History Film / SmallSoldiers

27th Nov '16 4:03:10 PM Shhalahr
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* PosthumousCharacter: One of the Gorgonites is killed off down to the last copy in the toy store when the Commando Elite first begin their attack, and thus never gets to do anything.
3rd Nov '16 1:04:40 AM gjjones
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!!Tropes Demonstrated in this Film:
!!''Small Soldiers'' provides examples of:


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* {{Fingore}}: When Alan tries to save Archer from the garbage disposal, Nick cuts his hand.
6th Aug '16 12:58:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* ExecutiveMeddling:
** In-universe example. Originally, the Commando Elite and the Gorgonites were going to be completely separate, with the Gorgonites going for a more "educational" view, as they only want to explore the world, learn more about it, and socialize. The Commando Elite, meanwhile, were somewhat generic, ''Franchise/GIJoe''-esque characters. The director decided that the concepts on their own weren't interesting, and decided to put the toylines together.

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ExecutiveMeddling: In-universe example. Originally, the Commando Elite and the Gorgonites were going to be completely separate, with the Gorgonites going for a more "educational" view, as they only want to explore the world, learn more about it, and socialize. The Commando Elite, meanwhile, were somewhat generic, ''Franchise/GIJoe''-esque characters. The director decided that the concepts on their own weren't interesting, and decided to put the toylines together.
6th Aug '16 12:57:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* DesignatedVillain: At the same time, Gorgonites are clearly peaceful despite their appearance. Due to ExecutiveMeddling below, it did not bold well with the original creator.

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* DesignatedVillain: [[invoked]] At the same time, Gorgonites are clearly peaceful despite their appearance. Due to ExecutiveMeddling below, it did not bold well with the original creator.
6th Aug '16 12:57:33 PM Morgenthaler
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** DesignatedVillain: At the same time, Gorgonites are clearly peaceful despite their appearance. Due to ExecutiveMeddling below, it did not bold well with the original creator.

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** * DesignatedVillain: At the same time, Gorgonites are clearly peaceful despite their appearance. Due to ExecutiveMeddling below, it did not bold well with the original creator.
6th Aug '16 12:57:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: The truck driver, when ordered to move his truck with company logo on it, he feigns an issue just to get the CEO to cut him a check then and there.
7th May '16 2:49:03 PM atomiccake
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To Dante's ''Gremlins'' films which also focused on a man's son unwittingly unleashing small creatures who wreak havoc on an unsuspecting neighborhood.
14th Mar '16 4:25:02 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* BewareTheNiceOnes:

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: BattleBaton: Christy beats the living crap out of a bunch of animated dolls with a cheerleader's baton.
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6th Mar '16 7:45:24 PM Tightwire
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''Small Soldiers'' is a 1998 action/comedy film directed by Creator/JoeDante, best known for his work on the ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' franchise. It focuses upon the Heartland Toy Company, a conglomerate that gets swallowed up by [=GloboTech=] Industries, an organization that deals in high-tech military hardware. The members of the board of Heartland deduce that implanting military AI chips into their newest set of action figures would grant kids a more interactive experience; however in doing so, manage to grant the two lines (the Commando Elite and their enemies, the Gorgonites) literal intelligence. The Gorgonites have a pacifist mindset while the Commandos are basically of [[AIIsACrapshoot the warmongering variety]], who will stop at nothing to [[FantasticRacism destroy the Gorgonite scum]], and anyone who allies with them. Their battle takes place in {{suburbia}}, where young Alan Abernathy (Gregory Smith) befriends the Gorgonites due to his being left in charge of his father's toy shop, and he vows to help them achieve their goal before the Commando Elite can find and take them apart. He gets help from his neighbor and love interest Christy Fimple (Creator/KirstenDunst).

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''Small Soldiers'' is a 1998 action/comedy film directed by Creator/JoeDante, best known for his work on the ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' franchise. It focuses upon the Heartland Toy Company, a conglomerate that gets swallowed up by [=GloboTech=] Industries, an organization that deals primarily in high-tech military hardware. The members of the board of Heartland deduce that implanting military AI chips into their newest set of action figures would grant kids a more interactive experience; however in doing so, manage to grant the two lines (the Commando Elite and their enemies, the Gorgonites) literal intelligence. The Gorgonites have a pacifist mindset while the Commandos are basically of [[AIIsACrapshoot the warmongering variety]], who will stop at nothing to [[FantasticRacism destroy the Gorgonite scum]], and anyone who allies with them. Their battle takes place in {{suburbia}}, where young Alan Abernathy (Gregory Smith) befriends the Gorgonites due to his being left in charge of his father's toy shop, and he vows to help them achieve their goal before the Commando Elite can find and take them apart. He gets help from his neighbor and love interest Christy Fimple (Creator/KirstenDunst).



** In fact all of the Commandos have heroic personalities as brave, dedicated soldiers - which is half the problem since they just don't give up.

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** In fact all ''all'' of the Commandos have heroic personalities as brave, dedicated soldiers - which is half the problem since they just don't give up.
23rd Feb '16 3:07:11 AM Folamh3
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*** Which quote is rather undermined by the Commando's Elite ruthless attacks on Christy, her mother and Alan's mother, who are both ladies and in one case [[WouldHurtAChild a child]].
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