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Criminal (Comic Book)

  • Complete Monster: Delron Krumsky is the psychopathic lieutenant for a drug kingpin. After getting freed from prison in order to track down a load of heroin that the protagonists, Leo and Greta, had inadvertently stolen from an evidence van, Delron murdered the latter's elderly mother and took her daughter as leverage. After tracking Greta down, he tortured her for the location of the heroin by driving nails into her palms, and eventually killed her in spite of his partner's attempts to stop him. When Leo found him at a motel with Greta's daughter, we learn that he was planning to sell the little girl to Russian slavers. Upon discovering Leo, Delron naturally tries to beat him to death before getting killed himself.
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  • Moral Event Horizon: Delron's plans for Greta's daughter. Father Mike crosses it when he has one of his young soldiers murdered for saving Tracy Lawless

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  • Complete Monster: Xavier Heimdahl, a Spanish industrialist-turned-anarchist, tortures a CIA agent to death so that he can steal a specific computer worm designed by the man's contact to give him access to the world's nuclear codes. Having multiple people killed in pursuit of the codes, Heimdahl tries to hunt down the man with his victim's memories, even taking his victim's wife and daughter hostage. Upon recovering the codes, Heimdahl attempts to launch a missile at said wife and daughter out of spite before he nukes every population center on the planet.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: At the ending, Jerico seems to have taken happily Bill's place in the Pope family, and Jill and Emma are fine with this. The film looks reluctant to discuss the matter that Jerico is not Bill, only a man with some of his memories and whose mental stability is not completely ensured.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Jonathan Kent is forced to work for Jim Gordon, has Hal Jordan "inside his head", and later beats Faora dead for attempting to kill him and Diana.
  • Strawman Has a Point: While wanting to destroy the current world order via hijacked nukes might be hard to root for, Heimdhal, the leader of the Bomb-Throwing Anarchists, is right when he speaks about all the corruption in the Spanish government: judging by what we are told in the film, they only call him a traitor because he unveiled their den of iniquity to the world, not because he's become a terrorist, and also seem completely uninterested in his dangerous foreign activities.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Having Scott Adkins in a thriller/action movie without putting him in fighting scenes.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously: Critics disliked the movie, but none complained about the cast, with Costner, Gadot and Mollà all giving strong performances.
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  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Political?: Spaniard viewers might get a chuckle out of a storyline about the Spanish government being corrupt, as political corruption is certainly an endemic problem in real life Spain. The film's portrayal of the government's hypocrisy is not inaccurate at all.

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