History YMMV / PlanetTerror

3rd Jan '18 9:16:34 AM ClintEastwood
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* AngstWhatAngst: Dakota seems to show very little angst over Tony's death, given that she moves on to lusting over Cherry. This one is partially justified by Robert Rodriguez re-cutting an alternate version of the film where Tony survives, so as not to scar his son Rebel.

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* AngstWhatAngst: Dakota seems to show very little angst over Tony's death, given that she moves on to lusting over Cherry. This one is partially justified by Robert Rodriguez Creator/RobertRodriguez re-cutting an alternate version of the film where Tony survives, so as not to scar his son Rebel.



* CatharsisFactor: Robert Rodriguez eventually revealed that he cast Creator/RoseMcGowan as the lead - and an ActionGirl at that - is because she told him she'd been blacklisted by the Weinsteins. He then wrote the character played by Quentin Tarantino as a TakeThat to Harvey Weinstein - so Cherry fighting off the rapist and kicking ass has become very cathartic once Rose went public about her sexual abuse in Hollywood.

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* CatharsisFactor: Robert Rodriguez Creator/RobertRodriguez eventually revealed that he cast Creator/RoseMcGowan as the lead - and an ActionGirl at that - is because she told him she'd been blacklisted by the Weinsteins. He then wrote the character played by Quentin Tarantino Creator/QuentinTarantino as a TakeThat to Harvey Weinstein - so Cherry fighting off the rapist and kicking ass has become very cathartic once Rose went public about her sexual abuse in Hollywood.



* HarsherInHindsight: Some of the stunts Cherry pulls off can be hard to watch with the knowledge that the actress severely injured herself while filming.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Some of the stunts Cherry pulls off can be hard to watch with the knowledge that the actress Creator/RoseMcGowan severely injured herself while filming.



** Bruce Willis's character kills Osama Bin Laden by shooting him in the head. Four years later, he'd be killed in real life the exact same way (but not by Bruce Willis).

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** Bruce Willis's Creator/BruceWillis's character kills Osama Bin Laden by shooting him in the head. Four years later, he'd be killed in real life the exact same way (but not by Bruce Willis).



** In an episode of ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' Paige (played by Rose [=McGowan=]) sighs that she can't dream about someone "like Quentin Tarantino". In her first major project after the show ended, here she ''kills'' Tarantino.

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** In an episode of ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' Paige (played by Rose [=McGowan=]) sighs that she can't dream about someone "like Quentin Tarantino".Creator/QuentinTarantino". In her first major project after the show ended, here she ''kills'' Tarantino.
7th Nov '17 1:25:10 PM fearlessnikki
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* AngstWhatAngst: Dakota seems to show very little angst over Tony's death, given that she moves on to lusting over Cherry. This one is partially justified by Robert Rodriguez re-cutting an alternate version of the film where Tony survives, so as not to scar his son Rebel.
* BestKnownForTheFanservice: The movie's most famous moment is Creator/RoseMcGowan pole dancing over the opening credits.
* BrokenBase: The fact that Dakota's cheating on her husband makes her hard to root for in some viewers' eyes. The fact that she's a battered wife justifies it in others'.
* CatharsisFactor: Robert Rodriguez eventually revealed that he cast Creator/RoseMcGowan as the lead - and an ActionGirl at that - is because she told him she'd been blacklisted by the Weinsteins. He then wrote the character played by Quentin Tarantino as a TakeThat to Harvey Weinstein - so Cherry fighting off the rapist and kicking ass has become very cathartic once Rose went public about her sexual abuse in Hollywood.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Cherry having her leg amputated and having to be given a chair leg at first is played for comedy. Especially the scene where El Wray has to help her out of the hospital and she's wobbling on the chair leg the whole time.
--> '''Cherry:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I. Have. No. LEG!!!]]
--> '''Wray:''' Fucking spilt milk!
* HarsherInHindsight: Some of the stunts Cherry pulls off can be hard to watch with the knowledge that the actress severely injured herself while filming.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Bruce Willis's character kills Osama Bin Laden by shooting him in the head. Four years later, he'd be killed in real life the exact same way (but not by Bruce Willis).
** Dakota flirting with Cherry. Marley Shelton would later star in ''{{Film/Scream 4}}'' where her character flirts with Dewey - who is the brother of Rose [=McGowan=]'s character.
** In an episode of ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' Paige (played by Rose [=McGowan=]) sighs that she can't dream about someone "like Quentin Tarantino". In her first major project after the show ended, here she ''kills'' Tarantino.
* NarmCharm: Dakota's routine with the needles. Robert Rodriguez claimed this was inspired by a real anesthetist he saw once. It's so bizarre and yet so cool.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Robert Rodriguez claimed that Harvey Weinstein buried the film out of spite.
* ToughActToFollow: Having ''Planet Terror'' open ''Grindhouse'' has made fans feel this way. As it's so action packed and full of {{Gorn}}, ''Death Proof'''s slow pace is harder to live up to. Some fans prefer to watch ''Death Proof'' first; it helps that it chronologically takes place before ''Planet Terror''.
* TheWoobie: Dakota is a battered wife whose son dies as a result of her leaving him alone with a gun. That's not to mention her lover Tammy gets killed by the zombies before she can reach town.
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