Charles Solomon is like the Roger Ebert of animation, his opinions are held to really high regard, yet sometimes, he has the stupidest reasons for liking or hating certain animated titles, and not to mention that his reasoning for rating certain titles is inconsistent (such as scolding Burn Up Excess for its tonal whiplash, yet praises Trigun, which also suffers from that detestable aspect). Take his reviews with a HUGE grain of salt, as there's quite a few animated titles that he hates (for bad reasons) that I found to be really good, and inversely several that he gushed over that I found to be garbage.
Warning: This review contains potential spoilers for various anime titles critiqued by Charles Solomon. These were included for the sake of being able to elaborate on why I think Solomon's opinions are false. I've only known about animation critic Charles Solomon for only a few years, but after finding out about him, most of his opinions on animation (anime especially) has rubbed me the wrong way. At first, I thought it was just disagreements in tastes and opinions. … more