History Film / DogSoldiers

25th Aug '16 10:31:36 AM Dark
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: There is nowhere in Scotland that is a four-hour drive from anywhere, as Megan says. [[spoiler:Though this could be interpreted as Megan just trying to fake them out so they'll stay put]]. Or it's a four-hour drive due to the driving conditions, she mentions that the closest house is 50 miles away, and it's hers. They could easily be 70-100 miles from town, on muddy dirt roads at night.
** As a native Scot I can confirm this, take for example Gretna Green (one of the lowest points before you cross the border) to John o' Groats (northmost) its a straight 6 hours drive either way, nowhere in scotland (and it looks like they are supposed to be north) is four hours away by drive, even in bad or dark conditions. as experienced soldiers they should of known this seeing as they had a map at the beginning.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: There is nowhere in Scotland that is a four-hour drive from anywhere, as Megan says. says - Gretna Green (one of the southernmost points before you cross the border) to John o' Groats (northmost) is about 6 hours. That they had a map at the beginning and are all experienced soldiers makes this even wors, and even the crummy weather wouldn't delay the trip that much. [[spoiler:Though this could be interpreted as Megan just trying to fake them out so they'll stay put]]. Or it's a four-hour drive due to the driving conditions, she mentions that the closest house is 50 miles away, and it's hers. They could easily be 70-100 miles from town, on muddy dirt roads at night.
** As a native Scot I can confirm this, take for example Gretna Green (one of the lowest points before you cross the border) to John o' Groats (northmost) its a straight 6 hours drive either way, nowhere in scotland (and it looks like they are supposed to be north) is four hours away by drive, even in bad or dark conditions. as experienced soldiers they should of known this seeing as they had a map at the beginning.
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25th Aug '16 7:56:01 AM finalfaw
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** As a native Scot I can confirm this, take for example Gretna Green (one of the lowest points before you cross the border) to John o' Groats (northmost) its a straight 6 hours drive either way, nowhere in scotland (and it looks like they are north) is four hours away by drive, even in bad or dark conditions. as experienced soldiers they should of known this seeing as they had a map at the beginning.

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** As a native Scot I can confirm this, take for example Gretna Green (one of the lowest points before you cross the border) to John o' Groats (northmost) its a straight 6 hours drive either way, nowhere in scotland (and it looks like they are supposed to be north) is four hours away by drive, even in bad or dark conditions. as experienced soldiers they should of known this seeing as they had a map at the beginning.
25th Aug '16 7:54:22 AM finalfaw
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** As a native Scot I can confirm this, take for example Gretna Green (one of the lowest points before you cross the border) to John o' Groats (northmost) its a straight 6 hours drive either way, nowhere in scotland (and it looks like they are north) is four hours away by drive, even in bad or dark conditions. as experienced soldiers they should of known this seeing as they had a map at the beginning.
8th Jun '16 5:17:38 PM eroock
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* ImprovisedWeapon: Many examples. Cooper tells the rest of squad to boil water - they use it later to fend off attacks. Megan starts [[WeaponizedCameras taking pictures of a werewolf with a camera]], trying to blind or distract it with the repeated flashes. Spoon throws half the contents of the kitchen at a werewolf, uses a FryingPanOfDoom, and then totally snaps and brutally speed-knifes the wolf. Also counts when Spoon [[PlayedForLaughs goes hammer-frenzy on werewolf's paw]], while barricading doors.

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* ImprovisedWeapon: Many examples. Cooper tells the rest of squad to boil water - they use it later to fend off attacks. Megan starts [[WeaponizedCameras [[WeaponizedCamera taking pictures of a werewolf with a camera]], trying to blind or distract it with the repeated flashes. Spoon throws half the contents of the kitchen at a werewolf, uses a FryingPanOfDoom, and then totally snaps and brutally speed-knifes the wolf. Also counts when Spoon [[PlayedForLaughs goes hammer-frenzy on werewolf's paw]], while barricading doors.



* WeaponizedCameras: Megan uses the flash from a camera to stall the werewolves. [[spoiler:Later, just before Cooper escapes into the basement, Wells gives the roll of film to him, so he can prove the incident happened. The pictures taken show up before the ending credits start rolling.]]

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* WeaponizedCameras: WeaponizedCamera: Megan uses the flash from a camera to stall the werewolves. [[spoiler:Later, just before Cooper escapes into the basement, Wells gives the roll of film to him, so he can prove the incident happened. The pictures taken show up before the ending credits start rolling.]]
6th May '16 9:48:36 PM Sharlee
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* HardToLightFire: Spoon goes through a whole box of matches trying to light the petrol-trail on fire, but they keep breaking. [[spoiler: Sarge comes to his aid by tossing a Molotov cocktail at the petrol.]]

