History IdiotBall / Film

8th May '18 9:45:24 AM lluewhyn
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* There are many instances of this in ''Film/AQuietPlace'' in the form of negligence that couples IdiotBall with CaptainOblivious. The opening Prologue shows the stakes of making noise and why the family in the movie has lost their 4-year old son. It would have been an understandable tragedy had the child inadvertently made noise with the toy in the store, or somehow later made noise (such as crying) on their way home. However, the movie has the tragedy unfold by having the family take the noisy toy away from the child, and then leave him with just his older sister in the store while they waited outside, his sister giving him the toy anyway but just removing the batteries, and then the sister leaving him in the store alone so he can scoop the batteries back up. The family then traipses several miles back home and no one notices that the 4-year old has the large toy crudely concealed under his coat, has somehow inserted the batteries back in the toy correctly, and has also fallen about 50 to 100 feet behind the group. Parents would normally carry or walk alongside such a small child in normal conditions to make sure the child was safe and able to keep up, much less conditions where any noise can quickly get a person killed. Later on, the parents still remain oblivious. They never seem to understand why the daughter seems distraught, and she later disappears for several hours without the mother noticing, despite the fact that in a post-apocalyptic environment, every family member would be called on to help out with chores for just daily living, especially considering that the mother is pregnant. The mother deliberately getting pregnant in such a CrapsackWorld is another IdiotBall entirely....

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* There are many instances of this in ''Film/AQuietPlace'' in the form of negligence that couples IdiotBall with CaptainOblivious. The opening Prologue shows the stakes of making noise and why the family in the movie has lost their 4-year old son. It would have been an understandable tragedy had the child inadvertently made noise with the toy in the store, or somehow later made noise (such as crying) on their way home. However, the movie has the tragedy unfold by having the family take the noisy toy away from the child, and then leave him with just his older sister in the store while they waited outside, his sister giving gives him the toy anyway but just removing removes the batteries, and then the sister leaving him in the store alone so he can scoop the batteries back up. The family then traipses several miles back home and no one notices that the 4-year old has the large toy crudely concealed under his coat, has somehow inserted the batteries back in the toy correctly, and has also fallen about 50 to 100 feet behind the group. Parents would normally carry or walk alongside such a small child in normal conditions to make sure the child was safe and able to keep up, much less conditions an environment where any noise can quickly get a person killed. Later on, the parents still remain oblivious. oblivious: They never seem to understand why the daughter seems distraught, and she distraught. She later disappears for several hours without the mother noticing, despite the fact that in a post-apocalyptic environment, environment every family member would be called on to help out with chores for just daily living, especially considering that the mother is pregnant. The mother deliberately getting pregnant in such a CrapsackWorld is another IdiotBall entirely....
8th May '18 9:41:53 AM lluewhyn
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* There are many instances of this in ''Film/AQuietPlace'' in the form of negligence that couples IdiotBall with CaptainOblivious. The opening Prologue shows the stakes of making noise and why the family in the movie has lost their 4-year old son. It would have been an understandable tragedy had the child inadvertently made noise with the toy in the store, or somehow later made noise (such as crying) on their way home. However, the movie has the tragedy unfold by having the family take the noisy toy away from the child, and then leave him with just his older sister in the store while they waited outside, his sister giving him the toy anyway but just removing the batteries, and then the sister leaving him in the store alone so he can scoop the batteries back up. The family then traipses several miles back home and no one notices that the 4-year old has the large toy crudely concealed under his coat, has somehow inserted the batteries back in the toy correctly, and has also fallen about 50 to 100 feet behind the group. Parents would normally carry or walk alongside such a small child in normal conditions to make sure the child was safe and able to keep up, much less conditions where any noise can quickly get a person killed. Later on, the parents still remain oblivious. They never seem to understand why the daughter seems distraught, and she later disappears for several hours without the mother noticing, despite the fact that in a post-apocalyptic environment, every family member would be called on to help out with chores for just daily living, especially considering that the mother is pregnant. The mother deliberately getting pregnant in such a CrapsackWorld is another IdiotBall entirely....
27th Apr '18 9:06:12 PM LittleDancerGirl
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*** It makes sense if you consider that they're thinking in terms of conventional battle, in which lighting the fire would be a bad idea and putting it out a good one. They simply fail to take into account that the Wraiths don't exist or interact with their environment in conventional ways.
27th Apr '18 6:49:18 PM LittleDancerGirl
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*** Also, even if Chekov ''had'' known, and ''had'' remembered well enough to make the connection, he has no reason to think that there's any connection to the present situation. If he knew the destination, he would also know that Kirk had left Khan without any working means of space travel, he'd know it's not the same planet, and he'd have no reason to suspect that that would have any bearing on the current mission.
15th Apr '18 8:06:59 AM MarcusSLazarus
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*** Could be psychologically justified on the grounds that Palpatine by this point has spent over twenty years reaping the benefits of his original plan to turn a Skywalker; he could arguably have become complacent with the idea that the Skywalker line is susceptible to the Dark Side without considering the specific reasons why he'd been successful the first time around and why that wouldn't work now.
15th Apr '18 7:55:28 AM MarcusSLazarus
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* Granted, the film ''Film/Rampage2018'' starts with the villains- Claire and Brett Wyden of Energyne- making a 'weapon' that turns animals into enranged giants, so they were already operating on an area of questionable intelligence, but they then compound their mistakes by trying to summon the now-giant-and-enraged animals to them by turning on a massive transmitter ''in the middle of Chicago'' that enrages the animals and draws them towards it; Claire states as she turns the transmitter on that they allegedly had 'thousands' of such transmitters, so surely they could have used another one in a less populated area that wouldn't have risked the subsequent collateral damage?
** In their defence, at the time Claire activated it, she assumed they'd only have to deal with ''one'' giant animal (they assumed George would die in a plane crash when the signal provoked him and they didn't know about the giant crocodile), but a giant wolf can still do a lot of damage.


