->''[[CatchPhrase "Hello there, Youtubers."]]''

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'''Yotobi''', Karim Musa's alias, is an [[{{UsefulNotes/Italy}} Italian]] internet reviewer, and he's pretty much ''the'' go-to online CausticCritic when it comes to this kind of VideoReviewShow among the Italian audience.

His style is, more or less, the one popularized with ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' and ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'', as he reviews both [[{{Horrible/VideoGames}} sucky video games]] and (especially) [[{{Horrible/Film}} just-as-sucky movies.]] However, his style [[GrowingTheBeard evolved soon enough into something more unique]], which is most likely helped by the "Universal Squallor" logo pictured above standing for an actual studio; said studio was never actually meant to be ''entirely'' about reviews in the first place. [[WordOfGod Yotobi himself said so.]]

However, we were talking about the stuff he reviews. Yep, sucky stuff. How sucky, you ask? Well, so far he has reviewed ''BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'', [[VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial the infamous E.T. video game]], ''[[SeltzerAndFriedberg Epic Movie AND Disaster Movie]]'', ''[[{{Film/Birdemic}} Birdemic]]'', ''Film/MegaSharkVsGiantOctopus'', ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate''... the list goes on; [[SnarkBait you can pretty much guess where this is going.]]

His channel is [[http://www.youtube.com/user/yotobi right here,]] although none of his videos have English subs at the moment.

%% Yotobi's style is very similar (although simpler and more based on snark rather than special effects) to The Nostalgia Critic's, but due to a small feud-ish EditWar (resolved peacefully as well as quickly) occurred in the same day this article was created, the Channel Awesome references are confined to the opening paragraph only. Make sure it stays that way, no matter how tempted you are, or (especially) on which side of the Italian NC/Yotobi FandomRivalry you're on. %%
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!! This WebOriginal series contains examples of:

