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* NauseaFuel: For those with sensitive stomachs, the scene with Bruce and the massive chocolate cake is this. So too, the scene that shows the Trunchbull at home, tucking into a huge slice of cake with just her hands and a butcher knife, then wiping her mouth with her hand. Her grunting while eating doesn't help in the slightest.

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* NauseaFuel: For those with sensitive stomachs, the scene with Bruce and the massive chocolate cake is this. And if it isn't the sheer size of the bloody thing that does it, it's the fact that it's made "with the sweat and tears of the lunch lady", who is snorting and wiping herself in a highly graphic manner purely to gross out the assembly. So too, the scene that shows the Trunchbull at home, tucking into a huge slice of cake with just her hands and a butcher knife, then wiping her mouth with her hand. Her grunting while eating doesn't help in the slightest.


* {{Moe}}: [[CheerfulChild Matilda]] and [[FragileFlower Miss Honey]]. Both are misunderstood {{Cute Bookworm}}s who remain sweet and kindhearted despite [[TheWoobie their horrible lives]].

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* {{Moe}}: [[CheerfulChild Matilda]] Matilda and [[FragileFlower Miss Honey]]. Both Honey are both misunderstood {{Cute Bookworm}}s who remain sweet and kindhearted despite [[TheWoobie their horrible lives]].


* SacredCow: Fans of this movie ''really'' don't like people speaking ill of it. Creator/DougWalker learned this the hard way when he was bombarded with messages from fans begging or even demanding that he not do a [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Nostalgic Critic review]] (this, for the record, is why he stopped posting upcoming reviews).

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* SacredCow: Fans of this movie ''really'' don't like people speaking ill of it. Creator/DougWalker [[HePannedItNowHeSucks learned this the hard way way]] when he was bombarded with messages from fans begging or even demanding that he not do a [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Nostalgic Critic review]] (this, for the record, is why he stopped posting upcoming reviews).


* FandomBerserkButton: Just remember, whatever it says in the Playbill, it's "The Escapologist". NOT "The Escape Artist".

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* FandomBerserkButton: FandomEnragingMisconception: Just remember, whatever it says in the Playbill, it's "The Escapologist". NOT "The Escape Artist".


** The Musical: [[SadistTeacher Agatha Trunchbull]] commits all the acts from the book, along with additional crimes. Trunchbull is a former Olympic hammer thrower, who is depicted in onscreen flashbacks as making money from a circus where she forced her trapeze artist sister--who was pregnant--to work at the circus or face jail, with Trunchbull eventually killing her sister by cutting the rope. The baby--Jennifer "Jenny" Honey--survived. Trunchbull was then invited by her oblivious brother-in-law to help care for Jenny, regularly [[EvilAunt abusing]] the latter when her father wasn't home and scaring her into submission. When Jenny's father came home early one day to find his daughter starved and tied up in the cellar, he went to confront Agatha, only to mysteriously disappear, with strong implications that Agatha murdered him. In the present day, Trunchbull became [[DeanBitterman headmistress of a school]]. She commits all the acts of [[WouldHurtAChild child abuse]] seen in the book and locks Matilda in a [[IronMaiden torture box]] known as a Chokey, which she regularly used on children. The Truchbull's cruelty expands in scope when the climax of the musical has her attempting to replace all classrooms with Chokeys to create a school system where children will be tortured and "neither seen nor heard". Already known as one of the most preeminent {{child hater}}s in adolescent fiction, this version of the Trunchbull still stands out as truly monstrous.

