History Fridge / EscapeFromLA

10th Jan '18 8:33:50 AM crazyrabbits
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** For that matter, the whole [[spoiler: fast acting flu thing]] is pretty stupid. Yeah, let's send in this badass black-ops/infiltration specialits to do our job for us [[spoiler: while we make sure that he's far from his best physically and mentally]]. Just for that, they deserved the shut-down at the end.

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** For that matter, the whole [[spoiler: fast acting flu thing]] is pretty stupid. Yeah, let's send in this badass black-ops/infiltration specialits specialists to do our job for us [[spoiler: while we make sure that he's far from his best physically and mentally]]. Just for that, they deserved the shut-down at the end.end.
** The virus aspect makes no sense because Creator/KurtRussell (who was helping with script ideas) changed the ending before it was filmed. I get the sense that had things gone off as originally planned, it would have ended similarly to EFNY (Snake actually gets the cure and causes the President to screw himself over in some way). The fact that Snake dramatically looks at his watch counting down to zero before they tell him it was a ruse means he either knew they were bluffing all along (which is why he doesn't show up in-person, just via hologram) or just thought he was dead anyway.
23rd Dec '17 10:22:46 AM littlebeeper
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* Bangkok is mwentioned in the movie as being US territory. This kind of flies in the face of Real Life: during the colonial land-grab of the nineteenth century, both the world's acknowledged superpowers (Britain and France) carefully refrained from attacking the country, even though it would have been a logical bridge between India/Burma and Malaya (both British possessions) and the French had annexed virtually everything to the East. Even the Japanese trod with care here during World War II, despite having grabbed everything to all sides. The reason is that any superpower contemplating Thailand would immediately concede (a) that it would take more trouble and resources than it was worth to conquer; and (b) once you'd conquered it, were you going to be able to hold on to it? Thailand remains the only state in the region to have stayed independent in the face of colonial land-grabbing and Japanese expansionism. If the Americans couldn't hold Vietnam with all the resources they poured into it - they're never going to get Thailand...

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* Bangkok is mwentioned mentioned in the movie as being US territory. This kind of flies in the face of Real Life: during the colonial land-grab of the nineteenth century, both the world's acknowledged superpowers (Britain and France) carefully refrained from attacking the country, even though it would have been a logical bridge between India/Burma and Malaya (both British possessions) and the French had annexed virtually everything to the East. Even the Japanese trod with care here during World War II, despite having grabbed everything to all sides. The reason is that any superpower contemplating Thailand would immediately concede (a) that it would take more trouble and resources than it was worth to conquer; and (b) once you'd conquered it, were you going to be able to hold on to it? Thailand remains the only state in the region to have stayed independent in the face of colonial land-grabbing and Japanese expansionism. If the Americans couldn't hold Vietnam with all the resources they poured into it - they're never going to get Thailand...
13th Dec '17 1:04:05 AM PaulA
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* Bangkok is mwentioned in the movie as being US territory. This kind of flies in the face of Real Life: during the colonial land-grab of the nineteenth century, both the world's acknowledged superpowers (Britain and France) carefully refrained from attacking the country, even though it would have been a logical bridge between India/Burma and Malaya (both British possessions) and the French had annexed virtually everything to the East. Even the Japanese trod with care here during WW2, despite having grabbed everything to all sides. The reason is that any superpower contemplating Thailand would immediately concede (a) that it would take more trouble and resources than it was worth to conquer; and (b) once you'd conquered it, were you going to be able to hold on to it? Thailand remains the only state in the region to have stayed independent in the face of colonial land-grabbing and Japanese expansionism. If the Americans couldn't hold Vietnam with all the resources they poured into it - they're never going to get Thailand...

