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 (she's credited as a primary writer) for this.
- Dude, Not Funny!: His unflattering remarks about the appearance of actress Kate Micucci in his When in Rome review got this reaction from many viewers, especially fans of her Scrubs character, Stephanie Gooch.
- 8.8: He got a bigger backlash than Equilibrium for giving Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen a better written review than Inglourious Basterds (Although Mathew gave it a good score as he went in expecting a movie where tons of things blew up, which is what he got). He eventually changed his opinion on it when he did the video review of the movie.
- "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 Panned It, Now He Sucks:
- Film Brain got a bit of a backlash after panning Cult Classic Equilibrium. The hate for this is a weird one, seeing how the film was critically panned when it was first released (Entertainment Weekly even called it a complete ripoff of The Matrix) and it's a mild Cult Classic at best. He gives nods to the reaction in later reviews.
- This happened after he gave a lower rating to Inglourious Basterds than the aforementioned Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
- In a subversion, he reviewed Seven Pounds expecting controversy to rival Equilibrium, only for most of the comments to agree with him on how disturbing and manipulative the movie was.
- is review of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, despite the film having already gotten mixed reviews. He did try to stem this by having Welshy do a counterpoint to the review to display some of the legitimate arguments that could be made against his, while still giving his honest opinion on the subject.
- Film Brain got some fire from James Bond fans who felt he was extremely unfair with Die Another Day, and many argued that Quantum of Solace was a much worse movie (although, many other Bond fans would agree with him).
- His crossover review of Batman Returns with Bennett the Sage, to the point that the episode's IMDb page has received seven 1/10 ratings out of nine votes. Bennett's Bias Steamroller against Tim Burton (not shared by Film Brain) probably had a lot to do with it.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: In the Equilibrium review, he shouts "Puppy power!" at one point.
- LGBT Fanbase: Less for fanservice (though a lot think he's a cutie), more for his Berserk Button against homophobia.
- 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 Cross Over 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.
Film Brain: Wow, I look like an idiot!
- 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.
- 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.