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To think they’re better off dead?

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DoorKnobber Thu 11-Jun-20 22:00:45

The main characters in action films?.... As the film goes on they spend most of their time being chased from the bad guys who end up killing everyone in their path to get to them.

Surely the main character is better off just handing themselves in... it would save many innocent lives.

I always feel sorry for the other drivers/pedestrians who get caught up in car chases (E.g. Bond), and cops who are just going about their job then get shot whilst Tom Cruise runs away!

AIBU??

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Greysparkles Thu 11-Jun-20 22:02:21

YANBU

I too often think this 😂

Babyroobs Thu 11-Jun-20 22:17:41

YANBU. This stresses me out.

AbsentmindedWoman Thu 11-Jun-20 22:19:09

I read this as 'the main characters in silent films' and was bewildered, trying to work out your point of view grin

SimonJT Thu 11-Jun-20 22:19:37

Dead is harsh, the deep (from boys) would be much better off in my bedroom.

DoorKnobber Thu 11-Jun-20 22:21:21

I don’t understand you post @SimonJT

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Mrsmadevans Thu 11-Jun-20 22:24:19

You are looking into it too much OP hmm

DoorKnobber Thu 11-Jun-20 22:26:14

I think so @Mrsmadevans 🙈

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Sickoffamilydrama Thu 11-Jun-20 22:30:15

I had to Google what SimonJT was on about its this character.
I know what you mean though op I always wonder what happens afterwards.

TheFormerPorpentiaScamander Thu 11-Jun-20 22:34:12

Films would be really boring though grin

Doggybiccys Thu 11-Jun-20 22:34:36

Lol OP. I got dragged along to see skyscraper starring Dwayne “the rock” Johnstone and felt like this. It was sooooo ridiculous I ended up laughing out loud and getting dirty looks from the fans who had turned up to watch. There’s a bit where he pulls off his false leg that is comedy gold but meant to be serious. I can’t recommend it enough if you want a laugh.

Puddlejuice Thu 11-Jun-20 22:37:22

I spend too much time wondering how much trouble the main character would be in IRL. if you watch an old action film like Die Hard, I think surely he'd end up in jail for all the carnage left in his wake

Fairenuff Thu 11-Jun-20 22:38:54

And we all know the hero is going to survive despite 200 people trying to kill him, them armed with machine guns and him with a piece of rope and a penknife.

DishRanAwayWithTheSpoon Thu 11-Jun-20 22:39:04

Yes I get this OP! When theres an absolute trail of destruction left behind them, what is the point?

Atthebottomofthegarden Thu 11-Jun-20 22:41:49

Well I tell you what’s always troubled me - poor Makka Pakka, he’s so lonely! Just a stone as a friend. I mean, Upsy Daisy and Iggle Piggle are obviously Bestiea, always hangzing around together holding hands, and the Tombliboos have each other, and the Pontepines - well there’s 10 of them. (And the Wottingers, not that we ever see them). It’s just not fair is it.

Disclaimer - DD is 12 so it is entirely possible Makka Pakka has found his soulmate in more recent series, but I doubt it.

Atthebottomofthegarden Thu 11-Jun-20 22:42:10

* Besties...

Serialcatmum Thu 11-Jun-20 22:44:31

Every time we watch this type of movie I reinterate to my husband that he should chuck me at them and use my death to get a few minutes to get away 🤣

So yeah, I’d sooner be thrown under the bus and not have to cope with that sh*t.

LonginesPrime Thu 11-Jun-20 22:44:36

I always feel sorry for the other drivers/pedestrians who get caught up in car chases

Well they do get paid!

And anyway, today's fraught bus driver is tomorrow's breakout star who 'came from nowhere'...

SarahAndQuack Thu 11-Jun-20 22:44:51

OMG yes.

I think you need to dress this up with fancy ethics scholarship and publish it in a niche philosophy journal, just to fuck with them.

But seriously, I do agree. Especially when there's a white character with a black best friend. You know the black best friend is going to die. You know.

SallyLovesCheese Thu 11-Jun-20 22:48:26

Doggybiccys

Lol OP. I got dragged along to see skyscraper starring Dwayne “the rock” Johnstone and felt like this. It was sooooo ridiculous I ended up laughing out loud and getting dirty looks from the fans who had turned up to watch. There’s a bit where he pulls off his false leg that is comedy gold but meant to be serious. I can’t recommend it enough if you want a laugh.

That film was just too unbelievable by the end! And hilarious. We only finished watching because couldn't believe how bad it was and wanted to have a laugh at the ending!

Nottherealslimshady Thu 11-Jun-20 22:50:21

I always think "I really dont care enough about being alice to go to this much trouble" even like when you see people get kidnapped or someone break into their home to rape them. I just think I'd have killed myself by the end of the movie.

FlamedToACrisp Thu 11-Jun-20 22:50:46

Atthebottomofthegarden

Well I tell you what’s always troubled me - poor Makka Pakka, he’s so lonely! Just a stone as a friend. I mean, Upsy Daisy and Iggle Piggle are obviously Bestiea, always hangzing around together holding hands, and the Tombliboos have each other, and the Pontepines - well there’s 10 of them. (And the Wottingers, not that we ever see them). It’s just not fair is it.

Disclaimer - DD is 12 so it is entirely possible Makka Pakka has found his soulmate in more recent series, but I doubt it.

Lockdown or no lockdown, you really need to get out more, lovey!

BashStreetKid Thu 11-Jun-20 22:51:35

I hate the ones where the hero/heroine keep putting themselves in danger through sheer incompetence. Titanic was an example - the number of times Kate Winslet got off the ship only to get back on again was utterly ridiculous.

I watched an ancient cop programme today which was a prime example. Cop is convinced extremely dangerous baddy is hiding a gun in his house, goes in to search when baddy is out. Gets repeated warnings that baddy is on the way back and he MUST leave, he keeps saying yes but carries on searching. Baddy turns up, colleague manages to delay him by a miracle, tells cop to get the hell out. Cop carries on searching. Baddy's wife turns up, she's a good guy really, clocks that cop is still inside, delays husband some more, cop carries on searching. Wife comes in and hides cop, while she distracts baddy, cop still searching. Wife texts cop to say coast is clear, cop finally gets the message and gets ready to leave, but spots possible hiding place down a drain and stops to unscrew the top. Surprise, surprise, baddy suddenly looming over him with a gun to his head.

By the end of all that I felt stressed out, not by the danger but because of the cop's utter incompetence.

KaronAVyrus Thu 11-Jun-20 22:54:11

I think these films would be massively improved if the baddies improved their accuracy when shooting.

Paleninteresting Thu 11-Jun-20 22:56:52

@FlamedToACrisp I so get you. My daughter is 12 too. Poor Makka Pakka.

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