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** The result of his retooled "Batman Vs Al-Qaeda" book is out now... and even if one had never known that it began as a Batman story it's obvious Miller [[SerialNumbersFiledOff barely did anything to change the fact that the Fixer is Batman, the Cat-Burgler is Catwoman, and the policeman is Commissioner Gordon]]. ''Holy Terror'' can be described as a vehement anti-Muslim AuthorTract-filled political cartoon, similar to the others which were created in the first frantic year after 9/11. Any doubts about his writing style (as of ASBAR) being self parody are dispelled as Miller's "patriotism" and xenophobia are presented completely seriously. The whole book is a message that Muslims need to be stopped as they could become terrorists at any point. Just when you thought Frank Miller couldn't sink any lower...

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** The result of his retooled "Batman Vs Al-Qaeda" book is out now... and even if one had never known that it began as a Batman story it's obvious Miller [[SerialNumbersFiledOff barely did anything to change the fact that the Fixer is Batman, the Cat-Burgler is Catwoman, and the policeman is Commissioner Gordon]]. ''Holy Terror'' ''ComicBook/HolyTerror'' can be described as a vehement anti-Muslim AuthorTract-filled political cartoon, similar to the others which were created in the first frantic year after 9/11. Any doubts about his writing style (as of ASBAR) being self parody are dispelled as Miller's "patriotism" and xenophobia are presented completely seriously. The whole book is a message that Muslims need to be stopped as they could become terrorists at any point. Just when you thought Frank Miller couldn't sink any lower...



* Ivan Reitman used to be a well-respected Hollywood director that first broke out into fame by directing ''Meat Balls'' and is best known for being the man behind ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', as well as several successful comedies like ''Film/{{Stripes}}'', ''{{Film/Twins}},'' ''Film/KindergartenCop'', and ''{{Film/Dave}}''. However, after many huge flops following the release of ''Dave'', his cred dropped considerably, to the point where even the critics began to openly dread his screen credit. ''My Super Ex-Girlfriend'', for instance, had a critic in ''Newsday'' asking "... why was it made? ... And, most important, why is there 10 bucks missing from my pocket?" He did claw some respectability back in 2011 with ''No Strings Attached'', which got decent reviews and topped the box office in its first weekend, but he still faces a lot of work if he's ever going to fully restore his reputation.

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* Ivan Reitman used to be a well-respected Hollywood director that first broke out into fame by directing ''Meat Balls'' and is best known for being the man behind ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', as well as several successful comedies like ''Film/{{Stripes}}'', ''{{Film/Twins}},'' ''Film/KindergartenCop'', and ''{{Film/Dave}}''. However, after many huge flops following the release of ''Dave'', his cred dropped considerably, to the point where even the critics began to openly dread his screen credit. ''My Super Ex-Girlfriend'', ''Film/MySuperExGirlfriend'', for instance, had a critic in ''Newsday'' asking "... why was it made? ... And, most important, why is there 10 bucks missing from my pocket?" He did claw some respectability back in 2011 with ''No Strings Attached'', ''Film/NoStringsAttached'', which got decent reviews and topped the box office in its first weekend, but he still faces a lot of work if he's ever going to fully restore his reputation.



* Between the three of them, the trio of "Zucker Abrahams Zucker" (affectionately nicknamed "ZAZ") did ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie'', ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', ''Series/PoliceSquad'', and ''Film/TheNakedGun''. They started splitting up after the first ''[[Film/TheNakedGun Naked Gun]]'' film and separately, all three of them have declined into this trope. Jerry Zucker's last film was the critically panned and mostly forgotten ''Film/RatRace'', after which he appears to have retired entirely, Jim Abrahams and David Zucker are stuck with ''Film/ScaryMovie 4'', and David Zucker had the high-profile flop ''An American Carol'' (an {{Anvilicious}} parody whose protagonist was a StrawmanPolitical Creator/MichaelMoore {{expy}}). That last one notably tried to play up his earlier success from ''Airplane!'', which caused the few critics that actually saw it (it [[NotScreenedForCritics wasn't screened for critics]]) to remark on how terrible it was in comparison to his earlier movies and how unfunny he has been since.

