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20th Apr '18 12:25:57 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"You need characters that you care about, and you need emotional investment. And then the action and special effects and the slime and the aliens and the coolness is the icing on the cake. But you need 'a cake' to put icing on it. [[{{Metaphorgotten}} You can't just eat the frosting, or else, uh, it's too sugary and it's bad for you, and you get the diabetes]]."''

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->''"You need characters that you care about, and you need emotional investment. And then the action and special effects and the slime and the aliens and the coolness is the icing on the cake. But you need 'a cake' to put icing on it. [[{{Metaphorgotten}} You can't just eat the frosting, or else, uh, it's too sugary and it's bad for you, and you get the diabetes]].diabetes."''
20th Apr '18 12:21:51 PM MrDeath
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* The DVD Verdict critic who reviewed the ''WesternAnimation/MarsNeedsMoms'' Blu-Ray gave this as a reason why he felt the movie was classified as movies with a classification of "Bad", saying it's "Emotionally Uninvolving". The description was "Despite all the high-stakes life-or-death situations described here, the story never feels substantial enough to really make us care if anyone lives or dies. The movie certainly plays with rougher-than-usual emotional territory (the death of one little boy's mother may be upsetting for some kids) but none of it manages to stick." It didn't help that none of the characters were likable when they weren't threatening to cross the dreaded UncannyValley.

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* The DVD Verdict critic who reviewed the ''WesternAnimation/MarsNeedsMoms'' Blu-Ray gave this as a reason why he felt the movie was classified as movies with a classification of "Bad", saying it's "Emotionally Uninvolving". The description was "Despite all the high-stakes life-or-death situations described here, the story never feels substantial enough to really make us care if anyone lives or dies. The movie certainly plays with rougher-than-usual emotional territory (the death of one little boy's mother may be upsetting for some kids) but none of it manages to stick." It didn't help that none of the characters were likable when they weren't threatening to cross the dreaded UncannyValley.
14th Apr '18 5:53:39 PM StoneBasilisk
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->''"You need characters that you care about, and you need emotional investment. And then the action and special effects and the slime and the aliens and the coolness is the icing on the cake. But you need 'a cake' to put icing on it. You can't just eat the frosting, or else, uh, it's too sugary and it's bad for you, and you get the diabetes."''

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->''"You need characters that you care about, and you need emotional investment. And then the action and special effects and the slime and the aliens and the coolness is the icing on the cake. But you need 'a cake' to put icing on it. [[{{Metaphorgotten}} You can't just eat the frosting, or else, uh, it's too sugary and it's bad for you, and you get the diabetes.diabetes]]."''
5th Mar '18 4:43:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''Theatre/TheMusicalOfMusicalsTheMusical'' registers this complaint about the works of Creator/StephenSondheim ("Unlikable people with lives that are hollow / It's all food for thought, but a bit hard to swallow...")

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* ''Theatre/TheMusicalOfMusicalsTheMusical'' registers this complaint about the works of Creator/StephenSondheim Music/StephenSondheim ("Unlikable people with lives that are hollow / It's all food for thought, but a bit hard to swallow...")
26th Jan '18 10:52:17 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* The original version of ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' was a much darker story, where Zootopia was a hellish, racist dystopia that put shock collars on predators because they were "dangerous", even if that predator was a ''child''. Even beyond the collars it was still heavily discriminatory against them. The movie's director Byron Howard said that, in a positive example of ExecutiveMeddling, a Disney executive said that no one would ''want'' the city to survive the movie's conflict because it's an awful place. Thankfully the change turned out to be a positive one, and Zootopia was a critically acclaimed hit.

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* The original version of ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' was a much darker story, where Zootopia was a hellish, racist dystopia that put shock collars on predators because they were "dangerous", even if that predator was a ''child''. Even beyond the collars it was still heavily discriminatory against them. The movie's director Byron Howard said that, in a positive example of ExecutiveMeddling, a Disney executive said that no one would ''want'' the city to survive the movie's conflict because it's an awful place. The creators took the advice and toned down Zootopia's racism a good deal. Thankfully the change turned out to be a positive one, and Zootopia was a critically acclaimed hit.
3rd Dec '17 10:53:45 AM nombretomado
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* ''WebOriginal/AtopTheFourthWall'': Linkara cites this as one of the reasons he dislikes the works created or inspired by Creator/RobLiefeld. None of the grizzled [[NinetiesAntiHero nineties antiheroes]] are anything more than props that fire massive guns and spew one-liners. He doesn't know who hardly any of the characters are, what they like or dislike, what their hobbies are, or whether or not they like pina coladas. And they only seem capable of displaying one emotion: pissed off. They're all so interchangeable that Linkara makes a running joke of referring to individual early Image comics as any of the other, similar early Image comics by "mistake".

