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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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TurtleLover1999 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
Since when did people hate Tangled?
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Admittedly not many people. Though there are, IMO, too many people who think that 3D animated films are inherently worse than 2D ones.
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Corbett-Collins Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Just saying the word "overrated" and "opinion" creates arguments altogether.
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, they're nothing but buzzwords now. It's kinda sad.
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NTSEFAN Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
You could also say the same thing about mangas.
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not super ingrained in manga culture, but I believe it. This problem stretches across all genres.
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NTSEFAN Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
That's understandable.  
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Jaguar24 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
Despite most movies I love being classic, the new movies are great as well. Jurassic World was a hit, Inside Out made me cry, Minions was pretty funny, and so on.
I never liked The Little Mermaid, it confused me way to much. Beauty and the Beast was great, Lion King is OK, no matter if "classic" or "modern", movies have flaws,
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As far as I'm concerned, there's no difference in quality between older movies and newer ones. There might be different trends or norms, but people who think that nothing from back then can be bad or that nothing now can be good are typically blind to reality.
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Jaguar24 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
You speak very good points there. Everything has flaws no matter how "perfect" they are claimed to be.
Titanic was claimed unsinkable and what happened?
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's no such thing as a perfect show/movie/whatever and I wish more people would understand that. The people who call something "perfect" I feel are the ones who are more likely to feel attacked when someone else doesn't like it.
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Jaguar24 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
Exactly. Perfect a word itself seems more so to describe things in one's opinion. Not a fact
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killb94 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 30, 2015  Student Filmographer
I hate Frozen, I never liked The Little Mermaid and I don't really care about The Lion King.

I love The LEGO Movie, I enjoy Adventure Time (what is a TV series doing here?) and I enjoyed Tangled but don't think I'll need to watch it again.
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purpleguyandpinkie Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Student Artist
Same
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Wyvern0125 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015

Well, the thing about the internet is that it has both its “good” and “evil” sides.

There are plenty of animated movies, shows and other things that I never would have even known existed if it wasn’t for the internet. It allows people to discover all kinds of foreign, old or obscure things that don’t get the recognition or appreciation that they deserve.

On the other hand it can also cause “over-exposure”. When something becomes popular, it seems like everyone either loves or hates it to death. It’s like there’s no middle or neutral ground. If you simply like something, you get bashed on and grouped in with the “obsessively-weird-diehard” fans. And if you simply dislike something, you’re a “hater” with no life.

That’s one of the problems with the internet. There are too many “extremes”.

Also, I’ve come to find the term “overrated” as a “buzz” word. A word used to get other people’s attention rather than to actually explain or describe something. Just because something is popular doesn’t mean it’s “overrated”. That’s like saying that everything that is unpopular is “underrated”. The popularity of something doesn’t determine its quality.

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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly, and I that's the main problem I tried to get at here. I firmly believe that if older movies came out in the internet age, they would accumulate so much more hate because they would be passed around with so much more ease that people would get more worn down upon seeing them so much. But, like you said, this highway of information does allow us to find things that we find interesting more easily. I guess I'm just frustrated that people don't see modern movies as just being a victim of the internet age and naively believe that people were more healthily engaged in movies before the internet when in reality they just weren't as aware of the obsession as we are now. I would bet my life that if The Lion King came out now, YouTube would have been flooded with spoofs and covers of "Circle of Life" or "Hakuna Matata" and people would have gotten sick of it rather than praising every little thing about it like they do now.

And yeah, "overrated" has been downgraded to a buzzword used by people who think they know what they're talking about. Some people seem to think that "overrated" is just a fancy word for bad, leading to bullshit statements like, "[Title] can NEVER be overrated!" Hell, there are people who shout "overrated" at stuff that hasn't even come out yet! But yeah, people think it's tied to popularity when it isn't. I can't tell you how many times I've heard people talk about how oh-so-terrible or underwhelming a certain popular movie/show is, and that this super obscure (usually anime) movie/show did the concept oh-so-much better, even though I feel they wouldn't like it so much if it wasn't obscure.
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Wyvern0125 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
Yeah, looking back at older movies or shows nowadays you can see a lot of them had problems to. But a lot of people are blinded by the “nostalgia” factor. 

