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5th Aug '17 6:05:26 PM kuraihime88
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* In the musical film during the scene where Seymour is at the radio station, Audrey II tries to bite a woman's butt. Many viewers seem to have written that off as Audrey II just being a pervert... but I disagree. Sure, this isn't the most serious movie, but it doesn't make sense for Audrey II to suddenly be interested in a human woman sexually. But what do we know DOES interest Audrey II? Blood. Maybe that woman was having a visit from Aunt Flo.
5th Jul '17 7:11:16 AM PurpleAlert
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*** Considering it's the loudest Audrey II laughs, it's a case of "Too late, sucker! ''I win!''"

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*** Considering it's the loudest Audrey II laughs, it's a case of "Too late, sucker! ''I win!''"win!''"
*** There's also the part where that scene is functionally the same in either ending. Audrey II thinks the same thing either way: Audrey is as good as dead and Seymour is going to feed her corpse to it, because the other option is leaving it on the street to rot. In the happy ending, he's just wrong. And why not? It's never had to deal with an ''injured'' human before, it has no idea what kind of injury a person could survive.
5th Jul '17 7:02:05 AM PurpleAlert
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* I could never put my finger on exactly ''why'' Seymour seemed so much more sympathetic in the 80's film that people would think he deserved a happy ending, since his actions are the same even with some of the subplots removed, but then I realized: his lack of direct involvement isn't set up as passivity, it's set up as karmic retribution for his victims. When he says "it's not what you did to me, it's what you did to ''her''," while standing over Orin and pointedly ''not'' gleefully thinking to himself that he can kill him without doing anything, and when he doesn't stop Mushnik from getting too close to the plant while being blackmailed into giving up his fortune instead of telling him the money is in the plant, the implication is that he isn't killing them through inaction, he just isn't saving them from the consequences of their own actions. Of course, Rick Moranis's performance doesn't hurt, but the way morality tends to work (in films, anyway), the little guy who lets the big guys fall hard is usually the unambiguous hero, especially when he has a scene where he saves his damsel in distress and she deserves a good ending even more than he ever could.
30th May '17 6:23:54 PM AnotherGuy
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** In this troper's interpretation, the reason is that in the original ending, you hear a nasty ''*CRUNCH*'' sound as the shot switches to Seymour, and in the alternate ending, the sound is changed to something less harmful like Audrey II trapping Audrey on its mouth. Both aftermaths are similar, you have Audrey with bite-marks all over her body and she faints. The big difference in the alternate ending is that Audrey II didn't manage to eat Audrey, but consumed enough blood to grow and attack Seymour, thus making it vulnerable to be destroyed. Also, in the alternate ending, they removed the shots Seymour fired at Audrey II, so it can be assumed that's what they were intending to imply when they remade the ending. As for why doesn't Audrey II stop Seymour from eating Audrey, it can fall under ForTheEvulz territory.

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** In this troper's interpretation, the reason is that in the original ending, you hear a nasty ''*CRUNCH*'' sound as the shot switches to Seymour, and in the alternate ending, the sound is changed to something less harmful like Audrey II trapping Audrey on its mouth. Both aftermaths are similar, you have Audrey with bite-marks all over her body and she faints. The big difference in the alternate ending is that Audrey II didn't manage to eat Audrey, but consumed enough blood to grow and attack Seymour, thus making it vulnerable to be destroyed. Also, in the alternate ending, they removed the shots Seymour fired at Audrey II, so it can be assumed that's what they were intending to imply when they remade the ending. As for why doesn't Audrey II stop Seymour from eating saving Audrey, it can fall under ForTheEvulz territory.territory.
*** Considering it's the loudest Audrey II laughs, it's a case of "Too late, sucker! ''I win!''"
25th Jan '17 11:00:32 AM rememberthehood1941
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** Supporting the theory he's just as selfish as the antagonists is his first wish during ''Feed Me (Git It)''. It's not for Audrey's love but a desire to be seen as a hot shot just like Orin ("Gee, I would like a Harley machine / fooling around like I was James Dean / making all of the guys on the corner turn green"). The ''only'' time Audrey is mentioned is when Twoey brings her up ("Come on, kid, what will it be? Money? Girls? One particular girl? How about that Audrey?")

