History YMMV / DemolitionMan

29th Sep '16 11:22:00 AM StacyHD
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* TastesLikeDiabetes: San Angeles in the year 2032 is squeaky-clean to the point of absurdity, with commercial jingles from TheFifties as the most popular genre of music and everyone relentlessly cheerful at all times. Your almost cheering Phoenix on, at least at first, if for no other reason than you want to see some chaos inflicted on this smiley, chipper city.

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* TastesLikeDiabetes: San Angeles in the year 2032 is squeaky-clean to the point of absurdity, with commercial jingles from TheFifties as the most popular genre of music and everyone relentlessly cheerful at all times. Your You're almost cheering Phoenix on, at least at first, if for no other reason than you want to see some chaos inflicted on this smiley, chipper city.
24th Aug '16 4:35:27 PM Dancedom
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* RomanticPlotTumor: Spartan and Huxley.
4th Jul '16 7:19:05 PM Discar
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** The museum's [=20th=] century weapons exhibit has functional and ''loaded'' weapons on display with relatively light security. Even discounting Simon Phoenix as an OutsideContextVillain for the setting, Edgar Friendly could have done a lot of damage if he'd ever decided to do a smash-and-grab on them.

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** The museum's [=20th=] century weapons exhibit has functional and ''loaded'' weapons on display with relatively light security. Even discounting Simon Phoenix as an OutsideContextVillain OutsideContextProblem for the setting, Edgar Friendly could have done a lot of damage if he'd ever decided to do a smash-and-grab on them.
27th Jun '16 2:18:19 PM harryhenry
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* ValuesResonance: With the increased amount of Political Correctness in contemporary society, and the idea of banning things such as sugar, guns and cigarettes in the name of "safety" becoming huge political issues in the 21st century, it seems like this film is far more relevant now than it was when it first came out.
22nd Jun '16 8:51:49 PM garfield2710
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* TastesLikeDiabetes: San Angeles in the year 2032 is squeaky-clean to the point of absurdity, with commercial jingles from TheFifties as the most popular genre of music and everyone relentlessly cheerful at all times.

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* TastesLikeDiabetes: San Angeles in the year 2032 is squeaky-clean to the point of absurdity, with commercial jingles from TheFifties as the most popular genre of music and everyone relentlessly cheerful at all times. Your almost cheering Phoenix on, at least at first, if for no other reason than you want to see some chaos inflicted on this smiley, chipper city.


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* ValuesResonance: With the increased amount of Political Correctness in contemporary society, and the idea of banning things such as sugar, guns and cigarettes in the name of "safety" becoming huge political issues in the 21st century, it seems like this film is far more relevant now than it was when it first came out.
21st Jun '16 12:42:54 PM GhostOfAGeek
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--> '''Simon Phoenix:''' We're gonna spend a lot of quality time together. See you [[Film/TermsOfEndangerment sweetie, honey, SUGAR!]]

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--> '''Simon Phoenix:''' We're gonna spend a lot of quality time together. See you [[Film/TermsOfEndangerment [[TermsOfEndangerment sweetie, honey, SUGAR!]]
21st Jun '16 12:30:44 PM GhostOfAGeek
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* CultClassic: At the time of its release the film wasn't a box office hit and got mixed reviews. But these days it comes across as an AffectionateParody of action films from TheEighties and [[TheNineties Nineties]]. There's a good amount of LampshadeHanging, a mix of {{Deconstruction}} and {{Reconstruction}} about John Spartan's CowboyCop image, and most of the satire, whether about PoliticalCorrectnessGone mad and unhealthy things being illegal or iconoclasts actively chafing at rules just for existing and deliberately living in grungy filth, has, if anything, actually gotten ''sharper''.

