History YMMV / ThunderBirds

22nd Aug '16 5:29:52 AM Joe32
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* UncertainAudience: The movie is based on a children's series from the 1960s. The filmmakers made the odd choice to market it more as a typical 2000s adventure film - when that generation of kids probably had no idea what ''Thunderbirds'' was. What's more is that the series was British, while the film was American.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The resigned Thunderbird vehicles were positively badass-looking in CGI; the oil-rig rescue scene was also impressive.

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* UncertainAudience: The movie is based on a children's series made for a full family (both adult and child demographic) from the 1960s. The filmmakers made the odd choice to market it more as a typical 2000s children's adventure film - when that generation of kids probably had no idea what ''Thunderbirds'' was. What's more is that the series was British, while the film was American.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The resigned While the redesigns themselves are deemed creative, but poor as redesigns, the Thunderbird vehicles were positively badass-looking in CGI; the oil-rig rescue scene was also impressive.
10th Aug '16 5:37:46 AM WarriorSparrow
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* HilariousInHindsight: When Creator/JKRowling revealed the American [[Franchise/HarryPotter wizarding school Ilvermorney]], Thunderbird is the name of one of the houses.
30th Jul '16 3:40:46 PM themisterfree
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* IAmNotShazam: Hardly ever is International Rescue ever referred to as "International Rescue" (at least in dialogue, the name is still quite visible on some of the Thunderbird craft and various computer screens). The rest of the time, they're the "Thunderbirds", despite that being the name of the ''craft'', not the organization itself. Could be justified when one considers how [[{{Defictionalization}} a real-life International Rescue]] actually began operations some time after the original series ended, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot which might've caused some]] InUniverse conflict. (Universal's marketing department didn't seem to get the memo- trailers and TV spots continued to refer to Internation Rescue.)

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* IAmNotShazam: Hardly ever is International Rescue ever referred to as "International Rescue" (at least in dialogue, the name is still quite visible on some of the Thunderbird craft and various computer screens). The rest of the time, they're the "Thunderbirds", despite that being the name of the ''craft'', not the organization itself. Could be justified when one considers how [[{{Defictionalization}} a real-life International Rescue]] actually began operations some time after the original series ended, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot which might've caused some]] InUniverse conflict. Another reason might be that, in-universe, people just called them the Thunderbirds because they didn't know the IR name, and the Tracys and crew [[GotMeDoingIt then started using it out of habit.]] (Universal's marketing department didn't seem to get the memo- trailers and TV spots continued to refer to Internation International Rescue.)



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The resigned Thunderbird vehicles were positively badass-looking in CGI.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The resigned Thunderbird vehicles were positively badass-looking in CGI.CGI; the oil-rig rescue scene was also impressive.
24th Jul '16 1:28:45 PM JulietF2
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* HarsherInHindsight: "Terror in New York City" (in which Thunderbird 2 is shot at by an American aircraft carrier who have mistaken it for an enemy aircraft) and "Operation Crash Dive" (featuring planes that end up going off course and end up sinking in water due to engine malfunctions) become harsher to watch after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_MH370 Flight [=MH370=]]], where the plane went off its scheduled course and crashed into the water, the first of which is never found (and some people suggest the plane was shot down).

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* HarsherInHindsight: "Terror in New York City" (in which Thunderbird 2 is shot at by an American aircraft carrier who have mistaken it for an enemy aircraft) and "Operation Crash Dive" (featuring planes that end up going off course and end up sinking in water due to engine malfunctions) become harsher to watch after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_MH370 Flight [=MH370=]]], where the plane went off its scheduled course and crashed into the water, the first of which is never found (and some people suggest the plane was shot down).
1st Jul '16 11:17:10 AM themisterfree
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* IAmNotShazam: Hardly ever is International Rescue ever referred to as "International Rescue" (at least in dialogue, the name is still quite visible on some of the Thunderbird craft and various computer screens). The rest of the time, they're the "Thunderbirds", despite that being the name of the ''craft'', not the organization itself. Could be justified when one considers how [[{{Defictionalization}} a real-life International Rescue]] actually began operations some time after the original series ended, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot which might've caused some]] InUniverse conflict.

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* IAmNotShazam: Hardly ever is International Rescue ever referred to as "International Rescue" (at least in dialogue, the name is still quite visible on some of the Thunderbird craft and various computer screens). The rest of the time, they're the "Thunderbirds", despite that being the name of the ''craft'', not the organization itself. Could be justified when one considers how [[{{Defictionalization}} a real-life International Rescue]] actually began operations some time after the original series ended, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot which might've caused some]] InUniverse conflict. (Universal's marketing department didn't seem to get the memo- trailers and TV spots continued to refer to Internation Rescue.)



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The decision to emphasise the TokenTrio of children, also making them YoungerAndHipper. Likewise the formula appears to be more akin to the ''Film/SpyKids'' movies.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The decision to emphasise emphasize the TokenTrio of children, also making them YoungerAndHipper. Likewise the formula appears to be more akin to the ''Film/SpyKids'' movies.
28th Jun '16 3:28:54 PM themisterfree
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* SoBadItsGood: Seems to be the reaction from pretty much everyone. It might be good for younger Thunderbird fans-in-training, though.

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* SoBadItsGood: SoOkayItsAverage: Seems to be the reaction from pretty much everyone. It might be good for younger Thunderbird fans-in-training, though.
7th Jun '16 8:12:10 AM themisterfree
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* SoBadItsGood: Seems to be the reaction from pretty much everyone. It might be good for younger Thunderbird fans-in-training, though.
1st Jun '16 3:51:20 PM themisterfree
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The end credits song by british boyband {{Music/Busted}} "Thunderbirds are Go" is one of the few things of the movie that's remembered fondly.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The end credits song by british boyband {{Music/Busted}} "Thunderbirds "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzqSOO6B_Fw Thunderbirds are Go" Go]]" is one of the few things of the movie that's remembered fondly.fondly. Hans Zimmer's score was also excellent, as usual for him.



* IAmNotShazam: Hardly ever is International Rescue ever referred to as "International Rescue." The rest of the time, they're the "Thunderbirds", despite that being the name of the ''craft'', not the organization itself. Could be justified when one considers how [[{{Defictionalization}} a real-life International Rescue]] actually began operations some time after the original series ended, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot which might've caused some]] InUniverse conflict.

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* IAmNotShazam: Hardly ever is International Rescue ever referred to as "International Rescue." Rescue" (at least in dialogue, the name is still quite visible on some of the Thunderbird craft and various computer screens). The rest of the time, they're the "Thunderbirds", despite that being the name of the ''craft'', not the organization itself. Could be justified when one considers how [[{{Defictionalization}} a real-life International Rescue]] actually began operations some time after the original series ended, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot which might've caused some]] InUniverse conflict.
1st Jun '16 3:16:14 PM themisterfree
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* HamAndCheese: In the live-action film, Ben Kingsley clearly had fun playing The Hood.

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* HamAndCheese: In the live-action film, Ben Kingsley clearly had fun playing The Hood.


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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The resigned Thunderbird vehicles were positively badass-looking in CGI.
1st Jun '16 10:42:27 AM themisterfree
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** The fact that FAB-1 isn't a Rolls-Royce anymore, although in the filmmaker's defense, Rolls-Royce (or more accurately, their owner, BMW) had turned it down, and the customized Ford [[StealthPun Thunderbird]] ''was'' pretty cool.
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