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1%%²%%²%% Zero Context Example entries are NOT allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Add context to the entries before uncommenting them.²%%²%%²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cinemawins_logo_final.jpg]] ²[[caption-width-right:250: Because liking things is more fun\² than not liking things.]]²->Everything GREAT about\²TV Tropes\²Spoilers!\²[[subscript:(but you knew that)]]²²[[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL8h3ri2WN_-IbviBlWtUcQ Cinema Wins]] is a Website/YouTube channel narrated by a man named Lee Boucher. It's an inversion of ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'', but despite the name reference, there are some significant structural differences. Cinema Wins begins with the awarding of Wins during a sequential advance through the film as Sins does, and that composes a majority of the video time, but then a second large segment follows that looks at the film more broadly than the specific, short clips in the main segment. This second segment can delve into themes, character and plot arcs, influences and shout outs, and tie together events throughout the film. The second segment is also where Lee makes the case for seeing the film, though it may be hinted at in the main segment. If the film is still bad or okay, Lee lays out a path to still enjoy watching it. If it's good or great, then he delves more deeply into what makes it good and addresses some of the criticisms made to refute or smooth them over. The message is always the same; you can enjoy this film, and that's awesome.²²The purposes of Cinema Wins is to point out all the things from a film (even those generally considered awful) that are redeeming and positive: [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Moments of Awesome]], SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic, moments of HeroicSacrifice, moments when [[SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced the fandom rejoiced]], SugarWiki/FunnyMoments, SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments, etc. ²²Not to be confused with Webvideo/GoodBadFlicks which is another show that focuses on the positives of a movie.²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Movies Rewarded]]²* ''Film/AQuietPlace''²* ''Film/AfterEarth''²* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''²** ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''²** ''Film/AlienCovenant''²* ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries''²** ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan''²** ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2''²* ''Film/BabyDriver''²* ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''²* ''Film/BattlefieldEarth''²* ''Film/TheBourneIdentity''²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}''²* ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy''²** ''Film/BatmanBegins'' [[labelnote: Award]] [[MeaningfulEcho Scripts are easy to memorize]] [[IronicEcho when everyone repeats your LINES!!]] [[/labelnote]]²** ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' [[labelnote: Award]] Batman makes make believe fun! [[/labelnote]]²** ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''²* ''Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse''²** ''Film/ManOfSteel'' [[labelnote: Award]] SuperSpeed! ("You're weak, son of El.") [[/labelnote]]²** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' [[labelnote: Award]] [[MadeOfIndestructium Gotta Be Vibranium]]!!! [[/labelnote]]²** ''Film/SuicideSquad2016''²** ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' [[labelnote: Award]] [[BraveScot A Scottish Song About... Something...]] [[/labelnote]]²** ''Film/JusticeLeague2017''²** ''Film/Aquaman2018''²** ''Film/Shazam2019''²* ''Film/DieHard''²* ''Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon'' ²** ''Disney/TheJungleBook''²** ''Disney/BigHero6''²** ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''²** ''Disney/WreckItRalph''²** ''Disney/{{Moana}}''²* ''Film/{{Dredd}}''²* ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow''²* ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}''²* ''Film/EndersGame''²* ''Film/TheEqualizer''²* ''Film/FantasticFour2015''²* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''²* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo''²** ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''²* ''Film/{{Gigli}}''²* ''Film/{{Glass}}''²* ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur''²* ''Film/GodsOfEgypt''²* ''Franchise/HarryPotter''²** ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone''²** ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets''²** ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''²** ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''²** ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem''²** ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''²** ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''²** ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''²* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''²** ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2''²* ''Film/TheHungerGames''²* ''Film/IRobot''²* ''Film/{{Inception}}''²* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''²** ''WesternAnimation/Incredibles2''²* ''Film/IndependenceDay''²* ''Film/JackReacher''²* ''Film/JohnWick''²** ''Film/JohnWickChapter2''²* ''Film/TheJungleBook2016''²* ''Film/JumanjiWelcomeToTheJungle''²* ''Film/JurassicWorld''²** ''Film/JurassicWorldFallenKingdom''²* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''²** ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie''²** ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGONinjagoMovie''²** ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie2TheSecondPart''²* ''Disney/TheLionKing''²* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''²* ''Film/JohnWick''²** ''Film/JohnWickChapter2''²* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''²** ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle''²* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''²** ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2''²* ''Film/TheMartian''²* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse''²** ''Film/IronMan1''²** ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''²** ''Film/IronMan2''²** ''Film/{{Thor}}''²** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' [[labelnote: Award]] [[DrinkOrder No Procedure on the AM]]! ("No, You have procedure tomorrow. No fluids.", ("Okay, we'll drink it after.", "No, I don't have procedure tomorrow. Drink it after? Drink it now.") [[/labelnote]]²** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''²** ''Film/IronMan3''²** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''²** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' [[labelnote: Award]] [[OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight Trapped in the Better Studio]]!!! ("They almost got what the want: absolute control."), [[/labelnote]]²** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''²** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''²** ''Film/AntMan''²** ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' [[labelnote:Award]] [[AscendedFanboy Meeting Your Heroes]]!!! ("Thanks for thanking of me."), [[/labelnote]]²** ''Film/{{Doctor Strange|2016}}'' [[labelnote:Award]] [[GroundhogDayLoop The Best Deal!]] ("[[Memes/MarvelCinematicUniverse Dormammu, I've Come to Bargain.]]")