Like many of his fans, I first found out about The Nostalgia Critic back when another internet reviewer, James Rolfe, who as the Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) who reviews bad games, made a cross over with Doug’s character. I was curious as to what exactly he did, so the first video I watched of his was his review of the “Batman and Robin” movie by Joel Shumacher. For nearly 3 years I’ve been hooked ever since. As the Nostalgia Critic, he reviewed, well, nostalgic movies, cartoons, TV shows, and one of my favorites, a trilogy of videos showing nostalgic TV commercials.
Many of you don’t know this, but in December of 2010 I was involved in a car accident that nearly took my life. I will not go into details, but suffice to say I was banged up, 13 stitches on my head and a battery of tests done to my head. For over 2 months I saw double after that accident, and doctors at one point told me I would never be the same. Something I never told my family or friends at that point, because, well, I’m a numbskull like that. I just told myself “well, I will just have to work hard to prove them wrong”. Double vision and all, I would draw and write. It was frustrating, disheartening, and believe me, many times I did wanted to just give up. But when I would feel like that, I’d clumsily stumble into my bed, tried to turn on my pc, and when I would, I’d go and see various episodes of AVGN and Nostalgia Critic (as well as fellow member of TGWTG Obscurus Lupa).
Over the years Doug Walker made many videos (easily over 250). Here are my top 11 favorite Nostalgia Critic videos (WARNING: if you’re sensitive to foul language, I suggest you not watch it). Why top 11? Well, you should know if you watched his videos….
11- “A Simple Wish” movie review. A fairly recent one, but memorable for the shocking guest appearance at the end of this video!
10- “Gordy” movie review. Pig Power in da HOUSE!
9- “Harry Potter Book 7 Launch”, not a review per se, but Doug Walker as the Nostalgia Critic character in line for the midnight release of the final Harry Potter book!
8- “Good Son” movie review. I actually kind of liked this movie, but it was hilarious how he ripped this one apart!
7- “Batman and Robin” movie review. The first review of his I watched. Watch him flip out at the iconic “bat credit card” rant!
6- “Godzilla” movie review. That’s a lot of fish!
5- Nostalgic Commercials Trilogy. This was a set of three different videos that went up at different times, but I consider it a trilogy.
4- “Signs” movie review, another fairly recent one, but it’s just funny!
3- “Simon Sez” movie review. This was a crossover with the aforementioned Obscurus Lupa!
2- “Double Team” movie review. This video to me, has the best ending EVER!
And #1- “The Room” movie review. So good, Tommy Wiseu, the man behind perhaps the worst movie ever, actually managed to take this video down for a short time on claims of copyright infringement, but ultimately the video was reuploaded and actually became even more famous after that. I have probably watched this review a thousand times and it doesn’t get old, you HAVE to listen to Doug Walker impersonating Tommy Wiseu!
~Alvaro “Lance Danger” Cortes Ortiz Jr