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3rd May '18 3:18:13 PM system
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3rd May '18 1:26:51 PM M3
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** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' itself. While it isn't generally a good game, it's no longer regarded as the absolute nadir of the franchise. In fact, some people say it's actually a solid speed game.
3rd May '18 1:23:30 PM M3
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* On a smaller scale, ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''. It got good reviews, it is highly rated in the PS Store, yet a lot of gamers claim that it was simply terrible. People also like to exaggerate the amount of Batmobile in the game. Yes, it is required for some sections, but 80% of the game being spent controlling the Batmobile is just BlatantLies. However, [[PortingDisaster criticism of the PC version is justified.]][[/folder]]

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* On a smaller scale, ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''. It got good reviews, it is highly rated in the PS Store, yet a lot of gamers claim that it was simply terrible. People also like to exaggerate the amount of Batmobile in the game. Yes, it is required for some sections, but 80% of the game being spent controlling the Batmobile is just BlatantLies. However, [[PortingDisaster criticism of the PC version is justified.]][[/folder]]
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24th Apr '18 12:41:36 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Detractors of WCW (and even some fans of it) often hate on its former lead commentator Wrestling/TonySchiavone, who was voted "Worst Television Announcer" in 1999 and 2000 by ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'' (which SacredCow Wrestling/GorillaMonsoon "won" six years in a row) and is often credited as being the one to put WCW on its deathbed by spoiling Wrestling/MickFoley's WWF Championship win on RAW that same night, sarcastically saying "That's gonna put some butts in the seats!" It also doesn't help that Schiavone's late former colleague Wrestling/BobbyHeenan spoke very negatively about Tony in his book. Regarding his commentary itself, he would occasionally mix up the names of moves, pay little attention to matches that didn't involve the nWo and shill WCW to death by declaring just about everything to be "The greatest 'X' in the history of our sport!" Truth is, Tony's commentary was much better prior to the nWo era and many of the points people criticize him for are a case of {{misblamed}} (i.e. Wrestling/EricBischoff ordered Tony to bury Foley and the non-main event talents, towards the end of WCW everything was so out of control that not even Wrestling/JimRoss or Wrestling/GorillaMoonson could have saved it, the issues between Heenan and Schiavone were misunderstandings brought on by higher-ups, etc.). While few will call him the best commentator out there, those who don't dislike Schiavone believe he was alright enough and did the best job he could as the voice of WCW in the 90s.

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* Detractors of WCW (and even some fans of it) often hate on its former lead commentator Wrestling/TonySchiavone, who was voted "Worst Television Announcer" in 1999 and 2000 by ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'' (which SacredCow Wrestling/GorillaMonsoon "won" six years in a row) and is often credited as being the one to put WCW on its deathbed by spoiling Wrestling/MickFoley's WWF Championship win on RAW that same night, sarcastically saying "That's gonna put some butts in the seats!" It also doesn't help that Schiavone's late former colleague Wrestling/BobbyHeenan spoke very negatively about Tony in his book. Regarding his commentary itself, he would occasionally mix up the names of moves, pay little attention to matches that didn't involve the nWo and shill WCW to death by declaring just about everything to be "The greatest 'X' in the history of our sport!" Truth is, Tony's commentary was much better prior to the nWo era and many of the points people criticize him for are a case of {{misblamed}} (i.e. Wrestling/EricBischoff ordered Tony to bury Foley and the non-main event talents, towards the end of WCW everything was so out of control that not even Wrestling/JimRoss or Wrestling/GorillaMoonson Gorilla Monsoon could have saved it, the issues between Heenan and Schiavone were misunderstandings brought on by higher-ups, etc.). While few will call him the best commentator out there, those who don't dislike Schiavone believe he was alright enough and did the best job he could as the voice of WCW in the 90s.
24th Apr '18 12:40:54 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} has a reputation among hardcore fans for being limited and a dangerous worker because he accidentally delivering a legit mule kick to Wrestling/BretHart, giving Hart a concussion which lead to Hart retiring due to Post-Concussion Syndrome. While Goldberg wasn't very technically sound and he was a bit sloppy, he at least tried to bust out new moves in his matches and while they weren't textbook perfect, they look effective enough. Let's be honest, the Spear and Jackhammer were all he needed, because fans loved him for it.

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* Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} has a reputation among hardcore fans for being limited and a dangerous worker because he accidentally delivering delivered a legit mule kick to Wrestling/BretHart, giving Hart a concussion which lead to Hart retiring due to Post-Concussion Syndrome. While Goldberg wasn't very technically sound and he was a bit sloppy, he at least tried to bust out new moves in his matches and while they weren't textbook perfect, they look effective enough. Let's be honest, the Spear and Jackhammer were all he needed, because fans loved him for it.


