History Film / TheMightyDucks

16th Jun '18 8:15:03 AM StarTropes
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* OrderedToCheat: In the first film, becomes a WhatTheHellHero moment and the beginning of a mild HeelFaceTurn.

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* OrderedToCheat: In Two in the first film, film:
** The first time, Gordon orders the team to take several falls, but Charlie refuses. It
becomes a WhatTheHellHero moment and the beginning of a mild HeelFaceTurn.HeelFaceTurn.
** During the championship game, Reilly orders [=McGill=] to take Banks out. [=McGill=] is only too eager to comply.
14th Jun '18 1:39:36 PM penguinist
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** Iceland isn't a known hockey power in the slightest. A more suitable final opponent for Team USA in ''D2'' would've been either Russia or Canada, their two biggest rivals in hockey. To be fair Team USA did play and defeat both of them. [[note]][[WordOfGod Steven Brill]] (who wrote the scripts for all three films) revealed in an [[http://time.com/mighty-ducks/ interview]] that he didn't use Russia because he considered them "too obvious" for the bad guy role, didn't want the film to get political, and because the fall of the Soviet Union (which had happened only a few years prior) had diminished Russia's standing as America's chief antagonist. Iceland was chosen because it was a "stock country" with a "Nordic mystique" and not many people knew about it, allowing it to be fashioned into a convincing villain team.[[/note]]

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** Iceland isn't a known hockey power in the slightest. A more suitable final opponent for Team USA in ''D2'' would've been either Russia or Canada, their two biggest rivals in hockey. To be fair Team USA did play and defeat both of them. [[note]][[WordOfGod Steven Brill]] (who wrote the scripts for all three films) revealed in an [[http://time.com/mighty-ducks/ interview]] that he didn't use Russia because he considered them "too obvious" for the bad guy role, didn't want the film to get political, and because the fall of the Soviet Union (which had happened only a few years prior) had diminished Russia's standing as America's chief antagonist. Iceland was chosen because it was a "stock country" with a "Nordic mystique" and not many people knew about it, allowing it to be fashioned into a convincing villain team. Though that [[VoodooShark only begs the question]] of why not use Sweden, an ''actual'' powerhouse in hockey.[[/note]]
13th Jun '18 2:21:22 PM broncos187
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* WeWinBecauseYouDidnt: In the third film, the Ducks' opponents' nine goals third period comeback to end the game in a tie is treated as a win for them and a very disappointing defeat for the Ducks (understandable as a four goal lead in hockey is considered a blowout). Orion privately admits to the Dean he would've preferred it if the Ducks lost so it would've be a true loss and have more impact on them.
22nd May '18 10:29:23 AM naturalironist
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* KidsPlayMatchmaker: Charlie tries to hook up his (presumably divorced) mom and his hockey coach. They start to date, but it apparently falls apart between the first two movies as the coach starts to travel around in his new career.
11th May '18 7:23:22 AM Bartzv
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* AuthorAppeal: The films are about hockey because scriptwriter Steven Brill is a hockey fan.
11th May '18 7:20:50 AM Bartzv
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* AuthorAppeal: The films are about hockey because scriptwriter Steven Brill is a hockey fan.
10th May '18 8:37:12 PM Bartzv
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Ducksworth in D1. He forces Gordon to coach pee wee hockey because he thinks Gordon needs to learn fair play, but later we see that Ducksworth himself is totally willing to not play fair when it suits him- like for instance: pulling strings with the Pee Wee Hockey League to get his friend's son (Banks) to stay on a team he legally shouldn't be on, threatening Gordon with his job if Gordon doesn't cooperate with this, then firing Gordon out of spite when Gordon refuses to cave.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Ducksworth in D1. He forces Gordon to coach pee wee hockey because he thinks Gordon needs to learn fair play, but later we see that Ducksworth himself is totally willing to not play fair when it suits him- like him. Like for instance: pulling strings with the Pee Wee Hockey League to get his friend's son (Banks) to stay on a team he legally shouldn't be on, threatening Gordon with his job if Gordon doesn't cooperate with this, then firing Gordon out of spite when Gordon refuses to cave.
10th May '18 8:23:59 PM Bartzv
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** Iceland isn't a known hockey power in the slightest. A more suitable final opponent for Team USA in ''D2'' would've been either Russia or Canada, their two biggest rivals in hockey. To be fair Team USA did play and defeat both of them. [[note]][[WordOfGod Steven Brill]] (the scriptwriter of all three films) revealed in an [[http://time.com/mighty-ducks/ interview]] that he didn't use Russia because he considered them "too obvious" for the bad guy role, didn't want the film to get political, and because the fall of the Soviet Union (which had happened only a few years prior) had diminished Russia's standing as America's chief antagonist. Iceland was chosen because it was a "stock country" with a "Nordic mystique" and not many people knew about it, allowing it to be fashioned into a convincing villain team.[[/note]]

