History DisproportionateRetribution / Film

4th Jul '17 1:09:27 AM Statzkeen
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* In ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' Begbie beats a man round the head with his pool cue. The man's crime? Eating his crisps loudly.

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* In ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' Begbie beats a man round While most of the head with victims of Dawn's [[spoiler:VaginaDentata]] in ''Film/Teeth'' totally deserve what happened to them, Ryan just [[spoiler: lied about his pool cue. The man's crime? Eating his crisps loudly.feelings for her in order to get in her pants. A jackass move, yes, but not something worthy of literal castration.]]
27th Jun '17 5:40:46 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' steals one loaf of bread and gets a squadron of imperial guards out for his blood.

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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' steals one loaf of bread and gets a squadron of imperial guards out for his blood. (This seems far more disproportionate when viewed as an adult. Doesn't the town watch have better things to do than chase one thief?)
15th Jun '17 8:20:16 AM Daylight
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** ''Film/{{Scream 4}}'' Taken UpToEleven when the main killer wants to replace the survivor out of jealously and wants to be famous for surviving too. So she kills a bunch of people along with a partner in the same way it happened in the first film, with little differences in order to represent what happens in most movie remakes. Then she planned to kill the original survivor and replace her as the FinalGirl. Out of of all the previous killers, [[NearVillainVictory she almost gets away with it.]]
25th May '17 7:58:56 AM CosmicFerret
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* In ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', parodying the scenes in ''[[TheEmpireStrikesBack Empire Strikes Back]]'' when Darth Vader telekinetically strangles his men for their failures in battle, Dark Helmet laser-jewels his men for the most trivial of mistakes.

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* In ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', parodying the scenes in ''[[TheEmpireStrikesBack Empire Strikes Back]]'' ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' when Darth Vader telekinetically strangles his men for their failures in battle, Dark Helmet laser-jewels his men for the most trivial of mistakes.
14th May '17 6:34:48 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Film/Circle}}'': A lot of people are killed simply due to being a category the others dislike or pissing them off somehow.
12th Apr '17 5:25:48 PM comicwriter
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* God's punishemnt to Azrael seems a bit harsh. He sends the ones who rebelled and fought against him to Hell, fair enough. Azrael gets the same treatment for refusing to fight on either side. Was there something wrong with purgatory?

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* ** God's punishemnt punishment to Azrael also seems a bit harsh. He sends the ones who rebelled and fought against him to Hell, fair enough. Azrael gets the same treatment for refusing to fight on either side. Was there something wrong with purgatory?
10th Apr '17 1:21:57 PM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Film/{{Swordfish}}'', Creator/JohnTravolta's character explains that this is the entire point of the secret government organization he works for. Whenever someone commits an act of terrorism, their organization responds with an extremely escalated response. This is done so terrorists will think twice before striking, lest they find themselves at war with a shadow organization fully willing to vaporize entire towns in response to a few dead American hostages.

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* In ''Film/{{Swordfish}}'', Creator/JohnTravolta's character explains that this is the entire point of the secret government organization he works for. Whenever someone commits an act of terrorism, their organization responds with an extremely escalated response. This is done so terrorists will think twice before striking, lest they find themselves at war with a shadow organization fully willing to vaporize entire towns in response to a few dead American hostages. This is the whole reason for the entire movie: he needs enough funding in order to arm himself with old Soviet nukes to threaten terrorists with.
3rd Mar '17 4:04:30 AM Silverblade2
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* In ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', the title character is almost sentenced to death for disguising herself as a man to join the army in the place of her old father. General Shang decides to spare her because she saved his life and fires her instead. This is likely a case of DeliberateValuesDissonance.



* In ''Disney/{{Mulan}}, the title character is almost sentenced to death for disguising herself as a man to join the army in the place of her old father. General Shang decides to spare her because she saved his life and fires her instead. This is likely a case of DeliberateValuesDissonance.
2nd Mar '17 2:47:17 AM Fireblood
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* ''Film/RatRace'' has some. Taxi driver lost some money after a botched football game. When the referee of said game enters his cab, the driver goes into the desert, takes the referee's shoes, socks and panta and abandons him there. Cheating on a helicopter pilot leads to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1MxtNFdd4s this]]. And God help you [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfgELYaSYhMif if you don't buy a squirrel.]]
* In ''Film/TheReplacementKillers'', Triad boss Terrence Wei puts out a contract on Officer Zedkov's seven year old son. Zedkov's crime? Killing Mr. Wei's son, a grown and unrepentant Triad gangster, in a drug bust. The son Zedkov begged to NOT go for the gun because he did not want to shoot him. That might not be too bad, but when John Lee refuses the contract on a seven year old boy, Wei orders the execution of Lee's mother and sister back in China.

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* ''Film/RatRace'' has some. Taxi driver lost some money after a botched football game. When the referee of said game enters his cab, the driver goes into the desert, takes the referee's shoes, socks and panta pants and abandons him there. Cheating on a helicopter pilot leads to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1MxtNFdd4s this]]. And God help you [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfgELYaSYhMif if you don't buy a squirrel.]]
* In ''Film/TheReplacementKillers'', Triad boss Terrence Wei puts out a contract on Officer Zedkov's seven year old son. Zedkov's crime? Killing Mr. Wei's son, a grown and unrepentant Triad gangster, in a drug bust. The son Zedkov begged to NOT go for the gun because he did not want to shoot him. That might not be too bad, but when John Lee refuses the contract on a seven year old boy, Wei orders the execution of Lee's mother and sister back in China.



* ''{{Film/Sweetwater}}'': Sarah kills people for overcharging her, spying on her while she was changing, and working for the man who killed her.

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* ''{{Film/Sweetwater}}'': Sarah kills people for overcharging her, spying on her while she was changing, and working for the man who killed her.her husband.
2nd Mar '17 2:44:19 AM Fireblood
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* ''{{Film/Sweetwater}}'': Sarah kills people for overcharging her, spying on her while she was changing, and working for the man who killed her.
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