History GenreSavvy / Film

9th Jul '16 10:48:02 PM lexicon
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* A mild example from ''Film/JurassicWorld'': when park owner Simon Masrani sees evidence that the ''Indominus rex'' has been trying to escape, he decides to send in an expert who might see something he and the others can't from their point-of-view as administrators not directly involved with the animals. When Claire insists that they have the best structural engineers in the world, he [[ContinuityNod remarks]], "[[Film/JurassicPark So did Hammond]]."
9th Jul '16 8:46:21 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* A mild example from ''Film/JurassicWorld'': when park owner Simon Masrani sees evidence that the ''Indominus rex'' has been trying to escape, he decides to send in an expert who might see something he and the others can't from their point-of-view as administrators not directly involved with the animals. When Claire insists that they have the best structural engineers in the world, he [[ContinuityNod remarks]], "[[Film/JurassicPark So did Hammond]]."
30th Jun '16 7:28:06 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Film/{{Oculus}}'' deals with an EldritchAbomination in the form of a MagicMirror that changes the perception of those within a certain distance. Kaylie had devoted a lot of time into thinking of ways to outsmart it by using objects that the mirror cannot interfere with to ensure her and her brother's safety. Among these are her significant other who is ordered to alert the police if she doesn't respond to a phone call within an hour, and a dead-weight anchor set up to shatter the mirror on an analog system which the mirror cannot interact with. [[spoiler:The mirror ends up using these against her, by tricking her into walking into the anchor's path as her brother pulls the switch, who is arrested shortly afterwards]].
30th Jun '16 7:24:35 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* ''Film/{{Oculus}}'' deals with an EldritchAbomination in the form of a MagicMirror that changes the perception of those within a certain distance. Kaylie had devoted a lot of time into thinking of ways to outsmart it by using objects that the mirror cannot interfere with to ensure her and her brother's safety. Among these are her significant other who is ordered to alert the police if she doesn't respond to a phone call within an hour, and a dead-weight anchor set up to shatter the mirror on an analog system which the mirror cannot interact with. [[spoiler:The mirror ends up using these against her, by tricking her into walking into the anchor's path as her brother pulls the switch, who is arrested shortly afterwards]].
10th Jun '16 3:27:43 AM storymasterb
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* ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'' deconstructs this trope horrifically. [[spoiler: Elijah takes GenreSavvy too far and sees comic book tropes in the real world, leading him to cause accidents which kill hundreds of people in the hopes of finding a superhero. This ends with him revealing the truth to David and happily describing how he is clearly meant to be the villain of their story, delighted to finally know his purpose.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Elijah''']]: I'm not a mistake! It all makes sense! In a comic, you know how you can tell who the arch-villain's going to be? He's the [[{{Foil}} exact opposite]] of the hero. And most times [[BigBadFriend they're friends]], like you and me!
16th Feb '16 2:03:35 PM TompaDompa
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* In ''Drishyam'', Vijay knows how to avoid getting caught by the police because he watches procedurals regularly.
5th Jan '16 9:17:10 AM Prfnoff
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** The PluckyComicRelief is the most Genre Savvy of the bunch, leading to him being convinced he's doomed because he used to play a RedShirt. He manages to survive and [[PromotionToOpeningTitles gets upgraded to a main character]] with the rank of security chief. Guy actually starts out as the ''only'' Genre Savvy member of the crew (and OnlySaneMan) before they all wise up.

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** The PluckyComicRelief is the most Genre Savvy of the bunch, leading to him being convinced he's doomed because he used to play a nameless RedShirt. He manages to survive and [[PromotionToOpeningTitles gets upgraded to a main character]] with the rank of security chief. Guy actually starts out as the ''only'' Genre Savvy member of the crew (and OnlySaneMan) before they all wise up.
1st Jan '16 9:13:02 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''Film/{{DEBS}}'', Max can spot the very obvious trap from miles away. Unfortunately for her, Amy - her commander, is seriously GenreBlind.
--> '''Max:''' Creepy shadows, no bad guys, enclosed space. Trap.
24th Dec '15 9:01:01 AM Anata
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* In ''Film/DEBS'', Max can spot the very obvious trap from miles away. Unfortunately for her, Amy - her commander, is seriously GenreBlind.

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* In ''Film/DEBS'', ''Film/{{DEBS}}'', Max can spot the very obvious trap from miles away. Unfortunately for her, Amy - her commander, is seriously GenreBlind.
24th Dec '15 8:59:43 AM Anata
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* In ''Film/DEBS'', Max can spot the very obvious trap from miles away. Unfortunately for her, Amy - her commander, is seriously GenreBlind.
--> '''Max:''' Creepy shadows, no bad guys, enclosed space. Trap.
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