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YMMV / The Addams Family (2019)

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  • And You Thought It Would Fail: Many people had their doubts about the film's chances, but while it was no critical darling and never set the box office on fire, it also proved to have remarkable staying power, remaining in the top five for months.
  • Audience-Coloring Adaptation: The fact that the live-action Addams Family films are this has caused this film to suffer criticism directed towards the character designs, which are more based on the original comics (and thus "ugly" in the eyes of fans who are more used to Raúl Juliá and Anjelica Huston playing the characters).
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  • Awesome Music: As usual, the catchy theme song, which the film admittedly does a faithful remaster of.
  • Critical Dissonance: Holds a 42% "Rotten" critical score on Rotten Tomatoes, but a far higher (70%) audience score.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Any fan of the original sitcom could spot Ophelia Frump from the crowd and wanted to see more of her.
  • Les Yay: Both Wednesday and Parker become utterly fascinated with one another as they spend more time together, and many of their interactions are easy to read as budding attraction.
  • Moral Event Horizon: In-Universe, it's bad enough that Margaux insists on "helping" people against their will and forcing everyone to conform to her standards, but what finally turns the whole town against her is the revelation that she planted cameras in everyone's homes to spy on them, including while they're on the toilet. When this is revealed in the climax, even the townspeople who supported her conformist ideals think that's going way too far.
  • Older Than They Think:
    • This isn't the first Addams Family movie to incorporate modern music in its soundtrack. The first two live action movies have rap songs (which Cousin Itt—voiced here by Snoop Dogg—also had a taste for) and the third has an a cappella R&B-style cover of the TV series' theme song.
    • The fan-disliked "ugly" version of the family is actually a reversion to a style that recalls the source material. Unfortunately, some fans believe the stylization went too far.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The movie is in no way subtle about it, but the aesop about not attacking others for being different, letting people be themselves, and everyone being weird in their own way is as relevant as ever.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The general consensus is that, while the voice cast is great and it's always fun to see The Addams do their thing, the plot is weak and too lighthearted compared to other Addams adaptations.
  • Tainted by the Preview:
    • The use of modern music and memes in trailers and posters has put off a lot of older fans. While not completely absent, the film itself ultimately downplays this.
    • The source material based animation has also been criticized (mostly by fans of the live action Addams movies) for being too ugly.
  • Uncanny Valley: While the designs of the established characters are adapted very faithfully from the source material, this more exaggerated art style doesn't translate as well to the film's original human characters. This is particularly egregious with Wednesday's friend Parker, who has huge lips, no chin and a body like a toothpick, which makes her by far the more weird-looking of the two.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?:
    • While the acting casting choices of the titular family were very well received, some fans felt that the actors note  would have been dead ringers to play the characters in a live action version, rather than just doing the voices for an animated film.
    • Cousin Itt is voiced by, of all the Celebrity Voice Actor options... Snoop Dogg? Even with Itt's method of speaking It's kinda difficult to not tell that it's him with getting billing in the opening and Itt's entrance to the gathering by gaudy limousine with "Drop It Like It's Hot" blaring out, dressed exactly as how Snoop Dogg would dress most days. note 


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