History YMMV / JamesRolfe

5th May '17 7:30:14 PM drbreakfast
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** There are several older Cinemassacre reviews where James sharply criticizes movies for portraying women as weak, stupid or useless, which is funny now given the accusations of sexism over ''Film/Ghostbusters2016''.

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** There are several older Cinemassacre reviews where James sharply criticizes has a long history of praising movies for portraying having strong (and funny) female characters and complaining when women are depicted as weak, stupid or useless, incapable, which is funny now in hindsight given the accusations of sexism misogyny over his thoughts on ''Film/Ghostbusters2016''.
25th Apr '17 1:23:54 PM Kindle4Light
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* GodNeverSaidThat: His refusal to watch ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' had nothing to do with the female cast[[labelnote:*]]his only mention of the female cast was pointing out how people referred to the movie as "the female Ghostbusters" due to being titled "Ghostbusters" just like the original film, and having little else to differentiate it[[/labelnote]], and was more due to how it calls itself "Ghostbusters" but doesn't build on the established lore of the franchise, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen despite having gotten the three surviving original Ghostbusters to appear in the movie]]. He even outright states that it may end up being a ''good'' movie in its own right.
20th Mar '17 11:42:48 AM Melancholeric
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*** In the same video, when he talks about BatmanBegins, he purposefully nitpicks the film as a TakeThat to those who do the same with other movies (and by extension, other mediums). Considering the prominence of groups like the [[Main/PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad SJW]] and [[Main/HypeBacklash Hype]] [[Main/TaintedByThePreview Culture]], this line here couldn't be anymore true nowadays:
-->'''James''': What I'm doing is what you would call nitpicking. Yeah, you know, when everybody bitched and ranted about [[Film/Spiderman3 Spiderman posing in front of the American flag]]? Or when [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Indiana Jones hid in a refrigerator from an atom bomb blast]]? People complain about EVERYTHING!
3rd Mar '17 9:18:32 AM drbreakfast
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** There are several older Cinemassacre reviews where James sharply criticizes movies for portraying women as weak, stupid or useless, which is funny now given the accusations of sexism over ''Film/Ghostbusters''.

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** There are several older Cinemassacre reviews where James sharply criticizes movies for portraying women as weak, stupid or useless, which is funny now given the accusations of sexism over ''Film/Ghostbusters''.''Film/Ghostbusters2016''.
3rd Mar '17 9:18:14 AM drbreakfast
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** There are several older Cinemassacre reviews where James sharply criticizes movies for portraying women as weak, stupid or useless, which is funny now given the accusations of sexism over ''Film/Ghostbusters''.
10th Dec '16 8:28:18 PM number9robotic
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-->'''[=James=]''': What i'm doing is what you would call nitpicking. Yeah, you know, when everybody bitched and ranted about [[Film/Spiderman3 Spiderman posing in front of the American flag]]? Or when [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Indiana Jones hid in a refrigerator from an atom bomb blast]]? People complain about EVERYTHING!

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-->'''[=James=]''': -->'''James''': What i'm I'm doing is what you would call nitpicking. Yeah, you know, when everybody bitched and ranted about [[Film/Spiderman3 Spiderman posing in front of the American flag]]? Or when [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Indiana Jones hid in a refrigerator from an atom bomb blast]]? People complain about EVERYTHING!
4th Dec '16 10:57:34 AM SunriseWarrior
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** October 2016 will be the last "real" ''Monster Madness''. Though James said it will still happen every year in some form, this will be the last time he's doing the usual "1 video a day for 31 days" format.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** James intended the Angry Nintendo Nerd to be a trilogy series of videos he only made for his friends. [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Then YouTube entered his life!]] As [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGFqdCeyBS4 one of the podcasts]] reveals, James was highly reluctant to make another AVGN video outside of original trilogy, and it took some persuasion from Mike to convince him that it's an idea worth trying.
** James apparently intended the Angry Video Game Nerd to have a spin off series called the Angry Movie Nerd, where he would cover bad movies, beginning with the ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIII''. Despite being one of his most memorable videos, ranting about movie sequels in an earlier episode, and even implying to talk about the Friday the 13th movies in the game review, this spin off never happened. Instead, he's only done movie reviews as himself since.
** He, at some early point, planned on doing an AVGN episode focusing on the Super Mario Bros. movie (or he planned on it being an entry for the abandoned Angry Movie Nerd series). However, after Nostalgia Critic reviewed it, he felt he couldn't really add much to it with his own review so he held off. He eventually reviewed the film as himself for the film's 20th anniversary.
** {{Invoked|Trope}} in his video on why he would not watch ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' over the decision to make the movie a complete ContinuityReboot, particularly as they were able to get many members of the original cast to appear in the movie...but just as [[TheCameo random characters]] rather than reprising their original roles.

