History Film / Scanners

28th Nov '16 2:58:47 PM NWolfman
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* YourHeadASplode: One of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_Lnz64vXB8 the most infamous examples]]; a particularly bitchin' KickTheDog moment for villain Darryl Revok. Made even more awesome when you know how they did it: nothing fancy at all -- just a fake head and a twelve gauge shotgun aimed at the back of its neck! So [[TheMoreYouKnow now you know exactly what happens to a human head when hit point blank by a sawed-off shotgun...]]\\

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* YourHeadASplode: One of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_Lnz64vXB8 the most infamous examples]]; a particularly bitchin' KickTheDog moment for villain Darryl Revok. Made even more awesome when you know how they did it: nothing fancy at all -- just a fake head full of animal parts and a twelve gauge shotgun aimed at the back of its neck! So [[TheMoreYouKnow now you know exactly what happens to a human head when hit point blank by a sawed-off shotgun...]]\\
26th Oct '16 2:48:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* AntiHero: In the thought-provoking sense, rather than the LovableRogue sense. Sure, Cameron is a stone cold BadAss who can put his enemies into cardiac arrest without lifting a finger, but due to being BlessedWithSuck, he's also just generally [[CreepyMonotone stone cold]]. He has no outside interests, no real motivation of his own, and not a whole lot of personality, being described by Kim as "barely even human." During his downtime, he simply sits in his hotel room, stares at the wall, and waits for the next plot point to happen. So yes, he's a BadAss, but not the sort of BadAss you would ever daydream about being. This makes sense, as the character was a downright VillainProtagonist in the original script. This motif of the protagonist-as-a-pawn was one that Cronenberg later returned to in ''Film/{{Videodrome}}'', where the manipulation is a good deal more explicitly sinister.

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* AntiHero: In the thought-provoking sense, rather than the LovableRogue sense. Sure, Cameron is a stone cold BadAss badass who can put his enemies into cardiac arrest without lifting a finger, but due to being BlessedWithSuck, he's also just generally [[CreepyMonotone stone cold]]. He has no outside interests, no real motivation of his own, and not a whole lot of personality, being described by Kim as "barely even human." During his downtime, he simply sits in his hotel room, stares at the wall, and waits for the next plot point to happen. So yes, he's a BadAss, badass, but not the sort of BadAss badass you would ever daydream about being. This makes sense, as the character was a downright VillainProtagonist in the original script. This motif of the protagonist-as-a-pawn was one that Cronenberg later returned to in ''Film/{{Videodrome}}'', where the manipulation is a good deal more explicitly sinister.
25th Oct '16 4:58:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: TheHero (Cameron Vale) deconstructs TheChosenOne: he's the only [[WitchSpecies "Scanner"]] with the power to stop Daryl Revok, he's an absolute [[PsychicPowers psychic]] {{Badass}} ...and he is completely devoid of personality beyond his mission to stop Revok, which he has been raised to do by an (unknown to him) EvilMentor.

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* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: TheHero (Cameron Vale) deconstructs TheChosenOne: he's the only [[WitchSpecies "Scanner"]] with the power to stop Daryl Revok, he's an absolute [[PsychicPowers psychic]] {{Badass}} ...badass ...and he is completely devoid of personality beyond his mission to stop Revok, which he has been raised to do by an (unknown to him) EvilMentor.
5th Jul '16 7:50:34 PM bt8257
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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: Most people nowadays have heard of this movie because it's "that movie with the exploding head", and if they're watching it, it's so they can see the part with the [[YourHeadASplode exploding head]].
15th May '16 11:16:34 AM nombretomado
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Revok is a psychotic [[SmugSuper scanner-supremacist]] who wants to TakeOverTheWorld (reportedly, some of the later characterization for {{Magneto}} was based on him), and, with his terrorist sect of scanners, probably could. Now the question remains: Is Vale a badder dude than Revok?

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Revok is a psychotic [[SmugSuper scanner-supremacist]] who wants to TakeOverTheWorld (reportedly, some of the later characterization for {{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} was based on him), and, with his terrorist sect of scanners, probably could. Now the question remains: Is Vale a badder dude than Revok?
6th Jan '16 3:58:32 PM aye_amber
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21st Dec '15 3:21:16 AM Llygodenfawr
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* TheInfiltration: Cameron Vale poses as one of Darryl Revok's scientists to infiltrate his chemical company. While there, he discovers Revok's 'Ripe Program', a master plan to [[spoiler:create a new army of psychic scanners by bribing physicians to prescribe Ephemerol to their pregnant patients.]]

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* TheInfiltration: Cameron Vale poses as one of Darryl Revok's scientists to infiltrate his chemical company. While there, he discovers Revok's 'Ripe Program', a master plan to [[spoiler:create a new army of psychic scanners by bribing physicians to prescribe Ephemerol to their pregnant patients.]]
13th Dec '15 9:14:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheInfiltration: Cameron Vale poses as one of Darryl Revok's scientists to infiltrate his chemical company. While there, he discovers Revok's 'Ripe Program', a master plan to [[spoiler:create a new army of psychic scanners by bribing physicians to prescribe Ephemerol to their pregnant patients.]]
12th Dec '15 7:41:10 PM ZacksQuest
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* EyeScream: Exploding eyeballs.

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* EyeScream: Exploding eyeballs. Made more excruciating in its detail, but mildly softened due to [[spoiler:Cameron no longer needing the eyes, as his personality entered and erased Darryl's, meaning he's in Darryl's brain now using Darryl's eyes]].
11th Sep '15 3:48:43 AM Kooshmeister
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* PuttingOnTheReich: [=ConSec=]'s security guards wear all-black uniforms with shiny knee-high blck leather jackboots and peaked military style officer's caps, and more than a handful also sport black [[BadassLongcoat Badass Longcoats]]. Heck, the [=ConSec=] emblem is essentially one point away from resembling a Swastika.

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* PuttingOnTheReich: [=ConSec=]'s security guards wear all-black uniforms with shiny knee-high blck black leather jackboots and peaked military style officer's caps, and more than a handful also sport black [[BadassLongcoat Badass Longcoats]]. Heck, the [=ConSec=] emblem is essentially one point away from resembling a Swastika.
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