Created By: jadders on October 28, 2012 Last Edited By: jadders on October 28, 2012
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Let's Get Tooled Up

Character(s) prepare for an incoming attack on a single location, often to a rousing score

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Possibly an extension to certified tropes Protect This House and Lock and Load Montage, 'Let's Get Tooled Up' is the fast-cutting montage of a character(s) preparing a defense, often putting the foot down on the film's pacing, before leading into a 'calm before the storm'/'if I don't make it...' scene.

Examples:
  • The kids in Attack the Block getting "tooled up" with an assortment of meele weapons
  • Kevin in Home Alone turning his home into a Death Trap
  • The Frog brothers an co. in The Lost Boys vampire-proofing the house
  • Bond/M/Groundskeeper in Skyfall preparing to take on Silva/Henchmen at the family mansion
  • ???
Community Feedback Replies: 2
  • October 28, 2012
    Chernoskill
    I can see where you are going with thisd,but I think it's just to close to the Lock and Load Montage... Even though it's focused on preparing a defense, the example you give about Attack the Block would fit La LM as well or even better.

    That being said, there's a montage in the Marshall Bravestarr pilot showing the townspeople and the Marshall building defensive structures in preparation of an incoming attack by Tex Mex' forces.
  • October 28, 2012
    Koveras
    Yes, this is basically Lock And Load Montage But More Specific.
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