History Film / DemolitionMan

9th Nov '17 5:17:30 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: While it might be lost on today's audience, in the early 1990s Cocteau could easily be seen as a parody of Al Gore, and what many at the time saw as the overly-sanitized society he wanted to create.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: While it might be lost on today's audience, audience (the man now being best known as an environmental activist), in the early 1990s Cocteau could easily be seen as a parody of Al Gore, UsefulNotes/AlGore, and what many at the time saw as the overly-sanitized society he wanted to create.create. Prior to 2000, Al and his wife Tipper were best known for helping to form the Parents Music Resource Center, one of the premier {{Moral Guardian|s}} groups of the time, which led Senate hearings on raunchy HairMetal and pop music lyrics and pushed for the creation of the "Parental Advisory -- Explicit Content" sticker (aka the "Tipper Sticker").
6th Nov '17 3:56:43 AM DragonQuestZ
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* SexSells: The naked "wrong number" on the videophone.



* ShouldersOfDoom: Simon Phoenix and some of the Scraps.

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* ShouldersOfDoom: Simon Phoenix and some of the Scraps.Scraps wear clothes made out of scavenged materials, and they include large shoulder pads.



* StayInTheKitchen: Near the end of the movie, John Spartan is so determined to confront Simon Phoenix alone that he actually knocks out Huxley out with a stun-stick in order to prevent her from following him. Nevermind the fact that she has proven her value to him many times over, including in a fight just a few minutes earlier where she beat up mooks with her martial arts skills and saved Spartan's life by shooting one who was about to kill him. To be fair, being [[spoiler: wrongly]] blamed for the death of hostages can easily make ItsPersonal and various scenes have shown that Spartan and Phoenix and obssessed with Killing each other.
* StraightEdgeEvil: Cocteau.
* SummonBiggerFish: The future San Angelenos view the release of John Spartan like this. To them he's just as much a criminal as Simon Phoenix and his worldview and behavior is just as alien.

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* StayInTheKitchen: Near the end of the movie, John Spartan is so determined to confront Simon Phoenix alone that he actually knocks out Huxley out with a stun-stick in order to prevent her from following him. Nevermind the fact that she has proven her value to him many times over, including in a fight just a few minutes earlier where she beat up mooks with her martial arts skills and saved Spartan's life by shooting one who was about to kill him. To be fair, Though being [[spoiler: wrongly]] blamed for the death of hostages can easily make ItsPersonal and various scenes have shown that Spartan and Phoenix and obssessed with Killing each other.
* StraightEdgeEvil: Cocteau.
Cocteau. He's updated the StepfordSuburbia setting to a future society, which he describes "as perfect as a flawless sphere".
* SummonBiggerFish: The future San Angelenos view the release of John Spartan like this. To them he's just as much a criminal as Simon Phoenix and his worldview and behavior is just as alien.
6th Nov '17 3:49:16 AM DragonQuestZ
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* LoungeLizard: Taco Bell has a guy singing the "Jolly Green Giant" song.
4th Nov '17 9:14:16 PM Omeganian
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* UrbanHellscape: How the movie starts in TheNineties.
31st Oct '17 5:19:40 PM SinDustries
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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: The museum has displays filled with working guns, ammo for the guns, a loaded cannon that is in no way kept from being used, and laughably useless security in the form of glass that isn't even bulletproof. The lockdown doors might have immune to small arms, but that didn't stop the cannon. Arguably invoked, as San Angeles is so pacifistic that the mere idea of stealing these guns is unthinkable to someone of that time. Only a psycho like Phoenix would actually go as far as to steal them.

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: The museum has displays filled with working guns, ammo for the guns, a loaded cannon that is in no way kept from being used, and laughably useless security in the form of glass that isn't even bulletproof. The lockdown doors might have been immune to small arms, but that didn't stop the cannon. Arguably invoked, as San Angeles is so pacifistic that the mere idea of stealing these guns is unthinkable to someone of that time. Only a psycho like Phoenix would actually go as far as to steal them.
31st Oct '17 1:53:14 PM SinDustries
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Flash forward 36 years. Phoenix is mysteriously able to escape from the ice prison and set loose in "San Angeles", [[CrapSaccharineWorld a brave new world which is free of guns and crime]]. Phoenix's old-school brutality is unheard of by the wimpy police force of the future, and soon the entire city is at his mercy. Figuring they need an old school police officer to deal with an old school thug, the SAPD thaws out Spartan.

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Flash forward 36 years. Phoenix is mysteriously able to escape from the ice prison and set loose in "San Angeles", [[CrapSaccharineWorld a brave new world which is free of guns and crime]]. Phoenix's old-school brutality is unheard of by the wimpy police force of the future, and soon the entire city is at his mercy. Figuring they need an old school police officer to deal with an old school thug, the SAPD thaws out Spartan.
20th Oct '17 12:53:11 AM Qube
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* LockDown: Phoenix is locked in the armory after [=MurderDeathKill=]ing (at least) two people in that room. [[LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard This goes about as well as you'd expect.]]

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* LockDown: *LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard: Simon Phoenix is locked [[LockDown trapped in the armory after [=MurderDeathKill=]ing (at least) Museum of History by blast shields]] following his casual murder of two people guards. However, the specific wing of the museum he is trapped in that room. [[LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard This goes is the "Hall of Violence", so this lasts about as well long as you'd expect.]]
20th Oct '17 12:38:29 AM Qube
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* PuttingOnTheReich: The police uniforms veer dangerously close to this trope, possibly intentionally.
13th Oct '17 7:29:38 PM TitoMosquito
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* NobodyPoops: Notably averted -- Spartan excuses himself to use the bathroom, starting the RunningGag of the "[[NoodleImplements three seashells]]" that have replaced toilet paper.



* NonStandardKiss: In the future city of San Angeles, even simply high-fiving is thought as being intimate there; people are taught not to do any meaningless physical contact.
* NoodleImplements: "You don't know how to use the three seashells?"
* NoodleIncident: The Franchise Wars that are the reason why all restaurants have been replaced with Taco Bell.
* NoPaperFuture:
** Dollars have been replaced by credits, and currency is exchanged through subcutaneous microchips in people's hands. Toilet paper doesn't exist, either.
** Subverted by the swear fine system, which provides a paper receipt every time someone uses harsh language. Swear enough, as Spartan does, and one need not worry about using the seashells.


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* NoPaperFuture:
** Dollars have been replaced by credits, and currency is exchanged through subcutaneous microchips in people's hands. Toilet paper doesn't exist, either.
** Subverted by the swear fine system, which provides a paper receipt every time someone uses harsh language. Swear enough, as Spartan does, and one need not worry about using the seashells.
* NobodyPoops: Notably averted -- Spartan excuses himself to use the bathroom, starting the RunningGag of the "[[NoodleImplements three seashells]]" that have replaced toilet paper.
* NonStandardKiss: In the future city of San Angeles, even simply high-fiving is thought as being intimate there; people are taught not to do any meaningless physical contact.
* NoodleImplements: "You don't know how to use the three seashells?"
* NoodleIncident: The Franchise Wars that are the reason why all restaurants have been replaced with Taco Bell.
5th Oct '17 3:21:22 PM ChiliConQueso
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: While it might be lost on today's audience, Cocteau could easily be seen as a parody of Al Gore, and what many at the time saw as the overly-sanitized society he wanted to create.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: While it might be lost on today's audience, in the early 1990s Cocteau could easily be seen as a parody of Al Gore, and what many at the time saw as the overly-sanitized society he wanted to create.
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