History Film / Critters

10th Jun '17 7:15:57 AM Radagast
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* EvilIsPetty: During their attempted escape in their stolen ship at the climax of the original film, the Crites stop to blow up the farmhouse out of spite.



* HeroicBSOD: Ug completely loses it when his partner is killed in ''Critters 2''.

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* HappyEndingOverride: The Brown family farm is rebuilt at the end of the first film after being destroyed by the Crites. The second film subsequently reveals that they were soon driven out of town because the bounty hunters had trashed much of the local area and their stories of alien invasion were causing strife in the community.
* HeroicBSOD: Ug completely loses it when his partner is killed in ''Critters 2''.2'', reverting to his "nothing face" form and only snapping out of it to save the day towards the end of the film.



* SequelHook: The first film ends with a shot of Crite eggs, while the third film ends with a space pod showing up to get the last Crite eggs from Charlie and a "To be continued" cliffhanger.

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** Averted in the third (despite the video cover [[CoversAlwaysLie talking a good game]]), where the action shifts to the big city but is confined almost entirely to a single apartment building, with a Crite count much closer to the original film.
* SequelHook: The first film ends with a shot of Crite eggs, eggs in the farm's barn, while the third film ends with a space pod showing up to get the last Crite eggs from Charlie and a "To be continued" cliffhanger.cliffhanger.
** The first sequel hook is retconned somewhat - the closing shot of the film is a handful of eggs beginning to hatch, while the second picks up two years later with dozens of eggs that have dubiously lain dormant due to cold conditions in the barn.



* StockFootage: The exterior shots in ''Critters 4'' are cobbled together from a variety of sci-fi films. The Bounty hunters use fast forwarded stock footage to learn about 1980s era Earth aka American pop culture to assimilate. One of the bounty hunters takes on the form of Johnny Steel an 80s Rock Musician

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* StockFootage: The exterior shots in ''Critters 4'' are cobbled together from a variety of the previous films in the series, and an earlier Don Opper sci-fi films. film called ''Android''. The Bounty bounty hunters use fast forwarded stock footage to learn about 1980s era Earth aka (aka American pop culture culture) to assimilate. One of the bounty hunters takes on the form of the fictional rock musician Johnny Steel an 80s Rock MusicianSteele.
2nd Apr '17 1:04:45 AM erforce
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* AssholeVictim: Any humans killed by the bounty hunters.

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* AssholeVictim: AssholeVictim:
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Any humans killed by the bounty hunters.



* TheBlank: Ugg and Lee's default forms are glowing green faces that lack features.

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* TheBlank: Ugg Ug and Lee's default forms are glowing green faces that lack features.



* CaliforniaDoubling: The first film was shot in Kansas, where the story takes place. However, while ''Critters 2'' also takes place in the same area, it was shot near Los Angeles.



* DarkerAndEdgier: The first two had their grim moments but weren't so bad, there were no super terrifying deaths.The second was a bit darker with Lee's death. The third one was a bit lighter once we got past the jerk ass landlord's very gory death. The fourth is the darkest with the highest amount of the cast dying and [[spoiler: Ug becoming an asshole and getting killed by Charlie.]]

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The first two films had their grim moments but weren't so bad, there were no super terrifying deaths.deaths. The second was a bit darker with Lee's death. The third one was a bit lighter once we got past the jerk ass landlord's very gory death. The fourth is the darkest with the highest amount of the cast dying and [[spoiler: Ug becoming an asshole and getting killed by Charlie.]]



* GiantMook[=/=]KingMook: A larger Crite appears in each of the first two films. [[spoiler:Though, the one in the second movie turned out to be Ug in disguise.]]

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* GiantMook[=/=]KingMook: GiantMook: A larger Crite appears in each of the first two films. [[spoiler:Though, the one in the second movie turned out to be Ug in disguise.]]



* OhCrap: Quite a few, but the father's reaction in the first film when one of the Crites' poison spines slams into the wood an inch from his eyes is probably the strongest example.

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* OhCrap: NumberedSequels
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Quite a few, but the father's reaction in the first film when one of the Crites' poison spines slams into the wood an inch from his eyes is probably the strongest example.



* RecycledInSpace: Though the Crites are canonically aliens, the first movies take place mostly on Earth. The fourth film shifts things to a sci-fi setting, and ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' and ''Franchise/StarWars'' rip-offs abound. It's even called ''Critters 4: Critters in Space''.

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* RecycledInSpace: Though the Crites are canonically aliens, the first movies take place mostly on Earth. The fourth film shifts things to a sci-fi setting, and ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' and ''Franchise/StarWars'' rip-offs abound. It's even called ''Critters 4: Critters in Space''.Space'' in some releases.
1st Apr '17 8:57:13 PM Geoduck
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** One of the ''Critters'' even has a moment of this; see below under Tempting Fate.



* TemptingFate: "They have weapons." "So what?" BLAM.

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* TemptingFate: "They have weapons." "So what?" BLAM. "Fuck!"
9th Jan '17 5:45:30 PM nombretomado
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The third film, starring LeonardoDiCaprio in his film debut, begins when a family who has recently lost their mother move into an apartment, followed by the title creatures after hitching a ride in their truck.

