♪Loud people, fundamentalists and the consequences ignorance brings.
These are a few of my least favorite things ♪:
If the title didn’t make it clear enough this is a list of my least favorite of all the media I have watched, read…whatever. If you are picking up a theme of malice and distaste then you’re reading it correctly and for those who disagree and think I’m being too harsh let me make it clear that I’m being very lenient for these reviews, I could rant on forever. Most of these would get either a 1 or a 2 out of 10 on my rating scale.
When I occasionally went to an anime club in university one of the clammier w’otakus (the kind that would shield his eyes and hiss “turn off the light!” when entering in his computer dungeon) recommended me the anime Lucky Star. I watched it, the whole thing, and let’s just say the next time someone recommended it to me I had a few choice words for him, dominantly, “You’re kidding me, right?” What a piece of weeaboo trash, I would have been happier if I had watched a blank screen for the length of the twenty four episodes it took to finish it. It had NO PLOT, even most slice of life stories progress a little by the end! If this is the kind of thing you like get off my blog and start taking acid and playing with doggy chew toys because it equivocates to the same experience, that or watch Azamanga Daioh, an anime and manga that achieved what Lucky Star failed to even attempt.
I have about as much respect for Christopher Paolini as any teenager who gets their Star Wars fan fiction published and popularized to naïve children enough to become viral. I asked him in person at a con, “Farm boy, who discovers something wanted by an evil empire, goes to an old story teller, who was once a part of a magical race of peace keepers before betrayed by one of them. Together they go on a journey to a fortress to save a captured princess but on it the old trainer dies. Returning with the princess to the rebel base the farm boy becomes a hero in a hasty battle. Is this the plot to Eragon or Star Wars: A New Hope?” When answering he actually admitted that Eragon was never originally meant to be published, but I thought this was obvious by the book itself. Nostalgia and reading no other fantasy are the only justification for thinking this “book” is good.
Alexander the 2004 Film
I’m willing to admit that there are worse films than this (dominantly Dragonball Evolution) but I can see how a ten year old with no prior knowledge of Dragonball could enjoy it and it doesn’t go on torturing you for over three hours. Even its inaccuracy isn’t the thing that infuriated me, the Troy film was inaccurate as all hell (according to the Illiad) but at least it was entertaining. This was actually physically painful to watch, full of awkward scenes with bad dialogue and actors that just shouldn’t have been given those roles despite the star cast. Don’t let this put you off the Classics histories of Alexander, he was an incredibly interesting conqueror and had a fascinating campaign but this film just squats down takes a massive dump on his memory. Take it from me and don’t waste 3 and a half hours of your life.
Don’t freak out Hakusho nostalgia freaks. I’m not saying this is a bad manga over all, but like the ending of Robin Hobb’s Farseer Trilogy (coming soon in a most overrated fantasy list) the ending of the last volume of it was terrible. You know manga has either lost its funding or an author has lost his interest in his own work when a manga looks like it has barely been sketched. In some of the final chapters you can barely tell what’s going on. I remember thinking when one of the more clearer images, an image the artist was probably more interested in than the others, and thinking ‘What, they were fighting, when…what?” That’s it in a nutshell.
Collections shouldn’t really count but this just pissed me off. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Sonic when I was younger (I haven’t even played the new ones) and though for every good game there’s a bad one they have always managed a bit of a balance. But when you buy a game called ‘The Ultimate Sonic Collection’ for just under a hundred bucks you at least expect all of the older games you enjoyed in your youth. Sorry but it seems some of the more popular Sonic games are also more forgettable than you’d think.
Any disagreements comment below but don’t forget to add what media you hate or dislike or just find your least favorite of whatever to add to it as well, maybe I might need to update this list.