History Film / Lockout

26th Jul '17 7:56:52 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CrazyPrepared: Langral is GenreSavvy enough to get the necessary paperwork to relieve the ''President of the United States'' of his position and brings it with him. Said paperwork requires approval of the Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet, meaning that he must have started the process soon after the takeover. Or before it even started!

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* CrazyPrepared: Langral is GenreSavvy enough to get gets the necessary paperwork to relieve the ''President of the United States'' of his position and brings it with him. Said paperwork requires approval of the Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet, meaning that he must have started the process soon after the takeover. Or before it even started!
12th May '17 2:25:18 PM StFan
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* RefusalOfTheCall: The leading man, Snow, initially refuses the call to save the president's daughter with the line "I'd rather castrate myself with blunt rocks."


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* WouldRatherSuffer: The leading man, Snow, initially refuses the call to save the president's daughter with the line "I'd rather castrate myself with blunt rocks."
11th May '17 2:04:00 PM StFan
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!!This film !!''Lockout'' provides examples of:



** Treated rather interestingly when one villain, Hydell, is sex-crazed for the female lead (Emily), [[spoiler: to the point he ends up stabbing his own brother, Alex, in the chest for a chance to get at her.]] But his brother inverts this trope by being pretty fed up with his obsession and complains "you're shouting about THAT when we have a serious problem!"

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** Treated rather interestingly when one villain, Hydell, is sex-crazed for the female lead (Emily), [[spoiler: to (Emilie), [[spoiler:to the point he ends up stabbing his own brother, Alex, in the chest for a chance to get at her.]] But his brother inverts this trope by being pretty fed up with his obsession and complains "you're shouting about THAT when we have a serious problem!"



* BrokenRecord: [[spoiler: Mace, when Snow finally manages to find him,]] can only repeat certain phrases because his mind has snapped.

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* BrokenRecord: [[spoiler: Mace, [[spoiler:Mace, when Snow finally manages to find him,]] can only repeat certain phrases because his mind has snapped.



** Hydell's scar is mentioned as having been not done by himself but by other prisoners to let everyone know he's a snitch. [[spoiler: Snow later gives Shaw the same mark with his lighter so his new fellow inmates will know what he is as soon as the traitor arrives.]]

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** Hydell's scar is mentioned as having been not done by himself but by other prisoners to let everyone know he's a snitch. [[spoiler: Snow [[spoiler:Snow later gives Shaw the same mark with his lighter so his new fellow inmates will know what he is as soon as the traitor arrives.]]



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Poor [[spoiler: Mace.]]

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Poor [[spoiler: Mace.[[spoiler:Mace.]]



* DefiantToTheEnd: Alex captures Emilie and threatens to sic his psychotic rapist brother onto her if she doens't tell her father (the president of the USA) to call off an attack on the space-jail they are in. Defiant to the end, she tells her dad to blow the jail — including her— out of the sky.

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* DefiantToTheEnd: Alex captures Emilie and threatens to sic his psychotic rapist brother onto her if she doens't doesn't tell her father (the president of the USA) to call off an attack on the space-jail they are in. Defiant to the end, she tells her dad to blow the jail -- including her— her -- out of the sky.



* DyeOrDie: Snow forces this on Emilie. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny She is not pleased.]]

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* DyeOrDie: Snow forces this on Emilie.Emilie to dye her hair black with some disgusting stuff they have at hand, to hide that she's a woman. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny She is not pleased.]]



* EmbarrassingFirstName: [[spoiler: Marion Snow. Due to his father being a big Creator/JohnWayne fan with little foresight regarding his child's future school years.]]

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* EmbarrassingFirstName: [[spoiler: Marion [[spoiler:Marion Snow. Due to his father being a big Creator/JohnWayne fan with little foresight regarding his child's future school years.]]



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Alex does seem to care about his brother, despite him being an AxCrazy liability. [[spoiler: His last words are even ''"Who's going to care of you now?"'' despite having been fatally stabbed by him.]]
* ExplosiveLeash: {{Enforced}} by Snow on a very [[YourHeadAsplode unlucky]] assailant.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Alex does seem to care about his brother, despite him being an AxCrazy liability. [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His last words are even ''"Who's going to care of you now?"'' despite having been fatally stabbed by him.]]
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* ExplosiveLeash: {{Enforced}} by Snow on a very [[YourHeadAsplode unlucky]] assailant.



** [[spoiler: Alex is also victim of this trope, courtesy of the same person no less. He put up with Hydell when he would have killed anyone else because he was family. Though his death is closer to the "Scorpion and the Frog" variant given it effectively dooms them both.]]

