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DikPix : fuck you you english piece of shit. My videos are much better than yours you beef boi. Coco is a masterpiece, better than shitty monsters shit. How dare you judge Incredibles 2 before even seeing it. I saw it and it's also a masterpiece - better than the original even. Keep your stupid phlegmy fingers out of my Pixar and stop being a blatant Cuck.

Amanda the Jedi : I was fine with Toy Story 3... but dear god why Toy Story 4

DrogaDigital : I agree with most of the things you explained, but when you reached the part about Coco, you messed up big time... I understand the scrutiny you were expecting, but also makes evident the lack of knowledge you have about Mexican culture and Mexican family values, yes, believe it or not families are a unit, not like in the us where Individuals are nothing but individuals, in Mexican values you're never only yourself and family it's gonna be there whether you like it or not for good or wrong, so I also can tell that your criticism of this movie it's just due to ignorance, not in film directing but in therms of a foreign culture and values. Cheers.

Pαηdα : im only here to keep it real with you chief but the second part of this video really aint it. if bugs life gets a pass but not coco, then its pretty obvious your nostalgia came into play.

Mortebianca : >laments for lack of "Scenes that are not Strictly necessary" in Inside Out >Bashes Coco for making a scene that is not strictly necessary in Coco. This video is a mess. The name of the channel, NitPix, summarisez it all: Nitpicking and finding problems for the sake of doing so, ignoring good parts and, if necessary, make up hairs in the egg to find and "debunk".

kees N1 : Bugs Life over coco?what drugs are you on.

24 Frames Of Nick : I always forget about the existence of The Good Dinosaur

Thanoseph : So you like the childrens movies from your childhood more than you like the children’s movie from your adulthood. Hmmmmm 🤔

Mayte Álvarez : You lost my credibility when you gave Bugs Life a pass but you called both Coco and Inside Out "only appeling to children" when i have seen adults and children alike praising both movies and reallt enjoying them. Imo Bugs Life is one of Pixars most forgetable and weak movies, i legit cant remeber the names of any of the main bugs characters and im sure you cant either lol

Flat Earth Is the truth : I love how he praises Bug’s Life And then barely skims over Up and Wall-E And then shits on Coco Saying it’s only for kids Even though the movies he liked were released when he was a kid

Gustaff Overshield : 25:07 - Coco takes a lot of risk; it explores the concept of ‘death,’ and more imperatively, it presupposes a specific type of after-life in a way that I’m surprised the devoutly religious didn’t have an issue with. It also gave a relatively detailed analysis of Mexican culture, in one of the most racially divided times - when someone is willing to jump on you for getting the slightest thing wrong, or making something that could be deemed as a ‘stereotype.’ When I actually think about it, in terms of the films philosophical concepts that it explores, I consider it the riskiest film that they’ve ever made, especially with the ending. It wasn’t a technological risk mind you, and maybe that was your point, but I don’t see why that’s necessary. Also, the film implies everyone will eventually die into nothingness when they are forgotten. The plot then ends up centering around a character not meeting this fate, and they have to ensure that a dementia-stricken, dying grandma doesn’t forget her own father. That’s pretty heavy, if you ask me.

Timothy McLean : With all you criticize Disney for not giving Pixar the production freedom they needed to create some of their later great films, it's probably worth emphasizing that Toy Story as we know it would not exist without two rounds of Disney-mandated rewrites. (And from what I've seen, the first drafts wouldn't be that great.)

Allan Luna : I'm so sorry, but honestly, while the first half of the video seems perfectly on track, mentioning and listing Pixar's growth both in storytelling as well as fighting to gain its creative independence and breaking technical barriers; the second half feels rather snobby. Cause let's be honest here, if you put the SAME scrutiny you're putting upon films like Coco and Inside Out, really none of their other films will hold up (as you mention). Coco is, by far, one of Pixar's most compelling and visually complex films of all. It's like you're not even aware that putting millions of multicolour light bulbs, as well as clothes and facial expressions to moving skeletons, has been (in words of Pixar's design team) one of their hardest tasks ever, yeah, even harder than putting 430 animated ants in a single frame. They did have to redevelop their animating software and animated techniques in order for a movie like Coco to be technically possible. And that's just the technical part, for you're also entirely overlooking the deeper aspects of the film, such as bringing in an easy/understandable way a really complex cultural tradition to millions of people around the world; one that treats a topic that no many animation studios would be willing to treat so easily, such as death itself.

