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The nostalgia critic is a 20 year old comedic reviewer who reviews
movies from his childhood. All of the movies he reviews are movies from
the 80s and 90s. Most of the movies he reviews are considered bad
movies, such as Batman And Robin, Super Mario Bros and so forth. He
reviews his movies while making fun of completely stupid points of the
movie or plot holes. One could argue that the nostalgia critic is more
of a comedian then he is a movie critic. Either way, he's hilarious to
His humor consist of making tons of pop culture references and going over the top in his acting like a Looney Toons character. He's an extremely passionate movie lover who has fun all the way in his entertaining acting. Those who love movies will love seeing the Nostalgia Critic lampoon horrible films of the past.
On average, each review is approximately 20 minutes long, and walks through the movie explaining what happens so you get the grasp of the movie along with his jokes.
He has a number of episodes called "old Vs new" which he compares an old movie with a recent remake. For example, he compared the Old King Kong with the new Peter Jackson King Kong. He also has "top 11" videos, which is when he ranks shows or movies in a certain category. He made a video listing "top 11 scariest nostalgia moments", "top 11 nostalgia shows", "top 11 saddest nostalgia moments" and more.
The nostalgia critic is played by Doug Walker, who you can tell really admires and loves movies. Not only is he funny, but he also has a passion for analyzing what's good about movies and what's bad. This is shown in his Top 11 videos, Old Vs New and none nostalgia critic videos that are posted on the site (ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com).
What makes the nostalgia critic very recomendable is how he explores childhood movies. The closer your age is to him, the more you will recognize the movies and shows he reviews. This is especially true when he makes tributes to nostalgic TV shows. It's a nice way to revisit your childhood, hence his title, "nostalgia". We all have movies that we love due the the nostalgic value it created when we watched it as a child. You'd think that the nostalgia critic would crush those memories as he rips apart movies he reviews, but trust me when I say it isn't so. Seeing the nostalgia critic tear apart your childhood films should only make you love the film even more, because you would spend 20 minutes looking at the film as an adult, defining an even bigger line of what's a childhood treasure.
I didn't get into The Nostalgia Critic until fairly recently, as I have
several friends from IMDb who are fans of his. As I have said, out of
all the internet stars, The Nostalgia Critic is my favourite. No matter
how random he can be, he is hilarious and pretty consistent. There are
times where Doug overdoes it a tad with the shrieking and the rants,
but there are many funny moments in his reviews I can't help chuckling.
My favourite reviews of his are:
Titanic:The Animated Movie- This is an instance when the review is a million times better than the film. The film itself is for me one of the worst animated movies ever, poorly animated and edited and a shameless rip off of films(infinitely better films too) from my childhood. When the rapping dog arrived on the scene, I knew I was asking for trouble. In fact the only redeeming quality was Holding Me. The review of course was absolutely brilliant, with some of the funniest moments I had seen in my life, so much so I almost died laughing.
The Garbage Pail Kids Movie- Man I cannot describe how awful this film was. Without a doubt for me this is one of the worst movies of the 80s, poorly written, horrible to look at with terrible acting and incoherent storytelling. Another instance of where the review is better than the film.
Quest for Camelot- I have to admit this was funny. I don't hate this film as much as some do in fact while it has a lot of problems(ie. the mismatched singing voices) it does have its interest points such as the song The Prayer, Devon and Cornwall and the fact the excellent and underrated Gary Oldman does a voice. Once again, I thoroughly enjoyed the review, the Ogre's butt comment especially was hilarious!
Batman and Robin- I especially liked this review for the Bat Nipples comment, that was funny. And I do have to admit this is a movie I don't like, in fact I consider this the worst of the Batman movies. Nice costumes and sets, but a bad script and ridiculous overacting(Arnold Schwarznegger I am looking at you) really bring the film down.
Troll in Central Park- Another great review with nice observations that even I didn't think of, and I have to say the film itself I consider one of Bluth's weaker efforts. I actually like Don Bluth, The Secret of NIMH, Anastasia, American Tail and Land Before Time especially are wonderful, but this film while having some sweet moments, nice incidental music and a very good voice cast is forgettable, mostly to do with the lacklustre plot and uneven animation quality.
