10 Movie Characters Having A Worse Day Than You
Spare a thought for the supporting characters who were royally screwed for the advancement of the plot.
Movies rely on their background, peripheral and largely anonymous bit-part characters more than an audience tends to realise, as these are the characters who can often symbolise a great shift in power or plot progression in their movie. The most frequently used form of these characters is the henchman who just happens to be terrible at their job, and are killed with relative ease by our hero, as lampooned relentlessly in the Austin Powers franchise. And while Hollywood isn't keen to drop the unlucky henchman idea, they aren't limited to just one stereotype. In any movie where a clear Good vs. Evil battle is taking place, there is always one character who is simply dumped on, and has the whole plot shift thanks to their misfortune. More often than not, these people are simply doing their job, but have come across the crusading hero/reckless villain and are expected to be steamrollered in the name of storytelling. So if ever you're feeling down, just take a moment to consider the days being had by these unfortunate fellows, who simply cannot catch a break.