History Film / TheGodsMustBeCrazy

27th Dec '15 8:14:46 PM Fireblood
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N!xau's popularity had him being cast in a series of comedies made by a Hong Kong company in which, rather than being called Xi Xo, he goes by his real name. Although never intended to be sequels to the original film (as the titles and plots of the films were entirely different), they were eventually released under "The gods must be crazy", added with a sequel number. The original Chinese title of the fifth film even translates to "The Gods must be funny in China" as nod to the original film. [[DenserAndWackier Let's just say that these films were quite different from the original ones]]:

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N!xau's popularity had him being cast in a series of comedies made by a Hong Kong company in which, rather than being called Xi Xo, he goes by his real name. Although never intended to be sequels to the original film (as the titles and plots of the films were entirely different), they were eventually released under "The gods must be crazy", added with a sequel number. The original Chinese title of the fifth film even translates to "The Gods must be funny in China" as a nod to the original film. [[DenserAndWackier Let's just say that these films were quite different from the original ones]]:



* BigBad: All five films: the AfricanTerrorists in the first film, the poachers/ivory dealers in the second, diamond thieves in the third, smugglers in the fourth and panda thieves in the fifth and last film.

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* BigBad: All five films: the films. The AfricanTerrorists in the first film, the poachers/ivory dealers in the second, diamond thieves in the third, smugglers in the fourth and panda thieves in the fifth and last film.



* BloodlessCarnage: The president of Burani and his cabinet get shot up by terrorists, a few of those terrorists are shot by police. No single drop of blood or a gunwound is shown, making them basically simply drop dead for no reason.

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* BloodlessCarnage: The president of Burani and his cabinet get shot up by terrorists, a few of those terrorists are shot by police. No Not a single drop of blood or a gunwound gunshot wound is shown, making them basically simply drop dead for no reason.



* CannotTalkToWomen: Andrew Steyn

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* CannotTalkToWomen: Andrew SteynSteyn.



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Xi considers the attractive heroine to be "ugliest person he has ever seen."

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Xi considers the attractive heroine to be the "ugliest person he has ever seen."



* HighAltitudeInterrogation: Subverted twice. The terrorist being interrogated spills the beans only after being pushed to his death--actually a joke as the helicopter hasn't even taken off yet.

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* HighAltitudeInterrogation: Subverted {{Subverted}} twice. The terrorist being interrogated spills the beans only after being pushed to his death--actually a joke as the helicopter hasn't even taken off yet.



* LitteringIsNoBigDeal: Averted. Someone's inconsiderate disposal of a Coke bottle starts the whole plot in motion.

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* LitteringIsNoBigDeal: Averted.{{Averted}}. Someone's inconsiderate disposal of a Coke bottle starts the whole plot in motion.



* MoodWhiplash: In an otherwise cute and slapsticky film, there's a scene where guerrillas slaughter a roomful of people with machinegun fire (right after they kick the doors open and have them comically slam shut in their faces).

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* MoodWhiplash: In an otherwise cute and slapsticky film, there's a scene where guerrillas slaughter a roomful of people with machinegun machine gun fire (right after they kick the doors open and have them comically slam shut in their faces).



* ScaryBlackMan: An tall African zombie.

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* ScaryBlackMan: An A tall African zombie.



* TranquillizerDart: A {{Lampshaded}} subversion explicitly explains that tranquilizer darts don't take effect immediately. That's why they are rigged to be so easily removed that the victim doesn't know they've been tranqed (they feel only the sting, that can be attributed to insects).

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* TranquillizerDart: A {{Lampshaded}} {{lampshaded}} subversion explicitly explains that tranquilizer darts don't take effect immediately. That's why they are rigged to be so easily removed that the victim doesn't know they've been tranqed (they feel only the sting, that can be attributed to insects).
3rd Nov '15 8:56:00 PM IlGreven
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* AppleOfDiscord: The Coke bottle to the Bushmen. When they realize what the tribe's fight for the bottle has done, they task Xi with ridding them of it.
21st Sep '15 3:18:18 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** [[DamnedByAFoolsPraise Maybe Pepsi did it instead...]]
2nd Sep '15 3:21:33 PM jopartain
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* BloodlessCarnage: The president of Burani and his kabinet get shot up by terrorists, a few of those terrorists are shot by police. No single drop of blood or a gunwound is shown, making them basically simply drop dead for no reason.

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* BloodlessCarnage: The president of Burani and his kabinet cabinet get shot up by terrorists, a few of those terrorists are shot by police. No single drop of blood or a gunwound is shown, making them basically simply drop dead for no reason.
15th Jul '15 10:26:29 PM ConcordSoup
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*CannotTalkToWomen: Andrew Steyn
15th Jul '15 6:46:31 PM ConcordSoup
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** Dr. Ann Taylor
2nd Mar '15 9:59:16 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* MoodWhiplash: In an otherwise cute and slapsticky film, there's a scene where guerrillas slaughter a roomful of people with machinegun fire.

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* MoodWhiplash: In an otherwise cute and slapsticky film, there's a scene where guerrillas slaughter a roomful of people with machinegun fire.fire (right after they kick the doors open and have them comically slam shut in their faces).
28th Oct '14 11:22:32 PM Atreides
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* LitteringIsNoBigDeal: Averted. Someone's inconsiderate disposal of a Coke bottle starts the whole plot in motion.
27th Sep '14 1:32:43 PM Ecgwynn
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We cut to a modern South African city to establish some "tribal" habits of the "civilized" people in the film. (Translation Convention is not necessary as most South Africans can speak English while Xi and the other bushmen are unfamiliar with the language.) A couple of these city-inhabitants set out on their own quests, and they inevitably cross paths with Xi. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity (genuinely) Ensues.]]

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We cut to a modern South African city to establish some "tribal" habits of the "civilized" people in the film. (Translation Convention (TranslationConvention is not necessary as most South Africans can speak English while Xi and the other bushmen are unfamiliar with the language.) A couple of these city-inhabitants set out on their own quests, and they inevitably cross paths with Xi. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity (genuinely) Ensues.]]
31st Aug '14 1:48:39 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* PetTheDog: Terrorist leader Sam Boga acknowledging Kate's point and demanding that the army leave out food and water for the schoolchildren he's taken hostage is a standard case of PragmaticVillainy, but also making sure the military commanders are informed that he made a mistake in failing to plan ahead when he certainly didn't have to was somewhat decent of him.

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* PetTheDog: Terrorist leader Sam Boga acknowledging Kate's point and demanding that the army leave out food and water for the schoolchildren he's taken hostage is a standard case of PragmaticVillainy, but also making sure the military commanders are informed that he made a mistake in failing to plan ahead when was somewhat decent of him, since he certainly didn't have to was somewhat decent of him.to.
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