History Film / MacAndMe

4th Feb '16 4:46:22 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Nobody seems especially puzzled by the stuffed bear Eric insists on bringing to the party at MacDonald's; even after Mac ''stretches his arm out reaching for a cola'', it's quickly glossed over. ** Somehow Eric and his mother don't seem curious at the dogs barking madly at a nearby tree right after Mac has crashed a Power Wheels toy in the same place.
14th Jan '16 11:54:08 AM MyFinalEdits
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** [[SubvertedTrope Oh, no]], [[HilariousInHindsight you won't]]!
11th Jan '16 10:34:13 PM Midna
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* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Both the aliens ''and'' Eric]]; the attempted tearjerking before revival is milked for all its worth too.
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* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Both the aliens ''and'' Eric]]; the attempted tearjerking before revival is milked for all its it's worth too.
21st Nov '15 1:58:06 PM Sapphirea2
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* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Both the aliens ''and'' Eric; the attempted tearjerking before they are revived]] is milked for all its worth.
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* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Both the aliens ''and'' Eric; Eric]]; the attempted tearjerking before they are revived]] revival is milked for all its worth.worth too.

* DullSurprise: Arguably many instances of this where the human characters don't react with nearly as much surprise and horror as most probably would at the aliens' antics or the dangers they inadvertently cause. * ExposedExtraterrestrials: The alien family, [[spoiler:until they become American citizens at the end.]]
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* DullSurprise: Arguably many instances of this where this; the human characters don't react with nearly as much surprise and horror as most probably would at the aliens' antics or the dangers they inadvertently cause. * ExposedExtraterrestrials: The alien family, [[spoiler:until they become American citizens at the end.]]end]].