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* Between the three of them, the trio of "Zucker Abrahams Zucker" (affectionately nicknamed "ZAZ") did ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie'', ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', ''Series/PoliceSquad'', and ''Film/TheNakedGun''. They started splitting up after the first ''[[Film/TheNakedGun Naked Gun]]'' film and separately, all three of them have declined into this trope. Jerry Zucker's last film was the critically panned and mostly forgotten ''Film/RatRace'', after which he appears to have retired entirely, Jim Abrahams and David Zucker are stuck with ''Film/ScaryMovie 4'', and David Zucker had the high-profile flop ''An American Carol'' ''Film/AnAmericanCarol'' (an {{Anvilicious}} parody whose protagonist was a StrawmanPolitical Creator/MichaelMoore {{expy}}). That last one notably tried to play up his earlier success from ''Airplane!'', which caused the few critics that actually saw it (it [[NotScreenedForCritics wasn't screened for critics]]) to remark on how terrible it was in comparison to his earlier movies and how unfunny he has been since.



* Rob Reiner was a force to be reckoned with as a director in the 1980s-'90s: ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'', ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', ''Film/StandByMe'', ''Film/WhenHarryMetSally'', ''Film/{{Misery}}'', ''Film/AFewGoodMen''... and then he made ''Film/{{North}}'' in 1994, and its box-office and especially critical failure, with only 1995's ''The American President'' and 2007's ''Film/TheBucketList'' being a comparable success since.

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* Rob Reiner was a force to be reckoned with as a director in the 1980s-'90s: ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'', ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', ''Film/StandByMe'', ''Film/WhenHarryMetSally'', ''Film/{{Misery}}'', ''Film/AFewGoodMen''... and then he made ''Film/{{North}}'' in 1994, and its box-office and especially critical failure, with only 1995's ''The American President'' ''Film/TheAmericanPresident'' and 2007's ''Film/TheBucketList'' being a comparable success since.



* One of the most infamous, tragic, and maybe even somewhat bizzaro examples of this is Creator/RichardWilliams. The Canadian-born animator is considered one of the most influential visionaries in his medium, and has done a lot of work such as the animation aspect of {{Who Framed Roger Rabbit}}. The infamy however regards the film ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'', which Williams wanted to be his magnum opus. Completely grass roots financed, the film's production was started in 1964, and would go on to one of the longest productions times of any film in general in the history of contemporary media, since by the late 1980's...they still weren't finished! It was around that time that WarnerBrothers approached him with the offer to fully finance the completion of the film. However, as the film was almost devoid of dialog, singing, and other such copycat desires Warner Brothers desired to have the film compete with The Little Mermaid, the deal fell through. The Completion Bond Company helped to finish the film, with distribution by Majestic Films. However, before completion, Williams was actually taken off the project and the film was re-edited with improvised voicing, additional animation to show this, song numbers, and a number of edits to the overall narrative of the story. After the film's initial release in Australia (where it flopped), Miramax decided to make their own version of the film and release it in the United States. The end result was a disaster. Not only was the film a financial bomb, which considering its limited release...could be seen as expected, but the film was critically panned as incoherent and horribly edited. The end of a movie that took a little over 20 years to make was a nonsensical flop. It shouldn't take much imagination to guess at just how that must have felt for Williams, as the disenfranchised animator has [[OldShame absolutely refused to even]] [[CreatorBacklash acknowledge the film's existence ever since then.]] One of the most diabolical examples of [[ExecutiveMeddling Executive Meddling]] in film today.

