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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
- Young, 1997 Critic wishes Lara Croft was real, and sure enough, she appears in front of him, looking exactly like she did on the PlayStation. Complete with a pointed face, large lips, and square breasts.
- "We open with Lara hanging around on the set of Legends of the Hidden Temple."
Announcer: Your quest is to work in a robot fight, training montage, and shower scene in the first five minutes of screen time!
- "There's a saying when it comes to video game movies, and it goes something like this: Video Game Movies Suck."
- Because Lara Croft's butler is played by Chris Barrie, the Critic cannot resist making a reference to "Gazpacho Soup Day".
- "This is Mr. Powell, played by Iain Glen, who's done this ancient mysterious cryptic talk so much, he can make an episode of Dora the Explorer sound epic."
Manfred Powell: We're working through clues based on ancient cosmological models. We will have our answer in time for the relevant planetary alignment.
Critic: (as Powell) We will find Boots.
- "Now onto the next order of business: What sex is your assistant? (Powell's assistant, Mr. Pimms, is shown to be wearing a mullet) It's been driving us nuts for days."
- After discussing Lara's lack of security, and subsequent beatdown of the intruders, the Critic describes a darkly humorous scene in which a robber (Jim Jarosz) comes across an unlocked door leading to a huge bag of money labeled "take it"... except the owner of the house (Malcolm Ray) is sitting behind it with a loaded shotgun and a Slasher Smile, goading him to take the bag. The robber, disturbed by this setup, wisely decides to leave the money alone and head out.
Owner: Come back any time!
Robber: I won't!
- Lara does it for the glory, while the bad guys does it for the money.
Critic: See, this is why Dr. Jones gets shit done, he does it for both.
Top 11 Adam Sandler Movies
- Critic has to assure the viewers that he can, in fact, come up with 11 good Adam Sandler movies. Not great, good.
: In fact, not only do I believe there's 11, I believe there can be even more in the future. (over a picture of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
) Please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck...
- The Critic is excited to, for the first time, introduce Tom Ruegger and Paul Rugg, only to be reminded that they were already on the show for the Animaniacs tribute. So he introduces them for the first time to talk about Freakazoid. The two start crying like at an awards show.
- The Critic states he's happy to have them on just to be on, with no product promotion. The two agree, while holding up signs for Freak-a-Con.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
- The Portmanteau Couple Name given to the newlywed Devil Boner and Hyper Fan Girl? "Hyper-Boner". It's not helped that Chester and Doe, the Devil, and Uncle Lies and Aunt Despair all show up to milk the "Hyper-Boner" joke for all its worth.
- At the end, sick of all the Hyper Boner jokes, Devil Boner tries to remedy things by changing his name to "Devil Fangirl." He and Hyper both agree that's a terrible idea and just keep their names. Then they decide to consummate their marriage...by passing out from the exhaustion of the wedding.
- We eat Theodore, you know hell eat us if we dont eat him!
- The return of the Joel Schumacher Slow-mo count.
- One of the dance moves is referred to as the "Im a little teapot" seizure.
- Near the end, the Critic grows fearful that Ian Hawke, the one character who usually brings genuine humor to these films, was starting to let go of the characteristics he had through his HeelFace Turn, complete with Obi Wan's "YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE!" speech spliced in... only for him to win the Critic back by the end of his speech seconds later.
- Critic at one point voices that he liked to imagine that the boat they were on was the boat from Speed 2: Cruise Control so that Willem Dafoe could catch them.
- The Running Gag of mispronouncing Diaval's name.
- After King Henri's sudden and inexplicable FaceHeel Turn, Maleficent turns evil because, in the Critic's words, she decides "If he can randomly turn into a dick, so can I".
- The Critic finding that the older version of King Henry, who speaks with a somewhat wispy voice and a broad Scottish accent, comes across as rather silly:
Did they replace him with a shrinking Scrooge McDuck? How am I supposed to be intimidated by that voice? Critic: (rubbing his forehead in frustration) David Tennant
sucking helium balloons would be more intimating than this guy!
Alice Through the Looking Glass
The Jungle Book (2016)
- At the beginning, the Critic tells of the themes tackled in Kipling's original Jungle Book and how it became "the funny monkey movie" once Disney got their hands on it.
- Critic comparing Bagheera's voiceover exposition to studying for a test, complete with Critic acting like a student who slept through his teacher's lesson.