* PoliceAreUseless: The police and government authorities, for all their efforts to recapture these aliens often let them slip past them way too easily; one security guard in the supermarket practically lets one of the aliens simply take his gun out of his hand. ** Especially egregious is what happens right after when the police are called in to confront the aliens; when Eric charges forward to protect his friends, the pursuing officer flips over the corner of his cruiser when he has ''plenty'' of room to spare....And that's not even getting into the police actually causing an entire department store to explode violently. * ProductPlacement: All-time record holder. The products in question are: ** Coca-Cola--This turns out to be the Earth analogue to the aliens' primary nourishment on their home planet and thus ''vital to their survival''! ** UsefulNotes/McDonalds--A character (Courtney) works there, and the kids go to a birthday party there at one point, hence Ronald's cameo. The trailer even played up the cameo. While Eric names the alien "Mac" based on his being a '''M'''ysterious '''A'''lien '''C'''reature, bear in mind that the restaurant's most famous sandwich, the Big Mac, is name-dropped in the film. The aliens even come from the planet of "Quartus Poundus", which might refer to another [=McDonald=]'s sandwich--the Quarter Pounder with Cheese. ** Powerwheels--Mac steals a Powerwheels car, and ends up getting chased by dogs while riding it. ** Sears--The mom gets a job here, and the government agents chase Eric and Mac through it. ** Skittles--Also important to survival. ** Valvoline--The logo for this motor oil producer mirrors the 'V' sign the aliens make with their hands, as well as provides a clue as to where the rest of MAC's family is hiding. ** Wickes Lumber--Mac desires to go there[[note]]Not an actual Wickes ''location'' but rather one of their billboards on a desert highway[[/note]], and it's also the location of a comic relief scene with the alien family and the final confrontation with the government. All the furniture in their house is made with Wickes Lumber, as well.
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* PoliceAreUseless: The police and government authorities, for all their efforts to recapture these aliens aliens, often let them slip past them way too easily; one security guard in the supermarket practically lets one of the aliens simply take his gun out of his hand. ** Especially egregious is what happens right after when the police are called in to confront the aliens; when Eric charges forward to protect his friends, the pursuing officer flips over the corner of his cruiser when he has ''plenty'' of room to spare....And that's not even getting into the police actually causing an entire department store to explode violently. * ProductPlacement: All-time This might be the all-time record holder.holder, as some of the placement serves minor plot points. The products in question are: ** Coca-Cola--This Coca-Cola -- This turns out to be the Earth analogue to the aliens' primary nourishment on their home planet and thus ''vital to their survival''! ** UsefulNotes/McDonalds--A UsefulNotes/McDonalds -- A character (Courtney) works there, and the kids go to a huge birthday party there at one point, there, hence Ronald's cameo. The trailer even actually played up the cameo. While Eric names the alien "Mac" based on his being a '''M'''ysterious '''A'''lien '''C'''reature, bear in mind that the restaurant's most famous sandwich, the Big Mac, is name-dropped in the film. The aliens even come from the planet of "Quartus Poundus", which might refer to another [=McDonald=]'s sandwich--the Quarter Pounder with Cheese. ** Powerwheels--Mac Powerwheels -- Mac steals a Powerwheels car, and ends up getting chased by dogs while riding it. ** Sears--The Sears -- The mom gets a job here, and the government agents chase Eric and Mac through it. ** Skittles--Also important to survival. Skittles -- The aliens nosh on these too, much as E.T. did with Reese's Pieces. ** Valvoline--The Valvoline -- The logo for this motor oil producer mirrors the 'V' sign the aliens make with their hands, as well as provides a clue as to where the rest of MAC's family is hiding. ** Wickes Lumber--Mac Lumber -- Mac desires to go there[[note]]Not an actual Wickes ''location'' but rather one of their billboards on a desert highway[[/note]], and it's also the location of a comic relief scene with the alien family and the final confrontation with the government. All the furniture in their house is made with Wickes Lumber, as well.
21st Nov '15 1:53:11 PM Sapphirea2
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1988 MerchandiseDriven ripoff of ''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial ET]]''. Shortly after being picked up by an unmanned space probe and taken to Earth, a family of humanoid space aliens escapes from a research lab. They get split up, with the youngest entering a van belonging to the Cruise family ([[HilariousInHindsight not]] [[Creator/TomCruise that one]]): single mom Janet, 16-year-old Michael, and 11-year-old wheelchair-bound boy Eric, who are moving from Illinois to California. Of course, it's the youngest kid who discovers the alien first--HilarityEnsues as the creature's attempts to reunite with his family cause Eric's family to think he's going insane. This is to ''ET'' what ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' is to ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. Both [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/movie-reviews/mac-and-me.php Something Awful]] and [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/ronald-mcdonald-approved-case-file-151-mac-and-me,36033/ the AV Club]] provide detailed recaps of the film. It was also the subject of WebVideo/{{Phelous}}'s very first review on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0MDcUbwKtI here]]. Interestingly, ''Mac and Me'' was Creator/JenniferAniston's screen debut. A clumsy scene in which Eric rolls off a cliff became a RunningGag on ''Series/LateNight with Creator/ConanOBrien'', and later ''{{Series/Conan}}'', as whenever Paul Rudd was a guest, Rudd would play that clip instead of one from whatever film he was promoting at the time.
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A 1988 MerchandiseDriven ripoff of ''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial ET]]''. Shortly after being picked up by an unmanned space probe and taken to Earth, a family of humanoid space aliens escapes from a research lab. They get split up, with the youngest entering a van belonging to the Cruise family ([[HilariousInHindsight not]] [[Creator/TomCruise that one]]): single Single mom Janet, 16-year-old Michael, and 11-year-old and wheelchair-bound boy Eric, who are moving from Illinois to California. Of course, it's the youngest kid who discovers the alien first--HilarityEnsues as the creature's attempts to reunite with his family cause Eric's family to think he's going insane. This is to ''ET'' ''E.T.'' what ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' is to ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. Both [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/movie-reviews/mac-and-me.php Something Awful]] and [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/ronald-mcdonald-approved-case-file-151-mac-and-me,36033/ the AV Club]] provide detailed recaps of the film. It was also the subject of WebVideo/{{Phelous}}'s very first review on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, and can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0MDcUbwKtI here]]. Interestingly, ''Mac and Me'' was Creator/JenniferAniston's screen debut. A clumsy scene in which Eric rolls off a cliff became a RunningGag on ''Series/LateNight with Creator/ConanOBrien'', and later ''{{Series/Conan}}'', as whenever ''{{Series/Conan}}'': Whenever Paul Rudd was is a guest, Rudd would will play that clip instead of one from whatever film he was he's promoting at the time. time!

** If Jara Lane was famous, "You're Not A Stranger Anymore" might be considered an attempt of this trope.
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** If Jara Lane was famous, "You're Not A Stranger Anymore" might be considered an attempt of at this trope.

