History Film / UnderSiege

13th Aug '17 6:09:25 AM Nightrider88
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* ArtisticLicenseShips: In various scenes is perfectly clear, that ship is disguised USS Alabama, with its shorter hull and single stack. Radars on artillery directors is older model too. Also, on Iowa-class battleships pilot house is located inside armored conning tower, what appears as (and depicted in movie) control room is just enclosed gallery around around said conning tower.
8th Jul '17 3:47:50 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* AxCrazy: Krill is not exactly the most stable guy around, which even the captain had noted long before he is inevitably murdered.
** Strannix too, but not half as much as Krill.



* BullyingTheDragon: Krill is constantly making trouble for Ryback, which proves to be a foolish mistake on his part when he learns only after the killing has started that Ryback is indeed a professional killing machine as Strannix suspected.



* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Near the end of the movie, Stranix gets the drop on Ryback by sneaking up behind him, but doesn't shoot him because...reasons? It's clear the only reason for this is the director wanted a climactic knife fight between the two of them.

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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Near the end of the movie, Stranix Strannix gets the drop on Ryback by sneaking up behind him, but doesn't shoot him because...reasons? It's clear the only reason for this is the director wanted a climactic knife fight between the two of them.
5th Jul '17 6:17:47 PM JediGoalie30
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* BrickJoke: Jordan Tate has a [[ThouShaltNotKill rule]] about killing. Actually, she has two rules: One, she does not date musicians, and Two, [[ActualPacifist SHE DOES NOT KILL PEOPLE]]. Later, though, she saves Ryback's bacon with a ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind.
-->'''Ryback:''' Next thing I know, you'll be dating musicians.


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* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: Combined with BaitAndSwitchGunshot when Jordan saves Ryback from Doumer.


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-->'''Adm. Bates:''' ''[talking to Ryback on the radio, who is in a gunfight with the bad guys]]'' I see you have disobeyed my orders.\\
'''Ryback:''' ''[fires his machine gun]'' I'm sorry, sir. You can court-martial me if I live, sir.\\
'''Adm. Bates:''' I see. Well, since your ass is on the line, Sailor, I authorize you right now to do whatever you can to save the crew and aid in the arrival of the SEAL team. Because if I [[PrecisionFStrike Goddamn]] can't CONTROL you, I might as well SUPPORT you.


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* StandardEvilOrganizationSquad: The bad guys are just a DarkChick short of being a FiveBadBand.
** BigBad: Strannix
** TheDragon: Cmdr. Krill
** TheBrute: Doumer
** EvilGenius: Pitt
10th Jun '17 5:05:58 AM CynicalBastardo
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* KlingonPromotion: Invoked by Commander Krill. Once he has TheCaptain taken out, he starts wearing his rank markings once the ship's hijacking has been completed. It's put down to his LimitedAdvancementOpportunities, so he's shown to be hugely upset that he is unlikely to actually become a Captain legitimately.


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* VillainousCrossdresser: At the Captain's birthday party, Krill comes into the party in drag, much to the surprise of his crewmates. Turns out he's in on the hijacking.
10th Feb '17 1:27:18 PM Dragon101
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* VillainBall: Prior to the VillainousBreakdown both Strannix and Krill refuse to pick up the ball, with the worst decisions being the incident where Krill provokes Rybeck and throws him in the meat locker (which is petty and stupid, but he had no way of knowing that this could impact his plan) and only sending a couple men to the kitchen at the start (which is understandable as they had no idea how dangerous Ryback was). After that, Strannix orders his men into roving patrols, reporting in regularly, not to pursue Ryback into unsecured areas, to immediately call for backup should anything happen, the sub has backup anti-air weapons used to take out the SEAL Team, Krill smartly figures that putting the crew in danger will create a situation where they can take out Ryback, and they notice Ryback trying to sabotage the submarine.

