Web Video: Cinema Sins

CinemaSins is a web series created by Jeremy Scott and Chris Atkinson in 2012, dedicated entirely to pointing out the "sins" in movies. Sins include continuity errors, Critical Research Failures, anything that breaks Willing Suspension of Disbelief, editing mistakes, instances of "Dude, Not Funny!", instances of Idiot Ball or Idiot Plot, plot holes, or just anything the guys can make a snarky joke or reference to. Currently, there are seven shows playing on the channel (though three appear to have been discontinued):
  • Everything Wrong With...: Jeremynote  points out all the sins in a particular movie.
  • Conversations with Myself: Through editing, Jeremy has a discussion with Jeremy about a recent movie.
  • Movie Recipes: Jeremy visits the kitchen to make an inedible edible creation, with all the ingredients based on one film.
  • What'$ the Damage? The guys tally up the monetary cost of all the physical and property damage in a movie, not counting human lives (because "that's just morbid").
  • Sin Dissection: Further in-depth explanation of a particular movie sin.
  • CinemaSins Voicemails - Best of the Hotline: Highlights from the CinemaSins Hotline note , Reenacted by Jeremy or actors
  • "How To Make...": A series of videos (made by Bobby Burns) showcasing some of the more regular sins of a particular genre (Michael Bay films, British Crime films, Slasher films, etc) as a "how to" video.

In 2014, a second channel was created, CinemaSins Jeremy. There are currently three series running on this channel:
  • Dear Hollywood: Jeremy writes a letter to Hollywood complaining about particular trends, suggesting improvements for the industry.
  • Before & After Movie Reviews: The guys discuss their expectations for a movie while driving to see it, then give a review after having watched it.
  • Adventures in Audio: Basically like the ending funny audio bits on a Sins video, except applied to good movies.

Later in 2014, they started a third channel, Brand Sins, with a different format,note  a different host,note  and the same nitpicking. Then in 2015, they made channel number 4, Music Video Sins, which is just Cinema Sins with music videos. In late March/early April 2015, they've added fifth channel to their lineup, Couch Tomato, which was created by someone originally not affiliated with Sins Media (the parent company of Cinema Sins), and their videos are part of a series called 24 Reasons, which are film comparison videos with twenty-four reasons why a newer film is similar to an older film.

     Movies Covered by CinemaSins: 

The channel itself can be accessed on YouTube here and as of 03/03/2015 they have a new website.


Tropes picked apart by the Everything Wrong With series:

  • Twenty Minutes into the Future: Jeremy pointing out how in Looper, those are clearly 2010s model cars being driven in 2044; that according to Star Trek, "Nokia still has that shitty ringtone 250 years in the future"; and that in Avatar, a film set in the 24th century, Ranger Rick is apparently still a relevant reference.
    • And pointing out how The Running Man predicts we'll still be listening to music on cassettes 30 years later.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: After V's little speech, The Narrator adds:
    Also... Anti-Hero arrives and alliterates annoyingly to authenticate aptitude at alliteration.
  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: Sinned numerous times in Tangled with Maximus, whose competence seems to fluctuate on the needs of the plot.
  • Anatomically Impossible Sex: Sins Nine 1/2 Weeks several times for clearly staged sex that is in no way possible. Also sinned The Room for the infamous scene of Tommy Wiseau gyrating over the actress' bellybutton.
  • Behind the Black: In The Two Towers, Jeremy points out that Saruman somehow hid an army numbering in the tens of thousands from Grima Wormtounge, even though there is no way the man could have missed such a massive grouping of Uruk Hai when he works at the very building from which they were spawned.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: Adds a sin for the kiss between Leo and Ari in Planet of the Apes, subtitled "Ewww."
  • Big "NO!": In both Western Animation/TMNT and Transformers: Age of Extinction
    Cade (when Tessa is kidnapped) / Raphael (when Leonardo is kidnapped): NO!!!
    Jeremy:''' No. *ding*
  • California Doubling: Called out in The Matrix, in which various signage gives away the fact that the supposedly American locale was actually shot in Australia.
  • Canadian Equals Hockey Fan: In Everything Wrong With Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, this is the narrator's response to a photo of a young Justin Bieber in a hockey suit.
    Narrator: No way. Justin grew up in Canada and played hockey? Now this movie is just fantasyland.
  • Damsel Scrappy: invoked "Mary Jane is in some type of danger cliche."
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: "Masturbation cam."
  • Department of Redundancy Department: A Running Gag whenever there's something convenient is a Running Gag.
    "This easily escapable basket is easily escapable."
    • While sinning V for Vendetta, he says "Only 8 hours late, fellas" twice in a row.
    • The V For Vendetta video also contains the line "...this bishop's exact awful clandestine awful underage awfulness,..."
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Scenes like this are occasionally presented in The Stinger with a "This scene is only a sin if you remove the video and leave only the audio" narration.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: When the Invisible Woman uses her barrier powers to encase and slightly squish Mr. Fantastic:
    "This is cute, but it's also legally torture in most states, and spousal abuse in most others."
  • Dramatic Necklace Removal: Deconstructed and Played for Laughs in his TMNT review:
  • Earworm: In-Universe, the tune that plays in the Conversations with Myself and Movie Recipes videos.
