History YMMV / Matilda

21st Apr '17 10:11:31 AM PaulA
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* HilariousInHindsight: Julius Rottwinkle tries to sneak-eat sweets without the Trunchbull's detection. In one hand [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/TheMatrix he holds a red M&M, in the other he holds a blue M&M]]. He cannot decide which to take. [[TakeAThirdOption He chooses both]], and is literally ''[[GetOut ejected from the movie]]'' by the Trunchbull.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Julius Rottwinkle tries to sneak-eat sweets without the Trunchbull's detection. In one hand [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/TheMatrix [[Film/TheMatrix he holds a red M&M, in the other he holds a blue M&M]]. He cannot decide which to take. [[TakeAThirdOption He chooses both]], and is literally ''[[GetOut ejected from the movie]]'' by the Trunchbull.
5th Apr '17 2:53:31 PM NWolfman
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* SacredCow: Fans of this movie ''really'' don't like people speaking ill of it. Creator/DougWalker was going to actually review it as a [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Nostalgic Critic review]]. He ended up cancelling it because ''the amount of negativity he received'' due to the sheer thought of him picking the movie apart caused him to cancel the review.

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* SacredCow: Fans of this movie ''really'' don't like people speaking ill of it. Creator/DougWalker learned this the hard way when he was going to actually review it as bombarded with messages from fans begging or even demanding that he not do a [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Nostalgic Critic review]]. He ended up cancelling it because ''the amount of negativity he received'' due to review]] (this, for the sheer thought of him picking the movie apart caused him to cancel the review.record, is why he stopped posting upcoming reviews).
5th Mar '17 2:14:08 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[ChildHater Child-hating]] Headmistress Agatha Trunchbull, the ultimate SadistTeacher. Shying away from illegal caning, she resorts to even worse measures [[RefugeInAudacity that parents are more likely to dismiss as wild stories]]. Some of these measures involve throwing children vast distances, including [[DestinationDefenestration out of high windows]], and putting them in a torture chamber called "the Chokey"; all of which nearly kill the children involved. It's also hinted that she killed her brother-in-law to get his estate and that she abused his daughter.
--> '''Trunchbull''': I broke your arm once, I can do it again, [[spoiler: Jenny]].
-->'''[[spoiler: Ms. Honey]]''': I am ''not'' [[WouldHurtAChild seven years old]] anymore, [[spoiler:Aunt Trunchbull]]!

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* CompleteMonster: [[ChildHater Child-hating]] Headmistress Agatha Trunchbull, [[TheDreaded Agatha]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Trunchbull]] is the ultimate SadistTeacher. [[DeanBitterman headmistress]] of Crunchem Hall Primary School [[note]]or Crunchem Hall Elementary School in the film adaptation[[/note]] who rules the school with an iron fist. Shying away from illegal caning, she resorts to even worse measures the Trunchbull opts for more torturous methods [[RefugeInAudacity that easily dismissed by parents are more likely to dismiss as wild stories]]. Some of these measures involve throwing children vast distances, including [[DestinationDefenestration out of high windows]], and putting them in a torture chamber called "the Chokey"; all of which nearly kill A ChildHater extraordinaire, the Trunchbull subjects the children involved. It's also hinted that she killed to [[WouldHurtAChild near-fatal]] punishments, her favorite being "the Chokey"--a refurnished cupboard laced with broken glass and nails. Out of greed, the Trunchbull possibly murdered her brother-in-law to get his estate for the inheritance [[note]][[https://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/dennis-kellys-cruelest-creations confirmed]] by [[WordOfGod Dahl's widow]][[/note]], and that [[DomesticAbuse violently abused]] her [[EvilAunt niece]], Jennifer Honey, breaking her arm in a spur of rage. Unrepentant, the Trunchbull threatens to break Miss Honey's arm again when she abused his daughter.
--> '''Trunchbull''': I broke your arm once, I can do it again, [[spoiler: Jenny]].
-->'''[[spoiler: Ms. Honey]]''': I am ''not'' [[WouldHurtAChild seven years old]] anymore, [[spoiler:Aunt Trunchbull]]!
stands up to her. A psychotic disciplinarian who prides herself with never having a childhood, the Trunchbull set the standard for {{sadistic teacher}}s everywhere.
11th Feb '17 9:29:58 PM Yalsaris63
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** "Horrible things children, glad I never was one!"

