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25th Sep '16 9:07:57 AM SirTiki
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** ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' often gets overshadowed, if not forgotten in favour of its much more well known and much more popular predecessor, ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''.

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** ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' often gets overshadowed, if not forgotten in favour of its much would probably be more well known today if it hadn't been released between two of Creator/WaltDisney's biggest animated hits, ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' and much more popular predecessor, ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''.''Disney/TheJungleBook''.
24th Sep '16 8:42:11 PM JamesAustin
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* Actor turned director Richard Attenborough's greatest achievement was ''Film/{{Gandhi}}''. His next film right after ''Gandhi'' was the much maligned film version of ''Theatre/AChorusLine''. His subsequent efforts though better received included {{biopic}} ''Chaplin'' starring Robert Downey Jr. (which got him his first Oscar nomination), ''Shadowlands'' starring AnthonyHopkins as C.S. Lewis, and ''Grey Owl'' starring PierceBrosnan never had the same level success. He found better success returning to acting in films like ''Film/JurassicPark'' and the remake of ''MiracleOn34thStreet''.
* Roberto Benigni directed the film ''LifeIsBeautiful'', which netted him several Oscars. His next film, a big budget adaptation of ''Film/{{Pinocchio}}'', was a massive flop with a terrible English dub and a truly ludicrous case of DawsonCasting.

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* Actor turned director Richard Attenborough's greatest achievement was ''Film/{{Gandhi}}''. His next film right after ''Gandhi'' was the much maligned film version of ''Theatre/AChorusLine''. His subsequent efforts though better received included {{biopic}} ''Chaplin'' starring Robert Downey Jr. (which got him his first Oscar nomination), ''Shadowlands'' starring AnthonyHopkins Creator/AnthonyHopkins as C.S. Lewis, and ''Grey Owl'' starring PierceBrosnan Creator/PierceBrosnan never had the same level success. He found better success returning to acting in films like ''Film/JurassicPark'' and the remake of ''MiracleOn34thStreet''.
''Film/MiracleOn34thStreet''.
* Roberto Benigni directed the film ''LifeIsBeautiful'', ''Film/LifeIsBeautiful'', which netted him several Oscars. His next film, a big budget adaptation of ''Film/{{Pinocchio}}'', was a massive flop with a terrible English dub and a truly ludicrous case of DawsonCasting.



** Many of the Bond films have gone through this, starting all the way back with Film/{{Goldfinger}}, the Codifier for all future Bond films. It was followed by Film/{{Thunderball}}, which, while well-received, failed to have the staying power of its predecessor. This is also true of Film/DiamondsAreForever, Film/{{Moonraker}}, Film/{{Octopussy}}, and Film/QuantumOfSolace, and currently seems to be the case with ''Film/{{Spectre}}''. Reviews are mixed, unlike the nearly unanimous praise for its predecessor ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', and even the positive reviews are forced to admit that it isn't as good as the previous film.

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** Many of the Bond films have gone through this, starting all the way back with Film/{{Goldfinger}}, ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', the Codifier for all future Bond films. It was followed by Film/{{Thunderball}}, ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', which, while well-received, failed to have the staying power of its predecessor. This is also true of Film/DiamondsAreForever, Film/{{Moonraker}}, Film/{{Octopussy}}, ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'', ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'', ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', and Film/QuantumOfSolace, ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', and currently seems to be the case with ''Film/{{Spectre}}''. Reviews are mixed, unlike the nearly unanimous praise for its predecessor ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', and even the positive reviews are forced to admit that it isn't as good as the previous film.
21st Sep '16 1:07:28 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Similarly, ''VideoGame/FZero GX'' is hailed as not only the best game in the ''F-Zero'' series, but one of Nintendo's best racing games period and one of the best racers of its decade. So when ''F-Zero GP Legend'' was released a few years later, it was treated with lukewarm reception at best despite bearing a number of improvements to the sprite-based ''F-Zero'' games. (Although it being [[RecursiveAdaptation a tie-in to]] a poorly-received ''F-Zero'' anime may have something to do with it as well.) In addtion, this trope has been speculated to be the reason Nintendo won't produce another ''F-Zero'' game: because it would inevitably be measured up against ''GX'' and be treated as SoOkayItsAverage at best if it didn't meet that standard.

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** Similarly, * ''VideoGame/FZero GX'' is hailed as not only the best game in the ''F-Zero'' series, but one of Nintendo's best racing games period and one of the best racers of its decade. So when ''F-Zero GP Legend'' was released a few years later, it was treated with lukewarm reception at best despite bearing a number of improvements to the sprite-based ''F-Zero'' games. (Although games (although it being [[RecursiveAdaptation a tie-in to]] a poorly-received ''F-Zero'' anime may have something to do with it as well.) In addtion, this trope has been speculated to be the reason Nintendo won't produce another ''F-Zero'' game: because it would inevitably be measured up against ''GX'' and be treated as SoOkayItsAverage at best if it didn't meet that standard.well).
21st Sep '16 12:26:08 PM ThatBitterTase
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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' was beloved by so many that ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' almost had to be a letdown. Taken on its own merits, there's not a lot wrong with ''The Third'', but when compared to its predecessor, there's a lot missing. For every new great thing that ''The Third'' introduced, it gave up something else from its predecessor. Better looking models but way less-extensive character customization. Better action, less reason to care about the characters. Better graphics for the city, but much more boring ''design'' for the city. Shaundi becoming a completely different character from her original to the point of being unrecognizable. The optional side-activities becoming mandatory and a lot more easier/comfortable to do without being such pains; at the cost of losing a lot of the popular ones from the past (like FUZZ or Septic Avenger). So on and so forth.
20th Sep '16 3:26:20 PM AreYouTyler
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* Creator/KateHudson became a star overnight for her turn as a drugged out groupie in ''Film/AlmostFamous'' and got a Best Supporting Actress nomination. All of her subsequent roles in romantic comedies were met with mixed reception and the HollywoodHypeMachine failed to make a star out of her. ''Film/AlmostFamous'' is about [[OneHitWonder the only film of hers that's remembered well today]] ([[VindicatedByHistory even though it initially wasn't nearly as commercially successful as her later films]]), although ''Film/TheSkeletonKey'' has started to get traction as a cult favourite (and some SheReallyCanAct reactions from audiences at least).

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* Creator/KateHudson became a star overnight for her turn as a drugged out groupie in ''Film/AlmostFamous'' and got a Best Supporting Actress nomination. All She then followed it up with a bunch of her subsequent roles in forgettable romantic comedies were met with mixed reception comedies, [[CriticalDissonance which got mixed-to-negative reviews but did well at the box office]], and the HollywoodHypeMachine failed to make a star out of her. ''Film/AlmostFamous'' is about [[OneHitWonder the only film of hers that's remembered well today]] ([[VindicatedByHistory even though it initially wasn't nearly as commercially successful as her later films]]), although ''Film/TheSkeletonKey'' has started to get traction as a cult favourite (and some SheReallyCanAct reactions from audiences at least).
20th Sep '16 1:39:25 PM LaptopGuy
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** Before the movie was even released, Creator/JaredLeto's [[Comicbook/TheJoker Joker]] was already facing comparisons to Creator/HeathLedger and Creator/JackNicholson's prior portrayals of the character. When the film was released, Leto's performance was met with a decidedly mixed response.

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** Before the movie was even released, Creator/JaredLeto's [[Comicbook/TheJoker Joker]] was already facing comparisons to Creator/HeathLedger and Creator/JackNicholson's prior portrayals of the character. When the film was released, Leto's performance was met with a decidedly mixed response.response, and it was Creator/MargotRobbie's Harley Quinn who became the breakout character instead.



