Top 10 Worst Things About the Nostalgia Critic

While I do enjoy most of NC's reviews, I have to admit that most of them are unbelievably flawed.

The Top Ten

1 He Makes Lots of Mistakes

He's terrible


His entire series was a mistake.
This is highlighted in any of his clipless reviews. They're so stupid and it's a piss poor way to review something. We aren't able to see if the criticisms are valid unless we've seen the movie, and they're always still in theatres, so we'd have to pay money to see them. He's also just a complete hypocrite. He constantly says that toilet humor is awful when he uses toilet humor.

Uh, dude, he made a list showing the mistakes he made. Everyone makes lots of mistakes! Besides, he looks like a pretty nice and normal guy, even though his reviews may seem a little out of hand and loud they're is always that center part of his reasoning and explaining that is just heartwarming or just fun too watch. Also in his Doug Walker reviews it's his true self, not the guy who jokes around, swears a lot, screams, and makes mistakes that most of us love. It's his true colors that show. He is my favorite critic, and always will be. (Also, CHECK OUT HIS COMMERCIAL REVIEWS! I ALWAYS DIE LAUGHING FROM THEM! And you will see Canada's opinion on rape. )

2 Thinks Spider Man should be Dark and Broody like Batman

And plus, how the hell could he possibly think the amazing spider-man movies are better than the original moves?

He thinks every superhero should be dark and brooding, which would be stupid

And the worst part, he likes more the Mark Webb's spiderman

I agree, how the hell can you think the Amzing Spider-Man is better than the original. Andrew Garfield sucks as Spider-Man. And Nostalgia Critic sucks as a critic.

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3 Reuses Old Jokes

Pointless unfunny side characters

Pointless unfunny main characters as well, like the nostalgia critic - CostcoHotDogs

4 Has an Annoying Voice

Yep he sure does have a weird voice!

Stupid screechy voice

5 Doesn't Know Anything about Animals
6 Is Loud

He makes fun of Chris Tucker for screaming high pitched yet he does the exact same thing.

When has screaming high pitched ever been funny?

He's like a demon possessed manchild for god's sake!

7 He Swears A Lot

Who Cares
He Has The Right To Swear

8 His Fans

Many of his fans seem to have the mentality that "if the Nostalgia Critic says its bad, it must be bad".

I'm not even exaggerating, here is a quote from a comment on one of his reviews "I still can't believe there are people who are actually coming out of the woodwork to DEFEND this movie. That's what's surprising to me."

To add even more shock this comment was extremely popular. Its very unsettling and cult-like.

His fans need to get a life.

9 Some Jokes Go on Longer Than Necessary

Some of the skits in his more recent reviews tend to get on my nerves in straying away from the actual review. Some aren't even that funny.

10 His Autism Joke in Ernest Saves Christmas

As a sufferer of Autism, I was deeply offended by this.

I must say I agree with you, for I have autism as well

Haha there is something funny, in Mexico they have facebook page of bad humor who call themselves "autist" You will love to know the Mexican people

I don't think it was that bad

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The Contenders

11 His Let's Play of Bart's Nightmare

I played the game and I am a Simpsons fan and I hated the game - Frouze

12 He is Now Bringing His Political Beliefs Into His Reviews

I understand that The Nostalgia Critic is free to have whatever political beliefs he wants and all that, however I don't think he should be bringing them into his reviews because politics are not something you should really be bringing into everything or something you should bring up in polite company and unfortunately Nostalgia Critic just brings into his reviews like it's no big deal. That's where I draw the line at.

If only Nostalgia Critic were a lot more tolerant towards Blue Sky Studios despite how oversized Ice Age is. I would talk about politics, but I don't really have anything to say about them. - The Ultimate Daredevil

Seriously Doug! Enough With The Trump Jokes!

