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3rd Feb '16 6:04:35 PM FastFuriousFan
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*** Of course, complaining about C-3PO being built by Anakin is arguably the stupidest excuse for hating the prequels, because it does nothing to [[CharacterDerailment derail C-3PO's character.]] What people should be complaining about is how C-3PO was shunned in favor of [[ReplacementScrappy Jar Jar]]. And in addition to having no Jar Jar and yes much better writing in general, among many other things, it would have helped if C-3PO went with Anakin and started his friendship with R2-D2. C-3PO and R2-D2 have always been a lot funnier than Jar Jar, that's for sure.
22nd Jan '16 3:34:15 PM Anddrix
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* The majority of negative reviews ''Film/{{Annie|2014}}'' is garnering from critics seem to be complaints about:
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* The majority of negative reviews ''Film/{{Annie|2014}}'' ''Film/{{Annie 2014}}'' is garnering from critics seem to be complaints about:

** People were opposed to [[RaceLift the main characters being made black]]. ** [[InvertedTrope On the other hand]], they did drop an insensitive line from "Little Girls" ''someday I'll land in the nuthouse/with all of the nuts and the squirrels'' to avoid mocking mental illness.
26th Dec '15 6:53:43 PM Kid
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* ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial''. For the film's 20th anniversary in 2002, it saw guns replaced with walkie-talkies, gave the title character a CGI makeover and changed one line of dialogue using the word "terrorist" (replaced with the word "hippie", which was done to avoid TooSoon accusations but went too far in the other direction and made the 1982 film appear more dated than it was). Mercilessly lampooned in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' parody episode "Free Hat". Incidentally, while said episode portrays Steven Spielberg as the diabolical mastermind behind editing ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', with Creator/GeorgeLucas only reluctantly following, in reality Spielberg later stated that editing the movie was a mistake, and the a subsequent home video reissue in 2012 was that of the theatrical version.
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* ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial''. For the film's 20th anniversary in 2002, it saw guns replaced with walkie-talkies, gave the title character a CGI makeover and changed one line of dialogue using the word "terrorist" (replaced with the word "hippie", which was done to avoid TooSoon accusations but went too far in the other direction and made the 1982 film appear more dated than it was). Mercilessly lampooned in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' parody episode "Free Hat". Incidentally, while said episode portrays Steven Spielberg as the diabolical mastermind behind editing ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', with Creator/GeorgeLucas only reluctantly following, in reality Spielberg later stated that editing the movie was a mistake, and the a subsequent home video reissue in 2012 was that of the theatrical version.
26th Dec '15 6:49:09 PM Kid
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* The 2010 ''Film/{{Robin Hood|2010}}'' movie has taken a lot of heat for being a history-oriented original origin story instead of a retelling of the Robin Hood story "[[InkStainAdaptation everybody knows]]". The story everyone knows includes the usual setup of Prince John acting as regent in [[UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionHeart King Richard's]] absence, Robin being a outlawed knight, and Robin StormingTheCastle to save Maid Marian. In the 2010 film, these plot elements are either absent ([[spoiler: Richard dies at the start, and John is king for the rest of the film]]) or given a new twist ([[spoiler: Robin, a commoner, poses as Marian's deceased husband, a knight]]), and the main plot is about setting up the legend to happen in the context of a (fictional) French invasion. The movie ends with [[spoiler: Robin finally being outlawed by John.]] Many people were dissatisfied, to say the least, with the film for not following "the story everybody knows". But "the story everybody knows" (most probably through the combination of [[Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood Errol Flynn]], [[Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves Kevin Costner]] and [[Disney/RobinHood Disney]]) is itself an AdaptationDistillation of centuries of folklore, literature and previous adaptations. Most of the details in the version everyone knows were only established through the years - including all of the above familiar elements, and Robin ''robbing the rich and giving to the poor'' itself (which is in the film, but not as much as people expected). So the film is bashed somewhat unfairly for changing and adding to the story, when that's how the legend developed in the first place.
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* The 2010 ''Film/{{Robin Hood|2010}}'' movie has taken a lot of heat for being a history-oriented original origin story instead of a retelling of the Robin Hood story "[[InkStainAdaptation everybody knows]]". The story everyone knows includes the usual setup of Prince John acting as regent in [[UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionHeart King Richard's]] absence, Robin being a outlawed knight, and Robin StormingTheCastle to save Maid Marian. In the 2010 film, these plot elements are either absent ([[spoiler: Richard ([[spoiler:Richard dies at the start, and John is king for the rest of the film]]) or given a new twist ([[spoiler: Robin, ([[spoiler:Robin, a commoner, poses as Marian's deceased husband, a knight]]), and the main plot is about setting up the legend to happen in the context of a (fictional) French invasion. The movie ends with [[spoiler: Robin [[spoiler:Robin finally being outlawed by John.]] Many people were dissatisfied, to say the least, with the film for not following "the story everybody knows". But "the story everybody knows" (most probably through the combination of [[Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood Errol Flynn]], [[Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves Kevin Costner]] and [[Disney/RobinHood Disney]]) is itself an AdaptationDistillation of centuries of folklore, literature and previous adaptations. Most of the details in the version everyone knows were only established through the years - including all of the above familiar elements, and Robin ''robbing the rich and giving to the poor'' itself (which is in the film, but not as much as people expected). So the film is bashed somewhat unfairly for changing and adding to the story, when that's how the legend developed in the first place.