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* One of the most infamous, tragic, and maybe even somewhat bizzaro examples of this is Creator/RichardWilliams. The Canadian-born animator is considered one of the most influential visionaries in his medium, and has done a lot of work such as the animation aspect of {{Who Framed Roger Rabbit}}.''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''. The infamy however regards the film ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'', which Williams wanted to be his magnum opus. Completely grass roots financed, the film's production was started in 1964, and would go on to one of the longest productions times of any film in general in the history of contemporary media, since by the late 1980's...they still weren't finished! It was around that time that WarnerBrothers approached him with the offer to fully finance the completion of the film. However, as the film was almost devoid of dialog, singing, and other such copycat desires Warner Brothers desired to have the film compete with The Little Mermaid, the deal fell through. The Completion Bond Company helped to finish the film, with distribution by Majestic Films. However, before completion, Williams was actually taken off the project and the film was re-edited with improvised voicing, additional animation to show this, song numbers, and a number of edits to the overall narrative of the story. After the film's initial release in Australia (where it flopped), Miramax decided to make their own version of the film and release it in the United States. The end result was a disaster. Not only was the film a financial bomb, which considering its limited release...could be seen as expected, but the film was critically panned as incoherent and horribly edited. The end of a movie that took a little over 20 years to make was a nonsensical flop. It shouldn't take much imagination to guess at just how that must have felt for Williams, as the disenfranchised animator has [[OldShame absolutely refused to even]] [[CreatorBacklash acknowledge the film's existence ever since then.]] One of the most diabolical examples of [[ExecutiveMeddling Executive Meddling]] in film today.
12th Apr '16 2:16:20 PM nombretomado
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* Wrestling/HulkHogan was once the single most dominant personality in the whole of ProfessionalWrestling, and one of the most financially successful. His AllAmericanFace role model status was permanently tarnished in TheNineties by a steroid scandal and his [[ImplausibleDeniability clumsy attempts at outright denial]]. His attempts to play Superman to the more traditional, heel-oriented WCW audience pegged him as a CreatorsPet until a well-timed FaceHeelTurn. His post-WCW appearances have typically led to one strong nostalgia-based TV or PPV number, and disappointing returns afterwards (and his non-Wrestling/{{WWE}} appearances didn't even have that one strong number). His attempts at branching out into acting went nowhere. Then the personal issues came: his son Nick was involved in a high-profile street racing accident, with a passenger in a vegetative state, Hogan himself was caught on tape claiming it was all a God-given punishment to the passenger, which the TMZ crowd did not like one bit; and a nasty divorce followed, with both sides airing their dirty laundry in public. Hogan's later attempts at a comeback with rival Wrestling/{{TNA}} haven't generateddidn't generate any significant interest, and an attempt at a revival of the Wrestling/MondayNightWars almost cost them their TV slot. The divorce and the legal settlement from the car wreck have left him with a negative net worth, and the damage done to his back by years of bumping, heavy weightlifting, and steroid abuse have more or less finished him as an active wrestler. His following attempts at staying relevant include {{TenMinuteRetirement}}s, protein powder multi-level-marketing schemes, making an ass of himself on Twitter on a regular basis, and lending his name to a midget wrestling TV show.

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* Wrestling/HulkHogan was once the single most dominant personality in the whole of ProfessionalWrestling, and one of the most financially successful. His AllAmericanFace role model status was permanently tarnished in TheNineties by a steroid scandal and his [[ImplausibleDeniability clumsy attempts at outright denial]]. His attempts to play Superman to the more traditional, heel-oriented WCW audience pegged him as a CreatorsPet until a well-timed FaceHeelTurn. His post-WCW appearances have typically led to one strong nostalgia-based TV or PPV number, and disappointing returns afterwards (and his non-Wrestling/{{WWE}} appearances didn't even have that one strong number). His attempts at branching out into acting went nowhere. Then the personal issues came: his son Nick was involved in a high-profile street racing accident, with a passenger in a vegetative state, Hogan himself was caught on tape claiming it was all a God-given punishment to the passenger, which the TMZ crowd did not like one bit; and a nasty divorce followed, with both sides airing their dirty laundry in public. Hogan's later attempts at a comeback with rival Wrestling/{{TNA}} haven't generateddidn't didn't generate any significant interest, and an attempt at a revival of the Wrestling/MondayNightWars almost cost them their TV slot. The divorce and the legal settlement from the car wreck have left him with a negative net worth, and the damage done to his back by years of bumping, heavy weightlifting, and steroid abuse have more or less finished him as an active wrestler. His following attempts at staying relevant include {{TenMinuteRetirement}}s, protein powder multi-level-marketing schemes, making an ass of himself on Twitter on a regular basis, and lending his name to a midget wrestling TV show.
13th Mar '16 11:48:17 AM nombretomado
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* In TheNineties, Creator/RobinWilliams (having built himself up from being just a stand-up comedian / [[MorkAndMindy sitcom star]]) was one of the most beloved comedic actors. He was doing it all: Adult comedies, kids' films, a few dramas here and there. And for one film in that last category, ''Film/GoodWillHunting'', he won an Oscar. And then he made ''Film/PatchAdams'', which wasn't even a bad movie, but many people were turned off by [[MoodWhiplash the combination of overly-zany humor and saccharine drama]], and many also believed that [[StrawmanHasAPoint the other doctors in the film were right]]. From then on, many television shows viewed him as a kind of walking punchline rather than the jokester. People started to focus on his less-than-stellar career choices like ''RV'', ''License To Wed'', and ''Old Dogs'' while ignoring his better output such as ''House Of D'', ''The Big White'' and ''Film/WorldsGreatestDad'' (it doesn't help that the former three are major studio films while the latter three are from independent studios). The exceptions are films like ''Film/{{Insomnia}}'' & ''Film/OneHourPhoto'' where [[PlayingAgainstType he plays the villain]].

