History YMMV / TheWizard

1st Aug '17 12:19:24 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* CriticalResearchFailure: When the tournament announcer says one level, and the game screen says another (earlier) level, something is wrong. Someone like WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd noticing this would make it a run-of-the-mill goof. When '''''Creator/RogerEbert''''' (who was no fan of video games and admitted he didn't get past the second level of ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', which was a game shown in the movie) [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19891215/REVIEWS/912150304/1023 notices the screwup]], it's this. In his [[Series/SiskelAndEbert review]] with Creator/GeneSiskel, he even called himself a dummy when it came to video games when pointing out the error.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: CriticalResearchFailure:
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When the tournament announcer says one level, and the game screen says another (earlier) level, something is wrong. Someone like WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd noticing this would make it a run-of-the-mill goof. When '''''Creator/RogerEbert''''' (who Even Creator/RogerEbert, who was no fan of video games and admitted he didn't get past the second level of ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', which was a game shown in the movie) [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19891215/REVIEWS/912150304/1023 notices noticed the screwup]], it's this. In his [[Series/SiskelAndEbert review]] with Creator/GeneSiskel, he even called himself a dummy when it came to video games when pointing out the error.screwup]].



* EnsembleDarkhorse[=/=]RootingForTheEmpire: Lucas Barton, of course. A picture of him wearing the Power Glove used to be the image for this page, and in [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/the-wizard/ his written review of the film]], [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment the Spoony One]] believes that Jimmy robbed Lucas of his victory at the end by ''somehow'' knowing about the WarpWhistle in the first fortress (whose location otherwise [[GuideDangIt wouldn't be that easy to figure out]][[note]]At least, for a first-time player.[[/note]]), wondering if the finals were crooked.
** Of course they are. One Website/YouTube video pointing out the film's many mistakes shows that Jimmy's score actually increases by several thousand points when he ''loses a life''.
*** [[FridgeBrilliance That might have been a rule for the Video Armageddon Tournament that likely applied to all three of them.]] After all, they all need to be given an equal chance to win. As for Jimmy knowing about the WarpWhistle, that's another story...

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* EnsembleDarkhorse[=/=]RootingForTheEmpire: EnsembleDarkhorse[=/=]RootingForTheEmpire:
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Lucas Barton, of course. A picture of him wearing Barton has become the Power Glove used to be the image for this page, best-remembered and in [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/the-wizard/ his written review most popular aspect of the film]], [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment the Spoony One]] believes that Jimmy robbed Lucas of his victory at the end by ''somehow'' knowing about the WarpWhistle in the first fortress (whose location otherwise [[GuideDangIt wouldn't be that easy to figure out]][[note]]At least, for a first-time player.[[/note]]), wondering if the finals were crooked.
** Of course they are. One Website/YouTube video pointing out the film's many mistakes shows that Jimmy's score actually increases by several thousand points when he ''loses a life''.
*** [[FridgeBrilliance That might have been a rule for the Video Armageddon Tournament that likely applied to all three of them.]] After all, they all need to be given an equal chance to win. As for Jimmy knowing about the WarpWhistle, that's another story...
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* HilariousInHindsight: The Power Glove really ''was'' bad, however Lucas is using slang, so he meant "cool".

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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The Power Glove really ''was'' bad, however Lucas is using slang, so he meant "cool".
22nd Jul '17 8:53:24 AM MiracleChange
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* DesignatedHero: The kids' father for his ProtagonistCenteredMorality approach towards Putnam and for being a bad parent by having his kids run away.
20th Jul '17 10:49:16 AM ClintEastwood
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* DesignatedHero: The kids father for his ProtagonistCenteredMorality approach towards Putnam and for being a bad parent by having his kids run away.

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* DesignatedHero: The kids kids' father for his ProtagonistCenteredMorality approach towards Putnam and for being a bad parent by having his kids run away.


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* RetroactiveRecognition:
** One of Lucas' friends near the end is Creator/TobeyMaguire.
** Fans of indie rock may recognize Music/RiloKiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis as GamerChick Haley.
15th Jul '17 4:20:33 AM immortalfrieza
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* DesignatedVillain: The villain of this movie is ''literally the finder of lost children.'' The protagonists think he's sick because he gets paid for it. Putnam is a {{Jerkass}}, but he's was just doing his job.

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* DesignatedVillain: The villain of this movie is ''literally the finder of lost children.'' The protagonists think he's sick because he gets paid for it. Putnam is a {{Jerkass}}, but he's was just doing his job. However, Putnam does actively attempt to stop the father of the boys from finding him first by slashing his tires and later bribing a tow truck driver into towing the Dad's truck which results in it getting scrapped just so Putnam can get the reward money, so he's not exactly innocent.
12th Jul '17 3:31:37 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* JustHereForGodzilla: Back when this movie was new the main reason to see it was the preview of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''.


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* JustHereForGodzilla: Back when this movie was new the main reason to see it was the preview of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''.
4th Jun '17 4:17:41 PM valhallaerikson
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* DesignatedHero: The kids father for his ProtagonistCenteredMorality approach towards Putnam and for being a bad parent by having his kids run away.
4th Jun '17 4:14:39 PM valhallaerikson
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* DesignatedVillain: The villain of this movie is ''literally the finder of lost children.'' The protagonists think he's sick because he gets paid for it. Putnam is a {{Jerkass}}, but the movie (particularly the boys' father) treats him much worse than he actually is.

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* DesignatedVillain: The villain of this movie is ''literally the finder of lost children.'' The protagonists think he's sick because he gets paid for it. Putnam is a {{Jerkass}}, but the movie (particularly the boys' father) treats him much worse than he actually is.he's was just doing his job.
25th May '17 5:29:24 PM PrincessGwen
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** The fact that Lucas shares his name with two actual Nintendo characters because of ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''. Furthermore, [[http://pkloveomega.deviantart.com/art/Claus-in-the-Wizard-160533464 there's a redheaded boy with an yellow-and-blue striped shirt]], just like the former's twin brother, Claus.

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** The fact that Lucas shares his name with two actual Nintendo characters because of ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''. Furthermore, [[http://pkloveomega.deviantart.com/art/Claus-in-the-Wizard-160533464 there's a redheaded boy with an a yellow-and-blue striped shirt]], just like the former's twin brother, Claus.
2nd Mar '17 10:38:01 AM mlsmithca
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* MemeticMutation: "I love the Power Glove. It's so bad."

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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"I love the Power Glove. It's so bad."



-->''"I love the Power Glove. It's so bad."''

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-->''"I --->"I love the Power Glove. It's so bad."''"



-->''"Cawwwifffohneeeyaaaa..."''
* [[SoBadItsGood So Bad]], [[SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome It's Awesome]]: The movie is awful in all the right ways.

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-->''"Cawwwifffohneeeyaaaa..."''
* [[SoBadItsGood So Bad]], [[SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome It's Awesome]]: The movie is awful in all the right ways.
--->"Cawwwifffohneeeyaaaa..."
17th Feb '17 8:16:41 AM rjd1922
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* [[SoBadItsGood So Bad]] [[SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome It's Awesome]]: The movie is awful in all the right ways.

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* [[SoBadItsGood So Bad]] Bad]], [[SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome It's Awesome]]: The movie is awful in all the right ways.
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