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(Digital Spy)   The best and worst fathers in movies. Jor-El was kind of a dick either way you slice it   (digitalspy.com) divider line 63
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2012-06-17 02:49:38 PM  
Headline was supposed to say "movie's".
 
2012-06-17 02:52:40 PM  
the only thing worse than slideshows are slideshows that reload the entire page with each click.
 
2012-06-17 02:54:20 PM  
Without bothering with the slide show I'm going to take a guess that Passion of the Christ ain't on the list?
 
2012-06-17 02:55:36 PM  
Father's what?
 
2012-06-17 03:05:56 PM  
Subby,

Please learn how apostrophes work. It isn't that hard. Really it isn't.
 
2012-06-17 03:09:54 PM  
shiatty article slideshow.

Atticus Finch did the right thing concerning legal ethics, but opened his children up to threats. Jack Torrence quit drinking, and was then possesed, not exactly his free will at the end there. Not sure what Kevin Spacey did that was so bad in American Beauty.
 
2012-06-17 03:22:14 PM  
media.ifccenter.com

A glaring omission
 
2012-06-17 03:26:12 PM  
You never go full retard-dad
 
2012-06-17 03:43:20 PM  
Had almost forgotten about the film "Happiness."

Honorable mention for Worst Father should go to Peter McCallister in Home Alone.
 
2012-06-17 03:54:17 PM  
Master of Scheduling!
 
2012-06-17 04:04:38 PM  
Somebody REALLY missed the point of Kramer vs Kramer.
 
2012-06-17 04:14:24 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Without bothering with the slide show I'm going to take a guess that Passion of the Christ ain't on the list?


Hey, at least he let his 33 year old kid move back in with him after not one, but two careers ended badly.

God's more like a shiatty girlfriend, anyway. (NSFW audio)
 
2012-06-17 04:16:51 PM  
Best or Worst? BEST DAD EVAH!
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-17 04:18:36 PM  
i.qkme.me

Ignored again.
 
2012-06-17 04:40:09 PM  
I have a nice sock full of oranges for the next jackass who greenlights a 20-click slideshow. fark you and fark everyone else for Christmas.

And yeah, Denethor was lacking in the parental skills department, but he was not evil in the same way that a Nazgul was -- his mind was hijacked by Sauron after he looked in the Palantir. He was not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity.
 
2012-06-17 04:44:31 PM  
Aren't Kryptonians in general just dicks? Kal-El sure can be.
Jor-El could've been the sweetest guy on Krypton as far as I can tell.
 
2012-06-17 04:45:51 PM  

DanInKansas: I have a nice sock full of oranges for the next jackass who greenlights a 20-click slideshow. fark you and fark everyone else for Christmas.

And yeah, Denethor was lacking in the parental skills department, but he was not evil in the same way that a Nazgul was -- his mind was hijacked by Sauron after he looked in the Palantir. He was not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity.


I'm still confused as to how, out of all things internet, it's the slideshow that can bring the id out of people.
 
2012-06-17 04:46:51 PM  

DanInKansas: I have a nice sock full of oranges for the next jackass who greenlights a 20-click slideshow. fark you and fark everyone else for Christmas.

And yeah, Denethor was lacking in the parental skills department, but he was not evil in the same way that a Nazgul was -- his mind was hijacked by Sauron after he looked in the Palantir. He was not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity.


Similar to my impression, a crappy father and nutty as a fruitcake? You betcha, but evil? I think they downplayed Sauron's role in the whole thing in the movies and got a bit lazy attributing it to grief and extreme favoritism.
 
2012-06-17 04:56:25 PM  
Its interesting to see people complain about slideshows but nevertheless, they click away.

Perhaps if EVERYBODY refused to click through, somebody might figure out that slideshows suck.

/didn't click
 
2012-06-17 05:13:21 PM  
This list is definitely a careless product of wild imagination.
 
2012-06-17 05:14:17 PM  
There hasn't been a good english language version. But the list fails without the mention of Mateo Falcone. THE stern unbending father that all other fathers fail in comparison to. He set the standard for dysfunctional parenting. On a side note: I don't understand all the complaining about slide shows. Is it really that difficult or time consuming for Farkers to click a button that says "next". Really what gives?
 
2012-06-17 05:19:38 PM  

thamike: I'm still confused as to how, out of all things internet, it's the slideshow that can bring the id out of people.


Something that complexes me as well. The few extra clicks of the mouse are apparently too much for the same people who get carpal tunnel from using their Xbox controllers for 36 hours in a row.
 
2012-06-17 05:23:38 PM  
Magneto: what a dick
 
2012-06-17 05:33:36 PM  
List fails without:

i185.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-17 05:55:14 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Aren't Kryptonians in general just dicks? Kal-El sure can be.
Jor-El could've been the sweetest guy on Krypton as far as I can tell.


