10 Movies That Killed The Main Character Early
8. Deep Blue Sea
Deep Blue Sea is one shark movie that doesn’t get enough credit in the genre which could be because, aside from Samuel L. Jackson, there weren’t too many big name stars on the cast. Of course, with Samuel L. Jackson as the biggest star, no one saw his death coming well before the movie was actually over. Just as things are getting especially bad with the genetically engineered sharks, and things are falling apart, Jackson stood up and was about to make his hero speech when he was completely unexpectedly eaten by a shark. Not only did the movie kill off its biggest star, it did so while he was giving his rallying speech, making it even more shocking and even more effective. It definitely says something about a film when a character’s death is remembered as one of the greatest movie deaths and the movie itself is rarely ever given praise.
7. G.I. Joe: Retaliation
There are some movies or franchises that even the stars don’t want to be a part of and that was the case with Channing Tatum in the G.I. sequel to 2009’s Rise of the Cobra, G.I. Joe: Retaliation. After starring as G.I. Joe himself Duke Hauser in the first film, it was only expected that he would be the lead in Retaliation, but fans were very wrong. Very early in the film, Duke is killed off and it became even more clear why Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was brought in for the sequel as he become the new star of the film.