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** October 2016 will be the last "real" ''Monster Madness''. Though James said it will still happen every year in some form, this will be the last time he's doing the usual "1 video a day for 31 days" format.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** James intended the Angry Nintendo Nerd to be a trilogy series of videos he only made for his friends. [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Then YouTube entered his life!]] As [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGFqdCeyBS4 one of the podcasts]] reveals, James was highly reluctant to make another AVGN video outside of original trilogy, and it took some persuasion from Mike to convince him that it's an idea worth trying.
** James apparently intended the Angry Video Game Nerd to have a spin off series called the Angry Movie Nerd, where he would cover bad movies, beginning with the ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIII''. Despite being one of his most memorable videos, ranting about movie sequels in an earlier episode, and even implying to talk about the Friday the 13th movies in the game review, this spin off never happened. Instead, he's only done movie reviews as himself since.
** He, at some early point, planned on doing an AVGN episode focusing on the Super Mario Bros. movie (or he planned on it being an entry for the abandoned Angry Movie Nerd series). However, after Nostalgia Critic reviewed it, he felt he couldn't really add much to it with his own review so he held off. He eventually reviewed the film as himself for the film's 20th anniversary.
** {{Invoked|Trope}} in his video on why he would not watch ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' over the decision to make the movie a complete ContinuityReboot, particularly as they were able to get many members of the original cast to appear in the movie...but just as [[TheCameo random characters]] rather than reprising their original roles.
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29th Oct '16 12:17:51 PM TheCuza
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** Let's just say that his decision to not review ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' was met with mixed reactions.

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** [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Let's just say say]] that his decision to not review ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' was met with with... mixed reactions.



* GodNeverSaidThat: His refusal to watch ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' had nothing to do with the female cast[[labelnote:*]]his only mention of the female cast was pointing out how people referred to the movie as "the female Ghostbusters" due to being titled "Ghostbusters" just like the original film, and having little else to differentiate it[[/labelnote]], and was more due to how it calls itself "Ghostbusters" but doesn't build on the established lore of the franchise, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen despite having gotten all of the orgiinal Ghostbusters to appear in the movie]]. He even outright states that it may end up being a ''good'' movie in its own right.

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* GodNeverSaidThat: His refusal to watch ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' had nothing to do with the female cast[[labelnote:*]]his only mention of the female cast was pointing out how people referred to the movie as "the female Ghostbusters" due to being titled "Ghostbusters" just like the original film, and having little else to differentiate it[[/labelnote]], and was more due to how it calls itself "Ghostbusters" but doesn't build on the established lore of the franchise, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen despite having gotten all of the orgiinal three surviving original Ghostbusters to appear in the movie]]. He even outright states that it may end up being a ''good'' movie in its own right.
29th Oct '16 12:14:59 PM TheCuza
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* TearJerker: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Kc3JqVIIJA The Dragon In My Dreams]] is a very sad video, considering it's one of James' more personal ones. It's about James wanting to revisit the playground that bestowed his earliest memory--a nightmare where a dragon tries to eat him (the dragon was really plastic and part of the playground)--and then realizes that the one day he decides to come back, [[spoiler:the park is being renovated. Had he come a day later or even a few hours later, it probably would've been too late.]] The look on James' face as he looks at the dragon in its aged and dilapidated state [[spoiler:for the last time]] is just devastating. And then he goes away, looks at it again, and leaves [[spoiler:knowing that he'll never see it again. Worse yet, the video ends with a gallery of young James playing at the park which was being renovated.]]

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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Kc3JqVIIJA The Dragon In My Dreams]] is a very sad video, considering it's one of James' more personal ones. It's about James wanting to revisit the playground that bestowed his earliest memory--a nightmare where a dragon tries to eat him (the dragon was really plastic and part of the playground)--and then realizes that the one day he decides to come back, [[spoiler:the park is being renovated. Had he come a day later or even a few hours later, it probably would've been too late.]] The look on James' face as he looks at the dragon in its aged and dilapidated state [[spoiler:for the last time]] is just devastating. And then he goes away, looks at it again, and leaves [[spoiler:knowing that he'll never see it again. Worse yet, the video ends with a gallery of young James playing at the park which was being renovated.]]


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** October 2016 will be the last "real" ''Monster Madness''. Though James said it will still happen every year in some form, this will be the last time he's doing the usual "1 video a day for 31 days" format.
2nd Oct '16 5:17:58 AM RainingMetal
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** Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2016 only uses screenshots as opposed to full video in exchange for being able to present it on Youtube. Some people would have preferred to see full video while others are willing to tolerate this new format to be able to view it on Youtube.
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