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** [[spoiler: Alex [[spoiler:Alex is also victim of this trope, courtesy of the same person no less. He put up with Hydell when he would have killed anyone else because he was family. Though his death is closer to the "Scorpion and the Frog" variant given it effectively dooms them both.]]



* GenreThrowback: To 80s and early 90s science-fiction action movies like ''Film/TotalRecall1990'', ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' and even more so its sequel ''Film/EscapeFromLA''. To the point that Creator/JohnCarpenter successfully sued this film's producers.
* GoForTheEye: Big, big squick moment when Snow is instructed, after giving Emilie a shock with a defibrilator, that she only has a few seconds to live unless he gives her an injection to the brain, by pushing a needle through her right eye, which, of course, the movie shows in vomituous detail. Even Snow [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] how squicky it is by admitting it makes him sick.

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* GenreThrowback: To 80s '80s and early 90s '90s science-fiction action movies like ''Film/TotalRecall1990'', ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' and even more so its sequel ''Film/EscapeFromLA''. To the point that Creator/JohnCarpenter successfully sued this film's producers.
* GoForTheEye: Big, big squick moment when Snow is instructed, after giving Emilie a shock with a defibrilator, defibrillator, that she only has a few seconds to live unless he gives her an injection to the brain, by pushing a needle through her right eye, which, of course, the movie shows in vomituous detail. Even Snow [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] how squicky it is by admitting it makes him sick.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Hock kills himself to allow Emilie more oxygen. Admittedly it was his fault she was in this mess but he did give her the time needed to escape. And of course Emilie telling her father to blow the station up despite knowing Alex was going to [[AFateWorseThanDeath give her to Hydell]] if she did so. Subverted in that Snow comes back to save her specifically because she did this.]]
* HollywoodTactics: The US President orders a bunch of space fighters to rush the heavily armed [=MS1=]; instead of attacking, they fly around it and get shot up a bunch until they get into some kind of 'final attack' run for one of the fighters to drop a bomb inside the station. Instead of doing something more pragmatic, like simply shooting it down with an ICBM or something.

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Hock HeroicSacrifice:
** [[spoiler:Hock
kills himself to allow Emilie more oxygen. Admittedly it was his fault she was in this mess but he did give her the time needed to escape. And of course Emilie ]]
** [[spoiler:Emilie
telling her father to blow the station up despite knowing Alex was going to [[AFateWorseThanDeath give her to Hydell]] if she did so. Subverted in that Snow comes back to save her specifically because she did this.]]
* HollywoodTactics: The US President orders a bunch of space fighters to rush the heavily armed [=MS1=]; instead of attacking, they fly around it and get shot up a bunch until they get into some kind of 'final attack' "final attack" run for one of the fighters to drop a bomb inside the station. Instead of doing something more pragmatic, like simply shooting it down with an ICBM or something.



* [[INeverToldYouMyName I Never Told You The Combination]]: [[spoiler: How Harry Shaw outs himself as the traitor.]]



* KangarooCourt: Snow being tried in absentia. It's obvious there wasn't really a trial so much as a politically handed down 'verdict' that didn't present any evidence. See IdiotBall above. This could also be read as part and parcel of a dystopian future where crimes against the government are punished without trial.

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* KangarooCourt: Snow being tried in absentia. It's obvious there wasn't really a trial so much as a politically handed down 'verdict' "verdict" that didn't present any evidence. See IdiotBall above.evidence. This could also be read as part and parcel of a dystopian future where crimes against the government are punished without trial.



--> Don't get me wrong. It's a dream vacation. I mean, I load up. I go into space. I get inside the maximum-security nuthouse. Save the President's daughter, if she's not dead already. Get past all the psychos who've just woken up. I'm thrilled that you would think of me.

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--> -->'''Snow:''' Don't get me wrong. It's a dream vacation. I mean, I load up. I go into space. I get inside the maximum-security nuthouse. Save the President's daughter, if she's not dead already. Get past all the psychos who've just woken up. I'm thrilled that you would think of me.