  • Enhance Button: Called out in Taken, among others.
    "Zoom and enhance" cliche. *ding*
  • Ending Fatigue: invoked
    • The Return of the King has multiple sins dedicated to the fact that it goes through several ending-like points before the ship literally sails off at the end... then has one more.
      "OH MY GOD YOU WHORES!"
    • Lampshaded in the intro for their Transformers: Age of Extinction video, which is a whopping 30 minutes long and split into two videos.
      "In a fraction of the length of this f*cking dog-sh*t movie"
  • Everything Is Racist:
    • "White guy should definitely not be chasing black guy" in the Twilight sins video.
    • "Black could be anywhere" (referring to the character) in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
    • The Wolverine had this in spades, since the Culture Clash was a recurring theme of the film.
    • "That's racist" in response to something that's not actually racist, but isn't PC either, such as making fun of the handicapped, or making sexist comments.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Invoked in the sin video for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, when, during the chase scene, a bunch of monkeys swing from vines into Spalko's car and start attacking her.
    "The monkeys of the Amazon are anti-Communist by nature."
  • Fanservice:
    • In keeping with his "Scene does not contain a lap dance" Running Gag, any actual lap dance will not be counted as a sin.
    • He ends up subtracting four sins from Sin City thanks to Carla Gugino strutting around naked for several scenes, then sins the film for trying to distract him from his job.
    • He subtracts five from Death Race 2000 for a scene of naked women having a fight.
    • Kate Beckinsale gets three subtracted for the shot of her butt in tight leather pants in Underworld Evolution. The subsequent sex scene, however, gets sinned because it's PG-13 sex in an R-rated film.
    • Natalie Portman gets five removed for her schoolgirl outfit in V for Vendetta. No commentary is given nor is it needed.
    • Emily Blunt gets one removed for her sexy pushups in Edge of Tomorrow, though the same scene is also sinned twice, first because she's randomly doing it and second because it is shown again at the end.
  • Failed a Spot Check: A common sin.
  • Fridge Logic: Invoked and regularly lampshaded in the sins videos.
  • Gambit Roulette: Any appearance of this earns their scorn. Put blatantly in the Now You See Me video.
  • Genre Blind: Mentioned in their Prisoner Of Azkaban video:
    "If, while trying to hide from a werewolf, you back into a clearing, you deserve to die."
  • Giant Robot Hands Save Lives: "Don't worry, Optimus was using his soft legs to try and catch Sam and Mikayla."
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: A running gag in the Showgirls sin video is taking questions of context and adding a Les Yay implication to them, along with "Please God, say yes!" At the end of the movie, when there's an on-screen girl-on-girl kiss, a sin is absolved.
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: Tangled's guards get numerous sins for being terrible at their jobs.
  • Heel Realization: In the sins video for The Fault in Our Stars:
    Jeremy: Author of the book this film is based on, who is known for vlogging with his brother on YouTube now finds himself on YouTube again...being mocked...by us. *beat* Good God, we're dicks.
  • Hollywood Law: From The Wizard of Oz, "How can you order the removal of a dog without any investigation into whether or not it was in fact the same dog that did the biting? For that matter, how do you issue this order but then have the victim carry out the eviction?"
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Referenced nearly by name in the Captain America sins video, about the Hydra soldiers being utterly incompetent at handling weapons designed specifically for them.
    • In the Guardians of the Galaxy sins video, he really lets the Kyln guards have it for this, claiming that even Stormtroopers are laughing at them for their terrible aim.
  • Instant Expert: Invoked in the Captain America sins video, when the American soldiers are able to instantly figure out how to use and become crack shots with the Hydra Weapons, when the Hydra soldiers who have been using them for the entire movie can't aim them at all.
  • The Jail Bait Wait: From the Snow White & the Huntsman video:
    Magic Mirror: On this day, one has come of age fairer than even you.
    CinemaSins Jeremy: We had to wait until she was 18 because it was creepy to say she was hot just yesterday.
    *ding*
    • Also, the Running Gag of "Hermione isn't old enough to be hot yet" *ding*
  • Magical Security Cam: Causes a Cluster F-Bomb in Batman & Robin, since there is no way Batman could even have recorded the scene, much less at the angle depicted.
  • Magic Countdown: Called out in Independence Day, Godzilla (1998), and Star Trek Into Darkness, among others.
  • Matte Shot: "Bye, Dorothy! Be careful not to run into that painted background that's ten feet away!"
  • Memetic Badass: Invoked: The makers see Liam Neeson as one; becoming disappointed every time he is on screen and not killing someone.
    • Funnily enough, not only does Neeson hardly ever kill people in most of his movies (because who can forget that Rambo-esque killing spree he went on at the end of Schindlers List?), when they finally get round to doing Taken, they still complain about him not killing people and give him zero points when he does (as well as rip into every Badass thing he does as unbelievable or cliché). Of course, that kind of Hypocritical Humor could well be intentional, crossing this over into Fridge Brilliance.
    • At one point, when they're reviewing The Grey, Liam Neeson spouts a line that is so awesome they actually absolve a sin.
