History Film / SmallSoldiers

16th Apr '18 2:38:38 PM Tightwire
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* CutLexLuthorACheck: It's implied in the ending that the CEO of [=GloboTech=] plans to sell the Commando Elites to the military as essentially mercenaries against {{The Cartel}}s.
* DesignatedHero: In-Universe, the Commandos. They're supposed to be bold hero figures fighting the "evil" Gorgonites but they are ruthless.

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* CutLexLuthorACheck: It's implied in the ending that the CEO of [=GloboTech=] plans to sell resell the hundreds of thousands of recalled Commando Elites to the military for use as essentially mercenaries against {{The Cartel}}s.
* DesignatedHero: In-Universe, the Commandos. They're supposed ''supposed'' to be bold hero figures fighting the "evil" monstrous Gorgonites but they are ruthless.
19th Feb '18 4:07:00 PM TheBigBopper
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[[caption-width-right:350:Bringing militant action figures to life with a thirst for blood? [[GoneHorriblyRight There's an app for that.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Bringing militant military action figures to life with a thirst for blood? blood to life? [[GoneHorriblyRight There's an app for that.]]]]
16th Feb '18 10:46:55 PM Lanes17B
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* BuyThemOff: [[spoiler: At the end, once the forces of [[GeneralRipper Chip Hazard]] have been defeated,]] Gil Mars, [=C.E.O.=] of [[MegaCorp GloboTech]] arrives to survey the damage that's been done, he orders the truck driver [[spoiler: that Chip forced to deliver the toys to the Abernathy and Fimple households,]] to load up the truck and drive it away before the press arrives. When he mentions that the injuries sustained[[spoiler: [[BoundAndGagged (having his hands taped to the steering wheel, and his mouth taped shut)]]]] may not be covered by his job's health insurance, Mars' secretary gives him a check, and the driver happily gets to work. When Mr. Fimple demands to know that Mars will do about the damages to his house, Mars' secretary hands him a check. When Mr. Abernathy asks if he has enough money to cover the damages to his house, the secretary hands him a check and he responds: "okay, maybe you do."
30th Jan '18 9:21:01 PM Rissis
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* EvilPlan: The Commando Elite are programed with one goal in mind: Destroy the Gorgonites. Though the start of the conflict is Mars' plan to program them as such for greater profits.

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* EvilPlan: The Commando Elite are programed programmed with one goal in mind: Destroy the Gorgonites. Though the start of the conflict is Mars' plan to program them as such for greater profits.



* GoneHorriblyRight: Putting AI into toys, programming them as soldiers and giving them a specific enemy? They become more dangerous than full sized ''human'' soldiers. It's worth noting that numerous times Larry and Irvin both admit that there's nothing wrong with the intelligence chips.
** [[spoiler: Subverted by the end of the movie. Instead of selling them to children, Mars decides to sell them to the Department of Defense.]]

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* GoneHorriblyRight: Putting AI into toys, programming them as soldiers and giving them a specific enemy? They become more dangerous than full sized ''human'' soldiers. It's worth noting that numerous times Larry and Irvin Irwin both admit that there's nothing wrong with the intelligence chips.
** [[spoiler: Subverted [[spoiler:Subverted by the end of the movie. Instead of selling them to children, Mars decides to sell them to the Department of Defense.]]
30th Jan '18 9:09:53 PM Rissis
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* DesignatedHero: In-Universe. The commandos. They're supposed to be bold hero figures fighting the "evil" gorgonites but they are ruthless.

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* DesignatedHero: In-Universe. The commandos. In-Universe, the Commandos. They're supposed to be bold hero figures fighting the "evil" gorgonites Gorgonites but they are ruthless.



* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: After Alan sets off an EMP to take out the Commando Elite, he finds Archer lying in the yard, inanimate.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Alan:''' Archer? Archer, speak to me. [[TriggerPhrase Halt, who goes there?]]]]\\

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* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Alan sets off an EMP to take out the Commando Elite, he finds Archer lying in the yard, inanimate.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Alan:''' [[spoiler:'''Alan:''' Archer? Archer, speak to me. [[TriggerPhrase Halt, who goes there?]]]]\\
30th Jan '18 9:04:22 PM Rissis
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* ArmiesAreEvil: Invoked as the commando elite are programed to be bloodthirsty maniacs.

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* ArmiesAreEvil: Invoked as the commando elite Commando Elite are programed programmed to be bloodthirsty maniacs.
29th Dec '17 4:37:27 PM fearlessnikki
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* BattleBaton: Christy beats the living crap out of a bunch of animated dolls with a cheerleader's baton.

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* BattleBaton: Christy beats the living crap out of a bunch of animated dolls with a cheerleader's baton. The dolls themselves put it nicely.
--> "Run, she's got a baton! It's a baton death march!"



%%* TheBigDamnKiss: Alan and Christy at the end.

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%%* * TheBigDamnKiss: Alan and Christy have theirs at the end.end, which even gets a smile from Gil Mars as he takes off in his helicopter.



* BoundAndGagged: Happens to both Christy and her little brother, separately, in order for hostage taking.

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* BoundAndGagged: BoundAndGagged:
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Happens to both Christy and her little brother, separately, in order for hostage taking.



