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27th Apr '16 12:31:41 PM skidoo23
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* Due to its extreme longevity, ''Series/DoctorWho'' has entire ''eras'' that suffer from being critically maligned. This also applies to fan opinion, however it is quite common for stories and eras previously negatively viewed to receive positive reappraisal thanks to the passage of time. The Sixth and Seventh Doctor eras are rife with examples, as is the Second Doctor era, the latter due mostly to more stories from Patrick Troughton's time being recovered.
3rd Apr '16 9:37:45 PM ADrago
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* ''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.



* ''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.
16th Mar '16 4:32:04 AM cricri3007
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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 a solid game with nice gameplay.
11th Mar '16 2:43:12 PM Silverblade2
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* ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'': the sequel much more negative reviews the professionals gave it]] in relation to [[Film/{{Transformers}} its predecessor]] (Roger Ebert giving voice to a particularly strong condemnation) [[CriticalDissonance may have been a reason why it grossed over $800 million]].

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* ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'': the sequel much more negative reviews the professionals gave it]] in relation to [[Film/{{Transformers}} its predecessor]] (Roger Ebert giving voice to a particularly strong condemnation) [[CriticalDissonance [[CriticProof may have been a reason why it grossed over $800 million]].
3rd Mar '16 8:59:38 AM StFan
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* The UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} version of ''VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}}'' and ''VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' are frequently called "the worst games ever" by critics. Granted, ''Pac-Man'' suffered from being a PortingDisaster and ''E.T.'' has some [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames issues of its own]], but they're not as bad as critics might think, compared to other games released on that system at the time these two games were released. In particular, the urban myth that ''E.T.'' was the worst game ever even drove Digitalpress insane. To the point that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzdqaJIeE0Q they]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR50m78IIJs showcased]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwoUt-AGW3c 10]] DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible Atari 2600 games that, according to the people that viewed it, made ''E.T.'' look like ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''.

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* The UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} version of ''VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}}'' ''VideoGame/PacMan'' and ''VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' are frequently called "the worst games ever" by critics. Granted, ''Pac-Man'' suffered from being a PortingDisaster and ''E.T.'' has some [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames issues of its own]], but they're not as bad as critics might think, compared to other games released on that system at the time these two games were released. In particular, the urban myth that ''E.T.'' was the worst game ever even drove Digitalpress insane. To the point that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzdqaJIeE0Q they]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR50m78IIJs showcased]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwoUt-AGW3c 10]] DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible Atari 2600 games that, according to the people that viewed it, made ''E.T.'' look like ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''.
29th Feb '16 10:28:17 PM chaokiwi
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* ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'': the [[{{Sequelitis}} much more negative reviews the professionals gave it]] in relation to [[Film/{{Transformers}} its predecessor]] (Roger Ebert giving voice to a particularly strong condemnation) [[CriticalDissonance may have been a reason why it grossed over $800 million]].

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* ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'': the [[{{Sequelitis}} sequel much more negative reviews the professionals gave it]] in relation to [[Film/{{Transformers}} its predecessor]] (Roger Ebert giving voice to a particularly strong condemnation) [[CriticalDissonance may have been a reason why it grossed over $800 million]].



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'' has received [[{{Understatement}} VERY negative]] reception from [[WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter certain YouTube critics]] and older Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} fans, many calling it the worst show to have ever existed. That said, professional critics gave it SoOkayItsAverage reviews, and it does have a small fan following who believe it's not ''that'' bad.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'' has received [[{{Understatement}} VERY negative]] reception from [[WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter certain YouTube critics]] and older Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} fans, many calling it the worst show to have ever existed. That said, professional critics gave it SoOkayItsAverage decent to average reviews, and it does have a small fan following who believe it's not ''that'' bad.
23rd Feb '16 4:07:07 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', [[Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike even]] [[EditWar in]] ThisVeryWiki. When ''Avatar'' [[ItsPopularNowItSucks got extremely popular]], the HypeBacklash was so bad, many critics began to dissect it and complain about even the slightest of its flaws, to the point where even that backlash and all its criticisms were considered overblown.

