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** His three part look back at Kevin Smith's career, as well as his discussion on SoBadItsGood movies in relation to ''Tusk'' left a lot of people sour. As Bob tried to explain why Smith was a BrokenPedestal to him, it became clear a lot of Bob's issues stemmed from him expecting more from Smith as a filmmaker than the director ever really wanted to be.

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** His three part look back at Kevin Smith's career, as well as his discussion on SoBadItsGood movies in relation to ''Tusk'' left a lot of people sour. As Bob tried to explain why Smith was a BrokenPedestal to him, it became clear a lot of Bob's issues stemmed from him expecting more from Smith as a filmmaker than the director ever really wanted to be. To his credit though, in the reboot of The Big Picture, while he states that his opinion of Kevin's output at the time hasn't changed, he regrets organizing his work into some sort of narrative structure, writing him off as a caution tale, and believing it was the final word on the matter. He also regrets titling it "The Fall of Kevin Smith" and admits he felt bad about all of it after Kevin's heart attack.

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** [[HollywoodNewEngland “MAHVEL!”]] [[labelnote:Explanation]] A phrase used by his detractors to mock both his very thick Boston accent and his obsession with the MCU. [[/labelnote]]
* {{Narm}}: His ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' novel contains a lot of hyperbolic statements about the console wars, like considering it "His own personal Vietnam" and also how the reveal of the game in ''Film/TheWizard'' was the equivalent of JFK's assassination or 9/11. It is very hard to take seriously.
* OlderThanTheyThink: 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".
* OpinionMyopia: If he really doesn't like it, anyone who says they do like it is lying or stupid. If he really ''does'' like it, anyone who ''doesn't'' is either lying, stupid, or ''morally deficient''. He's not subtle about this, and frequently says it flat-out.


** [[HollywoodNewEngland “MAHVEL!”]] [[labelnote:Explanation]] A phrase used by his detractors to mock both his very thick Boston accent and his obsession with the MCU. [[/labelnote]]
* {{Narm}}: His ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' novel contains a lot of hyperbolic statements about the console wars, like considering it "His own personal Vietnam" and also how the reveal of the game in ''Film/TheWizard'' was the equivalent of JFK's assassination or 9/11. It is very hard to take seriously.
* OlderThanTheyThink: 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".
* OpinionMyopia: If he really doesn't like it, anyone who says they do like it is lying or stupid. If he really ''does'' like it, anyone who ''doesn't'' is either lying, stupid, or ''morally deficient''. He's not subtle about this, and frequently says it flat-out.


** [[MoralMyopia "There are no bad tactics. Only bad targets."]]
** [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "Stop. Treating. These. People. Like. People."]]

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** [[MoralMyopia "There are no bad tactics. Only bad targets."]]
”]] [[labelnote:Explanation]] Basically Bob’s way of saying ''The ends justify the means,'' it is one of Bob’s most notorious quotes, as many have taken it to mean that he supports the use of violence, intimidation and political disenfranchisement against people he ideologically disagrees with. Bob’s general attitude towards people who question his intent behind this phrase have not exactly helped matters. [[/labelnote]]
** [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "Stop. Treating. These. People. Like. People."]]”]]
** [[HollywoodNewEngland “MAHVEL!”]] [[labelnote:Explanation]] A phrase used by his detractors to mock both his very thick Boston accent and his obsession with the MCU. [[/labelnote]]

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** Bob's remark in his look-back at ''Spider Man 3'' included a reference to JK Simmons' portrayal of J. Jonah Jameson, saying,"There's a reason they haven't recast this guy". This was all the more awesome, considering that [[spoiler:Simmons comes back as Jameson in the post-credits scene of ''Spider Man: Far From Home''.]]

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** He came pretty darn close to predicting the end of ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' in his video on how he would handle Spider-Man in the MCU: [[spoiler:a major hero finally dies fighting the good fight, and their funeral features as many of the franchise's actors that they could possibly get]].


** He didn't outright bash the movie but he most certainly got alot of flack for saying ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' was an average movie. His occasional generalizations that ''Film/SpiderMan2'' is '''the''' best ''ComicBooks/SpiderMan'' movie, as opposed to it's '''his''' favorite ''Spider-Man'' movie, and calling those with different tastes things like "crazy", probably didn't help matters.

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** He didn't outright bash the movie but he most certainly got alot of flack for saying ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' was an average movie. His occasional generalizations that ''Film/SpiderMan2'' is '''the''' best ''ComicBooks/SpiderMan'' ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' movie, as opposed to it's '''his''' favorite ''Spider-Man'' movie, and calling those with different tastes things like "crazy", probably didn't help matters.


