History Film / TheWatcher

1st Apr '18 1:22:33 PM Stellarvore
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* PoliceAreUseless: So much so that they ''fail to miss the killer's target when they're facing her!''
1st Apr '18 8:29:33 AM Stellarvore
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* EvilWearsBlack: With the exception of one scene where he has a brown coat on, the serial killer Griffin is almost always dressed in black.


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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Subverted. Griffin almost has one when Joel tells him that he's working on other cases involving serial killers, and tries to strangle Polly. However, Joel distracts him by letting him know he appreciates him.]]
1st Apr '18 8:23:58 AM Stellarvore
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* AttentionWhore: Griffin suggests this is his reason why he's so attached to Joel, who he sees as the only person who [[ItsAllAboutMe takes the time to acknowledge him]].


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* FacialHorror: [[spoiler:At the end, after Joel jumps into the water, he gets a glimpse at the half-burnt face of Griffin's corpse.]]


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* KickTheDog: Griffin first introduces himself to Joel at his fiancée's grave, and gives this gem:
--> '''Griffin:''' I mean, is this a satisfying relationship ? You know, she loves me. She's decomposing. She loves me. She's decomposing.
13th Jan '18 11:54:56 AM nombretomado
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''The Watcher'' is a 2000 film starring KeanuReeves and Creator/JamesSpader.

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''The Watcher'' is a 2000 film starring KeanuReeves Creator/KeanuReeves and Creator/JamesSpader.
4th Dec '16 3:22:05 PM Morgenthaler
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1st Dec '16 4:55:27 PM therealjackieboy
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* EvenEvilHasLoveOnes: Subverted. David Allen Griffin feels like he has a crush on Joel, but whatever love he has for him feels more like a creepy obsession than legitimate affection.

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* EvenEvilHasLoveOnes: EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Subverted. David Allen Griffin feels like he has a crush on Joel, but whatever love he has for him feels more like a creepy obsession than legitimate affection.
1st Dec '16 4:55:21 PM therealjackieboy
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* EvenEvilHasLoveOnes: Subverted. David Allen Griffin feels like he has a crush on Joel, but whatever love he has for him feels more like a creepy obsession than legitimate affection.


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* InMediasRes: The movie starts on the last ten minutes of the movie, then cuts back to the beginning to show how the characters got there.
26th Nov '16 8:44:05 PM therealjackieboy
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%%* AxCrazy: David Allen Griffin

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%%* * AntagonistTitle: David Allen Griffin is the titular Watcher.
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AxCrazy: David Allen GriffinGriffin when he is about to kill his victims becomes very quiet and focused on killing, getting great pleasure out of doing so.



* MrFanservice: What do you expect when it stars KeanuReeves as a [[DepravedHomosexual homosexual]] SerialKiller?
%%* FriendlyEnemy: subverted

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* DepravedHomosexual: David Allen Griffin, who kills only women and is heavily attracted to Joel.
* FauxAffablyEvil: David Allen Griffin seems like a very nice, affable man; when he introduces himself to Joel in person, he even offers him a bottle of beer. However, Griffin is a psychopathic serial killer who doesn't mind killing people, specifically women, and his love for Joel is more akin to a creepy obsession.
* FriendlyEnemy: Subverted. Griffin acts very friendly when he's around Campbell, but later on tries to murder him.
* GunmanWithThreeNames: While not a gunman, Griffin is referred to as David Allen Griffin throughout the movie. Given that he's a serial killer, it's justified.
* MrFanservice: What do you expect when it stars KeanuReeves Creator/KeanuReeves as a [[DepravedHomosexual homosexual]] SerialKiller?
%%* FriendlyEnemy: subverted
SerialKiller?



%%* RetiredBadass: Joel Campbell.
%%* SerialKiller: David Allen Griffin

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%%* * RetiredBadass: Joel Campbell.
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Campbell, a former member of the FBI who retired and became a detective.
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SerialKiller: David Allen GriffinGriffin, who loves stalking and killing women in various cities.



%%* WorthyOpponent: Griffin considers Joel this.

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%%* * WorthyOpponent: Griffin considers Joel this. this after trying so hard to catch him.
29th Apr '16 1:30:40 PM nirao01
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The film is about Joel Campbell (Creator/JamesSpader), a retired FBI agent in Chicago who is struggling about failing to capture a SerialKiller, David Allen Griffin (KeanuReeves). He attends therapy sessions with his female psychologist (and love interest) Dr. Polly Beilman (Marisa Tomei). When he gets back to his apartment, Joel finds that a girl who lived in his apartment was murdered. He fails to find any significance or connection of the murder to himself until he finds out that a picture of the victim was sent three days ago before the murder. To his room.

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The film is about Joel Campbell (Creator/JamesSpader), a retired FBI agent FBIAgent in Chicago who is struggling about failing to capture a SerialKiller, David Allen Griffin (KeanuReeves).(Creator/KeanuReeves). He attends therapy sessions with his female psychologist (and love interest) Dr. Polly Beilman (Marisa Tomei).(Creator/MarisaTomei). When he gets back to his apartment, Joel finds that a girl who lived in his apartment was murdered. He fails to find any significance or connection of the murder to himself until he finds out that a picture of the victim was sent three days ago before the murder. To his room.
16th Nov '15 6:51:42 AM Morgenthaler
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** Not so much ''subverted'' as ''onesided''.
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