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28th Jul '17 1:08:45 AM Axelmania
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*Film/PerversionForProfit supposey intended as a 1965 "Diatribe against pornography" meant to discourage consumption, instead of showing negative effects it shows barely-censored erotica that is beautiful while reminding everyone "this is right on your street corner!"
15th Jul '17 11:55:00 PM DoctorSleep
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* Most superhero movies that put emphasis on saving innocent people over killing villains fall into this. That message gets diluted when saving people is often glossed over unless the hero is romantically interested. Meanwhile, the villains get killed off at the end of an action-packed climax, after over an hour's worth of misdeeds to ensure that the audience won't mourn them.
** Parodied with ''Film/{{Deadpool}}''. Francis was established to be a very cruel person and when Deadpool had him at his mercy, Colossus gives a dull, lengthy lecture about why heroes don't kill. Deadpool interrupts this speech by blowing the bastard's head off and raising a much more reasonable point on why he's justified in killing people.
15th Jul '17 7:05:15 AM NoNamesEver
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*** Only due to the fact they decided to work for themselves instead of cutting deals with everybody else to survive. Throughout the game, working for other criminals is a thankless and penniless affair. Every job they do for someone else ends with them being ambushed or betrayed. This is highlighted in the non Deathwish ending where the survivors are cast aside as pawns and their clients ends on the far better end of the deal.
13th Jul '17 6:02:16 PM NoNamesEver
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** GundamIronBloodedOrphans subverts this in the second season, Mika slowly dehumanizes himself throughout the series to his death after blindly following Orga's orders that results in an [[spoiler: undignified death by assassins after assisting a failed coup]]. The Gundam Frames were unceremonously defeated by BoringButPractical Dainslifs Mass Drivers.
13th Jul '17 6:08:18 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' is rather obviously a highly political book, with the author using its post-apocalyptic setting to preach against the horrible consequences of Nazism, liberalism, feminism and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking color television]], among other bad things, and promote conservatism as the true way. It sort of fails, however, because he seemingly can't help making the villains much more glamorous than the "good" nation of wholesome but bland yeoman farmers. Consider the war against the StrawFeminist faction, for example: an all-female, effectively fascist nation of ultra-high-tech, transhumanist lesbian Amazons with stealth fighters versus ... plaid-coated militiamen who believe in the Constitution and the Ten Commandments really much.

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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' is rather obviously a highly political book, with the author using its post-apocalyptic setting to preach against the horrible consequences of Nazism, liberalism, feminism and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking color television]], among other bad things, and promote conservatism as the true way. It sort of fails, however, because he seemingly can't help but making the villains much more glamorous than the "good" nation of wholesome but bland yeoman farmers. Consider the war against the StrawFeminist faction, for example: an all-female, effectively fascist nation of ultra-high-tech, transhumanist lesbian Amazons with stealth fighters versus ...versus... plaid-coated militiamen who believe in the Constitution and the Ten Commandments really much.
13th Jul '17 6:07:12 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' is rather obviously a highly political book, with the author using its post-apocalyptic setting to preach against the horrible consequences of Nazism, liberalism, feminism and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking color television]], among other bad things, and promote conservatism as the true way. It sort of fails, however, because he seemingly can't help making the villains much more glamorous than the "good" nation of wholesome but bland yeoman farmers. Consider the war against the StrawFeminist faction, for example: an all-female, effectively fascist nation of ultra-high-tech, transhumanist lesbian Amazons with stealth fighters versus ... plaid-coated militiamen who believe in the Constitution and the Ten Commandments really much.
4th Jul '17 8:54:58 AM ElSquibbonator
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Only two war films (both, so far, thankfully SpeculativeFiction as well) ''have'' managed to avert the trope to some extent. ''Film/TheDayAfter'' and ''Film/{{Threads}},'' both films about nuclear war, having managed to severely avert the trope to the extent that they actually encouraged RealLife nuclear policymakers to rethink whether a nuclear war was survivable.

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Only There are two war films (both, so far, thankfully SpeculativeFiction as well) that ''have'' managed to avert the trope to some extent. ''Film/TheDayAfter'' and ''Film/{{Threads}},'' both films about nuclear war, having managed to severely avert the trope to the extent that they actually encouraged RealLife nuclear policymakers to rethink whether a nuclear war was survivable.
survivable. ''Film/DasBoot'' is a possible third example, though the writer of the novel believed it was not as grim as he intended his book to be. However, many fans of the movie disagree and consider it to be one of the bleakest and darkest of all war movies.
18th Jun '17 8:41:39 PM jormis29
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* ''Unfaithful'' illustrates the negative consequences of [[GoodAdulteryBadAdultery female infidelity]]. But Diane Lane reports that [[AllWomenAreLustful women]] thank her for her role as Connie Sumner in the film, because Connie [[ReallyGetsAround sleeps around]] because she can and not because she's miserable. Lane elaborates further by saying "I mean she was cheating and lying. Then I realized it was because she wasn't a victim. She made a choice to have an affair. It's not something you often see.".

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* ''Unfaithful'' illustrates the negative consequences of [[GoodAdulteryBadAdultery female infidelity]]. But Diane Lane Creator/DianeLane reports that [[AllWomenAreLustful women]] thank her for her role as Connie Sumner in the film, because Connie [[ReallyGetsAround sleeps around]] because she can and not because she's miserable. Lane elaborates further by saying "I mean she was cheating and lying. Then I realized it was because she wasn't a victim. She made a choice to have an affair. It's not something you often see.".
18th Jun '17 12:50:50 PM Martin_W
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** There's an in-universe example as well. Shortly after Belfort starts his own company, a magazine article is published which is intended by its author to be strongly negative and to denounce the immoral ways in which the company makes its money. The day after its publication, Belfort's office is overrun by eager job applicants who clearly got the point about "make lots of money" and don't seem to care about the immorality message.

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** There's an in-universe example as well. Shortly after Belfort starts his own company, a magazine article is published which is intended by its author to be strongly negative and to denounce the immoral ways in which the company makes its money. The day after its publication, Belfort's office is overrun by eager job applicants who clearly got the point about "make lots of money" and don't seem to care about the immorality message.immorality.
18th Jun '17 12:49:37 PM Martin_W
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** There's an in-universe example as well. Shortly after Belfort starts his own company, a magazine article is published which is intended by its author to be strongly negative and to denounce the immoral ways in which the company makes its money. The day after its publication, Belfort's office is overrun by eager job applicants who clearly got the point about "make lots of money" and don't seem to care about the immorality message.
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