History WesternAnimation / RecessSchoolsOut

7th Nov '16 3:16:31 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: This film shows that Miss Finster is an excellent hand-to-hand combat fighter, and Ms. Grotke is a martial arts expert.
12th Sep '16 10:34:36 PM randomguy399
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* {{Deuteragonist}}: Principal Prickly is this to TJ's protagonist, as he has more screentime and a larger role than ever before.
1st Sep '16 9:40:51 AM themisterfree
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* AbsenteeActor: While almost every supporting student has a role in the film, whether they speak or not, Butch, Cornchip Girl and Menlo are surprisingly absent.



* CompletelyDifferentTitle: In Germany, it's (translated), ''Big Recess: The Secret Mission''.
** French: ''Recess: Give Me a Break!''
** Polish: ''Recess: Goodbye School''
** Swedish: ''Recess: Mission to Save Summer Vacation''
** Finnish: ''Recess: Save the Summer Holiday''.
** Some other countries called it ''Recess: The Movie'' or stuck with the original title.
27th Aug '16 6:36:01 AM themisterfree
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* ChaosArchitecture: The school's auditorium looks completely different to how it did in the series, and at times it looks as though it takes up the entire building. Not to mention the skylight that appears out of nowhere in the climax....
26th Aug '16 8:30:00 PM themisterfree
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* GratuitousNinja: The gang is shocked when a troop of ninjas start chasing them, and Ms. Finster and Randall are baffled when they see it.

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* GratuitousNinja: The gang is shocked when a troop Part of ninjas start chasing them, and Benedict's task force, for some unfathomable reason. When some of them chase the group at one point, Ms. Finster and Randall are witnesses this, is baffled when and subsequently assumes the school is now a secret jujitsu base.
-->'''Gus:''' Ninjas! Why did
they see it.have to be ninjas?!



* HarsherInHindsight: Benedict's plot in the movie is to increase standardized testing and get rid of recess in order to improve grades in American schools. Fast forward fifteen years to the present and the American government in many states appears to be doing this, placing more focus on standardized testing and not allowing recess in some areas.



* {{Ninja}}: Part of Benedict's task force, for some unfathomable reason. When some of them chase the group at one point, Ms. Finster witnesses this and assumes the school is now a secret jujitsu base.
-->'''Gus:''' Ninjas! Why did they have to be ninjas?!
26th Aug '16 8:26:57 PM themisterfree
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* GratuitousNinja: The gang is shocked when a troop of ninjas start chasing them, and Ms. Finster and Randall are baffled when they see it.
1st Aug '16 7:53:27 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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It's the end of the school year, and T.J. is looking forward to having the time of his life with his friends all summer long...until he finds out each of them are going to different summer camps. Boredom and loneliness sets in for him until he notices something strange going on at the school. He makes his older sister, Becky, pick up the rest of the gang from their camps (unwillingly), so they can aid him in finding out what's going on, as his parents (or the police) won't believe him, and after getting Principal Prickly to see what was going on, he somehow was zapped inside the building. The gang don't believe him at first, and think he made the whole thing up for them to come back from camp, until they see a satellite come out of the school and shoot a laser into the sky. Two nights later, they plan a stakeout (with Randall snooping around and seeing what's up, and getting Miss Finster to try and stop them).

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It's the end of the school year, and T.J. is looking forward to having the time of his life with his friends all summer long...until he finds out each of them are going to different summer camps. Boredom and loneliness sets in for him until he notices something strange going on at the school. He makes his older sister, Becky, pick up the rest of the gang from their camps (unwillingly), so they can aid him in finding out what's going on, as neither his parents (or nor the police) won't police believe him, and after getting Principal Prickly to see what was going on, he somehow was zapped inside the building. The gang don't believe him at first, and think he made the whole thing up for them to come back from camp, until they see a satellite come out of the school and shoot a laser into the sky. Two nights later, they plan a stakeout (with Randall snooping around and seeing what's up, and getting Miss Finster to try and stop them).



* BigNo: Done by Mikey when he finds out the villain's plan then again at the climax when the beam's about to be engaged right before [[spoiler:Miss Finster bursts in]]

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* BigNo: Done by Mikey when he finds out the villain's plan then again at the climax when the beam's about to be engaged right before [[spoiler:Miss Finster bursts in]] in]].



* BodyDouble: Although not willingly done by Prickly: Shortly after Prickly was teleported inside the school [[spoiler: and imprisoned by Benedict's goons]], Prickly apparently left the school when TJ was trying to convince his friends that he was being genuinely honest about something up with the school (they found documents that they initially indicated that the staff were simply people restocking the supply room, to his friends anger), although after they witnessed the weather altering laser in action, they then assumed that Prickly was behind the whole thing. It wasn't until TJ did some more sleuthing the next morning where he stumbled upon Prickly's golf pants that the truth became even more insidious: [[spoiler: The "Prickly" that they earlier witnessed was actually the ugly bald guy incognito, presumably to keep the other people in the dark about what's really going on at the school, and the ''real'' Prickly was being held hostage.]]