Considering the planet was doomed and it was either die or leave for the kid... I think sending him to a planet where he'd be awesomely powerful was a nice thing to do.

He could have sent him to the planet of the Dickwolves.
 
2012-06-17 06:02:29 PM  

Thresher: Best or Worst? BEST DAD EVAH!


Gah, so much this. I was fully expecting to see Clark on this list.
 
2012-06-17 06:35:22 PM  
A couple of nominations.

Best:
www.sabotagetimes.com

Worst:
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-17 06:41:37 PM  
www.scifiontherock.com

worst father? well...maybe...
 
2012-06-17 07:06:43 PM  

Man On A Mission: thamike: I'm still confused as to how, out of all things internet, it's the slideshow that can bring the id out of people.

Something that complexes me as well. The few extra clicks of the mouse are apparently too much for the same people who get carpal tunnel from using their Xbox controllers for 36 hours in a row.


It's shiatty and antiquated web design kept alive simply to artificially boost page clicks for ad revenue. It's also a pain in the ass to hunt down the right script in NoScript to make the damn thing work. Imagine if a restaurant or store made you circle their revolving door 5-20 times when you walked in for little to no reason, it'd get farking annoying.
 
2012-06-17 07:13:18 PM  
Trend Micro thinks this is a hostile website
 
2012-06-17 07:21:48 PM  
It's shiatty and antiquated web design kept alive simply to artificially boost page clicks for ad revenue. It's also a pain in the ass to hunt down the right script in NoScript to make the damn thing work. Imagine if a restaurant or store made you circle their revolving door 5-20 times when you walked in for little to no reason, it'd get farking annoying.

Wow! What a lame and overly simplistic metaphor. It more like turning the pages in a book, if you want to read what's on the next page. Still waiting for a valid reason for all the hate on slideshows.
 
2012-06-17 07:34:39 PM  
Alright, so it's like turning the pages of a book, only there's five words per page plus an ad for car insurance, and the book is 5000 pages long because of it. It's unnecessary and a small but still irritating waste of time.
 
2012-06-17 07:35:44 PM  
Surprised this guy wasn't mentioned:
content6.flixster.com
 
2012-06-17 07:36:39 PM  

MrsGsboy: It's shiatty and antiquated web design kept alive simply to artificially boost page clicks for ad revenue. It's also a pain in the ass to hunt down the right script in NoScript to make the damn thing work. Imagine if a restaurant or store made you circle their revolving door 5-20 times when you walked in for little to no reason, it'd get farking annoying.

Wow! What a lame and overly simplistic metaphor. It more like turning the pages in a book, if you want to read what's on the next page. Still waiting for a valid reason for all the hate on slideshows.


Don't use a DVR, then. Same concept. You don't get to choose how to consume the media.

If you're cool with that, great. I'm not.
 
2012-06-17 07:43:21 PM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: Its interesting to see people complain about slideshows but nevertheless, they click away.

Perhaps if EVERYBODY refused to click through, somebody might figure out that slideshows suck.

/didn't click


I usually don't click on them. I clicked on one or two of them this time. Just to see how much this one truly sucked.

Don't bother unsliding this one. This slide show sucks balls.
 
2012-06-17 07:57:39 PM  

Craptastic: Surprised this guy wasn't mentioned:
[content6.flixster.com image 386x286]



Oooooh....good call.
 
2012-06-17 07:58:14 PM  
Honorable mention for best dad:

Burgess Meredith in the "Grumpy Old Men" movies.
 
2012-06-17 08:21:22 PM  

some_beer_drinker: [www.scifiontherock.com image 500x401]

worst father? well...maybe...


You could say it was too little too late, but killing the Emperor and saving Luke was kind of a big deal.
 
2012-06-17 09:01:55 PM  
Bhasayate
Don't bother unsliding this one.


Wasn't that difficult -> ;-)

