History Film / Ravenous

30th Dec '17 9:56:56 PM TheWanderer
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: The drunken sot Major Knox knocks Boyd out with a single punch at one point. Later [[spoiler:when Colonel Hart is commenting on the stew they made out of Knox, he comments that Knox "was stronger than he looked"]]. It didn't do Knox much good, however. Note the use of past tense.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: The drunken sot Major Knox knocks Boyd out with a single punch at one point. Later [[spoiler:when Colonel Hart is commenting on the stew they made out of Knox, Knox]], he comments that Knox "was stronger than he looked"]].looked". It didn't do Knox much good, however. Note the use of past tense.



* DirtyCoward: Boyd. Everybody knows it, including him. He let his entire unit get massacred around him while playing dead in an attempt to save himself. He only took the Mexican fort because [[spoiler: some of his C.O.'s blood dripped into his mouth and gave a minor version of the Wendigo's CannibalismSuperpower]]. But in the end, [[spoiler:he finds the moral and physical courage to fight the monstrous Ives to the death, and when Ives is on the edge of victory Boyd willing gives his life to [[TakingYouWithMe take Ives with him]].]]

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* DirtyCoward: Boyd. Everybody knows it, including him. He let his entire unit get massacred around him while playing dead in an attempt to save himself. He only took the Mexican fort because [[spoiler: some of his C.O.'s blood dripped into his mouth and gave a minor version of the Wendigo's CannibalismSuperpower]].CannibalismSuperpower. But in the end, [[spoiler:he finds the moral and physical courage to fight the monstrous Ives to the death, and when Ives is on the edge of victory Boyd willing gives his life to [[TakingYouWithMe take Ives with him]].]]



** While telling the story, [[spoiler: Colqhoun has hard time to recall names and origin of the party members, never adressing them by name and even never revealing his own name. That's because he never really cared about those people and only saw them as a meal]].

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** While telling the story, [[spoiler: Colqhoun [[spoiler:Colqhoun has hard time to recall names and origin of the party members, never adressing addressing them by name and even never revealing his own name. That's because he never really cared about those people and only saw them as a meal]].



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Referenced in the quote at the beginning of the movie. Relevant to [[spoiler: Boyd, who has to become a monster to defeat Ives]].

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Referenced in the quote at the beginning of the movie. Relevant to [[spoiler: Boyd, who has to become a monster to have a chance to defeat Ives]].



* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler: A big part of what makes Ives so irredeemably evil. When dying on tuberculosis, he ''killed, cooked and ate'' a person who told him a myth, just to ''try'' prevent own death, with absolutely zero guaranteed it's going to work and completely disregarding the side effects. Then he callously wiped out entire pioneer party he lured in the middle of nowhere, just to get closer to his planned area of operation. And then killed and ate almost entire crew stationed in Fort Spencer. All just because it was good for his own health]]. Sacrifice and embracing death is in fact one of the main themes of the movie, with Boyd becoming a "hero" by playing dead instead of fighting and then spending rest of the story living under the heavy burden created by this event.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler: A big part of what makes Ives so irredeemably evil. When dying on tuberculosis, he ''killed, cooked and ate'' a person who told him a myth, just to ''try'' prevent his own death, with absolutely zero guaranteed it's going to it would work and completely disregarding the side effects. Then he callously wiped out an entire pioneer party that he lured in to the middle of nowhere, just to get closer to the place that he wanted to use for his planned area of operation.long-term plans. And then killed and ate almost entire crew stationed in Fort Spencer. All just because it was good for his own health]]. Sacrifice and embracing death is in fact one of the main themes of the movie, with Boyd becoming a "hero" by playing dead instead of fighting and then spending rest of the story living under the heavy burden created by this event.



* JustBetweenYouAndMe: [[spoiler: Ives lays out his larger plot to Boyd in this manner. When the two are alone Ives lays out his plan to create a small but well-connected group of cannibals similar to Ives, who can ambush small groups of pioneers passing through Fort Spencer and cover it up effectively. Ives also picks the time and place of this revealation quite carefully to make sure he isn't overheard by any of the others]].
* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Well, not exactly fight, but [[spoiler: Ives does give Toffler a sporting chance, telling him to run instead of simply killing him as Toffler stood there whimpering in shock]].
** It's combined with heavy MoodWhiplash due to [[SoundtrackDissonance the fast banjo flick playing in the background]].

