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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 ten 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]].

* ActingForTwo: In some cases.
* 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]].
* 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]]
* 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 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."
* MoneyDearBoy: Theorizes that this is the reason why many good actors took on the bad roles in their films.
--> Il Neige: (concerining Jeremy Irons' [[LargeHam over-the-top performance]] in Film/DungeonsAndDragons): "Okay, [[SincerityMode no joke]] I think he (Jeremy Irons) was just wasted. I do. I think at this point in production, Irons was so fed up that he just got progressively more drunk while he waited for his paycheck."
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: During the ''MonsterHouse'' review.
-->'''Il Neige''': *In regards 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 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 AtlantisTheLostEmpire.
* OneOfUs: [[http://twitter.com/#!/DJilneige/status/115475733589135361 He knows about this page]].
* PetPeeveTrope: InUniverse examples and he has a good number of these...
** EasilyForgiven: In regards to Jim forgiving Silver in 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 [[TreasureIsland source material]] and other adaptations, like MuppetTreasureIsland.
* RunningGag: [[UnusualEuphemism Cheesecake]], usage of 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.
* ScheduleSlip: It can take him months on end to get something out, though it's justified as Garrett is also a full time student and works another job.
* ShirtlessScene: In RapCritic and MarcMues' first crossover.
* ShownTheirWork: Especially in the Top 10 Fictional Bands list.
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: [[RBGProductions Spazz]] says this when he's about to beat the [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown British]] out of Il Neige. His answer [[{{Catchphrase}} Oh come on]]!
* UnusualEuphemism: Cheesecake for anytime the male and female leads in a film have any kind of romantic or sexual tension.
* 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).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He originally called himself DJ Il Neige and initially planned to solely focus on and review musical movies, but scrapped the idea after feeling he might not have enough material to work with.
* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Whenever his fourth wall gets broken.
* 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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