Hey, dudes, Hardcore Kid here. Hardcore enough to review kid's stuff.
Brandon "The Hardcore Kid" Nichols is an Internet reviewer who reviews...well, a lot of things, actually. His persona is that of a kid who grew up with 80's rockers like The Ramones
and a lot of BBC shows including Father Ted
, and while his slogan may say he's "hardcore enough to review kids' movies," he occasionally divulges into Internet videos, Robot Wars
, and A Nightmare on Elm Street
series. Imagine if 90's Kid
had his own review show, if he was from the eighties. In the end, he usually gives a movie a score of "Hardcore Hit" for good movies or "Hardcore Headache" for bad ones. You can find him here: http://blip.tv/the-hardcore-kid
This review series contains examples of:
- Author Appeal: The Ramones, Father Ted, Robot Wars, A Nightmare on Elm Street movies... Brandon even builds his own robots!
- Berserk Button: He fumes up whenever pedophilia enters the topic.
- Broke The Rating Scale: Aside from the below mentioned "Hardcore Tumor" that he gave Marvin Marvin, Boku No Pico and Maid-Boy Kuro-Kun, he gave Bagi, the Monster of Mighty Nature a "Hardcore Catflap" and Where the Dead Go to Die a "Hardcore Screamerclauz" (Type 5: he really couldn't decide what to rate it).
- Cool Shades
- Crossover: His review of Felidae with Hewy Toonmore.
- Defied Trope: In his "Top 10 Smegged Up YouTube Failures", he refuses to use his "Freddie shall rule the world!" punch in reference to Fred.
- Early-Installment Weirdness: Some of his early reviews were not kids' movies.
- F Minus Minus: He gave some films and shows, like Marvin Marvin a "Hardcore Tumor."
- Forced Meme: He suggests that other reviewers use the "wheelchair falls into the lake" scene from Mac and Me as a Bait and Switch.
- Fun with Acronyms: In the Secret of NIMH 2 review, he declares that, because Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer made so many bad sequels to Don Bluth films, their name must be short for "Money Grubbing Morons".
- Furry Fandom: He has made quite a few furry jokes, especially in his review of Ralph Bakshi's Fritz the Cat. However, he has said that he doesn't actually hate furries.
- I Always Wanted to Say That: In his The Magic Voyage review, he says that he has been wanting to do a Legends of the Hidden Temple reference for the longest time, and the movie finally gives him an opportunity to do so. Cue him narrating the movie's run through a temple in the style of Kirk Fogg.
- Improbable Weapon User: The "Guitar Gun" which is used from time to time.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover
- Mondegreen: In the Secret of NIMH 2 review, he mishears a line in one of Martin's songs as "rubber titties" and declares that the movie has officially given up.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: In earlier appearances, Mr. British Guy's accent tended to come and go.
- Re Cut: He reshot the Secret of NIMH 2 episode (one of his earliest episodes), not only to give higher quality footage, but also to fix some errata and rewrite some jokes that he (unintentionally) cribbed from others.
- The Rival: Most likely the Hardcore Kid and Mr. British Guy as well as they are roommates.
- Rule 34: In his review of Jungledyret Hugo, he points out that the third result on Google Image Search was a Rule 34 of Hugo and Rita.
- Running Gag: His "Freddy shall rule the world!" punch.
- Shotacon: Expresses a great hatred of it, as shown in his reviews of Boku no Pico and Maid Boy Kuro-Kun.
- Shout-Out: He ends the Fievel's American Tails review with a Whose Line Is It Anyway? hoedown song, featuring Media Hunter and The Cartoon Hero.
- Slow No: In the Extremely Goofy Movie review, upon realizing that Bobby is voiced by Pauly Shore. Followed instantly by a We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties title card set to "Top of the World" by The Carpenters.
- Stuffy Brit: Mr. British Guy, a side character played by Brandon with a fake accent.
- Take That: To Game Dude in his The Magic Voyage review.
- Tempting Fate: In his The Wild review, he asks if the film will get better after repeatedly ripping off The Lion King in its first two minutes. It doesn't.
- The Unpronounceable: In his review of The Secret of NIMH, his inability to pronounce "NIMH".
- Unusual Euphemism: "Smegged up".