History Film / AgentForHARM

13th Feb '16 10:20:29 AM Rebochan
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* CoversAlwaysLie: As it says on the poster shown above: "They used the world's deadliest weapons against this super-secret agent! ...Women! ...Women! ...Women!" There's actually only ONE female main character, and Adam doesn't seem to be all that interested in her. The movie also makes a point of showing that the DuelOfSeduction doesn't really work, so clearly women aren't ''that'' deadly of a weapon.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: As it says on the poster shown above: "They used the world's deadliest weapons against this super-secret agent! ...Women! ...Women! ...Women!" There's actually only ONE female main character, and Adam doesn't seem to be all that interested in her. The movie also makes a point of showing that She never even deploys her sexuality against Adam directly, she just prances around pretending to be innocent while covertly informing the DuelOfSeduction doesn't really work, so clearly women aren't ''that'' deadly bad guys of a weapon.his every move.



* {{Deconstruction}}: Of James Bond style spy movies. Unfortunately, it mostly just showed why regular spy movies usually do rely on those tropes.
** Adam dresses in everyday clothes (mostly cardigan sweaters). He does wear a business suit once too, but [[BadassInANiceSuit never a tuxedo]]... which makes sense considering as a spy the goal is to blend in. Looking like a badass just makes you stand out.
** For that matter, the movie shows that in real life the spy doesn't always win. Neat, though a bit depressing.
** There aren't a whole lot of special gadgets. About the closest thing is Adam's recording device which happens to look like an electric razor, and Ava has a communication system built into a portable record player. Aside from that, it's pretty much just guns (albeit the spore guns are neat) and [[MacGyvering whatever's lying around]], the latter of which could have been cool if it was handled better.
** There are multiple scenes dedicated to showing that the DuelOfSeduction doesn't work. Adam explains this to a potential contact at the start of the movie ("Rely on charm, you're liable to get your head blown off. I want to see you on the Judo Range!") and later to Ava as well. Ava also tries using her sexuality to distract Adam when her allies show up to kidnap Stefanik... but since Adam had already set a trap for them it doesn't work out.
---> '''Ava:''' Are you coming, or do I swim alone?\\
'''Adam:''' Angelface, that's not the way cases are solved.\\
'''Ava:''' I swim alone then.
* DuelOfSeduction: Heavily {{Deconstructed}}, as mentioned above. There are multiple scenes dedicated to showing that sexuality is not a viable weapon in the spy game. Specifically...
** {{Conversed}} in an early scene. Adam is attempting to train a new female recruit who seems thoroughly uninterested. Adam explains that trying to charm the enemy is likely to get her killed, which leads to the infamous "Judo Range" line.
** This is also Ava's favorite tactic, and it doesn't work for her at all. It doesn't manage to distract Adam, nor does it manage to stop him from having her arrested at the end of the movie. To be fair, it's not that he isn't attracted to her, he's just very good at keeping his mind on his job.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of James Bond style spy movies. Unfortunately, it mostly just showed why regular spy movies usually do rely on those tropes.
** Adam dresses in everyday clothes (mostly cardigan sweaters). He does wear a business suit once too, but [[BadassInANiceSuit never a tuxedo]]... which makes sense considering as a spy the goal is to blend in. Looking like a badass just makes you stand out.
** For that matter, the movie shows that in real life the spy doesn't always win. Neat, though a bit depressing.
** There aren't a whole lot of special gadgets. About the closest thing is Adam's recording device which happens to look like an electric razor, and Ava has a communication system built into a portable record player. Aside from that, it's pretty much just guns (albeit the spore guns are neat) and [[MacGyvering whatever's lying around]], the latter of which could have been cool if it was handled better.
** There are multiple scenes dedicated to showing that the DuelOfSeduction doesn't work. Adam explains this to a potential contact at the start of the movie ("Rely on charm, you're liable to get your head blown off. I want to see you on the Judo Range!") and later to Ava as well. Ava also tries using her sexuality to distract Adam when her allies show up to kidnap Stefanik... but since Adam had already set a trap for them it doesn't work out.
---> '''Ava:''' Are you coming, or do I swim alone?\\
'''Adam:''' Angelface, that's not the way cases are solved.\\
'''Ava:''' I swim alone then.
* DuelOfSeduction: Heavily {{Deconstructed}}, as mentioned above. There are multiple scenes dedicated to showing that sexuality is not a viable weapon in the spy game. Specifically...
** {{Conversed}} in an early scene.
Though Ava and Adam is attempting to train a new female recruit who seems thoroughly uninterested. Adam explains that trying to charm flirt with each other throughout the enemy is likely movie, there's no proper attempt to get her killed, which leads to the infamous "Judo Range" line.
** This is also Ava's favorite tactic, and it doesn't work for her at all. It doesn't manage to distract Adam, nor does it manage to stop him from having her arrested at
anything out of each other until the end of the movie. To be fair, it's film as Adam basically slathers himself all over Ava while she tries to use her sex appeal to get him not that he isn't attracted to her, he's just very good at keeping his mind on his job.arrest her. Up until this point, Adam wasn't even aware of her being TheMole.
5th Feb '16 1:45:22 PM wrm5
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* DirtyOldMan: Adam is ''easily'' old enough to be the extremely youthful Ava's father. This doesn't go unnoticed by the riffers, of course.

