History TakeThat / Film

15th Jan '16 8:48:42 AM Anddrix
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** The title itself is considered a Take That to executives in charge of the American release of ''Shaolin Soccer'' [[ViewersAreMorons who didn't believe American audiences would know what "Shaolin" meant]], and wanted to re-name the film "Kung-Fu Soccer".
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** The title itself is considered a Take That to executives in charge of the American release of ''Shaolin Soccer'' [[ViewersAreMorons who didn't believe American audiences would know what "Shaolin" meant]], meant, and wanted to re-name the film "Kung-Fu Soccer".
3rd Jan '16 6:11:49 PM harryhenry
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* In ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', when asked about character Ian Malcolm's book, a young boy comments that he didn't like it, saying it spent way too much on Chaos Theory and used big words. This is probably a dig at the original book's author, Creator/MichaelCrichton, who likes to AuthorFilibuster on his theories, and used Malcolm for this purpose - the novel was one long discussion on Chaos Theory.
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* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'': ** In ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', when asked about character Ian Malcolm's book, a young boy comments that he didn't like it, saying it spent way too much on Chaos Theory and used big words. This is probably a dig at the original book's author, Creator/MichaelCrichton, who likes to AuthorFilibuster on his theories, and used Malcolm for this purpose - the novel was one long discussion on Chaos Theory.

** ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' features a notable diss against paleontologist Robert T. Bakker. Quick history lesson: Dr. Bakker has been a longtime rival of Dr. Jack Horner, the ''Jurassic Park'' series' official paleontological consultant. Horner is well known for having a massive ego (he proudly states that he was the inspiration for Dr. Grant's character), and always seemed to be in a perpetual state of bickering with Dr. Bakker, even on the most petty of speculative topics (such as the T-Rex's eyesight, which there is no way of actually studying). And thus in ''The Lost World'', Dr. Bakker is given his very own CaptainErsatz, a bumbling poser who gets scared out of hiding by a snake, and [[DroppedABridgeOnHim into the jaws of a T-Rex]]. *** It is well known among fans, however, that Dr. Bakker actually loved the scene, and even called Horner after watching the movie and told him "See? I told you it was a predator!" (Horner is the oldest- and practically, the only- defender of the theory of T-Rex as a giant, slow-moving full-time scavenger, whereas Bakker always defended the idea of T-Rex as a fast, ferocious killer). ** ''Film/JurassicWorld'' issues its own take that to ''JPIII'' after the above spinosaurus battle went over poorly with fans; who took to the dinosaur as TheScrappy because of that. Not only is the dinosaur left off the list of attractions, [[spoiler: its only appearance in the film is a skeleton that ends up getting destroyed by the Tyrannosaurus Rex, satisfying a large number of fans dissatisfied with the above-mentioned CurbStompBattle in that film]]. ** Also in ''Jurassic World'', Owen and Claire find that Gray and Zach have escaped the I-Rex by jumping over the waterfall. Claire begins to frantically call their names, and Owen immediately shuts her up and reminds her that if she keeps doing that, they're going to wind up dead. The whole situation is a nod to the other [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] of ''JPIII'', Amanda Kirby, a DumbBlonde [[TooDumbToLive who lacked the sense to realise that shouting her son's name at the top of her lungs in a jungle infested with vicious predators is a stupid idea]].
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** ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' features a notable diss against paleontologist Robert T. Bakker. Quick history lesson: Dr. Bakker has been a longtime rival of Dr. Jack Horner, the ''Jurassic Park'' series' official paleontological consultant. Horner is well known for having a massive ego (he proudly states that he was the inspiration for Dr. Grant's character), and always seemed to be in a perpetual state of bickering with Dr. Bakker, even on the most petty of speculative topics (such as the T-Rex's eyesight, which there is no way of actually studying). And thus in ''The Lost World'', Dr. Bakker is given his very own CaptainErsatz, a bumbling poser who gets scared out of hiding by a snake, and [[DroppedABridgeOnHim into the jaws of a T-Rex]]. *** It is well known among fans, however, that T-Rex]]. Dr. Bakker actually surprisingly loved the scene, and even called Horner after watching the movie and told him "See? I told you it was a predator!" (Horner is the oldest- and practically, the only- defender of the theory of T-Rex as a giant, slow-moving full-time scavenger, whereas Bakker always defended the idea of T-Rex as a fast, ferocious killer). ** ''Film/JurassicWorld'' ''Film/JurassicWorld'' ***The film issues its own take that to ''JPIII'' ''JP III'' after the above spinosaurus battle went over poorly with fans; who took to the dinosaur as TheScrappy because of that. Not only is the dinosaur left off the list of attractions, [[spoiler: its only appearance in the film is a skeleton that ends up getting destroyed by the Tyrannosaurus Rex, satisfying a large number of fans dissatisfied with the above-mentioned CurbStompBattle in that film]]. ** Also in ''Jurassic World'', *** Owen and Claire find that Gray and Zach have escaped the I-Rex by jumping over the waterfall. Claire begins to frantically call their names, and Owen immediately shuts her up and reminds her that if she keeps doing that, they're going to wind up dead. The whole situation is a nod to the other [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] of ''JPIII'', Amanda Kirby, a DumbBlonde [[TooDumbToLive who lacked the sense to realise that shouting her son's name at the top of her lungs in a jungle infested with vicious predators is a stupid idea]].
27th Jul '15 5:55:01 AM Kakai
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* A couple in ''Film/{{Pixels}}'': ** A harmles dancing [[Franchise/TheSmurfs Smurf]] is shot by Violet for creeping her out. ** Both Q*Bert and Sam state that modern video games are too brutal and simple to be fun. Matty disagrees, though.
26th Jul '15 6:50:32 PM MagBas
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** Somehow, that doesn't seem like it was the [[FridgeLogic intended]] [[UnfortunateImplications purpose]].
26th Jul '15 10:19:04 AM Anddrix
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** Harry's home is plastered with newspapers of the Sun. For each inane, worthless, bigoted headline published, he had saved the world or done something major prior to that.
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** Harry's home is plastered with newspapers copies of the The Sun. For each inane, worthless, bigoted headline published, he had saved the world or done something major prior to that.
21st Jul '15 6:40:40 PM merotoker
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* In Film/{{Casper}} there is a scene where Film/{{Ghostbusters}} flee from the mansion, pursued by the ghosts.
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* In Film/{{Casper}} ''Film/{{Casper}}'' there is a scene where Film/{{Ghostbusters}} flee from the mansion, pursued by the ghosts.

