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Entertainment Hypocrisy by NekozRuleMe Entertainment Hypocrisy by NekozRuleMe
Sorry for this being my follow-up to going so long without posting something; I just felt like I had to get it off my chest.

To explain my case here, I am NOT trying to say that the days before the internet were the "good ol' days" when no one complained about stuff getting popular (backlash has always been a thing). However, what I'm seeing is that even today, stuff that got popular decades ago is praised as being "almost flawless" while movies that got just as popular 2 years ago are being constantly referred to as "overrated," criticized for things that earlier movies had (sometimes in greater abundance), and accused of sucking by people who openly admit to never even seeing the movie. And please bear in mind that I'm not talking about people who have legitimate problems with the movie and make their point clear with a polite "I really didn't like that movie, but it's cool if other people do." I'm talking about all the insecure nostalgia-whiners and hipster wannabes who jump on the "This-thing-is-popular-so-I'll-hate-it" bandwagon and leave comments like "Frozen SUCKED!" or "Adventure Time SUCKED!" without going into ANY detail as to why and clearly only saying such things because they think that hating something that is popular makes them a little special snowflake when they don't seem to realize just how popular hating popular things is. Basically, the people who make me feel bad for the people who actually have substantial criticism for certain things, because for some reason the blind haters are the ones who get the most upvotes in comment sections across the net.

And not only that, but it works the other way around as well. If you were to call Frozen overrated, the whole internet would agree with you. But if you called The Lion King overrated, you would be slammed and accused of being too stupid to understand what the movie was truly about. Don't you think that the people who like Frozen over TLK might have legitimate reasons for it as well? Don't you think that maybe your nostalgia is getting in the way of seeing other points of view? Honestly, I can say with utmost assurance that if The Lion King came out during the internet age, people would be saying: "OMG I hate TLK! It's sooo overrated and a colossal ripoff of Kimba the White Lion! Anime all the way! <3"
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LightningDraco Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
I know right?! Same with songs! DX
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tell me about it. They mean to tell me that any love/sex song that came out 30 years ago is a masterpiece of music, but any love/sex song that comes out now is automatic garbage!? -_-
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LightningDraco Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
'Cause the trends today have gotten very stale like rotting bread now.
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But I honestly doubt that means that people's tastes are worse now than they were back in the day. The only reason why music from way back when sounds more appealing is because we remember those who transcended the decades. We don't remember the one-hit-wonders that probably made people in the 80's pine for music from the 50's and 60's. I believe with utmost certainty that 30 years from now, people will be looking back on select songs from today and see this generation as the glory days of music while they hate on whatever's popular in that time.
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LightningDraco Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
True
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Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Actually, I can assure you that people WERE saying The Lion King was a overrated Kimba rip off before the internet XD
And the only thing in the "hated" section I do dislike i Frozen but I'm no hipster. I have actual concerns with the movie. Long list of concerns XD
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, if that's the case that's actually kind of reassuring. Then again, it just means the cycle will continue, and twenty years from now everyone will be talking about what a perfect masterpiece Frozen was while shitting on whatever just came out for no reason.

I don't think Frozen is a perfect movie, but I don't think any movie is a perfect movie, and no amount of nostalgia is going to change that. I was practically born and raised on The Lion King, but I still feel it has a lot of glaring flaws that would cause people to throw a temper tantrum if I ever said what they were. It's one thing when people have legitimate concerns with Frozen, it's another when people become borderline bullies when critics say they like it, or say it's the worst film ever made with no other argument beyond "It's popular so hating it makes me cool and edgy," or when I saw people telling a critic to go eat a bag of dicks because he thought TLK was overrated (despite still saying he liked it), and their most solid argument being "You weren't a kid when it came out so you wouldn't understand" (as if that's a solid argument for any movie).
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Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
people are talking about how much a masterpiece Frozen is now XD But I know what you mean. It's kind of a natural circle of order. No matter what time period it is, everything from childhood will seem better and everything current will suck by comparison.  It's been like this forever. The internet just makes it more obvious XD
However, it seems lately that 90s children seem to be the worst about it >_>

