History Film / PlanetTerror

7th Nov '17 1:30:48 PM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: A weird case. An alternate cut of the film exists where Tony survives. The reason Dakota runs to the second helicopter is to ensure a seat for Tony. In the final cut, where he has died, she has no practical reason to run to the second helicopter.



* AdvertisedExtra: Parodied. Bruce Willis is front and centre on the poster, despite having barely any screen time. This parodies a B-movie tradition of casting a big name in a small part and then hyping them up as if they were the star. Note that Bruce Willis rarely shares the frame with another actor, giving the impression that his scenes were all filmed separately.



* BoomHeadshot: Poor, poor Abby.

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* BoomHeadshot: BoomHeadshot:
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Poor, poor Abby.Abby is killed this way.



* {{Fingore}}: Poor, poor Dakota Block.

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* {{Fingore}}: {{Fingore}}:
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Poor, poor Dakota Block.



* NoNameGiven: We don't really know what Cherry's real name is. "Palomita" was just something Wray gave her.

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* NoNameGiven: NoNameGiven:
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We don't really know what Cherry's real name is. "Palomita" was just something Wray gave her.
24th Sep '17 1:41:05 PM marcoasalazarm
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%%* AdrenalineMakeover: Dakota
%%* AfterTheEnd: The epilogue.....Maybe
%%* AnArmAndALeg: Cherry.

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%%* * AdrenalineMakeover: Dakota
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Dakota goes from meek nurse that suffers several agonizing indignities to a woman that uses a pistol-sized syringe launcher to kill a soldier.
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AfterTheEnd: The epilogue.....Maybe
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epilogue... and it's a big "maybe". On one hand, there's a lot of survivors and life is pretty idyllic for them. On the other hand, there are a ''lot'' of zombies (but if they decompose as fast as the soldiers did, it's a matter of time).
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AnArmAndALeg: Cherry. Cherry loses a leg pretty early on. Part of her own AdrenalineMakeover is actively weaponizing the improvized prosthetic legs she's given throughout the film.



* BuryYourGays: Tammi is Dakota's lesbian lover on the sly, and ends up getting eaten by zombies.

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* BuryYourGays: Tammi is Dakota's lesbian lover on the sly, and ends up getting eaten by zombies.zombies (first casualty on the film, even!)



%%* CombatStilettos: Cherry, on her good leg.

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%%* * ChekhovsSkill: Cherry's impressive flexibility, among other "useless skills" of hers. Lampshaded early on by Dakota saying (while she's talking to Cherry) lthat her dad once told her everything anybody learnt throughout his life would always have a moment where it came useful.
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CombatStilettos: Cherry, on her good leg.leg. She stabs a zombie's eye off with it at one point.



* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Played by Robert Rodriguez' son, Rebel. Sadly, [[spoiler: InfantImmortality is averted.]]
%%* EverythingIsBigInTexas

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* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Played by Robert Rodriguez' son, Rebel. Sadly, [[spoiler: InfantImmortality [[spoiler:InfantImmortality is averted.]]
%%* EverythingIsBigInTexas* EverythingIsBigInTexas: The story not only happens in Texas, J.T.'s CatchPhrase is "best in Texas".



%%* ExplosionPropulsion
%%* EyeScream

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%%* ExplosionPropulsion
%%* EyeScream
* ExplosionPropulsion: Cherry performs a live-action "Rocket Jump" with her leg-mounted grenade launcher on the climactic fight.
* EyeScream: Happens ''a lot'', with anything from bullets to knives to chair legs to stilleto heels to needles to zombie goo.



** Deputy Tolo gets his ring finger bitten off by a zombie.

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** Deputy Tolo gets his ring finger bitten off by a zombie. He puts the ring on his middle finger afterwards.



* FourEyesZeroSoul: Dr. William Block. And keep in mind, [[spoiler: that was ''before'' he was turned into a zombie.]] You gotta admit, those specs look good though.

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* FourEyesZeroSoul: Dr. William Block. And keep in mind, [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that was ''before'' he was turned into a zombie.]] You gotta admit, those specs look good though.



* MaleGaze: In Cherry Darling's go-go dance.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Subverted with Dakota after she [[spoiler: gives her son a loaded gun to defend himself with, only to have him shoot himself in the head. She then starts [[CradlingYourKill cradling the kill]]]] and when her husband shows up, she shrieks blame at ''[[NeverMyFault him]]'' for it.

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* MaleGaze: In Cherry Darling's go-go dance.
dance. Up until [[spoiler:the film "melts" and the scene becomes missing]], the sex scene with El Wray had plenty of titillation, too.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Subverted with Dakota after she [[spoiler: gives [[spoiler:gives her son a loaded gun to defend himself with, only to have him shoot himself in the head. She then starts [[CradlingYourKill cradling the kill]]]] and when her husband shows up, she shrieks blame at ''[[NeverMyFault him]]'' for it.