* In ''Film/{{Daredevil}},'' the film opens with a rapist getting turned loose by the courts thanks to a mob lawyer's intervention. Daredevil hunts the rapist down, breaks his bones and lets him fall to the train tracks, and as the subway approaches, Daredevil coldly states "You see that light? It's not coming to take you to ''heaven."'' And what is the name of this rapist who has earned a Marvel superhero's damnation? [[JoeQuesada Josť Quesada]].
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* In ''Film/{{Daredevil}},'' the film opens with a rapist getting turned loose by the courts thanks to a mob lawyer's intervention. Daredevil hunts the rapist down, breaks his bones and lets him fall to the train tracks, and as the subway approaches, Daredevil coldly states "You see that light? It's not coming to take you to ''heaven."'' And what is the name of this rapist who has earned a Marvel superhero's damnation? [[JoeQuesada [[Creator/JoeQuesada Josť Quesada]].

* SachaBaronCohen's film ''Film/TheDictator'' has multiple ones, but a lengthy one against G.W. Bush and co. stands out at the end:
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* SachaBaronCohen's Creator/SachaBaronCohen's film ''Film/TheDictator'' has multiple ones, but a lengthy one against G.W. Bush and co. stands out at the end:

* The 2014 [[FilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] of ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars'' added an opening voiceover in which Hazel disparages the sort of movie in which "[[Film/SayAnything everything is fixed with a Peter Gabriel song]]".
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* The 2014 [[FilmOfTheBook [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] of ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars'' added an opening voiceover in which Hazel disparages the sort of movie in which "[[Film/SayAnything everything is fixed with a Peter Gabriel song]]".

* In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallowsPart1'', there is a moment where a wizard is reciting a "short" list of dead or missing witches and wizards. Among them is a witch named "Ebony Raven," who any Harry Potter fan could recognize as part of the name of Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way, a Mary Sue of epic proportions that served as the protagonist of the bad fanfiction ([[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation or]] ''[[PoesLaw satire]]'' [[TrollFic of bad fanfiction]]) ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''.
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* In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallowsPart1'', Part 1 of ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', there is a moment where a wizard is reciting a "short" list of dead or missing witches and wizards. Among them is a witch named "Ebony Raven," who any Harry Potter fan could recognize as part of the name of Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way, a Mary Sue of epic proportions that served as the protagonist of the bad fanfiction ([[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation or]] ''[[PoesLaw satire]]'' [[TrollFic of bad fanfiction]]) ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''.