Is there a review I didn't like so much? I have still yet to see more of Nostalgia Critic's work, but I agree with another reviewer about Last Action Hero. That film is very underrated, it isn't perfect, but it was smart and fun, and I felt that Doug missed the point of the film plus it wasn't as funny as his other reviews I feel.
I also enjoy his lists-: Top 11 Scariest Moments, Top 11 Saddest Moments, Top 11 Villains and Top 11 Villain Songs. In regard to the latter, I personally don't think any villain song list is complete without the mention of Hellfire from the underrated Hunchback of Notre Dame. That is a brilliant song, operatic, haunting, intense and goosebumps inducing and brings a demonic side to Frollo's character, and to think he wasn't complex enough already.
Overall, if you haven't seen any of Doug's reviews I suggest you do so. Whether you agree with him or not is something else, but he is so entertaining often I am past caring. 9/10 Bethany Cox
I first heard about the Nostalgia Critic, in mid 2009. I had just
become a fan of the Angry Video Game Nerd, so I had to check out some
other stuff he did. When I look at some, I saw that he had a final
battle of Epic proportions with a guy called the Nostalgia critic. I
decided to check him out. His first review didn't really impress me
much, his review of 2007s, Transformers was good (I'm a huge Bum fan),
but it didn't seem like that was the style he should be doing his
But his second episode got me hooked. "Cartoon all stars to the rescue," the second Simon the Chimpmuck said marajuana and I saw the Critic's expression, I knew that I was going to love this guy. Most of his episodes are gold, some of my favorites include the "Batman and Robin," "The Room," and "Moonwalker." Even when he reviews a movie I like I laugh, in fact, those are some I laugh at the most. Godzilla, Twister, and ID4, love the films, but also love the reviews. The only review of his that I hated was his Full House review.
I also enjoy his top 11 lists, and his Old vs. News. If you haven't seen him yet, check him out at thatguywiththeglasses.com.
Nostalgia. For many people it means that tingly feeling inside when you
think about growing up. That warmth you feel in your heart when you
recollect your childhood or adolescence. That giddy joy you feel
thinking about all your favorite movies, TV-shows, toys and friends
before you entered the real world. Heck, maybe even the laughs you get
thinking about how much of a klutz your boss made at himself at last
year's Halloween office party.
Not to the Nostalgia Critic, though! To him, Nostalgia implies pain, frustration and hilarious antics as he reviews all of your favorite movies and TV-shows from yester-year. (And occasionally from more recently.)
The brain child of Doug Walker, and created with help from his brother Rob Walker (and more recently with newcomers Malcolm Ray and Rachel Tietz), "Nostalgia Critic" is a show featuring Doug portraying the "character" of the titular critic. It is essentially a review show, with episodes lasting generally 15-30 minutes (though some clock in at only 10 minutes, while others clock in at nearly an hour), in which the Critic goes through a film or TV-show start to finish, showing us key scenes that he humorously commentates and pokes fun at. Also mixed in are fun skits, on-screen graphics, and occasionally even entire story lines taking place during the review. Some of these story lines even encompass multiple episodes.
Since he launched the series in 2007, there have been well over 200 episodes, and a number of specials. (During which the critic will do things like "Top 11" lists, comparing an original Nostalgic film with a recent remake, etc.) And the subjects have a wide range, covering everything from "Howard the Duck" to "The Good Son" to "Moulon Rouge" to "Mortal Kombat", and just about anything else you could think of. More recently, after Walker re-launched the series in 2013 following an original planned conclusion in 2012, the Critic has lifted his original cut-off date, allowing for him to also review more recent fare, such as the controversial "Man of Steel."
While it's arguable whether or not Doug is really an actor, the fact it, he is still putting on a performance, and the Critic is a character... not Doug. And in that respect, he's great in the show. The Critic is a big, loud, fun, boisterous, cartoony creation and he makes the reviews a joy to watch. Ray and Tietz recently joined as co-stars, often portraying fictionalized versions of themselves or appearing as other characters in one-off skits, and they're a blast two. Finally the show is often graced with guest-stars from other internet personalities, and it almost always works for the best.