30th Nov '15 3:31:35 AM Anddrix
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* Fans of ''Literature/PaperTowns'' didn't take well to the changes made to the plot in [[Film/PaperTowns the film adaptation]] (Q attending prom, his friends leaving him in Algoe after his outburst, Lacey and Ben getting together on the roadtrip instead of beforehand, etc).
10th Nov '15 12:17:51 PM Trogdor
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* ''Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians: The Lightning Thief'' changed many things in the books. Common minor complaints were character's appearances and behaviors being changed, e.g. Grover being black, Annabeth being brunette and bossy rather than nerdy, all three main characters being 5 years older than in the book, and all Greek Gods and monster appearing modernised. Bigger complaints were that several characters were omitted entirely, notably Dionysus, Clarisse, the Oracle, Kronos and Ares, which greatly changed the plot seeing as Kronos and Ares were important villains. As a result, some characters had their motives completely change, turning Hades, who spent most of the book appearing to be an evil god who stole the lightning bolt but was actually innocent, into an openly evil god who was instantly revealed to ''not'' have taken the bolt. Several small sub-plots were also forgotten, such as Zeus' daughter Thalia and Grover's quest to get a searcher's license.
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* ''Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians: The Lightning Thief'' changed many things in the books. Common minor complaints were character's appearances and behaviors being changed, e.g. Grover being black, Annabeth being brunette and bossy rather than nerdy, all three main characters being 5 years older than in the book, and all Greek Gods and monster not appearing modernised. Bigger complaints were that several characters were omitted entirely, notably Dionysus, Clarisse, the Oracle, Kronos and Ares, which greatly changed the plot seeing as Kronos and Ares were important villains. As a result, some characters had their motives completely change, turning Hades, who spent most of the book appearing to be an evil god who stole the lightning bolt but was actually innocent, into an openly evil god who was instantly revealed to ''not'' have taken the bolt. Several small sub-plots were also forgotten, such as Zeus' daughter Thalia and Grover's quest to get a searcher's license.
28th Oct '15 8:40:14 PM R1ck
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* ''Every'' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' movie has attracted this trope for some reason or another. -->'''[[RedLetterMedia Harry S. Plinkett]]:''' ''Star Trek: Generations'' is the stupidest movie ever made. It ruined everything; and not just Star Trek movies, but ''everything''.
28th Oct '15 8:36:55 PM R1ck
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*** Of course, complaining about C-3PO being built by Anakin is arguably the stupidest excuse for hating the prequels, because it does nothing to [[CharacterDerailment derail C-3PO's character.]] What people should be complaining about is how C-3PO was shunned in favor of [[ReplacementScrappy Jar Jar]]. And in addition to having no Jar Jar and yes much better writing in general, among many other things, it would have helped if C-3PO went with Anakin and started his friendship with R2-D2. C-3PO and R2-D2 have always been a lot funnier than Jar Jar, that's for sure.
27th Oct '15 5:23:52 PM HereticalShinigami
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** Some fans take more issue with the ridiculously ahistorical parts of the film - for instance the almost Omaha-beach-like landing craft that the French arrive in. Whilst in some instances, authenticity is upheld (certainly more that Errol Flynn ever managed), some scenes so horribly butcher the 'historical' setting that this version of Robin Hood is sometimes seen as the worst.
27th Oct '15 5:08:41 PM Zeego
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"Ignores pretty much completely" is odd phrasing.
* Creator/StanleyKubrick's version of ''Film/TheShining'' is quite different from the book, and gets a lot of Creator/StephenKing fans saying how much it sucks. It is a pretty bad adaptation as it ignores pretty much completely the source material. Even Stephen King himself considers it the worst adaptation of one of his books. Outside of them, it's considered one of the best horror movies ever made.
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* Creator/StanleyKubrick's version of ''Film/TheShining'' is quite different from the book, and gets a lot of Creator/StephenKing fans saying how much it sucks. It is a pretty bad adaptation adaptation, as it ignores pretty much completely changes almost everything from the source material.material aside from the character names and the basic premise. Even Stephen King himself considers it the worst adaptation of one of his books. Outside of them, it's considered one of the best horror movies ever made.
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