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7th Dec '17 11:55:16 AM Njein
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*** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'': The sequel to ''Skyfall'' is quite dark, and the BigBad, Franz Oberhauser is the [[spoiler:darkest version of 007's ArchEnemy Ernst Stavro Blofeld. He relishes in sadistic glee than most of his predecessors, and has developed an [[IrrationalHatred irrational]] [[ItsPersonal grudge]] against an orphaned 007 for being favored more by his father when the two were in their teens. He later commits {{Patricide}} to spite 007, fakes his own death and stays low for a brief time before reemerging as the leader of the titular criminal organization and [[GreaterScopeVillain orchestrating numerous tragedies in 007's personal life in later years]]. Add to the fact that instead of just focusing on manipulating events to his organization's favor via proxies as his past incarnations did, Blofeld also dabbles in chillingly realistic crimes such as sexual slavery, narcotics and actively overthrowing governments to put in SPECTRE-aligned henchmen. Thus, SPECTRE is now more a subversive organization than its previous incarnations, combined with the fact that Blofeld runs it like a tyrannical dictator with an iron fist, [[BadBoss killing any underling who double-crosses him or gets out of line]] as a warning to others.]]
4th Dec '17 10:05:55 AM Pamina
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* ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'' isn't too much darker than its [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast animated counterpart]], but still includes some distinctly darker elements. Instead of just trying to commit Maurice to an insane asylum to manipulate Belle into marrying him, Gaston [[spoiler: knocks out Maurice, ties him up and leaves him in the woods to be eaten by wolves after he refuses to give Gaston Belle's hand in marriage. Only when Maurice survives and reveals to the village that Gaston tried to kill him does Gaston resort to framing him as insane to save his own skin.]] We also learn the dark fate of Belle's mother [[spoiler: (she died of the bubonic plague and Maurice was forced to abandon her while she was still alive to protect the infant Belle from the disease)]], and near the end [[spoiler: all the Enchanted Objects turn inanimate after the last petal falls from the rose, bidding each other farewell as they slowly die... though of course they all come back to life as humans when the spell is broken.]]

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* ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'' isn't too much darker than its [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast animated counterpart]], but still includes some distinctly darker elements. Instead of just trying to commit Maurice to an insane asylum to manipulate Belle into marrying him, Gaston [[spoiler: knocks out Maurice, ties him up and leaves him in the woods to be eaten by wolves after he refuses to give Gaston Belle's hand in marriage. Only when Maurice survives and reveals to the village that Gaston tried to kill him does Gaston resort to framing him as insane to save his own skin.]] We also learn the dark fate of Belle's mother [[spoiler: (she died of the bubonic plague and Maurice was forced to abandon her while she was still alive to protect the infant Belle from the disease)]], the Beast is given a tragic FreudianExcuse for his initial cruelty [[spoiler: (his mother died young and his father is implied to have abused him)]], and near the end [[spoiler: all the Enchanted Objects turn inanimate after the last petal falls from the rose, bidding each other farewell as they slowly die... though of course they all come back to life as humans when the spell is broken.]]
23rd Nov '17 2:18:30 AM LondonKdS
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* The 2002 ''Hound of the Baskervilles'' TV movie starring Richard Roxburgh transforms Conan Doyle's [[Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles classic detective novel]] into something much more like an "edgy" modern crime drama, featuring more blood; more violence (Holmes has to beat the information out of the cab driver instead of bribing him); more death (Beryl Stapleton is killed in this version); and Holmes gratuitously shooting up coke in the middle of the case.

