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I know about the behind the scenes issues of Kickassia but didn't know even the first one had problems. What were they?
From what I've gathered, ThatAussieGuy was apparently something of a douchebag. I don't recall any particular problems concerning the Walkers, aside from the fact that apparently Doug wanted to include a cat fight between the female producers. (Lindsay said no.)
Is it why he left afterwards?
As I understand it, yes.
Another issue (albeit minor comparative speaking) was the other producers wanted to do alternate takes with their own ideas on certain lines or contribute certain jokes, but were told no by Doug.
One joke (and I can't remember who suggested it) I wish Doug used was someone asking how the Jesus-Puff-of-smoke could have foosteps if it didn't have feet.
Never saw any of the anniversary movies, weren't all of them behind a paywall? I do recall the first anniversary brawl, but was definitely confused over the whole "The Review Must Go On" plot and tying in to Demo Reel and "To Boldly Flee." Had to use tv tropes to learn what was going on. Just now I see others have uploaded them to youtube, but I doubt I'll be all that impressed with their dramatic non-review material.
But it sounds like in general each one was written and produced by the Walkers, with everyone else having marginal input on their own characters. Given the scale they were working at and the shoddy production timeline (like a week and a half to film 2-4 hours of content) it's not surprising there was internal backlash.
No...? They have always been free to watch.
The Blockbuster Buster, when he worked on that “A voice in the dark” Audio drama, went on a spiel about the process on Twitter concerning a script Doug gave him that he rejected. Essentially BB tried to have a sort of mythology in his videos and his character had a set of abilities, and he felt offended when Doug threw it all out in favor of making him more of a sycophant to Doug.
Case in point: Film Brain in his show is a completely different character to how he appeared in the anniversary movies.
I'm looking it up and none of the direct Anniversary movies are on the main site or youtube channel, only commentaries and recursive reviews. I'm pretty sure they were dvd exclusives, even though there are alternate ways of viewing them now. Perhaps they were removed due to the Change the Channel exodus, but I can't tell.
I don't know why they're gone now, but they were never DVD exclusive. They were uploaded to the site like any other video.
Maybe they were removed when the site change URLs? I recall a lot of videos were left behind during the transition, and that's about when the site stopped doing anniversary specials.
Edited by chasemaddigan on Aug 23rd 2019 at 11:41:27 AM
The anniversaries were never exclusive to DVDs, they premiered on Blip originally. After Blip closed down, they weren't reuploaded to CA YT channel. (According to Linkara, Doug told him that there were some problems with the music and copyright bots.)
Edited by Motyka5 on Aug 24th 2019 at 2:55:14 AM
I was thinking they were probably uploaded to a different sub channel. I saw mostly Nostalgia Critic and didn't watch much of the others, at least not as regularly.
I swear Doug is the only You Tube celebrity that has regular issues with music copyrights.
Hardly. It's a common problem.
Finally got around to watching the actual Underworld video. I definitely get his reaction, the movie is slightly better than the norm because it is confident in its story and premise. It's not necessarily great world building and the visual design is very derivative of The Matrix/Blade, but it likes its characters. Critics depiction of the death of the main villain was funny too, I recall it being shown uncensored on TV but if there is a grey area go for the joke.
Yeah, remember History of Power Rangers? I should've saved them.
Googling Kickassia gave me this. Maybe you can find the others too.
Yeah, all of the anniversaries are available on YT, just not as official uploads from CA.
Doug revisits Disneycember once again, with his most hated Disney DTV sequel, Mulan II:
Hm, I thought he would wait with this until the remake's release.
I feel like I'm the only one who is not as angry towards Mulan II (even Lindsay hates it). Like yeah it ruined Mushu's character, but at the same time it strengthened Shang's.
The negatives far outweigh the positives in my opinion.
I kind of liked it when I was a kid but it is a very inferior sequel. I'm really more indifferent to it though.
I hate it even more now that I found out we could have gotten a more badass sequel where Shan Yu would have come back as a ghost along with a ghostly force, and Mulan and Shang would have gone to North China to stop him. And the ancestors would have gotten in on it. That's way better.
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