History Film / Matilda

4th Aug '16 4:48:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* SleepsWithBothEyesOpen: Invoked. As Matilda is sneaking into her parent's room, her mother sits up and stares right at Matilda with huge eyes - then after a second, you realize it's an opaque sleep mask with eye designs. By the time she takes it off, Matilda is out of the room.
4th Jun '16 3:33:07 PM MisterApple
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* VileVillainSaccharineShow: An adorable, heartwarming story about a little girl with magic powers. And the insane Mrs. Trunchbull who murdered her brother, stole his daughter's inheritance, abused her for years (even going so far as to break her arm), then, while living in her murdered brother's house, terrorizes an entire school of children with some very cruel punishments (The Chockey, throwing them, you know normal school punishments).

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* VileVillainSaccharineShow: An adorable, heartwarming story about a little girl with magic powers. And the insane Mrs. Trunchbull who murdered her brother, stole his daughter's inheritance, abused her for years (even going so far as to break her arm), then, while living in her murdered brother's house, terrorizes an entire school of children with some very cruel punishments (The Chockey, Chokey, throwing them, you know normal school punishments).
29th Apr '16 8:32:18 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Right after the WhamLine, the kids gasp. Miss Trunchbull gives us this gem:

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** Right after the WhamLine, the kids gasp. Miss Trunchbull gives us this gem:says:



* NarratingTheObvious: The narrator often explained what was happening on screen, even things that are blatantly obvious. The biggest offender is when Matilda goes to school for the first time and the camera shows us the school; he explains that the school was a building with children.

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* NarratingTheObvious: The narrator often explained what was happening on screen, even things that are blatantly obvious. The biggest offender is when Matilda goes to school for the first time and the camera shows us the school; he explains that the school was a building with children.
29th Apr '16 7:45:50 PM billybobfred
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* {{Gaslighting}}: Matilda does this to the Trunchbull with her powers, giving her the impression she's being haunted by Magnus. Also shows the potential pitfalls to doing this -- when the Trunchbull finds Matilda's hair ribbon on her property, she immediately deduces that the entire event was her doing, and not a genuine haunting. [[spoiler:But she doesn't realize that it was done with PsychicPowers, allowing Matilda to pull it off again ''right in front of her'' at the climax of the film.]]
29th Apr '16 7:36:16 PM billybobfred
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* WhamLine: Two right in a row, the second being an in-universe example.[[note]]TheReveal for the viewers' benefit had already happened a while ago.[[/note]]

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* WhamLine: Two right in a row, the second being an in-universe example.[[note]]TheReveal for the viewers' benefit had already happened a while ago.[[/note]]InternalReveal.
23rd Apr '16 10:10:08 PM sparkles38
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* ForceFeeding: Involves a overweight kid who is forced to eat chocolate cake, as punishment for supposedly stealing Miss Trunchbull's cake, while the whole school watches. In other words, he is not allowed to stop eating until he has finished the ''whole'' cake, and it's HUGE too (18 inches in diameter). [[NauseaFuel Even if he gets sick, he has to keep eating.]] [[spoiler: It's made even worse by the fact that the cook is uncleanly and lets her blood and sweat get inside food.]]

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* ForceFeeding: Involves a overweight kid who is forced to eat chocolate cake, as punishment for supposedly stealing Miss Trunchbull's cake, while the whole school watches. In other words, he is not allowed to stop eating until he has finished the ''whole'' cake, and it's HUGE too (18 inches in diameter). [[NauseaFuel Even if he gets sick, he has to keep eating.]] [[spoiler: It's made even worse by the fact that the cook is uncleanly and always lets her blood and sweat get inside food.]]
23rd Apr '16 10:06:10 PM sparkles38
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* ForceFeeding: Involves a overweight kid who is forced to eat chocolate cake, as punishment for supposedly stealing Miss Trunchbull's cake, while the whole school watches. In other words, he is not allowed to stop eating until he has finished the ''whole'' cake, and it's HUGE too (18 inches in diameter). [[NauseaFuel Even if he gets sick, he has to keep eating.]] [[spoiler: It's made even worse by the fact that the cook put her blood and sweat inside it.]]

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* ForceFeeding: Involves a overweight kid who is forced to eat chocolate cake, as punishment for supposedly stealing Miss Trunchbull's cake, while the whole school watches. In other words, he is not allowed to stop eating until he has finished the ''whole'' cake, and it's HUGE too (18 inches in diameter). [[NauseaFuel Even if he gets sick, he has to keep eating.]] [[spoiler: It's made even worse by the fact that the cook put is uncleanly and lets her blood and sweat get inside it.food.]]
23rd Apr '16 9:58:18 PM sparkles38
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* {{Adorkable}}: After realizing The Trunchbull murdered Miss Honey's father she immediately gets distracted by her old doll.

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* {{Adorkable}}: After realizing The Trunchbull murdered Miss Honey's father she Matilda immediately gets distracted by her old doll.
23rd Apr '16 9:56:12 PM sparkles38
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* ForceFeeding: Involves a overweight kid who is forced to eat chocolate cake, as punishment for supposedly stealing Miss Trunchbull's cake, while the whole school watches. In other words, he is not allowed to stop eating until he has finished the ''whole'' cake, and it's HUGE too (18 inches in diameter). [[NauseaFuel Even if he gets sick, he has to keep eating.]]

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* ForceFeeding: Involves a overweight kid who is forced to eat chocolate cake, as punishment for supposedly stealing Miss Trunchbull's cake, while the whole school watches. In other words, he is not allowed to stop eating until he has finished the ''whole'' cake, and it's HUGE too (18 inches in diameter). [[NauseaFuel Even if he gets sick, he has to keep eating.]] [[spoiler: It's made even worse by the fact that the cook put her blood and sweat inside it.]]


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** Reversed in one scene where it will go over most people's heads except children that the cooks' blood and sweat was added in the cake.
23rd Apr '16 9:51:09 PM sparkles38
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* {{Adorkable}}: After realizing The Trunchbull murdered Miss Honey's father she immediately gets distracted by her old doll.


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* DoubleEntendre: After ordering the cook to bring in chocolate cake for Brucey, The Trunchbull says her blood and sweat went into it as she wipes her arm on her nose and some students make disgusted faces, implying that she secretly meant it in a literal sense.
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