I’m sure we all have an opinion about this. But for me it has to be the scene from Jaws 2. It’s the scene when a woman is speeding around in a nice little wooden boat by an idyllic beach with a lovely young woman having fun on a water ski. Until, that is, Jaws the second arrives with a craving to satisfy a ceaseless megalodon hunger.
So the poor hapless lass is swallowed in chunks while the woman continues to cruise around for what must seem like an eternity when your being chewed to death. Finally, after selfishly enjoying the summer sea air rushing through her hair the woman notices the teenager is absent.
Meanwhile, Jaws, not content with the succulent young woman, makes it’s move to secure the meal deal and rams the boat.
The woman, slightly surprised to discover the shark nose protruding through the side of her boat, instantaneously douses herself in gas and fires a flare.
Yep, she wins my “most dumb ass character in any film” award without question.
There are no clips of the ultimate moment of daftness so I guess you’ll just have to revisit the movie! In fact see Jaws 1 and 2 together next time you have a rainy Sunday afternoon to kill (you can guess what I’ve been doing today).
Please let me know of any other characters, real or fictional who should appear in my hall of stupidity.