Yeah, I can't stand either extremes. But then, I can't stand extremes in general. 
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It seems to me that mainstream audiences are treating Frozen like a masterpiece, but the people on the internet act like it's the movie equivalent of cancer. When can I find a place where I can relate to an opinion? >_<

It could be that 90's kids are just being obnoxious about it at their current age, and that the Generation X-ers and Baby Boomers used to act this way in decades past, we just didn't have the internet to make us painfully aware of it. Or maybe it has something to do with the fact that 90's kids as well as the current generation are being raised in a society where they're being told that they're little prodigies who are always right, to the point where they have no idea how to handle a differing opinion. But I really don't know, I could just be over-analyzing it with politics.

Extremes are quite possibly my most hated things, and boy is the internet loaded with them. Humans have been around for thousands of years, and they still don't understand that both extremes of any issue are toxic and that fighting one extreme with another is just going to solve one problem and cause another. I've seen it happen, and people don't understand that the truth is somewhere in the middle.
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Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
I do recall a similar period when everyone thought the 60s was the perfect generation. So yeah, circle of life.

Oh my god, yes. The only thing I'm extreme about, is my hatred for extremists XD
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Blackestfang Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Frozen is the only thing that annoys me. the movie was okay but it's almost been a year and I still see shit about it every where.
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's definitely been oversaturated, but I don't think it was that bad. And it's not people who didn't like Frozen that annoy me, just this whole "People like a thing so I'll hate the thing and be superior" mentality.
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RGB64 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 26, 2014
Hipsters, man.

You can't stand them...that's it. You can't stand them.
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Broanna Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Ha ha ha, I remember this one popular Pokémon artist made a huge rant journal about how much she hated people for liking Frozen and then admitted she never even saw it.
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome to the internet, where people judge a thing without knowing about the thing because it makes you a cool kid!
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Broanna Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
They probably like to be rude " hipsters" or something?
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe, though by this point even the quasi-hipsters would probably see the Frozen hate as too mainstream.
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Broanna Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Most likely.
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UMSAuthorLava Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Technology made for connecting should have brought us closer. Instead, it mostly tore us apart further. Same can be said with us and entertainment, sadly...
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If the internet's done anything, it's make us more painfully aware of the stupid in the world.
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DarkOverlord1296 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Fun fact: Before Frozen was released, almost all of the internet was calling old 2D Disney films overrated. When Frozen was released, they were suddenly defending it, and calling Frozen overrated... LOGIC, YOURE DOING IT WRONG.
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's always gotta be something, I suppose. Heaven forbid we ever reach a point where we respect others' opinions!
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DarkOverlord1296 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
I understand if people dont like a certain movie/show/game/etc., but calling it overrated, almost insulting the people who likes them (not just fanboys, but people who JUST likes them), and saying that they are the "Keepers of good entertaiment", mostly based on nostalgia, makes their "opinions" pretty much worthless.

Heck, there was this guy called ToonEguy (i think) who pretty much says that "If you like Frozen or any other Disney CGI movie, you are not a TRUE Disney fan" and he forbids any kind of fanart in his group that is not about 2D films.

There are things that i dont like, but everyones else does, but thats it, and i see why people likes them, i let them emjoy them. Thats why i hate, hate, HATE, the word "Overrated".
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's one thing to have an opinion, it's another to jump on the hate bandwagon because hating a certain movie has become the "in" thing to do, or just because they have a superiority complex and think that not liking something that a lot of other people like somehow gives them a better taste in media. Not to mention all the hypocrites who criticize movies they don't like to the core but can't handle when someone else criticizes a movie they do like. One example I see a lot of is when people compare Frozen to The Lion King, because it's the highest grossing Disney movie since then. People will rip Frozen apart and insult people who like it, but get angry when someone says ANYTHING bad about TLK.

