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So with some revisions to the existing entry (which I noticed has since been commented out by the user who originally put it there), could/should Airplane Mode be listed on the page? Or no?
Does Don Bluth's (normally a fantastic director) A Troll In Central Park probably counts. The best it's Rotten Tomato score has gotten is a poor 17% but it's been lower than that. The Nostalgia Critic gave it a scathing review in 2010 and Phantom Strider considers it the 2nd worst animated film. Don Bluth himself considers it an Old Shame to say the least. Pretty much nobody defends it.
Its flaws are numerous. The characters are obnoxious, underdeveloped, and unlikable (especially Stanley the Troll). The voice acting and most the songs are pathetic (only "Queen of Mean" is decent). The writing is sickeningly sweet, unbelievably pandering, and full of holes. There's tons of padding and an Idiot Plot. The ending is unintentionally a Downer Ending but portrayed as happy. The animation occasionally looks nice but is unfitting and a little garish at times.
Here's said review ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg2lLYn1Z8w
I'm asking here because there's no consensus on the talk page and this deserves some closure. It was removed for a rather stupid reason.
Edited by Idisagree on Sep 2nd 2019 at 5:10:27 AM
Horrible.Music Albums lists Cold Lake by Celtic Frost. Wikipedia has this to say about its reception:
That doesn't sound "horrible" to me.
Also, the YouTube comments are mostly positive.
Edited by Zuxtron on Sep 2nd 2019 at 9:58:31 AM
My thoughts on this example I've found:
The criteria states that just because work is offensive does not mean it's horrible. Besides the disturbing subject matter (yes, child abuse is a hellish and reprehensible act), the contents don't seem low-quality. I've commented out the example for now, and now waiting for your comments on it.
Offensive =/= low quality, sure, but it's still got abysmal reviews...
(Also, gee! You noticed my Airplane Mode entry. You better PM me next time, so I don't get startled.)
A book that unironically tells the reader to abuse children, and whose content has resulted in kids being killed, sounds pretty horrible to me.
Same. There's a line between "offensive content" and "outright malicious".
I think we have a unique case here. A work that is considered horrible not because of terrible quality, but of it being responsible for some heinous crimes.
I'm gonna leave y'all to come up with a verdict.
I vote horrible.
Anyway, I'm gonna finally add Five Across The Eyes.
Edited by WarJay77 on Sep 2nd 2019 at 10:48:24 AM
If a book is meant to advise parents on how to raise their children, but following these instructions ends with your kid traumatized or dead, I'd say that the advice it gives is of poor quality, and by extension so is the book.
Keep the book, cut the album.
horrible is a pretty broad term, and that book certainly fits.
the album sounds like it's becoming Vindicated by History.
My opinion used to be that if some parents were willing to follow To Train Up A Child's advice, they'd count as a fandom and therefore disqualify the book from SBIH status, but I wonder if any of them are still "fans" of the book after their children have been messed up.
Keep the book, nuke the album.
FURTHER NOTES: If a work fails at its purpose horribly or is known to cause serious injury or even death, it can be considered Horrible.
Edited by PrincessPandaTrope on Sep 3rd 2019 at 5:36:56 AM
Edited by rjd1922 on Sep 3rd 2019 at 5:36:57 AM
Wayyy too early to tell, film isn't even out yet, but Playmobil the Movie currently has an 18% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 25 on Metacritic.
Personally, I think I'd wait until its actual release, not least because Critical Dissonance is a thing.
Agreed. Since it's a kids' film, it's possible they might like it.
I've seen some positive reviews for the film. I don't think that would be TV Tropes Horrible.
I agree with waiting to see if it fits Critical Dissonance instead of SBIH.
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