History IdiotPlot / LiveActionFilm

24th Nov '17 4:29:08 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Yes and no, as the whole reason for the Matrix in the first place was to use humans as a power source. So either the machines no longer need us, which means that the first film should have ended before it even began, or they do, and by letting us go they are intentionally starving themselves. And worse is that there is nothing at all holding the machines to this deal. There is currently no ''One'' to fight them, Zion and its hovercrafts that allow them to reach broadcast depth to hack the Matrix have sustained terrible damage, and the threat from Agent Smith is over. Far from being a victory for the humans, the machines have never been in a better position regardless of which scenario is true.
24th Nov '17 4:22:42 PM Bootlebat
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** At one point when Bastian and Atreyu are attacked by one of Xayide's giant bug monster things, Bastian wishes for , of all things a [[ImprovisedWeapon spray paint can to use as a weapon!]] While it does work (he sprays it in the monster's eyes) why he did just wish for an M-16 or the like is anyone's guess.

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** At one point when Bastian and Atreyu are attacked by one of Xayide's giant bug monster things, Bastian wishes for , of all things a [[ImprovisedWeapon spray paint can to use as a weapon!]] While it does work (he sprays it in the monster's eyes) why he did didn't just wish for an M-16 or the like is anyone's guess.
24th Nov '17 4:18:40 PM Bootlebat
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** At one point when Bastian and Atreyu are attacked by one of Xayide's giant bug monster things, Bastian wishes for , of all things a [[ImprovisedWeapon ''spray paint can'' to use as a weapon!]] While it does work (he sprays it in the monster's eyes) why he did just wish for an M-16 or the like is anyone's guess.

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** At one point when Bastian and Atreyu are attacked by one of Xayide's giant bug monster things, Bastian wishes for , of all things a [[ImprovisedWeapon ''spray spray paint can'' can to use as a weapon!]] While it does work (he sprays it in the monster's eyes) why he did just wish for an M-16 or the like is anyone's guess.
24th Nov '17 4:17:58 PM Bootlebat
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** At one point when Bastian and Atreyu are attacked by one of Xayide's giant bug monster things, Bastian wishes for , of all things a [[ImprovisedWeapon ''spray paint can'' to use as a weapon!]] While it does work (he sprays it in the monster's eyes) why he did just wish for an M-16 or the like is anyone's guess.
4th Nov '17 4:31:10 PM thatsnumberwang
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** Yes and no, as the whole reason for the Matrix in the first place was to use humans as a power source. So either the machines no longer need us, which means that the first film should have ended before it even began, or they do, and by letting us go they are intentionally starving themselves. And worse is that there is nothing at all holding the machines to this deal. There is currently no ''One'' to fight them, Zion and its hovercrafts that allow them to reach broadcast depth to hack the Matrix have sustained terrible damage, and the threat from Agent Smith is over. Far from being a victory for the humans, the machines have never been in a better position regardless of which scenario is true.
4th Nov '17 3:42:56 PM CheeseDogX
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** One of the stupidest moments is when the guy who controls the drones that mapped the cave complex gets bored and decides to go back to the ship. And gets lost. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis The guy. Who made the map for the place. GETS LOST.]] They could have had any other character do this instead, and it would have made way more sense.
4th Nov '17 2:42:52 PM CheeseDogX
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** It starts off with an Army Ranger meeting his wife in a bar, and her getting hit on by a drunk guy who later tries to beat him up in the parking lot, along with two friends. The drunk guy ''had to rip off'' the lead's ribbons--several rows of 'em--before starting the fight. Poe, of course, rips 'em a new one, culminating in the first guy pulling a knife, whereupon Poe gives him a strike to the head that accidentally kills him. Cut to the courthouse, where his lawyer advises him to plead out so he can get a reduced sentence. The judge disagrees, citing the fact that Poe should be held to a higher standard because he's... an Army Ranger. (Which should have given him a trial in a military court to begin with.) Given that he was wearing a uniform before the fight, and the assailants tried to ''rape his wife'' and ''kill'' him, he should've gotten off with self-defense. The lawyer doesn't even have him dress in a spare uniform--or even rent a suit--at the trial. This is all done so that the hero can be on a plane full of felonious scumbags without him being a felonious scumbag himself. The rest of the film can be excused by RuleOfCool.

