History YMMV / Anastasia

17th Dec '15 5:56:52 PM MagBas
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unfortunate implications need citations
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: The fact that the film portrays the Russian Revolution as being the result of a dark spell, courtesy of Raputin (as opposed to perceived injustices of society) could easily be taken as a TakeThat to revolutionaries as being pathetic dupes of evil men, although this would in turn come off with UnfortunateImplications as many of the revolutionaries had legitimate complaints. The Tsar wasn't exactly a shining hero himself.
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: The fact that the film portrays the Russian Revolution as being the result of a dark spell, courtesy of Raputin (as opposed to perceived injustices of society) could easily be taken as a TakeThat to revolutionaries as being pathetic dupes of evil men, although this would in turn come off with UnfortunateImplications as many of the revolutionaries had legitimate complaints. The Tsar wasn't exactly a shining hero himself.men.
5th Dec '15 10:37:01 PM Terran117
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: The fact that the film portrays the Russian Revolution as being the result of a dark spell, courtesy of Raputin (as opposed to perceived injustices of society) could easily be taken as a TakeThat to communists as being pathetic dupes of evil men.
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: The fact that the film portrays the Russian Revolution as being the result of a dark spell, courtesy of Raputin (as opposed to perceived injustices of society) could easily be taken as a TakeThat to communists revolutionaries as being pathetic dupes of evil men.men, although this would in turn come off with UnfortunateImplications as many of the revolutionaries had legitimate complaints. The Tsar wasn't exactly a shining hero himself.
23rd Sep '15 8:55:48 AM TheRealYuma
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* AllAnimationIsDisney: Could very well be the UrExample of this. This film is mistaken for Disney more than any other animated film out there, due largely in part to it copying many aspects of the "[[TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation 1990s Disney Princess formula]]". It is mistaken for a Disney film so often that if you search "Anastasia" on Google, one of the very first search suggestions will be "anastasia disney". ** Interestingly enough, for once this may have actually been an advantage as the comparisons were positive.
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* AllAnimationIsDisney: Could very well be the UrExample of this. This film is mistaken for Disney more than any other animated film out there, due largely in part to it copying many aspects of the "[[TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation 1990s Disney Princess formula]]". It is mistaken for a Disney film so often that if you search "Anastasia" on Google, one of the very first search suggestions will be "anastasia disney". ** disney". Interestingly enough, for once this may have actually been an advantage as the comparisons were positive.

* VindicatedByHistory: The movie had a decent-at-best box office showing of just over $50m (equating to about $100m today), which was not exactly the blockbuster Fox was hoping for with its new animation arm. However, once released on VHS, it gained a word-of-mouth following and spent over a year consecutively on the monthly best-selling VHS charts. ** On another note, the Romanovs themselves were initially not too keen on the film. Over time they warmed up to it.
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* VindicatedByHistory: The movie had a decent-at-best box office showing of just over $50m (equating to about $100m today), which was not exactly the blockbuster Fox was hoping for with its new animation arm. However, once released on VHS, it gained a word-of-mouth following and spent over a year consecutively on the monthly best-selling VHS charts. ** On another note, charts. Additionally, the Romanovs themselves were initially not too keen on the film. Over time they warmed up to it.
22nd Sep '15 11:46:46 AM TheRealYuma
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** Interestingly enough, for once this may have actually been an advantage as not only were the comparisons positive.
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** Interestingly enough, for once this may have actually been an advantage as not only were the comparisons were positive.
22nd Sep '15 9:13:30 AM TheRealYuma
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** Interestingly enough, for once this may have actually been an advantage as not only were the comparisons positive.
22nd Sep '15 9:04:04 AM TheRealYuma
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** On another note, the Romanovs themselves were initially not too keen on the film. Over time they warmed up to it.
7th Sep '15 1:20:15 PM PurrElise
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Vlad is never portrayed as anything other than a cuddly, BigFun, CoolOldGuy and yet he was perfectly comfortable with what was a very cruel scheme, namely swindling a sad, lonely old lady out of a lot of money by faking what would probably be her last hope of happiness. Unlike Dimitri, who learns a lesson and becomes far less of a JerkAss by the movie's end, Vlad never seems to learn anything or feel the slightest bit of guilt for what they tried to do. So a bit of a BitchInSheepsClothing or someone who has a set of very self-centred morals? Another possibility is if he were working on the same plan as Dimitri. As he says "I was a member of the imperial court" and so he could have known the Dowager Empress personally. Could it be that he was trying to create a ReplacementGoldfish? Make a fake so convincing that she wouldn't be able to tell the difference?
