History YMMV / InspectorGadget

6th Dec '17 10:20:43 AM RedScharlach
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** A fanfic called ''Euro Gadget'' (following up from the first live-action movie) points this out and explains it. He has to call the airport ahead of time to let them know- and even then, his extendable limbs accidently activate while being screened.

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** A fanfic called ''Euro Gadget'' (following up from the first live-action movie) points this out and explains it. He has to call the airport ahead of time to let them know- and even then, his extendable limbs accidently accidentally activate while being screened.



* InformedWrongness: Through the second film, Gadget continually tells Penny that she can't help in the case because it's dangerous for a child. When one of her clues ends up being critical in [[spoiler: finding out Claw's location after she's been kidnapped]], he relents and says he should have given her a chance...Even though he was completely right about it being [[DamselInDistress dangerous for her]].

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* InformedWrongness: Through the second film, Gadget continually tells Penny that she can't help in the case because it's dangerous for a child. When one of her clues ends up being critical in [[spoiler: finding [[spoiler:finding out Claw's location after she's been kidnapped]], he relents and says he should have given her a chance...Even chance... even though he was completely right about it being [[DamselInDistress dangerous for her]].



* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Say what you like about the film, but the creators ''really'' used their budget, and the whole thing is worth watching just for Creator/StanWinston's realisations of Inspector Gadget's gadgets.

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* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Say what you like about the film, but the creators ''really'' used their budget, and the whole thing is worth watching just for Creator/StanWinston's realisations realizations of Inspector Gadget's gadgets.
26th Nov '17 7:43:31 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: As previous entries on this list may imply, it's not so much the effects themselves but the film's often incoherent and over-the-top editing that for some may leave a lot to be desired.
17th Sep '17 2:11:51 AM Vir
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* SoOkayItsAverage: The first movie in a nutshell. It did manage to make back its' budget via international ticket sales.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: The first movie in a nutshell. It did manage to make back its' its budget via international ticket sales.
16th Jul '17 11:06:27 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** Chief Quimby also has shades of this in the first film; he coldly refuses to let Gadget take charge of the investigation into Bradford's murder, and makes very clear he does not think of Gadget as a true police officer. This is supposed to make us feel sympathy for Gadget who, mind you, was merely a security guard and thus far remains untested and unproven in actual crimefighting, and is KickedUpstairs doing menial tasks for the city just to satisfy those who saw fit to give him a chance to fight crime with his cybernetic abilities without the blessing of the police department. If anything, Quimby's attitude is simply a natural response to Gadget's inexperience and status as a poster boy for the press.
16th Jul '17 10:44:25 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** Gadget's various ImagineSpots also are worthy of mention, usually of moments between him and Brenda that were seemingly cut from the main flow of the story.
28th Jan '17 8:18:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AwesomeMusic: John Debney's BigBudgetBeefUp version of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bHfbbNH7uw the theme song]].

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: John Debney's BigBudgetBeefUp version of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bHfbbNH7uw the theme song]].



* HilariousInHindsight: As a few memes have pointed out, the "Sore Guru" bears more than a passing resemblance to OsamaBinLaden.

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* HilariousInHindsight: As a few memes have pointed out, the "Sore Guru" bears more than a passing resemblance to OsamaBinLaden.UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden.
13th Oct '16 6:30:53 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The transitions between scenes which seem to showcase Gadget's various devices. Thoroughly parodied by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic who mocked how random and jarring they were.


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** The guru's eyes ''popping out of his head'' when Gadget grabs the wrong set of balls.


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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: You'd never know that Penny was the actual hero of the television series if you're going solely by this film, and is noticeably absent through much of the action despite being a much more able detective than her uncle. This did not go unnoticed by fans and critics, which is perhaps why her role in the sequel is much more prominent.
18th Sep '16 7:16:01 PM themisterfree
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NprJcyoySFk "I'll be your everything/Fulfill your every dream..."]]

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NprJcyoySFk com/watch?v=Xh_SGzJgauM "I'll be your everything/Fulfill your every dream..."]]
6th Sep '16 3:30:21 PM themisterfree
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%%* SoOkayItsAverage:

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%%* * SoOkayItsAverage: The first movie in a nutshell. It did manage to make back its' budget via international ticket sales.
6th Sep '16 3:17:00 PM themisterfree
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Gadget is a pretty darn awesome superhero in concept, but he spends the entire series gleefully clutching the IdiotBall and generally being useless. A lot of people say that Penny's a lot better as TheProtagonist, and wish that she was the series' primary focus.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Gadget is a pretty darn awesome superhero in concept, concept (you could argue this was why Disney made the 1999 movie- to try and make him more effective), but he spends the entire series gleefully clutching the IdiotBall and generally being useless. A lot of people say that Penny's a lot better as TheProtagonist, and wish that she was the series' primary focus.
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