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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 never actually set the box office on fire, it also proved to have remarkable staying power, remaining in the top five for months.
  • Awesome Music: As usual, the catchy theme song, which the film admittedly does a faithful remaster of.
  • 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 Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston playing the characters).
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  • Critical Dissonance: Holds a 42% "Rotten" critical score on Rotten Tomatoes, but a far higher (70%) audience score.
  • Les Yay: It's easy to read Wednesday and Parker as having a budding attraction to each other.
  • 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.
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    • The fan-disliked "ugly" version of the family is actually a reversion to a style that recalls the source material.
      • Unfortunately, the stylization went too far.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped:
    • The "different family" is still a family after all.
    • Everyone is "weird" in some way.
  • 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:
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Or actor, in this case. Fans of the live-action movies bemoaned that Oscar Isaac isn't playing the character in live-action, as he's probably one of the few actors that could rival Raul Julia in portrayal of Gomez.
    • The same goes for Charlize Theron and Chloe Grace Moretz as Morticia and Wednesday, respectively.
  • Uncanny Valley: Parker, who's supposed to look like a normal girl to contrast Wednesday has no chin and huge lips and a body like toothpicks, which makes her look even more unsettling than the titular family.
    • In fact, every "normal" human character looks unsettling to some degree. The studio has little experience designing characters from scratch, and it shows.
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  • WTH, Casting Agency?: 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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