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7th Feb '16 8:33:56 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: This is the one Michael Bay film that most almost everyone can agree on is a fine film.
6th Feb '16 11:34:42 AM Str8taim
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This entry was mistakenly put in the mainpage by another user. I have moved it to YMMV
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* NightmareFuel: One of Hummel's men falling victim to the VX gas during the raid. Seeing his genuine panic as his body begins to boil is pretty unnerving, as is the fact that his fellow marines can do nothing for him.
2nd Feb '16 6:22:53 AM hullflyer
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* MST3KMantra: It's best not to complain about VX being corrosive when it's not in real life; [[RuleOfDrama it's pretty much there for the sake of drama]].
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* MST3KMantra: It's best not to complain about VX being corrosive when it's not in real life; [[RuleOfDrama it's pretty much there for the sake of drama]].drama]], as well as scariness - jerking around a bit and dropping to the floor isn't as horrifying as your skin ''bubbling and blackening''.

** The deadly poison is bright green and kept in glass balls the size of ping-pong balls. There's a reason for that related to their dispersal, but it's hard to take seriosuly something so goddamn pretty.
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** The deadly poison is bright green and kept in glass balls the size of ping-pong balls. There's a reason for that related to their dispersal, but it's hard to take seriosuly something so goddamn pretty.pretty that seriously.
3rd Dec '15 8:14:55 PM Folamh3
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* HilariousInHindsight: Mason hands over the microfilm with the truth behind WhoShotJFK and other secrets to Goodspeed. NicolasCage would later get his hands on ''the original copy'' in ''NationalTreasure: Book of Secrets''.
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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight: ** Mason hands over the microfilm with the truth behind WhoShotJFK and other secrets to Goodspeed. NicolasCage would later get his hands on ''the original copy'' in ''NationalTreasure: Book of Secrets''.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Mason hands over **Todd Louiso's first line is to mock Goodspeed for spending a fortune on an LP when he could've spent $16 on the microfilm with the truth behind WhoShotJFK and other secrets to Goodspeed. NicolasCage same album on CD. [[Literature/HighFidelity Dick would later get his hands on ''the original copy'' in ''NationalTreasure: Book of Secrets''.no doubt be disgusted by such a sentiment.]]
28th Nov '15 11:48:16 AM nombretomado
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/JimCaviezel as "Rear F-18 Pilot". [[{{Scrubs}} Dr. Cox]] as Captain Hendrix
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/JimCaviezel as "Rear F-18 Pilot". [[{{Scrubs}} [[Series/{{Scrubs}} Dr. Cox]] as Captain Hendrix
29th Oct '15 7:12:07 PM fmpro
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* MagnumOpus: This is the one Michael Bay film that most people can agree is a good action flick.
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* MagnumOpus: This is the one Michael Bay film that most people almost everyone can agree on is a good action flick.fine film.

* RootingForTheEmpire: Hummel is incredibly root for. He only uses violent force when he absolutely has to, takes no joy in the methods he's been forced to use, is fighting for an unequivocally righteous cause (getting financial aid for the surviving families of subordinates who died under his command while on black ops missions the government has disavowed) and ultimately reveals [[spoiler: he was never planning to launch the rockets anyway and even aids the heroes in disabling them in his dying moments.]].
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* RootingForTheEmpire: Hummel is incredibly easy to root for. He only uses violent force when he absolutely has to, takes no joy in the methods he's been forced to use, is fighting for an unequivocally righteous cause (getting financial aid for the surviving families of subordinates who died under his command while on black ops missions the government has disavowed) and ultimately reveals [[spoiler: he was never planning to launch the rockets anyway and even aids the heroes in disabling them in his dying moments.]].
17th Oct '15 6:46:02 PM taddavis
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** "'''I want! My! Fucking! Money!!!!!'''" ** '''"IT! WAS! CLASSIFIED!"''' ** "Let's cut the chit chat, A-HOLE!" ** The deadly poison is bright green and kept in glass balls the size of ping-pong balls. There's a reason for that related to their dispersal, but it's hard to take seriosuly something so gosh darn pretty.
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** "'''I Darrow: "I want! My! Fucking! Money!!!!!'''" Money!" ** '''"IT! Goodspeed: "IT! WAS! CLASSIFIED!"''' ** "Let's CLASSIFIED!" As well as "What do you say we cut the chit chat, A-HOLE!" chit-chat, A-HOLE?!" ** The deadly poison is bright green and kept in glass balls the size of ping-pong balls. There's a reason for that related to their dispersal, but it's hard to take seriosuly something so gosh darn goddamn pretty.
16th Oct '15 6:23:39 PM Tork
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** "Let's cut the chit chat, A-HOLE!"

