Spirit Week: Favorite movie character

By Lexi Burch and Christian Dimartino

As Spirit Week continues and students keep showing their school spirit today, Wednesday, Sept. 19, or Favorite Movie Character Day. The halls are filled with interesting characters and the classrooms are filled with excitement.

“I am really glad that everyone is having fun with the days,” said junior Hannah Powell.

Powell, a varsity cheerleader, said the cheerleaders work really hard on picking spirt days that people will enjoy.

“We really want to make sure that everyone can get involve, whether you are a freshman or a senior or a student or a teacher,” said Powell

As the rest of the week continues, Powell said that the cheerleaders hope that students stay involved in the themes and come ready to cheer at the pep rally this Friday.

The best Spirit Day in my opinion is Favorite Movie Character Day, because I want to see how far people go with it. So, to get in the spirit of things during Spirit Week, here are the top five best movie characters.

5. Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) in Juno – Who would’ve thought that a comedy about a pregnant teenager could work so well? Well, here is the reason why: the title character. Page’s Oscar-nominated performance as the sarcastic lead brought the movie together. She is hilarious, and nearly every line that she says is perfect. This role made me an Ellen Page fan.

4. Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy  – Yeah, he is kind of a big deal. Stupid and undeniably childish, Ron Burgundy is the definition of a great character. Ferrell’s performance as the most popular anchorman in San Diego is his best. Whether he is fighting his love interest Veronica, or talking to his beloved dog Baxter, or throwing a burrito out of a car window, Ron Burgundy is legendary.

3. Megan (Melissa McCarthy) in Bridesmaids – The very first scene that Megan enters Bridesmaids, she tells about how she fell off of a cruise and a dolphin spoke to her, spiritually, and saved her life. From that scene alone, I knew that this character was going to become popular. In an Oscar-nominated role, McCarthy is funniest actress in the whole movie. When the other bridesmaids discuss all of these nice ideas for a bachelorette party, she comes up with a female fight club. It is those moments that make her stand out the most. Like Zach Galifianakis in The Hangover, she stole the show. There hasn’t been a funnier character in years.

2. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) in Raiders of the Lost Ark (and three other adventures) – It’s difficult finding an action hero as cool as Indiana Jones. Like James Bond, he is suave, smart, and knows what he is doing right on the spot. Jones makes Ford’s other classic character, Han Solo look amatuer. He’s pretty great.

1. The Joker (Heath Ledger) in The Dark Knight – Is it weird that my favorite movie character is a murdering psychopath who kills everyone who stands in his way? Maybe, but no one can deny the Joker’s unmatched evil charisma. The Joker might be inherently nasty, but never has a movie brought a villain more likable, funny, and clever. The late Ledger’s Oscar-Winning performance was astonishing. His performance is part of what makes The Dark Knight one of my favorite movies of all time.


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