History YMMV / Holes

8th Jun '17 12:45:29 PM cwf123
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** RetroactiveRecognition: Nowadays, he's better known as Sam Witwicky in the live action ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' movies.

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** RetroactiveRecognition: Nowadays, he's better known as Sam Witwicky in the first three live action ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' movies.
2nd Jun '17 4:47:46 PM NWolfman
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** Squid. In the book, Stanley wakes up one night to find him crying due to "allergies", and warns Stanley that [[DisproportionateRetribution he will break Stanley's jaw if he says a word about it]]. This is AdaptedOut of the film, but at the end of the book, he asks Stanley to call his mother and apologizes on Squid's behalf (in the film, however, it's Armpit, not Squid, who asks this favor). In the film, we expand on this a bit and discover his mother is TheAlcoholic and his father is a DisappearedDad who [[ParentalAbandonment left them]].

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** Squid. In the book, Stanley wakes up one night to find him crying due to "allergies", and warns Stanley that [[DisproportionateRetribution he will break Stanley's jaw if he says a word about it]]. This is AdaptedOut of the film, but at the end of the book, he asks Stanley to call his mother and apologizes on Squid's behalf (in the film, however, it's Armpit, not Squid, who asks this favor). In the film, we expand on this a bit and discover his mother is TheAlcoholic and his father is a DisappearedDad who [[ParentalAbandonment left them]].
16th May '17 2:37:48 PM nombretomado
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The movie has an early {{Foreshadowing}} scene where Stanley sees the ghosts of Sam and Mary Lou while his bus passes through the desert. Stanley never even learns who they are and this event is never mentioned again.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: BigLippedAlligatorMoment:
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The movie has an early {{Foreshadowing}} scene where Stanley sees the ghosts of Sam and Mary Lou while his bus passes through the desert. Stanley never even learns who they are and this event is never mentioned again.



* MemeticMutation: There's a post going around {{Tumblr}} which includes a gif of Madame Zeroni, and it says if you forget to reblog her, "You and your family will be cursed for always and eternity."

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* MemeticMutation: There's a post going around {{Tumblr}} Website/{{Tumblr}} which includes a gif of Madame Zeroni, and it says if you forget to reblog her, "You and your family will be cursed for always and eternity."
30th Apr '17 7:19:24 PM NWolfman
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** The Warden, if only because of her harsh childhood under her ''awful'' grandfather's thumb making her a cynical and bitter woman.

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** The Warden, if only because of Warden. Her [[AbusiveParents racist, greed-obsessed grandfather]] forced her harsh childhood under to spend her ''awful'' grandfather's thumb making entire youth taking part in a wild goose chase for a treasure. Even into her adulthood, it rules her life, and Sigourney Weaver gives her a cynical terrific moment of anguish when [[spoiler:she's denied of the treasure her family has been looking for a hundred years and bitter woman.hauled off to jail]]. Still, y'know... child abuse.



** Squid. In the book, Stanley wakes up one night to find him crying due to "allergies", and warns Stanley that [[DisproportionateRetribution he will break Stanley's jaw if he says a word about it]]. This is AdaptedOut of the film, but at the end of the book, he asks Stanley to call his mother and apologise on Squid's behalf (in the film, however, it's Armpit, not Squid, who asks this favor). In the film, we expand on this a bit and discover his mother is TheAlcoholic and his father is a DisappearedDad who [[ParentalAbandonment left them]].

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** Squid. In the book, Stanley wakes up one night to find him crying due to "allergies", and warns Stanley that [[DisproportionateRetribution he will break Stanley's jaw if he says a word about it]]. This is AdaptedOut of the film, but at the end of the book, he asks Stanley to call his mother and apologise apologizes on Squid's behalf (in the film, however, it's Armpit, not Squid, who asks this favor). In the film, we expand on this a bit and discover his mother is TheAlcoholic and his father is a DisappearedDad who [[ParentalAbandonment left them]].



* NamesTheSame: All the sons in the Yelnats family are called Stanley because it's Yelnats backwards. During the courtroom scene when the judge tells Stanley Yelnats to stand up, Stanley does, and so do his father and grandfather, because they're both called Stanley (Stanley's grandfather is Stanley II and his father is Stanley III).