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* In TheNineties, Creator/RobinWilliams (having built himself up from being just a stand-up comedian / [[MorkAndMindy [[Series/MorkAndMindy sitcom star]]) was one of the most beloved comedic actors. He was doing it all: Adult comedies, kids' films, a few dramas here and there. And for one film in that last category, ''Film/GoodWillHunting'', he won an Oscar. And then he made ''Film/PatchAdams'', which wasn't even a bad movie, but many people were turned off by [[MoodWhiplash the combination of overly-zany humor and saccharine drama]], and many also believed that [[StrawmanHasAPoint the other doctors in the film were right]]. From then on, many television shows viewed him as a kind of walking punchline rather than the jokester. People started to focus on his less-than-stellar career choices like ''RV'', ''License To Wed'', and ''Old Dogs'' while ignoring his better output such as ''House Of D'', ''The Big White'' and ''Film/WorldsGreatestDad'' (it doesn't help that the former three are major studio films while the latter three are from independent studios). The exceptions are films like ''Film/{{Insomnia}}'' & ''Film/OneHourPhoto'' where [[PlayingAgainstType he plays the villain]].
11th Mar '16 5:24:01 PM nombretomado
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* After dropping three consecutive Platinum albums from 1996-1998 and then two more that went Gold, Music/{{Master P}} dropped off the radar. An attempt to rebrand his No Limit record company didn't do much to bring Master P back to relevance. Master P's involvement with {{World Championship Wrestling}} and the rise of the more [[GlamRap polished]] Cash Money label put a damper on his sales.

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* After dropping three consecutive Platinum albums from 1996-1998 and then two more that went Gold, Music/{{Master P}} dropped off the radar. An attempt to rebrand his No Limit record company didn't do much to bring Master P back to relevance. Master P's involvement with {{World Wrestling/{{World Championship Wrestling}} and the rise of the more [[GlamRap polished]] Cash Money label put a damper on his sales.



* In 1998, Wrestling/VinceRusso was one of the best bookers and storyline writers in the Wrestling Industry. After co-masterminding the Attitude Era with VinceMcMahon and with input from several other writers, Russo was an important part of a creative team that snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the Wrestling/MondayNightWars. Unfortunately, when his contract expired in 1999, Russo jumped ship to {{WCW}}, where he almost single-handedly killed the entire company. According to ''Literature/TheDeathOfWCW'', during the time Russo worked for the WWF he would bounce ideas off of [[ExecutiveMeddling [=McMahon=], who would decide whether or not to use them]]. In WCW, he was [[ProtectionFromEditors given free reign to do whatever he wanted]], which didn't work out. With Russo's ridiculous storylines used in a company that was famous for being very traditional when it came to wrestling, the massive mismanagement of money by Eric Bischoff, and older stars like Wrestling/HulkHogan, Wrestling/KevinNash, and Wrestling/ScottSteiner outright refusing to put over new talent, Russo's arrival, which was supposed to herald WCW's return to form, instead set about pounding in the final nail in WCW's coffin. Being part of the writing/booking team at Wrestling/{{TNA}} until October 2011, it appears that Russo has yet to learn his lesson.

