History Film / DantesPeak

25th Sep '17 6:29:50 PM Skylite
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** [[spoiler:Grandmother Ruth refuses to listen to the warnings of a member of the ''[=USGS=]'' and stays on her mountainside home, and is still there long after it's started to erupt, to the point of actively denying that it's even erupting when it's raining ash all around her home. Subverted because Harry and Rachel then come to save her. Then double subverted when Ruth sacrifices her life to save Harry, Rachel, and the kids, which wouldn't have been necessary if she had left in the first place. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by her in her last moments.]]

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** [[spoiler:Grandmother Ruth refuses to listen to the warnings of a member of the ''[=USGS=]'' and stays on her mountainside home, and is still there long after it's started to erupt, to the point of actively denying that it's even erupting when it's raining ash all around her home. Subverted because Harry and Rachel then come to save her.Rachel's kids who came to convince stubborn Ruth to leave. Then double subverted when Ruth sacrifices her life to save Harry, Rachel, and the kids, which wouldn't have been necessary if she had left in the first place. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by her in her last moments.]]
28th Jul '17 7:21:25 AM lolface123
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* ArtisticLicenseGeology: Despite the town being bombarded with so much ash it's literally piled up into faux-snowdrifts by the next morning after the eruption begins, it doesn't get to the point where a roof collapses despite volcanic ash only taking at least a few inches to collapse a roof.
25th Jul '17 9:53:54 AM lolface123
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* ArtisticLicenseGeology: Volcanic activity is indeed known to turn lakes acidic, enough so to kill wildlife. However, this is still acidity in the range of a standard soda, nowhere near enough to create chemical burns, much less to dissolve a boat.
20th Jun '17 1:47:05 AM gjjones
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* DoomedContrarian: To be fair, [[spoiler:Dr. Dreyfus was only trying to prevent Harry from [[MyGreatestFailure repeating his mistake with Mammoth Mountain]]]] and had some good points. Also [[spoiler: Ruth]], who was just an irresponsible, cantankerous pain in the ass.

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* DoomedContrarian: To be fair, [[spoiler:Dr. Dreyfus [[spoiler:Paul was only trying to prevent Harry from [[MyGreatestFailure repeating his mistake with Mammoth Mountain]]]] and had some good points. Also [[spoiler: Ruth]], who was just an irresponsible, cantankerous pain in the ass.



* HassleFreeHotwire: Harry Dalton can hotwire a pickup in about two seconds.

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* HassleFreeHotwire: Harry Dalton can hotwire a pickup in about two seconds.



* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Harry's Fiance gets hit in the head by a Lava Bomb early in the film that was able to punch through the roof of the truck she was in like it was nothing, and yet only has a little blood on her head to show for it. In reality, such an impact would've turned her head inside out, with the rock coming to a stop somewhere in her stomach (if it didn't go all the way through her and continued through the rest of the truck]])

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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Harry's Fiance fiance Marianne gets hit in the head by a Lava Bomb early in the film that was able to punch through the roof of the truck she was in like it was nothing, and yet only has a little blood on her head to show for it. In reality, such an impact would've turned her head inside out, with the rock coming to a stop somewhere in her stomach (if it didn't go all the way through her and continued through the rest of the truck]])



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Dr. Paul Dreyfus, despite being a bit of a CommanderContrarian, is a reasonable boss who respects Harry. While he is the most vocal in shutting Dalton's initial calls to evacuate Dante's Peak, the moment he sees irrefutable proof of an impending eruption, he immediately give the go-ahead for an evacuation and apologizes to Dalton for doubting him.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Dr. Paul Dreyfus, despite being a bit of a CommanderContrarian, is a reasonable boss who respects Harry. While he is the most vocal in shutting Dalton's Harry's initial calls to evacuate Dante's Peak, the moment he sees irrefutable proof of an impending eruption, he immediately give the go-ahead for an evacuation and apologizes to Dalton Harry for doubting him.



** [[spoiler:Dr. Dreyfus. Though he had sound reasoning, his guess was wrong and it cost lives. Once he realized an eruption was imminent he volunteered himself to stay behind. He brings up the rear in the USGS evacuation and is their only lost member.]]

