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24th May '16 4:19:22 PM LuciaMoore
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* SameStoryDifferentNames: EscapeFromLA is basically an act-for-act rehash of EscapeFromNewYork, even down to some very unlikely coincidences for Snake, such as his meeting a sympathetic female character that happens to die shortly after they meet, being forced to compete in a DeadlyGame for his freedom, or the person that helps him escape the prison being someone he worked with before, and also someone that double-crossed him ''and'' is going by another identity, complete with InsistentTerminology regarding their new name. It even has the same ending, wherein Snake uses the MacGuffin to double-cross the BigBad after his ExactTimeToFailure is rendered moot.
17th May '16 1:21:48 AM ares191
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*HistoricalBadassUpgrade: The real-life Shining Path has virtually no influence outside Peru while the Shining Path depicted in this film has conquered Latin America and preparing for an invasion of the US
10th May '16 7:08:00 AM Kalaong
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-->'''Taslima''': What are you doing here in L.A?
-->'''Snake''': Dying.
-->'''Taslima''': But first you have to find something, right?

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-->'''Taslima''': What are you doing here in L.A?
-->'''Snake''': Dying.
-->'''Taslima''':
A?\\
'''Snake''': Dying.\\
'''Taslima''':
But first you have to find something, right?
10th May '16 7:07:42 AM Kalaong
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* ByronicHero: Snake's a pretty cold son of a bitch when it comes to killing his enemies. But he is deeply if subtly enraged by injustice; When [[spoiler:Taslima]] dies, he's visibly shocked and upset at the death of about the only person who hasn't either [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder turned on him]] or [[ManipulativeBastard outright manipulated him for their own ends]]. When the President sends [[spoiler:his daughter Utopia]] to the electric chair, he's deeply disgusted. And when he [[spoiler:shuts down the world with the Sword of Damocles]], he may ''say'', "The name is Plissken", but he ''means'', "This is for the forgotten."



* SociopathicHero: If Snake gives even a fraction of a damn about the people who die helping him, he certainly doesn't show it. He does seem to be shocked and upset at [[spoiler:Taslima]]'s death, perhaps because she's about the only person who hasn't either [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder turned on him]] or [[ManipulativeBastard outright manipulated him for their own ends]]. And he's disgusted when the President sends [[spoiler:his daughter Utopia]] to the electric chair. There's also a sense of "this is for the forgotten" when he [[spoiler:shuts down the world with the Sword of Damocles.]]
7th Jan '16 2:54:27 PM mephistos
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** The Sword of Damocles. It's an expression, based on an ancient anecdote, used to express an impending doom that can befall a person or, in the original tale, a tyrant, at any moment. [[spoiler:Snake drops the sword on ''everyone'' in the end]]

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** The Sword of Damocles. It's an expression, based on an ancient anecdote, used to express an impending doom that can befall a person or, in the original tale, a tyrant, at any moment. [[spoiler:Snake [[spoiler: Snake drops the sword on ''everyone'' in the end]]


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* MissingMom: It is briefly mentioned that Utopia's mother committed suicide, causing her to become depressed and withdrawal into virtual reality, and making her vulnerable to the wiles of Cuervo Jones.
7th Jan '16 1:25:07 PM mephistos
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** ArtisticLicenseGeology: The movie's introduction explains that L.A. was hit by a 9.6 earthquake. While not ''impossible'', it is incredibly unlikely that a magnitude greater than 9 could be reached along that particular fault.
7th Jan '16 1:09:11 PM RayAP9
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* Ironic Echo: "Catches on quick doesn't s/he?"

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* Ironic Echo: IronicEcho: "Catches on quick doesn't s/he?"
7th Jan '16 6:29:27 AM mephistos
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* ArcWords: "The more things change, the more they stay the same."



* IronicEcho: "Catches on quick doesn't s/he?"

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* IronicEcho: Ironic Echo: "Catches on quick doesn't s/he?"
7th Jan '16 6:11:27 AM mephistos
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* GambitRoulette: The ending of the film relies entirely on this. [[spoiler: Snake's hijacked helicopter takes a hit from Cuervo Jones's [[DesperationAttack hail-mary rocket]] that allows him to temporarily maintain flight instead of being blown out of the sky; he then uses the crash as a diversion. He plants a decoy mini-disk player on Utopia knowing it would be found and believed to be the real Sword Of Damocles. Plus, while Snake's use of the holo-cam is rather ingenious, it is reliant on knowing his infection is completely benign and that no one will attempt to administer the antidote or otherwise touch his projection prior to TheReveal.]]

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* GambitRoulette: The ending of the film relies entirely on this. [[spoiler: Snake's hijacked helicopter takes a hit from Cuervo Jones's [[DesperationAttack hail-mary rocket]] that allows him to temporarily maintain flight instead of being blown out of the sky; he then uses the crash as a diversion. He plants a decoy mini-disk player on Utopia knowing she would be caught, it would be found found, and believed to would be thought the real Sword Of Damocles. Plus, while Snake's use of the holo-cam is rather ingenious, it is reliant on knowing his infection is completely benign and that no one will attempt to administer the antidote or otherwise touch his projection prior to TheReveal.]]
7th Jan '16 6:09:30 AM mephistos
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* GambitRoulette: The ending of the film relies entirely on this. [[spoiler: The hijacked helicopter takes a hit from Cuervo Jones's [[DesperationAttack hail-mary rocket]] and crashes, which Snake as a diversion. He plants a decoy mini-disk player on Utopia knowing that it would be found and believed to be the real Sword Of Damocles. Plus, while Snake's employment of the holo-cam is rather ingenious, it is reliant on knowing his infection is completely benign and that no one will attempt to administer the antidote or otherwise touch his projection prior to TheReveal.]]

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* GambitRoulette: The ending of the film relies entirely on this. [[spoiler: The Snake's hijacked helicopter takes a hit from Cuervo Jones's [[DesperationAttack hail-mary rocket]] and crashes, which Snake that allows him to temporarily maintain flight instead of being blown out of the sky; he then uses the crash as a diversion. He plants a decoy mini-disk player on Utopia knowing that it would be found and believed to be the real Sword Of Damocles. Plus, while Snake's employment use of the holo-cam is rather ingenious, it is reliant on knowing his infection is completely benign and that no one will attempt to administer the antidote or otherwise touch his projection prior to TheReveal.]]
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