    • Arnold got a similar reduction for a line in The Running Man.
    • Wolverine's cameo in X-Men: First Class absolved the film of a sin because of how awesome it is.
    • Godzilla (2014) had a total of eight sins removed, beating out Death Race 2000 at six. It gets two absolved for Godzilla's roar (Jeremy states it to be so scary that Liam Neeson got scared), another for an admittedly cool skydiving scene, and five for Godzilla breathing fire down the female MUTO's throat.
  • Mind Screw: Called out in Oculus, in which the rapidly shifting viewpoints render the film so incomprehensible that it deflates any suspense.
  • Monster Clown: When a student in Prisoner Of Azkaban uses a spell to morph a Boggart from something scary into something funny, she creates an even scarier-looking jack-in-the-box clown from a giant snake.
    Jeremy: Holy shit, she just turned that cobra into something even scarier. Why is everyone laughing?!
  • My Car Hates Me: They hate this trope and call out any film that uses it to prolong any danger the protagonists might be in, especially when the car showed no signs of mechanical trouble beforehand.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: In Twilight, they make a point of noting that, "In general, 'cold ones' live in these vast countries, and this one very specific part of North America. Sure, if I'm worried about vampires in the Pacific Northwest, I go straight to the information about Egypt."
    • In Saw, they state that Jigsaw is a murderer "in like, every state and every civilized country and probably even Idaho."
  • Neck Snap: "Bane tickles a man to death off-screen."
    • Called out in Man of Steel as well. Not because Superman broke his Thou Shalt Not Kill rule, but because they feel slightly insulted that an hour-long fight scene is topped off with a bloodless neck snap.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Throughout Pacific Rim, they wonder why the various Kaiju and the Jaegers spend five minutes wrestling before unleashing a never-before-seen ability and weapon that ends the battle in seconds.
  • No One Could Survive That: A recurring sin is that someone should definitely be killed or seriously hurt by something (typically great falls, rolls, rocketed away by explosions, etc.), only for the character to inevitably walk it off like they jumped a few feet. For example, there's this instance from The Two Towers:
    "This fall would kill some people, and break bones in pretty much anyone except Grima Wormtongue."
  • One-Dimensional Thinking: They call it "The Prometheus School of Running Away From Things," using an infamous scene from the movie where a character is crushed to death by a giant rolling wheel instead of running to the side to avoid the wheel altogether.
  • Orgy of Evidence: Name-dropped during several videos, dinged each time. Also used for less conventional overuse, like an abundance of typical boyish things (race cars, action figures, etc.) inside a boy's room.
  • Outrun the Fireball: 2012 takes this to such ridiculous extremes the first time alone that he tacks 50 sins onto the count with a few token sins for all the other times.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Called out in Frozen, where much of the plot hinges on the fact that the characters don't rationally discuss their issues like normal people would.
  • Possession Implies Mastery: "Steven will apparently be able to pilot the alien ship because he saw it one time while being chased through a canyon."
  • The Producer Thinks of Everything: invoked Docks a sin from Toy Story because Jeremy was impressed that the animators shifted shadows on the floor during a jump cut to show the passage of time.
  • Product Placement: Regularly pointed out.
    • Perhaps, most notably in the Independence Day video, where no less than six sins point out the Coke product placement.
    • The Skyfall video also calls out the product placement.
    • Godzilla (1998) had its Pepsi placement called out many times.
    • The Bonus Round for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is based on pointing out instances of Sony product placement, but it goes beyond just sightings of stuff like the Sony Vaio. Anything Sony related is counted as a plug, such as the Sony and Columbia Pictures (featuring the Sony byline) logos at the opening and closing of the movie, and Harry whistling the theme to Jeopardy (produced by Sony's television division).
    • Similarly, one of the three (!) bonus rounds for Transformers: Age of Extinction is for instances of this trope.
    • Especially of note during the Fight Club video, since the film derides consumerist culture, but still features heavy Pepsi product placement. They briefly consider it to be done in an ironic way, but in the end decide it's not and lambaste the movie for it.
    • Not limited to a specific movie, Dell computers appearing also gets a *ding* whenever they show up ("A Dell" *ding*), and so does Adele.
    • The Astin Martin DB5 in Goldfinger cancels out the product placement sin for being a Cool Car.
    • Lampshaded in the sin video for Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, in which one of Bieber's baby pictures shows him on a pillow with Cookie Monster on it.
      "Man, even Bieber's childhood had product placement."
  • Ragnarok-Proofing: In National Treasure Book of Secrets:
    "Wait, this latch over here controls those stones over there? How does it work and how does it still work after 80 years?"
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Discussed in the Les Misérables video when he wonders why Fantine's anesthesia-less tooth-pulling is considered less traumatic than having sex as a prostitute.
  • Remember the New Guy: Any time they have to ask "who the f*ck is this guy?" it's flagged as a sin. The Room gets really bad about it.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin:
    • "Hiest."
    • "This guy's occupation is 'interpretor', which should be interpreted as the incorrect spelling of 'interpreter'."
