History Film / Deathwatch2002

3rd Jun '16 11:48:02 PM Doug86
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Set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, a group of British soldiers "go over the top" in an assault against German lines. However, in the middle of the battle, a mysterious fog descends upon the battlefield and the night suddenly turns into day. Hours later, they finally stumble upon the German trenches only to find a mere 3 German soldiers, petrified and pointing their guns down their own trenches. The British soldiers call for them to surrender, but the Germans are more scared of something in the trench than them. After murdering two of them and torturing the third, the British troops begin exploring the trench, only to find the bodies of more Germans, seemingly killed by friendly fire. Even stranger, the trenches seem to lead nowhere, simply doubling back on themselves. With a prisoner babbling about demons, impenetrable fog, and a broken radio, they quickly form a defensive position and wait for reinforcements that never come.

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Set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, a group of British soldiers "go over the top" in an assault against German lines. However, in the middle of the battle, a mysterious fog descends upon the battlefield and the night suddenly turns into day. Hours later, they finally stumble upon the German trenches only to find a mere 3 German soldiers, petrified and pointing their guns down their own trenches. The British soldiers call for them to surrender, but the Germans are more scared of something in the trench than them. After murdering two of them and torturing the third, the British troops begin exploring the trench, only to find the bodies of more Germans, seemingly killed by friendly fire. Even stranger, the trenches seem to lead nowhere, simply doubling back on themselves. With a prisoner babbling about demons, impenetrable fog, and a broken radio, they quickly form a defensive position and wait for reinforcements that never come.



* FogOfDoom: Hey, it's UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. Fog of Doom is already all over the damn place.

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* FogOfDoom: Hey, it's UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Fog of Doom is already all over the damn place.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Unabashedly cynical in it's portrayal of TheSquad, whose members are mostly [[HumansAreBastards bastards]] at best and [[AxCrazy violent]] [[SociopathicSoldier psychos]] at worst. Needless to say, the image of the [[IronWoobie tragic]] [[StiffUpperLip yet cheerful]] "Tommies" seen in British UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne propaganda [[{{Deconstruction}} gets completely shattered]]...

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Unabashedly cynical in it's portrayal of TheSquad, whose members are mostly [[HumansAreBastards bastards]] at best and [[AxCrazy violent]] [[SociopathicSoldier psychos]] at worst. Needless to say, the image of the [[IronWoobie tragic]] [[StiffUpperLip yet cheerful]] "Tommies" seen in British UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI propaganda [[{{Deconstruction}} gets completely shattered]]...
26th Nov '15 5:17:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent[=/=]WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Is Bradford supposed to be Canadian or British ?
26th Nov '15 5:16:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[RiverOfInsanity Trench Of Insanity]]
26th Nov '15 5:15:38 AM Morgenthaler
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** Regards the SMLE, the UsefulNotes/WW1 version (the No.1 MkIII or MkIII*) is not difficult to come by at all: the Australians went on making them until after World War 2.
* AxCrazy[=/=]BloodKnight: Quinn (Andy Serkis) is about as Axe Crazy as a character can get.

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** Regards the SMLE, the UsefulNotes/WW1 version (the No.1 MkIII or MkIII*) is not difficult to come by at all: the Australians went on making them until after World War 2.
* AxCrazy[=/=]BloodKnight:
%%* AxCrazy: Quinn (Andy Serkis) is about as Axe Crazy as a character can get.



* PsychologicalHorror[=/=]SurrealHorror: It's implied that, [[spoiler: rather than 'crazy unexplained barbed-wire magic', [[YourMindMakesitReal the cause of the company's fate may have been collective madness]] - wandering into a maze-like trench filled with dead Germans without contact from your superiors for weeks is bound to do this kind of thing to you.]]
** Or to give the writer a little more credit:[[spoiler: They all died in the initial attack, the trench is a form of Purgatory, and the German is an angel[=/=]demon who's purpose is to test the morality of their characters. Those that fail die and stay in the trench, those that succeed get to leave it. Notice that this makes a lot more sense, given what's mentioned in the Foreshadowing entry.]]



** UpperClassTwit[=/=]TheNeidermeyer: Captain Jennings. Particularly [[{{Narm}} narmy]] when he definitely [[GoMadFromTheIsolation goes off his nut]].

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** UpperClassTwit[=/=]TheNeidermeyer: %%** UpperClassTwit: Captain Jennings. Particularly [[{{Narm}} narmy]] when he definitely [[GoMadFromTheIsolation goes off his nut]].



** And if you accept the purgatory interpretation, HellIsWar.
26th Nov '15 5:13:52 AM Morgenthaler
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** UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: private [=McNess=], token stereotypical Black Watch (Highland Regiment) soldier.



* UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne: The setting is the western front, presumably in the later stages of the war (cca 1917). And it's as muddy and [[{{Mordor}} grim]] as ever...
26th Nov '15 5:12:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: All Starinski wanted...

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* %%* ADateWithRosiePalms: All Starinski wanted...



* CluelessAesop

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* %%* CluelessAesop



* DeathBySex: [[spoiler: Starinski, almost. But only with himself.]]

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* %%* DeathBySex: [[spoiler: Starinski, almost. But only with himself.]]



* GainaxEnding
* GenreBlindness: Both played straight and averted.

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* %%* GainaxEnding
* %%* GenreBlindness: Both played straight and averted.