I can't really complain about dodgy production values or weak effects, since this is a "just for fun" web-series with the main focus being on the reviews and the Critic's often insanely funny over-the-top reactions and hatred of the films he's reviewing.
The only real complaint I have about the show is that there are some episodes I just can't stand, and occasionally the Critic will make contrived observations just to set up a joke, whether or not what he's criticizing is true or not. (For example, in a review of "Child's Play" he makes a few observations, accusing the film of making mistakes that it really didn't make, and were the product of his misunderstanding of what was happening. Those sorts of things bother me.) And before it's 2013 relaunch, later episodes had gotten stale, although the new format change has freshened it right up.
"Nostalgia Critic" is one of the best entertainment programs available online. It's a blast and is worth checking out for anyone in need of a nostalgic rush or a good belly laugh. 9 out of 10.
The Nostalgia Critic is one of those shows that I would call very easy
to get into if you know what to expect and what to expect is what would
happen if MST3K did not actually watch the movie in front of you and
made bad comments but actually review the entire bad movie and edit
things together to make it funny. For example, he wrote his entire
script for The Grinch (2000) review in Dr. Seuss like rhyme and it has
almost the exact same narrative structure as The Grinch and without
doubt this is my favourite episode.
This show is closely knit with things like The Nostalgia Chick, The Cinema Snob, The Angry Joe Show and Todd's Pop Song Reviews and all of these shows cross over with each other at times however you don't really need to establish how they know each other because for the most part this "League Of Web Critics" are quite easy to adapt to as an audience. All you need see is one episode of each and judge which you'd watch more of.
Hello I'm Morbius Fitzgerald, I remember it so you don't have to.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
My first time hearing about the Nostalgia Critic was 5 months ago. I saw his review for Captain N The Game Master and was instantly hooked. Not only is he good at describing an old show or a movie's flaws he is also pretty funny. I enjoy his top 11 lists but love his Old Vs New series more. In the Old Vs New Doug describes how a movie and its remake hold up after the years. Even though I don't always agree with what he considers the better movie, I respect his judgment. Speaking of that I don't always agree with his reviews also. I loved Last Action Hero, Drop Dead Fred, Little Monsters and Good Burger but he bashed all four. His biggest flaw is thinking that every cartoon or movie must have logic. On the contrary most movies are more enjoyable when no logic occurs(most 80s and 90s action movies are a testament to that). Plus his video game review of Bart's Nightmare and Melvin brother of the Joker skit were awful. Despite all of this the Nostalgia Critic is one of the better web series out there.
Nostalgia Critic has inspired me to review film. His reviews are hilarious, and they are very informative like the Angry Video Game Nerd. I love AVGN, but Nostalgia Critic will always be the most entertaining, and informative reviewer on the internet. Every week he gives us another great review. My favorites are Tom and Jerry the movie review, Batman and Robin, Garbage Pail Kids, any of his top 11 lists(including top 12 Christmas), and The Room. (It was removed from his site, but it can be found on youtube) Nostalgia Critic is my true inspiration. His jokes are hilarious, the information he gives is very informative, and he is my true inspiration.
I have seen a bit of the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog review, and I
could not stand watching the Nostalgia Critic and I immediately hated
the web series. Doug Walker is incredibly annoying and his voice is
really grating to listen to. I know it is a comedy series, but I do
find anger in comedy funny, but Nostalgia Critic is the notable
exception. This is a review show, not a sitcom, like The Simpsons,
which is a great show, and Homer getting angry was hilarious, unlike
the Nostalgia Critic. I find the swearing in the show completely and
utterly intolerable, unlike drama films where swearing is passable. The
gun and screaming makes this show ridiculously unwatchable and beyond
Nostalgia Critic does not deserve the praise it gets. Also, Doug Walker is the worst movie critic ever. I absolutely despise That Guy With the Glasses with a burning passion, they never should have made this web series and will always and forever be a gimmick.
Final conclusion: Avoid at all costs! If you want a video review, do not watch the Nostalgia Critic. Watch a friendlier and much calmer person reviewing them with nothing but honest opinions and recommendations, with a bit of entertainment he or she has to offer.
