History Film / EscapeFromLA

13th Mar '17 12:43:46 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* RegionalRedecoration: The entire situation began on August 23, 2000, when a massive earthquake hit Los Angeles. The San Fernando valley flooded, turning everything between Malibu and Anaheim into an island. The future PresidentEvil uses this as part of his campaign platform, saying L.A. has been punished by God.
7th Mar '17 8:29:05 AM Laqueesha
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In 2013, America has become even more {{dystopia}}n than it was in the earlier film: A [[ChurchMilitant theocratic]] [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] [[StrawCharacter Christian]] President (Cliff Robertson) has taken over control of the country, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles has become a [[WretchedHive penal colony/no man's land/landfill/roach motel]] after breaking off of the US thanks to [[AfterTheEnd The Big One]]. As the film begins, an airplane escape pod has crash-landed in Los Angeles; this pod carried the President's daughter, Utopia (A. J. Langer), who has since sided with [[BigBad Cuervo Jones]] and taken the United State's super weapon -- a device that controls "The Sword of Damocles" satellite system, which would let the President hit any country in the world with an electromagnetic pulse -- with her. Snake Plissken (Creator/KurtRussell) is back as the President drafts Snake into entering Los Angeles, retrieving the device, and executing his daughter for treason. His reward for a successful mission will be a full pardon...as well as an antidote to a virus injected into him to ensure his compliance, of course.

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In 2013, America has become even more {{dystopia}}n than it was in the earlier film: A [[ChurchMilitant theocratic]] [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] [[StrawCharacter Christian]] President (Cliff Robertson) has taken over control of the country, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles has become a [[WretchedHive penal colony/no man's land/landfill/roach motel]] after breaking off of the US thanks to [[AfterTheEnd The Big One]]. As the film begins, an airplane escape pod has crash-landed in Los Angeles; this pod carried the President's daughter, Utopia (A. J. Langer), who has since sided with [[BigBad Cuervo Jones]] and taken the United State's States' super weapon -- a device that controls "The Sword of Damocles" satellite system, which would let the President hit any country in the world with an electromagnetic pulse -- with her. Snake Plissken (Creator/KurtRussell) is back as the President drafts Snake into entering Los Angeles, retrieving the device, and executing his daughter for treason. His reward for a successful mission will be a full pardon...as well as an antidote to a virus injected into him to ensure his compliance, of course.
16th Feb '17 2:10:14 PM LuciaMoore
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** The big threatening MacGuffin in the movie is the "Sword of Damocles", a network of space [=EMPs=] that will send the world back to the stone-age. In reality, most old technology is not susceptible to EMP disruption, and new tech can be shielded against such vulnerabilities. Considering the modern US military does for its equipment, it's reasonable to assume future-government tech should be able to shrug off such an attack.

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** The big threatening MacGuffin in the movie is the "Sword of Damocles", a network of space [=EMPs=] that will send the world back to the stone-age. EMP works by causing any metal it passes through to generate an electrical charge, however the strength of that charge depends on the size and length of the metal the EMP hits. Systems connected to miles of copper wire would take extremely powerful voltage spikes, but smaller electronics such as cell phones, watches, and smaller computers are actually immune to an EMP because they don't contain large enough wires to attenuate enough of the pulse. In reality, most old technology essence, only large, unshielded devices (like modern cars and some aircraft) would be sufficiently damaged by an EMP to be completely unusable. In other words, an EMP is not susceptible to EMP disruption, and new tech can be shielded against such vulnerabilities. Considering the modern US military does for its equipment, it's reasonable to assume future-government tech should be able to shrug off such an attack.a reliable method of disabling electronics on a wide scale.
6th Feb '17 3:02:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Hologram}}: For his government-mandated mission to the future hellhole of Los Angeles island, Snake is given a device that projects a holographic image of himself to fool enemies. [[spoiler:Notably, he uses it in the climax to fool the dictorial U.S. President.]]
12th Jan '17 8:14:33 AM Mdumas43073
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America has become even more {{dystopia}}n than it was in the earlier film: A [[ChurchMilitant theocratic]] [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] [[StrawCharacter Christian]] President (Cliff Robertson) has taken over control of the country, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles has become a [[WretchedHive penal colony/no man's land/landfill/roach motel]] after breaking off of the US thanks to [[AfterTheEnd The Big One]]. As the film begins, an airplane escape pod has crash-landed in Los Angeles; this pod carried the President's daughter, Utopia (A. J. Langer), who has since sided with [[BigBad Cuervo Jones]] and taken the United State's super weapon -- a device that controls "The Sword of Damocles" satellite system, which would let the President hit any country in the world with an electromagnetic pulse -- with her. Snake Plissken (Creator/KurtRussell) is back as the President drafts Snake into entering Los Angeles, retrieving the device, and executing his daughter for treason. His reward for a successful mission will be a full pardon...as well as an antidote to a virus injected into him to ensure his compliance, of course.

