History Film / TheSkulls

13th Aug '17 11:22:37 PM DrOO7
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* ContinuityNod: Will' s parents make an appearance in the second film.

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* ContinuityNod: Will' s Will's parents make an appearance in the second film.


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* FrameUp: Taylor is framed for murder in the third film because The Skulls want her father, a prominent politician, in their pocket.


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* HeKnowsTooMuch: Basically why all three protagonists of each film.are in danger throughout.


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* RapeAsDrama: Subverted. Shortly after her induction ceremony, Taylor takes a mandatory drug test for her swim team and is infomred that a date-rape drug has been found in her system. Her doctor and coach gently ask her if she's been assaulted, but she's certain that she wasn't. She does realize that the sedative was given to knock her out and leave her with amnesia for the night's events.


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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: In the third film, protagonist Taylor Brooks campaigns to join The Skulls, pointing out that she has all the qualifications and that if she were a man, there'd be no question. The leaders relent after warning her that she will be subjected to the same hazing as the male inductees. She succeeds, but of course, it was all a setup for the group's ominous intentions.


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* VerylooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The basic plot of the third film--female determined to join male-only group--is vaguely reminiscent of [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shannon_Faulkner Shannon Faulkner's]] campaign to enroll at The Citadel.
13th Aug '17 11:04:01 PM DrOO7
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* ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: As Chloe runs away from the bad guys trying to kill her, she's intercepted by Levritt, who tells her to get into his car and promises to take her to where Luke has been institutionalized. Realizing she doesn't have much choice, she jumps in. It turns out he was telling the truth.


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* ManipulativeBastard: At the film's conclusion, it's implied that Levritt engineered the whole thing so that he could take over the group. On the plus side, he sincerely wants to change it for the better.


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*** This line has made some fans of the movie speculate that Levritt is in fact Luke's DisappearedDad.
22nd May '17 7:37:30 PM DrOO7
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* FireForgedFriends: Luke and Caleb hit it off during hazing and become even closer as the film progresses.


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* SoftWater: Luke and Caleb fall from the top of a building into what is likely a shallow moat. They are of course, unharmed.
2nd Mar '17 4:54:19 PM kyatollah
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** Played with in the case of Will Beckfo.rd You could almost call it Man With A Point Becomes Jerkass. While he turns out to be right about the Skulls, especially considering the cover-up of his murder, his treatment of his best friend was more than a little harsh. His extreme moral code allows for no secrets, and by the way he goes off on Luke, no privacy. The argument ending with the line "When it comes to friendship, there is no middle ground" sounds less like he's concerned for Luke and what he's getting into, [[RelationshipWritingFumble and more like the rant of a possessive lover with no tolerance for change.]] It doesn't help that he breaks into Caleb's car and steals his key to access the Skulls' War Room.

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** Played with in the case of Will Beckfo.rd You could almost call it Man With A Point Becomes Jerkass. While he turns out to be right about the Skulls, especially considering the cover-up of his murder, his treatment of his best friend was more than a little harsh. His extreme moral code allows for no secrets, and by the way he goes off on Luke, no privacy. The argument ending with the line "When it comes to friendship, there is no middle ground" sounds less like he's concerned for Luke and what he's getting into, [[RelationshipWritingFumble and more like the rant of a possessive lover with no tolerance for change.]] It doesn't help that he breaks into Caleb's car and steals his key to access the Skulls' War Room.
2nd Mar '17 4:53:32 PM kyatollah
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** Played with in the case of Will Beckfo.rd You could almost call it Man With A Point Becomes Jerkass. While he turns out to be right about the Skulls, especially considering the cover-up of his murder, his treatment of his best friend was more than a little harsh. His extreme moral code allows for no secrets, and by the way he goes off on Luke, no privacy. The argument ending with the line "When it comes to friendship, there is no middle ground" sounds less like he's concerned for Luke and what he's getting into, [[RelationshipWritingFumble and more like the rant of a possessive lover with no tolerance for change.]] It doesn't help that he breaks into Caleb's car and steals his key to access the Skulls' War Room.


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* WhamLine: "He's challenging you to a duel, Caleb."
17th Sep '16 11:33:25 AM DrOO7
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* ContinuityNod: Will' s parents make an appearance in the second film.
17th Sep '16 11:30:41 AM DrOO7
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* JerkassHasAPoint: When Ames Levritt refuses to go along with the plan to send Luke to a mental hospital, declaring, "I have my limits", Litten Mandrake scoffs, "Really?", then calls him out on his hypocrisy with proof of his extramarital affair, pointing out that these supposed "limits" don't include not sleeping with a 19-year old cheerleader.


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* TwoGuysAndAGirl: The friendship of Luke, Will, and Chloe, even though it doesn't last the entire film.
15th May '16 6:26:38 PM DrOO7
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17th Nov '15 4:08:54 AM TheUsualSuspect
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* Big No: Caleb, after supposedly accidentally killing Will

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* Big No: BigNo: Caleb, after supposedly accidentally killing Will
26th Mar '15 12:50:17 AM foxley
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* TenPacesAndTurn: Luke challenges Caleb to a duel at the Skulls' private island. After Luke and Caleb take their ten paces and turn around, Luke drops his gun and tries to convince Caleb of the truth and that he is not responsible for Will's murder.
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