Web Video / Renegade Cut
is a web show hosted by Leon Thomas.
This work provides examples of:
- Author Appeal: He suggests this is the reason why Tom Hanks keeps being depicted as urinating or discussing the act in his movies, whether out of enjoyment of Toilet Humor or something sexual in nature.
- Death by Newbery Medal: The dog variety of this is discussed in the aptly titled video "Killing The Dog", as well as whether or not it is "okay" for a dog to die and when in a work.
- Foregone Conclusion: His issue with Found Footage Films, as revealed in "No Happy Endings", is that for most films the very nature of the genre means that the main characters must die and leave behind footage to be found, thus removing all tension.
- Hatedom: Leon Thomas thinks that George Lucas' hatedom is far too excessive.
- Innocence Lost: The topic of the similarly titled "Lost Innocence", in regards to Jennifer Connelly's character(s) in Labyrinth and Requiem for a Dream; if one interprets them as one full storyline, it becomes a story about a young girl manipulated by an older man who grows up to become a drug addict as a result.
- The Mockbuster: Leon Thomas defends their existence.
- Multiple Endings: One video is about analyzing which of Clue's endings is the official one. His conclusion is that Miss Scarlet is most likely the true culprit.
- Plot Hole: The show discusses a well-known plot hole in Citizen Kane and if it makes the film worse.
- Prima Donna Director: One episode is dedicated to Stanley Kubrick as such. Later, similar ones are about Werner Herzog and Fritz Lang.
- Real Song Theme Tune: The opening theme of Renegade Cut is "The Ends" by Basement Jaxx. The closing is a different one each week, starting with the second "season".
- The Remake: The show investigates several times how remakes can radically reinterpret a story. This can be seen in Bergman's The Virgin Spring and its quasi-remake The Last House on the Left, Rear Window and Disturbia, and The Seven Samurai and its Western reinterpretations.
- Stalking Is Love: One of his major criticisms of Disturbia when discussing it and Rear Window is that the love interest, aside from not being well-fleshed out, isn't at all bothered by Kale's voyeurism of her.
- Urban Hellscape: The trope name comes from here, which calls it the "Sci-Fi Urban Hellscape". He explains both the beginnings, end, and aspects of the trope, using Predator 2 as an example of one of the last of its kind.
- Vanilla Protagonist: In his Luke Skywalker video, Leon argues against this common criticism against the character and actually makes a case that Luke has the more dynamic Character Arc than Han Solo.