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(IFC)   The dozen funniest death scenes in otherwise serious movies. Unsurprisingly Samuel L. Jackson is on here twice   (ifc.com) divider line 123
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2011-12-06 09:42:59 AM  
You could put every death scene from all of the Final Destination movies on that list.
 
2011-12-06 09:47:35 AM  
I hope that's not a hostage.
 
2011-12-06 09:51:36 AM  

John Buck 41: You could put every death scene from all of the Final Destination movies on that list.


once you see the movie compared to the game Mouse Trap, it's impossible not to think of it otherwise.
 
2011-12-06 09:52:00 AM  

SharkTrager: Silent Night, Deadly Night II was a serious film?


this
 
2011-12-06 09:54:31 AM  

vygramul: I didn't see Burn After Reading, but wasn't it constantly advertized as a comedy? Was it actually a serious movie?


It was a pretty understated comedy. You laugh at the language of the characters more than any gags or jokes.

The stuff with the CIA higher-ups is gold, as is the thing that Clooney is building in his basement.

I think the ads made it look more silly than it was by showing Brad Pitt's character more prominantly than he actually was in the movie.
 
2011-12-06 09:56:17 AM  
I think... seeing that none of these movies are serious movies, include the lady being blown up in RED. That one was just way out of place and to funny. Just loved it!
 
2011-12-06 10:04:13 AM  
I cannot find it the footage on youtube, but I think that Mr. Aaron (the head warden)'s death scene from Alien 3 should be on there.

You guys know the one:
(Aaron barks orders all around, trying to get everyone to deal with the situation.)
(The Alien drops down from the ceiling, grabs Aaron, and drags him back up into the ductwork.)
(Dead, solid silence for a moment, broken by one of the prisoners suddenly just shouting "FARK!!!")

Also, very much agreed that TFA has little concept of an "otherwise serious movie."
"Burn After Reading" involves a scene where a husband, after discovering his wife's infidelity, starts crying while beating on a dildo with a sledgehammer. Along with pretty much everything else in the movie being patently ridiculous.
 
2011-12-06 10:06:30 AM  
Came for "Bob, gun." *BLAM*

Leaving satisfied.
 
2011-12-06 10:06:54 AM  

Lernaeus: vygramul: I didn't see Burn After Reading, but wasn't it constantly advertized as a comedy? Was it actually a serious movie?

It was a very dark comedy with very dry humor; methinks you'd have to be in the mood for nuance and inference to enjoy it.

High points include: some very good comedic characters for the actors (Clooney's a sleazeball, Pitt's a doofus, Malkovich is a pompous ass), the most tension-filled spy soundtrack ever composed, several unexpected occurences, and a hilarious coda scene with David Rasche and JK Simmons trying to figure out just what the hell happened in the movie.

Personally, I like it.


I liked it too and imagined Simmons as President Ackerman when he was on scene. The coda was funny. Pitt dying was amusing based on how sudden and pointless it was. Pitt plays the role that I would expect his real life to be if he wasn't an actor.
 
2011-12-06 10:18:53 AM  
Is there a difference between "the dozen funniest" and "the funniest dozen"?

/not stoned
 
2011-12-06 10:22:05 AM  

vygramul: I didn't see Burn After Reading, but wasn't it constantly advertized as a comedy? Was it actually a serious movie?


Burn After Reading is a horribly bad movie. It builds and builds then suddenly stops. Then we get the police having a conversation telling us what happened in the third act, which we never got to see.

/that's some lazy screenwriting and film-making there, Lou.
 
2011-12-06 10:42:04 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: John Buck 41: You could put every death scene from all of the Final Destination movies on that list.

once you see the movie compared to the game Mouse Trap, it's impossible not to think of it otherwise.


I always like to think of them as a deadly Rube Goldberg machine. Horrible plot for the movies but I love watching the machines work.

As for funny death scenes no one's mentioned Paul Rueben's scene from the Buffy movie? For shame.

Link (new window)
 
2011-12-06 10:44:05 AM  

Shostie: I saw Pulp Fiction in the theater with my dad.

I don't think either of us have ever laughed so hard at a guy getting shot in the face.


My husband & I cracked up, too, only to get shushed by the rest of the audience & given dirty looks. Apparently, people in the theatre had no idea what "Black Comedy" meant.

/It's a great scene--comes so unexpectedly
//And Travolta's understated, "I just shot Marvin in the face." totally sells it
 
2011-12-06 10:56:14 AM  
no kung fu? (new window)
 
2011-12-06 11:01:10 AM  

brigid_fitch: Shostie: I saw Pulp Fiction in the theater with my dad.

