History DarkerAndEdgier / Film

15th Apr '18 4:05:43 PM TangyMango
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* Disney's [[Film/DisneyLiveActionRemakes live-action remakes]] of its [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon animated films]] are darker than said original animated versions.
15th Apr '18 4:05:04 PM TangyMango
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* Disney's [[Film/DisneyLiveActionRemakes live-action remakes]] of its [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon animated films]] are darker than said original animated versions.
31st Mar '18 10:13:07 AM Someoneman
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* According to ''The Tracking Board'', the [[Film/SonicTheHedgehog2019 film adaptation]] for ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is supposedly getting this treatment, though because a script has not yet been written, it's too early to tell.
29th Mar '18 11:01:11 AM Anicomicgeek
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* The ''Film/{{Spiderman}}'' trilogy got darker with each progressing film. With Peter actually embracing the evil black suit in the final movie.

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* The ''Film/{{Spiderman}}'' ''Film/SpiderMan'' trilogy got darker with each progressing film. With Peter actually embracing the evil black suit in the final movie.



* The Franchise/{{Godzilla}} franchise jumps between this and LighterAndSofter. No film has ever topped [[Film/{{Gojira}} the original]] but some try pretty hard. ''Film/MothraVsGodzilla'' was bleaker than the goofy ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla'', ''Film/GodzillaVsHedorah'' had people melting and one of the biggest body counts of all the franchise after the kid-centered ''Godzilla's Revenge''. ''Film/TerrorOfMechagodzilla'' was DarkerAndEdgier than ''Film/GodzillaVsMechaGodzilla'' which featured violence but had a very pulpy story; ''Terror'' [[spoiler: even deals with the issue of suicide.]] ''Godzilla 1985'' dealt with a possible World War III and was politically heavy, ''[[Film/GodzillaVsBiollante Biollante]]'' was just a tad bit lighter but very dark still. ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'' dealt with [[spoiler: Godzilla dying, Jr. dying, and Godzilla possibly undergoing a nuclear meltdown that would destroy the Earth]]. ''[[Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack GMK]]'' was even bleaker than ''[[Film/GodzillaVsMegaguirus Megaguirus]]'' thanks to an even more vicious Godzilla terrorizing Japan. And then there is ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', which while perhaps not as dark as the trailers for the film suggested, the film lacks any cheesiness or family-friendliness of the series post-''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'', hearkening back to the dead-serious [[Film/{{Gojira}} 1954 original]], though Godzilla himself is still portrayed in a somewhat positive light. Then after the 2014 film came ''Film/ShinGodzilla'', which like ''GMK'', was an attempt to return to the darker roots of the 1954 original, taking its cue from 9-11 and 2011 Tsunami and Earthquake that struck Japan (along with the subsequent Fukushima nuclear plant disaster).

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* The Franchise/{{Godzilla}} franchise jumps between this and LighterAndSofter. No film has ever topped [[Film/{{Gojira}} the original]] but some try pretty hard. ''Film/MothraVsGodzilla'' was bleaker than the goofy ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla'', ''Film/GodzillaVsHedorah'' had people melting and one of the biggest body counts of all the franchise after the kid-centered ''Godzilla's Revenge''. ''Film/TerrorOfMechagodzilla'' was DarkerAndEdgier than ''Film/GodzillaVsMechaGodzilla'' which featured violence but had a very pulpy story; ''Terror'' [[spoiler: even deals with the issue of suicide.]] ''Godzilla 1985'' dealt with a possible World War III and was politically heavy, ''[[Film/GodzillaVsBiollante Biollante]]'' was just a tad bit lighter but very dark still. ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'' dealt with [[spoiler: Godzilla dying, Jr. dying, and Godzilla possibly undergoing a nuclear meltdown that would destroy the Earth]]. ''[[Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack GMK]]'' was even bleaker than ''[[Film/GodzillaVsMegaguirus Megaguirus]]'' thanks to an even more vicious Godzilla terrorizing Japan. And then there is ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', which while perhaps not as dark as the trailers for the film suggested, the film lacks any cheesiness or family-friendliness of the series post-''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'', hearkening back to the dead-serious [[Film/{{Gojira}} 1954 original]], though Godzilla himself is still portrayed in a somewhat positive light. Then after the 2014 film came ''Film/ShinGodzilla'', which like ''GMK'', was an attempt to return to the darker roots of the 1954 original, taking its cue from 9-11 and that 2011 Tsunami and Earthquake that struck Japan (along with the subsequent Fukushima nuclear plant disaster).
25th Mar '18 12:12:39 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Film/AnAmericanChristmasCarol'', not only does Slade fire Thatcher and send him to the soup line, he rips up books, steals his clients' goods, and it's shown how his business practices drove the Fezziwig analogue, Mr. Brewster, to an early death.

