History YMMV / BloodDiamond

20th Feb '17 11:20:55 AM JC96
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* PovertyPorn: {{Discussed}}. Maddy, an American journalist, starts writing a report about the social ravaging caused by the wars in Sierra Leone, but grows frustrated because she feels it won't make real effect, comparing to advertisements of starving children. Guilted by her vexation, the listening Archer starts admitting his inside knowledge of the blood diamond trade, giving her report a stronger call to political action.
27th Jan '17 10:52:57 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Danny and Solomon need to cross a bridge at one point. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5rSlG2GySU With the right gun skills and a cap, they get past the guards quite effectively.]]
** Solomon's shovel-armed, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH9k646okTg literal]] RoaringRampageOfRevenge against [[spoiler:Poison]].
21st Nov '16 8:54:18 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments: Danny and Solomon need to cross a bridge at one point. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5rSlG2GySU With the right gun skills and a cap, they get past the guards quite effectively.]]
** Solomon's shovel-armed, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH9k646okTg literal]] RoaringRampageOfRevenge against [[spoiler:Poison]].

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments: Danny and Solomon need to cross a bridge at one point. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5rSlG2GySU With the right gun skills and a cap, they get past the guards quite effectively.]]
** Solomon's shovel-armed, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH9k646okTg literal]] RoaringRampageOfRevenge against [[spoiler:Poison]].
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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Danny and Solomon need to cross a bridge at one point. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5rSlG2GySU With the right gun skills and a cap, they get past the guards quite effectively.]]
** Solomon's shovel-armed, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH9k646okTg literal]] RoaringRampageOfRevenge against [[spoiler:Poison]].


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8th Oct '15 7:01:19 AM jeez
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* HomegrownHero: It's about a Rhodesian and a Sierra Leonese surviving the Sierra Leone Civil War... with the obligatory bystander/love interest being an American journalist.
27th Aug '15 1:32:37 PM ironballs16
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** It also emphasizes that even people who have engaged in evil have the potential to consciously choose good and redeem themselves. This is shown in the film through a real-life home for former child soldiers which, through kind treatment, gives them a chance at a normal life.

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** It also emphasizes that even people who have engaged in evil have the potential to [[HeelFaceTurn consciously choose good and redeem themselves.themselves]]. This is shown in the film through a real-life home for former child soldiers which, through kind treatment, gives them a chance at a normal life.
30th Jan '15 9:30:18 PM maxwellsilver
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Danny and Solomon need to cross a bridge at one point. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5rSlG2GySU With the right gun skills and a cap, they get past the guards quite effectively.]]

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments: Danny and Solomon need to cross a bridge at one point. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5rSlG2GySU With the right gun skills and a cap, they get past the guards quite effectively.]]



** Fun fact: Supposedly, De Beers diamond company, suspected of making a deal with Executive Outcomes during the conflict, had their sales dropped after the film's plot was made public.

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** Fun fact: Supposedly, De Beers diamond company, suspected (though unproven) of making a deal with Executive Outcomes during the conflict, had their sales dropped drop after the film's plot was made public.
7th Jan '15 10:58:43 PM creader
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* ShownTheirWork: The blue-ray release features several documentaries covering the pre-production of the movie, where the filmmakers do everything from talk former child soldiers through their traumas to start a diamond mine - documenting the ''stacks'' of cash they spend on bribes - just so they can say they know what they're talking about.
19th Nov '14 12:54:31 PM Tuckerscreator
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*** Unless the bullet came in at an angle where it wouldn't hit the front windshield, of course - say, into the ceiling, seats, doors, or flooring.
18th May '14 3:19:38 PM Amake
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*ShownTheirWork: The blue-ray release features several documentaries covering the pre-production of the movie, where the filmmakers do everything from talk former child soldiers through their traumas to start a diamond mine - documenting the ''stacks'' of cash they spend on bribes - just so they can say they know what they're talking about.
15th Apr '14 6:41:00 PM Luigifan
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** Fun fact: Supposedly, De Beers diamond company, suspected to making a deal with Executive Outcomes during the conflict, had their sales dropped after the film's plot was made public.

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** Fun fact: Supposedly, De Beers diamond company, suspected to of making a deal with Executive Outcomes during the conflict, had their sales dropped after the film's plot was made public.



** There's also one during the firefight where the press convoy is attacked. The van and Danny and co. escape in gets its rear window shattered out by bullets, [[BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay but the front window remains completely intact.]]
*** Unless the bullet came in at an angle where it wouldn't hit the front winshield, of course - say, into the ceiling, seats, doors, or flooring.

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** There's also one during the firefight where the press convoy is attacked. The van and Danny and co. escape in gets its rear window shattered out by bullets, [[BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay but the front window remains completely intact.]]
*** Unless the bullet came in at an angle where it wouldn't hit the front winshield, windshield, of course - say, into the ceiling, seats, doors, or flooring.
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