History Main / TheBraveOne

27th Apr '13 12:53:21 PM MarkLungo
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-->''"I'm Erica Bain. And as *you* know, I walk the city."'' Erica Bain (JodieFoster) is a confident, content, reasonably left-wing radio host, madly in love with [[NewYorkCity the city of New York]] and her fiancee David (Naveen Andrews). Sadly, [[spoiler:he is killed and she is beaten within an inch of her life by a gang of thugs in Central Park one night]]. Emotionally shattered and incapable of feeling safe in the city she once adored, Erica buys a gun and attempts to move on. Fate has other plans, however, as she begins to encounter situation after situation that leave her with no choice but to blow somebody away. As the reputation of the mysterious vigilante begins to rise, Erica is torn between genuine disgust at her reluctant actions and the savage pleasure of dealing out first-hand justice to the blatantly deserving. A touching and painful variation of the well-known VigilanteMan subgenre (''TaxiDriver'', ''Film/DeathWish''), due only in part to the vigilante not being a man at all. ---- !!This film provides examples of: * ADarkerMe - Erica's even acutely aware of the concept. * AntiHero ** You could even say "Anti Victim". * BigAppleSauce * BlackAndGreyMorality * CastingGag - JodieFoster, given her role in TaxiDriver. ** And arguably Naveen Andrews as well, since he played the consummate BadAss on "{{Lost}}"--even [[spoiler:coming BackFromTheDead at one point, although not [[CameBackWrong in a good way]]]], and in this he [[spoiler:dies very early on.]] * TheCityNarrows * CityNoir * DeadAir - When New York DJ Erica Bane resumes her first radio broadcast after her vicious attack (and subsequent vigilante slaying), she falls silent in the middle of reading her opening monologue. Her savvy producer decides to let the scene play out, and a few seconds later Erica starts over with a raw and emotional impromptu dialogue about how terrifying the once familiar city can become after being victimized for the first time. * DespairEventHorizon * GenderInvertedTrope - It's a very typical "good man gone vigilante" story, only from a female perspective, focusing more on emotion. * IDidWhatIHadToDo - Reluctantly. * [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Jodie Foster Is About To Shoot You]] - [[http://shaunmusco.com/images/Printed/T/The_Brave_One.jpg The DVD Cover]](the especially spoiler-sensitive should avoid the blurb on the back there), although in yet another subversion of the genre, her stare is far more focal than the barrel of the gun. * MaddenIntoMisanthropy * MightMakesRight - Erica REALLY tries not to subscribe to this.... and is repeatedly left with few other options. * NewYorkSubway - You bet. * PreMortemOneLiner - "I want my dog back!" *BoomHeadShot* * RapeAndRevenge * SociopathicHero - Subverting this is the point of the film. * ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight * ShoutOut: The subway scene is almost identical to one from ''Film/DeathWish''. * [[ShowWithinAShow Show Within A Film]] - Erica hosts [[TalkShow a radio call-in one.]] ** It only became a call in show after her killings gained notoriety. * SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism * SmokingGunControl - To Erica's disbelief when it comes to both her enemies, and later herself.
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-->''"I'm Erica Bain. And as *you* know, I walk the city."'' Erica Bain (JodieFoster) is a confident, content, reasonably left-wing radio host, madly in love with [[NewYorkCity the city of New York]] and her fiancee David (Naveen Andrews). Sadly, [[spoiler:he is killed and she is beaten within an inch of her life by a gang of thugs in Central Park one night]]. Emotionally shattered and incapable of feeling safe in the city she once adored, Erica buys a gun and attempts to move on. Fate has other plans, however, as she begins to encounter situation after situation that leave her with no choice but to blow somebody away. As the reputation of the mysterious vigilante begins to rise, Erica is torn between genuine disgust at her reluctant actions and the savage pleasure of dealing out first-hand justice to the blatantly deserving. A touching and painful variation of the well-known VigilanteMan subgenre (''TaxiDriver'', ''Film/DeathWish''), due only in part to the vigilante not being a man at all. ---- !!This film provides examples of: * ADarkerMe - Erica's even acutely aware of the concept. * AntiHero ** You could even say "Anti Victim". * BigAppleSauce * BlackAndGreyMorality * CastingGag - JodieFoster, given her role in TaxiDriver. ** And arguably Naveen Andrews as well, since he played the consummate BadAss on "{{Lost}}"--even [[spoiler:coming BackFromTheDead at one point, although not [[CameBackWrong in a good way]]]], and in this he [[spoiler:dies very early on.]] * TheCityNarrows * CityNoir * DeadAir - When New York DJ Erica Bane resumes her first radio broadcast after her vicious attack (and subsequent vigilante slaying), she falls silent in the middle of reading her opening monologue. Her savvy producer decides to let the scene play out, and a few seconds later Erica starts over with a raw and emotional impromptu dialogue about how terrifying the once familiar city can become after being victimized for the first time. * DespairEventHorizon * GenderInvertedTrope - It's a very typical "good man gone vigilante" story, only from a female perspective, focusing more on emotion. * IDidWhatIHadToDo - Reluctantly. * [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Jodie Foster Is About To Shoot You]] - [[http://shaunmusco.com/images/Printed/T/The_Brave_One.jpg The DVD Cover]](the especially spoiler-sensitive should avoid the blurb on the back there), although in yet another subversion of the genre, her stare is far more focal than the barrel of the gun. * MaddenIntoMisanthropy * MightMakesRight - Erica REALLY tries not to subscribe to this.... and is repeatedly left with few other options. * NewYorkSubway - You bet. * PreMortemOneLiner - "I want my dog back!" *BoomHeadShot* * RapeAndRevenge * SociopathicHero - Subverting this is the point of the film. * ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight * ShoutOut: The subway scene is almost identical to one from ''Film/DeathWish''. * [[ShowWithinAShow Show Within A Film]] - Erica hosts [[TalkShow a radio call-in one.]] ** It only became a call in show after her killings gained notoriety. * SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism * SmokingGunControl - To Erica's disbelief when it comes to both her enemies, and later herself.[[redirect:Film/TheBraveOne]]
2nd Jun '12 4:37:38 AM erforce
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A touching and painful variation of the well-known VigilanteMan subgenre (''TaxiDriver'', ''DeathWish''), due only in part to the vigilante not being a man at all.
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A touching and painful variation of the well-known VigilanteMan subgenre (''TaxiDriver'', ''DeathWish''), ''Film/DeathWish''), due only in part to the vigilante not being a man at all.

