“You’re Discharged, Sarge” as Andrew Scott is chopped up in a combine harvester; Milo being thrown into the blades of a helicopter in The Last Boy Scout and many more. To me that’s just the icing on the cake.
The highlight of every classic action movie was looking forward to how the bad guy would be disposed of; “You’re fired” from True Lies was ridiculously awesome and Cyrus “The Virus” Grissom’s demise at the end of Con Air was also just epic.
It’s been a while since we’ve had the over the top villain death and personally I want to see a return of this to the genre.
The Expendables and The Losers had some pretty cool deaths; I especially like the end of The Losers when Wade (Holt McCallany) is on the motorbike and it crashes into the plane and explodes. Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) laughs and simply says “outstanding” and I’m inclined to agree.
When Eric Roberts is shot in Expendables and has a huge knife through the chest, that was just a little awesome too. JCVD has a pretty satisfying demise in Part 2 as well after his (too short) fight with Stallone.
Universal Soldier: Regeneration has Dolph getting violently killed yet again (poor lad) as he is stabbed with a pipe through the head and then shotgunned in the face.
I think we can all agree though that The Raid films have been pretty imaginative in the way people are taken out which is yet another reason for why they are awesome.
So, come on Hollywood! Give us our violent bad guy deaths again, we can take it!