History Film / SeraphimFalls

1st Jul '16 10:36:38 AM Opunaesala
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* BadassPreacher: the priest of the religious settlers claims that the scar in his neck is from a gunfight with Mormons. Which he won.

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* BadassPreacher: the The priest of the religious settlers claims that the scar in his neck is from a gunfight with Mormons. Which he won.



* ColonelBadass / RetiredBadass: both main characters appear to have been war heroes for their respective sides. Gideon in particular has a legendary reputation – he is said to have once [[OneManArmy killed a hundred men in a single battle]].

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* ColonelBadass / RetiredBadass: both Both main characters appear to have been war heroes for their respective sides. Gideon in particular has a legendary reputation – he is said to have once [[OneManArmy killed a hundred men in a single battle]].



* CrapsackWorld: the Wild West is mostly shown as this, and Carver believes everywhere else is the same. “Nobody can protect nobody in this world.”
* {{Determinator}}: again, both of the main characters. The entire plot is a show of just how determined they are.
* DeathEqualsRedemption: probably. The ending is ambiguous.
* DealWithTheDevil: both characters end up making deals with someone who very well may be the literal Devil, aka [[spoiler: Madame Louise]]. Both trade something that would make it easier for them to survive (Gideon's horse, Carver's water) for something that will perpetuate their feud ( a bullet for Gideon, a gun for Carver).

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* CrapsackWorld: the The Wild West is mostly shown as this, and Carver believes everywhere else is the same. “Nobody can protect nobody in this world.”
* {{Determinator}}: again, Again, both of the main characters. The entire plot is a show of just how determined they are.
* DeathEqualsRedemption: probably.Probably. The ending is ambiguous.
* DealWithTheDevil: both Both characters end up making deals with someone who very well may be the literal Devil, aka [[spoiler: Madame Louise]]. Both trade something that would make it easier for them to survive (Gideon's horse, Carver's water) for something that will perpetuate their feud ( a bullet for Gideon, a gun for Carver).



* FiveBadBand: the trackers, in a way. Carver is the BigBad with Hayes as his Dragon. Parsons, having more experience than the others, is TheEvilGenius; Pope is arguably TheBrute with the Kid acting as TheDarkChick.
* InevitableWaterfall: pretty much right at the beginning.

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* FiveBadBand: the The trackers, in a way. Carver is the BigBad with Hayes as his Dragon. Parsons, having more experience than the others, is TheEvilGenius; Pope is arguably TheBrute with the Kid acting as TheDarkChick.
* InevitableWaterfall: pretty Pretty much right at the beginning.



* GreyAndGrayMorality: very much so. Carver’s thirst for revenge seems justified, but his [[ItsAllAboutMe utter ruthlessness]] and [[{{Determinator}} stubborn conviction]] make his righteousness a matter of opinion. Gideon is introduced as a helpless victim, but we gradually realize that he’s a little too good at killing people, and then we learn [[ItsPersonal what he (kind of) did to Carver]].

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: very Very much so. Carver’s thirst for revenge seems justified, but his [[ItsAllAboutMe utter ruthlessness]] and [[{{Determinator}} stubborn conviction]] make his righteousness a matter of opinion. Gideon is introduced as a helpless victim, but we gradually realize that he’s a little too good at killing people, and then we learn [[ItsPersonal what he (kind of) did to Carver]].



* OnlyAFleshWound: horribly averted. In the first scene, Gideon is shot in the arm; he suffers from the wound for the entire duration of the movie, and Carver uses this to his advantage when they get down to GoodOldFisticuffs.

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* OnlyAFleshWound: horribly Horribly averted. In the first scene, Gideon is shot in the arm; he suffers from the wound for the entire duration of the movie, and Carver uses this to his advantage when they get down to GoodOldFisticuffs.



* PunchClockVillain: the trackers. They become more and more reluctant to serve Carver as they discover how dangerous their prey is. He keeps them on his side by renegotiating their pay several times and denying them a way out of the hunt.