* CharacterAsHimself: Ronald [=McDonald=] is credited as this. He wound up winning the "Worst New Star" Razzie for '88.
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* CharacterAsHimself: Ronald [=McDonald=] is credited as this. He wound up winning the "Worst New Star" Razzie for '88.1988!
4th Oct '15 7:38:22 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** Especially egregious is what happens right after when the police are called in to confront the aliens; when Eric charges forward to protect his friends, the pursuing officer flips over the corner of his cruiser when he has ''plenty'' of room to spare....And that's not even getting into the police actually causing an entire department store to explode violently.
29th Aug '15 8:20:08 PM 64SuperNintendo
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This is to ''ET'' what ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' is to ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. Both [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/movie-reviews/mac-and-me.php Something Awful]] and [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/ronald-mcdonald-approved-case-file-151-mac-and-me,36033/ the AV Club]] provide detailed recaps of the film. It was also the subject of WebVideo/{{Phelous}}'s very first review on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, can be seen [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/phelous/2479-mac-and-me here]]. Interestingly, ''Mac and Me'' was Creator/JenniferAniston's screen debut. A clumsy scene in which Eric rolls off a cliff became a RunningGag on ''Series/LateNight with Creator/ConanOBrien'', and later ''{{Series/Conan}}'', as whenever Paul Rudd was a guest, Rudd would play that clip instead of one from whatever film he was promoting at the time.
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This is to ''ET'' what ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' is to ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. Both [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/movie-reviews/mac-and-me.php Something Awful]] and [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/ronald-mcdonald-approved-case-file-151-mac-and-me,36033/ the AV Club]] provide detailed recaps of the film. It was also the subject of WebVideo/{{Phelous}}'s very first review on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, can be seen [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/phelous/2479-mac-and-me [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0MDcUbwKtI here]]. Interestingly, ''Mac and Me'' was Creator/JenniferAniston's screen debut. A clumsy scene in which Eric rolls off a cliff became a RunningGag on ''Series/LateNight with Creator/ConanOBrien'', and later ''{{Series/Conan}}'', as whenever Paul Rudd was a guest, Rudd would play that clip instead of one from whatever film he was promoting at the time.
10th Aug '15 9:11:58 PM tvinsomne
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correcting a typo
* Dull Surprise: Arguably many instances of this where the human characters don't react with nearly as much surprise and horror as most probably would at the aliens' antics or the dangers they inadvertently cause.
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* Dull Surprise: DullSurprise: Arguably many instances of this where the human characters don't react with nearly as much surprise and horror as most probably would at the aliens' antics or the dangers they inadvertently cause.
3rd Jul '15 10:49:03 PM nombretomado
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This is to ''ET'' what ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' is to ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. Both [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/movie-reviews/mac-and-me.php Something Awful]] and [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/ronald-mcdonald-approved-case-file-151-mac-and-me,36033/ the AV Club]] provide detailed recaps of the film. It was also the subject of WebVideo/{{Phelous}}'s very first review on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, can be seen [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/phelous/2479-mac-and-me here]]. Interestingly, ''Mac and Me'' was Creator/JenniferAniston's screen debut. A clumsy scene in which Eric rolls off a cliff became a RunningGag on ''LateNight with Creator/ConanOBrien'', and later ''{{Series/Conan}}'', as whenever Paul Rudd was a guest, Rudd would play that clip instead of one from whatever film he was promoting at the time.
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This is to ''ET'' what ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' is to ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. Both [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/movie-reviews/mac-and-me.php Something Awful]] and [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/ronald-mcdonald-approved-case-file-151-mac-and-me,36033/ the AV Club]] provide detailed recaps of the film. It was also the subject of WebVideo/{{Phelous}}'s very first review on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, can be seen [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/phelous/2479-mac-and-me here]]. Interestingly, ''Mac and Me'' was Creator/JenniferAniston's screen debut. A clumsy scene in which Eric rolls off a cliff became a RunningGag on ''LateNight ''Series/LateNight with Creator/ConanOBrien'', and later ''{{Series/Conan}}'', as whenever Paul Rudd was a guest, Rudd would play that clip instead of one from whatever film he was promoting at the time.
4th May '15 9:46:54 AM dangerdan97
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This is to ''ET'' what ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' is to ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. Both [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/movie-reviews/mac-and-me.php Something Awful]] and [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/ronald-mcdonald-approved-case-file-151-mac-and-me,36033/ the AV Club]] provide detailed recaps of the film. It was also the subject of WebVideo/{{Phelous}}'s very first review on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, can be seen [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/phelous/2479-mac-and-me here]]. Interestingly, ''Mac and Me'' was Creator/JenniferAniston's screen debut. A clumsy scene in which Eric rolls off a cliff became a RunningGag on ''LateNight with Creator/ConanOBrien'', as whenever Paul Rudd was a guest, Rudd would play that clip instead of one from whatever film he was promoting at the time.
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This is to ''ET'' what ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' is to ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. Both [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/movie-reviews/mac-and-me.php Something Awful]] and [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/ronald-mcdonald-approved-case-file-151-mac-and-me,36033/ the AV Club]] provide detailed recaps of the film. It was also the subject of WebVideo/{{Phelous}}'s very first review on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, can be seen [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/phelous/2479-mac-and-me here]]. Interestingly, ''Mac and Me'' was Creator/JenniferAniston's screen debut. A clumsy scene in which Eric rolls off a cliff became a RunningGag on ''LateNight with Creator/ConanOBrien'', and later ''{{Series/Conan}}'', as whenever Paul Rudd was a guest, Rudd would play that clip instead of one from whatever film he was promoting at the time.
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