History WesternAnimation / ATrollInCentralPark

15th Aug '17 2:01:43 PM ClintEastwood
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* InkSuitActor: Gus bears a small resemblance to his actor Phillip Glasser.
18th Jul '17 5:08:44 PM MagBas
Is there an issue? Send a Message
18th Jul '17 5:08:26 PM MagBas
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WorldHealingWave: [[spoiler:At the end, which restores the damage Gnorga did to Central Park, and [[FridgeHorror subsequently covers all of New York in plant life.]]]]
** [[spoiler:"The world's economy is going to collapse because New York has been consumed by a ''giant hedge!''" -The Nostalgia Critic]]

to:

* WorldHealingWave: [[spoiler:At the end, which restores the damage Gnorga did to Central Park, and [[FridgeHorror subsequently covers all of New York in plant life.]]]]
** [[spoiler:"The world's economy is going to collapse because New York has been consumed by a ''giant hedge!''" -The Nostalgia Critic]]
]]
7th Nov '16 7:23:13 AM dlchen145
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Badass}}: Also Gnorga. No, really. Or as close as you'll get to one in a movie like this.
21st Oct '16 10:03:24 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TrollcentralparkOnTheRight_5420.jpg]]


to:

[[quoteright:200:http://static.[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TrollcentralparkOnTheRight_5420.jpg]]

org/pmwiki/pub/images/a_troll_in_central_park.jpg]]
28th Aug '16 8:33:04 AM squadallahthistle
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Also, if it counts, "I'M A BAD TROLL! A VERY BAD TROLL!"
30th May '16 10:02:07 PM Gideoncrawle
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->'''[[BigBad Gnorga]]''': ''He is kind, he is good, he is gentle... and, [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad he is giving a bad name]] to trolls everywhere!''

to:

->'''[[BigBad Gnorga]]''': ''He is kind, he is good, he is gentle... and, [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad he is giving a bad name]] name to trolls everywhere!''



->'''Gnorga''': (grabs him, pulls him closer) ''[[TakenForGranite Stone him!]]''
->'''Llort''': ''Why not make an example of him? [[BigApplesauce I know a place]], [[BlatantLies rock and steel, where nothing grows. Huh hmm, nothing!]] [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Creatures more troll-like than we are]], think of it, for him it will be worse than stone, [[FateWorseThanDeath it will be slow, it will be painful!]] Think what they'll say about you in the newspapers! Why, it's a shoo-in for the tabloids!''

to:

->'''Gnorga''': (grabs him, pulls him closer) ''[[TakenForGranite Stone him!]]''
''Stone him!''
->'''Llort''': ''Why not make an example of him? [[BigApplesauce I know a place]], [[BlatantLies place, rock and steel, where nothing grows. Huh hmm, nothing!]] [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters nothing! Creatures more troll-like than we are]], are, think of it, for him it will be worse than stone, [[FateWorseThanDeath it will be slow, it will be painful!]] painful! Think what they'll say about you in the newspapers! Why, it's a shoo-in for the tabloids!''
25th May '16 1:19:28 PM EBsessed
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SpoiledBrat: Gus. A rich kid with a nasty temper, whom the Queen describes as being troll-like. He does grow out of it though.

to:

* SpoiledBrat: Subverted with Gus. A He's a rich kid with a nasty temper, temper whom the Queen describes as being troll-like. He does grow troll-like, but this is actually justified as TruthInTelevision, as any psychologist will tell you that a kid his age dealing with ParentalAbandonment will act out of it though.just like he does. He's not a spoiled brat, he's just dealing with family trauma.
25th May '16 1:13:47 PM EBsessed
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RandomEventsPlot: The film's plot, besides being very simplistic, is also extremely loose. It starts with Stanley's flower planting getting uncovered and him getting exiled from the Troll world to New York, where he hides under a bridge in Central Park--then he encounters Rosie and Gus, who snuck out to the park, and partakes in a half hour of entertaining them with his flowers and magic. Then Gnorga finds out he's still alive and decides to take matters into her own hands, arriving at New York to kidnap the kids as bait (and turning Gus into a troll) so she can lure Stanley to her, forcing him to man up and save the day, although he gets turned to stone when Gnorga uses Gus' powers on him. Gus changes back to human, but still has a magic thumb and manages to change Stanley back in turn. They all sing together as Stanley's magic envelops all of New York in plant life. The end.