* LeftYourLifesaverBehind: Inverted. Hock, when he's ''supposed'' to [[spoiler: leave his gun behind. He actually brings it with him, thereby giving the criminal the only possible access to a firearm.]]
* MacGuffin: Even before Emily gets nabbed to set up the main action, Snow is seeking a briefcase that contains proof of his innocence. Like all good [=MacGuffins=], its actual contents [[spoiler: (or lack thereof)]] are ultimately irrelevant to its role in the plot.
* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler: Snow and Emilie]]

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* LeftYourLifesaverBehind: Inverted. Hock, when he's ''supposed'' to [[spoiler: leave [[spoiler:leave his gun behind. He actually brings it with him, thereby giving the criminal the only possible access to a firearm.]]
* MacGuffin: Even before Emily Emilie gets nabbed to set up the main action, Snow is seeking a briefcase that contains proof of his innocence. Like all good [=MacGuffins=], its actual contents [[spoiler: (or [[spoiler:(or lack thereof)]] are ultimately irrelevant to its role in the plot.
* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler: Snow [[spoiler:Snow and Emilie]]Emilie.]]



* MinorInjuryOverreaction: Occurs when Snow is hit in the head by Emilie (a 90 pound untrained girl) he whines and bleeds (and it is the only injury that stays visible through the entire film). Contrast to when he gets punched multiple times in the face by a 200-pound monster of a military man...he simply makes snide comments.
* MiscarriageOfJustice: Snow is convicted in absentia for his 'crime.' When Snow points out that he has a constitutional right to a fair hearing, he's dismissed as having 'waived' that right by shooting a Federal Agent... Despite the whole point of a trial being that someone is innocent until '''proven''' guilty.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Hock. ''Twice''. First he [[spoiler: brings a gun into the criminal's side of the interview room. Which allows Hydell to escape and release all the other criminals. Yeah, the whole hostage scenario was all Hock's fault. Then he locks Emilie and himself in a nitrogen death trap.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Hydell [[spoiler: murders the warden before he was about to reveal Emilie was there. Constantly undermines his brother Alex's more PragmaticVillainy and even kills him in a moment of madness, besides killing the person who made sure the prison didn't crash into Earth.]]
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Emilie Warnock goes to MS One to examine the conditions the prisoners are being held in, specifically the effects of stasis causing people's minds to snap. She also notes that the prison seems to be a front for a deep space exploration company who want to test out the effects of stasis for long flights. [[spoiler: Which turns out to be completely true.]] She gets shot and held hostage in a prison filled with scum that want nothing better than to rape and or kill her.

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* MinorInjuryOverreaction: Occurs when Snow is hit in the head by Emilie (a 90 pound 90-pound untrained girl) girl), he whines and bleeds (and it is the only injury that stays visible through the entire film). Contrast to when he gets punched multiple times in the face by a 200-pound monster of a military man... he simply makes snide comments.
* MiscarriageOfJustice: Snow is convicted in absentia for his 'crime.' "crime". When Snow points out that he has a constitutional right to a fair hearing, he's dismissed as having 'waived' "waived" that right by shooting a Federal Agent... Despite the whole point of a trial being that someone is innocent until '''proven''' guilty.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Hock. ''Twice''. First he [[spoiler: brings [[spoiler:brings a gun into the criminal's side of the interview room. Which allows Hydell to escape and release all the other criminals. Yeah, the whole hostage scenario was all Hock's fault. Then he locks Emilie and himself in a nitrogen death trap.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Hydell [[spoiler: murders [[spoiler:murders the warden before he was about to reveal Emilie was there. Constantly undermines his brother Alex's more PragmaticVillainy and even kills him in a moment of madness, besides killing the person who made sure the prison didn't crash into Earth.]]
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Emilie Warnock goes to MS One to examine the conditions the prisoners are being held in, specifically the effects of stasis causing people's minds to snap. She also notes that the prison seems to be a front for a deep space exploration company who want to test out the effects of stasis for long flights. [[spoiler: Which [[spoiler:Which turns out to be completely true.]] She gets shot and held hostage in a prison filled with scum that want nothing better than to rape and or kill her.



* NothingPersonal: [[spoiler: Harry Shaw tries to tell Snow this when he's revealed to be the mole. He was offered a huge amount of wealth that he apparently couldn't turn down.]]
* TheNotLoveInterest: Snow and Emilie. The former is sent on a mission to save the latter when she is held hostage onboard a giant orbital space prison. The two bicker and banter and Snow basically acts like a jerk towards her the whole time, but they grow to genuinely care for each other. The epilogue when they arrive back on earth teases a romance and includes an almost-AlmostKiss, but the movie ends with them still just friends.
* OhCrap:

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* NothingPersonal: [[spoiler: Harry [[spoiler:Harry Shaw tries to tell Snow this when he's revealed to be the mole. He was offered a huge amount of wealth that he apparently couldn't turn down.]]
* TheNotLoveInterest: Snow and Emilie. The former is sent on a mission to save the latter when she is held hostage onboard on board a giant orbital space prison. The two bicker and banter and Snow basically acts like a jerk towards her the whole time, but they grow to genuinely care for each other. The epilogue when they arrive back on earth Earth teases a romance and includes an almost-AlmostKiss, but the movie ends with them still just friends.
* OhCrap: OhCrap:



** Another convict is looking into the air vent where Snow and Emilie are escaping, and sticks his head up right into the laser target of another explosive, realizing just before it explodes that he triggered i
* PointDefenseless: Averted. MS One has a whole lot of turrets, each with a ''pair'' of [[GatlingGood rotary cannon]]. Most of the attacking [[SpaceFighter Space Fighters]] are obliterated.
* PoliceAreUseless: The whole plot is arguably set in motion due to the incompetence of Emilie's Secret Service agents. The lead agent refuses to remove his back up gun before entering an interrogation room, which allows the Hydell (a former pickpocket) to acquire a weapon and escape.
* PragmaticVillainy: In stark contrast to his brother [[StupidEvil Hydell]], Alex recognizes the value of the hostages, especially Emilie and her entourage. He was also seems willing to work with the negotiator if only to further his own goals. [[spoiler: Subverted with his tolerating Hydell simply because they're brothers. This undoes his plans and ends his life.]]

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** Another convict is looking into the air vent where Snow and Emilie are escaping, and sticks his head up right into the laser target of another explosive, realizing just before it explodes that he triggered i
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* PointDefenseless: Averted. MS One has a whole lot of turrets, each with a ''pair'' of [[GatlingGood rotary cannon]]. Most of the attacking [[SpaceFighter Space Fighters]] {{Space Fighter}}s are obliterated.
* PoliceAreUseless: The whole plot is arguably set in motion due to the incompetence of Emilie's Secret Service agents. The lead agent refuses to remove his back up back-up gun before entering an interrogation room, which allows the Hydell (a former pickpocket) to acquire a weapon and escape.
* PragmaticVillainy: In stark contrast to his brother [[StupidEvil Hydell]], Alex recognizes the value of the hostages, especially Emilie and her entourage. He was also seems willing to work with the negotiator if only to further his own goals. [[spoiler: Subverted [[spoiler:Subverted with his tolerating Hydell simply because they're brothers. This undoes his plans and ends his life.]]



* RecycledInSpace: The plot is basically ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' recycled IN SPACE!. In 2016, a French court awarded Creator/JohnCarpenter 450000 euros for copyright infringement.

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* RecycledInSpace: The plot is basically ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' recycled IN SPACE!. SPACE! In 2016, a French court awarded Creator/JohnCarpenter 450000 450,000 euros for copyright infringement.



* RetiredBadass: Downplayed, where "retired" CIA-Operative Snow is helping out a buddy who ends up dead. Snow is framed, and to regain his freedom and clear his name he gets sucked into the movie's main plotline: rescuing the president's daughter. HOWEVER, Snow takes the job in order to achieve a secondary motive, so it's all just bluster and bullshit.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: [[spoiler: Shaw boasts this, claiming that he's too valuable to do any hard time. Snow responds by giving him a scar that marks him as a snitch, so his fellow inmates will probably kill him]].

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* RetiredBadass: Downplayed, where "retired" CIA-Operative Snow is helping out a buddy who ends up dead. Snow is framed, and to regain his freedom and clear his name he gets sucked into the movie's main plotline: rescuing the president's daughter. HOWEVER, ''However'', Snow takes the job in order to achieve a secondary motive, so it's all just bluster and bullshit.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: [[spoiler: Shaw [[spoiler:Shaw boasts this, claiming that he's too valuable to do any hard time. Snow responds by giving him a scar that marks him as a snitch, so his fellow inmates will probably kill him]].him.]]



* SlapSlapKiss: The movie has this between (ex)CIA-Agent Snow and Emilie Warnock at the end of the movie. She arrives, they banter, and then when you think they are going to kiss she punches him in the face. He admits that "for a second there I thought you were going to kiss me" at which point she smiles, turns, and walks away. And he follows...and more banter ensues....sexual banter....

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* SlapSlapKiss: The movie has this between (ex)CIA-Agent Snow and Emilie Warnock at the end of the movie. She arrives, they banter, and then when you think they are going to kiss she punches him in the face. He admits that "for a second there I thought you were going to kiss me" at which point she smiles, turns, and walks away. And he follows... and more banter ensues....ensues... sexual banter....