  • Rule of Funny: Majority of sins fall under this. They even hang a lampshade in their Taken 2 video:
    Jeremy: You know what, when we did Skyfall, we gave it a sin for ripping off this rooftop location from Taken 2. Now that we're doing Taken 2....f*ck it! We're giving it a sin for ripping off the location from Skyfall. If that makes you laugh, awesome. If that makes you rage at the inconsistency...well...also awesome!
  • invoked Rule Of Sean Connery: "Movie thinks it can earn back points by casting Sam Rockwell far ahead of his fame and actual coolness, and you know what? Movie is right. Take one sin off for Rockwell!"
  • Say My Name:
    • The Titanic bonus round is every single instance of Jack or Rose saying the other's first name.
    • In any case where a character screams another name, Jeremy will quietly repeat it and sin it, similar to the Big "NO!" example.
  • Skewed Priorities: In Titanic, where despite the "unsinkable" ship heading straight to the bottom of the Atlantic and the passengers being rapidly evacuated to the lifeboats, a steward is more concerned about Jack and Rose breaking a door
    "Is this guy really that clueless about the current situation?".
  • The Snack Is More Interesting:
    "At some point the director said "Here, eat an apple. It'll make you look like even more of an asshole." "
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Throughout the Spider-Man Trilogy, usually criticizing Peter Parker's spidey-sense for being oblivious to someone right behind him.
  • Stock Scream: Unnecessary Wilhelms in Man of Steel, The Two Towers, The Return of the King, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Captain America: The First Avenger, King Kong (2005), and Toy Story. There's also the Cat Wilhelm in Prisoner of Azkaban.
  • Surveillance as the Plot Demands: From The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: "[If] they have cameras everywhere...then how can Katniss somehow sneak out into the woods into restricted areas whenever she wants? Let's face it, these cameras are wherever the movie needs them to be for the convenience of the plot."
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Their In-Universe description of a scene in Spider-Man 2: "Diabetics with low sugar have been known to pop this scene in to give their glucose levels a boost."
  • That Poor Car: In their Green Lantern video, they point out how every single car in the film has an alarm that goes off when someone slams into it... or that every single car in the film has an alarm at all.
  • Too Dumb to Live:
    • Calls the Wicked Witch this in The Wizard of Oz for having a bucket of water around which will cause her to melt if it gets on her.
      Why would a witch whose only weakness is water have a bucket of water lying around her castle for any reason?
    • The protagonist of The Woman in Black is called out for his curiosity in the face of obvious danger, when any rational person would have fled.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?:
    • A recurring sin is bad guys insisting on a monologue before shooting the heroes, which inevitably leads to someone/something foiling them.
    • In Pacific Rim, he questions why, if the plasma guns are so effective against Kaiju, they don't simply build long-range defense cannons aimed at the Breach, instead of giant wrestling robots who use them as a secondary weapon?
    • Also called out in the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, where Mutt fails to consider that the machine gun he is leaning against could be used on the Big Bad.

Tropes applying in general to CinemaSins productions:

  • Accentuate the Negative: Premise of the channel.
  • Action Insurance Gag: A variant: "What'$ the Damage?" keeps a running count on particular movies.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Max Landis, who wrote Chronicle, has seen and enjoyed the CinemaSins video of his movie, calling it "the modern day equivalent of a Friar's Club Roast."
    • Roger Corman is familiar with the channel and challenged them on Twitter to cover one of his movies. They selected Death Race 2000 and sinned it in August 2014.
    • In the video for "The Expendables 2", Jeremy cracks up at Jason Statham's "Chinese takeout" joke, even as he sins it for being racist.
    • The sin video for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has Jeremy crack up when Legolas reaches for his quiver, only to find that he's run out of arrows.
  • Adaptation Decay: While CinemaSins is normally averse to pointing out sins based on this trope, an exception is made to Dragonball Evolution, seeing that it was highly-requested for this very reason, dedicating a bonus section dedicated to instances where the film strayed from the source material.
  • All There in the Manual: The creators absolutely despise this trope in movies, and do not note  ever take the source material into account when counting the sins. In fact, this is used to sin the The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug twice for the same scene: first for the eagles not taking the group all the way to their destination, and second for not including even one line of dialog to explain why the eagles don't when doing so would be trivial.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: In-Universe: In his Die Hard review, he speculates that either the Nakatomi corporation or Takagi (or both) may be a lot more corrupt than how they are presented to the audience, due to the absurd amount of bearer bonds in the vaultnote .
    Holy sh*t... Nakatomi has $640 MILLION in bearer bonds? After the Fiscal Responsibility Act was passed in 1982? After this revelation I'm not sure John McClane is killing the right people in this movie. I mean, sure, Hans and his crew are a bunch of murderous thieves, but what kind of sh*t is Nakatomi involved with?!
  • Angrish:
    • The runway climax of Fast 6 contains a car stunt so implausible and physics-defying that the caption box reads "%&%#$@^@&" with robotic noises.
    • The same thing happens again with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies after a character manages to dodge an arrow aimed at the back of his head by complete accident.
  • And Now For Something Completely Different: The Bonus Round in the Dragonball: Evolution review scrutinizes the film's many deviations from the source material, in defiance of the normal attitude that the source material is meaningless.
