Does this really need examples?: Love It Or Hate It get usage counts
edited 28th Dec '10 10:14:40 PM by berr
edited 28th Dec '10 10:15:30 PM by berr
edited 29th Dec '10 12:06:26 AM by troacctid
edited 29th Dec '10 2:05:26 AM by berr
- Any notable work in existence is loved by someone and hated by another. I doubt that we need a list of all works in existence.
- It has been suggested that we limit it only to "widely acclaimed" examples. But what criteria should we use to distinguish "widely acclaimed" from "personal opinion of some people"? I personally don't know any.
- Thus my suggestion: In-universe examples only.
- The anime adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis has received praise from some people as a visual masterpiece that also provokes thoughts about society and collects tears during its climax, but other people have described it as underplotted and bland, also complaining about the usage of CGI and the retro character designs.
- Programmers working on the Netflix algorithm to recommend films to customers have cited Napoleon Dynamite in particular as a film which tends to mess up their algorithms because people either love it or hate it, and people with otherwise similar taste in movies often disagree about whether it's great or awful.
- Dancer in the Dark - On The Movie Show, Australia's equivalent of At the Movies with Siskel and Ebert, David Stratton gave this 0 stars whilst Margaret Pomeranz gave it 5. This is the only time this has happened on the show. It was called "artistically bankrupt" by Variety and hailed as a "masterpiece" by other critics. It caused a riot in the theater at Cannes.
- Writer/director Richard Kelly's follow-up [to Donnie Darko] Southland Tales even moreso: most critics labeled it as among the worst movies of the year, but many highly respected critics put it in their Top Ten lists.
- D-War: Popular in its native South Korea, almost universally hated elsewhere, except for a small core of die-hard fans. Its IMDB vote curve is funny to watch, with a big peak at 10/10 and almost every other vote near the bottom.
- Marmite. The manufacturers even use "You Either Love It Or Hate It" as their advertising slogan.
- A study showed that the most common Love It Or Hate It Foods are beets, bell peppers, white chocolate, cilantro, coconut, tomatoes, anise and black licorice, Stinky Cheeses, mayo, and anchovies. [needs source]
- J. K. Rowling referred to this trope directly in the documentary about writing the seventh Harry Potter book. "For some to love it, others must loathe it."
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