[[/labelnote]]²** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2''²** ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming''²** ''Film/ThorRagnarok''²** ''Film/{{Black Panther|2018}}''²** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''²** ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp''²** ''Film/CaptainMarvel2019''²** ''Film/AvengersEndgame''[[labelnote:Note]]The very first three-parter, and current all-time win count record holder (3000 wins)[[/labelnote]]²** ''Film/SpiderManFarFromHome''²* ''Film/TheMazeRunner2014''²** ''Film/MazeRunnerTheScorchTrials''²** ''Film/MazeRunnerTheDeathCure''²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''²* ''Film/TheMeg''²* ''Film/MissionImpossible''²** ''Film/MissionImpossibleII''²** ''Film/MissionImpossibleIII''²** ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol''²** ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation''²** ''Film/MissionImpossibleFallout''²* ''Film/MonsterVerse''²** ''Film/Godzilla2014'' [[labelnote: Award]] [[BornLucky Not Getting Killed on the Way Down...]] [[/labelnote]]²** ''Film/KongSkullIsland''²** ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters2019''²* ''Film/PacificRim''²* ''Film/{{Paddington}}''²* ''Film/{{Pan}}''²* ''Film/{{Pixels}}''²* ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu''²* ''Film/ReadyPlayerOne''²* ''Film/SanAndreas''²* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld''²* ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman''²* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse''²* ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy''²** ''Film/SpiderMan1'' [[labelnote: Award]] [[AlliterativeName The Triple J Treatment]]! ("He doesn't want to be famous? Then I'll make him ''infamous''!") [[/labelnote]]²** ''Film/SpiderMan2'' [[labelnote: Award]] [[{{Cosplay}} J.K-Man in the suit. All Day. Everyday.]] ("I WANT SPIDER-MAAAAN!") [[/labelnote]]²** ''Film/SpiderMan3''²* ''Film/{{Split}}''²* ''Franchise/StarTrek''²** ''Film/StarTrek2009''²** ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''²** ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''²* ''Franchise/StarWars''²** ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' [[labelnote: Award]] [[MsFanservice 20 Year-old Second-hand Slave Bikini]]! [[/labelnote]]²** ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' [[labelnote: Award]] [[ShoutOutToShakespeare Shakespearean Eloquence]]!!! [[/labelnote]]²** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' [[labelnote: Award]] [[ChewingTheScenery Unlimited POWER!!!]] [[/labelnote]]²** ''Film/{{Solo}}''²** ''Film/RogueOne'' [[labelnote: Award]] [[OldFriend Being Recognized By A Friend!]] [[/labelnote]]²** ''Film/ANewHope''²** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''²** ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''²** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' [[labelnote: Award]] [[DeadpanSnarker Han Solo's Confidence]]! ("Okay, how do we blow it up? There's always a way to do that.") [[/labelnote]]²** ''Film/TheLastJedi''²* ''Film/SuckerPunch''²* ''Film/{{Sunshine}}''²* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''²** ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014''²** ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesOutOfTheShadows''²* ''Film/TombRaider2018''²* ''Film/{{Tomorrowland}}''²* ''Film/{{Transformers}}''²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}''²* ''Film/TronLegacy''²* ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}''²* ''Film/ValerianAndTheCityOfAThousandPlanets''²* ''Film/Venom2018''²* ''Film/WarCraft2016''²* ''Film/WarmBodies''²* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}''²* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''²** ''Film/XMen1''²** ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''²** ''Film/XMenFirstClass''²** ''Film/TheWolverine''²** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''²** ''Film/Deadpool2016''²** ''Film/XMenApocalypse''²** ''Film/{{Logan}}''²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tropes that are so great about films]]²* AntiVillain: In his ''Man of Steel'' video, Lee points out General Zod is not evil, but he is still a villain. What makes him so different from other interpretations of the character is that he has understandable motivations for opposing Superman.²* AudienceSurrogate: As a FishOutOfTemporalWater, Captain America needs to have things explained. So, he's basically us. ²* AvertedTrope: Lee will point out when usual tropes are averted. In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', we see Steve ready to jump in after a kid thrown into the river, but the kid yells up that he can swim, and he'll be alright.²-->'''Lee:''' Ha ha, take that movie trope! *''ding''*²* AwesomenessIsAForce: Some scenes are so awesome that Lee "blacks out" with the win counter left ticking until he regains consciousness.²** In ''Godzilla'', this is his reaction when he sees Godzilla [[FinishingMove blast his atomic breath down the female MUTO's mouth]].²** In ''Rogue One'', this is his reaction to the Darth Vader hallway scene.²* BadassBeard: Epic beards often net a "Beautiful Beard Win".²* BadassNormal: What is the Black Widow's power, you ask? That she's awesome!²* BaitAndSwitch: Whenever a situation plays out differently than we're led to believe, Lee wins it with "Expectation Subversion".²* BigBadassBattleSequence: The opening sequence from ''Revenge of the Sith'' really puts the "war" in ''Star Wars''.²* BigDamnHeroes: Saving people in the nick of time is an automatic win. Usually captioned with "[x] to the rescue!"²* BlackComedy: It's gruesome and offensive, but Lee finds it [[RuleOfFunny funny]] so whatever.²* BloodierAndGorier: A lot of the ''Film/{{Logan}}'' video is Lee gleefully gushing about the violence.²* BrutalHonesty [=/=] SarcasticConfession: Hey, the characters are being honest, why fault them on that?²* TheCameo: Seeing someone of note make a brief appearance is worth a win.²** CreatorCameo: Seeing someone who actually had a hand in creating the material make an appearance is definitely a win.²* [[ChekhovsSkill Chekhov's Skill!]] [[CatchPhrase Bet we'll never see that again.]]²* TheChessmaster: For the entirety of the ''Star Wars'' prequel trilogy, Palpatine is holding ''all'' the cards. What chance did the good guys have?²* ClassicalAntihero: Lee defends the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse's portrayal of Franchise/{{Superman}} because he is supposed to be more grounded and fallible than [[NotYourDaddysX your grandfather's Superman]].²* {{Determinator}}: Characters get wins for their resolve, be it [[HeroicResolve heroic]] or [[VillainousValor villainous]].²* DevilInPlainSight: Lee praises Palpatine, aka Sith Master Darth Sidious, for sitting right in front of the Jedi Council in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' without any fear of them guessing his real identity; a clear sign the Jedi Council [[WeHaveBecomeComplacent has become complacent.]]²* DisneyDeath: Lee usually cheers when he learns that "[character name]'s alive!"²* DoingItForTheArt: [[invoked]] The cast and crew's pure dedication to their craft, to the point of risking their lives to make their production better, is worthy of admiration and wins.²* DrugsAreBad: Obi-Wan is quick to get a win for telling the death-stick seller to go home and rethink his life in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''.²* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Lee gushes about the entirety of the opening heist scene from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' as one for the Joker.²* FloatingPlatforms: Floating staircase are very impressive to Lee.²* {{Foreshadowing}}: Commonly phrased as "[X]shadowing", where [X] is the thing being foreshadowed.²* FreezeFrameBonus: Split-second Foreshadowing or even single-frame jokes are wins.²* FunnyBackgroundEvent: There's some things Lee (but some viewers don't) notice and can't help but eagerly point out and laugh at.²* GoodOldFisticuffs: The fistfight between Obi-Wan and Jango Fett in ''Attack of the Clones'' gets a win for being so different to the fast, agile and choreographed fights normally seen in ''Star Wars''.