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4th Aug '13 5:30:06 PM Sheora
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[[CatchPhrase Let me pitch it to you:]] Matt Burkett is Apollo Z. Hack. Hack is not just a web based movie reviewer, for he is destined to be the either the savior of the [[TheVerse Reviewaverse]], or the destroyer. He periodically releases reviews of movies that he feels are under appreciated, but his biggest claim to internet fame is The Reviewaverse Saga - a seven part epic about the resurgence of an ancient Nerd civilization, a coming Nerdpocalypse, and references to [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]] and the Franchise/KamenRider series. The Reviewaverse itself is home to all internet reviewers, including the people at Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]], the [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Angry Video Game Nerd]], etc. And in Burkett's hands, the act of reviewing becomes something epic and meaningful.

Reviews with an overarching plot isn't new - [[WebVideo/AtoptheFourthWall Linkara]] did it before - but The Reviewaverse Saga is perhaps the first to focus more on the plot than the actual review. An episode of the saga will start off explaining the plot, then a character would mention a movie offhand, a review ensues, then the plot continues.

Can be found on [[http://www.reviewtopia.net/content/burkett/207-monstro Reviewtopia]] and [[http://thepunkeffect.com/?cat=1629 The Punk Effect]].

!!So let me pitch it to you:

* AbortedArc: Burkett announced that he probably won't finish the Reviewerverse Saga, though he did conclude it ([[GainaxEnding sorta]]) with episode 6, which was already in production at the time.
** An authorized rough draft of the seventh episode (as written and pitched by Burkett's fellow reviewer the [[{{Reviewtopia}} Trenchcoat Anti-Critic]], who guest-starred in episode 6) can be found [[http://trenchcoatanticritic.blogspot.com/2012/02/saga-episode-7-last-hope-part-one.html here]]. The Anti-Critic has stated that this treatment is "for better or worse, as close to an official seventh episode as there is likely to ever be."
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Ares in episode 5, Hack in episode 6.]]
* BadBoss: In the documentary about himself, Apollo turned out to be this.
* ByThePowerOfGreySkull: "REV UP!"
* CallingYourAttacks: Each attack made by a Revuer is named, usually based on some film technique i.e. Attack Mode: Fade Out lets a Revuer disappear
** All of Lupa's attacks, called by her wristgadget, are named after movies she's reviewed.
* CatchPhrase: "Let me pitch it to you" and "What do you think?"
* CosmicRetcon: Revuer 2's Ultimate Final Attack Mode, Retcon, can wipe out ''anyone'' from the face of reality when hit.
* CrisisCrossover: ObscurusLupa of Channel Awesome plays a major part (though not as herself), having been friends with Matt before her TGWTG pickup. Several of his XNO co-oworkers have appeared in episodes as well, and he plans to include as many reviewers as he can in the final two episodes.
** He also did one with EZRider, reviewing ''Film/ShinKamenRiderPrologue''.
* DoppelgangerAttack: The Sequel Attack Mode allows a Revuer to copy itself.
** And the Illegal Copy Attack Mode allows a Revuer to copy other things.
* [[spoiler:EarWorm: In-universe, the mysterious music in the dreams (in real life being "Kara Remembers" from ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'').]]
* EvilVersusEvil: DiamandaHagan joins the more heroic reviewers because Cinnera stole her chance to destroy them.
* EyepatchOfPower
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn]]: [[spoiler: Aries.]]
** After G.E.A.R. rises in power, other reviewers such as [[RBGProductions Spazz]] join their cause.
* FunWithAcronyms: Hack's new series ''Damn!'': '''D'''ecisively '''A'''wesome '''M'''ovies (that all geek-kind should see right...) '''N'''ow!
* GainaxEnding: Due to Burkett being unable to complete the saga, it ends on episode six, with [[spoiler: G.E.A.R. killing a majority of the surviving reviewers, and Hack returning to life. Hack then kills Ares and Lupa, and is implied to destroy the current Reviewaverse in order for it to be reborn. Again.]]
* GeekyTurnOn: Dakota is noticeably into guys who know their [[SuperSentai Japanese]] [[Franchise/KamenRider super]][[SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad heroes]].
* GoshDarnItToHeck: Of the [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined "Frak"]] variety.
* GuiltyPleasures: In-universe, the film ''{{Freejack}}''.
* HistoryRepeats: The original Nerdaria was destroyed by [[spoiler: Hack]], who wanted the Reviewaverse to be reborn and produce better quality entertainment. At the end of episode 6, [[spoiler: he comes back from the dead and is implied to do the same.]]
* HowDoIShotWeb: [[spoiler: Lupa]] manages to get a hold of one of the Revuer units, but transforming is harder than it looks.
* [[spoiler:KIllEmAll]]
* MeaningfulEcho: "A dream to some, a nightmare to others..."
* NextSundayAD: To avoid ContinuitySnarl, Burkett never established ''when'' the events of the Saga take place in the Reviewaverse timeline. However, given that the series was to end with several principal characters [[spoiler: DeadForReal , others]] doing a permanent FaceHeelTurn and numerous key locations destroyed, we can safely assume they occur sometime in the near future.
* [[spoiler: OurHeroIsDead]]: [[spoiler: Apollo just happens to be on the receiving end of the Retcon UFAM.]]
* PowerCopying: The Critic Mimic Attack Mode allows a Revuer to assume a form similar to another critic.
* ShoutOut: Kamen Rider and other {{Toku}} shows are a major influence on the Saga, both on the costuming and the fighting styles.
** So is ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]''.
* TakeThat: The Critic Mimic Attack Mode could be one towards people who rip off talented critics.
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:Apollo pulls off a BigDamnHeroes and takes out Ares in a completely new Revuer form. He then turns to Lupa with a [[Film/TronLegacy Rinzler]] style cackle... then...]]
--> "[[spoiler:'''[=AzH=]:''' ''Caprica]]''"
--> [[spoiler:'''Cylon:''' [[AC:''Exterminate!'']] ''{shoots Lupa}'']]
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''"[[CatchPhrase So what do you think?]]"''
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to:

[[CatchPhrase Let me pitch it to you:]] Matt Burkett is Apollo Z. Hack. Hack is not just a web based movie reviewer, for he is destined to be the either the savior of the [[TheVerse Reviewaverse]], or the destroyer. He periodically releases reviews of movies that he feels are under appreciated, but his biggest claim to internet fame is The Reviewaverse Saga - a seven part epic about the resurgence of an ancient Nerd civilization, a coming Nerdpocalypse, and references to [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]] and the Franchise/KamenRider series. The Reviewaverse itself is home to all internet reviewers, including the people at Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]], the [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Angry Video Game Nerd]], etc. And in Burkett's hands, the act of reviewing becomes something epic and meaningful.

Reviews with an overarching plot isn't new - [[WebVideo/AtoptheFourthWall Linkara]] did it before - but The Reviewaverse Saga is perhaps the first to focus more on the plot than the actual review. An episode of the saga will start off explaining the plot, then a character would mention a movie offhand, a review ensues, then the plot continues.

Can be found on [[http://www.reviewtopia.net/content/burkett/207-monstro Reviewtopia]] and [[http://thepunkeffect.com/?cat=1629 The Punk Effect]].

!!So let me pitch it to you:

* AbortedArc: Burkett announced that he probably won't finish the Reviewerverse Saga, though he did conclude it ([[GainaxEnding sorta]]) with episode 6, which was already in production at the time.
** An authorized rough draft of the seventh episode (as written and pitched by Burkett's fellow reviewer the [[{{Reviewtopia}} Trenchcoat Anti-Critic]], who guest-starred in episode 6) can be found [[http://trenchcoatanticritic.blogspot.com/2012/02/saga-episode-7-last-hope-part-one.html here]]. The Anti-Critic has stated that this treatment is "for better or worse, as close to an official seventh episode as there is likely to ever be."
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Ares in episode 5, Hack in episode 6.]]
* BadBoss: In the documentary about himself, Apollo turned out to be this.
* ByThePowerOfGreySkull: "REV UP!"
* CallingYourAttacks: Each attack made by a Revuer is named, usually based on some film technique i.e. Attack Mode: Fade Out lets a Revuer disappear
** All of Lupa's attacks, called by her wristgadget, are named after movies she's reviewed.
* CatchPhrase: "Let me pitch it to you" and "What do you think?"
* CosmicRetcon: Revuer 2's Ultimate Final Attack Mode, Retcon, can wipe out ''anyone'' from the face of reality when hit.
* CrisisCrossover: ObscurusLupa of Channel Awesome plays a major part (though not as herself), having been friends with Matt before her TGWTG pickup. Several of his XNO co-oworkers have appeared in episodes as well, and he plans to include as many reviewers as he can in the final two episodes.
** He also did one with EZRider, reviewing ''Film/ShinKamenRiderPrologue''.
* DoppelgangerAttack: The Sequel Attack Mode allows a Revuer to copy itself.
** And the Illegal Copy Attack Mode allows a Revuer to copy other things.
* [[spoiler:EarWorm: In-universe, the mysterious music in the dreams (in real life being "Kara Remembers" from ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'').]]
* EvilVersusEvil: DiamandaHagan joins the more heroic reviewers because Cinnera stole her chance to destroy them.
* EyepatchOfPower
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn]]: [[spoiler: Aries.]]
** After G.E.A.R. rises in power, other reviewers such as [[RBGProductions Spazz]] join their cause.
* FunWithAcronyms: Hack's new series ''Damn!'': '''D'''ecisively '''A'''wesome '''M'''ovies (that all geek-kind should see right...) '''N'''ow!
