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->''"So if you love the Creator/ChristopherReeve-era Franchise/{{Superman}} movies, but wish they made them less hopeful, [[InnocentBystanders killed countless civilians]], visualized our worst fears of urban terrorism, and had Superman overcome his first villain by [[TheseHandsHaveKilled murdering him with his bare hands]], DC has made the reboot for you, psycho!"''
-->-- '''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''' for ''Film/ManOfSteel''


->'''Dr. Sivana:''' And now the conclusion approaches. The end. The death of Captain Marvel! I hope you're all paying attention.\\

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->'''Dr. Sivana:''' ->'''[[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Dr. Sivana]]:''' And now the conclusion approaches. The end. The death of Captain Marvel! I hope you're all paying attention.\\



'''Grumpy:''' [[DugTooDeep Bal]][[Literature/LordOfTheRings rog!]]

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'''Grumpy:''' [[DugTooDeep Bal]][[Literature/LordOfTheRings Bal]][[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings rog!]]


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-->--'''[[spoiler:Jade]]/Death''', ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho, [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho049Master]]''

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-->--'''[[spoiler:Jade]]/Death''', ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho, [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho049Master]]''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho049Master Master]]''


-->--'''[[spoiler:Jade]]/Death''', ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho, [[BigFinishDoctorWho049Master Master]]''

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-->--'''[[spoiler:Jade]]/Death''', ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho, [[BigFinishDoctorWho049Master Master]]''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho049Master]]''


->'''Danny:''' What, like, board room meeting took place where they were like... ''(deep voice)'' Y'know, [[Francise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]], what do we need? We need Hell, we need ghosts, we need the Doom Eye, we need MORE GUNS!\\

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->'''Danny:''' What, like, board room meeting took place where they were like... ''(deep voice)'' Y'know, [[Francise/SonicTheHedgehog [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]], what do we need? We need Hell, we need ghosts, we need the Doom Eye, we need MORE GUNS!\\


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->You don't get it pal. Bad things have happened to me. It's not just lazy writing.
-->--'''Guise''' on the card gritty reboot (a parody of this trope), ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse''


-->-- '''Website/TheOnion''' [[http://www.theonion.com/article/disney-trailer-teases-exit-major-character-upcomin-57159]]

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-->-- '''Website/TheOnion''' '''Website/TheOnion''', [[http://www.theonion.com/article/disney-trailer-teases-exit-major-character-upcomin-57159]]com/article/disney-trailer-teases-exit-major-character-upcomin-57159 Disney Trailer Teases Exit Of Major Character]]


->''"The Incredible Squirrel that I created for my old TV show was a cute little guy who had fun stopping goofy bad-guys! This movies too serious. Its not fun at all!"''
-->-- '''Clarence Heck''' protesting a ''Film/{{Batman}}''-like movie adaptation of his puppet character, ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' issue #10

->'''Blood Wraith:''' When Irish squire Sean Dolan draws blood with the Black Knight's cursed sword, what do you get? A darker, meaner version of the Knight's old, discarded schticks. Ah, well, at least they won't go to waste -- and [[Franchise/{{Batman}} "Dark Knight"]] [[FollowTheLeader is a proven seller!]]
-->-- '''Marvel Year in Review 1993'''