The ironic thing is that in his Christmas With The Kranks review Doug says that he evolves to stay relevant, but answer me this Doug, do you really think years from now people are gonna be looking back on your reviews, see all the Trump jokes and say “Yeah these jokes are totally still relevant”? No! Of course they won’t! They’ll just see them as the dated product of the times jokes that they’ll inevitably become

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13 He's Very Simple-Minded

He's extraordinarily, legendarily stupid.

Take for example, his "Disneycember" (what?) of Howl's Moving Castle.

(A lot of this post will be picking apart this video, so if you haven't seen the video or the film, this probably won't make any sense.) He says that it's completely unfocused and it's hard to remember what's happening. Have you considered that it's actually very comprehensible? He also says that Howl has no motivation. Oh. My. God. Calcifer said that he wanted to break the contract with Howl. Howl says that Sophie is his motivation. You're points are not valid like you say they are. You're a terrible critic. He says that the stairs scene is awful and pointless. It may be unpleasant, but it sure isn't pointless. It's supposed to symbolize The Witch Of The Waste slowly aging. He also says it's dull. In what way is it dull? It has a lot of plot. And don't tell me it's complicated. You just have to pay attention to the film. Which he clearly didn't do. ...more

People, stop watching his content already. He's a frigging idiot. He always shoves his opinion down your throats and is extremely pretentious, self entitled, stupid, unfunny, annoying, never brings up good points, and the thing I hate most isn't Nostalgia Critic. It's Doug. I really hate how he says Inside Out and Toy Story 3 are great, (when in reality they are monstrosities of film) yet he craps on far better films like Howl's Moving Castle, and Meet The Robinsons. His recent trailer for suicide squad and his reaction to his own trailer was where I drew the line. Why would he hype up his review of the films so much as to make a trailer for it? But more importantly, WHY IS HE REACTING TO IT?!?!?! I thought this was a movie review channel, not a cancerous reaction channel! I can see scraping the bottom of the barrel if he is going through money problems or is running out of content, but this is just pathetic.

His emotions and biases overpower his intellect. There is also a lack of vocabulary, mainly him just swearing.

Toy Story 3 and Inside Out are awesome films, but they do get a little too much credit.

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14 His Overuse of Dark Humor

Most of it goes on in the series to the point where it's not really funny. Just hard to watch.

Nostalgia Critic hates toilet humor, yet he is putting toilet humor in his own channel.

It wouldn't be so bad if he weren't to put down toilet humor so much and pretend that "shocking" dark humor is somehow more classy than toilet humor.

How dare you praise toilet humor. >:(

15 He is Very Picky
16 He Hates Almost Every Good Movie

Yes he does and it's annoying.

Most likely the movies people are referring to are movies like Rio and Jurassic World movies that are considered good, yet he thinks they are bad when of course they are not.

Which movies are you all referring to? - The Ultimate Daredevil

17 His Obsession with Batman

Every single time he mentions a superhero movie or cartoon he always has to compare it to Batman, and I'm sick of him saying Batman TAS was the cartoon that changed everything, cause it's not, if anything, Spawn TAS handled that tone way better than Batman TAS, you know why? Because Spawn was full on dark and gritty, Batman was pretty serious too but not nearly as much, and in terms of the movies, once again Batman wasn't the only one who was making movies with a darker tone, Blade came out the same year as the first batman movie and they had pretty simillar tones, and we had 3 X-men that came out 5 years before the dark knight trilogy came along. I'm just so sick of him and all these other people that always praise the batman movies or cartoon on being the first ones that have a serious tone, cause they weren't

Now I'm fine with people being obsessed over things, but when someone like the Nostalgia Critic says "How can I get Catherine Zeta-Jones in a Batman outfit? ", then that's taking it a little bit too far.

What the hell is this, I don't EVEN

18 He Hates Good Cartoons and Loves Crappy Cartoons

I find it annoying and kinda hypocritical that he balls out some cartoons like the flintstones for having bad animation but then gives other ones like scooby doo a free pass

I find it odd that he said the animation in the Spider-Man cartoon was terrible, yet in his review for the X-Men cartoon, a show that has the EXACT SAME ANIMATION QUALITY, he completely ignores that fact and calls the show amazing

It's weird how he said Spider-Man TAS had bad animation even though avatar, a show he loves, had animation that was barely better than it

Whoever put this on the list could tell us which cartoons you are all referring to specifically.

