History YMMV / DemolitionMan

23rd Mar '18 11:53:10 PM Mikeyfan93
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* MemeticMutation: [[SwearJar You are fined One credit for violation of the verbal morality statute.]]

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** The seashells.
17th Mar '18 9:57:40 PM TheSaddleman
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** In 2015, the supposed year of the 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.

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** In 2015, the supposed year of the 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. This is even funnier when one considers that TV broadcasts of the film often delete the Taco Bell reference due to carrying commercials for its competitors.
31st Jan '18 10:08:30 AM Bootlebat
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** Spartan renders Huxley unconscious before the final battle [[(HandWave afterward he explains he did it for her own good)]] even though she proved just a few minutes before to be quite a capable fighter (even saving Spartan's life) and probably would have come in handy during the final fight.

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** Spartan renders Huxley unconscious before the final battle [[(HandWave ([[HandWave afterward he explains he did it for her own good)]] good ]]) even though she proved just a few minutes before to be quite a capable fighter (even saving Spartan's life) and probably would have come in handy during the final fight.
31st Jan '18 10:07:43 AM Bootlebat
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** Spartan renders Huxley unconscious before the final battle [[HandWave afterward he explains he did it for her own good]] even though she proved just a few minutes before to be quite a capable fighter (even saving Spartan's life) and probably would have come in handy during the final fight.

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** Spartan renders Huxley unconscious before the final battle [[HandWave [[(HandWave afterward he explains he did it for her own good]] good)]] even though she proved just a few minutes before to be quite a capable fighter (even saving Spartan's life) and probably would have come in handy during the final fight.
31st Jan '18 10:07:06 AM Bootlebat
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** Spartan renders Huxley unconscious before the final battle [[HandWave afterward he explains he did it for her own good]] even though she proved just a few minutes before to be quite a capable fighter (even saving Spartan's life) and probably would have come in handy during the final fight.
16th Jan '18 10:05:45 PM Fireblood
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Simon Phoenix]], an AxCrazy criminal from the gang-ruled era of Los Angeles in the late 20th century, indulged in theft, kidnapping, rape, arson, and murder to his heart's content. He holds 30 people hostage and demands a ransom when in fact he had already killed them all, and {{frame|up}}s hero cop [[CowboyCop John Spartan]] for their deaths. They are both sentenced to [[HumanPopsicle cryo-statis]] and only woken up in 2032 when the new city of San Angeles has become a crime-free nanny 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]] and [[ChaosIsEvil spread chaos again]], brutally murdering almost everyone who gets in his way. It turns out he was unfrozen by the [[WellIntentionedExtremist benevolent dictator]] Dr. Raymond Cocteau to assassinate Edgar Friendly, the 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 [[TheStarscream murders Cocteau]] to [[ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil start a new lawless dystopia]]. He starts by unfreezing every violent criminal locked up in the cryo-prison, before gunning down all the technicians because [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he no longer has any use for them]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Simon Phoenix]], an AxCrazy criminal from the gang-ruled era of Los Angeles in the late 20th century, indulged in theft, kidnapping, rape, arson, and murder to his heart's content. He holds 30 people hostage and demands a ransom when in fact he had already killed them all, and {{frame|up}}s hero cop [[CowboyCop John Spartan]] for their deaths. They are both sentenced to [[HumanPopsicle cryo-statis]] cryo-stasis]] and only woken up in 2032 when the new city of San Angeles has become a crime-free nanny 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]] and [[ChaosIsEvil spread chaos again]], brutally murdering almost everyone who gets in his way. It turns out he was unfrozen by the [[WellIntentionedExtremist benevolent dictator]] Dr. Raymond Cocteau to assassinate Edgar Friendly, the 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 [[TheStarscream murders Cocteau]] to [[ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil start a new lawless dystopia]]. He starts by unfreezing every violent criminal locked up in the cryo-prison, before gunning down all the technicians because [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he no longer has any use for them]].



** When Simon's hideout is blown up at the beginning, you can clearly hear people in the background cheering at this extraordinary demolition. [[note]]While in-universe, it could be other criminals cheering at the destruction, in real life, it's probably the noise of onlookers or crew; they actually destroyed a real building for that shot, an old Power & Water in Los Angeles that was in fact scheduled for demolition at any rate[[/note]]

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** When Simon's hideout is blown up at the beginning, you can clearly hear people in the background cheering at this extraordinary demolition. [[note]]While in-universe, it could be other criminals cheering at the destruction, in real life, it's probably the noise of onlookers or crew; they actually destroyed a real building for that shot, an old Power & Water in Los Angeles that was in fact scheduled for demolition at any rate[[/note]]rate.[[/note]]



** Cocteau feels comfortable freeing Phoenix because Phoenix' conditioning prevents Phoenix from killing Cocteau... but Cocteau never considered that Phoenix could order someone ''else'' to kill him.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: Some have described ''Demolition Man'' as being one of the most libertarian movies ever made. One of the film's villains is a scientist who has basically created the ultimate nanny-state, where everything deemed bad for you has been outlawed. And Edgar Friendly and his followers, who are initially portrayed as terrorists, turn out to be sympathetic freedom fighters who want to make their own decisions without the overbearing government's influence.

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** Cocteau feels comfortable freeing Phoenix because Phoenix' Phoenix's conditioning prevents Phoenix from killing Cocteau... but Cocteau never considered that Phoenix could order someone ''else'' to kill him.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: Some have described ''Demolition Man'' as being one of the most libertarian movies ever made. One of the film's villains is a scientist who has basically created the ultimate nanny-state, where everything deemed bad for you has been outlawed. And Edgar Friendly and his followers, who are initially portrayed as terrorists, turn out to be sympathetic freedom fighters who want to make their own decisions without the overbearing government's influence. The worst thing they do is steal some food and spray graffiti.
3rd Jan '18 1:21:05 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* VindicatedByCable: Wasn't particularly popular in its day, but now it's a CultClassic that's beloved by fans of [[TheNineties 90s]] action movies.

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* VindicatedByCable: Wasn't particularly popular in its day, but now it's a CultClassic that's beloved by fans of [[TheNineties 90s]] action movies. It helps also that, much like ''Film/LastActionHero'', more viewers today understand that it's not really an unironically straight action film, and better recognize the satirical aspect that caught contemporary critics and audiences off-guard.
13th Dec '17 7:41:06 AM Hawaii_Knut
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%%* EvilIsCool: What do you expect from Creator/WesleySnipes as the BigBad Simon Phoenix.

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%%* * EvilIsCool: What do Simon Phoenix is an entertaining and memorable villain. Really, what else can you expect from Creator/WesleySnipes as the BigBad Simon Phoenix.a CardCarryingVillain placed in a unbearing utopia?


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* OneSceneWonder: The "Fuck you, Lady!" girl from the old news report. Both for the line coming from a small child and that the line can be seen as a TakeThat to people critizising others from handling situations they deem as bad despite never being in similar situations.


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* RootingForTheEmpire: Phoenix is the BigBad, but it's hard not to cheer at him when he offs the not-so-evil, but LawfulStupid Dr. Cocteau.
8th Sep '17 11:17:45 PM Kalaong
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** Dr. Raymond Cocteau's PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad police state is eerily prescient of the Social Justice Warriors of TheNewTens.
11th Jun '17 6:01:23 AM Hawaii_Knut
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* MemeticMutation: [[SwearJar You are fined One credit for violation of the verbal morality statute.]]
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