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** Iceland isn't a known hockey power in the slightest. A more suitable final opponent for Team USA in ''D2'' would've been either Russia or Canada, their two biggest rivals in hockey. To be fair Team USA did play and defeat both of them. [[note]][[WordOfGod Steven Brill]] (the scriptwriter of (who wrote the scripts for all three films) revealed in an [[http://time.com/mighty-ducks/ interview]] that he didn't use Russia because he considered them "too obvious" for the bad guy role, didn't want the film to get political, and because the fall of the Soviet Union (which had happened only a few years prior) had diminished Russia's standing as America's chief antagonist. Iceland was chosen because it was a "stock country" with a "Nordic mystique" and not many people knew about it, allowing it to be fashioned into a convincing villain team.[[/note]]
10th May '18 5:15:12 PM Bartzv
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** Iceland isn't a known hockey power in the slightest. A more suitable final opponent for Team USA in ''D2'' would've been either Russia or Canada, their two biggest rivals in hockey. To be fair Team USA did play and defeat both of them. [[note]][[WordOfGod Steven Brill]] (the scriptwriter of all three films) revealed in an [[http://time.com/mighty-ducks/ interview]] that he didn't use Russia because he considered them "too obvious" for the bad guy role, didn't want the film to get political, and because the fall of the Soviet Union (which had happened only a few years prior) had diminished Russia's standing as America's chief antagonist. Iceland was chosen because it was a "stock country" with a "Nordic mystique" that not many people knew about and thus could be fashioned into a convincing villain team.[[/note]]

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** Iceland isn't a known hockey power in the slightest. A more suitable final opponent for Team USA in ''D2'' would've been either Russia or Canada, their two biggest rivals in hockey. To be fair Team USA did play and defeat both of them. [[note]][[WordOfGod Steven Brill]] (the scriptwriter of all three films) revealed in an [[http://time.com/mighty-ducks/ interview]] that he didn't use Russia because he considered them "too obvious" for the bad guy role, didn't want the film to get political, and because the fall of the Soviet Union (which had happened only a few years prior) had diminished Russia's standing as America's chief antagonist. Iceland was chosen because it was a "stock country" with a "Nordic mystique" that and not many people knew about and thus could it, allowing it to be fashioned into a convincing villain team.[[/note]] [[/note]]
10th May '18 5:02:19 PM Bartzv
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** This is also in effect with the Hawks. Hawks are known for being aggressive and violent predators. The team is very aggressive and violent on the ice and bully the Ducks off the ice like predators. Most noticeable when [=McGill=], Lawson, and Banks corner some of the Ducks in an alley; the three circle the Ducks like birds of prey.

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** This is also in effect with the Hawks. Hawks are known for being aggressive and violent predators. The team is very aggressive and violent on the ice and bully the Ducks like predators off the ice like predators.ice. Most noticeable when [=McGill=], Lawson, and Banks corner some of the Ducks in an alley; the three circle the Ducks like birds of prey.



** Iceland isn't a known hockey power in the slightest. A more suitable final opponent for Team USA in ''D2'' would've been either Russia or Canada, their two biggest rivals in hockey. To be fair Team USA did play and defeat both of them. [[note]][[WordOfGod Steven Brill]] (the scriptwriter of all three films) revealed in an [[http://time.com/mighty-ducks/ interview]] that he didn't use Russia because he considered them "too obvious" for the bad guy role and because the fall of the Soviet Union (which had happened only a few years prior) had diminished Russia's standing as America's chief antagonist. Iceland was chosen because it was a "stock country" not many people knew about and because of its "Nordic mystique".[[/note]]

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** Iceland isn't a known hockey power in the slightest. A more suitable final opponent for Team USA in ''D2'' would've been either Russia or Canada, their two biggest rivals in hockey. To be fair Team USA did play and defeat both of them. [[note]][[WordOfGod Steven Brill]] (the scriptwriter of all three films) revealed in an [[http://time.com/mighty-ducks/ interview]] that he didn't use Russia because he considered them "too obvious" for the bad guy role role, didn't want the film to get political, and because the fall of the Soviet Union (which had happened only a few years prior) had diminished Russia's standing as America's chief antagonist. Iceland was chosen because it was a "stock country" with a "Nordic mystique" that not many people knew about and because of its "Nordic mystique".[[/note]] thus could be fashioned into a convincing villain team.[[/note]]
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