Also, the animation in Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra is breathtaking!

Other than that, the creator of this list actually liked the Nostalgia critic according to both the description and a reply.

The Flintstones is underrated, thanks to Nostalgia Critic, who is a great YouTuber, but not as great as his inspirations from Bobsheaux to MrBKainX.

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19 His Misunderstanding of the Planet's Psychology

He did acknowledge this mistake in one of his top 11 nostalgic mess ups

I'm not trying to defend Battlefield Earth or anything, but this mistake resulted in one of his biggest outbursts ever. Which in reality, it wasn't called for.
Now that's embarrassing.

It's Psychlo you idiots. I wrote this list and had it originally as Psychlo. You can't change it to Psychology.

20 He's Gotten Worse Over Time

Please put "He Doesn't Really Like Big Hero 6", "He Hates Hercules", "He Hates the Cars Trilogy", "His Imposter Called The Real Nostalgia Critic" and "He Didn't Review Bratz: The Movie That Starts With Doug Walker Reasonably Bashing the Bratz Franchise" on this list.

21 He Considers The Lion King to Be Overrated, Yet He is Oblivious to Frozen's Flaws.

I understand that we should respect other people's opinions and I understand the criticisms he made on The Lion King in his Disneycember review, but the only flaw he had with Frozen was about the Elsa and Anna's backstory being too rushed, yet he doesn't realize that the entire plot was rushed, that the characters don't have much personality, and that Hans was made to be a last-minute villain-in-disguise when there were other much better villains with this characteristic (e.G. , Professor Quirrell in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone). Again, I'm not against Doug Walker's opinions and I don't hate Frozen, I just think the movie's overrated and wish that Doug could explain more about Frozen's cons while still outlining the pros in his Disneycember review. Hopefully CinemaSins could help him realize the film's flaws.

Ah, the reason that was only added to this list because all the Frozen haters are mad that Doug doesn't hate the movie like they do

22 He Hates Robin Williams
23 He Made Fun Of Rio In His Foodfight Review

His otherwise good review of Foodfight was ruined by his hatred of the movie and the company that made it. If he hadn't made fun of Rio, I would have really liked the review. Same with his review of The Swan Princess. As result I refuse to watch those reviews because of the fact he cruelly made fun of the movie and the company that made it.

Ruined Such A Great Episode

For Christs sake people! Why is everyone treating his dislike of Rio as a sign of the apocalypse? Aren't we supposed to be free to have our own taste in movie? What is so terrible about him not liking Rio?

Rio review
Story: 5
Animation: 8
Characters: 6
Sound: 9
Final verdict: 7/10 (if I reviews Rio, it would be mostly the same as AniMat's review)

24 He Hates Rio

The fact he hates this movie really pisses off I thought I was the only one who felt angry that he hates that movie but I'm glad to see that I'm not, not only that he seems to hate Blue Sky Studios for no real good reason (expect for the movie Peanuts) his otherwise good reviews of Foodfight and The Swan Princess are ruined by the fact he rudely made fun of Blue Sky Studios in his Foodfight review by while not outright saying it, calling Rio and Ice Age horrible franchises by jokingly saying they asked to turn Foodfight into a horrible Franchise and showing a fake crossover called Ice Age meets Rio meets Foodfight which at first I didn't understand it was a take that towards them until he did his The Swan Princess review where near the end of the review Tamara (one of the new characters in the revival series) called Rio and Ice Age diet Dreamworks (a.k.a ripoffs of Dreamworks) even though common sense will tell you that there's nothing to suggest outright or otherwise, they are ...more

Now that I think about it forget about what I said about rarely watching his videos I've pretty much stopped watching him entirely. (I don't know if you can edit your comment or anything so please forgive me.)

