YMMV / Bad Movie Beatdown


  • Broken Base: The Sucker Punch review is either a hilarious ripping of a pretentious movie, or one Double Standard joke after another over a decent, if unexceptional film. Many blame JesuOtaku's involvement for this, as he's credited as a primary writer and it's clear through the review that he has a much stronger dislike for the film than Film Brain, especially when Film Brain states that he found a Deleted Scene would have been an improvement for the film (even if only a very slightly one) if left in, while JesuOtaku didn't care about it.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Describes the scene with the Japanese family in 2012 as unintentionally funny, but admits showing anything from the scene would be tacky after Japan got hit with a tsunami in real life like in the movie.
  • Growing the Beard: Film Brain's general setup hasn't changed, but there's a general change in focus from the early episodes and especially following the hiatus. His voice has got more relaxed and his Screenwipe influence has become more obvious.
    • He's also toned down his delivery, to the point he no longer has he same sarcastic inflection 20 times in a given review.
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks!:
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In the Equilibrium review, he shouts "Puppy power!" at one point.
    • The joke was already funny, but Film Brain commenting that Wesley Snipes avenging his childhood martial arts instructor in The Art of War II is ridiculous, adding "What's next, his pet dog?" gets even better now that John Wick is a thing.
    • In his review of Shadow Man, he does a massive Face Palm after Steven Seagal somehow manages to shoot down a helicopter with just a handgun. Flash-forward to 2015, and James Bond does the same thing (albeit in a way that doesn't look anywhere near as ridiculous) in Spectre.
    • Early on in his review of Gamer, Film Brain expresses bewilderment as to why one of the players in the opening battle is just standing there exchanging fake money with what appears to be a bank clerk. Years later, when a re-edited version of the review was posted to YouTube, viewers immediately worked out what the player was doing: carrying out some microtransactions.
  • LGBT Fanbase: Less for fanservice (though a lot think he's a cutie), more for his hatred against homophobia.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Matthew's voice to some due to his habit of elongating the end of his sentenceeeees.
  • The Scrappy: Film Brain was once this to the That Guy with the Glasses community, particularly for his work on his earliest reviews. He acknowledged in a joke when he refers to "all three" of his longtime fans. It was also lampshaded in Kickassia and his commentary of it. He's since been Rescued from the Scrappy Heap. Lampshaded/spoofed in his Crossover with Obscurus Lupa, where she claims to be the most annoying person on the site. Matthew replies that her graph is America-only, going worldwide he still wins.
    • Professor Celluloid seems to have few fans, which is probably why he's seen less in later episodes. Buck has also said the reason the character is rarely seen, is to avoid accusations of being a Dr Insano rip-off. Lampshaded in the Spy Kids 3D: Game Over review when FB tries on Celluloid's glasses (which have crossed eyes printed on the lenses) in preparation for the film's 3D segments.
    Film Brain: Wow, I look like an idiot!
  • The Woobie: Borders on this in his Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen review, when he breaks down upon seeing the infamous "enemy scrotum" scene, having an especially hostile Spoony call him out on his original written review of the film, and realizing his mistake while Spoony sarcastically speculates on the symbolism of the aforementioned scene.


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