History TakeThat / Film

3rd Oct '17 11:44:27 AM CosmicFerret
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** In a segment parodying morning news programs, where a zookeeper brings out a gorilla named "Dino". "Dino" is said to be impotent, leading to him going on a rampage. Rick Baker, who designed the gorilla suit and played "Dino", had just come off Dino De Laurentiis's much-maligned remake of ''Film/KingKong1976'', which he has referred to as one of the worst jobs in his career.

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** In a segment parodying morning news programs, where a zookeeper brings out a gorilla named "Dino". "Dino" is said to be impotent, leading to him going on a rampage. Rick Baker, Creator/RickBaker, who designed the gorilla suit and played "Dino", had just come off Dino De Laurentiis's much-maligned remake of ''Film/KingKong1976'', which he has referred to as one of the worst jobs in his career.
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** Also, Freddy Krueger is named after a kid who bullied Craven at school. Craven's earlier film, ''Film/TheLastHouseOnTheLeft'', features a [[DepartmentofRedundancyDepartment villainous rapist]] named Krug, also after that same bully. So congratulations, Mr. Frederick Krueger: if you weren't such a little asshole in grade school, we might have all been spared millions of extra nightmares!

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** Also, * ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984'': Freddy Krueger is named after a kid who bullied Craven at school. Craven's earlier film, ''Film/TheLastHouseOnTheLeft'', features a [[DepartmentofRedundancyDepartment villainous rapist]] rapist named Krug, also after that same bully. So congratulations, Mr. Frederick Krueger: if you weren't such a little asshole in grade school, we might have all been spared millions of extra nightmares!



* The death of Blofeld at the beginning of ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' was a TakeThat to Kevin [=McClory=], the screenwriter who created the character and had tried to create [[Film/NeverSayNeverAgain a rival James Bond series]].

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* Franchise/JamesBond
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The death of Blofeld at the beginning of ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' was a TakeThat to Kevin [=McClory=], the screenwriter who created the character and had tried to create [[Film/NeverSayNeverAgain a rival James Bond series]].



** ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'': Auric Goldfinger is named after [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2005/jun/03/film.hayfestival2005 Erno Goldfinger]], an architect whose buildings Creator/IanFleming hated. Apparently, Erno threatened to sue Fleming for unauthorised use of his name. In that event, Fleming would have changed the name to Goldprick.



* The 1998 ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' movie had the mayor of New York and his assistant as ''very'' obvious parodies of [[Creator/RogerEbert Ebert]] and Siskel, respectively, and Ebert was shown as a glutton with no work ethics. This was in response of their negative criticism of ''Film/IndependenceDay'' and ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', made by the same [[Creator/RolandEmmerich director]]. It backfired; Ebert and Siskel merely remarked that they'd been parodied much better in the past and would have hoped for something a lot more savage, like at ''least'' being crushed to death by Godzilla or eaten, then went on to trash the film anyway.
** Ebert later set the issue to rest in print: "Now that I've appeared in a ''Godzilla'' movie, all I truly desire is for a group of Creator/IngmarBergman characters to sit in a circle and read my reviews to each other in hushed tones."
** The trailer for the same film includes a T-Rex fossil, with a museum curator describing how the T-Rex was the greatest land predator ever to walk the Earth. The fossil promptly gets stomped on by [[FanNickname GINO]], in what may be a [[{{Pun}} dig]] at the ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' franchise.
* During ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'', the Japanese Godzilla has an encounter with "Zilla", the monster from the infamous America ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' movie made in 1998, and [[CurbStompBattle dispatches it rather easily]]. The bad guy even growls out "I knew that tuna-eating monster was useless!"
** Similarly, in the earlier movie ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack'', a student asks his teacher if Godzilla attacked the United States recently. The scientist responds with "That's what the Americans say, but Japanese scientists believe differently."
** The name Zilla itself is a Take That- the director of ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'' named him such because he felt that the American film "took the god out of Godzilla". Ouch!
** It doesn't help that the American Godzilla was eventually taken out by the military. If you have even a vague knowledge of Godzilla you'd know that the military is supposed to be absolutely useless in doing this. So yes, not very godly.
** Also, note that 'Zilla was the only monster in the film to be rendered in CGI - and apparently [[StylisticSuck deliberately crappy CGI]], because man does it ever look awful. This in and of itself is ''yet another'' Take That! at GINO for being, well, ''really crappy CGI.''
*** But when [[WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries the animated series]] came out, Zilla's son Zilla Jr. had a much better reception. Zilla was even featured in the Japanese only Dreamcast game ''Videogame/GodzillaGenerations'', where he is called Godzilla-USA. Zilla Jr. is also called Godzilla Jr. ''by Toho themselves!''