On the subject, Doug Walker (aka the Nostalgia Critic) once did a brief review on The Lion King, calling it overrated but still saying he thought it was a good movie. People freaked out at him, saying bullshit like "Lion King can NEVER be overrated!" and basically accusing him of not interpreting the movie properly. Funny, since these seem to be the same people who complain about fanboys blindly loving stuff like MLP and 3D Disney movies. I think a major problem is that a lot of people think that overrated=bad, so they probably don't even know what they're talking about when they use the term.
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EarthAngel87 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I actually think The Lion King and Frozen are both overrated. Of course, overrated does not mean bad. I think of it as more "doesn't live up to the hype." I was 7 years old in 1994, and just like Frozen is now, The Lion King was EVERYWHERE. I think my mom took my older brother and me to see it at least four times in the theater. Thinking back to it now, I really don't consider it one of Disney's best. Of course, that doesn't make it bad; just not one of the best.

Same with Frozen (I didn't like it. The best way I can describe it is that it's a movie with beautiful animation and backgrounds that tries to tell a good story, but the main characters are morons, so it backfires. But that's just my opinion, and how I felt it didn't live up to the hype).
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's much my thoughts exactly. Honestly, I have a philosophy that everything can be and is overrated to some extent. To me, "overrated" in its most basic definition is when someone or a group of people who blindly love something refuse to acknowledge its flaws. Likewise, something that's underrated is when someone/people blindly hate something and refuse to acknowledge what it's doing right. But in reality, every movie has a balance of both.

What gets me about the whole Lion King/Frozen thing is that people will nitpick Frozen down to the core but freak out when someone makes one statement about TLK. Or stuff like when people say, "I prefer TLK, Frozen didn't do anything new or different." Well...what exactly did TLK do that was so groundbreaking then? And why do I keep hearing people praise it as Disney's finest without going into detail as to why and saying it has no plotholes without explaining a few points that I think are gaping plotholes? Much the same can be said about Frozen, but the internet seems way more likely to agree with Frozen being overhyped than TLK, which comes off to me as a bunch of people stroking their nostalgia while ratting on the younger generation. But overall, I think Frozen's hype has the misfortune over TLK of coming out during the internet age...

I'm finding that a lot of my opinions on Lion King and Frozen are pretty much the same: pretty to look at, the climaxes are stupid, they're good movies but they're both overhyped, and the songs are hit-and-miss.
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DarkOverlord1296 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Another thing that is certainly NOT helping with all of this: The fact that many YouTube channels (like CinemaSins, Honest Trailers, HowItShouldHaveEnded and YourMoviesSuck), all made their very first videos regarding animated movies, talking about (suprise, surprise) Frozen. 

Come on!! They cant made videos making fun of animated movies like Hoodwinked, the Ice Age sequels, Free Birds, Hotel Transylvania, Cars 2 or even friggin Chicken Little (you know, actually BAD movies), but the most popular animated movie in recent years, highest-grossing animated movie of all time, Academy Award winning, loved by everyone? "Sure, why the hell not? Its popular, so we make a video about it to increase our popularity by nitpicking the hell outta it!!"

And what do you find in the comments? "OVERRATED SHIT, OVERRATED SHIT, YOURE AN IDIOT FOR LIKING THIS KIDS MOVIE!!11! FINALLY SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS MOVIE IS SHIT!!"