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->'''Tex Richman''': The [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct Moopets]] are a hard, cynical act for a hard, cynical world.\\
'''Miss Poogy''': [[GoodIsOldFashioned You're relics]], Muppets! The world has moved on, and no one cares about your [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids goody-goody, hippy-dippy]], Julie Andrews and [=Dom DeLuise=] hostin, singin-and-dancin act anymore! You're '''dead!''' And I just come to bury ya.
-->--''Film/TheMuppets''
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->''Sometimes I wish Creator/RogerMoore would come back!\\
With an underwater car or some kind of jetpack,\\
Or a hover-gondola and a Union Jack!\\
Forget it, mate, it's not TheEighties\\
He'd rather kick you in the face\\
We've got a new Bond for [[TurnOfTheMillennium the noughties]]\\
Because the worlds a [[CrapsackWorld TERRIBLE place]]!''
-->-- '''Joe Cornish''', ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhIJ19Rv3H4 the parody song]].
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->''Sometimes I wish Creator/RogerMoore would come back!\\
With an underwater car or some kind of jetpack,\\
Or a hover-gondola and a Union Jack!\\
Forget it, mate, it's not TheEighties\\
He'd rather kick you in the face\\
We've got a new Bond for [[TurnOfTheMillennium the noughties]]\\
Because the worlds a [[CrapsackWorld TERRIBLE place]]!''
-->-- '''Joe Cornish''', ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhIJ19Rv3H4 the parody song]].
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->''"Part of the identity of the ''Thief'' series was its dry humour: a city of [[PoliceAreUseless thick, drunken guards]] and [[UpperClassTwit blustering nobles]]; you, [[TheTrickster the wily outsider]] come to take them down a peg. But there's no wit or poetic justice in ''this'' city; just miserable people being serious. ''"Eeeuyhh, the police are evil and everyone's got the plague. Who will save us? What's that? ''{{VideoGame/Dishonored}}''? Never heard of it."''"''
-->-- '''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' on ''VideoGame/Thief2014''
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->''"Certainly it seems like half my professional existence is spent on some level trying to persuade people that games are becoming more mature all the time. But there are various interpretations of the word mature, and its a paradox I've noticed before that a lot of games that receive [[RatedMForMoney mature certificates]] would only be of interest to twelve-year-olds."''
-->-- '''Creator/BenCroshaw''' , [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/extra-punctuation/8989-Extra-Punctuation-What-is-Mature-Anyway "What is Mature Anyway?"]]

->''"Studio execs had run out of reboots, so they jumped at the chance to film Stallone’s Disney crossover, ''[[http://dlisted.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/caption0720115-500x545.jpg Bambo: First Flood.]]''"''
-->--'''''[[http://dlisted.com/2015/07/21/the-caption-this-contest-for-july-20th/ DListed]]'''''

->''"In a way, Zorin still feels ahead of his time, the almost anonymous violence and random brutality of the twenty-first century...Zorin exists to demonstrate that the older, gentler era of Bond is over, and I think that it offers an in-universe explanation for the shift in Bonds between films. Zorin’s brutality led Roger Moore to decide not to return to the role, and I like to imagine he had [[ShooOutTheClowns a similar impact on Moore’s James Bond character]]. Timothy Dalton or Pierce Brosnan would not be as surprised by Zorin’s brutality. In fact, they seem like a response to the shift in cultural norms that it might represent."''
-->--'''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2012/10/05/a-view-to-a-bond-baddie-max-zorin/ Darren Mooney]]''' on ''Film/AViewToAKill''

->''"Jax and Sonya are cops here, trying to take down serial killers like Reptile, who's been made into a guy with a skin condition. Who still eats people's heads. Huh...Baraka is a plastic surgeon who went insane after killing a patient, sharpening his teeth into blades and grafting blades into his arms. Oh, yeah, and he kills Johnny Cage. [[TheyKilledKennyAgain At least some things never change.]]"''
-->--'''''Website/HardcoreGaming101''''' [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/mortalkombat/mortalkombat8.htm on]] ''WebVideo/MortalKombatRebirth'' (2010)

->''"Yes, in this version not only does Scrooge belittle Cratchit, he [[MoralEventHorizon sends him to the soup line.]] Now I’ve not mentioned this yet, but this is, without question, the most depressing version of this show I’ve ever seen. I mean, it’s nothing that will make you reach for the Kleenex, but it will have your mouth agape at just how dark the whole thing is."''
-->-- '''''{{Website/Wrestlecrap}}''''' [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/induction-an-american-christmas-carol-featuring-the-pimp-of-christmas-future/ on]] ''Film/AnAmericanChristmasCarol''

