History LoopholeAbuse / LiveActionFilm

14th Jan '18 6:28:39 AM trumpetmarietta
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* In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' and the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' film, the Kobayashi Maru test. Starfleet actually had to add a "no reprogramming the simulator" rule after Kirk's shot at it, and according to the ExpandedUniverse, this kicked off a whole tradition of loopholing the scenario. Not only that, but it became an expectation of any student to find a way to beat the simulation with outside-the-box thinking.

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* In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' and the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' film, the Kobayashi Maru ''Kobayashi Maru'' test. Starfleet actually had to add a "no reprogramming the simulator" rule after Kirk's shot at it, and according to the ExpandedUniverse, this kicked off a whole tradition of loopholing the scenario. Not only that, but it became an expectation of any student to find a way to beat the simulation with outside-the-box thinking.
2nd Jan '18 3:41:44 PM nombretomado
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* A meta example from ''Film/FightClub''. The character [[HelenaBonhamCarter Marla Synger's]] line to [[BradPitt Tyler Durden]] after having sex for the first time was supposed to be: [[DeadBabyComedy "I wanna' have your abortion."]] But [[ExecutiveMeddling an executive at Fox Studios thought that was too crude and ordered the director to change it.]] He agreed on the condition that the correction could not be corrected. Thus, Marla Synger ended up saying: [[CrossesTheLineTwice "I haven't been fucked like that since grade school."]]

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* A meta example from ''Film/FightClub''. The character [[HelenaBonhamCarter [[Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter Marla Synger's]] line to [[BradPitt Tyler Durden]] after having sex for the first time was supposed to be: [[DeadBabyComedy "I wanna' have your abortion."]] But [[ExecutiveMeddling an executive at Fox Studios thought that was too crude and ordered the director to change it.]] He agreed on the condition that the correction could not be corrected. Thus, Marla Synger ended up saying: [[CrossesTheLineTwice "I haven't been fucked like that since grade school."]]
22nd Nov '17 1:27:12 AM MagiMecha
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* In ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'', Zordon is worried as the Rangers failed to stop Ivan Ooze's escape and he's heading for the Command Center. Alpha reassures him -- no one can enter the Command Center without a Power Coin. A split second later, Alpha turns around and sees Ivan slipping in ''through the cracks of the Command Center doors''.
-->'''Alpha 5:''' Um... ''almost'' nobody!
17th Sep '17 12:56:21 PM Lanes17B
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* Simon Phoenix in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' finds Dr. Raymond Cocteau's annoying, and [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad his view of a perfect world, boring and bland,]] but Phoenix can't kill him because of his [[BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood psychological programing,]] when this happens:

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* Simon Phoenix in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' finds Dr. Raymond Cocteau's annoying, and [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad his view of a perfect world, boring and bland,]] but Phoenix can't kill him because of his [[BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood psychological programing,]] when programing prohibits him from personally harming Cocteau.]] Then this happens:
17th Sep '17 12:55:09 PM Lanes17B
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* Simon Phoenix in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' finds Dr. Raymond Cocteau's annoying, and [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad his view of a perfect world, boring and bland,]] but Phoenix can't kill him because of his [[BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood psychological programing,]] when this happens:
-->'''Phoenix:''' That's it. That's who you remind me of, an evil [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mister Rogers.]] Will somebody please kill him? ''Tosses gun to a {{Mook}}, who shoots Cocteau dead''
20th Aug '17 10:38:24 AM Lanes17B
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* A meta example from ''Film/FightClub''. [[HelenaBonhamCarter Helena Bonham Carter's]] line to BradPitt after having sex for the first time was supposed to be: "I wanna' have your abortion." But [[ExecutiveMeddling an executive thought that was too crude and ordered the director to change it.]] He agreed on the condition that the correction could not be corrected. Thus, her character ended up saying: "I haven' been fucked like that since grade school."

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* A meta example from ''Film/FightClub''. The character [[HelenaBonhamCarter Helena Bonham Carter's]] Marla Synger's]] line to BradPitt [[BradPitt Tyler Durden]] after having sex for the first time was supposed to be: [[DeadBabyComedy "I wanna' have your abortion." "]] But [[ExecutiveMeddling an executive at Fox Studios thought that was too crude and ordered the director to change it.]] He agreed on the condition that the correction could not be corrected. Thus, her character Marla Synger ended up saying: [[CrossesTheLineTwice "I haven' haven't been fucked like that since grade school.""]]
5th Jul '17 4:22:34 PM Lanes17B
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* A meta example from ''Film/FightClub''. [[HelenaBonhamCarter Helena Bonham Carter's]] line to BradPitt after having sex for the first time was supposed to be: "I wanna' have your abortion." But [[ExecutiveMeddling an executive thought that was too crude and ordered the director to change it.]] He agreed on the condition that the correction could not be corrected. Thus, her character ended up saying: "I haven' been fucked like that since grade school."
5th Mar '17 5:06:42 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/LordOfWar'', the Interpol Agent pursuing Yuri accuses him of exploiting a loophole in international arms trading laws by shipping military vehicles and their armament seperately so they don't count as prohibited/embargoed heavy weapons.
* ''Film/InTheNameOfTheKing: A DungeonSiege Tale'' has, apparently, a requirement for the magi that they must serve a king for them to be able to use magic. [[EvilSorcerer Gallian]] reveals that the beastly Krug have no king, so he simply crowned himself as their king. Thus, he serves the best master he can think of - himself. The rules never specified it must be a king of humans or that the magus himself couldn't be king. Of course, it's also implied that only a madman like Gallian could have accepted such twisted logic enough to allow his powers to work. And Gallian doesn't deny that he has gone mad but actually uses his madness to boost his power.

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* In ''Film/LordOfWar'', the Interpol Agent pursuing Yuri accuses him of exploiting a loophole in international arms trading laws by shipping military vehicles and their armament seperately separately so they don't count as prohibited/embargoed heavy weapons.
* ''Film/InTheNameOfTheKing: A DungeonSiege VideoGame/DungeonSiege Tale'' has, apparently, a requirement for the magi that they must serve a king for them to be able to use magic. [[EvilSorcerer Gallian]] reveals that the beastly Krug have no king, so he simply crowned himself as their king. Thus, he serves the best master he can think of - himself. The rules never specified it must be a king of humans or that the magus himself couldn't be king. Of course, it's also implied that only a madman like Gallian could have accepted such twisted logic enough to allow his powers to work. And Gallian doesn't deny that he has gone mad but actually uses his madness to boost his power.
27th Feb '17 11:13:00 AM TheTeaMustFlow
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----> '''Jones:''' "Then you were a poor captain, but a captain nonetheless! [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Have you not introduced yourself all these years]] as ''[[InsistentTerminolgy Captain]]'' Jack Sparrow?"

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----> '''Jones:''' "Then you were a poor captain, but a captain nonetheless! [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Have you not introduced yourself all these years]] as ''[[InsistentTerminolgy ''[[InsistentTerminology Captain]]'' Jack Sparrow?"
5th Feb '17 11:21:25 PM weirdfantasy
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* In ''Film/StrokerAce'', the eponymous character tries to find his way out of an unfair contract which his sponsor uses to promote business more aggressively. Lugs tries to have five or six different lawyers find these in the contracts wording only to be told that Stroker's best chance is to get Clyde Torkle to fire him (quitting activates a clause which says Stroker can't race for the next three years). Stroker then starts using the contract to his advantage by humiliating Torkle with a couple idiotic advertising gags (the contract only says that he has to sell chicken; it fails to mention ''how'' he should do it) and hiring Pembrook as part of his pit crew just to piss Torkle off.
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