- During the scene where Mowgli hides from Shere Khan in a roving herd of wildebeest (actually water buffalo):
- Critic calling the 1967 version of Kaa a mix between Winnie-the-Pooh and Herbert.
- Baloo is called "Bill Murray playing Bill Murray voicing a bear played by Bill Murray".
I guess his distinct voice can be a little distracting, but if you never heard Little John
when watching the original, you were lying to your soul.
- When Critic notes that the animals don't know the proper word for fire, but apparently do know "propaganda".
Guess they got a lot of Michael Moore
movies on the jungle.
- Critic noticing how fast the wildfire spreads and saying that it spread faster than "wildfire". And adding that, by the time it's put out, half of India should have been ablaze by then.
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
- The opening, where Tamara dressed as Belle dances lovingly with a giant dollar sign while the singer (Doug) sings an off-key parody of the title song, and then when the song ends, Belle opens her mouth to reveal vampire fangs and bites the dollar sign and cleans her teeth while the singer is at a loss for words.
- The Critic noting that Belle is somehow a bookworm from a library with only 12 books, comparing it to someone calling themselves a movie buff after only seeing eight movies, and they're all from Pure Flix Entertainment.
- This line from the Critic once Belle's washing machine is trashed:
Critic: When will people just let women use washing machines-My God, that sounds sexist, Beauty and the Beast!
- The Critic is not happy when the castle staff reveals to Belle that they pretty much die if the spell is not lifted. Cut to a skit with Malcolm as Lumiere unintentionally revealing it to Belle played by Tamara, who is already stressing about the spell, thus putting more pressure on her to fall in love with the Beast. Belle snarks at Lumiere for dropping that bomb on her and leaves while Lumiere panics on what becomes of him in the afterlife.
Lumiere: Where does the soul of a candlestick go?! Where does the soul of a candlestick go?!
- The running joke of this movie actually being part of Universal's Dark Universe... And how it would actually make sense, what with the scary CGI, Woody being so intent on murdering the human characters and the implication he might be the incarnation of a Native American trickster god.
Jack and Jill
- The opening to this video is similar to that of the Critic's review of The Star Wars Holiday Special: he is forced to do the review against his will, after he tries to sneak out of his responsibility. In this case, it spoofs the final arrest scene from Fargo: Malcolm and Tamara notice that he is not at the studio, but at home. There, they knock on his door, asking if that's his car out there, and he tells him he be there momentarily, after which they force open the door and catch him trying to sneak out the back window, and they pin him down while reminding him of his obligations, while he wails in protest like a bratty kid.
Goddammit, Critic, you have to review Jack and Jill
! Critic: (wailing)
I DON'T WANNA! Malcolm:
You have to! Critic:
I DON'T WANNA! Malcolm:
Seriously, Critic, get a hold of yourself! (Critic calms down)
Think about it. It's just Adam Sandler
. (Critic wails louder than ever in response)
- The opening sequence doesn't assuage the Critic's fears, as Jack is an ad executive, meaning the film is ripe for Product Placement (something that, as the Critic points out, Adam Sandler movies are notorious for), with him and Tim Meadows name-dropping Dunkin' Donuts (which becomes an actual plot point) while standing in front of a cart of Pepto-Bismol before mentioning how they got Brad Pitt to do a commercial for Radio Shack.
Oh my god, stop
! Christ, I could go for a Diet Coke right no-OH MY GOD
(Sees Jack carrying a can of Diet Coke
) it's working on me and I didn't even know it! We're up to four
product placements in the first four
minutes. That's a product placement per minute
! For the love of Insert Your Ad Here, just tell a story
! (Cut to Jill's first scene
) ...Go back to the product placement, go back to the product placement
- The Critic describes Jill as what would happen if "Linda from Bob's Burgers took on the identity of any of the Monty Python performers in drag."
- When Norm Macdonald cameos for a date with Jill, we're treated to his Internal Monologue saying "Y'know Sandler, I'm aware we both got our kinda Anti-Humor thing going on, but wow are you anti-humor!"
- The Critic admits that, somehow, the romance subplot between Jill and Al Pacino is the only thing of any worth in the movie, prompting an Actually Pretty Funny line when Pacino says he used to raise pigeons, then corrects himself, as he'd confused himself for Marlon Brando.
- Prior to this, as Jill prepares for her date with Norm, Jack's son asks what he'll be wearing "in Hell" for lying, prompting the Critic to admit it was worth a smirk.
- The Critic has to put the kibosh on an idea twice.