  • Artistic License – Paleontology: In ''King Kong", he calls the Apatosauruses "Brontosauruses". note 
  • Ascended Fanboy: Anyone who gets their sin placed in the crowdsourced Iron Man 3 sins video.
  • Ascended Meme: The final sin tally of Dragonball Evolution is, literally, over 9000 (9518, to be exact), complete with the sound clip of the original Brian Drummond dub.
  • Atomic F-Bomb: This is his reaction to Transformers: Age of Extinction pulling a bit of Self-Deprecation with a "sequels suck" joke.
  • Black Comedy: In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Jon Bailey of Screen Junkies' Honest Trailers points out that while Gwen Stacy's death may be sad, it also means that 14-year-old kid just got himself an Oxford scholarship. Yay!
  • Bonus Round: Some movies get one, with an arithmetic progression of sins for a single phrase uttered over and over in the movie (Like "Oh God!" for Cloverfield. This can put a movie into the thousands (whereas the average non-bonus film scores about 100).
    • One example of this comes from Transformers: Age of Extinction, which got three separate bonus rounds: one for explosions, one for Product Placement, and one for American flags. All combined, it brought the movie's sin total to over two hundred thousand.
    • Tommy Wiseau's The Room received three bonus rounds: one for declarations of love from Lisa, one for Johnny saying "Hi" to someone, and one for throwing a football. The bonuses racked up at over 3 billion.
    • There are two in Justin Bieber's concert movie Never Say Never. One that doubles the sins every time Bieber appears without a shirt, and one that triples the sins every time someone who is way too old to be listening to Bieber appears in concert.
    • The bonus round for Showgirls adds a sin for every time someone sticks out their tongue, except during a sex scene, when it multiplies the bonus sins by a million.
    • As for Dragonball Evolution, each sin was based off on how it deviated/went against the source material of Dragon Ball, making it the only time Cinemasins did research on a movie.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: How Movie Recipes often add normal ingredients plus absolutely insane ones. For the most prime example, check out the Braveheart fries video.
  • Brick Joke: After sinning V for Vendetta in November for the rhyming narration, he adds that that will be his own sin next month. Next month, The Nostalgia Critic assisted him in a rhyming video of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.
  • Catchphrase: Many, many of them. Mostly to establish links and continuity between videos.
  • The Cameo: The Honest Trailers guy at the end of the Superman Returns video, Neil deGrasse Tyson in the Gravity episode.
  • Caustic Critic:
  • Censored for Comedy: Adventures in Audio — Frozen uses this to play with the dialog, making it sound dirtier than it really is.
  • Compressed Adaptation/Adaptation-Induced Plot Hole/Adaptation Explanation Extrication: Particular pet peeves of theirs, and often a big source of sins. To head off fan complaints of "It's explained in the book. Read it", most of their film adaptation videos contain the disclaimer "The Book Does Not Matter;" they critique films, and they believe if a movie cannot stand on its own or feels incomplete because of missing information, then it detracts from its quality, plain and simple.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Most of the sentences. Up to Eleven with Iron Man 2's sentence: "I Took Your Stuff" (How does that make you feel?)
  • Critical Research Failure: Invoked in the Sins video for X2: X-Men United, with the first "Sin" being DC Comics, complete with a buzzer to signify the error.
    • Naturally, these usually get called out when the film does it.
    • Invoked by Guest Narrator Matthew Santoro in the video for Underworld Evolution, who complains about the inconsistency of what blood has healing properties (generally, it's freshness and volume, rather than the source), then adds that while the film probably has some sort of explanation, he isn't willing to watch it again to figure it out.
  • Crossover: With Screen Junkies. SJ did "Everything Wrong with The Amazing Spider-Man 2", while CS did an Honest Trailer.
  • Cuteness Proximity: In a filler video, they spell out that the number one difficulty with releasing videos isn't angry fanboys, apathetic casual viewers, or even the danger of copyright fiascoes. It's Wallace, an ordinary cat.
  • Deadpan Snarker: A lot!
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Happens in the Sin City review. Jeremy eventually catches on however.
    Jeremy: Carla Gugino's breasts are probably worth removing a sin for. Oh hell, maybe two. {ding} Carla Gugino's breasts while holding a gun... that's probably worth another couple of subtractions. {ding} Carla Gugino...ya, you know what? This movie is trying to distract me from my job. Intruder in your house—get some clothes on, already!
    • He also gets distracted for a bit by April O'Neil's skintight ninja outfit in TMNT.
    April (to Casey Jones): I got it on my last trip to Japan. You like it?
    Jeremy: Yes I do. Oh wait, she was talking to Casey, wasn't she?
  • Duelling Movies: Lampshaded at the end of the Volcano review.
  • Early Installment Weirdness:
    • In one of the first sins videos, Prometheus, Chris narrated instead of Jeremy. It's the only video thus far where this is the case.
    • Early sins videos are much shorter and spoken at a much faster pace.
    • The Dear Hollywood videos initially took place in a white studio. Starting with the horror film video, the locale has changed to a public park.