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* JustBetweenYouAndMe: [[spoiler: Ives lays out his larger plot to Boyd in this manner. When the two are alone Ives lays out his plan to create a small but well-connected group of cannibals similar to Ives, who can ambush small groups of pioneers passing through Fort Spencer and cover it up effectively. Ives also picks the time and place of this revealation revelation quite carefully to make sure he isn't overheard by any of the others]].
* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Well, not exactly fight, but [[spoiler: Ives does give Toffler [[spoiler:Toffler]] a sporting chance, telling him to run instead of simply killing him as Toffler [[spoiler:Toffler]] stood there whimpering in shock]].
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shock. It's combined with heavy MoodWhiplash due to [[SoundtrackDissonance the fast banjo flick playing in the background]].



* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: In-universe, the film takes place right when [[GoldFever Californian Gold Rush]] is about to start. While nobody in Fort Spencer knows about it yet, [[spoiler: including Ives, this would provide a steady influx of random pioneers going through the fort]].

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: In-universe, the film takes place right when [[GoldFever Californian Gold Rush]] is about to start. While nobody in Fort Spencer knows about it yet, [[spoiler: including Ives, Ives]], this would provide a steady influx of random pioneers going through the fort]].fort.



* MoodWhiplash: We have TheReveal, wherein Reich and Boyd find a cave full of bloody skeletons, [[spoiler: "reverend Colqhoun" turns out to be the BigBad Ives, two guys die brutally (Col. Hart is stabbed and gets tomahawked in the spine, George is shot)]]... and it's immediately followed by Ives chasing Toffler around to silly banjo music.
* MrFanservice: Boyd, played by Guy Pearce. Also, the extremely muscular Reich gets a number of shirtless scenes... well, just because.

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* MoodWhiplash: We have TheReveal, wherein Reich and Boyd find a cave full of bloody skeletons, [[spoiler: "reverend "Reverend Colqhoun" turns out to be the BigBad Ives, two guys die brutally (Col. Hart is stabbed and gets tomahawked in the spine, George is shot)]]... and it's immediately followed by Ives chasing Toffler around to silly banjo music.
* MrFanservice: Boyd, played by Guy Pearce. Also, the extremely muscular Reich gets a number of shirtless scenes...scenes because... well, just because.



* NewMeat: Boyd starts out like this, but unfortunately doesn't get any better once he goes into battle, resulting in his reassignment.

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* NewMeat: Boyd starts out like this, but unfortunately doesn't get any better once he goes into battle, resulting in his cowardly acts during battle and his subsequent reassignment.



* NonActionGuy: Despite being an Army fort, Fort Spencer has far more of these than it does capable soldiers. Reich is a fighter, Martha is tough in her own way, and Knox and George at least try on the few occasions when they're not either drinking or smoking themselves silly, but everyone else in the fort is a coward, a bumbler, or a misfit.

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* NonActionGuy: Despite being an Army fort, Fort Spencer has far more of these than it does capable soldiers. Reich is a genuine fighter, Martha is tough in her own way, and Knox and George at least try on the few occasions when they're not Knox and George aren't either drinking or smoking themselves silly, silly they'll at at least ''try'', but everyone else in the fort is a coward, a bumbler, or a misfit.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: Martha, at the end of the film. When she comes back and finds Boyd and Ives together in the bear trap, she immediately leaves the fort. Given she's the last survivor of fort's inhabitants and a ''lot'' of weird things happend, she would end up questioned. And telling a story about mythical monster while being native ''and'' a woman is definitely not going to work her any favours]].

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: Martha, at the end of the film. When she comes back and finds Boyd and Ives together in the bear trap, she immediately leaves the fort. Given she's the last survivor of fort's inhabitants and a ''lot'' of weird things happend, happened, she would end up questioned. And telling a story about mythical monster while being native ''and'' a woman is definitely not going to work her any favours]].



