History Film / Fido

10th Jun '15 8:59:41 PM ionicgash
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* SleepingSingle: Mr. and Mrs. Robinson. Fits the 50s sensibility, and shows how distant they are as a couple.
7th Jun '15 9:48:13 PM GoldenSeals
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* KarmaHoudini: Timmy, as mentioned above. Although to be fair he's hardly the only one to blame, and he does feel guilt about his part in the mayhem. ** To be fair, even Timmy [[WhatTheHellHero realizes]] he and Fido were responsible for the deaths of many innocents, he even feels bad about being a KarmaHoudini by using two (near) successful cover ups. ** A better example is [[spoiler: Mr. Theopolis]]. In order to create a diversion, [[spoiler: he ''deactivates'' a zombie collar in Zomcom's hall and is responsible for all ensuing deaths]]. He gets away scotch free.
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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini: ** Timmy, as mentioned above. Although to be fair he's hardly the only one to blame, and he does feel guilt about his part in the mayhem. ** To be fair, even Timmy He [[WhatTheHellHero realizes]] that he and Fido were responsible for the deaths of many innocents, and he even feels bad about being a KarmaHoudini by using two (near) successful cover ups. ** A better example is [[spoiler: Mr. Theopolis]]. In [[spoiler:Mr. Theopolis]], in order to create a diversion, [[spoiler: he ''deactivates'' a zombie collar in Zomcom's hall and is responsible for all ensuing deaths]]. He gets away scotch free.scot-free.

* LackOfEmpathy: With the ZombieApocalypse, society seems to be a lot more callous. The local zombie war veteran tells his wife that he would put a bullet in her if she were to die; Timmy's mother [[spoiler: (at the start of the movie anyway)]] is quite transparent about caring more about social standings and what is considered normal than Timmy's well-being and even the hero [[spoiler: cares more about keeping Fido than the fact he (both Fido and him indirectly) have killed dozens of innocent people]]. Though to be fair, it is the end of the world, and multiple characters warn others off of getting too close to people in case they turn.
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* LackOfEmpathy: With the ZombieApocalypse, society seems to be a lot more callous. The local zombie war veteran tells his wife that he would put a bullet in her if she were to die; Timmy's mother [[spoiler: (at the start of the movie anyway)]] is quite transparent about caring more about social standings and what is considered normal than Timmy's well-being and even the hero [[spoiler: cares more about keeping Fido than the fact he (both Fido and him indirectly) have killed dozens of innocent people]]. Though to be fair, it is It's necessitated by the end consequences of the world, and multiple characters warn others off of getting too being to close to people in case they turn.who end up turning.
18th Apr '15 1:58:22 PM Hawaii_Knut
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** A better example is [[spoiler: Mr. Theopolis]]. In order to create a diversion, [[spoiler: he ''deactivates'' a zombie collar in Zomcom's hall and is responsible for all ensuing deaths]]. He gets away scotch free.
19th Jan '15 2:44:53 PM Morgenthaler
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The film has received generally positive reviews (RottenTomatoes currently has it at a 71% "Certified Fresh" rating) and provides a good mix of humor, violence, and [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to various aspects of zombie culture.
26th Jun '14 11:28:44 PM Robertroper
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In an AlternateHistory version of the [[TheFifties 1950s]], cosmic radiation has initiated a ZombieApocalypse. And while the bulk of the infestation has been dealt with, the lingering radiation means that anyone that dies eventually rises again as a zombie. To help maintain order, a company called Zomcom comes into power, fencing in safe communities from the heavily infested "Wild Zone", and develops a containment device to curb the remaining zombie's flesh-eating urges. With the device in place, the zombies provide a cheap source of manual labor ([[ImAHumanitarian but if the collar is ever switched off...]]) The story begins when status-conscious homemaker Helen Robinson purchases a zombie in order to save face in front of new neighbors the Bottoms, of whom Johnathan works as chief of security for Zomcom. This causes friction with her husband Bill, who hates zombies as a result of his experiences in the Zombie Wars, but son Timmy-who happens to be something of an outcast at school-quickly befriends their new acquisition, whom he names "Fido." All goes well until a mishap with Fido's collar causes him to attack and kill the Robinson's neighbor, Mrs. Henderson; Timmy manages to re-kill her and dispose of her body, but not in time to prevent the deaths and reanimation of several other people in the neighborhood. Now Timmy must try to keep Fido's actions under wraps while dealing with increasing scrutiny by Zomcom and growing friction between his parents.
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In an AlternateHistory version of the [[TheFifties 1950s]], cosmic radiation has initiated a ZombieApocalypse. And while the bulk of the infestation has been dealt with, the lingering radiation means that anyone that dies eventually rises again as a zombie. To help maintain order, a company called Zomcom Zomcon comes into power, fencing in safe communities from the heavily infested "Wild Zone", and develops a containment device to curb the remaining zombie's flesh-eating urges. With the device in place, the zombies provide a cheap source of manual labor ([[ImAHumanitarian but if the collar is ever switched off...]]) The story begins when status-conscious homemaker Helen Robinson purchases a zombie in order to save face in front of new neighbors the Bottoms, of whom Johnathan works as chief of security for Zomcom.Zomcon. This causes friction with her husband Bill, who hates zombies as a result of his experiences in the Zombie Wars, but son Timmy-who happens to be something of an outcast at school-quickly befriends their new acquisition, whom he names "Fido." All goes well until a mishap with Fido's collar causes him to attack and kill the Robinson's neighbor, Mrs. Henderson; Timmy manages to re-kill her and dispose of her body, but not in time to prevent the deaths and reanimation of several other people in the neighborhood. Now Timmy must try to keep Fido's actions under wraps while dealing with increasing scrutiny by Zomcom Zomcon and growing friction between his parents.

* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Johnathan Bottoms is willing to do nearly anything to protect Zomcom's interests, to the point where he [[spoiler: throws Timmy into the [[FateWorseThanDeath Wild Zone]] after he causes a minor outbreak in Zomcom headquarters while looking for Fido]].
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Johnathan Bottoms is willing to do nearly anything to protect Zomcom's Zomcon's interests, to the point where he [[spoiler: throws Timmy into the [[FateWorseThanDeath Wild Zone]] after he causes a minor outbreak in Zomcom Zomcon headquarters while looking for Fido]].

* KidsAreCruel: The two Zomscouts, who not only bully Timmy but [[spoiler: plan to kill him by removing Fido's collar, then being "heros" by putting down Fido.]] * LackOfEmpathy: With the ZombieApocalypse, society seems to be a lot more callous. The local zombie war veteran tells his wife that he would put a bullet in her if she were to die; Timmy's mother [[spoiler: (at the start of the movie anyway)]] is quite transparent about caring more about social standings and what is considered normal than Timmy's wellbeing and even the hero [[spoiler: cares more about keeping Fido than the fact he (both Fido and him indirectly) have killed dozens of innocent people]]. Though to be fair, it is the end of the world, and multiple characters warn others off of getting too close to people in case they turn.
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* KidsAreCruel: The two Zomscouts, who not only bully Timmy but [[spoiler: plan to kill him by removing Fido's collar, then being "heros" "heroes" by putting down Fido.]] * LackOfEmpathy: With the ZombieApocalypse, society seems to be a lot more callous. The local zombie war veteran tells his wife that he would put a bullet in her if she were to die; Timmy's mother [[spoiler: (at the start of the movie anyway)]] is quite transparent about caring more about social standings and what is considered normal than Timmy's wellbeing well-being and even the hero [[spoiler: cares more about keeping Fido than the fact he (both Fido and him indirectly) have killed dozens of innocent people]]. Though to be fair, it is the end of the world, and multiple characters warn others off of getting too close to people in case they turn.
26th Jun '14 10:50:10 PM Robertroper
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All goes well until a mishap with Fido's collar causes him to attack and kills the Robinson's neighbor, Mrs. Henderson; Timmy manages to re-kill her and dispose of her body, but not in time to prevent the deaths and reanimation of several other people in the neighborhood. Now Timmy must try to keep Fido's actions under wraps while dealing with increasing scrutiny by Zomcom and growing friction between his parents.
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All goes well until a mishap with Fido's collar causes him to attack and kills kill the Robinson's neighbor, Mrs. Henderson; Timmy manages to re-kill her and dispose of her body, but not in time to prevent the deaths and reanimation of several other people in the neighborhood. Now Timmy must try to keep Fido's actions under wraps while dealing with increasing scrutiny by Zomcom and growing friction between his parents.
31st Jan '14 11:54:09 AM ShiroAkuma
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Johnathan Bottoms is willing to do nearly anything to protect Zomcon's interests, to the point where he [[spoiler: throws Timmy into the [[FateWorseThanDeath Wild Zone]] after he causes a minor outbreak in Zomcon headquarters while looking for Fido]].
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Johnathan Bottoms is willing to do nearly anything to protect Zomcon's Zomcom's interests, to the point where he [[spoiler: throws Timmy into the [[FateWorseThanDeath Wild Zone]] after he causes a minor outbreak in Zomcon Zomcom headquarters while looking for Fido]].
30th Dec '13 8:30:18 AM Discar
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Hot Mom has been disambiguated. Examples not clearly fitting into one of the tropes other than Fetish Fuel mentioned on Hot Mom are being removed. If you think it fits one of these tropes, feel free to readd with proper context. Same with Hot Dad.
* HotMom: Helen, who totally rocks the 1950s housewife look.
28th Dec '13 6:05:06 PM TheFuzzinator
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** To be fair, even Timmy [[WhatTheHellHero realizes]] he and Fido were responsible for the deaths of many innocents, he even feels bad about being a KarmaHoudini by using two (near) successful cover ups.

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** To be fair, even Timmy [[WhatTheHellHero realizes]] he and Fido were responsible for the deaths of many innocents, he even feels bad about being a KarmaHoudini by using two (near) successful cover ups.
27th Sep '13 4:41:12 AM gallium
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* HeyItsThatGuy: ** After dying in Neo's arms, [[Film/TheMatrix Trinity]] apparently reincarnated in an alternate 1950s suburb. ** So this is what [[MissionImpossible Eugene Kittridge]] has been up to since leaving the CIA. ** It's nice to see that nothing can keep [[TheBoondockSaints Il Duce]] [[IncrediblyLamePun down]].
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