Developing Countries Depicted as Overly Poor

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Conservative Trope Examples

  • The Hangover Part II (2011)
    The guys wake up in an over-the-top dilapidated room in Bangkok, Thailand with outdated radio and a cockroach crawling around. The power also would often go off in the building. But in the original movie, when in America, they woke up in a spectacular suite at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
  • Lord of War (2005)
    Yuri quips, "It's like parking your car in certain neighborhoods in the Bronx. You don't do it." before African locals completely disassembled his crashed cargo plane for parts overnight.
  • EuroTrip (2004)
    The friends get robbed and have to hitchhike to Berlin, but end up in Bratislava, Slovakia instead upon which Scott exclaims, "Dear sweet mother of God... we're in Eastern Europe!" But all is ok because their mere pocket change lets them live like royalty because, apparently, the country is so desperate and poor in this movie.