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* Jim Varney died before the film was completed, and most of the production crew testify that he signed on ''knowing'' he wouldn't live to see the film's release. This, combined with the film's lackluster performance at the box office make the dedication to him doubly sad (At least somewhat medigated considering the film's become VindicatedByHistory).

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* Meta example: Jim Varney died before the film was completed, and most of the production crew testify that he signed on ''knowing'' he wouldn't live to see the film's release. This, combined with the film's lackluster performance at the box office make the dedication to him doubly sad (At least somewhat medigated considering the film's become VindicatedByHistory).



--> '''Whitmore''': "If I could bring back just one shred of proof, that'd be enough for me."

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--> '''Whitmore''': '''Whitmore:''' "If I could bring back just one shred of proof, that'd be enough for me."



* At some point in the movie, [[spoiler: Rourke [[KickTheDog stepping on Milo's picture of him and his grandfather]]. For a moment, Milo can only give his [[FaceHeelTurn betrayer]] a [[DeathGlare hateful glare]]. But when Milo salvages the picture from the broken frame, his expression significantly softens with despair.]]
** It's not just [[spoiler: the picture that saddens Milo. He's looking back on how he meant for the Atlantis Expedition to make his grandfather proud. But instead, he feels as though his grandfather would be ashamed, if he only knew its crew all along planned to plunder the lost city of its riches (even if it meant taking the source of Atlantis' ''life force'').]]
* Just the sight of the Atlanteans' crystals losing their glow, as the main crystal is being taken away [[spoiler: by Rourke.]]

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* At some point in the movie, [[spoiler: Rourke [[KickTheDog stepping on Milo's picture of him and his grandfather]]. For a moment, Milo can only give his [[FaceHeelTurn betrayer]] a [[DeathGlare hateful glare]]. But when Milo salvages the picture from the broken frame, his expression significantly softens with despair.]]
despair.
** It's not just [[spoiler: the picture that saddens Milo. He's looking back on how he meant for the Atlantis Expedition to make his grandfather proud. But instead, he feels as though his grandfather would be ashamed, if he only knew its crew all along planned to plunder the lost city of its riches (even if it meant taking the source of Atlantis' ''life force'').]]
force'').
* Just the sight of the Atlanteans' crystals losing their glow, as the main crystal is being taken away [[spoiler: by Rourke.]]



* When Kida is released from the crystal, [[spoiler: she comes out holding the bracelet her mother took off her (Kida's) wrist when the crystal took her]]. Given the implications, it's no surprise that Kida broke down in Milo's arms right after.

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* When Kida is released from the crystal, [[spoiler: she comes out holding the bracelet her mother took off her (Kida's) wrist when the crystal took her]].her. Given the implications, it's no surprise that Kida broke down in Milo's arms right after.


* Jim Varney died before the film was completed, and most of the production crew testify that he signed on ''knowing'' he wouldn't live to see the film's release. This, combined with the film's lackluster performance at the box office make the dedication to him doubly sad.

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* Jim Varney died before the film was completed, and most of the production crew testify that he signed on ''knowing'' he wouldn't live to see the film's release. This, combined with the film's lackluster performance at the box office make the dedication to him doubly sad.sad (At least somewhat medigated considering the film's become VindicatedByHistory).

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* The way the crew treats Mole counts. Sure, he's a Cloudcuckoolander who acts a lot like an animal, but it's clear he's not all right in the head despite being a genius at geology. And the fact that Audrey says he was a feral child for some time, and that most of the crew ''know'' that doesn't help.


* In the Crystal Chamber scene, after Kida fuses with the Crystal, Milo softly, sadly calls out to her. It's a small moment where Milo knows that the real Kida can't hear him.

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* In the Crystal Chamber scene, after Kida fuses with the Crystal, Milo softly, sadly calls out to her. It's a small moment where Milo knows that that's not the real Kida can't hear before him.



** The commentary even describes it as that.

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** The commentary even describes it as just that.


* At some point in the movie, [[spoiler: Roark [[KickTheDog stepping on Milo's picture of him and his grandfather]]. For a moment, Milo can only give his [[FaceHeelTurn betrayer]] a [[DeathGlare hateful glare]]. But when Milo salvages the picture from the broken frame, his expression significantly softens with despair.]]

