History Film / TheFifthElement

7th Feb '16 5:09:39 PM LtFedora
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* MegaCorp: Zorg's company seems to have a stake in everything, from weapons manufacture to taxi services. It's so large the Federation Council asks him personally to fire hundreds of thousands of employees to prevent an economic crisis.
7th Feb '16 5:07:26 PM LtFedora
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* MegaCorps: Zorg's company seems to have a stake in everything, from weapons manufacture to taxi services. It's so large the Federation Council asks him personally to fire hundreds of thousands of employees to prevent an economic crisis.
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* MegaCorps: MegaCorp: Zorg's company seems to have a stake in everything, from weapons manufacture to taxi services. It's so large the Federation Council asks him personally to fire hundreds of thousands of employees to prevent an economic crisis.
7th Feb '16 5:06:58 PM LtFedora
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* MegaCorps: Zorg's company seems to have a stake in everything, from weapons manufacture to taxi services. It's so large the Federation Council asks him personally to fire hundreds of thousands of employees to prevent an economic crisis.
3rd Feb '16 2:55:28 PM captainmarkle
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* AnimalEspionage: One of [[TheDragon Zorg]]'s minions uses a cockroach fitted with a [[IncrediblyObviousBug hilariously conspicuous transmitter]] to spy on the president. The roach also seems to have a brain implant that allows him some rudimentary control over it. The president eventually notices the bug and squashes it, causing painful feedback for the listener. (Note that this is a parodical exaggeration. Despite the film being set a few centuries in the future, in real life the technology already exists to do this trick more effectively)
28th Jan '16 2:15:43 AM JakesBrain
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* ClosetShuffle: A rather spectacular example involving multiple people and a truly improbable selection of hiding places (including a freezer and a self-making pull-out bed). None of the people Korben hides enjoy their hiding places very much. Leelo gets wet and cold when the shower began its self-cleaning cycle, the military guys are frozen, and the priest nearly suffocates under the plastic that the bed wraps itself in. * CoitusUninterruptus: At the end, Korben and Leeloo are making love in the regeneration chamber when the President comes in to congratulate Korben. Professor Mactilburgh looks through a peephole and says they need five more minutes of "regeneration".
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* ClosetShuffle: A rather spectacular example involving multiple people and a truly improbable selection of hiding places (including a freezer and a self-making pull-out bed). None of the people Korben hides enjoy their hiding places very much. Leelo Leeloo gets wet and cold when the shower began its self-cleaning cycle, the military guys are frozen, and the priest Cornelius nearly suffocates under the plastic that the bed wraps itself in. * CoitusUninterruptus: At the end, Korben and Leeloo are making love in the regeneration chamber when the President comes in to congratulate Korben. Professor Mactilburgh Dr. [=MacTilburgh=] looks through a peephole and says they need five more minutes of "regeneration".

** TheSmartGuy -- Priest Vito Cornelius
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** TheSmartGuy -- Priest Vito Father Cornelius

* ForScience: Professor Mactilburgh sure does love the prospect of regrowing the supreme being in his lab.
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* ForScience: Professor Mactilburgh [=MacTilburgh=] sure does love the prospect of regrowing the supreme being in his lab.

'''Mactilburgh:''' Yeah, can't wait to meet 'im!
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'''Mactilburgh:''' Yeah, can't '''[=MacTilburgh=]:''' Yeah. Can't wait to meet 'im!

** Much of the futuristic New York and the character of Korben Dallas pay homage to the Harry Canyon story from ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''.
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** Much of the futuristic New York and the character of Korben Dallas pay homage to the Harry Canyon "Harry Canyon" story from ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''.

* InformedAttractiveness: The only way you could believe that Chris Tucker dressing like [=RuPaul=] is one of the sexiest media personalities in the universe is to have one or more of the female extras explicitly tell you they find him sexy, though that's really the point; we're clearly meant to share the viewpoint of Korben, who only finds Rhod silly and annoying.
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* InformedAttractiveness: The only way you could believe that Chris Tucker dressing like [=RuPaul=] is one of the sexiest media personalities in the universe is to have one or more of the female extras explicitly tell you they find him sexy, though that's really the point; we're clearly meant to share the viewpoint of Korben, who only finds Rhod Ruby silly and annoying.