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1: Best: Will Smith's bond with son Jaden Smith was evident when the pair starred in The Pursuit of Happyness
2: Worst: John Noble plays the evil Denethor in Lord of The Rings.
3: Best: Steve Martin's Gil Buckman helped his family deal with life's problems in Ron Howard's Parenthood.
4: Worst: Dylan Baker plays deeply disturbed dad Bill Maplewood in 1998's Happiness.
5: Best: Dustin Hoffman as Ted Kramer started out as a workaholic Dad in Kramer Vs Kramer but ended up fighting to keep his son.
6: Worst: Rick Moranis plays hapless dad Wayne Szalinski in Honey I Shrunk The Kids in 1989.
7: Best: Eugene Levy's Noah Levenstein, aka Jim's Dad, dished out plenty of fatherly advice to his embarrassed son across the American Pie movies.
8: Worst: Willem Defoe plays Spider-Man's arch nemesis Norman Osborn/Green Goblin in the Marvel movie.
9: Best: Stanley Tucci was a cool and supportive dad to Emma Stone's Olive in Easy A.
10: Worst: Jack Nicholson plays deranged dad Jack Torrence in 1980's The Shining.
11: Best: Sean Penn bagged an Oscar nomination for playing a dad in I Am Sam.
12: Worst: Dr Evil's schemes to take over the world mean much neglect for his sons Scott Evil and Mini Me.
13: Best: George Bailey (James Stewart) sacrificed a lot for his family, including his freedom in It's a Wonderful Life
14: Worst: Daniel Day-Lewis plays the ruthless Daniel Plainview in 2007's There Will Be Blood.
15: Best: Gregory Peck stood up for his children as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.
16: Worst: Danny De Vito plays the uncaring and immoral father in Matilda.
17: Best: Liam Neeson utilised a special set of skills to rescue his kidnapped daughter in Taken.
18: Worst: Darth Vader terrorised the galaxy and his offspring Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in the Star Wars saga.
19: Best: Marlon Brando's Jor-El rocketed his son away from the exploding planet Krypton in 1978's Superman.
20: Worst: It's a bad dad double header in American Beauty, with both Kevin Spacey and Chris Cooper as questionable patriarchs.
 
2012-06-17 09:10:17 PM  

Mentalpatient87: Man On A Mission: thamike: I'm still confused as to how, out of all things internet, it's the slideshow that can bring the id out of people.

Something that complexes me as well. The few extra clicks of the mouse are apparently too much for the same people who get carpal tunnel from using their Xbox controllers for 36 hours in a row.

It's shiatty and antiquated web design kept alive simply to artificially boost page clicks for ad revenue. It's also a pain in the ass to hunt down the right script in NoScript to make the damn thing work. Imagine if a restaurant or store made you circle their revolving door 5-20 times when you walked in for little to no reason, it'd get farking annoying.


I wouldn't eat there, which would probably preclude my standing outside pissing and moaning about the state of their revolving doors.
 
2012-06-17 09:27:34 PM  
No mention?

2.bp.blogspot.com

Too obscure?
 
2012-06-17 09:34:39 PM  

LesserEvil: No mention?

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 300x213]

Too obscure?


Frailty?

Because nothing is obscure on Fark.
 
2012-06-17 09:45:45 PM  
1: Best: Will Smith's bond with son Jaden Smith was evident when the pair starred in The Pursuit of Happyness

Only, I recall reading that in real life, the guy he was portraying was actually a major douche and a bad father...

/racist, probably
 
2012-06-17 10:04:36 PM  
List fails without Jerry Lundergaard.

www.thecorch.com
 
2012-06-17 10:10:24 PM  

LesserEvil: No mention?



Too obscure?


How was he a bad dad?
 
2012-06-17 11:09:26 PM  

Quaker: List fails without Jerry Lundergaard.

[www.thecorch.com image 425x315]


Every time I see William H. Macy, all I hear is the phrase "Where's my Dinner" over and over in my head. Of all the great lines this man has spit out, why does THAT one have to be my brains favorite?
 
2012-06-17 11:16:13 PM  
Can you imagine the type of Dad Jor-El would have been if he lived?

www.hembeck.com

It is FORBIDDEN to eat with your elbows on the table!
 
2012-06-17 11:21:47 PM  

Mrbogey: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Aren't Kryptonians in general just dicks? Kal-El sure can be.
Jor-El could've been the sweetest guy on Krypton as far as I can tell.

Considering the planet was doomed and it was either die or leave for the kid... I think sending him to a planet where he'd be awesomely powerful was a nice thing to do.

He could have sent him to the planet of the Dickwolves.



Maybe he could have gone WITH him, or sent mom along, instead of just jettisoning a BABY alone in to deep space to go live on a planet filled with primitive savages. For all he knew the child was going to be eaten by wild animals or vivisected by our scientists.
 
2012-06-17 11:56:54 PM  

mongbiohazard: Maybe he could have gone WITH him, or sent mom along, instead of just jettisoning a BABY alone in to deep space to go live on a planet filled with primitive savages. For all he knew the child was going to be eaten by wild animals or vivisected by our scientists.


No can do. Various reasons given but the clear thing in all of his origins is that he and the mom could not leave. Wasn't their choice.
 
2012-06-18 12:05:33 AM  

thamike: I wouldn't eat there, which would probably preclude my standing outside pissing and moaning about the state of their revolving doors.


And I didn't click the link, doesn't mean I wouldn't bring up the ridiculous place with the stupid revolving doors if someone got on the subject.
 
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