* NoodleIncident: The "missing reel." Cut to the diner on fire. Sheriff Hague had been shot. Dakota and her father, the babysitters, the go-go dancing club owner and some of the dancers somehow made it there.

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* NoodleIncident: The "missing reel." Cut to the diner on fire. Sheriff Hague had been shot. Dakota and her father, the babysitters, the go-go dancing club owner and some of the dancers somehow made it there. And El Wray has told them his MysteriousPast, which somehow has made Hague become ''incredibly'' respectful of him ("I knew you were "El Wray", but I didn't thought you were ''that'' "El Wray"") and he has no problem giving him a gun afterwards ("Give him a gun. Give him ''all'' the guns.")



%%* RuleOfCool
%%* RunningGag: "Best barbecue in Texas."

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%%* RuleOfCool
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* RuleOfCool: Zombie films are a dime a plenty, but the moment you have stuff like people mowing them down with a drive-by riding a motorcycle custom-made by Jesse James himself in thanks for an ''incredibly'' awesome BBQ meal and the girl on the back using a ''machine-gun that is an improvised prosthetic leg'' to do said shooting, you know that you're on this territory.
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RunningGag: "Best barbecue in Texas."Texas" by J.T. (it swings in and out of being a funny gag because of his feud with Hague).



* ShoutOut: El Wray (El Rey=The King), to Elvis.

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* ShoutOut: El Wray (El Rey=The Rey = The King), to Elvis.



* StakingTheLovedOne: Earl does this to his wife.

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* StakingTheLovedOne: Earl does this to his wife. Downplayed with Dr. Block--neither Dakota nor her father Earl loved him by the time they blow him away.



%%* TookALevelInBadass: Cherry in a big way.

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%%* * TookALevelInBadass: Cherry in a big way.way. Goes from potential zombie-fodder moody girl in distress to HandicappedBadass OneWomanArmy that has ''a machine-gun for a fake leg''.



%%* WomanInWhite: Cherry in the ending.

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%%* * WomanInWhite: Cherry in the ending.WhereAreTheyNowEnding, showcasing her new role as protector of those who pilgrimage to the safe zone she and others have made for themselves on the Mexican coast.



%%* YourMakeupIsRunning
%%* ZombieApocalypse

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%%* YourMakeupIsRunning
%%* ZombieApocalypse
* YourMakeupIsRunning: Dakota Block's mascara is runny for a good chunk of the film. Justified by her massive crying (because of [[spoiler:her leaving her abusive husband, said husband sticking her hands with anesthetic-filled needles, ''breaking her wrist'', '''her son accidentally blowing his brains out''']]...)
* ZombieApocalypse: Pretty much goes without saying that the gas spread throughout the atmosphere is bad news.
7th Aug '17 9:54:26 AM smasll_lordvoice
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* PairTheSpares: Hinted at the end of movie, with [[spoiler:Cherry and Dakota]].

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* PairTheSpares: Hinted at the end of movie, with [[spoiler:Cherry [[spoiler:[[BiTheWay Cherry and Dakota]].Dakota]] ]].
3rd Apr '17 3:32:51 PM MasterNecromancer
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* LudricrousGibs: When people are shot in this movie, they emit absolutely ridiculous ''explosions'' of blood.

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* LudricrousGibs: LudicrousGibs: When people are shot in this movie, they emit absolutely ridiculous ''explosions'' of blood.
3rd Apr '17 3:31:58 PM MasterNecromancer
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* LudricrousSquibs: When people are shot in this movie, they emit absolutely ridiculous explosions of blood.

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* LudricrousSquibs: LudricrousGibs: When people are shot in this movie, they emit absolutely ridiculous explosions ''explosions'' of blood.
3rd Apr '17 3:30:51 PM MasterNecromancer
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''Planet Terror'' is the more action-oriented half of ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}''. A 2007 Creator/RobertRodriguez film in which a military transaction goes awry and an experimental poison gas is released on a small town in rural Texas, turning the unsuspecting civilians turn into bloodthirsty zombies. The only people who can stop them are a Go-Go-Dancer with a gun for a leg, her expert gunman ex-boyfriend, a pair of crazy babysitter twins, a [[HeroicBSOD shellshocked]] doctor, a {{Jerkass}} cop, a crusty sheriff, a scientist obsessed with balls, and many other trailer-park freaks from deep in the Heart of Texas.

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''Planet Terror'' is the more action-oriented half of ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}''. A 2007 Creator/RobertRodriguez film in which a military transaction goes awry and an experimental poison gas is released on a small town in rural Texas, turning the unsuspecting civilians turn into bloodthirsty zombies. The only people who can stop them are a Go-Go-Dancer with a gun for a leg, her expert gunman ex-boyfriend, a pair of crazy babysitter twins, a [[HeroicBSOD shellshocked]] doctor, a {{Jerkass}} cop, a crusty sheriff, a scientist obsessed with balls, testicles, and many other trailer-park freaks from deep in the Heart of Texas.



