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.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Two of the timeline events that postdate the game's 2004 release involve world peace being achieved in 2007 and Man landing on Mars in 2015. Oh, if only...
  • 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.
  • 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 editing the unlocking.ini file 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.
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