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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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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 3 days ago  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 3 days ago  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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