* GainaxEnding: Due to Burkett being unable to complete the saga, it ends on episode six, with [[spoiler: G.E.A.R. killing a majority of the surviving reviewers, and Hack returning to life. Hack then kills Ares and Lupa, and is implied to destroy the current Reviewaverse in order for it to be reborn. Again.]]
* GeekyTurnOn: Dakota is noticeably into guys who know their [[SuperSentai Japanese]] [[Franchise/KamenRider super]][[SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad heroes]].
* GoshDarnItToHeck: Of the [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined "Frak"]] variety.
* GuiltyPleasures: In-universe, the film ''{{Freejack}}''.
* HistoryRepeats: The original Nerdaria was destroyed by [[spoiler: Hack]], who wanted the Reviewaverse to be reborn and produce better quality entertainment. At the end of episode 6, [[spoiler: he comes back from the dead and is implied to do the same.]]
* HowDoIShotWeb: [[spoiler: Lupa]] manages to get a hold of one of the Revuer units, but transforming is harder than it looks.
* [[spoiler:KIllEmAll]]
* MeaningfulEcho: "A dream to some, a nightmare to others..."
* NextSundayAD: To avoid ContinuitySnarl, Burkett never established ''when'' the events of the Saga take place in the Reviewaverse timeline. However, given that the series was to end with several principal characters [[spoiler: DeadForReal , others]] doing a permanent FaceHeelTurn and numerous key locations destroyed, we can safely assume they occur sometime in the near future.
* [[spoiler: OurHeroIsDead]]: [[spoiler: Apollo just happens to be on the receiving end of the Retcon UFAM.]]
* PowerCopying: The Critic Mimic Attack Mode allows a Revuer to assume a form similar to another critic.
* ShoutOut: Kamen Rider and other {{Toku}} shows are a major influence on the Saga, both on the costuming and the fighting styles.
** So is ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]''.
* TakeThat: The Critic Mimic Attack Mode could be one towards people who rip off talented critics.
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:Apollo pulls off a BigDamnHeroes and takes out Ares in a completely new Revuer form. He then turns to Lupa with a [[Film/TronLegacy Rinzler]] style cackle... then...]]
--> "[[spoiler:'''[=AzH=]:''' ''Caprica]]''"
--> [[spoiler:'''Cylon:''' [[AC:''Exterminate!'']] ''{shoots Lupa}'']]
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''"[[CatchPhrase So what do you think?]]"''
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28th Jul '13 5:50:55 PM nombretomado
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** He also did one with EZRider, reviewing ShinKamenRiderPrologue.

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** He also did one with EZRider, reviewing ShinKamenRiderPrologue.''Film/ShinKamenRiderPrologue''.
9th Dec '12 1:22:17 PM EarlOfSandvich
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[[CatchPhrase Let me pitch it to you:]] Matt Burkett is Apollo Z. Hack. Hack is not just a web based movie reviewer, for he is destined to be the either the savior of the [[TheVerse Reviewaverse]], or the destroyer. He periodically releases reviews of movies that he feels are under appreciated, but his biggest claim to internet fame is The Reviewaverse Saga - a seven part epic about the resurgence of an ancient Nerd civilization, a coming Nerdpocalypse, and references to [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]] and the Franchise/KamenRider series. The Reviewaverse itself is home to all internet reviewers, including the people at ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]], the [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Angry Video Game Nerd]], etc. And in Burkett's hands, the act of reviewing becomes something epic and meaningful.

to:

