YMMV: The Movies

  • Awesome Music: The whole damn soundtrack. Which is none too surprising, considering its inspiration.
  • Dawson Casting: Most players would be far more likely to use that experienced, 30-year-old actor in their film then one of the fresh-face 18-year-olds that are always attempting to join the Studio.
  • Narm: Some of the monster costumes look pretty cool. A shame that their face's don't actually move. Especially the first werewolf, whose mouth hangs wide open.
    • Try and make a serious movie with the game's limited sets and animations. Chances are it will end up like this.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Some of the other costumes, in contrast, such as the Motion Capture Zombie, can be used to very creepy effect.
  • Nightmare Retardant: Aside from some of the unmoving monster costumes, you can make legitimately creepy scenes with tremendously goofy twists, such as a zombie attack involving bunny suits.
  • Shout-Out: It's a game about making movies; this is pretty inevitable.
    • Several of the sci-fi costumes resemble Darth Vader and Imperial Stormtroopers.
    • The Motion Capture Alien greatly resembles a Xenomorph.
    • One scene available for the Bathroom set is almost identical to the famous shower scene from Psycho
    • Wally Cronkleberger, one of the announcers on the radio (from the 40s through the 60s), is without doubt an Expy of Walter Cronkite.
  • Sidetracked by the Gold Saucer: Many, if not most, players are more interested in creating machinima than in the business sim, to the point of using sandbox mode and unlocking.ini so they can focus exclusively on machinima.
  • Tear Jerker: The game goes on indefinitely, but the timeline stops in 2020. KMVS shuts down after being there to entertain and update the player for a whole in-game century. It can be a little disheartening.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: You can unlock more than a few costumes that will almost never fit into your sets. There is no snowy sets for Santa Claus, for example.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Stunts and Effects introduced a miniature city set which allows for giant monster movies. Do you want to make a movie where two monsters fight? Well good luck editing up that one available fight scene.
    • So you've unlocked the Horror pack which includes an axe prop. Want to make a movie about a crazed axe murderer? Well all you get is a shot the actor carrying the axe.