History YMMV / Flubber

2nd Apr '16 11:25:54 AM Dancedom
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The computer effects surrounding Weebo have not aged well since its release.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: SpecialEffectFailure: The computer effects surrounding Weebo have not aged well since its release.
2nd Apr '16 11:25:35 AM Dancedom
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The computer effects surrounding Weebo have not aged well since its release.
3rd Jul '15 8:05:55 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Phillip's many flaws can come off as self-centered instead of endearing and thus about as sympathetic the villains.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Phillip's many flaws can come off as self-centered instead of endearing and thus about as sympathetic as the villains.
21st Jun '15 9:54:36 AM Ciara25
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* InformedWrongness: Despite the fact that Phillip has just blown off a third wedding ceremony due to his absent-mindedness, the movie attempts to make it look like Dr. Reynolds' TranquilFury response - and subsequent breaking things off - to his half apology/half "But look at this cool thing I made" exhibition was an emotional overreaction.

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* InformedWrongness: Despite the fact that Phillip has just blown off a third ''' ''third'' ''' wedding ceremony due to his absent-mindedness, the movie attempts to make it look like Dr. Reynolds' TranquilFury response - and subsequent breaking things off - to his half apology/half "But look at this cool thing I made" exhibition was an emotional overreaction.
1st Jun '15 6:16:25 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* WhatTheHellHero: Phillip apparently has no qualms about cheating to win a basketball game in testing his new invention. Good intentions or not, it's still cheating.
* WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack: Most women in Dr. Reynolds' position would've left Phillip and not looked back after one missed wedding, let alone '''two more.''' (Heartfelt confession of love or not.) And he doesn't even show up in person for his fourth wedding, but instead ''via video screen''. Also counts as UnintentionallyUnsympathetic.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Phillip apparently has no qualms *UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Phillip's many flaws can come off as self-centered instead of endearing and thus about cheating to win a basketball game in testing his new invention. Good intentions or not, it's still cheating.as sympathetic the villains.
* WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack: Most women in Dr. Reynolds' position would've left Phillip and not looked back after one missed wedding, let alone '''two more.''' (Heartfelt confession of love or not.) And he He doesn't even show up in person for his fourth wedding, but instead ''via video screen''. Also counts as UnintentionallyUnsympathetic.screen''.
2nd Apr '15 1:44:03 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* WhatTheHellHero: Phillip apparently has no qualms about cheating to win a basketball game in testing his new invention. Good intentions or not, it's still cheating.
2nd Apr '15 1:42:17 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Few if anybody would stand to hear out any of Phillip's excuses after having failed to show up for his own wedding ''four'' times, let alone once.
* WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack: Most women in Dr. Reynolds' position would've left Phillip and not looked back after one missed wedding, let alone '''two more.''' (Heartfelt confession of love or not.)

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Few if anybody would stand to hear out any of Phillip's excuses after having failed to show up for his own wedding ''four'' times, let alone once.
* WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack: Most women in Dr. Reynolds' position would've left Phillip and not looked back after one missed wedding, let alone '''two more.''' (Heartfelt confession of love or not.)) And he doesn't even show up in person for his fourth wedding, but instead ''via video screen''. Also counts as UnintentionallyUnsympathetic.
2nd Apr '15 1:40:49 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Few if anybody would stand to hear out any of Phillip's excuses after having failed to show up for his own wedding ''four'' times, let alone once.
23rd Feb '15 7:17:36 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* FridgeHorror: Wilson in the finale accidentally [[JustEatGilligan eats the Flubber]]. ''How did he even survive that?''
** Flubber is a sentient substance capable of flying without effort and of increasing in energy after bouncing. What is the definition of an Eldritch Abomination? According to TVTropes: "The Eldritch Abomination is a type of creature defined by its disregard for the natural laws of the universe as we understand them."
** Also, Brainard uses Flubber to make cars fly. This means that Flubber must be held in the vehicle for years, unable to do anything it wants to, with no socialisation.
*** Flubber is seen dancing around on the flying car in the last scene. he seems okay.
* FridgeLogic: How Weebo can fly ''before'' Brainard invents the Flubber hover technology? And why wouldn't this work with cars?
** Weebo in general create numerous problems because the technology is so fantastic. Not the least of which is that why, if the professor has basically created an emoting, flying AI with vast uses and abilities, does nobody think to sell her or her technology for the money to save the college? Naturally, the original film did not have this problem - Brainard just had a normal, non-talking dog that he tended to explain stuff to so the audience wouldn't think he just talked to himself for the hell of it.
** Dr. Brainard forgot his own wedding three times (at least twice). Even if this was before the age of cell phones with schedule functions, he couldn't invent a wacky reminding machine? ''Or used a post-it note!?'' Sure Weebo kept sabotaging his attempts to keep schedule because she loved him, but you think he'd have had more important ways to remember the wedding. Or certainly he could have just made sure someone from the wedding party, like his best man or his parents (or her parents or his friends) just called him or...
** Creator/RogerEbert brings up this very topic in his review of the film. Though early in the film, Wilson openly states that he steals all of Brainard's creations and profits off of them, there's still a number of objects in his home that he clearly could have sold on his own (''like Weebo!'')
*** It's explained that Brainard has tried but ''can't'' [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup replicate the technology]] that created Weebo and is his only remaining creation, ''not'' stolen by [[CardCarryingVillain Phillip's rival, Wilson]]. The only plans to a her, in the form of her "daughter", only appears in a video will after her "death". On the other hand, the idea that he could create ''life'' and never replicate it is hard enough to handwave with "Weebo hid it" when he presumably would have written things down ''by hand''.



* ReplacementScrappy: The original film featured the Professor often talking to his non-sentient dog when he needed to infodump on the audience. The remake replaces the dog with Weebo. While she's not exactly a ''hated'' character, the existence of a sentient machine completely trumps the invention of Flubber if the audience thinks about it.
* {{Squick}}: The entire subplot with Weebo's lust for the professor, progressing into creating a sexy female hologram so she can act out her emotions for him physically when he's asleep, and finally the admission at the end of the film that upon her death, she gave Brainard a copy of her design called "our daughter" - with modifications based on both Weebo and ''him''. In case the analogy hasn't bludgeoned you hard enough, Weebo's final thought that allows Brainard to find the file? The word ''stork''.

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* ReplacementScrappy: The original film featured the Professor often talking to his non-sentient dog when he needed to infodump on the audience. The remake replaces the dog with Weebo. While she's not exactly a ''hated'' character, the existence of a sentient machine completely trumps the invention of Flubber if the audience thinks about it.
* {{Squick}}: The entire subplot with Weebo's lust for the professor, progressing into creating a sexy female hologram so she can act out her emotions for him physically when he's asleep, and finally the admission at the end of the film that upon her death, she gave Brainard a copy of her design called "our daughter" - with modifications based on both Weebo and ''him''. In case the analogy hasn't bludgeoned you hard enough, Weebo's final thought that allows Brainard to find the file? The word ''stork''.
6th Feb '15 10:28:56 PM sgamer82
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