* ActingForTwo / TalkingToHimself:
** He plays a father and his son in the mock commercial for the diuretic Sodiaspurg AND Jack and Locke in a small ''{{Series/Lost}}'' parody in his ''PumaMan'' review.
* BerserkButton: This guy ''loathes'' everything ever made by TheAsylum. Imagine how much he loved doing a review comprised entirely of Asylum movies.
* BrickJoke[=/=]TemptingFate: One of his RunningGags is pretending to have a stroke after watching "trash scenes". In the review for ''TheStoryOfRicky'', it really happens.
* CanisLatinicus: ''"Ad Minchiam"'' [[note]]''Minchia'' is Sicilian slang for penis, though it's used here in an expression that means "totally random with no sense whatsoever". Interestingly, minchia comes from the latin ''mentula'', which means the exact same thing.[[/note]]
* CausticCritic: Despite having the same knowledge as other online reviewers about tropes and how they work (and how cinema works in general), he's kind of more nitpicky about it. However, there's quite a few reviews of movies he has enjoyed.
* CharacterDevelopment: Compare his review of ''Troppo Belli'' and his more recent review of ''Alba Kiara'': while he equally and absolutely loathed both, in the latter he was much more able to keep his cool and looked more offended and bored rather than downright [[GoMadFromTheRevelation freaked out]].
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: When addressing ''[[Series/SpiderManJapan Supaidaman]]''[='s=] status as a WidgetSeries, he uses a Japanese commercial featuring "a raccoon with giant testicles". Apparently, he doesn't know about Tanukis, whose portrayal in Japanese mythology is supposed to be ''just that''.
** He's pretty GenreSavvy, so much so he knows about the "SoBadItsGood" definition (and uses it as an introduction to his ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'' review, to boot!). Too bad he misspells it as "So bad, it's so good".
* [[CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon Cut His Face With A Pencil]]: What Scribble threatens to do to Yotobi if he ever thinks about calling him for another review.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Alba Kiara''. Mostly because he ''really'' hated that one.
* DeadpanSnarker: A staple for any CausticCritic, Yotobi's pretty damn good at snarking.
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: He ends his review of the ''E.T.'' videogame ([[TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 you know the one]]) so pissed at [[AWinnerIsYou its ending]] (or [[NoEnding lack thereof]]), he punches the screen [[CameraAbuse so hard he crashes it]].
* GagCensor: Two for ''Alba Kiara'': an audio one where he replaces copyrighted songs with kids' songs, and a traditional one covering nude scenes with [[CrossesTheLineTwice dogs grooming themselves]].
* GenreSavvy: Yotobi, as stated above, is aware of the "SoBadItsGood" definition. In a crossover review with another Italian reviewer, "iltizioqualunque"[[note]]"il tizio qualunque" means "the everyman"[[/note]], the latter shows he knows the concept of "WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief" when discussing a shot of [[SpiderMan the Daily Bugle]] represented by [[TheyJustDidntCare a door with "Daily Bugle" written on it.]]
--> '''iltizioqualunque:''' ''"Now I know there's the whole 'WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief' thing, but this is ridiculous!"''
* GilliganCut: As a CutawayGag when first describing ''[[Series/SpiderManJapan Supaidaman]]''.
--> ''"Watching it was like kissing for the first time. Or making love for the first time. Or going on Chatroulette for the first time.'' '''(cut to him in a dark room, in front of his webcam)''' ''Is... is that a penis?"''
** Also used later in the same review in order to sum up the MindScrew present in the PilotEpisode alone.
--> '''Yotobi:''' ''"Just...how much random stuff is happening at the same time? An AlienInvasion, a crashing spaceship, a dinosaur monster, a cave with a weirdo living in it, a life-saving spider-bracelet--"''
--> (cut to a famous-in-Italy old-school [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milka Milka]] commercial)
--> '''Shop customer:''' ''"... and then there was a groundhog packaging the chocolate bars!"''
* GushingAboutShowsYouLike: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Yotobi, who, despite [[DeadpanSnarker snarking]] a lot throughout the review, made it pretty clear that he absolutely ''loves'' ''[[Series/SpiderManJapan Supaidaman]]''.
--> ''"In 1978, a live-action series about ''SpiderMan'', [[AudienceAlienatingPremise set in Japan]], was made. There are 41 episodes and [[TheMovie one movie]] in this series by Toei. We're gonna watch the PilotEpisode, and believe me when I say that each and every expectation of mine about it was ''utterly demolished''. In a good way, of course."''
** After the above-mentioned GilliganCut was used to sum up ''[[Series/SpiderManJapan Supaidaman]]''[='s=] PilotEpisode's MindScrew, he remarks: "And you know what? I like this! I was ''so'' sick of hearing the same origin story for Spidey over, and over, and over again. [[DeathByOriginStory I bet even Uncle Ben himself was sick of dying over and over again!"]].
*** The best moment of gushing, though, is at the end of the same review. He raises his FascinatingEyebrow in a puzzled expression at the sight of Spidey's HumongousMecha, and then...
--> ''"That is a [[PowerRangers Megazord.]] '''THAT IS A MEGAZORD!''' [[LargeHam Cannot... handle...]] [[ChewingTheScenery THE AWESOMENESS!!!]] ''(cut to a montage of that scene, [[RunningGag with the infamous Japanese Tanuki commercial thrown in the mix]])'' So much for [Marvel's] [[StrictlyFormula 'superheroes with super-problems']]! The answer is A [[PrecisionFStrike FUCKING]] MEGAZORD!!! Just about everything would be better with a Megazord. Everything. Well, except for GreysAnatomy, but the concept applies to everything else."''