->''"As series change, feedback loops can be created. The subversive, [[GrimDark ‘dark’ comics of the mid-1980s]] like ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} were, at one level at least, meant as ironic commentary on the notion that superheroes were ‘realistic’. Stories like [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns The Dark Knight Returns]], ComicBook/TheKillingJoke, and [[ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth Arkham Asylum]] were deliberately placed outside continuity to distance themselves from the ‘mainstream’ Bat-titles, [[{{Deconstruction}} and were designed to make the point that Batman was extremely violent and possibly as insane as any of his opponents]]. [[WeirdAlEffect These comics proved wildly more popular than the ‘regular’ Batman]]. The Creator/TimBurton movies [[FollowTheLeader followed their lead]]. (The original Sam Hamm script tacked much more closely to the Englehart / Rogers run from the 1970s comics.) The outlying versions of Batman became the norm, with their innovations quickly showing up in the main titles – and by definition, once they were the rule, not the exception, [[DramaticallyMissingThePoint the original subversive point being made was lost]]. For twenty-five years, now, the default-value Batman has been extremely violent, growly, and possibly insane."''
-->--'''Lance Parkin''', [[http://sequart.org/magazine/41028/superhero-accessories-part-two-truth-justice-all-that-stuff/ Superhero Accessories]]

->''"I love that they use these sets which are usually the setting for fluffy action adventure tales and have dark and devious plots brewing in them...Can nobody appear on ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'' and not get their hands dirty? Eddington seemed like a safe bet until he was revealed to be [[TheMole the leader of the Maquis]]. Our next hope for humanity was dear sweet Admiral Ross but this episode exposes even him as getting in bed with the enemy to ensure the safe running of the Federation. Thank goodness none of the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' crew made a significant appearance on this show; I would hate to tarnish any of their bright, appealing images with some ''[=DS9=]'' dirt."''
-->--'''[[http://www.docohobigfinish.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/deep-space-nine-season-seven.html Joe Ford]]'''

->''"Watching [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Bulk and Skull]], two of the most enduring, lovable characters in the show’s history, being portrayed as foul-mouthed white trash who sell out the human race to aliens, murder their friends, and then die of drug overdoses was basically the equivalent of watching {{Winnie the Pooh}} go postal on the Hundred Acre Wood."''
-->--'''''Website/TheAgonyBooth''''', "[[http://www.agonybooth.com/movies/POWER_RANGERS_2015_Fan_Film.aspx POWER/RANGERS (2015) fan film shows why grim-dark is grim-dumb"]]

->''"''Identity Crisis'' opens with a caption that reads, [='=]''Thirty Minutes Till Now''[='=]. It is a declaration: you are in the past. I will bring you to the now. [[SugarApocalypse And it does.]]"''
-->--'''Jason Michelitch''' on ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'', [[http://comicsalliance.com/the-15-worst-comics-of-the-decade/ The 15 Worst Comics of the Decade]]

->''"Oh, did you want Superman to be a shining light of morality in a harsh and cruel world? Screw that candy-ass shit. [[Film/ManOfSteel Superbro is gonna crush some buildings and give zero fucks about collateral damage.]] Grittiness: unlocked."''
-->--'''[[http://www.gq.com/entertainment/celebrities/201312/least-influential-people-2013#slide=8 Drew Magary]]''', "The 25 Least Influential People of 2013"

->''"Creator/{{Sony}}, a multimedia corporate giant run by full-grown adults, paid $1 million for a screenplay called [[Film/WintersKnight Winters Knight]], a gritty interpretation of the Santa Claus legend, because everyone in Hollywood has lost their fucking minds."''
-->-- '''{{Website/Cracked}}''', [[http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/4-reasons-this-new-movie-everything-wrong-with-hollywood/ 4 Reasons This Movie is Everything Wrong With Hollywood]]



