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** He feels that this is why the 2011 continuation of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' failed, and why the planned reboot on Creator/ComedyCentral will suffer the same fate, as the original show and characters were tied to an era, subculture, and worldview that died with TheNineties. He feels that, for a modernized take on the characters to work and feel authentic without being either a simple nostalgia trip for older viewers or a meta take on the material, the show would have to be soul-crushingly bleak, as the kinds of teenagers that Beavis and Butt-Head were in the '90s are now considered nowhere near as harmless. Running as an undercurrent through the original show was a satire of the stagnation of [[FlyoverCountry Middle America]], with Highland being a dead-end, white-trash bunghole of a town where the titular duo, as a pair of dumbasses who got their thrills with simple pleasures like HeavyMetal and setting things on fire, were the only ones who seemed genuinely happy. He could easily see a modern-day version of those characters logically going in some ''very'' dark directions thanks to both the continued decline of places like Highland and the fact that the internet supplies far more extreme content than ''Series/HeadbangersBall'' ever did. (On a similar note, he sees WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} as having grown up into someone like [[Series/ThirtyRock Liz Lemon]].)


* IncestYayShipping[[invoked]]: Occurs with his audience when he reviews ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.

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* IncestYayShipping[[invoked]]: Occurs with IncestYayShipping: {{Invoked}} by his audience when he reviews ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.''WesternAnimation/Frozen2013''.


** He's also [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/6962-The-90s-Didnt-Suck examined]] pop culture's treatment of the '90s as a cultural dead zone and its inability to sum up what exactly the general "theme" of the decade was (like how it associates TheFifties with social conservatism, TheSixties with the counterculture, and TheEighties with materialism). He finds the answer to this in Francis Fukuyama's famous treatise ''The End of History'', stating that the West's victory in the UsefulNotes/ColdWar had produced [[WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell a sort of ennui]] that, in turn, produced a culture of nostalgia and introspection. [[TheWarOnTerror 9/11]], of course, quickly shattered that culture.

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** He's also [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/6962-The-90s-Didnt-Suck examined]] pop culture's treatment of the '90s as a cultural dead zone and its inability to sum up what exactly the general "theme" of the decade was (like how it associates TheFifties with social conservatism, TheSixties with the counterculture, and TheEighties with materialism). He finds the answer to this in Francis Fukuyama's famous treatise ''The End of History'', stating that the West's victory in the UsefulNotes/ColdWar had produced [[WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell a sort of ennui]] that, in turn, produced a culture of nostalgia and introspection. [[TheWarOnTerror [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror 9/11]], of course, quickly shattered that culture.



* PanderingToTheBase: [[invoked]] When the JISM guard in the episode "Titanfoul" accuses him of doing this with his opening monologue about games being ever-lasting, he replies "that's not pandering, ''this'' is pandering" and cuts to Ivan singing [[Disney/{{Frozen}} "Let It Go"]]. (With the caption "Here you go, Website/{{Tumblr}}.")

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* PanderingToTheBase: [[invoked]] {{Invoked}}. When the JISM guard in the episode "Titanfoul" accuses him of doing this with his opening monologue about games being ever-lasting, he replies "that's not pandering, ''this'' is pandering" and cuts to Ivan singing [[Disney/{{Frozen}} [[WesternAnimation/Frozen2013 "Let It Go"]]. (With the caption "Here you go, Website/{{Tumblr}}.")


** He discussed this with regards to the "death" of Mr. Peanut, the advertising mascot for Planters Peanuts, in the ''Big Picture'' episode [[https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/death-peanuts-the-big-picture/ "Dead Nuts",]] specifically how it was meant as a BlackComedy parody of the cycles of performative grief that often accompany the deaths of beloved celebrities... only for the death of an ''actual'' beloved celebrity, the basketball legend Kobe Bryant, in a helicopter crash alongside his daughter and seven other people to suddenly [[TooSoon make the joke a lot less funny]].

