History YMMV / AnimalHouse

23rd Apr '18 12:15:36 PM TrollBrutal
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23rd Apr '18 12:13:02 PM TrollBrutal
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** Dean Wormer gloating about how he's notified the Deltas' local draft boards about their expulsion. As pointed out above under Designated Villain, he's completely justified in wanting the Deltas off his campus, but this makes it clear that he doesn't just want them off his campus, he wants them ''dead'' or at least in assigned to a harsh duty, for once.

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** Dean Wormer gloating about how he's notified the Deltas' local draft boards about their expulsion. As pointed out above under Designated Villain, he's completely justified in wanting the Deltas off his campus, but this makes it clear that he doesn't just want them off his campus, he wants them ''dead'' or at least in assigned to a harsh harsh, dangerous duty, for once.
23rd Apr '18 12:10:40 PM TrollBrutal
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** Dean Wormer gloating about how he's notified the Deltas' local draft boards about their expulsion. As pointed out above under Designated Villain, he's completely justified in wanting the Deltas off his campus, but this makes it clear that he doesn't just want them off his campus, he wants them ''dead''.
** To be fair, at the time this movie was set, the draft was something that most young men had to deal with, and did ''not'' necessarily entail going to Vietnam. The Vietnam War didn't heat up in a large way until several years after the time of this movie.

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** Dean Wormer gloating about how he's notified the Deltas' local draft boards about their expulsion. As pointed out above under Designated Villain, he's completely justified in wanting the Deltas off his campus, but this makes it clear that he doesn't just want them off his campus, he wants them ''dead''.
** To be fair,
''dead'' or at the time this movie was set, the draft was something that most young men had least in assigned to deal with, and did ''not'' necessarily entail going to Vietnam. The Vietnam War didn't heat up in a large way until several years after the time of this movie.harsh duty, for once.
23rd Apr '18 12:09:16 PM TrollBrutal
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** Given the constant, nightmarish and unchecked havok routinely caused by Delta House, the villain status of Dean Wormer can come off as questionable, at least until he goes out of his way to make sure the Deltas are sent to Vietnam after they have already been expelled. On the other hand, there is the point of view that an authority figure who tries to enforce the rules should abide by them, be above reproach and shouldn't abuse his power in the first place, no matter the cause. The Vietnam itself adds another layer of contention too, when the movie was made, the collective imaginary gets the implication that Vietnam is an UriahGambit, but when during the time the movie is actually set, it wasn't a hot, deadly theatre yet.

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** Given the constant, nightmarish and unchecked havok routinely caused by Delta House, the villain status of Dean Wormer can come off as questionable, at least until he goes out of his way to make sure the Deltas are sent to Vietnam after they have already been expelled. On the other hand, there is the point of view that an authority figure who tries to enforce the rules should abide by them, be above reproach and shouldn't abuse his power in the first place, no matter the cause. The Vietnam destination itself adds another layer of contention too, when the movie was made, the collective imaginary gets the implication that Vietnam is an UriahGambit, but when during the time the movie is actually set, it wasn't has not become a hot, deadly theatre yet.
23rd Apr '18 12:05:30 PM TrollBrutal
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** Given the constant, nightmarish and unchecked havok routinely caused by Delta House, the villain status of Dean Wormer can come off as questionable, at least until he goes out of his way to make sure the Deltas are sent to Vietnam after they have already been expelled. On the other hand, there is the point of view that an authority figure who tries to enforce the rules should abide by them, be above reproach and shouldn't abuse his power in the first place, no matter the cause.

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** Given the constant, nightmarish and unchecked havok routinely caused by Delta House, the villain status of Dean Wormer can come off as questionable, at least until he goes out of his way to make sure the Deltas are sent to Vietnam after they have already been expelled. On the other hand, there is the point of view that an authority figure who tries to enforce the rules should abide by them, be above reproach and shouldn't abuse his power in the first place, no matter the cause. The Vietnam itself adds another layer of contention too, when the movie was made, the collective imaginary gets the implication that Vietnam is an UriahGambit, but when during the time the movie is actually set, it wasn't a hot, deadly theatre yet.
23rd Apr '18 12:00:08 PM TrollBrutal
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** Given the constant, nightmarish and unchecked havok rutinely caused by Delta House, the villain status of Dean Wormer can come off as questionable, at least until he goes out of his way to make sure the Deltas are sent to Vietnam after they are already being expelled. On the other hand, there is the point of view that an authority figure who tries to enforce the rules should abide by them, be above reproach and shouldn't abuse his power in the first place, no matter the cause.

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** Given the constant, nightmarish and unchecked havok rutinely routinely caused by Delta House, the villain status of Dean Wormer can come off as questionable, at least until he goes out of his way to make sure the Deltas are sent to Vietnam after they are have already being been expelled. On the other hand, there is the point of view that an authority figure who tries to enforce the rules should abide by them, be above reproach and shouldn't abuse his power in the first place, no matter the cause.
23rd Apr '18 11:57:56 AM TrollBrutal
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Dave Jennings: CoolTeacher and a liberating figure much needed in a stuffy environment or a bad, toxic influence without boundaries?

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Dave Jennings: CoolTeacher and a liberating figure much needed in a stuffy environment or a bad, toxic influence without boundaries?boundaries?
** Given the constant, nightmarish and unchecked havok rutinely caused by Delta House, the villain status of Dean Wormer can come off as questionable, at least until he goes out of his way to make sure the Deltas are sent to Vietnam after they are already being expelled. On the other hand, there is the point of view that an authority figure who tries to enforce the rules should abide by them, be above reproach and shouldn't abuse his power in the first place, no matter the cause.
6th Apr '18 6:23:53 AM wittylibrarian
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** The image of Kevin Bacon screaming "ALL IS WELL" during the parade riot has turned into a popular GIF on social media.
2nd Apr '18 2:14:09 PM AmuckCricetine
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* HilarityEnsues: Virtually the entire premise of the movie is about members of a college fraternity partying and getting away with anything and everything, things that would never be allowed (or, at the very least, severely curbed instantly) at any college in the United States in the new millennium.
24th Mar '18 8:15:39 PM nombretomado
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: This film was to Comedy what ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' and ''Film/StarWars'' were to Blockbusters. So many of its tropes (The idiotic but lovable protagonists, the strict authoritarian villains, the final scene where the slobs beat the snobs) have been used so many times it's impossible to see it the way audiences in 1978 saw it. Even worse is that its copiers haven't managed to be anywhere near as witty or talented, leading ''Animal House'' to be unfairly lumped in with its unoriginal, unfunny counterparts. ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-works-art-so-good-they-ruined-their-whole-genre/ 5 Works of Art So Good, They Ruined Their Whole Genre]]" calls ''Animal House'' a tough act to follow in college comedy.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: This film was to Comedy what ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' and ''Film/StarWars'' ''Film/ANewHope'' were to Blockbusters. So many of its tropes (The idiotic but lovable protagonists, the strict authoritarian villains, the final scene where the slobs beat the snobs) have been used so many times it's impossible to see it the way audiences in 1978 saw it. Even worse is that its copiers haven't managed to be anywhere near as witty or talented, leading ''Animal House'' to be unfairly lumped in with its unoriginal, unfunny counterparts. ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-works-art-so-good-they-ruined-their-whole-genre/ 5 Works of Art So Good, They Ruined Their Whole Genre]]" calls ''Animal House'' a tough act to follow in college comedy.
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