Occupy Sean Bean. Or something.

It’s funny because it’s true.  If proud son of Sheffield and international film and TV thesp Sean Bean appears in your work, there’s a good-to-great chance that he’s going to be bumped off in a fashion most unbecoming.

The three of you reading this who saw the passable Michael Bay flick “The Island” might well wince in recognition of Bean’s final fight with Ewan McGregor, which took a left path passed acceptable self-defense and right on into homicidal, malicious harm.  As I recall, it was less about beating up on the bad guy and more about getting hooks through skin and chucking Bean’s villain off the side of a gantry way.

Clive Barker-esque’ is the description that I would give to his manner of despatch.

In any case, let’s all get behind a cause which is noble and close to the heart of folks like me – Sean Bean may play Sean Bean in every role that he’s cast in, his accent may never stray further than North Derbyshire (even when he’s in Middle-Earth) and he may support Sheffield United (we all have our problems to deal with), but he doesn’t deserve to be flung about like a crash-test dummy and killed indiscriminately after not many minutes of screen time.

Save Sean!  Bean Rights now!  Occupy Sean Bean! (or sentiments to that effect).



Filed under Films, Geekery

5 responses to “Occupy Sean Bean. Or something.

  1. The podcast “Doug Loves Movies” has a category they call “Sean of the Dead” and it consists of all those movies in which his character dies.

  2. Possibly the worst way to get type-cast…

  3. Great post dude! His death by quartering in Black Death has to be one of the most brutal death scenes I’ve ever seen.
    They have to let him live some more. When you see Sean Bean cast you’re sure to know he’s going to be brutally killed. Writers and directors need to keep audiences surprised. Now put Sean Bean in a film where he doesn’t get killed, that’s a twist!

    • Well, there’s a really terrible British soccer-themed movie called “When Saturday Comes” which he makes it all the way through…

      Oh, who am I kidding – Sean gives good death and when you’re good at something, you may as well keep on keeping on.

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