* HollywoodAtheist: [[AvertedTrope Averted!]] Yotobi is an atheist, but he doesn't make a big deal about it, nor is he a {{Jerkass}} about it.
* MST3KMantra: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Yotobi in the aforementioned crossover review of a borderline-homemade ''SpiderMan'' film.
--> '''iltizioqualunque:''' ''"I know I'm nitpicking, but how the hell does Spidey web-sling in the middle of the Missouri desert? [[FridgeLogic All the way from the city, what did he stick his webs to?]]"''
--> '''Yotobi:''' ''"Sorry, but... what's your answer when people ask you, [[ClarkKenting 'How come nobody recognizes Superman even though he's just wearing glasses']]?"''
--> '''iltizioqualunque:''' ''"... don't ask?"''
--> '''Yotobi:''' ''"Exactly. Same thing applies here."''
* NiceGuy: As [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] and [[CausticCritic nitpicky]] as he is, Yotobi qualifies. To clarify, as stated below, Yotobi's speech patterns are SophisticatedAsHell at worst. Usually, he swears at least once in each review, but rarely more than three, four or five times. This is also because he tends to be very polite - and [[BrutalHonesty brutally honest]] at the same time - in reviews, which is mirrored in his review of the Italian movie ''Amore 14'' ("14 Love"). This movie is, simply put, a TeenDrama depicting a 14-years-old girl's first experiences with love... and sex. He's shocked at the mere concept of the movie; it gets worse when the movie shows the female lead starting to think about sex... looking for a PornStash... comparing, er, "sizes" on paper... and by the end of the review - where these kinds of "discoveries" reach their logical conclusion[[note]](not actual intercourse, mind you)[[/note]], Yotobi is ''utterly horrified''. He couldn't even be explicit about the subjects he mentioned in the captions because he personally felt dirty when doing so. [[TheWoobie When someone is that freaked out, you can't help but feel a bit sorry for the guy.]]
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** His first 2013 review, ''[=AlbaKiara=]''[[note]]Named after "Alba Chiara" ("Clear Dawn"), a song by Italian singer Vasco Rossi; the movie's soundtrack only features songs from him[[/note]], is about a movie that truly [[UpToEleven raises the stakes]] about teenage sluttiness. [[BewareTheNiceOnes So do Yotobi's reactions to it.]]
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: He mocks ''PumaMan'' for this.
* OneOfUs: In case a bookshelf with various {{manga}} volumes on it, another with an original [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Buzz Lightear cardboard spaceship]] on it, and a [[StarWars Darth-Vader-featuring]] [[UncleSamWantsYou "The empire needs you!"]] poster on his wall didn't give it away already (see also GenreSavvy above). Another video also suggests [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic he's a brony.]]
--> ''"'''That''' is MyLittlePony?!? But it's... epic!"''
** And then came the crossover review of the amateur-ish ''SpiderMan'' LiveActionAdaptation. Let's just say the other reviewer [[UpToEleven is even more "One Of Us" than Yotobi.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: Yotobi isn't afraid to swear. Just don't expect him to swear often.
* RantInducingSlight: ''Troppo Belli'', aside from being a flat, uninteresting movie, generates one because it has, as main "actors", two guys with no acting training whatsoever who were chosen only based on their looks.
--> '''This''' is why Italy is falling apart!
* RepeatCut: Used as a parody of ''[[Series/SpiderManJapan Supaidaman]]''[='s=] own repeated cuts.
--> (after some RepeatCut footage) '''Yotobi:''' *RepeatCut of his puzzled face* ''"This stuff is ''sick''."''
* RelaxOVision: Used in the review for Japanese ''[[Series/SpiderManJapan Spider-Man]]'' due to his arachnophobia, and again in the teenage-sluttiness-related ''[=AlbaKiara=]'' movie. In the former, all [[GrossUpCloseUp close-ups on spiders]] are replaced with [[EverythingsCuterWithKittens cute kittens]]; in the latter, sex scenes are replaced with [[FanDisservice dogs licking their nuts]] (it's pretty much PlayedForLaughs).
* RunningGag: Some reviews have their own running gags.
* SelfDeprecation: At the beginning of his ''Mega Piranha'' review.
--> ''"I've been making videos for two years, and this is the first time I noticed that [[CatchPhrase 'Welcome to a new review']] has no meaning whatsoever."''
* ShownTheirWork: Aside from Yotobi's own knowledge of how cinema works, there's his partner in the crossover review of an obscure ''SpiderMan'' LiveActionAdaptation made in [[TheSixties 1969]]. Said partner, another Italian internet reviewer (known as ''iltizioqualunque''; "il tizio qualunque" means, more or less, "the everyman"), has an ''astonishing'' knowledge of the Spidey mythos.
* SoundtrackDissonance: In his ''PumaMan'' review, he remarks that the score is more appropriate for a Soy-based product [[ActingForTwo and he]] [[TalkingToHimself demonstrates it]].
* SpitTake: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in his ''{{Birdemic}}'' review, when addressing the movie's SpecialEffectsFailure.
--> ''"Okay, so we've come to one of the movie's most crucial scenes. Do you think this was done with CGI, or with puppets? If your answer was "puppets"... [[DeadpanSnarker you wish!]] I wish those were puppets myself, I'd have settled with puppets like ''L'albero Azzurro[[note]]"The sky-blue tree", a children's show. Think of ''BarneyTheDinosaur''.[[/note]]''[='s=] Dodo. Seriously, he would have been enough. But in my entire life, I have never seen [[SpecialEffectsFailure sucky CGI effects]]... ''this'' sucky. It's impossible to describe, and if I show the scene in question, I swear, no comment will be needed at all. So, three... two... no, no, I need one thing first... hang on, I'll be back in a moment... ''(comes back with a glass of water)'' Here I am. With a glass of water. If you have water on hand, please take a glass of it, [[GenreSavvy as we need to do that one thing with the glass of water when there's something unexpected.]] Three, two, one... ''(footage of the SpecialEffectsFailure ensues)'' *pffffffffffffffffft* ''(bursts out in a hysterical fit of laughter)'' Oh God, I'm having a stroke."''
