I don’t want to spoil what the reformed pedophile character played by Jackie Earle Haley in Little Children does with that knife. Let’s just say he doesn’t use it to cut cake.
The symbolism in Lars von Trier‘s Antichrist is so overt, it’s almost a futile exercise to try and decipher the director’s intentions. However, I feel like film theorists missed the mark when they critiqued the film’s self-disemboweling fox. The scene is clearly constructed to conveys von Trier’s frustration with the direction of the Air Bud films. Talking puppies in space? C’mon.
The thrilling climax of Short Circuit 2 sees Johnny 5 pushed to the edge. After growing distant from his father, the young robot is seduced by the seedy underbelly of New York. When his intrinsically kind nature is exploited and his body damaged badly, he adorns himself with piercings, tattoos, and a badass mohawk before attacking his tormentors. Much like Lisbeth Salander.