Top 10 Most Instantly Recognizable Ways In Which Certain Things Are Overrated

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The Top Ten

1 Getting 10/10 review scores when only about one-third of the game (the Pacifist run) actually is enjoyable and interesting on an above-average level as a game - Undertale

While it IS certainly one of THE most memorable games in existence in terms of the things that happen IN it, Undertale is honestly a perfect example of why "most memorable" doesn't always mean "best" when it comes to games (also why the Z-Factor hack of Super Metroid completely DESTROYS the original game in practically every way) - xandermartin98

Though you were a huge fanboy of Undertale. - DarkBoi-X

2 Nearly every single song from them is made out to be a grand masterwork of postmodernist art by their fans - Radiohead

Even as far as their legendary OK Computer album is concerned, I only truly agree with this statement for about MAYBE two thirds of its songs (Paranoid Android, Subterranean Homesick Alien, Exit Music, Let Down, Karma Police, Fitter Happier lyric-wise, Climbing Up The Walls, MAYBE No Surprises) - xandermartin98

I kinda agree with this - DarkBoi-X

3 Being made out to be a way, way, WAY more adult show than it actually is by its fans - The Ren & Stimpy Show

Hate to have to burst your nostalgia fanboyism bubbles, but Rocko is actually by FAR the more adult show of these two overall (try binge-watching the show solo, and hopefully this will at least relatively quickly start to become obvious) - xandermartin98

4 Its original trilogy of movies being glorified as the greatest cinematic works ever created by mankind - Star Wars

Hate to have to say it again, but their plots are lame and their characters are shallow
Whether you like it or not, it's pretty hard not to agree that Star Wars is hands-down THE biggest and most blatant cash cow franchise in all of movie history outside of the DC and Marvel universes and Michael Bay's Transformers - xandermartin98

5 Nevermind, almost universally worshiped as their all-time best album, is objectively just okay at best (guitar work included) - Nirvana

Somewhat justified in that it never really was Kurt's intention to actually be all that great of a musician, but still, his annoying raspy voice and extremely amateurish guitar-playing skills are probably the most memorable things about this band in retrospect - xandermartin98

6 Has a 97% score on Rotten Tomatoes just for it being a Marvel movie and its main character being black - Black Panther

It did seem weird that many black people were treating this film as a film of cultural importance when it wasn't. At least when Wonder Woman was first introduced to the public, the hype she received made sense because she represented female empowerment, which wasn't a thing when Wonder Woman was introduced. Black Panther fans treated the film like there were no previous notable movies with a black person as the main character. I guess those movies starring Sidney Poitier never existed.

I though the movie was amazing though. - DarkBoi-X

First of all, it's arguably not even one of the better films OF the Marvel universe

Second of all, about a BILLION other VASTLY superior and overall more interesting films with black protagonists, regardless of whether or not they actually do make them the main character, would REALLY like to have a word with you (Jackie Brown, Pulp Fiction, Rocky 3, Creed, Predator, The Incredibles, Django Unchained, The Green Mile, Malcolm X, Ray [Charles], Shawshank Redemption, The Matrix, Men In Black, Night Of The Living Dead, Cube for about the first half of it or so, etc)
Last but not least, even in terms of black SUPERHERO movies, Blade came CONSIDERABLY first historically - xandermartin98

7 Is praised for being open-ended and challenging when it is actually extremely linear and easy - Metroid Series

Metroid 1: Just get yourself a walkthrough on where all of the items are, get a savestate ready for Tourian and BAM, you win

Metroid 2: Same here, but replace "Tourian" with "the Queen Metroid boss fight"

Zero Mission: Holds your hand more than an actual preschool teacher and has BOSSES, let alone enemies, that die in about a minute each at most (well, aside from trying to do a minimum-missile run on the Mother Brain fight, at least); also, the game itself is only about an hour and a half long even WITHOUT speed-running it

AM2R: Actually a LOT more challenging than the original M2, especially if playing on Hard, but the save stations automatically refilling all of Samus' energy is just such a complete game-breaker anyhow that it barely matters (also, finding its "hidden" items is so pathetically easy that I was actually able to 100% the game on my first try with barely any effort); also, that final boss really does require you to ...more - xandermartin98

8 Is unironically considered to be the better overall series between it and its predecessor Rocko's Modern Life - Spongebob Squarepants

Granted, Rocko being the better overall series IS mainly due to it being the shorter series of the two, judging by the rather excessively kiddy direction that its fourth/final season spiraled off into once the censors got a hold of it, but come on, REALLY, be honest with yourself: would you rather sit alone in your room and BINGE-watch an absolutely GENIUS show where ALL of the seasons are of absolutely top-notch quality through and through (yes, the overall episode list DID admittedly have a few pretty major duds in it, but STILL), or an occasionally "kind-of" smart show where only MAYBE about half of its seasons are actually good and then the rest of the show is just complete pandering garbage? (Looking at you too, Ren & Stimpy, just for the record) - xandermartin98

9 Is called "exciting" by critics when it is actually one of the most boring and overlong things in existence even with playback speed-up tools - 2001: A Space Odyssey

Correct, if you take the movie as a stand-alone, but if you have read all four books, 2001, 2010, 2061, and 3001, and understand the big story, it is kind of exciting.