* HumansAreBastards: The Commandos are all human soldiers (for a dash of ArmiesAreEvil as well), while the good ones are nonhumans. The fact that the peaceful Gorgonites were designed as aliens from the start seems to indicate that Irwin at least holds this opinion.
** Then again, the two lines (Commando and Gorgonite) were not originally intended to be used together, adding an in-universe case of ExecutiveMeddling to the mix.
* HypocriticalHumor: Chip doesn't take kindly to officers and gentlemen hitting women, but has no trouble shooting at them if they are helping the Gorgonites.
** Also consider their use of the ladies in question, the Gwendies.

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* HumansAreBastards: The Commandos are all human soldiers (for a dash of ArmiesAreEvil as well), while the good ones are nonhumans. The fact that the peaceful Gorgonites were designed as aliens from the start seems to indicate that Irwin at least holds this opinion.
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opinion. Then again, the two lines (Commando and Gorgonite) were not originally intended to be used together, adding an in-universe case of ExecutiveMeddling to the mix.
* HypocriticalHumor: Chip doesn't take kindly to officers and gentlemen hitting women, but has no trouble shooting at them if they are helping the Gorgonites.
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Gorgonites. Also consider their use of the ladies in question, the Gwendies.



* MeaningfulName: Chip Hazard, ''Major'' Chip Hazard.

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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Chip Hazard, ''Major'' Chip Hazard.



* PetTheDog: The Commando Elite mourn after one of their troops dies, although subverted later, as they raise an army of evil Gwendy dolls ''using what is technically the brain of their fallen comrade''.
** [[IncrediblyLamePun "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."]]

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* PetTheDog: PetTheDog:
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The Commando Elite mourn after one of their troops dies, although subverted later, as they raise an army of evil Gwendy dolls ''using what is technically the brain of their fallen comrade''.
comrade''.
** [[IncrediblyLamePun "A mind is Gil Mars gives a terrible thing to waste."]]sincere smile when he sees Alan and Christie kissing at the end.



* RoboticAssemblyLines: Begins with a production line of the titular toys being manufactured (including Terminator-style skeletons and Uncanny Valley-ish rubber "skins").

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* RoboticAssemblyLines: RoboticAssemblyLines:
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Begins with a production line of the titular toys being manufactured (including Terminator-style skeletons and Uncanny Valley-ish rubber "skins").



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: The CEO spends his second scene handing out cheques to every disgruntled party, all of whom immediately stop complaining when they see the numbers.
** ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Alan's dad puts his foot down and refuses to be paid off after what they witnessed. [[SubvertedTrope Then he sees how much money the check is for.]]

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: The CEO spends his second scene handing out cheques to every disgruntled party, all of whom immediately stop complaining when they see the numbers.
** ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules:
numbers. Alan's dad puts his foot down and refuses to be paid off after what they witnessed. [[SubvertedTrope Then he sees how much money the check is for.]]



* ShoutOut: Many, many parodies/homages of scenes from famous war movies. For example, Chip Hazard's ''Film/{{Patton}}''-like speech in front of a jigsaw of the US flag, or [[Film/ApocalypseNow "Ride of the Valkryies" kicking in as he appears riding a remote-controlled helicopter]].

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Many, many parodies/homages of scenes from famous war movies. For example, Chip Hazard's ''Film/{{Patton}}''-like speech in front of a jigsaw of the US flag, or [[Film/ApocalypseNow "Ride of the Valkryies" kicking in as he appears riding a remote-controlled helicopter]].




* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: Subverted with the Gorgonites.

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\n* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: Subverted with the Gorgonites. But the toy company enforces them to be the bad guys because of their alien appearance, so there's a degree of this in-universe.
22nd Dec '17 1:17:04 PM Killerweinerdog
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* WhatAnIdiot: Ok, so your new boss gives you a tight deadline to roll out some new toys, so you're desperate to get ''something'' on the market before you get fired, that is understandable. But at what point does it become a good idea to take ''military hardware'' and [[MyLittlePanzer stuff it into your toy,]] ''and then'' to completely skip the safety testing for the sake of time and ''not'' think that shit is going to completely hit the fan?

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* WhatAnIdiot: Ok, so your new boss gives you a tight deadline to roll out some new toys, so you're desperate to get ''something'' on the market before you get fired, that is understandable. But at what point does it become a good idea to take ''military hardware'' and [[MyLittlePanzer stuff it into your toy,]] ''and then'' to completely skip the safety testing for the sake of time and ''not'' think that shit is going to completely hit the fan?
22nd Dec '17 1:15:10 PM Killerweinerdog
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* WhatAnIdiot: Ok, so your new boss gives you a tight deadline to roll out some new toys, so you're desperate to get ''something'' on the market before you get fired, that is understandable. But at what point does it become a good idea to take ''military hardware'' and [[MyLittlePanzer stuff it into your toy,]] ''and then'' to completely skip the safety testing for the sake of time and ''not'' think that shit is going to completely hit the fan?
19th Dec '17 1:09:26 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ExactWords: When Larry is searching for processors in the beginning what he wants is a large supply. What he actually writes in the search is "surplus". Keep in mind his parent company is a weapons manufacturer...
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