History Film / Virtuosity

13th Oct '17 10:08:42 PM CaptainCrawdad
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-->-- '''[[SmallNameBigEgo Sid 6.7]]'''

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-->-- '''[[SmallNameBigEgo Sid '''Sid 6.7]]'''
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13th Oct '17 10:03:54 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ArtisticLicenseSports: The UFC event portrayed in the second act is very inaccurate.
** There are two fights going on at the same time, something like a professional wrestling show rather than an MMA bout.
** Michael Buffer makes announcements mid-fight while standing on a platform over the Octagon. In reality, Buffer's half-brother Bruce is the announcer of the UFC, and he makes announcements between bouts from inside the Octagon.
** The entire audience is chanting "Kapow!" in time to a song, a complete artistic invention.



* ProductPlacement: Ends up at an UltimateFightingChampionship bout.

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* ProductPlacement: Ends up at The action extends to an UltimateFightingChampionship bout.bout. Oddly, the promotion is portrayed in an extremely inaccurate manner.
13th Oct '17 9:42:30 PM CaptainCrawdad
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Parker Barnes (Creator/DenzelWashington), an ex-cop and one of the surviving testers, is reinstated in order to stop SID before he embarrasses the hell out of everyone. SID was created as an amalgam of hundreds of real-life murderers, including UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein. Apparently, all that evil smashed together results in...Creator/AdamLevine, pretty much. But one of the ghost personalities in SID was also responsible for killing Barnes' wife, which adds spice to their deadly game.

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Parker Barnes (Creator/DenzelWashington), an ex-cop and one of the surviving testers, is reinstated in order to stop SID before he embarrasses the hell out of everyone. SID was created as an amalgam of hundreds of real-life murderers, including UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein. Apparently, all that evil smashed together results in...Creator/AdamLevine, pretty much. But one of the ghost personalities in SID was also responsible for killing Barnes' wife, which adds spice to their deadly game.
13th Oct '17 9:41:54 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* GangstaStyle: Sid holds his pistol sideways when gunning down cops at the dance club.
13th Oct '17 9:34:41 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AttackAttackAttack: Barnes states that he's looking for SID's eyes to pick him out of a crowd. Then he sees a silhouette of SID and simply opens fire.



* {{Emoticon}}: Barnes locates SID in the training program through the clue left on the side of one building;
-->'''Parker''': ''draws :) on notepad'' Colon, parenthesis; smiley face.
** A fascinating instance of UnintentionalPeriodPiece in that Barnes has to explain the concept of emoticons to another person, as the producer assumed ItWillNeverCatchOn.
-->'''Parker''': People used to sign off their e-mail with that.

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* {{Emoticon}}: Barnes locates SID in the training program through the clue left on the side of one building;
-->'''Parker''': ''draws :) on notepad'' Colon, parenthesis;
a building: the emoticon of a smiley face.
** A fascinating instance of UnintentionalPeriodPiece in that Barnes
face. Parker has to explain the concept of emoticons to another person, as the producer assumed ItWillNeverCatchOn.
-->'''Parker''': People used to sign off their e-mail with that.
what they are.



*** [[VillainHasAPoint He kind of has a point]]--nothing about him is programmed, everything is copied from human behavior, albeit that of psychotic criminals.
12th Aug '17 7:02:50 PM Berrenta
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12th Aug '17 7:02:33 PM Berrenta
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* YourMindMakesItReal: Not a straight example; the system is designed to train cops in combat situations, similar to the US Army's RealLife Force XXI program. The problem is that different people worked on different parts of the system and didn't understand how Lindenmeyer's maniacal AI could abuse it. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything The Dev Team Thought of ALMOST Everything]]; they programmed in non-lethal simulations of being shot, bludgeoned and even ''bitten'', but when SID decided to try electrocuting someone, the poor chump's brain overloaded.

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* YourMindMakesItReal: Not a straight example; the system is designed to train cops in combat situations, similar to the US Army's RealLife Force XXI program. The problem is that different people worked on different parts of the system and didn't understand how Lindenmeyer's maniacal AI could abuse it. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight The Dev Team Thought of ALMOST Everything]]; developers got almost all the bases covered]]; they programmed in non-lethal simulations of being shot, bludgeoned and even ''bitten'', but when SID decided to try electrocuting someone, the poor chump's brain overloaded.
8th Aug '17 2:28:46 PM Gosicrystal
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6th Feb '17 1:32:03 PM timotaka
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* ChekhovsGun: Parker's artificial arm comes in [[IncrediblyLamePun handy]] at the climax of the film.
6th Feb '17 1:26:46 PM timotaka
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** Near the end of the film SID tries a different method on Parker after he manages to gain control of the simulation: He subjects Parker to a rapid-fire series of intense surreal sensory input in an attempt to overload his brain and potentially induce heart failure.
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