Oliver Anderson : Mmmm...Idk, some of these points seemed like double standards. For example, you complain about Inside Out not having a rich enough world, but then you complain about Coco not being as good as Ratatouille despite it having much more distinct visual storytelling. It also takes a much different look at the concept since the family does actually have an understandable reason for their resentment toward the main character's passion, while Remy's family is boring and forgettable. The villain in Ratatouille is also trash, while the villain in Coco is genuinely surprising and threatening. You can make any film sound better or worse if you focus on very specific elements, but to someone who's seen all these movies, you sound biased. It seems like you like older Pixar because that's what you grew up with and you just don't like Coco and Inside Out as much because they're newer. You really think Toy Story is a far more mature story than either of those? It's a fantastic movie, don't get me wrong, but calling Coco and Inside Out "baby movies" in comparison to Toy Story of all things. Also, you didn't have any criticism for A Bug's Life? Really? What deep nuances did you see in that film that made it a classic that's far more memorable than anything from new Pixar? I mean, it's fine if you like it, but that film is very forgettable. Let's be honest, people don't talk about that movie like they do Toy Story or Finding Nemo. There's a reason it's one of the movies that hasn't gotten a sequel. It also seems weird how Disney's meddling was a good thing when it gave us the Toy Story everyone knows and loves, but it's a bad thing once sequels are involved. You're entitled to your opinion, but this script sounds a lot like some old man complaining that "things were better back in my day!" It's like your nostalgia makes you more forgiving of films you grew up with, so you don't criticize A Bug's Life, but now that you're an adult, you can criticize Coco and Inside Out all you want and claim Pixar is dead. I know I'm just repeating myself, but I wanna make sure that I'm being clear. I'm not accusing you of being a nostalgia junkie. I'm just saying that's what this script sounds like. I'd recommend making sure your points are more balanced in the future so you can better argue your case. When your judgment is skewed in favor of one side, those who notice are more likely to dismiss your entire argument.

yuoma : "these movies are good children's movies, but when framed against the iconic films that made us fall in love with pixar..." (that were released when we were children)

Adam Zunk : "With Inside Out the world design is so poorly put together, it's near impossible to map out the various locations" There's literally a scene where they look over the world of Riley's head and point out each of the locations as if on a giant map.

Romulus Numa : Is DikPix dead?

BingoPer48 _ : S H R E K

Gustaff Overshield : 22:50 there is visualization to show that Miguel’s other family members aren’t as passionately against music as Miguel’s grandmother is; when she smashes his guitar, Miguel’s dad reacts in a subtle way that definitely suggests that was overkill. I actually found there was a lot of nuance in all of the character’s traits that the film manages to display in some way, if you pay attention.

SuperMikoo : Alright, I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I actually really enjoyed the cars movies. okay ill leave now.

thorjelly : Look, you can have your opinions, but saying that Inside Out and Coco weren't risks is just crazy. Making a movie entirely about the inside of a girl's mind isn't a risk? What movies have you seen recently that tackle that? Better, you say Finding Nemo was a risk because it included environmental issues? You know, what could we think of that would be topical and risky today. Hmmm. How about making a video about Mexicans with all this immigration hysteria. Honestly, it's far more topical today than Finding Nemo ever was when it came out. If this isn't a blatant example of bias in your thesis I don't know what is. Additionally, when you criticize a movie like Inside Out by saying that its characters are one-dimensional, you conveniently ignore the entire point of the film is watching the characters grow and mature so that by the end of the film, they're not. You know. Just like Marlin in Finding Nemo. Just like Woody and Buzz in Toy Story. All of these are powerful films because they feature protagonists growing, just like Joy. I feel like you could say nearly everything you said about Inside Out and Coco and apply them to any other Pixar movie if you also ignore half of each of those films too. You could have had a decent video if you ended it half way through, but you had to painfully and obviously stretch really hard just to justify your pet theory that pixar is "dying", by criticizing two movies that are considered two of Pixar's best films. IMDB lists Inside Out as their #1 film in terms of user rankings. Rotten Tomatoes list Inside Out and Coco as two of their best films by critical rankings. And all of these did damn well in the box office. Where is anything dead, or even close to dying? This is just a bad, blatantly biased video.

WishingPsychic Jirachi : Is pixar alive? Yes.

