History YMMV / JamesAndTheGiantPeach

24th May '17 6:57:07 PM NWolfman
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: James' parents abruptly gets eaten by a rhinoceros at the beginning of the story. While having your parents die at a young age is never pleasant, the situation is so absurd, part of you can't help but laugh a little.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: In true Creator/RoaldDahl fashion, James' parents abruptly gets getting eaten by a rhinoceros at the beginning of the story. While having your parents die at a young age is never pleasant, the situation story is so absurd, part of you can't help but laugh a little.deliberately absurd that it's near-impossible to find it all that tragic.
23rd Apr '17 10:51:28 AM ElSquibbonator
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* * BigLippedAlligatorMoment: At one point, a giant bat flies past the peach, spooking the passengers. This is never brought up again.

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* * BigLippedAlligatorMoment: At one point, a giant bat flies past the peach, spooking the passengers. This is never brought up again.
23rd Apr '17 10:51:20 AM ElSquibbonator
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* * BigLippedAlligatorMoment: At one point, a giant bat flies past the peach, spooking the passengers. This is never brought up again.
26th Jan '17 11:23:38 PM dieseldragons
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Don't like your own lot in life? Want a better quality of life? Become an illegal immigrant, according to James and friends.
14th Jul '16 7:15:10 PM Tarlonniel
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* HarsherInHindsight: James' aunts trying to kill him after he is finally free really becomes cringe-worthy when you realize that, [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep fourteen years later]], another Disney hero, Disney/{{Cinderella}}, would almost be killed by her stepfamily for [[IfICantHaveYou the same reason]]. Spiker and Sponge must have really influenced Lady Tremaine.
24th May '16 5:42:53 PM DesignatedNPC
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** Also don't forget Mr. Centipede in James and the Giant Peach the 1996 Tim Burton film, is hated and abused by all the other bugs all the time, including by Mr. Grasshopper. By the middle end of the movie, he is betrayed by the other bugs because they counted on him to lead the way to New York but failed because he fell asleep and lost sense of direction. He fits a woobie to a T. Even the crush he loves, Ms. Spider doesn't even notice his strong feelings for her until the end when he became a hero.

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** Also don't forget Mr. Centipede Centipede, at least in James the movie, could be seen as a JerkAssWoobie if you read his boisterous attitude as mostly bravado; it's hard not to feel for him after he accidentally steers the ship off-course and the Giant Peach the 1996 Tim Burton film, is hated and abused by all the other bugs all the time, including by Mr. Grasshopper. By the middle end of the movie, he is betrayed by the other bugs because they counted on him to lead the way to New York but failed because he fell asleep and lost sense of direction. He fits a woobie to a T. Even the crush he loves, Ms. Spider doesn't even notice his strong feelings for her until the end when he became a hero.shun him.
9th May '16 12:30:49 PM gaimanite.pkat
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* {{Narm}}: James has a ''very'' thick accent that causes him to replace some of his "r"s with "w" sounds. For American viewers, this can make him sound like a very young child and give his lines a certain level of Narm.
10th Apr '16 5:15:47 PM VoraciousBatrachian
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** Miss Spider can also come across as this in the book. It's hard not to feel bad for her when she confesses that she doesn't understand why people hate spiders, or when she starts crying while talking about how her relatives were killed in front of her. Also don't forget Mr. Centipede in James and the Giant Peach the 1996 Tim Burton film, is hated and abused by all the other bugs all the time, including by Mr. Grasshopper. By the middle end of the movie, he is betrayed by the other bugs because they counted on him to lead the way to New York but failed because he fell asleep and lost sense of direction. He fits a woobie to a T. Even the crush he loves, Ms. Spider doesn't even notice his strong feelings for her until the end when he became a hero.

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** Miss Spider can also come across as this in the book. It's hard not to feel bad for her when she confesses that she doesn't understand why people hate spiders, or when she starts crying while talking about how her relatives were killed in front of her.
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Also don't forget Mr. Centipede in James and the Giant Peach the 1996 Tim Burton film, is hated and abused by all the other bugs all the time, including by Mr. Grasshopper. By the middle end of the movie, he is betrayed by the other bugs because they counted on him to lead the way to New York but failed because he fell asleep and lost sense of direction. He fits a woobie to a T. Even the crush he loves, Ms. Spider doesn't even notice his strong feelings for her until the end when he became a hero.
10th Apr '16 5:14:14 PM VoraciousBatrachian
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** Miss Spider can also come across as this in the book. It's hard not to feel bad for her when she confesses that she doesn't understand why people hate spiders, or when she starts crying while talking about how her relatives were killed in front of her.

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** Miss Spider can also come across as this in the book. It's hard not to feel bad for her when she confesses that she doesn't understand why people hate spiders, or when she starts crying while talking about how her relatives were killed in front of her. Also don't forget Mr. Centipede in James and the Giant Peach the 1996 Tim Burton film, is hated and abused by all the other bugs all the time, including by Mr. Grasshopper. By the middle end of the movie, he is betrayed by the other bugs because they counted on him to lead the way to New York but failed because he fell asleep and lost sense of direction. He fits a woobie to a T. Even the crush he loves, Ms. Spider doesn't even notice his strong feelings for her until the end when he became a hero.
28th Nov '15 9:10:09 AM DesignatedNPC
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** Though they might've crossed it earlier, when they kicked a family out from their peach display because of [[DisproportionateRetribution the young girl wanting to touch it]]. [[FridgeHorror Chances are, other families might've suffered from such cruelty as well]].
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