History YMMV / DemolitionMan

17th Jan '17 4:39:45 PM HighCrate
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* VindicatedByCable: Wasn't a popular film in its day, now it's pretty beloved by those who have seen it, often saying that it ends up better was a parody of the action films of the 90's.
** Also, as WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic pointed out in his review, the theme of the film (two very different worlds with their pros and cons, both with heroes and villains) has become incredibly relevant with the development of the the internet and the communities it has created. In fact, the state of those communities, with its trolls and snowflakes and so on, is eerily similar to what the world of Demolition Man is like. As Doug himself said, the movie is much smarter ''now'' than it ever was in the past.

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* VindicatedByCable: Wasn't a particularly popular film in its day, but now it's pretty a CultClassic that's beloved by those who have seen it, often saying that it ends up better was a parody fans of the [[TheNineties 90s]] action films of the 90's.
** Also, as WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic pointed out in his review, the theme of the film (two very different worlds with their pros and cons, both with heroes and villains) has become incredibly relevant with the development of the the internet and the communities it has created. In fact, the state of those communities, with its trolls and snowflakes and so on, is eerily similar to what the world of Demolition Man is like. As Doug himself said, the movie is much smarter ''now'' than it ever was in the past.
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17th Jan '17 9:31:01 AM TheTraveller
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*VindicatedByCable: Wasn't a popular film in its day, now it's pretty beloved by those who have seen it, often saying that it ends up better was a parody of the action films of the 90's.
**Also, as WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic pointed out in his review, the theme of the film (two very different worlds with their pros and cons, both with heroes and villains) has become incredibly relevant with the development of the the internet and the communities it has created. In fact, the state of those communities, with its trolls and snowflakes and so on, is eerily similar to what the world of Demolition Man is like. As Doug himself said, the movie is much smarter ''now'' than it ever was in the past.
8th Dec '16 8:35:29 AM CumbersomeTercel
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%%* EvilIsCool: What do you expect from Wesley Snipes as the BigBad Simon Phoenix.

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%%* EvilIsCool: What do you expect from Wesley Snipes Creator/WesleySnipes as the BigBad Simon Phoenix.



* HamAndCheese: Wesley Snipes gleefully chewing the scenery as Simon Phoenix.

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* HamAndCheese: Wesley Snipes Creator/WesleySnipes gleefully chewing the scenery as Simon Phoenix.
4th Dec '16 9:31:56 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[AxCrazy Simon Phoenix]] hails from a {{dystopia}}n era of Los Angeles when the city was being overrun with violent criminals in the late 20th century, where he indulged in theft, kidnapping, rape, arson, and murder to his heart's content. He starts the movie by holding 30 people hostage and demanding a ransom, when in fact he already killed them all for his perverse amusement before the cops even arrived. He manipulates the CowboyCop John Spartan into making a misjudgment that makes him seem responsible for their deaths in the raid on Simon's compound, sending them both to a [[HumanPopsicle cryo-prison]] for decades. He's woken up in 2032, when the rebuilt megacity of San Angeles has been turned into a crimeless nanny state after a great calamity. Simon indulges in his freedom to be a maniac and spread chaos again, casually murdering almost everyone who gets in his way by beating people to death, [[EyeScream gouging out someone's eye]] to [[BorrowedBiometricBypass bypass a retinal scan]], hacking into a computer to [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impale someone to a wall]], or simply shooting them. He was unfrozen by the new society's [[WellIntentionedExtremist benevolent dictator]] Dr. Raymond Cocteau to assassinate Edgar Friendly, the major rebel leader trying to undo the oppressive system. Simon sets out on this task with murderous glee, killing many innocent bystanders in the process. He teams up with his old gang after they're unfrozen and eventually [[TheStarscream murders Cocteau]] to [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans start a new lawless dystopia]] where he and his minions can commit crimes all day. He starts by unfreezing every criminal locked up in the cryo-prison, including murderers, rapists, and serial killers, and gunning down all the technicians because [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he no longer has any use for them]]. Phoenix is one of the poster boys for the malicious type of ChaoticEvil villain, inherently hating rules simply because they hold him back from being a murderous psycho.

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* CompleteMonster: [[AxCrazy [[BigBad Simon Phoenix]] hails Phoenix]], an AxCrazy criminal from a {{dystopia}}n the gang-ruled era of Los Angeles when the city was being overrun with violent criminals in the late 20th century, where he indulged in theft, kidnapping, rape, arson, and murder to his heart's content. He starts the movie by holding holds 30 people hostage and demanding demands a ransom, ransom when in fact he had already killed them all for his perverse amusement before the cops even arrived. He manipulates the CowboyCop all, and {{frame|up}}s hero cop [[CowboyCop John Spartan into making a misjudgment that makes him seem responsible Spartan]] for their deaths in the raid on Simon's compound, sending them deaths. They are both sentenced to a [[HumanPopsicle cryo-prison]] for decades. He's cryo-statis]] and only woken up in 2032, 2032 when the rebuilt megacity new city of San Angeles has been turned into become a crimeless crime-free nanny state after a great calamity. state. Simon breaks out of confinement by [[EyeScream gouging out a guard's eye]] to bypass the retinal scanner and indulges in his freedom to [[ChaoticEvil be a maniac maniac]] and [[ChaosIsEvil spread chaos again, casually again]], brutally murdering almost everyone who gets in his way by beating people to death, [[EyeScream gouging way. It turns out someone's eye]] to [[BorrowedBiometricBypass bypass a retinal scan]], hacking into a computer to [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impale someone to a wall]], or simply shooting them. He he was unfrozen by the new society's [[WellIntentionedExtremist benevolent dictator]] Dr. Raymond Cocteau to assassinate Edgar Friendly, the major rebel leader underground RebelLeader who has been trying to undo the oppressive system. Simon sets out on this task with murderous glee, killing many innocent bystanders in the process. He eventually teams up with his old gang after they're unfrozen and eventually [[TheStarscream murders Cocteau]] to [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans [[ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil start a new lawless dystopia]] where he and his minions can commit crimes all day. dystopia]]. He starts by unfreezing every violent criminal locked up in the cryo-prison, including murderers, rapists, and serial killers, and before gunning down all the technicians because [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he no longer has any use for them]]. Phoenix is one of the poster boys for the malicious type of ChaoticEvil villain, inherently hating rules simply because they hold him back from being a murderous psycho.them]].
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!]]
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