A website that features film scripts of movies that are rewritten in a mocking manner for comedic effect. It was founded by Rod Hilton in 1998, and is still going strong to this day, now featuring several regular authors.Found here.
Accentuate the Negative: The scripts mock and nitpick films, regardless of the script writer's personal rating. Rod's scripts are the most negative of the lot, usually containing outright insults and turning each minor detail into a major plothole.
Ascended Fanboy: The unaffiliated website Playthroughline is an acknowledged attempt to be The Editing Room but for video games. Joannes, the creator of Playthroughline, has since become one of the official Editing Room authors.
Bait-and-Switch Comparison: In the script for The Tree of Life, Hunter McCracken's brother complains of how the profusion of dutch angles which was mocked in Battlefield Earth is acclaimed here. Hunter replies, "But that film wasn't Art", and is countered with "True, but the difference is one of them is so bad it's excruciatingly painful and strangely manages to have a blind following, which in turn makes you question the sanity of the director, and the other has John Travolta hamming it up."
The photo for the Skyfall script shows Daniel Craig and the Aston Martin DB5 with the caption, "Everyone's favourite James Bond star is back! Oh, and Daniel Craig too. MISDIRECT!"
Tilda Swinton: Hold it right there! Skandar is a traitor, and something something ancient magic means you have to give him to me!
Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: An epic one in Fright Night, in which "ANTON KILLS THE FUCK OUT OF COLIN with FIRE, WOODEN STAKES, GARLIC, SUNLIGHT, SILVER CROSSES, HOLY WATER, GARLIC STAKES, HOLY WOOD, FIRE CROSSES, SUNGARLIC, and GARCROSSTAKEWATERLIGHTVER BULLETS, ALL AT ONCE!"
Brick Joke: In the script for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, the opening scene has Mark Strong getting shot in Budapest and saying, "At least I'll die with classic British stoicism, though, not while running around frantically like some Yankee 'Mission Impossible' asshole". A week later, the script for Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol had Josh Holloway getting shot in Budapest and saying, "At least I got one cool action sequence in, though, and didn't just get plugged while standing around like some limey 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' chump".
Fake-Out Fade-Out: Each script ends with a line declaring "END.", except sometimes a script will feature an additional snippet of action or dialogue afterwards. The script for The Return of the King ended four times.
Fanon Discontinuity: invoked The end of Aliens, where "RIPLEY and NEWT and HICKS and BISHOP go into CRYO-SLEEP and return SAFELY TO EARTH and live HAPPILY EVER AFTER and I DON'T FUCKING CARE WHAT ANYONE ELSE FUCKING SAYS THAT'S WHAT FUCKING HAPPENS, THE END."
Filk Song: Each James Bond script includes a parody version of the main titles song.
TOM CRUISE: But the bullshittiness of my situation doesn't trouble me half as much as my mysterious dreams of Olga Kurylenko. There's just something about her I can't quite put my dick into. Er, finger into. ON. Dammit.
Genre Savvy: The cast in the scripts tend to be aware of the genre they're in and will state the role they fill in the movie.
Hulk Speak: Frequently used to play up a character's idiocy, especially if the character wasn't intended to be stupid in the film, such as Alexander Ludwig in The Hunger Games ("Grr, can't tree climb! Need kill Jennifer!") and Henry Cavill in Immortals ("Henry go fight Mickey. Mickey bad. Henry good.").
Also, the phrase "(Character name) smash!" is used when a character brutishly beats on someone. For example, in The Bourne Ultimatum, Matt Damon has, "Since I can't outsmart you, I'll revert to being a brainless brute that beats the shit out of you like a fucking caveman. MATT DAMON SMASH!"
Elizabeth Banks: Jesus, what's this movie supposed to be about if it's going to skip over the 2000 election, September 11th, the warrantless wiretapping scandal, the attorney firings, the Valerie Plame scandal, hurricane Katrina, Terry Schiavo, Surpreme Court justices Roberts and Alito, allegations of voter suppression in 2004, social security privatization, Alberto Gonzales, Harriet Miers, Porter Goss, the PATRIOT act, Jack Abramoff, the gay marriage amendment proposal, Jeff Gannon, the Abu Ghraib scandal, and Cheney shooting his friend in the face?
