History YMMV / StrangeDays

20th Sep '15 4:09:10 PM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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** A lot of the film deals with themes of increased militarisation of the police, America becoming a police state, and the threat of anti-cop riots. Fast forward 20 years after the film's release and 15 years after the film is supposed to be set and, well, LifeImitatesArt more uncomfortably than some would care to admit.
4th Aug '15 1:00:29 PM butterflygrrl
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* CompleteMonster: [[BitchInSheepsClothing Max Peltier]] is an ex-cop and private detective turned PsychoForHire. Contracted to silence prostitute Iris when she witnesses the murder of rapper Jeriko One, Max hooks her up to a SQUID[[note]]Superconducting Quantum Interference Device-a device that lets one experience the memories of another[[/note]], then rapes and murders her, using the SQUID to ensure that she experiences not only her own horror, but his enjoyment of the act. He then sends his memory of the event to [[TheProtagonist Lenny Nero]], his supposed best friend, so that Lenny can experience it first hand, [[HeroicBSOD leaving him a shaken mess]]. He attacks Lenny's friend and memory supplier Tick, using a SQUID to overload and melt his brain, then does the same thing to his own employer, Philo Gant, reducing him to a comatose wreck before murdering him. In the climax, Max reveals that he plans to pin the blame for all of the murders on Lenny, then tries to throw his "friend" out of a window.

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* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler: [[BitchInSheepsClothing Max Peltier]] is an ex-cop and private detective turned PsychoForHire. PsychoForHire.]] Contracted to silence prostitute Iris when she witnesses the murder of rapper Jeriko One, Max he hooks her up to a SQUID[[note]]Superconducting Quantum Interference Device-a device that lets one experience the memories of another[[/note]], then rapes and murders her, using the SQUID to ensure that she experiences not only her own horror, but his enjoyment of the act. He then sends his memory of the event to [[TheProtagonist Lenny Nero]], [[spoiler: his supposed best friend, friend]], so that Lenny can experience it first hand, [[HeroicBSOD leaving him a shaken mess]]. He attacks Lenny's friend and memory supplier Tick, using a SQUID to overload and melt his brain, then does the same thing to his own employer, Philo Gant, reducing him to a comatose wreck before murdering him. In the climax, [[spoiler: Max reveals that he plans to pin the blame for all of the murders on Lenny, then tries to throw his "friend" out of a window.]]
5th Sep '14 8:51:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** This isn't the only movie with Creator/Creator/Creator/RalphFiennes in which [[Film/HarryPotter the ability to view other people's memories plays a significant plot point.]]

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** This isn't the only movie with Creator/Creator/Creator/RalphFiennes Creator/RalphFiennes in which [[Film/HarryPotter the ability to view other people's memories plays a significant plot point.]]
5th Sep '14 8:50:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** This isn't the only movie with RalphFiennes in which [[Film/HarryPotter the ability to view other people's memories plays a significant plot point.]]

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** This isn't the only movie with RalphFiennes Creator/Creator/Creator/RalphFiennes in which [[Film/HarryPotter the ability to view other people's memories plays a significant plot point.]]
5th Jul '14 2:44:50 PM ssfsx17
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* HarsherInHindsight: [[Film/FruitvaleStation A controversy relating to police brutality, specifically an execution-style killing of a black man, on New Year's.]]
24th Jun '14 5:07:55 PM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* SampledUp: A rare movie version of this trope - a lot of people will know the Fatboy Slim song "Right Here, Right Now", which samples this movie, better than the actual movie. Though admittedly that is due to the song's cultural oversaturation.
14th Mar '14 11:45:34 AM GhostLad
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** This isn't the only movie with RalphFiennes in which [[Film/HarryPotter the ability to view other people's memories plays a significant plot point.]]


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* {{Narm}}: A bloodsoaked, crazy-eyed Vincent D'Onofrio lunging towards our heroes with a gun in slow motion. That's scary. Unless, of course, he's also handcuffed to his partner's corpse and is dragging it behind him. Then it becomes ''hilarious''.
12th Jan '14 11:24:00 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: [[spoiler: Max stabs Lenny in the back both figuratively and literally, and to defeat him, Lenny must cut the tie that connects them. Also, note the quip Max makes when Lenny discovers his color-blindness.]]
12th Jan '14 11:23:17 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Also, during Jeriko One's speech, he mentions the LAPD "arranging deckchairs on the {{Titanic}}." Considering who [[JamesCameron the writer is.]]
*** More like AuthorAppeal, as James Cameron had been obsessed with the ''Titanic'' most of his life.
** Very early in the film, a caller on a radio talk show can be heard complaining about the country's problems, among them how gas costs more than three dollars per gallon. Nowadays, the price can get as high as ''five'' dollars per gallon or more in some areas.

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** Also, during Jeriko One's speech, he mentions the LAPD "arranging deckchairs on the {{Titanic}}." Considering who [[JamesCameron the writer is.]]
*** More like AuthorAppeal, as James Cameron had been obsessed with the ''Titanic'' most of his life.
** Very early in the film, a caller on a radio talk show can be heard complaining about the country's problems, among them how gas costs more than three dollars per gallon. Nowadays, the price can get as high as ''five'' dollars per gallon or more It was only a few years after 2000 in some areas.real life when gas reached and exceeded this dystopian price.
16th Nov '13 3:38:41 AM ACW
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*CompleteMonster: [[BitchInSheepsClothing Max Peltier]] is an ex-cop and private detective turned PsychoForHire. Contracted to silence prostitute Iris when she witnesses the murder of rapper Jeriko One, Max hooks her up to a SQUID[[note]]Superconducting Quantum Interference Device-a device that lets one experience the memories of another[[/note]], then rapes and murders her, using the SQUID to ensure that she experiences not only her own horror, but his enjoyment of the act. He then sends his memory of the event to [[TheProtagonist Lenny Nero]], his supposed best friend, so that Lenny can experience it first hand, [[HeroicBSOD leaving him a shaken mess]]. He attacks Lenny's friend and memory supplier Tick, using a SQUID to overload and melt his brain, then does the same thing to his own employer, Philo Gant, reducing him to a comatose wreck before murdering him. In the climax, Max reveals that he plans to pin the blame for all of the murders on Lenny, then tries to throw his "friend" out of a window.
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