* Kimberly Peirce's ''Film/BoysDontCry'' was a mega hit that turned Hilary Swank into a star overnight and was a critical darling. Her next feature - which wasn't released until eight years later - ''Film/StopLoss'' flopped at the Box Office and got no awards love. It was however still [[AcclaimedFlop well-received]] by critics. Her third film, a remake of ''{{Literature/Carrie}}'', made plenty of money at the Box Office but was met with SoOkayItsAverage responses.
* Creator/KateHudson became a star overnight for her turn as a drugged out groupie in ''Film/AlmostFamous'' and got a Best Supporting Actress nomination. All of her subsequent roles in romantic comedies were met with mixed reception and the HollywoodHypeMachine failed to make a star out of her. ''Film/AlmostFamous'' is about the only film of hers that's remembered well today, although ''Film/TheSkeletonKey'' has started to get traction as a cult favourite (and some SheReallyCanAct reactions from audiences at least).

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* Kimberly Peirce's ''Film/BoysDontCry'' was a mega hit that turned Hilary Swank into a star overnight and was a critical darling. Her next feature - which wasn't released until eight years later - ''Film/StopLoss'' flopped at the Box Office and got no awards love. It was however still [[AcclaimedFlop well-received]] by critics. Her third film, a remake of ''{{Literature/Carrie}}'', made plenty of money at the Box Office but was met with SoOkayItsAverage responses.
responses. Swank was affected by this for a while, but she ultimately subverted it thanks to ''Film/MillionDollarBaby'',.
* Creator/KateHudson became a star overnight for her turn as a drugged out groupie in ''Film/AlmostFamous'' and got a Best Supporting Actress nomination. All of her subsequent roles in romantic comedies were met with mixed reception and the HollywoodHypeMachine failed to make a star out of her. ''Film/AlmostFamous'' is about [[OneHitWonder the only film of hers that's remembered well today, today]] ([[VindicatedByHistory even though it initially wasn't nearly as commercially successful as her later films]]), although ''Film/TheSkeletonKey'' has started to get traction as a cult favourite (and some SheReallyCanAct reactions from audiences at least).
20th Sep '16 12:15:30 PM fearlessnikki
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* Dito Montiel's debut film ''Film/AGuideToRecognizingYourSaints'', based on his own memoirs, was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival. His follow-ups remained below the radar and got mixed reactions.


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* The NXT women's division as a whole pulled this on the main roster women from the 2014-2015 period. NXT started giving the women time to wrestle, feuds that had meaning, fans were into them and the matches were usually hits. The match that really put NXT's women on the map - Charlotte vs Natalya at ''Takeover'' - was followed by a series of lacklustre matches in the feud between Wrestling/AJLee and {{Wrestling/Paige}}. General consensus was that the main roster women's matches were okay, but had no chance of overshadowing NXT. The 2014 ''TLC'' PPV was the worst offender, taking place only five days after an NXT special.
20th Sep '16 12:08:57 PM fearlessnikki
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* David O Russell really hit it big time with ''Film/SilverLiningsPlaybook'', a movie that nearly everyone loved. His next release ''Film/AmericanHustle'' did very well, but some HypeBacklash set in and it failed to win any of the ten Academy Awards it was nominated for. But the effects of this trope were felt with ''{{Film/Joy}}'', which was trashed by critics and only got Jennifer Lawrence a Best Actress nomination, before quickly vanishing from public consciousness.
* Kimberly Peirce's ''Film/BoysDontCry'' was a mega hit that turned Hilary Swank into a star overnight and was a critical darling. Her next feature - which wasn't released until eight years later - ''Film/StopLoss'' flopped at the Box Office and got no awards love. It was however still [[AcclaimedFlop well-received]] by critics. Her third film, a remake of ''{{Literature/Carrie}}'', made plenty of money at the Box Office but was met with SoOkayItsAverage responses.
* Creator/KateHudson became a star overnight for her turn as a drugged out groupie in ''Film/AlmostFamous'' and got a Best Supporting Actress nomination. All of her subsequent roles in romantic comedies were met with mixed reception and the HollywoodHypeMachine failed to make a star out of her. ''Film/AlmostFamous'' is about the only film of hers that's remembered well today, although ''Film/TheSkeletonKey'' has started to get traction as a cult favourite (and some SheReallyCanAct reactions from audiences at least).


