YMMV / Stuart Little

  • Critical Dissonance: The sequel film actually earned better reviews from critics than the first film (81% on Rotten Tomatoes and 66/100 on Metacritic, versus 66% and 61/100 for the first film), but ended up grossing much less than the first film at the box office.
  • Ending Aversion: The original book, by way of No Ending.
  • Fridge Horror: In the books, Stuart is born to human parents, making him a severely deformed human being who resembles a mouse. Yikes.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The movies take place in New York City, each one opening up on a shot of the New York skyline. The first film, released in 1999, features many prominent shots of the World Trade Center. Cut ahead to the sequel, released in 2002, and the first shot we see is of South Manhattan, with the Twin Towers absent. Damn.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Stuart nearly drowning in the washing machine in the first film.
  • Sequelitis: Averted with the second film, which is seen as just as good as, if not better than the first film. Played straight with the third which, while better-animated than the TV series and bringing back most of the actors from the films to voice their characters, was seen to be pretty lackluster.
  • Ship Tease: Stuart and Margalo seem to be getting this from a lot of fans. It helps that Mr. Little suspected that Stuart was in love with Margalo in the movie, something his wife was slightly worried over.
  • Tear Jerker: A mild one, but Margalo flying south for the winter for the first time.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: A non-acting example: The first film so happened to be co-written by one M. Night Shyamalan. Yes, that one.