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*** To be fair, this issue ''was'' addressed in spin-off media, but by the time they'd determined Dooku had essentially created his own opposing forces they were too committed to the war to stop it to find out why he'd done something like that.
3rd Mar '18 12:56:41 AM gophergiggles
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* Selina Kyle accessing the protected files of [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Max Schreck]] in ''Film/BatmanReturns''. Okay, even if your boss isn't a murderous sociopath, even if you have a BenevolentBoss, on what planet is breaking into private and confidential files a good move? You'd be lucky if you were just fired and not criminally charged for such a dumb move.
24th Feb '18 5:19:32 AM WillBGood
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* ''[[Film/{{Dracula 1931}} Dracula]]'': You know Dracula's a vampire. You know how to kill him. You know where he lives. It's ''right next door to you''. You know he's helpless during the daytime. Gee, maybe you should wait until Mina's literally on her last pint of blood and let Renfield lead you to his death.

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* ''[[Film/{{Dracula 1931}} Dracula]]'': ''Film/{{Dracula 1931}}'': You know Dracula's a vampire. You know how to kill him. You know where he lives. It's ''right next door to you''. You know he's helpless during the daytime. Gee, maybe you should wait until Mina's literally on her last pint of blood and let Renfield lead you to his death.
19th Feb '18 2:28:24 AM Cryoclaste
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* Ethan Glance in ''SpaceCowboys''. He decides to, without telling anyone, take an unauthorized spacewalk on the secret orders of Bob Gerson, and with everyone shouting at him not to connect the PAM rockets on the IKON satellite, decides to do it anyway, thinking that doing so will allow him to singlehandedly move the satellite into a stable orbit (which has dozens of problems even if he was successful). But when he connects it, the satellite activates, swings around, crashes into the docked space shuttle damaging it, and the satellite starts jettisoning its outer casing. One of the panels hits Ethan, somehow [[TapOnTheHead just knocking him out]] though it doesn't damage his helmet enough for it to leak air, and leaving him unconscious tethered to an activated Soviet orbital platform. The movie ends without touching on what happened to Ethan when he got back to Earth, but if he survived, he likely faces:

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* Ethan Glance in ''SpaceCowboys''.''Film/SpaceCowboys''. He decides to, without telling anyone, take an unauthorized spacewalk on the secret orders of Bob Gerson, and with everyone shouting at him not to connect the PAM rockets on the IKON satellite, decides to do it anyway, thinking that doing so will allow him to singlehandedly move the satellite into a stable orbit (which has dozens of problems even if he was successful). But when he connects it, the satellite activates, swings around, crashes into the docked space shuttle damaging it, and the satellite starts jettisoning its outer casing. One of the panels hits Ethan, somehow [[TapOnTheHead just knocking him out]] though it doesn't damage his helmet enough for it to leak air, and leaving him unconscious tethered to an activated Soviet orbital platform. The movie ends without touching on what happened to Ethan when he got back to Earth, but if he survived, he likely faces:
9th Jan '18 12:26:58 AM DrOO7
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* In ''Tulip Fever'', the hero as everything squared away for him and the heroine to run off together and only needs to do one last thing--sell a rare tulip bulb to get the money to pay off his debts and fund their passage to The New World. He proceeds to entrust his drunken friend to retrieve the bulb for him. Of course, the man gets wasted and ''eats'' the bulb, leaving the hero in financial ruin and unable to go off to start a new life.
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