Don't get me wrong, it IS an excellent movie in terms of the way that it's put together,
but when it comes to entertainment value, I would rather watch The Room or even Troll 2 over this any day - xandermartin98

10 Being made out to be a way more adult show than it actually is by its fans - Rocko's Modern Life

It's still the perfect FAMILY show, don't get me wrong, but definitely not a full-on adult one by any means
(the show having episodes like Belch Of Destiny and Seat To Stardom is pretty blatant proof if you ask me)
The socio-political SATIRE of the show, however, while admittedly pretentious as all hell, IS actually legitimately brilliant and SERIOUSLY needs more attention - xandermartin98

The Contenders

11 Is hyped up to be the greatest thing ever because it's the only true anime of the Nicktoons catalog - Avatar: The Last Airbender

What about Invader Zim though? (I know that it's pretty deliberately designed as an ANTI-anime, but still) - xandermartin98

12 Is liked more for how iconic it is than for actually being scary - Most Classic Horror Movies In Retrospect

(cough) Friday The 13th (cough) - xandermartin98

13 Its fans care monumentally more about graphic violence than they do about actual gameplay - Mortal Kombat Series
14 Having at least seventeen-and-a-half bazillion fanfictions written about it - Harry Potter Series
15 Gir/Zim fangirls and ZaDR shipping - Invader Zim
16 The absolutely insane Brony/Pegasister fandom - My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
17 Is watched by people who literally don't even know what having a good story in a movie is - Michael Bay Transformers Series
18 Thanos Memes - Infinity War
19 Joker Memes - The Dark Knight
20 Having a seemingly infinite number of alternate fan-created universes branching out from it - Undertale
21 G-Mod parody videos taking up a monolithic portion of Youtube's content - Team Fortress 2
22 Being treated as the "Only Metroid" - Super Metroid
23 Every single one of its current single-player games is a complete broken mess that requires heavy usage of mods in order to become even close to actually being good (whereas Breath Of The Wild is amazing right from the get-go) - Bethesda
24 Costing thousands of dollars on Amazon and being worshipped as gaming's ultimate cult classic - Earthbound
25 Aging even worse than the first Metroid on the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System - Final Fantasy VII
26 Fantastic Feminists - Wonder Woman
27 Samus Feminists - Metroid Series
28 Is an extremely blatant "heel" who gets treated as a heroic "face" by his fans - Filthy Frank
29 Has literal hundreds of parody Youtube channels based off of his real one - I Hate Everything
30 Classic Sonic worshippers - 1990s Sega

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31 Geminists - Steven Universe
32 Overshadowing Mario - Luigi
33 The games' utterly horrendous difficulty curves - Punch-Out Series
34 Being all the rage with college kids and adults who always compare every other RPG to it - Pokémon
35 Undertale parody/tribute videos and Let's Plays taking up a monolithic portion of Youtube's content - Undertale
36 Being ALL over Youtube - Minecraft
37 Being ALL over Youtube - Five Night at Freddy's
38 Meme Overload - Spongebob Squarepants
39 Having the brattiest fanbase of probably any non-online-multiplayer gaming franchise ever created - Sonic The Hedgehog
40 Being placed on a pedestal by millennials who claim they have anything remotely resembling talent of any sort - Youtubers

Youtube is the bottom-feeder of entertainment websites. There should be no debate about this.

41 Its 2005 remake being constantly hated on just because the music isn't as good and Gene Wilder no longer plays the role of Willy Wonka himself - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
42 Has a 93% review average on Rotten Tomatoes just because of its female empowerment theme - Wonder Woman (Movie)
43 Is considered the greatest movie of all time by Rotten Tomatoes - Wizard Of Oz (1939)
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1. Getting 10/10 review scores when only about one-third of the game (the Pacifist run) actually is enjoyable and interesting on an above-average level as a game - Undertale
2. Nearly every single song from them is made out to be a grand masterwork of postmodernist art by their fans - Radiohead
3. Being made out to be a way, way, WAY more adult show than it actually is by its fans - The Ren & Stimpy Show
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