BlastOff98 : Inside Out and Coco are amazing and sure Monsters University wasn’t as awesome as it should’ve been but it was still a fun film.

Nobody important : To be honest A Bug's Life wasn't that amazing either. Till Cars, I always thought it was their weakest movie.

A Turtle : I think this dude is having a "My generation had better movies than you." complex lol. I've grown up on Pixar, by far Toy Story was my favorite as a child but to say A Bug's Life is better than Coco? I don't think I've ever met someone who said A Bug's Life is their favorite movie lol. Also to write off Coco as "bland story telling/predicable" is lazy in itself. There was so much culture and complex story telling within Coco with Family vs Fame and to write it off as "selfish brown boy wants to play music" is appalling.

Vertigo Gnome : I’m glad you made this video. I know many people with this same mindset and I hope your video doesn’t get scrutinized by die hard fans. I’m a huge fan of Pixar. But the last Pixar movie I really enjoyed was wall-e. Coco was alright but definitely not on the same level as other original Pixar films. I’m so exhausted from movie sequels being shite.

Hirogen : I don't see why you're so harsh on Coco, you can enjoy a movie or media in general even if it wasn't made for you. As you say Coco is made for "little little babies" but I found it quite nice to watch even though I'm 20 years old, because I don't scrutinise every piece of media I watch and watch them because I enjoy doing so. If enjoying a movie like Coco makes me a "little little baby" then so be it, because you should be able to watch media without having to critique everything about said media, or compare it to other media.

Alia Ris : NO. Lion King ripped off Kimba The White Lion.

Mfm ad : Coco was sooo great! What are u taking about ???! Its great story and it was sooo emotional i think it brought pixar back in the game

Shelby Nofer : _Cars_ is a great movie! The characters are memorable and unique; the characters have interesting and changing dynamics; the story has good pacing—nothing is rushed or drawn-out; the visuals are beautiful and flashy; the main theme song, Life Is a Highway, is suitable and catchy for the movie; the comedy is funny; and the story gives good morals for children. What is there to *_not_* like about the movie?

Evan : NitPix grew up with Pixar

Ivo Stoyanov : You are clearly biased, the second part of this video is absurd. Yes, Brave and The Good Dinosaur are not as original as other Pixar films, but both of them are good movies (The Good Dinosaur made $332.2 million, so clearly many people saw it). And Inside Out is much more riskier than other Pixar films as concept (the only exception may be WALL-E), maybe visually is not that deep, but the screenplay is incredibly good, deep and complex, it is in top 5 of all Pixar movies of every person, so your opinion about it is very biased. And like other have said, you clearly did not get Coco or the Mexican culture. Also, the Disney logic does not make sense, because they are having a third golden age right now, creatively speaking (only in animation). Both Coco and Inside Out are much better than Monsters, Bugs Life and Finding Nemo. And let´s be honest, Up is not that great once that the first 15 minutes have passed, and no, they are definitely not for children, adults cry like crazy on both of them.

Daniel DTGamer : Incredibles 2: *$1.21 billion at box office; 94% on Rotten Tomatoes* NitPix: is Pixar dead?

TheLongIslander : I don't get what is wrong with Cars? Sure, Cars 2 was plain AWFUL, but the original was great! Maybe I have a sweet spot for Cars (it was the movie I grew up with), but still, it isn't THAT bad. It's definitely better compared to the newer movies.

Jonathan Molina : 26:43 video with no ads, am I dreaming? I've watched 5min videos with 4 ads... Thanks Nit

LittleMissLounge : You touch on it at the end, but why didn't you wait until you saw The Incredibles 2 to do this video? No judgment, I just find that to be an interesting choice.

The Australian guy : Cars is the best. My opinion internet.

pedro landaverde : Coco was a masterpiece !!!

El1teFire : The opening sequence in Up was so good that it was shown in my writing class for to show what good writing is it was shown in my 7th grade not like I was in college and specializing to become this good writer to make film

MrTheharryson : I’m gonna be honest, I actually really loved Inside Out. I get that you didn’t enjoy it as much or believe that it didn’t really live up to Pixar’s “glory days,” but I believe it revived Pixar. I brought my little sister to this movie and I have to admit, it hit me hard. I felt like a kid again watching Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, and etc. I’d probably even put it in my top 5 Pixar movies, which is saying a lot. Though your points are valid about the story telling and the story arc, I believe this was necessary. They were not only telling the story of Joy and Sadness, but of Riley as well. Fitting in two different stories that work with one another is a very hard thing to accomplish, which Pixar did (ofc they did, they’re Pixar). I genuinely felt a connection with Riley and the characters and left the theater very satisfied, which had not happened in a very long time.

