A Troll in Central Park/YMMV
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- Alternate Character Interpretation: It is possible to see Stanley as not so benevolent troll, considering he dreams of a land where all trolls are essentially copies of him (even if supposed to be "good") and, in the end, he covers New York in vegetation. Whether he is simply delusional or actively malevolent is up to the viewer.
- Here I thought he was just a True Fae...
- Not to mention his creepy, seemingly pedophilic reaction to Rosie.
- Non Sequitur Scene: The boat ride suddenly enters Stanley's dream land which he apparently created out of nowhere, we see all kinds of happy things that have no relevance to the story, and when the sequence is over, nobody mentions it again.
- Ensemble Darkhorses: Gnorga and Llort manage to be the most entertaining characters in the film.
- Esoteric Happy Ending: Stanley comes back from being turned to stone and revitalizes the destroyed plant life in Central Park. Then he completely covers New York in flowers and plants to the point that the city starts looking like the lost ending to Little Shop of Horrors.
- Memetic Mutation: The "I'm a baaaad troll" clip is posted in response to forum users that fail at trolling.
- Money, Dear Boy: The only possible explanation for the presence of Jonathan Pryce and Hayley Mills as Gus and Rosie's parents with bad American accents.
- No Yay: Stanley's reaction when Rosie, a toddler, kisses him. He seems waaay too happy about it.
- Padding: Loads!
- So Bad It's Good: Especially the scenes with Gnorga and Llort.
- Tastes Like Diabetes
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: When you first hear the title, you think, "So, the movie's gonna be about a troll trying to survive in modern day New York. Sounds interesting." Of course, about 80% of the film is dancing flowers and other crap that Tastes Like Diabetes.
- Ugly Cute - Pretty much the film's entire design aesthetic.
- Unfortunate Implications: Stanley's vision of a perfect world is full of trolls who think and act the same way he does. Also, see No Yay.
- What an Idiot!: Llort is essentially responsible for triggering the entire conflict of the movie due to his pointless complaining.
- Stanley's whole outlook makes him come off as this, but considering how apparently being a delusional nut job seems to work out well for him in the end...
- What Do You Mean It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Don Bluth must have been hittin' em' hard...