Who says someone has to die?
After watching a movie recently, I was speaking to a friend of mine and in the conversation I mentioned how I didn’t like that they killed off a certain character. His reply: “Someone had to die.”
Really? When did that become a rule? Where is it written? Who said that someone had to die for a story to be more effective?
It’s become an increasing trend that stories/movies where someone dies, for whatever reason, are given automatic praise, while films where everyone survives to the end are deemed unrealistic and trite. (This is not counting horror/disaste
r movies where the point of the film is that everyone is going to die.)
I do not live in a bubble, I know that people die and have seen m...