Jenny: I can't believe I'm actually going to criticize my new favorite show, The Walking Dead, but here goes. I hated when the hero, Sheriff Rick Grimes – after FINALLY being reunited with his wife and small son – went back into Zombie Central to rescue a racist hillbilly who almost beat one of the other survivors to death. His intentions, while noble, were irritating and slightly unbelievable. His family should always come first. I hate it when heroes try too hard to remind you that they're heroes.
Joann: Great example, Jenny. I bought into his other reason - to get the guns and the walkie-talkies in the bag he dropped (though someone else could have done that) - but your point about heroes is a great one.
Let's see...the dumbest thing I've seen a hero do. Okay, I thought the microwave scene at the end of The Last House On The Left was just lame. I mean, the guy's daughter is bleeding to death in the boat and he takes the time to truss up one of her would-be killers only to zap him to death? Oy. I call LAME!
JB: I've got to go with the ever-present The Hero Turns His Back On The Villain Who Isn't Dead Yet scene. You know the one. You've seen it a million times in books and movies. If you're like me you probably start muttering, "You idiot! Don't you know he's gonna get up and come after you again?" (says JB who just wrote one of those scenes as part of her revision, lol)
So tell us, killer friends, what's the dumbest thing you've seen a hero or heroine do?