History Film / FreeWilly

21st Jan '17 12:08:20 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* LaserGuidedKarma: The crowd of kids in the observation area, who's relentless banging on the glass causes Willy a great deal of stress and ruins the show; it becomes so much that Willy ends up slamming the glass, scaring everybody out.
19th Jan '17 12:15:18 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* JumpScare: At the start of the film when Jesse vandalizes the observation area, a flash of lightning greets him face to face with Willy's jaws.


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* TooDumbToLive: The kids in the observation deck who keep banging on the glass as Willy swims by, clearly making him distressed as he is unable to perform. The same goes for the adults, who barely make any effort to get the kids to calm down, which leads to Willy slamming the tank as he becomes agitated.
19th Dec '16 9:39:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: When Jesse meets his younger brother Elvis in the first sequel, he instantly hates him. They continue to tease each other throughout the movie.


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* CaptivityHarmonica: Jesse plays harmonica. Played with in that as a youth he's obviously not in jail (or if he would be it would be in juvie), but is placed with a foster family that he initially rejects and forced to work at a water park to make up for earlier vandalism. The sounds attract the killer whale he end up befriending.
7th Dec '16 2:40:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* MissingMom: Jesse was abandoned by his mother when he was only six, which informs much of his character and why he [[ABoyAndHisX bonds with a six-ton whale]]. The first sequel reveals that she had another son as well before having the courtesy of dying and leaving his older half-brother as his only family.
7th Dec '16 2:11:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* KarmaHoudini: Not really. [[spoiler: In Dial's case having Willy escaped in the open sea his plan to obtain the insurace money fails. It's also implied he faces charges later.]]
5th Dec '16 2:35:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* AwardBaitSong: By Music/MichaelJackson! ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Will You Be There]]'' was one of his most significant hits in the 1990's.

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* AwardBaitSong: By Music/MichaelJackson! ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Will ''Will You Be There]]'' There'' was one of his most significant hits in the 1990's.
5th Dec '16 2:35:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Do you need to keep a truck from falling off a mountain? With a seven thousand pound whale in the back? Randolph's the man.
4th Nov '16 5:19:47 PM themisterfree
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Even so, the film managed to spawn three sequels: ''Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home'' (1995), ''Free Willy 3: The Rescue'' (1997) and the most recent ''Free Willy: [[WeAreStillRelevantDammit Escape from Pirate's Cove]]'' (2010). There was also, believe it or not, an animated adaptation of the series that ran on ABC, and a ''really'' weird one at that.

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Even so, the film managed to spawn three sequels: ''Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home'' (1995), ''Free Willy 3: The Rescue'' (1997) and the most recent ''Free Willy: [[WeAreStillRelevantDammit Escape from Pirate's Cove]]'' (2010). There was also, believe it or not, an animated adaptation of the series produced by Creator/{{Nelvana}} that ran on ABC, Creator/{{ABC}} in the 1995-96 season, and a ''really'' weird one at that.



* AnimatedAdaptation: And it was ''very'' strange even by the standards of 90's animated adaptations. Let's see, Jesse turns out to be a "[[SpeaksFluentAnimal Truth]][[MagicalNativeAmerican -Talker]]", there's a LostWorld-style island where (supposedly) recently extinct Arctic animals ie Wooly Mammoths thrive in secret, and -err- there is an antagonistic character called The Machine. He is a cyborg who lives in a technological fortress underwater and wants to kill every living thing. No, this was real; you can see him at around the 18 second mark in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFMXKb9OAVE the opening credits]]. Because why not replace the "let's keep Willy away from humans who want to mistreat him" conflict from the films with "there's an underwater ''GIJoe'' villain who hates everything and wants to destroy the [[LastOfHisKind last enclave]] of Ice Age megafauna"?

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* AnimatedAdaptation: And it As stated before, this one was ''very'' strange even by the standards of 90's animated adaptations. Let's see, Jesse turns out to be a "[[SpeaksFluentAnimal Truth]][[MagicalNativeAmerican -Talker]]", there's a LostWorld-style island where (supposedly) recently extinct Arctic animals ie (ie. Wooly Mammoths Mammoths) thrive in secret, and -err- there is and, well... there's an antagonistic character called The Machine. "The Machine". He is a cyborg who lives in a technological fortress big techno-submarine underwater and wants to kill every living thing.wreck the environment, but has a huge grudge against Willy; in his CorruptCorporateExecutive identity of Rockland Stone, Willy had interfered with his first submarine and hurled him into a propeller, [[EmergencyTransformation forcing the cyborg implants onto him to keep him alive]]. No, this was real; you can see him at around the 18 second mark in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFMXKb9OAVE the opening credits]]. Because why not replace the "let's keep Willy away from humans who want to mistreat him" conflict from the films with "there's an underwater ''GIJoe'' ''GIJoe''-reject villain who hates everything Willy and wants to destroy him, Jesse, the environment and the [[LastOfHisKind last enclave]] of Ice Age megafauna"?



** And The Machine's alter-ego.

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** And The Machine's alter-ego.alter-ego, Rockland Stone.



** The Machine and humans who do his dirty work for him.

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** The Machine and the humans who do his dirty work for him.him in the cartoon.
23rd May '16 10:26:28 AM Josef5678
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* DoNotPassGo:
-->'''Randolph:''': The penalty for "borrowing" a boat that doesn't belong to you. It's called piracy. Do not pass Go. Do not collect 200 dollars.
14th Apr '16 12:18:40 AM morenohijazo
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* IntergenerationalFriendship: Jesse and Randolph

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* IntergenerationalFriendship: Jesse and RandolphRandolph.
* IWasNamedMyName: Averted by TheBookOfTheFilm, in which it's revealed that Willy's "orca name" is Three Spots (referencing the dots under his chin), and the name change is listed among the many ways that life in an aquarium is highly confusing and frightening.
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