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* In 1998, Wrestling/VinceRusso was one of the best bookers and storyline writers in the Wrestling Industry. After co-masterminding the Attitude Era with VinceMcMahon and with input from several other writers, Russo was an important part of a creative team that snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the Wrestling/MondayNightWars. Unfortunately, when his contract expired in 1999, Russo jumped ship to {{WCW}}, Wrestling/{{WCW}}, where he almost single-handedly killed the entire company. According to ''Literature/TheDeathOfWCW'', during the time Russo worked for the WWF he would bounce ideas off of [[ExecutiveMeddling [=McMahon=], who would decide whether or not to use them]]. In WCW, he was [[ProtectionFromEditors given free reign to do whatever he wanted]], which didn't work out. With Russo's ridiculous storylines used in a company that was famous for being very traditional when it came to wrestling, the massive mismanagement of money by Eric Bischoff, and older stars like Wrestling/HulkHogan, Wrestling/KevinNash, and Wrestling/ScottSteiner outright refusing to put over new talent, Russo's arrival, which was supposed to herald WCW's return to form, instead set about pounding in the final nail in WCW's coffin. Being part of the writing/booking team at Wrestling/{{TNA}} until October 2011, it appears that Russo has yet to learn his lesson.
12th Feb '16 12:52:16 AM SeptimusHeap
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* American [=McGee=] began as a level designer of the first two ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' installments, and later gave us [[VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice his own grim take]] on a certain Creator/LewisCarroll classic and became an overnight superstar with even talks of movie deals for the property. Since then, he's never been anywhere near as popular, with his subsequent works being mostly ignored (''Scrapland'' got a [[SoOkayItsAverage lukewarm reception]] from players and critics, and ''Bad Day L.A.'' was [[SturgeonsLaw a pure trainwreck]]). ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesGrimm'' got a small amount of press and has done reasonably well on [=GameTap=], but still has yet to achieve the critical or commercial success that ''[[VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice Alice]]'' had, which might explain why he chose to create a sequel, AliceMadnessReturns, which has received reviews ranging from fairly positive to lukewarm, although it can hardly be credited as a full return to form.

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* American [=McGee=] began as a level designer of the first two ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' installments, and later gave us [[VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice his own grim take]] on a certain Creator/LewisCarroll classic and became an overnight superstar with even talks of movie deals for the property. Since then, he's never been anywhere near as popular, with his subsequent works being mostly ignored (''Scrapland'' got a [[SoOkayItsAverage lukewarm reception]] from players and critics, and ''Bad Day L.A.''VideoGame/BadDayLA.'' was [[SturgeonsLaw a pure trainwreck]]). ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesGrimm'' got a small amount of press and has done reasonably well on [=GameTap=], but still has yet to achieve the critical or commercial success that ''[[VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice Alice]]'' had, which might explain why he chose to create a sequel, AliceMadnessReturns, which has received reviews ranging from fairly positive to lukewarm, although it can hardly be credited as a full return to form.
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Nowadays, he produces bloody works such as ''ComicBook/TheUnfunnies'', ''ComicBook/KickAss'', ''TheUltimates'', and ''ComicBook/{{Wanted}}'', that featured SociopathicHero characters and StrawmanPolitical arguments supporting his ultra-conservative views. Others see this more of a combination of heavy SatireParodyPastiche of [[{{Gorn}} corrupt elements within]] [[HorribleHollywood western popular culture]], and "[[MisaimedFandom Well, since this is the type of stuff that sells, and the Eagleland xenophobes just cream themselves from any]] "[[StealthParody Do you think that this A on my forehead stands for France?]]" I put in there, [[ViewersAreMorons I might as well get rich on their expense]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold and use the money to help my brother's work for disabled children]]." Also, ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' featured massive CharacterDerailment, especially of ComicBook/IronMan. (Some consider the character ''forever'' ruined, but that probably is going too far -- by this point, fans are used to writers prioritizing their tug-o-wars over telling a story, and know that soon Iron Man will be in better hands; it's not Tony's "fault.")