[[CatchPhrase Let me pitch it to you:]] Matt Burkett is Apollo Z. Hack. Hack is not just a web based movie reviewer, for he is destined to be the either the savior of the [[TheVerse Reviewaverse]], or the destroyer. He periodically releases reviews of movies that he feels are under appreciated, but his biggest claim to internet fame is The Reviewaverse Saga - a seven part epic about the resurgence of an ancient Nerd civilization, a coming Nerdpocalypse, and references to [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]] and the Franchise/KamenRider series. The Reviewaverse itself is home to all internet reviewers, including the people at ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]], the [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Angry Video Game Nerd]], etc. And in Burkett's hands, the act of reviewing becomes something epic and meaningful.
24th Sep '12 11:18:43 PM CountSpatula
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Can be found on [[http://reviewtopia.net/content/matt-burkettmonstrosities Reviewtopia]] and [[http://thepunkeffect.com/?cat=1629 The Punk Effect]].

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Can be found on [[http://reviewtopia.net/content/matt-burkettmonstrosities [[http://www.reviewtopia.net/content/burkett/207-monstro Reviewtopia]] and [[http://thepunkeffect.com/?cat=1629 The Punk Effect]].
18th Sep '12 3:41:53 PM Psyga315
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--> "''[[spoiler:'''[=AzH=]:''' Caprica]]''"
--> [[spoiler:'''Cylon:''' [[AC:Exterminate!]] {shoots Lupa}]]

to:

--> "''[[spoiler:'''[=AzH=]:''' Caprica]]''"
"[[spoiler:'''[=AzH=]:''' ''Caprica]]''"
--> [[spoiler:'''Cylon:''' [[AC:Exterminate!]] {shoots Lupa}]][[AC:''Exterminate!'']] ''{shoots Lupa}'']]
18th Sep '12 3:41:28 PM Psyga315
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Added DiffLines:

* WhamLine: [[spoiler:Apollo pulls off a BigDamnHeroes and takes out Ares in a completely new Revuer form. He then turns to Lupa with a [[Film/TronLegacy Rinzler]] style cackle... then...]]
--> "''[[spoiler:'''[=AzH=]:''' Caprica]]''"
--> [[spoiler:'''Cylon:''' [[AC:Exterminate!]] {shoots Lupa}]]
21st Aug '12 7:22:17 PM TWK
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Can be found on {{Reviewtopia}} and [[http://thepunkeffect.com/?cat=1629 The Punk Effect]].

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Can be found on {{Reviewtopia}} [[http://reviewtopia.net/content/matt-burkettmonstrosities Reviewtopia]] and [[http://thepunkeffect.com/?cat=1629 The Punk Effect]].
6th Aug '12 6:58:05 AM Notch
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[[CatchPhrase Let me pitch it to you:]] Matt Burkett is Apollo Z. Hack. Hack is not just a web based movie reviewer, for he is destined to be the either the savior of the [[TheVerse Reviewaverse]], or the destroyer. He periodically releases reviews of movies that he feels are under appreciated, but his biggest claim to internet fame is The Reviewaverse Saga - a seven part epic about the resurgence of an ancient Nerd civilization, a coming Nerdpocalypse, and references to [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]] and the [[KamenRider Kamen Rider]] series. The Reviewaverse itself is home to all internet reviewers, including the people at ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]], the [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Angry Video Game Nerd]], etc. And in Burkett's hands, the act of reviewing becomes something epic and meaningful.

to:

[[CatchPhrase Let me pitch it to you:]] Matt Burkett is Apollo Z. Hack. Hack is not just a web based movie reviewer, for he is destined to be the either the savior of the [[TheVerse Reviewaverse]], or the destroyer. He periodically releases reviews of movies that he feels are under appreciated, but his biggest claim to internet fame is The Reviewaverse Saga - a seven part epic about the resurgence of an ancient Nerd civilization, a coming Nerdpocalypse, and references to [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]] and the [[KamenRider Kamen Rider]] Franchise/KamenRider series. The Reviewaverse itself is home to all internet reviewers, including the people at ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]], the [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Angry Video Game Nerd]], etc. And in Burkett's hands, the act of reviewing becomes something epic and meaningful.



** He also did one with EZRider, reviewing ShinKamenRider.

to:

** He also did one with EZRider, reviewing ShinKamenRider.ShinKamenRiderPrologue.



* GeekyTurnOn: Dakota is noticeably into guys who know their [[PowerRangers Japanese]] [[KamenRider super]][[SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad heroes]].

to:

* GeekyTurnOn: Dakota is noticeably into guys who know their [[PowerRangers [[SuperSentai Japanese]] [[KamenRider [[Franchise/KamenRider super]][[SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad heroes]].



