History Film / MouseHunt

27th Jul '16 8:30:55 PM Awesomesauce210
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Given its odd combination of {{Slapstick}} and BlackComedy in a RetroUniverse setting, the movie will probably become a CultClassic one of these days. Don't confuse it with the {{Facebook}} [[MouseHunt app]].

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Given its odd combination of {{Slapstick}} and BlackComedy in a RetroUniverse setting, the movie will probably become a CultClassic one of these days. Don't confuse it with the {{Facebook}} [[MouseHunt [[VideoGame/MouseHunt app]].
21st Jul '16 8:01:08 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Lars' wife April, who outright states that she is not content being "middle class" and angrily tosses Lars out of the house when he refuses an offer for his father's string factory. She only comes back to him upon learning of the auction for the valuable house he's staying at, having the audacity to cuss out Ernie when the house nearly sells for ''eight million'' just before the bid goes up; she ultimately makes off with one of the millionaires, not giving a second thought of Lars.
15th Apr '16 10:08:26 AM Tidal_Wave_17
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* DownerBeginning: The movie starts with the Smuntz brother's accidentally dropping their father's corpse down a sewer drain on the day of his funeral. [[FromBadToWorse It goes downhill from there, and that's all before they even meet the infamous mouse.]]
4th Jan '16 11:29:23 AM MHarrington
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* NiceMice: [[spoiler:But not until the very end of the movie.]]
13th Dec '15 2:42:11 AM system
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12th Dec '15 9:46:43 PM itsmeetrisha
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* NotQuiteDead: The [[NightmareFuel poor mouse appears to be dead]] after getting hit by an orange thrown by Lars, but he is then revealed to be unconscious.
1st Nov '15 7:16:55 PM nombretomado
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This was the 1997 directorial debut of Creator/GoreVerbinski, who later gave us the ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' films and ''{{Rango}}''. This was also one of the first movies released by a fledgling little company called Creator/DreamWorks and the one which established their rivalry with Creator/{{Disney}}. One wonders if they made the film center around a mouse just to be ironic.

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This was the 1997 directorial debut of Creator/GoreVerbinski, who later gave us the ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' films and ''{{Rango}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}''. This was also one of the first movies released by a fledgling little company called Creator/DreamWorks and the one which established their rivalry with Creator/{{Disney}}. One wonders if they made the film center around a mouse just to be ironic.
21st Oct '15 6:03:18 PM nombretomado
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This was the 1997 directorial debut of Creator/GoreVerbinski, who later gave us the ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' films and ''{{Rango}}''. This was also one of the first movies released by a fledgling little company called Creator/DreamWorks and the one which established their rivalry with {{Disney}}. One wonders if they made the film center around a mouse just to be ironic.

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This was the 1997 directorial debut of Creator/GoreVerbinski, who later gave us the ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' films and ''{{Rango}}''. This was also one of the first movies released by a fledgling little company called Creator/DreamWorks and the one which established their rivalry with {{Disney}}.Creator/{{Disney}}. One wonders if they made the film center around a mouse just to be ironic.
29th Aug '15 3:27:18 PM Ingonyama
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* DeusExMachina: Although she had been featured earlier in the movie and her greediness well-established, April reappearing in the plot and paying off the brothers' mortgage (on the understanding that the mansion would be sold for beaucoup bucks at auction) is this, since at the point she does so the brothers have absolutely no other way to get the money, with the mouse evading all their attempts to get rid of it and the factory having just lost all its workers (''and'' broken down from Lars' attempt to run it by himself).
29th Aug '15 3:17:09 PM Ingonyama
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* BeautifulCondemnedBuilding: Subverted. The old mansion the brothers inherit from their father is a ruined, rotten wreck, and while Ernie is the most dismissive and contemptuous of it, neither of the brothers is particularly interested in renovating it or sees any value in it...until they discover it is actually a long-lost creation of famous architect Charles Lyle [=LaRue=], at which point they are then eager to restore it. I.e., no character sees the inherent value of the building ''until'' they learn of its hidden financial value, rather than seeing it before the fact and against another's scoffing.


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* LaserGuidedKarma: Ernie, smarting from years of having his culinary pursuits dismissed by his father and learning the old man's will has left him with only a ruined mansion and an only slightly-more-valuable string factory, storms out, taking only his father's old cigar box. It's from this box that [[spoiler:the cockroach comes]], ruining his restaurant and setting off the whole plot.
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