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What movie villain's death did you most look forward to?

Kilidoescartwheels
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Mar 11, 4:56pm

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What movie villain's death did you most look forward to? Can't Post

This is related to a poll asking about memorable death scenes. I decided NOT to do a poll because there's just too many good ones to even think about listing them all!Evil Annanel suggested Bellatrix LeStrange, which I agree with, but of course Voldemort was another good one. However, the first one that popped into my head was Jim Vance in the "Hatfields & McCoys" miniseries that came out in 2012. Played by Tom Berenger, he did an outstanding job & definitely deserved that Emmy. I mentioned the 1990s (what year?) version of "Last of the Mohicans" in the memorable death poll, and definitely include Wes Studi's Magua in the villain death category. I also liked Gary Oldman's villain in "Air Force One," grabbing the last parachute only to have Harrison Ford wrap it around his neck & kill him with it - brilliant!

But I have to say that Black Jack Randall's final demise in "Outlander" is probably the most anticipated villain comeuppance I've watched in years. In fact I re-watched the episode last night, just to be sure that it actually happened, LOL! And of course there's Gollum, Sauron, Saruman & Smaug - I'd probably go with Smaug's, as it was so visually well-done. But there's probably hundreds of others, so come on! Let's talk about villain deaths - the ones that make you clap & say "Finally!"

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Attalus
Lorien


Mar 11, 6:18pm

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Gotta say... [In reply to] Can't Post

..Alexander Godunov as "Karl" in "Die Hard." He came back to life like, what? - five times?Pirate

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Ataahua
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Mar 11, 8:25pm

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If I may offer up a TV villain instead... [In reply to] Can't Post

From the 1970s/80s version of Prisoner: Joan 'the Freak' Ferguson. An out-andout villainous, poisonous, terrible woman in a position of power as a guard in a woman's prison who delighted in her power games. I was *so happy* when her character finally got what was coming to her!

...and then I realised my folly when the show became tame after her exit. I don't think it lasted too many series after she left.

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Kilidoescartwheels
Tol Eressea


Mar 11, 8:27pm

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Guess it's called "Die Hard" for a reason, haha! [In reply to] Can't Post

I considered adding Alan Rickman to my list, specifically for Hans Gruber and/or the Sherrif of Nottingham in that Kevin Costner version of "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves." But I think I liked the characters a little too much to actually look forward to their demise - Alan's performance is the main reason I like that "Prince of Thieves" movie so much!

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Attalus
Lorien


Mar 11, 8:39pm

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the late Alan Rickman [In reply to] Can't Post

This is worth a smile (or lagh out loud!)

I actually liked him better than Robin Kevin: RIP, Alan, pancreatic CA is an awful way to die. Frownhttps://youtu.be/6ZhCCu-2gbw

We are the fighting Uruk-Hai! We slew the great warrior! Well, yeah, first he killed a bunch of us and another whole lot of Mauhr's lads, and we had to shoot enough arrows into him to drop a Mmak. But we got him!


Darkstone
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Mar 12, 1:21pm

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Bracegirdle
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Mar 12, 3:20pm

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Yeah but he didn't play the [In reply to] Can't Post

harmonica as well as Harmonica.. :)

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Annael
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Mar 12, 5:06pm

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as noted, Bellatrix. Not just because she was even crueler than her lord (and how often is that t he case? Goering and Goebbels were worse than Hitler . . .), but the way she died was so satisfying: at the hands of Molly Weasley. DO NOT mess with a mother!

Hmm, there's the idea for my next movie blog post . . .

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Meneldor
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Mar 12, 6:32pm

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Darth Vader, from 77 to 83 [In reply to] Can't Post

I couldn't wait to see Luke stick his lightsaber right through that horrible evil man.

And then when he finally died, I was so sad.


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N.E. Brigand
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Mar 12, 6:42pm

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I mentioned the 1990s (what year?) version of The Last of the Mohicans in the memorable death poll, and definitely include Wes Studi's Magua in the villain death category.


Michael Mann's film came out in the fall of 1992. As noted here, I rank it fourth of the 75 films I saw that year. Shamefully, I think it received only one Oscar nomination (a technical category, which it won); Studi definitely deserved more honors for his performance.

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Mar 12, 9:21pm

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Attalus
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Mar 12, 9:30pm

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I never saw any of the HP movies after Dumbledore got 86'ed because my younger boy, (the EX-Harry Potter fan) wouldn't go. Me, I'm a Never-Was-A-Harry-P.- Fan. Couldn't get fast the first chapter of #!, whatever its name was. But at least it was better than GRRT's stuff. Pirate

We are the fighting Uruk-Hai! We slew the great warrior! Well, yeah, first he killed a bunch of us and another whole lot of Mauhr's lads, and we had to shoot enough arrows into him to drop a Mmak. But we got him!


grammaboodawg
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Mar 12, 10:47pm

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Read by Jim Dale. As with LotR, the books are a lot better, imho... though I am also a fan of the movies.

The funny thing about Potter, my 47yo daughter LOVES LOVES LOVES the Harry Potter movies but "doesn't like fantasy films" like Lotr and Hobbit ;) She's a documentary fan.

I think she must ba adopted.



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Alassa Eruvande
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Mar 13, 3:38pm

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Belegdir
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Mar 13, 8:07pm

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Obadiah Hakeswill. [In reply to] Can't Post

A vile and odious character if there ever was one. The late Pete Postlethwaite portrayed him perfectly.


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Mar 13, 10:43pm

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It's happened at many levels. Fascinating to watch how it all develops. My g'daughter and I have felt like twins for a long time :)



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Mar 15, 5:31am

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N.E. Brigand
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Mar 15, 6:10am

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Was he better than Gene, Jack, Al, David, and Jaye in 1992? [In reply to] Can't Post

I looked up the Best Supporting Actor nominees from the Oscars for that year. Once upon a time I would have known these from memory--is is sadder that I did or that I no longer do? They were:

Gene Hackman in Unforgiven
Jaye Davidson in The Crying Game
Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men
Al Pacino in Glengarry Glen Ross
David Paymer in Mr. Saturday Night

(Hackman won.)

Not sure who I'd swap out from that list.

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Mar 15, 4:26pm

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"Unforgiven" most Memorable Line [In reply to] Can't Post

Eastwood: "I've always been real good at killin',. I've killed men, I've women and I've killed children. And now, Little Billy, I'm gonna kill you."

Sorry, Gene, I would have gone with Jack Nicholson. "You can't handle the truth!" A friend of mine remarked feelingly that he would have liked to see Jack Nicholson punch Tom Cruise in the nose. But, with him, that is a given. Pirate

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N.E. Brigand
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Mar 15, 11:59pm

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"Deserve's got nothing to do with it." [In reply to] Can't Post

As for Nicholson, I read some critics at the time who felt he was inferior to Stephen Lang, who had played Col. Jessup on Broadway.

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Mar 19, 11:02am

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When a particularly nasty person was killed, it was gratifying, and the more so when he started a short speech before death about how he wanted his newborn child to remember him as a great hero, and someone told him, He wont even know your name!

 
 

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