Doug Offended Me So Badly Twice That I Quit Watching Him

So the Ice Age sequels are good films? >:(

25 He's a SJW
26 His Constant Trash Talking Of Michael Bay

I give Bay some credit to diversifying the way movies are made; Bad Boys and the first (or third) Transformers movie weren't your typical cookie cutter movies.

27 He can’t respect other people’s opinions and shoves his down our throats

He treats the viewer like if you like the film he's reviewing your automatically an idiot

28 He Freaked Out over the T-Rex Losing in Jurassic Park III

Now I know that fight scene with the T-Rex and the Spinosaurus was kinda ridiculous seeing how the real Spinosaurus spent it's time in the water and not on land, but what's even more ridiculous is how the Nostalgia Critic reacted to the T-Rex losing. He like, took it really seriously and thought that the T-Rex was the only dinosaur that nobody could beat. He probably still doesn't know how the animal kingdom works after he made that joke involving the girl and her Dora doll. I'm just saying that if a Spinosaurus could live on land and defeat a T-Rex in real life, would the Nostalgia Critic freak out over the T-Rex losing? If he did than that would be unbelievably retarded.


29 He's Too Similar to the Angry Video Game Nerd

Name eleven similarities between the two

30 He Nitpicks Without Bringing Up Good Points
31 He Thinks the Amazing Spider-Man Movies Are Better Than The Originals

No Doug, just no! These movies are far from that description, and it really annoys me that whenever he says something bad about the original movies he praises the new movies saying, they did nothing wrong

How can you think The Marc Webb Spider-Man series is good it's pathetic.

After seeing what happened to TASM franchise, I would love to see how he feels about it now

32 He Caused People to Think That the Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Is the Worst Remake Ever

Tell me why you prefer Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (2005 remake) over Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971 adaptation).

Come on, Doug! It was better than the original!

33 Only Listing Cons

He seems to list only the cons of certain movies instead of exploring the good parts of the movie with unnecessary comments. In Some critiques he does list a few pros but is mainly pessimistic about movies.
In Event Horizon, he complained about dreams however dreams can usually foreshadow future events or show how imagination works in the selected character's mind. He also didn't recognize that a wormhole bends space and time, not a blackhole. A black hole is a celestial entity that holds a singularity which is dimensionless. He should try doing more educated points rather than emotional rambling.

He loves to insults great movies. It can be kinda creepy when he does it.

34 He Hates The 1st Shrek

Oh, wait. Nostalgia Critic has amixed opinion on Shrek and a really negative opinion on Shrek the Third.

If anything, the 3rd Shrek deserved the hate he gave the 1st Shrek. Too much toilet humor, eh?

35 He Shoves His Hatred For Certain Properties Down Our Throats

It's not exactly a property but it is something he constantly shoves down our throats, and that is the fact that he apparently hates his own race, he spent the entirety of the Cool As Ice review mocking white people and in the Freddy Vs Jason review when he was annoyed with how the black girl talked and asked "who wrote this movie? " Then a picture of 2 white guys came up and he was like "you know, white people, can we just not...white people today, it's exhausting, sometimes I need a break from us" Seriously dude! Why are you hating on your own race so much? I can't believe even he is part of this now apparent 2010-2017 mentality of "white people suck"

Angry Joe and him did a piss poor review of BvS, failing to understand any of the depth and complexity of the film while talking about it.

Here are the popular franchises that he constantly feels the need to remind us he hates

Power Rangers
Jurassic World

All 3 of these, especially Pokemon, are properties he insults all the time, I feel like he does that only because the brand is so popular and beloved and he thinks he's cool for hating it


36 His Hatred Of Pokemon

He's insulted pokemon 4 times, I can understand that he doesn't like pokemon but come on just stop being so harsh on it especially since 2/3 of your fanbase are pokemon fans

I think he should not have done the review of the first movie. He knows nothing of the series, and he had no one to guest star. I seen the first movie and it's not that bad. I purposely didn't watch his review of the movie, because I know I'll be FURIOUS!