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In 2013, America has become even more {{dystopia}}n than it was in the earlier film: A [[ChurchMilitant theocratic]] [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] [[StrawCharacter Christian]] President (Cliff Robertson) has taken over control of the country, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles has become a [[WretchedHive penal colony/no man's land/landfill/roach motel]] after breaking off of the US thanks to [[AfterTheEnd The Big One]]. As the film begins, an airplane escape pod has crash-landed in Los Angeles; this pod carried the President's daughter, Utopia (A. J. Langer), who has since sided with [[BigBad Cuervo Jones]] and taken the United State's super weapon -- a device that controls "The Sword of Damocles" satellite system, which would let the President hit any country in the world with an electromagnetic pulse -- with her. Snake Plissken (Creator/KurtRussell) is back as the President drafts Snake into entering Los Angeles, retrieving the device, and executing his daughter for treason. His reward for a successful mission will be a full pardon...as well as an antidote to a virus injected into him to ensure his compliance, of course.
12th Jan '17 8:13:13 AM Mdumas43073
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7th Nov '16 9:25:55 AM LuciaMoore
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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

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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 US.
* HollywoodHealing: Averted. Snake is shot in the leg by Eddie partway through the movie and spends the rest of the film with a noticeable limp.
31st Oct '16 3:37:56 PM DaRatBastid
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: About a third of the way into the film this is PlayedForLaughs when Snake encounters [[spoiler: a cult of plastic surgery-addicted murderers led by the "Surgeon General of L.A."]]

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: About a third of the way into the film this is PlayedForLaughs when Snake encounters [[spoiler: a cult of plastic surgery-addicted murderers led by the "Surgeon General of L.A."]]Beverly Hills"]]



* AGodAmI: During the climax, when the President [[spoiler: when he sentences his daughter to be executed]], he corrupts one of the Bible's most recognized verses, putting himself in The Almighty's place (of course, given that he's President For Life of a theocratic dictatorship, it'd probably be surprising if he ''didn't'' develop a God complex).

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* AGodAmI: During the climax, when the President [[spoiler: when he sentences [[spoiler:sentences his daughter to be executed]], he corrupts one of the Bible's most recognized verses, putting himself in The Almighty's place (of course, given that he's President For Life of a theocratic dictatorship, it'd probably be surprising if he ''didn't'' develop a God complex).
29th Oct '16 7:23:51 AM Dravencour
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America has become even more {{dystopia}}n than it was in the earlier film: A [[ChurchMilitant theocratic]] [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] [[StrawCharacter Christian]] President (Cliff Robertson) has taken over control of the country, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles has become [[WretchedHive penal colony/no man's land/landfill/roach motel]] after breaking off of the US thanks to [[AfterTheEnd The Big One]]. As the film begins, an airplane escape pod has crash-landed in Los Angeles; this pod carried the President's daughter, Utopia (A. J. Langer), who has since sided with [[BigBad Cuervo Jones]] and taken the United State's super weapon -- a device that controls "The Sword of Damocles" satellite system, which would let the President hit any country in the world with an electromagnetic pulse -- with her. Snake Plissken (Creator/KurtRussell) is back as the President drafts Snake into entering Los Angeles, retrieving the device, and executing his daughter for treason. His reward for a successful mission will be a full pardon...as well as an antidote to a virus injected into him to ensure his compliance, of course.

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America has become even more {{dystopia}}n than it was in the earlier film: A [[ChurchMilitant theocratic]] [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] [[StrawCharacter Christian]] President (Cliff Robertson) has taken over control of the country, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles has become a [[WretchedHive penal colony/no man's land/landfill/roach motel]] after breaking off of the US thanks to [[AfterTheEnd The Big One]]. As the film begins, an airplane escape pod has crash-landed in Los Angeles; this pod carried the President's daughter, Utopia (A. J. Langer), who has since sided with [[BigBad Cuervo Jones]] and taken the United State's super weapon -- a device that controls "The Sword of Damocles" satellite system, which would let the President hit any country in the world with an electromagnetic pulse -- with her. Snake Plissken (Creator/KurtRussell) is back as the President drafts Snake into entering Los Angeles, retrieving the device, and executing his daughter for treason. His reward for a successful mission will be a full pardon...as well as an antidote to a virus injected into him to ensure his compliance, of course.
4th Oct '16 11:41:24 AM TheRoguePenguin
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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]], but since it was only grazed by it, it 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, and 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.]]

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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]], but since it was only grazed by it, it 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, and 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 ruse would have been blown if anyone had decided to touch his projection prior to TheReveal.TheReveal, something that comes very close to happening in casual conversation.]]



-->'''President:''' [[spoiler: For he so loved his country, he gave his only seditious child.]]
-->'''Original Verse:''' For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten son (...) [John 3:16]

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-->'''President:''' [[spoiler: For he so loved his country, he gave his only seditious child.]]
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'''Original
Verse:''' For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten son (...) [John 3:16]
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