I really hate when people try arguing their opinion as a fact. Just because you don’t like something personally doesn’t mean it’s actually bad. There are plenty of things that I don’t like or aren’t interested in, but that doesn’t mean that they’re bad or that I condemn the people who do like or interested in them.

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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seriously, I've seen online movie critics socially crucified for having a different opinion from the status quo. "OMG he said he thought Princess Mononoke was a little overrated and that he actually LIKES Adventure Time?? Man, I've lost all faith in him as a reviewer." Yes, how dare people have a goddamn opinion that doesn't fit that of your echo chamber!
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Wyvern0125 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
That’s the thing about anonymity on the internet, it allows us to dehumanize others. We don’t consider them to be actual people with their own thoughts, feelings and lives. We just see them as pictures and words on a screen.
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OFBThe2nd Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
No difference.
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HopelessRomantic999 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Overrated doesn't mean bad, just that it's been praised way too much. I loved Frozen when it first came out and still think it's a good movie, but I'm quite tired of people singing "Let It Go" and putting them film on such a high pedestal and ignore other things that are just as good if not better than it. Also, when you watch a movie you like, any movie you like, multiple times in a short period of time, you start to notice flaws that suddenly change it from the best film ever to the worst film ever (I used to like Sharkboy and Lavagirl... until it was played enough times for me to realize that the plot was rushed and the characters had little to no development). When that happens, the only thing you can do is stay away from it for a while before watching it again and if the film is good despite it's flaws, you'll fall in love with it all over again.
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Morlord Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
I agreed. I have see frozen. It#s not the best Movie of all time in my Opinion. But a good one.
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I probably didn't word this the best, but this is about the people who do think that "overrated" is just a fancy word for "bad" and use it as such to make themselves sound like they know what they're talking about. I'm also referring to the people who have a blatant bias toward older movies, and think that everything made from the early 2000's and back are inherently better than literally anything that comes out these days, and that anything that gets popular nowadays is out of public stupidity or something. I know Frozen isn't the greatest movie ever made, but I still become jaded whenever I hear people bash it in ways I feel it doesn't deserve and bully people who do like the movie, but then if you so much as say The Lion King wasn't your favorite, they'll crucify you for it. And much like you with Frozen, I've watched TLK so much I can practically recite it, and there are a few major problems I have with it now because of that. But say LITERALLY ANYTHING bad about that movie and people will call you an idiot and tell you you're wrong. I'm fine with people not agreeing with me; it's the blatant hypocrisy that drives me up the wall.
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Birdramon260 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Careful, this could be bait.
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Corbett-Collins Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
"Uuuuhh mee gawwd, yu h8 the lugo movi aaaan tangold fuk you fuk you fuk you fuk you fuk you fuk you"

Brilliance (Slender Woody). 
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Birdramon260 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
lol
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Simbafan98 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This must of been what old people used to say about Disney Renaissance Movies when the first came out.... along with everything else that's different from when they were younger. OLD PEOPLE HATE EVERYTHING!!!
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it's an ongoing problem that will never cease. Everyone thinks their childhoods are superior.
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Simbafan98 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:sing: I'ts the Circle of Nostalgiaaaaa, It annoys us aalllllllll......
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Sparkshot11 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Very true. Even though I don't like Adventure Time, I don't insult people for liking it and I actually like it for more reasons than "It's overrated".
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's totally fair. Some people just don't like things, and having valid reasons or even no reasons at all I don't see as a leap in logic. I personally just have serious issues when it comes to either beating a dead horse or insulting the fanbase in some fashion (especially when these people prove that they themselves can't take criticisms of stuff they do like).
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Duckyworth Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true. So, so true.... :( Goddamn hipsters...
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YugiohPonyAvengers Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student Writer
This is what annoys me about Disney 90s kids, they always love The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King while giving no reason for why they love it so much, but when it comes to Frozen, they lose their minds and hate it for stupid reasons.  I like to think of it has double standards.
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What gets me is that they will get mad at the most trivial things in Frozen but won't let anyone say ANYTHING negative about, say, The Lion King. And I straight-up don't even get most of Frozen's criticisms. "It's never explained how Elsa got her powers." Well, it's never explained in TLK how Scar's reign caused a drought, but nobody seems to care. It's called Disney logic.
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tristo99 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
Also for a non-Disney example... How is it Hermione has magic when her parents don't?
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YugiohPonyAvengers Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student Writer
Don't forget why couldn't Ariel write that she loved Eric and break the curse right then and there and how long was Belle staying in the Beast's castle
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Disneycow82 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Some of these Frozen haters I have to admit are a bunch of whiny, hypocritical, insecure little crybabies who just seem to hate on something for the sake of hating because they can't find anything better to do with their lives or even get a life, and leave other fans of that film alone. If some of them want to dislike it, fine. But if some want to love it, why bother insulting and ridiculing them over liking what they hate personally just because these haters seem to have serious, hateful issues about everything in life? Yes, there have always been classics in the past, but that doesn't mean studios can't still be making them today. I"d rather stick to films like "Frozen, Tangled, Rise of the Guardians" etc than garbage like Twilight.