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* The 1998 ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' movie had ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'': Apart from the mayor of New York and his assistant as ''very'' obvious parodies of [[Creator/RogerEbert Ebert]] and Siskel, respectively, and Ebert was shown as a glutton with no work ethics. This was in response of their negative criticism of ''Film/IndependenceDay'' and ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', made by the same [[Creator/RolandEmmerich director]]. It backfired; Ebert and film's TakeThatCritics dig at Siskel merely remarked that they'd been parodied much better in the past and would have hoped for something a lot more savage, like at ''least'' being crushed to death by Ebert, its trailer has Godzilla or eaten, then went step on to trash the film anyway.
a Tyrannosaurus rex as a dig at ''Film/JurassicPark''.
* Franchise/{{Godzilla}}
** Ebert later set the issue to rest in print: "Now that I've appeared in a ''Godzilla'' movie, all I truly desire is for a group of Creator/IngmarBergman characters to sit in a circle and read my reviews to each other in hushed tones."
** The trailer for the same film includes a T-Rex fossil, with a museum curator describing how the T-Rex was the greatest land predator ever to walk the Earth. The fossil promptly gets stomped on by [[FanNickname GINO]], in what may be a [[{{Pun}} dig]] at the ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' franchise.
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During ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'', the Japanese Godzilla has an encounter with "Zilla", the monster from the infamous America ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' movie made in 1998, and [[CurbStompBattle dispatches it rather easily]]. The bad guy even growls out "I knew that tuna-eating monster was useless!"
** Similarly, in the earlier movie In ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack'', a student asks his teacher if Godzilla attacked the United States recently. The scientist responds with "That's what the Americans say, but Japanese scientists believe differently."
** The name Zilla itself is a Take That- the director of ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'' named him such because he felt that the American film "took the god out of Godzilla". Ouch!
** It doesn't help that the American Godzilla was eventually taken out by the military. If you have even a vague knowledge of Godzilla you'd know that the military is supposed to be absolutely useless in doing this. So yes, not very godly.
**
Also, note that 'Zilla was the only monster in the film to be rendered in CGI - and apparently [[StylisticSuck deliberately crappy CGI]], because man does it ever look awful. This in and of itself is ''yet another'' Take That! at GINO for being, well, ''really crappy CGI.''
*** But when [[WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries the animated series]] came out, Zilla's son Zilla Jr. had a much better reception. Zilla was even featured in the Japanese only Dreamcast game ''Videogame/GodzillaGenerations'', where he is called Godzilla-USA. Zilla Jr. is also called Godzilla Jr. ''by Toho themselves!''
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* ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''
** Auric Goldfinger is named after [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2005/jun/03/film.hayfestival2005 Erno Goldfinger]], an architect whose buildings Creator/IanFleming hated.
*** Apparently, Erno threatened to sue Fleming for unauthorised use of his name. In that event, Fleming would have changed the name to Goldprick. OUCH! This was later {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by the title of the third Film/AustinPowers movie.
** Bond's quip in the hotel scene ("...that's as bad as listening to Music/TheBeatles without earmuffs!")
*** It was about the tens of thousands of loudly screaming girls at any Beatles concert.



