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Jeremy Jahns is a YouTube-based movie, TV, and video game reviewer known for his jumpy editing style, unique rating scale, and general enthusiasm. On February 2, 2016, his channel reached 1 million subscribers.

Jeremy started out in 2006 by making (or at least attempting to make) short films with his friends, an experience that lead to them all getting stressed out and angry with each other "for zero reason whatsoever." Since he still had his old camera, Jeremy's friends encouraged him to start making YouTube videos, which he was initially hesitant to do until he saw Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen and decided to review (read: do a rant on) it.

After making some initial videos which he never uploaded, he re-shot his Transformers review and put it on YouTube. The reaction was positive, which encouraged Jeremy to keep doing movie reviews, and the channel grew from there, eventually covering TV shows and video games as well.

Jeremy has also made appearances on Movie Fights and has frequently collaborated with Schmoes Know and Collider, both other movie-based channels.

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Jeremy provides examples of:

  • Accidental Aesop:invoked Jeremy feels that WandaVision unintentionally preached a message about the Moral Myopia of social media, pointing out how the heroes are just as guilty of villainous actions as the supposed main antagonist, but the fact that one side is fully explored in tragic detail makes one more forgiving of it than the other, similar to how Jeremy believes social media villifies real people that are in similar circumstances.
  • Alternate Universe: He made a positive review of Batman & Robin that takes place in a hypothetical universe where the movie was good. He then followed this up with a review of Colin Trevorrow's version of Star Wars: Episode IX, titled Duel of the Fates, that was released in yet another alternate universe.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: Jeremy brings up the nihilistic themes of Everything Everywhere All at Once, noting that in the grand cosmic scheme of things, the "pale blue dot" we live on doesn't matter. But he interprets that lack of importance as merely a reassurance that your problems are not as unmanageable as they seem.
  • April Fools: He made a positive review of Batman & Robin for this.
  • Berserk Button:
    • While watching X-Men: Apocalypse, Jeremy got really annoyed when a teenage girl next to him in the theater called the Phoenix a mockingjay.
      Jeremy: (after descending into angrish) It's the Phoenix. That predates the a very long time.
    • His response to learning Megan Fox — or, as he calls her, "Sammiches" — had been cast as April O'Neil in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film:
      Jeremy: Sammiches?! Really?! No way. NO WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!
    • He is particularly enraged by Terminator: Dark Fate killing off John Connor in the opening scene, with his spoiler review mostly comprised of him ranting about it.
  • Black Comedy Rape: In his review of the final Twilight film, he likens the whole saga to a series of Prison Rape incidents; while the first four are traumatic and painful, the fifth is only tolerable through going limp and not resisting.
  • Break the Cutie: Downplayed in regards to Jeremy's fanboy enjoyment of Star Wars. His love for the franchise is more than a little apparent when The Force Awakens was making headlines, but by the time The Rise of Skywalker came out, it's pretty obvious that he's very underwhelmed by the Disney era of the series. He still gets enjoyment out of media like The Mandalorian, but it's noteworthy that he expressed vocal concern about being indifferent about Star Wars when Solo came out.
  • Chroma Key: Used for backdrop replacement.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Movie reviews have red backgrounds. Movie extras (trailer reviews, spoiler talk, etc.) are blue. Gaming news is green.
  • Covers Always Lie: Jeremy noticed that members of his audience would guess his final rating on a movie by his expression in the video's thumbnail, so every once in a while he'll make a misleading thumbnail, then point this out in the video itself. For instance, he portrays himself as very enthused in the thumbnail for his The Rise of Skywalker review, when in reality he's pretty disappointed by the movie.
  • Deep South: His alter-ego, Chet. Rarely seen, but hilarious whenever he does show up.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: It can be jarring to go back and watch his earliest videos, which were much slower in pace and put a greater emphasis on Black Comedy, and even occasionally had him discussing non-movie-related stuff like Black Friday, pyramid schemes, and the 2012 phenomenon. Jeremy himself was also more of a laidback Deadpan Snarker, rather than the upbeat, energetic Keet he is today. Not to mention the earring...
  • Idiosyncratic Ratings Scale: Jeremy has a descriptor-based scale that he admits is loosely applicable and very context-specific outside of the top and bottom tiers, and that he created mainly for fun when his subscriber count was low. From best to worst, roughly:
    • Awesometacular: Excellent, although maybe not perfect.
    • Worth Buying on Blu-Ray
    • A Good Time (No Alcohol Required)note 
    • A Good Time If You're Drunknote 
    • Not Going to Remember in T-Minus [Short Period of Time]
    • Dogshit: A truly bad film.
    • Nothing: Used to describe films abysmal in the sense that they feel blank or unfinished. Only used thus far for Fifty Shades of Grey and Breaking Dawn - Part 1.
    • Tour de Force: A rarely-used one, awarded to films that might actually be good but that he finds too stuffy/arty/pretentious.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: He takes a swig before he starts on Artemis Fowl...then tells Youtube to calm down, because it's apple juice.