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* At some point in the movie, [[spoiler: Roark Rourke [[KickTheDog stepping on Milo's picture of him and his grandfather]]. For a moment, Milo can only give his [[FaceHeelTurn betrayer]] a [[DeathGlare hateful glare]]. But when Milo salvages the picture from the broken frame, his expression significantly softens with despair.]]



[[AC: Milo's Return]]
* Inga, an inhabitant of a Scandinavian Island plagued by the kraken, is pretty sympathetic. She may resemble a Tim Burton character scared out of her wits, but she wants the island free from its grasp so her children can play in the sun again.
* After the battle with the Kraken, the whole team celebrates their victory at Whitmore's mansion. ...Except for Kida. She just looks out the window contemplating something. She shares with Milo how, even though the Kraken wasn't Atlantean, it's powers remind her how Atlantis abused the crystal's power, nearly leading the world and the Atlanteans to destruction.
** She even contemplates hiding the crystal once more. This is sobering, coming from the girl who was so curious and so determined to uncover the secrets of Atlantis. Milo even points out how devastated her people will be if they have to go back into darkness.
* The fate of "Odin", once a proud tycoon named Erik Hellstrom, who lost his sanity when his company went bankrupt. He tried to bring about "Ragnarok", but our heroes foiled his plan. Yet, you can't help but feel bad for the guy as he kneels before the remains of his castle. He may be insane, but he's far less ruthless and far more broken than most antagonists in either movies. Even Milo thinks that instead of being punished, Mr. Hellstrom could use therapy.
** His belief that Kida is his long-lost daughter Brunhilda. One wonders if Erik actually had a daughter.

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\n[[AC: Milo's Return]]\n* Inga, an inhabitant of a Scandinavian Island plagued by the kraken, is pretty sympathetic. She may resemble a Tim Burton character scared out of her wits, but she wants the island free from its grasp so her children can play in the sun again.\n* After the battle with the Kraken, the whole team celebrates their victory at Whitmore's mansion. ...Except for Kida. She just looks out the window contemplating something. She shares with Milo how, even though the Kraken wasn't Atlantean, it's powers remind her how Atlantis abused the crystal's power, nearly leading the world and the Atlanteans to destruction. \n** She even contemplates hiding the crystal once more. This is sobering, coming from the girl who was so curious and so determined to uncover the secrets of Atlantis. Milo even points out how devastated her people will be if they have to go back into darkness. \n* The fate of "Odin", once a proud tycoon named Erik Hellstrom, who lost his sanity when his company went bankrupt. He tried to bring about "Ragnarok", but our heroes foiled his plan. Yet, you can't help but feel bad for the guy as he kneels before the remains of his castle. He may be insane, but he's far less ruthless and far more broken than most antagonists in either movies. Even Milo thinks that instead of being punished, Mr. Hellstrom could use therapy.\n** His belief that Kida is his long-lost daughter Brunhilda. One wonders if Erik actually had a daughter.----


** Thankfully, they only needed a sound-alike to fill in for him for one line in the original movie.

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** Thankfully, they only needed a sound-alike (Steven Barr, a.k.a. [[VideoGame/MassEffect Urdnot Wrex]]) to fill in for him for one line in the original movie.


* The museum directors [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer treatment of Milo]], [[MovingTheGoalposts from rescheduling his proposal meeting so they'll have an excuse to cancel]], to Mr. Harcourt giving a rather withering speech to him. FridgeHorror sets in when you realize that, had TheCall not intervened, Milo would've ended up just as broken as his grandfather.

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* The museum directors directors' [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer treatment of Milo]], [[MovingTheGoalposts from rescheduling his proposal meeting so they'll have an excuse to cancel]], to Mr. Harcourt giving a rather withering speech to him. FridgeHorror sets in when you realize that, had TheCall not intervened, Milo would've ended up just as broken as his grandfather.


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* A small one during the journey to Atlantis. Even though Milo is still the ButtMonkey at this point and it's PlayedForLaughs, there's one where Sweet helps members of the crew up a small ledge, one by one. Milo, being last in line, reaches out his hand when it's his turn, but Sweet already turns to leave. Milo humbly recoils his hand, recognizing that he's not "one of the gang". However, it might have happened offscreen, but since Sweet is still the NiceGuy of the gang, he probably [[HeelRealization realized he was being a dick]] and helped Milo up.

