History Film / TheTournament

24th Jun '17 9:41:04 AM EruditeEsotericist
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* BoomHeadShot: Many of the characters die in this way, starting with Steve Tomko in Lai Lai's hotel room.



* ExplosiveLeash
* FinGore: What Lai Lai Zhen does to the first guy she encounters. He tries to strangle her with a wire, she manages to get behind him and cuts his fingers off with it. Then, she slams his mutilated hand into a wall.

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* ExplosiveLeash
ExplosiveLeash: The tracking devices are this, on a 24 hour timer.
* FinGore: FinGore:
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What Lai Lai Zhen does to the first guy she encounters.encounters, Steve Tomko. He tries to strangle her with a wire, she manages to get behind him and cuts his fingers off with it. Then, she slams his mutilated hand into a wall.



* HitmanWithAHeart: Lai Lai Zhen easily qualifies.

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* ForTheEvulz: Miles Slade genuinely enjoys killing, which is why he does it. It's not about pragmatism, or money, or any specific goal for him - just the fun of it. The smell specifically, for some reason.
* FreezeFrameBonus: A lot of extra details about the film are only revealed in this way, and thus are only visible by well-timed pauses while watching the DVD. This includes the names and odds of most of the competitors, which are visible on things like the characters' trackers and the big board in the viewing area.
* HitmanWithAHeart: Lai Lai Zhen easily qualifies.qualifies, as she wants to win the money so she can retreat from society entirely, thus ensuring she won't kill any more innocent people. She also goes out of her way to help Father Mac Avoy throughout the film



* ILoveTheDead: The aforementioned guy tells Lai Lai Zhen he will fuck her AFTER he has killed her.

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* ILoveTheDead: The aforementioned guy Steve Tomko tells Lai Lai Zhen he will fuck her AFTER ''after'' he has killed her.her.
* InformedAbility: Supposedly, the competitors are 30 of the best assassins in the world, but very few of them show any of the actual skills one would associate with such a title. Most of them resemble either typical thugs or the kind of people who kill a specific person for a specific reason.



* KickTheDog: Miles Slade invokes this fairly literally when he shoots a dog for no apparent reason.

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* KickTheDog: Miles Slade invokes this fairly literally when he shoots a dog for no apparent reason. He also decides to aim at anyone, even to the point of not bothering to prioritise people actually fighting back, during the strip club shootout. [[spoiler:After surviving that, he then finishes off the girl he was dancing with, for no reason whatsoever.]]
* KillEmAll: It's a film about assassins, so this is to be expected. [[spoiler:Only Zhen and Mac Avoy survive, though the techs and the rich people gambling on the game are all fine too.]]



* ManInWhite: Miles Slade.
* NeckSnap: How Anton Bogart dispatches of the female sniper.
* [[ProfessionalKiller Professional Killers]]: Most of the cast.

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* ManInWhite: Miles Slade.
Slade dresses in a stylish white suit.
* NeckSnap: How Anton Bogart dispatches of the female sniper.
sniper, Gorel Mogerty.
* [[ProfessionalKiller Professional Killers]]: PetTheDog: Bogart pays for Mac Avoy's coffee, getting him out of one crisis, having just gotten him into a bigger one since his own tracking device was in it.
* PreMortemOneLiner: Every assassin Mac Avoy encounters in the first half of the film gives him one, conveniently allowing someone else time to get the drop on them and save the priest's life.
* ProfessionalKiller:
Most of the cast.cast, which is to be expected for a film about a tournament for assassins.


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* WeirdnessCensor: Lai Lai Zhen gives this as the reason why the random killings, chaos and carnage caused by the tournament won't be questioned by the general population. A car crash or random murder, even a spree of them, is nothing unusual in a big city after all. It's heavily implied that the organisers are relying on this as well, to account for what their cleanup crews can't cover up in time.
3rd Jun '17 4:42:12 PM MarcusSLazarus
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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: As if Miles Slade wasn't evil enough.