²* GrapplingHookPistol: The "grappling hook save" in ''Attack of the Clones''.²* HamAndCheese: [[invoked]] A win is given for whenever an actor is clearly not giving a crap and just going all out.²* HandWave: ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is given a win for actually explaining why the Batsuit got an upgrade.²* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: [[invoked]] Lee talks about how Creator/DavidFSandberg discussed restraining from yelling "cut!" to allow actors to go off script and add something new. As such, Lee gives wins for what he describes as "lightning in a bottle" gems that can only come from a unique cast playing off each other.²* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: [[invoked]] Lee finds himself often very impressed by an actor he didn't think highly of before a certain movie.²* HeroicSacrifice: "Self-Sacrifice", because nothing says automatic win that giving up your life for your fellow man.²* HowDoIShotWeb: Lee forgives Superman for being as subtle as "a bull in a china store" in ''Film/ManOfSteel'', given he has only learned to fully control his powers for a few weeks at most; and then he has to save the world from an AlienInvasion.²* HugTropes: Winned with "Hugging!"²* ImprobableAimingSkills: "Anti-Stormtrooper Aim".²* IJustWantToBeLoved: This is how Lee defends Anakin and Padmé Amidala's love story in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequel trilogy: she is the only one who continuously treats him with kindness and forgives him whenever he feels he has screwed up. Given his Jedi training requires him to control emotions he barely understands, Anakin latched onto Padmé because she was the one who made him be better.²* ImplausibleFencingPowers: In ''Attack of the Clones'', Lee is quick to praise Anakin for slicing a dangerous creature apart before it can kill Padmé in her sleep... just a few inches away from Padmé!²* InsultToRocks: Lee jokes that the special edition of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' replaced Jabba the Hutt with Harvey Weinstein - then rescinds it as it's an insult to ''Jabba''.²* {{Montages}}: Winned with "A trope montage is the fastest way to earn a win."²* MythologyGag: As a fan of the source material, Lee will often reward a movie for making a reference.²* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Any particularly "brutal" violence is always a win.²* NoSympathy: PlayedForDrama in ''Revenge of the Sith''. When Anakin comes to Yoda seeking counsel about Padmé's impending death, Yoda tells him to let go of everything he fears losing, in order words, "deal with it." Yoda wasn't being intentionally cruel or malicious, but his advice offers no solace to a man who promised to save his wife.²* NeverGetsDrunk: Unfortunately, Captain America's bodily enhancements prevents him from [[DrowningMySorrows drinking his sorrows]] after Bucky's supposed death. Lee says it's probably for the best because Cap needs to boy-scout up whenever needs.²* NoIndoorVoice: Rarely used, but when it is used it probably is done for emphasis on certain topics. One in particular would be in his video for ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp'', where he stresses on not needing familial conflict in addition to narrative conflict. Also, he lampshades how he's using this trope in the process:²--> ''"I CAN'T BELIEVE I WROTE THIS MUCH TEXT TO YELL LIKE THIS!"''²* ParentsAsPeople: Obi-Wan has become a ParentalSubstitute for Anakin in ''Attack of the Clones'' but has trouble connecting with his Padawan. While he is doing his best, it's clear that without Qui-Gon's guidance, Obi-Wan is only putting more distance between him and his apprentice.²* ThePowerOfLove: Love is a powerful emotion that humanizes characters, so it gets an automatic win.²* PragmaticAdaptation: Lee fully understands why things will need to be changed for the jump from source material to film, notably Wolverine's claws and Spider-Man's organic webshooters.²* PrecisionFStrike: Lee drops one, albeit censored, right after the very first one in ''Film/Deadpool2'' as a way of TakeThat to ''Film/{{Logan}}'':²-->''I love Wolverine. You know I love Wolverine, but I basically owe my career to Deadpool. So you can expect a little bias on this one. So yeah... F*** Wolverine.''²* {{Pun}}: Be it a one-liner or just for fun, puns always get a win.²* RealAfterAll: ''A New Hope'' gets a win for the "lack of faith" scene confirming that the Force is indeed very real.²* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Things that make his wife squee get billed as "wife wins".²* RewatchBonus: Things you notice only after a second viewing, [[Film/TheDarkKnight like the Joker being one of the riflemen for Commissioner Loeb's funeral]], just show how much the movies win.²* RuleOfFun: The second criteria is that Lee forgives any {{Plot Hole}}s and [[OutOfCharacterMoment Out-of-Character Moments]] as long as they're entertaining.²* SugarWiki/RuleOfSeanConnery: [[invoked]] "[OneSceneWonder / Fan-favorite frequent actor] is always a win."²* SecretTestOfCharacter: In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', all Steve knows is that he will take part in a project to create {{Super Soldier}}s, he has no idea ''how'' that will happen. Even if he doesn't know, he still stays with the project out of commitment and Lee gives him a win for that.²* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: [[invoked]] Lee gives a win to ''Film/SpiderMan1'' for Creator/JamesFranco and Creator/WillemDafoe's similar appearances while they play father and son.²* SequelHook: Lee jokes that less than three minutes into ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Nick Fury is already discussing Phase 2.²* SharedUniverse: ''The Avengers'' gets a win for having Thor's villain (Loki), Captain America's MacGuffin (the Tesseract), Iron Man's tower, and Hulk is pivotal to the story.²* ShipTease: Lee always wins flirting, be it intentional or not.²* ShoutOut: One in particular Lee notices in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'':²-->'''Johann Schmidt:''' And the Fuhrer digs for trinkets in the desert...\²'''Lee:''' Is that a ''[[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Raiders]]'' reference? *''ding''*²* ShownTheirWork: A film is rewarded when Lee notices little details that show how much care is given to the production.²* ShirtlessScene: Usually accompanied with an appreciation for "(actor name)'s workout routine". Though for the EGA episode for ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', he just summarizes the first shot of post-serum Steve Rogers with one word: "Beefy."²* StoryBreakerPower:²** [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Qui-Gon Jinn]] had to die so that Anakin could become Darth Vader; after all, if there is no Darth Vader, there is no ''Star Wars''.²** Lee had to begrudgingly accept Joe Brody's death in ''Godzilla'' because he was so smart, the movie would have ended too quickly.²* ThePowerOfFriendship: Friendship is an important factor in CharacterDevelopment.²* TeamSpirit: Characters are supposed to work together for a common goal.²* TitleDrop: Lee is more impressed with these than [[WebVideo/CinemaSins Jeremy]].²* {{Trekkie}}: ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' is always a win. But that may become a problem if he ever reviews some of their films. ²* VocalDissonance: Creator/RyanReynolds voicing [[Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu Pikachu]] is hilariously confusing.²* WorldOfHam: Say what you will about Creator/MichaelBay's ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' films and their casts consisting of seemingly nothing but {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s. At the very least he makes damn sure every actor has fun and their characters leave an impression.