I don't think either of us have ever laughed so hard at a guy getting shot in the face.

My husband & I cracked up, too, only to get shushed by the rest of the audience & given dirty looks. Apparently, people in the theatre had no idea what "Black Comedy" meant.

/It's a great scene--comes so unexpectedly
//And Travolta's understated, "I just shot Marvin in the face." totally sells it


Same with my mom.
 
2011-12-06 11:41:53 AM  

enry: vygramul: I didn't see Burn After Reading, but wasn't it constantly advertized as a comedy? Was it actually a serious movie?

Dark comedy I think. Not worth watching, really.


I liked Burn After Reading, thought it was pretty funny.
 
2011-12-06 11:45:48 AM  
I think every death scene in the original 'i spit on your grave' are pretty comical. But not when the guy gets his peener lopped off. That's no laughing matter.
 
2011-12-06 11:55:25 AM  
I don't think I would classify a single one of those movies as "serious". I was expecting more along the lines of death scenes that were supposed to be serious but ended up being really funny, like Padme in Revenge of the Sith.
 
2011-12-06 12:00:15 PM  

gunga galunga: I don't think I would classify a single one of those movies as "serious". I was expecting more along the lines of death scenes that were supposed to be serious but ended up being really funny, like Padme in Revenge of the Sith.


Better version of this list: "narm" on tvtropes.org
 
2011-12-06 12:01:25 PM  

yogaFLAME: No cat from Boondock Saints?


If that was the only fark! laugh you got out ASS! of that movie, you're way too uptight to enjoy it.

*grabs some rope*
 
2011-12-06 12:06:35 PM  
Glad to see White Boy Bob made the list.
 
2011-12-06 12:15:43 PM  

Mugato: brigid_fitch: Shostie: I saw Pulp Fiction in the theater with my dad.

I don't think either of us have ever laughed so hard at a guy getting shot in the face.

My husband & I cracked up, too, only to get shushed by the rest of the audience & given dirty looks. Apparently, people in the theatre had no idea what "Black Comedy" meant.

/It's a great scene--comes so unexpectedly
//And Travolta's understated, "I just shot Marvin in the face." totally sells it

Same with my mom.


Your mom totally sells it?
 
2011-12-06 12:16:47 PM  

Voodoo_Stu: Mugato: brigid_fitch: Shostie: I saw Pulp Fiction in the theater with my dad.

I don't think either of us have ever laughed so hard at a guy getting shot in the face.

My husband & I cracked up, too, only to get shushed by the rest of the audience & given dirty looks. Apparently, people in the theatre had no idea what "Black Comedy" meant.

/It's a great scene--comes so unexpectedly
//And Travolta's understated, "I just shot Marvin in the face." totally sells it

Same with my mom.

Your mom totally sells it?


I've got the reciepts to prove it.
 
2011-12-06 12:23:57 PM  

Voodoo_Stu: Mugato: brigid_fitch: Shostie: I saw Pulp Fiction in the theater with my dad.

I don't think either of us have ever laughed so hard at a guy getting shot in the face.

My husband & I cracked up, too, only to get shushed by the rest of the audience & given dirty looks. Apparently, people in the theatre had no idea what "Black Comedy" meant.

/It's a great scene--comes so unexpectedly
//And Travolta's understated, "I just shot Marvin in the face." totally sells it

Same with my mom.

Your mom totally sells it?


No, he just shot her in the face.
 
2011-12-06 12:31:49 PM  
I think the one movie that earned me the dirtiest look from my wife was The Day After Tomorrow. I literally brayed laughter at the scene where the TV meteoroligist is standing on some street in LA talking about the twisters, camera pans and shows the TV guy getting obliterated by an advertisement sign. It still makes me giggle thinking about it. Not sure if I could describe that movie as serious.
 
2011-12-06 12:32:30 PM  
What, this wasn't funny enough???

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-12-06 12:34:01 PM  

Saiga410: I think the one movie that earned me the dirtiest look from my wife was The Day After Tomorrow. I literally brayed laughter at the scene where the TV meteoroligist is standing on some street in LA talking about the twisters, camera pans and shows the TV guy getting obliterated by an advertisement sign. It still makes me giggle thinking about it. Not sure if I could describe that movie as serious.


That and the guy who bounces off of the prop when the :spoiler: boat sinks :end spoiler: in Titanic.
 
2011-12-06 12:47:31 PM  
When Ben Afleck gets killed in Smokin Aces. Suprised the hell out of me
 
2011-12-06 12:51:39 PM  
whatculture.com
"If you have to shoot, shoot! Don't talk."


