as you've probably heard by now (unless this is your first time on the internet, in which case, welcome to hell, enjoy the buffet !) man of steel SUCKS....... or so I'm told, but that's not the point. Yes, it would seem that even a year later, no one will shut the hell up about how much this movie blows monkeys which proceed to fly into you face and crap in your mouth. NO matter how much we may want them to.
seriously, doesn't it get tiring for anyone else other than me? No, well shut up, I'm talking anyway! Anyway, yes, we get it, the movie sucked, you can get off our backs about it.
and this problem is nothing new, in fact, I daresay that it's only getting worse! As more years pass and more bad movies are released, more reviewers tend to focus on them rather than the bad movies of the past, which, ironically enough, have produced some of the worst movies of all time! No movie released in the past several years can attest to that, though lord knows many have tried (I'm looking at you, movie 42) so why do we focus on THESE movies and not those, other than for a special occasion or if reviewing old movies is your thing, like the NC?
to answer this, I present two examples: legend of zelda skyward sword, and legend of zelda ocarina of time
what do these two games have in common other than name sake? Well, let's look at a few flaws that people seem to refuse to shut up about when it comes to skyward sword
-excessive backtraking to earlier stages
-points where the story simply comes to a screeching halt
all of these ARE genuine faults with skyward sword. They don't stop it from being a fun game, mind you, but they're flaws nonetheless. And I can admit this, even though this was my VERY FIRST zelda game ever!
however, no one seems willing to admit that these same problems exist in ocarina of time as well.
for one, there's just as much back tracking in ocarina. No there isnt, I hear you say, okay then, what do you call going back to an area you've already visited before but with new bells and whistles to keep things interesting? Who are we kidding here?
annoying companion? I think everyone an agree on the annoyance of navi (even though she really isnt as annoying as everyone makes her out to be, its actually kind of laughable just how much they're overreacting XD)....until Fi came along and suddenly everyone had a new dart board.
points where the story comes to a halt? Both the search for the gems to the cathedral AND the hunt for the sages bring ocarina's already paper thin plot to a screeching halt.
so, if ocarina has as many problems as skyward sword does, how come I had to play the game to learn about them? Why didn't I hear about it sooner in the several years I spent hearing about it from friends both on and offline?
how many times have you dug up an old movie or game or t.v show that you absolutely LOVED as a child and watched all the freakin time? And then you watch it and you realize that it kinda sucks? But nonetheless, you love it anyway because it was your childhood escape
ed,edd,n eddy the mis edventures
the original nicktoons game
pokemon the first movie and pokemon 2000
these were old video games, tv shows, and movies that I ADORED as a child, but as time grew on, I continued to find newer and newer flaws in them. But it didn't matter to me because I loved them as a kid, and watching them again, while I do notice the flaws, it didnt matter to me because these made me feel like a kid again.
and that's the case with many people and ocarina of time, hell, the original zelda on the NES. Buffy the vampire slayer, the 60's star trek, the 60's batman, back to the future, star wars, DBZ, kim possible, all of them shows we remember from our childhoods, all of them flawed but enjoyable nonetheless. And as time passes, the hate for skyward sword and man of steel will die down as the haters die out or simply recluse form the internet to lead their own lives, and they will be replaced by the next generation, who genuinely enjoyed things that the nostalgia blinded generation of today refused to.
so, to anyone who enjoyed man of steel or skyward sword, or anything else that gets picked on on a daily basis. Dont worry, after all
time marches on