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9th Mar '17 11:26:48 PM Give1Take2
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* BrokenAesop: [[invoked]] Maven can't stand how, in ''HotelTransylvania2'', [[spoiler: [[AdamSandler Dracula]] spends the whole film aggressively pushing for his grandson to [[OurVampiresAreDifferent be a vampire]], then after he gets his wish he has the gall to say "[[JustTheWayYouAre human, vampire, unicorn... you're perfect no matter what.]]"]]

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* BrokenAesop: [[invoked]] Maven can't stand how, in suspects the moral of the first ''HotelTransylvania'' is "don't be controlling and don't be racist," but feels it comes across more as "being controlling isn't ''that'' bad as long as you're nice about it, and racism is ''over!''"
** Maven also has this view of
''HotelTransylvania2'', since [[spoiler: [[AdamSandler Dracula]] spends the whole film aggressively pushing for his grandson to [[OurVampiresAreDifferent be a vampire]], vampire]] and never really learns to grow out of it, but then after ''after'' he gets his wish he has the gall to say "[[JustTheWayYouAre human, vampire, unicorn... you're perfect Denis is [[JustTheWayYouAre "perfect no matter what.]]"]]



* ItsPersonal: Her review of ''HotelTransylvania2'', since Elisa has become a mother between her review of the first movie and the second one. She takes personal umbrage with [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop a family film glorifying]] a elitist bigot of a grandpa who undermines his daughter's parenting and pushes his grandson to be what ''he'' wants him to be [[spoiler:and gets rewarded for it at the end.]]



* LostAesop: Maven can't tell whether ''HotelTransylvania2'' humans are the "norm" and monsters are the "other," or whether monsters are the privileged elite and humans are the undesirable "other," and since it keeps flip-flopping so much over whether Denis would be part of the shunned minority if he was a human or a vampire, by the time he's revealed to be [[spoiler:fully vampire]] she has no idea what the audience is supposed to take away from it.



* ShallowParody: [invoked] Loves WhatWeDoInTheShadows because it's ''not'' this.



* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: Vampires won the pop culture popularity contest against werewolves, and she won't let werewolf fans forget it.

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* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: Vampires won the pop culture popularity contest against are more popular than werewolves, and she won't let werewolf fans forget it.
31st Dec '16 4:28:12 PM Give1Take2
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* BrokenAesop: [[invoked]] Maven can't stand how, in ''HotelTransylvania2'', [[spoiler: [[AdamSandler Dracula]] spends the whole film aggressively pushing for his grandson to [[OurVampiresAreDifferent be a vampire]], then after he gets his wish he has the gall to say "[[JustTheWayYouAre human, vampire, unicorn... you're perfect no matter what.]]"]]
30th Dec '16 3:22:29 PM Give1Take2
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* DifferentForGirls: She's surprised to learn that ''MonsterHigh'''s [[{{Franchise/Frankenstein}} Frankie Stein]] is the main character while [[{{Dracula}} Draculaura]] is a side character, since the vampire is ''always'' the central character in a MonsterMash. She then wonders if their gender has anything to do with it, since a male Frankenstein-equivalent would most certainly be a BumblingSidekick rather than a CuteClumsyGirl, while a male Dracula-equivalent would ''of course'' be [[DiabolicalMastermind slick and formidable]] instead of TheDitz.

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* DifferentForGirls: She's surprised to learn that ''MonsterHigh'''s [[{{Franchise/Frankenstein}} Frankie Stein]] is the main character while [[{{Dracula}} Draculaura]] is a side character, since the vampire is ''always'' the central character in a MonsterMash. She then wonders if their gender has anything to do with it, since a male Frankenstein-equivalent would most certainly be a BumblingSidekick [[BumblingSidekick bumbling]] [[TheBigGuy oaf]] rather than a CuteClumsyGirl, while a male Dracula-equivalent would ''of course'' be [[DiabolicalMastermind slick and formidable]] instead of TheDitz.
29th Dec '16 10:29:29 PM Give1Take2
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* DefangedHorror: Often discusses how this trope applies to vampires and {{monster mash}}es in kids' programming.

