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25th Apr '17 5:38:11 PM SuperSonicHeroes
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** This was finally played straight with the Kalos League finals towards the end of the XY series however. Many fans of the series, both young and old, had grown tired of Ash [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption never winning a league]] even after 20 years. When he finally got to the league in Kalos, there were hints both in-universe and out that he would finally win, and he made it to the finals against one of his newest rivals Alain. However, despite fans wishes, Ash still lost the final battle, even though he seemed to have the advantage, and once again lost the champion title when he was closer than ever before. Fans reacted negatively overnight, both in Japan and the U.S, and proclaimed that not only did this ruin the XY series, but the whole franchise. Many fans grew even worse when Ash [[spoiler:released Greninja, a fan-favirote pokemon and considered his best in the series, in the penultimate episode of the XY series]]. This was so bad that several fans still hate this moment to this day and refuse to watch the anime anymore, citing these two moments have killed the anime entirely, and aren't impressed with Sun and Moon either.
21st Apr '17 10:12:24 PM Delphi
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* ''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 its localization announcement. And what do the people that actually played it say? It's a pretty damn good brawler.

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* ''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 its localization announcement. And what do the people that actually played it say? It's a pretty damn good brawler.brawler with a surprisingly engaging story.
3rd Apr '17 10:59:29 AM CynicalBastardo
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** Chuck Lorre's [[Series/TheBigBangTheory other major success]] also gets hit with this.
17th Mar '17 6:10:10 PM DukeRemington
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** ''{{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 [[SoOkayItsAverage far from Disney's worst film, but by no means their best either]].

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** ''{{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 characters, animation and songs, and for those who think the Aesop is actually a good one. General consensus seems to agree that it's [[SoOkayItsAverage far from Disney's worst film, but by no means their best either]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'': The show has a massive hatedom who often decry it for its parodies and flanderizations of the characters from the original show, as well as being more meanspirited than the original series. Despite this, some critics have given it decent reviews, and it even has a small regular fanbase. Even several casual viewers have watched it, and while hardly considering it a masterpiece, don't consider it to be the worst thing ever made.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'': The show has a massive hatedom who often decry it for its parodies and flanderizations of the characters from the original show, as well as being more meanspirited than the original series. Despite this, some critics have given it decent reviews, and it even has a small large regular fanbase. Even several casual viewers have watched it, and while hardly considering it a masterpiece, don't consider it to be the worst thing ever made.
15th Mar '17 2:33:14 PM ElSquibbonator
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** ''{{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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** ''{{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 [[SoOkayItsAverage far from Disney's worst film.film, but by no means their best either]].
18th Feb '17 7:32:17 PM thrall-demonsweat
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* The critical backlash that boy band ''Music/NewKidsontheBlock'' received was especially notable, even noted on Wikipedia. A combination of massive overexposure (at one point, they even had their own Saturday morning cartoon, for crying out loud), criticism for using pre-recorded backing vocals live (which was likely only an issue due to the then-recent ''Music/Milli Vanilli'' lip-synching scandal), as well as a shift towards the rising trends of grunge and gansta rap left this blue-eyed urban contemporary act to start receiving massive hatedom. By 1991, their popularity was in the toilet. Eventually, they too would be seen as nostalgic. They ven combined with the Backstreet Boys to create the supergroup NKOTBSB, which turned a profitable tour in the early 2010s.
13th Feb '17 10:52:34 AM thecarolinabull01
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** [[TheScrappy Jar-Jar Binks]]. Yes, he's annoying and unfunny. Yes, he can distract from the plot at times and yes he could be seen as a [[EthnicScrappy racist characterization of Jamaicans]] but he's not unbearable to watch and actually can be useful at times ([[spoiler:if it weren't for him, the Naboo government and the Gungan army wouldn't have joined forces and the Federation would have won]]). With the amount of hatred he receives, one would think the character came to life, fucked everyone's mothers and killed their fathers afterwards. Tellingly, [[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia Mr. Plinkett]]'s review spends over ''90 minutes'' discussing the movie's flaws and barely has to mention Jar-Jar at all, making the unspoken point that Jar-Jar is no great asset, but it's unfair to blame him for ruining the film when there are plenty of other things wrong with the writing, acting, story and direction.

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** [[TheScrappy Jar-Jar Binks]]. Yes, he's annoying and unfunny. Yes, he can distract from the plot at times and yes he could be seen as a [[EthnicScrappy racist characterization of Jamaicans]] but he's not unbearable to watch and actually can be useful at times ([[spoiler:if it weren't for him, the Naboo government and the Gungan army wouldn't have joined forces and the Federation would have won]]).won]]) even pulling off a few BigDamnHeroes moments in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''. With the amount of hatred he receives, one would think the character came to life, fucked everyone's mothers and killed their fathers afterwards. Tellingly, [[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia Mr. Plinkett]]'s review spends over ''90 minutes'' discussing the movie's flaws and barely has to mention Jar-Jar at all, making the unspoken point that Jar-Jar is no great asset, but it's unfair to blame him for ruining the film when there are plenty of other things wrong with the writing, acting, story and direction.



* 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 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 heel, 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 (though age and injuries had slowed him down considerably). Watching Hogan's Japanese matches compared to his American ones would almost make you think it was two different people. He even busted out an ''enzugiri'' in one of his Japanese matches. 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'' talent. Though Ole Anderson disputes that it was the fault of promoters, saying he got rid of Hogan specifically because Hogan showed him nothing other than his size.