* ShoutOut: KamenRider and other {{Toku}} shows are a major influence on the Saga, both on the costuming and the fighting styles.

to:

* ShoutOut: KamenRider Kamen Rider and other {{Toku}} shows are a major influence on the Saga, both on the costuming and the fighting styles.
29th Apr '12 5:43:46 PM nombretomado
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[[CatchPhrase Let me pitch it to you:]] Matt Burkett is Apollo Z. Hack. Hack is not just a web based movie reviewer, for he is destined to be the either the savior of the [[TheVerse Reviewaverse]], or the destroyer. He periodically releases reviews of movies that he feels are under appreciated, but his biggest claim to internet fame is The Reviewaverse Saga - a seven part epic about the resurgence of an ancient Nerd civilization, a coming Nerdpocalypse, and references to [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]] and the [[KamenRider Kamen Rider]] series. The Reviewaverse itself is home to all internet reviewers, including the people at ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, [[TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]], the [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Angry Video Game Nerd]], etc. And in Burkett's hands, the act of reviewing becomes something epic and meaningful.

to:

[[CatchPhrase Let me pitch it to you:]] Matt Burkett is Apollo Z. Hack. Hack is not just a web based movie reviewer, for he is destined to be the either the savior of the [[TheVerse Reviewaverse]], or the destroyer. He periodically releases reviews of movies that he feels are under appreciated, but his biggest claim to internet fame is The Reviewaverse Saga - a seven part epic about the resurgence of an ancient Nerd civilization, a coming Nerdpocalypse, and references to [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]] and the [[KamenRider Kamen Rider]] series. The Reviewaverse itself is home to all internet reviewers, including the people at ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, [[TheSpoonyExperiment [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]], the [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Angry Video Game Nerd]], etc. And in Burkett's hands, the act of reviewing becomes something epic and meaningful.
23rd Apr '12 2:36:03 PM movie007
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[[CatchPhrase Let me pitch it to you:]] Matt Burkett is Apollo Z. Hack. Hack is not just a web based movie reviewer, for he is destined to be the either the savior of the [[TheVerse Reviewaverse]], or the destroyer. He periodically releases reviews of movies that he feels are under appreciated, but his biggest claim to internet fame is The Reviewaverse Saga - a seven part epic about the resurgence of an ancient Nerd civilization, a coming Nerdpocalypse, and references to [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]] and the [[KamenRider Kamen Rider]] series. The Reviewaverse itself is home to all internet reviewers, including the people at ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, [[TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]], the [[WebOriginal/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Angry Video Game Nerd]], etc. And in Burkett's hands, the act of reviewing becomes something epic and meaningful.

Reviews with an overarching plot isn't new - [[WebOriginal/AtoptheFourthWall Linkara]] did it before - but The Reviewaverse Saga is perhaps the first to focus more on the plot than the actual review. An episode of the saga will start off explaining the plot, then a character would mention a movie offhand, a review ensues, then the plot continues.

to:

[[CatchPhrase Let me pitch it to you:]] Matt Burkett is Apollo Z. Hack. Hack is not just a web based movie reviewer, for he is destined to be the either the savior of the [[TheVerse Reviewaverse]], or the destroyer. He periodically releases reviews of movies that he feels are under appreciated, but his biggest claim to internet fame is The Reviewaverse Saga - a seven part epic about the resurgence of an ancient Nerd civilization, a coming Nerdpocalypse, and references to [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]] and the [[KamenRider Kamen Rider]] series. The Reviewaverse itself is home to all internet reviewers, including the people at ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, [[TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]], the [[WebOriginal/TheAngryVideoGameNerd [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Angry Video Game Nerd]], etc. And in Burkett's hands, the act of reviewing becomes something epic and meaningful.

Reviews with an overarching plot isn't new - [[WebOriginal/AtoptheFourthWall [[WebVideo/AtoptheFourthWall Linkara]] did it before - but The Reviewaverse Saga is perhaps the first to focus more on the plot than the actual review. An episode of the saga will start off explaining the plot, then a character would mention a movie offhand, a review ensues, then the plot continues.



''"[[CatchPhrase So what do you think?]]"''

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''"[[CatchPhrase So what do you think?]]"''think?]]"''
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