History Film / TheCondemned

21st Jan '18 4:56:05 PM Frankencastle
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of {{Deadly Game}}s of the likes of ''Literature/HungerGames'' and ''Literature/BattleRoyale''. If the Condemned took place in those settings, nobody would bat an eye as the Deadly Games in those settings are also televised (though for different reasons. Heck, some people even get excited for them), but since it takes place in the real world, almost everyone is disgusted with the concept, even if it's people who are on death row instead of youth fighting to the death. It also shows what would happen if someone ''other'' than the government ran the DeadlyGame and the consequences of favoring one competitor.
** But as [[Webvideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] points out in his review, the movie ultimately fails at both this and its YouBastard message by [[BrokenAesop criticizing the violence, yet also hypocritically playing up said violence both in content and in advertising.]]
** Not to mention that the companies that released it were Lionsgate (A company then known for releasing the ''{{Franchise/Saw}}'' franchise) and WWE Films (An offshoot of a wrestling company.)
29th Oct '17 3:54:21 AM RedScharlach
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** But as [[Webvideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] points out in his review, the movie ultimately fails at both this and it's YouBastard message by [[BrokenAesop criticizing the violence, yet also hypocritically playing up said violence both in content and in advertising.]]

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** But as [[Webvideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] points out in his review, the movie ultimately fails at both this and it's its YouBastard message by [[BrokenAesop criticizing the violence, yet also hypocritically playing up said violence both in content and in advertising.]]



* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: Ewan killing Ian's crew, who were enjoying seeing the games and the convicts's deaths and suffering quite a lot. He even adresses it while killing them. Ewan himself also is hit by this, being killed by Jack immediatly after it.]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: Ewan [[spoiler:Ewan killing Ian's crew, who were enjoying seeing the games and the convicts's convicts' deaths and suffering quite a lot. He even adresses addresses it while killing them. Ewan himself also is hit by this, being killed by Jack immediatly immediately after it.]]



* RetiredBadass: Zigzagged. Jack is officially retired from the Army, but he still did unnoficial jobs for them until his prison.

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* RetiredBadass: Zigzagged. Jack is officially retired from the Army, but he still did unnoficial unofficial jobs for them until his prison.
4th Jun '17 9:26:25 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ThinkOfTheChildren: One of the film's most notorious scenes is a reporter arguing in favor of censorship.

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* ThinkOfTheChildren: One of the film's most notorious scenes is a reporter arguing in favor of censorship. Bracket's response is an outright defiance of this mentality -- it's not ''his'' job to think of who will see his work (either deliberately nor accidentally).
4th Jun '17 8:31:04 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* SirSwearsALot: Ewan, and to a lesser extent, Jack.



* SirSwearsALot: Ewan, and to a lesser extent, Jack.
5th Feb '17 9:26:42 PM marcoasalazarm
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* AssholeVictim: InvokedTrope: Brecket requests incredibly despicable yet badass people (like death row condemned) in order to make those who watch the contest feel good about seeing them die (and because getting them out of third-world prisons is as simple as slipping some bucks to the warden).
17th May '16 5:04:23 PM ThatBitterTase
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* MurderDotCom: Aptly, "The Condemned Dot Com". With live video access. Credit card only.

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* MurderDotCom: Aptly, "The Condemned Dot Com". With live video access. Credit card only. Somehow it gets more viewers than the Super Bowl near the end (even though, as Film Brain points out, the Super Bowl isn't a pay-per-view event, and thus has a far lower bar to viewership).


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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Beckett lets out a slew of anti-Arabic slurs when complaining about his Islamic extremist convict being murdered.


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* ThinkOfTheChildren: One of the film's most notorious scenes is a reporter arguing in favor of censorship.
14th Dec '15 5:06:30 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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''The Condemned'' is a 2007 film that tells the story of [[Creator/StoneColdSteveAustin Jack Conrad]], an American convict waiting in death row, as he, along with 9 other convicts from different countries, is brought to an island by television producer Ian Brecket, who plans to pit them in a competition where they must kill each other, so that the last one standing after 30 hours gains freedom.

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''The Condemned'' is a 2007 film that tells the story of [[Creator/StoneColdSteveAustin [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Jack Conrad]], an American convict waiting in death row, as he, along with 9 other convicts from different countries, is brought to an island by television producer Ian Brecket, who plans to pit them in a competition where they must kill each other, so that the last one standing after 30 hours gains freedom.
28th Jul '15 6:50:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* HateSink:
** '''Ewan [=McStarley=]'''. Sure, he's not above torturing, raping and killing in cold blood other participants and [[spoiler: Ian's crew]], but he's actually no better than most of the participants anyway, who are convicts waiting in death row for horrendous crimes.
** Brecket pulls plenty of weight in this role as well (''especially'' InUniverse), being a sociopathic SmugSnake that cares only about the game's ratings and anything that can help with enhancing them (even demanding that Rosa's rape and subsequent death be filmed as best as possible, saying that it's what audiences want and rambling about how it was "manufactured" like any other RealityShow).
16th May '15 6:36:19 AM erforce
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** Not to mention that the companies that released it were Lionsgate (A company then known for releasing the {{Film/Saw}} Franchise) and WWE Films (An offshoot of a wrestling company.)

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** Not to mention that the companies that released it were Lionsgate (A company then known for releasing the {{Film/Saw}} Franchise) ''{{Franchise/Saw}}'' franchise) and WWE Films (An offshoot of a wrestling company.)
8th Mar '15 4:46:42 AM ST89
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* FreudianExcuse: [[PlayedWithTrope Played with.]] [=McStarley=] mentions he was raped while serving time in an African prison. However Jack calls it out mentioning that doesn't excuse all the atrocities he committed. Also, it's hinted he was lying in order to making appear himself more sympathetic to Jack.

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* FreudianExcuse: [[PlayedWithTrope Played with.]] with. [=McStarley=] mentions he was raped while serving time in an African prison. However Jack calls it out mentioning that doesn't excuse all the atrocities he committed. Also, it's hinted he was lying in order to making appear himself more sympathetic to Jack.
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