This is first of a new series of posts, maybe, I don't know... but I've noticed that, even though I try not to, every once in a while, I end up using Scarblog to post my own personal thoughts and opinions on various different subjects, and I got to thinking about another one that I really want to write up about, so I might as well quit kidding myself, and just admit that yes, I do, occasionally, post personal entries on this blog. I've decided to entitle these posts my "Unfinished Thoughts" (based on the "Donal Logue's Unfinished Thoughts" segments from VH1's old I LOVE THE 80S: STRIKES BACK minseries).
This is exactly what I had been thinking about Nostalgia Critic: like I said, I love his reviews as much as the next guy, but again, his reviews are mostly for humor, and shouldn't necessarily be taken seriously, yet, so many people take what he says to heart, and again, they do so without even seeing the movies for themselves, and thinking for themselves to develop their own opinions on them. You have to keep in mind: this is his schtick. He hates almost everything he reviews, but that's his gimmick, that's his character, it's all supposed to be in fun, but when there's some people out there who actually base their opinions on thing all on what he says about them, that kind of ruins the fun... I mean, you can take a look at the TV Tropes page for the movie GORDY, for example, almost everything written on that page practically just paraphrases the Critic's review of the movie.
I guess what I'm saying is I really think that people out there need to actually think for themselves, watch some of these movies, form their own opinions on them, as opposed to just watching a Nostalgia Critic review of them and say, "Yeah, that movie sucks!" without even seeing it.
Just for the record, here's a list of movies that Nostalgia Critic has reviewed that I, personally, don't think are anywhere near as bad as he says they are:
SUPER MARIO BROS.
TOM AND JERRY: THE MOVIE
HOME ALONE 3
ONCE UPON A FOREST
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
DOUG'S 1ST MOVIE
THE CHIPMUNK ADVENTURE
Just to name a few.