TheLonelyGoomba : What a brilliant video. I like it when Youtube actually recommends something deserving of attention

Nightfall Shadow : I still have never seen finding nemo. But, I think the best pixar movie was Inside out. I gave this video a thumbs down for calling inside out "uninspired". Of course you have to TELL what is going on, otherwise no one would have any idea what is going on. Are we transitioning to another universe? are we in another part of the world? Children especially would have no idea what was going on if nothing was said about where they are and what they are doing. Wall-E was different because we were not dealing with abstract ideas, everything was literal and familiar-whereas with Inside out we are dealing in metaphors and ideas that are not familiar with average everyday life. Also, that control room was COOL! and i LIKED the colorful balls for memories vs dull gray ones for faded memories. A perfect representation between vague memory vs VIVID MEMORIES...dumb ass. You talked about showing with visual representation and you couldn't even get THAT one right? Idiot! OH, and FUCK YOU FOR NOT MENTIONING HER IMAGINARY CHARACTERS DEATH!

Grégory Cogels : after seeing the entire video, i completely disagree with what you say

Mario Carrillo : The one thing I really disagree with is your perspective on Coco. The reason Miguel is always protected by his ancestors is to show the value and importance of family, a big part of Mexican culture. In Mexican culture, family is considered a singular unit. All the members of a Mexican family act as a unit. And that is why Miguel's ancestors are so protective, to symbolize the importance of family in their culture. Also, Coco doesn't take risks? I don't think we watched the same movie. Coco had a big risk: making a film that accurately portrays Mexican culture, a culture which is filled with stereotypes in American films, in a time where anything in this area can offend people, as anything can be considered a stereotype at this point. Also, it even took a technological risk: the details in the Land of the Dead. Just look at the first shot of the Land of the Dead and you'll see what I'm talking about. Other things include the lighting, the details on Mexican objects like the papel picado, the friendly-looking skeleton designs, etc. In regards to the story, Coco always secretly loved her father. She was supposed to hate her father according to her family, even if she really didn't, which is why she kept Hector's letters and the picture hidden from everyone else. She hid her feelings from her family because she knew they wouldn't listen very easily if she just told them her feelings towards her father, since they were so convinced that Hector was the villain. Hector's motivation does change. He goes from just wanting to cross the bridge for seemingly no reason, to wanting to see his daughter who he was forcefully pulled away from. Everything he did in life, was for Coco. And he was separated from her against his will. By the end of the film, he doesn't even want to be remembered out of selfishness. All he wants is to see his daughter one more time, which he did. The attitude of Miguel's family in regards of their hatred for music is actively portrayed as wrong, but at the same time as protective. They think not having music is better for everyone based on one event, which again, is portrayed as wrong at the same time that it's portrayed as somewhat right. Also, A Bug's Life is better than Coco and Inside Out? I disagree on that. That film is very mediocre in comparison imo. It does genuinely feel at times that you are stuck in the past, remembering the older Pixar films as masterpieces, while finding anything to criticize about the newer films. I'm not trying to make you change your mind. I'm just explaining why I disagree with your opinion.

