We’ve all seen movies that feature character so evil, so awful, that the audience just wishes that they (the character) would get violently trounced onscreen.
And sometimes, just sometimes, the movie delivers.
So I ask you, fellow dopers…which movies feature the most deserved beating up/thrashing of a character?
It doesn’t have to be a fatal beating. Only that the person being attacked has to really deserve it (like a villain), or be so irritating that the audience thinks they deserve it, if not the filmmakers. Jar Jar Binks would count for the latter, if it ever happened to him.
•Boggs, in The Shawshank Redemption.
He wasn’t killed, but he did spend the rest of his life eating through a straw.
•Commodus in Gladiator.
And, as a bonus…I’ve decided that TV characters can be included, too. Seeing as how deserved TV character trouncings just aren’t very common at all.
I’ll nominate Tara, a minor character from Xena, in this category. I never could stand her. (Gabrielle did beat her up once, right?)
Gentlemen, let the games begin.