Character 1 finds badly injured best friend, character 2.
Character 1: oh my God! Don’t talk, lie still!
Character 2: I’m Done for. I dont want to die like this. Please… Kill me…
Character 1: No! No, I cant!
Character 2: Please… I mean, really. Please.
Character 1: Eh, alright.
Character 1 kills character 2 with whatever is close to hand, rock, shovel, anything at all, usually in a brutal and painful manner as opposed to say, a quick neck break.
Man, I could live without this scene ever again. I’d post examples, but theres no way to avoid spoilers…
I like the ones where the main guy is dying ,so naturally he hires a hitman to kill him.Then ,the main guy has to live and spends the rest of the movie running from the hitman
As an aside,I liked the Moonlighting joke about euthansia being the Chinese boy scouts
While, on the whole, I was disappointed in Saving Private Ryan, the one part of it that didn’t strike me as a war cliche was when they administered enough morphine to euthanize the wounded soldier. I think that combat medics in many wars have faced a decision where euthanasia was the only real option but this was the first movie I’ve seen where the choice was made on screen. The bullet to kill a wounded soldier in no man’s land always felt like a cliche to me. This felt real. IMHO it was one of the saving graces in a movie that rang just about every war cliche it could in the space of 2 1/2 hours.
Quite interestingly, the reporters of Fox Friends, while discussing potential Mercy Killings during Katrina, suggested that regardless of whether any such thing had actually taken place here, it was a subject that should be discussed as they could imagine that there would be circumstances under which this was really the most humane thing to do.
In the mini-series The Far Pavilions an Indian widow fully intends to let herself burn on her husband’s funeral pyre, in the rite of suttee. But as the flames surround her she realizes she’s made a big mistake and screams in fear, but there’s no way out. “Our hero”, played by Ben Cross, is observing from some distance away, and he has a rifle, so he takes aim and shoots her.
In re Saving Private Ryan, my take on the scene was that they’d already given him 2 or 3 shots. Someone told the medic to give him another one and he said that he couldn’t. The implication to me that another shot would kill him. The medic then looked at the captain who nodded to go ahead and give him the shot. It was never spoken aloud but it seemed clear to me that it was obvious that he was beyond help so they gave him the extra shot to end his pain.