I wish I could give this show a negative grade. If I did, it would be -1,000,000 out of 10.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
I started watching The Nostalgia Critic on YouTube after one of my
fellow students at university told me about him and I'm glad I did.
The first episode of the series I watched was ' The Other Animated Titanic Movie' where Doug (The NC) reviews 'Legend of the Titanic,' which he thinks is worse than 'Titanic: The Legend Goes In' and boy is he right. I haven't seen any of the animated Titanic films in full, only about the first 20 - 30 minutes of 'Legend of the Titanic' and clips of it and 'Legend Goes On' in Doug's reviews. In my opinion, LOTT is the worst one storyline-wise (all just because a giant octopus throws the iceberg in the Titanic's path) while the most historically inaccurate part of TLGO is the rapping dog since rap music didn't exist in 1912.
Anyway enough of the Titanic animated movies, more on the critic. I also watched the critic's reviews of films I had seen when I was younger such as 'Richie Rich' (which I liked better than Doug did), 'Oliver and Company' (an underrated Disney classic I absolutely loved but the critic found underwhelming), 'Pokemon's First Movie' and 'FernGully' ( I only remember it vaguely).
Not only did I enjoy the reviews on single films, but I also enjoyed watching some of the Top 11 Lists such as the Top 11 Scariest Nostalgic Moments, Top 11 Saddest Nostalgic Moments, Top 11 Underrated Classics (which included films I'd seen before such as 'The Iron Giant,' 'The Prince of Egypt' and 'Babe: Pig in the City'), 'Top 11 Coolest Clichés' and Top 11 Naughtiest Animaniacs Moments ( a list of naughty jokes in one of my favourite childhood cartoons that I never noticed first time around).
Although I mostly find the Nostalgia Critic entertaining, I do find him over the top and foul- mouthed sometimes. I have also found a couple of his episodes a bit boring ( The Worst Clichés and Worst Movies Reviewed) since they showed too much of the critic and not enough film clips.
Overall, the Nostalgia Critic is a must-watch Internet series if somewhat hysterical and profane at times. I also enjoy watching The Nostalgia Chick because she is just as entertaining and slightly less OTT than the Nostalgia Critic. 8/10.
"The Nostalgia Critic" is a wonderfully funny and always amusing web series that turns film criticism from simple reviewing into a form of entertainment. This show is part of a new generation of reviewing, following in the footsteps of Internet review sites rather than traditional print or TV media, like Siskel and Ebert or Gene Shalit. The Nostalgia Critics snarky style seems to derive inspiration from written humor-based movie review sites, and combines their style with the visual showmanship of the countless wannabe instant celebrities possessing web cameras and Youtube accounts. The hybrid result is a wonderfully-crafted review show that gives the most scathing criticisms of schlocky films this side of Jay Sherman. The series is targeted towards a young audience, primarily Generation Y youth (approx ages 15-32), who grew up with the films chosen for the reviews. Most of the films seem to be "family films" that were broadcast on endless rotation on the Disney Channel during the 1990s, most of which are well known to Generation Y youths, but some of which are obscure. The show is hosted by the eponymous critic. The critic himself is a fictional character, who reacts to movies he does not like in an exaggeratedly furious and irate manner. He a tall, lean fellow who wears a flat cap, tweed sweater and a comically loose tie in the style of Avril Lavigne. His clownish, blatantly nerdy persona will definitely appeal to younger viewers who will find it chic. I doubt older viewers (Generation X and Baby Boomers) will enjoy "The Nostalgia Critic", in large part because the films reviewed don't target them, but also because the series is targeted towards a generation reared on and familiar with the Internet and its various subcultures. I highly recommend "The Nostalgia Critic" for young adult film buffs who want to enjoy a film review series that focuses as much on entertaining its audience as it does reviewing films. My main problem with the series as that reviews are horrendously long (20- 27 minutes), and could stand to be half--if not a third--as long as they are. The reviews are designed to be blow-by-blow studies of the movies, which can grow boring after a while. That being said, the critic and his cohorts do their best to keep the energy level high throughout each review. If you can stand reviews as long as a standard TV show, you will love "The Nostalgia Critic".
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