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* The 2002 ''Hound of the Baskervilles'' TV movie starring Richard Roxburgh transforms Conan Doyle's [[Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles classic detective novel]] into something much more like an "edgy" modern crime drama, featuring more blood; more violence (Holmes has to beat the information out of the cab driver instead of bribing him); more death (Beryl Stapleton is killed in this version); and Holmes gratuitously shooting up coke in the middle of the case.case; and an ending suggesting that Watson has genuinely resented Holmes's manipulation of him and others during the investigation and that their friendship may have been permanently damaged.
13th Nov '17 10:53:18 AM Pamina
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* ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'' isn't too much darker than its [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast animated counterpart]], but still includes some distinctly darker elements. Instead of just trying to commit Maurice to an insane asylum to manipulate Belle into marrying him, Gaston [[spoiler: knocks out Maurice, ties him up and leaves him in the woods to be eaten by wolves after the latter refuses to give him Belle's hand in marriage. Only when Maurice survives and reveals to the village that Gaston tried to kill him does Gaston resort to framing him as insane to save his own skin.]] We also learn the dark fate of Belle's mother [[spoiler: (she died of the bubonic plague and Maurice was forced to abandon her while she was still alive to protect the infant Belle from the disease)]], and near the end [[spoiler: all the Enchanted Objects turn inanimate after the last petal falls from the rose, bidding each other farewell as they slowly die... though of course they all come back to life as humans when the spell is broken.]]

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* ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'' isn't too much darker than its [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast animated counterpart]], but still includes some distinctly darker elements. Instead of just trying to commit Maurice to an insane asylum to manipulate Belle into marrying him, Gaston [[spoiler: knocks out Maurice, ties him up and leaves him in the woods to be eaten by wolves after the latter he refuses to give him Gaston Belle's hand in marriage. Only when Maurice survives and reveals to the village that Gaston tried to kill him does Gaston resort to framing him as insane to save his own skin.]] We also learn the dark fate of Belle's mother [[spoiler: (she died of the bubonic plague and Maurice was forced to abandon her while she was still alive to protect the infant Belle from the disease)]], and near the end [[spoiler: all the Enchanted Objects turn inanimate after the last petal falls from the rose, bidding each other farewell as they slowly die... though of course they all come back to life as humans when the spell is broken.]]
13th Nov '17 10:52:06 AM Pamina
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* ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'' isn't too much darker than its [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast animated counterpart]], but still includes some distinctly darker elements. Instead of just trying to commit Maurice to an insane asylum to manipulate Belle into marrying him, Gaston [[spoiler: knocks out Maurice, ties him up and leaves him in the woods to be eaten by wolves after the latter refuses to give him Belle's hand in marriage. Only when Maurice survives and reveals to the village that Gaston tried to kill him does Gaston resort to framing him as insane to save his own skin.]] We also learn the dark fate of Belle's mother [[spoiler: (she died of the bubonic plague and Maurice was forced to abandon her while she was still alive to protect the infant Belle from the disease)]], and near the end [[spoiler: all the Enchanted Objects turn inanimate after the last petal falls from the rose, bidding each other farewell as they slowly die... though of course they all come back to life as humans when the spell is broken.]]
11th Oct '17 12:33:49 AM VisitorAlex
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* ''OnceUponATimeInAmerica''. Compared to the ''Film/DollarsTrilogy'' and ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'', this film is much more bleak and somber. May seem hard to do, but this film was a definite shift away from the previous films, starting with the very fact that Noodles (the main character) is a straight up VillainProtagonist who commits rather reprehensible acts. [[EvilVersusEvil He's not better than his enemies whatsoever]].

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* ''OnceUponATimeInAmerica''.''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica''. Compared to the ''Film/DollarsTrilogy'' and ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'', this film is much more bleak and somber. May seem hard to do, but this film was a definite shift away from the previous films, starting with the very fact that Noodles (the main character) is a straight up VillainProtagonist who commits rather reprehensible acts. [[EvilVersusEvil He's not better than his enemies whatsoever]].
11th Oct '17 12:32:30 AM VisitorAlex
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* ''OnceUponATimeInAmerica''. Compared to the ''Film/DollarsTrilogy'' and ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'', this film is much more bleak and somber. May seem hard to do, but this film was a definite shift away from the previous films, starting with the very fact that Noodles (the main character) is a straight up VillainProtagonist who commits rather reprehensible acts. [[EvilVersusEvil He's not better than his enemies]].

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* ''OnceUponATimeInAmerica''. Compared to the ''Film/DollarsTrilogy'' and ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'', this film is much more bleak and somber. May seem hard to do, but this film was a definite shift away from the previous films, starting with the very fact that Noodles (the main character) is a straight up VillainProtagonist who commits rather reprehensible acts. [[EvilVersusEvil He's not better than his enemies]].enemies whatsoever]].