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** Supporting the theory he's just as selfish as the antagonists is his first wish during ''Feed Me (Git It)''. It's not for Audrey's love but a desire to be seen as a hot shot just like Orin ("Gee, I would like a Harley machine / fooling around like I was James Dean / making all of the guys on the corner turn green"). The ''only'' time Audrey is mentioned is when Twoey brings her up ("Come on, kid, what will it be? Money? Girls? One particular girl? How about that Audrey?")Audrey?"). This adds a new layer to why Seymour is interested in Audrey in the first place. He doesn't love her for her personality but because Orin (everything he wants to be) has her.



* Some productions start out with plenty of extras playing hobos on Skid Row. After ''Feed Me (Git It)'', the number slowly dwindles until the Finale where the few leads are left. [[NightmareFuel Where else do you think they went in a musical about a man eating plant?]]

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* Some productions start out with plenty of extras playing hobos on Skid Row. After ''Feed Me (Git It)'', the number slowly dwindles until the Finale where the few leads are left. [[NightmareFuel Where else do you think they went in a musical about a man eating plant?]]
plant that slowly grows in size the more it eats?]]
4th Apr '16 1:22:32 AM AlinhoAlisson
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** It's not actually that weird, since without Audrey's death, Audrey II isn't powerful enough to do anything but manipulate small or lightweight objects like the phone, the gun, and Seymour's pants. It starts rattling the building because its roots have grown into the floor and it's uprooting itself as it aims to break free, but Seymour is able to kill it at that point because it's not as powerful as it would have been, if it had eaten Audrey: it wasn't strong enough to pull him out of the rubble and eat him.

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** It's not actually that weird, since without Audrey's death, Audrey II isn't powerful enough to do anything but manipulate small or lightweight objects like the phone, the gun, and Seymour's pants. It starts rattling the building because its roots have grown into the floor and it's uprooting itself as it aims to break free, but Seymour is able to kill it at that point because it's not as powerful as it would have been, if it had eaten Audrey: it wasn't strong enough to pull him out of the rubble and eat him.him.
** In this troper's interpretation, the reason is that in the original ending, you hear a nasty ''*CRUNCH*'' sound as the shot switches to Seymour, and in the alternate ending, the sound is changed to something less harmful like Audrey II trapping Audrey on its mouth. Both aftermaths are similar, you have Audrey with bite-marks all over her body and she faints. The big difference in the alternate ending is that Audrey II didn't manage to eat Audrey, but consumed enough blood to grow and attack Seymour, thus making it vulnerable to be destroyed. Also, in the alternate ending, they removed the shots Seymour fired at Audrey II, so it can be assumed that's what they were intending to imply when they remade the ending. As for why doesn't Audrey II stop Seymour from eating Audrey, it can fall under ForTheEvulz territory.
20th Mar '16 9:52:47 AM rememberthehood1941
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** It's also a variation of the [[DealWithTheDevil Faust legend]], of a man who makes a deal with a shady and malevolent character and loses everything in the end.




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* What is the significance of Seymour naming the plant after the woman he's secretly in love with? He behaves the way he does because (he justifies) of the chance Audrey would love him if he did, only to focus more on the plant until it destroys them? What else does this echo? That's right, [[DealWithTheDevil The legend of Faust]], made famous by Goethe and Marlowe.
15th Mar '16 6:50:45 PM rememberthehood1941
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* Some productions start out with plenty of extras playing hobos on Skid Row. After ''Feed Me (Git It)'', the number slowly dwindles until the Finale when there's only a few leads. [[NightmareFuel Where else do you think they went in a musical about a man eating plant?]]

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* Some productions start out with plenty of extras playing hobos on Skid Row. After ''Feed Me (Git It)'', the number slowly dwindles until the Finale when there's only a where the few leads.leads are left. [[NightmareFuel Where else do you think they went in a musical about a man eating plant?]]
15th Mar '16 6:50:11 PM rememberthehood1941
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* Some productions start out with plenty of extras playing hobos on Skid Row. After ''Feed Me (Git It)'', the number slowly dwindles until the Finale when there's only a few leads. [[NothingIsWorse Where else do you think they went in a musical about a man eating plant?]]

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* Some productions start out with plenty of extras playing hobos on Skid Row. After ''Feed Me (Git It)'', the number slowly dwindles until the Finale when there's only a few leads. [[NothingIsWorse [[NightmareFuel Where else do you think they went in a musical about a man eating plant?]]
15th Mar '16 6:49:40 PM rememberthehood1941
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* Some productions start out with plenty of extras playing hobos on Skid Row. After ''Feed Me (Git It)'', the number slowly dwindles until the Finale when there's only a few leads. [[NothingIsWorse Where else do you think they went in a musical about a man eating plant?]]
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