Given that movies like 'Office Worker III: A Normal Day' wouldn't likely hold the interest of audiences for too long, we like our cinematic heroes to be unstoppable, showing all the bravery and courage we ourselves wish we could display on a constant basis. In presenting this on screen, however, filmmaking teams can quite often get a bit carried away. Cheating death is commonplace in film narratives, of course: the villain rises again and again to terrorise the hero, who looks to have been defeated over and over again, but - wait - nope! He's still alive! Here, I want to looking at the moments when, in pursuit of this narrative trope, filmmakers have jumped every shark that they could get their hands on to ensure their main character survives. From James T. Kirk to Batman, Indiana Jones to James Bond, characters in films always find a way to survive the multitude of threats that they face - and sometimes at the expense of logic. It's time to point out those occasions where reason was left at the door. Please note: this article contains spoilers for all the movies mentioned within, including the recent Gravity, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock.