12 Movie Heroic Sacrifices (That Were Spectacularly Dumb)
There's nothing wrong with characters in movies doing dumb things. Mistakes can be fun to watch, and anyway, real people make mistakes all the time. We put six typos in that last sentence alone, and it's not like a camera crew captured it. But Hollywood has an awful habit of having characters do something incredibly dumb and then everyone else acting like this was a wise and noble act, something we should all hope to one day do, if we're only brave enough.
We're talking about heroic sacrifices, which can make for a dramatic and satisfying end to a character's story, unless they're so stupid that we get up and shout, "You idiot! You didn't have to do that at all!" We've touched on this subject a few times before, but God bless Hollywood: the gift that keeps on giving. Here are even more heroic sacrifices that are super dumb when you think about them.