things will be ok (and also that being an investigative journalist/PI is a totally legit career option).

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Some quickies of the Blues Brothers. Jake and Elwood, played by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd respectively, are some of the most iconic characters ever in cinema. Based on the SNL skits, The Blues Brothers is a hilarious comedy, all while also being one of the most quotable movies of all time, featuring some of the greatest musicians ever, pleasing action fans (two of cinema’s greatest car chases are in this film, and just maintaining an unparalleled level of “cool”. If Blues Brothers isn’t a movie classic, I don’t know what is.

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Laverne Cox will play Frank-N-Furter in Rocky Horror Picture Show TV remake
Consider us officially shivering with antici...pation.

The news is out: Laverne Cox has been cast as the iconic Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Fox’s special remake of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. 

Cox will have some big shoes to fill, since in our humble opinion, Frank-N-Furter is one of the greatest and strangest movie characters of all time, originally played in the 1975 film by Tim Curry. …

Cox tweeted about her excitement, saying, “I am so excited to be a part of #RockHorror legacy. #DontDreamItBeIt.” Cox is best known for her role as transgender inmate Sophia Burset on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, and even earned an Emmy nomination for her portrayal. She was also the first openly transgender actress to earn an Emmy nomination.

Y’AAAAALLLLLL. I cannot WAIT. 

  • me before: I really like Cyborg and can't wait to see him in Justice League.
  • people: They should get rid of the Cyborg movie and do something else. He doesn't need his own movie-
  • me now: WOW CAN YOU BELIEVE CYBORG IS THE GREATEST CHARACTER IN ALL OF DC? I CAN'T WAIT FOR HIS MOVIE IT'S GOING TO BE THE BEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME.

Have you ever seen panels from cons like these where talented voice actors do skilled impersonations of their characters and other celebrities while reading some of the greatest movie scripts of all time?

Have you ever wanted to listen to the PVB cast do that but worse??

WELL NOW’S YOUR CHANCE

This Monday night (the time will be updated this weekend), we’ll be opening up our group Skype session for whoever wants to listen in, and you can give us a movie script to read (no matter how terrible it is, even if it’s The Last Airbender or Shrek), who we’re playing, and who we’re impersonating while we do it! They can be PVB characters, people from other shows, celebrities, WHATEVER WE’LL DO IT (probably). Then, after that’s done, we’ll make a video of the call and post it for everyone else!

also we’re recording episode 9 at some point don’t give us that look

UK: Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Narrated By David Tennant To Air This Friday 

David Tennant provides the voice over for a new documentary celebrating the greatest Sci-Fi movies of all time.

As well as clips from all your favourite flicks celebrating the best of Sci-fi’s characters and moments there will be interviews and insights from critics, celebrities and fans of the genre.

Tune in to Channel 5 at 10.55pm on Friday 11th December and tweet along using #GreatestScifiMovies

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron feels like Joss Whedon trawled the internet to find the very best of what the fans wanted to see, and then he delivered. This movie doesn’t suffer from the same lagging moments as its predecessor. Instead, it fills the time between the Marvel logo and the end of the credits with even more impressive banter, perfectly choreographed fight scenes, and so many references and returning characters you’ll want to cry with joy.

For me there was no single show stealer in the cast even though Thor did have some of the greatest one liners in the movie. With a cast so large and talented, Joss did a marvellous job of making sure every Avenger winds up being your favourite.

There are a few times when the group splits up, but the best moments are when they’re all together. You’ll definitely want to assemble your mates to see this one.

Jack Sparrow: The Greatest Disney Character. Period.

While Disney fans now-a-days are Frozen obsessed or are in love with Big Hero 6, I’m forever in love with the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. 

From the cinematography to the casting and the soundtrack, POTC sets the standards high when it comes to pirate films in general. 

But one character in this universe stands out as the greatest Disney character of all time: Captain Jack Sparrow. 

I know what you’re saying: “Really? Why him?” 

Well my love, let me explain to you why Jack Sparrow is the greatest character of all of Disney

Jack Sparrow is the Pirate Lord of the Caribbean Seas, he’s very well known for his amazing escapes from tight situations across the globe and he’s the renowned Captain of the Black Pearl. A ship that Davy Jones himself raised from the depths for Jack after he had made a deal with him many moons ago. 

Jack is a very complex man in a way that you can never truly tell what his real intentions are because of his outward appearance and his renown silver tongue for lying. He’s as sly as a fox and he’ll be the first to sniff you out if you’re a threat to him or to his crew. 

Though here’s the interesting thing: Jack hates unnecessary violence. Which is very uncommon for Pirates because not many live and hold up to a moral code. But Jack grew up with a Father who is the keeper of the Pirate Code and has a high sense of morals when it comes to right and wrong as well. So he literally grew up where he knew for a fact that the Pirate code was law and his guideline for life. So Jack would much rather negotiate or talk to someone rather than killing them on the spot because he doesn’t like killing unless it’s out of self-defense. 

So here we have a Pirate Lord who is the Captain of one of the most renowned ships in the Seven Seas and it turns out that he’s a man of honor that lives by high moral standards. 

While Jack is very skilled when it comes to sword fighting and can hold his own against the best of the best, he knows that he is at a disadvantage in terms of physical strength. So to make up for his lack of brawn strength, he uses his quick wit and his smarts to out maneuver and outdo his enemies. Which yet again brings out his natural sly nature. 

Jack is very sensitive when it comes to the opposite sex and is renowned as a ladies man throughout the seas for better or for worse. But he’ll never commit to a relationship that would lead up to marriage because he values sailing on the seas and freedom from the world too much. The closest relationship that Jack has been in is with Blackbeard’s Daughter: Angelica. 

She was the only woman that Jack had ever truly loved, but he cannot commit his life to her in terms of becoming her Husband when he views the Sea as his first love. But at the end of “On Stranger Tides” (Movie 4), Jack admits to Angelica after she confesses that she loves him that he loves her too and that he’ll always love her. 

What makes Jack the greatest Disney character is his complexity when it comes to his personality and life style. He has so many layers to him that we can just go on and on about how his different reasons for doing certain things and yet we’ll still be far away from truly knowing Jack Sparrow completely. 

Jack Sparrow is the physical embodiment of freedom and adventure, he values the seas as his home and his crew as his family. He doesn’t need a castle or a crown to be happy, all he needs is a destination and a crew to follow him. With a splash of Rum on the side since Rum is his favorite alcoholic beverage. 

Jack is very loyal, caring (albeit he doesn’t show it often), and adventurous with a moral code to lead his life on the high seas. He’s what we imagine the perfect pirate being and he has got to be the best character in the Disney franchise for his complexity.