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Top Ten Most Welcome Movie Deaths

By: Chris Flynn
2006-02-24



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Posted 02/24/2006 - 03:32:19 AM by PlatypusQuest:
 This is an absolutely hysterical article! Still, I think the Debra Winger comment is a little off... I liked her character in the movie quite a bit, and to place her in front of Paris Hilton (she should be closer to the top, yes?) is a little unjustified... But Bruce Willis as #1 is dead-on. I hate Armageddon so much it could never be adequately stated in words.
 
Posted 02/24/2006 - 09:07:27 AM by jhitting:
 You forgot the most welcome death of all time--Colin Farell in Alexander. Welcome, simply because it also meant the end of the movie.
 
Posted 02/24/2006 - 09:34:24 AM by cwperry:
 Can we all just get over the rankings in these fucking lists and enjoy the content without complaining that "this should've been #4 and not #7, and this should've been #2 and not #9, but I'll give you some credit for your #3 pick . . ." Jesus. Exasperating.
 
Posted 02/24/2006 - 09:38:52 AM by brente:
 I've also always been particularly fond of the scene in Fried Green Tomatoes when Chris O'Donnell gets run over by a train.
 
Posted 02/24/2006 - 09:41:14 AM by nothingleft:
 Um, yeah cwperry, it's SO EXASPERATING to read one person's innocuous comments about ranking order. Ever seen the internet before? I'll thank you, Chris Flynn, for reminding me how much of a piece of shite Armageddon is. Almost makes me want to rewatch it to see if it holds up under the "so bad it's good" rule. Almost.
 
Posted 02/24/2006 - 10:17:58 AM by J_R_K_:
 cwperry, your comment should be closer to the top, not platypus quest.
 
Posted 02/24/2006 - 11:02:05 AM by cwperry:
 nothingleft: It's the people who complain that the lists are "wrong" who are going against the democracy of the Internet. Not the people like me who say we should stop picking apart the most irrelevant facets of online articles and enjoy them for their relevant content.
 
Posted 02/24/2006 - 11:32:44 AM by nothingleft:
 cw : When the article is structured as a "Top Ten", I'd hardly say that a discussion of ranking order is irrelevant. It invites reflection on a tongue-in-cheek topic in a lighthearted way, as PlatypusQ did. Which is why it was funny that you got worked up and preachy so quickly. Oh well.
 
Posted 02/24/2006 - 12:05:11 PM by howardcos:
 petty though it may be, Imogen Stubbs dying at the very start of Jack and Sarah always makes me smile.
 
Posted 02/24/2006 - 12:26:23 PM by rmashate:
 This is Killer.
 
Posted 02/24/2006 - 12:39:27 PM by DeSandro:
 Macaulay should have a double entry for biting it in The Good Son.
 
Posted 02/24/2006 - 04:49:38 PM by PlatypusQuest:
 Yikes!!! I wasn't complaining at all, cw - Just making some simple observations... Had I gone into a detailed, one-by-one analysis of this list (which, really, is so subjective it demands criticism to some degree), then I could understand how it would be indefensibly "exasperating." As it is, I was just posting some benign comments on the list. No harm, nothing superfluous. I honestly don't see where the explosive backlash came from. Thanks nothingleft for understanding where I was coming from.
 
Posted 02/25/2006 - 03:50:47 PM by MonsterKids:
 This is a great list; maybe next week you could do like Top Ten Most Welcome Movie Fuck You's, Literal or Not. Robert Duvall in "Falling Down" would have to win for flipping it on both his wife and his smug boss! I like you, Stylus.
 
Posted 02/25/2006 - 09:15:43 PM by Cagney:
 Chris O'Donnell gets run over by a train? Why wasn't I informed? I always assumed I would despise Fried Green Tomatoes, but whoah, I'm renting that movie today!
 
Posted 02/26/2006 - 11:42:47 AM by ckramer:
 this was a fun article, but weren't you still a kid when you saw my girl? that was sad, man. you can't pretend you've been an adult your whole life. oh and paris knows that she is hated but she doesn't care, she actually encourages it, the more people that hate her enough pay to see her act dumb =more money
 
Posted 02/26/2006 - 12:42:30 PM by garysf:
 While I agree with the list, I think that there is one omission and it should be ranked number 1: Ralph Feinnes in ‘The English Patient.’ I so hated that movie and I felt that if he had died right away, we would not have been subjected to this type of cinematic torture. Close second has to be Debra Winger in ‘Terms of Endearment’ – after the film ended, I felt like I had been on chemo.