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** One article Bob wrote for The Escapist hit upon the theory that [[{{Creator/StanLee}} Stan Lee's]] roles in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse can be explained by him being The Watcher. WordOfGod later revealed that all of his cameos were the same character, with his role in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' showing him to be an informant of the Watchers.


*** He had also previously lifted ideas from Auteur theory wholesale when he wanted to attack fan backlashes within fandoms he isn't part of, making his criticisms of it extremely hypocritical.

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*** He had has also previously lifted ideas from ''used'' Auteur theory wholesale Theory as a rhetorical spear when he wanted to attack fan backlashes within fandoms he isn't wasn't part of, making his criticisms criticism of it extremely hypocritical.feel hypocritical at best.



* HePannedItNowHeSucks: Bob is particularly prone to this because of his tendency to not simply assert that a movie sucks, but also that [[OpinionMyopia everyone else knows it sucks]], and [[FanHater anyone claiming to like it is actually just loyal to the franchise]].
** After his ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' review went viral, Bob started doing much more negative, virtriolic reviews in that style to try to keep up the fame he gathered from that review, though it's clearly forced. This more negative attitude turned some fans off. However, it was kind of short lived, and he went back to his more balanced style once he started to make reviews for Geek.com. [[note]]Ironically, he had previously stated in an episode of the Game Overthinker that he would never start pandering to get people to like his work, making his actions here very hypocritical in hindsight.[[/note]]

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* HePannedItNowHeSucks: Bob is particularly prone to this because of his tendency to not simply assert that a movie sucks, but also that [[OpinionMyopia everyone else knows it sucks]], and [[FanHater anyone claiming to like it is actually either stupid or just loyal to the creator or franchise]].
** After his ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' review went viral, Bob started doing much more negative, virtriolic vitriolic reviews in that style to try to keep up the fame he gathered from that review, though it's clearly forced. This more negative attitude turned some fans off. However, it was kind of short lived, and he went back to his more balanced style once he started to make reviews for Geek.com. [[note]]Ironically, he had previously stated in an episode of the Game Overthinker that he would never start pandering to get people to like his work, making his actions here very hypocritical in hindsight.[[/note]]



** Some cinephiles got infuriated for him listing ''Film/KissMeDeadly'' as merely a "good enough movie" when in the opinions of most FilmNoir and cine-enthusiasts [[https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/list-o-mania/Content?oid=896619 this is an all-time masterpiece of cinema]], available on Creator/TheCriterionCollection, and aesthetically and technically better than any of the movies (mostly summer blockbusters made on several times the budget that the creators of that film had) he has discussed on the show.

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** Some cinephiles Cinephiles got infuriated for him listing ''Film/KissMeDeadly'' as merely a "good enough movie" when in the opinions of most FilmNoir and cine-enthusiasts [[https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/list-o-mania/Content?oid=896619 this is an all-time masterpiece of cinema]], available on Creator/TheCriterionCollection, and aesthetically and technically better than any of the movies (mostly summer blockbusters made on several times the budget that the creators of that film had) he has discussed on the show.



** 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 Franchise/{{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 [[UnwittingPawn quite as effective]]...
** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhzyOzItDnc his very first Game Overthinker video]] (where he complains at length about how colourful creative protagonists have been phased out in favour of making every game hero [[ActionGenreHeroGuy an interchangeable grizzled white guy]]) he ended the video by asking developers to, the next time they're creating a game hero, consider if he could possibly be... [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys a monkey]] (illustrated with an image of [[VideoGame/BionicCommando Nathan Spencer]] with the head of a silverback gorilla photoshopped over his)? Fast forward ''eight years'' and [[Creator/BlizzardEntertainment Blizzard]] release [[VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} a bright, colourful action game]] where one of the most prominent characters is a large gorilla in powered armour...
* HumorDissonance: His ''Really That Good'' episode focusing on the original ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'' is entirely predicated on how funny it is. After making this statement, Bob cuts to a montage of [[OrphanedPunchline Orphaned Punchlines]] from the movie which is completely unfunny. This is especially odd given that half the video is him explaining just how specific to it's intended audience the movie is.