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** [[spoiler:Dr. Dreyfus.[[spoiler:Paul. Though he had sound reasoning, his guess was wrong and it cost lives. Once he realized an eruption was imminent he volunteered himself to stay behind. He brings up the rear in the USGS evacuation and is their only lost member.]]



** [[spoiler:Grandmother Ruth refuses to listen to the warnings of a member of the ''[=USGS=]'' and stays on her mountainside home, and is still there long after it's started to erupt, to the point of actively denying that it's even erupting when it's raining ash all around her home. Subverted because Harry and Rachel then come to save her. Then double subverted when Ruth sacrifices her life to save Dalton, Rachel, and the kids, which wouldn't have been necessary if she had left in the first place. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by her in her last moments.]]

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** [[spoiler:Grandmother Ruth refuses to listen to the warnings of a member of the ''[=USGS=]'' and stays on her mountainside home, and is still there long after it's started to erupt, to the point of actively denying that it's even erupting when it's raining ash all around her home. Subverted because Harry and Rachel then come to save her. Then double subverted when Ruth sacrifices her life to save Dalton, Harry, Rachel, and the kids, which wouldn't have been necessary if she had left in the first place. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by her in her last moments.]]
20th Jun '17 1:45:06 AM gjjones
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* HeroicBSOD: Harry through a brief one when Marianne is killed.

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* HeroicBSOD: Harry through has a brief one when Marianne is killed.
20th Jun '17 1:44:51 AM gjjones
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* CloserThanTheyAppear: Dr. Dalton keeps an eye on the pyroclastic flow in his driver's side mirror while attempting to outrun it. However, there's no "objects in mirror are closer than they appear" label.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Dr. Dalton manages to drive a car over a flow of magma and manages only to melt the tyres, and lava flows into the living room of a log cabin and only catches the immediate area on fire. The commentary on the DVD says the lava-crossing sequence was mostly done for real. Wait... [[BigWhat WHAT?]]

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* CloserThanTheyAppear: Dr. Dalton Harry keeps an eye on the pyroclastic flow in his driver's side mirror while attempting to outrun it. However, there's no "objects in mirror are closer than they appear" label.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Dr. Dalton Harry manages to drive a car over a flow of magma and manages only to melt the tyres, and lava flows into the living room of a log cabin and only catches the immediate area on fire. The commentary on the DVD says the lava-crossing sequence was mostly done for real. Wait... [[BigWhat WHAT?]]



* DoomedContrarian: To be fair, [[spoiler:Dr. Dreyfus was only trying to prevent Dr. Dalton from [[MyGreatestFailure repeating his mistake with Mammoth Mountain]]]] and had some good points. Also [[spoiler: Ruth]], who was just an irresponsible, cantankerous pain in the ass.

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* DoomedContrarian: To be fair, [[spoiler:Dr. Dreyfus was only trying to prevent Dr. Dalton Harry from [[MyGreatestFailure repeating his mistake with Mammoth Mountain]]]] and had some good points. Also [[spoiler: Ruth]], who was just an irresponsible, cantankerous pain in the ass.



* HeroicBSOD: Harry through a brief one when Marianne is killed.



* IgnoredExpert: Dr. Dalton, although the movie does subvert how the trope is usually played - Dr. Dalton ''doesn't'' have enough conclusive evidence, and the economy of the town could be ruined if he was wrong. The second Dr. Dalton finds proof that is more concrete, it's immediately taken seriously; the town was in the middle of a town meeting discussing the evacuation plan when the volcano started erupting.

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* IgnoredExpert: Dr. Dalton, Harry, although the movie does subvert how the trope is usually played - Dr. Dalton Harry ''doesn't'' have enough conclusive evidence, and the economy of the town could be ruined if he was wrong. The second Dr. Dalton Harry finds proof that is more concrete, it's immediately taken seriously; the town was in the middle of a town meeting discussing the evacuation plan when the volcano started erupting.



* ItsPersonal: Dr. Dalton's first warnings aren't taken wholly seriously because he's a bit too tightly wound, thanks to losing his fiancée in an eruption.
* JerkAss: The helicopter pilot. He complains about working over lunch, refuses to embark on a search and rescue mission without hiking his rates, and extorts desperate townspeople trying to evacuate on his helicopter for all their money. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard In the end all he gets is himself and his passengers killed.]]

