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Old June 5 2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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Most Anticlimactic Movie Deaths

I don't think there were any from Trek, at least none that I would have cracked these 5 to put in. But are there any obvious ones I missed?

http://kooztop5.blogspot.com/2011/11...ie-deaths.html
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Old June 5 2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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Re: Most Anticlimactic Movie Deaths

Kirk (Generations)

And Boba Fett didn't die in ROTJ.
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Old June 5 2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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I wouldn't have put Wash on that list. They mentioned themselves that even though nothing was gained by it, it *works* for that movie.

And I had guessed that Sam Jackson's character from Deep Blue Sea would be on that list before I read it!

As for Trek, I'd put Marcus on there, because it didn't really seem to affect anyone.
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Old June 5 2012, 06:44 PM   #4
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Kirk (Generations)

And Boba Fett didn't die in ROTJ.
Fair point about Kirk--that's a good one for the list.

Boba Fett died as far as the movie was concerned, no? I know he escaped by using his blaster and that he's technically alive in the Star Wars canon, but to a random person watching ROTJ, he's dead. I think. Technicalities.
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Old June 5 2012, 06:47 PM   #5
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As much as I enjoyed the rest of the movie, I was very disappointed by the Red Skull's death in "Captain America." The Cap didn't actually do anything to defeat him. He just picked up the Energon Cube and evaporated! Lame.
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Old June 5 2012, 06:48 PM   #6
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I wouldn't have put Wash on that list. They mentioned themselves that even though nothing was gained by it, it *works* for that movie.

And I had guessed that Sam Jackson's character from Deep Blue Sea would be on that list before I read it!

As for Trek, I'd put Marcus on there, because it didn't really seem to affect anyone.
I think Wash's death worked GREAT for that movie, but we're used to deaths of main characters being grand and drawn out, last words, several minutes of air time, etc. That didn't happen with Wash. I'd say that makes it anti-climactic. But I don't want to confuse anti-climactic with irrelevant or "not good"--that was one of the more powerful deaths I've seen on screen in a long time precisely because it was anti-climactic. Just my opinion.

As for Marcus, I assume you mean David Marcus, Kirk's kid, right? Yeah, nobody cared.
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Old June 5 2012, 07:03 PM   #7
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Why is Samuel L. Jackson's death in Deep Blue Sea considered anti-climatic. I thought it was shocking and completely unexpected. It seemed like he was the main hero of the movie and then bam! He's dead and gone. I loved it. In fact it was the best and most clever part of that turkey of a film.
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Old June 5 2012, 07:23 PM   #8
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Re: Most Anticlimactic Movie Deaths

Count Dukuu in Revenge of the Sith. Yoda couldn't even beat him in AOTC yet Anikin can easily do it in the third. Yeah so he turns into Darth Vader, but still.
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Why is Samuel L. Jackson's death in Deep Blue Sea considered anti-climatic. I thought it was shocking and completely unexpected. It seemed like he was the main hero of the movie and then bam! He's dead and gone. I loved it. In fact it was the best and most clever part of that turkey of a film.
Yeah, that scene was the only redeeming factor of an otherwise garbage movie. Total shock and not anti-climactic at all. Who got a better death? The guy thrown into glass by the shark? Helicopter crash people? The woman who got bit in the crotch? Really bad CGI main character death at the end?

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Count Dukuu in Revenge of the Sith. Yoda couldn't even beat him in AOTC yet Anikin can easily do it in the third. Yeah so he turns into Darth Vader, but still.
Yoda was in Tasmanian Devil mode and dominating the dojo after about only twenty seconds of fighting, which is why Dooku had to go for the diversion of toppling the tower thingie on Obi-Wan and Anakin. Sadly Obi-Wan, despite being conscious and seeing what was going on, couldn't overcome the pain of his minor little boo-boos and levitate the thing on his own, thus allowing Dooku to escape.
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Old June 5 2012, 08:48 PM   #10
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Re: Most Anticlimactic Movie Deaths

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Kirk (Generations)

And Boba Fett didn't die in ROTJ.
Fair point about Kirk--that's a good one for the list.

Boba Fett died as far as the movie was concerned, no? I know he escaped by using his blaster and that he's technically alive in the Star Wars canon, but to a random person watching ROTJ, he's dead. I think. Technicalities.
Well, since the Sarlacc takes a thousand years to digest someone , technically it's right - Boba wouldn't die until a millennium after that movie takes place.
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Old June 6 2012, 12:39 AM   #11
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Why is Samuel L. Jackson's death in Deep Blue Sea considered anti-climatic. I thought it was shocking and completely unexpected. It seemed like he was the main hero of the movie and then bam! He's dead and gone. I loved it. In fact it was the best and most clever part of that turkey of a film.
I gave two definitions at the front of the post. This fits the second one: "trivial or commonplace concluding a series of significant events." The whole movie is fantasy up until the shark eats the guy, which is trivial--of course the shark eats the guy. The difference with Deep Blue Sea is exactly what you said--it was so obvious and we are so used to movies forgoing the obvious to bring us fantastic situations that when the obvious occurs we can't help but be shocked and surprised! The movie stunk, but this was by far the best moment and you absolutely nailed. Anti-climactic doesn't mean bad or boring!
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Old June 6 2012, 12:40 AM   #12
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Kirk (Generations)

And Boba Fett didn't die in ROTJ.
Fair point about Kirk--that's a good one for the list.

Boba Fett died as far as the movie was concerned, no? I know he escaped by using his blaster and that he's technically alive in the Star Wars canon, but to a random person watching ROTJ, he's dead. I think. Technicalities.
Well, since the Sarlacc takes a thousand years to digest someone , technically it's right - Boba wouldn't die until a millennium after that movie takes place.
Or he'd live out his normal life span in the Sarlacc's stomach! lol
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Old June 6 2012, 12:47 AM   #13
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Fair point about Kirk--that's a good one for the list.

Boba Fett died as far as the movie was concerned, no? I know he escaped by using his blaster and that he's technically alive in the Star Wars canon, but to a random person watching ROTJ, he's dead. I think. Technicalities.
Well, since the Sarlacc takes a thousand years to digest someone , technically it's right - Boba wouldn't die until a millennium after that movie takes place.
Or he'd live out his normal life span in the Sarlacc's stomach! lol
Without food and water that lifespan would not be very long.
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Old June 6 2012, 04:38 AM   #14
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Re: Most Anticlimactic Movie Deaths

^ Given that the Sarlacc takes a thousand years to digest its prey, I can only assume it keeps that prey alive for that long. Otherwise the prey would die and rot. And Threepio did specifically say that the victim(s) would remain alive all that time.
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^ Given that the Sarlacc takes a thousand years to digest its prey, I can only assume it keeps that prey alive for that long. Otherwise the prey would die and rot. And Threepio did specifically say that the victim(s) would remain alive all that time.
So it preserves its victims while also digesting them?
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