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* VillainBall: Ruthlessly {{Averted}}. Prior to the VillainousBreakdown both Strannix and Krill refuse to pick up the ball, with the worst decisions being the incident where Krill provokes Rybeck and throws him in the meat locker (which is petty and stupid, but he had no way of knowing that this could impact his plan) and only sending a couple men to the kitchen at the start (which is understandable as they had no idea how dangerous Ryback was). After that, Strannix orders his men into roving patrols, reporting in regularly, not to pursue Ryback into unsecured areas, to immediately call for backup should anything happen, the sub has backup anti-air weapons used to take out the SEAL Team, Krill smartly figures that putting the crew in danger will create a situation where they can take out Ryback, and they notice Ryback trying to sabotage the submarine.
13th Dec '16 9:35:50 AM nightkiller
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* CIAEvilFBIGood: While not the FBI, the dichotomy between CIA and Army staff when handling the crisis of each movie plays out the same. CIA liaisons are always presented as self serving, irresponsible, short sighted, and responsible for the creation of the villains, and the Army as as an exasperated ReasonableAuthorityFigure that has to clean up after them with the help of Ryback.

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* CIAEvilFBIGood: While not the FBI, the dichotomy between CIA and Army Navyy staff when handling the crisis of each movie plays out the same. CIA liaisons are always presented as self serving, irresponsible, short sighted, and responsible for the creation of the villains, and the Army Navy as as an exasperated ReasonableAuthorityFigure that has to clean up after them with the help of Ryback.
13th Dec '16 9:34:01 AM nightkiller
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* TheChosenZero: Ryback is a ''hilarious'' subversion. He's just the ship's cook, and very honest about it... but he used to be one of the greatest Marines the Navy had ever seen.

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* TheChosenZero: Ryback is a ''hilarious'' subversion. He's just the ship's cook, and very honest about it... but he used to be one of the greatest Marines SEALs the Navy had ever seen.
9th Nov '16 5:56:37 AM darkchiefy
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* PerformerGuise: Some of the terrorists infiltrating the U.S.S. Missouri dress up and perform as musicians during a party for the ship's captain.
28th Sep '16 4:29:21 PM mkmlp
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* CIAEvilFBIGood: While not the FBI, the dichotomy between CIA and Army staff when handling the crisis of each movie plays out the same. CIA liasons are always presented as self serving, irresponsible, short sighted, and responsible for the creation of the villains, and the Army as as an exasperated ReasonableAuthorityFigure that has to clean up after them with the help of Ryback.

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* CIAEvilFBIGood: While not the FBI, the dichotomy between CIA and Army staff when handling the crisis of each movie plays out the same. CIA liasons liaisons are always presented as self serving, irresponsible, short sighted, and responsible for the creation of the villains, and the Army as as an exasperated ReasonableAuthorityFigure that has to clean up after them with the help of Ryback.



*** There's a difference between doing something becouse you want to or becouse you think you have to.



* DragonInChief: Implied in both films, with Krill in the first and Penn in the second successfully intimidating their employers with threats when the operaton is threatening to fall behind schedule.

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* DragonInChief: Implied in both films, with Krill in the first and Penn in the second successfully intimidating their employers with threats when the operaton operation is threatening to fall behind schedule.



* KarmicDeath: If you think about, Commander Krill being blown to kingdom come, by the guns of the ship, who's crew he betrayed can be considered this.



* VillainousBreakdown: Strannix goes completely insane after Krill is killed, and his eardrums burst due to the shockwave from the Missouri's 16" guns firing, including babbling about cartoon characters.

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* VillainousBreakdown: Strannix goes completely insane after Krill is killed, and his eardrums burst due to the shockwave shock wave from the Missouri's 16" guns firing, including babbling about cartoon characters. characters.
* VillainousFriendship: Strannix, Commander Krill, and Daumer all seem to have fun time together.
28th Sep '16 4:12:53 PM mkmlp
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* KindaBusyHere: Casey Ryback is shooting it out with the hijackers when he gets a call from the ReasonableAuthorityFigure, and his female sidekick answers.

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* KindaBusyHere: Casey Ryback is shooting it out with the hijackers when he gets a call from the ReasonableAuthorityFigure, [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Admiral Bates]], and his female sidekick answers.


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* KnifeFight: The climax has a knife fight between Strannix and Ryback, [[spoiler: which quickly turns into a CurbStompBattle, with Strannix only getting one luck scratch, before Ryback [[EyeScream gauges his eye out with his bare hand]], before [[NoKillLikeOverkill stabbing him through the head and smashing his head through a piece of equipment, electrocuting him.]] And that's ''after'' owning him in the knife fight.]]
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