    • The first three videos all have the sentence "HELL"; the next few all have the (hell) in parentheses. Since then "(Hell)" has been reserved for some horror movies.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The very first sin. "This movie exists." Funnily enough, this is also a subversion: so many people got the wrong idea from this sin that Jeremy put up a video dedicated to explaining what it actually means. It's a reference to the movie being made just so that Sony Pictures Entertainment could keep their hands on the intellectual property rights for the Spiderman series, not because Cinema Sins thought it sucked so much that it literally did not deserve to be a movie. (In fact, Jeremy has claimed he actually loved the movie.)
  • Even the Subtitler Is Stumped: The climax of Fast 6 contains a car stunt so implausible and physics-defying that the caption box reads %&%#$@^@&" with robotic noises instead of Jeremy's voice.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: Most of the sins, by Jeremy's own admission:
    Jeremy: Like Catholicism, our sins can be based on very minor things.
  • Follow the Leader: It's safe to say that there are quite a lot of channels that have chosen to run off of the same algorithms that this channel pioneered. Examples can be found here, here, here, and here.
    • That's not even getting into the standalone videos that have been made...
    • To borrow a Catch Phrase, you could also say that Cinema Sins is a discount RiffTrax.
  • Fun with Acronyms: For a brief time, CinemaSins videos were being released with the "Everything Wrong With" in the thumbnails being shortened to—you guessed it—"EWW".
  • Gag Censor: The sin video for Showgirls has two sex scenes where the on-screen sex is covered up by a giant picture of an Easter bunny. The bunny also appears over the brief shot of the infamous rape scene in the "licks" bonus round.
  • Gag Dub: Many videos are followed by gag dubs and edits of the same film with material from other shows.
  • Hypocrite: In their The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug video, they add a sin for the film including characters who either barely appeared in the book or did not appear at all, despite their standing rule that the source material does not matter. This was after adding a sin for not mentioning why the eagles couldn't take the group to their destination when including a line of dialogue explaining why would be trivial (see: All There in the Manual, above).
  • Hypocritical Humour:
    • "Movie censors the word 'f*ck', who does that?"
    • From the New Moon video: "Movie that sucks casts judgment on fake movie that sucks."
      • Further in the same video, still referring to the fictional "Facepunch" movie: "Fake movie that apparently sucks has way better dialogue than the real movie it's in."
    • In his "Dear Hollywood" video for the practice of splitting one book into two films for more profit, he ends with "P.S., end of Part 1".
  • Identical Stranger: All the characters who appear on screen are played by the same person.
  • In Name Only: They make an exception to their "The Books Don't Matter" policy for Dragon Ball Evolution just because of how heavily derided the movie is with fans of the franchise.
  • Jump Scare: In the "How to Fix Horror" episode of "Dear Hollywood", Jeremy's item #1 on the list is "no more jump scares", as they're more annoying than scary. While signing his name at the end of the video, it suddenly cuts to a loud scream... along with a picture of a cute orange cat.
    Jeremy: See how annoying that was? And that was fucking adorable!
  • Jump the Shark: invoked Parodied in The A-Team.
    Jeremy: This is where the movie jumped the tank. Er... dropped the tank... nado. Jumped the tank-nado.
  • Laugh Track: The Stinger of Training Day adds one to the "King Kong ain't got shit on me" scene.
  • Lethal Chef: Invoked in his Movie Recipes. He's out to make a comedy sketch, not anything edible. Doesn't stop him from tasting it, though.
  • Lets See You Do Better: Invoked by Damon Lindelof on Twitter after watching the video of Prometheus.
  • Lucky Charms Title: What'$ the Damage?
  • London England Syndrome: "Just in case you confused it with London, Ontario." *ding!*
  • Mood Whiplash/Dissonant Serenity: In What'$ the Damage?, the life and well-being of a human being is not assigned any monetary value "because that's just morbid". Bearing this in mind, if their horrible deaths have collateral damage, that is counted, such as when the T-1000 stabs an innocent man through the face... only to get interrupted by a CHA-CHING!! sound, charging the film two whole dollars for a wasted carton of milk said man was drinking.
  • Multiple Endings: The Superman sins video.
  • Musical Episode: "Sh*tty Acapella Movie Review Songs: Gravity", which they initially didn't release because it was "just a little too sh*tty".
  • No Endor Holocaust: Defying this trope is the whole purpose of the "What's the damage?" clips.
  • No, Except Yes: As mentioned, "What$ the Damage?" doesn't assign a monetary value to human life and health. However, if said life and health might incur related expenses, that gets a value; for example, getting punched in the face is a $6,000 rhinoplasty appointment.
  • Non-Answer: Why is "This scene does not contain a lap-dance" considered a sin? F*ck you, that's why. note 
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: In his Gravity video, Special Guest Narrator Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is followed by the caption "(yes, it's really him)".
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Invoked as a Running Gag in the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull video, whenever Indy references a previous unseen adventure that sounds far more interesting than the plot of the movie he's currently in, such as being a spy during World War II.
  • Parallel Porn Titles: The sentence for Thor: The Dark World is "Thor & Jane Fan Porn: Thor 2: Welcome to AssGaurd".
