History YMMV / Contact

23rd Sep '16 7:17:45 PM Kalaong
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CluelessAesop: A subplot that didn't make it into the movie was Ellie's rocky relationship with her mother and chauvinist stepfather - especially as her mother [[ParentWithNewParamour remarried]] just two years after her doting father died. [[spoiler:Turns out that her mother ''cheated'' on him with said future stepfather. Sagan describes this as a massive shock to Ellie's worldview, but when one considers how her father did all he could to encourage Ellie to enrich herself and her GlorifiedSpermDonor ''refused to pay for Ellie's college because he thought women were too stupid to be scientists'', many adoptees would think that Ellie was completely justified in adoring the man they betrayed and giving them the cold shoulder. That her mother was too ashamed to admit it while she was alive just makes both of them even more despicable]].



* ValuesDissonance: A subplot that didn't make it into the movie was Ellie's rocky relationship with her mother and chauvinist stepfather - especially as her mother [[ParentWithNewParamour remarried]] just two years after her doting father died. [[spoiler:Turns out that her mother ''cheated'' on him with said future stepfather. Sagan describes this as a massive shock to Ellie's worldview, but when one considers how her father did all he could to encourage Ellie to enrich herself and her GlorifiedSpermDonor ''refused to pay for Ellie's college because he thought women were too stupid to be scientists'', many adoptees would think that Ellie was completely justified in giving them the cold shoulder, and that her mother was too ashamed to admit it while she was alive just makes both of them even more despicable]].

to:

* ValuesDissonance: A subplot that didn't make it into the movie was Ellie's rocky relationship with her mother and chauvinist stepfather - especially as her mother [[ParentWithNewParamour remarried]] just two years after her doting father died. [[spoiler:Turns out that her mother ''cheated'' on him with said future stepfather. Sagan describes this as a massive shock to Ellie's worldview, but when one considers how her father did all he could to encourage Ellie to enrich herself and her GlorifiedSpermDonor ''refused to pay for Ellie's college because he thought women were too stupid to be scientists'', many adoptees would think that Ellie was completely justified in giving them the cold shoulder, and that her mother was too ashamed to admit it while she was alive just makes both of them even more despicable]].
23rd Sep '16 7:16:36 PM Kalaong
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

*ValuesDissonance: A subplot that didn't make it into the movie was Ellie's rocky relationship with her mother and chauvinist stepfather - especially as her mother [[ParentWithNewParamour remarried]] just two years after her doting father died. [[spoiler:Turns out that her mother ''cheated'' on him with said future stepfather. Sagan describes this as a massive shock to Ellie's worldview, but when one considers how her father did all he could to encourage Ellie to enrich herself and her GlorifiedSpermDonor ''refused to pay for Ellie's college because he thought women were too stupid to be scientists'', many adoptees would think that Ellie was completely justified in giving them the cold shoulder, and that her mother was too ashamed to admit it while she was alive just makes both of them even more despicable]].
27th Jul '16 4:41:36 PM TitoMosquito
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* NightmareFuel: The Hitler speech video. The noise from the message are in sync with chanting "Seig Heil! Seig Heil! Seig Heil..."
30th Jun '16 2:23:37 PM DynamiteXI
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* During the opening trip through the solar system, the chorus from the {{disco}} standard "Boogie Oogie Oogie" is played at the exact same time we see the planet Mars. This is somewhat funnier after ''Literature/TheMartian'', with the running gag that the only music left with Mark Watney on Mars is disco.

to:

* ** During the opening trip through the solar system, the chorus from the {{disco}} standard "Boogie Oogie Oogie" is played at the exact same time we see the planet Mars. This is somewhat funnier after ''Literature/TheMartian'', with the running gag that the only music left with Mark Watney on Mars is disco.
30th Jun '16 2:23:08 PM DynamiteXI
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* During the opening trip through the solar system, the chorus from the {{disco}} standard "Boogie Oogie Oogie" is played at the exact same time we see the planet Mars. This is somewhat funnier after ''Literature/TheMartian'', with the running gag that the only music left with Mark Watney on Mars is disco.
26th Apr '16 12:05:17 PM Mario1995
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* OvershadowedByControversy: Most people recognize the film due to its high-profile TroubledProduction as well as the negative publicity surrounding then-president UsefulNotes/BillClinton making an unauthorized cameo as well as those of real-life Creator/{{CNN}} personalities.
24th Nov '15 2:13:15 AM crashkey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* PanderingToTheBase: Atlus marketed this game as a quasi-''VideoGame/EarthBound''ish title due to the "quirky" {{Retraux}} art style and humor, although the actual game is...a Suda51 game.

to:

* PanderingToTheBase: MisaimedMarketing: Atlus marketed this game as a quasi-''VideoGame/EarthBound''ish title due to the "quirky" {{Retraux}} art style and humor, and although the actual game is...a Suda51 game.tone is indeed quirky, it's not quite Earthbound-y.
20th Sep '15 12:28:07 PM starwolf
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Narm/NarmCharm: When Drumlin says Ellie won't be taken serious as a scientist with her SETI work, she shouts back "So What?! It's my life!" It makes her sounds more like a petulant teenager than a respected scientist. It actually got a laugh when this troper saw the movie in a theater.
31st May '15 11:03:42 AM TheRoguePenguin
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Even in-universe, nobody's sure what Hadden was really after, especially [[spoiler:considering how close to death he was]]. Money? A charitable contribution to mankind's future? [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulation for its own sake]]? Scientific discovery? All of the above?
** Drumlin is very politically savvy and much of what he does lampoons Ellie. However he never does anything bad and unlike Ellie who is very condescending to those (pretty much everyone) who don't understand the science as well as she does he is very good at explaining things so regular people can understand.
** Kitz is the National Security Advisor. He would be blatantly derelict in his duties if he wasn't skeptical and cautious about everything going on. It is a theme of the movie of course, but Ellie puts a lot of faith in the aliens.
19th May '15 4:49:04 PM LtFedora
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Creator/MatthewMcConaughey is in this film, and seventeen years later, it would be [[{{Film/Interstellar}} his turn to take a ride through a wormhole]]. WebVideo/HonestTrailers even lampshaded it, dubbing the film "Creator/ChristopherNolan's ''Contact''".
This list shows the last 10 events of 24. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.Contact