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22nd Aug '16 4:29:41 AM Vir
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* ''Series/PowerRangers''. While the continuous story of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' did allow for some great plots, twists and turns, it was also LOADED with filler, and the rangers all underwent {{Flanderization}} to some degree. Later season such as ''In Space'' or ''Time Force'' have a tighter, more interesting story overall. One of them even got nominated for an Emmy (It was in sound editing, but still).

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* ''Series/PowerRangers''.''Franchise/PowerRangers''. While the continuous story of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' did allow for some great plots, twists and turns, it was also LOADED with filler, and the rangers all underwent {{Flanderization}} to some degree. Later season seasons such as ''In Space'' ''[[Series/PowerRangersInSpace In Space]]'' or ''Time Force'' ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'' have a tighter, more interesting story overall. One of them even got nominated for an Emmy (It was in sound editing, but still).
18th Aug '16 3:11:05 PM Tre
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* A possible subversion when comparing The original ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'', which was pure 70s sci-fi cheese, though very fun show nonetheless. The SciFiChannel [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 remake]], however, took the concept, scraped off the cheese, and made it DarkerAndEdgier with a great deal of over the top melodrama. The resulting show was considered a surprising improvement over the original series by some and has garnered a great deal of critical acclaim, but has also gained a great deal of loathing from a small but vocal minority who prefer the original.

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* A possible subversion when comparing The original ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'', which was pure 70s sci-fi cheese, though very fun show nonetheless. The SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 remake]], however, took the concept, scraped off the cheese, and made it DarkerAndEdgier with a great deal of over the top melodrama. The resulting show was considered a surprising improvement over the original series by some and has garnered a great deal of critical acclaim, but has also gained a great deal of loathing from a small but vocal minority who prefer the original.



* ''VisualNovel/MuvLuvExtra'' plays with this by [[TrollingCreator initially pretending to be an average-to-bad]] [[HGame eroge]], but on its second half it [[GenreShift changes the setting]] and becomes a SciFi war drama. Its OddlyNamedSequel is widely considered one of the best eroge stories ever.

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* ''VisualNovel/MuvLuvExtra'' plays with this by [[TrollingCreator initially pretending to be an average-to-bad]] [[HGame eroge]], but on its second half it [[GenreShift changes the setting]] and becomes a SciFi sci-fi war drama. Its OddlyNamedSequel is widely considered one of the best eroge stories ever.
17th Aug '16 6:46:44 PM Daylight
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* Music/KillSwitchEngage's first titular album mostly went unnoticed. Their second album Alive or Just Breathing, however, achieved cult success. Then front man Jesse Leech was replaced with baritone singer Howard Jones, and the rest was history.

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* Music/KillSwitchEngage's first titular album mostly went unnoticed. Their second album Alive ''Alive or Just Breathing, Breathing'', however, achieved cult success. Then front man Jesse Leech was replaced with baritone singer Howard Jones, and the rest was history.
17th Aug '16 6:42:07 PM Daylight
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* Music/KillSwitchEngage's first titular album mostly went unnoticed. Their second album Alive or Just Breathing, however, achieved cult success. Then front man Jesse Leech was replaced with baritone singer Howard Jones, and the rest was history.
4th Aug '16 11:06:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' starts tout in typical {{Sequelitis}} fashion. The first one wasn't particularly well received, and the following entries got progressively disdainful critical receptions (53 -> 36 -> 36 -> 27 on Website/RottenTomatoes). Then ''Fast Five'' was released and was generally considered by critics to be a solid heist movie. ''Fast And Furious 6'' didn't get as much critical acclaim but is still considered a worthy sequel to its predecessor. ''Furious 7'' became the most critically well-received and the highest-grossing film of the series, which can partially be attested to the film acting as a touching send-off to Paul Walker and his character Brian O'Conner ([[AuthorExistenceFailure as Walker died during Furious 7's production in an unrelated car accident]]).

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* The ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' starts tout out in typical {{Sequelitis}} fashion. The first one wasn't particularly well received, and the following entries got progressively disdainful critical receptions (53 -> 36 -> 36 -> 27 on Website/RottenTomatoes). Then ''Fast Five'' was released and was generally considered by critics to be a solid heist movie. ''Fast And Furious 6'' didn't get as much critical acclaim but is still considered a worthy sequel to its predecessor. ''Furious 7'' became the most critically well-received and the highest-grossing film of the series, which can partially be attested to the film acting as a touching send-off to Paul Walker and his character Brian O'Conner ([[AuthorExistenceFailure as Walker died during Furious 7's production in an unrelated car accident]]).
30th Jul '16 9:17:15 AM Anddrix
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* Most of Matt Ward's 5th edition codexes are rather ''divisive'' among Warhammer40000 fans. The Space Marines codex has some [[BaseBreaker base-breaking]] fluff. The Blood Angels Codex has several GameBreaker elements, while the Grey Knights codex has ''both''. The reaction to the news that Ward would be writing the 5th Edition Necrons codex was... less than stellar. But when the codex was released, it turned out that Necrons Codex was mechanically well balanced, and while it did introduce several massive retcons to the existing Necrons fluff, most fans agree that those changes were long overdue and rescued Necrons from being a GenericDoomsdayVillain.

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* Most of Matt Ward's 5th edition codexes are rather ''divisive'' among Warhammer40000 fans. The Space Marines codex has some [[BaseBreaker base-breaking]] divisive fluff. The Blood Angels Codex has several GameBreaker elements, while the Grey Knights codex has ''both''. The reaction to the news that Ward would be writing the 5th Edition Necrons codex was... less than stellar. But when the codex was released, it turned out that Necrons Codex was mechanically well balanced, and while it did introduce several massive retcons to the existing Necrons fluff, most fans agree that those changes were long overdue and rescued Necrons from being a GenericDoomsdayVillain.
26th Jul '16 4:57:27 AM supergod
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* To some, ''Film/{{Kung Fu Panda 2}}''. While the first film was by no means bad, it played itself perhaps a bit too straight as a children's movie with animated animals and kung fu arts. The second film, however, took a darker turn, gave the main character Po a more involved story-arc, introduced a very popular villain played fantasticly by Gary Oldman, and just generally bumped up the entire franchise's potential.
26th Jul '16 4:33:54 AM Onomateopoetic
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* To some, ''Film/{{Kung Fu Panda 2}}''. While the first film was by no means bad, it played itself perhaps a bit too straight as a children's movie with animated animals and kung fu arts. The second film, however, took a darker turn, gave the main character Po a more involved story-arc, introduced a very popular villain played fantasticly by Gary Oldman, and just generally bumped up the entire franchise's potential.
18th Jul '16 3:20:59 PM MisterVercetti
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* ''Film/ThePurge'' came down with a bad case of TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot; instead of focusing on the titular event and its effect on society, it instead focused on a single household's survival, quickly devolving into a SoOkayItsAverage [[ProtectThisHouse home invasion]] flick that was largely panned by critics and moviegoers alike. Its sequel, ''Film/ThePurgeAnarchy'', addressed this head-on by throwing the spotlight onto the Purge itself, telling stories from both perspectives (those reveling in the anarchy, and those trying to stay alive) and going much deeper into the causes and consequences of the event. General consensus is that the sequel was, for the most part, what the original should have been.

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* Popular opinion is that ''Film/ThePurge'' came down with a bad case of TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot; instead TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot. Instead of focusing on the titular event and its effect on society, being the primary focus of the film, it was instead focused on relegated to being a single household's survival, quickly devolving into a FramingDevice for an otherwise SoOkayItsAverage [[ProtectThisHouse home invasion]] flick that flick; as a result, it was largely panned by critics and moviegoers alike. Its sequel, ''Film/ThePurgeAnarchy'', addressed this the issue head-on by throwing the spotlight onto the Purge itself, telling stories from both perspectives (those reveling in the anarchy, and those trying to stay alive) and going much deeper into the causes and consequences of the event. General consensus is that the sequel was, for the most part, was what the original film should have been.
18th Jul '16 3:12:46 PM MisterVercetti
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* ''Film/ThePurge'' came down with a bad case of TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot; instead of focusing on the titular event and its effect on society, it instead focused on a single household's survival, quickly devolving into a SoOkayItsAverage [[ProtectThisHouse home invasion]] flick that was largely panned by critics and moviegoers alike. Its sequel, ''Film/ThePurgeAnarchy'', addressed this head-on by throwing the spotlight onto the Purge itself, telling stories from both perspectives (those reveling in the anarchy, and those trying to stay alive) and going much deeper into the causes and consequences of the event. General consensus is that the sequel was much better for it.

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* ''Film/ThePurge'' came down with a bad case of TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot; instead of focusing on the titular event and its effect on society, it instead focused on a single household's survival, quickly devolving into a SoOkayItsAverage [[ProtectThisHouse home invasion]] flick that was largely panned by critics and moviegoers alike. Its sequel, ''Film/ThePurgeAnarchy'', addressed this head-on by throwing the spotlight onto the Purge itself, telling stories from both perspectives (those reveling in the anarchy, and those trying to stay alive) and going much deeper into the causes and consequences of the event. General consensus is that the sequel was much better was, for it.the most part, what the original should have been.
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