By pulling off a dead-center head shot with a handgun from what looks like 100 feet away at an angle far more likely to pick off his buddy, of course! Martin, you so crazy! Now, a bullet to the brain generally (if not 100 percent of the time) kills a man. But, just to be on the Michael Bay side, Tapia falls backwards onto a landmine and his entire upper torso explodes. Will Smith is, miraculously, unharmed and Michael Bay, even more miraculously, is allowed to keep making movies.
Why it's awesome
If we're ever near the end, we swear we're letting Michael Bay direct our deaths. This is exactly the kind of excessive death to highlight what a man you are. You can just imagine Tapia in the afterlife bragging to some of the thousands other people killed in this comedy.
"Yea, he shot me in the head, no big deal. Woulda walked it off, but then this f****n' landmine came outta nowhere and blew my upper torso off. I would've used my tongue to drag my disembodied head back to the fight, but then a bear ate my face and someone tossed my dick in a blender, which also exploded."