History Film / TheGhostAndTheDarkness

29th May '17 9:25:00 AM IvelliosWiefel
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* IdiotBall: Patterson, an experienced soldier and hunter, decides to change his gun at the last minute and go to hunt the lions without testing it before. Remington calls him on it. Later, all three main characters (Patterson, Remington and Samuel) grab it and decide to party after killing one of the lions, assuming the second will just flee... [[spoiler: but instead comes back to kill Remington.]] The workers assigned to shoot the lion are too terrified when it walks into a trap and then try to say the lion kept moving. Patterson calls them on their bad excuse.

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* IdiotBall: Patterson, an experienced soldier and hunter, decides to change his gun at the last minute and go to hunt the lions without testing it before. Remington calls him on it. Later, all three main characters (Patterson, Remington and Samuel) grab it and decide to party after killing one of the lions, assuming the second will just flee... [[spoiler: but instead comes back to kill Remington.]] The workers assigned to shoot the lion are too terrified to aim properly when it walks into a trap and then try to say the lion kept moving. Patterson calls them on their bad excuse.
29th May '17 9:17:59 AM IvelliosWiefel
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* GoryDiscretionShot: Done a number of times either fully or partially, and to great effect; few immediate wounds the lions cause are even given close, focused attention in most of the shots, but provide just enough of a visual to let the imagination do all the grisly work. Notable subversion is the full frontal shot of [[spoiler: Sterling's gaping neck wounds]]. Played completely straight with [[spoiler: Remington's corpse]]; you never even glimpse so much as an appendage. However, given what man-eaters tend to leave behind, the use of this trope is probably for the best.
30th Apr '17 5:22:59 PM lorgskyegon
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* AdultFear: Patterson has a dream where the lions attack his newly arrived wife.
12th Jan '17 8:22:53 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Ghost and the Darkness'' is a 1996 American film directed by Stephen Hopkins and starring Creator/ValKilmer and Creator/MichaelDouglas.

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''The Ghost and the Darkness'' is a 1996 American adventure film directed by Stephen Hopkins and Hopkins, starring Creator/ValKilmer and Creator/MichaelDouglas.
30th Nov '16 1:53:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheWorfEffect: Mahina [[spoiler: is killed off easily]] after being introduced as a {{Badass}}. This leaves the rest of the men in an understandable state of panic.

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* TheWorfEffect: Mahina [[spoiler: is killed off easily]] after being introduced as a {{Badass}}.badass. This leaves the rest of the men in an understandable state of panic.
20th Nov '16 1:38:25 PM Morgenthaler
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14th Nov '16 2:03:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Not just the main characters but Mahina, the guy that killed a lion ''with his bare hands''. [[spoiler: It didn't help him much in the end, though]].
** The lions count too.
23rd Jul '16 1:30:47 PM hopeshalllive
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* IdiotBall: Patterson, an experienced soldier and hunter, decides to change his gun at the last minute and go to hunt the lions without testing it before. Remington calls him on it. Later, all three main characters (Patterson, Remington and Samuel) grab it and decide to party after killing one of the lions, assuming the second will just flee... [[spoiler: but instead comes back to kill Remington.]]

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* IdiotBall: Patterson, an experienced soldier and hunter, decides to change his gun at the last minute and go to hunt the lions without testing it before. Remington calls him on it. Later, all three main characters (Patterson, Remington and Samuel) grab it and decide to party after killing one of the lions, assuming the second will just flee... [[spoiler: but instead comes back to kill Remington.]]]] The workers assigned to shoot the lion are too terrified when it walks into a trap and then try to say the lion kept moving. Patterson calls them on their bad excuse.



* RealityIsUnrealistic: One of the most criticized scenes, the one where a lion falls in one of the traps but the three Indian guards fail to kill him until it escapes... not only happened in reality, but in an even more outlandish way. There were actually like 10 men firing on it, who were agents of the Mombasa police (not just railroad guards), and the only one bullet that made target broke the cage's lock [[OhCrap letting the lion escape]].

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: One of the most criticized scenes, the one where a lion falls in one of the traps but the three Indian guards fail to kill him until it escapes... not only happened in reality, but in an even more outlandish way. There were actually like 10 men firing on it, who were agents of the [[IncompetentCop Mombasa police police]] (not just railroad guards), and the only one bullet that made target broke the cage's lock [[OhCrap letting the lion escape]].
23rd Jul '16 1:25:08 PM hopeshalllive
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*BatmanGambit: Both Patterson and the lions do this repeadetdly. Patterson's trap was assuming the lion would hit the tripwire, and it worked, but then the lion trapped continually moved and roared, deducing the workers would be too terrified to shoot wildly. When Patterson, Sterling and Samuel corner one of the lions, it hinged on the other one leaping when they were focused. The barn also worked, but the lions were quick to see through it.


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*GenreSavvy: The lions easily outwit Patterson, and the second they walk into a trap, they attack the hospital, knowing it would take them by surprise.


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*MeaningfulName: Tsavo means slaughter, and it fits all the killing the lions do.
10th May '16 4:15:18 AM VoxAquila
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* AnimalisticAbomination: The lions are speculated to be this InUniverse, with Samuel declaring them to be MadeOfEvil.


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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Are the maneaters merely lions or something supernatural? Working together and hunting for sport leaves some credence to the latter position.
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