** In the film also, is a scene where the new Dinosaur, the Spinosaurus, fights and kills a TyrannosaurusRex, the previous 'star' of the franchise. After the Rex is dead, the Spino roars in victory.
*** ''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.
*** ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'', ''VideoGame/DinosaurKing'', and ''VideoGame/PrimalCarnage'' all had ''Tyrannosaurus'' defeating ''Spinosaurus'' in battle.
*** Speaking of ''VideoGame/DinosaurKing'', the series has its ''Spinosaurus'' character get beat up and defeated in battle as a routine, whilst ''Film/JurassicParkIII'' depicted the animal as a seemingly all-powerful and invincible superpredator.
** ''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]]. Dr. Bakker 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).

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** In the film also, is a scene where the new Dinosaur, the Spinosaurus, fights and kills a TyrannosaurusRex, the previous 'star' of the franchise. After the Rex is dead, the Spino roars in victory.
*** ''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.
*** ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'', ''VideoGame/DinosaurKing'', and ''VideoGame/PrimalCarnage'' all had ''Tyrannosaurus'' defeating ''Spinosaurus'' in battle.
*** Speaking of ''VideoGame/DinosaurKing'', the series has its ''Spinosaurus'' character get beat up and defeated in battle as a routine, whilst ''Film/JurassicParkIII'' depicted the animal as a seemingly all-powerful and invincible superpredator.
** ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' features a notable diss against paleontologist Robert T. Bakker. Quick history lesson: Dr. Bakker has been Bakker, who was a longtime rival of Dr. Jack Horner, the ''Jurassic Park'' series' official film's paleontological consultant. Horner is well known for having a massive ego (he proudly states that he was consultant, Dr. Jack Horner. In 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'', film, 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]]. Dr. Bakker 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/TheKentuckyFriedMovie'' has a segment early on, parodying morning news programs, where a zookeeper brings out a gorilla named "Dino". "Dino" is said to be impotent, leading to him going on a rampage. Rick Baker, who designed the gorilla suit and played "Dino", had just come off Dino De Laurentiis's much-maligned remake of ''Film/KingKong1976'', which he has referred to as one of the worst jobs in his career.

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a segment early on, parodying morning news programs, where a zookeeper brings out a gorilla named "Dino". "Dino" is said to be impotent, leading to him going on a rampage. Rick Baker, who designed the gorilla suit and played "Dino", had just come off Dino De Laurentiis's much-maligned remake of ''Film/KingKong1976'', which he has referred to as one of the worst jobs in his career.



* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'':
** [[spoiler:Virtually every world leader and rich bastard]] buys into Valentine's plot and ultimately dies.
** It's implied many world leaders are on board with Valentine's genocidal plan, but the fictional Swedish Prime Minister is the only one explicitly shown not only going along with, but seemingly enjoying the plan. He then gets a gruesome and graphic death at the end. Likewise their righteous Princess enjoys taking it up the ass. The Swedish Prime Minister being such an evil guy is made even more uncomfortable due to Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme being assassinated in 1986 while going home from a movie. It remains one of the world's highest profile unsolved murders.
** 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 UsefulNotes/McDonalds. At one point in the film, he has dinner with Harry Hart. [[spoiler:Their dinner is a substantial amount of [=McDonalds=] hamburgers]].
** Harry's home is plastered with copies of The Sun. For each inane, worthless, bigoted headline published, he had saved the world or done something major prior to that.
* In ''Film/KungFuHustle,'' Creator/StephenChow did a Take That which might also have been a ShoutOut and subversive AffectionateParody at the same time to his older film ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'' in which his character stops a child's stray soccer ball... and stomps it flat, saying '''[[MemeticMutation "NO MORE SOCCER!"]]'''.
** This could also be seen as a swipe at the fans that kept asking for a sequel to ''Shaolin Soccer''.
*** Or a neat way of pointing out his character's primary motivation in this movie - whereas in ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'' he was, despite his flaws, a sweetly stupid hero who just wanted to promote Shaolin Kung-Fu, this time around, his character wants to be an evil Mook.
** The title itself is considered a Take That to executives in charge of the American release of ''Shaolin Soccer'' who didn't believe American audiences would know what "Shaolin" meant, and wanted to re-name the film "Kung-Fu Soccer".
* 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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* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'':
** [[spoiler:Virtually every world leader and rich bastard]] buys into Valentine's plot and ultimately dies.
** It's implied many world leaders are on board with Valentine's genocidal plan, but the fictional Swedish Prime Minister is the only one explicitly shown not only going along with, but seemingly enjoying the plan. He then gets a gruesome and graphic death at the end. Likewise their righteous Princess enjoys taking it up the ass. The Swedish Prime Minister being such an evil guy is made even more uncomfortable due to Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme being assassinated in 1986 while going home from a movie. It remains one of the world's highest profile unsolved murders.
** 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 UsefulNotes/McDonalds. At one point in the film, he has dinner with Harry Hart. [[spoiler:Their dinner is a substantial amount of [=McDonalds=] hamburgers]].
**
''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'': Harry's home is plastered with copies of The Sun. For each inane, worthless, bigoted headline published, he had saved the world or done something major prior to that.
* In ''Film/KungFuHustle,'' Creator/StephenChow did a Take That which might also have been a ShoutOut and subversive AffectionateParody at the same time to his older film ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'' in which his character stops a child's stray soccer ball... and stomps it flat, saying '''[[MemeticMutation shouting ''[[MemeticMutation "NO MORE SOCCER!"]]'''.
**
SOCCER!"]]''. This could also be seen is generally interpreted as a swipe at Chow's response to the fans that kept asking frequent requests he got for a sequel to ''Shaolin Soccer''.
*** Or a neat way of pointing out his character's primary motivation in this movie - whereas in ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'' he was, despite his flaws, a sweetly stupid hero who just wanted to promote Shaolin Kung-Fu, this time around, his character wants to be an evil Mook.
** The title itself is considered a Take That to executives in charge of the American release of ''Shaolin Soccer'' who didn't believe American audiences would know what "Shaolin" meant, and wanted to re-name the film "Kung-Fu Soccer".
* 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.
''Film/ShaolinSoccer''.