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** He discussed this with regards to the "death" of Mr. Peanut, the advertising mascot for Planters Peanuts, in the ''Big Picture'' episode [[https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/death-peanuts-the-big-picture/ "Dead Nuts",]] specifically how it was meant as a BlackComedy parody of the cycles of performative grief that often accompany the deaths of beloved celebrities... only for the death of an ''actual'' beloved celebrity, the basketball legend Kobe Bryant, in a helicopter crash alongside his daughter and seven other people to suddenly [[TooSoon make the joke a lot less funny]].funny.

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* PoorMansSubstitute: [[invoked]] In his review of ''Film/Bloodshot2020'', he described Creator/EizaGonzalez's perma-scowl in the film as the look of someone who's realized that the next few years of her career as an actor are going to be defined by the words "Creator/AnaDeArmas said no."


* AbilityOverAppearance: Pointed out in his review of ''Film/{{Thor}}'' that "every scene Idris Elba is in might as well be subtitled '[[AC:That's Why!]]'" regarding the casting of the black actor Idris Elba as a [[BlackVikings Nordic Viking god who was traditionally white]].[[invoked]]

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* AbilityOverAppearance: Pointed out in his review of ''Film/{{Thor}}'' that "every scene Idris Elba is in might as well be subtitled '[[AC:That's Why!]]'" '''"That's Why!"''' regarding the casting of the black actor Idris Elba as a [[BlackVikings Nordic Viking god who was traditionally white]].[[invoked]]

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** Done again in the Power Rangers Reboot when he mentions the sub plot point of pink ranger's revenge porn subplot by stating "Really."


* HarsherInHindsight: [[invoked]] His view of ''Film/GreenRoom'', a horror movie whose events are set off because a punk rock band fails to take a bar full of neo-Nazis as a serious threat, in light of the election of UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, of whom [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Bob is not fond]].

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His view of ''Film/GreenRoom'', a horror movie whose events are set off because a punk rock band fails to take a bar full of neo-Nazis as a serious threat, in light of the election of UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, of whom [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Bob is not fond]].fond]].
** He discussed this with regards to the "death" of Mr. Peanut, the advertising mascot for Planters Peanuts, in the ''Big Picture'' episode [[https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/death-peanuts-the-big-picture/ "Dead Nuts",]] specifically how it was meant as a BlackComedy parody of the cycles of performative grief that often accompany the deaths of beloved celebrities... only for the death of an ''actual'' beloved celebrity, the basketball legend Kobe Bryant, in a helicopter crash alongside his daughter and seven other people to suddenly [[TooSoon make the joke a lot less funny]].


** He opens his review of ''Film/JennifersBody'' with a two-minute rant about how much Creator/MeganFox sucks as an actress and is completely boring and generic even as a sex symbol.

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** He opens his review of ''Film/JennifersBody'' with a two-minute rant about how much Creator/MeganFox sucks as an actress and is completely boring and generic even as a sex symbol.symbol (though this has since become an OldShame for him).


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* RealityIsUnrealistic: in his''escape to the movies'' review of Film/LikeABoss he criticises the villain for being "over the top rich and mean" for no real reason even though he acknowledges this type of person does exist, but from fiction he still requires motivation.