²-->'''Sam''' (''to a weird police officer who threatened him if he ever found actual narcotics on him''):...Are ''you'' on drugs?²* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Lee is absolutely happy about the message behind the fact that super-depressed, FormerlyFit Thor is still able to summon and lift Mjolnir.²[[/folder]]²²!!Tropes about Cinema Wins in itself:²* AccentuateTheNegative: Inverted. The channel is all about the positives of any movie, good or bad, no matter how small those points might be.²** [[spoiler:DoubleSubverted in "Everything GREAT About Website/YouTube Rewind 2018" video. The first "win" to be a big text card saying "[[TakeThat NOTHING]]." However, he does give a win for WebAnimation/JaidenAnimations. Then the rest of this ten minute video is just the outro music playing over another text card saying "[[MemeticMutation Subscribe to]] LetsPlay/PewDiePie." In the video description he says his video its a joke and he actually doesn't hate it as much as most people do.]]²* ActuallyPrettyFunny: ²** Lee is not a fan of the Special Edition edits of the ''Star Wars'' films, but finds Han's line "you're a wonderful human being" to the CGI'd-in Jabba in ''A New Hope'' to be amusing.²** Even Lee can't help but laugh his ass off at Lois randomly tripping and falling in ''Dawn of Justice''.²* ActorAllusion: Lee frequently makes jokes about actors' prior roles.²* {{Adorkable}}: Being a {{Fanboy}} gushing about geeky movies, Lee inevitably acts like this. More so when he tells stories about his wife or newborn son, which are often adorable.²* AnAesop: Let's see... ²** A movie should be judged on its own merits, rather than any preconceived notions about what should[=/=]shouldn't be in it.²** There is nothing wrong with liking a movie nobody else likes, as long as you appreciated the things the movie did right.²** Yes, the [[Film/{{Logan}} movie]] is great. But what makes it great won't necessarily satisfy your expectations, especially if you're a fan.²** The GrandFinale of a [[Film/HarryPotter series]] doesn't necessarily mean it is the best of its predecessors, even if it is genuinely a great movie and a great finish.²** Your skin color and culture have nothing to do with nor should it affect your enjoyment of [[Film/BlackPanther2018 a movie]] that's primarily targeted at a specific demographic, and you should not feel ashamed for finding yourself relating with a character outside of your culture.²** [[Film/{{Chronicle}} So you embarrassed yourself in front of someone who showed interest in you]]: 1) If they truly liked you, you shouldn't care because they should be able to look past it out of genuine love for you; 2) If they're only interested in having a fling with you, you shouldn't care because it was a one-time thing that probably would've never worked out anyways.²** Hate [[Film/TheLastJedi the movie]] all you want, but don't take it too far and attack other people who don't hate it like you do.²** Depression is not something that can be undone by a GetAHoldOfYourselfMan slap, rightful and honest words of encouragement, or [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers magical lightning you control by being the God of Thunder]]. [[Film/AvengersEndgame It's a journey]] and won't fully go away even if you've come to terms with some of your internalized issues. Regardless, never lose sight of the fact that in spite of all your failures, [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre you are worthy]].²* AnalysisChannel: While he is through and through mostly a parody of WebVideo/CinemaSins, a major difference between the two are the extensive final thoughts and analytical overview Lee does that borders on becoming video essays.²* AffectionateParody: Of WebVideo/CinemaSins. This is fully acknowledged at the section of related channels, with Cinema Sins in a higher box titled "A Parody of The Masters."²* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[invoked]] Lee is not above making alternate theories about movies himself, including theorizing that the entirety of ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' is a fantasy happening inside Ludlow Lamonsoff's head.²* AlternateContinuity: Though the rest of the video is as positive as always, he takes a win off from ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGONinjagoMovie'' for being this to the television series, which Lee feels alienated the target demographic of fans who had become invested in the series' lore.²* AluminumChristmasTrees: Lee is surprised to learn that Eggsy's seemingly exaggerated accent in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' is a more accurate English dialect, while the posh accents are the ones that are apparently the fake ones.²* AmbiguouslyBi: Lee is HappilyMarried with a wife, but is shown to be rather intrigued by shirtless males in the movies he covers.²* AuthorAppeal: ²** If you haven't noticed yet, one of Lee's favorite moments in any medium is when a character willingly and selflessly sacrifices themselves for their fellow man.²** [[invoked]] The video for ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' had Lee come to terms with and fully admit that he really enjoys {{Escapist Character}}s and {{Mary Sue}}s, arguing that Administrivia/TropesAreNotBad since it's often very satisfying and entertaining to watch someone who can't lose, nor would that trait detract from anything else about the character.²** Lighting is one of the technical wins he's most prone to gushing over, especially when it comes to reflections in eyes in animated movies (he's even started lampshading the second part).²* BadassBeard: 2016 Lee had one to rival that of ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' director Jordan Vogt-Roberts' own [[http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Jordan+Vogt+Roberts+European+Premiere+Kong+gNNoP2hQ1Wll.jpg beard]].²* BerserkButton: Lee uncharacteristically gets mad at the phrase "style over substance" and tells those who accuse directors like Creator/WesAnderson of this to GetOut.²* BewareTheNiceOnes: When Harry casts ''Stupefy'' on [[HateSink Umbridge]], Lee adds that he wouldn't have chosen that spell, at which point ''[[ColdBloodedTorture Sectumsempra]]'' flashes on the screen.²* BlackComedy:²** When a [[Film/DarkPhoenix young Jean Grey]] tells Charles Xavier that he can't fix everything she breaks, Lee snarks "Raven-kabob-shadowing," to which Lee displays shock and claims someone's been messing with his script.²** Lee makes a pun about [[spoiler:Rosenthal's decapitated head floating in water in the video for ''Film/AlienCovenant'']].²* BlatantLies: ²** Lee pities that Greedo wasn't able to shoot Han before being killed... while the footage, taken from the Special Edition, clearly shows Greedo shooting first.²** Lee is insistent in the video for ''Film/JohnWick'' that Daisy the Puppy is fine and John is seeking revenge because the Russian punks scared her into running away.²* CallBack: When Lee announced his wife's pregnancy in the ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' video, he states that some fans thought he was revealing she was pregnant in his video for ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', when he states his wife "has a tiny blond girl living inside her who varies in age from 5 to 12".[[note]]He then suggests that she likely ''was'' pregnant when that video was released, but they didn't know yet. Additionally, their child was a boy.[[/note]]²* CatchPhrase: ''Many'' catchphrases:²** "Yup!"²** "Nope!"²** "Brutal!"²** "No feelings were harmed in the making of this movie."²** "Self Sacrifice."²** "Honesty."²** "Hugging."²** "[Actor name]'s workout routine."²** "[Actor name] is always a win."²** "[Actor name] doesn't even care."²** "Beautiful beard win."