History DarkerAndEdgier / Film

7th Aug '17 10:31:14 AM Kazuto
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* For ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', the sequels fall into this. ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' pits Jack against a threat he can't talk his way out of and, in the process, puts more emphasis on his morally ambiguous side, with him resorting to genuinely shady stuff to escape his DealWithTheDevil. ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' opens with Cutler Beckett presiding over a mass execution - and becoming the first Disney villain to kill a child on-screen. Elizabeth and Will both have to join in the speed chess game just to keep up, with Elizabeth getting the big ShootTheDog moment of [[spoiler:leaving Jack to face the Kraken so the others can escape.]] And ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'' with no Will or Elizabeth, has no characters involved in the main plot who aren't utterly self-serving, and falls into AffablyEvil [[EvilVersusEvil Versus Not-So-Affably Evil]].

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* For ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', the The ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' sequels fall into this. ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' pits Jack against a threat he can't talk his way out of and, in the process, puts more emphasis on his morally ambiguous side, with him resorting to genuinely shady stuff to escape his DealWithTheDevil. ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' opens with Cutler Beckett presiding over a mass execution - and becoming the first Disney villain to kill a child on-screen. Elizabeth and Will both have to join in the speed chess game just to keep up, with Elizabeth getting the big ShootTheDog moment of [[spoiler:leaving Jack to face the Kraken so the others can escape.]] And ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'' with no Will or Elizabeth, has no characters involved in the main plot who aren't utterly self-serving, and falls into AffablyEvil [[EvilVersusEvil Versus Not-So-Affably Evil]].
7th Aug '17 10:30:27 AM Kazuto
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* The ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', the sequels fall into this. ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' pits Jack against a threat he can't talk his way out of and, in the process, puts more emphasis on his morally ambiguous side, with him resorting to genuinely shady stuff to escape his DealWithTheDevil. ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' opens with Cutler Beckett presiding over a mass execution - and becoming the first Disney villain to kill a child onscreen. Elizabeth and Will both have to join in the speed chess game just to keep up, with Elizabeth getting the big ShootTheDog moment of [[spoiler:leaving Jack to face the Kraken so the others can escape.]] And ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'' with no Will or Elizabeth, has no characters involved in the main plot who aren't utterly self-serving, and falls into AffablyEvil [[EvilVersusEvil Versus Not-So-Affably Evil]].

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* The For ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', the sequels fall into this. ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' pits Jack against a threat he can't talk his way out of and, in the process, puts more emphasis on his morally ambiguous side, with him resorting to genuinely shady stuff to escape his DealWithTheDevil. ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' opens with Cutler Beckett presiding over a mass execution - and becoming the first Disney villain to kill a child onscreen.on-screen. Elizabeth and Will both have to join in the speed chess game just to keep up, with Elizabeth getting the big ShootTheDog moment of [[spoiler:leaving Jack to face the Kraken so the others can escape.]] And ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'' with no Will or Elizabeth, has no characters involved in the main plot who aren't utterly self-serving, and falls into AffablyEvil [[EvilVersusEvil Versus Not-So-Affably Evil]].
7th Aug '17 10:28:09 AM Kazuto
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** Apparently ''Film/TheLastJedi'' is going to be ''even darker'' than ''The Force Awakens'', with the teaser poster give the ''Star Wars'' logo red colouring instead of the traditional yellow to emphasise that. The teaser trailer also showcased a darker tone.

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** Apparently ''Film/TheLastJedi'' is going to be ''even darker'' than ''The Force Awakens'', with the teaser poster give giving the ''Star Wars'' logo red colouring instead of the traditional yellow to emphasise that. The teaser trailer also showcased a darker tone.
7th Aug '17 10:27:16 AM Kazuto
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** Apparently ''Film/TheLastJedi'' is going to be ''even darker'' than ''TFA'', and the teaser poster even has a '''red''' logo to boot! the teaser trailer showed that the movie will have a darker tone and it looks like it will be more like the empire strikes back.

