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''Resolution'' received critical acclaim during its run in film festivals, and currently sits at 100% on Website/RottenTomatoes. It received a StealthSequel in ''Film/TheEndless'' in 2018.

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''Resolution'' received critical acclaim during its run in film festivals, and currently sits at 100% on Website/RottenTomatoes. It received a StealthSequel in ''Film/TheEndless'' in 2018.

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* HarsherInHindsight: [[spoiler: Michael repeatedly shoots down Chris' idea to simply leave, saying he doesn't want to bring whatever is happening home to his wife. The Endless however strongly implies that if they had simply driven away they would have left their loop before it "locked in," meaning they could have freely left all of this behind and avoided an eternity of torture. Even worse, by getting stuck in their loop and vanishing from "the real world" it prompted his wife to come looking for him, causing her to also get stuck in a time loop. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Oopsies!]]]]


''Resolution'' received critical acclaim during it's run in film festivals, and currently sits at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. It received a StealthSequel in ''Film/TheEndless'' in 2018.

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''Resolution'' received critical acclaim during it's its run in film festivals, and currently sits at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.Website/RottenTomatoes. It received a StealthSequel in ''Film/TheEndless'' in 2018.


* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Our protagonists manage to escape, leaving a few assholes to die in their place. But then the entity itself shows up, enraged. Last shot of the film is them begging for forgiveness as the entity bears down upon them, their deaths inevitable.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Our protagonists manage to escape, leaving a few assholes to die in their place. But then the entity itself shows up, enraged. Last shot of the film is them begging for forgiveness as the entity bears down upon them, their deaths inevitable. According to the StealthSequel The Endless, they’re now trapped in an eternal time loop forced to relive the events of the movie over and over. ]]


''Resolution'' received critical acclaim during it's run in film festivals, and currently sits at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. It received a SpiritualSequel in ''Film/TheEndless'' in 2018.

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''Resolution'' received critical acclaim during it's run in film festivals, and currently sits at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. It received a SpiritualSequel StealthSequel in ''Film/TheEndless'' in 2018.


''Resolution'' received critical acclaim during it's run in film festivals, and currently sits at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. It received a SpiritualSequel in ''The Endless'' in 2018.

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''Resolution'' received critical acclaim during it's run in film festivals, and currently sits at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. It received a SpiritualSequel in ''The Endless'' ''Film/TheEndless'' in 2018.


Resolution received critical acclaim during it's run in film festivals, and currently sits at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Resolution ''Resolution'' received critical acclaim during it's run in film festivals, and currently sits at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Tomatoes. It received a SpiritualSequel in ''The Endless'' in 2018.

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:The nameless entity manipulating the events for its own amusement.]]


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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Our protagonists manage to escape, leaving a few assholes to die in their place. But then the entity itself shows up, enraged. Last shot of the film is them begging for forgiveness as the entity bears down upon them, their deaths inevitable.]]


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Resolution received critical acclaim during it's run in film festivals, and currently sits at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.



* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Occurs several times in-universe from the random mental patient tapping on their window one morning to the UFO-worshipping cultists by the creek to the scam artist who wants to buy the house from them. The characters note the randomness of it all.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Occurs several times in-universe from the random mental patient tapping on their window one morning to the UFO-worshipping cultists by the creek to the scam artist who wants to buy the house from them. The characters note the randomness of it all.[[spoiler:The entity is constructing it's own narrative, slowly unnerving Michael and Chris while playing into the film's theme of audience expectation.]]

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* DespairEventHorizon: Chris loses whatever will he had to live [[spoiler:when Micah and Billy kill the dog, giving a DespairSpeech to Michael about how futile his attempts to get him clean are. Apparently subverted near the end, though, when he doesn't want to die at anybody's hands.]]


* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Michael and Chris hide while Charles and his men kill Micah and Billy, which was originally intended to be the fate of the former two. Considering their actions detailed below under KickTheDog, they thoroughly deserved it.]]
* BigBadWannabe: Micah and Billy count, as do Charles and his men. They most certainly pose a threat to Michael and Chris, but they're clearly outmanned by an EldritchAbomination.



* EldritchAbomination: Whatever the creature is, it seems to be able to manipulate reality including presenting real-time and future recordings of the protagonists. When they finally come fact-to-face with the creature, it looms impossibly high above them before a SmashToBlack.

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* CosmicHorrorStory: [[spoiler:The entity creates an inescapable XanatosGambit for its victims, making it completely impossible for them to try and change its plans and ensuring that they would die one way or another. And even if they ''did'' manage to escape, they would just bring it back with them.]]
* EldritchAbomination: Whatever the creature is, it seems to be able to manipulate reality including presenting real-time and future recordings of the protagonists. When [[spoiler:When they finally come fact-to-face with the creature, it looms impossibly high above them before a SmashToBlack.]]



* KickTheDog: To show that they're serious about getting the drugs back, Micah and Billy shoot the stray dog that Chris has been taking care of. Also counts as KickTheMoralityPet, as Chris goes off on a rage-fueled TheReasonYouSuckSpeech against Michael shortly after.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:Michael and Chris hide while Charles and his men kill Micah and Billy, which was originally intended to be the fate of the former two. Considering their KickTheDog moment mentioned above, they thoroughly deserved it.]]