²** "A(n) [X] montage is the fastest way to [Y]."²** "Saving your [X]."²** "[Character name]'s alive!"²** "Ooh, that [[Film/IronMan Pepper]] [[DeadpanSnarker burns]]!"²* ContentWarnings: "R"-rated movies with violent content will see a warning upfront at the start of the video. Oftentimes during the video proper, another warning will flash on top to prompt sensitive viewers to skip ahead.²* CovertPervert: Lee sounds a bit annoyed that the tub is taller in ''Film/ReadyPlayerOne'''s ShoutOut ''to Film/TheShining''. He's commenting on the [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerization]] of a nude scene from the latter film.²* DamnedByFaintPraise: Ultimately, many of the wins given to particularly bad movies end up being this.²-->'''Lee:''' ''[about [[Film/XMenOriginsWolverine Barakpool's]] Deadpool eyes]'' At least they tried.²* DeadpanSnarker: Don't let Lee's chipper and enthusiastic attitude fool you. He's still ''very'' capable of scathing sarcasm.²-->'''Lee''': Sorry, you don't come for snark, sometimes you get a little.²* DemotedToExtra: He maintains his positive outlook by simply being happy to see a live-action version of ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}, but makes it known that he's irritated that she's only always a cameo in the ''X-Men'' films.²* DesignatedHero:[[invoked]] [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in the video for ''Film/{{Chronicle}}'', where he notes that he finds Matt to be rather unlikable, though concedes that it may have been the point as the movie is about a sympathetic VillainProtagonist.²* DieForOurShip: [[invoked]] Lee ''really'' prefers if Hermione got with Harry instead.²* DistractedByTheSexy: Much like Jeremy. An example is during ''Captain America: Civil War'' when Steve prevents a helicopter from taking off by using himself as an anchor.²* DroppingTheBombshell: Lee rather casually announced his wife's pregnancy in the video for ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''.²-->'''Lee:''' I'm pretty happy they added Kurt Russell to the cast for [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 Vol. 2]]. I'm really looking forward to it. And I'm hoping it's the movie I can convince my pregnant wife to finally go back to the theatre for. And yup, that's how I tell you my wife is pregnant.²* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The video for ''Film/FantasticFour2015'', one of the first films Lee reviewed, manages to neatly establish the channel's tone in general and Lee as a narrator[=/=]movie critic is particular. Lee honestly praises the first half of the movie, saying that it showed hints of turning into a good movie before throwing everything down the drain; additionally, the actors' performances are praised and Lee sincerely wishes that their careers won't suffer because of this film. ²* EveryoneHasStandards: Not even Lee can stay optimistic all the time.²** Lee refuses to make an Everything Great About video for ''Film/{{Movie 43}}'', since even he hated it.²** ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' had wins removed for how Deadpool was handled.²*** When they redo that scene in ''Film/Deadpool2'' (the [[TheStinger Mid-Credits Scene]] where Deadpool kills "Weapon XI" during his time travel escapades), he wins it as "Finally the real Wade and Logan on screen together!"²** When addressing fans who were upset that ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' was no longer canon because of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', Lee mutters that he can't really help them under his breath.²** Even while praising the increased scope and longer takes for the fight scenes in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Lee still removes a win for a particularly obvious instance of a stuntman falling over in a fight scene.²** Lee outright removes a win – without even a hint of DamnedByFaintPraise – for Darth Maul's [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe anticlimactic]] [[DisneyVillainDeath death]] in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''.²** ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'' loses wins for its unclear message on drug use despite all the spy-movie awesomeness.²** ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' lost a win for the plot point of "all drains lead to the ocean" with Lee stating that flushing a fish down the toilet will most likely kill them and Pixar should've known better.²** In the video for ''Film/BabyDriver'', he officially removes Creator/KevinSpacey from his list of "always a win" actors in light of the recent sexual assault scandal, explaining that while he's typically willing to separate the art from the personal life of the artist, there is a line that shouldn't be crossed.²** ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'' starts off with negative one win for the "effect" of removing Creator/HenryCavill's mustache in the reshoots.²** It's implied he doesn't like [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe the Minions]].²** ''Film/TheLastJedi'' gets a win taken off for the scene in which Luke extracts milk from a siren then drinks it messily. It's just too gross for Lee. ²*** Related to ''The Last Jedi'', Lee sympathizes with Creator/RianJohnson's kneejerk defense of his friends and co-workers from online harassment, but calls Johnson out for his TakeThatAudience-tinged "Your Snoke Theory Sucks" [[https://fsmedia.imgix.net/dd/30/a5/73/7a45/4eb7/8bcc/4af18b11d685/johnson-snokejpeg.jpeg photo]].²** A win is taken off from ''Film/JurassicWorldFallenKingdom'' for a scene eerily reminiscent of the 2018 lower Puna eruption.²** Similar to Kevin Spacey in ''Baby Driver'', he's not fond of Creator/BryanSinger, as ''Film/XMen1'' sees Signer's name censored, being blurred out in the text and bleeped out in the audio.²** Not only does he have a hard time justifying Harry Osborn's Green Goblin appearance in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'', but he retracts a win for the OrphanedReference to an alternate DeletedScene that he feels the filmmakers didn't even bother trying to cover up.²** And, of course, there's Lee flat out saying that he didn't like ''Film/{{Glass}}'', primarily because of its anti-climactic ending, especially [[DroppedABridgeOnHim how it treated the death of The Overseer/David Dunn]].²* FanonDiscontinuity: [[invoked]] At the end of the video for ''Film/{{Logan}}'', Lee states that while he liked the movie, this is his stance on the film, preferring to think of it as an alternate reality rather than the actual chronological end of the Film/XMenFilmSeries universe.²* {{Foreshadowing}}: Lee will often award points for this.²* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When [[Film/KongSkullIsland Kong's]] size is properly shown when compared to Weaver, Lee laughs that it was probably wise that the filmmakers kept away from the love story subtext.²* HappilyMarried: Will occasionally pass along comments about the movies from his wife. He calls these "wife wins".²* HandWave: More often than not, Lee's justifications of certain parts of the movies he covers boil down to "due to stress" and "due to adrenaline" to explain some of the more gratuitous IdiotBall or OneManArmy moments.²* HiddenDepths: Besides happening to have been a lumberjack before working on Youtube, Lee claims to have also owned a print shop for about a decade. This allowed him to recognize some of the artistic techniques used in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse'' and correct those who mistook some of the effects for Ben Day dots (they're half-tones).²* HighSchoolSweethearts: According to Lee, he and his wife are.²* HonestAxe: No matter the context or tone of the statement, the movie will be rewarded for telling the truth.