All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April People shouldn’t have to leave the sub to know what your theory is, please include a write up about your idea. He later says that the infected seem to be repeating words as if trying to make them nonsensical as a sort of defence mechanism against the virus. Sydney draws the mob outside with a looped recording of Grant’s voice. Rule 8 – Write up your theory if you link to an outside source People shouldn’t have to leave the sub to know what your theory is, please include a write up about your idea. The first stage is you might begin to repeat a word.

We also do not take too kindly to reposts or stolen content either, if you have copied and pasted a theory or article from elsewhere, you must make it abundantly clear that the idea belongs to someone else and give full credit. Soon, we start to hear snippets of a supposed attack, facts so scarce that, several times, our hero’s producers pull the tall tale from the air. Whlist most of the movie is easy to understand, most viewers are confused simply because of the idea of a non-biological virus. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. Confirmed – Theories which have turned out to be right but must be back up with supporting external evidence. As is the way we speak to children, another thing they said to avoid. But seeing as the limitations are self-imposed or more accurately, imposed by the screenwriter Tony Burgess, who adapted the screenplay from his novel Pontypool Changes Everything , this is not a case of art from adversity.

I still cannot understand the purpose of that post credit scene, though.

explaines The horde then breaks into the radio station, attacking the sound booth. Ken calls back again, and gets his phone close enough to his attacker so that his murmurs of “Mommy” are audible.

The fake conversation bleeds into a real one the longer it stays on topic “let’s get out of here” is on topic but followed by abstract, noir-ish improvisation Rule 10 – Posts must be flaired We ask that you flair your post based on these criteria: Since the entire film is set in the radio station studio in the church basement, we only learn of this activity through reports trickling into the explianed and from the echo of gunfire outside.

As the military uses a far more destructive means of dealing with the situation, Grant ponfypool believes he can ‘talk’ his way out of what appears to be the end of the world.

Since the French language is so far immune to the infection, French-speaking armed forces are brought in to suppress the outbreak and contain the epidemic, which they do by a endin of elimination. Indeed, McDonald uses the main theme of words and their meaning to amplify the fear.

His words are repeated to the exact by what we assume to be an echo. Log in or sign up in seconds.


Pontypool’s Brilliant Start and Disappointing End – The Gemsbok

FanTheory – A theory regarding past or present works. I was ultimately disappointed by Pontypooldespite all of those merits detailed above. Same, same, same, sameā€¦. Meanwhile, Laurel-Ann begins repeating the word “missing” and imitates the sound of a tea kettle.

The suspense here doesn’t come from what we witness, but from the unknown threat that is only spoken of in broken, hushed tones. Everything will be explained.

Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess. Outside the booth, Laurel-Ann vomits a large amount of blood and gore and falls down, dead. From all the theories I’ve read about the plot, I have not been met with anything like, I assume, mine.

The Zombies of Pontypool: Language as a Virus

He enving that by undoing their typical interpretation, he can “cure” the ongoing movje. While most horror films spell out their scares in specific, genre terms, this is one time where the terror is vague, and as a result, all the more disquieting.

The second part offers up the typical living dead ecplained – reports of cannibalism and killing, victims trapped by the angry and uncontrollable throng, an eventual raid on the radio station – and it is here where director McDonald with ample help from screenwriter Tony Burgess introduces the real dread. It’s okay to dislike a theory but it’s not okay to dislike a person because they don’t agree with you, so please treat people with respect. They also discover that the cure is the exact opposite – if someone is repeating a word over and over, that is the infected word for pntypool person.

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‘Pontypool’ Plays with the Notion of Truth, Terror

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However, audiences in early screenings found the original ending to be too confusing, so the scene was moved behind the credits instead. Views Read Edit View history. Pontypool is declared to be under quarantine. Just when we think we have a handle on how normal rural folk are turning into vicious, angry killers, the concept gets lost in a kind of logical gobbledygook which makes the situation all the more unsettling.

Later, the trio learns an uncomfortable truth: The 70 Best Albums of There is no connection. Part of the satire occurs, though, when a television news host from the BBC World Service contacts Mazzy for an interview about the situation, which the BBC host garbles by misinterpreting it as an eruption of ethnocentric terrorism and civil strife between English- and French-speaking Canadians with English-speaking townspeople rioting against occupying French-speaking armed forces.


While an amplified voice from outside counts down from ten, Sydney joins Grant in the booth and they kiss.

The New York Times. There is something equally diseased about the thinking and language of people who insist that the news media is unreliable which is partially true, as the episode between Mazzy and the BBC TV host illustratesyet who rely upon their seemingly addictive listening to talk radio for this same view.

Or is he missing the opportunity of a lifetime by mocking the invisible mob scene playing out over the speakers? You are commenting using your WordPress.

It is assumed they bombed the rest of Pontypool, killing Grant and Sydney with it. Grant initially reacts badly to eding mixed messages he’s given on the crisis.

Yet it is the final sequence of Pontypool which mvoie the most intriguing, a linguistically dense dissertation on the meaning of language and why we “understand” what we do. The esteemed oral historian, Timuel Black, turns the microphone around to capture his amazing journey through 20th Century black America in Sacred Ground.

Ken calls in and, while on the air, succumbs to the virus. It’s likely that Grant may have spread, or at least aggravated the virus with his story on Honey the Cat. FanTheories subscribe unsubscribereaders opntypool, users here now Filter via Flair FanTheory FanSpeculation Marvel Star Wars Confirmed Meta The Rules Rule 1 – Don’t be a jerk It’s okay to dislike a theory but it’s not okay to dislike a person because they don’t agree with you, so please treat people with respect.

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No, the core theme here is that we take so much of what the media offers us at face value that we tend not to use the common sense given to us to see the factual forest for the tabloid trees.

In future, whenever I meet up with those addicted to talk radio which is kind of pornographic and similar to the celebrity gossip magazines that are ubiquitous at grocery-store checkout stands I think I will always be reminded of the garbled inarticulacy of the zombies of Pontypool and of their bloodily deformed and misshapen mouths and I do know a few. The actual words being spoken.

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