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''[[http://blip.tv/what-we-had-to-watch What We Had to Watch]]'' is a video review series written by and starring Garrett Snook, aka Il Neige (formerly DJ Il Neige), who reviews [[SoOkayItsAverage mediocre]] movies of the last 10 years. [[FollowTheLeader Citing influences]] from Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, Il Neige takes them down with a good sense of humor and dry commentary along the way. You can also watch his work on {{Geekvision}} and Website/TheAgonyBooth.

His Website/YouTube page, containing mirror uploads of many of his older reviews, as well as a few Vlog videos, can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/user/DJilneige here]]. He has also gained [[http://channelawesome.com/category/videos/producers/il-neige/ a place]] on ChannelAwesome.
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Relevant tropes:
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: His opinion of Jim Carrey as [[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas The Grinch]] in the film adaptation.
* {{Adorkable}}: Oh ''yes''.
* AffectionateParody: The April Fool's Day video is one for [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]].
* AscendedFanboy: Recently became a part of the Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses family.
* BerserkButton: Loud, obnoxious and overall [[TheLoad useless]] characters that function solely as lame comic relief, especially Goon from ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'', Mole from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', Snails from ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'', Louis from ''Film/KangarooJack'', and BEN from ''Disney/TreasurePlanet''.
* BilingualBonus: Though the name isn't really related to his review style or content, "il neige" is French for "it snows".
* TheCameo: He did one in the crossover of TheRapCritic and MarcMues.
** He also has a small role in the [[Main/TheLegendOfZelda Legend of Zelda]] [[FanFilm fan film]] [[WebVideo/TheLegendOfZeldaTheSageOfDarkness The Sage of Darkness]], where he plays Link's father.
** He appears in Episode 6 of [[Creator/ApolloZHack The Reviewaverse Saga]], leading the "Topia Wing" in the battle against GEAR.
** He has a recurring guest role on ''WebVideo/SomeJerkWithACamera'', alongside [[WebVideo/TheIdiotsLantern The Wire]] and [[RBGProductions Spazzmaster]]
** He also makes a cameo in WebVideo/TheUnusualSuspect's review of ''Film/TheTwoTowers''.
* TheCastShowoff: Averted. Garrett himself actually sings and plays guitar in a small band called [[http://www.myspace.com/emrusmusic Emrus]] but never actually performs songs in his videos, unless they're meant to be [[StylisticSuck intentionally bad]] joke songs.
* CausticCritic: Mostly subverted. While he is quick to point out flaws in a movie and tear them a new one, he is willing to acknowledge when they might get something right.
* DullSurprise: In his own review of the ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'' movie, he points out that even the bad acting from high guardswoman with the "armor nipples of doom" can't top Creator/ThoraBirch as the Empress.
** Later pariodied in his April Fool's Day video, where the character goes through an identity crisis and a split personality tries to give Il Neige a HannibalLecture about his "lack of originality," but thankfully, Il Neige does snap out of his HeroicBSOD.
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: It gets broken very easily, and Il Neige is constantly in danger from explosions, fires and other weapons that come out the screen.
* MauveShirt: Points out how this wasn't handled well in ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' in the scene when the other characters just sum up their life stories immediately after the big action scene without giving the audience a chance to attach themselves to the characters first.
-->'''Il Neige:''' "Honestly, the leviathan could've killed off any one of these characters, and I wouldn't miss any of them because I didn't know anything about them."
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: During the ''Film/MonsterHouse'' review.
-->'''Il Neige:''' ''[in regard to Mr. Nebercracker]'' Just die already! Just die just die just die!
-->[[spoiler: *Nebercracker apparently dies*]]
-->'''Il Neige:''' Oh god, what have I done?
* NostalgiaFilter: Somewhat subverted in the Disney/TreasurePlanet review - the things he liked as a kid, he started to take issue with as an adult, and vice versa.
* ObviouslyEvil: Literally points this out with Commander Rourke in Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire.
* PetPeeveTrope: InUniverse examples and he has a good number of these...
** EasilyForgiven: In regard to Jim forgiving Silver in ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' despite the latter betraying him, Il Neige himself took issue with how happy this ending came off in comparison to the more BittersweetEnding in the [[Literature/TreasureIsland source material]] and other adaptations, like Film/MuppetTreasureIsland.
* RunningGag: [[UnusualEuphemism Cheesecake]], usage of ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' quotes ("Do a barrel roll!") and [[BreakingTheFourthWall his fourth wall barrier getting broken]].
** Another in his ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'' review of not even bothering to get TheDragon's name correct, from calling him Didgeridoo, Daisy Dukes and ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution''.
** Anytime the characters pull off some crazy stunt, he yells, "EXTREME!!!" to a guitar riff.
* ShamelessSelfPromotion: His review of ''[[WebVideo/TheLegendOfZeldaTheSageOfDarkness The Sage of Darkness]]'' may have been motivated by the fact that it was made by his friends, and he has a bit part in it. Nonetheless, he claims to have been impartial.
* ShirtlessScene: In RapCritic and MarcMues' first crossover.
* ShownTheirWork: Especially in the Top 10 Fictional Bands list.
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: [[Creator/RBGProductions Spazz]] says this when he's about to beat the [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown British]] out of Il Neige. His answer [[{{Catchphrase}} Oh come on]]!
* {{SpitTake}}: In the Kangaroo Jack review, the main characters and Il Neige partake in this after hearing what the main characters are drinking will make their testicles fall off.
* UnusualEuphemism: Cheesecake for anytime there's {{Fanservice}} on screen.
* ViewersAreMorons: He especially hates it when works aimed at kids talk down to their audience and/or are condenscending in manner (such as the musical segments being mediocre to bad just because they're aimed at children).
** WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Whenever his fourth wall gets broken.
* WeaponOfChoice: His nunchucks.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: {{Invoked}}. Points this out whenever a movie that's supposed to be aimed at children has either copious amounts of FamilyUnfriendlyViolence, [[VulgarHumor vulgar jokes]], or both.
-->''[after a crude joke was made]'' '''Il Neige:''' "Film/KangarooJack - an action comedy for the entire family!"
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