"—where garbage comes to life.
— (Erik Olund's video opener and slogan)
A Caustic Critic
's channel on the blip
website. Living up to its name
, its main focus is to review, discuss, criticize and evaluate certain animated movies that are considered to be the worst to ever be made (e.g. Delgo
, Happily N'Ever After
). Its sole host is Erik Olund (aka ShogunGin0), and many of his videos are filmed in one location; hence the videos themselves are rather simple and minimalistic yet informative and witty at the very same time.
Its first episode featured the "review" of the movie Happily N'Ever After
on January 15, 2011. Erik's latest video to date was also in 2011 (June, to be exact), ending with a review of Doogal
, an infamous CGI film of The Magic Roundabout
. Throughout the first season, the channel has only received little to moderate acclaim, though not so well known as other semi-obscure Caustic Critic channels out there (TV Trash
, for example). It could be compared with That Guy with the Glasses
due to some visible influences (yeah, Erik Olund himself has glasses
, but that's just a mere coincidence now) but what makes the channel different was that it has, so far, focused on animated films that are rather obscure. Therefore, less on the nostalgia (despite how old some of the stuff Erik reviews is), but more on the animation's Suckiness Is Painful
After a one and a half year hiatus, Erik announced that he will be resuming the series.
The brand new season premiered on December 7, 2012 with a review of The Legend of the Titanic
which you can see here.
See the episode archive here
Provides examples of:
- Berserk Button: He really hates bad animated movement, poorly-made CG models, and points out the tiniest animation mistakes that a casual viewer could care less about. Naturally, he's taking animation classes.
- Bile Fascination: Invoked by the movies. It's the whole point of why this channel exists.
- Caustic Critic
- Deadpan Snarker: Well, of course.
- Genius Bruiser
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Subverted in Erik's review of The Elm Chanted Forest, when he mentions that one of the characters sounds a lot like Mr. Smee, only to conclude that Bill Thompson died years before the film was made, and that the actual voice actor was merely a sound-alike.
- Limited Wardrobe: Erik doesn't seem to wear anything else besides a dark grey jacket.
- Needs More Love: As mentioned before, most of the stuff he reviews are barely well remembered and not so well known. Since this is Infamous Animation (and the trope name applied to them would be "Needs More Hate") we're talking about, this is justified.
- One-Man Band: The credits contain only his name as writer, producer, and director.
- One of Us: Very much so. Erik casually uses tropes in his videos, to the point where fellow Tropers will understand some of his criticisms a lot better than others. To give you an idea, he uses "Bowdlerize" in his Ten Commandments video with only concept to explain to term to anyone unfamiliar with it. In another video, he namedrops TV Tropes...to explain how the script to Delgo was written.
- Schedule Slip: While he did say that there will be a Tentacolino review to conclude the animated Titanic reviews which was supposed to be of three parts, a year has passed and nothing came up, save for the explanation why that is so which can be seen here in this video, revealing that it's in Development Hell among other issues.
- Short Runner: It initially looked to be an Orphaned Series territory, but...
- So Bad, It's Horrible: Erik's watched more than his fair share of bad animated movies, but this trope is his opinion of The Elm Chanted Forest, The Ten Commandments (2007), and Titanic: The Legend Goes On.