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* Joss Whedon was gold when it came to TV series in the 90s and 2000s. ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' was a cultural phenomenon and its spin-off ''{{Series/Angel}}'' lasted five seasons. ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' was prematurely cancelled due to getting ScrewedByTheNetwork and developed a strong enough fanbase to get a concluding movie released as ''{{Film/Serenity}}''. His next project, also on the same network that cancelled ''Firefly'', was ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}''. That one was incredibly divisive and met with lukewarm reactions. Five seasons were planned but it was cancelled after only two, and there are very few fans calling for continuations or spin-offs like the former three.
19th Sep '16 6:14:14 AM SomeoneElse17
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** ''WWE NXT [=TakeOver=]: Dallas'': Wrestling/SamiZayn vs Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura. Expectations were already high enough considering the resumes both had, and this was Nakamura's debut match and Zayn's last NXT match, but then both men proceeded to blow those expectations out of the water. An instant classic, this match is nigh-universally considered the best match in all of 2016's ''[=WrestleMania=]'' weekend and one of the forerunners for match of the year. Even the highly anticipated Wrestling/[[KanakoUrai Asuka]] vs Wrestling/{{Bayley}} match for the NXT Women's Championship wasn't able to live up to it, nor was the rematch for the NXT Championship between Wrestling/SamoaJoe and Wrestling/FinnBalor, and both, under normal circumstances, would've been sure fire contenders for match of the night.

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** ''WWE NXT [=TakeOver=]: Dallas'': Wrestling/SamiZayn vs Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura. Expectations were already high enough considering the resumes both had, and this was Nakamura's debut match and Zayn's last NXT match, but then both men proceeded to blow those expectations out of the water. An instant classic, this match is nigh-universally considered the best match in all of 2016's ''[=WrestleMania=]'' weekend and one of the forerunners for match of the year. Even the highly anticipated Wrestling/[[KanakoUrai [[Wrestling/KanakoUrai Asuka]] vs Wrestling/{{Bayley}} match for the NXT Women's Championship wasn't able to live up to it, nor was the rematch for the NXT Championship between Wrestling/SamoaJoe and Wrestling/FinnBalor, and both, under normal circumstances, would've been sure fire contenders for match of the night.
19th Sep '16 6:13:50 AM SomeoneElse17
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** ''WWE NXT [=TakeOver=]: Dallas'': Wrestling/SamiZayn vs Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura. Expectations were already high enough considering the resumes both had, and this was Nakamura's debut match and Zayn's last NXT match, but then both men proceeded to blow those expectations out of the water. An instant classic, this match is nigh-universally considered the best match in all of 2016's ''[=WrestleMania=]'' weekend and one of the forerunners for match of the year. Even the highly anticipated Wrestling/{{Asuka}} vs Wrestling/{{Bayley}} match for the NXT Women's Championship wasn't able to live up to it, nor was the rematch for the NXT Championship between Wrestling/SamoaJoe and Wrestling/FinnBalor, and both, under normal circumstances, would've been sure fire contenders for match of the night.

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** ''WWE NXT [=TakeOver=]: Dallas'': Wrestling/SamiZayn vs Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura. Expectations were already high enough considering the resumes both had, and this was Nakamura's debut match and Zayn's last NXT match, but then both men proceeded to blow those expectations out of the water. An instant classic, this match is nigh-universally considered the best match in all of 2016's ''[=WrestleMania=]'' weekend and one of the forerunners for match of the year. Even the highly anticipated Wrestling/{{Asuka}} Wrestling/[[KanakoUrai Asuka]] vs Wrestling/{{Bayley}} match for the NXT Women's Championship wasn't able to live up to it, nor was the rematch for the NXT Championship between Wrestling/SamoaJoe and Wrestling/FinnBalor, and both, under normal circumstances, would've been sure fire contenders for match of the night.
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