History AlternativeCharacterInterpretation / Film

12th Aug '17 1:14:02 PM FretfulKennel
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** He is not genocidal, as he has not killed any humans, and is trying to bring back Unobtanium, which would greatle aid humanity. It all really depends on wether you see Pandoran interests as being of equal value to human interests. Note that Pandorans certainly do not see human interests and problems as being important to them.

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** He is not genocidal, as he has not killed any humans, and is trying to bring back Unobtanium, which would greatle aid humanity. It all really depends on wether you see Pandoran interests as being of equal value to human interests. Note that Pandorans certainly do not see human interests and problems as being important to them.
12th Aug '17 1:13:03 PM FretfulKennel
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** Adding to that he is not genocidal, as he has not killed any humans, and is in fact trying to bring back unobtanium, which would greatle aid humanity. It all really depends on wether you see Pandoran interests as being of equal value to human interests. Note that Pandorans certainly do not see human interests and problems as being important to them, so its a good question of why humans should care about Pandorans.

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** Adding to that he He is not genocidal, as he has not killed any humans, and is in fact trying to bring back unobtanium, Unobtanium, which would greatle aid humanity. It all really depends on wether you see Pandoran interests as being of equal value to human interests. Note that Pandorans certainly do not see human interests and problems as being important to them, so its a good question of why humans should care about Pandorans.them.
12th Aug '17 1:11:28 PM FretfulKennel
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** Adding to that he is not genocidal, as he has not killed any humans, and is in fact trying to bring back unobtanium, which would greatle aid humanity. It all really depends on wether you see Pandoran interests as being of equal value to human interests. Note that Pandorans certainly do not see human interests and problems as being important to them, so its a good question of why humans should care about Pandorans.
29th May '17 5:00:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/WarInc'' could just be another over-the-top, post-9/11 socio-political satire... Or it's where [[GrossePointeBlank Martin Blank]] ended up after trying to live a normal life with his long-lost love [[spoiler:and their new daughter]], finding out he couldn't stand it, doing some work with the government again, getting in bed with a villain, [[spoiler:losing his wife and daughter to senseless violence/kidnapping]], and now is spiraling even further down than he was before. Add to this his grip on reality completely being lost and everyone becoming a horrible caricature to him (people even look similar to ones he's met [[spoiler:and killed]] before). A lot of visual and plot elements that the cast and crew carried over help this:

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* ''Film/WarInc'' could just be another over-the-top, post-9/11 socio-political satire... Or it's where [[GrossePointeBlank [[Film/GrossePointeBlank Martin Blank]] ended up after trying to live a normal life with his long-lost love [[spoiler:and their new daughter]], finding out he couldn't stand it, doing some work with the government again, getting in bed with a villain, [[spoiler:losing his wife and daughter to senseless violence/kidnapping]], and now is spiraling even further down than he was before. Add to this his grip on reality completely being lost and everyone becoming a horrible caricature to him (people even look similar to ones he's met [[spoiler:and killed]] before). A lot of visual and plot elements that the cast and crew carried over help this:
13th May '17 9:52:06 PM mlsmithca
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* ''AlternativeCharacterInterpretation/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''



* ''Film/AChristmasStory''. Was the mall Santa too harsh and rough on Ralphie and the other kids, or was he just an overworked mall employee who was just wanting the mall to close so he could end his shift?
* ''Film/AClockworkOrange''. Is Alex really an evil, barbaric, inhumane, psychopathic abomination or is he just a simple, common lad caught up in a society that takes glee in acts of depravity that are actually a part of his generation?



* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'':
** Because of the story's government versus anti-government plot, people are already politicizing the story and thus the characters. Following Cap's actions in ''Winter Soldier'' (in which he entirely shut down a government agency when half of it proved corrupt and the other half inept to stop it), MCU Cap [[http://tinyurl.com/qx947hf has already been branded a hardcore libertarian icon]].
** The initial trailers implied that Tony was fighting against Cap simply over different approaches to heroism, while the film shows that they really come to blows over Bucky. Regardless, it's disputed whether their conflict was also fueled by whatever grudges the two have had since the first ''Avengers'' flick.
** A lot of the parts revolving around Bucky have this trope in-universe as well as out. Steve believes Bucky is an innocent victim while others see him as dangerous due to his brainwashing, which can be activated by ''anyone'' who knows the proper trigger phrase.
** Sebastian Stan has suggested that Bucky is lying when he says he remembers [[spoiler: killing Tony's parents, because he would rather tell Tony what he wants to hear [[DeathSeeker in order to make his death as quick as possible.]]]]
** Iron Man's morality can certainly be called into question in regards to his ties to Spider-Man. Is Tony trying to help an AscendedFanboy make a difference in the world with his powers, or is he simply trying to exploit the abilities of a NaiveNewcomer for the sole purpose of advancing his own goals? Furthermore, the fact that Peter Parker is '''[[ChildSoldier a minor]]''' being brought into the conflict also raises a completely different set of questions about Tony's moral compass.
** Is Vision [[spoiler:keeping Scarlet Witch company]] because he genuinely cares about her, or [[spoiler:is he just following Tony's orders to make sure she stays put]]? And is Tony [[spoiler:trying to keep her in his mansion]] because it's for her own good, or because [[spoiler:he's scared of her and her powers]]? The fact that neither Vision or Tony [[spoiler:is doing anything to help a clearly distressed Wanda in captivity towards the end of the film]] really makes you wonder.
** Is Helmut Zemo an AntiVillain whose actions is somewhat justified and even somewhat tragic? Or is he a ManipulativeBastard who [[spoiler:wants to see The Avenger's destruction, and gladly crosses the MoralEventHorizon in order to see it happen?]] This incarnation of him doesn't seem to care about Hydra, saying that they deserved to be taken down. All he cares is [[spoiler:to avenge the death of his family who perishes during the Battle of Sokovia, to which The Avengers is partly responsible, and when finally accomplishing that, clearly has no plans to do anything else and prepares to commit suicide. Further complicating this is the fact that T'Challa/the Black Panther is Pro-Reg not because of any moral stance, but simply because he wanted a chance to kill Bucky - and actually ''admits'' that he is NotSoDifferent; he would have killed an innocent man out of misplaced vengeance if circumstances had been otherwise. He even admits to T'Challa that he feels sorry about causing his father's death during the bombing in Vienna.]]
** Is Black Widow [[spoiler:betraying Iron Man's team and letting Steve and Bucky escape because she honestly thinks Steve is in the right while Tony is mostly motivated by his own ego and flawed logic? Or is her allegiance biased herself because of her closer relationship with Steve than Tony, considering what they had gone through together in ''The Winter Soldier''? She's also established in the beginning of the film that she supports Tony's decision to sign the Sokovia Accords but she also tries her hardest to convince Steve to change his mind without being too antagonistic, so the reason she lets him go at the airport might be because she really doesn't want to bring him in. And finally, at the ending of the film, she's gone into hiding when the government agents come to arrest her, but let her other compatriots behind to be imprisoned in The Raft until Steve breaks them out. Is this the sign of the "doing whatever it takes to survive, even by playing both sides" mindset that Tony accuses her of, or she genuinely cannot find a way to break them out on her own, considering the nature of the [[TheAlcatraz prison itself]]?]] Or is it because she [[spoiler: knows all too well what the Winter Soldier really is (because she was similarly used as a tool and living weapon by nasty people), so she is actually more or less neutral in the whole conflict and willing to see that both sides have ''very'' good reasons for their actions? Hawkeye probably did something similar for her way back when, and saved her from possible execution or a life sentence in jail. So, she's acting out of loyalty to both Steve ''and'' Clint, and out of sympathy for Bucky while still agreeing with Tony's point that there needs to be safeguards against people like her?]]
** Is Steve really fighting the Accords because he genuinely thinks that the Accords are wrong? Or is he fighting against them for more [[InHarmsWay personal reasons]] that he can't, or won't, admit to himself?
** Is Steve using Sharon as a ReplacementGoldfish for [[spoiler:Peggy]]? His interest in her does seem to increase once he finds out Sharon's parentage, and as his dedication to Bucky throughout shows, Steve tries to hold on to whatever he can from the past.
** Did Steve [[spoiler: leave his shield behind because he agreed with Tony's claims that he didn't deserve it or as a bitter "are you happy now?" gesture?]]



* ''Film/CheaperByTheDozen'', specifically the first movie; A somewhat narmy family comedy or a ClicheStorm ridden extended Lifetime Channel Original Movie? For the family; A bunch of self centered spolied kids with overly-lenient parents or just parents that were neglectful with handling out disipline for the kids? And with that in mind upon watching the second film, are the family of Eugene Levy's character a foil for if you have too much a handle on your kids?
** You mean the remake. The first film was made in 1950 with Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy.
*** Also, BasedOnATrueStory.

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* ''Film/CheaperByTheDozen'', ''Film/CheaperByTheDozen'' (the remake), specifically the first movie; A somewhat narmy family comedy or a ClicheStorm ridden extended Lifetime Channel Original Movie? For the family; A bunch of self centered spolied kids with overly-lenient parents or just parents that were neglectful with handling out disipline for the kids? And with that in mind upon watching the second film, are the family of Eugene Levy's character a foil for if you have too much a handle on your kids?
** You mean the remake. The first film was made in 1950 with Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy.
*** Also, BasedOnATrueStory.
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* ''Film/AChristmasStory''. Was the mall Santa too harsh and rough on Ralphie and the other kids, or was he just an overworked mall employee who was just wanting the mall to close so he could end his shift?


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* ''Film/AClockworkOrange''. Is Alex really an evil, barbaric, inhumane, psychopathic abomination or is he just a simple, common lad caught up in a society that takes glee in acts of depravity that are actually a part of his generation?
8th May '17 2:37:49 PM JamesAustin
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*** Kemo Sabe - could he really be TheLoneRanger?

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*** Kemo Sabe - could he really be TheLoneRanger?Radio/TheLoneRanger?
11th Apr '17 5:23:00 AM NightShade96
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* ''AlternativeCharacterInterpretation/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''
10th Apr '17 12:15:17 PM nombretomado
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---> '''Lazenby's Bond''': This never happened to the [[SeanConnery other fellow]]!

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---> '''Lazenby's Bond''': This never happened to the [[SeanConnery [[Creator/SeanConnery other fellow]]!
26th Mar '17 3:01:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheOnion'' has a feature which reinterprets classic films. Its look at ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' posits that Brody is a closet homosexual and the shark is a physical manifestation of his repressed desires.

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* ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' has a feature which reinterprets classic films. Its look at ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' posits that Brody is a closet homosexual and the shark is a physical manifestation of his repressed desires.
26th Mar '17 2:22:57 AM Killerikala
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** ''Dark of the Moon's'' ending. Was Megatron serious with his request for a truce? Or did he just want back in control of the entire race, willing to execute Optimus if he denied him? Him holding a shotgun and taunting Prime points towards the latter.
** Decepticons in general; are they really trying to save Cybertron? Or is it just a good excuse to justify genocide and slavery? Megatron does seem hopeful upon Cybertron's arrival in earth's vicinity; yet the Decepticons never actually asked help from the humans, instead trying to force them into co-operation.
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