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* CultClassic: At the time of its release the film wasn't a box office hit and got mixed reviews. But these days it comes across as an AffectionateParody of action films from TheEighties and [[TheNineties Nineties]]. There's a good amount of LampshadeHanging, a mix of {{Deconstruction}} and {{Reconstruction}} about John Spartan's CowboyCop image, and most of the satire, whether about PoliticalCorrectnessGone mad PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad and unhealthy things being illegal or iconoclasts actively chafing at rules just for existing and deliberately living in grungy filth, has, if anything, actually gotten ''sharper''.



* SoBadItsGood: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgG8wQ3Msqw promotional video]] for the [[Pinball/DemolitionMan pinball,]] which attempts to duplicate the atmosphere and special effects of the movie on a shoestring budget, while hyping up the game's gun grip controllers, all intermixed with actual film clips. It fails spectacularly, but has an innocent appeal, like watching an eight-year-old attempt to duplicate a Creator/MichaelBay film in his backyard.

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* SoBadItsGood: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgG8wQ3Msqw promotional video]] for the [[Pinball/DemolitionMan pinball,]] which attempts to duplicate the atmosphere and special effects of the movie on a shoestring budget, while hyping up the game's gun grip controllers, all intermixed with actual film clips. It fails spectacularly, but has an innocent appeal, like watching an eight-year-old attempt to duplicate a Creator/MichaelBay film in his backyard.backyard.
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18th Jun '16 11:39:15 AM SpectralTime
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* CultClassic: At the time of its release the film wasn't a box office hit and got mixed reviews. But these days it comes across as an AffectionateParody of action films from TheEighties and [[TheNineties Nineties]]. There's a good amount of LampshadeHanging, a mix of {{Deconstruction}} and {{Reconstruction}} about John Spartan's CowboyCop image, and some of the satire about unhealthy things being illegal is reminiscent of communities today taking the same measures.

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* CultClassic: At the time of its release the film wasn't a box office hit and got mixed reviews. But these days it comes across as an AffectionateParody of action films from TheEighties and [[TheNineties Nineties]]. There's a good amount of LampshadeHanging, a mix of {{Deconstruction}} and {{Reconstruction}} about John Spartan's CowboyCop image, and some most of the satire satire, whether about PoliticalCorrectnessGone mad and unhealthy things being illegal is reminiscent of communities today taking the same measures.or iconoclasts actively chafing at rules just for existing and deliberately living in grungy filth, has, if anything, actually gotten ''sharper''.



** Spartan crashes the 1970 442 through the floor of an Oldsmobile dealership in 2032, Oldsmobile was discontinued by GM in 2004.

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** Spartan crashes the 1970 442 through the floor of an Oldsmobile dealership in 2032, 2032. Oldsmobile was discontinued by GM in 2004.
18th Jun '16 9:56:13 AM Eagal
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** In 2015, the supposed year of the Francise Wars, Taco Bell's parent company reported a generous upturn in earnings, while [=McDonalds=] and Burger King started to go into a slight decline.

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** In 2015, the supposed year of the Francise Franchise Wars, Taco Bell's parent company reported a generous upturn in earnings, while [=McDonalds=] and Burger King started to go into a slight decline.
17th Jun '16 6:50:03 PM HighCrate
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** At least the surface dwellers of San Angeles aren't entirely squeaky clean.



* CultClassic: At the time of it's release the film wasn't a box office hit and got mixed reviews. But with the advent of the internet and the progress of filmmaking, these days it comes across as an AffectionateParody of 80s and 90s action films. There's a good amount of LampshadeHanging, a mix of {{Deconstruction}} and {{Reconstruction}} about John Spartan's CowboyCop image, and some of the satire about unhealthy things being illegal is reminiscent of communities today taking the same measures.
* EvilIsCool: What do you expect from Wesley Snipes as the BigBad Simon Phoenix.

