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YMMV: We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
Acceptable Lifestyle Targets: Never mind that Screweyes' circus is visually spectacular. The people who would go to see it are repeatedly branded as freaks, jerks, and "weirdos", and Cecilia even says outright that there's something wrong with them.
Creepy Awesome: Screweyes keeps crows around and commands them in order to master his fear of them. Whoa, bravery test worthy of Batman.
Faux Symbolism - Professor Screweyes forms himself into a cruciform before his crows consume him.
Idiot Plot: Seriously, think about it. A scientist from the future goes back in time and collects dinosaurs, force evolves their brains so they're just smart enough to be able to speak and reason on a fourth grade level (except poor Dweeb, who's basically left functionally disabled), brings them to modern day New York and then just drops them off in the city with very vague instructions of finding a fellow scientist without any training or understanding of how modern life functions. The entire city mistakes them for balloons, until one girl points out they're not, just because they happen to be marching with the Thanksgiving Day parade, never mind the fact that they are dancing and singing. Then a good chunk of the plot revolves around the dinos stumbling into trouble, being chased by the authorities and then trying to rescue two kids who stupidly signed a contract with an obviously creepy old man. The time traveler comes back to save everything, but after all the madness has happened, not before. If anybody in the movie put more than three seconds of thought into their actions, it would be a pretty short story.
The entire conflict with Screweyes is kicked off by Louie walking into the circus after hours, asking to join, being turned away, ignoring Cecilia's suggestions that they leave, and pestering Screweyes until he relents.
The conclusion of Louie and Cecilia's romance storyline goes from cute to utterly creepy as Cecilia basically demands a kiss from Louie. Nobody ever needs to hear Lisa Simpson trying to be flirtatious. Ever.
Narm Charm: Louie's aforementioned speech, for pairing utter earnestness with words like "stiffs" and "yahoos."
Paranoia Fuel: As stated above, this movie will probably leave you suspicious of crows for a while.
Romantic Plot Tumor: The whole romance thing with Louie and Cecilia. Which doesn't really go anywhere.