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25th Jul '16 3:19:25 PM PrincessGwen
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* Music/{{Nickelback}} gets plenty of hate, often voted as the worst band ever to the point where many non-fans doesn't feel that it's deserved and rather consider their music as [[SoOkayItsAverage bland but not awful]].

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* Music/{{Nickelback}} gets plenty of hate, often voted as the worst band ever to the point where many non-fans doesn't don't feel that it's deserved and rather consider their music as [[SoOkayItsAverage bland but not awful]].



* ''Aaru's Awakening'' is considered by gamefaqs to be [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/mac/129192-aarus-awakening the worst game ever made]]. The sheer fact that it has an actual and consistent art style and storyline would however place it above many SoBadItsHorrible works. On Metacritic you can see [[http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/aarus-awakening the hatred]] in full-swing. While critics were polarized by it its considered LoveItOrHateIt , with most of them citing that it has a good art-style, but that there are issues with the controls and gameplay, but metacritic users still decided that it was worth spamming floods of negative reviews to.

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* ''Aaru's Awakening'' is considered by gamefaqs GameFAQs to be [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/mac/129192-aarus-awakening the worst game ever made]]. The sheer fact that it has an actual and consistent art style and storyline would however place it above many SoBadItsHorrible works. On Metacritic you can see [[http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/aarus-awakening the hatred]] in full-swing. While critics were polarized by it its considered LoveItOrHateIt , with most of them citing that it has a good art-style, but that there are issues with the controls and gameplay, but metacritic users still decided that it was worth spamming floods of negative reviews to.



* ''VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry'' has been panned as the worst thing to ever happend to the franchise. Despite the numerous contentious changes, it's till a solid game with nice gameplay.

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* ''VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry'' has been panned as the worst thing to ever happend to the franchise. Despite the numerous contentious changes, it's till still a solid game with nice gameplay.



* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'' is the lowest critically-rated game in the ''Paper Mario'' series and also gained a large hatedom for it's gameplay, lacking original characters or memorable characterizations as seen in the previous titles, instead going into a "''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros''-esque" formula.[[note]]Not helped by how many were [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks already sick]] of elements from the ''New'' series by that point.[[/note]] Despite this, it still has a following (albeit a small one, or just very silent) for being a decent and quirky game by its own standards and not when compared to the past titles, although nowhere near the level of ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' which has been VindicatedByHistory since it's release.
* ''VideoGame/SenranKagura''. Any article that mentions this game will be flooded with comments about how said game is "ruining" gaming as we know it. Kotaku tried turning it into ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' 2.0 by bashing the game during it's localization announcement. And what do the people that actually played it say? It's a pretty damn good brawler.

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* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'' is the lowest critically-rated game in the ''Paper Mario'' series and also gained a large hatedom for it's its gameplay, lacking original characters or memorable characterizations as seen in the previous titles, instead going into a "''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros''-esque" formula.[[note]]Not helped by how many were [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks already sick]] of elements from the ''New'' series by that point.[[/note]] Despite this, it still has a following (albeit a small one, or just very silent) for being a decent and quirky game by its own standards and not when compared to the past titles, although nowhere near the level of ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' which has been VindicatedByHistory since it's its release.
* ''VideoGame/SenranKagura''. Any article that mentions this game will be flooded with comments about how said game is "ruining" gaming as we know it. Kotaku tried turning it into ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' 2.0 by bashing the game during it's its localization announcement. And what do the people that actually played it say? It's a pretty damn good brawler.



** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' itself. While it isn't a good game (necessarily), it's no loner regarded as the absolute nadir of the franchise. In fact, some people say it's actually a solid game.

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** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' itself. While it isn't a good game (necessarily), it's no loner longer regarded as the absolute nadir of the franchise. In fact, some people say it's actually a solid game.



* Ok, ''VideoGame/UnrealTournamentIII'' was an ObviousBeta at the launch moment, which played a bit against it, critically speaking, in the beginning. It isn't ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'' or ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004''. However, its gameplay isn't the bad the fans of previous installments make it to be seen, and with the advent of the Black Edition, it was just improved in any sense possible, and it's actually worth of a high place in the series' quality.

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* Ok, Okay, ''VideoGame/UnrealTournamentIII'' was an ObviousBeta at the launch moment, which played a bit against it, critically speaking, in the beginning. It isn't ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'' or ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004''. However, its gameplay isn't the as bad as the fans of previous installments make it to be seen, seem, and with the advent of the Black Edition, it was just improved in any sense possible, and it's actually worth of a high place in the series' quality.



* Discussed in a ''Website/SFDebris'' review of ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'', where Chuck Sonnenburg argues that the movie is one of the most hated films in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' history because it ''didn't'' have CriticalBacklash on its side. Though it definitely wasn't the most popular or critically acclaimed ''Star Trek'' movie, it also wasn't panned badly enough to make anyone eager to defend it. Thus, it probably has the least people that openly admit to liking it, even though several movies in the series have gotten much worse critical receptions (''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' and ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' come to mind).
* The [[https://www.theincomparable.com/ump/ Unjustly Maligned]] Podcast is about this subject, with a guest every episode discussing and defending a work that they think isn't as bad as it's reputation, including many examples from this page.

