YMMV / James Rolfe

  • Broken Base: A sizable number of former fans have essentially declared war on James and everyone who still supports him due to the release of the AVGN movie. The reasons vary; some say they just hated the movie so much that they can't take James seriously as a creator anymore, some are convinced that he only spent some of the budget on the movie and personally pocketed the rest, some think that the existence of the movie is offensive to begin with because it led to a slowdown in the number of normal episodes produced, and some think it's an unforgivable sin that the movie isn't free to watch online.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: According to Alexa 16% of his site's traffic comes from Norway, where it breaks the top 500 sites.
  • Heartwarming: There's just something about the skeletons in the Monster Madness series just watching TV enjoying their afterlife togther that just warms the heart.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In his review of Godzilla (1998), he mentioned how ridiculous making Godzilla "realistic" by not making them shoot his atomic breath is like making Spiderman "realistic" by not allowing him to shoot his web through his hands. Well...
  • Tear Jerker: 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, 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 for the last time is just devastating. And then he goes away, looks at it again, and leaves 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.
    • ROLFE: A No-Budget Dream, a documentary about James made back in 2002, when he was still in college, closes with this sad line: "Without my movies, I'm nobody, really."