The worst part is that almost all of those comments have insane ammounts of upvotes, but the comments that are actually more sensical (either someone who likes/loves the movie or someone who does not but at least says that is not made for him or anything like that) ...barely any attention or the respond them with insults or trying to be smartasses by pointing "plotholes" like it was Breaking Bad written by Orson Welles (meaning, a movie/show that is complex and more adult, where those problems are more noticeable because the story is meant to be analized more in detail... we are talking about a Disney musical for kids based on a fairy tale, for Christ sake!! Sure, the story is full of hidden elements that are more symbolic and makes the movie more deep for many... but thats not the case with those guys)

If this is how "opinions" are nowadays, then i dont want to live in this planet anymore.
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh... it seems like when it comes to YouTube, the amount of upvotes you get is statistically based on how much of a douchewaffle you are. Whenever a popular movie/show is so much as mentioned, the top comment is almost always "Frozen is SHIT!" or "Adventure Time is SHIT!" without going into ANY detail as to why. It makes me feel bad for all the people who have actual reasons for not liking such things, writing professional critic-level paragraphs with "I don't like X movie because Y and Z, but there are some good things about it/I see why people like it/it's just not for me." They become hidden away at the bottom, and the people who explain why they DO like a certain movie with articulate reasoning but are not blind to the flaws are fired down with "No, you're wrong! It's all SHIT!" which of course gets more upvotes.

And having watched some Honest Trailers and CinemaSins vids, a lot of their content seems based in satirical nitpicking, like they don't actually mean half the stuff they say and are making fun of people who read too far into stuff. This makes it all the more frustrating when people assume that just because they did a video on a certain movie immediately means they think it sucks (and even if I'm wrong about the satirical nitpicking part, pointing out stuff you see as flaws DOES NOT MEAN you hate the movie). So vids about Frozen attract a bunch of people saying "Finally, someone understands Frozen is shit!" but if they do a vid on a movie a lot of people like (Kickass, District 9, etc), they get a hefty amount of downvotes and people complaining of them being whiny, or "too picky," or even just retarded. Just sayin', don't criticize if you can't handle criticism yourself.

I also hate this mentality people seem to have that if a movie became massively popular 20 years ago, it's because it was genuinely a good movie, but if a movie becomes a hit now, it's because people are tasteless idiots. Why is it that the grouchy-old-man, "Back-in-my-day" attitude is spreading to people who just graduated high school?
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PhoenixOfWildfires Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU. I don't care if something is overrated or underrated, new or old, I judge it based on whether I liked it or not, and the quality. 

Speaking of liking things, am I the only one here who DIDN'T like Beauty and the Beast?
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always try to stick to that mentality as well. And I didn't grow up with Beauty and the Beast, having only seen it once a long time ago, but I don't remember having too much of a problem with it. My major problem, personally, lies with The Lion King fans (I used to love that movie and I still kinda do, but the more people say its flawless, the more I see its flaws).
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Ninja-Froggy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
I hate nostalgia.

I like most of these movies and show old and new and for what they are and represent.
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's one thing to be nostalgic, it's another to let nostalgia cloud your judgement. I can never take people seriously when they say "ALL modern media sucks! Whatever happened to the sacred perfection that was the 80's/90's?"
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Ninja-Froggy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
If i'm going to like something that is older, i'll give VALID facts, not childhood nostalgia bullshit.
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too; I'd hate to be one of those people who nitpick to the Nth degree on movies that came out last year, but refuse to acknowledge there's any flaws with older movies because "MAH CHILDHOOD!"
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Ninja-Froggy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Yes, i'd hate that too.

Using your childhood to say something is infinitely better than another is a poor excuse.
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's one thing to say "I grew up with it;" it's another thing to use it as a reason for why something's good.
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charman5 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Its True
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure is...
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SparkMaster37 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bandwagons with that sort of mindset are stupid.
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. Not to mention the pungent hypocrisy of ripping on anyone who likes newer movies but refusing to acknowledge ANYTHING wrong with older movies.
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SparkMaster37 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right.
Some older movies are good, some not so much (likewise with newer ones). For example, I didn't particularly care for Rocky Horror Picture Show. I respect it as a pop culture thing, but the movie was kinda meh. I give it about 2 stars. :I
A lot of people say newer shows (like Adventure Time) are crap, and there's a bandwagon dedicated to hating newer shows on Disney, Nick, and CN. I know that not all newer shows are crap. I like Regular Show and Adventure Time. Gumball's pretty so-so. Steven Universe is good from what I've seen. I could care less for Uncle Grandpa and Teen Titans Go. I haven't seen stuff like Clarence or Sanjay and Craig well enough to pass judgement, so yeah. :I
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've noticed that when the nostalgia-driven whiners complain about how "terrible" CN, Nick, etc have gotten, their means of arguing usually involves comparing the "best" of older shows with the "worst" of newer shows, refusing to acknowledge that there are some good shows now and were some stinkers back then; a flimsy argument built on pure bias.