- First he says that the film is what he'd expect if a Madea movie was made where there were two Madeas, and shouts for Tyler Perry to stop writing it down - causing Malcolm wearing a Tyler Perry cutout face to throw his pen at the desk.
- When Jack wakes up next to Jill with a manic grin on her face (complete with Incest Subtext line of "Why can't I just lay with you?!"), the Critic says that that's what you see when you wake up in Hell... only to yell for Satan to not write it down, cue Malcolm!Satan tossing his pen away.
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
- The Critic opens by talking about An American Tail, and its themes of separation and reunion. After that...
And then the sequel came out. (poster for this movie is displayed) It's a cowboy movie
- In introducing Fievel Goes West, the Critic wonders if John Cleese turned down the role of Cogsworth to play the villain in this movie instead.
- The scene with Cat R. Waul being put into Marshmallow Hell by a human woman exclaiming "Pussy, pussy pussy!" over and over again prompts the Critic to come up with a new word - "Uneckibable!" to describe just how awkward it was.
- Shortly after, he's confused about why Tanya's dress suddenly became partially-transparent, then laments just how much of an ear worm "The Girl You Left Behind" is.
It sounds like the "Beef, It's What's for Dinner" song except with a leprechaun on crack
playing the fiddle.
- He concludes the review getting a little misty-eyed at hearing Jimmy Stewart delivering a line laden with Reality Subtext, as An American Tail: Fievel Goes West was his last film role.
Just remember, Fievel - one man's sunset is another man's dawn
. I don't know what's out there beyond those hills. But if you ride yonder... head up, eyes steady, heart open... I think one day you'll find that you're the hero you've been looking for. Critic:
(Barely holding back tears
) He's been dead for years, I am not
letting "Fievel Goes West" get to me!
The Emoji Movie
- The review begins with Critic frowning. Instead of saying a word, he pulls out the Blu-Ray case for The Emoji Movie, then texts three emojis: a fist showing its middle finger, another hand pointing to the case, and an angry poop emoji.Translation
- As the movie begins, the Columbia Pictures Torch Lady is getting its picture taken on a smartphone camera, followed by a smiley face emoji wearing sunglasses being superimposed over the Torch Lady's face. This prompts the Critic to exclaim, "I immediately hate all life!"
- The main kid, whose phone is where Textopolis is located, is named Alex, but the Critic decides to just call him "Riley", because that's basically who he is, even though it's not his real name.
- "Why does a hand have a butt?! Why is that my biggest question, but more importantly, why does a hand have a butt?!"
- When the movie makes a joke about the self-worship of Facebook, the Critic points out the fact that this film is nothing but that and says "It's like hearing "Fascism is bad" in Triumph of the Will!"
Scooby-Doo: The Mystery Begins
- The video opens with an improbable attempt on the Critic's life. He escapes, but then Malcolm appears to declare how the Critic's review of Fievel Goes West had made him angry.
Malcolm: (beat) ...Just thought I'd mention it.
- A parody of the Scooby-Doo theme:
Nostalgia Critic, where are...ic?
We got some work to do now
Danger level: zoinks
That is why—''
- It is interrupted by the arrival of Roger, who immediately ruins the planned mystery by revealing himself within seconds into the parody.
- The Critic is the only one throughout the review who is still dedicated to solving a sort of mystery through the movie - although whenever he tries to point out a potential mystery, it is shot down by how obvious the solution would be by Roger and the rest of the group. It goes to the point that they don't need to say anything to the Critic, as he breaks down from only his own desperation.
- At the end of each of these moments, the gang head off to discuss live-action adaptations of other Hanna-Barbera cartoons.
The Boss Baby
- The Critic complains that he never should have reviewed The Emoji Movie, because that opens the floodgates for more current crap, one of them being The Boss Baby. Unlike The Emoji Movie, however, the Critic notes, The Boss Baby was actually a box office success, resulting in a spinoff TV show and an nomination for Best Animated Picture. The Critic concludes that that means that "it's not only bad, but considering its audience, it's embarrassingly bad."
- During the climax with Tim singing "Blackbird"...
Yeah... eat your heart out, ending of Coco
). How are these two even in the same categor—!
- The Critic having to deal with Modern!Frank Miller's batshit insanity. Throughout some of the review, he has to try and stop giving attention to him, as per advice from Cool!Frank Miller.
- The Critic guessing The Octopus' real profession is tentacle hentai.
- The Critic mentions that the monologues from the Spirit about the city he protects sound more like they'd fit more when being said by The Tick.
