History YMMV / TheEliteSquad

24th Feb '16 6:43:03 AM Sunburst
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation - Captain Nascimento has been described both as a hero/anti-hero cop relentless in his fight against crime and a fascist thug whose sole purpose is to exterminate lower-class drug dealers. A third and more interesting interpretation suggest that, rather than hero or villain, Nascimento is a victim. Given that he suffers panic crises while at leisure and that his personal life crumbles throughout the first movie, it seems that his training and his job at BOPE took a severe toll on his psychological wellbeing, making him yet another casualty of the War on Drugs.
30th Jul '15 7:25:12 PM nombretomado
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** Try listening to that last one while playing the ''ModernWarfare 2'' levels set in the favela. Can't get any more appropriate than this.

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** Try listening to that last one while playing the ''ModernWarfare 2'' ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'' levels set in the favela. Can't get any more appropriate than this.
3rd Jan '15 2:29:26 PM DavidCowie
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* NobleDemon: Fabio has some shades of this. While he's still a DirtyCop, he's never shown doing the horrible atrocities that the corrupt cops and the militia in the second film do. He's still quite the slimeball, but he was a true friend to Matias and Neto. The closest thing to a MoralEventHorizon he has is [[spoiler: killing Rocha(Possibly, as it's unknown who really shot him]], [[AssholeVictim but no one is sad about it]]. As a whole, Fabio also seems be a ButtMonkey to the other corrupt cops BECAUSE he's not as cruel and monstrous as they are.

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* NobleDemon: Fabio has some shades of this. While he's still a DirtyCop, he's never shown doing the horrible atrocities that the corrupt cops and the militia in the second film do. He's still quite the slimeball, but he was a true friend to Matias and Neto. The closest thing to a MoralEventHorizon he has is [[spoiler: killing Rocha(Possibly, Rocha (Possibly, as it's unknown who really shot him]], him)]], [[AssholeVictim but no one is sad about it]]. As a whole, Fabio also seems be a ButtMonkey to the other corrupt cops BECAUSE he's not as cruel and monstrous as they are.
13th Nov '14 3:00:45 PM MagBas
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** [[spoiler:And Matias's. And Nascimento's son in intensive care after being shot.]]
* UnfortunateImplications: Abundant.

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** [[spoiler:And Matias's. And Nascimento's son in intensive care after being shot.]]
* UnfortunateImplications: Abundant.
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23rd Jan '14 1:59:49 PM TVRulezAgain
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* CompleteMonster: Major Rocha of the sequel ''The Enemy Within'' begins his reign of terror in Rio's slums by forming a militia and slaughtering anyone who won't give his men a cut of the profits. Any who resist the militia are executed, along with any witnesses. When Mathias, one of the CowboyCop heroes is [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique getting info from a drug dealer]], Rocha murders the dealer- and then shoots Mathias in the back. When two journalists get too close to the truth, Rocha tortures them, kills one, then has the other raped and killed before burning the bodies. when the main AntiHero gets too close, Rocha tries to kill him as well. A brutal thug of a human being, Rocha eclipses anyone else in the films for his violence and corruption.
31st Jul '13 2:19:16 PM TVRulezAgain
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* CompleteMonster: Baiano, the villain, certainly qualifies.
** In the sequel, Rocha.



** The pundit, Fortunato, in the sequel. Then he becomes involved with the corruption and [[CompleteMonster crosses it]].

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** The pundit, Fortunato, in the sequel. Then he becomes involved with the corruption and [[CompleteMonster crosses it]].it.
22nd Jul '13 2:21:31 PM DeathMessenger
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* NobleDemon: Fabio has some shades of this. While he's still a DirtyCop, he's never shown doing the horrible atrocities that the corrupt cops and the militia in the second film do. He's still quite the slimeball, but he was a true friend to Matias and Neto. The closest thing to a MoralEventHorizon he has is [[spoiler: killing Rocha(Possibly, as it's unknown who really shot him]], [[AssholeVictim but no one is sad about it]]. As a whole, Fabio also seems be a ButtMonkey to the other corrupt cops BECAUSE he's not as cruel and monstrous as they are.
9th May '13 6:18:49 AM Austin
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Given director José Padilha had done before the documentary ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_174 Bus 174]]'', some consider the films an attempt for Padilha to do a trilogy of crime films.
29th Apr '13 10:25:59 AM igordebraga
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* SpiritualSucessor: Given director José Padilha had done before the documentary ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_174 Bus 174]]'', some consider the films an attempt for Padilha to do a trilogy of crime films.

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* SpiritualSucessor: SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The corruption themes in the sequel.
* SpiritualSuccessor:
Given director José Padilha had done before the documentary ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_174 Bus 174]]'', some consider the films an attempt for Padilha to do a trilogy of crime films.
29th Apr '13 9:57:14 AM igordebraga
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* EvenBetterSequel: To the point that it became the most attended Brazilian film ever...
** SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: ...and managed to win the foreign critics [[ValuesDissonance who felt the original film was "fascist"]].


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* SpiritualSucessor: Given director José Padilha had done before the documentary ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_174 Bus 174]]'', some consider the films an attempt for Padilha to do a trilogy of crime films.
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