YMMV / John Hughes

  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: Though his films aren't as oppressively dark as others that fall victim to this trope due to his sense of humor, more jaded viewers are prone to look at them this way. The young protagonists are usually anti-heroes at best or straight Villain Protagonists at worst, and more often than not driven by selfish motivations. The adult characters fare little better, ranging from ludicrously ineffectual to straight-up antagonists in their own right. To some, it can be hard to root for anyone in Hughes's films for this reason.
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