History YMMV / North

6th Jan '17 6:28:16 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: It's supposed to be a kid's movie with some adult jokes in there, but the "child-friendly" scenes are too childish for adults and the "adult jokes" are too raunchy for kids. In short, no member of the target audience is pleased.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: It's supposed to be a kid's movie with some adult jokes in there, but the "child-friendly" scenes are too childish for adults and the "adult jokes" are too raunchy for kids.kids, to say nothing about the stereotypes. In short, no member of the target audience is pleased.
19th Nov '16 7:05:18 PM Antwan
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* AssPull: [[spoiler: The fact that the whole movie is a dream]] may come across like this if the viewer [[spoiler: didn't think about the movie's events being the products being a kid's dream beforehand]].

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* AssPull: [[spoiler: The fact that the whole movie is a dream]] may come across like this if the viewer [[spoiler: didn't think about the movie's events being the [[spoiler:the products being of a kid's dream beforehand]].



** The over-the-top musical number sung by Ma and Pa Tex, set to the tune of the ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'' TitleThemeTune. (Note that ''Bonanza'' was set in Nevada.)

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** The over-the-top musical number sung by Ma and Pa Tex, set to the tune of the ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'' ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'' TitleThemeTune. (Note that ''Bonanza'' was set in Nevada.)



*** It's a ShoutOut/spoof to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5qpZZBlrq8 one iconic gag]] from the movie {{Airplane}}. TheNostalgiaCritic didn't "get" the reference, either.

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*** It's a ShoutOut/spoof to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5qpZZBlrq8 one iconic gag]] from the movie {{Airplane}}. TheNostalgiaCritic ''Film/{{Airplane}}''. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic didn't "get" the reference, either.



* BileFascination: Has to be seen to be believed.

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* BileFascination: Has Some people really want to be seen to be believed. see if the culturally-insensitive jokes really are as bad as they say.



* EthnicScrappy: The main reason why the movie is hated.

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* EthnicScrappy: The main reason why the movie is hated. Texans, Hawaiians, Inuits, Amish, French: no race, state, or country is safe.



--> "If you miss little Timmy's softball game even once he'll end up a serial killer all because of your terrible parenting."

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--> "If -->''"If you miss little Timmy's softball game even once he'll end up a serial killer all because of your terrible parenting.""''



** This was Creator/ScarlettJohansson's movie debut (in case you're wondering, she plays the daughter in the family who North eventually chooses as his new one). ''Film/{{Lucy}}'', in which she starred, thrashed ''North'' director RobReiner's ''And So It Goes'' at the box office twenty years later (almost to the day, since ''North'' opened on July 22, 1994 and ''Lucy'' bowed on July 25, 2014).

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** This was Creator/ScarlettJohansson's movie debut (in case you're wondering, she plays the daughter in the family who North eventually chooses as his new one). ''Film/{{Lucy}}'', in which she starred, thrashed ''North'' director RobReiner's Creator/RobReiner's ''And So It Goes'' at the box office twenty years later (almost to the day, since ''North'' opened on July 22, 1994 and ''Lucy'' bowed on July 25, 2014).



--> Quick, loosen his pants!

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--> Quick, -->''"Quick, loosen his pants!pants!"''



* WTHCastingAgency: Most of the cast could fit into here. The most unexplainable is probably [[{{Literature/Misery}} Kathy Bates]] and [[Film/TheGodfather Abe Vigoda]] with their faces painted brown playing Eskimos, which was criticized as racially insensitive by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic [[note]] He called the film as a whole "an ugly piece of [[TheOldestProfession cinematic prostitution]]" [[/note]] and labeled a "new low in bad taste" by Ebert at the end of the year (Bates also got a Razzie nom for that appearance).

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* WTHCastingAgency: Most of the cast could fit into here. The most unexplainable is probably [[{{Literature/Misery}} [[Literature/{{Misery}} Kathy Bates]] and [[Film/TheGodfather Abe Vigoda]] with their faces painted brown playing Eskimos, which was criticized as racially insensitive by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic [[note]] He called the film as a whole and "an ugly piece of [[TheOldestProfession cinematic prostitution]]" [[/note]] prostitution]]" by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and labeled a "new low in bad taste" by Ebert at the end of the year the movie premiered (Bates also got a Razzie nom nomination for that appearance).
16th Oct '16 8:03:16 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* MoralEventHorizon: Churchill using North's unique situation (''extremely'' unique-pretty sure other parents that were forced to fight in court for their right to ''be'' parents wouldn't be rendered comatose beforehand) as leverage to create a "Children Supremacy" movement and when North decides to go back to his parents, [[spoiler: sending out a hit-man to kill him in order to keep his power]].