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** The Musical: [[SadistTeacher Agatha Trunchbull]] commits all the acts from the book, along with additional crimes. Trunchbull is a former Olympic hammer thrower, who is depicted in onscreen flashbacks as making money from a circus where she forced her trapeze artist sister--who was pregnant--to work at the circus or face jail, with Trunchbull eventually killing her sister by cutting the rope. The baby--Jennifer "Jenny" Honey--survived. Trunchbull was then invited by her oblivious brother-in-law to help care for Jenny, regularly [[EvilAunt abusing]] the latter when her father wasn't home and scaring her into submission. When Jenny's father came home early one day to find his daughter starved and tied up in the cellar, he went to confront Agatha, only to mysteriously disappear, with strong implications that Agatha murdered him. In the present day, Trunchbull became [[DeanBitterman headmistress of a school]]. She commits all the acts of [[WouldHurtAChild child abuse]] seen in the book and locks Matilda in a [[IronMaiden torture box]] known as a Chokey, which she regularly used on children. The Truchbull's Trunchbull's cruelty expands in scope when the climax of the musical has her attempting to replace all classrooms with Chokeys to create a school system where children will be tortured and "neither seen nor heard". Already known as one of the most preeminent {{child hater}}s in adolescent fiction, this version of the Trunchbull still stands out as truly monstrous.


** The Musical: [[SadistTeacher Agatha Trunchbull]] commits all the acts from the book, along with additional crimes. Trunchbull is a former Olympic hammer thrower, who is depicted in onscreen flashbacks as making money from a circus where she forced her trapeze artist sister--who was pregnant--to work at the circus or face jail, with Trunchbull eventually killing her sister by cutting the rope. The baby--Jennifer "Jenny" Honey--survived. Trunchbull was then invited by her oblivious brother-in-law to help care for Jenny, regularly [[EvilAunt abusing]] the latter when her father wasn't home and scaring her into submission. When Jenny's father came home early one day to find his daughter starved and tied up in the cellar, he went to confront Agatha, only to mysteriously disappear, with strong implications that Agatha murdered him. In the present day, Trunchbull became [[DeanBitterman headmistress of a school]]. She commits all the acts of [[WouldHurtAChild child abuse]] seen in the book and locks Matilda in a [[IronMaiden torture-box]] known as a chokey which she regularly used on children. The Truchbull's cruelty expands in scope when the climax of the musical has her attempting to replace all classroom with chokeys to create a school system where children will be tortured and "neither seen nor heard". Already known as one of the most preeminent {{child hater}}s in adolescent fiction, this version of the Trunchbull still stands out as truly monstrous.

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** The Musical: [[SadistTeacher Agatha Trunchbull]] commits all the acts from the book, along with additional crimes. Trunchbull is a former Olympic hammer thrower, who is depicted in onscreen flashbacks as making money from a circus where she forced her trapeze artist sister--who was pregnant--to work at the circus or face jail, with Trunchbull eventually killing her sister by cutting the rope. The baby--Jennifer "Jenny" Honey--survived. Trunchbull was then invited by her oblivious brother-in-law to help care for Jenny, regularly [[EvilAunt abusing]] the latter when her father wasn't home and scaring her into submission. When Jenny's father came home early one day to find his daughter starved and tied up in the cellar, he went to confront Agatha, only to mysteriously disappear, with strong implications that Agatha murdered him. In the present day, Trunchbull became [[DeanBitterman headmistress of a school]]. She commits all the acts of [[WouldHurtAChild child abuse]] seen in the book and locks Matilda in a [[IronMaiden torture-box]] torture box]] known as a chokey Chokey, which she regularly used on children. The Truchbull's cruelty expands in scope when the climax of the musical has her attempting to replace all classroom classrooms with chokeys Chokeys to create a school system where children will be tortured and "neither seen nor heard". Already known as one of the most preeminent {{child hater}}s in adolescent fiction, this version of the Trunchbull still stands out as truly monstrous.


** The Musical: [[SadistTeacher Agatha Trunchbull]] commits all the acts from the book, along with additional crimes. Trunchbull is a former Olympic hammer thrower, who is depicted in onscreen flashbacks as making money from a circus where she forced her trapeze artist sister--who was pregnant--to work at the circus or face jail, with Trunchbull eventually killing her sister by cutting the rope. The baby--Jennifer "Jenny" Honey--survived. Trunchbull was then invited by her oblivious brother-in-law to help care for Jenny, regularly [[EvilAunt abusing]] the latter when her father wasn't home and scaring her into submission. When Jenny's father came home early one day to find his daughter starved and tied up in the cellar, he went to confront Agatha, only to mysteriously disappear, with strong implications that Agatha murdered him. In the present day, Trunchbull became [[DeanBitterman headmistress of a school]]. She commits all the acts of [[WouldHurtAChild child abuse]] seen in the book and locks Matilda in a [[IronMaiden torture-box]] known as a chokey which she regularly used on children. The Truchbull's cruelty expands in scope when the climax of the musical has her attempting to replace all classroom with chokeys to create a school system where where children will be tortured and "neither seen nor heard". Already known as one of the most preeminent {{child hater}}s in adolescent fiction, this version of the Trunchbull still stands out as truly monstrous.

