You are totally missing the point.
No, we just don't agree with, or even understand
the point which you are making.
I can't imagine what makes it possible to judge how "genuine" anyone's feelings are about anything, nor can I see why it matters so much. If someone gets some innocent enjoyment from something like a movie, without doing anyone any harm, then good for them. It's not something measured on a scale, or which can be assigned a value, or compared to someone else's actions to see if it somehow meets a standard.
I'm free to expressive whether I like the movies or not.
Of course you are free, and welcome, to express your opinion, but likewise you have to allow mct16 and myself to offer our response to what you say.
How am I critisizing them?
You are saying that their enthusiasm is somehow worth less than your own, because you liked the Smurfs when they didn't, and because they liked the movie when you preferred the TV cartoons.
That certainly seems to be a criticism, even if it wasn't intended to be.
You are jumping down my back like I'm supposed to like everything
No, nobody is jumping down anything, and nobody is saying you have to like anything; exactly the opposite, as it happens.
What is being suggested is that, rather than giving up on the Smurfs, you go on enjoying the Smurfs as you always did, and don't let the fact that other people enjoyed the movie put you off.
However, that also requires that you don't suggest that someone's love of the movie is any less genuine than your love of the TV series, because there really isn't a way to tell.
I do have a thing about 'fake fans' and if you have a problem with that, get over it...seriously!
There's no question of a problem to get over; just puzzlement, as I said, because I can't see the point in judging the degree to which someone is a "genuine" or a "fake" fan of anything, so why stress about it?
You seem to have decided that anyone who likes the Smurf movie can't be a genuine fan of that movie.
I tried to show that that is like someone who only liked the original books suggesting that you weren't a "true fan", or were "fake", because you liked the TV series, because it came later.
It wouldn't be right - or fair - of them, so perhaps you could cut them the same slack...?
I don't have to see all sunshine and blossoms over every modern version of a comic/cartoon that comes out. We aren't all robots.
No, that's true, you don't, and we aren't, which is why accommodating the fact that other people can genuinely like something which you or I don't, seems important to me.
I don't like Daniel Craig as James Bond; I get round that by just not bothering about Daniel Craig James Bond films, not by suggesting that Daniel Craig fans are "fake" or that they are less James Bond fans than I am.
I carry on, and they carry on, and there is no stress or problem to get over.