** SpecialEffectsFailure: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] as well [[spoiler: at the end of the review, [[HypocriticalHumor where Yotobi himself has to fight the superimposed eagles off]].]]
*** At the end of his ''PumaMan'' review [[spoiler: he reenacts Tony's ridiculous flight scene]].
* StunnedSilence: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkWmO7qYOy0#t=7m35s this]] moment OF his DarkSouls LP.
--> Ah, it's a crocodile! (''[[VaginaDentata Gaping Dragon]] emerges)'' ..........FUCK!
* TakeThat: Often enough. His ''BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'' review opens with one.
--> ''"How many game genres do you think exist? There are basically three: ''(''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' cover art)'' the good ones, ''(''VideoGame/CharliesAngels''[='=] LicensedGame's cover art)'' the bad ones, ''(''{{Nintendogs}}'' cover art)'' and the useless ones."''
** When describing ''Film/DragonballEvolution'', the movie's atmosphere (a mixture of sci-fi elements, TeenDrama, and action) is immediately addressed by Yotobi's girlfriend with:
--> ''"The movie, contrary to the manga, feels like a new ''{{Smallville}}'' episode. Just watch! ''(cut to a quick montage of scenes from the movie set to the ''Smallville'' opening theme song)''"''
** In ''The Sisterhood'', the main character's telekinesis is used... to apparently glow in a column of light and glitter. Cue a jab at MyLittlePony and [[{{Literature/Twilight}} Edward Cullen]].
** He calls out Titanic 2 on how they expected a cabinet to hold off against a Godzilla-sized tsunami. Cue [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Indiana Jones reference]].
** While reviewing Little Panda Fighter, he calls it a blatant copy of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''... and shows the cover for [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Mists of Pandaria]].
** In his review of ''PumaMan'' he first likens Tony's [[CannotSpitItOut inability to talk with anyone else]] to ''{{Series/Lost}}'', then, after the umpteenth time he does this, he blurts out that 'this is ''not'' like ''{{Series/Lost}}'', this '''is''' ''{{Series/Lost}}''!' Cue [[TalkingToHimself a reenactment of a scene from said TV show]].
* ThatCameOutWrong: In the above-mentioned crossover review, we have this exchange.
--> '''Yotobi:''' ''"We see a robber entering an office in order to kidnap a girl, Dr. Lightning's daughter."''
--> '''iltizioqualunque:''' ''"On a side note, [[DominoMask that mask]] is just awesome. We like it very much."''
--> '''Yotobi:''' ''"You can find it in online catalogs, filed under 'amateur porn'."'''
--> '''iltizioqualunque:''' ''"And how do ''you'' know that?"''
--> '''Yotobi:''' ''[[ChangingTheUncomfortableSubject "... moooooooving on."]]''
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: As is the case for any [[LargeHam hammy]] online reviewer who [[MundaneMadeAwesome makes a big deal]] out of a movie's [[AccentuateTheNegative flaw]], Yotobi's reviews can be told apart from each other by their openings. One review in particular, the one for the Italian movie ''"Troppo Belli"'' ("Too handsome"), opens with him ''sobbing in a corner'', a treatment he didn't reserve even for the SeltzerAndFriedberg movies he reviewed. Yeah, you've read that right. [[UpToEleven There are movies that are even worse.]] The movie's infamy is common knowledge in Italy, to the point that when Yotobi begs [[TheCameo other Italian internet reviewers]], they [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere don't even want to have anything to do with it.]]
--> ''"If you wanted to review ''Troppo Belli'', '''that's your business.'''"''
** That was [[UpToEleven topped]] by ''[=AlbaKiara=]'', which begins with him [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown apologizing]] to a Mario doll.
* TrollingCreator: [[AvertedTrope Averted.]] Sure, there's quite a few instances of "TakeThatAudience", but it's very tongue-in-cheek.
--> ''"[[SarcasmMode Thank you for suggesting me this movie.]] Should I ever meet you on any street, I'll personally slice you in half."''
* {{Understatement}}: The opening to his ''BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'' review.
--> ''"I've read some reviews here and there... in which the game was given a one, one point five... [[ThisIsGonnaSuck on a ten-point scale...]] and then I said to myself, 'Wow'. How bad could a game suck, in order to get a one in reviews? [[DeadpanSnarker Eh... enough.]]"''
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: As of the ''[[Series/SpiderManJapan Supaidaman]]'' review, Yotobi appears to be arachnophobic. When the PilotEpisode has a GrossUpCloseUp of a spider, he's not amused.
--> ''"While Peter[[note]]although "Peter" actually has another name here, justifed due to him being, well, Japanese[[/note]] is riding his bike with his little brother, he finally sees the SPIIII--UUUUUUUUGGGH--''[[{{Squick}} yuck!]]'' Way, way, ''way'' too close to the camera! I'm '''arachnophobic!!''' Do you want me to die?! ''[[TemptingFate (cue the spider's reflection in "Peter"'s eye)]]'' Argh... not again!"''
** EverythingsCuterWithKittens: [[NightmareRetardant What he does immediately afterwards.]]
--> ''"Well, I have no choice but to swap every shot of the spiders with superimposed cute kittens. ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny (cut to the edited scene)]]'' Muuuuuch better."''

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