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Nowadays, he produces bloody works such as ''ComicBook/TheUnfunnies'', ''ComicBook/KickAss'', ''TheUltimates'', and ''ComicBook/{{Wanted}}'', that featured SociopathicHero characters and StrawmanPolitical arguments supporting his ultra-conservative views. Others see this more of a combination of heavy SatireParodyPastiche of [[{{Gorn}} corrupt elements within]] [[HorribleHollywood western popular culture]], and "[[MisaimedFandom Well, since this is the type of stuff that sells, and the Eagleland xenophobes just cream themselves from any]] "[[StealthParody Do you think that this A on my forehead stands for France?]]" I put in there, [[ViewersAreMorons I might as well get rich on their expense]], expense, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold and use the money to help my brother's work for disabled children]]." Also, ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' featured massive CharacterDerailment, especially of ComicBook/IronMan. (Some consider the character ''forever'' ruined, but that probably is going too far -- by this point, fans are used to writers prioritizing their tug-o-wars over telling a story, and know that soon Iron Man will be in better hands; it's not Tony's "fault.")
30th Jan '16 6:48:06 PM nombretomado
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* The Wachowskis have been lurching dangerously towards this status over the last few years. After a modest start with ''Film/{{Bound}}'' (which didn't do all that well at the box office but performed pretty nicely in the VHS market, no doubt due to the volume of LesYay it featured) they hit it big with ''Film/TheMatrix'', which many acclaimed for "revolutionizing" the action genre. Since then, it's been a gradual downwards slope. ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' did pretty well at the box office, but there was a nagging feeling among viewers that it should have been a '''lot''' better, and later that year ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'' was widely slammed as being [[MindScrew nigh-incomprehensible]] as well as being a poor conclusion to the series, and did only moderately well at the box office. ''Film/VForVendetta'' saw a brief return to form (although they didn't direct it), but since then it's been downhill all the way, as they helped to produce a butchered re-edit of ''[[InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers The Invasion]]'', had a major money loser with ''Film/SpeedRacer'' and their following production, ''Film/NinjaAssassin'' sank without a trace at the box office. Reports of their next film being a "hard-R gay love story" between an Iraq war soldier and an Iraqi likely won't help gain fans back.

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* The Wachowskis have been lurching dangerously towards this status over the last few years. After a modest start with ''Film/{{Bound}}'' (which didn't do all that well at the box office but performed pretty nicely in the VHS market, no doubt due to the volume of LesYay it featured) they hit it big with ''Film/TheMatrix'', which many acclaimed for "revolutionizing" the action genre. Since then, it's been a gradual downwards slope. ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' did pretty well at the box office, but there was a nagging feeling among viewers that it should have been a '''lot''' better, and later that year ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'' was widely slammed as being [[MindScrew nigh-incomprehensible]] as well as being a poor conclusion to the series, and did only moderately well at the box office. ''Film/VForVendetta'' saw a brief return to form (although they didn't direct it), but since then it's been downhill all the way, as they helped to produce a butchered re-edit of ''[[InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers The Invasion]]'', had a major money loser with ''Film/SpeedRacer'' and their following production, ''Film/NinjaAssassin'' sank without a trace at the box office. Reports of their next film being a "hard-R gay love story" between an Iraq war soldier and an Iraqi likely won't help gain fans back.
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* While we're on the subject of video game publishers, we have ([[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]]) which publishes noteworthy titles such as [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]] Sports, ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'', ''VideoGame/TheSims'', ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'', ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'', ''Franchise/DeadSpace'', ''Franchise/MassEffect'', and ''Franchise/DragonAge''. However, they later came under fire from several sources after buying Creator/{{Bioware}} and releasing ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', which many hated for its linearity (everything you do makes things worse) and divergence from the gameplay structure of the first game. [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]]'s guilt in this? Certain implications that they rushed the game while it was on early beta. This was made worse with draconian DRM, including the [[DigitalDistribution Origin]] service, which lacks the features available on {{Steam}}, runs poorly, and ''periodically scans the user's hard drive'' as well as removing all future [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]] games from it, forcing you to use the service. The capper was ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'''s GainaxEnding. Ever since people started reaching the end, accusations have been flying about [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]] rushing Creator/{{Bioware}}, leading to a incomprehensible, plothole-ridden, and just ''depressing'' ending. This has cause stock prices for [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]] to drop and the company to recieve the "2012 Worst Company in America Golden Poo Award". And that was after they were previously known for killing off Pandemic, Bullfrog, Westwood and Maxis completely.

