History Film / TheKingdom

5th Jun '14 7:46:25 AM kerani
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Written by Matthew Michael Carnahan and directed by PeterBerg, ''TheKingdom'' is a PostNineElevenTerrorismMovie released in 2007. It follows a team of FBI agents as they investigate a terrorist bombing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is a WaronTerror movie with a focus on criminal investigation rather than military action. Stars Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper, Jason Bateman and Ashraf Barhom. The movie opens with a succinct and generally accurate history of the interactions between Saudi Arabia and the United States. Following the credits, the movie opens with a terrorist attack (calling to mind both the Kohbar Towers bombing and the Riyadh Compound Attack) on civilians in Saudi Arabia. Agent Ronald Fleury and a team of agents are sent to Saudi Arabia to "assist" the Saudis in the investigation of the attack. The film was criticized for its portrayal of Muslims (despite the highly sympathetic treatment of the Saudi investigators) and had a mediocre showing in the box office.

Not to be confused with [[TheKingdom the trope about a monarch's property]], nor with the urban collaborative project Literature/TheKingdom.

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!! This movie contains examples of:

* ArabOilSheikh: a minor role, but done sympathetically
* BeardOfBarbarism: Subverted, in that while the FBI members are all clean shaven, the sympathetic Saudi members have beards, while the non-sympathetic types are clean shaven.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted, the team looks like crap after the final battle.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy[=/=]BaldOfAwesome: Fleury.
* TheCaptain: Fleury.
* ColonelBadass: Faris al Ghazi.
* FBIAgent: At one point there is a whole room of them, but the movie focuses on a team of four.
* GiantMook: One of these has a ''brutal'' fight with Janet Mayes and Adam Leavitt. He easily throws both of them across the room.
* GoodOlBoy: Sykes. Also SouthernFriedGenius. Also MrFixit.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: In the final battle, the FBI Agents and Saudi investigators kill plenty of bag guys by taking positions and and with precise calm shots. The enemy mooks meanwhile are shooting all over the place and hit nothing. The director mentions that he asked a group of ex-special forces people watching a preview if it wasn't a bit too implausible that none of the good guys were getting hit by the terrorists in the final shootout. They assured him that such lousy accuracy was nothing unusual.
* {{Jerkass}}: Aaron Jackson, though he only appears in one scene. It's implied that he TookALevelInJerkass with the death of his wife.
* MeaningfulEcho: [[spoiler:We're going to kill them all.]]
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Mayes is a competent & effective Agent, but her personal relationship to the incident is made clear in a way that is not for Sykes.
* NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight: Averted. Mayes only defeats the above mentioned Giant Mook once she draws her knife.
* NoWomansLand: "Hey! Don't cross the pink line!"
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Again, the fight with the Giant Mook. Basically most of the fight has Mayes being slammed around the room by him, and Mayes retaliates by biting the Giant Mook's ear off, then shooting his leg, [[spoiler:then stabbing him several times in the groin and the chest before finishing him off by stabbing him in the head]]. Ouch.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Deputy [=CoM=] Schmidt
* PapaWolf: The whole FBI team, plus the two Saudi investigators, goes nuclear when [[spoiler:Leavitt]] gets snatched.
* PostNineElevenTerrorismMovie: Type Three - but a better-done example of the trope
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Director Grace.
* SteelEardrums: Averted. Mayes falls to the ground in pain when someone fires a .50 calibre machine gun over her head. She expresses worry that it blew out her eardrum, and is temporarily deafened by it.
* TheWarOnTerror: Level Red
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original ending involved [[spoiler: a suicide bomber [[KillEmAll blowing all the main characters up as they were boarding a plane.]] [[DownerEnding The]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog End.]]]]

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Written by Matthew Michael Carnahan and directed by PeterBerg, ''TheKingdom'' is a PostNineElevenTerrorismMovie released in 2007. It follows a team of FBI agents as they investigate a terrorist bombing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is a WaronTerror movie with a focus on criminal investigation rather than military action. Stars Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper, Jason Bateman and Ashraf Barhom. The movie opens with a succinct and generally accurate history of the interactions between Saudi Arabia and the United States. Following the credits, the movie opens with a terrorist attack (calling to mind both the Kohbar Towers bombing and the Riyadh Compound Attack) on civilians in Saudi Arabia. Agent Ronald Fleury and a team of agents are sent to Saudi Arabia to "assist" the Saudis in the investigation of the attack. The film was criticized for its portrayal of Muslims (despite the highly sympathetic treatment of the Saudi investigators) and had a mediocre showing in the box office.

Not to be confused with [[TheKingdom the trope about a monarch's property]], nor with the urban collaborative project Literature/TheKingdom.

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!! This movie contains examples of:

* ArabOilSheikh: a minor role, but done sympathetically
* BeardOfBarbarism: Subverted, in that while the FBI members are all clean shaven, the sympathetic Saudi members have beards, while the non-sympathetic types are clean shaven.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted, the team looks like crap after the final battle.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy[=/=]BaldOfAwesome: Fleury.
* TheCaptain: Fleury.
* ColonelBadass: Faris al Ghazi.
* FBIAgent: At one point there is a whole room of them, but the movie focuses on a team of four.
* GiantMook: One of these has a ''brutal'' fight with Janet Mayes and Adam Leavitt. He easily throws both of them across the room.
* GoodOlBoy: Sykes. Also SouthernFriedGenius. Also MrFixit.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: In the final battle, the FBI Agents and Saudi investigators kill plenty of bag guys by taking positions and and with precise calm shots. The enemy mooks meanwhile are shooting all over the place and hit nothing. The director mentions that he asked a group of ex-special forces people watching a preview if it wasn't a bit too implausible that none of the good guys were getting hit by the terrorists in the final shootout. They assured him that such lousy accuracy was nothing unusual.
* {{Jerkass}}: Aaron Jackson, though he only appears in one scene. It's implied that he TookALevelInJerkass with the death of his wife.
* MeaningfulEcho: [[spoiler:We're going to kill them all.]]
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Mayes is a competent & effective Agent, but her personal relationship to the incident is made clear in a way that is not for Sykes.
* NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight: Averted. Mayes only defeats the above mentioned Giant Mook once she draws her knife.
* NoWomansLand: "Hey! Don't cross the pink line!"
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Again, the fight with the Giant Mook. Basically most of the fight has Mayes being slammed around the room by him, and Mayes retaliates by biting the Giant Mook's ear off, then shooting his leg, [[spoiler:then stabbing him several times in the groin and the chest before finishing him off by stabbing him in the head]]. Ouch.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Deputy [=CoM=] Schmidt
* PapaWolf: The whole FBI team, plus the two Saudi investigators, goes nuclear when [[spoiler:Leavitt]] gets snatched.
* PostNineElevenTerrorismMovie: Type Three - but a better-done example of the trope
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Director Grace.
* SteelEardrums: Averted. Mayes falls to the ground in pain when someone fires a .50 calibre machine gun over her head. She expresses worry that it blew out her eardrum, and is temporarily deafened by it.
* TheWarOnTerror: Level Red
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original ending involved [[spoiler: a suicide bomber [[KillEmAll blowing all the main characters up as they were boarding a plane.]] [[DownerEnding The]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog End.]]]]
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4th Jun '14 6:27:52 AM kerani
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* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Fleury
** TheLancer/TheSixthRanger: al Ghazi
** TheSmartGuy: Mayes
** TheBigGuy: Sykes
** TheChick: Leavitt
** TagalongKid: Haytham
3rd Apr '14 5:30:52 AM Eab1990
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* {{Jerkass}}: Aaron Jackson, though he only appears in one scene.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Aaron Jackson, though he only appears in one scene. It's implied that he TookALevelInJerkass with the death of his wife.
2nd Mar '14 12:01:42 PM BadSplice
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original ending involced [[spoiler: a suicide bomber [[KillEmAll blowing all the main characters up as they were boarding a plane.]] [[DownerEnding The]][[ShootTheShaggyDog End.]]]]

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original ending involced involved [[spoiler: a suicide bomber [[KillEmAll blowing all the main characters up as they were boarding a plane.]] [[DownerEnding The]][[ShootTheShaggyDog The]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog End.]]]]
2nd Mar '14 12:01:02 PM BadSplice
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original ending involced [[spoiler: a suicide bomber [[KillEmAll blowing all the main characters up as they were boarding a plane. [[DownerEnding The]][[ShootTheShaggyDog End.]]]]

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original ending involced [[spoiler: a suicide bomber [[KillEmAll blowing all the main characters up as they were boarding a plane. ]] [[DownerEnding The]][[ShootTheShaggyDog End.]]]]
2nd Mar '14 12:00:08 PM BadSplice
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* TheWarOnTerror: Level Red

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* TheWarOnTerror: Level RedRed
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original ending involced [[spoiler: a suicide bomber [[KillEmAll blowing all the main characters up as they were boarding a plane. [[DownerEnding The]][[ShootTheShaggyDog End.]]]]
12th Feb '14 8:14:51 AM Eab1990
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* {{Jerkass}}: Aaron Jackson, though he only appears in one scene.



* ValuesDissonance: All over the place, and not just related to Mayes.
7th Feb '14 12:09:13 AM W43
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted, the team looks like crap after the final battle.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy[=/=]BaldOfAwesome: Fleury.



* ColonelBadass: Faris al Ghazi.



* GiantMook: One of these has a ''brutal'' fight with Janet Mayes and Adam Leavitt. He easily throws both of them across the room.



* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: In the final battle, the FBI Agents and Saudi investigators kill plenty of bag guys by taking positions and and with precise calm shots. The enemy mooks meanwhile are shooting all over the place and hit nothing. The director mentions that he asked a group of ex-special forces people watching a preview if it wasn't a bit too implausible that none of the good guys were getting hit by the terrorists in the final shootout. They assured him that such lousy accuracy was nothing unusual.



* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Mayes is a competent & effective Agent, but her personal relationship to the incident is made clear in a way that is not for Sykes

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* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Mayes is a competent & effective Agent, but her personal relationship to the incident is made clear in a way that is not for SykesSykes.
* NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight: Averted. Mayes only defeats the above mentioned Giant Mook once she draws her knife.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Again, the fight with the Giant Mook. Basically most of the fight has Mayes being slammed around the room by him, and Mayes retaliates by biting the Giant Mook's ear off, then shooting his leg, [[spoiler:then stabbing him several times in the groin and the chest before finishing him off by stabbing him in the head]]. Ouch.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Director Grace

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Director GraceGrace.
* SteelEardrums: Averted. Mayes falls to the ground in pain when someone fires a .50 calibre machine gun over her head. She expresses worry that it blew out her eardrum, and is temporarily deafened by it.
25th Jul '13 11:12:39 AM IsaacG
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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Deputy CoM Schmidt

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Deputy CoM [=CoM=] Schmidt
4th Feb '13 4:46:32 PM kerani
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Not to be confused with [[TheKingdom the trope about a monarch's property]].

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Not to be confused with [[TheKingdom the trope about a monarch's property]].
property]], nor with the urban collaborative project Literature/TheKingdom.
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