* UnintentionallySympathetic: The Warden in some ways, despite being the BigBad in the story [[spoiler:and actually allowing Stanley and Zero to (hopefully) be killed in a pit full of poisonous lizards]], her life was constantly nothing but a wild goose chase thanks to her [[AbusiveParents greed-obsessed grandfather]]. In the film adaptation, you can see the loss and anguish on her face when [[spoiler:she's denied of the treasure her family has been looking for a hundred years]] (helped out a great deal by Sigourney Weaver's acting).
30th Apr '17 7:11:03 PM NWolfman
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: In the film, the deadly yellow spotted lizards.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: In You can really tell when the film, the deadly film switches between CGI lizards yellow-spotted lizards and real lizards with yellow spotted lizards.spots carefully painted on.
30th Apr '17 7:09:05 PM NWolfman
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Fiction Plane's "If Only," which takes one of the many, many plot points that made the book so memorable and turns it into a gorgeous ballad.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Fiction Plane's "If Only," which takes one of the many, many plot points that made the book so memorable and turns it into a gorgeous {{alternative rock}} ballad.



** If Only by Fiction Plane

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** If Only "If Only" by Fiction Plane



* HeReallyCanAct: The movie could be considered the start of this for Shia [=LaBeouf=], who was still known primarily for his role on ''Series/EvenStevens'' at the time.

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* HeReallyCanAct: The movie could be considered the start of this for This was Shia [=LaBeouf=], who was still known primarily for his [=LaBeouf=]'s first feature film role on ''Series/EvenStevens'' at and it proved that he had acting capabilities beyond the time.broad comedy of ''Series/EvenStevens''.



** Squid. In the book, Stanley wakes up one night to find him crying due to "allergies", and warns Stanley that [[DisproportionateRetribution he will break Stanley's jaw if he says a word about it]]. This is AdaptedOut of the film, but at the end of the book, he asks Stanley to call his mother and apologise on Squid's behalf (in the film, however, it's Armpit, not Squid, who asks this favour). In the film, we expand on this a bit and discover his mother is TheAlcoholic and his father is a DisappearedDad who [[ParentalAbandonment left them]].

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** Squid. In the book, Stanley wakes up one night to find him crying due to "allergies", and warns Stanley that [[DisproportionateRetribution he will break Stanley's jaw if he says a word about it]]. This is AdaptedOut of the film, but at the end of the book, he asks Stanley to call his mother and apologise on Squid's behalf (in the film, however, it's Armpit, not Squid, who asks this favour).favor). In the film, we expand on this a bit and discover his mother is TheAlcoholic and his father is a DisappearedDad who [[ParentalAbandonment left them]].
29th Apr '17 2:50:33 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AwesomeMusic: Fiction Plane's "If Only," which takes one of the many, many plot points that made the book so memorable and turns it into a gorgeous ballad.

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Fiction Plane's "If Only," which takes one of the many, many plot points that made the book so memorable and turns it into a gorgeous ballad.
9th Jan '17 5:42:09 AM Silverblade2
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* CompleteMonster: [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Charles "Trout" Walker.]] A racist, greedy, narcissistic murderer and an [[spoiler:[[AbusiveParents abusive grandfather]] to boot.]]
11th Dec '16 6:30:23 PM Pren
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* MagnificentBastard: The Warden. Intimidating, [[AffablyEvil unsettlingly nice]], wears rattlesnake venom as nail polish [[spoiler:and uses it to punish her employees]], and opened Camp Green Lake [[spoiler:to find Kissing Kate Barlow's buried treasure]].

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* MagnificentBastard: The Warden. Intimidating, [[AffablyEvil unsettlingly nice]], wears rattlesnake venom as nail polish [[spoiler:and uses it to punish her employees]], and opened Camp Green Lake [[spoiler:to find Kissing Kate Barlow's buried treasure]]. Sigourney Weaver was quite bemused when her daughter finished the book and immediately told her "You have to play this awful person!"
11th Dec '16 6:28:37 PM Pren
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Whether you like the book or not, ''everyone'' remembers Katherine and Sam, and they're nearly universally-beloved in the fandom. Katherine even still has fans after she becomes Kissin' Kate Barlow. (Some people loved her even ''more'' after that.)

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Whether you like the book or not, ''everyone'' remembers Katherine and Sam, and they're nearly universally-beloved in the fandom. Katherine even still has fans after she becomes Kissin' Kate Barlow. (Some people loved her even ''more'' after that.)) It also helps that the film gives her AdaptationalHeroism, only killing people who were part of the lynch mob.
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