As an Adventure Time fan myself, I can understand how some people can't get into it, and that's fine. But when people say its a show "made by stoners for stoners" or something like that, that offends me. I can only interpret that as the same somewhat understandable but horrendously ignorant mindset that led people to believe that Salvador Dali was on heavy drugs when he painted. Not that Pendleton Ward is the next Dali or anything, but there's a reason to the madness that some people just can't understand, apparently.
The other shows, I haven't seen too much of. I've heard mixed responses on Gumball, everyone hates Teen Titans Go, and I've heard next to nothing on Uncle Grandpa and Sanjay and Craig (though I've seen Uncle Grandpa shirts at Hot Topic, so maybe someone's watching it...?).
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SparkMaster37 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IKR. Both generations had their bad eggs as well as their gems.

Yeah. 
Gumball's so-so. I like the art, though. Teen Titans Go basically took an awesome show that could get dark and serious in some parts, and shit all over it and made it a lackluster comedy.
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure whose idea it was to turn Teen Titans into a comedy. I haven't really seen too much of it, but it doesn't seem to fit the part.
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SparkMaster37 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Money-hungry douchebags would be my guess. :I
No it doesn't. The art's not all that bad, but it's very unfitting for Teen Titans (too bright-colored and chibi). 
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PinkieTane Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The Little Mermaid was a movie I loved as a kid. It's okay to watch today, but it's not my favorite.
I don't like the Lion King a lot, but I used to love it as a very small child. Today, I find it lack luster and just another coming of age story.
The Land Before Time I was never a fan of.
Beauty and the Beast is one of the better Disney movies, and I liked it as a kid, but I don't have that same affection for it today.

Tangled was an okay movie. I liked Rapunzel and Flynn, but nothing else, to be honest... The songs were very forgettable.
The Lego Movie pleasantly surprised me by actually being funny and having characters I got attached to! I quite like that movie.
Frozen was alright. I didn't see what all the hype was about, but it was an interesting story. I like Elsa and Sven. Though I may only like Sven because he's a reindeer.
Adventure Time is a really cool show. I stopped watching it a long time ago, since I kinda stopped watching TV, but I remember quite a few episodes. It's funny and quirky and surprisingly dark. The backstory just hooks you in. The tiny details here and there hint to a very dark origin story. It's cool :'D

I don't get the point of arguing over why someone doesn't like this and that, or whatever. People tend to take their movies and shit way too seriously and start to look down on people who don't see their way. But I don't know the purpose of that, since it's not that hard to understand why people have different tastes. *Shrugs*
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Calling people names over movies is all sorts of low, and so is this hypocritical mindset that everything that gets popular now is overhyped BS but everything that got popular 20+ years ago deserves the attention.