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* KickTheDog: To show that they're serious about getting the drugs back, Micah [[spoiler:Micah and Billy shoot the stray dog that Chris has been taking care of. Also counts as KickTheMoralityPet, as Chris goes off on a rage-fueled TheReasonYouSuckSpeech against Michael shortly after.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:Michael and Chris hide while Charles and his men kill Micah and Billy, which was originally intended to be the fate of the former two. Considering their KickTheDog moment mentioned above, they thoroughly deserved it.
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* SmashToBlack: The protagonists come face to face with the entity. Michael asks "Can we try it another way?" and is answered by an unearthly roar and a cut to black.

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* SmashToBlack: The [[spoiler:The protagonists come face to face with the entity. Michael asks "Can we try it another way?" and is answered by an unearthly roar and a cut to black.]]


* KickTheDog: To show that they're serious about getting the drugs back, Micah and Billy shoot the stray dog that Chris has been taking care of.

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* KickTheDog: To show that they're serious about getting the drugs back, Micah and Billy shoot the stray dog that Chris has been taking care of. Also counts as KickTheMoralityPet, as Chris goes off on a rage-fueled TheReasonYouSuckSpeech against Michael shortly after.


* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:Michael and Chris hide while Charles and his men kill Micah and Billy, which was originally intended to be the fate of the former two. Considering their KickTheDog moment mentioned above, they thoroughly deserved it.]]



* NailedToTheWagon: Forced on Chris by Michael as an attempt to get him clean. Michael figures that if Chris can go a week without

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* NailedToTheWagon: Forced on Chris by Michael as an attempt to get him clean. Michael figures that if Chris can go a week without drugs.


* GagDub: The DVD features several alternate versions including one with an obviously tacked-on HappyEnding which makes callbacks to the events of the film while negating any gravitas, a "rejected cut" involving a third person at the cabin who contributes nothing to the plot and largely comments on how weird everything is, and a recut trailer that makes the film look like a love story between the two men.

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* GagDub: The DVD features several alternate versions including one with an obviously tacked-on HappyEnding which makes callbacks to the events of the film while negating any gravitas, a "rejected cut" involving [[DeletedRole a third person at the cabin who contributes nothing to the plot and largely comments on how weird everything is, is]], and a recut trailer that makes the film look like a love story between the two men.

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''Resolution'' is a 2012 horror film directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Scott Moorhead, written by Benson, and starring Peter Cilella and Vinny Curran. Michael Danube (Cilella) receives a video depicting his friend from childhood, Chris Daniels (Curran), obviously in a bad state of mind, and possibly injured, along with a map. To the protestations of his wife, Michael heads out to find his friend and help him. When he arrives at the location, he finds a run-down house with Chris, who is both armed and high on meth. Michael decides that the only way to save his former friend is a cold turkey intervention. He subdues Chris with a stun gun, handcuffs him to a wall, and sets aside a week to let Chris dry out. Then, things get complicated.

Chris owes a stash of drugs to the pair of Micah and Billy, two people that Michael and Chris had known in school, who are willing to use violence to retrieve the drugs. Chris is illegally squatting in the house, which sits inside of a Native American reservation. Chris is obviously unwilling to give up his drug habit, and doesn't want to be saved. Michael starts finding mysterious forms of media from records to film stock to [=DVDs=] which start out depicting horrific fates of those involved, and start to reflect and depict Michael and Chris. Oh, and Chris didn't send the video.

It soon becomes clear that someone, or something, is constructing its own narrative, and has made Michael and Chris the main characters.

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!!This film depicts the following tropes:
* ApocalypticLog: The stories, recordings, and films that Michael find essentially work as this, and possibly the film as a whole.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Occurs several times in-universe from the random mental patient tapping on their window one morning to the UFO-worshipping cultists by the creek to the scam artist who wants to buy the house from them. The characters note the randomness of it all.
* EldritchAbomination: Whatever the creature is, it seems to be able to manipulate reality including presenting real-time and future recordings of the protagonists. When they finally come fact-to-face with the creature, it looms impossibly high above them before a SmashToBlack.
* GagDub: The DVD features several alternate versions including one with an obviously tacked-on HappyEnding which makes callbacks to the events of the film while negating any gravitas, a "rejected cut" involving a third person at the cabin who contributes nothing to the plot and largely comments on how weird everything is, and a recut trailer that makes the film look like a love story between the two men.
* KickTheDog: To show that they're serious about getting the drugs back, Micah and Billy shoot the stray dog that Chris has been taking care of.
* MistakenForGay: The scam artist who tries to buy the house off of the two assumes that they're a couple.
* NailedToTheWagon: Forced on Chris by Michael as an attempt to get him clean. Michael figures that if Chris can go a week without
* NoodleIncident: Chris did something at Michael's wedding that led to their estrangement, but it's never described. Although, given the troubles that Chris is stated to have had in terms of drugs and alcohol, it's probably fairly mundane.
* SmashToBlack: The protagonists come face to face with the entity. Michael asks "Can we try it another way?" and is answered by an unearthly roar and a cut to black.
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