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    Best Comeuppance in Film

    Several times bac0n and I have discussed this topic, usually after a few adult beverages. The one that always leads the conversation is the one in Daimajin. Bac0n can do it better justice than I.

    So, without further ado, what are some of the best examples of comeuppance in film?
    “I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.”

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    The Warden from The Shawshank Redemption. Satisfying as hell.
    Last Seen:
    ​Undone, S1 (K. Purdy/R. Bob-Waksberg, 2019) ☆
    ​Fight Club (D. Fincher, 1999) ☆
    Hereditary (A. Aster, 2018) ☆
    ​The Homesman (T. Jones, 2014)
    Superman: Red Son (S. Liu, 2020) ☆
    Happy-Go-Lucky Days (T. Satō, 2020) ☆
    ​Animaniacs 2020 (W. Wild/S. Spielberg, 2020) ☆
    Ne Zha (Jiaozi, 2019) ☆
    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, S7 (J. Oliver, 2020) ☆
    Primal, S1 (G. Tartakovsky, 2019–20) ☆

    First time ☆

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    The Magnificent Ambersons is the first movie that comes to mind.
    Just because...
    The Holiday (Nancy Meyers, 2006) cold
    Asako I & II (Hamaguchi Ryusuke, 2018) mild
    The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (Lewis Milestone, 1946) mild

    The last book I read was...
    Underworld by Don DeLillo


    The (New) World

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    I love this.

    Jen and I are deliberating.

    Some actual quotes...

    Jen: How about that guy who got his dick shot off in RoboCop? Nah, that's not good enough...
    I'm not being dramatic, I just feel like I'm going to throw up my heart and my head is going to fly away like a bird.

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    I love this.

    Jen and I are deliberating.

    Some actual quotes...

    Jen: How about that guy who got his dick shot off in RoboCop? Nah, that's not good enough...
    Well, Clarence Bodicker getting stabbed in the neck, with blood splash on Robocop’s chest, and extra arterial spurts is better.
    “I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.”

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    Last Seen:
    ​Undone, S1 (K. Purdy/R. Bob-Waksberg, 2019) ☆
    ​Fight Club (D. Fincher, 1999) ☆
    Hereditary (A. Aster, 2018) ☆
    ​The Homesman (T. Jones, 2014)
    Superman: Red Son (S. Liu, 2020) ☆
    Happy-Go-Lucky Days (T. Satō, 2020) ☆
    ​Animaniacs 2020 (W. Wild/S. Spielberg, 2020) ☆
    Ne Zha (Jiaozi, 2019) ☆
    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, S7 (J. Oliver, 2020) ☆
    Primal, S1 (G. Tartakovsky, 2019–20) ☆

    First time ☆

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    Quote Quoting Scar (view post)
    Well, Clarence Bodicker getting stabbed in the neck, with blood splash on Robocop’s chest, and extra arterial spurts is better.
    As long as you can do it before he sticks his foot up your ass...

    Jen and I have both been drinking.
    I'm not being dramatic, I just feel like I'm going to throw up my heart and my head is going to fly away like a bird.

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    Teenage Scar votes for Johnny Ringo in Tombstone.

    Old cynical Scar prefers Little Bill Dagget in Unforgiven.
    “I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.”

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    The Long Goodbye

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    As long as you can do it before he sticks his foot up your ass...

    Jen and I have both been drinking.
    The gin has been flowing in MN today.
    “I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.”

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    Quote Quoting Philip J. Fry (view post)
    YES.
    Last edited by Scar; 10-18-2020 at 04:14 AM. Reason: Drunk
    “I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.”

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    CHOKE ON 'EM!!!
    I'm not being dramatic, I just feel like I'm going to throw up my heart and my head is going to fly away like a bird.

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    "My name is Inigo Montoya..."

