It is the natural order of existence: life begins and life eventually comes to an end. Death is something we humans are constantly coming to terms with, among the most common of methods the reflection upon death in artistic mediums. It a meta-sense, it becomes the job of superheroes to deal with deal with death on the page and outside the page. Sadly, they can’t do their jobs sometimes without obstacles and sometimes these obstacles can be downright heartbreaking. That is the nature of these characters and it only makes sense that death and mortality come into play when crafting engaging stories. Everyone on Earth deals with the reality of mortality. That films based on superhero comics take this to the next logical step is what makes Logan so emotionally raw.
The film uses death as one of the its major themes to great effect. There have been a lot of deaths in superhero films. We’re going to talk about the ones ranging from extremely well-handled to extremely satisfying i.e. the good ones. While it may be great to see a villain get what he or she deserves, it is truly devastating to watch a character that you care about die. With the theme of mortality still in mind, let’s look back at films that have had the most emotionally-impactful death scenes. Tread lightly reading as this will contain spoilers.
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