* SmoochOfVictory: Hilarious subverted at the end when Snow is released and Emilie shows up, smiles prettily, and punches him across the face. Wincing, he says "for a second there I thought you were going to kiss me!"
* SpaceFriction: MS One starts to have its orbit decay because the technician who's suppose to monitor its altitude is dead... Now, granted, that technically DOES happen to satellites, but it takes decades.
* SpaceIsCold: Great example when, after being reminded of how cold out is in space, the warden is placed in an airlock and the outer door opened - his entire body freezes in about one second.

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* SmoochOfVictory: Hilarious subverted at the end when Snow is released and Emilie shows up, smiles prettily, and punches him across the face. Wincing, he says "for "For a second there I thought you were going to kiss me!"
* SpaceFriction: MS One starts to have its orbit decay because the technician who's suppose supposed to monitor its altitude is dead... Now, granted, that technically DOES happen to satellites, but it takes decades.
* SpaceIsCold: Great example when, after being reminded of how cold out is in space, the warden is placed in an airlock and the outer door opened - -- his entire body freezes in about one second.



* StopOrIWillShoot - Completely ignored by the police while they chase Snow. In addition to not giving him any warning they seem completely unconcerned about bystander casualties, firing wildly on full auto and even launching ROCKETS at him on a busy freeway

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* StopOrIWillShoot - StopOrIWillShoot: Completely ignored by the police while they chase Snow. In addition to not giving him any warning they seem completely unconcerned about bystander casualties, firing wildly on full auto and even launching ROCKETS at him on a busy freewayfreeway.



* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: [[spoiler: Langral is ''eventually'' revealed to be this having genuinely witnessed what he thought was Snow murdering another agent. The implication at the start was he could be part of the frame up but actually turns out to be GoodIsNotNice. He also takes steps to ensure that the life of one person is not valued above the casualties the MS One would inflict after crashing into earth.]]
* SuggestiveCollision: Snow and Emilie fall from a ceiling vent and she ends up face-down in his face-up crotch. He looks down at her and remarks "oh it's okay, you don't have to do that, a simple thank you is enough" at which point she leaps off him and calls him an asshole.

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* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: [[spoiler: Langral [[spoiler:Langral is ''eventually'' revealed to be this having genuinely witnessed what he thought was Snow murdering another agent. The implication at the start was he could be part of the frame up up, but actually turns out to be GoodIsNotNice. He also takes steps to ensure that the life of one person is not valued above the casualties the MS One would inflict after crashing into earth.]]
* SuggestiveCollision: Snow and Emilie fall from a ceiling vent and she ends up face-down in his face-up crotch. He looks down at her and remarks "oh "Oh it's okay, you don't have to do that, a simple thank you is enough" enough," at which point she leaps off him and calls him an asshole.



* TookALevelInBadass: Emilie shows herself to be surprisingly adept at handling a submachine gun to keep a group of prisoners away, much to Snows amazement.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Emilie shows herself to be surprisingly adept at handling a submachine gun to keep a group of prisoners away, much to Snows Snow's amazement.



** Ground and airel vehicles have also advanced considerably, with Snow seen briefly driving a single wheeled motorcycle, and the DC Metro Police utilising hovering plane/helicopter hybrids to pursue him.

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** Ground and airel air vehicles have also advanced considerably, with Snow seen briefly driving a single wheeled motorcycle, and the DC Metro Police utilising hovering plane/helicopter hybrids to pursue him.



--> '''Hydell:''' "You know what I was before I was convicted of rape, Hock?"
--> '''Agent Hock:''' "Surprise me, shithead."
--> '''Hydell:'''"I was a pickpocket." ''[Holds up Hocks back up gun taken from his ankle holster]''
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when Snow points out that it's fairly easy to be altruistic when you're rich and powerful. [[spoiler: Though when it turns out Emilie is willing to make the tough call, Snow accidentally overhears and goes back to save her.]]
--> '''Snow:''' "You know it's easy to be a saint with nothing on the line. You wait till you've got a serious sacrifice to make and then you'll find out who you really are."
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: One of Alex's prison henchmen outright asks this about Hydell and given his unpredictable nature and clear insanity it's a very good question. Alex responds that it's because he's his brother.