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* DefangedHorror: DefangedHorrors: Often discusses how this trope applies to vampires and {{monster mash}}es in kids' programming.
29th Dec '16 9:48:18 PM Give1Take2
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* DefangedHorror: Often discusses how this trope applies to vampires and {{monster mash}}es in kids' programming.


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* DifferentForGirls: She's surprised to learn that ''MonsterHigh'''s [[{{Franchise/Frankenstein}} Frankie Stein]] is the main character while [[{{Dracula}} Draculaura]] is a side character, since the vampire is ''always'' the central character in a MonsterMash. She then wonders if their gender has anything to do with it, since a male Frankenstein-equivalent would most certainly be a BumblingSidekick rather than a CuteClumsyGirl, while a male Dracula-equivalent would ''of course'' be [[DiabolicalMastermind slick and formidable]] instead of TheDitz.
-->'''Maven:''' Why is it so different once they're girls?


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* MonsterMash: Absolutely adores these, and discusses them in her HotelTransylvania and MonsterMash reviews.


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* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: Vampires won the pop culture popularity contest against werewolves, and she won't let werewolf fans forget it.
29th Dec '16 2:18:58 PM Give1Take2
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** Film/TheLostBoys. Maven speculates that clear symbols and allusions to Literature/PeterPan and [[TitleDrop the Lost Boys]][[WhatCouldHaveBeen would have worked back when the script called for a child cast]], but since said cast was bumped up to teenagers, who were then played by [[DawsonCasting obviously much older actors]], most of those same symbols and motifs became confused or no longer applicable. Maven particularly can't figure out whether Star's names is supposed to have any symbolic significance at all.
** [[invoked]] Maven also tells the viewer point-blank that most of the symbolism in {{Hellsing}} is made up of Hirano's random interests, or things he just felt like drawing at the time, but admits it sure [[RuleOfCool looks cool]] and makes the reader feel smart when [[GeniusBonus they get]] or [[UnconventionalLearningExperience learn about]] the said obscure references.

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** Film/TheLostBoys. ''Film/TheLostBoys''. Maven speculates that clear symbols and allusions to Literature/PeterPan and [[TitleDrop the Lost Boys]][[WhatCouldHaveBeen Boys]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen would have worked back when the script called for a child cast]], but since said cast was bumped up to teenagers, who were then played by [[DawsonCasting obviously much older actors]], most of those same symbols and motifs became confused or no longer applicable. Maven particularly can't figure out whether Star's names is supposed to have any symbolic significance at all.
** [[invoked]] Maven also tells the viewer point-blank that most of the symbolism in {{Hellsing}} ''{{Hellsing}}'' is made up of Hirano's random interests, or things he just felt like drawing at the time, but admits it sure [[RuleOfCool looks cool]] and makes the reader feel smart when [[GeniusBonus they get]] or [[UnconventionalLearningExperience learn about]] the said obscure references.



** Explored again in TheHunger. Maven is very disappointed that an otherwise progressive portrayal of two bisexual women engaging in consensual intercourse (filmed in TheEighties) is undermined by the sex scene itself.

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** Explored again in TheHunger. ''TheHunger''. Maven is very disappointed that an otherwise progressive portrayal of two bisexual women engaging in consensual intercourse (filmed filmed in TheEighties) TheEighties is undermined by the sex scene itself.



* ManChild: How she sees {{Adam Sandler}}'s characters and TheLostBoys.

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* ManChild: How she sees {{Adam Sandler}}'s characters and TheLostBoys.the young vampire men in ''Film/TheLostBoys''.



** Maven snarks about this for TheLostBoys review, since most of the names are so subtle they'll hit you like a hammer. In case you missed it, the title TheLostBoys is an allusion to Literature/PeterPan and his lost boys; Michael is named after Michael from Literature/PeterPan; "Star" is the Second Star to the Right; Laddie means "little boy" for the TagalongKid; Lucy is named after Lucy from Literature/Dracula; and so on.