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* ItsPersonal: Dr. Dalton's Harry's first warnings aren't taken wholly seriously because he's a bit too tightly wound, thanks to losing his fiancée in an eruption.
* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: The helicopter pilot. He complains about working over lunch, refuses to embark on a search and rescue mission without hiking his rates, and extorts desperate townspeople trying to evacuate on his helicopter for all their money. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard In the end all he gets is himself and his passengers killed.]]



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Dr. Paul Dreyfus, despite being a bit of a CommanderContrarian, is a reasonable boss who respects Dr. Dalton. While he is the most vocal in shutting Dalton's initial calls to evacuate Dante's Peak, the moment he sees irrefutable proof of an impending eruption, he immediately give the go-ahead for an evacuation and apologizes to Dalton for doubting him.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Dr. Paul Dreyfus, despite being a bit of a CommanderContrarian, is a reasonable boss who respects Dr. Dalton.Harry. While he is the most vocal in shutting Dalton's initial calls to evacuate Dante's Peak, the moment he sees irrefutable proof of an impending eruption, he immediately give the go-ahead for an evacuation and apologizes to Dalton for doubting him.



* RomanceEnsues: Between Dr. Dalton and Rachel.

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* RomanceEnsues: Between Dr. Dalton Harry and Rachel.



** [[spoiler:Rachel's two kids steal her truck so they can drive up the mountain to rescue grandma. [[LampshadeHanging Even they realize that it's a dumb idea]]. Dr. Dalton and Rachel save them before the lava flow can kill them, making this a subversion.]]
** [[spoiler:Grandmother Ruth refuses to listen to the warnings of a member of the ''[=USGS=]'' and stays on her mountainside home, and is still there long after it's started to erupt, to the point of actively denying that it's even erupting when it's raining ash all around her home. Subverted because Dr. Dalton and Rachel then come to save her. Then double subverted when Ruth sacrifices her life to save Dalton, Rachel, and the kids, which wouldn't have been necessary if she had left in the first place. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by her in her last moments.]]

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** [[spoiler:Rachel's two kids steal her truck so they can drive up the mountain to rescue grandma. [[LampshadeHanging Even they realize that it's a dumb idea]]. Dr. Dalton Harry and Rachel save them before the lava flow can kill them, making this a subversion.]]
** [[spoiler:Grandmother Ruth refuses to listen to the warnings of a member of the ''[=USGS=]'' and stays on her mountainside home, and is still there long after it's started to erupt, to the point of actively denying that it's even erupting when it's raining ash all around her home. Subverted because Dr. Dalton Harry and Rachel then come to save her. Then double subverted when Ruth sacrifices her life to save Dalton, Rachel, and the kids, which wouldn't have been necessary if she had left in the first place. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by her in her last moments.]]
8th Jan '17 11:00:34 PM TitaniumDragon
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* TruthInTelevision: Ruth's refusal to leave her home on an active volcano mirrors real-life people who refused to evacuate from the area around Mount Saint Helens before it erupted.
8th Jan '17 10:58:36 PM TitaniumDragon
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* SoundtrackDissonance: While rowing their boat across an acidic lake, they sing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" in an attempt to keep themselves calm despite the horrific situation.
12th Dec '16 12:59:38 AM alyawsevil
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* CoolCar: Harry's 1987 Chevy Suburban. That beast waded through a frickin river.
4th Dec '16 1:50:16 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* NeverMessWithGranny: Ruth saves everyone by [[spoiler: jumping into a lake of sulfuric acid and pushing along a boat ''with four people in it'']] so they can get to the docks. God''damn''. It actually makes up for the fact that she was the reason they were there in the first place.

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* NeverMessWithGranny: Ruth saves everyone by [[spoiler: jumping into a lake of sulfuric sulphuric acid and pushing along a boat ''with four people in it'']] so they can get to the docks. God''damn''. It actually makes up for the fact that she was the reason they were there in the first place.



* ShownTheirWork: Although not perfect, it does get a lot more of the science right than usual, maybe 60% to 70% of it. That's a ''good'' percentage for Hollywood.



* ShownTheirWork: Although not perfect, it does get a lot more of the science right than usual, maybe 60% to 70% of it. That's a ''good'' percentage for Hollywood.
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