I adore The Lion King so much that I could probably recite the entire script verbatim off the top of my head, but it physically hurts me when people say it has "few plotholes." Seriously? The climax puts a dagger in the movie by having Simba return all confident to Pride Rock only to have Scar get the better of him just by mentioning his father's death (literally minutes after having talked to his father's spirit in the sky), and he doesn't fight back or get any support from anyone until he discovers that his father's death WASN'T his fault (almost inadvertently sending the message that you can only be strong if you didn't do it, or "Don't run from your problems because it will turn out they never existed"). Not to mention that the movie tries to get across a very legitimate message about putting past mistakes behind you rather than running from them and working to better yourself, but even that falls flat because Simba didn't even DO anything! The Little Mermaid is fine, though I haven't watched it since I was little and I don't think I've ever seen The Land Before Time all the way through.
As for Frozen, I like it. I was pleasantly surprised by the ending, since I'm sick to death of the whole "love only=romance" trope and that movie turned it on its butt. The one thing I didn't like was that they had to turn the prince into a bad guy. Overhyped? Yeah, it's not like it's the next Beauty and the Beast or anything, but I can kinda see why people saw it. That said, I think its disadvantage is having the misfortune of coming out during the internet age. Let It Go has become the new Hakuna Matata, only now we're more painfully aware of its popularity thanks to YouTube.
Tangled was okay, IMO. Flynn is part of this ever-growing trope of "I-come-off-as-cool/badass-but-then-I-reveal-a-tragic-backstory-and-turn-mushy" that I'm starting to grow tired of. But I liked the timing of the comedy. I remember the "Mother Knows Best" song, but probably only because they sung it twice...
I love the Lego Movie in not only its story and artistic choices but also its playful jabs on modern culture. Even the "Everything Is Awesome" song is essentially a parody of popular music.
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PinkieTane Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just didn't like the Lion King. I don't try think that much about.
I thought Hans being the bad guy was a 'shocking swerve', as in there was little to no hint towards it and came out of nowhere. I like the moral the movie tried to put forth, but I don't think making Hans a bad guy because their needs to be one was the right choice. They could have just found out that they weren't meant for each other or something, I dunno. I definitely think it was a turn in the right direction. Also, Let It Go became significantly less awe inspiring by the time I heard everyone sing it over the top of their lungs. In the theater, it was fantastic... Now it's been driven into the ground. :c
Yeah, Flynn had that random tragic backstory thing and I really thought it was a cheap gimmick to like the 'cool guy who's also sensitive.' I dunno.
I was all around pleased with the Lego Movie! It was worth it to see in the theatre, and I don't say that about a lot of movies
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The one thing I despise regarding TLK is how its fanbase wholeheartedly denies that there are any flaws with it and haphazardly trying to justify ANY criticisms of it and flame people who have an opinion about it failing in some areas. Really starting to get on my nerves.

Why does Frozen need a bad guy all of a sudden?? It's already got an anti-villainess (sort of). It's out-of-nowhere, and he's the most stereotypical, mustache-twirling, tie-girl-to-railroad-tracks baddie. Oh, and if I had a nickel for every time this exchange happened:
-"You'll never get away with this!"
-"I already have."
Uuuuuuuggghhhhhh...

I'm not fond of that trope. Not the idea of having a sensitive guy (or even a guy who hides his sensitivity by being tough), but the lazy way it's so often portrayed. The whole scene where the main leads are having the intimate talk in which the tough guy starts going all soft and pretty much stays that way the rest of the movie was fine the first few times I saw it, but started to grate after the 385436th time. It's always "Imma make a cool nickname and act all tough," then the next thing you know they're in a dimly lit room telling their love interest what their real name is and that they're so lame and tortured and came from a broken background, and the love interest is all "But your true self is so much more kawaii!!" They need to find a new way of doing it.
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PinkieTane Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I recognize The Lion King is a very well made movie despite me not liking it, but I see that there are some problems with the film. I despise any fandom that will try to say, "No, you can't criticize what I like! It has no flaaawws!" It's really annoying. That's one of the problems the My Little Pony fandom has.

And I dunno, apparently Disney thinks every one of their movies needs a bad guy. And I hate that, "You'll never get away with this!" exchange. I roll my eyes every time. :c

I think portraying a sensitive guy who has a tough facade is a nice idea in and of itself, considering it actually happens a lot in real life, but not in the way that every one of them has a sad past. Not every protagonist has to have a secret sob story past to still have a tough guy act to put up, considering the nature of our society today. It's extremely grating to me because it's all done to seem fluffy and nice but it's completely unrealistic with no substance.
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