37 He's a Hypocrite
38 The Cat In The Hat Review

I know the film isn't a masterpiece or the best Dr Seuss adaption out there but it does have some genuinely funny moments and Nostalgia Critic unfortunately fails to see that. That's why I don't like this review


39 He Hates Hercules
40 His Review of Eight Crazy Nights

Please put "He defended Hotel Transylvania" on this list even though he went into depth on why he loves Hotel Transylvania. - The Ultimate Daredevil, who actually finds Hotel Transylvania to be a complete mixed bag

You are a butthurt fan of Sony Pictures from the comment section of AlltimeMovies, eh?! >8(

41 His "Mommy, What's Sex?" Joke In His Jaws 4: The Revenge Review

The problem many people have with this "joke" is the fact that Judith Barsi would end getting murdered before she could ask that very question making it come off as forced and out of taste. That's why plenty of people hate the "joke" in question. To make matters worse he has never apologized for it, making this even more infuriating and tasteless. Moments like these make you question if the Nostalgia Critic was ever any good in the first place because this "joke" was made in his reviews before his return but either way moments like these make it difficult for me to watch his older reviews because (as already said) of how infuriating and tasteless they are.

Only the most ridiculous thin-skinned reactionary would read that deeply into a joke. If just one rational thought ever crossed your mind it would qualify as a second personality.

42 He Shoves His Opinions Down Our Throats
43 He says The Matrix is overrated, Independence Day is bad, District 9 sucks and Jurassic World is bad

I like these movies in ways, but why are we disrespecting Doug Walker's opinion on this page?

44 He is a Star Wars Prequel hater

The original trilogy is flawed too! ALL the Star Wars movies are flawed in different ways!

Him Hating the first Shrek and Over The Hedge Is Unforgivable
But Him Hating The Star Wars Prequels Are Understandable

The Nostalgia Crtic said that he does not hate Shrek. In fact, he gave it a very mixed review. Also, I think Over the Hedge is a mixed bag.

I discovered him in late 2013 and he gave me some of the funniest moments I have ever experienced...this will always be true, it was easy to predict because of my nostalgia for the 80's and 90's even in their most silly moments. But month after month I started to change a little my opinion about him and I think he's not any more at top of this game, for something like clipless reviews, repetitive over the top happiness for Christmas, and obviously... Star Wars Prequels. When it comes to those three movies, Doug (even out of character) especially after recent Disneycembers seems to go against some of his biggest statements like "if you like movies I hate, fine, it doesn't mean you're stupid" and like Screen Junkies look really pretentious, like they're the voice of the reason (or maybe... the bandwagon, yes, I went there) and prequel likers should be ashamed for who they are. He may have made a video about Top 11 Positive Things, but I'm still watching all of his reviews ...more

45 He Hates Cars (2006)

Thanks Doug
You Ruined My Childhood

Please put it as the whole Cars duology (or should I say trilogy/franchise)?! HOW COULD THESE REVIEWS OF CARS GET HEAVILY FAVORABLE RECEPTION?! >:(

46 Putting Sailor Moon in the Top 11 Hottest Animated Women List

She's not 16 years old yet. She has a body a little too scrawny as well.

Sailor Moon is 14. Luckily NC found out about that mistake and fixed it.

47 He Almost Always Hates On CGI

I thought Ben T. Looney used to do that instead of Nostalgia Critic. - The Ultimate Daredevil

48 The Ending Of The Swan Princess Review
49 He Hates Every Single Blue Sky Studios Film (With The Exception Of The Peanuts Movie)


It is the only Blue Sky movie that I hate. Ice Age: Continental Drift is a mixed bag. Everything else is strong, especially Ice Age, The Peanuts Movie and Ferdinand.

50 He Doesn't Really Like Big Hero 6

Whoa. That was quick. - The Ultimate Daredevil, thankful even though he kinda sees why Nostalgia Critic finds Big Hero 6 to be a very average movie, but not with the visuals

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