History Film / Masterminds

21st Nov '15 1:17:32 AM WillDraco
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* YouDoNotWantToKnow: In an exchange between Maloney and Ozzy. -->'''Maloney:''' So, what's your plan? -->'''Ozzy:''' WithAllDueRespect, Maloney, you don't want to know. -->'''Maloney:''' [[TemptingFate Try to leave the school intact!]]
21st Nov '15 12:48:46 AM WillDraco
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* AdultsAreUseless: Bentley has the grown-ups all figured out, so it's all up to teenage Ozzy.
21st Nov '15 12:36:44 AM WillDraco
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* EveryManHasHisPrice: Bentley knows that Miles Lawrence, father of one of the students at Shady Glen [[spoiler: and his former boss]], is putting up at least a billion dollars in cash to buy a TV network. Bentley asks for 650 million, not the full billion, doubting that Miles would pay that much for the hostages even though one of them is his own daughter. -->'''Bentley:''' For a billion you would sacrifice the kids. I know you people.
20th Nov '15 11:35:05 PM WillDraco
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* [[DieHardOnAnX Die Hard In A Boarding School]]: This sums up the plot of the film quite well.
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* [[DieHardOnAnX Die Hard In A Boarding School]]: This sums up the plot of the film quite well.well, [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Ozzy. -->'''Ozzy:''' I'm tellin' ya, we've got a DieHard situation here. * EveryCarIsAPinto: After the police fail spectacularly to breach the school perimeter and flee, Bentley tells his men to have some fun and destroy their empty vehicles. It only takes a few seconds of automatic gunfire to make them explode in impressive fireballs.

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* [[DieHardOnAnX Die Hard In A Boarding School]]: This sums up ** They even fire at Ozzy while he's climbing on the plot roof, mistaking him for one of the film quite well.hostage-takers.
20th Nov '15 11:22:08 PM WillDraco
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Bently has a bunch of [=ATVs=] tricked out with rocket launchers waiting in the sewer tunnels as an escape route.
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Bently Bentley has a bunch of [=ATVs=] tricked out with rocket launchers waiting in the sewer tunnels as an escape route.route. * AdultsAreUseless: Bentley has the grown-ups all figured out, so it's all up to teenage Ozzy.

* TheMole: Rafe, head of security at the school. [[spoiler:Also, Foster Delroy, the CFO of Ozzy's father's company who makes sure the bills that get to.]]
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* TheMole: Rafe, head of security at the school. [[spoiler:Also, Foster Delroy, the CFO of Ozzy's father's company who makes sure is in cahoots with the bills that get to.hostage-takers.]]

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* TheMole: Rafe, head PoliceAreUseless: Bentley is smugly dismissive of security at the school. [[spoiler:Also, Foster Delroy, police, completely unconcerned when they first respond, as he is able to anticipate their every move. -->'''Bentley:''' I see the CFO of Ozzy's father's company who makes sure the bills that get to.]]comedians are right on-time.
10th Nov '15 1:54:54 PM Morgenthaler
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X Meets Y isn't supposed to get crosswicks.
* XMeetsY: The film is basically ''Franchise/DieHard'' meets ''HomeAlone''.
23rd Apr '15 5:53:31 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* AirVentEscape: Played with. Ozzy can fit in there and The Ferret is the only bad guy small enough to do the same. At the same time, however, the bad guys can hear him clanging around in there when he isn't being perfectly still, allowing one on the outside to stab at him periodically.
20th Oct '14 9:27:29 PM WillDraco
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Masterminds is no longer VHS exclusive. It can be found on Google Play, iTunes, and Amazon Instant. Viva la revolución digital!
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Literally, as the film has only been released on VHS.
1st Sep '14 1:31:03 PM WillDraco
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-->'''Bentley:''' You know...I'm not a violent man but I really do think I'm going to have to kill someone here.
5th Mar '14 8:48:07 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* WorthyOpponent: Bentley declares that Ozzy is the only decent challenge he's had, compared to the predictability of the police.
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