History Film / TimeBandits

26th Feb '17 10:19:46 PM gewunomox
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* PopStarComposer: GeorgeHarrison, also the film's producer. His 1982 song "Dream Away" is played in the end credits.

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* PopStarComposer: GeorgeHarrison, Music/GeorgeHarrison, also the film's producer. His 1982 song "Dream Away" is played in the end credits.
26th Feb '17 9:00:08 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Often portrayed as a bad guy, usually ''the'' bad guy, in various adaptations of the Iliad/Trojan War, here Greek King Agamemnon is portrayed as a noble hero. It helps that he's played by SeanConnery. May also count as a HistoricalHeroUpgrade.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Often portrayed as a bad guy, usually ''the'' bad guy, in various adaptations of the Iliad/Trojan War, here Greek King Agamemnon is portrayed as a noble hero. It helps that he's played by SeanConnery.Creator/SeanConnery. May also count as a HistoricalHeroUpgrade.



* AllJustADream: The film hints that the entire film is Kevin's dream. Both strange occurrences happen just as Kevin dozes off to go to bed, first with a mysterious knight who is a poster figure on Kevin's wall, then when the dwarves arrive. [[spoiler: It's seemingly bizarrely subverted. At the end, Kevin apparently wakes up in his bed as his house is burning down, but finds he still has all the photographs he took on his journey, and his parents blow up after touching a piece of the Evil Genius that found its way back with him. Also, a fireman looking suspiciously like Agamemnon (also played by SeanConnery) gives him a knowing wink just before leaving. Even the conclusion may be a part of the dream, as hinted by George Harrison's end credits song "Dream Away".]]

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* AllJustADream: The film hints that the entire film is Kevin's dream. Both strange occurrences happen just as Kevin dozes off to go to bed, first with a mysterious knight who is a poster figure on Kevin's wall, then when the dwarves arrive. [[spoiler: It's seemingly bizarrely subverted. At the end, Kevin apparently wakes up in his bed as his house is burning down, but finds he still has all the photographs he took on his journey, and his parents blow up after touching a piece of the Evil Genius that found its way back with him. Also, a fireman looking suspiciously like Agamemnon (also played by SeanConnery) Creator/SeanConnery) gives him a knowing wink just before leaving. Even the conclusion may be a part of the dream, as hinted by George Harrison's Music/GeorgeHarrison's end credits song "Dream Away".]]
20th Jan '17 8:58:01 PM WildeOscar
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** Randall's good at this. He also says "nothing can go wrong" about two seconds before a giant walks off with the boat they're all on as a hat.
20th Jan '17 8:55:39 PM WildeOscar
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* InsistentTerminology: The word "God" appears a total of once in the dialogue. After that it's always "The Supreme Being."

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* InsistentTerminology: The word "God" appears a total of once twice in the dialogue. After Other than that it's always "The Supreme Being."
20th Jan '17 8:30:46 PM WildeOscar
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* InsistentTerminology: The word "God" appears a total of once in the dialogue. After that it's always "The Supreme Being."
22nd Nov '16 7:01:45 AM darkchiefy
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* SkyCell: After Evil takes the map, he locks the Bandits in a cage hung above a huge chasm.
1st Nov '16 7:53:50 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Kevin admonishes Randall and the bandits several times for using the map to gain wealth and not anything else.

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* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Kevin admonishes Randall and the bandits several times for using the map to gain wealth and not anything else. [[{{God}} The Supreme Being]] also conspicuously does not revive all the soldiers who died ''because of his own'' ''[[TheChessMaster Chessmastering]]'', even though he casually revived Og earlier.
5th Oct '16 2:59:37 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* FakeShemp: When the Evil Genius has captured the Time Bandits in the cage, he walks up the stairs. It is not Creator/DavidWarner but a double, because Warner suffers from vertigo.
1st Aug '16 5:28:04 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheManual: According to a novelisation, Kevin's last name is Lotterby and he's eleven years old.


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* {{Expy}}: In his book ''Monty Python: The Case Against Irreverence, Scurrility, Profanity, Vilification, and Licentious Abuse'', Robert Hewison describes the dwarfs as a comment on the Series/MontyPython troupe. The nice one, Fidgit, is said to represent Creator/MichaelPalin; the self-appointed leader, Randall, Creator/JohnCleese; the acerbic one, Strutter, Creator/EricIdle; the quiet one, Og, Creator/GrahamChapman; the noisy rebel, Wally, Creator/TerryJones; and the nasty, filth-loving one, Vermin, Creator/TerryGilliam.
20th May '16 4:15:05 PM DeltaDart
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* BuiltWithLego: Evil's inner sanctum is built of [[UpToEleven giant stone legos]], a reference to the many Legos on Kevin's bedroom floor.
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