YMMV / The Editing Room

  • Acceptable Targets: January Jones. Not only does every script featuring her address her lack of expressions, but bland actors in other movies will often be compared with her.
  • Accidental Innuendo: Used in "Carrie", which is doubly funny if you remember the metaphor of the movie.
    CHLOË is getting ready to go to PROM with ANSEL.
    JULIANNE MOORE: The hell she is! You get back in your closet you harlot!
    (is TKd into the air)
    CHLOË GRACE MORETZ: Bitch I got powers now. Im out of the closet and Im never going back in! (thinks) You know what I mean!
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: The script for Raiders of the Lost Ark offers a new take on Sallah:
    Karen Allen: John, you're okay? Last we saw, the Nazis had you at gunpoint. They just let you go?
    John Rhys-Davies: Er, yes. But let's not worry about that. And let's also not worry about how they track down the boat that I'll put you on, later in the movie. Or how they knew that you were in Cairo in the first place. Or how I manage to support a wife and twelve kids doing menial labour. Ha, ha ha.
  • Anti-Climax Boss: Wrath of the Titans Lampshades this for the Minotaur.
    Minotaur: OH YEAH BABY! I'VE BEEN STUCK DOWN HERE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS AND I'M READY TO KICK SOME FUCKING ASS! COME ON SAM! GIVE ME YOUR BEST SHOT!
    (gets punched)
    (dies)
    Sam Worthington: What's the point of introducing these mythical creatures only to kill them off in less time than it takes to microwave popcorn?
    • Also in the script for Parker:
    CLIFTON COLLINS JR.: Come out and face us, Jason, we got J-Lo! You have no choice but to—
    (explodes)
    JASON STATHAM: Ha ha, I came by earlier and planted weapons everywhere! And disabled most of YOUR weapons, knowing that you would never test them before a big heist. I was concerned that being the star of the movie might not be enough of an advantage.
    MICHAEL CHIKLIS: Then I guess it's finally time for our climactic showd—
    (torn in half)
    MICAH A. HAUPTMAN: You won't defeat ME so ea—
    (crushed into singularity)
  • Broken Base: The Spring Breakers script lead to a huge debate in the comments whether the movie was a satire of the inherent nihilism of youth culture and the author missed the point or he was correct in criticizing the movie for just being long, repetitive, and pretentious.
  • Crossover Ship: Refferenced in the caption under the picture for Maleficent, which reads:
    Okay, who's been shipping Loki with Catwoman?
  • Colbert Bump: From Cracked.
  • Ending Fatigue: Lampshaded in several scripts.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: In The Princess and the Frog:
    Script:What's more, Anika gets the restaurant after all, by threatening the real estate agents with her alligator friend.
    Anika Noni Rose: Well, that's a fine message to be sending to the kids: idealism and hard work is fine and all, but money and muscle win every time.
    Anika Noni Rose: Wait a minute, that's actually an EXCELLENT lesson. Holy shit, I think Disney accidentally made their best movie ever!
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: This quote from "Harry Potter and order of the Phoenix" script, since the actor Richard Griffits died of complications from heart surgery at the age of 65:
    DANIEL RADCLIFFE: Holy Jesus, what happened to you? It's time to lay off the snacks or you'll never make it to the last movie, buddy.
  • Genius Bonus: For the W. script, the words "MISERABLE FAILURE" show up capitalized. This would be a reference to the infamous Google bombing that tied W's homepage with the string "miserable failure".
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks: There's a star system at the end of every review that shows what the script writer really thought of the movie that was intended to show that they don't hate every movie they mock. It still doesn't stop this reaction (though it's usually on Cracked which doesn't show the rating).
    • Played straight and inverted at the same time with his review of the Psycho remake, which he not-so-subtly hints that he considers to be superior to the Alfred Hitchcock original.
    • It doesn't help that the scripts for movies they like and movies they don't tend to take on much the same level of negativity.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The script for X-Men mocked Magneto's plastic prison, suggesting that Magneto could simply use the iron in a guard's blood to kill him. Then X-Men 2 came out...
    • On August 4, 2013, Peter Capaldi was revealed as the new Doctor. In the script for World War Z, published July 11, 2013:
    Peter Capaldi: Hee hee, we're all credited as "WHO Doctor", which is like Doctor Who backwards. Hee hee.
    • This line from the Captain America: The Winter Soldier script can also apply to the ending of Avengers: Age of Ultron:
    Captain America: Our team consists of two black guys, two white women, and one white guy, so I guess it's pretty clear who's in charge.
    • Then the script for Avengers: Age of Ultron came out and revealed that the irony wasn't lost on the writers:
    Captain America: Okay, I got two black guys, two women, and a robot. That should keep the bleeding-heart pinko Commies satisfied... until this team horribly fucks up and starts the Civil War, of course!
  • Ho Yay:
    WILL SMITH: Hell with it. Let's just get out of here before they decide to add some weirdly homoerotic overtones to the end of the movie.
    PITBULL (serenading Tommy and Will over the closing credits): Baby/ My sweet baby/ You're the one.
    Chris Evans: Dont you recognize me, Sebastian?
    (trades punches)
    Chris Evans: We grew up together!
    (trades punches)
    Chris Evans: Were best friends!
    (trades punches)
  • Like You Would Really Do It: Lampshaded constantly!
  • Nightmare Fuel: Gooby and Jack and Jill, well, let's just say the writers are surprisingly good with horror.
  • Shallow Parody: Many of the "screenplays" are little more than plot summaries with a snarky, nitpicky, and condescending tone.
  • Snark Bait: ALL the scripts manages to make ANYTHING reviewed look like this, but Rod really puts effort into making every film look like a pile of badly-written shit. Truth in Television to an extent, as he openly admits that he has very high standards for films, and that just one or two bad moments in a film (especially if they're part of a plot-critical sequence) can easily ruin the whole experience for him.
  • They Just Didn't Care: The script for The Mummy (1999) made absolutely no effort to make jokes that were unique or even relevant to the plot. The script even refers to Rachel Weisz as "Random Female Lead", despite having a fleshed-out character. Thankfully, this was compensated with a proper satirisation of The Mummy Returns.

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