  • Pet the Dog: If the reviewer comes across a scene he does like, he will point that out. For example, after spending fifteen minutes savaging Order of the Phoenix he exclaims that the duel between Dumbledore and Voldemort is perfect, and better than anything in the Star Wars prequel. He'll also occasionally deduct sins from a film if something impresses him enough.
  • Pinball Scoring: Most movies generally get a single sin for each issue, resulting in final tallies of around fifty to one hundred. However, for particularly bad movies, single complaints can earn multiple sins, and in the most extreme cases a single gripe can garner hundreds or thousands of sins.
    • The bonus rounds in the video for The Room were scored on an exponential scale, with the occasional multiplier, resulting in a final sin count of over 1.5 billion.
    • The Last Airbender gets similar treatment, with a bonus round at the end which ends with an increasing multiplier, giving it a final sin count of over 271 million.
  • Place Worse Than Death: The sentence for Armageddon is Bowling Green, Kentucky, with Oscar's line about "the scariest environment imaginable" dubbed in.
  • Poor Man's Substitute: invoked The "Discount X" running gag.
  • Rhymes on a Dime:
    • In keeping with Dr. Seuss, the sins on How the Grinch Stole Christmas! are (almost) entirely in rhyme.
    • The Tangled sins video was made shortly after the Grinch sins video (they were uploaded two days apart) and thus had this line added:
      "Kingdom is great at finding hidden flowers but not so much at hidden towers... Damnit, Grinch!"
  • Running Gag:
    • The end of each episode is where the movie is given a "sentence". In earlier episodes, they all shared one sentence—"hell". In later episodes, the sentences became more unique and, instinctively, more hilarious.
    • The "biggest beneficiaries" in the What'$ the Damage? videos are based off of a summary of what gets destroyed the most regularly.note 
    • In the videos for The Dark Knight Saga, pointing out Bruce Wayne's "nipple bed".
    • In The Room, "Who the f*ck is this guy?" every time a new character appears with no introduction.
    • invoked Throughout the Lord of the Rings video, Andy Serkis is not getting nominated for an Oscar in this scene.
    • "(This Actor) isn't (this role or doing this thing from another movie they're in) in this scene." Examples include:
    • "Indy casually references an adventure that would have made a better movie than this one."
    • There's also "And I'm okay with that, and I am not okay with that," particularly whenever a movie makes him feel something uncomfortable.
    • "That's racist." Particularly during a scene in Days of Thunder.
    • When a character says something that doesn't make sense, or something that doesn't make sense happens: "What?!"
    • "DC Comics."
    • When there's text on screen, or an Opening Scroll or a shot of a character reading: "Reading."
    • "The Prometheus school of running away from things." (After the Prometheus sins video, in which he described one of the characters trying to avoid a giant toppling structure by just running in the direction it was falling rather than dodging to the side).
      This is exactly how Shaggy and Scooby would try and run from this thing.
    • During the Spider-Man Trilogy: "'Mary Jane is in some kind of danger' cliché."
    • "In case you confused it with [famous city/location], [random country]", whenever text appears on screen saying something like "Oxford University, England", or "Las Vegas, Nevada". Done several times when this happens in their X-Men: First Class video.
    • "The director/animator said, "Let's give him/let's draw an apple/carrot to eat/ have him take one bite out of an apple and throw it on the ground so he'll look like even more of an asshole" (which was first used in Everything Wrong With Star Trek) is becoming recurrent.note 
    • "Character plays the pronoun game so other character has to ask who the hell they're talking about."
    • In Elysium: "This movie is just like [some other movie], but with more robots."
    • Frequently movies will get sins videos because of a sequel/reboot/similar movie that is upcoming.
    • Whenever a particular sin is repeated many times in a movie, when he gets to the third time describing the sin, he'll cut himself off and go "Ah, f*ck it."
    • If a film has several actors with famous roles (like for example on the Everything Wrong With Death Race 2000 video with David Carradine (Kwai Chang Caine), Sylvester Stallone (Rambo) and Martin Kove (Cobra-Kai sensei John Kreese)) and doing something cool: "well, this beats my fan-fiction all to hell" or something similar.
    • In Fight Club: "No wonder this movie lost to [other 1999 movie] at the 1999 domestic box office"
    • In Friday the 13th (1980): "They kill the prettiest girl [X] minutes into the movie."
    • "Director had obvious disagreement with the prop-master over the definition of 'enough X'" (where X is something that appears in great quantity in a scene).
    • *Title Drop* "Roll credits."
    • "They survive this" (Where "this" is something that should have killed one or more characters, but didn't.)
    • "Did I mention this movie has magical dancing cake toppers?"
    • Character in film: "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" Jeremy: "No." *ding!*
    • In any scene involving romantic tension or characters arguing, a few lines of dialogue will play before the narrator says "Skip!" then adds a sin and moves on.
    • "Movie unintentionally inspires (other movie)" such as "Movie unintentionally inspires every Austin Powers movie ever" after a particular scene.
    • Any time a character holds a watch, Captain Koon's speech about holding on to the gold watch for years in Pulp Fiction is dubbed over the actual dialogue in the Gag Dub after the video.
    • *Person collapses* Well, someone needs a sandwich. *ding*
    • If a character hangs a lampshade on something not making any sense, Jeremy replying with one word in the affirmative ("yes", "correct", "exactly", etc) and sinning it.