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* Detractors of WCW (and even some fans of it) often hate on its former lead commentator Wrestling/TonySchiavone, who was voted "Worst Television Announcer" in 1999 and 2000 by ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'' (which SacredCow Wrestling/GorillaMonsoon "won" six years in a row) and is often credited as being the one to put WCW on its deathbed by spoiling Wrestling/MickFoley's WWF Championship win on RAW that same night, sarcastically saying "That's gonna put some butts in the seats!" It also doesn't help that Schiavone's late former colleague Wrestling/BobbyHeenan spoke very negatively about Tony in his book. Regarding his commentary itself, he would occasionally mix up the names of moves, pay little attention to matches that didn't involve the nWo and shill WCW to death by declaring just about everything to be "The greatest 'X' in the history of our sport!" Truth is, Tony's commentary was much better prior to the nWo era and many of the points people criticize him for are a case of {{misblamed}} (i.e. Wrestling/EricBischoff ordered Tony to bury Foley and the non-main event talents, towards the end of WCW everything was so out of control that not even Wrestling/JimRoss or Wrestling/GorillaMoonson could have saved it, the issues between Heenan and Schiavone were misunderstandings brought on by higher-ups, etc.). While few will call him the best commentator out there, those who don't dislike Schiavone believe he was alright enough and did the best job he could as the voice of WCW in the 90s.
24th Apr '18 8:58:48 AM thecarolinabull01
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** On a more specific note, while the acting of the prequel trilogy is considered to be awful, many fans feel that some actors get too much flak for their performances. In particular Jake Lloyd and Creator/HaydenChristensen are attacked by die-hard fans who are more forgiving towards beloved actors like Creator/SamuelLJackson and Creator/LiamNeeson even though their performances were considered by critics to be just as terrible. Many believe that Lloyd and Christensen weren't bad actors per se (especially since Christensen has done roles outside of ''Star Wars'' where he received critical praise) and that [[MisBlamed their bad performances came more from George Lucas's directing and writing]].

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** On a more specific note, while the acting of the prequel trilogy is considered to be awful, many fans feel that some actors get too much flak for their performances. In particular Creator/NataliePortman, Jake Lloyd and Creator/HaydenChristensen are attacked by die-hard fans who are more forgiving towards beloved actors like Creator/SamuelLJackson and Creator/LiamNeeson even though their performances were considered by critics to be just as terrible. Many believe that Portman, Lloyd and Christensen weren't bad actors per se (especially since Portman and Christensen has have done roles outside of ''Star Wars'' where he they received critical praise) and that [[MisBlamed their bad performances came more from George Lucas's directing and writing]].
14th Apr '18 1:13:31 PM DarkChirano
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** ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash'' as well. It has a vocal hatedom because it uses the same gameplay mechanics as ''Sticker Star'', but many people who originally hated it on reveal were won over when it turned out to have fixed the biggest of ''Sticker Star'''s flaws (namely the GuideDangIt gameplay, lack of meaning to battles and the generic locations). There are also some who think its flaws are getting overblown and the NostalgiaFilter for the [[VideoGame/PaperMario64 first]] [[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor two]] games is minimising ''their'' flaws. However, because it still retains [[NeverLiveItDown some of the problems of its predecessor]] (such as lack of character variety, Bowser still as the BigBad, quality of the battle system, no partners...), the quality of this game is still [[ContestedSequel rather contested]], as opposed to the former which is already hit with {{Sequelitis}}.

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** ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash'' as well. It has a vocal hatedom because it uses the same gameplay mechanics as ''Sticker Star'', but many people who originally hated it on reveal were won over when it turned out to have fixed the biggest at least some of ''Sticker Star'''s flaws (namely the GuideDangIt gameplay, lack of meaning to battles and the generic locations). There are also some who think its flaws are getting overblown and the NostalgiaFilter for the [[VideoGame/PaperMario64 first]] [[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor two]] games is minimising ''their'' flaws.flaws (though that's not to say the reverse for either side doesn't happen). However, because it still retains [[NeverLiveItDown some of the problems of its predecessor]] (such as lack of character variety, Bowser still as the BigBad, quality of the battle system, no partners...), the quality of this game is still [[ContestedSequel rather contested]], as opposed to the former which is already hit with {{Sequelitis}}.
30th Mar '18 8:41:13 PM costanton11
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* Creator/{{Disney}} is so ashamed of ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' that the film isn't distributed anymore. Those who do get their hands on it, though, may find their reactions vary from 'Gee, that was kinda cute, not ''that'' bad' or 'Ughhh, this is really boring, [[BileFascination where's all the racism I can mock]]?...'

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* Creator/{{Disney}} is so ashamed of ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' that the film isn't distributed anymore. Those who do get their hands on it, though, may find their reactions vary from 'Gee, that was kinda cute, not ''that'' bad' or 'Ughhh, this is really boring, [[BileFascination where's all the racism I can mock]]?...'
29th Mar '18 9:14:19 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/HudsonHawk'' was raked over the coals by critics when it was released. They thought it was an absolutely terrible action movie. And it was. Many viewers since have, however, noticed that it ''is'' a pretty darn good comedy, which is what its creators intended all along. It has also found an audience among anime fans due to the startling number of parallels to ''Franchise/LupinIII''.
** One of the main issues was that the film was poorly marketed, the theatrical trailer made the film '''look''' like a fairly straightforward action film, when it was anything but, so moviegoers were caught off guard.

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* ''Film/HudsonHawk'' was raked over the coals by critics when it was released. They thought it was an absolutely terrible action movie. And it was. Many viewers since have, however, noticed that it ''is'' released for being a pretty darn good comedy, mess of a self-indulgent VanityProject, which is what its creators intended all along. It has also found an audience among anime fans due to the startling number of parallels to ''Franchise/LupinIII''.
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it is. Part of the main issues was problem is that the film was poorly marketed, the theatrical trailer made the film '''look''' look like a fairly straightforward action film, when it was anything but, film. so moviegoers were caught off guard.guard. However, it has always had a small following of fans who appreciate its over-the-top LargeHam performances and RefugeInAudacity plot.
28th Mar '18 10:07:54 PM ADrago
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** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' is the only Disney film to ever be nominated for a Razzie Award, and critics bashed it for being too dark and mature for children. As far as the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon goes, it's has a massive following and it has far more fans than its critical response would suggest.

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** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' is the only Disney film to ever be nominated for a Razzie Award, and critics bashed it for being too dark and mature for children. As far as the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon goes, it's it has a massive following and it has far more fans than its critical response would suggest.
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