to:

* RandomEventsPlot: The film's plot, besides being very simplistic, is also extremely loose. It starts with Stanley's flower planting getting uncovered and him getting exiled from the Troll world to New York, where he hides under a bridge in Central Park--then Park. Then he encounters Rosie and Gus, who snuck out to the park, and partakes in a half hour of entertaining them with his flowers and magic. Then Gnorga finds out he's still alive and decides to take matters into her own hands, arriving at New York to kidnap the kids as bait (and turning Gus into a troll) so she can lure Stanley to her, forcing him to man up and save the day, although he gets turned to stone when Gnorga uses Gus' powers on him. Gus changes back to human, but still has a magic thumb and manages to change Stanley back in turn. They all sing together as Stanley's magic envelops all of New York in plant life. The end.



* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: In at least one point, Stanley refers to troll powers as "prestidigitation" instead of "magic." This is even an inaccurate use, since prestidigitation refers to stage magic and not supernatural powers. This might make sense when you consider Stanley was trying to emphasize that Gnorga's magic is much more powerful than his. And "Prestidigitation" is derived from the word for "finger"... perhaps it's meant to be a too-subtle pun?

to:

* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: In at least one point, Stanley refers to troll powers as "prestidigitation" instead of "magic." This is even an inaccurate use, since prestidigitation refers to stage magic and not supernatural powers. This might make sense when you consider Stanley was trying to emphasize that Gnorga's magic is much more powerful than his. And "Prestidigitation" "prestidigitation" is derived from the word for "finger"... perhaps it's meant to be a too-subtle pun?



* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: The parents leave their kids with the housekeeper expecting her to babysit them. Housekeepers aren't babysitters.
23rd May '16 11:04:25 PM EBsessed
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: While Stanley is initially shown to merely have a magic GreenThumb that makes flowers grow and come to life, later on when he meets Rosie and Gus, he is revealed to have "prestidigitation" abilities which allow such feats as making a toy boat grow to full size and fly, and create a dreamlike world from Stanley's own mind. This ability isn't even foreshadowed prior to those scenes.
** Gnorga's magical powers are certainly implied to be quite flexible, [[spoiler: but her ability to control Gus' own magic thumb from a distance against his will in the films climax comes off as a really blatant example of this.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Llort's alternative sentence to have Stanley banished instead of being stoned is not only the mainspring of the films plot, [[spoiler:but also indirectly leads to the downfall of Gnorga's rule.]]

to:

* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: NewPowersAsThePlotDemands:
**
While Stanley is initially shown to merely have a magic GreenThumb that makes flowers grow and come to life, later on when he meets Rosie and Gus, he is revealed to have "prestidigitation" abilities which allow such feats as making a toy boat grow to full size and fly, and create a dreamlike world from Stanley's own mind. This ability isn't even foreshadowed prior to those scenes.
** Gnorga's magical powers are certainly implied to be quite flexible, [[spoiler: but her ability to control Gus' own magic thumb from a distance against his will in the films film's climax comes off as a really blatant example of this.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Llort's alternative sentence to have Stanley banished instead of being stoned is not only the mainspring of the films film's plot, [[spoiler:but also indirectly leads to the downfall of Gnorga's rule.]]



* NoOntologicalInertia: [[spoiler:Stanley's "Dreamboat" gradually disappearing as he turns to stone, and Gnorga's tornado magically taking away her and Llort when she is completely turned into a rose bush. Curiously, while her spell that turned Gus into a troll wears off, it leaves him with a magic green thumb, and Stanley doesn't revert back to normal.]]

to:

* NoOntologicalInertia: [[spoiler:Stanley's "Dreamboat" gradually disappearing as he turns to stone, and Gnorga's tornado magically taking away her and Llort when she is completely turned into a rose bush. Curiously, while her spell that turned turns Gus into a troll wears off, it leaves him with a magic green thumb, and Stanley doesn't revert back to normal.]]