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** Apparently ''Film/TheLastJedi'' is going to be ''even darker'' than ''TFA'', and ''The Force Awakens'', with the teaser poster even has a '''red''' give the ''Star Wars'' logo to boot! red colouring instead of the traditional yellow to emphasise that. The teaser trailer showed that the movie will have also showcased a darker tone and it looks like it will be more like the empire strikes back.tone.
2nd Aug '17 4:27:27 PM BoxerAndCrewSocks
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** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' is this to the original ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''. While the film still retains its humor, there are much darker and risqué jokes (including a scene set on a planet of sexual escorts) and many scenes containing bigger doses of violence and AdultFear [[spoiler: as well as a villain who wants to eliminate all life in the universe by replacing it with extensions of himself, and is the biological father of Peter Quill. He even is responsible for Meredith Quill's death and killed many of his previous offspring after determining they weren't useful to his plans]]. The film also has a much more character-driven story and a more BittersweetEnding than the first.
24th Jul '17 10:24:20 PM randomtroper89
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** In [[http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2012/07/25/captain-america-sequel-will-be-darker-edgier-co-director-says this article]] about ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier sequel]], the co-director uses this exact pair of comparative adjectives. The movie also has a much more serious tone than the first movie. MovieSuperheroesWearBlack seems to be in effect, with Cap wearing a darker, more practical outfit rather than his colorful costume from ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', and ComicBook/TheFalcon wearing dark military gear rather than his red costume from the comics. Creator/ScarlettJohansson specifically said large portions of the film invoke the NotWearingTights trope to give the movie a more "grounded", realistic feel.

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** In [[http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2012/07/25/captain-america-sequel-will-be-darker-edgier-co-director-says this article]] about ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier sequel]], ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', the co-director uses this exact pair of comparative adjectives. The movie also has a much more serious tone than the first movie.than ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''. MovieSuperheroesWearBlack seems to be in effect, with Cap wearing a darker, more practical outfit rather than his colorful costume from ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', and ComicBook/TheFalcon wearing dark military gear rather than his red costume from the comics. Creator/ScarlettJohansson specifically said large portions of the film invoke the NotWearingTights trope to give the movie a more "grounded", realistic feel.
11th Jul '17 5:22:14 AM Josef5678
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* ''Film/Dinasour'', for the time, deviated from the Disney norm of warm sing-along-filled movies. It's much darker. A meteor destroys their once-lived lands. The musical tone is dark too. And the movie is about survival.
11th Jul '17 12:11:57 AM Jupree
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* ''Film/Dinasour'', for the time, deviated from the Disney norm of warm sing-along-filled movies. It's much darker. A meteor destroys their once-lived lands. The musical tone is dark too. And the movie is about survival.
10th Jul '17 4:26:08 AM jormis29
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** Robert Bresson's ''Lancelot du Lac''. What it lacks in gore and DungAges ambiance, it makes up for by being extremely dour, mechanical and joyless, Bresson films are wont to be.

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** Robert Bresson's ''Lancelot du Lac''.''Film/LancelotDuLac''. What it lacks in gore and DungAges ambiance, it makes up for by being extremely dour, mechanical and joyless, Bresson films are wont to be.
25th Jun '17 2:05:30 PM nombretomado
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* The Spawn reboot movie is following the R superhero movie tend and will be targeting a more mature audience. It will also have less superhero elements and will be more of a horror movie. The 90's spawn movie was the opposite of this (witch resulted and backlash from fans and critics).

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* The Spawn ''Spawn'' reboot movie is following the R superhero movie tend and will be targeting a more mature audience. It will also have less superhero elements and will be more of a horror movie. The 90's spawn movie was the opposite of this (witch resulted and backlash from fans and critics).



* Richard Kelly wrote a [[http://richard-kelly.net/multimedia/scripts/Holes-Script72.pdf screenplay]] for Louis Sachar's lighthearted BlackComedy, ''{{Holes}}'', that went in this direction. Instead of searching for buried treasure at a juvenile delinquent summer camp, the movie would have had the boys searching for nuclear weapons in a post-apocalyptic Texas. One scene has [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior Stanley visiting a prostitute.]] The studio instead used the screenplay written by Sachar himself.

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* Richard Kelly wrote a [[http://richard-kelly.net/multimedia/scripts/Holes-Script72.pdf screenplay]] for Louis Sachar's lighthearted BlackComedy, ''{{Holes}}'', ''Literature/{{Holes}}'', that went in this direction. Instead of searching for buried treasure at a juvenile delinquent summer camp, the movie would have had the boys searching for nuclear weapons in a post-apocalyptic Texas. One scene has [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior Stanley visiting a prostitute.]] The studio instead used the screenplay written by Sachar himself.
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