Ever since they stuffed Indiana Jones into a fridge, Ive been mindful of the strangely indestructible nature of some characters. A lot of films mainly action titles operate under the logic that the hero/heroes have far more health than everyone else, mainly because theyre just a lot more important than the anonymous goons they mow down.
Of course, if youre just watching the flick for a good time, this doesnt bother you at all. Youre in it for the heroic quest, to see the guy get the girl or vice-versa, we live in enlightened times and for the carnage that ensues from this quest. Yet for those of us who take are films far too seriously, theres always an eyebrow cocked when someone survives something which would kill a regular person.
Granted, it would be ridiculous if the protagonist died before the film finished and filmmakers know this. But occasionally, in attempting to establish some sort of physical risk the film writes itself into a corner, creating huge gaps in their own logic you could positively backflip through. So Ive taken it upon myself to catalogue some of the worst offenders in plot-necessary indestructibility.
You could just disregard this whole list under the pretence its only a movie, but thats not the way the game is played, dammit. These characters caused me to be sceptic, and now Im going to share them with you.
Be aware, theres a SPOILER WARNING in effect.
Durham University graduate and qualified sports journalist. Very good at sitting down and watching things. Can multi-task this with playing computer games. Football Manager addict who has taken Shrewsbury Town to the summit of the Premier League. You can follow me at @Ed_OwenUK, if you like ramblings about Newcastle United and A Place in the Sun. If you don't, I don't know what I can do for you.See more from Edward