History Fridge / EscapeFromLA

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?
2nd Dec '15 8:26:24 AM RayAP9
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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 do 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}} act to say screw you to the president, but with this one act, Snake possibly kills millions of people. Picture this: where do 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?



*** Maybe less than half of that. The Shining Path is stated to be as much Mexican as it is Middle Eastern(MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack) and if they have the resources to launch a trans-Atlantic invasion via ''Miami'' they're not worried about getting hit by the UK, China or Russia, either because the Path conquered them or because they're part of the Path. And if that much of the world is under the control of fundies or terrorists, the hanger-ons are next once one side falls. ''Snake saved them, too.''

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*** **** If there was some way he could have shut down both the US and The Shining Path, and spared innocents at the same time, he may have gone with that. Wasn't an option, unfortunately.
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Maybe less than half of that. The Shining Path is stated to be as much Mexican as it is Middle Eastern(MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack) and if they have the resources to launch a trans-Atlantic invasion via ''Miami'' they're not worried about getting hit by the UK, China or Russia, either because the Path conquered them or because they're part of the Path. And if that much of the world is under the control of fundies or terrorists, the hanger-ons are next once one side falls. ''Snake saved them, too.''




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* At the end of the film, Snake [[spoiler:uses the Sword of Damocles to shut down the entire world's supply of electricity, killing at least millions of people. The code to do so is "[[NumberOfTheBeast 666]]." Even operating on logic along the lines of "We assume no one with malicious intent will get their hands on the device," how much sense does it make for the code to be such an easy-to-remember number? Not only is it an extremely well-known biblical reference (which means that many people in the now-theocratic America probably know of it-- is that Fridge Brilliance or Logic?), but it's only ''three digits.'' Currently, nations across the world have stricter verification systems for nuclear codes whose use wouldn't end the world like in the movie (or at least aren't designed to)]].
20th Jun '15 7:52:43 PM Sharlee
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* If the "virus" Snake was infected with [[spoiler: was just a bluff, why did MissionControl keep monitoring the timer so carefully all through the movie? Even if they were only interested in when the time ran out because that's when Snake would quit working for them, all that would've meant was that it was time to shove ''another'' BoxedCrook into the same scenario, not that they were beaten outright.]]
7th Jun '15 1:36:28 PM WikkiWikkiWoop
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** Not important, but where are movies produced now that LA is out of the picture?
*** [[FridgeBrilliance Perhaps the President saw all those movies as heathen propaganda.]]
** Banning premarital sex is one thing, but smoking or red meat? Are those the kind of things a die-hard Southern conservative, steeped in proud traditions of tobacco-growing and barbecue, is likely to prohibit?
*** I always figured the President didn't really care about any of that and just wanted to control people.

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** * Not important, but where are movies produced now that LA is out of the picture?
*** ** [[FridgeBrilliance Perhaps the President saw all those movies as heathen propaganda.]]
** * Banning premarital sex is one thing, but smoking or red meat? Are those the kind of things a die-hard Southern conservative, steeped in proud traditions of tobacco-growing and barbecue, is likely to prohibit?
*** ** I always figured the President didn't really care about any of that and just wanted to control people.
28th Apr '15 5:01:34 PM Kalaong
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*** It's still a ridiculously extreme move, given that like at least 80% of the world he shut down had nothing to do with the plot.

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*** It's still a ridiculously extreme move, given that like at least 80% of the world he shut down had nothing to do with the plot.
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*** Maybe less than half of that. The Shining Path is stated to be as much Mexican as it is Middle Eastern(MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack) and if they have the resources to launch a trans-Atlantic invasion via ''Miami'' they're not worried about getting hit by the UK, China or Russia, either because the Path conquered them or because they're part of the Path. And if that much of the world is under the control of fundies or terrorists, the hanger-ons are next once one side falls. ''Snake saved them, too.''
15th Jan '14 11:45:25 PM Bobchillingworth
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15th Jan '14 11:44:00 PM Bobchillingworth
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*** It's still a ridiculously extreme move, given that he also shut down at least 3/4 of the world which had nothing to do with the plot.

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*** It's still a ridiculously extreme move, given that he also shut down like at least 3/4 80% of the world which he shut down had nothing to do with the plot.
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