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    Last Seen:
    ​Undone, S1 (K. Purdy/R. Bob-Waksberg, 2019) ☆
    ​Fight Club (D. Fincher, 1999) ☆
    Hereditary (A. Aster, 2018) ☆
    ​The Homesman (T. Jones, 2014)
    Superman: Red Son (S. Liu, 2020) ☆
    Happy-Go-Lucky Days (T. Satō, 2020) ☆
    ​Animaniacs 2020 (W. Wild/S. Spielberg, 2020) ☆
    Ne Zha (Jiaozi, 2019) ☆
    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, S7 (J. Oliver, 2020) ☆
    Primal, S1 (G. Tartakovsky, 2019–20) ☆

    First time ☆

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    Last Seen:
    ​Undone, S1 (K. Purdy/R. Bob-Waksberg, 2019) ☆
    ​Fight Club (D. Fincher, 1999) ☆
    Hereditary (A. Aster, 2018) ☆
    ​The Homesman (T. Jones, 2014)
    Superman: Red Son (S. Liu, 2020) ☆
    Happy-Go-Lucky Days (T. Satō, 2020) ☆
    ​Animaniacs 2020 (W. Wild/S. Spielberg, 2020) ☆
    Ne Zha (Jiaozi, 2019) ☆
    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, S7 (J. Oliver, 2020) ☆
    Primal, S1 (G. Tartakovsky, 2019–20) ☆

    First time ☆

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    Carter Burke from Aliens comes to mind.
    [+] closer to next rating / [-] closer to previous rating

    • The Leopard (Visconti, 1963/Italy) ✦✦ [+]
    • A Hard Day's Night (Lester, 1964) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • The Sea Hawk (Curtiz, 1940) ✦✦✦½ [-]
    • 20,000 Days on Earth (Forsyth/Pollard, 2014) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • The Lego Batman Movie 3D (McKay, 2017) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • Highway Racer, aka Poliziotto Sprint (Massi, 1977/Italy) ✦✦½ [+]
    • Withnail And I (Robinson, 1987) ✦✦✦½ [+]
    • Operation Crossbow (Anderson, 1965) ✦✦✦ [+] -- rewatch
    • Atonement(Wright, 2007) ✦✦✦✦ -- rewatch
    • Clear and Present Danger (Noyce, 1994) ✦✦✦½ [-] -- rewatch
    • Coco 3D (Unkrich/Molina, 2017) ✦✦✦½ [-] -- rewatch
    • Enola Holmes (Bradbeer, 2020) ✦✦ [-]
    • Rolling Thunder (Flynn, 1977) ✦✦½ [+]
    • Cobra Kai (S2) ✦✦✦✦
    • Cobra Kai (S1) ✦✦✦✦


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    • The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (Spielberg) -- Blu-Ray 3D / Paramount Pictures
    • Coco, Toy Story 4 (Unkrich / Cooley) -- Blu-Ray 3D / Disney
    • War of the Worlds (Spielberg) -- UHD 4K / Paramount Pictures
    • Black Hawk Down (Scott) -- UHD 4K / Sony Pictures


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    Trying to think of comeuppance that does not involve death or injury makes the question much more difficult.

    Pierce in "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons" from Community.
    Ben Affleck in Dazed and Confused.
    Lotso in Toy Story 3
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    Duck, You Sucker (1971) 68
    Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) 71
    Noriko’s Dinner Party
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    The Third Murder (2017) 56

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    /Toy Story
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    Vice (2018) 57
    The Counterfeit Traitor (1962) 62

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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    Trying to think of comeuppance that does not involve death or injury makes the question much more difficult.

    Pierce in "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons" from Community.
    Ben Affleck in Dazed and Confused.
    Lotso in Toy Story 3
    Jerry Lundegaard in Fargo.
    Last Seen:
    ​Undone, S1 (K. Purdy/R. Bob-Waksberg, 2019) ☆
    ​Fight Club (D. Fincher, 1999) ☆
    Hereditary (A. Aster, 2018) ☆
    ​The Homesman (T. Jones, 2014)
    Superman: Red Son (S. Liu, 2020) ☆
    Happy-Go-Lucky Days (T. Satō, 2020) ☆
    ​Animaniacs 2020 (W. Wild/S. Spielberg, 2020) ☆
    Ne Zha (Jiaozi, 2019) ☆
    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, S7 (J. Oliver, 2020) ☆
    Primal, S1 (G. Tartakovsky, 2019–20) ☆

    First time ☆

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    CHOKE ON 'EM!!!
    YES

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    I'm always very happy when that Nazi goes over the cliff in the tank in The Last Crusade and I see his body flop around.

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    Quote Quoting Philip J. Fry (view post)
    Good choice. BUt the Nazi's were more deserving here:


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    Unless it's a super painful death, I'm not sure that's good enough for me. I need like a long planned out conspiracy where all parties would go to jail for a very long time.

    Something akin to the ending of the Negotiator.


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