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** Maven snarks about this for TheLostBoys ''Film/TheLostBoys'' review, since most of the names are so subtle they'll hit you like a hammer. In case you missed it, the title TheLostBoys is an allusion to Literature/PeterPan and his lost boys; Michael is named after Michael from Literature/PeterPan; "Star" is the Second Star to the Right; Laddie means "little boy" for the TagalongKid; Lucy is named after Lucy from Literature/Dracula; and so on.hammer.



* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Suspects this to be the main reason that, of the two female leads in {{Hellsing}}, the more traditionally-considered "masculine" [[{{Bifauxnen}} Integra]] tends to overshadow (in-universe and out) the more vulnerable, emotional, skirt-wearing [[NiceGirl Seras]].

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* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Suspects this to be the main reason that, of the two female leads in {{Hellsing}}, ''{{Hellsing}}'', the more traditionally-considered "masculine" [[{{Bifauxnen}} Integra]] tends to overshadow (in-universe and out) the more vulnerable, emotional, skirt-wearing [[NiceGirl Seras]].



* RuleOfCool: Maven admits that {{Hellsing}} and Film/TheLostBoys pretty much ''run'' on this. [[TropesAreNotBad Not that it hurts their enjoyability whatsoever.]]

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* RuleOfCool: Maven admits that {{Hellsing}} ''{{Hellsing}}'' and Film/TheLostBoys ''Film/TheLostBoys'' pretty much ''run'' on this. [[TropesAreNotBad Not that it hurts their enjoyability whatsoever.]]]] She feels this trope was less effective for ''{{Film/Underworld}}'', though.



* SlobsVsSnobs: How the FurAgainstFang debate is depicted in {{Film/Underworld}}. Vampires party in a DeadlyDecadentCourt while [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent "Lycans"]] enjoy drinking cheap booze and pit fighting in a filthy sewer.

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* SlobsVsSnobs: How the FurAgainstFang debate is depicted in {{Film/Underworld}}.''{{Film/Underworld}}''. Vampires party in a DeadlyDecadentCourt while [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent "Lycans"]] enjoy drinking cheap booze and pit fighting in a filthy sewer.



** {{Discussed}} in {{Film/Underworld}} in particular, where she notes that the werewolves are portrayed as hairy monsters so [[DesignatedHero Selene will still look sympathetic as she guns them all down without remorse.]]

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** {{Discussed}} in {{Film/Underworld}} ''{{Film/Underworld}}'' in particular, where she notes that the werewolves are portrayed as hairy monsters so [[DesignatedHero Selene will still look sympathetic as she guns them all down without remorse.]]
29th Dec '16 1:46:21 PM Give1Take2
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** {{Discussed}} in {{Film/Underworld}} in particular, where she notes that the werewolves are portrayed as hairy monsters so [[DesignatedHero Selene will still look sympathetic as she guns them all down without remorse.]]
-->'''Maven:''' Once they shift, you can't tell them apart. And when they're ''slaughtered'', the audience feels ''no'' connection to their deaths. They're just shooting fodder. This is "disposable video game enemy" logic.
29th Dec '16 12:59:49 PM Give1Take2
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** Film/TheLostBoys. Maven speculates on many clear symbols and allusions to Literature/PeterPan and [[TitleDrop the Lost Boys]] that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen would have worked back when the scrip involved a mostly child cast]], but since said cast was bumped up to teenagers, who were then played by [[DawsonCasting obviously much older actors]], most of those same symbols and motifs became confused or no longer applicable. Maven particularly can't figure out whether or not Star and David's names are supposed to have any symbolic significance at all.

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** Film/TheLostBoys. Maven speculates on many that clear symbols and allusions to Literature/PeterPan and [[TitleDrop the Lost Boys]] that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Boys]][[WhatCouldHaveBeen would have worked back when the scrip involved script called for a mostly child cast]], but since said cast was bumped up to teenagers, who were then played by [[DawsonCasting obviously much older actors]], most of those same symbols and motifs became confused or no longer applicable. Maven particularly can't figure out whether or not Star and David's Star's names are is supposed to have any symbolic significance at all.



