History Film / TomorrowWhenTheWarBegan

25th Dec '16 10:11:56 PM Fireblood
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* ZergRush: A radio broadcast mentions that the Coalition invaded Australia with about half a million men-they landed via cargo planes and ships. For comparison: the Australian military numbers less than 60,000 active troops. It's not entirely clear how those fared against the invaders, but the fact that the Coalition has troops to spare for seizing the protagonists' small rural hometown hints at a CurbStompBattle against Australia. In an earlier scene they watch a single Australian Air Force fighter being chased and then destroyed by three of the enemy, likely hinting at the disparity with numbers. However, in a real war the US would intervene to help Australia due to a treaty between them.

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* ZergRush: A radio broadcast mentions that the Coalition invaded Australia with about half a million men-they landed via cargo planes and ships. For comparison: the Australian military numbers less than 60,000 active troops. It's not entirely clear how those fared against the invaders, but the fact that the Coalition has troops to spare for seizing the protagonists' small rural hometown hints at a CurbStompBattle against Australia. In an earlier scene they watch a single Royal Australian Air Force fighter being chased and then destroyed by three of the enemy, likely hinting at the disparity with numbers. However, in a real war the US would intervene to help Australia due to a treaty between them.
25th Dec '16 10:11:16 PM Fireblood
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* DumbBlonde: Fi

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* DumbBlonde: FiFi.



* KillItWithFire: Ellie improvises a fire-bomb from a gas canister to use against persuing soldiers. It works awesomely.

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* KillItWithFire: Ellie improvises a fire-bomb from a gas canister to use against persuing pursuing soldiers. It works awesomely.



* MoralDissonance: Ellie rips Chris a new one for falling asleep on watch, which risked all of their lives, and tells him to shape up and be more responsible. Later, Ellie and Fi [[spoiler:accidentally turn off the radio, talk about boys instead of keeping watch, and both forgot to bring the lighter to set off the petrol-tanker bomb. This nearly gets them both killed, forces Robyn to break her pacifist vow, and gets Corrie shot.]]

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* MoralDissonance: Ellie rips Chris a new one for falling asleep on watch, which risked all of their lives, and tells him to shape up and be more responsible. Later, Ellie and Fi [[spoiler:accidentally turn off the radio, talk about boys instead of keeping watch, and both forgot to bring the lighter to set off the petrol-tanker bomb. This nearly gets them both killed, forces Robyn to break her pacifist vow, view, and gets Corrie shot.shot. Ironically, ''Chris'' is the one that sets off the bomb.]]



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Most of the cast members have this reaction when they're forced to kill someone for the first time. NiceGirl Robyn probably gets it worst due to her Christian pacifist vow.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Most of the cast members have this reaction when they're forced to kill someone for the first time. NiceGirl Robyn probably gets it worst due to her Christian pacifist vow.view.



* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Averted. When the angry prisoner gets [[BoomHeadshot shot dead]], the bullet visibly blows his brains out the back of his skull.

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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Averted.{{Averted}}. When the angry prisoner gets [[BoomHeadshot shot dead]], the bullet visibly blows his brains out the back of his skull.



* ThouShaltNotKill: Robyn is a Christian pacifist initially who believes this. Later she abandons this to save Fi and Ellie, taking up arms along with the rest.
* TokenReligiousTeammate: Robyn.



* TookALevelInBadass: Most of the cast goes from innocent teenagers to hardened guerilla fighters over the course of the movie.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Most of the cast goes from innocent teenagers to hardened guerilla guerrilla fighters over the course of the movie.



* YellowPeril: The invaders, though belonging to no obvious country (in fact a coalition in the movie), appear to be Asian in origin. Probably justified, despite any UnfortunateImplications, given the proximity of Australia to East Asia and thus the likely source of any invasion.

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* YellowPeril: The invaders, though belonging to no obvious country (in fact a coalition in the movie), appear to be Asian in origin. Probably justified, despite any UnfortunateImplications, given the proximity of Australia to East Asia and thus the likely source of any invasion. Softening this, Lee is an Asian Australian who fights along with the rest, and we see other Asian Australians in the concentration camp.



* ZergRush: A radio broadcast mentions that the Coalition invaded Australia with about half a million men they landed via cargo planes and ships. For comparison: the Australian military numbers less than 60,000 active troops. It's not entirely clear how those fared against the invaders, but the fact that the Coalition has troops to spare for seizing the protagonists' small rural hometown hints at a CurbStompBattle against Australia.