*** The third ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' has a scene that could be interpreted as a very vague TakeThat at this scene. The villain of the film is a Baryonyx named Rudy, whose species is very closely related to Spinosaurus. In the climax of the film, the mother Tyrannosaurus shows up not a moment too soon, attacks Rudy and knocks him off a cliff with incredible ease and then roars in victory. This is made even sweeter by the fact that Rudy was supposed to be the ultimate BigBad of the Dinosaur world in the film and that even the mother was seemingly afraid of him.
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*** The third ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'' has a scene that could be interpreted as a very vague TakeThat at this scene. The villain of the film is a Baryonyx named Rudy, whose species is very closely related to Spinosaurus. In the climax of the film, the mother Tyrannosaurus shows up not a moment too soon, attacks Rudy and knocks him off a cliff with incredible ease and then roars in victory. This is made even sweeter by the fact that Rudy was supposed to be the ultimate BigBad of the Dinosaur world in the film and that even the mother was seemingly afraid of him.

* Creator/MNightShyamalan's fourth movie, ''Film/TheVillage'' was the first movie by him to receive mostly negative reviews. So in his next movie, ''Film/LadyInTheWater'', he has a [[StrawCritic pompous blowhard critic character]] who gets killed off in a scene that proves how little he knows. ** It's also debatable that the character played by M. Night--a messiah figure who would sacrifice his life to write a story so revolutionary it would change the world--represents M. Night and all his works, making it a TakeThat to any group of critics who insult him as filmmaker. For what it's worth, the critics were quick to take notice of and point out both of these points.
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* Creator/MNightShyamalan's fourth movie, ''Film/TheVillage'' was the first movie by him to receive mostly negative reviews. So in his next movie, ''Film/LadyInTheWater'', he has a [[StrawCritic pompous blowhard critic character]] who gets killed off in a scene that proves how little he knows. ** knows. It's also debatable that the character played by M. Night--a messiah figure who would sacrifice his life to write a story so revolutionary it would change the world--represents M. Night and all his works, making it a TakeThat to any group of critics who insult him as filmmaker. For what it's worth, the critics were quick to take notice of and point out both of these points.

* ''[[Film/TheOmegaCode Megiddo]]'' was, in large part, TBN's take-that to the mainstream media, which they constantly believed to be conspiring against them. In the film, the Antichrist is the owner of a major media outlet. --> '''Antichrist''': This is TELEVISION! People believe whatever they see on television!

* ''[[Film/TheOmegaCode Megiddo]]'' was, in large part, TBN's take-that to the mainstream media, which they constantly believed to be conspiring against them. In the film, the Antichrist is the owner of a major media outlet. --> '''Antichrist''': This is TELEVISION! People believe whatever they see on television!

* ''Paparazzi'', from Icon Productions (Creator/MelGibson's company), depicts photographers as amoral assholes who would cause a manslaughter if it meant getting pictures, and requires Cole Hauser to kill them one by one. When writing about the director's DVDCommentary for ''TheOnion'''s "Commentary Tracks Of The Damned," Nathan Rabin quipped that he was surprised to see the deleted scenes didn't include "footage of (paparazzi) clubbing baby seals or strangling nuns." * ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean: On Stranger Tides'': (Apparently) in-universe example regarding a dilapidated lighthouse with its whale-oil reservoir intact:
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* ''Paparazzi'', from Icon Productions (Creator/MelGibson's company), depicts photographers as amoral assholes who would cause a manslaughter if it meant getting pictures, and requires Cole Hauser to kill them one by one. When writing about the director's DVDCommentary for ''TheOnion'''s ''Website/TheOnion'''s "Commentary Tracks Of The Damned," Nathan Rabin quipped that he was surprised to see the deleted scenes didn't include "footage of (paparazzi) clubbing baby seals or strangling nuns." * ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean: On Stranger Tides'': ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'': (Apparently) in-universe example regarding a dilapidated lighthouse with its whale-oil reservoir intact:

--> '''Salesman:''' "Made by the English! let's not get our hopes up."
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--> '''Salesman:''' "Made by the English! let's Let's not get our hopes up."

** WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck suggests that they call their basketball team "The Ducks". WesternAnimation/{{Bugs|Bunny}}' response: "What kind of MickeyMouse organization would call their team the Ducks?" Besides using "Mickey Mouse" as a pejorative term, this could be considered a slam against both the Creator/{{Disney}} Pictures film series ''Film/TheMightyDucks'' and the then Disney-owned NHL hockey team The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
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** WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck suggests that they call their basketball team "The Ducks". WesternAnimation/{{Bugs|Bunny}}' response: "What kind of MickeyMouse WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse organization would call their team the Ducks?" Besides using "Mickey Mouse" as a pejorative term, this could be considered a slam against both the Creator/{{Disney}} Pictures film series ''Film/TheMightyDucks'' and the then Disney-owned NHL hockey team The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

* ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'', SteveMartin does a bit near the climax where he unzips various disguises, one of them being MichaelJordan quoting "Let's do some drills" from this film. "This doesn't make a lick of sense," muses Daffy.
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* ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'', SteveMartin Creator/SteveMartin does a bit near the climax where he unzips various disguises, one of them being MichaelJordan UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan quoting "Let's do some drills" from this film. "This doesn't make a lick of sense," muses Daffy.

* The notorious AndyWarhol film ''Taylor Mead's Ass'' was made in direct response to a snipe by Peter Emmanuel Goldman, a director who also served as film critic for the ''Village Voice'', about Warhol's films being nothing but "[a camera] focusing on Taylor Mead's ass for two hours." The film that resulted was [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly that]].
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* The notorious AndyWarhol Creator/AndyWarhol film ''Taylor Mead's Ass'' was made in direct response to a snipe by Peter Emmanuel Goldman, a director who also served as film critic for the ''Village Voice'', about Warhol's films being nothing but "[a camera] focusing on Taylor Mead's ass for two hours." The film that resulted was [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly that]].

** In ''Dark Of The Moon,'' Creator/MeganFox's character Mikela does not appear, and dumped Sam between films, which is likely Bay's commentary on Megan Fox, who shortly after wrapping ''Revenge of the Fallen'' [[GodwinsLaw compared Bay to Adolf Hilter]]. She walked from the franchise shortly afterwards, but rumor has it that Paramount and producer Creator/StevenSpielberg politely asked her to [[RichardNixon resign with her dignity intact]].
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** In ''Dark Of The Moon,'' Creator/MeganFox's character Mikela does not appear, and dumped Sam between films, which is likely Bay's commentary on Megan Fox, who shortly after wrapping ''Revenge of the Fallen'' [[GodwinsLaw compared Bay to Adolf Hilter]]. She walked from the franchise shortly afterwards, but rumor has it that Paramount and producer Creator/StevenSpielberg politely asked her to [[RichardNixon [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon resign with her dignity intact]].

* It is believed by some fans that the villain of ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', Charles Muntz, is a jab at Charles ''Mintz'', the man who took the rights to WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit away from Creator/WaltDisney, in addition to his animation team, forcing him to start over with his own company and create MickeyMouse. However, This has actually been {{Jossed}} by Pixar staff, who claim that it was just a coincidence. * TheViewAskewniverse movies have varying levels of this in each movie, but it reached fever pitch in ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'', taking shots at pop culture, themselves, their audience, and everything in-between.
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* It is believed by some fans that the villain of ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', Charles Muntz, is a jab at Charles ''Mintz'', the man who took the rights to WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit away from Creator/WaltDisney, in addition to his animation team, forcing him to start over with his own company and create MickeyMouse.WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse. However, This has actually been {{Jossed}} by Pixar staff, who claim that it was just a coincidence. * TheViewAskewniverse Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse movies have varying levels of this in each movie, but it reached fever pitch in ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'', taking shots at pop culture, themselves, their audience, and everything in-between.