  • Insistent Terminology: Rather underwhelmed by all the previews for Captain Marvel, Jeremy has taken to viewing Shazam as the "real" Captain Marvel and refers to Carol Danvers as "the MCU Captain Marvel."
  • Jump Cut: To the point where a single sentence might have a cut or two, though he's gotten better at it. Justified as Jeremy has stated that he has ADHD and thus used Jump Cuts out of necessity to edit out the fidgeting and other awkward moments in the early days, but now it's evolved into his Signature Style.
  • Jump Scare: In his review of Insidious, after he repeats the widespread joke that the film's demon looks like Darth Maul, a photo of Maul zoomed in really close fills the screen with a piercing electronic screech for a beat.
  • Keet: Dear Lord. He's massively energetic even before the jumpy editing.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction to feeling indifferent after seeing the trailer for Solo.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: He doesn't say anything in the Cold Open to the Patriots Day review.
  • Painting the Medium:
    • Jeremy rates The Emoji Movie "Dogshit", and does so with a poop emoji.
    • Twice in Tenet. He starts his video with his outro in reverse and when mentioning/demonstrating how the sound mixing was strange at one point in the movie, Jeremy drowns himself out by overlaying a bunch of sound effects over himself.
    • invoked Jeremy confirmed at the end of 2020 that in his review of The Invisible Man (2020), he put a 98% transparent version of himself in the background for the majority of the review to reflect the Paranoia Fuel atmosphere of the movie in question.
  • Manchild: It's easily expected for Jeremy to love superhero or popcorn movies. He also appears to be one with all his geeking out toys in his house.
    • There's also his Star Wars "curtain cape", a childhood SW curtain he would wear around his neck like a cape if a Star Wars trailer or movie (or announcement, in the case of Thrawn) "brought him back to this childhood". He would always put it on while singing to the SW theme music, sometimes including the lyrics from Bill Murray's SNL parody.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: He's really good at impressions, particularly of Gollum, Rumpelstiltskin, and Matthew McConaughey, to name a few.
  • Minimalism: It's a guy in front of a green screen of a plain color background talking about what he wants. Nothing more, nothing less.
    • One of the very few times he included something "more" was when he presented what he called Mary Poppins' Mortal Kombat Fatality, which involved someone floating up into the sky until they died. This was depicted using POV footage of something going into the sky with him dubbing over it.
  • Review Ironic Echo: Subverted; he noted in his negative review of Mirror, Mirror that there was an obvious "Mirror, mirror on the wall, what's the worst movie of them all?" joke he could've gone with, but decided that it was too easy.
  • Running Gag:
    • "So. What do you think of THAT?!" *Beat*
    • Referring to Megan Fox as "Sammiches".
    • Getting worked up, grabbing the mike, and moving closer to the camera.
    • Getting punched or karate chopped by a duplicate of himself, as seen in his reviews for Ninja Assassin, The Man with the Iron Fists, The Legend of Hercules, and, of all things, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
    • Claiming an actor didn't know he was being filmed, if the actor is known for playing a rambling crazy person, is playing one in that movie, or is delivering a long monologue to no one in particular.
    • Saying a rude and arrogant character (such as Denethor in the Lord of the Rings movies or Legolas' father, Thranduil, in The Hobbit trilogy) is a DIIIIICK.
    • Pulling a Bait-and-Switch where he talks about Captain Marvel only to reveal he's actually talking about SHAZAM! (2019).
    • When covering Solo: A Star Wars Story, on more than one occasion, he accused the film of pandering with obvious references by calling the movie "Star War" (without the 's' at the end)
    • Jeremy's reviews follow the pattern of him saying the work's name immediately after his intro. In his review of The Cape, he does a dramatic Cape Swish for this part. Almost every subsequent time Jeremy says "the cape" in the review gets replaced with that first clip.
  • Signature Transition: Jeremy ends his movie reviews by throwing a "punch" at the camera, which then cuts to the video credits.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: When it's a particularly bad topic he has gripes with, he'll switch out his casual business attire for a bathrobe and a coffee cup to indicate a near-complete lack of care about how he presents himself compared to his feelings on the video's subject.
  • Signing Off Catchphrase: "So, [Title], have you seen it? What did you think about it? Whatever you think, comment below, let me know! And as always, if you like what you've seen here and you want to see more, click right here to see more!" *punches screen*
    • Sometimes, when a movie is obviously going to be a bomb, he will subvert his catchphrase and say that the viewer hasn't seen it and shouldn't see it, and will ask a different question aside from "What did you think of it?"
  • Straw Critic: He averts the normal stereotype of film critics being professional and stuffy by being more casual and down-to-earth in his tastes, even stating in his Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) review that he doesn't like being called a "critic" and that the Straw Critic character in that film is the type of critic he never wants to be.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Jeremy predicts that Cats will usher in a new slew of Rule 34 pornography by pointing out that a similar thing happened to Zootopia and Judy Hopps. Realizing the implications of how he knows that, Jeremy quickly denies that he's ever looked up Zootopia or Judy Hopps on Pornhub.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: You know the movie is gonna be garbage or the review will result in divisive responses if Jeremy invokes this in the Cold Open.