* LoserProtagonist

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* LoserProtagonistLoserProtagonist: Maven is a melodramatic, unemployed vampire wannabe who bums off her roommate Lindsey. Need we say more?



* ManChild: How she sees {{Adam Sandler}}'s characters and TheLostBoys.



** Maven snarks about this for TheLostBoys review, since most of the names are so subtle they'll hit you like a hammer. In case you missed it, the title TheLostBoys is an allusion to Literature/PeterPan and his lost boys; Michael is named after Michael from Literature/PeterPan; "Star" is the Second Star to the Right; Laddie means "little boy" for the TagalongKid; Lucy is named after Lucy from Literature/Dracula; and so on.



* PerkyGoth

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* PerkyGothPerkyGoth: Maven is this to a T.



* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Suspects this to be the main reason that, of the two female leads in {{Hellsing}}, the more traditionally-considered "masculine" [[{{Bifauxnen}} Integra]] tends to overshadow the more vulnerable, emotional, skirt-wearing [[NiceGirl Seras]].

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* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Suspects this to be the main reason that, of the two female leads in {{Hellsing}}, the more traditionally-considered "masculine" [[{{Bifauxnen}} Integra]] tends to overshadow (in-universe and out) the more vulnerable, emotional, skirt-wearing [[NiceGirl Seras]].


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* RuleOfCool: Maven admits that {{Hellsing}} and Film/TheLostBoys pretty much ''run'' on this. [[TropesAreNotBad Not that it hurts their enjoyability whatsoever.]]


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* SlobsVsSnobs: How the FurAgainstFang debate is depicted in {{Film/Underworld}}. Vampires party in a DeadlyDecadentCourt while [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent "Lycans"]] enjoy drinking cheap booze and pit fighting in a filthy sewer.
29th Dec '16 2:48:15 AM Give1Take2
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* DawsonCasting: In-universe Speculates that [[the titular Film/TheLostBoys Lost Boys]] are supposed to be teenagers, but since they were all cast by much older actors they all just come across as 20-something man-children.

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* DawsonCasting: In-universe Speculates In-universe. She speculates that [[the [[Film/TheLostBoys the titular Film/TheLostBoys Lost Boys]] are supposed to be teenagers, but since they were all cast they're played by much older actors they all just come across as 20-something man-children.
29th Dec '16 2:01:53 AM Give1Take2
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* DawsonCasting: In-universe Speculates that [[the titular Film/TheLostBoys Lost Boys]] are supposed to be teenagers, but since they were all cast by much older actors they all just come across as 20-something man-children.


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* FauxSymbolism: [[invoked]]
** Film/TheLostBoys. Maven speculates on many clear symbols and allusions to Literature/PeterPan and [[TitleDrop the Lost Boys]] that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen would have worked back when the scrip involved a mostly child cast]], but since said cast was bumped up to teenagers, who were then played by [[DawsonCasting obviously much older actors]], most of those same symbols and motifs became confused or no longer applicable. Maven particularly can't figure out whether or not Star and David's names are supposed to have any symbolic significance at all.
** [[invoked]] Maven also tells the viewer point-blank that most of the symbolism in {{Hellsing}} is made up of Hirano's random interests, or things he just felt like drawing at the time, but admits it sure [[RuleOfCool looks cool]] and makes the reader feel smart when [[GeniusBonus they get]] or [[UnconventionalLearningExperience learn about]] the said obscure references.


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** Explored again in TheHunger. Maven is very disappointed that an otherwise progressive portrayal of two bisexual women engaging in consensual intercourse (filmed in TheEighties) is undermined by the sex scene itself.
-->'''Maven:''' If the camera would just let us ''see'' these fabulous actors' faces... But those damn curtains are in the way, because apparently the film thought the audience wanted to feel like Peeping Toms instead of connecting to the characters' feelings.


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* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Suspects this to be the main reason that, of the two female leads in {{Hellsing}}, the more traditionally-considered "masculine" [[{{Bifauxnen}} Integra]] tends to overshadow the more vulnerable, emotional, skirt-wearing [[NiceGirl Seras]].
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