The Character: British secret agent, licensed to kill, likes his martinis shaken not stirred.
The Resolution: To take Miss Moneypenny out on a date without getting swayed by the exotic hottie at the next table.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Double O.
The Character: Kansas farmgirl who finds a Technicolor fairytale world where she's a hero, but still wants to return to home.
The Resolution: To decorate her bedroom in shades of ruby and emerald.
Chances Of Sticking To It: The job's done, but weirdly everything still looks like the same shade of sepia.
The Character: Schoolboy wizard trying to deal with the dual burdens of puberty and being The Boy Who Lived.
The Resolution: To pass his Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Hogwarts is under martial law, Harry's on the run and Voldemort wants him dead. Still, if he can defeat He Who Must Not Be named, the examiners will probably let him pass anyway…
The Character: Vietnam vet, now paying the bills as a cabbie while he figures out how to wash the scum off the street.
The Resolution: To get organizized.
Chances Of Sticking To It: One way or another, he'll find a way to get rid of the animals who come out at night.
The Character: Ingenue ballerina, promoted to the starring role in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake .
The Resolution: To be perfect.
Chances Of Sticking To It: High, but at the cost of her sanity and skin tone.
The Character: Founder of Facebook and professional smart-arse.
The Resolution: To be friends with Erica Albright and, if he's lucky, to poke her.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Erica can't stay off Facebook forever…unless she's more of a Twitter kind of girl.
The Character: 1960s bon vivant who wants the finest wines known to humanity or, failing that, lighter fluid.
The Resolution: To stop drinking, or at least ease off for a bit.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Just the one won't do any harm, right?
The Character: Playboy industrialist with a dodgy ticker and an iron suit for crimefighting.
The Resolution: To make even more money being a do-gooder than he did when he didn't care who he sold weapons to.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Pretty good, once he's got the U.S. Government off his case about wanting the Iron Man designs.
The Character: The Texan girl once known as Lula Mae Barnes is now Manhattan's most divine socialite and a very discreet escort.
The Resolution: To stop buying so many hats.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Oh, but darling, it's just not the same without one.
The Character: Kryptonian refugee Kal-El, disguised as mild-mannered Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent.
The Resolution: To get Lois Lane to fancy his Earth alter-ego more than his superhuman self.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Trouble is, these humans will insist on getting into trouble that can't be dealt with by Clark.
The Character: High school absconder, truancy expert, righteous dude.
The Resolution: School, schmool. He's taking the day off.
Chances Of Sticking To It: With clammy hands, you can persuade anybody you're too ill to leave the house.
The Character: The man formerly known as Seth Brundle is now half-man, half-housefly.
The Resolution: To become the world's first insect politician.
Chances Of Sticking To It: He'll probably be very good at it, considering he's an expert at regurgitation.
The Character: Thieving secretary who does a runner with the company's money and hides out at the Bates Motel.
The Resolution: To pay extra for a decent hotel next time.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Sadly, "next time" is a pretty big assumption.
The Character: The Dude, never happier than when he's had a toke, a White Russian and an evening of bowling.
The Resolution: To get compensation for his urine-stained rug. It really tied the room together.
Chances Of Sticking To It: To be honest, the chances of the Dude sticking to anything are pretty remote.
The Character: Retired spy with a very '70s taste in spectacles.
The Resolution: To locate Karla's mole in the Circus.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Probably the most tenacious person in this list. There's no way he'll back down until he's got his man.
The Character: Parisian do-gooder who likes meddling in other people's affairs, preferably without them even knowing.
The Resolution: To mind her own business for once.
Chances Of Sticking To It: It's all going swimmingly until her neighbour leaves the keys in his lock, and she discovers his unrealised ambition is to sing on the French version of The X Factor . Now the application form is in the post.
The Character: Author, recovering alcoholic, and deranged psychopath. A family man.
The Resolution: To finish that book.
Chances Of Sticking To It: He'll finish it all right, but since all work and no play make Jack a dull boy, he might a spot of axe-killing too.
The Character: Dim-witted fashion model who also does a lot of work of charity.
The Resolution: To devise a new look that will be more ridiculously good looking than Blue Steel.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Job done as far as Derek's concerned, but why are critics saying that Crimson Corona is exactly the same as Blue Steel? They don't appreciate the subtlety involved.
The Character: Martial arts mentor and WWII hero who sees the spirituality in kicking the hell out of opponents.
