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

Phantom strider is much beter

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.

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2 Has an Annoying Voice

Yep he sure does have a weird voice!

Stupid screechy voice

Absolutely piss- annoying. Jesus Christ.

3 Thinks Spider Man should be Dark and Broody like Batman

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

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

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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4 Doesn't Know Anything about Animals

When I watched his videos I was always annoyed about this, I was surprised to see it so high on this list. I have a vague memory of him not being able to tell the difference between a male and female lion in one of his Steven Universe videos. One of many pre-school level gaps in knowledge.

Uh I'm pretty sure people forget about preschool stuff that when they're 30. - Extractinator04

If you forget Blue+Yellow=Green, a Triangle has 3 sides, or that boy lions have manes, it's not normal.

5 Reuses Old Jokes

Pointless unfunny side characters

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

I agree a lot of reviewers on youtube swear too much

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 He Hates Almost Every Good Movie

Yes he does and it's annoying.

What you think is a good movie is entirely subjective. I disagree with the Nostalgia Critic on some things, yet he is entitled to his own opinion. The sharing of ideas is one of the many cornerstones of internet freedom, and if you don't like it, feel free to disagree. Just because someone doesn't like a movie you like doesn't necessarily mean all dissenting opinions should be barred from being expressed just because of "muh feelings". He's called the NOSTALGIA Critic for a reason.

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.

Yeah no surprise he bashed one of my all time favourite movie sequels An American Tail: Fievel Goes West just because the "Tone is different and his precious Don Bluth wasn't in the credits" I think that film is very underrated and overlooked films of all time.

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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

What's wrong with this joke? I'm autistic, and I take no offense at this.

Yeesh can people take a joke? I'm autistic and the joke was hilarious. - Extractinator04

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The Newcomers

? He Complains About Movie Remakes Making Changes to the Original Yet States That The Parent Trap Remake is Too Loyal to the Original
? He Never Mentioned Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Cases in His Ghost Dad Review

That review is actually kind of awkward to watch nowadays.

The Contenders

11 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.

12 His Let's Play of Bart's Nightmare

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

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.

Speaking of Howl's Moving Castle, please put "He is harsh on Howl's Moving Castle" on this list. - The Ultimate Daredevil, who is ready to bloodily harm Howl's Moving Castle dislikers since they are cyberbullies like Thiti2000 and Austin Plaz

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14 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!

And he uses them so much now too, to the point where when I was watching the Home Alone 2 review, the very second I remembered that Donald Trump makes a cameo in the movie I literally put my hand on my forehead, closed my eyes and muttered “Oh no” Because I just knew a forced political joke was coming

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15 His Actions Behind The Scenes as Revealed in the Not So Awesome Document

Doug was at the very least complicit in the rampant sexual misconduct and other abuse going on at CA. Yet another reason to hate his guts.

16 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. >:(

17 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.

18 He Hates Robin Williams

No, he doesn't! He hates the "Robin Williams Formula," not the late and great Robin Williams!

Robin Williams is the man

19 He is Very Picky
20 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!

I don't think he does? He stated once he didn't care about it. Don't mix up acting for reality. Example, you'd never know Neil Patrick Harris was gay if you never seen him outside How I Met Your Mother. - Swellow

He clearly hates it after all if he really felt that way he wouldn't make such cruel jabs at Pokemon and how DARE you compare that to a sub human known as a homosexual they are not real people you know shame on you. - Mario8

I Know That His Opinion Is That He Doesn't Like Pokemon But When I Saw Him Talk About The Gameboy Commercial and Wanted the Pokemon to Die It Made My Heart Hurt - s646451

21 He's a SJW
22 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

23 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

24 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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25 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

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.

Welp, a Steven Speilberg hater that has no respect for stop-motion is your average fan-brat of live-action films based on cartoons is your average Michael Bay defender including of Bayformers, The Last Airbender and Bratz: The Movie. But yes, Bad Boys is one of the few films that show that Michael Bay can actually make a worthwhile film.

27 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.

28 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)

29 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? >:(

30 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

31 He Never Did Anything About the Channel Awesome Controversy

Not to mention his Channel Awesome Cadre included annoying hipster, professional tantrum thrower and rapist TheSpoonyExperiment...

32 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.


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

Name eleven similarities between the two

Is it because He Reviews Bad Stuff?
Other YouTuber Do That You Idiot (To the Guy Who Put This in here)

AVGN: Reviews Bad Games
Nostalgia Critic: Reviews Bad Movies
Wrestling With Wregret: Reviews Bad Things Wrestling

You See? - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

34 He Nitpicks Without Bringing Up Good Points
35 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!

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory is waay better than Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. I cannot stress that enough. - Swellow

36 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.

37 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?

38 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


39 He Almost Always Hates On CGI

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

Why don't we go back to string puppets. From when there was just three television channels. BBC1 BBC2 and ITV1 and it was either black and white or colour television, televisions where smaller. Hey while where at it lets bring back those televisions in the 90s my mum got a black and white television from a second hand shop and we never had wide screen in 90s. I didn't know what it was.

40 The Ending Of The Swan Princess Review

You owe us an apology right now for bashing Wreck-it Ralph, stop-motion films and Studio Ghibli films and making Hotel Transylvania, Continental Drift and especially The Lorax to be the greatest animated features of their year! Oh, and screw you for forcing us to like that Howl's Moving Castle lost the "Best Animated Feature of 2004" award to Shark Tale! Oh wait, it lost that award to The Incredibles 1 (let's all be grateful about that), so what are you going to do about it, Jambareeqi dislikers?!

41 He's a Hypocrite
42 He is Very Biased
43 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


44 He Hates Hercules
45 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(

46 He Hates Matthew Broderick

MB had a pretty great great movie as a teenager but since then has had crappy script after crappy script shoved under his nose. He's most likely doing voice over work now and keeping a low profile, which is best considering the sudden hatred of him that has come about because of the Walkers. There's no reason to hate him, even considering his accident a few years back. Let him live. Critic has gotten worse and can eat a bag of dicks. Cheers.

47 He Is A Supporter Of Gay Rights


48 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.

49 He Shoves His Opinions Down Our Throats
50 He Tries Too Hard to Be Funny

But he's not

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