* IronicEcho: As Right-Arm calls Zorg to tell he couldn't prevent Korben from embarking, he replies [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "I am ... a little ... disappointed.]]" (the conversation ends with Zorg ''[[YouHaveFailedMe triggering Right-Arm's public phone to explode]]''). Later, after Zorg finds out the box with the rocks is empty, he returns screaming "I. AM. VERY. DISAPPOINTED!"
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* IronicEcho: As Right-Arm calls Zorg to tell he couldn't prevent Korben from embarking, he replies [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "I am ... a little ... disappointed.]]" (the conversation ends with Zorg ''[[YouHaveFailedMe triggering Right-Arm's public phone to explode]]''). Later, after Zorg finds out the box with the rocks is empty, he returns screaming "I. AM. VERY. DISAPPOINTED!"''VERY. DISAPPOINTED!!''"

-->'''General Staedert:''' Upfront loading of a 120 ZZR missile. Marker lights on the objective. -->'''Scientist:''' Its structure had just solidified on the surface. -->'''Head Scientist:''' I think it's anticipating the attack. Anticipation denotes intelligence. -->'''Cornelius:''' The most terrible intelligence imaginable, Mr President.
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-->'''General Staedert:''' Upfront loading of a 120 ZZR missile. Marker lights on the objective. -->'''Scientist:''' objective.\\ '''Scientist:''' Its structure had has just solidified on the surface. -->'''Head surface.\\ '''Head Scientist:''' I think it's anticipating the attack. Anticipation denotes intelligence. -->'''Cornelius:''' intelligence.\\ '''Cornelius:''' The most terrible intelligence imaginable, Mr President.

-->'''Zorg:''' [[OhCrap Oh, no.]]
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-->'''Zorg:''' ''(blankly)'' [[OhCrap Oh, no.]]

* MotorMouth: ** Ruby Rhod
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* MotorMouth: ** MotorMouth: Ruby RhodRhod.

--->'''Staedert:''' ''[worried]'' ... What do we have that's bigger than 240? --->'''Captain:''' Nothing, General.
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--->'''Staedert:''' ''[worried]'' ... What do we have that's bigger than 240? --->'''Captain:''' 240?\\ '''Captain:''' Nothing, General.

-->'''Extremely Dumb Mugger:''' '''GIMME THE CASSSH!!!'''
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-->'''Extremely '''Extremely Dumb Mugger:''' '''GIMME THE CASSSH!!!'''

** "I! AM! VERY! DISAPPOINTED!"
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** "I! AM! VERY! ''VERY! DISAPPOINTED!"

--->'''Mr. Shadow: I. WANT. THE. STONES.'''
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--->'''Mr. Shadow: I. WANT. THE. STONES.'''Shadow:''' ''[[AC:I. Want. The. Stones.]]''

* SamusIsAGirl: The professor in the prologue refers to "this man, this perfect being ..." Professor Mactilburgh assumes likewise before reconstructing Leeloo, only to be find out that she's ... [[MsFanservice "I told you, perfect."]] Vito Cornelius is also surprised to find out the supreme being is female.
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* SamusIsAGirl: The professor in the prologue refers to "this man, this perfect being ..." Professor Mactilburgh [=MacTilburgh=] assumes likewise before reconstructing Leeloo, only to be find out that she's ... [[MsFanservice "I told you, perfect."]] Vito Cornelius is also surprised to find out the supreme being is female.

--->'''Zorg:''' Now a real killer, when he picked up the ZF-1, would've immediately asked about the little red button on the bottom of the gun.
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--->'''Zorg:''' Now a real ''real'' killer, when he picked up the ZF-1, would've immediately ''immediately'' asked about the little red button on the bottom of the gun.

