History Film / DemolitionMan

21st Apr '18 5:39:12 PM TitoMosquito
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* SuddenlyShouting: While discussing with Phoenix, Cocteau is starting to grow impatient and really wants Friendly dead.
-->"JUST DO YOUR JOB!"
24th Mar '18 9:48:45 PM AlgaeNymph
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* SocietyMarchesOn: The film, like many released between the 1970s and early 1990s, predicted far more crime in the future than actually occurred (well, so far anyway). Here it gets taken further than most however, with the opening sequence showing that much of LA is on fire ([[MonumentalDamage the Hollywood sign included), gangs with ''anti-aircraft guns'' and police riding military grade Humvees... in 1996, (just ''three'' years after the film's release, which makes it more ridiculous than most predictions like this).

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* SocietyMarchesOn: The film, like many released between the 1970s and early 1990s, predicted far more crime in the future than actually occurred (well, so far anyway). Here it gets taken further than most however, with the opening sequence showing that much of LA is on fire ([[MonumentalDamage the Hollywood sign included), included]]), gangs with ''anti-aircraft guns'' and police riding military grade Humvees... in 1996, (just ''three'' years after the film's release, which makes it more ridiculous than most predictions like this).
19th Mar '18 5:09:53 PM nombretomado
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* MeaningfulName: John [[ThreeHundred Spartan]] is a mighty warrior. Simon Phoenix is raised from death-like cryo-sleep. [[Literature/BraveNewWorld Lenina Huxley]] lives in the regimented, eugenicised future. Edgar Friendly is [[spoiler:a perfectly nice, reasonable man, if a bit unclean]].

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* MeaningfulName: John [[ThreeHundred [[Film/ThreeHundred Spartan]] is a mighty warrior. Simon Phoenix is raised from death-like cryo-sleep. [[Literature/BraveNewWorld Lenina Huxley]] lives in the regimented, eugenicised future. Edgar Friendly is [[spoiler:a perfectly nice, reasonable man, if a bit unclean]].
7th Mar '18 11:14:47 AM marcoasalazarm
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* OutsideContextProblem: Simon Phoenix.

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* OutsideContextProblem: Simon Phoenix. The "context" being that the SAPD hasn't had to deal with an actual psychotic murderer for a very long time before the movie's events (Friendly's faction is heavily armed, but the guns are mostly used [[WeaponForIntimidation to scare people away during food raids]]).


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* PoliticallyCorrectVillain: Cocteau is the kind of man that thinks fascism and murder are the best ways to deal with "terrorists" (read: people who want salt in their meals and not act like germaphobic ultra-polite milquetoasts all the time).


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-->Be ''fucked'' (shoots a nearby censorship sensor when it warns him of a profanity ticket).
6th Mar '18 11:19:00 AM KhaosKyuubi
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* HollywoodLaw: There is no legally justified reason to put John Spartan in cryo-prison at the start of the movie. A high-school graduate could have taken the case against him apart. When a criminal engages in a violent felony, the legal culpability for any and all casualties falls squarely on the criminal, even if the casualties result entirely from the police response. Second, any punishment that John Spartan would have faced would only result if John Spartan acted with gross negligence, and that is clearly not the case. He had no way of knowing that the hostages were still in the building, since a heat scan turned up only the gang. [[spoiler: It turns out they were already dead, something an autopsy likely could have established.]]

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* HollywoodLaw: There is no legally justified reason to put John Spartan in cryo-prison at the start of the movie. A high-school graduate could have taken the case against him apart. When a criminal engages in a violent felony, the legal culpability for any and all casualties falls squarely on the criminal, even if the casualties result entirely from the police response. Second, any punishment that John Spartan would have faced would only result if John Spartan acted with gross negligence, and that is clearly not the case. He had no way of knowing that the hostages were still in the building, since a heat scan turned up only the gang. [[spoiler: It turns out they were already dead, something an autopsy likely could have established.]]]] And Finally, the entire case against John Spartan consists of nothing but the word of a mass murderer with a known grudge against Spartan.
27th Feb '18 1:34:14 AM Circeus
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** It's still Taco Bell in the Quebec dub, even though Taco Bell has no presence there either.
24th Feb '18 7:08:53 AM Saveelich
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* CulturalTranslation: The major food corporation that took over all restaurants in the French version of the movie is... Pizza Hut, since French audiences are not familiar with Taco Bell (it has no presence in France).


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* DubNameChange: The major food corporation that took over all restaurants in the French version of the movie is... Pizza Hut, since French audiences are not familiar with Taco Bell (it has no presence in France).
24th Feb '18 7:07:00 AM Saveelich
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* {{Cyberpunk}} An interesting example, in which the society is indeed, oppressive, has a totalitarian government and it's overall, a dictatorship, but on the other hand, it's full of Political Correctness that is not "totally bad", per se.

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* {{Cyberpunk}} CulturalTranslation: The major food corporation that took over all restaurants in the French version of the movie is... Pizza Hut, since French audiences are not familiar with Taco Bell (it has no presence in France).
* {{Cyberpunk}}:
An interesting example, in which the society is indeed, oppressive, has a totalitarian government and it's overall, a dictatorship, but on the other hand, it's full of Political Correctness that is not "totally bad", per se.
10th Feb '18 6:38:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* LoopholeAbuse: It doesn't take long for Phoenix to realize that [[spoiler:the RestrainingBolt preventing him from offing Cocteau only applies to him specifically. There ain't no rule saying he cannot off Cocteau by proxy. ]]

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* LoopholeAbuse: It doesn't take long for Phoenix to realize that [[spoiler:the RestrainingBolt preventing him from offing Cocteau only applies to him specifically. There ain't no rule saying he cannot off Cocteau by proxy.proxy, so he just orders another member of his gang to do it. ]]
3rd Feb '18 11:35:09 AM nombretomado
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Simon Phoenix. He seems like a real fun guy to be around. Too bad he's a psychopath who'd probably maim you twice for shits and giggles. Think of Creator/HeathLedger's [[TheJoker Joker]] in the body of [[Film/TheFifthElement Ruby Rhod]].

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Simon Phoenix. He seems like a real fun guy to be around. Too bad he's a psychopath who'd probably maim you twice for shits and giggles. Think of Creator/HeathLedger's [[TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker]] in the body of [[Film/TheFifthElement Ruby Rhod]].
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