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* CultClassic: At the time of it's its release the film wasn't a box office hit and got mixed reviews. But with the advent of the internet and the progress of filmmaking, these days it comes across as an AffectionateParody of 80s and 90s action films.films from TheEighties and [[TheNineties Nineties]]. There's a good amount of LampshadeHanging, a mix of {{Deconstruction}} and {{Reconstruction}} about John Spartan's CowboyCop image, and some of the satire about unhealthy things being illegal is reminiscent of communities today taking the same measures.
* %%* EvilIsCool: What do you expect from Wesley Snipes as the BigBad Simon Phoenix.



--> '''Simon Phoenix:''' We're gonna spend a lot of quality time together. See you [[Film/TermsOfEndangerment sweetie, honey SUGAR!!!!]]

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--> '''Simon Phoenix:''' We're gonna spend a lot of quality time together. See you [[Film/TermsOfEndangerment sweetie, honey SUGAR!!!!]]honey, SUGAR!]]



** Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger is briefly mentioned as a former President, with Huxley explaining that his popularity forced an amendment to the Constitution to allow him to run. Now, Schwarzenegger is a former governor of California, and there is a serious and fairly popular movement to amend the Constitution to allow naturalized citizens to become president. Additionally, Stallone, along with Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, and Demi Moore backed the opening of the Planet Hollywood restaurant chain.
** When Spartan steals the Oldmobile 442, the elevator crashes up into an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldsmobile#2000s Oldsmobile Dealership.]]

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** Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger is briefly mentioned as a former President, with Huxley explaining that his popularity forced an amendment to the Constitution to allow him to run. Now, Schwarzenegger is a former governor of California, and there is a serious and fairly popular movement to amend the Constitution to allow naturalized citizens to become president. Additionally, Stallone, along with Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, and Demi Moore backed the opening of the Planet Hollywood restaurant chain. \n** When Spartan steals the Oldmobile 442, the elevator crashes up into an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldsmobile#2000s Oldsmobile Dealership.]]



** The plot: the most powerful man in a modern city hires the most AxCrazy/psychotic criminal around to take down their most powerful enemy, [[EvilerThanThou only for them to turn against him]], killing him and disposing of his body in a fire. The criminal then calls upon all other criminals to wreak utter havoc upon the city. It's like the plot of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', with Cocteau as the Gotham Mafia, Simon Phoenix as The Joker, and the Scraps as Batman.
** Stallone played a maverick cop set in a highly restrictive world with many many laws. A place ComicBook/JudgeDredd might feel right at home in, who Stallone would [[Film/JudgeDredd play two years later]]. Further to this, Spartan's car uses a substance very similar to riot foam as a safety device.
** Verbal Morality Statute ends up at least affecting one town in Massachusetts fining those cursing in public.
** Taco Bell may not be the only restaurant to exist yet, but they experiment on entering the upscale market opening up casual restaurants. The logo even changed after the movie came out.
** In 2015, the supposed year of the Francise Wars, Taco Bell's parent company reported a generous upturn in earnings, while [=McDonalds=] and Burger King started to go into a slight decline. Meanwhile, talks of home delivery might put them in competition with Pizza Hut and Dominos. It begins.
* OneSceneWonder: [[Creator/DenisLeary The Edgar Friendly speech]], regarded by most as the best part of the movie.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: The year 2032 before Phoenix shows up that is.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames:
** The 3DO game is definitely an example, judging by [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment The Spoony One's]] [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2008/09/01/demolition-man-review/ review]].
** The SNES[=/=]Genesis[=/=]UsefulNotes/SegaCD version is NintendoHard with a few instances of FakeDifficulty but is [[NoProblemWithLicensedGames actually quite good]] once you get past that.
** The [[Pinball/DemolitionMan 1994 pinball game]] is [[NoProblemWithLicensedGames well-received]] by pinball enthusiasts and it even has a home ROM set with [[ClusterFBomb full swearing]].
* ProtagonistTitleFallacy: Inverted, as "Demolition Man" is indeed the protagonist's RedBaron, but many viewers believe ''Phoenix'' is the Demolition Man, going so far as to call any blond-haired black guy a "Demolition Man" in {{Homage}}.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Free will and freedom of choice are necessary for society, and there's a fine line between order and chaos.