- The Critic reaching the breaking point after seeing The Octopus' cloned minion being merely just a head and a foot and then seeing Modern!Frank Miller somehow turned into a head and a foot.
- The Critic playing clips of Mike Cosgrove over Eustace Dolan.
- The usual opening title sequence is presented in Deadpool (that is, completely self-aware) fashion:
- The Channel Awesome logo is replaced with an image of a unicorn and reading "Channel Unicorn (Now that's a horny horse)".
- Doug is described in the credits as "A penis with a little hat on".
- Malcolm is described in the credits as "One of the guys from Kid n' Play".
- Tamara is described in the credits as "Rachel...or Tamara? I always forget which."
- Rob and Jim are described in the credits as "Leftover costumes with people inside."
- Doug and Rob for the Written By credit are described as "Man children."
- The Nostalgia Critic logo shows Deadpool replacing the "I" in "Critic".
- The Critic thinks that Chicken Little is "as upbeat as an animated series on The Good Son". As he says this, a shot of the poster for the movie appears, followed by a shot from the series Wish Kid.
- Critic remarks that 12-year-old Chicken Little being voiced by 30-year-old Zach Braff fits about as well as Ariel being voiced by Dr. Claw...then proceeds to play a clip of just that.
Ariel: I'm ready to know what the people know.
- "OK, he rung a bell, not decapitated a student! Book burnings have more tolerance than this!"
News Guy 1: Yeah, there's no story here.
News Guy 2: Well, at least we can sell the video to Chickens Gone Wild!
: (genuinely disturbed)
...I don't know what's more disturbing: the fact that there's a show called Chickens Gone Wild
, or the fact that a little boy
qualifies to be in it!
- "Forget it, Buck, it's Chickentown...where they play Chickens Gone Wild—seriously, what was that?!"
- When Runt's mother mentions his Streisand collection, Critic tries to make the rest of the review just him speculating on what kind of animal Barbra Streisand is. (He guesses anteater.)
The Angry Birds Movie
- Critic's reaction to 2 pigs dressed as the Grady twins.
Critic: People, that happened. We let it happen. We must never let it happen again.
- After calling some of the jokes "The worst pig puns ever written."
Critic: Somebody needs to be punished, and with sharp things.
The Evolution of The Purge Movies
- The Critic's way of owning up to his infamous Cowboy BeBop at His Computer moment in the review of the original Purge movie of having called the Polite Leader "Henry" when that was the boyfriend's name.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
- The Cold Open showing Sean Connery's (Rob) phone conversations with his agent, Sam (Malcolm) regarding the terrible projects he chose instead of more critically and financially successful movies throughout the 90's until his retirement after LXG:
Sham, Sham, I know you're bummed I took the Highlander II
Mr. Connery, you're one of the biggest stars in the world. You can make a few mistakes every once in a while. Your friend Michael Crichton
already sent me a bounce-back script; it's called Jurassic Park
. You're the guy who owns the park. Sean:
That sounds too shmall. I want a ridiculoush amount of money for it. Sam:
Well, Sean, if you're not willing to take a slightly smaller role, you may want to consider retiring. Sean:
Bullshite! I'm as shnappy as my leotard in Zardoz
! If the people want giant lizards, I got a role for them: a giant flying one in Dragonheart
I think that would be extraordinarily dangerous. Sean:
Sham, Sham, you're a good boy and I don't like you, but you're a dumbass. Sign me up for Dragonheart
! [Sam shrugs] [a caption is shown: "Several Years Later...". Cut back to Sam in his office, looking displeased and holding a
Dragonheart DVD] Sean:
Sham. Sham. That might not have been the best choice. Sam:
Oh, you know when you're... Sean:
Shut up. I have a role that's foolproof enough: The Avengers
Eh, that's perfect. I hear Marvel
has some major plans for movies... Sean:
Not that comic book crap! The 60s TV show
no kid knows about! Sam:
I don't know, Sean. I got a script here called The Matrix
. You play a mentor named Morpheus and it's supposed to be really cutting edge. Sean:
Morpheus. That's what I named my leotard in Zardoz
Must you always reference that? Sean:
Yes. Pass on that May-ta-rix crap. [Sam throws his hands in disappointment]
SHIGN ME UP FOR THE AVEN
- [a caption "Several Years Later..." is shown again. Sam is staring at
The Avengers DVD] Sean:
Sham, Sham. Sham. Sham, Sham. Sham. Sham. Sam: [sighing]
Yes? Sean: Avengers
didn't work out. Sam:
I kind of figured. Sean:
But this one is a surefire hit! I'd bet my career on it! It's called The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
! Sam: [puts the DVD away]
Okay. Look, Sean, I'll level with you. [takes a binder]
I have a script here for The Lord of the Rings
, one of the most famous books ever written. They're filming three movies all at the same time, something never done before in cinema. And they're offering you the role of Gandalf. You'd have to be an idiot, nay, absolutely insane
to turn down a surefire blockbuster series like this. [beat] Sean:
SHIGN ME UP FOR THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY
- [Sam puts his hands to his temples in frustration. After another "Several Years Later..." caption, Sam is shown with his head laying on the table while
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen's Blu-ray stands close to the camera] Sean:
I think I should retire. Sam:
I think you're an idiot. [cue the intro...before abruptly cutting back to Sam] Sean: Did you keep the same haircut all these years?