²* HypocriticalHumor: Calls out the female report in ''Film/SpiderMan3'' for calling Sandman and Venom beating up Peter as "brutality"... before another blow from Sandman, when he invokes the "Brutal" RunningGag.²* TheIdealist: Lee is nothing if not a full-fledged optimist. It's part of what gives the videos their charm.²* InLoveWithYourCarnage: Lee loves the brutality of some of the movies he wins. Kind of clashes with his NiceGuy persona...²* JustForPun:²** Lee isn't above puns, including stuff involving gruesome material, considering [[spoiler:the "she's having a hard time keeping her head above water" crack about Rosenthal's decapitated head in ''Film/AlienCovenant'']].²** Pretty much goes into a HurricaneOfPuns during ''Disney/TheLionKing''.²-->'''Lee:''' What if [Nala] had her li-phone or tur-keys with her? Or what if she wasn't feline well? I bet she wishes she could Mufasa. I'm just saying, have a little Simbathy, you know?²* MarySue: [[invoked]] Discussed and Lee appears to be ''[[Administrivia/TropesAreTools in favor]]'' of such characters. Making a case with Thomas from ''Film/TheMazeRunner2014'', Lee argued that a hypercompetent protagonist who has never shown such prowess suddenly become a worthy leader in spite of only being involved for less than a week is completely necessary to move the plot forward in a setting where StatusQuoIsGod. Overall, Lee is arguing that {{Escapist Character}}s and WishFulfillment are not necessarily bad things in what is supposed to be entertainment.²* MoodWhiplash: The screenshot preview for ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has Lee mention it was a much more lighthearted movie, later admitting he forgot how dark it actually got (having to rerail himself a few times about the communism undertones).²* MythologyGag:²** Lee makes some ''ComicBook/OldManLogan'' jokes in the video for ''Film/{{Logan}}''.²** When Lucius says the Batsuit should protect against cats in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Lee asked if he was talking about [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises Anne Hathaway]], [[Film/{{Catwoman}} Halle Barry]], or [[Film/BatmanReturns Michelle Pfeiffer]].²* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: According to Lee, the most common comments he gets on his videos are either "I expected a ten minute video of a blank screen with the word NOTHING" (which funny enough was what he kind of pulled with "Everything Great about WebVideo/YoutubeRewind 2018") or "Why didn't you just upload the entire movie?"²* NiceGuy: Lee. It's a necessity when you run a channel devoted to praising films.²* NightmareFetishist: ²** Any time Lee gushes about all the blood and violence.²** Lee's wife isn't much better, as she aptly describes her love for their dog as wanting to curl up inside her just like Han sticking Luke into the corpse of a Tauntaun to keep him warm.²--->'''Lee''': And now that I say that out loud I realize she may be a serial killer.²* [[invoked]] NostalgiaFilter: Lee admitted that he was a bit nervous about rewatching ''Die Hard'', fearing he might have been caught up in the hype of it being touted as one of the best action movies ever and blind to its flaws. It turned out to be averted, however, as watching the film with a critical eye made him notice good things about it he didn't notice before, like the cinematography, while the things he remembered as being good were still good.²* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: ²** The video for ''Film/{{Glass}}'' has probably for the first time Lee expressing his dislike for a movie. Other times when faced with something fairly negative, he tries to offset with some cheeky SarcasmMode or DamnedByFaintPraise, but he displays nothing but contempt and disappointment about David Dunn's fate.²** Lee doesn't retract a win, but he woefully rants a bit about how he feels Gwen Stacy's death in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' is unearned and doesn't necessarily sound enthused about it tying appropriately into the movie's themes and {{Foreshadowing}}.²** Lee, usually very clean when it comes to language, [[PrecisionFStrike drops an F-bomb]] in response to systemic racism in the second part of his ''Film/GetOut2017'' review.²* PlotHole: With the occasional defense and justification here and there, Lee will fully and gracefully acknowledge when something in the story doesn't work. ²* ProductPlacement: Discussed along with its counterpart BlandNameProduct. In less gratuitous examples, Lee notes that it'd be just as if not more distracting if a film actively avoided using actual products and instead used highly conspicuous substitutes. The argument is that while obvious advertisements can be eye-rolling, ultimately brands exist everywhere in real life.²* RealityIsUnrealistic: In the video for ''Kingsman: The Secret Service'', he wins Eggsy breaking the mirror, citing how even if it's unrealistic, it's believable due to the sheer panic giving Eggsy enough of an adrenaline rush to punch open glass underwater. Lee seems to be unaware that the entire scene was [[invoked]] EnforcedMethodActing and Creator/TaronEgerton was genuinely panicking as he tried to (and successfully) break the mirror.²* {{Reconstruction}}: If WebVideo/CinemaSins picks apart movies, then WebVideo/CinemaWins puts them back together and gives attention to what worked more than what didn't.²* ReflectiveEyes: Lee is a fan of this trope, and it's guaranteed to earn a win.²* RewatchBonus: Lee is fond of giving praise to stuff he didn't notice the first time around or which takes on new meaning with a second or third viewing.²* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The small creatures behind Anakin when he visits Watto in ''Attack of the Clones'' get an automatic win for no reason other than being loved by Lee's wife.²** In general, this trope tends to lead to what Lee calls "wife wins".²* RunningGag: ²** Before ''Film/{{Doctor Strange|2016}}'' came out: "There is magic in the MCU!"²** "[X] doesn't even care," when an actor goes all-out on something truly ridiculous in service to the story. Examples include "Eddie Redmayne doesn't even care" during his "mating dance" in ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'', and "Alan Rickman doesn't even care" wearing women's clothes as the boggart in ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''.²*** And then there's Willem Dafoe's physical transformation in ''Film/SpiderMan1'':²---->'''Lee:''' I’d say "Willem Dafoe doesn’t even care", but does he ever?²** Offhandedly talking to someone away from the mic whenever he makes a joke or reference that his audience may not get. It fully comes to a head in ''The Amazing Spider-Man 2'' where he all but reveals that the other person isn't real and he's just HoldingBothSidesOfTheConversation.²** In the ''Film/Shazam2019'' video: "It shouldn't work, but hot ''damn'' it does!"²** Anytime Creator/DanielKaluuya appears, Lee insists that he Film/GetOut.²* SarcasmMode: Whenever a character is [[BlatantLies clearly lying their asses off]], Lee will often hit us with this:²-->'''Lee:''' Subtlety.²* SelfDeprecation: Lee will often make fun of himself.²** He acknowledges in the video for ''Film/SpiderMan1'' that he's pretty easy to entertain.²** In the EGA for ''Disney/TheLionKing'', he intimates that the meaning of the "[[GRatedSex love scene]]" portion of "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?" flew over his head when he first saw it at the age of 9.²** A half-serious version where Lee acknowledges and confesses that being white, he is not the most well-equipped person to truly analyze a movie like ''Film/GetOut2017''. On the other hand, it veers back to the usual comedic usage of this trope when he theorizes that if [[CelebrityParadox the film existed within its own universe]], ''Cinema Wins'' would be weaponized by the Armitages to prove to Chris that they weren't racist and love Creator/JordanPeele movies.