ByLuis Enrique Victoria, writer at
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Luis Enrique Victoria

For the past couple years, I've had the not-so-awesome pleasure of seeing some brilliant characters die on screen. These characters are one's that had a huge impact on the films they were in and unfortunately had to meet their demise for plot development. However, I feel that their deaths were unnecessary and only added a depressing tone to the film. These are the characters that I think would've been better of staying alive.

Dr. King Schultz- Django Unchained

It made no sense to have Dr. King Schultz die in 2012's Django Unchained. The purpose of doing such a thing was only to develop the plot and make Django (Jamie Foxx) angry enough to kill all of Calvin Candie's (Leonardo DiCaprio) men. Django would've left the plantation with Schultz, and his wife, Broomhilda, after buying her and setting her free from slavery, but Schultz couldn't let an evil man live, so he killed Candie. Then, all of sudden, a henchmen shot Mr. Schultz with a double barrel shotgun, murdering him in utmost epic yet saddening fashion right before our eyes.

I was deeply saddened at seeing him die, for he was one of the best parts of this marvelous film directed by Quentin Tarantino. It's pretty obvious that Django would want to come back to the plantation to kill everyone in Candieland for revenge, whether Schultz died or not, so his death does not make much sense. Seeing Django and King fight alongside each other until the end of the film would've been amazing to watch.

Ash- Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

2014's Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes had the saddest movie death I've ever seen in my entire life. I understand that Koba throwing Ash off of a balcony and killing him was meant to symbolize Koba's hatred for humans and those who aren't on his side. However, I feel that Ash's death was such a sad and depressing thing to watch, (it was the first time I ever cried watching a film). It really took away the intense, dramatic vibe that focused on the conflict between Caesar and the humans, against Koba and his clan of apes. The scene made the rest of the movie seem really dreary since we were all trying to comprehend and take our minds off of seeing a poor, young, innocent ape getting murdered.

Quicksilver- The Avengers: Age Of Ultron

It's odd that Quicksilver died in the climactic battle of 2015's The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and then the rest of the Avengers carried on with their lives as if nothing happened. His death had no real emotion, in my opinion; he just died, and that was the end of it. It added no plot element and it seems like it won't change the story of any future films. It would have been better if he had lived and made an appearance in Captain America: Civil War.

Han Solo- Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Han Solo's death shocked Star Wars fans across the world and sent us all in a state of sadness, pondering what had just happened in 2015's The Force Awakens. Just like Ash's death, Han Solo's death-by-saber was supposed to signify the main villain's accession to darkness and the path of evil.

Despite rumors that Harrison Ford told director J.J. Abrams to kill him off because he didn't want to be involved in Star Wars anymore, I think his death was completely unnecessary. We all know that Kylo Ren will eventually be killed off, or join the light side again. If he does the latter, then he will team up with the Resistance and fight against the First Order and defeat Snoke (very similar to how Darth Vader became good again in Return Of The Jedi). For this reason, Han Solo's death was totally uncalled for. Kylo Ren killing his father to become a full-fledged wielder of the dark side, and then becoming a goody-two shoes again by the time Episode IX comes out, makes Han Solo dying a really pointless plot element.

Well, there you have it, the 4 most pointless deaths in recent movie history. I'd like to know, however, what are YOUR choices for the most unnecessary movie deaths, either recent or not? Let me know in the comments below!


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