There are many characters in series movies that somehow manage to find their way into the hearts of the viewers. Whether it’s through kindness, humour or downright silliness, we all have our favourites. These are a few of mine.
Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter movies – My first and favourite character from a movie series is Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter films. Ron Weasley is played by British actor, Rupert Grint, who first shot to fame as the red-headed wizard at the age of eleven. Right from the first movie in the series, Rupert brought to life the book character I loved so much in a way that stayed true to J.K Rowling’s original creation.
Ron Weasley is one of Harry Potter’s best friends and along with bookish Hermione Grainger, the trio embarked in some amazing adventures. During his stay at Hogwarts, Ron has been involved in a human chess game to retrieve the Philosopher’s Stone, crashed his father’s flying car into the Whomping Willow tree, and been engaged in many fights with Hermione who he secretly loves.
Ron is my favourite character in the Harry Potter movie series because he brings amazing comic relief to each film, quite often when it is most needed. He is also a very real character with deep insecurities, but he is also endlessly loyal. I think everyone needs a friend like Ron Weasley!
Steve Stiffler from the American Pie movies – I can’t help it. If I knew him in real life, I would loathe him but on screen, I love him! The “Stiffmeister” is played by Seann William Scott in the American Pie movie series and although he has had many other movie roles, this is still his most famous.
Stiffler is a foul-mouthed, woman loving nightmare. The type that most people hated in high school. He can barely complete a sentence without swearing, he’s obnoxious, arrogant and obsessed with sex. Along with his buddies, Jim, Finch, Kevin and Oz he gets into a whole heap of trouble. Stiffler had many crazy storylines, most of which are too disgusting to mention. Among those which just border on printable are the time he broke into the house of two women to look for evidence that they were lovers, leading to an interesting game of Dare, and persuading Jim to set up a live webcam to film the sexy exchange student, Nadia getting undressed!
I know it seems that there isn’t much to love about Stiffler, but underneath all of his idiotic traits, there is a man who really does care for his friends. It took three movies to find him, but I knew he was there all along and that’s why I love him.
Princess Fiona from the Shrek movies – This may be my favourite movie series ever. Created by Dreamworks and released in 2001, Shrek is sort of the anti-fairytale. While it isn’t against happy endings, it certainly goes against the usual Prince/Princess happily ever after. Princess Fiona is voiced by Cameron Diaz.
Fiona begins her tale as the stereotypical Princess who has been locked in a tower and is waiting for her true love to rescue her. As it turns out, the man picked to be her husband chooses an ogre, Shrek, to fetch her from the tower and bring her to him. While they don’t immediately hit it off, on their journey home Fiona and Shrek begin to develop feelings for each other. Fiona is no ordinary Princess though. A curse was placed on her so that every night she too turned into an ogre. The curse could only be broken by “true love’s first kiss”, at which time she would take her true form. Shrek was the one to break the spell, but instead of Fiona turning back into a beautiful Princess, she becomes an ogre permanently. It’s a lovely moment when Shrek tells her he still thinks she is beautiful. Soon after, the pair get married and Fiona discovers that being married to an ogre is no easy task but their love helps to get them through the obstacles.
I love Fiona because instead of being the average Princess who lives the perfect life when she marries the man of her dreams, Fiona brings a touch of realism. In a comic way, her character shows that just marrying the man you love isn’t going to solve every problem.
The list of series movies is endless, and there are many more lovable characters to be found, but these are my top picks.