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3rd Aug '16 3:25:02 PM MontyPythonFanatic2
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* Creator/BradJones, in his ''WebVideo/MidnightScreenings'' review of ''Film/JasonBourne'', argued that much of the ''[[Film/TheBourneSeries Bourne]]'' series falls flat for him as he finds the main character to be an absolute bore, simply existing to get into fight scenes and lacking the charisma of comparable characters like Franchise/JamesBond or [[Film/MissionImpossible Ethan Hunt]], and pursued by government agencies that are equally uninteresting. He gave some praise to ''Film/TheBourneLegacy'' for shifting the focus to the more compelling character of Aaron Cross.
26th Jul '16 12:26:18 AM Vir
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* ''Webvideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter'' has noted that as of the "Little Yellow Book", he doesn't care about any of the main characters of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' at all due to how Squidward's (the last character he had any care towards) actions in the end made him out to be remorseless. Special mention also goes out to Mr. Pickles where he notes that with its first episode, he already doesn't care about any of the characters shown because they focus more on ones who won't be seen again, rather than showcasing the titular Mr. Pickles or any other main cast member.

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* ''Webvideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter'' has noted that as of the "Little Yellow Book", he doesn't care about any of the main characters of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' at all due to how Squidward's (the last character he had any care towards) actions in the end made him out to be remorseless. Special mention also goes out to ''[[WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy Mr. Pickles Pickles]]'' where he notes that with its first episode, he already doesn't care about any of the characters shown because they focus more on ones who won't be seen again, rather than showcasing the titular Mr. Pickles or any other main cast member.
14th Jul '16 5:11:18 PM Tehrannotaur
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* [[Machinima/FreemansMind Ross Scott]] had this problem in his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4LaR1C6Xds Game Dungeon]] video of * ''[[WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon Ross's Game Dungeon]]'', in its AprilFoolsDay review of ''{{VideoGame/Wolfenstein 2009}}'', has Ross hypothesize that this is why he doesn't care about the game, saying that nobody is really ''reacting to'' or treating any sense of urgency to the horrors around them, which fails to invest him in the characters, which in turn fails to invest him in the game itself. It was bad enough that he couldn't bring himself to finish the game, a first for the series.

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* [[Machinima/FreemansMind Ross Scott]] had this problem in his AprilFoolsDay [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4LaR1C6Xds Game Dungeon]] review]] video of * ''[[WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon Ross's Game Dungeon]]'', in its AprilFoolsDay review of ''{{VideoGame/Wolfenstein 2009}}'', has Ross hypothesize that this is why he doesn't care about the game, ''WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon'', saying that that nobody is really ''reacting to'' ''reacting'' to or treating any sense of urgency to the horrors around them, which fails to invest him in the characters, which in turn fails to invest him in the game itself. It was bad enough that he couldn't bring himself to finish the game, a first for the series.
12th Jul '16 5:49:39 PM CyberTiger88
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Note that "not caring about" a character is not the same as "not liking" them -- some character archetypes, such as the UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist, are driven by the notion that watching horrible things happen to people that deserve them can be entertaining. In other words, even if you ''hate'' the character, you still ''care'' about what happens to them (because you want to see them get their comeuppance) so you'll still follow the story. This trope comes into play when even that fails to arouse sufficient interest. In other words, apathy.

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Note that "not caring about" a character is not the same as "not liking" "[[TheScrappy not liking]]" them -- some character archetypes, such as the UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist, are driven by the notion that watching horrible things happen to people that deserve them can be entertaining. In other words, even if you ''hate'' the character, you still ''care'' about what happens to them (because you want to see them get their comeuppance) so you'll still follow the story. This trope comes into play when even that fails to arouse sufficient interest. In other words, apathy.
6th Jul '16 5:55:56 PM shatterstar
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* ''Film/IndependenceDayResurgence'' was ''severely'' criticized, especially by the WebVideo/ScreenJunkies crew, for its lack of compelling characters and interaction that people find it hard to care whether or not the Earth is blown up, unlike the first movie. Heck, some even wish the aliens [[RootingForTheEmpire had succeeded]] if only for the studio to not churn out any more lackluster sequels.
27th May '16 4:15:32 PM Dinjoralo
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* [[Machinima/FreemansMind Ross Scott]] had this problem in his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4LaR1C6Xds Game Dungeon]] video of ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein 2009}}'', which he cared so little for that he spent much of his time playing thinking about more productive things he could be doing, like going outside, and decided to stop playing halfway through. In the final parts of the video, Ross discusses why he thinks ''Wolfenstein'' left him so unmotivated;
-->You can have big gameplay flaws, bad writing, but if the game really ''cares'' about it, that can be enough to carry you through. That didn't happen here. Bland, disinterested characters and voice acting, compared with a story the game itself doesn't seem to care about is just death... If the game doesn't care about what's happening, why should the player?

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* [[Machinima/FreemansMind Ross Scott]] had this problem in his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4LaR1C6Xds Game Dungeon]] video of ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein * ''[[WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon Ross's Game Dungeon]]'', in its AprilFoolsDay review of ''{{VideoGame/Wolfenstein 2009}}'', which he cared so little for has Ross hypothesize that he spent much of his time playing thinking about more productive things he could be doing, like going outside, and decided to stop playing halfway through. In the final parts of the video, Ross discusses this is why he thinks ''Wolfenstein'' left him so unmotivated;
-->You can have big gameplay flaws, bad writing, but if the game really ''cares'' about it, that can be enough to carry you through. That didn't happen here. Bland, disinterested characters and voice acting, compared with a story the game itself doesn't seem to care about is just death... If the game
doesn't care about what's happening, why should the player?game, saying that nobody is really ''reacting to'' or treating any sense of urgency to the horrors around them, which fails to invest him in the characters, which in turn fails to invest him in the game itself. It was bad enough that he couldn't bring himself to finish the game, a first for the series.