- The movie opens with a tank driving out of the Bank of England, which is distracting Critic from the starring credits. "This is especially frustrating, because it distracts from the police's brilliant tactical strategy."
Critic: Well, if it didn't work once, better try it again.
Policeman: (as the tank gets closer to him) Halt!
Critic: (arms akimbo) Well, I don't think you're asking polite enough, as a tank, it has to stop after you say "halt" a third time! (Beat) You're gonna say "halt" a third time, aren't you?
Policeman: Halt! In the name of the law! [He's flattened by the tank]
- "Thank God newspapers were written like Tweets back then, as Germany says "Nein us!" and the culprits are rounding up every textbook mad scientist to say every textbook mad scientist cliche."
- Critic is disappointed that the Fantom only wants "the world," and asks "You know, can't one of these supervillains ever answer with Kaua'i? It's pleasant, the weather's nice, it's really all you need. I would identify more of the villain if he said he just wanted Kaua'i!"
- We see the Fantom's costume, which is a helmet that covers everything except his beard and one of his eyes, metallic armor, and a fur over that.
Critic: Well, I can see why they focused mostly on his eye, as the rest of him looks like a basement cosplayer who couldn't fit into his costume, so he grabbed whatever leftover scraps didn't have Cheeto dust all over him.
Critic!!Fantom: "Yeah, this is my dirty Destro mask, my dirty Spartan armor, my dirty Cruella De Vil coat. I am Leonidas Cruella De Destro! Fear me!"
- Sanderson Reed walks into a bar and approaches Nigel, thinking he is Quatermain.
Reed: Do I have the pleasure of addressing Allan Quatermain?
Critic: If only we could figure out who the real Quatermain was. It could be anyone, even that Sean Connery-shaped man to the right.
- Quatermain is introduced to the other League members, starting with Captain Nemo.
M: Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo.
Quatermain: Rumor has it that you're a pirate.
(as Quatermain) And white, according to
most movie versions. (The posters and covers for five adaptations of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea are shown, which include the 1997 TV movie starring Michael Caine, the 1954 Disney version, the 4D version from Sea World, and the Crayola Kids Adventures version from 1997)
(Next are Rodney Skinner, aka The Invisible Man II (Tony Curran), and Mina Harker (Peta Wilson))
(We immediately cut to the movie's climax and the villain reveal)
Quatermain: Or would you prefer...Moriarty?
NC: Don't even cut ahead. You know they're lame enough to do it!
- The Running Gag of the "OH-TO-MO-BEEL" being such a novel invention In-Universe that the word is first pronounced as if it were on Dora the Explorer.
- In the Fantom's attack at Dorian Gray's residence, Quatermain takes out some assassins with a ladder.
Critic: You know the stormtroopers defeated by the Ewoks are probably looking at these guys, saying, "You know what? We did good."
- During the Venice chase, Tom Sawyer drives the OH-TO-MO-BEEL:
Tom Sawyer: [crashes car into a building] Critic: [half-jokingly] He'll be fine! [Building explodes with Sawyer inside] Critic:
...He'll be fine! [Sawyer comes out unscathed] Critic:
Jesus Christ, he really is
fine?! Give him a scratch at least, I was half-joking!
- During M's phonograph recording for the League, we are given a visual of him delivering the speech in black-and-white film.
Critic: I think between this guy's Clinton eyebrows and his "Peter Dinklage bonking William Shatner" voice, it could be the world's hammiest magician act.
- "It turns out M and Dorian left a bomb on the sub as well, leading to the most witty of parting lines."
NC: (as Dorian) I got that from a Captain Crunch box.
