History Film / Insomnia

12th Nov '16 12:39:33 PM ACW
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* AlasPoorVillain: In the end of the original, [[spoiler: Engström stops to contemplate Holt, who fell through a decayed pier as he tried to run away, breaking his neck and then slipping into the sea, as Holt slowly drowns]]. All in all, the killer is quite a bit more [[TheWoobie pathetic]] here than in the remake, where he is ever-so bit closer to a CompleteMonster.

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* AlasPoorVillain: In the end of the original, [[spoiler: Engström stops to contemplate Holt, who fell through a decayed pier as he tried to run away, breaking his neck and then slipping into the sea, as Holt slowly drowns]]. All in all, the killer is quite a bit more [[TheWoobie pathetic]] here than in the remake, where he is ever-so bit closer to a CompleteMonster.worse.
10th Nov '16 7:28:26 AM jeez
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* WhatTheHellHero: The killer repeatedly expresses his wonder as to why the detective couldn't just admit to [[spoiler:shooting his colleague by mistake]], as it wouldn't have ended ''nearly'' as bad for him as being caught manipulating the investigation.
9th Nov '16 8:13:31 PM jeez
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* SceneryPorn: Both Northern Norway and Alaska have some beautiful scenery to show off... although the original seems to try ''hard'' to ignore it.
9th Nov '16 8:02:49 PM jeez
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However, due the stress of the investigation, combined with an extreme case of insomnia brought on by the White Nights, he ends up committing a fatal error when he tries to hunt down the killer - a botchup that he, overwhelmed with his sleepless frenzy, tries to cover up.

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However, due the stress of the investigation, combined with an extreme case of insomnia brought on by the White Nights, he ends up committing a fatal error when he tries to hunt down the killer - a botchup botch-up that he, overwhelmed with by his sleepless frenzy, tries attempts to cover up.
9th Nov '16 7:45:45 PM jeez
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* NotSoDifferent: The killer, a crime author himself, attempts this on the detective several times throughout the film - more subtly in the original, more overtly in the remake (at one point, he mentions that he's always had a great deal of respect for cops, and wanted to be one himself, though he couldn't pass the physical exam). In the original, this becomes for one increasingly apparent with both men's sexual frustrations shining through.

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* NotSoDifferent: The killer, a crime author himself, attempts this on the detective several times throughout the film - more subtly in the original, more overtly in the remake (at one point, he mentions that he's always had a great deal of respect for cops, and wanted to be one himself, though he couldn't pass the physical exam). In the original, this also becomes for one otherwise increasingly apparent with both men's sexual frustrations frustration and violent urges shining through.
9th Nov '16 7:31:43 PM jeez
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Engström in the original. He ends up getting away scot-free with shooting his own partner, fondling a minor, framing an innocent, forcing himself upon the receptionist, [[KickTheDog and shooting a dog]]. Then again, it's implied that he might never get to sleep over it again.]]
* KickTheDog: In the original, Engström shoots a neighbour's dog to forge a malformed bullet he could substitute for his own. In the remake, this is downplayed, as Dormer just shoots a dog's rotting cadaver.

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Engström in the original. He ends up getting away scot-free with shooting his own partner, fondling a minor, framing an innocent, forcing himself upon the receptionist, [[KickTheDog [[ShootTheDog and shooting a dog]]. Then again, it's implied that he might never get to sleep over it again.]]
* KickTheDog: In the original, Engström shoots a neighbour's dog to forge a malformed bullet he could substitute for his own. In the remake, this is downplayed, as Dormer just shoots a dog's rotting cadaver.
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* ShootTheDog: In the original version, a dog is shot to provide key evidence. In the remake, he shoots a dead dog.

