Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Movie Clip Wednesday - Best Death Scene
Boxer is hosting a Movie Clip Wednesday Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme. This week's theme is BEST DEATH SCENE. So I'm thinking about a cool or classy death scene. And for whatever reason (who knows how my mind works) I thought of the Marv electric chair scene from Sin City. This was actually an under-rated cult type movie that I liked a lot. And in the electric chair scene Marv (played by an always scary Mickey Rourke) actually taunts the executioners, which I thought was both funny and cool at the same time. Unfortunately I couldn't find an original clip.
So on to Plan "B". I'm risking blogger jinx with Boxer because we talked about this movie last week, but what the hell. This has my favorite actor dying in an extremely heroic, unselfish, very cool and bad ass manner. "It was a good death" - borrowed from Legends of the Fall. I'm talking about Gran Torino. This was a surprise ending for me but very cool, as only Clint could pull off.
Spoiler Alert: If you haven't seen this movie and intend to do so, do not watch this clip. You'll hate me. Also, I could not embed the clip, so you're going to YouTube.
In the same vein as Walt Kowalski's death, honorable mention goes to Harry Stamper in Armageddon (relax, I'm not going to force you to watch it). That's the way I'm going out. Yeah, right. The Mrs and the monsters will cause me to vapor lock before I reach 51.
If you want to see more deaths (presumably violent and gory but there's a big potential for chick flick deaths here - What?) than head on over to Boxer's.