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The third film, starring LeonardoDiCaprio Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio in his film debut, begins when a family who has recently lost their mother move into an apartment, followed by the title creatures after hitching a ride in their truck.
20th Nov '16 1:58:13 AM CaptainTedium
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* AIIsACrapshoot: The computer system on board the fourth film's space base is much to be desired. It does the opposite of what it is ordered and generally isn't very helpful.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: The computer system on board the fourth film's space base is leaves much to be desired. It does the opposite of what it is ordered and generally isn't very helpful.
8th Oct '16 2:54:55 PM CaptainTedium
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* AIIsACrapshoot: The computer system on board the fourth film's space base is shit.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: The computer system on board the fourth film's space base is shit.much to be desired. It does the opposite of what it is ordered and generally isn't very helpful.



* DestructiveSavior: The bounty hunters in the first film
* FaceHeelTurn: At some point in the years between films three and four, formerly heroic BadAss Ug becomes a corporate asshole.

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* DestructiveSavior: The bounty hunters in the first film
film cause a lot of damage while hunting down the Crites.
* FaceHeelTurn: At some point in the years between films three and four, formerly heroic BadAss Ug becomes a corporate asshole.



* FunWithSubtitles: "Critterese" gets translated into English this way.

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* FunWithSubtitles: "Critterese" gets translated into English this way.with subtitles.



* GroinAttack: The unfortunate Easter bunny in ''Critters 2''.

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* GroinAttack: The unfortunate Easter bunny in ''Critters 2''.2'' has Critters attack his crotch.



* HumanPopsicle: Charlie and a few Crite eggs get cryogenically frozen at the end of the third film, setting up the events of part 4.

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* HumanPopsicle: Charlie and a few two Crite eggs get cryogenically frozen at the end of the third film, setting up the events of part 4.



* NoAnimalsWereHarmed: All three sequels have the phrase "No critters were harmed in the making of this movie" turn up in the credits.



* PrecisionFStrike: Uttered by a Krite (its subtitled) in the original.

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* PrecisionFStrike: Uttered by a A Krite utters "fuck" (its subtitled) in the original.original after witnessing another of its kind get shot.



* SequelHook: The first film ends with a shot of Crite eggs, while the third film ends with a space pod showing up to get the last Crite eggs from Charlie and a "To be continued" cliffhanger.



* SuddenSequelHeelSyndrome: Ug in the fourth movie.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: PlayedForLaughs and {{averted}} in the fourth film's climax.

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* SuddenSequelHeelSyndrome: Ug in the fourth movie.
movie becomes an uncaring asshole willing to kill anyone who tries to keep him from dealing with the Crites on his terms.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: PlayedForLaughs and {{averted}} in the fourth film's climax.climax, where the ship's computer starts a countdown for its self-destruct while the heroes escape and stops the countdown to thank one of them for calling it the dumbest computer ever. Once the computer resumes the countdown, the ship explodes before the countdown is finished, much to the heroes' amusement.
24th Aug '16 7:54:29 AM dangerdan97
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A short FanFilm, ''Critters: Bounty Hunter'', was released in 2014. It's available [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yloNnvdWBU0 on YouTube]].
22nd Aug '16 9:13:54 PM dangerdan97
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* BountyHunter: [[SpaceX Space bounty hunters]] are despatched to kill the Crites in the original film, and feature to some extent in all the sequels.

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* BountyHunter: [[SpaceX Space bounty hunters]] are despatched dispatched to kill the Crites in the original film, and feature to some extent in all the sequels.



* TheCanKickedHim: In the original a Krite tries to escape via the toilet, which is then blown up.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Charlie throughout the four films is shown to be pretty idiotic, naive, awkward, goofy, and sometimes doesn't think things through. Yet he demonstrates good aim at times (blows up several Crits in the third movie), bravery (end of the second film), willpower (end of the fourth film), adaption of future tech minutes after unfreezing (figured out how to fire a laser gun but his aim was a little off), and improvising when it counts (1st film).
* DarkerAndEdgier: The first two had their grim moments but weren't so bad, there were no super terrifying deaths, the second was a bit darker with Lee's death. The third one was a bit lighter once we got past the jerk ass landlord's very gory death. The fourth is the darkest with the highest amount of the cast dying and [[spoiler: Ug becoming an asshole and getting killed by Charlie.]]

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* TheCanKickedHim: In the original a Krite Crite tries to escape via the toilet, which is then blown up.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Charlie throughout the four films is shown to be pretty idiotic, naive, awkward, goofy, and sometimes doesn't think things through. Yet he demonstrates good aim at times (blows up several Crits Crites in the third movie), bravery (end of the second film), willpower (end of the fourth film), adaption of future tech minutes after unfreezing (figured out how to fire a laser gun but his aim was a little off), and improvising when it counts (1st film).
* DarkerAndEdgier: The first two had their grim moments but weren't so bad, there were no super terrifying deaths, the deaths.The second was a bit darker with Lee's death. The third one was a bit lighter once we got past the jerk ass landlord's very gory death. The fourth is the darkest with the highest amount of the cast dying and [[spoiler: Ug becoming an asshole and getting killed by Charlie.]]



* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Not so much.

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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Not so much.much, though there is an element of UglyCute to them.
22nd Aug '16 9:07:15 PM dangerdan97
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* TheBlank: Ugg and Lee's default forms are white faces that lack features.

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* TheBlank: Ugg and Lee's default forms are white glowing green faces that lack features.
12th Aug '16 11:32:31 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* AntagonistTitle: The Critters are aliens that devour everything.


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