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--> '''Hydell:''' "You -->'''Hydell:''' You know what I was before I was convicted of rape, Hock?"
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Hock?\\
'''Agent Hock:''' "Surprise Surprise me, shithead."
--> '''Hydell:'''"I
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'''Hydell:''' I
was a pickpocket." ''[Holds pickpocket. ''[holds up Hocks back up back-up gun taken from his ankle holster]''
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when Snow points out that it's fairly easy to be altruistic when you're rich and powerful. [[spoiler: Though [[spoiler:Though when it turns out Emilie is willing to make the tough call, Snow accidentally overhears and goes back to save her.]]
--> '''Snow:''' "You -->'''Snow:''' You know it's easy to be a saint with nothing on the line. You wait till you've got a serious sacrifice to make and then you'll find out who you really are."
are.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: One of Alex's prison henchmen outright asks this about Hydell Hydell, and given his unpredictable nature and clear insanity it's a very good question. Alex responds that it's because he's his brother.



* YouHaveFailedMe / YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Alex wants to get into the room where Emilie and Hock are secured inside. He tells one of the prisoners to bring him a prison engineer. "No, two of them." When they show up, Alex shoots one of them, telling the survivor, "I hope this will eliminate the 'It's impossible to get in there' speech."

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* YouHaveFailedMe / YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: YouHaveFailedMe: Alex wants to get into the room where Emilie and Hock are secured inside. He tells one of the prisoners to bring him a prison engineer. "No, two of them." When they show up, Alex shoots one of them, telling the survivor, "I hope this will eliminate the 'It's impossible to get in there' speech."
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-->'''Snow:''' "Jesus, I thought you were a [[PoliticalStereotype Democrat?!]]"
12th Nov '16 5:02:18 PM nombretomado
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* EmbarrassingFirstName: [[spoiler: Marion Snow. Due to his father being a big JohnWayne fan with little foresight regarding his child's future school years.]]

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* EmbarrassingFirstName: [[spoiler: Marion Snow. Due to his father being a big JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne fan with little foresight regarding his child's future school years.]]
1st Nov '16 4:12:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: It's no surprise Snow is pretty badass.
30th Jul '16 7:36:44 AM Geoduck
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* GenreThrowback: To 80s and early 90s science-fiction action movies like ''Film/TotalRecall1990'', ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' and even more so its sequel ''Film/EscapeFromLA''.

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* GenreThrowback: To 80s and early 90s science-fiction action movies like ''Film/TotalRecall1990'', ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' and even more so its sequel ''Film/EscapeFromLA''. To the point that Creator/JohnCarpenter successfully sued this film's producers.
29th Jul '16 9:30:09 AM LondonKdS
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* RecycledInSpace: The plot is basically ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' recycled IN SPACE!.

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* RecycledInSpace: The plot is basically ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' recycled IN SPACE!. In 2016, a French court awarded Creator/JohnCarpenter 450000 euros for copyright infringement.
19th Feb '16 7:21:21 PM GrammarNavi
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** Snow's lighter swiftly turns out to be more useful than MacGyver's Swiss Army Knife. Well, almost.

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** Snow's lighter swiftly turns out to be more useful than MacGyver's Series/MacGyver's Swiss Army Knife. Well, almost.
14th Dec '15 2:40:54 PM Discar
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* MacGuffin: Even before [[ThePresidentsDaughter Emily]] gets nabbed to set up the main action, Snow is seeking a briefcase that contains proof of his innocence. Like all good [=MacGuffins=], its actual contents [[spoiler: (or lack thereof)]] are ultimately irrelevant to its role in the plot.

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* MacGuffin: Even before [[ThePresidentsDaughter Emily]] Emily gets nabbed to set up the main action, Snow is seeking a briefcase that contains proof of his innocence. Like all good [=MacGuffins=], its actual contents [[spoiler: (or lack thereof)]] are ultimately irrelevant to its role in the plot.



* TheNotLoveInterest: Snow and Emilie. The former is sent on a mission to save [[ThePresidentsDaughter the latter]] when she is held hostage onboard a giant orbital space prison. The two bicker and banter and Snow basically acts like a jerk towards her the whole time, but they grow to genuinely care for each other. The epilogue when they arrive back on earth teases a romance and includes an almost-AlmostKiss, but the movie ends with them still just friends.

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* TheNotLoveInterest: Snow and Emilie. The former is sent on a mission to save [[ThePresidentsDaughter the latter]] latter when she is held hostage onboard a giant orbital space prison. The two bicker and banter and Snow basically acts like a jerk towards her the whole time, but they grow to genuinely care for each other. The epilogue when they arrive back on earth teases a romance and includes an almost-AlmostKiss, but the movie ends with them still just friends.



* ThePresidentsDaughter: Duh.
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