History Awesome / Matilda

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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i feel like this entire thing is natter, especially since the original draft of the story had matilda as an Enfant Terrible who died lifting a car with her powers
!!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.
29th Nov '14 6:59:22 PM Snowsky
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** He gets a second moment at the end. 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 at in the end.film. As all the kids are throwing water balloons, he smears a cake across the Trunchbull's mouth.

** Miss Honey also gets one in both the book and the film when she calls Mr. Wormwood out for considering some stupid T.V. show (in the book, it was a soap opera; in the movie, it was a televised boxing match) more important than his daughter.
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** Miss Honey also gets one in both the book and the film when she calls Mr. Wormwood out for considering some stupid T.V. TV show (in the book, it was a soap opera; in the movie, it was a televised boxing match) more important than his daughter.

--> '''Zimmia Wormwood''': Miss Honey doesn't want you. Why would she want some snotty, disobedient kid?
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--> '''Zimmia '''Zinnia Wormwood''': Miss Honey doesn't want you. Why would she want some snotty, disobedient kid?
14th Sep '14 8:26:49 PM toongrrl1990
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Done from Heartwarming page
* Matilda's class [[spoiler: standing up to the Trunchbull]] in the musical. By ''misspelling words.''
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* Matilda's class [[spoiler: standing up to the Trunchbull]] in the musical. By ''misspelling words.'''' * The end of the film version of Matilda features this scene at the end when Matilda's family is forced to leave the country.: --> '''Matilda''': I love it here! I love my school; it isn't fair! Miss Honey, please don't let them... --> '''Harry Wormwood''': [interrupting] Get in the car, Melinda! --> '''Matilda''': Matilda! --> '''Harry Wormwood''': Whatever. --> '''Matilda''': I want to stay with Miss Honey. --> '''Zimmia 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! * Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Funny, but: --> '''Matilda''': Here, I've got the adoption papers right here! -->'''Zinnia Wormwood''': Where did you get those? -->'''Matilda''': [Gives her a triumphant look] From the library! I've had them since I was old enough to xerox! !!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}}.
12th Sep '14 4:44:23 PM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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-->'''Miss Honey''': I am ''not'' seven years old anymore, [[spoiler: Aunt Trunchbull]].
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-->'''Miss Honey''': I am ''not'' seven years old anymore, [[spoiler: Aunt Trunchbull]].Trunchbull]]!
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