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* AdaptationDisplacement: Over time, the balance has shifted so that ''Bad Movie Beatdown'' takes a backseat to ''Projector'' instead of vice-versa.
* BrokenBase: The ''Sucker Punch'' review is either a hilarious ripping of a pretentious movie, or one DoubleStandard joke after another over a decent, if unexceptional film. Many blame WebVideo/JesuOtaku's involvement (he's credited as a primary writer) for this.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Describes the scene with the Japanese family in ''2012'' as unintentionally funny, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming but admits showing anything from the scene would be tacky after Japan got hit with a tsunami in real life like in the movie.]]
* GrowingTheBeard: 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 ''Series/{{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.
* HePannedItNowHeSucks:
** Film Brain got a bit of a backlash after panning CultClassic ''Film/{{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 ''Film/TheMatrix'') and it's a mild CultClassic 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 ''Film/SevenPounds'' expecting controversy to rival ''Equilibrium'', only for most of the comments to ''agree'' with him on how [[FridgeHorror disturbing]] and [[{{Glurge}} manipulative]] the movie was.
** is review of ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean: 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 ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', and many argued that ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' was a much worse movie (although, many ''other'' Bond fans would agree with him).
** His crossover review of ''Film/BatmanReturns'' with WebVideo/BennettTheSage, to the point that [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2419444/combined the episode's IMDb page]] has received seven 1/10 ratings out of fourteen votes. Bennett's BiasSteamroller against Creator/TimBurton (not shared by Film Brain) probably had a lot to do with it.
** His own negative opinions on the recent DC movies have gotten him a lot of attention, especially from DC fans. (He gave Film/BatmanVsSuperman and Film/SuicideSquad the same star rating as the critically reviled Film/FantasticFour2015)
* HilariousInHindsight:
** In the ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' review, he shouts [[TheScrappy "Puppy power!"]] at one point.
** The joke was already funny, but Film Brain commenting that Wesley Snipes avenging his childhood martial arts instructor in ''[[Film/TheArtOfWar The Art of War II]]'' is ridiculous, adding "What's next, his pet dog?" gets even better now that ''Film/JohnWick'' is a thing.
** In his review of ''Shadow Man'', he does a massive FacePalm after Creator/StevenSeagal somehow manages to shoot down a helicopter with just a handgun. Flash-forward to 2015, and Franchise/JamesBond does the same thing (albeit in a way that doesn't look anywhere ''near'' as ridiculous) in ''Film/{{Spectre}}''.
* LGBTFanbase: Less for {{fanservice}} (though a lot think he's a cutie), more for his hatred against homophobia.
* MostAnnoyingSound: Matthew's voice to some due to his habit of elongating the end of his sentenceeeees.
* TheScrappy: Film Brain was once this to the ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'' 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 [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' and his commentary of it. He's since been RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap. Lampshaded/spoofed in his CrossOver with ObscurusLupa, 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. [[WordOfGod Buck]] has also said the reason the character is rarely seen, is to avoid accusations of being a [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Dr Insano]] [[{{Expy}} 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!
* TheWoobie: Borders on this in his ''Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen'' review, when he [[HeroicBSOD breaks down]] upon seeing the infamous "enemy scrotum" scene, having an especially hostile [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] call him out on his original written review of the film, [[RuleOfThree and]] realizing his mistake while Spoony sarcastically speculates on the symbolism of the aforementioned scene.

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