Two weeks ago, the Critic looked at 11 of the best movie sequels. And now, as expected, it's time to look at 11 shameful sequels - no relation to that British Person's show. With so many sequels, of good and bad caliber, it's very difficult to weed out which ones are best of the best or best of the worst. But the Critic believes he's come across the very worst follow-ups that ever got greenlit.
This sequel has the Critic seeing red and feeling very blue. Because, as is the tradition in Hollywood: if a terrible movie makes a lot of money, it must get a sequel that is even worse. Before you can say "smurf that smurf" they rushed out a follow-up to The Smurfs. With Sequel Month almost over, the Critic pulls himself up by his bootstraps and endures Smurfs 2: Electric Smurfaloo. And he has to go it alone this time, because Black Nerd had stuff to do.
The stupid Garfield movie had a stupid sequel, and to properly close off Sequel Month, the Nostalgia Critic gives it a damn good thrashing and de-clawing. Garfield has a royal doppelganger which makes for a case of mistaken identity. With all the tropes of a bad sequel and no loyalty to the source material, this is one mindless mess, but under the circumstances, a worthy follow-up.
The Nostalgia Critic answers the age old question of why do so many sequels suck? Whether they're rehashes of the originals set in different locations, made too long after the original, a lack of understanding of the source material, or just not having enough time to get everything done, so many factors exist as to why so many sequels are done poorly.
Haven't you ever wondered what Roger Rabbit would be like if it were directed by Ralph Bakshi? How about it were geared more towards adults - and crackheads. The Nostalgia Critic brushes up on his limited Bakshi knowledge by looking at one of his biggest theatrical disasters: Cool World. No story, no character development, terrible editing, and the actors are as 2D as the animated characters. The Critic must also endure the incessant ramblings of an embittered Mr. Bakshi himself.
The Nostalgia Critic looks back on some of the most memorable Disney villains, and wonders why the antagonists in the modern Disney films are not as memorable. Examining both the contemporary and classic, the Critic explains what makes a good Disney villain, how all villains are created equally, and how certain circumstances make some shine darker than others.
Sometimes the end isn't actually THE end. Whether it be tacked on, studio mandated, changed in editing, or any myriad of reasons, movies can often have different endings than originally intended, and so the Nostalgia Critic picks 11 alternate endings that just make you want to say "What the Fuck?"
Aunt Despair tells her adorable niece about a time long ago when the Nostalgia Critic reviewed Balto, that mid-90s animated movie about that dog. Despite the many moments of incredulity the film exhibits, it was based...BASED on a true story, with many, many creative liberties taken because why not?
If at first you don't succeed...keep remaking it and keep making it darker...and still, you won't succeed. A powerful lesson the producers of Fant4stic could've learned before trying (and failing) to do another big screen Fantastic Four movie. No stranger to the cinematic blunders that do the Four injustice, the Nostalgia Critic reviews the latest reason why Reed and the gang should stay in the comics.
The Nostalgia Critic looks back on one of the most famous death scenes of all time, featuring one of the most famous villains of all time. That wildly popular moment in Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, in which the Clown Prince of Crime is finally dispatched. How it all went down and how wonderfully it was handled makes the Critic hail it as one of the best moments in Bat history.
This week the Critic has plenty of time on his hands, because he's reviewing Clockstoppers (2002), that seldom-remembered early 2000s movie about the teens who find a watch that can disrupt the flow of time. To make the time go by faster, the Critic counts the overabundance of '90s cliches the producers loaded the movie with to make up for the lack of a pesky script.
Ah, good old bizarre-o cartoons from our youth. Where would we be without them? So many have left an everlasting impression on us, whether good, bad or WTF. The Critic is here to address such an impression bestowed upon him by Japan's animated 1974 answer to Jack and the Beanstalk, or more appropriately named, Jack and the Crack-pipe.
There's a new Transformers movie out - because, of course there is. After four films of the exact same thing happening over and over, the Nostalgia Critic feels he's run out of material for which to review them, just like the movies themselves are out of material. So, in a groundbreaking move, the Critic reviews the movie without seeing it and predict every cliche moment that happens. Was he close? Ah, save yourselves $13 and just take his word for it.
The Nostalgia Critic has been on duty for 10 years, reviewing all kinds of nostalgic crap of the last few decades and showing whether there is still hope for them, or if they're just rotten to the core. Today's film is definitely the latter. Remember that animated polar bear movie your kids dragged you to see (or you dragged them to see to punish them), Norm of the North? The Critic sure does. But he can handle it. He's seen worse. Or has he?
After ten years of requests to review Cats Don't Dance, and despite his own feelings about the movie not being bad enough to critique, the Critic decides he should finally take a quick look at it and analyze its impact.
What do you get when you throw a superhero movie, a social drama and horrible, automated editing into a blender? Hulk. The Critic reviews this big, green bucket of slime from 2003, back before the MCU was formed and comic book movies played by their own rules, which were none.
Being a fan of both Tom and Jerry and Willy Wonka, the Nostalgia Critic is just as disgusted as the rest of us when Warner Bros. decided to unite them in an unholy travesty. But can it be as bad as the Tom and Jerry movie? Come with us, raise a fuss, watching this abominable creation, what you'll see will decry expectation.