Even if Frozen is not a perfect movie all the way, I will not go around wasting half my life insulting or bullying other people for thinking differently about movies I love or don't love. Sometimes I'll only shout back at someone if they act rude or meanspirited to me or my friends for no real reason and then block them. I hope I didn't sound cruel on the first paragraph, but that is how some of those users on Youtube were behaving.
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My major problem with the Frozen haters is that a lot of them will attack trivial details in order to try and convince people they shouldn't like the movie but then will get angry when someone doesn't like their favorite movie. I see Frozen compared to The Lion King a lot (I guess because they are Disney's highest grossing movies), and you wouldn't believe the crap that goes down. If someone likes Frozen, they're a tool, but if someone doesn't like TLK, they're too stupid to get it or whatever. If they don't like the movie, they should just not watch the movie. Why has it turned into bigger flamebait than religion and veganism combined?

And honestly, people who think that everything was better back in the day are so goddamn shortsighted. Media hasn't gotten worse over time; we are only remembering what stuck around. There was just as much garbage in the 90's and backward as there is now, it just faded into oblivion. Seriously, people accuse their parents/grandparents of being nags when they complain about the youth and modern trends but then do the exact same thing, what with accusing six-year-olds of being stupid or "deprived" because they didn't see Shrek in theaters and don't know what a Gameboy is.

I watch a lot of Doug Walker's reviews, and it's astounding what his "fans" make him put up with. They attacked him on Facebook for giving Frozen a positive review, and when he reviewed TLK (he basically said he thought it was overrated but still a good movie), they bashed him for not saying that the movie was perfect and had no flaws. They even spewed shit like "The Lion King can NEVER be overrated!" and some people even used the old "You weren't a kid when it came out so you wouldn't understand" excuse, which always confused me because if anything, that argument only further proves his point.
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TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This explains our generation
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it tends to happen with every generation, really, it's just that the internet makes us more painfully aware of it.
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TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah...
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MarioSonicPeace Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Tell me about it. -_-'
Same with some video games. 
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, movies, video games...I've seen this happen with music as well. There's always going to be this stigma that the past is always better, and it's going to lead to a biased, hypocritical, and contradictory perception of what's currently popular.
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MarioSonicPeace Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Yeah, I have seen people complain about how there is sex and money in lyrics of songs today, but they don't realize that some old songs have lyrics about sex and money too.
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seriously, I seem to remember there being quite a few 70's/80's/90's songs about sex (and probably a lot before that, just in innuendo, and what is considered tame by our standards used to be as racy as big boobs and twerking are now), so I don't get this idea that songs about sex are a new thing.

Not to mention they only say that music is worse now because they violently skew their argument by comparing the "best" of the past to the "worst" of today and taking things out of context. Using their logic, I could say, "Music is so much better now than it used to be. Now we have music that really means something, like Macklemore advocating gay rights. Back then it was nothing but The Beatles singing 'goo-goo-g-joob.'"
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MarioSonicPeace Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
I don't get it either. Maybe it's because the style of music today is different? I don't know.Shrug 

I know right? I love how artist like Macklemore are advocating gay rights in thier songs. :D  I don't hate "old" music and musicians like the Beatles, but I wish they did stuff like that back then. 
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NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe. People do tend to have a fear of new things that manifests as "new=bad." We see it in music, film, politics, everything.

I'm sure that there were deep, thought-provoking songs back then as well, but when people act like ALL retro music was that and there's NOTHING like that now, it makes me want to punch something.
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MarioSonicPeace Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
So it seems.

Oh, I'm know there was some.

I feel ya.
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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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