IY-EE_IY-EE-IY
 
2011-12-06 01:00:16 PM  
Silent Night, Robocop and Friday the 13th apparently are 'serious'.
 
2011-12-06 01:06:56 PM  
Oh, and if we're truly going with "otherwise serious" movies, Steven Seagal's death in Executive Decision qualifies.
 
2011-12-06 01:20:46 PM  
The death of Anakin's mother was pure comedy gold. We actually laughed out loud at how bad it was. All she needed was the little X's over her eyes. Then again, I don't know if it could truly be considered a "serious" movie.
 
2011-12-06 01:27:35 PM  

tinyarena: "If you have to shoot, shoot! Don't talk."

IY-EE_IY-EE-IY


WAaaa waaaAA waaaaaa
 
2011-12-06 01:31:36 PM  

pacochu: The death of Anakin's mother was pure comedy gold. We actually laughed out loud at how bad it was. All she needed was the little X's over her eyes. Then again, I don't know if it could truly be considered a "serious" movie.


A force ghost with a halo and harp should have floated up out of her limp body.
 
2011-12-06 01:40:12 PM  
fullmoonhorror.com

Ta Dah ! It's...Gone.
 
2011-12-06 01:59:38 PM  
When Ralph Fiennes shot the kid who couldn't get his bathtub clean. Hysterical.
 
2011-12-06 02:02:52 PM  
Wow, that one from Out of Sight really wasn't funny. That was just kind of cringe worthy.
 
2011-12-06 02:03:46 PM  
The scene in "Knowing" where the plane crash victim's running on fire and Cage screams "HEY"!!! As if to let him know he's running on fire is right up there in LOLS. I couldn't stop laughing for like 10 minutes.
 
2011-12-06 02:04:48 PM  

LiQuid!: Take your pick from the Sean Bean death reel. (new window)


This is brilliant. Has he been in a movie where he doesn't die?
 
2011-12-06 02:08:29 PM  
The Wicker Man re-make when Cage gets sacrificed. It's so retarded is hilarious.
 
2011-12-06 02:24:20 PM  

pacochu: The death of Anakin's mother was pure comedy gold. We actually laughed out loud at how bad it was. All she needed was the little X's over her eyes. Then again, I don't know if it could truly be considered a "serious" movie.


Oh, that was hilarious. But even funnier was the following scene when Anakin is telling Padme about it.

"They're animals and I slaughtered them like animals. I hate them!!!!"

BWHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
 
2011-12-06 02:25:17 PM  

yogaFLAME: No cat from Boondock Saints?


Wasn't this scene pretty much just a rip-off of the Marvin scene in Pulp Fiction?
 
2011-12-06 02:29:14 PM  
Author needs to look up the word "serious". Most of these were not.
 
2011-12-06 02:37:01 PM  

R5D4: yogaFLAME: No cat from Boondock Saints?

Wasn't this scene pretty much just a rip-off of the Marvin scene in Pulp Fiction?


That's racist.

/maybe if it was a pet monkey instead of a cat
 
2011-12-06 02:50:38 PM  
Paris Hilton's death scene in House of Wax was somewhat satisfying.

t3.gstatic.com

/hot like teh herp
 
2011-12-06 03:02:53 PM  

some gemini: LiQuid!: Take your pick from the Sean Bean death reel. (new window)

This is brilliant. Has he been in a movie where he doesn't die?


Bravo Two Zero.

He does have his teeth pulled out, tortured, and has to literally eat shiat.
 
2011-12-06 03:06:51 PM  

howdyyall9999: some gemini: LiQuid!: Take your pick from the Sean Bean death reel. (new window)

This is brilliant. Has he been in a movie where he doesn't die?

Bravo Two Zero.

He does have his teeth pulled out, tortured, and has to literally eat shiat.


Does he die in National Treasure? I don't think anyone dies in that, except for more of Nick Cage's hair
 
2011-12-06 03:10:06 PM  

bhcompy: except for more of Nick Cage's hair


Yeah, but I don't think that was truly alive, at least in any sense that we understand the word, to begin with.
 
2011-12-06 03:12:50 PM  

R5D4: yogaFLAME: No cat from Boondock Saints?

Wasn't this scene pretty much just a rip-off of the Marvin scene in Pulp Fiction?


Well, yeah. The entire movie was a rip-off of various other films.

/Willem Dafoe was good though
 
2011-12-06 03:57:28 PM  
Well, if you're going to include "Garbage Day" on your list, you have to include Troll 2. (new window)

/oh my gooooooooooooooooooodddddddddddddd! (new window)
 
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