* {{Hypocrite}}: He came down hard on Creator/FrancisFordCoppola for this in the ''Big Picture'' episode [[https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/martin-scorsese-versus-the-marvel-cinematic-universe-the-big-picture/ "Old Man Yells At Crowd".]] He felt that Coppola's statements dismissing the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse[[note]]Unlike those of Creator/MartinScorsese (who Coppola was defending), which were more focused on the filmmaking process and which Bob felt were rooted more in Scorsese's background as a "traditional" filmmaker who distrusted the ModularFranchise model that the MCU popularized, even if he [[https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/real-cinema-martin-scorsese-marvel-the-big-picture/ also felt]] that Scorsese was being rather snobbish about it[[/note]] were deeply lacking in self-awareness, given that, in many ways, his position and that of many of his contemporaries in the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood era -- a bunch of film nerds taking disreputable genres like crime, horror, and sci-fi and elevating them with their artistry, and Coppola specifically adapting a pulpy AirportNovel into [[Film/TheGodfather a classic of American cinema]] -- was NotSoDifferent from that of Marvel's filmmakers taking pulpy comic books and seeking to elevate them into blockbuster action movies.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: He came down hard on Creator/FrancisFordCoppola for this in the ''Big Picture'' episode [[https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/martin-scorsese-versus-the-marvel-cinematic-universe-the-big-picture/ "Old Man Yells At Crowd".]] He felt that Coppola's statements dismissing the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse[[note]]Unlike those of Creator/MartinScorsese (who (whom Coppola was defending), which were more focused on the filmmaking process and which Bob felt were rooted more in Scorsese's background as a "traditional" filmmaker who distrusted the ModularFranchise model that the MCU popularized, even if he [[https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/real-cinema-martin-scorsese-marvel-the-big-picture/ also felt]] that Scorsese was being rather snobbish about it[[/note]] were deeply lacking in self-awareness, given that, in many ways, his position and that of many of his contemporaries in the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood era -- a bunch of film nerds taking disreputable genres like crime, horror, and sci-fi and elevating them with their artistry, and Coppola specifically adapting a pulpy AirportNovel into [[Film/TheGodfather a classic of American cinema]] -- was NotSoDifferent from that of Marvel's filmmakers taking pulpy comic books and seeking to elevate them into blockbuster action movies.


* HarsherInHindsight: [[invoked]] His view of ''Film/GreenRoom'', a horror movie whose events are set off because a punk rock band fails to take a bar full of neo-Nazis as a serious threat, in light of the election of UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump who [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Bob is not fond of]].

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* HarsherInHindsight: [[invoked]] His view of ''Film/GreenRoom'', a horror movie whose events are set off because a punk rock band fails to take a bar full of neo-Nazis as a serious threat, in light of the election of UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump who UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, of whom [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Bob is not fond of]].fond]].


** Animal abuse is a good way to get especially harsh criticism from Bob. His Big Picture episode about [[AnimalWrongsGroup PETA]] mostly used it's tangential relation to video games (PETA complaining about [[SuperMarioBros Mario's Tanooki Suit]]) as a way to discuss their habit of killing almost all of the animals they receive. On a later episode, when talking about Michael Vick being in the running to appear on the front cover of the (then) next ''Franchise/MaddenNFL'', he stated that he considered his illegal dog fighting ring to be among the worst things a human could possibly do, short of [[YouClonedHitler cloning Adolf Hitler]] or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking greenlighting another]] ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking movie]].

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** Animal abuse is a good way to get especially harsh criticism from Bob. His Big Picture episode about [[AnimalWrongsGroup PETA]] mostly used it's tangential relation to video games (PETA complaining about [[SuperMarioBros [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario's Tanooki Suit]]) as a way to discuss their habit of killing almost all of the animals they receive. On a later episode, when talking about Michael Vick being in the running to appear on the front cover of the (then) next ''Franchise/MaddenNFL'', he stated that he considered his illegal dog fighting ring to be among the worst things a human could possibly do, short of [[YouClonedHitler cloning Adolf Hitler]] or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking greenlighting another]] ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking movie]].