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** The Musical: [[SadistTeacher Agatha Trunchbull]] commits all the acts from the book, along with additional crimes. Trunchbull is a former Olympic hammer thrower, who is depicted in onscreen flashbacks as making money from a circus where she forced her trapeze artist sister--who was pregnant--to work at the circus or face jail, with Trunchbull eventually killing her sister by cutting the rope. The baby--Jennifer "Jenny" Honey--survived. Trunchbull was then invited by her oblivious brother-in-law to help care for Jenny, regularly [[EvilAunt abusing]] the latter when her father wasn't home and scaring her into submission. When Jenny's father came home early one day to find his daughter starved and tied up in the cellar, he went to confront Agatha, only to mysteriously disappear, with strong implications that Agatha murdered him. In the present day, Trunchbull became [[DeanBitterman headmistress of a school]]. She commits all the acts of [[WouldHurtAChild child abuse]] seen in the book and locks Matilda in a [[IronMaiden torture-box]] known as a chokey which she regularly used on children. The Truchbull's cruelty expands in scope when the climax of the musical has her attempting to replace all classroom with chokeys to create a school system where where children will be tortured and "neither seen nor heard". Already known as one of the most preeminent {{child hater}}s in adolescent fiction, this version of the Trunchbull still stands out as truly monstrous.

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**The Musical: [[SadistTeacher Agatha Trunchbull]] commits all the acts from the book, along with additional crimes. Trunchbull is a former Olympic hammer thrower, who is depicted in onscreen flashbacks as making money from a circus where she forced her trapeze artist sister--who was pregnant--to work at the circus or face jail, with Trunchbull eventually killing her sister by cutting the rope. The baby--Jennifer "Jenny" Honey--survived. Trunchbull was then invited by her oblivious brother-in-law to help care for Jenny, regularly [[EvilAunt abusing]] the latter when her father wasn't home and scaring her into submission. When Jenny's father came home early one day to find his daughter starved and tied up in the cellar, he went to confront Agatha, only to mysteriously disappear, with strong implications that Agatha murdered him. In the present day, Trunchbull became [[DeanBitterman headmistress of a school]]. She commits all the acts of [[WouldHurtAChild child abuse]] seen in the book and locks Matilda in a [[IronMaiden torture-box]] known as a chokey which she regularly used on children. The Truchbull's cruelty expands in scope when the climax of the musical has her attempting to replace all classroom with chokeys to create a school system where where children will be tortured and "neither seen nor heard". Already known as one of the most preeminent {{child hater}}s in adolescent fiction, this version of the Trunchbull still stands out as truly monstrous.


* CompleteMonster: [[TheDreaded Agatha]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Trunchbull]] is the [[DeanBitterman headmistress]] of Crunchem Hall Primary School [[note]]or Crunchem Hall Elementary School in the film adaptation[[/note]] who rules the school with an iron fist. Shying away from illegal caning, the Trunchbull opts for more torturous methods [[RefugeInAudacity easily dismissed by parents as wild stories]]. A ChildHater extraordinaire, the Trunchbull subjects the children to [[WouldHurtAChild near-fatal]] punishments, her favorite being "the Chokey"--a refurnished cupboard laced with broken glass and nails. Out of greed, the Trunchbull possibly murdered her brother-in-law for the inheritance [[note]][[https://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/dennis-kellys-cruelest-creations confirmed]] by [[WordOfGod Dahl's widow]][[/note]], and [[DomesticAbuse violently abused]] her [[EvilAunt niece]], Jennifer Honey, breaking her arm in a spur of rage. Unrepentant, the Trunchbull threatens to break Miss Honey's arm again when she stands up to her. A psychotic disciplinarian who prides herself with never having a childhood, the Trunchbull set the standard for {{sadistic teacher}}s everywhere.

