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29th Aug '16 12:31:29 PM rufusluciusivan
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* FreudianExcuse: A deleted scene reveals that Professor Screweyes became mad and adopted his cynical outlook of life after, [[spoiler:when he was a child, a crow ''pecked'' his left eye (hence the reason why there is a screw now)]].
6th Aug '16 3:05:24 PM gjjones
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* TheDogBitesBack: The crows who are present whenever Prof. Screweyes appears in the movie seem to dislike him for some reason. [[spoiler: so when he's left alone they ttake the chance to eat him alive.]]

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* TheDogBitesBack: The crows who are present whenever Prof. Screweyes appears in the movie seem to dislike him for some reason. [[spoiler: so So, when he's left alone alone, they ttake take the chance to eat him alive.]]


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* OhCrap: Screweyes gets this when [[spoiler:he is about to get DevouredByTheHorde of trained crows]].
8th Jul '16 11:26:25 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** It is well worth it to hunt around for Talbott's sequel book, ''Going Hollywood''. The story has Rex and pals go to Hollywood to have their life story made into a movie. Much TheyJustDidntCare-larity ensues. [[WriterRevolt One can't help but wonder...]]

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** It is well worth it to hunt around for Talbott's sequel book, ''Going Hollywood''. The story has Rex and pals go to Hollywood to have their life story made into a movie. Much TheyJustDidntCare-larity ensues. [[WriterRevolt One can't help but wonder...]]
31st May '16 6:42:46 PM MaxWest2
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* RedemptionRejection: Professor Screweyes is offered a chance to renounce his ways and join Professor Neweyes. He declines.
30th May '16 11:43:34 PM Give1Take2
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* CharacterDevelopment: Louie learns to be less of a pushy "tough guy," and not to be so insecure in his masculinity, allowing female figures in his life [[spoiler:like his mutual crush Cecelia and his mother]] to show affection to him in public.



* FauxHorrific: Louie tells a distraught, criminally neglected Cecelia that he ran away from home because his mother, get this, always slobbers kisses all over him... ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous in public!]]''

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* FauxHorrific: Louie tells a distraught, criminally neglected Cecelia that he ran away from home because his mother, get this, mother is always slobbers kisses all over him... ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous in public!]]''


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* RealMenHateAffection: Louie believes this at first, as he leaves home because his mother ''embarrasses'' him by slobbering kisses all over him, and refuses to kiss or show affection to Cecelia because he's been led to believe that showing ''any'' sentimentality is "unmanly."
30th May '16 11:20:05 PM Give1Take2
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* TheDogBitesBack: The crows who are present whenever Prof. Screweyes appears in the movie seem to dislike him for some reason: so when he's left alone they took the chance to eat him alive.

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* TheDogBitesBack: The crows who are present whenever Prof. Screweyes appears in the movie seem to dislike him for some reason: reason. [[spoiler: so when he's left alone they took ttake the chance to eat him alive.]]



* EvilTwin: Actually, just an ordinary brother, not a twin brother.
** They never mentioned if they were twins or not... they certainly looked a lot alike, if you leave the screw eye and all that aside...
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: According to most of the kids, it would be. On the other hand, the fact that some kids and virtually all adults are ''scared'' by the idea of actual dinosaurs running about is why Screweyes wants to get his hands on the heroes. That said, when he does get his hands on the protagonists and turns them mean with his evil pills, they don't rampage so much as sit there and look angry.
** Only because they're chained, though... one can only imagine what would have happened if they had escaped the circus...
* {{Flashback}}

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* EvilTwin: Actually, just an ordinary Or evil brother, not a twin brother.
** They never mentioned if they were
as Screweyes is to Neweyes. Whether they're twins or not... just brothers is never revealed, though they certainly looked do look a lot alike, if you leave the screw eye and all that aside...
''lot'' alike.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: According to most of the kids, it would be. On the other hand, the fact that some kids and virtually all adults are ''scared'' by the idea of actual dinosaurs running about is why Screweyes wants to get his hands on the heroes. That said, [[spoiler: Subverted when he does get his hands on the protagonists and turns them mean with his evil pills, they don't rampage so much as sit there pills. They indeed become dangerous, and look angry.
** Only
when he releases Rex from his chains the latter almost eats him.]]
* FaceYourFears: It's implied that Screweyes keeps crows near him despite being afraid of them, a Circus of Fear, and wants to get his hands on the dinosaurs [[spoiler:just to control them]]
because they're chained, though... one can only imagine what he wants to face and control his own fears, which would have happened if they had escaped consume him otherwise. [[spoiler:In the circus...
end, [[LiteralMetaphor that's exactly what happens.]]]]
* {{Flashback}}FauxHorrific: Louie tells a distraught, criminally neglected Cecelia that he ran away from home because his mother, get this, always slobbers kisses all over him... ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous in public!]]''
* {{Flashback}}: The whole movie is this, with Rex telling his story to a bird he met at a golf course.



