History Film / SmokinAces

24th Mar '17 4:36:35 PM eroock
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* DeadGuyPuppet: Darwin Tremor murders [[spoiler:Jack Dupree]] which is followed up by a macabre human ventriloquist dummy action with Darwin manipulating the dead [[spoiler:Dupree]]'s mouth with his hand and thumb and throwing his voice so as if to have a conversation with the recently departed.
20th Mar '17 10:04:03 PM marcoasalazarm
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* DumbMuscle: From the little we see of him, Israel's henchman Hugo(played by Creator/JoelEdgerton) acts like this.

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* DumbMuscle: From the little we see of him, Israel's henchman Hugo(played Hugo (played by Creator/JoelEdgerton) acts like this.


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* SmugSnake: Buddy 'Aces' Israel, in the backstory and first act of the film, was one of these, thinking that his Mafia connections (and then selling them to the cops) would provide him with an easy life. The movie then goes on to [[HumiliationConga shove humiliation down his throat like there was no tomorrow.]]


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* VillainousBreakdown: Buddy Israel's character arc for most of the film is this happening to him.
17th Oct '16 5:27:50 PM nombretomado
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* CerebusEnding: Anyone who thought they were watching a GuyRitchie-esque [[CarnivalOfKillers wacky-hitmen movie]] will [[MoodWhiplash be pretty surprised]] by the dark tone the eventual [[OnceMoreWithClarity exposition scene]] takes.

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* CerebusEnding: Anyone who thought they were watching a GuyRitchie-esque Creator/GuyRitchie-esque [[CarnivalOfKillers wacky-hitmen movie]] will [[MoodWhiplash be pretty surprised]] by the dark tone the eventual [[OnceMoreWithClarity exposition scene]] takes.
11th Aug '15 9:10:00 AM Morgenthaler
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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokin%27_Aces_2:_Assassins%27_Ball A prequel was released]] in 2010. This time, the target is Walter Weed, a lowly desk jockey at the FBI on the verge of retirement, who is informed by his bewildered superiors that a massive price has been placed on his head, on condition that he is killed at precisely 3:00AM on April 19th, the very day he retires. He is given a team of Federal Agents as bodyguards and taken to an impenetrable underground fortress disguised as a bar, while all manner of ruthless killers converge on his location. Once again, there is a twist at the end that changes the nature of the story.

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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokin%27_Aces_2:_Assassins%27_Ball A prequel prequel, ''Film/SmokinAces2AssassinsBall'', was released]] released in 2010. This time, the target is Walter Weed, a lowly desk jockey at the FBI on the verge of retirement, who is informed by his bewildered superiors that a massive price has been placed on his head, on condition that he is killed at precisely 3:00AM on April 19th, the very day he retires. He is given a team of Federal Agents as bodyguards and taken to an impenetrable underground fortress disguised as a bar, while all manner of ruthless killers converge on his location. Once again, there is a twist at the end that changes the nature of the story.
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!''Assassins Ball'' provides examples of:

* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:The prequel is even worse than the first movie. It introduces several new characters who don't appear or were even mentioned in the original film (except Lester Tremor and Lazlo Soot, [[ForegoneConclusion obviously]]). Besides those two, only ''two'' characters survive the bloodbath in the film.]]
* AwesomeByAnalysis: Finbar immediately susses that Ariella is another assassin, and that most of the people in the bar are feds.
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Weed put the hit out on ''himself''. He's actually a terrorist mastermind who used his mid level desk job to plot attacks and murders abroad, and used a number of lethal assassins to do it. The entire film is a ploy to get the assassins killed and fake his death to cover his own tracks.]]
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Tremors. Emphasis on "big" since Lester is the only one who is in both films; the other three are his brother, sister and dad.
* {{Expy}}: Finbar [=McTeague=] is essentially Pasquale Acosta from the first film; both are [[TortureTechnician coldly professional torturers]] with nicknames who are in it for the money, both of whom disguise themselves as FBI Agents.
* ForegoneConclusion: As its a prequel, Lester Tremor and Lazlo Soot are both guaranteed to survive.
* GlasgowSmile: Again, Lazlo.
* GunsAkimbo
* HiddenVillain
* HistoricalRapSheet: The film implies that the CorruptHick [[ThoseWackyNazis Neo-Nazi]] Tremor family was the ''real'' perpetrator of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_11,_2004_Madrid_attacks March 11, 2004 bomb attacks in Madrid]], as part of a world-wide campaign of terror orchestrated by BigBad "Hal Leuco".
* KicktheDog: The Tremors' firing exploding clowns out of a circus cannon.
* KissOfDeath: Ariella Martinez's speciality.
* MasterOfDisguise: Still Lazlo Soot.
* ObfuscatingDisability
* OutlawCouple: Finbar convinces Ariella to [[VillainTeamUp team up]] once he informs her the bar they are in is crawling with Federal Agents. [[spoiler: They both die, but Ariella removes her poisoned lips to let Finbar kiss her, suggesting they had fallen for each other.]]
* PreMortemOneLiner[=/=]BondOneLiner: Kaitlyn Tremor does both in one scene, going so far as to {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing the latter trope.
-->''Dismissed!''\\
'''[shoots her sailor lover]'''\\
''Gonna make this joke about you shooting your load and then me shooting you, but it wasn't as good as "dismissed."''
* ShroudedInMyth: Hal Lueco
* TortureTechnician: Finbar [=McTeague=], aka "The Surgeon".
* UsualSuspectsEnding: Subverted. [[spoiler: Weed is shot by Baker in the middle of doing this.]]
* VillainExitStageLeft: Subverted once again. Right when it looks like [[spoiler:Weed/Leuco]] is about to make a standard, clean getaway at the end of the movie, [[spoiler:Baker comes from nowhere and shoots him through the windshield.]] Doubles as SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}.
3rd Aug '15 4:03:33 PM Shaorai217
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* DumbMuscle: From the little we see of him, Israel's henchman Hugo(played by Creator/JoelEdgerton) acts like this.
23rd Jun '15 9:57:48 AM Dannykat
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* CerebusEnding: anyone who thought they were watching a GuyRitchie-esque [[CarnivalOfKillers wacky-hitmen movie]] will [[MoodWhiplash be pretty surprised]] by the dark tone the eventual [[OnceMoreWithClarity exposition scene]] takes.

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* CerebusEnding: anyone Anyone who thought they were watching a GuyRitchie-esque [[CarnivalOfKillers wacky-hitmen movie]] will [[MoodWhiplash be pretty surprised]] by the dark tone the eventual [[OnceMoreWithClarity exposition scene]] takes.
20th Jun '15 1:16:49 PM Dannykat
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'''Tremor:''' I'll bet you are!

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'''Tremor:''' '''Darwin Tremor:''' I'll bet you are!
20th Jun '15 1:16:32 PM Dannykat
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-->'''Georgia:''' ... I'm Going down.\\
'''Tremor:''' I'll Bet you are!

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-->'''Georgia:''' ... I'm Going going down.\\
'''Tremor:''' I'll Bet bet you are!
18th Jun '15 5:44:33 PM Dannykat
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* ClimbingClimax: {{Exaggerated|trope}}; ''Most of the film'' involves the various factions racing to the penthouse.

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* ClimbingClimax: {{Exaggerated|trope}}; {{Exaggerated|trope}}. ''Most of the film'' involves the various factions racing to the penthouse.
18th Jun '15 5:43:34 PM Dannykat
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** [[spoiler: In Smokin Aces 2, the Tremor family resorts to shooting exploding clowns out of a carnival cannon.]]



* BossSubtitles: In this movie and its sequel [[EstablishingCharacterMoment the introduction of all principal characters]] includes a still frame with a name tag.

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* BossSubtitles: In this movie and its sequel [[EstablishingCharacterMoment the The introduction of all principal characters]] includes a still frame with a name tag.
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