History Film / TheGhostAndTheDarkness

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.
19th Jan '16 11:52:07 PM aye_amber
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''The Ghost and the Darkness'' is a 1996 American film directed by Creator/StephenHopkins and starring Creator/ValKilmer and Creator/MichaelDouglas.

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''The Ghost and the Darkness'' is a 1996 American film directed by Creator/StephenHopkins Stephen Hopkins and starring Creator/ValKilmer and Creator/MichaelDouglas.
10th Nov '15 1:03:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[FakeBrit Fake Irishman]]: Val Kilmer as Col. John Henry Patterson.
10th Nov '15 1:02:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire: The movie is set in British East Africa, and the railroad Patterson is building represents the march of progress brought by the Empire.
31st Oct '15 11:37:04 PM DarkDeceiver
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* NonMaliciousMonster: Subverted, more or less. The lions seems to hunt and kill more for fun than for hunger.One of 'em even leave [[spoiler: Remington']] corpse where Patterson can see him apparently just to provoke him.

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* NonMaliciousMonster: Subverted, more or less. The lions seems to hunt and kill more for fun than for hunger. One of 'em even leave [[spoiler: Remington']] Remington's]] corpse where Patterson can see him apparently just to provoke him.
31st Oct '15 11:35:44 PM DarkDeceiver
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Part because live-acted lions didn't seem much of a threat after theatres had already been attacked by expensive CGI [[Film/JurassicPark dinosaurs]] and [[Film/IndependenceDay alien invaders]], part because the main character (played by the ''goddam Film/{{Batman|Forever}}'') was heavily toned down to [[ExecutiveMeddling make room for the]] [[WagTheDirector originally tertiary character]] played by producer Michael Douglas, the film got mixed reviews and a disappointing performance in the box-office. It also won an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing which is [[ConsolationAward pretty much like winning nothing]]. The movie still remains an entertaining adventure movie with that classical feel in it, however.

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Part because live-acted lions didn't seem much of a threat after theatres had already been attacked by expensive CGI [[Film/JurassicPark dinosaurs]] and [[Film/IndependenceDay alien invaders]], part because the main character (played by the ''goddam ''goddamn Film/{{Batman|Forever}}'') was heavily toned down to [[ExecutiveMeddling make room for the]] [[WagTheDirector originally tertiary character]] played by producer Michael Douglas, the film got mixed reviews and a disappointing performance in the box-office. It also won an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing which is [[ConsolationAward pretty much like winning nothing]]. The movie still remains an entertaining adventure movie with that classical feel in it, however.



* ArcSymbol: The beauty of Africa and the dangers lurking underneath is represented by the tall brown Savannah grass. Patterson burns it to flush out the remaining lion. In the ending, he still worrily looks at the grass, afraid something else might jump out of it.

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* ArcSymbol: The beauty of Africa and the dangers lurking underneath is represented by the tall brown Savannah grass. Patterson burns it to flush out the remaining lion. In the ending, he still worrily worriedly looks at the grass, afraid something else might jump out of it.



* MightyRoar: The lions occasionaly does one of these. The result it's quite scary.

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* MightyRoar: The lions occasionaly occasionally does one of these. The result it's quite scary.



* NonMaliciousMonster: Subverted, more or less. The lions seems to hunt and kill more for fun than for hunger.One of 'em even leave [[Remington']] corpse where Patterson can see him apparently just to provoke him.

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* NonMaliciousMonster: Subverted, more or less. The lions seems to hunt and kill more for fun than for hunger.One of 'em even leave [[Remington']] [[spoiler: Remington']] corpse where Patterson can see him apparently just to provoke him.
1st Aug '15 12:33:18 PM fmpro
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->''" Remember this... even the most impossible parts of this story really happened."''

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->''" Remember this... even They are not lions, they are [[TitleDrop The Ghost and the most impossible parts of this story really happened.Darkness]]."''
19th Jun '15 10:35:55 AM fmpro
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->''"Now, can you control your fear? Can you?"''
-->-- '''Charles Remington'''

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->''"Now, can you control your fear? Can you?"''
->''" Remember this... even the most impossible parts of this story really happened."''
-->-- '''Charles Remington'''
'''Samuel'''
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