History Film / WhiteMansBurden

14th Dec '16 3:28:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama: {{Inverted}}. In the race-flipped society, Thaddeus' wife shows obvious discomfort when her son brings home a white date.
14th Dec '16 3:23:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Mammy}}: Inverted in the film, which is set in an alternate America where blacks are the dominant ethnic group and whites are the minority. Wealthy businessman Thaddeus Thomas has a white live-in maid who otherwise fits the physical description of being older, overweight, and servile exactly.
14th Dec '16 3:16:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* TooDumbToLive [[spoiler: Surrendering while still holding your gun isn't the best of ideas Louis.]]

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* TooDumbToLive [[spoiler: Surrendering while still holding your gun isn't the best of ideas Louis.]]]]
* WhiteMansBurden: This film is about an alternate America with a StereotypeFlip where whites and blacks switch places in the social-economic ladder. It doesn't feature this trope (or rather, its inversion) particularly much since the well-off black deuteragonist Thaddeus regards lower class whites such as protagonist Louis with contempt and racial prejudice, but his wife does support a charity to help poor white youths from the inner cities.
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9th Nov '16 1:18:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* NeverTrustATrailer: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaX41DhH870 The trailer]] makes the movie look like an action thriller where Louis is a {{Badass}} AntiHero. In actuality, the action moments in the trailer are practically ''all'' of the action moments in the entire film. Also, Thaddeus is made to look more villainous. For example, his line "white people are genetically inferior" is taken out of context so that it sounds like he's stating his own opinion.[[note]]The opinion he was stating in that scene was still racist, but not quite that racist.[[/note]]

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* NeverTrustATrailer: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaX41DhH870 The trailer]] makes the movie look like an action thriller where Louis is a {{Badass}} badass AntiHero. In actuality, the action moments in the trailer are practically ''all'' of the action moments in the entire film. Also, Thaddeus is made to look more villainous. For example, his line "white people are genetically inferior" is taken out of context so that it sounds like he's stating his own opinion.[[note]]The opinion he was stating in that scene was still racist, but not quite that racist.[[/note]]



* TooDumbToLive [[spoiler: Surrendering while still holding your gun isn't the best of ideas Louis.]]

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* TooDumbToLive [[spoiler: Surrendering while still holding your gun isn't the best of ideas Louis.]]
23rd Feb '15 1:45:54 PM ayjazz
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* TooDumbToLive [[spoiler: Surrendering while still holding your gun isn't the best of ideas Louis.]]
22nd Feb '15 8:40:12 PM Fireblood
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* PoliceBrutality: Louis becomes a victim of this when two cops mistake him for a perp with a similar appearance (i.e. white).

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* PoliceBrutality: Louis becomes a victim of this when two cops mistake him for a perp with a similar appearance (i.e. white). They beat him up after he gets justifiably upset at this.
22nd Feb '15 8:37:38 PM Fireblood
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* StereotypeFlip: The entire movie has blacks and whites reversing stereotypes. The white Louis' form of speech is very street-wise, whereas the black Thaddus is much more articulate. One minor difference is that the music of white youth is heavy metal instead of rap.

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* StereotypeFlip: The entire movie has blacks and whites reversing stereotypes. The white Louis' form of speech is very street-wise, whereas the black Thaddus Thaddeus is much more articulate. One minor difference is that the music of white youth is heavy metal instead of rap.
26th Nov '14 8:20:47 AM ayjazz
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* JustTheIntroductionToTheOpposites: The whole movie.
9th Oct '14 7:26:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: Thaddeus comes to see the error of his ways, but Louis is shot and killed by police, his surviving family now lives in a run-down hotel, and it is implied that Louis' son is likely heading down a bad path.]]

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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Thaddeus comes to see the error of his ways, but Louis is shot and killed by police, his surviving family now lives in a run-down hotel, and it is implied that Louis' son is likely heading down a bad path.]]



* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: Louis is shot dead by police when they see him holding a gun, even though he is trying to give up.]]



* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies: Louis is shot dead by police when they see him holding a gun, even though he is trying to give up.]]
10th Feb '14 10:21:54 AM ayjazz
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* GlorifiedSpermDonor: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when Thaddeus makes a reference to this when his wife is discussing an event she was at that had impoverished white children there. She is not amused.
* InSpiteOfANail: Despite the cultural reversal, America turned out pretty much the same, just with blacks in traditionally white roles, and vice versa. One slight cultural change that is shown is that heavy metal is the music of ghetto youth, instead of rap.

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* GlorifiedSpermDonor: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when Thaddeus makes a reference to this Mentioned by Thaddeus]] when his wife is discussing an event she was at that had impoverished inner-city white children there. She is not amused.
* InSpiteOfANail: Despite the cultural reversal, America turned out pretty much the same, just with blacks in traditionally white roles, and vice versa. One slight cultural change that is shown is that heavy metal is the music of ghetto youth, instead of rap.rap and hip-hop.
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