War of the Worlds : Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning

Normally I like her
But I just wanted to slap her in just about every scene she was in. Her character was just an annoying little brat.

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Completely agree.

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I can't fault perfection.

Your comment I mean, not Dakota. Besides, I think Elle has Dakotas number, just waiting for her to shine on thru.

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Yeah she was really annoying in this.

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Worst character in a movie ever.... Would have fit in a horror movie, maybe they got confused on the daily call sheet and the director thought he was shooting a horror movie so told her to scream constantly.

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It's obvious Spielberg wore earplugs anytime Dakota was on camera. Unfortunately the movie audience didn't have any such luxury...

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Exactly. The director is, at least, partially to blame. After all, Dakota was merely doing what the director told her to do.


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I'm pretty confident that Spielberg knows what he is doing when he directs a movie.

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Normally I dislike her.
In this film I was willing, praying that her character would be squashed or obliterated by the death ray.
I mean, what *beep* kid eats hummus???

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I mean, what *beep* kid eats hummus???
Kids who are made to in the presence of their weird hippie parents.

Kids who are free to order in anything they want? Not so much.


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I grew up in conservative suburban Texas and we always ate hummus. That stuff is delicious.

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Couldn't stand her! What made them think this character would be endearing to the audience? If that's what they thought, not sure. Whatever, they failed miserably with her character. Detestable!

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Most annoying ever.. Makes you root for the aliens!

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I love children in real life but Dakota's character was one child I wanted to see evaporated by those gangly ass alien giants.

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Back in 2005 this board had at least 10 threads full of people complaining about the yelling Dakota. Now 10 years later I see the hate for her has no ceased a bit. LOL

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It's heartwarming to see, isn't it?

I dunno, even in the Twighlight utter *beep* movies Dakota gives off the impression that she is a little spoilt cow.

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I'm not saying she is in real life, I hear Dakota is a very nice person, but in those 2 movies, no imo. She was great in Man On Fire. She crys a lot though.

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brat? how was she a brat exactly? a brat is someone who doesn't listen to their parents, who complains and throws tantrums and is stubborn. which fanning did none of in the film. she acted scared at times. her character had small panic attacks, but who wouldn't if aliens were coming out of the ground trying to destroy everyone?? she wasn't a brat. she only showed concern and care for her brother and dad. fanning and cruise were the stars of this film. and I would even go as far to say that her acting, in some cases, surpassed cruise's.



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I know that this is months after you initially posted this, but I think a better word would have been "Annoying." I'm sure the OP would feel the same sentiments regardless of the word used. And yes, her character was annoying in this movie. I'm not picking apart the actions of a child reacting to real world situations. I just found her character annoying.

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I am literally watching it now, in the background, whilst writing something up and came here to see if that was the case. I've been pleading for her to meet a grisly end but for some reason she keeps managing to evade a just fate.

Very unlikeable children that lead you to root for the aliens to win.

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Yeah I would have paid the aliens to suck the blood out of her.

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Dakota is a great actress and she did the part good. She was meant to be a screaming child and she was. Don't know ho else she was supposed to act.

So she wasn't more annoying than the average kid walking around.

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In reality, maybe. In a movie, we don't want to put up with it for 2 hours.



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The. Most. Annoying. Character. Ever.

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Her character ruined the movie for me, i love rewatching it, but every scene
with her makes me cringe. Would've been a much better movie without her.

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Hated the screaming. Also she looked like she hadn't slept in weeks!

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Both she and Robbie were totally annoying. I wouldn't blame Ray if he left and abandoned them in the car!

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I have never been that fond of this Spielberg alien world domination opus, and Fanning is one of the main reasons. She is an annoying and ott screeching brat. WTF was she and Spielberg thinking with her characterization.

I don't hear of her much anymore today and she was too old for Fern in Charlotte's Web.


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Her sister seems to have taken over the spotlight for quite a while now.

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Pay no attention to the mongo known as toastycheeves. He is obsessed with hating children.

All children.

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