--> '''Bob:''' On the one hand, in theory, it's a valid question to raise in the broader sense of gaming criticism and journalism grappling with the monetization of nostalgia as "generation NES" enters its 30s and 40s. On the other hand, yeah, even apart from personal preference, I see a ''distinct'' difference between [[{{Franchise/SuperMarioBros}} a franchise that spends two decades in a state of near-constant innovation and change, moving between different genres, playstyles, mediums, polishing some, inventing others, that decides after 25 years to start also doing a series of revival entries for kicks]]...and [[{{VideoGame/CallOfDuty}} a series]] that has innovated precicely [[{{VideoGame/ModernWarfare}} ONCE]] in 9 years. Or [[{{VideoGame/MaddenNFL}} a series]] whose last innovation of any kind was, "Hey, what if they're in 3D from now on"? I mean, this is kind of like getting mad at the [[{{Music/PaulMcCartney}} surviving]] [[{{Music/RingoStarr}} members]] of [[{{Music/TheBeatles}} the Beatles]] for mostly playing Greatest Hits at their concerts. When YOU record ''Help'', ''Rubber Soul'', ''{{Music/Revolver}}'', ''[[{{Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand}} Sgt. Pepper]]'', [and] ''{{Music/The White Album}}'' in the course of only 5 years, YOU can rest on your laurels, too."

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--> '''Bob:''' On the one hand, in theory, it's a valid question to raise in the broader sense of gaming criticism and journalism grappling with the monetization of nostalgia as "generation NES" enters its 30s and 40s. On the other hand, yeah, even apart from personal preference, I see a ''distinct'' difference between [[{{Franchise/SuperMarioBros}} [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros a franchise that spends two decades in a state of near-constant innovation and change, moving between different genres, playstyles, mediums, polishing some, inventing others, that decides after 25 years to start also doing a series of revival entries for kicks]]...and [[{{VideoGame/CallOfDuty}} [[VideoGame/CallOfDuty a series]] that has innovated precicely [[{{VideoGame/ModernWarfare}} precisely [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare ONCE]] in 9 years. Or [[{{VideoGame/MaddenNFL}} [[VideoGame/MaddenNFL a series]] whose last innovation of any kind was, "Hey, what if they're in 3D from now on"? I mean, this is kind of like getting mad at the [[{{Music/PaulMcCartney}} [[Music/PaulMcCartney surviving]] [[{{Music/RingoStarr}} [[Music/RingoStarr members]] of [[{{Music/TheBeatles}} the Beatles]] Music/TheBeatles for mostly playing Greatest Hits at their concerts. When YOU record ''Help'', ''Rubber Soul'', ''{{Music/Revolver}}'', ''[[{{Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand}} ''[[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Sgt. Pepper]]'', [and] ''{{Music/The White Album}}'' ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' in the course of only 5 years, YOU can rest on your laurels, too."


Bob "Moviebob" Chipman, also known as "The Game Overthinker", is a self-proclaimed "Z-list internet celebrity" who maintains a pair of vlogs on [=YouTube=] and a [[http://gameoverthinker.blogspot.com/ Blogspot site]], produces film reviews for [[http://www.geek.com/author/bchipman/ Geek.com]] and covers movie news at [[http://screenrant.com/author/bobc/ Screen Rant,]] in addition to contributing to [[http://screwattack.com/ Screw Attack]]. He also contributes to ''Website/TheEscapist'', having been previously let go on February 13, 2015 but later coming back on August 20, 2018, reviving his shows ''The Big Picture'' and ''Escape to the Movies''. He rips apart bad movies, but his particular shtick is giving analyses of gaming culture and the industry, in a style closely reminiscent of college-lit-class style "close reading", overlaid with appropriate (and sometimes humorous) images. Bob's analyses are very much like you would see from a troper. Indeed, [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/moviebob/7190-Trope-a-Dope he's written an article]] that refers to "a genuinely wonderful website called TV Tropes".

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Bob "Moviebob" Chipman, also known as "The Game Overthinker", is a self-proclaimed "Z-list internet celebrity" who maintains a pair of vlogs on [=YouTube=] and a [[http://gameoverthinker.blogspot.com/ Blogspot site]], produces film reviews for [[http://www.geek.com/author/bchipman/ Geek.com]] and covers movie news at [[http://screenrant.com/author/bobc/ Screen Rant,]] Creator/ScreenRant in addition to contributing to [[http://screwattack.com/ Screw Attack]]. He also contributes to ''Website/TheEscapist'', having been previously let go on February 13, 2015 but later coming back on August 20, 2018, reviving his shows ''The Big Picture'' and ''Escape to the Movies''. He rips apart bad movies, but his particular shtick is giving analyses of gaming culture and the industry, in a style closely reminiscent of college-lit-class style "close reading", overlaid with appropriate (and sometimes humorous) images. Bob's analyses are very much like you would see from a troper. Indeed, [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/moviebob/7190-Trope-a-Dope he's written an article]] that refers to "a genuinely wonderful website called TV Tropes".