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* CompleteMonster: [[TheDreaded Agatha]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Agatha Trunchbull]] is the [[DeanBitterman headmistress]] of Crunchem Hall Primary School [[note]]or Crunchem Hall Elementary School in the film adaptation[[/note]] who rules the school with an iron fist. Shying away from illegal caning, the Trunchbull opts for more torturous methods [[RefugeInAudacity easily dismissed by parents as wild stories]]. stories. A ChildHater extraordinaire, the Trunchbull subjects the children to [[WouldHurtAChild near-fatal]] near-fatal punishments, her favorite being "the Chokey"--a refurnished cupboard laced with broken glass and nails. Out of greed, the Trunchbull possibly murdered her brother-in-law for the inheritance [[note]][[https://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/dennis-kellys-cruelest-creations confirmed]] by [[WordOfGod Dahl's widow]][[/note]], inheritance, and [[DomesticAbuse violently abused]] her [[EvilAunt violently abused her niece]], Jennifer Honey, breaking her arm in a spur of rage. Unrepentant, the Trunchbull threatens to break Miss Honey's arm again when she stands up to her. A psychotic disciplinarian who prides herself with never having a childhood, the Trunchbull set the standard for {{sadistic {{sadist teacher}}s everywhere.


* EvilIsCool: As rotten as the Trunchbull is, she's pretty badass. She's a former Olympic athlete who's still in good enough shape to lift a car up and turn it around, can sense when someone's inside her house and is very able to nearly catch them. Pam Ferris also makes her a rather entertaining {{Troll}}.

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* EvilIsCool: As rotten as the Trunchbull is, she's pretty badass. She's a former Olympic athlete who's still in good enough shape to lift a car up and turn it around, can break chains with her bare hands, can sense when someone's inside her house and is very able to nearly catch them. Pam Ferris also makes her a rather entertaining {{Troll}}.


* CounterpartComparison: Matilda Wormwood is often thought of as a good version of {{Literature/Carrie}} White. Both are girls that come from abusive homes and develop telekinetic powers. They use their powers to punish their tormentors, but Carrie ends up destroying her entire town while Matilda protects her friends from evildoers.

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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: At Mr. Wormwood's dealership, Harry shows Michael the tools of the trade, namely supergluing a fender on, using a two-bit drill to rewind the odometer and putting sawdust into the pipes. Matilda is disgusted with how her dad cheats and potentially endangers lives, but Michael is impressed with the drill bit. It does look pretty cool, even if "it's cheating".


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: "Revolting Children" is a show-stopping, standout number.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "Revolting Children" is a show-stopping, standout number.


* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: At Mr. Wormwood's dealership, Harry shows Michael the tools of the trade, namely supergluing a fender on, using a two-bit drill to rewind the odometer and putting sawdust into the pipes. Matilda is disgusted with how her dad cheats and potentially endangers lives, but Michael is impressed with the drill bit.



* GrossUpCloseUp: For those with sensitive stomachs, the scene with Bruce and the massive chocolate cake is this. So too, the scene that shows the Trunchbull at home, tucking into a huge slice of cake with just her hands and a butcher knife, then wiping her mouth with her hand. Her grunting while eating doesn't help in the slightest.


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* NauseaFuel: For those with sensitive stomachs, the scene with Bruce and the massive chocolate cake is this. So too, the scene that shows the Trunchbull at home, tucking into a huge slice of cake with just her hands and a butcher knife, then wiping her mouth with her hand. Her grunting while eating doesn't help in the slightest.

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* LGBTFanbase: Between Mara Wilson having come out of the closet and the heavy focus on female relationships and found-family, it's picked up one. Wilson was [[{{Squick}} rather miffed]] at the discovery that [[TeacherStudentRomance Matilda/Ms. Honey was a ship]], though she appreciates the stories about how more than a few younger girls had a PrecociousCrush on the latter.

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