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** It starts off with an Army Ranger meeting his wife in a bar, and her getting hit on by a drunk guy who later tries to beat him up in the parking lot, along with two friends. The drunk guy ''had to rip off'' the lead's ribbons--several rows of 'em--before starting the fight. Poe, of course, rips 'em a new one, culminating in the first guy pulling a knife, whereupon Poe gives him a strike to the head that accidentally kills him. Cut to the courthouse, where his lawyer advises him to plead out so he can get a reduced sentence. The judge disagrees, citing the fact that Poe should be held to a higher standard because he's... an Army Ranger. (Which should have given him a trial in a military court to begin with.) Given that he was wearing a uniform before the fight, and the assailants tried to ''rape his wife'' and ''kill'' him, he should've gotten off with self-defense. The lawyer doesn't even have him dress in a spare uniform--or even rent a suit--at the trial. This is all done so that the hero can be on a plane full of felonious scumbags without him being a felonious scumbag himself. The rest of the film can be excused by RuleOfCool.
4th Nov '17 2:42:04 PM CheeseDogX
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** It starts off with an Army Ranger meeting his wife in a bar, and her getting hit on by a drunk guy who later tries to beat him up in the parking lot, along with two friends. The drunk guy ''had to rip off'' the lead's ribbons--several rows of 'em--before starting the fight. Poe, of course, rips 'em a new one, culminating in the first guy pulling a knife, whereupon Poe gives him a strike to the head that accidentally kills him. Cut to the courthouse, where his lawyer advises him to plead out so he can get a reduced sentence. The judge disagrees, citing the fact that Poe should be held to a higher standard because he's... an Army Ranger. (Which should have given him a trial in a military court to begin with.) Given that he was wearing a uniform before the fight, and the assailants tried to ''rape his wife'' and ''kill'' him, he should've gotten off with self-defense. The lawyer doesn't even have him dress in a spare uniform--or even rent a suit--at the trial. The rest of the film can be excused by RuleOfCool.

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** It starts off with an Army Ranger meeting his wife in a bar, and her getting hit on by a drunk guy who later tries to beat him up in the parking lot, along with two friends. The drunk guy ''had to rip off'' the lead's ribbons--several rows of 'em--before starting the fight. Poe, of course, rips 'em a new one, culminating in the first guy pulling a knife, whereupon Poe gives him a strike to the head that accidentally kills him. Cut to the courthouse, where his lawyer advises him to plead out so he can get a reduced sentence. The judge disagrees, citing the fact that Poe should be held to a higher standard because he's... an Army Ranger. (Which should have given him a trial in a military court to begin with.) Given that he was wearing a uniform before the fight, and the assailants tried to ''rape his wife'' and ''kill'' him, he should've gotten off with self-defense. The lawyer doesn't even have him dress in a spare uniform--or even rent a suit--at the trial. This is all done so that the hero can be on a plane full of felonious scumbags without him being a felonious scumbag himself. The rest of the film can be excused by RuleOfCool.
4th Nov '17 2:32:38 PM CheeseDogX
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* ''Film/BattlefieldEarth''. The only reason the humans manage to win is that every single Psychlo comes across as too stupid to dress themselves. The movie itself lampshades this somewhat by stating that Earth is a terrible place to be posted, thus implying that only the most incompetent or idiotic Psychlos are stationed there.

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* ''Film/BattlefieldEarth''. The only reason the humans manage to win is that every single Psychlo comes across as too stupid to dress themselves. The movie itself lampshades this somewhat by stating that Earth is a terrible place to be posted, thus implying that only [[ReassignedToAntarctica the most incompetent or idiotic idiotic]] Psychlos are stationed there.there. Though even if you do, there should be someone at least marginally competent in charge, so that the other idiots don't [[spoiler: let a bunch of rebels blow up your homeworld.]]
17th Oct '17 2:33:19 AM batty3108
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** In an overall sense, the entire premise of the Suicide Squad as presented in the movie. The Suicide Squad is supposed to be the blacker-than-black ops team, coercing villains into doing extremely shady things on behalf of the US Government. Using people explicitly known to be criminals affords Waller the ultimate in deniability should the Squad fail or be compromised in any way. So instead of using the team to do something so controversial that the merest ''whiff'' of the USA being involved could bring down the government, the Squad is assembled first as a rescue party for the Director of ARGUS, then as a team tasked with stopping the cataclysmic event threatening nation- or even worldwide destruction, ''all the while being publicly escorted by uniformed US Military''. There is nothing remotely deniable ''or'' covert about any of their actions, meaning their utility as a wholly deniable team is destroyed.
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