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Vlad is never portrayed as anything other than a cuddly, BigFun, CoolOldGuy and yet he was perfectly comfortable with what was a very cruel scheme, namely scheme. Namely swindling a sad, lonely old lady out of a lot of money by faking what would probably be her last hope of happiness. Unlike Dimitri, who learns a lesson and becomes far less of a JerkAss by the movie's end, Vlad never seems to learn anything or feel the slightest bit of guilt for what they tried to do. So a bit of a BitchInSheepsClothing or someone who has a set of very self-centred morals? Another possibility is if he were working on the same plan as Dimitri. As he says "I was a member of the imperial court" and so he could have known the Dowager Empress personally. Could it be that he was trying to create a ReplacementGoldfish? Make a fake so convincing that she wouldn't be able to tell the difference?
2nd Sep '15 7:19:57 AM ThomasSmith
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Vlad is never portrayed as anything other than a cuddly, BigFun, CoolOldGuy and yet he was perfectly comfortable with what was a very cruel scheme, namely swindling a sad, lonely old lady out of a lot of money by faking what would probably be her last hope of happiness. Unlike Dimitri, who learns a lesson and becomes far less of a JerkAss by the movie's end, Vlad never seems to learn anything or feel the slightest bit of guilt for what they tried to do. So a bit of a BitchInSheepsClothing or someone who has a set of very self-centred morals? Another possibility is if he were working on the same plan as Dimitri. As he says "I was a member of the imperial court" and so he could have known the Dowager Impress personally. Could it be that he was trying to create a ReplacementGoldfish? Make a fake so convincing that she wouldn't be able to tell the difference?
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Vlad is never portrayed as anything other than a cuddly, BigFun, CoolOldGuy and yet he was perfectly comfortable with what was a very cruel scheme, namely swindling a sad, lonely old lady out of a lot of money by faking what would probably be her last hope of happiness. Unlike Dimitri, who learns a lesson and becomes far less of a JerkAss by the movie's end, Vlad never seems to learn anything or feel the slightest bit of guilt for what they tried to do. So a bit of a BitchInSheepsClothing or someone who has a set of very self-centred morals? Another possibility is if he were working on the same plan as Dimitri. As he says "I was a member of the imperial court" and so he could have known the Dowager Impress Empress personally. Could it be that he was trying to create a ReplacementGoldfish? Make a fake so convincing that she wouldn't be able to tell the difference?
26th Aug '15 7:46:22 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales Russians Love Anastasia]]: ''Anastasia'' was actually well received in Russia and a box office hit, since its distributors took care to market it as not history but a historical fairy tale, letting the audience watch it with a fair dose of MST3KMantra.
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* [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales Russians Love Anastasia]]: MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: ''Anastasia'' was actually well received in Russia and a box office hit, since its distributors took care to market it as not history but a historical fairy tale, letting the audience watch it with a fair dose of MST3KMantra.
23rd Jul '15 11:34:02 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Vlad is never portrayed as anything other than a cuddly, BigFun, CoolOldGuy and yet he was perfectly comfortable with what was a very cruel scheme, namely swindling a sad, lonely old lady out of a lot of money by faking what would probably be her last hope of happiness. Unlike Dimitri, who learns a lesson and becomes far less of a JerkAss by the movie's end, Vlad never seems to learn anything or feel the slightest bit of guilt for what they tried to do. So a bit of a BitchInSheepsClothing or at the very least someone who has a set of very self-centred morals?
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Vlad is never portrayed as anything other than a cuddly, BigFun, CoolOldGuy and yet he was perfectly comfortable with what was a very cruel scheme, namely swindling a sad, lonely old lady out of a lot of money by faking what would probably be her last hope of happiness. Unlike Dimitri, who learns a lesson and becomes far less of a JerkAss by the movie's end, Vlad never seems to learn anything or feel the slightest bit of guilt for what they tried to do. So a bit of a BitchInSheepsClothing or at the very least someone who has a set of very self-centred morals?morals? Another possibility is if he were working on the same plan as Dimitri. As he says "I was a member of the imperial court" and so he could have known the Dowager Impress personally. Could it be that he was trying to create a ReplacementGoldfish? Make a fake so convincing that she wouldn't be able to tell the difference?
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