10 Glorious Deaths In Forgettable Films

X-Men: The Last Stand at least had one stand-out moment...

Cyclops Death
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Film puts a mirror up to the world that we occupy. The joys of the spark of life, the inevitable rollercoaster of ups and downs that furnish a person's journey, until we eventually reach the end.

It's not all doom and gloom and, within the vast landscape of cinema, we've been spoilt by a variety of memorable murders, life-ending laughs and finely tuned fatalities.

Death takes many shapes. It can be the pay-off for years of investment in a character's arc (Tony Stark in Endgame) or it can be used to comedic effect (Derek's roommates in Zoolander).

These deaths solidify a movie's status in the average fans memory, but what about those incredible deaths that are lost within mediocrity? Did these poor characters lose their lives, in such innovative and outrageous manners, in vain?

Even if a film doesn't set the world on fire at the box office or even earns the esteemed honour of being flicked on when there's nothing else good on TV to indulge in, some of the deaths that can be found within the indifference deserve your attention.

10. Russell Franklin Is Cut Off By A Shark (Deep Blue Sea)

For a film investigating the premise of harvesting the brain tissue of genetically altered sharks on an island facility in an attempt to combat Alzheimer's disease, only for the sharks to go AWOL and start hunting the crew, it's a shame that the majority of the people who have been exposed to the flick wouldn't be able to recount that.

The reason?

Set aside the 'colourful' use of CGI used throughout and still this film never feels as though the people making it have truly invested in anything that is happening on screen. The actors look to be dialling it in (Jackson's monologue the exception), possibly to hide any commitment to the clunky dialogue that litters any scene in danger of being decent.

Unlike the majority of this list, Jackson being turned into shark bait is a moment so brilliant that it has outgrown the very film it sprouted from. The fact that the beat comes after Jackson's Russel Franklin has rallied the troops for a heroic escape - only to be chewed up by a sneaky Great White in front of their very eyes - makes for a punch-line that proves there can still be a diamond in all that rough.

Though it will never find itself in Jackson's Top 10 career performances, it sits pretty as a one of his most glorious deaths.

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