The Resolution: To turn Daniel LaRusso into a champ.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Good, once Daniel's finished waxing his car.
Charles Foster Kane
The Character: Newspaper publisher who can buy anything he wants, except a) a political career and b) happiness.
The Resolution: To find Rosebud, symbol of the loss of his childhood innocence.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Oh, he'll find it all right…and then dump it in a room along with all the other crap he's bought over the years.
The Character: NYPD cop with a habit of finding trouble outside his jurisdiction.
The Resolution: Not to let the same shit happen to him as usually happens over Christmas.
Chances Of Sticking To It: We'll let you know this time next year.
Ming The Merciless
The Character: Despotic ruler of Mongo, currently engaged in bombarding Earth with hot hail. Why? Because he's bored.
The Resolution: Intergalactic domination.
Chances Of Sticking To It: He's got too much sex on the brain. While he's busy getting his end away, an American Football player called Flash has started a revolution.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman
The Character: Vietnam War drill instructor. Winner of 'Best Insult Award' five years in a row.
The Resolution: To wipe the shit-eating grins off these maggots, break them down and build them into men.
Chances Of Sticking To It: An impressive 99% success rate. Unfortunately, the 1% has gone loco with a gun in the gent's toilet.
The Character: Unorthodox Detroit detective going off-message in California to investigate a friend's death.
The Resolution: To solve the murder, and to enjoy the sunshine as much as possible.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Strong - Axel's such a character the combined weight of the BHPD cannot curb his rule-breaking instincts.
The Character: Teenager whose new home in Washington turns out to be a hotbed of supernatural creatures, including hot vampire Edward Cullen.
The Resolution: To persuade do-gooder Edward to pop her cherry.
Chances Of Sticking To It: She'll wear down a man eventually. Unfortunately, then she'll end up with a monster-baby.
The Character: Scarred on the outside and the inside, this clownish anarchist is more funny peculiar than funny ha-ha.
The Resolution: To upset the social order by waging a war of terror against Gotham City.
Chances Of Sticking To It: With neither conscience nor empathy, he's committed to the cause. There's just the small matter of that guy dressed as a bat who is trying to stop him.
The Character: During term-time, he's an archaeology professor… but he doesn't just talk the talk, because he's a whip-cracking, hat-grabbing treasure hunter during the school holidays.
The Resolution: To overcome his fear of snakes.
Chances Of Sticking To It: If only they'd stop slithering about so much.
The Character: L.A.-based odd job man. Will race, do stunts, assist with getaways.
The Resolution: To drive away after five minutes if it all goes tits-up.
Chances Of Sticking To It: If a woman gets involved, he's more likely to be the one causing things to go tits-up.
The Character: Intergalactic space ranger, shot down in the Gamma Quadrant of Sector 4 and now crash-landed in a strange place called "Andy's room."
The Resolution: To defeat the Emperor Zurg.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Hate to break it to you, Buzz, but you're a child's plaything.
The Character: One-time crewmember of the Nostromo cargo ship, forced by circumstance to become a one woman army against the xenomorphs.
The Resolution: To make it back home to her family.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Nil. Thanks to cryogenic oversleeping, alien impregnation, death and cloned rebirth, she's going to be stuck fighting facehuggers and chestbursters for a while longer.
Maximus Decimus Meridius
The Character: Roman general and heir apparent to the Emperor's throne. However, life isn't always fair.
The Resolution: To have his vengeance against Commodus for murdering his family, in this life or the next.
Chances Of Sticking To It: He's got the motive. Giving him a gladiator's sword and sending him to Rome provides the opportunity.
The Character: High-school bum whose friendship with eccentric Doc Brown inadvertently causes him to travel in time to 1955 in a customised DeLorean.
The Resolution: To get back - to the future!
Chances Of Sticking To It: Should be OK, provided he can get his parents to fall in love and find a suitable source of power to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of energy required by the time machine.
The Character: Schoolgirl killer, trained by Big Daddy as an unstoppable assassin.
The Resolution: To stop swearing at school. She might be able to handle legions of armed bad guys, but detention is another matter.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Not fucking likely.
The Character: Star anchorman for San Diego's KVWN Channel 4 news. A man's man, and an ace with the jazz flute.
The Resolution: To stop new co-anchor Veronica Corningstone from stealing his throne. The newsroom is no place for a woman.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Not good. The march of history is giving women equal rights. Besides, Ron kinda fancies her.