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* While we're on the subject of video game publishers, we have ([[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]]) which publishes noteworthy titles such as [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]] Sports, ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'', ''VideoGame/TheSims'', ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'', ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'', ''Franchise/DeadSpace'', ''Franchise/MassEffect'', and ''Franchise/DragonAge''. However, they later came under fire from several sources after buying Creator/{{Bioware}} and releasing ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', which many hated for its linearity (everything you do makes things worse) and divergence from the gameplay structure of the first game. [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]]'s guilt in this? Certain implications that they rushed the game while it was on early beta. This was made worse with draconian DRM, including the [[DigitalDistribution Origin]] service, which lacks the features available on {{Steam}}, UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}, runs poorly, and ''periodically scans the user's hard drive'' as well as removing all future [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]] games from it, forcing you to use the service. The capper was ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'''s GainaxEnding. Ever since people started reaching the end, accusations have been flying about [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]] rushing Creator/{{Bioware}}, leading to a incomprehensible, plothole-ridden, and just ''depressing'' ending. This has cause stock prices for [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]] to drop and the company to recieve the "2012 Worst Company in America Golden Poo Award". And that was after they were previously known for killing off Pandemic, Bullfrog, Westwood and Maxis completely.
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* Artist Joe Madureira was once considered the golden boy of American comic artists. He had an acclaimed run on ''[[ComicBook/XMen Uncanny X-Men]]'', brought the Japanese manga style into mainstream American comics, and later went on to create ''ComicBook/BattleChasers'' for Creator/ImageComics' Cliffhanger imprint. He never finished ''Battle Chasers'', tried his hand at creating video games with catastrophic results (''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' is the only game he designed that didn't become vaporware or a total flop) and now works comics once in a blue moon to lukewarm critical reception (especially ''[[ComicBook/TheUltimates The Ultimates 3]]'', hoooo boy). He's bundled with other early-mid 90's comic book artists that are now considered past their prime at best and industry jokes at worst.

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* Artist Joe Madureira was once considered the golden boy of American comic artists. He had an acclaimed run on ''[[ComicBook/XMen Uncanny X-Men]]'', ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen'', brought the Japanese manga style into mainstream American comics, and later went on to create ''ComicBook/BattleChasers'' for Creator/ImageComics' Cliffhanger imprint. He never finished ''Battle Chasers'', tried his hand at creating video games with catastrophic results (''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' is the only game he designed that didn't become vaporware or a total flop) and now works comics once in a blue moon to lukewarm critical reception (especially ''[[ComicBook/TheUltimates The Ultimates 3]]'', hoooo boy). He's bundled with other early-mid 90's comic book artists that are now considered past their prime at best and industry jokes at worst.



He has since rejoined Image Comics and returned home to Creator/MarvelComics, much to the disdain of fans of his characters such as ComicBook/{{Cable}} and {{Deadpool}}, who have thrived under other writers who fleshed them out and made them into popular characters in spite of being Liefeld creations. And even then, his further involvement with said characters is treated with revulsion from fans, who [[MyRealDaddy prefer the way post-Liefeld writers have handled his Marvel creations.]]

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He has since rejoined Image Comics and returned home to Creator/MarvelComics, much to the disdain of fans of his characters such as ComicBook/{{Cable}} and {{Deadpool}}, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}, who have thrived under other writers who fleshed them out and made them into popular characters in spite of being Liefeld creations. And even then, his further involvement with said characters is treated with revulsion from fans, who [[MyRealDaddy prefer the way post-Liefeld writers have handled his Marvel creations.]]



* Ivan Reitman used to be a well-respected Hollywood director that first broke out into fame by directing ''Meat Balls'' and is best known for being the man behind ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', as well as several successful comedies like ''Film/{{Stripes}}'', ''Twins,'' ''Film/KindergartenCop'', and ''Dave''. However, after many huge flops following the release of ''Dave'', his cred dropped considerably, to the point where even the critics began to openly dread his screen credit. ''My Super Ex-Girlfriend'', for instance, had a critic in ''Newsday'' asking "... why was it made? ... And, most important, why is there 10 bucks missing from my pocket?" He did claw some respectability back in 2011 with ''No Strings Attached'', which got decent reviews and topped the box office in its first weekend, but he still faces a lot of work if he's ever going to fully restore his reputation.

