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Updated on May 28, 2020. Posted on May 28, 2020

What Movie Character Being Killed Off Made You Stop Caring About The Rest Of The Movie?

Sometimes, killing a character also kills interest.

The year is 2012. I'm in a movie theater watching Chronicle. I'm enjoying it — a lot, actually — when, partway through, a main character unceremoniously gets killed off (I won't say who, even though it's been eight years). Immediately I was like, "Eh, I don't really care about how this plays out anymore."

20th Century Fox

A similar thing happened when I watched 2008's Burn After Reading and they unexpectedly killed a certain someone with a whole lot of movie to go — which I couldn't get back into.

Focus Features

It even happens with big-budget movies. For example, The Dark Knight Rises built up the villain, making him seem like a strong, unconquerable force, only to get rid of him in one of the weakest, most forgettable ways.

Warner Bros. Pictures

We all understand that character deaths are necessary in some stories, but sometimes they're done at the wrong time or in the wrong manner, and it leaves you sitting there shaking your head.

NBA

So we'd like to know — which movie character's death made you completely tap out?! Tell us which character, AND why it didn't sit right with you, in the comments below! You could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!