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23 out of 37 people found the following review useful:
Out of all the internet stars, The Nostalgia Critic is my favourite, 25 June 2010
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom
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
26 out of 43 people found the following review useful:
Best Internet Critic, 3 May 2010
Author: sitonpickle from United States
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.
21 out of 36 people found the following review useful:
Hilarious, 17 August 2010
Author: kdnor2011 from United States
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.
13 out of 23 people found the following review useful:
This guy is hysterical! Strongly recommended if you want a good laugh!, 4 August 2011
Author: seanman5000 from United States
People have their "American Idol", or "Grey's Anatomy." Well I have The Nostalgia Critic! This show is absolutely hilarious on all levels! The Nostalgia Critic is a internet show that posts a new episode every week about movies or TV shows that are mostly from the 80s and 90s. These reviews are mostly negative, and in some cases VERY NEGATIVE, but that is what makes the show so funny. It is comical to watch this guy get mad at every weird, and stupid moment in a film or TV show that he reviews. This is the best internet show out there in my opinion because while he does try to get a good laugh out of you, he also has some very intelligent things to say to back up his arguments, which always a plus. Overall, this show is great, and I look forward to each and every new episode! His funniest episode is his review of "The Neverending Story 3." I won't explain it, just watch it to believe it! Check it out! He remembers it so you don't have to!
5 out of 8 people found the following review useful:
One of the better web series, 15 April 2012
Author: Tommy Gunn from United States
*** 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.
18 out of 34 people found the following review useful:
He remembers it, we don't., 16 November 2010
Of all the internet stars who have risen in the last 5 years. The
Nostalgia Critic (played by Chicago comedian, Doug Walker) has claimed
the highest ground by taking forgotten films from the eighties and
nineties and critically slaughtering them for 20 minutes. As such, he
deliberately picks films that are awful with many of them a good number
of them including Batman & Robin, North, Alone in the dark, Battlefield
Earth and The Room, all of which have dubious honor of being considered
among the worst movies ever made. As bad as these films they provide a
perfect foil for his comedic skills as he picks each one apart nearly
scene for scene, making fun of just about anything in cinematic jargon.
The episode where he reviews The Room, will probably provide the best introduction to the Critic. The Room is a film that has become notorious for its atrocious z-grade acting,writing,camera-work and editing leading many to dub it as the worst movie ever made. In other words, its a comedic goldmine. Unfortunately that episode was taken down from NCs website within a week due to a "copyright notice" from the films production company. However the review can be found on youtube and blip.TV.
Ironically, NCs reviews have removed obscurity from these films, because the Internets memes he generates with them. I'll remind anyone who wishes to contest this theory that that "I WAS FROZEN TODAY".
Well thats all I can really say about The Nostalgia Critic. His reviews are consistently funny and use well chosen films. In fact his review of THE ROOM was funny enough that it inspired me and my friends to endure the film.On top of that, there are several top 11 episodes where NC looks at the saddest and scariest moments in film, films he considers to be the greatest ever, and the Coolest clichés. However none of these are quite as fresh as his reviews.
20 out of 38 people found the following review useful:
He remembers it so you don't have to, 24 May 2010
Author: marcus259387608 from Manchester, United Kingdom
What makes a web series about a man in his twenties mostly reviewing
films and television programmes from the 80's and 90's well if you
haven't seen any of them I would highly recommend it. Most of the films
featured like Garbage Pail Kids and Batman and Robin for example are of
course awful and the way in which these films are lampooned is simply
brilliant. He picks out the stupid plot holes cringe-worthy characters
and downright idiocy of a host of films. These are of course over the
top reviews as no one would really take the film that seriously but
that what makes it so funny, anyone would be able to rant at these
abominations. It does take another thing to make clever jokes about the
film exposing them brilliantly, even spotting some aspects that seem
obvious at the time but somehow I missed out. There are some recurring
gags and guest appearances to add to the fun. The M.Bison 'of course'
gag looking at the ever present villain aim of taking over the world as
just one example. Not only this but he makes Top 11 lists with the some
of the more notable nostalgic moments including scariest moments,
saddest moments, villains, theme songs and my personal favourite
villain songs. Also note the Old vs New episodes where he makes a
comparison between something old and nostalgic over a new adaptation.
These are perhaps the weakest in my opinion with the exception of the
Batman vs The Dark Knight I just don't think they are as funny as they
could be. They are still good but it just my personal opinion that they
don't capture the humour in the same way. Don't let that put you off
they are still good.
Batman and Robin- We all know its awful but I expressed even more disgust at this film after this review. I think Joel Schumacher should be made to watch it as it highlights the stupidity of the film such as the constant ice puns very well.
Pokemon: The First Movie- Although not very nostalgic to the critic himself due to the fact he did not grow up with the show he shames the film for its hypocritical message bland characters and lack of explanation. As someone who was exactly the right age at its peak of popularity I found this hilarious and it allowed myself to reflect on the why exactly I liked it so much, I'm still not sure why.
Any review of an Arnold Schwarzenegger film- in every single one of them he just about sums up why we watch his films and what makes them sort of enjoyable even if they are bad.
Alone in the Dark- he gets help on this film from two colleagues because he lost his voice and the fact that it would probably take more than one person to properly slate this piece of absolute trash.
I could go on but I can only really scratch the surface in one review as to what these are like. I would highly recommend them if you are in your twenties or late teens or if you simply love seeing (mostly) terrible films get the treatment they deserve.
2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
A Fun Internet Series, 9 August 2012
Author: michael_the_nermal from United States
"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".
3 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
Thank you for remembering it so i don't have too!, 4 July 2012
Author: Hasan Renkal from Sweden
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Nostalgia Critic is freaking hilarious and is one the greatest series
of all time. Its about a guy who calls himself Nostalgia Critic and
like the Angry Video Game Nerd, he reviews something bad but not video
games. He reviews bad nostalgic movies so he is not a ripoff(Irate
Gamer is the only ripoff of AVGN). Nostalgia Critic is very funny like
in Rocky IV review of The Wizard. But my favorite episode of him is
when he plays Bebes Kids for the SNES. I freaking laughed my ass, the
most funniest part is when he smashes the cartridge. Why he did a
review because he challenged AVGN(AVGN reviewed a bad movie called
Nostalgia Critic is one of the most hilarious guys of all time. Doug Walker should make his own movie and be in comedy movies because he is freaking hilarious and worth to watch. I promise that you are gonna like him and you are gonna laugh at his movie reviews and on some video game reviews he has made.
Nostalgia Critic is not a ripoff of Angry Video Game Nerd, its really nice that they are actually friends and Doug Walker will maybe appear on Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie. But Nostalgia Critic is hilarious and entertaining.
10/10 I don't have to remember cause he remembers it!
3 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
"Hello, I'm the Nostalgia Critic. I remember it so YOU don't have to", 29 May 2012
Author: anthony-rigoni from United States
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Are you a movie lover? Did you ever watch a movie so bad you rather go to jail than watch it again? Then stay tune to the Nostalgia Critic! A you-tube sensation, one of the most popular web series of all time stars Doug Walker as the Nostalgia Critic, who despises movies such as Felix the Cat, Batman and Robin, and Casper. Every episode contain movies so bad, even one trailer couldn't save Bebe's Kids. It includes the world's most worst tag line: "It's Animation". This #1 web series also features guest appearances by James Rolfe(From the Angry Video Game Nerd), Kyle Justin(Also from Angry Video Game), and Rob Walker(Who happens to be Doug Walker's brother). Don't believe me? Look it up. WARNING: This Web Series is pants-wettingly funny!
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