History Film / TheAmazingColossalMan

12th Sep '17 7:26:58 PM thatother1dude
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* YouFailBiologyForever: The heart is but a ''single'' cell? I just... I need to go lie down for a while.
** They probably got the "single cell" thing from the fact that heart muscle is ''syncytial'', which means that its cells are not separated by membranes.
** However, another glaring example is the official explanation for his growth; apparently instead of cellular division, "old cells" are replaced by "new cells" and in Glenn's case the "old cells" are "refusing to die". There's another word for that: cancer.

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* YouFailBiologyForever: YouFailBiologyForever:
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The heart is but a ''single'' cell? I just... I need to go lie down for a while.
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They probably got the "single cell" thing from the fact that heart muscle is ''syncytial'', which means that its cells are not separated by membranes.
** However, another glaring example is the The official explanation for his Glenn's growth; apparently instead of cellular division, "old cells" are replaced by "new cells" and in Glenn's case the "old cells" are "refusing to die". There's another word for that: cancer.



* SeriesContinuityError: Several details of the sequel blatantly contradict the events of the original film. Likely in the days before home video, they were hoping no one caught this.
** It's claimed [[FindTheCure the serum developed in the first film]] only stopped Glenn's growth, but wouldn't shrink him back. In fact, the serum was shown capable of shrinking even animals without abnormal factors altering their growth.
** Glenn's fiance was a major character in the first film, but when Carol is asked about Glenn's family in the first film, she states that she herself is all he has.



** In addition, when Carol is asked about Glenn's family in the first film, she states that she herself is all he has. Likely in the days before home video, they were hoping no one caught this.



* TooDumbToLive: Let's go over this again. Glenn ''runs into the test site of an experimental new bomb'', shortly after the bomb has been triggered but has not detonated yet, against the direct orders of his superior officer AND any and all common sense, to try to rescue a downed airplane pilot who didn't respond to radio, has given no indication or clue that he is alive (or, thanks to Bert I. Gordon's classic off-camera style, even exists), and is most likely dead by now.
** GoodIsDumb: Well, he had good intentions...

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* TooDumbToLive: Let's go over this again. Glenn ''runs into the test site of an experimental new bomb'', shortly after the bomb has been triggered but has not detonated yet, against the direct orders of his superior officer AND any and all common sense, to try to rescue a downed airplane pilot who didn't respond to radio, has given no indication or clue that he is alive (or, thanks to Bert I. Gordon's classic off-camera style, even exists), and is most likely dead by now.
** GoodIsDumb:
now. [[GoodIsDumb Well, he had good intentions...]]



* TwoFaced: In ''War of the Colossal Beast'', half of Glenn's face has been left as exposed bone with an empty eye socket.
** TheOtherDarrin: This was a perfect excuse to cast another actor as Glenn.

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* TwoFaced: In ''War of the Colossal Beast'', half of Glenn's face has been left as exposed bone with an empty eye socket.
** TheOtherDarrin:
socket. [[TheNthDoctor This was a perfect excuse to cast another actor as Glenn.]]
4th Sep '17 12:48:59 PM Glenn62
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* CassandraTruth: A truck driver delivering large quantities of food to the military base where Glenn Manning is being housed asks why the base suddenly needs all the extra food. The guard on duty finally admits it's for the 30-foot giant living on the base. The driver replies with a sarcastic "Sure you do" and drives off.
26th Apr '17 9:11:35 AM Jacob175
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* TheAdjectivalSuperhero

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* TheAdjectivalSuperheroTheAdjectivalSuperhero: Okay, not really a hero, but it follows the naming pattern.



* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever

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* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhateverAttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: The UnbuiltTrope. Most of the first film is about how painful actually growing to that size would be as well as how scary and frightening the experience is.



* ILoveNuclearPower

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* ILoveNuclearPowerILoveNuclearPower: How Glenn got so darn big.
24th Aug '16 12:27:55 PM WildeOscar
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* ArtisticLicenseCars: Or, more specifically, school buses. The school bus of terrified kids picked up by Glenn in the sequel has an extremely low ceiling so none of the kids can possibly stand up. There's no way a real school bus would have an interior like that.
31st Jul '16 7:59:18 AM arkryoga
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* AsHimself: The reporter for TV station KTLA in the sequel was Stan Chambers, an actual KTLA reporter.


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* RealPlaceBackground: The sequel's finale is set in LA's Griffith Park.


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* WouldHurtAChild: Narrowly averted in the sequel when Joyce talks Glenn into putting down the bus filled with children.
18th May '16 5:10:47 PM JulietF2
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Sure enough, his burns are miraculously healed the next day; and soon after that Glenn's fiancee learns he's been spirited away from his original hospital to an abandoned medical facility in the desert. Traveling there, she does eventually learn that, [[ILoveNuclearPower exposure to the bomb]] has caused Glenn's body to grow out of control and he's become a giant. And, he's continuing to grow at an alarming rate. Even worse, [[YouFailBiologyForever since his heart's a single cell]], it's not keeping up with the rest of him, causing fainting spells, chest pain, the risk of eventual death... oh, and mental trauma on top of the obvious problems of being fifty feet tall.

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Sure enough, his burns are miraculously healed the next day; and soon after that Glenn's fiancee learns he's been spirited away from his original hospital to an abandoned medical facility in the desert. Traveling there, she does eventually learn that, that [[ILoveNuclearPower exposure to the bomb]] has caused Glenn's body to grow out of control and he's become a giant. And, he's continuing to grow at an alarming rate. Even worse, [[YouFailBiologyForever since his heart's a single cell]], it's not keeping up with the rest of him, causing fainting spells, chest pain, the risk of eventual death... oh, and mental trauma on top of the obvious problems of being fifty feet tall.
17th Apr '16 9:00:18 PM Gojirob
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** In addition, when Carol is asked about Glenn's family in the first film, she states that she herself is all he has. Likely in the days before home video, they were hoping no one caught this.
12th Feb '16 2:23:28 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: The soldier in charge of the team waiting to be exposed to the fallout of the bomb (don't you just love the fifties' callous disregard for safety?) explains that they can't tell when the bomb will explode because they have to "wait for the nuclear reaction to cool off." Clearly the writers had no concept of critical mass.

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* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: The soldier in charge of the team waiting to be exposed to the fallout of the bomb (don't you just love the fifties' Fifties' callous disregard for safety?) explains that they can't tell when the bomb will explode because they have to "wait for the nuclear reaction to cool off." Clearly the writers had no concept of critical mass.
15th Nov '15 12:15:37 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* TheUnintelligible: All Glenn can say in the sequel is, "Uhhhhhhhhh".
8th Oct '15 8:07:56 PM UltramanMattia
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* LargeHam: Glenn once SanitySlippage starts to kick in.
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