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 Posted:   Jan 25, 2019 - 6:54 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

...I always wish that someone decides to "leave the damn dog/cat, it's time to go". I'm almost at that point now that I would apply it to children too. All of them cheap means to add another short tension spike in a film.
D.S.


If only Kasper Gutman directed films: "Well, Wilmer, I'm sorry indeed to lose you, but I want you to know I couldn't be fonder of you if you were my own son. Well, if you lose a son, it's possible to get another. There's only one Maltese falcon. When you're young, you simply don't understand these things."

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2019 - 7:33 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I guess you guys missed out on Nazi Germany or latest Muslim terrorist group. (take your pick) Think you can just "walk away" from it? Give it a try.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2019 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Brings to mind the old workplace slogan, "Floggings will continue until morale improves".

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2019 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I guess you guys missed out on Nazi Germany or latest Muslim terrorist group. (take your pick) Think you can just "walk away" from it? Give it a try.

I didn't know they hunted down defectors. I thought it was the Mob which was infamous for holding a grudge until they got revenge.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2019 - 8:05 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I guess you guys missed out on Nazi Germany or latest Muslim terrorist group. (take your pick) Think you can just "walk away" from it? Give it a try.

I didn't know they hunted down defectors. I thought it was the Mob which was infamous for holding a grudge until they got revenge.


More like stay and obey or we'll do terrible things to your family. They were trapped into the situation.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2019 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I guess you guys missed out on Nazi Germany or latest Muslim terrorist group. (take your pick) Think you can just "walk away" from it? Give it a try.

I didn't know they hunted down defectors. I thought it was the Mob which was infamous for holding a grudge until they got revenge.


More like stay and obey or we'll do terrible things to your family. They were trapped into the situation.


That's abit off mark from killing the messenger in Star Wars or Hercules movies. Of course they could create the scenario of a messenger deserting, and having his family threatened to make your point, but that's beyond the scope here.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2019 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I guess you guys missed out on Nazi Germany or latest Muslim terrorist group. (take your pick) Think you can just "walk away" from it? Give it a try.

I didn't know they hunted down defectors. I thought it was the Mob which was infamous for holding a grudge until they got revenge.


More like stay and obey or we'll do terrible things to your family. They were trapped into the situation.


That's abit off mark from killing the messenger in Star Wars or Hercules movies. Of course they could create the scenario of a messenger deserting, and having his family threatened to make your point, but that's beyond the scope here.


Yes, we went astray in the conversation. I do think constantly killing off the second in command, messenger or henchmen lackey is a bit silly. I was suggesting a real world reason why they might stick around.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2019 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   madmovyman   (Member)

Girl opens the refrigerator to get food, closes the door and OMG, there's someone there.
Girl in bathroom spits out toothpaste then looks up and OMG, there's someone behind her in the mirror.
Girl gets in a car and goes to drive away and OMG, there's someone hiding in the back seat.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2019 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I guess you guys missed out on Nazi Germany or latest Muslim terrorist group. (take your pick) Think you can just "walk away" from it? Give it a try.

I didn't know they hunted down defectors. I thought it was the Mob which was infamous for holding a grudge until they got revenge.


More like stay and obey or we'll do terrible things to your family. They were trapped into the situation.


That's abit off mark from killing the messenger in Star Wars or Hercules movies. Of course they could create the scenario of a messenger deserting, and having his family threatened to make your point, but that's beyond the scope here.


Yes, we went astray in the conversation. I do think constantly killing off the second in command, messenger or henchmen lackey is a bit silly. I was suggesting a real world reason why they might stick around.


In the movies they're just young thugs who want to bust heads and naturally don't expect to be killed off. They either don't have a family, or think of their fellow villains as a family.
At least in Star Trek III, Klingon Chris Lloyd has a slightly more "legitimate" reason to kill one of his bridge crew who negligently destroyed a ship.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2019 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Girl opens the refrigerator to get food, closes the door and OMG, there's someone there.
Girl in bathroom spits out toothpaste then looks up and OMG, there's someone behind her in the mirror.
Girl gets in a car and goes to drive away and OMG, there's someone hiding in the back seat.


This is up there with the exiting character at the door with one more thing to say, or is called to hear one more thing from whomever is in the room.

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2019 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

...the head villain gets news from one of his underlings about something they did (or didn't do) that upsets the Big Bad, who then casually executes (or orders the execution) of said underling. Who would continue to WORK for someone who is likely to kill you if you so much as bring them a lukewarm cup of coffee? I know it's supposed to show just how crazy/ruthless the villain is, but it's lazy screenwriting.

Agreed. That was what was so silly about the James Bond films. That's also what made Star Wars start to go downhill, starting with The Empire Strikes Back, with Vader choking everybody who brings him a bad report. roll eyes


In both "Bond" and "TESB" the underlings were executed because they had failed their mission/ orders, not because they merely informed the leader of a failure.


Remember this reality-check parody?

 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2019 - 3:39 AM   
 By:   theMaestraX   (Member)

...getting ready to sit down to watch THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE III and find out there are NO parts 1 & 2 - d'oh!

 
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