History YMMV / TheAddamsFamily

29th Jan '16 1:16:38 PM Laevatein
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* FandomRivalry: With ''TheMunsters'', persisting to this day.
25th Dec '15 1:07:40 AM Shadowgazer
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* {{Flanderization}}: Before Fester gets his memory back at the end of the first film, he's a street-smart tough guy. But in ''Values'' he's regressed into a childlike oddball with NoSocialSkills. Although the thing is his personality in the second film is probably closer to the original character from the TV series and comic strip, at the beginning of the first film he doesn't know he's Fester and is effectively a different person, as he spends more time with the family he gradually starts to feel more like an Addams. But if you compare the two films it is slightly odd how much he regresses in the sequel.
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* {{Flanderization}}: Before Fester gets his memory back at the end of the first film, he's a street-smart tough guy. But in ''Values'' he's regressed into a childlike oddball with NoSocialSkills. Although the thing is his personality in the second film is probably closer to the original character from the TV series and comic strip, at the beginning of the first film he doesn't know he's Fester and is effectively a different person, as he spends more time with the family he gradually starts to feel more like an Addams. And lets face it even as an amnesiac he was a PsychopathicManchild just more conniving thanks to Craven's influence. But if you compare the two films it is slightly odd how much he regresses in the sequel.
16th Dec '15 12:39:02 AM Shadowgazer
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: For some, the Addams being DarkerAndEdgier from the 1960's DomCom (and TruerToTheText of the original comic strip) ends up making them come across as less DarkIsNotEvil and more ObviouslyEvil. While the films clearly ''mean'' to portray the Addams as more honest, friendly, and accepting than the hypocritical, judgmental {{Stepford Smiler}}s of white suburban America, some feel those same suburbanites have every reason to fear/dislike the Addams since they regularly engage in acts of vandalism, destruction of private and public property (smashing windows with golf balls, stealing stop signs to cause accidents), animal abuse (burying a cat alive), manslaughter, murder, arson, and cannibalism with barely a shrug. While this can be chalked up to the Addams being ObliviouslyEvil, since they themselves enjoy pain/chaos, are virtually unkillable and regularly resurrect/engage with the dead and thus [[BlueAndOrangeMorality might not understand that]] for "normals" death is both easy and final, some viewers find that both groups are pretty unpleasant: ObliviouslyEvil versus AffablyEvil (or FauxAffablyEvil), and thus in some cases it's hard to vote for anyone.
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: For some, the Addams being DarkerAndEdgier from the 1960's DomCom (and TruerToTheText of the original comic strip) ends up making them come across as less DarkIsNotEvil and more ObviouslyEvil. While the films clearly ''mean'' to portray the Addams as more honest, friendly, and accepting than the hypocritical, judgmental {{Stepford Smiler}}s of white suburban America, some feel those same suburbanites have every reason to fear/dislike the Addams since they regularly engage in acts of vandalism, destruction of private and public property (smashing windows with golf balls, stealing stop signs to cause accidents), animal abuse (burying a cat alive), manslaughter, murder, arson, and cannibalism with barely a shrug. While this can be chalked up to the Addams being ObliviouslyEvil, since they themselves enjoy pain/chaos, are virtually unkillable and regularly resurrect/engage with the dead and thus [[BlueAndOrangeMorality might not understand that]] for "normals" death is both easy and final, some viewers find that both groups are pretty unpleasant: ObliviouslyEvil versus AffablyEvil (or FauxAffablyEvil), and thus in some cases it's hard to vote for anyone. The movies stick pretty close to the original Charles Addams cartoons which potray them as AffablyEvil with a [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad very different approach towards good and evil]]. The humor comes from most of their enemies acting nice, while being greedy and ruthless which the Addamses appreciate having the aforementioned worldview.
7th Dec '15 8:58:46 AM G-MANN
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* {{Flanderization}}: Before Fester gets his memory back at the end of the first film, he's a street-smart tough guy. But in ''Values'' he's regressed into a childlike oddball with NoSocialSkills. Although the thing is his personality in the second film is probably closer to the original character from the TV series and comic strip, at the beginning of the first film he doesn't know he's Fester and is effectively a different person, as he spends more time with the family he gradually starts to feel more like an Addams. But if you compare the two films it is slightly odd how much he regresses in the sequel.
19th Nov '15 1:57:51 PM AndyLA
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** Applies to the whole family in the movies. Place an Addams - any Addams - in mortal danger. He'll not only survive, but beg to do it again.
16th Nov '15 7:11:03 PM cheedo
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* JerkSue: Wednesday can come off as one to some people. While her parents and uncle are, tastes aside, genuinely pleasant, civil people, she hates everything and everyone but her family but always comes out on top.