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* Discussed in a ''Website/SFDebris'' review of ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'', where Chuck Sonnenburg argues that the movie is one of the most hated films in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' history because it ''didn't'' have CriticalBacklash on its side. Though it definitely wasn't the most popular or critically acclaimed ''Star Trek'' movie, it also wasn't panned badly enough to make anyone eager to defend it. Thus, it probably has the least amount of people that openly admit to liking it, even though several movies in the series have gotten much worse critical receptions (''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' and ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' come to mind).
* The [[https://www.theincomparable.com/ump/ Unjustly Maligned]] Podcast is about this subject, with a guest every episode discussing and defending a work that they think isn't as bad as it's its reputation, including many examples from this page.



** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' plays this straight. As soon as the movie's very ''existence'' was hinted at, involving a plot where the ponies become teen-age humans in high school, a portion of fans pounced and rocked the very internet with drama. Even now people who haven't even seen it yet continue to hate it. However, most people who ''have'' seen it, while agreeing the story is a bit weak, admit that it is entertaining and definitely worth watching.

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** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' plays this straight. As soon as the movie's very ''existence'' was hinted at, involving a plot where the ponies become teen-age teenage humans in high school, a portion of fans pounced and rocked the very internet with drama. Even now people who haven't even seen it yet continue to hate it. However, most people who ''have'' seen it, while agreeing the story is a bit weak, admit that it is entertaining and definitely worth watching.



* For how much hate ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' got from TheMovie, many people have come to see it more along the lines of "Not too bad" instead of "It rivals ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' for badness". Part of the reason for this is that most people now watch it, less as a standalone movie, and more of a pilot for the highly regarded animated series. The television show has been applauded in several circles and the initially hated Ahsoka has become a beloved character.

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* For how much hate ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' got from TheMovie, many people have come to see it more along the lines of "Not too bad" instead of "It rivals ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' for badness". Part of the reason for this is that most people now watch it, it less as a standalone movie, and more of a pilot for the highly regarded animated series. The television show has been applauded in several circles and the initially hated Ahsoka has become a beloved character.
16th Jul '16 1:58:03 PM SergeBernhardt
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* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'' is the lowest critically-rated game in the ''Paper Mario'' series and also gained a large hatedom for lacking original characters or memorable characterizations as seen in the previous titles, instead going into a "''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros''-esque" formula.[[note]]Not helped by how many were [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks already sick]] of elements from the ''New'' series by that point.[[/note]] Despite this, it still has a following for being a decent and quirky game by its own standards and not when compared to the past titles.

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* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'' is the lowest critically-rated game in the ''Paper Mario'' series and also gained a large hatedom for it's gameplay, lacking original characters or memorable characterizations as seen in the previous titles, instead going into a "''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros''-esque" formula.[[note]]Not helped by how many were [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks already sick]] of elements from the ''New'' series by that point.[[/note]] Despite this, it still has a following (albeit a small one, or just very silent) for being a decent and quirky game by its own standards and not when compared to the past titles.titles, although nowhere near the level of ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' which has been VindicatedByHistory since it's release.
15th Jul '16 1:12:46 AM PaulA
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* The remake of ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' got savaged by a lot of fans and critics alike. Richard Corliss of ''TIME'' magazine noted that a lot of the bad reviews came from critics who had nostalgia for the original. Some feel that it's a decent popcorn action flick when it's not being compared to its original.

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* The remake ''Film/{{Clash of ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' the Titans|2010}}'' got savaged by a lot of fans and critics alike. Richard Corliss of ''TIME'' magazine noted that a lot of the bad reviews came from critics who had nostalgia for [[Film/ClashOfTheTitans1981 the original.original]]. Some feel that it's a decent popcorn action flick when it's not being compared to its original.
9th Jul '16 2:40:02 PM Kelothan
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** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' itself. While it isn't a good game (necessarily), it's no loner regarded as the absolute nadir of the franchise. In fact, some people say it's actually a solid game.
9th Jun '16 4:19:45 PM Anddrix
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* The ''Film/{{Divergent}}'' films are usually on many critics' 'Worst of X Year' lists, and "still better than ''Divergent''" is often used to describe other movies based off [[YoungAdultLiterature YA books]]. Some understandably don't find the movies to be ''that'' bad.