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* BodyDouble: Although not willingly done by Prickly: Shortly after Prickly was teleported inside the school [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and imprisoned by Benedict's goons]], Prickly apparently left the school when TJ was trying to convince his friends that he was being genuinely honest about something up with the school (they found documents that they initially indicated that the staff were simply people restocking the supply room, to his friends anger), although after they witnessed the weather altering laser in action, they then assumed that Prickly was behind the whole thing. It wasn't until TJ did some more sleuthing the next morning where he stumbled upon Prickly's golf pants that the truth became even more insidious: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The "Prickly" that they earlier witnessed was actually the ugly bald guy incognito, presumably to keep the other people in the dark about what's really going on at the school, and the ''real'' Prickly was being held hostage.]]



-->''[[spoiler: (when Benedict is activating the tractor beam, T.J. throws Vince a baseball)]]''\\

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-->''[[spoiler: (when -->''[[spoiler:(when Benedict is activating the tractor beam, T.J. throws Vince a baseball)]]''\\



** T.J. finds his confiscated baseball in Prickly's desk when he goes to search his office, then [[spoiler: throws it to Vince during the climax so he can use it to destroy the tractor beam]].

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** T.J. finds his confiscated baseball in Prickly's desk when he goes to search his office, then [[spoiler: throws [[spoiler:throws it to Vince during the climax so he can use it to destroy the tractor beam]].



* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler: Benedict to Prickly.]]
* ExposeTheVillainGetHisJob: [[spoiler: When Prickly told the Superintendent about Benedict's ban on Recess when he was principal, the superintendent fired Benedict and gave the job to Prickly.]]

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* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler: Benedict [[spoiler:Benedict to Prickly.]]
* ExposeTheVillainGetHisJob: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Prickly told the Superintendent about Benedict's ban on Recess when he was principal, the superintendent fired Benedict and gave the job to Prickly.]]



* GondorCallsForAid / MisfitMobilizationMoment: After TJ's been captured, the rest of the gang return to camp, and rally the rest of the Third Street student body to fight back.

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* GondorCallsForAid / MisfitMobilizationMoment: GondorCallsForAid[=/=]MisfitMobilizationMoment: After TJ's been captured, the rest of the gang return to camp, and rally the rest of the Third Street student body to fight back.



* IWasQuiteALooker: Miss Finster back in the '60s...[[spoiler: except for the fact that she has the same voice as she does in the present.]] However, [[spoiler:April Winchell was probably going to use her normal voice for that scene, but she was already using it for T.J.'s mom.]]

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* IWasQuiteALooker: Miss Finster back in the '60s...[[spoiler: except [[spoiler:except for the fact that she has the same voice as she does in the present.]] However, [[spoiler:April Winchell was probably going to use her normal voice for that scene, but she was already using it for T.J.'s mom.]]



* LastNameBasis: TJ with Principal Prickly, as per usual. [[spoiler: Which makes it all the more heartwarming when they call each other "Teej" and "Pete" in the final scene.]]

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* LastNameBasis: TJ with Principal Prickly, as per usual. [[spoiler: Which [[spoiler:Which makes it all the more heartwarming when they call each other "Teej" and "Pete" in the final scene.]]



* [[MistakenForSpies Mistaken For Spy]]: In part of his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to TJ, Principal Prickly scolds him for convincing the FBI that Prickly was a Chinese agent, which got him arrested.

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* [[MistakenForSpies Mistaken For Spy]]: {{Mistaken for Sp|ies}}y: In part of his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to TJ, Principal Prickly scolds him for convincing the FBI that Prickly was a Chinese agent, which got him arrested.



* SwiperNoSwiping: Mikey shouts at the villain to stop during the final showdown. He asks if Mikey ''really'' thought he would stop if somebody just asked after he went through so much to get there. Mikey asks if he said please would he stop.

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* SwiperNoSwiping: Mikey Gretchen shouts at the villain to stop during the final showdown. He asks if Mikey she ''really'' thought he would stop if somebody just asked after he went through so much to get there. Mikey asks if he said please would he stop.


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* WouldRatherSuffer: Miss Finster would rather eat playground dirt than go back to Benedict.
8th Jul '16 5:28:00 PM theLibrarian
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* HarsherInHindsight: Benedict's plot in the movie is to increase standardized testing and get rid of recess in order to improve grades in American schools. Fast forward fifteen years to the present and the American government in many states appears to be doing this, placing more focus on standardized testing and not allowing recess in some areas.
28th Jun '16 6:54:46 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* NeverMyFault: Benedict never wastes any opportunity to blame Prickly for ruining his life and career, even though it was his own deluded beliefs and insane methods that drew him the wrath of not just everybody around him, but also the ''President''.


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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Benedict's justification for destroying recess? ''To improve test scores in the US''. However, his aspiration of becoming President through this as well as his attempt to ''jumpstart a new ice age'' certainly makes this one an aversion.
29th May '16 7:22:58 PM Hedging
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* EndlessWinter: Benedict's method of destroying summer vacation. He claims that by keeping summer from ever coming, schools won't be able to have summer break.
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