"What kind of end is this?"
— Yeesha, on Kadish's suicide note in Uru
It's a story of sacrifice and betrayal. And of good people dying in stupid, pointless ways.
— Fisitron, Transformers: The Last Stand Of The Wreckers
"I was going through my script and realized I never wrote an exit from this scene for No Face. So I let Mara at him, and he is now dead. Kinda anti-climactic for him. Oh well. Not everything can be epic."
— Megan Gedris, in the author's commentary of YU+ME: dream .
Shatner: Maybe if we try an ending where I, you know, live—
Stewart: Nice try, Bill. Now get under that stupid bridge!
"Scientists have determined that if you watch The Wrath of Khan and this back-to-back — the weighty theme of death culminating in Spock's death versus the vacuous nature of Kirk's here — that you are in serious danger of getting the bends and should seek out the nearest decompression chamber."
"Harvey's poor fragile brain can't possibly comprehend the concept of more than one coin being in the air at one time, and so his legs forget how to work, and he falls to his watery grave faster than you can say 'anticlimax'."
Matt: Jean asks Cyclops to take off his sunglasses, and while he’s understandably hestiant to do so, he eventually relents and, what do you know! She’s able to keep his blasty eyes under control. Then they make out a little, and Scott’s skin goes all wavy.
Chris: Then we cut away, and I want to stress here that Cyclops just died. I say this because the first time I saw this movie, I spent like 45 minutes waiting for him to come back...I’d always heard that Marsden’s part got cut as a revenge thing for defecting over to Warner Bros. and his role as Jason White in Superman Returns, but I’m not sure if there’s any truth to that at all. It seems a little suspect, especially since appearing in Superman Returns is its own punishment.
"Legend's final showdown is a worse catalog of disaster than Skymall For Supervillains. Chun-Li defeats her mortal enemy by accident, knocking cement powder from an utterly unexplained building site in the heart of Bison's fortress into his eyes. He staggers around like a crippled Make-a-Wish kid whose final desire was to be a guest villain in Home Alone, waiting a full five minutes until Chun-Li believes in herself hard enough to throw a fireball, despite having absolutely no reason to do that instead of just walking over and kicking him."
"Grandma got run over by a... plot contrivance."
— The Nostalgia Chick, The Christmas Shoes
"Wolverine goes all Frank Miller noble samurai on us and has bunch of internal monologue about honor that, well, reads like Jeph Loeb wrote it. Then he goes out, finds Sabretooth in the forest, and lops Sabretooth’s head off. No, I don’t know what’s up with how the camera is mostly focused on Sabretooth’s ass.
Sabretooth is okay with this, probably realizing how fucking ridiculous he looks and how long he’ll need to be off-camera before anyone’s going to take him seriously again. Of all the guys on this list, Sabretooth is probably the most likely to come back, but don’t expect it to happen for at least five or ten years. Wolverine’s got so much shit going on these days he doesn’t really need an arch-nemesis."
—Topless Robot, "The 10 People Who Have Stayed Dead in Comics"
"Jonathan Kent died for a cheap hack's plot device... I'm so infuriated I want to be like Stephen Colbert. I want to pull out the 'dead to me' board and put Smallville on it, replacing 'Men with beards'."
"How did the Sixth Doctor die? Earlier incarnations died in heroic, meaningful ways, often saving companions in the process. Here, it looks like he just hit his head on the control panel. Was death by paper cut too expensive to film?"
As if it weren’t bad enough to have [David] Arquette as a fluke champion, WCW actually continued the storyline, and Arquette began to defend the title against legitimate contenders, even going so far as to pin Tank Abbott. If you listened closely in this match, you could actually hear the toilet flush on Tank’s career."