->'''Mike:''' It's totally in-character for Spock [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness to jump onto a flying hover-vehicle and punch someone repeatedly in the face]]--\\
'''Rich:''' While screaming emotionally?\\
'''Mike:''' --while screaming 'I'm gonna kill you, you cocksucker motherfucker.'\\
'''Jack:''' Creator/LeonardNimoy was a pinch more nuanced.
-->-- '''WebVideo/BestOfTheWorst''', review of ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial''

->'''OOC:''' You've been complain' for years about {{Wrestling/WCW}}: everything is black robes, black ring, black...\\
'''V1:''' Black and grey. The ''only'' color worse than to have everything black is everything grey.\\
'''Jay:''' Like dog-vision. ''(everyone guffaws)''\\
'''OOC:''' It's quite depressing.\\
'''V1:''' It really is.
-->--'''WebVideo/OSWReview''' on ''Thunder'' (David Arquette trilogy), Ep. 33




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->''"We're here to make coffee metal. We will make ''everything'' metal, blacker than the blackest black, times infinity."''
-->-- '''Nathan Explosion''', ''{{WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse}}''
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->''"The fact that it is listed as Kid Friendly was a big selling point for them because, let's face it, comics aren't exactly for kids anymore."''
-->-- '''Tom Siddell''' on ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''

->''"It all started in [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks the Seventies]] with the appearance of heroes like ComicBook/ThePunisher and {{ComicBook/Wolverine}}. Instead of being hurled into a [[NoBodyLeftBehind swirling dimensional vortex to seeming oblivion]], a super-villain was now more likely to take a bullet to the brain, or a claw through the heart! Committing crimes and fighting superheroes became dangerous!\\\
No wonder the bad guys started behaving a little rowdier -- can you blame em? Suddenly, villains like [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Doctor Doom]] -- who'd up till now pranced around with an air of menace but never actually DID anything to anybody -- started bumping off people left and right... some of em just for [[DisproportionateRetribution snoring too loudly!]]"''
-->-- Marvel Year in Review 1993
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-->-- '''''{{Website/Wrestlecrap}}''''' on ''[[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/induction-an-american-christmas-carol-featuring-the-pimp-of-christmas-future/ An American Christmas Carol]]''

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-->-- '''''{{Website/Wrestlecrap}}''''' on ''[[http://www.[[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/induction-an-american-christmas-carol-featuring-the-pimp-of-christmas-future/ An American Christmas Carol]]''
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-->-- '''LetsPlay/GameGrumps''', about ''Videogame/ShadowTheHedgehog''

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-->-- '''LetsPlay/GameGrumps''', '''WebVideo/GameGrumps''', about ''Videogame/ShadowTheHedgehog''


-> '''[[Disnet/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves Dwarves:]]''' We dig-dig-dig-dig-dig-dig-dig in a mine, the whole day through!\\

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-> '''[[Disnet/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves Dwarves:]]''' '''[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves Dwarves]]:''' We dig-dig-dig-dig-dig-dig-dig in a mine, the whole day through!\\



-->-- [[{{ComicBook/Foxtrot}} Jason Fox's]] proposal for improving Disney movies

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-->-- [[{{ComicBook/Foxtrot}} ''{{ComicBook/Foxtrot}}'': Jason Fox's]] Fox's proposal for improving Disney movies

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-> '''[[Disnet/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves Dwarves:]]''' We dig-dig-dig-dig-dig-dig-dig in a mine, the whole day through!\\
'''Grumpy:''' [[DugTooDeep Bal]][[Literature/LordOfTheRings rog!]]
-->-- [[{{ComicBook/Foxtrot}} Jason Fox's]] proposal for improving Disney movies


-->-- '''Website/TheOnion'' [[http://www.theonion.com/article/disney-trailer-teases-exit-major-character-upcomin-57159]]

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-->-- '''Website/TheOnion'' '''Website/TheOnion''' [[http://www.theonion.com/article/disney-trailer-teases-exit-major-character-upcomin-57159]]

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