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* Ivan Reitman used to be a well-respected Hollywood director that first broke out into fame by directing ''Meat Balls'' and is best known for being the man behind ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', as well as several successful comedies like ''Film/{{Stripes}}'', ''Twins,'' ''{{Film/Twins}},'' ''Film/KindergartenCop'', and ''Dave''.''{{Film/Dave}}''. However, after many huge flops following the release of ''Dave'', his cred dropped considerably, to the point where even the critics began to openly dread his screen credit. ''My Super Ex-Girlfriend'', for instance, had a critic in ''Newsday'' asking "... why was it made? ... And, most important, why is there 10 bucks missing from my pocket?" He did claw some respectability back in 2011 with ''No Strings Attached'', which got decent reviews and topped the box office in its first weekend, but he still faces a lot of work if he's ever going to fully restore his reputation.



* Creator/JohnKricfalusi was regarded as influential in animation, with ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' being his breakout work. Unfortunately, his ideas are often all too crazy for the execs to tolerate. He got fired from Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} because of his late work, and his show was handed to another studio only to crash after season 5. When he got the chance to do the show again, it was from SpikeTV, whose executives asked for the content to be "more adult", so it could stand next to ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' or ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Despite good ratings and reception, it was cancelled after a month due to John K managing to complete only 3 out of the 9 requested episodes on time. Nowadays, he currently posts on his blog about his influences, as well as his studies on animation and tutorials for fans wanting to learn how to do animation. And while he doesn't have much of anything kind to say about modern animation or modern stuff in general, he has his reasons for doing so (for the most part, anyway).

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* Creator/JohnKricfalusi was regarded as influential in animation, with ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' being his breakout work. Unfortunately, his ideas are often all too crazy for the execs to tolerate. He got fired from Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} because of his late work, and his show was handed to another studio only to crash after season 5. When he got the chance to do the show again, it was from SpikeTV, Creator/SpikeTV, whose executives asked for the content to be "more adult", so it could stand next to ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' or ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Despite good ratings and reception, it was cancelled after a month due to John K managing to complete only 3 out of the 9 requested episodes on time. Nowadays, he currently posts on his blog about his influences, as well as his studies on animation and tutorials for fans wanting to learn how to do animation. And while he doesn't have much of anything kind to say about modern animation or modern stuff in general, he has his reasons for doing so (for the most part, anyway).
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* The "NewHollywood" era is littered with the corpses of great directors. First, a quick history lesson: New Hollywood was an era that started in the mid-1960s with the release of edgy films (''Film/BonnieAndClyde'', ''Film/TheGraduate'') made by young film school directors who shook up the Hollywood studio system (and [[UsefulNotes/FallOfTheStudioSystem killed off what was left of it]] in the process) and earned massive amounts of money and critical acclaim. As TheSixties and TheSeventies went on, directors were [[ProtectionFromEditors given carte blanche]] for their projects and/or struck out into independent production companies to gain more creative control. Eventually, though, success got to these directors' heads, their films started going from masterpieces to self-indulgent messes, and they fell hard and fast from their lofty perches. Among the most notorious examples:

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* The "NewHollywood" "UsefulNotes/NewHollywood" era is littered with the corpses of great directors. First, a quick history lesson: New Hollywood was an era that started in the mid-1960s with the release of edgy films (''Film/BonnieAndClyde'', ''Film/TheGraduate'') made by young film school directors who shook up the Hollywood studio system (and [[UsefulNotes/FallOfTheStudioSystem killed off what was left of it]] in the process) and earned massive amounts of money and critical acclaim. As TheSixties and TheSeventies went on, directors were [[ProtectionFromEditors given carte blanche]] for their projects and/or struck out into independent production companies to gain more creative control. Eventually, though, success got to these directors' heads, their films started going from masterpieces to self-indulgent messes, and they fell hard and fast from their lofty perches. Among the most notorious examples:
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