I'm going to start this review (and it's going to be short, so don't get nervous) by saying that I like Spoony's work, and that I always look forward to his new material. He's one of my favorite internet personalities, and the amount of work he puts into each review is really impressive.
That said, I think he needs to get over himself. Now, I can sense that some of you probably just immediately skipped to the comment section to rebuke me for saying this, but hear me out: Spoony doesn't seem to know how to get out of character. Another reviewer already mentioned this, so I won't harp on it for long. Other internet reviewers have stated that Spoony is not nearly as angry and mean-spirited as his character; why does he feel the need to be like that all the time? From what I've heard, he can be a really nice guy.
He seems determined to alienate his fanbase. I'm not talking about his criticisms of things his fans might care about — it's just his opinion (man), and it's totally fine to disagree with him. I'm talking about his tendency to beat a dead horse: if he doesn't like it, he'll admit it and tell you why... over and over again. He also has a tendency to mock the fans of things he doesn't like. That last thing really bothers me. It's okay to admit you don't like something, but to judge other people for liking it is going too far. I mean, a lot of the time he's joking, but when he's out of character (sort of?), he continues to do so, even questioning the intelligence of people who like something he doesn't. This is a quality that can really hurt a reviewer's reputation, and rightfully so. That doesn't mean I want Spoony's reputation to diminish; like I said, I like the guy, and I'm glad he's popular.
To me, it seems like Spoony has gotten sucked into his popularity and image. It's like he can't not
be the mean-spirited, vitriolic critic he plays, for whatever reason. It's none of my business, but ever since he and Scarlett broke up he's gotten angrier and more petty (seriously; read his Twitter feed), and it seems like he just dwells on it and acts childish at times. But it's none of my business, and you're totally right to criticize me for bringing it up.
To sum it up: Spoony is fun and enjoyable to watch, and I'm still a big fan. I just wish he wouldn't be so afraid to act like himself.
And I'm going to apologize in advance for bringing up the Scarlett thing, but it really does seem like it plays a big part in his behavior. I'm not going to judge him for it, though, because I know what it feels like and it's not my place to criticize him for emotional pain. I just thought I'd bring it up as a possible (legitimate?) explanation for some of his behavior.
20th Mar 12
You have managed to sum up EXACTLY how I feel about him. His videos are usually entertaining, and often hilarious, but I really draw a line between critiquing or even mocking a work, and insulting the people who enjoy it. He crosses that line.
21st Mar 12
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24th Mar 12
I didn't mean that it's okay to insult someone because of their opinion, because it isn't. What you think of something has nothing to do with being wrong or unintelligent, and it's hypocritical to say that it is. What I meant was that whenever I call someone stupid or pretentious for liking something, I'm joking. I have absolutely no problem with people holding different views than me, as long as they've actually thought about why they have these particular views, and if someone were to take offense at me jokingly calling him/her stupid because of his/her opinions, I'd apologise and stop doing it. Whether Spoony thinks the same or he really does think that fans of certain media are stupid/wrong I don't know, but judging from his aforementioned comments, it seems to me that he doesn't really think lesser of them because of what they like, regardless of whether he comes off that way in his videos (I'm fully aware that I might be completely wrong, however). Like I said, he's a comedian, and comedians definitely won't always pull punches, even though I agree it would be an improvement to see him on his friendlier side more often.
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