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YMMV / Babe: Pig in the City

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  • Awesome Music:
    • Je ne regrette rien features prominently in the movie, well before Inception used it as its central theme.
    • The soft, instrumental version of "If I Had Words" playing when Babe jumps into the water to save the bull terrier from drowning.
    • "Protected by Angels" playing when the humans break into the motel to remove all the animals, is simply gorgeous.
    • The end credits, featuring the gentle "That'll Do" by Peter Gabriel.
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  • Contested Sequel: To some, it's a terrible film that simply doesn't do the original justice because of how dark it is and because it takes Babe off the familiar farm setting. To others, it's a brilliant follow up to an already great film, and some people (including both Siskel & Ebert) thought it was even better than the original.
  • Cult Classic: A few decades past it's unsuccessful theatrical run, it's quirky charm has slowly earned it a cult fanbase.
  • Jerk Ass Woobie: He's stoic, and kind of an ass, but Thelonious has moments where you can't help but feel bad for the guy. He just wants to be human.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Some people, like Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel, believe that the second film is superior to the first.
  • Vindicated by History: Was a Box Office Bomb and received polarizing reviews, resulting in George Miller not helming a live-action film for seventeen years. It's now slowly but surely gaining a sizable cult following.
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  • The Woobie: Pretty much all the animals could count, but Flealick stands out especially. He's perky, nice, and yet comes closest to dying. Never mind the fact that his back legs don't work.


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