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** 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 Franchise/{{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 [[UnwittingPawn quite but they aren't nearly as effective]]...
** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhzyOzItDnc his very first Game Overthinker video]] (where he complains at length about how colourful colorful creative protagonists have been phased out in favour favor of making every game hero [[ActionGenreHeroGuy an interchangeable grizzled white guy]]) he ended the video by asking developers to, the next time they're creating a game hero, consider if he could possibly be... [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys a monkey]] (illustrated with an image of [[VideoGame/BionicCommando Nathan Spencer]] with the head of a silverback gorilla photoshopped over his)? Fast forward ''eight years'' and [[Creator/BlizzardEntertainment Blizzard]] release [[VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} a bright, colourful action game]] where one of the most prominent characters is a large gorilla in powered armour...
* HumorDissonance: His ''Really That Good'' episode focusing on the original ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'' is entirely predicated on how funny it is. After making this statement, Bob cuts to a montage of [[OrphanedPunchline Orphaned Punchlines]] from the movie which is completely unfunny. This is especially odd given that half the video is him explaining just how specific to it's its intended audience the movie is.



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: 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.
** Even if some of the films are justifiably bad his rants against some of the DC Extended Universe films, Batman V. Superman in particular, just makes him come off as a broken record.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: 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.
movie, followed by ''years'' of pot-shots at every live-action non-Raimi incarnation of the franchise.
** Even if some of the films are justifiably bad his rants against some of the DC Extended Universe films, Batman ''Batman V. Superman Superman'' in particular, just makes him come off as a broken record.record. The fact that Bob originally liked ''Man of Steel'' in his original review, only to change his tune once critical consensus came out against it, and that he once claimed he would hold off on criticizing Zach Snyder's films in light of the director's family tragedy, only to go back on his word, paints him in an even worse light.



** Also, his infamous contempt for almost ''everything'' that he talks about related to the 90s, considering his FreudianExcuse (He went to high school in the 90s and was bullied a lot there).
** His three part look back at Kevin Smith's career, as well as his discussion on SoBadItsGood movies in relation to Tusk left a lot of people sour. As Bob tried to explain why Smith was a BrokenPedestal to him, it became clear a lot of Bob's issues stemmed from him expecting more from Smith as a film maker than the director ever really wanted to be.

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** Also, his infamous contempt for almost ''everything'' that he talks about related to the 90s, considering his FreudianExcuse FreudianExcuse. (He went to high school in the 90s and was bullied a lot there).
there, tainting all 90s pop culture in his eyes by association.)
** His three part look back at Kevin Smith's career, as well as his discussion on SoBadItsGood movies in relation to Tusk ''Tusk'' left a lot of people sour. As Bob tried to explain why Smith was a BrokenPedestal to him, it became clear a lot of Bob's issues stemmed from him expecting more from Smith as a film maker filmmaker than the director ever really wanted to be.

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*** He had also previously lifted ideas from Auteur theory wholesale when he wanted to attack fan backlashes within fandoms he isn't part of, making his criticisms of it extremely hypocritical.


* UnfortunateImplications: After reading through Bob’s many, many tweets on his Twitter account, one can reasonably come to the conclusion that the man has some rather... questionable political beliefs. These include a support for eugenics, voter suppression, using deplatforming and even violence to suppress and intimidate political opponents, and the belief that people he dislikes/disagrees with are inherently evil and are “subhumans”. Knowing all of this can make it rather difficult to enjoy Bob’s content.

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* UnfortunateImplications: After reading through Bob’s many, many tweets on his Twitter account, one can reasonably come to the conclusion that the man has some rather... questionable political beliefs. These include a support for eugenics, voter suppression, using deplatforming and even violence to suppress and intimidate political opponents, and the belief that people he dislikes/disagrees with are inherently evil and are “subhumans”. Knowing all of this can make it rather difficult to enjoy Bob’s content.


* AnimationAgeGhetto: Bob keeps animation coverage minimal but for the most part averts the ghetto. He was more than happy to praise ''Frozen'' and ''Kubo and the Two Strings'', and even covered the original ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' for Really That Good once. So he is more than happy to acknowledge animation from time to time.

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* AnimationAgeGhetto: Bob keeps animation coverage minimal but for the most part averts the ghetto. He was more than happy to praise ''Frozen'' and ''Kubo and the Two Strings'', and even covered the original ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' for Really That Good once. So he is more than happy to acknowledge animation from time to time.


* On the left, Podcast/ChapoTrapHouse and its fans.

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* On the left, Podcast/ChapoTrapHouse and its fans.


** Bob's views on "Retake ''Franchise/MassEffect''". Some feel that this was a welcome rebuttal to the [[FanDumb more vocal elements]] of the gamer community, while others feel that he is CompletelyMissingThePoint as to why people didn't like the ending to ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', 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 until his very last video.

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** Bob's views on "Retake ''Franchise/MassEffect''". Some feel that this was a welcome rebuttal to the [[FanDumb more vocal elements]] elements of the gamer community, while others feel that he is CompletelyMissingThePoint as to why people didn't like the ending to ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', 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 until his very last video.

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