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YMMV / The Crazies (2010)

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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Russell Clank.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: After the COVID-19 Pandemic, the extreme measures taken to enforce quarantine, and the extremes taken by the civilians to evade it, are a lot harsher.
  • Strawman Has a Point: Russell shooting the bodies of Peggy and Curt Hamill is a sign of infection but it's shown to be justified. The crazies have a habit of playing dead to lure victims into a false sense of security, so shooting their bodies to make sure they are dead is understandable.
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  • What an Idiot!: Scotty runs, without bothering to ID himself or listen to the soldiers' (rather reasonable and clear) commands, towards his mother while screaming and flailing his arms. Predictably, he's shot. This is supposed to be a Moral Event Horizon for the soldiers, as well as showing how out of hand the situation is getting, and how everyone on both sides is blinded by fear.

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