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 Breaker:
  • Bias Steamroller: Notorious for the fact that his intense opposition to politically-incorrect, unfriendly, and "macho" attitude of the "hardcore" gaming and nerd community, noble in and of itself, bleeds into hating anything he thinks they like.
    • Bob once infamously attempted to argue that Other M, one of the most controversial games in the Metroid series, was inherently superior to the beloved Prime trilogy entirely on the basis that the Prime games were First Person Shooters, and thus, and this is a direct quote, "everything that's wrong with video games," and his intense antipathy towards the "Retake Mass Effect" movement was heavily-rooted in his low opinion of the morals and intellectual capacity of the gaming community.
  • Broken Base:
    • "The Emperor Has No Clothes" & "Heavens to Metroid" have produced this.
    • Not even to mention the Anti Thinker arc, and what that now has lead to.
    • 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.
    • Bob's reviews on The Amazing Spider Man and Man of Steel. For Spider Man, it's his loathing of the movie and how he wouldn't shut the hell up about it, even going on about two years later when it didn't really connect to the topic at hand. For Man of Steel, it's how his opinions changed as 2013 went on- starting as one of the few defenders, he changed his mind and labeled it one of the worst films of the year, which some suspect is due to the backlash he got for giving it a positive review.
      • 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.
      • It went further when he 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.
    • His review of Godzilla2014 is getting a case of this as well.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny:
    "The subwoofer was never meant to be weaponized."
  • 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 Who Fights Monsters: Many of his rants comes very close to what "hardcore frat boys" talk and act like (or at least what he thinks they do). The very first episode is particularly notable in this regard.
  • 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...
  • Hype Backlash: Eventually received this, probably after his move to ScrewAttack and him going to The Escapist.
  • 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".
  • 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.
    • Many feel that the Strawmen they feel he creates have better arguments than him.
  • 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).
  • White Knighting: A lot have accused him of doing this for Anita Sarkeesian, and we'll just leave it at that.
  • 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.