History Film / TheFifthElement

15th Jan '18 4:05:24 AM FTD
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%%* WaifFu: And another Leeloo trope. We are not at home to Mr. Newton, no sir.

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%%* * VoluntaryShapeshifting: The Mangalores can impersonate humans by shaking their heads vigorously side-to-side and babbling; they can't change the clothes they are wearing and they sometimes don't get the voices of the people they are impersonating right. It's not clear if the Mangalore posing as a human woman at the airport was actually female, or if this ability of the Mangalores is physiological or technological; it's awfully convenient for them, but they're so stupid it would make sense to assume this is either Zorg's technology, or a natural ability of their species. It's also not clear if it works for impersonating other species, or whether they can impersonate specific individual humans for infiltration (we never see them do this), or if the ability is limited to blending in the background using a generic human appearance.
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WaifFu: And another Leeloo trope. We are not at home Leeloo, the supreme being, proves herself supremely flexible and lethal to Mr. Newton, no sir.bad guys.



%%* WorldOfHam

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%%* WorldOfHam* WorldOfHam: Vito, the military, the President, and of course... Ruby RHODDDDD!
1st Dec '17 1:09:21 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: At least some of the drama could've been avoided if Vito Cornelius had let Zorg choke to death on his cherry. But he has a conscience, so he couldn't let even a clearly evil and unscrupulous person die.
1st Nov '17 4:41:38 AM Macsen
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* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: The film ends with [[spoiler:Korben and Leeloo making love in a regeneration chamber]].
1st Nov '17 4:34:57 AM Macsen
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** Ruby Rhod and his entourage play every camp stereotype to the hilt, even though they're not gay. Just because Ruby's fabulous doesn't mean he doesn't love the ladies. A lot. According to the DVDCommentary, Ruby (originally named "Loc") is a combination of Music/{{Prince}} and Lenny Kravitz. Ruby even oddly uses the female pronoun when referring to himself on radio, calling himself ''Miss'' Ruby Rhod.

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** Ruby Rhod and his entourage play every camp stereotype to the hilt, even though they're not gay. Just because Ruby's fabulous doesn't mean he doesn't love the ladies. A lot.lot, as evidenced by his tryst with a flight attendant during the takeoff of the ship to Fhloston Paradise. According to the DVDCommentary, Ruby (originally named "Loc") is a combination of Music/{{Prince}} and Lenny Kravitz. Ruby even oddly uses the female pronoun when referring to himself on radio, calling himself ''Miss'' Ruby Rhod.


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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: At least some of the drama could've been avoided if Vito Cornelius had let Zorg choke to death on his cherry. But he has a conscience, so he couldn't let even a clearly evil and unscrupulous person die.
1st Nov '17 4:15:10 AM Macsen
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:When Corben meets Leeloo in the spaceport, he says that they met, sparks flew, and they fell in love. At the climax of the movie, he lights a match and admits he's in love with Leeloo.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:When Corben When Korben meets Leeloo in the spaceport, he says tells the ticket agent that they met, sparks flew, and they fell in love. At [[spoiler:At the climax of the movie, he lights a match and admits he's in love with Leeloo.]]
1st Nov '17 3:16:17 AM LtFedora
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: The battleship captain says that the Dark Planet is giving conflicting temperature readings varying from one million degrees to -5000. There is no temperature scale that goes to -5000, as absolute zero (or 0 Kelvin) is only -273 Celsius.
15th Oct '17 5:05:15 PM Origin
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** Zorg has one of these in the form of a LittleNo when he realizes that the ProudWarriorRace is going to [[spoiler:manually detonate the bomb anyway]].

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** Zorg has one of these in the form of a LittleNo when he realizes that the ProudWarriorRace is going to [[spoiler:manually detonate the [[spoiler:brought ''their own'' cruise ship-destroying bomb anyway]].along. Just as he disarms his own]].



'''Captain:''' Nothing, General.

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'''Captain:''' Nothing, General.'''Captain:''' ...''nothing'', sir.
28th Sep '17 12:07:03 PM SymBionicFan
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* DistantPrologue: The film starts in c.1914 when the Mondoshawans take artifacts from an archaeological dig. The story then jumps forward to the far future, where we're introduced to the main characters.



* EldritchAbomination: The Great Evil

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* EldritchAbomination: The Great EvilEvil, a sentient planet.
30th Jul '17 3:42:47 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* RaceAgainstTheClock: They have 48 hours before the BigBad UltimateEvil "becomes acclimated" and is able to attack.



* YouHave48Hours: They have 48 hours before the BigBad UltimateEvil "becomes acclimated" and is able to attack.
24th Jul '17 9:57:19 AM RadiatedRonin
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** The ticket-taker for the commuter space flight to Fhloston gets a visual one as well, when the security scan at her window reveals [[spoiler: the two people trying to claim Korben's tickets are Mangalores.]]
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