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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 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 heel, heel (Though Ole Anderson disputes that it was the fault of promoters, saying he got rid of Hogan specifically because Hogan showed him nothing other than his size.), 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 (though age and injuries had slowed him down considerably). Watching Hogan's Japanese matches compared to his American ones would almost make you think it was two different people. He even busted out an ''enzugiri'' in one of his Japanese matches. 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'' talent. Though Ole Anderson disputes that it was the fault of promoters, saying he got rid of Hogan specifically because Hogan showed him nothing other than his size.



* Ever since he became a singles wrestler, Wrestling/RomanReigns has become Public Enemy number one because of his limited moveset, cringeworthy promos and his positioning as John Cena 2.0. Reigns' moveset is limited, but he does have a few moves that he can do quite well, he has been in several Match-of-the-Year candidates since then, and nearly every opponent he has faced has praised him for his work ethic out-of-character. His promos are mediocre at best but that's mainly due to the creative team's bad writing and Reigns can deliver decent promos when he's allowed more free will, and there are many wrestlers on the roster who are far worse at cutting promos than Reigns. Ultimately, the way he's booked his not his fault, he's simply doing what WWE tells him. He's no where near ready to be pushed as the top face, but he's not quite as untalented as his detractors claim.

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* Ever since he became a singles wrestler, Wrestling/RomanReigns has become Public Enemy number one because of his limited moveset, cringeworthy promos and his positioning as John Cena 2.0. Reigns' moveset is limited, but he does have a few moves that he can do quite well, he has been in several Match-of-the-Year candidates since then, and nearly every opponent he has faced has praised him for his work ethic out-of-character. His promos are mediocre at best but that's mainly due to the creative team's bad writing and Reigns can deliver decent promos when he's allowed more free will, will (Many agree that'd they'd at least tolerate him if he stopped talking altogether and be a silent badass), and there are many wrestlers on the roster who are far worse at cutting promos than Reigns. Ultimately, the way he's booked his not his fault, he's simply doing what WWE tells him. He's no where near ready to be pushed as the top face, but he's not quite as untalented as his detractors claim.
9th Feb '17 11:03:48 PM jayharrison
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* ''Film/{{Gigli}}'' is an interesting case. A lot of its initial reviewers said they thought it was bad, but not terrible. Somehow it sank in popular perception from 'bad movie' to 'worst movie ever' thanks to its many mildly to moderately negative reviews, combined with the fact that it starred Creator/BenAffleck and Music/JenniferLopez (who were the 'it' couple at the time). Creator/RogerEbert actually took time out of a different review to point out that it wasn't ''that'' bad.

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* ''Film/{{Gigli}}'' is an interesting case. A lot of its initial reviewers said they thought it was bad, but not terrible. Somehow it sank in popular perception from 'bad movie' to 'worst movie ever' thanks to its many mildly to moderately negative reviews, combined with the fact that it starred Creator/BenAffleck and Music/JenniferLopez (who were the 'it' couple at the time). Creator/RogerEbert actually took time out of a [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/gigli-2003 different review review]] to point out that it wasn't ''that'' bad.[[note]]Ebert gave ''Gigli'' a rating of 2.5 stars out of four, which fell just short of his three-star minimum for a "thumbs up".[[/note]]
7th Feb '17 6:53:42 PM thecarolinabull01
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' gets a lot of flak from the fanbase for, among other things [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks being too similar to]] ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', sometimes even calling it a rip-off, despite WBM having Rocksteady's full approval, and some consider it to be non-canon for its supposed horribleness. Yet it got only slightly lower scores than the original two games, many feel like it has the best story in the series and that its boss fights rocked.
** On a smaller scale, ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''. It got good reviews, it is highly rated in the PS Store, yet people claim that it was simply terrible. People also like to exaggerate the amount of Batmobile. Yes, it is required, but 80% of the game being controlling the Batmobile is just BlatantLies. However, [[PortingDisaster criticism of the PC version is justified.]][[/folder]]

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' gets a lot of flak from the fanbase for, among other things [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks being too similar to]] ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', sometimes even calling it a rip-off, despite WBM having Rocksteady's full approval, approval and [[FanonDiscontinuity some consider it to be non-canon for its supposed horribleness.horribleness]]. Yet it got only slightly lower scores than the original two games, many feel like it has the best story in the series and that its boss fights rocked.
** * On a smaller scale, ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''. It got good reviews, it is highly rated in the PS Store, yet people a lot of gamers claim that it was simply terrible. People also like to exaggerate the amount of Batmobile. Yes, it is required, required for some sections, but 80% of the game being controlling the Batmobile is just BlatantLies. However, [[PortingDisaster criticism of the PC version is justified.]][[/folder]]
3rd Feb '17 2:43:22 PM InertialMass
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* ''Film/{{Doom}}'', not the game, but [[VideoGameMoviesSuck the movie]]. It may not be accurate to the game, but does that really matter? The biggest problem Wrestling/TheRock leaves a LampshadeHanging on. Otherwise, it's fine.

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* ''Film/{{Doom}}'', not the game, but [[VideoGameMoviesSuck the movie]]. It may not be accurate to the game, but does that really matter? The biggest problem Wrestling/TheRock leaves a LampshadeHanging on. Otherwise, it's fine. If nothing else, TheOner scene where they homage ''Doom's'' classic FPS origins was good enough to inspire it's [[Film/HardcoreHenry own movie]].
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