10 Iconic Movie Heroes Who Deserved Way Better Deaths
10. Llewelyn Moss - No Country For Old Men
There's good reason as to why Llewelyn Moss, who finds himself in possession of a case of drug money and is drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a psychopath with a bad haircut, gets his comeuppance in what has to be the one of the most disappointing movie moments of recent times. The Coens are playing with our expectations on purpose - the fact that Llewelyn finds himself dispatched off-screen with so little fanfare is a comment on the inevitability of his death, and a move that was purposely made to avoid his status as a "hero." That's to say, the last time we see Moss is during a brief scene where he converses with a woman by a motel pool, who invites him to get drunk. He politely refuses, and goes off to check into his room. Suddenly we've moved forwards in time, and Sheriff Ed Tom Bell is pulling into the motel as a truck filled with drug cartel members speeds out of the parking lot. Bell approaches, and we're given the sight we've all been dreading - Moss's lifeless corpse. And though it makes sense for him to go out this way, it's still so darn frustrating.