* BareYourMidriff: The female deputy after the "missing reel". Also, [[MsFanservice Cherry all the way]].

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* BareYourMidriff: The female deputy after the "missing reel". reel." Also, [[MsFanservice Cherry all the way]].



* BrainFood: The zombie-like mutants eat Fergie's brain, prompting the gag "Looks like we've got a no-brainer." Similarly, a repeated line throughout the film is "I'm gonna eat your brain and gain your knowledge," first said as a small boy is playing with his action figures, although by the time Josh Brolin starts saying it, it gets creepy/hilarious.

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* BrainFood: The zombie-like mutants eat Fergie's brain, prompting the gag gag, "Looks like we've got a no-brainer." Similarly, a repeated line throughout the film is "I'm gonna eat your brain and gain your knowledge," first said as a small boy is playing with his action figures, although by the time Josh Brolin starts saying it, it gets creepy/hilarious.



* CelebrityResemblance: One of the evil soldiers (played by Creator/QuentinTarantino) makes a point about how Cherry (Creator/RoseMcGowan) resembles Creator/AvaGardner. He also threatens her that if she continues to look at him with contempt that she "won't look like Ava Gardner no more".

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* CelebrityResemblance: One of the evil soldiers (played by Creator/QuentinTarantino) makes a point about how Cherry (Creator/RoseMcGowan) resembles Creator/AvaGardner. He also threatens her that if she continues to look at him with contempt that she "won't look like Ava Gardner no more".more."



* InfantImmortality: Averted, in one of the film's only genuinely horrific scenes. Creator/RobertRodriguez said he used his own kid, [[AwesomeMcCoolname Rebel]], as Tony because he didn't want to 'kill' anyone else's kid.' He also made a less-violent cut of the film where Tony survives the movie for Rebel to watch.

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* InfantImmortality: Averted, in one of the film's only few genuinely horrific scenes. Creator/RobertRodriguez said he used his own kid, [[AwesomeMcCoolname Rebel]], as Tony because he didn't want to 'kill' anyone else's kid.' He also made a less-violent cut of the film where Tony survives the movie for Rebel to watch.



** "It's go-go, not cry-cry"

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** "It's go-go, not cry-cry"cry-cry."



* LudricrousSquibs: When people are shot in this movie, they emit absolutely ridiculous explosions of blood.



* NoodleIncident: The "missing reel". Cut to the diner on fire. Sheriff Hague had been shot. Dakota and her father, the babysitters, the go-go dancing club owner and some of the dancers somehow made it there.
* NotUsingTheZWord: Zombies in this movie are referred to as "sickos".

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* NoodleIncident: The "missing reel". reel." Cut to the diner on fire. Sheriff Hague had been shot. Dakota and her father, the babysitters, the go-go dancing club owner and some of the dancers somehow made it there.
* NotUsingTheZWord: Zombies in this movie are referred to as "sickos"."sickos."



* SecretIngredient: Throughout the first half of the mfilm, JT tries to find the perfect BBQ sauce recipe. Before he tastes a sample, it gets mixed with some of his blood, leading him to correctly deduce from it that all that was missing was a little bit of salt (since human blood tastes salty).

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* SecretIngredient: Throughout the first half of the mfilm, film, JT tries to find the perfect BBQ sauce recipe. Before he tastes a sample, it gets mixed with some of his blood, leading him to correctly deduce from it that all that was missing was a little bit of salt (since human blood tastes salty).
31st Mar '17 4:01:40 PM nombretomado
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** Muldoon says he delivered one to OsamaBinLaden, along with a shot to the chest. Back in 2007, it was kinda funny; in 2011, it became ''[[HilariousInHindsight really]]'' funny because that's how bin Laden really died.

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** Muldoon says he delivered one to OsamaBinLaden, UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden, along with a shot to the chest. Back in 2007, it was kinda funny; in 2011, it became ''[[HilariousInHindsight really]]'' funny because that's how bin Laden really died.
10th Nov '16 6:13:47 AM MrKosta
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---> '''The Rapist''': ''You gave me [[EyeScream some wood]], now I'm going to give you some wood!''

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---> --> '''The Rapist''': ''You gave me [[EyeScream some wood]], now I'm going to give you some wood!''
10th Nov '16 5:49:51 AM MrKosta
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* NotUsingTheZWord: Zombies in this movie are referred to as "sickos".
10th Nov '16 5:48:54 AM MrKosta
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%%* {{Gorn}}

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%%* {{Gorn}}* {{Gorn}}: ''Hoo boy''. Any scene with zombies in it is bound to be ''messy''.
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