YMMV / Moviebob

  • Acceptable Targets: "Hardcore gamers," jocks, Call of Duty, various forms of -ists (racists, sexists, etc.), Megan Fox, Michael Bay and the American political right wing, among others.
    • Bob himself is this among a large portion of the internet, be it for his opinions or his shows.
  • Author's Saving Throw: In his review of True Grit, he takes back calling Michael Bay a douchebag. He still thinks Bay's a bad director, but that kind of crossed the line.
  • Base-Breaking Character: The Game Antithinker definitely qualifies. He's either a nice comedic divergence, or another annoying and pointless Take That to Movie Bob's opinion of "hardcore gamers".
  • Broken Base:
    • The COMICS! ARE! WEEEEEIIIRD! Running Gag and its variations. For some people, it gets worse and worse every time, while others just can't get enough of it.
    • Bob's views on "Retake Mass Effect". Some feel that this was a welcome rebuttal to the more vocal elements of the gamer community, while others feel that he is Completely Missing the Point as to why people didn't like the ending to Mass Effect 3, and many flat-out rejected his opinion due to him saying he hadn't played the games before, and didn't even look at the endings until his very last video.
    • His review of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the former taken up to eleven, as it supposedly, in his words, "broke him", and fans are divided whether to feel bad for him or say how much he's wangsting about it.
    • Bob posted a second video defending Spider-Man 3. Some agreed and liked the film, but the rest were annoyed by the condescending title ("Why You're Wrong about Spider-Man 3"). A third group didn't care about the movie, but was tired of Bob's whining.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny:
    "The subwoofer was never meant to be weaponized."
  • Critical Research Failure: His review of the Warcraft movie contains several complaints about it being set in the "backstory" of the game. Apparently he was unaware the MMO wasn't the beginning of the series.
  • Don't Shoot the Message: There are fans who focus primarily on the message and talking points rather than Movie Bob's abrasive attitude.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Ivan, the intern. By far, the most popular supporting character of The Game Overthinker. When Bob announced that the show was going to change its format because he wasn't able to maintain it after Blip removed the show from their site, many fans asked him to please keep the little guy around. Fortunately for them, Bob affirmed that Ivan wasn't going anywhere, nor anyone from the supporting cast, for that matter.
  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: It's called "The Game Overthinker", after all.
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks: Bob is particularly prone to this because of his tendency to not simply assert that a movie sucks, but also that everyone else knows it sucks, and anyone claiming to like it is actually just loyal to the franchise.
    • After his Pixels review went viral, Bob started doing much more negative, virtriolic reviews in that style to try to keep up the fame he gathered from that review, though it's clearly forced. As such, his more negative attitude is turning fans off.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In his movie review of GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, he makes the suggestion that the film would achieve a gigantic level of metaphysical self-awareness if it revealed at the end that it was all a kid playing in a sandbox. Fast-forward to 2014, and he is heaping praise on The Lego Movie, a film with an eerily similar reveal.
    • Two circumstances arise - one, Bob says that the mission statement of Guardians of the Galaxy is to see if a mainstream hit can be gleaned from stacking obscure Marvel references together. Two, he remarks about wanting to get a reboot of a certain Marvel character in an episode of The Big Picture. And then, in the post-credits sequence of Guardians of the Galaxy, that very character shows up as one of The Collector's possessions. That character? Howard the Duck!
    • In one of his Transformers reviews he complains about Michael Bay's fetishistic approach to inserting the US military into everything. He posits a a scenario where Batman gets interrupted while interrogating the Joker and gets told to chill which the military cleans up Gotham for him, just to show how annoying it is. Not long after, the military do show up in The Dark Knight Rises, but they don't turn out quite as effective...
    • In his very first Game Overthinker video (where he complains at length about how colourful creative protagonists have been phased out in favour of making every game hero an interchangeable grizzled white guy) he ended the video by asking developers to, the next time they're creating a game hero, consider if he could possibly be... a monkey (illustrated with an image of Nathan Spencer with the head of a silverback gorilla photoshopped over his)? Fast forward eight years and Blizzard release a bright, colourful action game where one of the most prominent characters is a large gorilla in powered armour...
  • Humor Dissonance: His Really That Good episode focusing on the original National Lampoon's Vacation is entirely predicated on how funny it is. After making this statement, Bob cuts to a montage of Orphaned Punchlines from the movie which is completely unfunny. This is especially odd given that half the video is him explaining just how specific to it's intended audience the movie is.
  • Hype Backlash: Eventually received this, probably after his move to ScrewAttack and him going to The Escapist.
  • Narm: His Super Mario Bros. 3 novel contains a lot of hyperbolic statements about the console wars, like considering it "His own personal Vietnam" and also how the reveal of the game in The Wizard was the equivalent of JFK's assassination or 9/11. It is very hard to take seriously.
  • Older Than They Think: Some Escapist viewers who know him mainly for "Escape to the Movies" and "The Big Picture" were surprised to hear about his previous series "The Game Overthinker".
  • Opinion Myopia: If he really doesn't like it, anyone who says they do like it is lying or stupid. If he really does like it, anyone who doesn't is either lying, stupid, or morally deficient. He's not subtle about this, and frequently says it flat-out. See Bias Steamroller above.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: Discussed in Episode 16 of "The Game Overthinker," as advice to non-gamer gift-giver.
  • Seasonal Rot: The Channel Hop to ScrewAttack has resulted in some weaker videos in some people's eyes. The Game Antithinker is considered being a Jump the Shark moment for some.
  • Shocking Swerve: Episode 43 of "The Game Overthinker", where the Antithinker is introduced. Before then, the show was completely grounded in reality, without the slightest indication that it was about anything other than a man talking about video games, or that said man is actually portraying a fictional character and not himself. After that, Nothing Is the Same Anymore.
  • Strawman Has a Point: Discussed in "Building A Better Gamer." To paraphrase, gamers may not be the violent psychopaths waiting to happen that politicians tend to portray them as but they're also not helping matters by being grody, disturbingly rude sociophobes.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Bob's review of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has him refer to it as the movie that "broke him." However, it rings a bit hollow since he did think the movie was better than the original which makes it hard to believe it was so bad to merit two videos about how the Amazing series is awful and everyone else is wrong about the third Raimi Spider-Man movie.
  • Wangst: Some feel him saying that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 had been the movie that finally "broke him" is basically this.
    • Also, his infamous contempt for almost everything that he talks about related to the 90s, considering his Freudian Excuse (He went to high school in the 90s and was bullied a lot there).
    • His three part look back at Kevin Smith's career, as well as his discussion on So Bad, It's Good movies in relation to Tusk left a lot of people sour. As Bob tried to explain why Smith was a Broken Pedestal to him, it became clear a lot of Bob's issues stemmed from him expecting more from Smith as a film maker than the director ever really wanted to be.
  • Win Back the Crowd: Many of his The Big Picture videos, such as "Not Okay" and "Pink is Not the Problem," have gained positive attention for their messages.
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