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* ''WebOriginal/AtopTheFourthWall'': ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': Linkara cites this as one of the reasons he dislikes the works created or inspired by Creator/RobLiefeld. None of the grizzled [[NinetiesAntiHero nineties antiheroes]] are anything more than props that fire massive guns and spew one-liners. He doesn't know who hardly any of the characters are, what they like or dislike, what their hobbies are, or whether or not they like pina coladas. And they only seem capable of displaying one emotion: pissed off. They're all so interchangeable that Linkara makes a running joke of referring to individual early Image comics as any of the other, similar early Image comics by "mistake".
27th Nov '17 10:02:20 PM theLibrarian
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* The original version of ''Disney/Zootopia'' was a much darker story, where Zootopia was a hellish, racist dystopia that put shock collars on predators because they were "dangerous", even if that predator was a ''child''. Even beyond the collars it was still heavily discriminatory against them. The movie's director Byron Howard said that, in a positive example of ExecutiveMeddling, a Disney executive said that no one would ''want'' the city to survive the movie's conflict because it's an awful place. Thankfully the change turned out to be a positive one, and Zootopia was a critically acclaimed hit.

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* The original version of ''Disney/Zootopia'' ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' was a much darker story, where Zootopia was a hellish, racist dystopia that put shock collars on predators because they were "dangerous", even if that predator was a ''child''. Even beyond the collars it was still heavily discriminatory against them. The movie's director Byron Howard said that, in a positive example of ExecutiveMeddling, a Disney executive said that no one would ''want'' the city to survive the movie's conflict because it's an awful place. Thankfully the change turned out to be a positive one, and Zootopia was a critically acclaimed hit.
27th Nov '17 10:02:02 PM theLibrarian
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* The original version of ''Disney/Zootopia'' was a much darker story, where Zootopia was a hellish, racist dystopia that put shock collars on predators because they were "dangerous", even if that predator was a ''child''. Even beyond the collars it was still heavily discriminatory against them. The movie's director Byron Howard said that, in a positive example of ExecutiveMeddling, a Disney executive said that no one would ''want'' the city to survive the movie's conflict because it's an awful place. Thankfully the change turned out to be a positive one, and Zootopia was a critically acclaimed hit.
3rd Nov '17 9:12:39 AM ClintEastwood
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* The DVD Verdict critic who reviewed the MarsNeedsMoms Blu-Ray gave this as a reason why he felt the movie was classified as movies with a classification of "Bad", saying it's "Emotionally Uninvolving". The description was "Despite all the high-stakes life-or-death situations described here, the story never feels substantial enough to really make us care if anyone lives or dies. The movie certainly plays with rougher-than-usual emotional territory (the death of one little boy's mother may be upsetting for some kids) but none of it manages to stick." It didn't help that none of the characters were likable when they weren't threatening to cross the dreaded UncannyValley.

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* The DVD Verdict critic who reviewed the MarsNeedsMoms ''WesternAnimation/MarsNeedsMoms'' Blu-Ray gave this as a reason why he felt the movie was classified as movies with a classification of "Bad", saying it's "Emotionally Uninvolving". The description was "Despite all the high-stakes life-or-death situations described here, the story never feels substantial enough to really make us care if anyone lives or dies. The movie certainly plays with rougher-than-usual emotional territory (the death of one little boy's mother may be upsetting for some kids) but none of it manages to stick." It didn't help that none of the characters were likable when they weren't threatening to cross the dreaded UncannyValley.
16th Oct '17 4:09:21 PM TSBasilisk
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* Ross Scott had this problem in his AprilFoolsDay [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4LaR1C6Xds review]] video of ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein2009'' in ''WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon'', saying that 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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* Ross Scott had this problem in his AprilFoolsDay [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4LaR1C6Xds review]] video of ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein2009'' in ''WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon'', saying that that nobody is ''WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon''. Nobody seems to really ''reacting'' ''react'' to or treating have any sense of urgency to regarding the horrors around them, which fails to invest him in the characters, which in turn fails to invest him in the game itself. That on top of the characters being badly voiced and unmemorable. It was bad enough that he couldn't bring himself to finish the game, a first for the series.series.
** This sentiment came back full force in his look at Episode 1 of ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange''. The soap opera feel of the story, annoying and/or pretentious characters, and the bland protagonist killed his interest. He didn't even complete Episode 1 before calling it quits on the game.
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