--->'''David:''' Yeah! --->'''Ruby:''' Ahhh! What's wrong with you?! What you screaming for? Every five minutes there's a bomb or something! I'm leaving. Bzzzzzz!
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--->'''David:''' Yeah! --->'''Ruby:''' '''''Yeah!!!'''''\\ '''Ruby:''' Ahhh! What's wrong ''wrong'' with you?! What you Whatya screaming for? Every five minutes ''minutes'', there's a bomb or something! I'm leaving. Bzzzzzz!

* ShootTheHostageTaker: After Korben takes out a few of his men, the lead Mangalore holds priest Cornelius hostage and threatens "One more shot, we start killing hostages! Send someone in to negotiate!" Korben's method of "negotiating" is to calmly walk in, BoomHeadshot the leader, then ask "anyone else want to negotiate?" while waving his gun around at the rest.
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* ShootTheHostageTaker: After Korben takes out a few of his men, the lead Mangalore holds priest Cornelius hostage and threatens "One more shot, we start killing hostages! Send someone in to negotiate!" Korben's method of "negotiating" is to calmly walk in, BoomHeadshot the leader, then ask "anyone "Anyone else want to negotiate?" while waving his gun around at the rest.
26th Jan '16 5:22:14 AM GuyIncog
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* KeystoneArmy: The Mangalores, though "army" is stretching things - more like a keystone platoon. --->'''Korben''': We need to find the leader. Mangalores won't fight without the leader.
3rd Jan '16 2:58:35 PM billybobfred
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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Korben gets a second-hand case of this during the police control, when his neighbor opts to flip the police off and shout "SMOKE YOU!" instead of cooperating. Korben visibly winces when he hears it, and mutters "wrong answer" just before the gunshot.
20th Dec '15 8:59:11 PM Discar
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Mac Guffin Girl is no longer a trope.
* {{Troperiffic}}: It's all there: MysteriousWaif MacGuffinGirl, SissyVillain glowing with cartoon villainy, [[TestosteronePoisoning Ultra-manly man]] ActionHero played by BruceWillis, RubberForeheadAliens, [[FlyingCar hovercar]] [[ChaseScene chases]], WaifFu, [[EldritchAbomination the Ultimate Evil]], and the world being saved through ThePowerOfLove.[[note]]well, WordOfGod says sex, but close enough[[/note]] This movie is a lovingly prepared four-course meal of cheesy sci-fi tropes. And it makes sense to know Luc Besson started to write as a teenager reading lots of sci-fi comics.
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* {{Troperiffic}}: It's all there: MysteriousWaif MacGuffinGirl, MysteriousWaif, SissyVillain glowing with cartoon villainy, [[TestosteronePoisoning Ultra-manly man]] ActionHero played by BruceWillis, RubberForeheadAliens, [[FlyingCar hovercar]] [[ChaseScene chases]], WaifFu, [[EldritchAbomination the Ultimate Evil]], and the world being saved through ThePowerOfLove.[[note]]well, WordOfGod says sex, but close enough[[/note]] This movie is a lovingly prepared four-course meal of cheesy sci-fi tropes. And it makes sense to know Luc Besson started to write as a teenager reading lots of sci-fi comics.
20th Dec '15 6:42:21 AM Berrenta
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* SpaceFighter: Fighters make a brief appearance, shooting down the friendly alien ship carrying the MacGuffinGirl protagonist. Korben's first conversation with Finger implies that flying space fighters was among his duties in the army.
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* SpaceFighter: Fighters make a brief appearance, shooting down the friendly alien ship carrying the MacGuffinGirl MacGuffinSuperPerson protagonist. Korben's first conversation with Finger implies that flying space fighters was among his duties in the army.
19th Dec '15 3:20:44 PM pvsage
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* CuteBruiser: Leeloo is tiny, but she is strong enough to break out of a "bulletproof" glass sarcophagus and knock out a dozen Mangalores in hand-to-hand combat and tough enough to survive [[CarCushion crashing through]] the roof of Dallas's cab.
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