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* DirtyOldMan: DuelOfSeduction: Heavily {{Deconstructed}}, as mentioned above. There are multiple scenes dedicated to showing that sexuality is not a viable weapon in the spy game. Specifically...
** {{Conversed}} in an early scene.
Adam is ''easily'' old enough attempting to be train a new female recruit who seems thoroughly uninterested. Adam explains that trying to charm the extremely youthful enemy is likely to get her killed, which leads to the infamous "Judo Range" line.
** This is also
Ava's father. This favorite tactic, and it doesn't go unnoticed by work for her at all. It doesn't manage to distract Adam, nor does it manage to stop him from having her arrested at the riffers, end of course.the movie. To be fair, it's not that he isn't attracted to her, he's just very good at keeping his mind on his job.
22nd Dec '15 9:04:07 PM wrm5
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** Adam dresses in everyday clothes (mostly cardigan sweaters), [[BadassInANiceSuit never tuxedos]]... which makes sense considering as a spy the goal is to blend in. Looking like a badass just makes you stand out.

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** Adam dresses in everyday clothes (mostly cardigan sweaters), sweaters). He does wear a business suit once too, but [[BadassInANiceSuit never tuxedos]]...a tuxedo]]... which makes sense considering as a spy the goal is to blend in. Looking like a badass just makes you stand out.
22nd Dec '15 8:46:30 PM wrm5
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* InformedAbility: Subverted in that Ava's [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy terrible archery skills]] are lampshaded by Adam.
* LookBehindYou: Spaz Chop!

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* InformedAbility: Subverted in that Ava's Subverted. Ava is supposedly an expert archer and also claims to know about biochemistry. The latter was almost certainly a lie, and as for the former... Adam actually {{Lampshade|Hanging}}s her [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy terrible archery skills]] are lampshaded by Adam.
at the end of the movie, after she shoots at him and misses from almost point-blank-range.
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* LookBehindYou: Spaz Chop!
10th Dec '15 7:57:58 AM wrm5
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* CoversAlwaysLie: As it says on the poster shown above: "They used the world's deadliest weapons against this super-secret agent! ...Women! ...Women! ...Women!" There's actually only ONE female main character, and Adam doesn't seem to be all that interested in her.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: As it says on the poster shown above: "They used the world's deadliest weapons against this super-secret agent! ...Women! ...Women! ...Women!" There's actually only ONE female main character, and Adam doesn't seem to be all that interested in her. The movie also makes a point of showing that the DuelOfSeduction doesn't really work, so clearly women aren't ''that'' deadly of a weapon.
10th Dec '15 7:56:53 AM wrm5
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* CoversAlwaysLie: As it says on the poster shown above: "They used the world's deadliest weapons against this super-secret agent! ...Women! ...Women! ...Women!" There's actually only ONE female main character, and Adam doesn't seem to be all that interested in her.
10th Dec '15 7:54:10 AM wrm5
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'''Adam:''' That's not the way cases are solved, babycakes.\\

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'''Adam:''' That's Angelface, that's not the way cases are solved, babycakes.solved.\\
10th Dec '15 7:24:52 AM wrm5
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* HotScientist: Ava, at least insofar as she offers to help Stefanik with his experiments.

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* HotScientist: Ava, at least insofar as maybe. In one scene she offers to help Stefanik with his experiments.experiments and claims to know a little about biochemistry, but she never shows any further propensity for such and confesses to Adam that she is "not the intellectual type."
3rd Dec '15 6:14:18 PM wrm5
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** There aren't a whole lot of special gadgets. About the closest thing is Adam's recording device which happens to look like an electric razor, and Ava has a communication system built into a tape recorder. Aside from that, it's pretty much just guns (albeit the spore guns are neat) and [[MacGyvering whatever's lying around]], the latter of which could have been cool if it was handled better.

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** There aren't a whole lot of special gadgets. About the closest thing is Adam's recording device which happens to look like an electric razor, and Ava has a communication system built into a tape recorder.portable record player. Aside from that, it's pretty much just guns (albeit the spore guns are neat) and [[MacGyvering whatever's lying around]], the latter of which could have been cool if it was handled better.
30th Nov '15 12:44:54 PM wrm5
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* ColdOpen: The film opens on Stefanik's escape from Southern California--err, behind the Iron Curtain.



* TheTeaser: The film opens on Stefanik's escape from Southern California--err, behind the Iron Curtain.
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