²* SenselessSacrifice: Lee removes a win from ''Film/TheLastJedi'' for Rose telling Finn that they'll win by "saving what (they) love", which Lee disliked because Finn's attempted self-sacrifice ''was'' him trying to save what he loved. That being said, Lee proceeds to add (without winning it) that Finn's sacrifice would have been in vain, since a small ship had no virtually no chance of destroying something meant to bring down armored walls, and Rose ended up saving his life.²* SerialEscalation: The final battle of ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' racked up a lot of wins quickly, but five moments earned a lot of wins all at once, all but one more wins than the last. [[spoiler:Thor calling down lightning before the final battle?]] 52 wins. [[spoiler:Captain America getting Mjolnir?]] 152 wins. [[spoiler:The portals?]] 101 wins. [[spoiler:"Avengers! ...Assemble."]] 201 wins. [[spoiler:"And I... am... Iron Man."]] 500 wins. And at the end of Part 3, he gives a whopping 1,571 wins to various parts of the movie he believes he didn't give the proper amount of wins before, including the above events, giving the movie a final score of [[spoiler:"I love you" 3000]].²* ShoutOut: ²** Lee will often make references to WebVideo/CinemaSins, obviously.²** There are references to ''WebVideo/RedLetterMedia'' when discussing the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films.²** In ''Film/TheLastJedi'', when a {{Mook}} burns Rose's hair by aiming a laser-axe at her throat, Lee gives us this timeless gem: "[[Film/{{Spaceballs}} They burned her hair!]]"²** ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters2019'':²*** A reference to another well known kaiju series is made when "titans" are mentioned.²--->'''Lee:''' [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Once they burst through the wall and start eating your family]] -- oh, you mean the Kaiju.²*** When William Blake's painting, ''The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun'' is seen in relation to King Ghidorah, Lee proceeds to say, [[Literature/RedDragon "Do you see? Do you see now, Mark?", complete with an emerging image of Francis Dolarhyde and his tattoo based on the painting.]]²*** During the climax, Lee says the level of brutality is [[Franchise/ThePunisher "Frank Castle-levels"]].²* ShownTheirWork: ²** Lee is clearly very knowledgeable about film making and shows it off, picking up on things that a lot of other reviews don't notice such as the way John and Hans' conversation is filmed in ''Film/DieHard'' and the opening scene of ''Film/BabyDriver''.²** Other times, he actively researches the behind-the-scenes happenings to determine how certain scenes were done so he can appreciate them more.²** He has efficient knowledge of the [[Manga/{{Gunnm}} original manga]] and the [=OVAs=] to compare and contrast adaptations when winning ''Film/AlitaBattleAngel''.²** He admits to not being too knowledgeable about ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', but otherwise has made the effort to know who each Pokémon are, why they'd be significant and relevant to fans looking out for them, and knows enough to refer to the video games as opposed to the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} show]].²* SoundEffectBleep: Cursing is censored. The channel is for all ages. Notably, movies can also be given a win for "self-censorship" when he doesn't ''need'' to add said 'bleep'. For example, in ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'', when a soldier sees Rita and is about to say "Full Metal B*tch", she punches him in the gut, earning the film a "gut-punch censoring" win. ²* SpiritualAntithesis: ²** His video on ''Revenge of the Sith'' appears to be specifically made to be one towards ''WebVideo/RedLetterMedia'''s review. There are multiple times when Lee directly refers to a point Mr. Plinkett made against the film and goes ahead with defending and justifying it.²** In general, the channel is this to the vast majority of online review shows which are devoted to negatively taking apart and snarking about films. ²** [[invoked]]By virtue of the channel's name alone, he's one to ''[=CinemaSins=]''. There's a particular scene in ''Chronicle'' where both channels respectively compare it to ''Anime/{{Akira}}'' but with completely opposite connotations.²--->'''Jeremy''': [[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks So...it's]] ''[[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks Akira]]'' [[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks now?]]²--->'''Lee''': [[SpiritualAdaptation This is kind of a simplified (supernatural-wise) live action adaptation of]] ''[[SpiritualAdaptation Akira]]''. Really think about the similarities. [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools And I'm good with that.]]²* StealthInsult: Even Lee can't help but slip in a few of these. Some things are just so bad even a guy as optimistic as him has to mock them a bit.²** Lee praises the scene where Han Solo shoots Greedo, commenting on how it brilliantly establishes Han's moral code and personality... while he lets the infamous GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion play while slapping on a question mark any time Greedo shot first.²** He praises the cast of ''Film/SanAndreas'', including Creator/AlexandraDaddario, who he describes as "passable."²** While he admits to being one of the few to defend the TimeSkip in the 2015 ''Fantastic Four'' film, he says ''Film/{{Chronicle}}'''s makes much more sense.²** He calls Obi-Wan and Anakin "idiots" when Yoda saves them in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''.²** Lee notes the odd set dressing of having [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan Peter Parker]]'s room include a poster for ''Film/RearWindow''. He rationalizes that as a photographer, Peter most likely had admiration for cinematography innovator Creator/AlfredHitchcock, but more importantly that Peter, a guy who takes [[StalkerWithACrush stalker-ish pictures of his crush]] [[DesignatedHero without her permission]], would probably relate to a movie about voyeuristically spying on people.²* {{Squee}}: Lee won't hesitate to fanboy over certain things.²* TakeThat: Yes, even in a series that is all about positivity, Lee can't help but get a few of these in:²** Just ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'' alone has quite a doozy:²*** "And somehow this will go down as the best iteration of [[Film/SuicideSquad2016 Batman, Killer Croc, and the Joker appearing together]]." [[labelnote: Note]] However, this is mitigated by the fact that he knew that this comment would make it seem like that he hated the movie, and has said in his review for ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' that he actually enjoyed it better than some films in the MCU. [[/labelnote]]²*** Lee also comments that Vitruvius fighting the robots is slightly more realistic than Neo's fight scenes in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''.²*** He laments that Franchise/TheFlash is [[Film/SuicideSquad2016 once again]] reduced to a mere cameo.²** Lee calls out 20th Century Fox for their [[ExecutiveMeddling meddling]] on ''Film/XMenApocalypse''.²** He wins ''Film/AntMan'' for making the audience question [=PETA=]'s policy on [[AnimalTesting laboratory mice]].²** Obviously, Jar-Jar Binks is the subject of this.²** The [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion Special Edition]] edits of ''A New Hope'' gets this in spades. The only way Lee can keep up his NiceGuy attitude despite his obvious irritation with the changes is to enter SarcasmMode and pretend the edits never happened.²** While Lee justifies Doomsday's presence in ''Dawn of Justice'', he admits that he ultimately doesn't care for him.