* B-movie ''Film/{{Laserblast}}'', about a white trash teenager who gets a laser gun that works like the One Ring, featured the main character randomly blowing up a ''Franchise/StarWars'' billboard and laughing about it. Everybody saw ''Laserblast'', right? Ya know, outside of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''...
** At the time ''Laserblast'' first came out, people actually ''compared'' it to ''Star Wars'' and discussed which film was better. For a brief time it looked like a serious rival. Hard to believe....

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* B-movie ''Film/{{Laserblast}}'', about a white trash teenager who gets a laser gun that works like the One Ring, featured the main character randomly blowing up a ''Franchise/StarWars'' billboard and laughing about it. Everybody saw ''Laserblast'', right? Ya know, outside of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''...
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''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''... At the time ''Laserblast'' first came out, people actually ''compared'' it to ''Star Wars'' and discussed which film was better. For a brief time it looked like a serious rival. Hard to believe....



--> '''Head Bruce''': We find, over here, your English beer is a little like making love in a canoe...[[spoiler:It's [[Main/PrecisionFStrike fucking]] close to water!]]

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--> '''Head Bruce''': We find, over here, your English beer is a little like making love in a canoe...[[spoiler:It's [[Main/PrecisionFStrike fucking]] canoe" It's fucking close to water!]]water!



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', when the Mayor is starting to panic due to Jack not answering the door (because Jack's in the [[TheLostWoods Hinderlands]] at the time), the Mayor yells, "I'm only an elected official here, ''I can't make decisions by myself!''"
* The Russian film ''Literature/NightWatch'' became the highest-grossing film in Russia. Afterwards, several films beat that record. The sequel, ''Day Watch'' had the lead character jump through and destroy posters of the previous highest grossing Russian films. The TakeThat proved to be accurate -- ''Day Watch'' outgrossed all of those films.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', when the Mayor is starting to panic due to Jack not answering the door (because Jack's in the [[TheLostWoods Hinderlands]] at the time), the Mayor yells, "I'm only an elected official here, ''I can't make decisions by myself!''"
* The Russian film ''Literature/NightWatch'' ''Film/NightWatch'' became the highest-grossing film in Russia. Afterwards, several films beat that record. The sequel, ''Day Watch'' had the lead character jump through and destroy posters of the previous highest grossing Russian films. The TakeThat proved to be accurate -- ''Day Watch'' outgrossed all of those films.