* RootingForTheEmpire: Hummel is incredibly root for. He only uses violent force when he absolutely has to, takes no joy in the methods he's been forced to use, is fighting for an unequivocally righteous cause (getting financial aid for the surviving families of subordinates who died under his command while on black ops missions the government has disavowed) and ultimately reveals [[spoilers: he was never planning to launch the rockets anyway and even aids the heroes in disabling them in his dying moments.]].
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* RootingForTheEmpire: Hummel is incredibly root for. He only uses violent force when he absolutely has to, takes no joy in the methods he's been forced to use, is fighting for an unequivocally righteous cause (getting financial aid for the surviving families of subordinates who died under his command while on black ops missions the government has disavowed) and ultimately reveals [[spoilers: [[spoiler: he was never planning to launch the rockets anyway and even aids the heroes in disabling them in his dying moments.]].
16th Oct '15 6:21:56 PM Tork
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* CompleteMonster: [[CoDragons Captains Frye and Darrow]] attempt to extort money by threatening San Francisco with DeadlyGas. While [[BigBad their superior]] AntiVillain [[WellIntentionedExtremist General Hummel]] wants to distribute the money to families of soldiers whose deaths went unrecognized and without compensation, they only [[{{Greed}} want it for themselves]]. When it becomes apparent Hummel is bluffing, they act swift to remove Hummel from command and eventually kill him while proceeding with the attack. Even when it becomes apparent they've lost, Frye and Darrow try to send a rocket at the city armed with poison gas to kill every civilian they possibly can and attempt to kill the 81 tourists they have locked in Alcatraz to ensure a lack of witnesses. Their whole motivation for this is as Darrow sums up himself: "I want my fucking money!"
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* CompleteMonster: [[CoDragons Captains Frye and Darrow]] attempt to extort money by threatening San Francisco with DeadlyGas. While [[BigBad their superior]] AntiVillain [[WellIntentionedExtremist General Hummel]] wants to distribute the money to families of soldiers whose deaths went unrecognized and without compensation, they only [[{{Greed}} want it for themselves]]. When it becomes apparent Hummel is bluffing, they act swift to remove Hummel from command and eventually kill him while proceeding with the attack. Even when it becomes apparent they've lost, Frye and Darrow try to send a rocket at the city armed with poison gas to kill every civilian they possibly can and attempt to kill the 81 tourists they have locked in Alcatraz to ensure a lack of witnesses. Their whole motivation for this is as Darrow sums up himself: "I want my fucking money!" FUCKING! MONEY!"

* JerkassWoobie: General Hummel. [[MonsterSobStory His backstory]] wasn't particularly happy. * MagnumOpus: This is the one Michael Bay film that most people can agree is a good action flick.
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* JerkassWoobie: General Hummel. [[MonsterSobStory His backstory]] wasn't particularly happy. happy. One can even argue he's not even that big of a jerkass. * MagnumOpus: This is the one Michael Bay film that most people can agree is a good action flick.

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* JerkassWoobie: General Hummel. [[MonsterSobStory His backstory]] wasn't particularly happy. * MagnumOpus: This RootingForTheEmpire: Hummel is incredibly root for. He only uses violent force when he absolutely has to, takes no joy in the one Michael Bay film that most people can agree methods he's been forced to use, is a good action flick.fighting for an unequivocally righteous cause (getting financial aid for the surviving families of subordinates who died under his command while on black ops missions the government has disavowed) and ultimately reveals [[spoilers: he was never planning to launch the rockets anyway and even aids the heroes in disabling them in his dying moments.]].
8th May '15 3:49:07 PM tsstevens
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** Play ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' and substitute "Hummel" every time someone talks to "Hudson." The character (voiced by Ed Harris), is so close to Vietnam-era Hummel that it might as well be a prequel. It even [[spoiler: includes a plot to attack the United States with horrible, face-melting green gas and a character named Mason learning the truth about the JFK Assassination.]] It's worth noting that ''Black Ops'' was released right after ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2]]'', which included several blatant homages to this movie. [[note]] The first part of the Gulag level, where Task Force 161 storms the Gulag by blowing open a wall in the shower room, is an almost exact recreation of the shower room shootout in Alcatraz, to break out a beanie wearing crusty old sea captain in Price who looks and acts much like Mason would; likewise, the climax of the Washington D.C. level, where Ramirez has to rush to the roof of the White House with flares to stop a squadron of fighter planes from bombing it, is a recreation of the climax of ''The Rock'' where Goodspeed does the same thing on the roof of Alcatraz.[[/note]]
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** Play ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' and substitute "Hummel" every time someone talks to "Hudson." The character (voiced by Ed Harris), is so close to Vietnam-era Hummel that it might as well be a prequel. It even [[spoiler: includes a plot to attack the United States with horrible, face-melting green gas and a character named Mason learning the truth about the JFK Assassination.]] It's worth noting that ''Black Ops'' was released right after ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2]]'', which included several blatant homages to this movie. [[note]] The first part of the Gulag level, where Task Force 161 141 storms the Gulag by blowing open a wall in the shower room, is an almost exact recreation of the shower room shootout in Alcatraz, to break out a beanie wearing crusty old sea captain in Price who looks and acts much like Mason would; likewise, the climax of the Washington D.C. level, where Ramirez has to rush to the roof of the White House with flares to stop a squadron of fighter planes from bombing it, is a recreation of the climax of ''The Rock'' where Goodspeed does the same thing on the roof of Alcatraz.[[/note]]
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