History YMMV / SmallSoldiers

9th Feb '17 8:58:10 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The Commandos aren't necessarily evil. They're just programmed to eliminate the Gorgonites and anyone who helps them. Aside from Chip Hazard, who has a very sadistic attitude towards the enemy, the rest seem to at least care about each other. Who knows if they could be taught to fight their programming like the Gorgonites did?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The Commandos aren't necessarily evil. They're just programmed to eliminate the Gorgonites and anyone who helps them. Aside from Chip Hazard, who has a very sadistic attitude towards the enemy, the rest seem to at least care about each other. Who knows if they could be taught to fight their programming like the Gorgonites did?
6th Jan '17 3:40:30 AM JamesAustin
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* JustHereForGodzilla: At the time of release, most people claimed they only saw this movie because PhilHartman was in it and this was one of the last things he did before he was murdered.

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* JustHereForGodzilla: At the time of release, most people claimed they only saw this movie because PhilHartman Creator/PhilHartman was in it and this was one of the last things he did before he was murdered.
26th Oct '16 3:07:51 PM fearlessnikki
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* AlasPoorVillain: Nick Nitro.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Nick Nitro.Nitro, who gets a very painful death and his fellow commandos are deeply saddened by the death.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The Commandos aren't necessarily evil. They're just programmed to eliminate the Gorgonites and anyone who helps them. Aside from Chip Hazard, who has a very sadistic attitude towards the enemy, the rest seem to at least care about each other. Who knows if they could be taught to fight their programming like the Gorgonites did?



* ClicheStorm: Chip Hazard's entire mode of speech.
** While it doesn't exactly fit the definition of the trope, a definitely non-YMMV version occurs after Hazard activates the other Commandos. He gives a speech that is literally composed entirely of cliched famous quotations.

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* ClicheStorm: Parodied with Chip Hazard's entire mode of speech.
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speech. While it doesn't exactly fit the definition of the trope, a definitely non-YMMV version occurs after Hazard activates the other Commandos. He gives a speech that is literally composed entirely of cliched famous quotations.



* HilariousInHindsight: Kevin Dunn plays [[Film/{{Transformers}} the father of a kid who gets in over his head trying to impress a girl, and their house gets destroyed by a group of toys.]] [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney And he gets paid off so he won't tell anybody about it]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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Kevin Dunn plays [[Film/{{Transformers}} the father of a kid who gets in over his head trying to impress a girl, and their house gets destroyed by a group of toys.]] [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney And he gets paid off so he won't tell anybody about it]].



*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkXdObXSPf0 Youtube'd]].

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*** ** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkXdObXSPf0 Youtube'd]].



** The Gwendy Dolls don't have that much screen time but they sure are memorable.



* RootingForTheEmpire: Note to Hollywood: If you don't want people sympathizing with your villains, you probably shouldn't make them ten times cooler than the heroes. Or give them several times as much screen time, almost to the point of making them {{Villain Protagonist}}s. [[OverlyLongGag Also, don't then]] [[ToylessToylineCharacter only release three of them in toy form]] [[NoExportForYou (two in the UK)]] as opposed to an entire set of Gorgonites and Flatchoo, who wasn't even a Gorgonite.
** Given that, in universe, the Commando Elite were originally designed as the good guys, it makes sense they would be cool. It was the creator of the Gorgonite line who did a little tinkering so that his Gorgonites would be the heroes instead, and the Commandos the bad guys. Even then, though, this trope may still apply.

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* RootingForTheEmpire: Note to Hollywood: If you don't want people sympathizing with your villains, you probably shouldn't make them ten times cooler than the heroes. Or give them several times as much screen time, almost to the point of making them {{Villain Protagonist}}s. [[OverlyLongGag Also, don't then]] [[ToylessToylineCharacter only release three of them in toy form]] [[NoExportForYou (two in the UK)]] as opposed to an entire set of Gorgonites and Flatchoo, who wasn't even a Gorgonite.
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Gorgonite. Given that, in universe, the Commando Elite were originally designed as the good guys, it makes sense they would be cool. It was the creator of the Gorgonite line who did a little tinkering so that his Gorgonites would be the heroes instead, and the Commandos the bad guys. Even then, though, this trope may still apply.



* SpecialEffectsFailure: While the blend between animatronic and CG is usually decent (for its time, at least). There's a few moments where it's obvious, like when Chip climbs the rock near the end of the film.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: SpecialEffectsFailure:
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While the blend between animatronic and CG is usually decent (for its time, at least). There's a few moments where it's obvious, like when Chip climbs the rock near the end of the film.



* UncannyValley: The Commando Elite all have very exaggeratedly masculine features, and end up looking more monstrous than the non-human Gorgonites. Chip is the least {{Gonk}} of the bunch.

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* UncannyValley: UncannyValley:
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The Commando Elite all have very exaggeratedly masculine features, and end up looking more monstrous than the non-human Gorgonites. Chip is the least {{Gonk}} of the bunch.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Surprisingly dark and violent for a kids' movie. Maybe it wasn't supposed to be, but tell that to the people who marketed the film and made the toy line.
** Dante was told to make the movie more kid-friendly far too late into production to remove all the darker stuff.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids:
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Surprisingly dark and violent for a kids' movie. Maybe it wasn't supposed to be, but tell that to the people who marketed the film and made the toy line.
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line. Dante was told to make the movie more kid-friendly far too late into production to remove all the darker stuff.
20th Aug '16 1:46:09 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** In-universe, most of the Gwendy dolls are dressed in stripper costumes.
28th May '16 8:23:59 PM nombretomado
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: All of the movie's tie-ins, especially the Game Boy and PlayStation versions...

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: All of the movie's tie-ins, especially the Game Boy and PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation versions...
24th May '16 12:25:51 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: The villains are violent toys that resemble American soldiers, and are hunting down far more peaceful ones. Suffice to say, some critics were suspicious of the director's motives.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: The villains are violent toys that resemble American soldiers, who automatically become dangerous and evil simply by gaining sentience, and are hunting down far more peaceful ones. Suffice to say, some critics were suspicious of the director's motives.
24th Apr '16 9:44:25 PM GargusSCP
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** NoProblemWithLicensedGames: ... though the PC and PlayStation versions are quite decent.
28th Jan '16 4:35:34 PM undertroper
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: courtesy of Music/JerryGoldsmith: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd4eB5aBuIQ Assembly Line]].
9th Sep '15 12:46:45 AM GoTee
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* UncannyValley: Definitely the Gwendy dolls after they've been "drafted" into the Commando Elite's service.

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* UncannyValley: Definitely UncannyValley: The Commando Elite all have very exaggeratedly masculine features, and end up looking more monstrous than the non-human Gorgonites. Chip is the least {{Gonk}} of the bunch.
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the Gwendy dolls after they've been "drafted" into the Commando Elite's service.
7th Aug '15 3:59:09 PM philipnova798
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** When the Commandos are falling apart. You can see that many of them are just solid pieces of geometry, as their internal components are not visible.

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** When the Commandos are falling apart. You can see that many some of them are just solid pieces of geometry, geometry gut together, as their internal components are not visible.
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