So I was watching Sense and Sensibility the other day remembering with ease how much I hate Marianne Dashwood.
Ugh. She’s seriously the worst of all Jane Austen’s women cause at least Lydia was young, trying to show up her sisters and didn’t have much of a role model in her mother. And sure I mean Marianne’a cardinal sin is even as a teenager I never would have turned my nose up at
Alan Rickman I mean Colonel Brandon.
But I think she might be supplanted by an even dumber character and for once it’s not romantic choices that make me roll my eyes!
Evelyn Abbott from A Quiet Place 1 & 2
(Spoilers for the 1st movie below.)
So Evelyn and her husband, after losing their youngest son, decide to have another baby during the silent apocalypse in which any time you make noise you get eaten by monsters.
Krasinki’s hot ass beard aside I remember that being the biggest problem for the movie for me. I mean it wasn’t even an accident. They had a coffin like box for the baby to live in. And I just shudder at the thought. And even if you can somehow keep the baby in the coffin quiet well you saw what happened to little kids who just want toys!
Well dad dies at the end of the movie. Probably because he realizes what a bad idea that is but they discover something that can stop the creatures and seemingly keep them safe on their nice big farm.
Cue part 2:
Watching the first trailer I did see the threads oh, they’re leaving the farm, oh, she still has the baby in a box but for some reason it only recently clicked with me…
Oh she has the baby in the box with an oxygen mask and the tank hooked up to the box…
And it seems like a spectacularly sucky bad idea to leave the farm to save people. If you’ve ever seen The Walking Dead you know people aren’t worth it. And hell even the good ones are so far round the bend… but that’s another story.
(Why aren’t they using the machine to kill the creature? Ah, need time to set it up? Need someplace to hide? Need a sequel because the first movie made a shit ton of money?)
So this brings me to two predictions about A Quiet Place 2 that I feel so sure about I’d put imaginary money on:
There’s going to be a fake out with the box baby blowing up.
She’s going to get Cillian Murphy’s character killed.
Cash grab and box baby driving my claustrophobic ass to distraction I’m probably going to see this one just to see how dumb Evelyn manages to be and of course if my predictions are right!
But I’m pretty sure she’s going to stay tops on my list of dumbest characters for a good long while!
17 thoughts on “Dumb Movie Characters: A New Number One?”
Awww, poor Marianne! I feel like everyone gives her such a hard time. I mean, yeah, she’s obnoxious, but who wasn’t at that age?
Having not watched A Quiet Place, I had no idea what the rest of this post was about. lol
Marianne gets a break compared to poor Lydia 🙂
At least Marianne didn’t manage to *permanently* ruin her life. lol
I still can’t believe they made the pregnancy in A Quiet Place intentional. When I saw the trailers I assumed they were already pregnant when whatever happened happened but NOPE. So dumb.
Oh me to. I saw the whole 5 years later thing and thought what the hell they did it on purpose!
To be fair if all I had to do to get with Cillian was leaving the farm and dodging some monsters….I’d do that too :P)
Yes fair point 😉 but leave the baby and the older kids on the farm!
I don’t remember the baby in A Quiet Place being particularly planned, but aI did watch it years ago. 🤓
I was sure going into it she was already pregnant at the beginning of the outbreak/attack whatever actually happened 🙂 Since it wound up being so far after and after the death of the youngest son I assumed they planned it- still could have been an accident but the baby in a box thing just freaks me out thinking about it!
I’ll probably still go to see A Quiet Place for Emily and John, but I’m not crazy about original movies tacking on a sequel just because it was successful. We don’t need more mini-franchises, we need more original movies.
“If you’ve ever seen The Walking Dead you know people aren’t worth it.” TRUTH.
I’m there for Cillian 🙂 but this one feels like a real cash grab!
LOL I actually liked Marianne! Yeah, she was totally obnoxious and kind of selfish and had zero self-awareness, but I was really into Kate Winslet at the time and also had a wee crush on Alan Rickman, so I gave a pass on all her flaws. XD
And wait, is that really why they’re leaving the farm in Quiet Place 2? To…save people? When she has a loud newborn baby to take care of??
Well that’s what she says in the previews and I’m probably going to yell at the screen you can’t be series!
It’s been a while since I saw A Quiet Place but did they purposely decide to have the baby or was it like… oops? I can’t remember! I hope she doesn’t get Cillian killed, though I’m not sure he’s going to be a good guy. Hmmm.
I loved Marianne though I have to agree… I would NOT say no to Colonel Brandon. Yummmmy.
Admittedly they never specifically say my practical mind though is like there are ways to make sure that can’t happen 😉
I’m hoping he’s a good guy but it could go either way with him!
Oh no, please don’t bash Marianne, she’s a lot like me, and I’m soft. 🥺 I think she’s great though, she is very emotionally expressive and doesn’t hide her feelings… ever. Both a good and a bad thing, but I still admire her (me).
Can’t believe I haven’t yet watched The Quiet Place. I’ll probably save it for family night as long as there aren’t any intimate scenes.
I must admit I judge Marianne a lot on the movie perhaps unfairly 🙂 But Alan Rickman is just so sad and sweet and Greg Wise just comes off as trouble I can’t help myself!