History Creator / BobChipman

21st Jun '16 3:12:19 AM Doug86
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* FictionIdentityPostulate:[[invoked]] Discussed. Bob believes you can make a good movie out of anything, "but [[{{Literature/Twilight}} sometimes]] you have to [[AdaptationDecay rip out its guts]] [[TropesAreNotBad to do it]]."

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* FictionIdentityPostulate:[[invoked]] SugarWiki/FictionIdentityPostulate:[[invoked]] Discussed. Bob believes you can make a good movie out of anything, "but [[{{Literature/Twilight}} sometimes]] you have to [[AdaptationDecay rip out its guts]] [[TropesAreNotBad to do it]]."
19th May '16 8:38:16 AM Doug86
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** Examined with his treatment of the infamous ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' storyline "ComicBook/OneMoreDay", specifically in comparison to the then-recent "Superior Spider-Man" arc that was being compared to it. It's a bad storyline, to be sure, but it's nowhere near the worst thing that ever happened to Spider-Man. Instead, having gone through Marvel's DVD box set of every ''Spider-Man'' comic from TheSixties to today, he concludes that it's merely the worst thing to happen to Spider-Man ''in the age of internet fandom''; had the internet been around for such events as the "black costume", then "One More Day" wouldn't be seen as the nadir of the ''Spider-Man'' comics.

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** Examined with his treatment of the infamous ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' storyline "ComicBook/OneMoreDay", specifically in comparison to the then-recent "Superior Spider-Man" arc that was being compared to it. It's a bad storyline, to be sure, but it's nowhere near the worst thing that ever happened to Spider-Man. Instead, having gone through Marvel's DVD box set of every ''Spider-Man'' comic from TheSixties to today, he concludes that it's merely the worst thing to happen to Spider-Man ''in the age of internet fandom''; had the internet been around for such events as the "black costume", then "One More Day" wouldn't be seen as the nadir of the ''Spider-Man'' comics.
15th May '16 8:39:16 PM nombretomado
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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: {{Discussed|Trope}} in the ''Big Picture'' episode [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/5685-Wrongs-Rights "Rights & Wrongs"]] as it pertains to why {{Spider-Man}} and the ComicBook/XMen won't be showing up in the MarvelCinematicUniverse anytime soon, and why Sony and Fox are churning out new entries in those properties (and others).

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: {{Discussed|Trope}} in the ''Big Picture'' episode [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/5685-Wrongs-Rights "Rights & Wrongs"]] as it pertains to why {{Spider-Man}} and the ComicBook/XMen won't be showing up in the MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse anytime soon, and why Sony and Fox are churning out new entries in those properties (and others).
15th May '16 9:31:20 AM nombretomado
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* FreudianExcuse: He admitted once that he was bullied in high school, and his comments seem to give away that his resentment from that era is one, if not the main reason behind his criticism to certain things. Like the "douchebag" video game crowd that came with the Play Station generation (especially XBox Live FPS users), his hatred towards the 90's (the decade in which he went to high school), and his fondness for {{Magneto}}-like villains. He's also specially done a ''Big Picture'' episode about nerd reactions to such actions and the mindset that if one was bullied, they can't in turn be a bully themselves. He admits that he's talking to himself as much as he is to the viewer.

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* FreudianExcuse: He admitted once that he was bullied in high school, and his comments seem to give away that his resentment from that era is one, if not the main reason behind his criticism to certain things. Like the "douchebag" video game crowd that came with the Play Station generation (especially XBox UsefulNotes/XBox Live FPS users), his hatred towards the 90's (the decade in which he went to high school), and his fondness for {{Magneto}}-like ComicBook/{{Magneto}}-like villains. He's also specially done a ''Big Picture'' episode about nerd reactions to such actions and the mindset that if one was bullied, they can't in turn be a bully themselves. He admits that he's talking to himself as much as he is to the viewer.
14th May '16 2:58:50 AM Doug86
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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: {{Discussed|Trope}} in the ''Big Picture'' episode [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/5685-Wrongs-Rights "Rights & Wrongs"]] as it pertains to why {{Spider-Man}} and the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} won't be showing up in the MarvelCinematicUniverse anytime soon, and why Sony and Fox are churning out new entries in those properties (and others).

