History Film / KillingZoe

23rd Jul '16 2:25:01 PM nombretomado
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It's gone down in history as a lesser Creator/QuentinTarantino film, but his only involvement was as executive producer. Similarities between ''Killing Zoe'' and other Tarantino films do exist, but that is because Roger Avary had a hand in writing those scripts. Some called Tarantino out on reusing a call-girl character, as he had already done ''Film/TrueRomance'', but the first draft of ''True Romance'' was written by Roger Avary. The true difference between ''Killing Zoe'' and the Tarantino's films is the nihilism. Avary writes villains who are selfish monsters and heroes that are nothing but apathetic. Does it come as a shock to anyone that the man's next film would be an adaptation of a BretEastonEllis [[Literature/TheRulesofAttraction book]]?

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It's gone down in history as a lesser Creator/QuentinTarantino film, but his only involvement was as executive producer. Similarities between ''Killing Zoe'' and other Tarantino films do exist, but that is because Roger Avary had a hand in writing those scripts. Some called Tarantino out on reusing a call-girl character, as he had already done ''Film/TrueRomance'', but the first draft of ''True Romance'' was written by Roger Avary. The true difference between ''Killing Zoe'' and the Tarantino's films is the nihilism. Avary writes villains who are selfish monsters and heroes that are nothing but apathetic. Does it come as a shock to anyone that the man's next film would be an adaptation of a BretEastonEllis Creator/BretEastonEllis [[Literature/TheRulesofAttraction book]]?
4th Jun '16 3:28:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Eric keeps Zed (who's been cracking the vault this whole time) in the dark about how screwed the heist is at least until Zed can finish his job and get him to the precious metals. Not that it matters by that point.
19th Apr '16 9:56:18 PM mrnickname
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* FrenchJerk: Eric was obnoxious and unpleasant even before he turned monstrously psycothic.
19th Apr '16 2:01:12 AM mrnickname
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* {{BFG}}: Eric uses and MP5 with three magazines 'jungle-taped' together, giving it a massive and intimidating appearance.

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* {{BFG}}: Eric uses and MP5 an MP-5 with three magazines 'jungle-taped' together, giving it a massive and intimidating appearance.
19th Apr '16 2:00:23 AM mrnickname
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* {{BFG}}: Eric uses and MP5 with three magazines 'jungle-taped' together, giving it a massive and intimidating appearance.
3rd Jan '16 9:21:57 PM Bioshock
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* BlackAndGrayMorality: When the hero is a heroin-using safe cracker and his old lady is a [[InsistentTerminology call girl]], you know you're not in a very nice place. Predictably, the villain is a manic, remorseless psychopath who becomes a terrorist and machine guns people to death entirely for fun.

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: When the hero is a heroin-using safe cracker and his old lady is a [[InsistentTerminology call girl]], you know you're not in a very nice place. Predictably, the villain is a manic, remorseless psychopath who becomes a terrorist and machine guns people to death entirely for fun. That said Zoe is also a ALighterShadeOfGrey, being more good than morally ambigious.


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* MoralityPet: Zoe becomes this to Zed.
8th Dec '15 12:55:45 AM Boggs
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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Zoe falls for Zed because he makes her orgasm (by her own logic, only a client who's a good person could make her come).

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Zoe falls for Zed because he makes her orgasm (by her own logic, only a client who's a good person could make her come). Also, she's the least morally ambiguous character in the film ''by far.''
8th Dec '15 12:52:34 AM Boggs
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* RealityEnsues: Zed and co. do virtually no planning at all for the heist, are being lead by a delusional junkie/cold blooded psychopath, barely prepare for the caper at all (including ''visiting the bank'') and instead get hopelessly drunk and high the night before, ''continue to take drugs'' whilst in the middle of robbery, talk and joke freely whilst ignoring the hostages, don't do their jobs correctly, murder several people unnecessarily, discard their masks completely maybe ten minutes in, alert the police with their gunfire (and maybe the silent alarm they didn't properly take care of) don't take a negotiating stance with the police so much as just brutally and pointlessly kill off hostages until the police are practically forced to storm the place, and then immediately go every man for himself when that happens. Now, who can tell me why the heist didn't succeed?

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* RealityEnsues: Zed and co. do virtually no planning at all for the heist, are being lead by a delusional junkie/cold blooded psychopath, barely prepare for the caper at all (including ''visiting the bank'') bank they are supposed to hit'') and instead get hopelessly drunk and high the night before, ''continue to take drugs'' whilst in the middle of robbery, talk and joke freely whilst ignoring the hostages, don't do their jobs correctly, murder several people unnecessarily, discard their masks completely maybe ten minutes in, alert the police with their gunfire (and maybe the silent alarm they didn't properly take care of) don't take a negotiating stance with the police so much as just brutally and pointlessly kill off hostages until the police are practically forced to storm the place, and then immediately go every man for himself when that happens. Now, who can tell me why the heist didn't succeed?
8th Dec '15 12:51:49 AM Boggs
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* RealityEnsues: Zed, and co. do virtually no planning at all for the heist, are being lead by a delusional junkie/cold blooded psychopath, barely prepare for the caper at all (including ''visiting the bank'') and instead get hopelessly drunk and high the night before, ''continue to take drugs'' whilst in the middle of robbery, talk and joke freely whilst ignoring the hostages, don't do their jobs correctly, murder several people unnecessarily, discard their masks completely maybe ten minutes in, alert the police with their gunfire (and maybe the silent alarm they didn't properly take care of) don't take a negotiating stance with the police so much as just brutally and pointlessly kill off hostages until the police are practically forced to storm the place, and then immediately go every man for himself when that happens. Now, who can tell me why the heist didn't succeed?

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* RealityEnsues: Zed, Zed and co. do virtually no planning at all for the heist, are being lead by a delusional junkie/cold blooded psychopath, barely prepare for the caper at all (including ''visiting the bank'') and instead get hopelessly drunk and high the night before, ''continue to take drugs'' whilst in the middle of robbery, talk and joke freely whilst ignoring the hostages, don't do their jobs correctly, murder several people unnecessarily, discard their masks completely maybe ten minutes in, alert the police with their gunfire (and maybe the silent alarm they didn't properly take care of) don't take a negotiating stance with the police so much as just brutally and pointlessly kill off hostages until the police are practically forced to storm the place, and then immediately go every man for himself when that happens. Now, who can tell me why the heist didn't succeed?
8th Dec '15 12:48:35 AM Boggs
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* RealityEnsues: Zed, and co. do virtually no planning at all for the heist, are being lead by a delusional junkie/cold blooded psychopath, barely prepare for the caper at all (including ''visiting the bank'') and instead get hopelessly drunk and high the night before, ''continue to take drugs'' whilst in the middle of robbery, talk and joke freely whilst ignoring the hostages, don't do their jobs correctly, murder several people unnecessarily, discard their masks completely maybe ten minutes in, alert the police with their gunfire (and maybe the silent alarm they didn't properly take care of) don't take a negotiating stance with the police so much as just brutally and pointlessly kill off hostages until the police are practically forced to storm the place, and then immediately go every man for himself when that happens. Now, who can tell me why the heist didn't succeed?
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