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* A small one during the journey to Atlantis. Even though Milo is still the ButtMonkey at this point and it's PlayedForLaughs, there's one where Sweet helps members of the crew up a small ledge, one by one. Milo, being last in line, reaches out his hand when it's his turn, but [[InnocentlyInsensitive Sweet already turns to leave.leave]]. Milo humbly recoils his hand, recognizing that he's not "one of the gang".
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However, it might have happened offscreen, but since Sweet is still there's a possibility that off-screen, Sweet, being the NiceGuy of the gang, he probably [[HeelRealization realized he was being a dick]] [[PetTheDog came back and helped Milo up.up]]. All the same, it's sobering how Milo had the mindset at the time to believe he didn't belong.


* A small one during the journey to Atlantis. Even though Milo is still the ButtMonkey at this point and it's PlayedForLaughs, there's one where Sweet helps members of the crew up a small ledge, one by one. Milo, being last in line, reaches out his hand when it's his turn, but Sweet already turns to leave. Milo humbly recoils his hand, recognizing that he's not "one of the gang".

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* A small one during the journey to Atlantis. Even though Milo is still the ButtMonkey at this point and it's PlayedForLaughs, there's one where Sweet helps members of the crew up a small ledge, one by one. Milo, being last in line, reaches out his hand when it's his turn, but Sweet already turns to leave. Milo humbly recoils his hand, recognizing that he's not "one of the gang". However, it might have happened offscreen, but since Sweet is still the NiceGuy of the gang, he probably [[HeelRealization realized he was being a dick]] and helped Milo up.


** As of 2015, watching the film and hearing the voices of the dear departed James Garner, Leonard Nimoy, Jim Varney, Florence Stanley, and most recently, Creator/JohnMahoney is pretty rough.

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** As of 2015, 2018, watching the film and hearing the voices of the dear departed James Garner, Leonard Nimoy, Creator/LeonardNimoy, Jim Varney, Florence Stanley, John Mahoney and most recently, Creator/JohnMahoney Creator/DavidOgdenStiers, is pretty rough.


** As of 2015, watching the film and hearing the voices of the dear departed James Garner, Leonard Nimoy, Jim Varney, ''and'' Florence Stanley is pretty rough.

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** As of 2015, watching the film and hearing the voices of the dear departed James Garner, Leonard Nimoy, Jim Varney, ''and'' Florence Stanley Stanley, and most recently, Creator/JohnMahoney is pretty rough.


** His belief that Kida is his long-lost daughter Brunhilda.

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** His belief that Kida is his long-lost daughter Brunhilda. One wonders if Erik actually had a daughter.


* In "Milo's Return", after the battle with the Kraken, the whole team celebrates their victory at Whitmore's mansion. ...Except for Kida. She just looks out the window contemplating something. She shares with Milo how, even though the Kraken wasn't Atlantean, it's powers remind her how Atlantis abused the crystal's power, nearly leading the world and the Atlanteans to destruction.

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[[AC: Milo's Return]]
* In "Milo's Return", after Inga, an inhabitant of a Scandinavian Island plagued by the kraken, is pretty sympathetic. She may resemble a Tim Burton character scared out of her wits, but she wants the island free from its grasp so her children can play in the sun again.
* After
the battle with the Kraken, the whole team celebrates their victory at Whitmore's mansion. ...Except for Kida. She just looks out the window contemplating something. She shares with Milo how, even though the Kraken wasn't Atlantean, it's powers remind her how Atlantis abused the crystal's power, nearly leading the world and the Atlanteans to destruction.
** She even contemplates hiding the crystal once more. This is sobering, coming from the girl who was so curious and so determined to uncover the secrets of Atlantis. Milo even points out how devastated her people will be if they have to go back into darkness.


* At some point in the Crystal Chamber scene, after Kida fuses with the Crystal, Milo softly, sadly calls out to her. It's a small moment where Milo knows that the real Kida can't hear him.

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* At some point in In the Crystal Chamber scene, after Kida fuses with the Crystal, Milo softly, sadly calls out to her. It's a small moment where Milo knows that the real Kida can't hear him.

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