* {{Hypocrite}}: He came down hard on Creator/FrancisFordCoppola for this in the ''Big Picture'' episode [[https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/martin-scorsese-versus-the-marvel-cinematic-universe-the-big-picture/ "Old Man Yells At Crowd".]] He felt that Coppola's statements dismissing the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse[[note]]Unlike those of Creator/MartinScorsese (who Coppola was defending), which were more focused on the filmmaking process and which Bob felt were rooted more in Scorsese's background as a "traditional" filmmaker who distrusted the ModularFranchise model that the MCU popularized[[/note]] were deeply lacking in self-awareness, given that, in many ways, his position and that of many of his contemporaries in the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood era -- a bunch of film nerds taking disreputable genres like crime, horror, and sci-fi and elevating them with their artistry, and Coppola specifically adapting a pulpy AirportNovel into [[Film/TheGodfather a classic of American cinema]] -- was NotSoDifferent from that of Marvel's filmmakers taking pulpy comic books and seeking to elevate them into blockbuster action movies.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: He came down hard on Creator/FrancisFordCoppola for this in the ''Big Picture'' episode [[https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/martin-scorsese-versus-the-marvel-cinematic-universe-the-big-picture/ "Old Man Yells At Crowd".]] He felt that Coppola's statements dismissing the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse[[note]]Unlike those of Creator/MartinScorsese (who Coppola was defending), which were more focused on the filmmaking process and which Bob felt were rooted more in Scorsese's background as a "traditional" filmmaker who distrusted the ModularFranchise model that the MCU popularized[[/note]] popularized, even if he [[https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/real-cinema-martin-scorsese-marvel-the-big-picture/ also felt]] that Scorsese was being rather snobbish about it[[/note]] were deeply lacking in self-awareness, given that, in many ways, his position and that of many of his contemporaries in the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood era -- a bunch of film nerds taking disreputable genres like crime, horror, and sci-fi and elevating them with their artistry, and Coppola specifically adapting a pulpy AirportNovel into [[Film/TheGodfather a classic of American cinema]] -- was NotSoDifferent from that of Marvel's filmmakers taking pulpy comic books and seeking to elevate them into blockbuster action movies.


* SugarWiki/FictionIdentityPostulate:[[invoked]] Discussed. Bob believes you can make a good movie out of anything, "but [[{{Literature/Twilight}} sometimes]] you have to [[AdaptationDecay rip out its guts]] [[TropesAreNotBad to do it]]."

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* SugarWiki/FictionIdentityPostulate:[[invoked]] Discussed. Bob believes you can make a good movie out of anything, "but [[{{Literature/Twilight}} sometimes]] you have to [[AdaptationDecay rip out its guts]] [[TropesAreNotBad [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools to do it]]."



* VerySpecialEpisode: "Violence is Golden" & "Building a Better Gamer" respectively deal with the MediaWatchdog nature & portrayal of video games and the demonization of them in the media and getting & developing better habits for gamers. [[TropesAreNotBad They are both some-what well done.]] "The Revolution" is also this, to a lesser extent, trying to convince people not to shop at [=GameStop=] for better retail.

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* VerySpecialEpisode: "Violence is Golden" & "Building a Better Gamer" respectively deal with the MediaWatchdog nature & portrayal of video games and the demonization of them in the media and getting & developing better habits for gamers. [[TropesAreNotBad [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools They are both some-what well done.]] "The Revolution" is also this, to a lesser extent, trying to convince people not to shop at [=GameStop=] for better retail.

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