* OnlySaneMan: [[KidHero Charlie]] and, to a questionable extent, private Chevasse and doc Fairweather.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent

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* %%* OnlySaneMan: [[KidHero Charlie]] and, to a questionable extent, private Chevasse and doc Fairweather.
* %%* OurGhostsAreDifferent



* PsychoPartyMember: Overtly Quinn, and later [[spoiler: Bradford]].

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* %%* PsychoPartyMember: Overtly Quinn, and later [[spoiler: Bradford]].



* TheReveal: [[spoiler:The German soldier at the end.]]

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* %%* TheReveal: [[spoiler:The German soldier at the end.]]



** SergeantRock: sergeant Tate

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** %%** SergeantRock: sergeant Tate



** TheEngineer[=/=][[spoiler: TheFundamentalist[=/=]BewareTheNiceOnes]]: [[CanadaEh private Bradford]]
** PsychoForHire: private Quinn
** ColdSniper: private Starinski
** TheMedic[=/=]MauveShirt: Doc Fairweather

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** %%** TheEngineer[=/=][[spoiler: TheFundamentalist[=/=]BewareTheNiceOnes]]: [[CanadaEh private Bradford]]
** %%** PsychoForHire: private Quinn
** %%** ColdSniper: private Starinski
** %%** TheMedic[=/=]MauveShirt: Doc Fairweather



** RedShirt[=/=]SacrificialLamb: private Chevasse

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** %%** RedShirt[=/=]SacrificialLamb: private Chevasse



* WarIsHell: Oh yes. By miles.

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* %%* WarIsHell: Oh yes. By miles.



* WorldOfHam: All of the soldiers, with the possible exception of the German.

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* %%* WorldOfHam: All of the soldiers, with the possible exception of the German.
26th Nov '15 5:07:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: GainaxEnding]]

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* [[spoiler: GainaxEnding]]GainaxEnding



* [[spoiler:OurGhostsAreDifferent]]

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* [[spoiler:OurGhostsAreDifferent]]OurGhostsAreDifferent
26th Nov '15 5:07:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Averted, even though it's not a war movie in the traditional sense.
18th Apr '14 4:13:13 AM LongLiveHumour
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** Regards the SMLE, the WW1 version (the No.1 MkIII or MkIII*) is not difficult to come by at all: the Australians went on making them until after World War 2.

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** Regards the SMLE, the WW1 UsefulNotes/WW1 version (the No.1 MkIII or MkIII*) is not difficult to come by at all: the Australians went on making them until after World War 2.
18th Apr '14 3:57:39 AM LongLiveHumour
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Set during WorldWarOne, a group of British soldiers "go over the top" in an assault against German lines. However, in the middle of the battle, a mysterious fog descends upon the battlefield and the night suddenly turns into day. Hours later, they finally stumble upon the German trenches only to find a mere 3 German soldiers, petrified and pointing their guns down their own trenches. The British soldiers call for them to surrender, but the Germans are more scared of something in the trench than them. After murdering two of them and torturing the third, the British troops begin exploring the trench, only to find the bodies of more Germans, seemingly killed by friendly fire. Even stranger, the trenches seem to lead nowhere, simply doubling back on themselves. With a prisoner babbling about demons, impenetrable fog, and a broken radio, they quickly form a defensive position and wait for reinforcements that never come.

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Set during WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, a group of British soldiers "go over the top" in an assault against German lines. However, in the middle of the battle, a mysterious fog descends upon the battlefield and the night suddenly turns into day. Hours later, they finally stumble upon the German trenches only to find a mere 3 German soldiers, petrified and pointing their guns down their own trenches. The British soldiers call for them to surrender, but the Germans are more scared of something in the trench than them. After murdering two of them and torturing the third, the British troops begin exploring the trench, only to find the bodies of more Germans, seemingly killed by friendly fire. Even stranger, the trenches seem to lead nowhere, simply doubling back on themselves. With a prisoner babbling about demons, impenetrable fog, and a broken radio, they quickly form a defensive position and wait for reinforcements that never come.



* FogOfDoom: Hey, it's WorldWarOne. Fog of Doom is already all over the damn place.

to:

* FogOfDoom: Hey, it's WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. Fog of Doom is already all over the damn place.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Unabashedly cynical in it's portrayal of TheSquad, whose members are mostly [[HumansAreBastards bastards]] at best and [[AxCrazy violent]] [[SociopathicSoldier psychos]] at worst. Needless to say, the image of the [[IronWoobie tragic]] [[StiffUpperLip yet cheerful]] "Tommies" seen in British WorldWarOne propaganda [[{{Deconstruction}} gets completely shattered]]...

to:

* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Unabashedly cynical in it's portrayal of TheSquad, whose members are mostly [[HumansAreBastards bastards]] at best and [[AxCrazy violent]] [[SociopathicSoldier psychos]] at worst. Needless to say, the image of the [[IronWoobie tragic]] [[StiffUpperLip yet cheerful]] "Tommies" seen in British WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne propaganda [[{{Deconstruction}} gets completely shattered]]...



* WorldWarOne: The setting is the western front, presumably in the later stages of the war (cca 1917). And it's as muddy and [[{{Mordor}} grim]] as ever...

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* WorldWarOne: UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne: The setting is the western front, presumably in the later stages of the war (cca 1917). And it's as muddy and [[{{Mordor}} grim]] as ever...
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