* ''[[WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon Ross's Game Dungeon]]'', in its AprilFoolsDay review of ''{{VideoGame/Wolfenstein 2009}}'', has Ross hypothesize that this is why he doesn't care about the game, saying that nobody is really ''reacting to'' or treating any sense of urgency to the horrors around them, which fails to invest him in the characters, which in turn fails to invest him in the game itself.
23rd May '16 2:43:56 PM Dinjoralo
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* [[Machinima/FreemansMind Ross Scott]] had this problem in his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4LaR1C6Xds Game Dungeon]] video of ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein 2009}}'', which he cared so little for that he spent most of the game wanting to do anything more productive, like go outside, and pointing out that it's better for a game to make a player pissed off rather than completely uninvested.
-->None of the characters really seemed to give a shit about anything, and in turn, the game doesn't really make ''me'' care about anything.

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* [[Machinima/FreemansMind Ross Scott]] had this problem in his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4LaR1C6Xds Game Dungeon]] video of ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein 2009}}'', which he cared so little for that he spent most much of the game wanting to do anything his time playing thinking about more productive, productive things he could be doing, like go going outside, and pointing out that it's better for a game decided to make a player pissed off rather than completely uninvested.
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stop playing halfway through. In the final parts of the video, Ross discusses why he thinks ''Wolfenstein'' left him so unmotivated;
-->You can have big gameplay flaws, bad writing, but if the game really ''cares'' about it, that can be enough to carry you through. That didn't happen here. Bland, disinterested
characters really seemed and voice acting, compared with a story the game itself doesn't seem to give a shit care about anything, and in turn, is just death... If the game doesn't really make ''me'' care about anything.what's happening, why should the player?
16th May '16 8:14:53 AM jdj42
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* ''[[WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon]]'', in its AprilFoolsDay review of ''{{VideoGame/Wolfenstein 2009}}'', has Ross hypothesize that this is why he doesn't care about the game, saying that nobody is really ''reacting to'' or treating any sense of urgency to the horrors around them, which fails to invest him in the characters, which in turn fails to invest him in the game itself.

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* ''[[WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon]]'', ''[[WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon Ross's Game Dungeon]]'', in its AprilFoolsDay review of ''{{VideoGame/Wolfenstein 2009}}'', has Ross hypothesize that this is why he doesn't care about the game, saying that nobody is really ''reacting to'' or treating any sense of urgency to the horrors around them, which fails to invest him in the characters, which in turn fails to invest him in the game itself.
16th May '16 8:13:27 AM jdj42
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* ''Ross's Game Dungeon'', in its AprilFoolsDay review of ''{{VideoGame/Wolfenstein 2009}}'', has Ross hypothesize that this is why he doesn't care about the game, saying that nobody is really ''reacting to'' or treating any sense of urgency to the horrors around them, which fails to invest him in the characters, which in turn fails to invest him in the game itself.

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* ''Ross's Game Dungeon'', ''[[WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon]]'', in its AprilFoolsDay review of ''{{VideoGame/Wolfenstein 2009}}'', has Ross hypothesize that this is why he doesn't care about the game, saying that nobody is really ''reacting to'' or treating any sense of urgency to the horrors around them, which fails to invest him in the characters, which in turn fails to invest him in the game itself.
15th May '16 7:26:59 PM DPsycho
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* ''Webvideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter'' has noted that as of the "Little Yellow Book", he doesn't care about any of the main characters of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' at all due to how Squidward's (the last character he had any care towards) actions in the end made him out to be remorseless for what he did there. Special mention also goes out to Mr. Pickles where he notes that with it's first episode, he already doesn't care about any of the characters that's shown because they focus more on character's that will never be seen again by the episode's end over characters that should have had more time in the spotlight, such as the titular Mr. Pickles or any other main character there.
** He outright invokes the trope when reviewing ''WesternAnimation/DaBoomCrew''; citing that the leads were all some variation of a stereotypical FlatCharacter and he didn't care about their journey because how next to no identity was established for them, not to mention the ClicheStorm the story was and the incomprehensible dialogue made them totally unsympathetic and unrelatable.

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* ''Webvideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter'' has noted that as of the "Little Yellow Book", he doesn't care about any of the main characters of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' at all due to how Squidward's (the last character he had any care towards) actions in the end made him out to be remorseless for what he did there.remorseless. Special mention also goes out to Mr. Pickles where he notes that with it's its first episode, he already doesn't care about any of the characters that's shown because they focus more on character's that will never ones who won't be seen again by the episode's end over characters that should have had more time in the spotlight, such as again, rather than showcasing the titular Mr. Pickles or any other main character there.
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** He outright invokes the trope when reviewing ''WesternAnimation/DaBoomCrew''; citing that the leads were all some variation of a stereotypical FlatCharacter and he didn't care about their journey because how next to no identity was established for them, not to mention the ClicheStorm the story was was, and the incomprehensible dialogue made them totally unsympathetic and unrelatable.
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