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* ZergRush: A radio broadcast mentions that the Coalition invaded Australia with about half a million men they men-they landed via cargo planes and ships. For comparison: the Australian military numbers less than 60,000 active troops. It's not entirely clear how those fared against the invaders, but the fact that the Coalition has troops to spare for seizing the protagonists' small rural hometown hints at a CurbStompBattle against Australia. In an earlier scene they watch a single Australian Air Force fighter being chased and then destroyed by three of the enemy, likely hinting at the disparity with numbers. However, in a real war the US would intervene to help Australia due to a treaty between them.
25th Nov '16 3:28:23 PM Sumatris
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* DirtyCoward: When Ellie and Corrie get pinned down by automatic fire during their first contact with the enemy soldiers, Kevin takes a moment to stare in horror before he hightails it out of there. [[spoiler:He returns barely a minute later, but still, Corrie is deeply hurt by this action of his.]]

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* DirtyCoward: When Ellie and Corrie get pinned down by automatic fire during their first contact with the enemy soldiers, Kevin takes a moment to stare in horror before he hightails it out of there. [[spoiler:He returns barely a minute later, but still, Corrie is deeply hurt by this action of his. In the end he redeems himself when he surrenders to the Coalition together with her after she's been shot.]]
25th Nov '16 3:26:47 PM Sumatris
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* HeroicBSOD: Poor Robyn.

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* HeroicBSOD: Poor Robyn. Ellie also breaks down when [[spoiler:Corrie is shot and they have to retreat without her and Kevin.]]
25th Nov '16 3:22:34 PM Sumatris
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* HeroicBSOD: Poor Robyn.
25th Nov '16 3:03:44 PM Sumatris
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Most of the cast members have this reaction when they're forced to kill someone for the first time. NiceGirl Robyn probably gets it worst due to her Christian pacifist vow.


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* ZergRush: A radio broadcast mentions that the Coalition invaded Australia with about half a million men they landed via cargo planes and ships. For comparison: the Australian military numbers less than 60,000 active troops. It's not entirely clear how those fared against the invaders, but the fact that the Coalition has troops to spare for seizing the protagonists' small rural hometown hints at a CurbStompBattle against Australia.
25th Nov '16 2:48:47 PM Sumatris
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* CarFu: One of the FAVs mentioned above first gets tangled in electric cables, then hit so hard by Ellie's garbage truck that it gets smashed into the second floor of a nearby building.

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* CarFu: One of the FAVs [=FAVs=] mentioned above first gets tangled in electric cables, then hit so hard by Ellie's garbage truck that it gets smashed into the second floor of a nearby building.
25th Nov '16 2:46:52 PM Sumatris
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* CaptainObvious:
--> '''Robyn''': You're bleeding!



* CarFu: One of the FAVs mentioned above first gets tangled in electric cables, then hit so hard by Ellie's garbage truck that it gets smashed into the second floor of a nearby building.



* DeadpanSnarker: Everyone has their moments, but Ellie and Homer take the cake. There are scenes where the two of them practically run on nothing but SarcasmMode.



* DirtyCoward: When Ellie and Corrie get pinned down by automatic fire during their first contact with the enemy soldiers, Chris takes a moment to stare in horror before he hightails it out of there. [[spoiler:He returns barely a minute later, but still, Corrie is deeply hurt by this action of his.]]

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* DirtyCoward: When Ellie and Corrie get pinned down by automatic fire during their first contact with the enemy soldiers, Chris Kevin takes a moment to stare in horror before he hightails it out of there. [[spoiler:He returns barely a minute later, but still, Corrie is deeply hurt by this action of his.]]



* TooDumbToLive: Chris almost bites it and risks the lives of the entire group when he runs back for his dog while an airstrike on his position is imminent.

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* TooDumbToLive: Chris Kevin almost bites it and risks the lives of the entire group when he runs back for his dog while an airstrike on his position is imminent.
25th Nov '16 2:34:36 PM Sumatris
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* ComicRelief: Although the situation invariably stays grim no matter what he says, Homer's constant joking and snarky attitude occasionally helps to take the edge off the worst horrors.



* DrJerk: The dentist who treats Lee's bullet wound.

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* DrJerk: The dentist who treats Lee's bullet wound.wound is jumpy, abrasive and anything but subtle with his words, but considering the situation he's in and the risk he's taking, it's probably justified.
25th Nov '16 2:28:56 PM Sumatris
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* TookALevelInBadass: Most of the cast goes from innocent teenagers to hardened guerilla fighters over the course of the movie.
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