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YMMV / The Nostalgia Critic S 12 E 33

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  • Awesome Art: The animated segments, especially those produced by Sam Fennah, are widely seen as the only worthwhile part of the review.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: For people who aren't familiar with the Satellite City characters, the segment Sam Fennah provided for "The Trial" is rather jarring to see with Doug randomly dropped into a beautifully animated CGI landscape with bizarre anthropomorphic monsters.
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  • Continuity Lockout: In a crossover-related sense, the appearance of the Satellite City cast at the climax drew a lot of confused "wut" reactions from people wondering why Doug was suddenly plunged into a surreal landscape with bizarre CGI creatures. It’s more fun to watch Lucy Lacemaker grope Critic while he looks grossed out when you know she’s a Psycho Lesbian who likes to behead then snuggle.
  • Critical Research Failure: *Sigh* Where to begin?
    • His main takeaway from "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" is "High school sucks", when it was actually written about Roger Waters' own struggles going through school in his youth where teachers were allowed to abuse their students and face no repercussions for their actions.
    • He refers to "Goodbye Blue Sky" as an Oscar bait song, despite it being from the original album which came out two years before the film.
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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: While the review has become notorious in all the wrong ways, the Satellite City cast's appearance and song generally stole the show and were found to be much better than the rest, if generally weird and perhaps out of place.
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks!: While some defend the review, many, especially fans of the original album, do not. On the video as well as the subreddits, many find the review cringey and totally missing the point of the album as well as insulting to the Roger Waters' autobiographical aspects. Not made better by the fact that many don't see what is being reviewed until the very end. The outrage from fans of the movie/album, combined with confusion from non-fans, resulted in a staggering amount of dislikes (at least equal to the like bar as of this writing) on the video, negative for even his most divisive reviewsnote , sparking a lot more discussion from his critics about the problems with the Nostalgia Critic format.
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  • Narm: Part of the backlash against the review is because of this. Much of it is seen as ridiculous - for all the wrong reasons. The obvious green screen and Conspicuous CGI (especially in "The Trial", where Critic interacts with the Satellite City characters) is perhaps unavoidable, but the effect of Sam Fennah's beautifully elaborate and creative animation is mostly ruined by the fact that Doug seems to be barely summoning up the effort to pretend he's not looking at a green screen.
  • One-Scene Wonder: While the review as a whole was almost universally excoriated by the internet as a whole, it's generally agreed, even (or especially) by people who hated the rest that Sam Fennah's segment for "The Trial" (featuring the cast of Satellite City) stole the show.
  • Shallow Parody: The review has been routinely criticized for this. Just one example involves him mocking "Goodbye Blue Sky" as an "Oscar bait song," despite it originally coming from the Pink Floyd album.
  • Snark Bait: The review has been largely subject to mockery due to its misunderstanding of the source material, poor quality parody songs, and the fact that it's barely a review, being considered one of the worst moments for Channel Awesome as a whole and being the most disliked video on their YouTube channel. The album with the songs included in the review (as well as some that didn't make it in the review itself) was badly received as well, to the point where Rob Scallon (who provided the instrumentation for the songs in the review) eventually went as far as to remove it from his Bandcamp page.


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