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* HardToLightFire: Spoon One soldier goes through a whole box of matches trying to light the petrol-trail on fire, but they keep breaking. [[spoiler: Sarge comes to his aid by tossing a Molotov cocktail at the petrol.]]
6th May '16 9:47:59 PM Sharlee
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* HardToLightFire: Spoon goes through a whole box of matches trying to light the petrol-trail on fire, but they keep breaking. [[spoiler: Sarge comes to his aid by tossing a Molotov cocktail at the petrol.]]
14th Mar '16 5:01:55 AM morenohijazo
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* ProfaneLastWords: One of the SAS troopers (which is about to be eaten by the werewolves that are attacking them) only has this to say:
--->"[[RegretEatingMe I hope I give you the shits, ya fucking wimp!]]"
4th Mar '16 2:46:24 PM Aetol
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* InertialImpalement: An unintentional example. [[spoiler:Bruce]] looks behind him as he is fleeing the werewolves and impales himself on a broken tree branch.
30th Dec '15 4:43:02 PM JulietF2
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: There is nowhere in Scotland that is a four hour drive from anywhere, as Megan says. [[spoiler:Though this could be interpreted as Megan just trying to fake them out so they'll stay put]]. Or it's a four hour drive due to the driving contitions, she mentions that the closest house is 50 miles away, and it's hers. They could easily be 70-100 miles from town, on muddy dirt roads at night.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: There is nowhere in Scotland that is a four hour four-hour drive from anywhere, as Megan says. [[spoiler:Though this could be interpreted as Megan just trying to fake them out so they'll stay put]]. Or it's a four hour four-hour drive due to the driving contitions, conditions, she mentions that the closest house is 50 miles away, and it's hers. They could easily be 70-100 miles from town, on muddy dirt roads at night.



* BadassBoast: Delivered by Sergeant Wells to Cooper near the films climax "When I signed my life away on that dotted line, I fucking meant it. I am a ''professional soldier''."

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* BadassBoast: Delivered by Sergeant Wells to Cooper near the films film's climax "When I signed my life away on that dotted line, I fucking meant it. I am a ''professional soldier''."



* CombatBreakdown: The defense of the cottage starts fairly organised but gradually disintegrates over the course of the film, as body toll rises and ammo runs scarce. Spoon's fight with the werewolf also has shades of this. He starts of throwing well-placed punches and using a knife to keep the werewolf at bay but as the werewolf pushes forward, all he can do is to use anything he can find in a frantic effort.

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* CombatBreakdown: The defense of the cottage starts fairly organised but gradually disintegrates over the course of the film, as body toll rises and ammo runs scarce. Spoon's fight with the werewolf also has shades of this. He starts of off throwing well-placed punches and using a knife to keep the werewolf at bay but as the werewolf pushes forward, all he can do is to use anything he can find in a frantic effort.



* DoubleEntendre : Megan, sadly looking down : [[AllPeriodsArePMS "It's that time of the month".]]
* DyingAsYourself: Nearly {{averted}} with [[spoiler:Sarge]], as [[spoiler:he's beginning to transform as he blows himself up with the cottage and everything in it.]]
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Quite a few of the characters get these. [[spoiler:Sarge for blowing the werewolves to bits, Joe for attacking a werewolf with a combat knife instead of giving up and dying. Spoony gets special mention for going toe to toe with a werewolf unarmed and nearly winning until another werewolf shows up to help.]]

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* DoubleEntendre : Megan, sadly looking down : down: [[AllPeriodsArePMS "It's that time of the month".]]
* DyingAsYourself: Nearly {{averted}} with [[spoiler:Sarge]], [[spoiler: Sarge]], as [[spoiler:he's [[spoiler: he's beginning to transform as he blows himself up with the cottage and everything in it.]]
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Quite a few of the characters get these. [[spoiler:Sarge [[spoiler: Sarge for blowing the werewolves to bits, Joe for attacking a werewolf with a combat knife instead of giving up and dying. Spoony gets special mention for going toe to toe with a werewolf unarmed and nearly winning until another werewolf shows up to help.]]



** Subverted as well. In addition to the [[TrainingFromHell gruelling training]] he presumably has already undergone as a candidate for the SAS, Cooper is sent packing after Ryan orders him to [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten shoot a dog]] and he refuses.

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** Subverted as well. In addition to the [[TrainingFromHell gruelling grueling training]] he presumably has already undergone as a candidate for the SAS, Cooper is sent packing after Ryan orders him to [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten shoot a dog]] and he refuses.



* FatalFamilyPhoto: [[spoiler:Sarge]] has a photo of his wife, which he looks at before he dies.

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* FatalFamilyPhoto: [[spoiler:Sarge]] [[spoiler: Sarge]] has a photo of his wife, which he looks at before he dies.
1st Oct '15 1:29:32 PM Shaorai217
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* CurbStompBattle: Ryan's squad was slaughtered without firing a shot.
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