* JerkSue: Wednesday can come off as one to some people. She hates everything and everyone but her family but always comes out on top.
16th Nov '15 7:10:09 PM cheedo
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* JerkSue: Wednesday can come off as one to some people. She hates everything and everyone but her family but always comes out on top.
14th Nov '15 12:44:07 PM Give1Take2
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The summer camp scene specifically is probably a bad example because the camp counselors are shown to be rather malicious in their bigotry against the non-WASP kids (with even a few instances of Villainous Breakdown from Gary, before , and the WASP kids parents are clearly shown to both share and teach their kids their rotten values. That said, you are onto something about the possible
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The climactic summer camp scene, for some. You can tell that the camp counselors ''do'' mean well: [[InnocentBigot their snobbery is due to their innate inability to relate to anyone not like them, rather than genuine meanness]]. And Wednesday, Pugsley, and the rest did nothing to deserve the taunting and humiliation they are subjected to by the "normal" kids. That said, both groups are pretty unpleasant: ObliviouslyEvil versus AffablyEvil (or FauxAffablyEvil). But was arson and mass murder really the solution (especially because the victims included the kids' parents, who had done absolutely nothing wrong and were guilty only by assocation)? And can we even pretend to cheer for Wednesday and Pugsley after it's insinuated that [[spoiler: they've become cannibals]]? ** Yes. ** Become? This is the Addams family, the same family that owns a human arm that's saved for when guests come over.
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The climactic summer camp scene, For some, the Addams being DarkerAndEdgier from the 1960's DomCom (and TruerToTheText of the original comic strip) ends up making them come across as less DarkIsNotEvil and more ObviouslyEvil. While the films clearly ''mean'' to portray the Addams as more honest, friendly, and accepting than the hypocritical, judgmental {{Stepford Smiler}}s of white suburban America, some feel those same suburbanites have every reason to fear/dislike the Addams since they regularly engage in acts of vandalism, destruction of private and public property (smashing windows with golf balls, stealing stop signs to cause accidents), animal abuse (burying a cat alive), manslaughter, murder, arson, and cannibalism with barely a shrug. While this can be chalked up to the Addams being ObliviouslyEvil, since they themselves enjoy pain/chaos, are virtually unkillable and regularly resurrect/engage with the dead and thus [[BlueAndOrangeMorality might not understand that]] for some. You can tell "normals" death is both easy and final, some viewers find that the camp counselors ''do'' mean well: [[InnocentBigot their snobbery is due to their innate inability to relate to anyone not like them, rather than genuine meanness]]. And Wednesday, Pugsley, and the rest did nothing to deserve the taunting and humiliation they are subjected to by the "normal" kids. That said, both groups are pretty unpleasant: ObliviouslyEvil versus AffablyEvil (or FauxAffablyEvil). But was arson FauxAffablyEvil), and mass murder really the solution (especially because the victims included the kids' parents, who had done absolutely nothing wrong and were guilty only by assocation)? And can we even pretend to cheer for Wednesday and Pugsley after thus in some cases it's insinuated that [[spoiler: they've become cannibals]]? ** Yes. ** Become? This is the Addams family, the same family that owns a human arm that's saved hard to vote for when guests come over.anyone.
12th Nov '15 6:00:54 PM MisterVercetti
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Played straight with the console versions, though the SNES game for the first film is quite a fun Mario-esque platformer. The first film also lended itself to a superb pinball machine (featuring magnetic elements and new speech from the film actors). It's the best-selling pinball machine of all time and considered one of the greatest ever made.
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Played straight with the console versions, though the SNES game for the first film is quite a fun Mario-esque platformer. The first film also lended itself to a superb pinball machine (featuring magnetic elements and new speech from the film actors). It's the best-selling pinball machine of all time and considered one of the greatest ever made.

** [[NoProblemWithLicensedGames Completely inverted]] with [[Pinball/TheAddamsFamily the pinball machine]], which went on to become the highest-selling table in history.
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** [[NoProblemWithLicensedGames Completely inverted]] with [[Pinball/TheAddamsFamily the pinball machine]], which went on to become the highest-selling table in history.history and is widely considered to be one of the best tables ever made.
23rd Oct '15 11:17:41 AM kataangluvr
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* TearJerker: In the musical, the song "Happy/Sad," where Gomez tries to explain his conflicting emotions about Wednesday getting married to her. The song ''will'' make you want to find your dad, and hug him.
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* TearJerker: In the musical, the song "Happy/Sad," where Gomez tries to explain his conflicting emotions about Wednesday getting married to her.her boyfriend. The song ''will'' make you want to find your dad, and hug him.
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