** How did Gnorga even know where to banish Stanley to when Llort didn't even tell her where it was to begin with, and only gave a general description of how horrible it was? And how did Llort even learn about New York in the first place or even know if it was as bad as he made it out to be, since the Troll Kingdom is clearly a far ways off from any place humans would be around? Stanley mentions offhand that his mother used to read him stories about humans, but when Llort discusses sending Stanley to New York, he words it in a way that makes it seem like none of the other trolls knew about the human world.
** The source of Stanley's "prestidigitation" powers, which is not explained and [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands comes out of nowhere]], with no foreshadowing, midway through the film. Earlier he was shown to have magic, but only the kind that could grow plants.
** While Gnorga going to New York without bringing other trolls can be written off due to her impatient, temperamental personality, did she even consider that sending a Tornado to destroy Central Park, located in one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, all just to capture a rogue troll and two kids, would attract a lot of unwanted attention? Even the next day, well after she's defeated, no one seems to be raising a stink about how Central Park has been completely razed.

to:

** How did Gnorga even know where to banish Stanley to when Llort didn't even tell her where it was to begin with, and only gave a general description of how horrible it was? And how did Llort even learn about New York in the first place or even know if it was as bad as he made it out to be, since the Troll Kingdom is clearly a far ways off from any place humans would be around? Stanley mentions offhand that his mother used to read him stories about humans, but when Llort discusses sending Stanley to New York, he words it in a way that makes it seem like none of the other trolls knew about the human world.
around?
** The source of Stanley's "prestidigitation" powers, which is not explained and [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands comes out of nowhere]], with no foreshadowing, midway through the film. Earlier he was shown to have magic, but only the kind that could grow plants. \n [[note]]It's possible that the green thumb isn't simply a plant power, but a power that can make one's dreams reality, which embodies Stanley's whole philosophy on life. He only uses it for plants at first because his dream is to cover the world in greenery.[[/note]]
** While Gnorga going to New York without bringing other trolls can be written off due to her impatient, temperamental personality, did she even consider that sending a Tornado tornado to destroy Central Park, located in one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, all just to capture a rogue troll and two kids, would attract a lot of unwanted attention? Even the next day, well after she's defeated, no one seems to be raising a stink about how Central Park has been completely razed.razed. [[note]]It may be less that she didn't consider it and more that she just doesn't care how her actions affect the world or others. She IS a villain after all.[[/note]]



* PsychopathicManchild: Gnorga.
* RandomEventsPlot: The films plot, besides being very simplistic, is also extremely loose--it starts with Stanley's flower planting getting uncovered and him getting exiled from the Troll world to New York, where he hides under a bridge in Central Park--then he encounters Rosie and Gus, who snuck out to the park, and partakes in a half hour of entertaining them with his flowers and magic. Then Gnorga finds out he's still alive and decides to take matters into her own hands, arriving at New York to kidnap the kids as bait (and turning Gus into a troll) so she can lure Stanley to her, forcing him to man up and save the day, although he gets turned to stone when Gnorga uses Gus' powers on him. Gus changes back to human, but still has a magic thumb and manages to change Stanley back in turn. They all sing together as Stanley's magic envelops all of New York in plant life. The end.

to:

* PsychopathicManchild: Gnorga.
[[PsychopathicManchild PsychopathicWomanChild]]: Gnorga
* RandomEventsPlot: The films film's plot, besides being very simplistic, is also extremely loose--it loose. It starts with Stanley's flower planting getting uncovered and him getting exiled from the Troll world to New York, where he hides under a bridge in Central Park--then he encounters Rosie and Gus, who snuck out to the park, and partakes in a half hour of entertaining them with his flowers and magic. Then Gnorga finds out he's still alive and decides to take matters into her own hands, arriving at New York to kidnap the kids as bait (and turning Gus into a troll) so she can lure Stanley to her, forcing him to man up and save the day, although he gets turned to stone when Gnorga uses Gus' powers on him. Gus changes back to human, but still has a magic thumb and manages to change Stanley back in turn. They all sing together as Stanley's magic envelops all of New York in plant life. The end.
This list shows the last 10 events of 124. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=WesternAnimation.ATrollInCentralPark