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* MoralEventHorizon: Churchill Winchell using North's unique situation (''extremely'' unique-pretty sure other parents that were forced to fight in court for their right to ''be'' parents wouldn't be rendered comatose beforehand) as leverage to create a "Children Supremacy" movement and when North decides to go back to his parents, [[spoiler: sending out a hit-man to kill him in order to keep his power]].


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* NeverLiveItDown: Rob Reiner never fully escaped the shadow this movie cast upon his resume with its plethora of racially insensitive humor and unlikable characters.


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** The entire third act focuses on North trying to escape being ''murdered'' by the hitman sent by Winchell.
5th Oct '16 4:38:55 PM jameygamer
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* WTHCostumingDepartment: Several instances, perhaps most notably would be Kathy Bates' facial makeup and minstrel wig to make her look like an Eskimo, and ''Bruce Willis dressed as a pink Easter Bunny''.

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* WTHCostumingDepartment: Several instances, perhaps most notably would be Kathy Bates' facial makeup and minstrel wig to make her look like an Eskimo, Eskimo (which earned her a GoldenRaspberryAward nomination for "Worst Supporting Actress"), and ''Bruce Willis dressed as a pink Easter Bunny''.
5th Oct '16 4:37:56 PM jameygamer
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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Arguably, Elijah Wood was the only one to actually do so, and despite the character he played and the fact he was in ''Film/TheGoodSon'', another film that wasn't too well received, with Creator/MacaulayCulkin only months prior, he was able to escape the StarDerailingRole trap (though he wouldn't be very visible until ''Deep Impact'',) and came back in ''The Lord Of The Rings''.

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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Arguably, Elijah Wood was the only one to actually do so, and despite the character he played and the fact he was in ''Film/TheGoodSon'', another film that wasn't too well received, with Creator/MacaulayCulkin Macaulay Culkin only months prior, he was able to escape the StarDerailingRole trap (though he wouldn't be very visible until ''Deep Impact'',) Impact''), and came back in ''The Lord Of The Rings''.
4th Oct '16 8:44:19 AM SpukiKitty
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*** It's a ShoutOut/spoof to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5qpZZBlrq8 one iconic gag]] from the movie {{Airplane}}. TheNostalgiaCritic didn't "get" the reference, either.
26th Sep '16 1:13:41 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* AwesomeMusic: The opening title theme is worthy of note, actually proving to be a very whimsical, inviting tune. [[ForegoneConclusion And then the movie itself starts...]]
26th Sep '16 1:09:49 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* WTHCostumingDepartment: Several instances, perhaps most notably would be Kathy Bates' facial makeup and minstrel wig to make her look like an Eskimo, and ''Bruce Willis dressed as a pink Easter Bunny''.
4th Sep '16 12:03:21 PM rjd1922
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: One of the biggest complaints with the movie. Nearly everybody North meets ([[spoiler:and North himself given the unfortunate subtext of the plot]]) is either TooDumbToLive, vulgar, raunchy, self-absorbed, or just plain racist. The utter lack of good sense or empathy shown by the vast majority of them, among many examples the infamous scene with the elder Eskimos will most likely have most in utter awe at the CrapsackWorld North seemingly inhabits, rather than feeling anything for his quest to find the perfect family.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: One of the biggest complaints with the movie. Nearly everybody North meets ([[spoiler:and North himself given the unfortunate subtext of the plot]]) is either TooDumbToLive, vulgar, raunchy, self-absorbed, or just plain racist. The utter lack of good sense or empathy shown by the vast majority of them, among many examples the infamous scene with the elder Eskimos Eskimos, will most likely have most in utter awe at the CrapsackWorld North seemingly inhabits, rather than feeling anything for his quest to find the perfect family.
22nd Jun '16 5:52:19 PM rjd1922
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: One of the biggest complaints with the movie. Nearly everybody North meets ([[spoiler: and North himself given the unfortunate subtext of the plot]]) is either TooDumbToLive, vulgar, raunchy, self-absorbed, or just plain racist. The utter lack of good sense or empathy shown by the vast majority of them, among many examples the infamous scene with the elder Eskimos will most likely have most in utter awe at the CrapsackWorld North seemingly inhabits, rather than feeling anything for his quest to find the perfect family.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: One of the biggest complaints with the movie. Nearly everybody North meets ([[spoiler: and ([[spoiler:and North himself given the unfortunate subtext of the plot]]) is either TooDumbToLive, vulgar, raunchy, self-absorbed, or just plain racist. The utter lack of good sense or empathy shown by the vast majority of them, among many examples the infamous scene with the elder Eskimos will most likely have most in utter awe at the CrapsackWorld North seemingly inhabits, rather than feeling anything for his quest to find the perfect family.
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