For years, Nostalgia Critic has entertained many people on the internet. Every one of his reviews includes clever humor, in-depth analysis of nostalgia, and profound sense of gratitude towards films. I would like to list the top ten reviews from his repertoire.
10. “Raiders of the Story Arc – X-Men The Animated Series
This is the first Nostalgia Critic review I saw back in 2013. It was an energetic, funny, and in-depth review showing how the animated series still held up today despite its goofy tone. This review was like listening to a fan finally watching his/her favorite show in a while in excitement and pleasure.
9. “Cartoon All Stars Drug Special (1990)”
In the review, Nostalgia Critic conveys the reaction of disappointment. He remembers how everyone in the early 90’s were duped into thinking this special was only going to be about a crossover with every well known animated character at the time. Boy, was he in for a treat! It was instead a poorly executed special about how drugs are dangerous throughout its running time. Nostalgia Critic ridicules this special for its logic, terrible song, predictability, and false advertising of the cartoon characters being the main focus.
8. “Batman & Robin (1997)”
Based on the ludicrous puns, annoying lines from Robin, immature innuendos, and overacting from the villains, the film Batman & Robin is known as the worst superhero movie of all time. The Nostalgia Critic is comically angry with this film rightfully so, because in his own heart he is criticizing this film for the sake of Batman’s character and the future of superhero films.
7. “Godzilla (1998)”
Nostalgia Critic is deceived again from false advertising. The film disrespects the character of Godzilla. It is a bland and annoying film to watch. The annoying lead character, Nick Tatopoulos is mocked for his last name and nerdy behavior in the review. He is also ridiculed because he could not get over his break-up with his girlfriend. From the poorly designed and rarely shown Godzilla, Nostalgia Critic really categorizes this film as a disaster of a movie and puts it down to the fire gates of unpopular genres.
6. “The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)”
Of all the movies to be greenlighted, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie is universally disliked by movie critics and audiences. Nostalgia Critic feels like a hostage reviewing this movie. He is struck by confusion of how a movie could be so poorly directed. These are the four elements that make the film so terrible such as: characters that are ugly on the inside and outside, a bizarre plot, an illogical script, and a horrible message. As his review ends, he regrettably proclaims this film to be the worst movie he ever saw in his life. Ironically it is also one of the best reviews he has ever done.
5. “Hook (1991)”
Even a film that is well liked by everyone and critics could still have flaws in it. Hook (1991) is a film that Nostalgia Critic adores greatly, despite the plot holes, the clichés from previous Steven Spielberg movies, and the bad acting from the child actors. His review is heartwarming in terms of the praise the movie receives from time to time. There is a charm of humor when Nostalgia Critic mentions the puzzling negatives of the movie.
4. “Scooby-Doo (2002)”
Here was a supposed finale of the Nostalgia Critic. The fans saw a character who was predictable in every movie he has reviewed. That reaction was anger. Deeply he is trying to get some originality in his reviews. This review shows the conflict. The movie has been reviewed not only by the Nostalgia Critic, but also by his past and older self. It was a way to show the film has not met expectations in the past, does not meet expectations now, nor in the future. It is a interesting observation of how a film could be still received the same way at any different time. In the end, this review might not deliver the perfect ending for the Nostalgia Critic, but it brought some new approaches in his reviews.
3. “Moulin Rouge! (2001)”
Nostalgia Critic is not a fan of this beloved film for many reasons. The film is filled an abundance of romance clichés, annoying editing, pretentious characters, and poorly adapted songs. In order for Nostalgia Critic to really savage this film, he needs to introduce satire the in songs and special introductions similar to the film. It makes the criticism of the film more apparent and the review funny and visually entertaining.
2. “The Cat in the Hat (2003)”
What happens when a studio just listens to a chart of pop culturally references and expect the movie to be successful by capitalizing on it? The Cat in the Hat (2003) is a movie that many audiences and critics sadly saw in the theaters in a conflict of insanity. From a terrible adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ well known book comes a movie that did not do justice to Dr. Seuss’ legacy. Of all the pandering to the corporate world of film, comes a beautiful speech from Nostalgia Critic. The speech is about how good art should come with care and appreciation for the source material, not from the movie world.
1. “The Christmas Tree (1991): The Worst Christmas Special EVER!
It is Christmas time and a review is ready to dash off to the New Year! Wait! We have here a special so horrendous that it gets the title of being the worst Christmas special of all time. The review points out the hilarity of how wooden every character is, except for the crazy caretaker lady, the cheap animation, and a ridiculous plot. He states it as “The Room” version of a Christmas special. Despite all the laughs he had making fun of the film’s flaws, Nostalgia Critic had the best message of all time when it came to making a movie. It takes effort no matter the excuse. That message is why this review is the number one best Nostalgia Critic Review.