Top 10 Fictional Works That Have The Most Overrated Amounts Of Artistic Merit/Value
The Top Ten
Honestly, John K is pretty much the Morrissey (from The Smiths) of animation; basically everything that he makes is THE definition of "overrated hipster garbage" even at its best, and this show (as much as I do WANT to like it) is DEFINITELY not an exception to that rule.
Despite being mostly just a fairly average "gross-out" cartoon (but with more dramatic voice acting and facial expressions) and also objectively being the weakest of the definitive "top-tier" Nicktoons (it, Rocko's Modern Life, Spongebob Squarepants, Avatar: TLA, and Invader Zim) by INCREDIBLY far, R&S somehow STILL gets treated as if it is an absolute "god of cartoons" that almost no other show can even begin to compare to, and also as if any cartoon that even DARES to feature even a TINY amount of its signature gross-out humor while also coming out after it (COUGH, ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE, COUGH) is automatically a "rip-off" of it.
Sorry, nostalgia freaks, but you seriously need to shut up about this show.
As utterly phenomenal as Final Fantasy VII's soundtrack is, its storyline basically starts out as "Captain Planet in video game form" and then becomes an even MORE generic "Good VS Evil" plot from there; if you want something with a REAL story, play Xenogears and the original Xenoblade Chronicles (heck, even Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI had objectively better storylines when compared to Final Fantasy VII, not to mention CONSIDERABLY more impressive graphics by the standards of the console that they were made for)
WOW; I get to stare at practically still shots of outer space for basically over two-and-a-half hours while stock classical music plays in the background (also-very-unfortunately, Kubrick's other films aren't even really that much MORE entertaining than this one for the most part)
Is this game's Pacifist Run an absolute work of art? Yes, to say the LEAST.
Is the Frisk VS Sans fight at the end of this game's Genocide Run also an absolute work of art? Yes, even though many of the memes that it has spawned are downright terrible.
Can the rest of this game really be described as an absolute work of art, however? Not really, unless you're just a pretentious hipster who thinks that "art style = artistic merit".
Despite being one of THE coolest, classiest and best-looking animated shows of all time and also (INCREDIBLY-pretentiously) calling itself "the show that will become an entire new genre of anime", CBB has a so-called "plot" that is so ludicrously thin that literally only about 20% of its episodes actually have anything major to do with said "plot", while the rest are all basically filler (cough, one of said filler episodes also happens to be about a "monster from the fridge", cough)
ITSV might be a far better movie (for the most part) than Infinity War, but it still is absolutely NOT an example of a beautiful-looking movie also being a beautifully written one; at its core, it's really just your average ridiculously character-overstuffed superhero schlock that clearly should have been a television series rather than a stand-alone film (cough, except for the fact that it has a generic "black male" main protagonist rather than a generic "white male" one, cough)
Yet another generic "edgy shooter" game that Sony/Microsoft fanboys use as an excuse to bash Nintendo for its "cartoony baby graphics"...and to be honest, it also is pretty much literally just a lazy "zombie game" re-skin of the Uncharted series (and as for its storyline supposedly being "mature", "dark" is NOT the same thing as "mature", and neither are hyper-realistic visuals)
Just like Batman in general, this movie quite-literally would not even exist if plot armor didn't also exist (oh, and don't even get me started on how the downright-hilariously stupid edge lords that utterly plague the Internet treat this film's downright-insultingly blatant pseudo-intellectualism as if it is actual intelligence); overall, it's a very good and stylishly made film for sure, but it is nowhere even NEAR as interesting as it is made out to be and also is an absolute joke (no pun intended) when compared to Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and arguably even Batman Beyond (its Joker still IS absolutely amazing, though)
Is basically just a significantly "Darker And Edgier" and more pretentious version of an average slapstick cartoon in reality, but gets treated as if it is quite-literally "one of the Citizen Kanes of animation" (not to mention one of the scariest things ever) by its fanbase
A far more accurate name for this game would be "Exterminate All Capitalists: The Game"...oh, and despite its CONSTANT "showing off" of how "edgy" and "shocking" it is, it also is clearly NOT the best example of a "mature" Nintendo game, no matter how deeply you look into it (cough, Majora's Mask and the Metroid Prime Trilogy are both significantly better examples, along with Super Metroid and sometimes even Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time, cough)
Is an almost-exact Darker And Edgier copy of Toy Story 2, features an utterly insane amount of "plot convenience", overshadows How To Train Your Dragon and WALL-E, and also contains one of THE worst movie scenes of all time (does "toddlers trashing the toys" ring a bell?)