* ShoutOut: The subway scene is almost identical to one from DeathWish.
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* ShoutOut: The subway scene is almost identical to one from DeathWish.''Film/DeathWish''.
6th May '12 1:29:39 PM QueenofSwords
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* NightmareFuel - It ''really'' doesn't paint too bright a picture of city life. At least city life after dark.

* SmokingGunControl - To Erica's disbelief when it comes to both her enemies, and later herself. * TearJerker - Plenty. ** Erica [[spoiler:reminiscing about David playing the guitar.]] ** [[spoiler: The text message that says only, "goodbye"]]
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* SmokingGunControl - To Erica's disbelief when it comes to both her enemies, and later herself. * TearJerker - Plenty. ** Erica [[spoiler:reminiscing about David playing the guitar.]] ** [[spoiler: The text message that says only, "goodbye"]]herself.
27th Apr '12 7:31:53 AM Odon
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* HeroicSociopath - Subverting this is the point of the film.
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* HeroicSociopath GenderInvertedTrope - Subverting this is the point of the film.It's a very typical "good man gone vigilante" story, only from a female perspective, focusing more on emotion.

* RecycledInSpace - It's a very typical "good man gone vigilante" story, only from a female perspective, focusing more on emotion.
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* RecycledInSpace SociopathicHero - It's a very typical "good man gone vigilante" story, only from a female perspective, focusing more on emotion.Subverting this is the point of the film.
21st May '11 1:39:07 AM Draco234
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Erica Bain (JodieFoster) is a confident, content, reasonably left-wing radio host, madly in love with [[NewYorkCity the city of NewYork]] and her fiancee David (Naveen Andrews). Sadly, [[spoiler:he is killed and she is beaten within an inch of her life by a gang of thugs in Central Park one night]]. Emotionally shattered and incapable of feeling safe in the city she once adored, Erica buys a gun and attempts to move on. Fate has other plans, however, as she begins to encounter situation after situation that leave her with no choice but to blow somebody away. As the reputation of the mysterious vigilante begins to rise, Erica is torn between genuine disgust at her reluctant actions and the savage pleasure of dealing out first-hand justice to the blatantly deserving.
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Erica Bain (JodieFoster) is a confident, content, reasonably left-wing radio host, madly in love with [[NewYorkCity the city of NewYork]] New York]] and her fiancee David (Naveen Andrews). Sadly, [[spoiler:he is killed and she is beaten within an inch of her life by a gang of thugs in Central Park one night]]. Emotionally shattered and incapable of feeling safe in the city she once adored, Erica buys a gun and attempts to move on. Fate has other plans, however, as she begins to encounter situation after situation that leave her with no choice but to blow somebody away. As the reputation of the mysterious vigilante begins to rise, Erica is torn between genuine disgust at her reluctant actions and the savage pleasure of dealing out first-hand justice to the blatantly deserving.

* NightmareFuel - It ''really'' doesn't paint too bright a picture of city life. Atleast city life after dark.
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* NightmareFuel - It ''really'' doesn't paint too bright a picture of city life. Atleast At least city life after dark.
1st May '11 9:00:52 AM lapetitesinge
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** And arguably Naveen Andrews as well, since he played the consummate BadAss on "{{Lost}}"--even [[spoiler:coming BackFromTheDead at one point, although not [[CameBackWrong not in a good way]]]], and in this he [[spoiler:dies very early on.]]
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** And arguably Naveen Andrews as well, since he played the consummate BadAss on "{{Lost}}"--even [[spoiler:coming BackFromTheDead at one point, although not [[CameBackWrong not in a good way]]]], and in this he [[spoiler:dies very early on.]]
1st May '11 9:00:36 AM lapetitesinge
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** And arguably Naveen Andrews as well, since he played the consummate BadAss on "{{Lost}}"--even [[spoiler:coming BackFromTheDead at one point, although not [[CameBackWrong not in a good way]]]], and in this he [[spoiler:dies very early on.]]
15th Apr '11 9:12:16 PM Nightwire
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** Erica [[spoiler:reminiscing about David playing the guitar is what really got this troper.]]
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** Erica [[spoiler:reminiscing about David playing the guitar is what really got this troper.guitar.]]
16th Mar '11 11:31:17 AM Meeble
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* DeadAir - When New York DJ Erica Bane resumes her first radio broadcast after her vicious attack (and subsequent vigilante slaying), she falls silent in the middle of reading her opening monologue. Her savvy producer decides to let the scene play out, and a few seconds later Erica starts over with a raw and emotional impromptu dialogue about how terrifying the once familiar city can become after being victimized for the first time.
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