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* CounterpartComparison: The film was released shortly after ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' and some fans have theorised that the film is a good representation of what would happen if The Avengers signed the accords. [[spoiler: A young girl is killed in the damage from the attack because they had to go through so many channels to get clearance]].

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Surprisingly, even with Alan Rickman, Helen Mirren, and Aaron Paul in the cast, it's Barkhad Abdi who emerged as many viewers' favorite character, most likely because he's a badass secret agent who [[spoiler: [[HopeSpot comes closer than anyone]] to saving Alia's life]] while risking his own in the process.


* AwardSnub:
** People proposed Alan Rickman getting a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his final performance - especially since he never received any Oscar nominations in his career. Ultimately he wasn't nominated.
** Helen Mirren also turned in one of the more intense performances of her career in recent years, and yet went completely ignored on the awards circuit.
* CounterpartComparison: The film was released shortly after ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' and some fans have theorised that the film is a good representation of what would happen if The Avengers signed the accords. [[spoiler: A young girl is killed in the damage from the attack because they had to go through so many channels to get clearance]].



* TearJerker: [[spoiler: Alia's death.]]
* TheScrappy: About midway through the film it's possible for the viewer to flip to hating Alia for repeatedly causing the drone strike to delay. To the film's credit, hating her does nothing to remove the entertainment value of the central conflict.
** Not to mention she was reselling breads that have been dropped on the ground, five-second rule or not.

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* TearJerker: [[spoiler: Alia's death. It's implied that her death will also lead her father to take up arms, in spite of his previous peaceful demeanor.]]
* TheScrappy: TheScrappy:
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About midway through the film it's possible for the viewer to flip to hating Alia for repeatedly causing the drone strike to delay. To the film's credit, hating her does nothing to remove the entertainment value of the central conflict.
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conflict. Not to mention she was [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking reselling breads that have been dropped on the ground, ground]], five-second rule or not.not.
** Angela Northman is very disliked too, as she's the one who first opposes firing on Danvard until they get clearance (and the delay is what leads to Alia selling bread in the first place). [[spoiler: After Alia is killed]], she also takes the time to [[KickTheDog lecture everyone else]] (who clearly are not feeling great).
* {{Squick}}: The Foreign Secretary gets an attack of diarrhea while everything is going on. Nothing is shown but he's literally just out of the toilet when he gets contacted via the phone.

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** Not to mention she was reselling breads that have been dropped on the ground, five-second rule or not.


* TheScrappy: About midway through the film it's possible for the viewer to flip to hating Alia for repeatedly causing the drone strike to delay. To the film's credit, hating her can further engross one into the conflict.

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* TheScrappy: About midway through the film it's possible for the viewer to flip to hating Alia for repeatedly causing the drone strike to delay. To the film's credit, hating her can further engross one into does nothing to remove the entertainment value of the central conflict.


* TrappedByMountainLions: Minor example. But when the US Secretary of State is authorising the strike, there are a couple of close-ups of his assistant looking shocked and annoyed. A lot of attention is given to her reaction, implying she's going to enter the plot in some way. But she's not seen again after this.

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* TheScrappy: About midway through the film it's possible for the viewer to flip to hating Alia for repeatedly causing the drone strike to delay. To the film's credit, hating her can further engross one into the conflict.
* TrappedByMountainLions: Minor example. But when the US Secretary of State is authorising authorizing the strike, there are a couple of close-ups of his assistant looking shocked and annoyed. A lot of attention is given to her reaction, implying she's going to enter the plot in some way. But she's not seen again after this.


* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Would the characters have worried so much about releasing the missile if it had been [[MenAreTheExpendableGender a boy instead of a girl]]? Or if the civilian had been an adult?



* TearJerker: [[spoiler: Alia's death.]]

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* ParanoiaFuel: The fact that Alia is completely unaware of the situation she's in is actually quite terrifying.
* TearJerker: [[spoiler: Alia's death.]]]]
* TrappedByMountainLions: Minor example. But when the US Secretary of State is authorising the strike, there are a couple of close-ups of his assistant looking shocked and annoyed. A lot of attention is given to her reaction, implying she's going to enter the plot in some way. But she's not seen again after this.


* JustHereForGodzilla: A rather poignant example, as this was one of [[Creator/AlanRickman Alan Rickman's]] last performances before he passed away and some have seen the movie to say goodbye to the beloved actor.

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* IronWoobie: Pretty much every single one of the main characters. It's clear they hate being put in this position, but still do what they're supposed to do.
* JustHereForGodzilla: A rather poignant example, as this was one of [[Creator/AlanRickman Alan Rickman's]] last performances before he passed away and some have seen the movie to say goodbye to the beloved actor.actor.
* NightmareFuel: Just the idea that none of the people on the ground are aware that there is a drone in the sky, watching their every move, and with one push of the button, a missile could strike and kill you, and you wouldn't even see it coming. Go ahead, look up!
* TearJerker: [[spoiler: Alia's death.]]

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* JustHereForGodzilla: A rather poignant example, as this was one of [[Creator/AlanRickman Alan Rickman's]] last performances before he passed away and some have seen the movie to say goodbye to the beloved actor.

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