* ''Film/{{Willow}}'' featured a "take that" to Ebert and Siskel in the form of the two-headed monster that guarded an important castle. The monster was known as the "Ebersisk". ** Given that Ebert and Siskel consistently gave good reviews to Creator/GeorgeLucas (who wrote the film) this seems unlikely somehow. More likely, it's an AffectionateParody - in a weird sort of way. Otherwise one is left wondering what Lucas would have against the pair who defended him against other critics on television.
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* ''Film/{{Willow}}'' featured a "take that" to Ebert and Siskel in the form of the two-headed monster that guarded an important castle. The monster was known as the "Ebersisk". ** "Ebersisk". Given that Ebert and Siskel consistently gave good reviews to Creator/GeorgeLucas (who wrote the film) this seems unlikely somehow. More likely, it's an AffectionateParody - in a weird sort of way. Otherwise one is left wondering what Lucas would have against the pair who defended him against other critics on television.

* The start of the first ''Film/XXx'' movie (the Creator/VinDiesel spy thing, not the porn genre) features a tuxedo-wearing spy finding himself in a club, looking very out of place amongst the hip young kids, before getting himself shot several times.
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* The start of the first ''Film/XXx'' movie (the Creator/VinDiesel spy thing, not the porn genre) features a tuxedo-wearing spy finding himself in a club, looking very out of place amongst the hip young kids, before getting himself shot several times.

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20th Jul '15 10:16:54 AM nombretomado
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** There's a subtle one towards the absurd amounts of people who often mistook Creator/SamuelLJackson for Creator/LaurenceFishburne. In an interview, Jackson himself commented on this absurd phenomenon and stated he doesn't understand it, even going so far as to add that he's never done any advertisements for McDonalds. At one point in the film, he has dinner with Harry Hart. [[spoiler:Their dinner is a substantial amount of McDonalds hamburgers]].
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** There's a subtle one towards the absurd amounts of people who often mistook Creator/SamuelLJackson for Creator/LaurenceFishburne. In an interview, Jackson himself commented on this absurd phenomenon and stated he doesn't understand it, even going so far as to add that he's never done any advertisements for McDonalds.UsefulNotes/McDonalds. At one point in the film, he has dinner with Harry Hart. [[spoiler:Their dinner is a substantial amount of McDonalds [=McDonalds=] hamburgers]].
9th Jul '15 1:07:14 PM erforce
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* In Creator/JamesCameron's ''Film/{{Titanic}}'', a character first says that old Rose is a fraud: "Just like that Russian girl, [[WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}} Anesthesia]]" (which was also released that year). * The [[SoBadItsGood hilariously over-the-top]] biker movie ''{{Torque}}'' featured an opening scene in which two cars are engaged in a drag race using camera cuts and CGI effects in an obvious reference to ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious''... only for the lead character, on a motorcycle, to swoop in and easily outrun both of them. A few minutes later, he beats them both up at a gas station, quipping about the obvious inferiority of guys who drive cars. Yeah....
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* In Creator/JamesCameron's ''Film/{{Titanic}}'', ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', a character first says that old Rose is a fraud: "Just like that Russian girl, [[WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}} Anesthesia]]" (which was also released that year). * The [[SoBadItsGood hilariously over-the-top]] biker movie ''{{Torque}}'' ''Film/{{Torque}}'' featured an opening scene in which two cars are engaged in a drag race using camera cuts and CGI effects in an obvious reference to ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious''... only for the lead character, on a motorcycle, to swoop in and easily outrun both of them. A few minutes later, he beats them both up at a gas station, quipping about the obvious inferiority of guys who drive cars. Yeah....
4th Jul '15 8:49:49 PM harryhenry
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*** YMMV, but it could also be seen as a TakeThat as how the producers wanted to use a New Beetle as Bumblebee, but VW refused permission as they did not want their cars being associated with a toyline and series containing animated violence. Porsche similarly refused for Jazz, leading Movie Jazz to turn into a Pontiac Solstice instead (notice how Ron jokingly scoffs at the idea of buying Sam a Porsche as the scene begins). This is also why reissues of G1 Bumblebee and Jazz toys now have them turn into generic hatchbacks and sports cars.
28th Jun '15 3:55:19 AM ragnarok235
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** Also in ''Jurassic World'', Owen and Claire find that Gray and Zach have escaped the I-Rex by jumping over the waterfall. Claire begins to frantically call their names, and Owen immediately shuts her up and reminds her that if she keeps doing that, they're going to wind up dead. The whole situation is a nod to the other [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] of ''JPIII'', Amanda Kirby, a DumbBlonde [[TooDumbToLive who lacked the sense to realise that shouting her son's name at the top of her lungs in a jungle infested with vicious predators is a stupid idea]].
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