* GentleGiant: Rex.
* GRatedMentalIllness: Generally subverted/averted with Screweyes.

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* GentleGiant: Rex.
Rex, Woob and Dweeb.
* GRatedMentalIllness: Generally subverted/averted Averted with Screweyes.Screweyes, whose implied mental illness is depicted as ''very'' disturbing, and often ''dangerous''.



* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: [[spoiler:Louie says as much to Rex when he nearly kills Prof. Screweyes at the end, claiming that there are some bad people out there who make life miserable for others, and that Rex doesn't have to be like that by killing and eating the professor.]]



* InformedAbility: Much of Neweyes' plan (and the film's plot) hinges on the dinosaurs' apparent intelligence and abilities -- to navigate New York City, to handle the modern world, to make up their own minds about what they want to do with their lives. In reality, they're extremely childlike and naive, and this nearly winds up being their undoing.

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* InformedAbility: Much of Neweyes' plan (and the film's plot) hinges on the dinosaurs' apparent intelligence and abilities -- to navigate New York City, to handle the modern world, to make up their own minds about what they want to do with their lives. In reality, they're extremely childlike and naive, and this nearly winds up being their undoing. Leading to...
* InformedAttribute: The dinosaurs are supposedly much more intelligent on Brain Grain. While they are able to talk like humans, they often come across as more naive, childlike, slow-thinking, wide-eyed and slack-jawed, whereas in their natural state they seem more cunning in a predatory way.



* LightIsGood / DarkIsEvil: Captain Neweyes and Professor Screweyes, full stop.



* MindControlEyes

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* MindControlEyesMindControlEyes: Professor Screweyes.



* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer gave the impression that Screweye's role as the "Master of Fear" would have been more prominent and that the dinosaurs only appeared monstrous during his act as the result of his machine. Screweyes is only in the movie during the last 25 minutes or so and is more of a pathetic, ineffectual villain, and the dinosaurs actually turned evil as the result of his pills.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer gave the impression that Screweye's role as the "Master of Fear" would have been more prominent and that the dinosaurs only appeared monstrous during his act as the result of his machine. [[spoiler: Screweyes is only in the movie during the last 25 minutes or so and is more of a pathetic, ineffectual villain, and the dinosaurs actually turned evil as the result of his Brain Drain pills.]]



* ObviouslyEvil: Professor Screweyes, full stop.



* PolarOppositeTwins: While it's never confirmed if they're twins or just brothers, Neweyes and Screweyes look very similar and have complete opposite personalities.



* PuppyLove: Louie and Cecilia

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* PuppyLove: Louie and CeciliaCecilia.


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* SaveTheVillain: [[spoiler: Louie saves Prof. Screweyes from being eaten by Rex at the end.]]


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** At the end of the movie, [[spoiler:what happened to the circus full of people? First Neweyes shows up in his ship, then Stubbs quits with an OverlyLongList of grievances that makes the audience laugh, then Neweyes, the dinoaurs and the kids fly away, and then Screweyes is suddenly, inexplicably left alone in the whole circus. Did everyone quietly shuffle out between Stubbs leaving and Neweyes lifting off five seconds later?]]


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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Louie tells this to [[spoiler:Rex]] at the climax, before [[spoiler:healing him with a CoolDownHug]].
28th Apr '16 7:03:20 PM Keeyla
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** When Rex is in his 'feral' form, he's drawn in the upright, old timey T-rex style, instead of the horizontal-leaning way that is seen as accurate today.
25th Apr '16 10:25:23 PM Cakeman
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* DevolutionDevice: Screweyes' Brain Drain pills, which he uses to briefly transform the kids into chimpanzees and revert the dinosaurs to their pre-Brain Grain forms. Which are violent and monstrous. Huh.

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* DevolutionDevice: Screweyes' Brain Drain pills, pills that he created in response to Neweyes' Brain Grain cereal, which he uses to briefly transform the kids into chimpanzees and revert the dinosaurs to their pre-Brain Grain forms. Which are violent and monstrous. Huh.



* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Professor Screweyes.

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* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Professor Screweyes.Screweyes, whose a stark contrast to his brother.
14th Apr '16 12:10:40 PM PKMN37
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* ConspicuousCG: Most notably during the scene with Louie's flight on Elsa's back through the city.

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* ConspicuousCG: Most notably during the scene with Louie's flight on Elsa's back through across the city.
14th Apr '16 12:09:51 PM PKMN37
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* ConspicuousCG: Most notably during the scene when Louie's flight on Elsa's back through the city.

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* ConspicuousCG: Most notably during the scene when with Louie's flight on Elsa's back through the city.
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