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** The plot: the most powerful man in a modern city hires the most AxCrazy/psychotic criminal around to take down their most powerful enemy, [[EvilerThanThou only for them to turn against him]], killing him and disposing of his body in a fire. The criminal then calls upon all other criminals to wreak utter havoc upon the city. It's like the plot of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', with Cocteau as the Gotham Mafia, Simon Phoenix as The Joker, and the Scraps as Batman.
** Stallone played a maverick cop set in a highly restrictive world with many many laws. A place ComicBook/JudgeDredd might feel right at home in, who Stallone would [[Film/JudgeDredd play two years later]]. Further to this, Spartan's car uses a substance very similar to riot foam as a safety device.
** Verbal Morality Statute ends up at least affecting one town in Massachusetts fining those cursing in public.
** Taco Bell may not be the only restaurant to exist yet, but they experiment on entering the upscale market opening up casual restaurants. The logo even changed after the movie came out.
** In 2015, the supposed year of the Francise Wars, Taco Bell's parent company reported a generous upturn in earnings, while [=McDonalds=] and Burger King started to go into a slight decline. Meanwhile, talks of home delivery might put them in competition with Pizza Hut and Dominos. It begins.
* OneSceneWonder: [[Creator/DenisLeary The Edgar Friendly speech]], regarded by most as the best part of the movie.
decline.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: The San Angeles in the year 2032 before Phoenix shows up that is.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames:
** The 3DO game
is definitely an example, judging by [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment The Spoony One's]] [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2008/09/01/demolition-man-review/ review]].
** The SNES[=/=]Genesis[=/=]UsefulNotes/SegaCD version is NintendoHard
squeaky-clean to the point of absurdity, with a few instances commercial jingles from TheFifties as the most popular genre of FakeDifficulty but is [[NoProblemWithLicensedGames actually quite good]] once you get past that.
** The [[Pinball/DemolitionMan 1994 pinball game]] is [[NoProblemWithLicensedGames well-received]] by pinball enthusiasts
music and it even has a home ROM set with [[ClusterFBomb full swearing]].
* ProtagonistTitleFallacy: Inverted, as "Demolition Man" is indeed the protagonist's RedBaron, but many viewers believe ''Phoenix'' is the Demolition Man, going so far as to call any blond-haired black guy a "Demolition Man" in {{Homage}}.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Free will and freedom of choice are necessary for society, and there's a fine line between order and chaos.
everyone relentlessly cheerful at all times.



** When the future cop car was jumping through the * S A P D * sign, the letters and symbols were each engraved on a separate plate of glass. Just before the car hits it, all but one of the plates are pre-broken; the unbroken one has a broken one on the other side of it, making it obvious it wasn't the car that did it.

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** When the future cop car was jumping through the * S A P D * SAPD sign, the letters and symbols were each engraved on a separate plate of glass. Just before the car hits it, all but one of the plates are pre-broken; the unbroken one has a broken one on the other side of it, making it obvious it wasn't the car that did it.



* WhatAnIdiot: The fact that they have loaded weapons in the museum, or Cocteau unaware that Phoenix could order someone else to kill him.

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* WhatAnIdiot: WhatAnIdiot:
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The fact that they have loaded museum's [=20th=] century weapons in exhibit has functional and ''loaded'' weapons on display with relatively light security. Even discounting Simon Phoenix as an OutsideContextVillain for the museum, or setting, Edgar Friendly could have done a lot of damage if he'd ever decided to do a smash-and-grab on them.
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Cocteau unaware feels comfortable freeing Phoenix because Phoenix' conditioning prevents Phoenix from killing Cocteau... but Cocteau never considered that Phoenix could order someone else ''else'' to kill him.
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