History YMMV / MonstersVsAliens

5th Jan '16 4:31:23 PM hamza678
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!!Tropes for the series

* DesignatedHero: Most of the time the titular monsters come across as idiotic xenophobic jerks, and there are several occasions where the conflict of an episode brought about by the monsters being assholes or just being plain stupid.
* HilariousInHindsight: The Internet (who is actually an alien) constantly uses old and dead memes. This would be a groan-inducing attempt at being [[WereStillRelevantDammit relevant]]...if not for the brief resurgence of extremely old memes at the time, making the episode look relevant ''and'' seem like a parody of current events.
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1st Jan '16 5:05:45 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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** Also, the entire Axel F scene, which is basically there because it's [[RuleOfFunny hilarious]].
12th Dec '15 9:58:53 AM creader
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* BadassDecay: In-universe: the Missing Link apparently once held his own against the navy, the national guard and some baywatchers. [[spoiler:Until he beats up about thirty clones in hand-to-tentacle combat, that's ''very hard'' to believe]].
22nd Nov '15 4:41:23 PM trulymadmoves
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The president's "eat lead!" bit, which interrupts the flow of the scene and doesn't really make sense in context. Which makes sense, since Colbert [[ThrowItIn ad-libbed it]].
30th Jun '15 1:30:09 PM MarkLungo
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** Katie and Cuthbert, the OneSceneWonder RoleReversal teens who encounter the aliens early in the movie.

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** Katie and Cuthbert, the OneSceneWonder RoleReversal [[GenderFlip role reversal]] teens who encounter the aliens early in the movie.
30th Jun '15 1:29:49 PM MarkLungo
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** Katie and Cuthbert, the OneSceneWonder role reversal teens who encounter the aliens early in the movie.

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** Katie and Cuthbert, the OneSceneWonder role reversal RoleReversal teens who encounter the aliens early in the movie.
30th Jun '15 1:29:12 PM MarkLungo
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** B.O.B. for the kids and the merchandise. Not really surprising he's the kid appeal character; he's the silliest looking monster, and the funniest character.

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** B.O.B. for the kids and the merchandise. Not really surprising he's the kid appeal character; KidAppealCharacter; he's the silliest looking monster, and the funniest character.
30th Jun '15 1:28:49 PM MarkLungo
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The orchestral cover of "[[Music/TheB52s Planet Claire]]'' that plays as the President prepares to make first contact.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The orchestral cover of "[[Music/TheB52s Planet Claire]]'' Music/TheB52s' "Planet Claire'' that plays as the President prepares to make first contact.
30th Jun '15 1:28:12 PM MarkLungo
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* HilariousInHindsight: The Internet (who is actually an alien) constantly uses old and dead memes. This would be a groan-inducing attempt at being [[WereStillRelevantDammit relevant]]...if not for the brief resurgence of extremely old memes at the time, making the episode look relevant ''and'' seem like a parody of current events.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The Internet (who is actually an alien) constantly uses old and dead memes. This would be a groan-inducing attempt at being [[WereStillRelevantDammit relevant]]...if not for the brief resurgence of extremely old memes at the time, making the episode look relevant ''and'' seem like a parody of current events.events.
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28th Apr '15 11:59:36 AM Scabbard
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* BadassDecay: In-universe: the Missing Link apparently once held his own against the navy, the national guard and some baywatchers. [[spoiler:Until he beats up about thirty clones in hand-to-tentacle combat, that's ''very hard'' to believe.]]

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* BadassDecay: In-universe: the Missing Link apparently once held his own against the navy, the national guard and some baywatchers. [[spoiler:Until he beats up about thirty clones in hand-to-tentacle combat, that's ''very hard'' to believe.]]believe]].



* ViewerGenderConfusion: [[spoiler:Insectosaurus.]] The movie calls the monster [[spoiler:a "he"]], but a behind-the-scenes book lists [[spoiler:the monster as a female]]. This has lead to a BrokenBase amongst the fans of the movie as to which is truly canon regarding the monster's gender.
* WhatAnIdiot: Derek dumps Susan for the sake of his career without considering the worldwide fame their continued relationship would bring him, not to mention the millions of dollars in book deals and movie rights. Sure, he'd need a raincoat to have any hope of ever pleasing her, but it's still a very stupid decision from someone who's already been characterized as a selfish asshole. [[spoiler:He ''does'' put things together, sort of, when he forgives her and offers to take her back at the end. Of course mentioning that he was offered a network slot if he got an exclusive interview in the next sentence made Susan doubt his sincerity.]] Letting that detail slip only reinforced his stupidity.

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* ViewerGenderConfusion: [[spoiler:Insectosaurus.]] [[spoiler:Insectosaurus]]. The movie calls the monster [[spoiler:a "he"]], but a behind-the-scenes book lists [[spoiler:the monster as a female]]. This has lead to a BrokenBase amongst the fans of the movie as to which is truly canon regarding the monster's gender.
* WhatAnIdiot: Derek dumps Susan for the sake of his career without considering the worldwide fame their continued relationship would bring him, not to mention the millions of dollars in book deals and movie rights. Sure, he'd need a raincoat to have any hope of ever pleasing her, but it's still a very stupid decision from someone who's already been characterized as a selfish asshole. [[spoiler:He ''does'' put things together, sort of, when he forgives her and offers to take her back at the end. Of course mentioning that he was offered a network slot if he got an exclusive interview in the next sentence made Susan doubt his sincerity.]] sincerity]]. Letting that detail slip only reinforced his stupidity.
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