Movies come and go. But some characters leave a permanent mark on our memories. They are so hated and despicable that when they die, the entire theater rejoices.
RoboCop – Emil Is Squashed Like A Bug
Of all the bad guys in the movie, we found Emil to be the most despicable. He terrorizes innocents with a grin on his face. Casually blowing up buildings is his favorite pastime and his sadism knows no bounds. So when he falls into a vat of toxic, radioactive waste and literally starts melting, we are all gagging and clapping. He forgets to see an approaching vehicle and is then splattered all over the road, his guts flying everywhere.
Die Hard – Harry Ellis Is The Worst Of Scum
Harry Ellis is the perfect ’80s dirt-bag. he hits on married women and thinks he is too high and mighty compared to everyone. After Gruber and co take over the building and hold the people hostage, Ellis changes gears. He is only concerned with saving himself. Gruber sees through the sleaze-ball Harry Ellis really is and guns him down. Hans Gruber saves the day.
Shawshank Redemption – Warden Norton Gets What’s Coming To Him
In a movie filled with murderers, rapists, and thieves, it take a special kind of someone to be hated even more so than criminals. Warden Norton is a Bible brandishing hypocrite. Even God would disown him. He spares no expense at making Andy’s life a living hell. But by the end of the movie, all his evil deeds stand exposed and Warden Norton opts suicide over rotting in jail. Morgan Freeman‘s character outs it best:
” [We] like to think that the last thing that went through his head, other than that bullet, was how the hell Andy Dufresne ever got the best of him.”
Scream – Stu Dies A Horrific Death Just As Fans Hoped He Would
Stu is by far one of the most obnoxious characters ever created in the slasher horror genre. He grins a lot, is an unadorable goofball, and people generally hate him as the class clown. But it is the actual reason he decided to be one half of the serial killing duo that really got to people. While his partner had a legit reason for going psycho, Stu did it because he thought it was funny. So when the TV fell on his head and high voltage electricity ran all over him, it was a very exhilarating experience for us all.
The Matrix – Cypher’s Plans Are Foiled In The Most Royal Fashion Possible
Cypher, one of Morpheus‘ crew members, does not want the red pill reality anymore. He wants to go back to the Matrix and live a life of luxury. This creep injures tank and creeps up all over Trinity’s unconscious body. He even threatens to disconnect Neo from the Matrix, killing him instantly. Fortunately Tank manages to return and kill Cypher with a deadly jolt of electricity. This is a guy who chose Fillet Mignon over friends.
Gladiator – Commodus Meets His Doom
A sleazy pervert for an emperor, Commodus murders his father and extorts his sister into sleeping with him. He even threatens to murder her child if she says no. To show the people he is better than Maximus, he arranges a duel with him but not before grievously injuring his enemy and thus fixing the fight. Maximus still manages to kill him with his own dagger. Are you entertained enough, Commodus?