This review contains examples of:
- Accidental Innuendo: As he puts it, "I of course am too sophisticated to make any jokes about a tiny little boy talking to a big black Dick but, for the record, I'd like to show you how many opportunities I had to make a joke." (Cue fifteen seconds' worth of dialogue fitting this trope)
- Black Dude Dies First: Malcolm is afraid this is going to happen to him. Later on, while the Critic hunts him with intent to murder, Malcolm tries reassuring himself with a list of movies where the black guy didn't die. Critic just responds with a much longer list where they did.
- Both Sides Have a Point: During their discussion about the Black Dude Dies First Trope, both Malcolm and Critic agree that, while the first Alien vs. Predator movie isn't perfect, it doesn't deserves the amount of fan hate that it got.
- Call Back: Not the first time Critic has been put in Jack's place.
- The Cameo: Dominic from Video Game Confessions appears as the bartender.
- Genre Savvy: See Black Dude Dies First above.
- Kubrick Stare: The Critic spends a lot of the review doing this.
- Poke the Poodle: The Critic tampers with Malcolm and Rachel's car... by emptying the windshield-wiper fluid.
- Running Gag: "My cabbages!" and the Foamy Mouth Guy make another appearance.
- Sanity Slippage: Critic's already tenuous sanity slips away even more due to the boredom.
- Stock Scream: The Critic adds a Goofy Holler when Danny falls into the boiler room.
- What Could Have Been: In the commentary, Doug says he considered asking Noah Antwiler to do a sketch as Jack, due to his resemblance to Stephen Weber, but then figured the video was long enough already.
- Whole Plot Reference: To The Shining.
- And by this point Rachel is Genre Savvy enough to expect and lampshade this.Rachel: Stay back! You're letting your love of the old one get in the way! We're not even satirizing the new one anymore, we're satirizing the old one!
- But not as Savvy as Malcom who went as far as Whiteface and wearing a suit of armor, to avoid ending up like Kubrick's version of Dick Halloran.
- And by this point Rachel is Genre Savvy enough to expect and lampshade this.
"What do you want me to think?" "Anything, as long as it's hard."