History Awesome / Matilda

16th Jul '16 10:06:17 PM Gravidef
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** Similarly, Matilda, followed by her fellow students, standing up and cheering for Bruce to continue when he shows signs of giving up, continuing to support him even as the Trunchbull screams for quiet. It's their cries and cheers that give Bruce the strength he needs to polish off the whole cake, even licking the platter!

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** Similarly, Matilda, followed by her fellow students, standing up and cheering for Bruce to continue when he shows signs of giving up, continuing to support him even as the Trunchbull screams for quiet. It's their cries and cheers encouragement that give Bruce the strength he needs to polish off the whole cake, even licking the platter!
16th Jul '16 10:04:28 PM Gravidef
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** He gets a second moment in the film. As all the kids are throwing water balloons, he smears a cake across the Trunchbull's mouth.

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** He gets a second moment in Similarly, Matilda, followed by her fellow students, standing up and cheering for Bruce to continue when he shows signs of giving up, continuing to support him even as the film. As all Trunchbull screams for quiet. It's their cries and cheers that give Bruce the kids are throwing water balloons, strength he smears a cake across needs to polish off the Trunchbull's mouth.whole cake, even licking the platter!



--> Mrs C. Mrs U. Mrs LTY.

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--> Mrs C. Mrs U. Mrs LTY.LTY.
* In the movie, the Trunchbull ends up lying in the hallway after failing to take control of Miss Honey's class; all of the children from that class throw their lunches at her while the other children of the school watch. When the Trunchbull finally gets up and turns around, she sees ''every single student in the school''--all of the kids she's terrorized and bullied for years--standing silently, armed with their lunches, along with toilet paper and water balloons. They proceed to absolutely ''pummel'' her, sending her running from the school humiliated and embarrassed. It's the perfect revenge for the cruelty she's inflicted on them.
** In an awesome BrickJoke, Bruce Bogtrotter, whose actions are described above, is among the students who take down the Trunchbull with their lunches. What does he do? He marches right up to the Trunchbull and smears chocolate cake across her mouth!
* In the musical, Matilda rallies the students to cover up the Trunchbull's latest victim with their coats, then tells the headmistress that the boy suffers from narcolepsy, and therefore couldn't be guilty of the (imagined) crime. Not only does this show Matilda using her cleverness to help others, but the fact that the rest of the kids are willing to go along with the charade foreshadows the "strength in numbers" message of the musical as a whole.
3rd May '16 1:57:22 PM NotThisThing
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* "The School Song" sequence in the musical where two dancers would climb on the school gates as alphabet blocks are inserted through the holes and they adeptly climb on them on lyrical cue.

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* "The School Song" sequence in the musical where two dancers would climb on the school gates as alphabet blocks are inserted through the holes and they adeptly climb on them [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyHbPBW3B90 on lyrical cue.]]
14th Oct '15 8:13:31 AM CarolC
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* "The School Song" sequence in the musical where two dancers would climb on the school gates as alphabet blocks are inserted through the holes and they adeptly climb on them on lyrical cue.
9th Aug '15 2:06:09 PM Mikeyfan93
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*** It's even more awesome when Trunchbull smashes the glass platter over his head. While that is a bad thing to do to a kid it gives two more awesome points for Bruce: 1. Being that he is durable enough to take a heavy glass platter over the head with nothing short of a loud belch. 2. It gives Bruce the satisfaction that the aforementioned action meant he got to Trunchbull showing us a glimpse of her VillainousBreakdown.

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*** ** It's even more awesome when Trunchbull smashes the glass platter over his head. While that is a bad thing to do to a kid it gives two more awesome points for Bruce: 1. Being that he is durable enough to take a heavy glass platter over the head with nothing short of a loud belch. 2. It gives Bruce the satisfaction that the aforementioned action meant he got to Trunchbull showing us a glimpse of her VillainousBreakdown.
12th Mar '15 10:10:32 AM SunshineRocksxx23
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--> '''Matilda''': I want to stay with Miss Honey.