²** While he generally has no quarrel with WebVideo/CinemaSins, he does throw one in for them occasionally, such as when he calls foul on the "''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' School of Running Away from Things" RunningGag in his ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' video arguing that on top of being in a stressful situation, the destruction the sliding building is causing would make going to the sides difficult anyway.²** When mentioning {{Medical Drama}}s, he also adds "[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and whatever]] ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg is]]."²** There is "nothing" great ''WebVideo/YouTubeRewind 2018'' (except for WebAnimation/JaidenAnimations). This is a joke however, and he writes there are actually other stuff he likes about ''Rewind 2018''.²** He throws some shade at ''WebVideo/RedLetterMedia'' by describing their reviews as little more than nitpicky comedy and accuses them of not actually watching the movies.²** Before going into the concluding segment for ''Film/AQuietPlace'', he has a one-off segment addressing supposed plot holes in the movie that are actually explained if the viewer pays anything more than surface-level attention or thinks a little. He notes that he normally doesn't do things like that, but he wants to call out the cynical culture of finding plot holes where they don't exist.²** Lee retracts a win from ''Film/MissionImpossibleII'' for Music/LimpBizkit's version of the theme song. And in the video for ''[[Film/MissionImpossibleIII III]]'', he finds himself unable to give ''II'''s antagonist [[GenericDoomsdayVillain any proper description]].²** One is given to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' via FreezeFrameBonus in ''WesternAnimation/Incredibles2''.²--->'''Lee:''' And that's why we all leveled up Aerith...²--->'''Caption:''' NO ONE DID. Well, I think I did on a few playthroughs, but [[KilledOffForReal what was the point?]]²** Several in the wins for ''Film/XMen1'':²*** When he mentions the "X" motif in the cinematography and locations again, he brings up Creator/BryanSinger...but censors his name and bleeps it out.²*** Lee giddily points out Jubilee's cameo. Then points out how it's the introduction to and the first of her ''other'' cameos. Then he demands that the films give Jubilee a character already.²*** [[invoked]] He notes the well-done visual effects of Wolverine's claws, pointing out how it's relevant to cherish them considering the SpecialEffectsFailure later seen in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''.²*** When Storm dishes out her "Toad struck by lightning" one liner, Lee puts up a poll for ''better'' punchlines.²* TastesLikeDiabetes: Mentioned InUniverse by Lee in the review for ''Film/RogueOne''.²-->'''Lee:''' Absolute cynicism can be poison to the soul. But, absolute optimism can be diabetes, so there's that.²* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: [[invoked]] Lee will bring up how poorly done he feels a movie was, even if he just spent about fifteen minutes defending it. For instance after singing praises about certain things in ''Film/DarkPhoenix'', Lee spends much of the conclusion respectfully suggesting better ways to tell the story, in particular how the comic storyline can't possibly be done justice in a single two hour film.²* ThisIsGonnaSuck: At one point in the video for ''Attack of the Clones'', Lee hesitates and carefully tries to come up with a good defense for a particularly bad scene.²* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: [[invoked]] Actors are praised if they deliver good performances, regardless of the movie's quality.²* {{Touche}}: When ''Film/{{Deadpool 2}}'' delivers a TakeThat to the infamous "Martha" scene from ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Lee responds thusly:²-->'''Lee:''' I'll take that one on the chin. We earned it.²* Administrivia/TropesAreTools: [[invoked]] Lee is fully adhered to this belief. A lot of his defenses, when not DamnedByFaintPraise or {{Squee}}ing, ultimately boil down to "it's just a movie" and "it moves the plot along."²* VillainHasAPoint: In the video for ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'', Lee admits that he agrees with The Man Upstairs' rules a bit, as his LEGO sets ''are'' pretty tidy.²* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: [[invoked]] Any effects, whether they are practical or [=CGI=] are rewarded if they add to the movie's quality.²* VocalDissonance: Lee is a burly-looking man with an athletic build and a [[BadassBeard viking-style beard]], who according to him also used to be a ''lumberjack''. You would ''not'' be able to tell this from voice alone.²* WartsAndAll: When it comes to some of the more highly acclaimed films, Lee is not so delusional as to ignore any glaring negative qualities about the movies he covers. They always often get some jabs in, such as ''Disney/TheLionKing'''s purported plagiarism of ''Anime/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' and romanticization of African culture getting some loving mentions.²* WhamEpisode: ²** We first see a picture of Lee the narrator in the video for ''Film/IronMan2''.²** At the end of ''Film/KongSkullIsland'', Lee begins trying to talk about the video's sponsor but begins coughing...and his voice shifts into that of his wife Julia.²* WhamLine: ²** In the video for ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', we learn the narrator's name is Lee.²** In the wins video for ''Film/{{Glass}}'', Lee says a sentence that sounds ''extremely'' out of character: "I don't really like this movie."²** For part 2 of the video for ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', the fact there'd be a ''part 3''.²* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes:²** Unless they're Spider-Man, Lee does not like spiders. Which is best exemplified during the spider den scene in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' where he is clearly trying not to just skip over it and culminating in him admitting that he's not sure what Aragog is talking about and that he hates everything about it. Though he still gives it points, so there's that. He also sums up his feelings on spiders in the sixth film thusly:²--->'''Hagrid:''' Seriously misunderstood creatures, spiders are.\²'''Lee:''' Nah, I understand them just fine. If they don't fit under my shoe, I'm running away.²*** That being said, he did express discomfort watching a bug being tortured to death by [[spoiler:the doppelganger of]] Moody in the fourth film.²** He was about to win ''Film/AntMan'' for the moment where Ant-Man controls a bunch of ants to stop Darren Cross's gun from firing... only to start shooting out a RapidFireNo and removing a win when the film shows a close-up of Cross's hand ''covered'' in ants.²* WideEyedIdealist: Subverted. Lee's idealism is rarely blue-eyed and he attempts to not to let his inner fanboy dictate his reviews, with varying degress of success. At the same time, his cynicism is more constructive than nihilist, so that even bad movies get proper recognition for what they did right.²* WildMassGuessing: Lee is not above making alternate theories about movies himself, including theorizing that the entirety of ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' is a fantasy happening inside Ludlow Lamonsoff's head, that the entirety of ''Film/{{Inception}}'' is Cobb incepting himself, or that the infamous timeline mess-up in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' is the result of ''Film/DoctorStrange2016''[='=]s climax in-universe (and out, speculated that it was done to make [[spoiler:Toomes's daughter, Liz,]] a believable age to have drawn the pic of the Avengers at the start).²----

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