People die in movies all the time. After all, whats the most dramatic outcome of any action; the action takers death of course. We all understand death; we can all empathise with a characters horror at the discovery of a body, their anguish at the loss of a loved one. Thats why even the tamest of movies often deal with death (case in point: Bambi), because as a dramatic device, death sits at the top of the pile.
Ive loved movies for as long as I can remember and by now, I must have seen thousands of characters shuffle off this mortal coil. Most of the time characters die for something. I can accept that Id have died in the same situation and the resulting resonance causes a connection to the deceased, or drives home the severity of a situation. But then every now and again, youll witness a movie death that makes you say Hold on that was a bit f***ing stupid.
This piece is dedicated to those moments; those moments where, if we were caught in the same life threatening situation as the character, without being burdened by movie character stupidity, wed have quite probably (sometimes definitely) survived.