    • "X have the same weakness as the aliens from Signs" for weakness to water.
    • Thought you could flash a newspaper headline for a second with an unrelated article beneath and get away with it? Nope, Jeremy will describe what the article was really about and it'll get sinned.
  • Self-Deprecation: They regularly label themselves "idiots" and "assholes".
    • The sins video of their own channel, "Everything Wrong With... Cinema Sins". They take potshots at themselves, as well as the arbitrary nature of what constitutes a "sin".
    • In their Star Trek: Into Darkness video Jeremy drops the line "unlike some idiots on YouTube, I know there's gravity in space." This is a Call Back to their Avengers video where he made that very mistake.
    • In their Battle Royale video, they claim the contest to be so arbitrarily designed that it must have been made up by the guys at CinemaSins.
    • Their Guardians of the Galaxy video gives us this:
    Jeremy: Vin Diesel reprises his Iron Giant role for Groot. Man, that must have been great, sitting around all day, doing virtually nothing, growling into a microphone for a couple of hours, and that's your job? It's like those assholes from CinemaSins.
    Jeremy: Bruce Wayne has the technology to reconstruct a fingerprint from a shattered bullet that went through a brick, so why hasn't he also invented time travel or a woman who has orgasms?
  • Shaped Like Itself: In his Signs video:
    Jeremy: These aliens have the same weakness as the aliens in Signs.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Inverted in Harry Potter videos.
    "Hermione isn't old enough to be hot yet."
  • Shout-Out: In one running gag, while a smart character is going on about something they'll be drowned out by a big "NEEEEEEERRRRRRDDDDD!"
  • Sincerity Mode: Whenever they deduct a sin, normally because a movie pulls off Rule of Cool.
  • So Bad, It's Good: The In-Universe rationale for not counting The Room's infamous "You're tearing me apart, Lisa!" line as a sin.
    Jeremy: "There's nothing wrong with this scene. This is gold."
  • So Bad, It's Horrible: Their In-Universe perspective on Birdemic, so much so the writers even devoted an entire page on their explaining why the film is not So Bad, It's Good.
  • The Stinger: Basically an AMV Hell treatment of the actual movie at the end of EWW.
  • Take That
    • Michael Bay's very name at the credits is given a sin without comment. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) video goes the farthest yet by calling the minutes "Fuck Michael Bay" minutes and Bad Boys continues it with "Fuck Me" minutes.
    • Nickelodeon Movies is given an automatic sin in the above mentioned Turtles video as well as in The Last Airbender.
    • DC Comics is also considered an automatic sin albeit with comment — it was originally a sin for Department of Redundancy Department when their logo appears ("Detective Comics Comics") but they have since sinned unrelated movies for namedropping DC characters.
    • Whoville's package abuse is deemed still superior to Fed Ex.
    • For After Earth, M. Night Shyamalan's name also gets the Michael Bay treatment.
    • In Fast 6, after the reveal that Mia is a traitor to Hobbs, the narrator is so fed up with the movie — and the franchise as a whole — that he tacks on one hundred extra sins for no reason. T He beginning also features "I've Lost All Hope In Humanity" as the minute count much like the case with later Bay videos.
    • Jeremy seems to really hate Hawkeye as he consistently claims he sucks balls whenever he's on-screen in his sin video for the third Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer on his channel.
  • Take That, Audience!: In the second episode of fan mail answering.
    Cinema Sins Guy 1: 500,000 [subscribers], man. That's really a lot of people. I mean, you have half a million fans.
    Cinema Sins Guy 2: Nah, they clicked a button.
  • This Is Gonna Suck:
    Jeremy: (depressed) I already know I'm going to hate this movie.
    • The Bad Boys and Fast 6 minutes counters change the minute count to a very preemptive loathing reaction.
  • Title Drop: Roll credits!
  • Too Much Information: The Narrator mentions that a girl once broke up with him because he said "Cameras. We need cameras."
  • The Unintelligible:
    • The version of the Cinema Sins guys holding the boom mic in Behind the Scenes of Conversations with Myself About Movies.
    • Repeatedly calls out Bane for being this in The Dark Knight Rises. "What!?"
  • Up to Eleven: The What'$ the Damage? video for the 1998 Godzilla film notes items as cheap as a $2 bag of candy and as expensive as the $1.1 billion USS Anchorage. The damage total, adjusted for inflation, was $4.8 billion.
    • The video on Justin Bieber's Never Say Never ends with two bonus rounds: one that doubles the sins every time Bieber is in the movie without a shirt on, and another that triples the sins every time someone who is really too old to be listening to Justin Bieber is seen among the crowd of prepubescent girls. They combine to bring the sin total to over 13 billion. Only Les Misérables (2012) got more than that - and with one bonus round, no less.
    • The Everything Wrong With Cinema Sins video ends with a bonus of one point for every upset fanboy. The counter breaks and displays infinity.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Dear Hollywood is essentially Jeremy calling out the industry on their practices, which are outdated and self-defeating.

TV Trope Tally: 138
Sentence: Permanent Red Link Club (Lock included)