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* Bangkok is mwentioned in the movie as being US territory. This kind of flies in the face of Real Life: during the colonial land-grab of the nineteenth century, both the world's acknowledged superpowers (Britain and France) carefully refrained from attacking the country, even though it would have been a logical bridge between India/Burma and Malaya (both British possessions) and the French had annexed virtually everything to the East. Even the Japanese trod with care here during WW2, World War II, despite having grabbed everything to all sides. The reason is that any superpower contemplating Thailand would immediately concede (a) that it would take more trouble and resources than it was worth to conquer; and (b) once you'd conquered it, were you going to be able to hold on to it? Thailand remains the only state in the region to have stayed independent in the face of colonial land-grabbing and Japanese expansionism. If the Americans couldn't hold Vietnam with all the resources they poured into it - they're never going to get Thailand...
27th Oct '17 6:25:22 AM AgProv
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* Bangkok is mwentioned in the movie as being US territory. This kind of flies in the face of Real Life: during the colonial land-grab of the nineteenth century, both the world's acknowledged superpowers (Britain and France) carefully refrained from attacking the country, even though it would have been a logical bridge between India/Burma and Malaya (both British possessions) and the French had annexed virtually everything to the East. Even the Japanese trod with care here during WW2, despite having grabbed everything to all sides. The reason is that any superpower contemplating Thailand would immediately concede (a) that it would take more trouble and resources than it was worth to conquer; and (b) once you'd conquered it, were you going to be able to hold on to it? Thailand remains the only state in the region to have stayed independent in the face of colonial land-grabbing and Japanese expansionism. If the Americans couldn't hold Vietnam with all the resources they poured into it - they're never going to get Thailand...
6th Aug '17 9:52:29 PM lorgskyegon
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** Whoever said he had to follow his own rules? Dictators often indulge in the things their subjects are prohibited.
31st Oct '16 8:23:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* Sure, Snake shuts down Earth is a {{badass}} act to say screw you to the president, but with this one act, Snake possibly kills millions of people. Picture this: where are electronics most vital? Hospitals where people are in ICU or getting treated, as well other stuff to help people like pacemakers or iron lungs. What the ''fucking'' hell, Snake?

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* Sure, Snake shuts down Earth is a {{badass}} badass act to say screw you to the president, but with this one act, Snake possibly kills millions of people. Picture this: where are electronics most vital? Hospitals where people are in ICU or getting treated, as well other stuff to help people like pacemakers or iron lungs. What the ''fucking'' hell, Snake?
14th May '16 7:55:51 AM Rand86
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** For that matter, the whole [[spoiler: fast acting flu thing]] is pretty stupid. Yeah, let's send in this badass black-ops/infiltration specialits to do our job for us [[spoiler: while we make sure that he's far from his best physically and mentally]]. Just for that, they deserved the shut-down at the end.
20th Mar '16 6:49:07 AM Troper_Walrus
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** It actually makes sense that [[spoiler: the code for the Sword of Damocles is the [[NumberOfTheBeast Number Of The Beast]]. At the end, it's shown that the President's ego is so overinflated that he twists one of the most famous verses in the Bible [[AGodAmI to put himself in God's place.]] If he's so egomaniacal to consider himself close to God, it can be assumed that he would believe that he has the power to end the world, just like a god. Setting the code to 666 is a show of how insanely megalomaniacal he is.]]

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** It actually makes sense that [[spoiler: the code for the Sword of Damocles is the [[NumberOfTheBeast Number Of The Beast]]. At the end, it's shown that the President's ego is so overinflated that he twists one of the most famous verses in the Bible [[AGodAmI to put himself in God's place.]] If he's so egomaniacal to consider himself close to God, it can be assumed that he would believe that he has the power to end the world, just like a god. Setting the code to 666 is a show of how insanely megalomaniacal he is. Security? He doesn't care about security.]]
20th Mar '16 6:47:40 AM Troper_Walrus
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** It actually makes sense that [[spoiler: the code for the Sword of Damocles is the [[NumberOfTheBeast Number Of The Beast]]. At the end, it's shown that the President's ego is so overinflated that he twists one of the most famous verses in the Bible [[AGodAmI to put himself in God's place.]] If he's so egomaniacal to consider himself close to God, it can be assumed that he would believe that he has the power to end the world, just like a god. Setting the code to 666 is a show of how insanely megalomaniacal he is.]]
26th Feb '16 2:14:52 PM Szeridan
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** Hell, forget about hospitals and pacemakers. Imagine the cooling systems of ''every freakin' nuclear power plant'' on this planet failing ''simultaneously'', with absolutely no chance of emergency cooling whatsoever. Imagine Fukushima times… hundreds?
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