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** "Horrible things children, glad "They're all mistakes, children. Filthy, nasty things. Glad I never was one!"


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** "In this classroom, in this school... ''I AM GOD!!''"
6th Feb '17 8:38:39 AM MyFinalEdits
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* CompleteMonster: [[ChildHater Child-hating]] [[DeanBitterman Headmistress]] [[WouldHurtAChild Agatha]] [[BrawnHilda Trunchbull]], the ultimate SadistTeacher. Shying away from illegal caning, she resorts to even worse measures [[RefugeInAudacity that parents are more likely to dismiss as wild stories]]. Some of these measures involve throwing children vast distances, including [[DestinationDefenestration out of high windows]], and putting them in a torture chamber called "the Chokey"; all of which nearly kill the children involved. It's also hinted that she killed her brother-in-law to get his estate and that she abused his daughter.

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* CompleteMonster: [[ChildHater Child-hating]] [[DeanBitterman Headmistress]] [[WouldHurtAChild Agatha]] [[BrawnHilda Trunchbull]], Headmistress Agatha Trunchbull, the ultimate SadistTeacher. Shying away from illegal caning, she resorts to even worse measures [[RefugeInAudacity that parents are more likely to dismiss as wild stories]]. Some of these measures involve throwing children vast distances, including [[DestinationDefenestration out of high windows]], and putting them in a torture chamber called "the Chokey"; all of which nearly kill the children involved. It's also hinted that she killed her brother-in-law to get his estate and that she abused his daughter.
6th Feb '17 7:30:56 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:

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* CompleteMonster: [[ChildHater Child-hating]] Headmistress [[WouldHurtAChild Agatha]] [[BrawnHilda Trunchbull]], the ultimate SadistTeacher. Shying away from illegal caning, she resorts to even worse measures [[RefugeInAudacity that parents are more likely to dismiss as wild stories]]. Some of these measures involve throwing children vast distances, including [[DestinationDefenestration out of high windows]], and putting them in a torture chamber called "the Chokey"; all of which nearly kill the children involved. It's also hinted that she killed her brother-in-law to get his estate and that she abused his daughter.

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* CompleteMonster: [[ChildHater Child-hating]] Headmistress [[DeanBitterman Headmistress]] [[WouldHurtAChild Agatha]] [[BrawnHilda Trunchbull]], the ultimate SadistTeacher. Shying away from illegal caning, she resorts to even worse measures [[RefugeInAudacity that parents are more likely to dismiss as wild stories]]. Some of these measures involve throwing children vast distances, including [[DestinationDefenestration out of high windows]], and putting them in a torture chamber called "the Chokey"; all of which nearly kill the children involved. It's also hinted that she killed her brother-in-law to get his estate and that she abused his daughter.
26th Jan '17 9:07:25 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* AngstWhatAngst: Matilda is TheUnfavourite, stuck in a grade beneath her intellect, and faced with a cruel headmistress. In spite of this, she's a cheerful kid who is genuinely nice to everyone. One of the subtext points of the book: Matilda was in a crappy situation, more than one actually, but remained a good person throughout. She's more than a survivor, she's come through her ordeals wiser and still human. Even when she discovers her telekinetic powers, they're used only to punish the BigBad for good and not mistreat others as a bully. Matilda could have caused a nightmare like {{Literature/Carrie}}, [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Anakin]], [[Film/{{Chronicle}} Andrew]], Lucy ([[Manga/ElfenLied either]] [[Film/{{Lucy}} one]]), or [[Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem Credence]] with those powers, and yet luckily she didn't harm anyone.