GREGORY SMITH: FUCK YOU! For asking that, I will snap your arm like a twig around the joystick, because in this town nothing is as frail or flimsy as the human body! NOTHING! Hell, I broke my jaw against a stiff breeze this morning!
Name McAdjective: Variations on this trope are sometimes used for characters played by nonfamous actors.
In Battleship one of the crewmen is Ginger Mc Pale.
Taken to eleven in the script for The Thing (2011), where the cast includes Douchemann P. Sciencesen, Sven-Eric Genericsson, Bossmann B. Bosserssen, Ladyparts Q. Femalesberg, Lief-Olaf Uselesson, Ole-Sven Thingbaitsen, and Erik-Lief Interchangeablessen, with Pilot T. Prequelsson arriving at the end to tie things to the original movie.
No Fourth Wall: The script is aware that the work is fiction, with actors dissing the movie they're in, directors arguing with the actors, and even the audience is given lines.
No Punctuation is Funnier: Michael Bay is always presented as SPEAKING IN ALL CAPS WITHOUT ANY PUNCTUATION MAYBE AN EXCLAMATION MARK AT THE END OF A SENTENCE BUT SOMETIMES NOT EVEN THAT
Meanwhile in the X-Men: First Class script, January Jones does the same thing in lower case.
Kevin Bacon: Her ability is to suck all life out of any line of dialogue.
January Jones: also i read minds and turn to diamond
"Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: Frequently a script will point out the absurdity of a piece of dialogue by quoting it word-for-word along with the notation, "actual line". Most prevalent in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, with such "actual lines" as "He's a monkey dancing on a razor blade" and "I know it sounds like Star Wars, but this is your chance to be Captain America!".
Shia Lebouf: Alright, I'll revive Cullenbot after I take a quick trip to robot heaven and talk to some Transformer ghosts.
Megan Fox: What's sad is that anyone reading this Abridged Script that hasn't seen the movie will just think that's some kind of weird joke they don't get. It's not. That description is brain-meltingly accurate.
SHANNON ELIZABETH: Hey, I earned that second billing. Have you seen me doing interviews on television, acting like the script gave my character actual depth? I'm the best actor in this fucking movie! JASON BIGGS: Fair enough, but I must go find my true geek love, Alyson Hannigan. I'm sure you'll find your geek someday. Perhaps you should pursue webmasters who run sites that feature abridged scripts.
Plot Hole: The scripts are more than happy to point out every plot hole in their movies.
PETER STORMARE: (sleazily) Certainly. FIRST, I will drug you up, rendering you helpless. THEN, I will reveal that I have an old grudge against you, and revenge has been percolating in my sleazy heart for years. And THEN... I will do exactly what you want. (beat) BUT... I will also trick you into eating a bite of moldy food! THIS... STORMARE.... VOWS!!!
The script for The Raid: Redemption has both the scene headings, which use umpteen different ways of describing "a filthy hallway", and Andi and Mad Dog trying to figure out which of them is Andi and which is Mad Dog.
In Skyfall Judi Dench keeps insisting she can only summon a swarm of helicopters if it's halfway through the movie, which is why she can't solve problems near the beginning or end with a swarm of helicopters.
Any comic book movie abridged script will usually include the line "how unlike (different comic book movie)".
George Clooney: So, what's this gizmo you built that's so important you skipped years of astronaut training and psychological assessment?
Sandra Bullock: Oh, just your run-of-the-mill scientific, ethical, purely legal top-secret thingie that has TONS of non-military applications that don't destabilize governments in any way. It's certainly nothing that would make the Russians want to kill us, while making it look like an accident, so as to avoid a declaration of war! Ha, ha ha.
Liam Hemsworth's character in The Hunger Games makes the then-popular internet complaint about how the plot was a rip-off of Battle Royale only to have another character make fun of him for only complaining about it when the film was released instead of when the books came out four years earlier.