The process in 4 easy steps.
So they're finally making The Movie
of your favorite franchise
(probably from The Eighties
). And you hate it. They're doing the casting wrong, they have the wrong director, they're ruining your childhood
and so on.
And then they bring out the one thing that makes you go, "Holy crap, this is going to be awesome.
The reasons for this can vary depending on the individual production and the individual fan. It seems that the most common instance of this happening is getting someone involved with the original to come back either in a major role or at least give their approval of the new direction. Other instances can be an actor or director proving themselves as a Promoted Fanboy
, a demonstration of costumes or set design or a petition for a certain actor/actress and actually
As a side note, this is a term describing a reaction. In a surprising inversion of Sturgeon's Law
, most of the time this is a very good omen as to the quality of the production. But there are always those productions that screw it up even after such a moment. That is not this trope; see They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot
, One-Scene Wonder
and Adaptation Decay
for more on that.
A Big "YES!"
, a Squee
, and/or something similar will be shouted by fans when these moments occur. Across the internet, memes
such as the "Reaction Guys / Gaijin 4Koma
" or M. Bisonís Big "YES!"
from Street Fighter
are sometimes used to convey these reactions.
Contrast with Tainted by the Preview
and Ruined FOREVER
. Related to Pandering to the Base
, although that doesn't always get this result.
Not to be confused with And There Was Much Rejoicing
, unless a Scrappy
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