Topic: Why they're always victims?
I was browsing through some still images of "I Am Legend", and I saw the picture where Will Smith is carrying his pooch....this led me to ask, "Why are Dog's always getting hurt and killed in movies?" Is it because a majority of the human population have a soft spot for their K-9 Friend, and it's simply used as a ploy for people to "feel" something towards that part of the fim, even if the overall picture is shitty? Or, are dogs only thought of as weak companions/sidekicks that are soley used as another number to a body count. Of the top of my head, I can come up with numerous films where the dogs are killed and/or injured....here's what I've got so far
I Am Legend
Pet Semetary 2
The Road Warrior
Snakes on a Plane
Revenge (Kevin Costner flick, dog takes a shotgun blast to the chest)
True Romance (not shown in the film, but the deleted scenes has Gary Oldman using a shotty on his dog)
The list goes on....and I'm not trying to sound like an animal rights activist or anything, I eat meat, I've eaten dog before (Korea, I was drunk), but I just think it's a good conversation starter to discuss why Dog's in films are usually always injured and/or killed....anyone else?