* In the BMovie ''Film/OrcaTheKillerWhale'', which is about a killer whale that actually kills people, there's a scene where the titular orca kills and devours a great white. Gee, I wonder [[Film/{{Jaws}} what]] that could refer to...
** May also be a [[ShoutOut reference]] to the fact that the boat used to kill the shark was called ''Orca''.
** ''Film/{{Jaws 2}}'' fires right back as one of the shark's early victims is none other than... you guessed it, a killer whale.
*** Ironically enough, the former would be far more likely to happen in real life as Killer Whales eat pretty much anything in the sea and have been known to attack Sharks.

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* In the BMovie ''Film/OrcaTheKillerWhale'', which is about a killer whale that actually kills people, there's a scene where the titular orca kills and devours a great white. Gee, I wonder [[Film/{{Jaws}} what]] that could refer to...
** May also be a [[ShoutOut reference]] to the fact that the boat used to kill the shark was called ''Orca''.
**
to... ''Film/{{Jaws 2}}'' fires right back as one of the shark's early victims is none other than... you guessed it, a killer whale.
*** Ironically enough, the former would be far more likely to happen in real life as Killer Whales eat pretty much anything in the sea and have been known to attack Sharks.
whale.



* [[http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/breaking-scott-pilgrim-in-2d-colea.php This blog post]] on ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' takes a pot shot at the current wave of 3D movies.



* The ProductPlacement robots that appear in the first ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' [[Film/{{Transformers}} movie]] are also AlwaysChaoticEvil due to the fact that all human technology since the 1930s is reverse-engineered from Megatron.
** Before the debut of ''Revenge of the Fallen'', some of the ''dozens'' of new toys released depicted a new Decepticon, Sideways, touted as the deadly adversary to Sideswipe. The toys never state what make of car he is (while nearly everyone else's does), but he bears a close resemblance to the Audi R8, made famous by ''Film/IronMan''. Now look how Sideways winds up in the movie. Or the opening of the movie, at least. It's worth noting here that Audi is a German company and the Autobots always transform into American vehicles.
*** Not just American vehicles -- ''General Motors'' vehicles, as part of a ProductPlacement deal for the movie. The Decepticon police car is, of course, a Mustang. (A Saleen tuned one actually. Ford realised this and didn't give them the rights to use an actual Mustang. Meanwhile Saleen thought providing the villain car was ''awesome'')
*** This gets zigzagged later in ''Dark of the Moon'' - the Autobot Dino is a Ferrari, the Decepticon [[spoiler:Soundwave]] is a Mercedes Benz.

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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''
**
The ProductPlacement robots that appear in the first ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' [[Film/{{Transformers}} movie]] are also AlwaysChaoticEvil due to the fact that all human technology since the 1930s is reverse-engineered from Megatron.
** Before the debut of ''Revenge of the Fallen'', some of the ''dozens'' of new toys released depicted a new Decepticon, Sideways, touted as the deadly adversary to Sideswipe. The toys never state what make of car he is (while nearly everyone else's does), but he bears a close resemblance to the Audi R8, made famous by ''Film/IronMan''. Now look how Sideways winds up in the movie. Or the opening of the movie, at least. It's worth noting here that Audi is a German company and the Autobots always transform into American vehicles.
*** Not just American vehicles -- ''General Motors'' vehicles, as part of a ProductPlacement deal for the movie. The Decepticon police car is, of course, a Mustang. (A Saleen tuned one actually. Ford realised this and didn't give them the rights to use an actual Mustang. Meanwhile Saleen thought providing the villain car was ''awesome'')
*** This gets zigzagged later in ''Dark of the Moon'' - the Autobot Dino is a Ferrari, the Decepticon [[spoiler:Soundwave]] is a Mercedes Benz.
(General Motors) vehicles.



** 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 [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon resign with her dignity intact]].