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* AngstWhatAngst: Matilda is TheUnfavourite, stuck in a grade beneath her intellect, and faced with a cruel headmistress. In spite of this, she's a cheerful kid who is genuinely nice to everyone. One of the subtext points of the book: Matilda was in a crappy situation, more than one actually, but remained a good person throughout. She's more than a survivor, she's come through her ordeals wiser and still human. Even when she discovers her telekinetic powers, they're used only to punish the BigBad for good and not mistreat others as a bully. Matilda could have caused a nightmare like {{Literature/Carrie}}, [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Anakin]], [[Film/{{Chronicle}} Andrew]], [[Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem Credence]], or Lucy ([[Manga/ElfenLied either]] [[Film/{{Lucy}} one]]), or [[Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem Credence]] one]]) with those powers, and yet luckily she didn't harm anyone.
26th Jan '17 8:58:17 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* AngstWhatAngst: Matilda is TheUnfavourite, stuck in a grade beneath her intellect, and faced with a cruel headmistress. In spite of this, she's a cheerful kid who is genuinely nice to everyone. One of the subtext points of the book: Matilda was in a crappy situation, more than one actually, but remained a good person throughout. She's more than a survivor, she's come through her ordeals wiser and still human. Even when she discovers her telekinetic powers, they're used only to punish the BigBad for good and not mistreat others as a bully. Matilda could have caused a nightmare like {{Literature/Carrie}}, [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Anakin]], [[Film/{{Chronicle}} Andrew]], [[Manga/ElfenLied Lucy]] (or the other Film/{{Lucy}}), or [[Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem Credence]] with those powers, and yet luckily she didn't harm anyone.

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* AngstWhatAngst: Matilda is TheUnfavourite, stuck in a grade beneath her intellect, and faced with a cruel headmistress. In spite of this, she's a cheerful kid who is genuinely nice to everyone. One of the subtext points of the book: Matilda was in a crappy situation, more than one actually, but remained a good person throughout. She's more than a survivor, she's come through her ordeals wiser and still human. Even when she discovers her telekinetic powers, they're used only to punish the BigBad for good and not mistreat others as a bully. Matilda could have caused a nightmare like {{Literature/Carrie}}, [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Anakin]], [[Film/{{Chronicle}} Andrew]], [[Manga/ElfenLied Lucy]] (or the other Film/{{Lucy}}), Lucy ([[Manga/ElfenLied either]] [[Film/{{Lucy}} one]]), or [[Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem Credence]] with those powers, and yet luckily she didn't harm anyone.
26th Jan '17 8:57:42 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* AngstWhatAngst: Matilda is TheUnfavourite, stuck in a grade beneath her intellect, and faced with a cruel headmistress. In spite of this, she's a cheerful kid who is genuinely nice to everyone. One of the subtext points of the book: Matilda was in a crappy situation, more than one actually, but remained a good person throughout. She's more than a survivor, she's come through her ordeals wiser and still human. Even when she discovers her telekinetic powers, they're used only to punish the BigBad for good and not mistreat others as a bully. Matilda could have caused a nightmare like ''{{Literature/Carrie}}'', ''[[Film/{{Chronicle}} Andrew]]'', or even worse, ''[[Manga/ElfenLied Lucy]]'' (or the other ''Film/{{Lucy}}'', for that matter) with those powers, and yet luckily she didn't harm anyone.

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* AngstWhatAngst: Matilda is TheUnfavourite, stuck in a grade beneath her intellect, and faced with a cruel headmistress. In spite of this, she's a cheerful kid who is genuinely nice to everyone. One of the subtext points of the book: Matilda was in a crappy situation, more than one actually, but remained a good person throughout. She's more than a survivor, she's come through her ordeals wiser and still human. Even when she discovers her telekinetic powers, they're used only to punish the BigBad for good and not mistreat others as a bully. Matilda could have caused a nightmare like ''{{Literature/Carrie}}'', ''[[Film/{{Chronicle}} Andrew]]'', or even worse, ''[[Manga/ElfenLied Lucy]]'' {{Literature/Carrie}}, [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Anakin]], [[Film/{{Chronicle}} Andrew]], [[Manga/ElfenLied Lucy]] (or the other ''Film/{{Lucy}}'', for that matter) Film/{{Lucy}}), or [[Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem Credence]] with those powers, and yet luckily she didn't harm anyone.
15th Dec '16 8:49:59 AM CartoonQueen99
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** There's a small group of people who believe Zinnia, while a neglectful parent, actually ''does'' care for Matilda, especially in the end when she lets her be adopted by Miss Honey. There's a possibility that, like Michael, he is just forced into the negative lifestyle of Mr. Wormwood and considering how she signs the papers to let her daughter live a happy life, this could help her image.

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** There's a small group of people who believe Zinnia, while a neglectful parent, actually ''does'' care for Matilda, especially in the end when she lets her be adopted by Miss Honey. There's a possibility that, like Michael, he she is just forced into the negative lifestyle of Mr. Wormwood and considering how she signs the papers to let her daughter live a happy life, this could help her image.
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