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* ShootTheDog: In the original version, original, Engström shoots a neighbour's dog is shot to provide key evidence. forge a malformed bullet he could substitute for his own. In the remake, he this is downplayed, as Dormer just shoots a dead dog.dog's rotting cadaver.
9th Nov '16 7:30:10 PM jeez
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* ReturningToTheScene: The detective has specific information leaked to the press about highly incriminating evidence found in connection to the murder of Kay so that the killer will go back to the scene (where he dumped the girl's backpack in the original, and to the cabin where he murdered her in the remake) to remove more evidence. The cops are waiting for him (having already discovered bag/cabin), but they didn't know that there was an underground passageway beneath the cabin which then allows the killer to get away.

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* ReturningToTheScene: The detective has specific information leaked to the press about highly incriminating evidence found in connection to the murder of Kay so that the killer will go back to the scene (where he dumped the girl's backpack in the original, and to the cabin where he murdered her of the murder in the remake) to remove more evidence. The cops are waiting for him (having already discovered the bag/cabin), but they didn't know that there was an underground passageway beneath the cabin which then allows the killer to get away.
9th Nov '16 7:27:57 PM jeez
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* HellIsThatNoise: The audible beeping noise of the traffic lights slowly mutates into one in the original.
9th Nov '16 7:23:45 PM jeez
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* AntiClimax: [[spoiler:The original's finale at first promises to become a tense standoff, with Holt holding Engström at gunpoint. Then Engström disarms Holt, Holt beats the snot out of Engström and then tries to run away, only to fall through the pier's derelict floor and breaking his neck. Naturally, [[TropesAreNotBad this was quite deliberate]].]] Averted in the remake.

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* AntiClimax: [[spoiler:The original's finale at first promises to become a tense standoff, with Holt holding Engström at gunpoint. Then Engström disarms Holt, Holt beats the snot out of Engström and then tries to run away, only to fall through the pier's derelict floor and breaking break his neck. Naturally, [[TropesAreNotBad this was quite deliberate]].]] Averted in the remake.



* AlasPoorVillain: In the end of the original, [[spoiler: Engström stops to contemplate Holt, who fell through a decayed pier as he tried to run away, breaking his neck and then slipping into the sea, as Holt slowly drowns]].

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* AlasPoorVillain: In the end of the original, [[spoiler: Engström stops to contemplate Holt, who fell through a decayed pier as he tried to run away, breaking his neck and then slipping into the sea, as Holt slowly drowns]]. All in all, the killer is quite a bit more [[TheWoobie pathetic]] here than in the remake, where he is ever-so bit closer to a CompleteMonster.



* UnfriendlyFire: Implied between [[spoiler: Dormer and Eckhardt]] in the sequel, as questions arise as to whether it was truly an accident.
* VillainProtagonist: Heavily downplayed in the sequel, compared to the original. In the original, Engström is far more of a dirty cop, who gets progressively worse as the film goes on. In the remake, Dormer is more of a good cop whose past mistakes are coming back to haunt him in his sleep-deprived state.

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* UnfriendlyFire: Implied between [[spoiler: Dormer and Eckhardt]] in the sequel, remake, as questions arise as to whether it was truly an accident.
* VillainProtagonist: Heavily downplayed in the sequel, remake, compared to the original. In the original, Engström is far more of a dirty cop, who gets progressively worse as the film goes on. In the remake, Dormer is more of a good cop whose past mistakes are coming back to haunt him in his sleep-deprived state.
9th Nov '16 7:19:09 PM jeez
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* AntiClimax: [[spoiler:The original's finale at first promises to become a tense standoff, with Holt holding Engström at gunpoint. Then Engström disarms Holt, Holt beats the snot out of Engström and then tries to run away, only to fall through the pier's derelict floor and breaking his neck. Naturally, [[ThropesAreNotBad this was quite deliberate]].]] Averted in the remake.

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* AntiClimax: [[spoiler:The original's finale at first promises to become a tense standoff, with Holt holding Engström at gunpoint. Then Engström disarms Holt, Holt beats the snot out of Engström and then tries to run away, only to fall through the pier's derelict floor and breaking his neck. Naturally, [[ThropesAreNotBad [[TropesAreNotBad this was quite deliberate]].]] Averted in the remake.
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