The Character: Giant ape and de facto sovereign of Skull Island; kidnapped and brought to New York.
The Resolution: To get home, preferably with that hot blonde who keeps giving him the eye.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Oops, wrong turn. He appears to have clambered up the Empire State Building.
The Character: Criminal gobshite kicked out of Cuba and intent on grabbing America by the balls.
The Resolution: To get the money. That way, you also get the power, then the women. Triple win.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Getting to the top shouldn't be too hard. Staying there, however, will depend on Tony being able to resist getting high on his own supply.
The Character: Mousy high school kid with an overbearing religious zealot for a mother and a sideline in telekinetic party tricks.
The Resolution: To prove to Mom that she can enjoy her prom night without anybody laughing at her.
Chances Of Sticking To It: It's probably not what she had in mind, but slaughtering anybody who raises a giggle should curb the comedy factor.
The Character: Dark Lord of the Sith, the Emperor's right-hand man, and daddy to twins.
The Resolution: To be a better father.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Short-term, yes - he's overthrown the Emperor! Long-term, sort of - he's dead and will have to do his bonding with Luke and Leia from beyond the spirit world.
The Character: Anti-capitalist guru, mean fighter and figment of a yuppie's imagination.
The Resolution: To replace his generation's squandered potential by sticking it to the man with Project Mayhem.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Certain. The Narrator doesn't even realise he's responsible. The financial district is going to burn.
The Character: Award-winning oceanographer and filmmaker, now in mourning after his best friend was chewed to death by a jaguar shark.
The Resolution: To find the shark and destroy it, possibly with dynamite.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Terrible. Zissou is a softy at heart, especially when his cynical heart is thawed by the love of the son he never knew he had.
The Character: Beatrix Kiddo, previously Black Mamba in the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad and now hunting down her ex-colleagues for murdering her husband at their wedding.
The Resolution: To go on a rip-roaring rampage of revenge.
Chances Of Sticking To It: The rippier and roarier, the better.
The Character: Renowned psychiatrist who used his mental agility to lure victims into his feasts of murder and cannibalism - until he was caught.
The Resolution: To escape from incarceration. Prison food is terrible.
Chances Of Sticking To It: He's too clever to fail. Especially when guards' faces make such handy disguises.
The Character: aka Logan, a mutant whose ability to heal himself made him the target for nefarious military types who have inserted an adamantium skeleton - with retractable claws! - into his body.
The Resolution: To stay out of trouble, and definitely to avoid hanging out with any other mutants.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Blimey, Professor X is a persistent bugger. Oh, all right, Wolverine will join your quote-unquote X Men.
The Character: Mild-mannered banker, wrongfully accused of murdering his wife.
The Resolution: To get the hell out of Shawshank.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Even if it takes a few decades, at least Andy will have posters of pretty ladies to look at.
The Character: Hitman for Marsellus Wallace, who decides a change of lifestyle is in order after witnessing a miracle.
The Resolution: Before - "to strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger." After - to "walk the earth, meet people, have adventures, like Caine from Kung Fu ."
Chances Of Sticking To It: Hopefully Marsellus will let him retire.
The Character: Fencing legend out for revenge against the six-fingered man who killed his father.
The Resolution: To get the chance to say, "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
Chances Of Sticking To It: C'mon, with a line like that, he's not likely to let this one slip.
The Character: Flame-haired cartoon temptress. Married to a rabbit. Not bad, just drawn that way.
The Resolution: To take on some charity work to persuade Toontown of her inner kindness.
Chances Of Sticking To It: She creates the most successful charity in history. People sure can be generous when she asks them to donate.
The Character: Cocky investment banker, whose colleagues don't realise he's completely insane - despite giveaway signs like a love of Phil Collins.
The Resolution: To return those overdue video tapes.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Not good, when there are so many people to murder with an axe.
The Character: Diminutive alien with Einstein eyes. Party tricks include bike levitation and an extendable neck.
The Resolution: To get off this weird planet where they'll only let him out of the house with a sheet over his head.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Once he's figured out a way to phone home, he'll be fine.
The Character: Miner who hits the motherlode by striking oil and gradually lets the power and greed go to his head.
The Resolution: To drink your milkshake.
Chances Of Sticking To It: Slurp, slurp, slurp…