Best Movie Deaths: Part 1

Here are a selection of the best movie deaths with the second segment arriving next Wednesday. Enjoy.

Alien (1979) – Kane Chestburster Death: One of the most iconic scenes to bless our screens, bursting through his chest blood flying everywhere, lurvleyyyy!

Friday the 13th (1980) – Jack Arrow Death: One of my favorite deaths of all time, an arrow straight through the jugular!

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) – Boromir’s Death: A courageous death, dying to save the wee hobbits, truly moving, but seriously how many arrows did it take, jeez.

The Lion King (1994) – Mufasa’s Death: Now… this death is an emotional one, its like being a kid again, lets be honest everyone cried when Mufasa died and if you didn’t well f**k you.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) – Glens Death: I remember watching this for the first time and thinking how the hell did they do this? Lots of blood gushing everywhere it has to be one of the best deaths in a movie ever.

Jaws (1975) – Woman’s Last Swim: Who would go swimming in the sea… naked at that time of morning, and not draw the attention of a hungry shark? Especially with everything hanging out, never the less she gets nommed anyway.

Deep Blue Sea (1999) – Russell’s Death: The CGI shark in this is utterly awful but it has to be one of the best deaths purely because Samuel L Jackson is going on yet another rant and the shark doesn’t want to take anymore of his shit and takes him out. Priceless.

Full Metal Jacket (1987) – Sergeant Hartman Death/Leonard’s Death: Here’s another fine example of a death, a double wammy too. Leonard doesn’t only shoot his sergeant but himself too. NICE!

Pulp Fiction (1994) – Vincent Vega Death: Filled with death this is just one of many from Pulp Fiction, but Bruce Willis just takes it to John Travolta with a shot gun!

Pulp Fiction (1994) – Marvin’s Death: One of the funniest things I have ever seen… Oh Shit I Shot Marvin!

Psycho (1960) – Shower Death Scene: It has to be the best death ever, taking a shower and a peeping tom wants to take a look, but brings a knife to the party brutally murdering her, on a serious note what a fantastic scene.

Inglorious Basterds (2009) – Bear Jew Kill: Brutal, Chilling and Bloodthirsty – You can really hear the crunch, great cinema!

Platoon (1986) – Elias Death: Another death where one of our beloved hero’s is gunned down by spraying gunfire and doesn’t he die well! Multiple gun wound and he still stands till he falls flat on his face.

Top Gun (1986) – Goose’s Death: Its time to finish the first segment with an emotional one, when ejecting themselves out of their jet Goose hits the windshield and dies leaving Maverick unscathed and safe in the water, the music at this moment was very sad indeed. An honorable death.

STAY TUNED NEXT WEDNESDAY FOR PART TWO.

REVIEW: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities.

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The plot in the book is phenomenal, however at the moment I am unsure what my feelings are about Peter Jackson trying to spit a 309 page book into three films, is it to insure he gets every spec of detail in? We’ll have to wait and see! The plot is full of heart warming adventure and plenty of action; one of the most notable scenes is the battle of Erebor. The plot gets 5/5 from me!

Without a doubt Martin Freeman was the right man for the job! His portrayal of ‘Young Bilbo’ was brilliant, he brought humour and pure emotion to the role and is well nearly as short as a hobbit… who could tell the difference? The entire dwarf class played a brilliant part in the movie filling the film with joy and laughter, they weren’t too bad in battle either… for dwarfs. Although there are many new characters we haven’t seen previously in Peter Jackson adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien’s novels we do see the likes of Gandalf (Ian McKellan), Elrond (Hugo Weaving), Saruman (Christopher Lee) and Galadriel (Cate Blanchett)  return to our screens to assist our favourite hobbit along his unexpected journey.

“I know you doubt me – I know you always have. You’re right, I often think of Bag End. I miss my books and my armchair and my garden. See that’s where I belong. That’s home. That’s why I came back. You don’t have one – a home. It was taken from you. But I will help you take it back if I can.” –Bilbo Baggins: The Hobbit

Over and over and over and over a million times over! Well worth the watch!

Again there was much speculation over The Hobbit being shot and shown in 3D, and also the fact that is was originally recorded for 48HFR (High Frame Rate). It was the first Lord of the Rings films to be in 3D… and can I say they made the right decision filming it in 3D and HFR. The visuals of the movie were stunning; I couldn’t take my eyes of the screen especially the moment that they stumble upon Rivendell. The HFR produces faster frames and made the picture so much clearer than your average film, it won’t be long before other films follow in its footsteps. One word… STUNNING.

Overall Rating: 5/5