* TheStoner: "The over-medicated Private Cleaves".



* TheStoner: "The over-medicated Private Cleaves".
* TeachHimAnger: [[spoiler: Ives to Boyd, although it's less about anger and more about power and health. Which ends in a very bloody PygmalionSnapback]].

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* TheStoner: "The over-medicated Private Cleaves".
* TeachHimAnger: [[spoiler: Ives to Boyd, although it's less about anger and more about power and health.health that come from being a cannibal. Which ends in a very bloody PygmalionSnapback]].
30th Dec '17 9:00:12 PM TheWanderer
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Colqhoun tells them that when he left the remnant of the group, there was at least two others still alive, the wife of one of the pioneers and their treacherous guide, Ives, who had seemed to truly embrace cannibalism. The Colonel of the fort sets out with his ragtag soldiers to attempt a rescue...

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Colqhoun tells them that when he left the remnant of the group, there was at least two others still alive, the wife of one of the pioneers and their treacherous guide, Ives, who had seemed to truly embrace cannibalism. The Colonel of the fort sets out with his ragtag soldiers to attempt a rescue...
rescue, unaware of the horrors they'll find...
29th Sep '17 4:51:52 AM Jamniq
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* DyingAsYourself: Hart asks Boyd to kill him because he doesn't want to live as a cannibal anymore, Boyd himself chooses to die instead of eating Ives in the end.

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* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler: Hart asks Boyd to kill him because he doesn't want to live as a cannibal anymore, Boyd himself chooses to die instead of eating Ives in the end.end]].
28th Sep '17 2:51:11 PM DanielBenner8891
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* DyingAsYourself: Hart asks Boyd to kill him because he doesn't want to live as a cannibal anymore, Boyd himself chooses to die instead of eating Ives in the end.
24th Jul '17 6:30:59 AM Jan_z_Michal
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* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler: A big part of what makes Ives so irredeemably evil. When dying on tuberculosis, he ''killed, cooked and ate'' a person who told him a myth, just to ''try'' prevent own death, with absolutely zero guaranteed it's going to work and completely disregarding the side effects. Then he callously wiped out entire pioneer party he lured in the middle of nowhere, just to get closer to his planned area of operation. And then killed and ate almost entire crew stationed in Fort Spencer. All just because it was good for his own health]]. Sacrifice and embracing death is in fact one of the main themes of the movie, with Boyd becoming a "hero" by playing dead instead of fighting and then spending rest of the story living under the heavy burden created by this event.
24th Jul '17 4:04:49 AM CosmicFerret
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A drama/horror/black comedy released in 1999, written by Ted Griffin and directed by Antonia Bird. Starred Creator/GuyPearce, Creator/RobertCarlyle, Jeremy Davies, Jeffrey Jones, David Arquette, Creator/NealMcDonough.

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A drama/horror/black comedy released in 1999, written by Ted Griffin and directed by Antonia Bird. Starred Creator/GuyPearce, Creator/RobertCarlyle, Jeremy Davies, Jeffrey Jones, David Arquette, Creator/JeremyDavies, Creator/JeffreyJones, Creator/DavidArquette, Creator/NealMcDonough.
19th Feb '17 5:26:23 PM Kooshmeister
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* NeckSnap: Boyd kills a Spanish officer at the beginning this way.

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* NeckSnap: Boyd kills a Spanish Mexican officer at the beginning this way.
19th Feb '17 5:26:05 PM Kooshmeister
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* NeckSnap: Boyd kills a Spanish officer at the beginning this way.
18th Feb '17 2:15:13 PM Jan_z_Michal
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* BuriedInAPileOfCorpses: Boyd plays dead in one for a time, resulting in him ending up in the enemy base and wiping them out.

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* BuriedInAPileOfCorpses: Boyd plays dead in one for a time, resulting in him ending up in the enemy base and wiping them out.singlehandly capturing it from the inside.
18th Feb '17 10:25:54 AM Katsuhagi
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* BuriedInAPileOfCorpses: Boyd plays dead in one for a time, resulting in him ending up in the enemy base and wiping them out.
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