* ''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.
** Another necessary mention is that the character General Kael is a Take That aimed at the influential film critic Pauline Kael, who had given co-writer Lucas's earlier films negative reviews.
*** Kael noted it ( "a homage a la moi") in her negative review. She also made an interesting observation that after Lucas' well publicized divorce where his ex got half his fortune he now made a fantasy movie where women had all the power.
16th Sep '17 8:03:26 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Biff Tannen, the brutish villain of the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' films, was named in "honor" of an executive Creator/RobertZemeckis and Bob Gale worked with on ''Film/IWannaHoldYourHand''.
** WordOfGod later revealed, during the 2016 presidential election, that the characterization of Biff in the sequel films was based off of Creator/DonaldTrump.

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* Biff Tannen, the brutish villain of the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' films, was named in "honor" of an executive Creator/RobertZemeckis and Bob Gale worked with on ''Film/IWannaHoldYourHand''.
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''Film/IWannaHoldYourHand''. WordOfGod later revealed, during the 2016 presidential election, that the characterization of Biff in the sequel films was based off of Creator/DonaldTrump.
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* Allegedly, Creator/RaulJulia's rant against Creator/MelGibson in ''Tequila Sunrise'' near the end is Robert Towne's TakeThat against Creator/JackNicholson. Originally, Towne was supposed to direct Nicholson in the sequel to ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'', but when Nicholson took over, the friendship fell apart. When Julia thinks he's been betrayed by Gibson in the film, his character says the following:

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* Allegedly, Creator/RaulJulia's rant against Creator/MelGibson in ''Tequila Sunrise'' near the end is Robert Towne's Creator/RobertTowne's TakeThat against Creator/JackNicholson. Originally, Towne was supposed to direct Nicholson in the sequel to ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'', but when Nicholson took over, the friendship fell apart. When Julia thinks he's been betrayed by Gibson in the film, his character says the following:
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* Creator/EricIdle delivers one to English beer during the "Bruces" sketch from Film/MontyPythonMostlyLiveOneDownFiveToGo:

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* Creator/EricIdle delivers one to English beer during the "Bruces" sketch from Film/MontyPythonMostlyLiveOneDownFiveToGo:''Film/MontyPythonMostlyLiveOneDownFiveToGo'':
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* Creator/EricIdle delivers one to English beer during the "Bruces" sketch from Film/MontyPythonMostlyLiveOneDownFiveToGo:
--> '''Head Bruce''': We find, over here, your English beer is a little like making love in a canoe...[[spoiler:It's [[Main/PrecisionFStrike fucking]] close to water!]]
19th Jul '17 10:17:28 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Film/{{Help}}'': Scotland Yard gets one.
-->'''Chief Superintendent:''' So, this is the famous ring? And this is the famous Beatles.\\
'''John:''' So, this is the famous Scotland Yard.\\
'''Chief Superintendent:''' And how long do you think you'll last?\\
'''John:''' Can't say fairer than that -- Great Train Robbery, eh, how's that going?
10th Jun '17 3:48:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/WreckItRalph'' takes an affectionate shot at the ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' franchise and the number of games that haven't been finished by their scheduled release date.

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* ''Film/WreckItRalph'' ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' takes an affectionate shot at the ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' franchise and the number of games that haven't been finished by their scheduled release date.
27th May '17 3:05:23 PM nombretomado
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* 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.

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* Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse Film/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.
29th Apr '17 10:05:33 AM DustSnitch
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* ''Film/TheGreatDictator'' contains what is perhaps not only the finest example of this trope but also an AuthorTract, TearJerker, CrowningMomentOfAwesome, a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and a CrowningMomentOfFunny all rolled into TruthInTelevision in its final scene, where Creator/CharlieChaplin breaks character in awesome fashion to deliver a moving speech on the state of the world.

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* ''Film/TheGreatDictator'' contains what is perhaps not only the finest example of this trope but also an AuthorTract, TearJerker, CrowningMomentOfAwesome, a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and a CrowningMomentOfFunny all rolled into TruthInTelevision in its final scene, where has Creator/CharlieChaplin breaks break character in awesome fashion to deliver a moving speech on the state of the world.world and go on an AuthorTract on the evil, stupid, and cowardly nature of the Nazis, before America had entered war with them and before the atrocities committed in UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust had come to light.
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