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* PunchClockVillain: the The trackers. They become more and more reluctant to serve Carver as they discover how dangerous their prey is. He keeps them on his side by renegotiating their pay several times and denying them a way out of the hunt.



* RevengeBeforeReason: after Hayes dies, Gideon rides off into the desert and certain death. Carver ''still goes after him.''

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* RevengeBeforeReason: after After Hayes dies, Gideon rides off into the desert and certain death. Carver ''still goes after him.''



* SceneryPorn: and lots of it.

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* SceneryPorn: and And lots of it.
27th Nov '15 6:05:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* AntiHero / AntiVillain: Gideon and Carver. Or Carver and Gideon, due to GreyAndGrayMorality.
27th Nov '15 12:31:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* DuelingStarsMovie: The main appeal of the film is the showdown between Creator/PierceBrosnan and Creator/LiamNeeson, two greatly respected Irish actors.
* FakeAmerican: Both Brosnan and Neeson are Irishmen playing Americans. Amusing when both separately encounter an Irish foreman of a railroad construction crew, played by the American Xander Berkeley, and Gideon taunts one of his (American) underlings by calling him "Paddy Boy"
3rd Mar '15 1:16:08 PM LongLiveHumour
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An unknown event during the final days of the {{American Civil War}} has made captain Gideon, who fought for the Union, the arch-enemy of ex-Confederate colonel Carver. Now Carver is out for revenge. He’s gathered a team of mercenary trackers and they’ve managed to pick up Gideon’s trail. However, at first Gideon doesn’t actually know why he is being chased; the viewer follows his struggle to stay alive as he begins to understand what horrible part of his past has come to haunt him.

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An unknown event during the final days of the {{American Civil War}} UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar has made captain Gideon, who fought for the Union, the arch-enemy of ex-Confederate colonel Carver. Now Carver is out for revenge. He’s gathered a team of mercenary trackers and they’ve managed to pick up Gideon’s trail. However, at first Gideon doesn’t actually know why he is being chased; the viewer follows his struggle to stay alive as he begins to understand what horrible part of his past has come to haunt him.
26th Dec '14 4:27:39 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"[[Creator/{{Plato}} Only the dead know the end of war.]]"''
-->-- '''Carver'''

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->''"[[Creator/{{Plato}} Only ->''"Only the dead know the end of war.]]"''
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-->-- '''Carver'''
'''Carver''', quoting Creator/{{Plato}}
4th Mar '14 9:55:33 AM DavidLev
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* DealWithTheDevil: both characters end up making deals with someone who very well may be the literal Devil, aka [[spoiler: Madame Louise]]. Both trade something that would make it easier for them to survive (Gideon's horse, Carver's water) for something that will perpetuate their feud ( a bullet for Gideon, a gun for Carver).



* {{Satan}}: Madame Louise’s full name is written on the back of her wagon: [[LouisCypher Louise C. Fair]].

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* {{Satan}}: [[spoiler: Madame Louise’s Louise’s]] full name is written [[spoiler: on the back of her wagon: [[LouisCypher wagon:[[LouisCypher Louise C. Fair]].Fair]]]].
4th Mar '14 9:41:30 AM DavidLev
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* LouCypher

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* LouCypherLouCypher: In a blink-and-you'll miss it moment [[spoiler: a sign on the back of Madame Louise's wagon says "Louise C. Fair, Proprietor," implying Madame Louise is the Devil]]
4th Mar '14 8:58:50 AM DavidLev
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* FakeAmerican: Both Brosnan and Neeson are Irishmen playing Americans. Amusing when both separately encounter an Irish foreman of a railroad construction crew, played by the American Xander Berkeley, and Gideon taunts one of his (American) underlings by calling him "Paddy Boy"
2nd Dec '13 6:24:51 AM ZachValkyrie
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* PetTheDog: When Carver and his band leaves the farm, Carver orders that Pope's horse be left behind.
2nd Dec '13 6:14:01 AM ZachValkyrie
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->''"[[Creator/{{Plato}} Only the dead can know the end of war]], Captain."''

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->''"[[Creator/{{Plato}} Only the dead can know the end of war]], Captain."''war.]]"''
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