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--> '''Matilda''': I want to stay with Miss Honey. Honey!
12th Mar '15 10:09:51 AM SunshineRocksxx23
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--> '''Harry Wormwood''': Whatever.

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--> '''Harry Wormwood''': Whatever. Whatever!



--> '''Zinnia Wormwood''': Miss Honey doesn't want you. Why would she want some snotty, disobedient kid?
--> '''Miss Honey''': Because she's a spectacularly wonderful child, and I love her!

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--> '''Zinnia Wormwood''': Miss Honey doesn't want you. you! Why would she want some snotty, disobedient kid?
--> '''Miss Honey''': *extremely serious* Because she's a spectacularly wonderful child, and I love her!
10th Jan '15 2:02:37 PM TellAll111
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* Miss Honey's method of teaching 5 year old children to spell "difficulty" is pretty cool.
--> Mrs D. Mrs I. Mrs FFI.
--> Mrs C. Mrs U. Mrs LTY.
21st Dec '14 2:54:10 AM lalalei2001
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!!Meta
* Also a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. The entire story. This is a movie about two people who grew up in horrifically abusive households--one whose biological parents neglected her and mentally and emotionally abused her, and one whose parents loved her very much but died, and who was effectively fostered into a physically and emotionally abusive household. Both are very strong young women, who are intelligent and capable and powerful--but whose guardians terrify them and who remain under said guardians' care because they are afraid. They are not demonized or chastised or portrayed as weak because of it, because their fears are realistic. This is a movie where ''those guardians were wrong''. There's no message that "we loved you but didn't know how to show it"; at no point is it implied that "You ''have'' to love them, they're your family". It's not a case of "pity the bully, because they're victims too!" ''[[ShutUpHannibal No.]]'' They are abusive, they are cruel, and ''they are wrong''. And at the end, Matilda escapes from her abusive guardians and finds a true family, with someone who loves her. Miss Honey, as an adoptive single mother, is portrayed as Matilda's true family because [[MamaBear she loves her]]. Just imagine being a child in a neglectful or abusive household, and [[YouAreNotAlone seeing that kind of message]] in a popular movie for the first time...
** Yet another level: The "Would your parents believe ''you''?" "...No" aspect of the film. Just because nobody believes your stories of abuse, just because you're not taken seriously because you're just a kid, ''that doesn't make you a liar''.
---> "I'm big, you're little. I'm right, and you're wrong!" Not true, {{Jerkass}}.
* Here are some other, but still major highlights about the story:
** Female protagonist.
** No love story cause shes a six-years-old.
** Lavender, Matilda's bff, is a small girl of color.
** Passed the Bechdel Test in like the first ten minutes.
** Anti-bullying message
** Anti-abuse message
** Pro-learning message
** Matilda is so smart she can move things with her MIND
** Teaches kids that if people are toxic, even if they are family, then you donít have to stay with them.
** Cute as frickle.
** Great soundtrack.
** Happiest ending.
** Infinitely relatable.
30th Nov '14 1:02:44 PM creader
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-->'''Mr Wormwood''': What car? Sued by who? Who have you been talking to?!

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-->'''Mr -->'''Mr. Wormwood''': What car? Sued by who? Who have you been talking to?!



---> "I'm big, you're little. I'm right, and you're wrong!" Not true, {{Jerkass}}.

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---> "I'm big, you're little. I'm right, and you're wrong!" Not true, {{Jerkass}}.{{Jerkass}}.
* Here are some other, but still major highlights about the story:
** Female protagonist.
** No love story cause shes a six-years-old.
** Lavender, Matilda's bff, is a small girl of color.
** Passed the Bechdel Test in like the first ten minutes.
** Anti-bullying message
** Anti-abuse message
** Pro-learning message
** Matilda is so smart she can move things with her MIND
** Teaches kids that if people are toxic, even if they are family, then you donít have to stay with them.
** Cute as frickle.
** Great soundtrack.
** Happiest ending.
** Infinitely relatable.
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