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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: As if Miles Slade wasn't evil enough.enough, he lures in a dog and shoots it in the head just because.



* WhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Lai Lai Zhen realizes this after killing Joshua's wife, who was not only innocent but [[DroppingTheBombshell pregnant]]]].



* YourHeadASplode: The tracking devices implanted in the players can do this, as well as make the upper half of the torso asplode.

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* WhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Lai Lai Zhen realizes this after killing Joshua's wife, who was not only innocent but [[DroppingTheBombshell pregnant]]]].
* YourHeadASplode: The tracking devices implanted in the players can do this, as well as make the upper half of the torso asplode. Lai Lai also does this to another hitman when she pulls out the firing pin of a grenade that's still attached to him.
8th May '17 1:22:55 PM BeyondtheWoodchip
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* BusFullOfInnocents: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Notably, Lai Lai Zhen and Father Mac Avoy actually hijack this one while being chased by [[spoiler: a vengeful Joshua Harlow]] driving a semi-truck. For obvious reasons, they don't have time to evacuate the passengers.

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* BusFullOfInnocents: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Notably, Lai Lai Zhen and Father Mac Avoy actually hijack this one one... while being chased by [[spoiler: a vengeful Joshua Harlow]] driving a semi-truck. For obvious reasons, they don't have time to evacuate the passengers.
8th May '17 1:21:25 PM BeyondtheWoodchip
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* BusFullOfInnocents: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Notably, Lai Lai Zhen and Father Mac Avoy actually hijack this one while being chased by [[spoiler: a vengeful Joshua Harlow]] driving a semi-truck. For obvious reasons, they don't have time to evacuate the passengers.
8th May '17 1:12:00 PM BeyondtheWoodchip
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** [[spoiler: Miles Slade does this to a tied-up Joshua Harlow.]]

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** [[spoiler: Miles Slade does this to frequently collects sliced-off fingers from his dead victims as trophies, including from a tied-up very much alive Joshua Harlow.]]
8th May '17 1:06:36 PM BeyondtheWoodchip
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* EasyEvangelism: Father Mac Avoy does this with Lai Lai Zhen, [[spoiler: managing to convince her to spare Miles Slade's life. He dies anyway]].

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* EasyEvangelism: Father Mac Avoy does this with Lai Lai Zhen, [[spoiler: managing and manages to convince her to spare Miles Slade's life. He dies anyway]].


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** [[spoiler: Miles Slade does this to a tied-up Joshua Harlow.]]


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* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: [[spoiler: Father Mac Avoy invokes this dilemma on Lai Lai Zhen after she disarms and stabs Miles Slade's hand in place, and reduces the man to begging for his life.]]
27th Apr '17 10:22:50 PM BeyondtheWoodchip
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* ChaseFight
* ComeOutComeOutWhereverYouAre: Not explicitly quoted, but it is the film's opening scene.
26th Apr '17 6:24:06 PM BeyondtheWoodchip
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** Joshua used to be this until [[itspersonal his wife was murdered]]

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** Joshua used to be this until [[itspersonal [[ItsPersonal his wife was murdered]]
26th Apr '17 6:19:07 PM BeyondtheWoodchip
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* WhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Lai Lai Zhen realizes this after killing Joshua's wife, who was not only innocent but [[DroppingTheBombshell pregnant]].]]

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* WhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Lai Lai Zhen realizes this after killing Joshua's wife, who was not only innocent but [[DroppingTheBombshell pregnant]].]]pregnant]]]].
26th Apr '17 6:18:31 PM BeyondtheWoodchip
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* WhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Lai Lai Zhen realizes this after killing Joshua's wife, who was not only innocent but [[DroppingTheBombshell pregnant]].

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* WhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Lai Lai Zhen realizes this after killing Joshua's wife, who was not only innocent but [[DroppingTheBombshell pregnant]]. ]]
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