* In the {{70s}}, there was a quite radical change in horror movies. Films became incredibly DarkerAndEdgier, at least in comparison with the 60s. ''Film/TheExorcist'', ''[[Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre]]'', and ''Film/DontTortureADuckling'' are examples.

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* In the {{70s}}, TheSeventies, there was a quite radical change in horror movies. Films became incredibly DarkerAndEdgier, at least in comparison with the 60s. ''Film/TheExorcist'', ''[[Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre]]'', and ''Film/DontTortureADuckling'' are examples.
11th Oct '17 12:28:03 AM VisitorAlex
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* The Hellboy reboot will be a darker, more gruesome movie. The movie will be targeting an R rating unlike the previous two Hellboy movies. The movie will also have some horror elements.
* In the 70s, there was a quite radical change in horror movies. Films became incredibly DarkerAndEdgier, at least in comparison with the 60s. ''Film/TheExorcist'', ''[[Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre]]'', and ''Film/DontTortureADuckling'' are examples.

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* ''OnceUponATimeInAmerica''. Compared to the ''Film/DollarsTrilogy'' and ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'', this film is much more bleak and somber. May seem hard to do, but this film was a definite shift away from the previous films, starting with the very fact that Noodles (the main character) is a straight up VillainProtagonist who commits rather reprehensible acts. [[EvilVersusEvil He's not better than his enemies]].
* The Hellboy reboot will be a darker, more gruesome movie. The movie will be targeting an R rating unlike the previous two Hellboy movies. The movie will also have some horror elements.
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* In the 70s, {{70s}}, there was a quite radical change in horror movies. Films became incredibly DarkerAndEdgier, at least in comparison with the 60s. ''Film/TheExorcist'', ''[[Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre]]'', and ''Film/DontTortureADuckling'' are examples.



* ''Film/RamboIV''. Even for the GrandFinale, certainly manages to be the sequel darker than all his predecessors. There [[{{Gorn}} is much more blood]] [[BloodierAndGorier and extreme violence]], at UpToEleven, and, has BigBad, who could be in a top 5 list of the most monstrous villains in film history.

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* ''Film/RamboIV''. Even for the GrandFinale, certainly manages to be the sequel darker than all his predecessors. There [[{{Gorn}} is much more blood]] [[BloodierAndGorier and extreme violence]], at UpToEleven, and, has BigBad, who could be in a top 5 list of the most monstrous villains in film history.graphic violence]].
24th Sep '17 8:32:03 AM MotleytheCat
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* The Hellboy reboot will be a darker more gruesome movie. The movie will be targeting an R rating unlike the previous two Hellboy movies. The movie will also have some horror elements.

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* The Hellboy reboot will be a darker darker, more gruesome movie. The movie will be targeting an R rating unlike the previous two Hellboy movies. The movie will also have some horror elements.



** ''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, 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 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, 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.
23rd Sep '17 3:48:12 PM Fireblood
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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).
* The Hellboy reboot will be a darker more gruesome movie, the movie will be targeting a R rating unlike the previous two Hellboy movies. The movie will also have some horror elements.

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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 (which resulted and in backlash from fans and critics).
* The Hellboy reboot will be a darker more gruesome movie, the movie. The movie will be targeting a an R rating unlike the previous two Hellboy movies. The movie will also have some horror elements.



** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. This sequel manages to be the darkest of all prequels, and probably the darkest of the entire saga so far. (Notably, it is the first ''Star Wars'' film to garner a PG-13 rating). This is where you know the plot of the FallenHero, TheBadGuyWins this time and this is the first in the series that blood shown graphically (note when Anakin is almost killed). The movie contains an infamous scene of [[spoiler:Vader murdering children]].

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** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. This sequel manages to be the darkest of all prequels, and probably the darkest of the entire saga so far. (Notably, it is the first ''Star Wars'' film to garner a PG-13 rating). This is where you know the plot of the FallenHero, TheBadGuyWins this time and this is the first in the series that has blood shown graphically (note when Anakin is almost killed). The movie contains an infamous scene of [[spoiler:Vader murdering children]].
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