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28th Nov '16 5:46:17 PM jormis29
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* Ernest Cline gained a lot of acclaim and recognition for his first book ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'', about a clever teen who competes in a gigantic easter egg hunt inside a worldwide MMORPG played by everyone to escape the misery of the CrapsackWorld they live in. The book was packed with references to every facet of TheEighties' popular culture, but they were integral to the story since the programmer that created the MMORPG was a young man in the Eighties and this led everyone to become familiar with these cultural artifacts to win the game. Cline tried to repeat himself with his second book ''Armada'', about a teen video gaming champion who uses his ability to lead a battle against real alien invaders. It was a flop though: the number of references [[ReferenceOverdosed increased even more]], this time with no real reason to them other than to hide a plot ripped from ''Film/TheLastStarfighter'' and the shallowness of the characters. In general ''Armada'' was viewed as nerd pandering of the worst kind even by those who generally liked the first one.

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* Ernest Cline gained a lot of acclaim and recognition for his first book ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'', about a clever teen who competes in a gigantic easter egg hunt inside a worldwide MMORPG played by everyone to escape the misery of the CrapsackWorld they live in. The book was packed with references to every facet of TheEighties' popular culture, but they were integral to the story since the programmer that created the MMORPG was a young man in the Eighties and this led everyone to become familiar with these cultural artifacts to win the game. Cline tried to repeat himself with his second book ''Armada'', ''Literature/{{Armada}}'', about a teen video gaming champion who uses his ability to lead a battle against real alien invaders. It was a flop though: the number of references [[ReferenceOverdosed increased even more]], this time with no real reason to them other than to hide a plot ripped from ''Film/TheLastStarfighter'' and the shallowness of the characters. In general ''Armada'' was viewed as nerd pandering of the worst kind even by those who generally liked the first one.
8th Nov '16 12:49:22 PM TheJayman49
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* Many modern-day cartoons, most notably those that air on Creator/CartoonNetwork, have been widely criticized for featuring nearly the exact same art style for each show, including ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016''.
31st Oct '16 5:49:12 PM kquinn0830
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* The [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2015/04/21/review-avengers-age-of-ultron-is-a-galactus-sized-disappointment/ most]] [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/04/21/marvels-avengers-age-of-ultron-review common]] [[http://www.ew.com/article/2015/04/23/avengers-age-ultron-ew-review criticism]] reviewers have had about ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', even many of the positive reviews: they've increasingly noted that it's done very little to break any new ground after the first ''Avengers'' film. To a lesser extent this has started applying to the entire Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, with many stating that the movies have begun to feel increasingly formulaic.

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* The [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2015/04/21/review-avengers-age-of-ultron-is-a-galactus-sized-disappointment/ most]] [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/04/21/marvels-avengers-age-of-ultron-review common]] [[http://www.ew.com/article/2015/04/23/avengers-age-ultron-ew-review criticism]] reviewers have had about ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', even many of the positive reviews: they've increasingly noted that it's done very little to break any new ground after the first ''Avengers'' film. To a lesser extent this has started applying to the entire Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, with many stating that the movies have begun to feel increasingly formulaic. ''Film/AntMan'' and ''Film/DoctorStrange'' in particular received criticism that they were too similar to the first ''Film/IronMan'' film.
31st Oct '16 2:19:30 PM comicwriter
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* Due to the state of the economy in TheNewTens and rising production costs, an increasingly common cost saving measure for companies like Creator/{{Hasbro}} and Creator/{{Mattel}} is to reuse parts from previous figures when creating new ones. This can mean anything from reusing arms and legs to flat out re-releasing old figures with new [[PaletteSwap paint jobs]] or head sculpts. Naturally, some collectors get rather pissed about this, as they feel they're essentially being asked to pay for figures they already own.
30th Oct '16 4:37:59 PM nombretomado
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* The uproar over the story material not being "up to par" aside, when Franchise/{{LEGO}} discontinued its ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' setline and launched ''Franchise/HeroFactory'' in its place, some complained that the new toys could easily have passed for ''BIONICLE'' sets, as they used the exact same building formulas, only with new parts. The villains especially looked no different than any generic ''BIONICLE'' bad guy. Turns out this was just an "introductory" line, and the following wave drastically redesigned the entire construction of the toys, nearly from scratch. When ''BIONICLE'' was brought back, it faced double complaints: average fans thought it was too much like a ''Hero Factory'' rehash, whereas older fans returning to the franchise [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks hated that it was different from the original line]].

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* The uproar over the story material not being "up to par" aside, when Franchise/{{LEGO}} discontinued its ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' setline and launched ''Franchise/HeroFactory'' ''Toys/HeroFactory'' in its place, some complained that the new toys could easily have passed for ''BIONICLE'' sets, as they used the exact same building formulas, only with new parts. The villains especially looked no different than any generic ''BIONICLE'' bad guy. Turns out this was just an "introductory" line, and the following wave drastically redesigned the entire construction of the toys, nearly from scratch. When ''BIONICLE'' was brought back, it faced double complaints: average fans thought it was too much like a ''Hero Factory'' rehash, whereas older fans returning to the franchise [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks hated that it was different from the original line]].
23rd Oct '16 8:39:48 PM burnpsy
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* This was the reaction of many watchers of ''Anime/LoveLiveSunshine''. For the first half of its first season, at minimum, the plot was arguably beat-for-beat the same as the original series, with lampshading thrown in. The plot direction in later episodes implies that this was a deliberate writing choice.
22nd Oct '16 1:18:52 PM erforce
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* The ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' movie draws a lot of inspiration from the original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' movies. While it does its own thing in different parts of the movie, you can see similar aspects throughout the whole thing. Even the SequelHook is connected to the first movie.

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* The ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' movie draws a lot of inspiration from the original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' movies. While it does its own thing in different parts of the movie, you can see similar aspects throughout the whole thing. Even the SequelHook is connected to the [[Film/Ghostbusters1984 first movie.movie]].
19th Oct '16 9:33:06 AM kataangluvr
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--? '''Patty''': [[spoiler:What's [[WhamLine "Zuul"]]?]]

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19th Oct '16 9:32:39 AM kataangluvr
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* The ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' movie draws a lot of inspiration from the original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' movies. While it does its own thing in different parts of the movie, you can see similar aspects throughout the whole thing. Even the SequelHook is connected to the first movie.
--? '''Patty''': [[spoiler:What's [[WhamLine "Zuul"]]?]]
4th Oct '16 5:15:07 PM SpinAttaxx
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** The Fire/Fighting-type is very unpopular among fans since it's shared among the final forms of ''three'' starter families (Blaziken, Inernape and Emboar), all introduced one after the other. With seven generations of ''Pokémon'', this means that just under ''half'' of the Fire-type starters all become Fire/Fighting, leaving very little in the way for inspiration and variation.
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