History Film / Rollerball

2nd May '16 4:02:16 AM DavidCowie
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* FreezeFrameBonus: During the matches, we get brief glimpses of what is probably the Houston program: an orange field, with a white circle with a black logo in the centre. Compare with the flag of Nazi Germany: a red field, with a white circle with a black logo in the centre.
30th Apr '16 3:08:03 PM DavidCowie
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* DeadlyGame: We hear that the record number of deaths during a match is nine, and that was before the rule changes introduced during the film.
30th Apr '16 2:56:28 PM DavidCowie
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* AWorldHalfFull: Corporate society may have eliminated freedom and individuality, but it has also eliminated hunger and poverty.
14th Feb '16 12:21:54 PM MarkLungo
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The sport, [[TitleDrop Rollerball]], is like Main/RollerDerby [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on speed]]. Players come and go (usually violently), as the sport is meant to suppress individuality. That changes when our hero, Jonathan E, becomes a Rollerball star and refuses to retire. The executives don't like that and start making changes to the game in an effort to kill Jonathan.

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The sport, [[TitleDrop Rollerball]], is like Main/RollerDerby UsefulNotes/RollerDerby [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on speed]]. Players come and go (usually violently), as the sport is meant to suppress individuality. That changes when our hero, Jonathan E, becomes a Rollerball star and refuses to retire. The executives don't like that and start making changes to the game in an effort to kill Jonathan.



** Main/RollerDerby is skated nearly exclusively on quads (which are, in fact, specified in every code of the sport). So what would have been Zeerust in the 80s and 90s is not so much anymore (never mind that the rules of roller derby have evolved away from a Main/ProWrestling style spectacle and toward genuine athletic competition).

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** Main/RollerDerby UsefulNotes/RollerDerby is skated nearly exclusively on quads (which are, in fact, specified in every code of the sport). So what would have been Zeerust in the 80s and 90s is not so much anymore (never mind that the rules of roller derby have evolved away from a Main/ProWrestling style spectacle and toward genuine athletic competition).
12th Nov '15 6:11:02 PM DarkwingDork
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* BreadAndCircuses: The purpose of the sport is to provide the masses with a controlled outlet for their bloodlust, while also suppressing any desires for individuality.
6th Oct '15 4:57:15 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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** Might have to do with stability needed to punch people while skating in armor. Many [[http://www.rollergirlskates.com/ roller derby skates]] are still 4 wheel box format.

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** Might Main/RollerDerby is skated nearly exclusively on quads (which are, in fact, specified in every code of the sport). So what would have to do with stability needed to punch people while skating been Zeerust in armor. Many [[http://www.rollergirlskates.com/ the 80s and 90s is not so much anymore (never mind that the rules of roller derby skates]] are still 4 wheel box format. have evolved away from a Main/ProWrestling style spectacle and toward genuine athletic competition).
6th Oct '15 4:54:20 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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The sport, [[TitleDrop Rollerball]], is like roller derby [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on speed]]. Players come and go (usually violently), as the sport is meant to suppress individuality. That changes when our hero, Jonathan E, becomes a Rollerball star and refuses to retire. The executives don't like that and start making changes to the game in an effort to kill Jonathan.

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The sport, [[TitleDrop Rollerball]], is like roller derby Main/RollerDerby [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on speed]]. Players come and go (usually violently), as the sport is meant to suppress individuality. That changes when our hero, Jonathan E, becomes a Rollerball star and refuses to retire. The executives don't like that and start making changes to the game in an effort to kill Jonathan.
7th Sep '15 6:17:05 AM KennethMorgan
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* BittersweetEnding: Jonathan has survived and become a hero, and it is implied that this victory is a portent of a successful insurrection, but he wins at a horrible cost. He's the sole survivor, all his teammates - and the opposing team - dead, winning a game in an arena littered with corpses. Truly, the price of freedom is high.

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* BittersweetEnding: Jonathan has survived and become a hero, and it is implied that this victory is a portent of a successful insurrection, but he wins at a horrible cost. He's the sole survivor, all his teammates - and the opposing team - dead, dead or badly injured, winning a game in an arena littered with corpses. Truly, the price of freedom is high.
22nd Apr '15 1:55:19 PM YungVenuz
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There's also a forgettable 2002 remake, with twice the blood and half the plot. The announcer is Wrestling/PaulHeyman, in search of a quick paycheck.

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There's also a forgettable 2002 remake, with twice the blood and half the plot. The announcer is Wrestling/PaulHeyman, in search of a quick paycheck.
Wrestling/PaulHeyman.
20th Mar '15 8:39:46 PM johnnyfog
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There's also a forgettable 2002 remake, with twice the blood and half the plot. Wrestling/PaulHeyman took a cameo to keep his wrestling show afloat. (Didn't work.)

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There's also a forgettable 2002 remake, with twice the blood and half the plot. Wrestling/PaulHeyman took The announcer is Wrestling/PaulHeyman, in search of a cameo to keep his wrestling show afloat. (Didn't work.)
quick paycheck.
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