Grey_Wolf_tg : I was particularly surprised at your dislike of Coco and Inside Out.  It's fine that you don't like them, but I found you still added an element of judgement for those who did like it.  The message I got from it is that these films are for little babies, ergo, anyone who watched and liked them is childish. But it did further make me realize what's most important to me in a film.  If a film is able to touch me emotionally I love it.  This was achieved at some point during Coco and Inside Out.  Spoilers ahead.Thinking back, the only thing that emotionally connected with me in Coco is the ending, with regards to Coco and Hector's relationship.  The family was put in a hard situation because they thought Hector left for his music career.  The great-grandmother was left a single mom to make ends meet for both her and her daughter.  There's no explainable reason, he just off and left.  So of course the great-grandmother would be angry.  She'd been hurt and had no explanation.  Morally she thought music had corrupted her husband and harmed the family.  She probably felt tricked and questioned if she was ever really loved by her husband.  What if her daughter followed after music and abandoned her family, or her daughter fell in love with a musician who would just abandon her?  Like a break-up with someone you truly loved, wouldn't you want to get rid of everything that reminded you of them to try and get rid of the pain?  She didn't have the luxury of time to work through her emotions either.  She had to make money so her and her daughter could survive.  Knowing how much pain the great-grandmother felt, other members respected her not to allow music into their lives.  And knowing she was in so much pain, perhaps they led themselves to believe there was something that bad about music as well.  They may not have understood it, but knowing the great-grandmother's strong emotion, and not questioning like Miguel did, they probably would have just went with it.  But here we have Coco, who never forgot how loving her father Hector was, who sang to her regularly because he loved her.  And in a world where music was supposed to be dead to her, she was the only one who remembered him kindly, as her father the musician.  The sad thing is, the only memories everyone else had of Hector were hateful.  And to realize these hateful memories were based on a lie and on treachery is heartbreaking.  Even more heartbreaking is that the only good memories of Hector were about to be forgotten forever, and he was going to permanently die, ceasing to exist.  The scene at the end where Miguel is trying to sing to her to have her continue to remember Hector is very touching; it's the only measure of truth about Hector in the living world.  He wasn't in it just for himself and the fame of his music.  He was a loving family man, and that was about to be forgotten.  All that would be left was the lie.  And I don't think a child would be able to grasp this, at least not fully.  Then again maybe my experiences are the ones that allowed me to connect to this moment.In Inside Out the focus is about Riley coping with her emotions, emotions that, coming from a child, are not mature.  Joy doesn't understand why Sadness is there.  She has an explanation for Fear, Anger and Disgust, but only realizes at the end, that Sadness makes the Joyful moments, all the more powerful (or so I think, I didn't fully grasp if the message was Sadness making joy more powerful, or allowing joy to exist at all).  Anyone who's seen Inside Out know the signature tear jerker scene.  Bing Bong was a big part of Riley's life when she was little and now is gone for good.  But his sacrifice was for a good cause.  Imagine if Riley forgot Joy.  Now that would be messed up.  Bing Bong knew Riley needed Joy and her other core memories and only wanted Riley to be happy.  We see this when he says "take her to the moon for me", meaning make her happy.  Bing Bong made Riley happy when she was young but now he's gone.  Luckily Joy has other ways to make her emotion strong with Riley, including Sadness, and including the new memories she'll make and the people around Riley who will help create those memories.  Again I don't think a little kid would fully grasp this.  They'd know it's sad a character disappeared, but might not be able to pinpoint why.  Finally, at the end of Inside Out, Riley's emotions mature and learn to work with each other to make themselves and Riley's life richer. And certainly how can a child understand maturing if they haven't had time to mature?So regarding Coco and Inside Out, I don't feel these movies are just for babies or kids.  But they have merit to me because I like movies that connect to me on an emotional level.  Movies may connect to you for different reasons which is fine, but it doesn't make any people lesser for having a differing opinion.  And being insulting to you isn't helping the situation either, as I've seen other commenters do.

Kodo Elder-Groebe : I think you ripped into Inside Out and Coco our of nostalgia. That fact that Coco follows a simple three act structure isn’t really a criticism. It’s just an observation that it has something in common with most movies, ever. The original Toy Story and the Pixar movies that followed it also played into tropes and cliches. The conflict between Woody and Buzz is a classic new-guy-in-town situation that’s been done many times before. You also don’t give Coco credit for the amount of creative visual style and flair, or for the fantastic music. La Llorona is a great song that is used as a powerful storytelling device. Without words, a huge change in her character is indicated as soon as she starts singing on the stage. It’s things like these, the creative ways that animated films communicate story, that you praise the earlier films for yet ignore for the new ones. I agree that Pixar’s filmography has become rife with sequels everywhere, but the ones that aren’t sequels are still excellent.

Eoghan : I like Cars..

Fabian Hebestreit : I hated this nostalgia wankfest so much that I cancelled my Squarespace account.

Dino Spumoni : _Monsters, Inc._ is better than _The Shawshank Redemption._

Ryan M : Pixar Masterpieces: Toy Story 1-3, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, Wall-E, Up, Incredibles 1-2, Coco. Pretty good: Finding Dory, Bug’s Life, Inside Out, Ratatouille. Fine: Cars 1, Cars 3, Monsters University, Brave Bad: Good Dinosaur I haven’t seen Cars 2 and I never will.