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: {{Discussed|Trope}} in the ''Big Picture'' episode [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/5685-Wrongs-Rights "Rights & Wrongs"]] as it pertains to why {{Spider-Man}} and the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen won't be showing up in the MarvelCinematicUniverse anytime soon, and why Sony and Fox are churning out new entries in those properties (and others).
17th Mar '16 9:49:11 AM ObsidianFire
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* JumpingTheShark: [[invoked]] He [[http://moviebob.blogspot.com/2016/01/note-following-piece-is-possible-in.html argues]] that this happened to ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' in season 19, viewing it as the point where Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone finally "got old". After years of being the transgressive, anti-establishment Gen-X voices mocking overbearing moralism and hypocrisy of all sides, he feels that the overarching story of season 19 felt less like their usual satirical take on politics and pop culture and more like it was simply them grumpily bemoaning the viewpoints and culture of the rising millennial "Website/{{Tumblr}} generation" -- especially given that all the complaints they raise are [[FullCircleRevolution eerily similar]] to complaints that had been raised against ''South Park'' itself in the past. He also notes how Parker and Stone seemingly [[GenreSavvy anticipated that this would happen to them]], with the appropriately-titled season 15 episode [[Recap/SouthParkS15E7YoureGettingOld "You're Getting Old"]], which Bob now feels has become even HarsherInHindsight.

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* JumpingTheShark: [[invoked]] He [[http://moviebob.blogspot.com/2016/01/note-following-piece-is-possible-in.html argues]] that this happened to ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' in season 19, viewing it as the point where Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone finally "got old". After years of being the transgressive, anti-establishment Gen-X voices mocking overbearing moralism and hypocrisy of all sides, he feels that the overarching story of season 19 felt less like their usual satirical take on politics and pop culture and more like it was simply them grumpily bemoaning the viewpoints and culture of the rising millennial "Website/{{Tumblr}} generation" -- especially given that all the complaints they raise are [[FullCircleRevolution eerily similar]] to complaints that had been raised against ''South Park'' itself in the past. He also notes how Parker and Stone seemingly [[GenreSavvy anticipated that this would happen to them]], them, with the appropriately-titled season 15 episode [[Recap/SouthParkS15E7YoureGettingOld "You're Getting Old"]], which Bob now feels has become even HarsherInHindsight.
11th Mar '16 9:28:29 PM GrammarNavi
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* AcclaimedFlop: The ''Big Picture'' episode [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/3281-The-Numbers "The Numbers"]] was about how this trope leads to studios making safe, formulaic movies pandering to the LowestCommonDenominator. Specifically, it describes how {{Universal}} experiencing a number of these (particularly ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'') caused them to fling Creator/GuillermoDelToro's adaptation of ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'' into DevelopmentHell.

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* AcclaimedFlop: The ''Big Picture'' episode [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/3281-The-Numbers "The Numbers"]] was about how this trope leads to studios making safe, formulaic movies pandering to the LowestCommonDenominator. Specifically, it describes how {{Universal}} Creator/{{Universal}} experiencing a number of these (particularly ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'') caused them to fling Creator/GuillermoDelToro's adaptation of ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'' into DevelopmentHell.
27th Feb '16 5:56:25 PM Gideoncrawle
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* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: He can slip into his native UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} accent at various times, most notably in his earlier videos and when he's angry (such as over ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' not receiving any Oscar nominations), and even at normal times he noticeably drops the Rs in certain words. He also uses an exaggerated {{Southie|s}} accent as his default portrayal of LowestCommonDenominator types, such as the Game Antithinker character and the people who went to see ''Film/BlackSwan'' for the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot lesbian scene]].



* UsefulNotes/TheAuteurTheory: Discussed in the ''Intermission'' editorial [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/moviesandtv/columns/moviebob/11536-Wrights-Wrongs-Caught-in-the-Middle-of-Marvels-Ant-Man-Backlash "Wrights and Wrongs"]], which was about the backlash against Creator/{{Marvel}} over the departure of Creator/EdgarWright from ''Film/AntMan'' over CreativeDifferences. He feels that, while the auteur theory makes a lot of solid points, it's not applicable to every film, especially not big, studio-driven blockbusters like the films of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. He also argues that, while it's produced a lot of great movies in both the '70s UsefulNotes/NewHollywood and in independent cinema, it's also led to the undue, premature elevation of filmmakers who are more about style than substance (citing Creator/TimBurton and Creator/MNightShyamalan as examples) and the passing over of talented directors who don't have a particular "style" (such as the Russo Brothers).



* UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest: Devoted [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/8695-Blecch-Dull-Tests an episode]] of ''The Big Picture'' to it. He feels it to be a poor and shallow measure for how well women are represented in fictional media, blaming its popularity on geek culture's love of categorization and black-and-white facts, while noting that it originated as a joke in ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'' that its creator intended more as a thought exercise about Hollywood in general than as an actual test to be applied to specific films. He notes that a lot of sleazy {{exploitation film}}s and formulaic {{chick flick}}s pass the Bechdel Test despite an otherwise questionable portrayal of women, while films like ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' and any film about JoanOfArc fail it despite having very strong, multi-layered female protagonists. He proposes an alternative that he calls the [[Film/PacificRim Mako Mori]] test, in which a film passes by having at least ''one'' major female character who gets a fully-developed story arc that doesn't revolve around a man -- in other words, simply writing a good character.



* UsefulNotes/TheGreatComicsCrashOf1996: ''Game Overthinker'' Episode 11, titled "''Can It Happen To Us?''", pointed out similarities between the current game industry and the pre-crash comic book industry.
* TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983: In the episode [[http://gameoverthinker.blogspot.com/2013/04/episode-83-next-crash.html "The Next Crash"]] (episode #83, fittingly enough), he compares the situation of the gaming industry today to that of 1983. He concludes that a second crash is inevitable, but probably won't be as bad as the first, partly because of the existence of alternatives to the AAA gaming scene that didn't exist to the home console scene in 1983.
26th Feb '16 4:54:07 AM Akriloth2160
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* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Invoked for discussion in "Junk Drawer Rises", with regard to the trope's usage in response to ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' and ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'':
--> '''Bob:''' On the one hand, in theory, it's a valid question to raise in the broader sense of gaming criticism and journalism grappling with the monetization of nostalgia as "generation NES" enters its 30s and 40s. On the other hand, yeah, even apart from personal preference, I see a ''distinct'' difference between [[{{Franchise/SuperMarioBros}} a franchise that spends two decades in a state of near-constant innovation and change, moving between different genres, playstyles, mediums, polishing some, inventing others, that decides after 25 years to start also doing a series of revival entries for kicks]]...and [[{{VideoGame/CallOfDuty}} a series]] that has innovated precicely [[{{VideoGame/ModernWarfare}} ONCE]] in 9 years. Or [[{{VideoGame/MaddenNFL}} a series]] whose last innovation of any kind was, "Hey, what if they're in 3D from now on"? I mean, this is kind of like getting mad at the [[{{Music/PaulMcCartney}} surviving]] [[{{Music/RingoStarr}} members]] of [[{{Music/TheBeatles}} the Beatles]] for mostly playing Greatest Hits at their concerts. When YOU record ''Help'', ''Rubber Soul'', ''{{Music/Revolver}}'', ''[[{{Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand}} Sgt. Pepper]]'', [and] ''{{Music/The White Album}}'' in the course of only 5 years, YOU can rest on your laurels, too."
11th Feb '16 10:57:15 AM dragonus45
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* ChivalrousPervert: He agrees with feminism, and is one of the few ''vocal'' members of the gaming and general media community who are aware of how women are still given the short end of the stick when it comes to society and representation. And while he hates the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series for a whole host of reasons, he considers the constant male harping on it and works like over all the beefcake and FemaleGaze to be unfair, because women deserve to have cheesy, lowbrow fanservice directed towards them as well. That being said, if fanservice is done tastefully, he will revel in it.

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* ChivalrousPervert: He agrees with feminism, and is one of the few ''vocal'' members of the gaming and general media community who are aware of how believe women are still given the short end of the stick when it comes to society and representation. And while he hates the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series for a whole host of reasons, he considers the constant male harping on it and works like over all the beefcake and FemaleGaze to be unfair, because women deserve to have cheesy, lowbrow fanservice directed towards them as well. That being said, if fanservice is done tastefully, he will revel in it.
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