My friends were telling at a wedding I recently attended that one of the biggest cliches in Hollywood movies is that the black male actor in the movies always dies. Now I believe that the old adage is going the way of the Dinosaur cause no one would have killed off Larry Fishbourne as Morphous but I thought it would be fitting if we could think of the 5 most glorious screen deaths. So since I was the only one sober of the 5 to take notes here is what happened…. it goes in no particular order
Jim Brown in “The Dirty Dozen”First things first. Next to the Godfather,,best movie for “guys who like movies” Every man should be forced to watch this movie before they are allowed to go into puberty, You wanna be a man ? Watch this movie first!!! EAT THIS RAW MEAT !!!Then we will talk. The Dirty Dozen was released before my time but i am sure. if you haven’t seen the movie You will have the same reaction ‘Hes going to make it…hes going to make it ..AW DAMN .he didn’t make it “We all hated to see him get it at the end . But if he had to go out at least he went out like a hero The image of Jim Brown sprinting across the screen , dodging enemy fire is one of the most breathtaking scenes… It was talked about by Tom Hanks in Sleepless in Seattle as he pretended to burst into tears. It making me misty eyed right now .
Samuel Jackson In Deep Blue SEA. Now any movie that kills off Samuel Jackson and leaves LL Cool J alive has something fundamentally wrong. But I recommend that you watch it to see Sam go out in a blaze of glory. Now if you haven’t seen the movie ,,lucky you … AFTER the genetically engineered sharks who seem to be smarter than any one in the movie make their first attack, the the scared group gets together to regroup and Sam is attempting to calm them all ,using his best Pulp Fiction Jules Winfield voice …”stay calm we will get out of here” . I remember thinking … hes getting to close to the water. Sure enough one of the sharks leaps out and drags Sam into the water kicking and screaming It not believable …the movie is pretty bad… but it was awesome. The only thing the would have topped that would be if somehow the sharks started reciting bible verses.
Charles Dutton in Aliens 3. In Alien 3 Ripley wakes up in a prison colony with 2 of the creatures one roaming and one inside her . In a effort to trap the full grown one , Roc must hold off the creature while Ripley climbs up and pours a few thousand gallons of molten lead on the beast …Cliched ?Yes! Predictable? yes!! Dutton screams ” is that all you got… Is that as hard as you can bite . Hes spitting like a cornered cat as he engaged the deadliest creatures know to man.. For a comparison it was like watching the “Real Housewife of New Jersey” over and over.
Carl Weathers and Bill Duke In Predator I think we all can remember the scene “I see you ” Bill Duke Hisses…. Some how Carl Weathers takes about 30 seconds to realize that hes looking at a 10 ft tall invisible reptile who moves at the speed of light. He stood a better chance fighting Ivan Drago in Rocky 4 ..With no visible shock says “hey i see it too. Nevertheless it was was somewhat fun to watch Apollo meet his match. Bill Duke stood no chance. Funny though The weapon on the predator blew off Apollos arm ..Bill Dukes head and Jesse Venturas chest. The Terminator Arnie takes a direct hit to his shoulder and he gets a flesh wound.
Wesley Snipes in Demolition Man Wesley Snipes grimaces and bares his pearly-whites ( what’s the deal with that awful blonde hairdo?). Bad hair nevertheless he sure seemed to be having fun until he was freeze dried by Healthy Choice . Kinda of wish SLY”said “Ice Ice Baby” I think that would have ranked right up there with “ASTA la VeeSTA baby The only thing i remember about that movie is the crush I had on Sandra Bullock. Wonder what ever happened to her