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8 Recent Movie Deaths That MUST Stay Permanent

The Grim Reaper's call has to be a permanent one for this movie characters.

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In any medium of entertainment, death has a habit of not always being a permanent arrangement. Whether in movies, TV shows, books, comics, video games etc., the call of the Grim Reaper isn't always as final as we'd like.

At times, a resurrection or a faked death is fine. It's just that it often becomes an overplayed trope that is an easy, lazy 'out' for people to fall back on - the result of which being that a shocking, jaw-dropping death instead becomes another plot point resolved somewhere down the line.

Over the past couple of years, cinema has served up some major deaths that hit home in a big way.

And that's really the point of a big-screen death, right? To hit you hard, be impactful and conjure up some genuine emotion. If you know said death isn't really going to stick, you stop caring, and the concept of death becomes redundant.

This is all the more prevalent in franchises, of course. A one-and-done, standalone movie usually doesn't have the scope to reverse major deaths.

Yet with cinematic franchises, that's where the temptation comes to bring somebody back from the grave, even it should've never happened.

At time of writing all of the following are six feet under.

Let's hope it stays that way.

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