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* In ''Film/AnAmericanChristmasCarol'', not only does Scrooge analogue Slade fire Thatcher and send him to the soup line, he rips up books, steals his clients' goods, and it's shown how his business practices drove the Fezziwig analogue, Mr. Brewster, to an early death.


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* ''Film/Ebenezer1998'' has an extremely villainous takes on Scrooge, set in the Canadian frontier. In the past, young Scrooge married Bess only to cheat her father-in-law out of his land, and in the present he cheats Sam Benson out of his land and abuses and threatens his former partner's daughter. In the future sequence, Scrooge fatally shoots Sam and dies trying to get Erica not to reveal how he cheated in the poker game.
21st Mar '18 5:12:03 PM Primis
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* According to ''The Tracking Board'', the [[Film/SonicTheHedgehog2018 film adaptation]] for ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is supposedly getting this treatment, though because a script has not yet been written, it's too early to tell.

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* According to ''The Tracking Board'', the [[Film/SonicTheHedgehog2018 [[Film/SonicTheHedgehog2019 film adaptation]] for ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is supposedly getting this treatment, though because a script has not yet been written, it's too early to tell.
17th Mar '18 9:01:59 PM ecojosh1
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* "Leapiní Leprechauns!" is a family film where the villain is a man who wants to turn his father's land into an amusement park. In the sequel, "Spellbreaker: Secret of the Leprechauns", the queen of the dead kidnaps the heroes and takes them to the underworld.
14th Mar '18 10:10:03 PM Jupree
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* The ''Film/{{Spiderman}}'' trilogy got darker with each progressing film. With Peter actually embracing the evil black suit in the final movie.
2nd Mar '18 6:37:18 PM Pichu-kun
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** ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is the darkest movie in the Dark Knight trilogy. In the movie, the Joker represents anarchy and tries to prove that anyone can become like him, and Harvey Dent becomes the villain known as Two Face and goes on a killing spree. Two Face murders any cop who helped the Joker or the Mob. He then tries to kill Jim Gordon's family as revenge for not saving his wife in time. The Movie is the most violent of the Dark Knight trilogy (in fact, so violent that viewers in the UK start questioning the BBFC's decision to classify it as a 12/12A), as the movie ends with Batman becoming a criminal and on the run. Bruce then reflects on how he failed and is broken and doesn't know what he stands for.

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** ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is the darkest movie in the Dark Knight ''Dark Knight'' trilogy. In the movie, the Joker represents anarchy and tries to prove that anyone can become like him, and Harvey Dent becomes the villain known as Two Face and goes on a killing spree. Two Face murders any cop who helped the Joker or the Mob. He then tries to kill Jim Gordon's family as revenge for not saving his wife in time. The Movie is the most violent of the Dark Knight trilogy (in fact, so violent that viewers in the UK start questioning the BBFC's decision to classify it as a 12/12A), as the movie ends with Batman becoming a criminal and on the run. Bruce then reflects on how he failed and is broken and doesn't know what he stands for.


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* ''Film/TheColorOfFriendship'' is this to most other Disney Channel Original Movies. While still a lighthearted kid's film, it deals with the difficult issue of race and racism in a frank manner.
18th Feb '18 11:44:06 PM StardustSoldier
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** ''Film/JasonBourne'' surpasses the events of ''Legacy''. Even by the standards of the series, this film is the darkest of them all. Robert Dewey and the Asset are easily the most villainous characters of the series. Between the way they casually murder their own people, [[spoiler: the death of Bourne's most trusted ally,]] and the portrayal of institutionalized corruption in the American government and society, there are virtually no bright sides to the story. Of course, the kicker of it all is the last two scenes of the movie, where it's revealed that [[spoiler: Heather Lee is much less benevolent than Pamela Landy before her and is not an ally at all, just another power-hungry bureaucrat intending to use Bourne as her pawn and willing to kill him if he refuses, and that Bourne rightly distrusts her.]]

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** ''Film/JasonBourne'' surpasses the events of ''Legacy''. Even by the standards of the series, this film is the darkest of them all. Robert Dewey and the Asset are easily the most villainous characters of the series. Between the way they casually murder their own people, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the death of Bourne's most trusted ally,]] and the portrayal of institutionalized corruption in the American government and society, there are virtually no bright sides to the story. Of course, the kicker of it all is the last two scenes of the movie, where it's revealed that [[spoiler: Heather [[spoiler:Heather Lee is much less benevolent than Pamela Landy before her and is not an ally at all, just another power-hungry bureaucrat intending to use Bourne as her pawn and willing to kill him if he refuses, and that Bourne rightly distrusts her.]]
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