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* The ''Film/{{Divergent}}'' films are usually on many critics' 'Worst of X Year' lists, and "still better than ''Divergent''" is often used to describe other movies based off [[YoungAdultLiterature YA books]]. Some understandably don't find the movies to be ''that'' bad. \\\
This especially appears to be the reaction to ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'', which was near-universally panned by critics but has a SoOkayItsAverage rating of 6.0 on IMDB.
8th Jun '16 2:57:50 AM thecarolinabull01
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* Wrestling/HulkHogan is also criticized for his lack of actual wrestling ability and for being formulaic much like Cena above. Hogan was trained by legendary Japanese technician Hiro Matsuda, but American promoters though that the American wrestling fans wouldn't buy a guy the size of Hogan wrestling that way and pushed him to wrestle like a generic big guy, with his offense consisting mostly of strikes, dirty moves and a few power moves. His ability became even more "limited" when he became the top face of the WWF in the mid-1980s, since his matches always consisted of Hogan getting the crap kicked out of him, only to get a second wind, perform the FiveMovesOfDoom and win. Hogan brought back some of his techincal style when he [[FaceHeelTurn became Hollywood Hogan]] in 1996, even putting on a decent technical match against Wrestling/BretHart in 1998. Watching Hogan's Japanese matches compared to his American ones would almost make you think it was two different people. Considering that Hogan is the most famous pro wrestler ever and has been a household name to both fans and non-fans for over 30 years, he must have had some talent.

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* Wrestling/HulkHogan is also criticized for his lack of actual wrestling ability and for being formulaic much like Cena above. Hogan was trained by legendary Japanese technician Hiro Matsuda, but American promoters though thought that the American wrestling fans wouldn't buy a guy the size of Hogan wrestling that way and pushed him to wrestle like a generic big guy, with his offense consisting mostly of strikes, dirty moves and a few power moves. His ability became even more "limited" when he became the top face of the WWF in the mid-1980s, since his matches always consisted of Hogan getting the crap kicked out of him, only for Hogan to get a second wind, perform the FiveMovesOfDoom and win. Hogan brought back some of his techincal style when he [[FaceHeelTurn became Hollywood Hogan]] in 1996, even putting on a decent technical match against Wrestling/BretHart in 1998. Watching Hogan's Japanese matches compared to his American ones would almost make you think it was two different people. Considering that Hogan is the most famous pro wrestler ever and has been a household name to both fans and non-fans alike for over 30 years, he must have had some ''some'' talent.
31st May '16 11:20:54 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' originally had quite a bit of backlash after all the praise and love ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' got. With the advent of fansubs of Japanese produced G1 material and the later dubbing of ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada The]] [[Anime/TransformersEnergon Unicron]] [[TransformersCybertron Trilogy]]'' made many people realized their weaknesses made ''Beast Machines'' strengths stand out more (animation, story, characterizations, etc.).

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** ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' originally had quite a bit of backlash after all the praise and love ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' got. With the advent of fansubs of Japanese produced G1 material and the later dubbing of ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada The]] [[Anime/TransformersEnergon Unicron]] [[TransformersCybertron [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Trilogy]]'' made many people realized their weaknesses made ''Beast Machines'' strengths stand out more (animation, story, characterizations, etc.).
30th May '16 5:00:52 PM Anddrix
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* The ''{{Literature/Divergent}}'' films are usually on many critics' 'Worst of X Year' lists, and "still better than ''Divergent''" is often used to describe other movies based off YA books. Some understandably don't find the movies to be ''that'' bad. Even WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick said that while she didn't like it, she thought it was significantly better than other YA movies.

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* The ''{{Literature/Divergent}}'' ''Film/{{Divergent}}'' films are usually on many critics' 'Worst of X Year' lists, and "still better than ''Divergent''" is often used to describe other movies based off [[YoungAdultLiterature YA books.books]]. Some understandably don't find the movies to be ''that'' bad. Even WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick said that while she didn't like it, she thought it was significantly better than other YA movies.
30th May '16 9:37:07 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' originally had quite a bit of backlash after all the praise and love ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' got. With the advent of fansubs of Japanese produced G1 material and the later dubbing of ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada The]] [[TransformersEnergon Unicron]] [[TransformersCybertron Trilogy]]'' made many people realized their weaknesses made ''Beast Machines'' strengths stand out more (animation, story, characterizations, etc.).

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** ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' originally had quite a bit of backlash after all the praise and love ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' got. With the advent of fansubs of Japanese produced G1 material and the later dubbing of ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada The]] [[TransformersEnergon [[Anime/TransformersEnergon Unicron]] [[TransformersCybertron Trilogy]]'' made many people realized their weaknesses made ''Beast Machines'' strengths stand out more (animation, story, characterizations, etc.).
30th May '16 8:51:21 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' originally had quite a bit of backlash after all the praise and love ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' got. With the advent of fansubs of Japanese produced G1 material and the later dubbing of ''[[TransformersArmada The]] [[TransformersEnergon Unicron]] [[TransformersCybertron Trilogy]]'' made many people realized their weaknesses made ''Beast Machines'' strengths stand out more (animation, story, characterizations, etc.).

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** ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' originally had quite a bit of backlash after all the praise and love ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' got. With the advent of fansubs of Japanese produced G1 material and the later dubbing of ''[[TransformersArmada ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada The]] [[TransformersEnergon Unicron]] [[TransformersCybertron Trilogy]]'' made many people realized their weaknesses made ''Beast Machines'' strengths stand out more (animation, story, characterizations, etc.).
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