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* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', [[Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike even]] [[EditWar [[Administrivia/EditWar in]] ThisVeryWiki. When ''Avatar'' [[ItsPopularNowItSucks got extremely popular]], the HypeBacklash was so bad, many critics began to dissect it and complain about even the slightest of its flaws, to the point where even that backlash and all its criticisms were considered overblown.
22nd Jan '16 4:52:16 AM fearlessnikki
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* {{Creator/{{Disney}}

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* {{Creator/{{Disney}} Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon
22nd Jan '16 4:50:49 AM fearlessnikki
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* {{Creator/{{Disney}}
** The first example was ''Disney/AliceInWonderland''. It was trashed by critics - many of whom villified Disney for "Americanising a great work of British literature" - and bombed at the Box Office, Walt himself even disowning the final film. But it found popularity in the 1960s with stoners and steadily opinion softened towards it. By the 1990s, it was included in the Walt Disney Classics collection.
** ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' is a major OldShame for the studio. It nearly bankrupted them and was trashed by critics for being DarkerAndEdgier. There's very little merchandise for it, and it took over ten years to get released on video. But it has a strong cult fanbase to this day. And even the original author didn't think it was that bad.
** There's also ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'', which was heavily bashed by critics, and continues to be, even on ThisVeryWiki. But if you look on Website/{{deviantART}}, Website/YouTube, or Website/IMDb, you'll notice that it has a decent fanbase who compare it to Disney's films from the '40s and '50s.
** Blog/UnshavedMouse had this reaction to ''Disney/ChickenLittle'' - finding it to be quite a decent movie that was quite enjoyable. At the time of its release, it was one of the Black Sheep of the Disney studio.
** ''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 a massive EnsembleDarkhorse and it has far more fans than its critical response would suggest.
** ''{{Disney/Pocahontas}}'' got a lot of hate when it was released, and it's considered the turning point for when Disney started its slow decline. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick and the Blog/UnshavedMouse don't think too highly of it either. However it does have plenty of fans for the animation and songs, and for those who think the Aesop is actually a good one. General consensus seems to agree that it's far from Disney's worst film.
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* ''Film/HouseOfWax2005'' was trashed by critics, and nominated for several Razzie Awards. It's noted [[https://betterwithbob.wordpress.com/2015/10/17/films-from-bobbys-childhood-house-of-wax-2005-in-review/ here]] that the large amount of panning stemmed from the widespread {{Hatedom}} for Creator/ParisHilton - and that the bashing seemed to be the CatharsisFactor for most of them. Roger Ebert likewise noted that Paris Hilton merely played a typical slasher movie victim - and did it no better or worse than any number of actresses in other such films. To prove this point, Paris would later spark SheReallyCanAct moments with ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' and a guest spot on ''{{Series/Supernatural}}''.



%%* A lot of {{reality show}}s.

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%%* A lot * Most {{Smart Mark}}s despise ''Series/TotalDivas'' and usually any wrestling columnist that has to mention it will take the time to bash it. Despite this, the show still attracts a significant PeripheryDemographic outside the E! network's target audience including plenty of {{reality show}}s.male wrestling fans.



* This extended to John Cena's girlfriend [[Wrestling/BellaTwins Nikki Bella]]. She attracted an insane {{Hatedom}} around the time she won the Divas' Championship, and this only increased when it became clear she would surpass Wrestling/AJLee for the longest title reign. Most of the criticisms stem from {{Narm}}-filled segments during her feud with her sister (which she herself viewed as an OldShame). A section of fans still believe she's just as bad as when she first started to get pushed. Others however felt the criticisms were overblown and that Nikki visibly improved her mic skills and wrestling. ''Bleacher Report'' praised her match against her sister Brie, rating it higher than the other Divas' match featuring smark favourites Paige and AJ Lee the same night. Likewise ''Lethal WOW'' named her the Most Improved Diva of 2015. Outside her {{Hatedom}}, general opinion seems to be that she's not amazing but she's not as terrible as her detractors would make her out to be.



* Plenty of Creator/{{Disney}} movies before their "renaissance" or "Second Golden Age", actually. Even some that were considered to be the "DorkAge" or "Black Sheep" of Disney's animation like ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' have cult fanbases today.
** There's also ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'', which was heavily bashed by critics, and continues to be, even on ThisVeryWiki. But if you look on Website/{{deviantART}}, Website/YouTube, or Website/IMDb, you'll notice that it has a decent fanbase who compare it to Disney's films from the '40s and '50s.
9th Jan '16 11:39:36 AM StFan
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* Some critics seem to think ''Theater/HelloDolly'' is a terrible movie musical. If you overlook the most glaring problems (BarbraStreisand's acting and sluggish pacing) it's SoOkayItsAverage at worst, though definitely not up to the standard the same studio had set with ''Theater/TheSoundOfMusic''.

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* Some critics seem to think ''Theater/HelloDolly'' ''Theatre/HelloDolly'' is a terrible movie musical. If you overlook the most glaring problems (BarbraStreisand's (Creator/BarbraStreisand's acting and sluggish pacing) it's SoOkayItsAverage at worst, though definitely not up to the standard the same studio had set with ''Theater/TheSoundOfMusic''.''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic''.
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