History YMMV / OnDeadlyGround

2nd Nov '16 3:57:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: A CreatorKiller variant. Creator/StevenSeagal was the director of the movie and the producer, and this was his first role that he was the unequivocal boss in order to share with the world his ideas of what makes a good film. Judging by the way the movie absolutely bombed, he's got no one to blame but himself and whatever [[YesMan Yes Men]] buffoons signed off on it.
23rd Oct '16 4:50:31 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AwesomeMusic: If there's one thing Seagal did right during production, it was hiring Creator/BasilPoledouris to score the movie (and the Seagal/Nasso Productions logo at the end). [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0heez-7wlE Here's a suite.]]

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* AwesomeMusic: If there's one thing Seagal Creator/StevenSeagal did right during production, it was hiring Creator/BasilPoledouris to score the movie (and the Seagal/Nasso Productions logo at the end). [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0heez-7wlE Here's a suite.]]



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: A CreatorKiller variant. Seagal was the director of the movie and the producer, and this was his first role that he was the unequivocal boss in order to share with the world his ideas of what makes a good film. Judging by the way the movie absolutely bombed, he's got no one to blame but himself and whatever [[YesMan Yes Men]] buffoons signed off on it.
* InferredHolocaust: As Film Brain pointed out, Forrest blowing up an oil rig will cause more environmental damage than letting it run normally. Also doubling as MoralDissonance.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: A CreatorKiller variant. Seagal Creator/StevenSeagal was the director of the movie and the producer, and this was his first role that he was the unequivocal boss in order to share with the world his ideas of what makes a good film. Judging by the way the movie absolutely bombed, he's got no one to blame but himself and whatever [[YesMan Yes Men]] buffoons signed off on it.
* InferredHolocaust: As [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain Brain]] pointed out, Forrest blowing up an oil rig will cause more environmental damage than letting it run normally. Also doubling as MoralDissonance.



* {{Narm}}: "THERE IS NO I IN TEAM! [[CaptainObvious THERE IS T-E-A-M!!]]"
** The frequent offscreen voices shouting their support for Forrest and/or dislike for the villains, which were obviously added in post-production because Seagal needed his ego stroked even more.
*** In particular, R. Lee Ermey's mixed metaphor-laden praise of Forrest. Everything out of his mouth in this scene just comes across as CharacterShilling, and none of it makes the slightest bit of sense - particularly the pesos comment.

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* {{Narm}}: {{Narm}}:
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"THERE IS NO I IN TEAM! [[CaptainObvious THERE IS T-E-A-M!!]]"
** The frequent offscreen voices shouting their support for Forrest and/or dislike for the villains, which were obviously added in post-production because Seagal Creator/StevenSeagal needed his ego stroked even more.
*** In particular, R. Lee Ermey's Creator/RLeeErmey's mixed metaphor-laden praise of Forrest. Everything out of his mouth in this scene just comes across as CharacterShilling, and none of it makes the slightest bit of sense - particularly the pesos comment.



** Meanwhile, they brought in John C. [=McGinley=] pre-''Scrubs'' to play...a psychotic torture expert? Although this last one is probably the most YMMV of the whole lot; to some, he's the best thing in this movie and genuinely creepy.

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** Meanwhile, they brought in John C. [=McGinley=] pre-''Scrubs'' Creator/JohnCMcGinley pre-''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' to play...a psychotic torture expert? Although this last one is probably the most YMMV of the whole lot; to some, he's the best thing in this movie and genuinely creepy.
20th Feb '16 11:02:16 AM Pricefield
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*** In particular, R. Lee Ermey's mixed metaphor-laden praise of Forrest. Everything out of his mouth in this scene just comes across as CharacterShilling, and none of it makes the slightest bit of sense - particularly the pesos comment.
** Just about all of Seagal's "acting" qualifies, but the scene where he schools a bigoted bar patron has to take the cake. After beating the bigot to the point of bleeding, Forrest somehow makes the man realize the error of his ways in a drawn out attempt at drama while cheesy music swells in the background. This is all supposed to be taken completely seriously, mind you.
14th Feb '16 5:48:44 AM OlfinBedwere
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* StarDerailingRole: Well, it might be a bit of a stretch to call Steven Seagal a ''star,'' per say, but there's a reason that Seagal's movies started to end up in the "Straight to DVD" bin after this one.



28th Sep '15 12:53:59 PM jameygamer
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** Also the movie's environmental message, which Creator/RogerEbert disparaged as "sanctimonious".
16th Sep '15 9:29:26 PM Cindylover1969
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* AwesomeMusic: If there's one thing Seagal did right during production, it was hiring Creator/BasilPoledouris to score the movie (and the Seagal/Nasso Productions logo at the end). [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0heez-7wlE Here's a suite.]]



** Meanwhile, they brought in John C. [=McGinley=] pre-Scrubs to play...a psychotic torture expert? Although this last one is probably the most YMMV of the whole lot; to some, he's the best thing in this movie and genuinely creepy.

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** Meanwhile, they brought in John C. [=McGinley=] pre-Scrubs pre-''Scrubs'' to play...a psychotic torture expert? Although this last one is probably the most YMMV of the whole lot; to some, he's the best thing in this movie and genuinely creepy.
30th Mar '15 3:11:20 PM Lawman592
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* VanityProduction: Obviously.

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* VanityProduction: VanityProject: Obviously.
30th Mar '15 3:10:43 PM Lawman592
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* VanityProduction: Obviously.
27th Dec '14 8:14:00 PM VermithraxPejorative
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** Meanwhile, they brought in John C. [=McGinley=] pre-Scrubs to play...a psychotic torture expert? Although this last one is probably the most YMMV of the lost; to some, he's the best thing in this movie and genuinely creepy.

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** Meanwhile, they brought in John C. [=McGinley=] pre-Scrubs to play...a psychotic torture expert? Although this last one is probably the most YMMV of the lost; whole lot; to some, he's the best thing in this movie and genuinely creepy.
22nd Dec '14 9:20:44 AM MagBas
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* {{Jerkass}}: Seagal was reportedly an ''asshole'' during production of this film, going so far as to belittle '''MichaelCaine.''' As if [[SmallNameBigEgo Seagal's acting holds a candle to Caine's.]]
* JumpTheShark: Seagal's career was never the same after this movie flopped.
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