- "Oh, no. Not an S word."
Bartok the Magnificent
Mission Impossible II
- A Running Gag throughout the video is a blue cartoon bug with a deep, serious voice randomly appearing to point out that Tom Cruise has a big penis, apparently on Cruise's behalf.
- The Nicolas Cage Sunset. That is all that needs to be said about this.
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie
- The Critic compares having both Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) airing the same year to having Batman: The Animated Series and the 60's Batman (1966) show on at the same time.
- After showing various odd fan works of Sonic, the Critic says that he's seen stranger things online. He then gets a message on his phone not to Google Kaa from The Jungle Book. The Critic questions why, and is horrified by what he sees.
- When the Critic tells the viewers that there's a Sonic movie, he tells them that he's not talking about the 2019 (now 2020) movie or the 18-minute-long 2013 fan film by Blue Core Studios, and says that the Forest G.U.N. Soldier was very good in the latter film.
- The Critic's OC: Nasonic Critic.
- When the Sega logo is shown, the Critic questions why the singers don't say, "Sega!", or in the modern day and age, "Son of a bitch!" (as Mario and Sonic are shown alongside the Nintendo Switch logo).
- During the first minute of the movie, the Critic calls Sonic "A furry version of the Mega Man franchise", due to both franchises having a small blue hero (Sonic and Mega Man), an evil scientist with a mustache (Dr. Robotnik and Dr. Wily), robotic enemies (The Badniks and the Robot Masters), a sidekick (Tails and Rush), a girl (Amy and Roll), and many sequels that people hate.
- The Critic's Looney Tunes-esque character introductions. He introduces Sonic as "Franchisicus Clumsicus" and Tails as "Dumbassas Indistressas".
- The Critic calling Dr. Robotnik "A drunk Teddy Roosevelt", followed by this exchange:
Critic!!Dr. Robotnik: Hi, everybody! Critic!!Sonic and Tails:
- The Critic calling Knuckles "Knuckledile Dundee" in Knuckles' first scene in the movie.
- The Critic questioning why Dr. Robotnik incorporated his face into the Robotropolis Generator, followed by this exchange;
Critic!!Dr. Robotnik: I want my face on that machine!
Critic!!Worker: Well, we can paint it on, and...
Critic!!Dr. Robotnik: No, my mustache has to be the gears and my eyes, the measuring rods!
Critic!!Worker: But that compromises the efficiency; a blue hedgehog could easily destroy it!
Critic!!Dr. Robotnik: Evil must look beautiful!
Critic!!Worker: Okay, you're the face of the company.
Critic!!Dr. Robotnik: And the company's my face!
- This line after Critic claims Metal Sonic looks like an Evangelion Marvin the Martian:
Critic!!Metal Sonic: [YOUR PLANET'S BLOCKING OF VENUS RESULTS IN TERMINATION. ISN'T THAT LOVELY, HMMM?]
- This line from the Critic after Metal Sonic dresses Old Man Owl in Sonic's favorite clothes;
- This exchange during the scene where Dr. Robotnik shoots Tails down;
You're a perfect target for me now, fox! Falco Lombardi:
Enemy fighters comin' at you, Fox!
- As a Call-Back to a joke used earlier in the video, the Critic questions why even the smoke debris has Dr. Robotnik's face when the hare missile destroys the Tornado.
- Critic playing the "Sonic Sez" segment about sexual harassment after Tails was being inappropriate with Sara.
- Before that, behold Critic's face when he sees Tails get a handful of boob.
- The Framing Device for the review is him playing the original Doom with Devil Boner and Bennie, only for Hyper Fangirl to come in with Doom: The Movie: The Game, figuring that, with a movie that bad, how could the game be worse?
- Irritated by how bad the movie and the game based on the movie are, Devil Boner, Hyper Fangirl and Bennie decide to go after everything related to the movie with guns. They end up mistaking everything remotely moving for ennemies, including a bookstore, a random drugged guy carving crosses into his arm (which they treat as perfectly normal once the mistake is cleared), air, and the Cameraman.
- The way Critic pronounces "UAC". He points out that it sounds like the noise Billy makes whenever he dies. Cue Billy's death noise and him losing a life.
- After the team travels to Mars, the Critic makes fun of the Recycled Set.
Ooh, ooh, let me show you my rocket ship! (Smash Cut to the Critic sitting in a box labeled "Rocket Ship" in the prop warehouse
) I'm in spaaace
- The many times rock music plays whenever the characters start running, but not when there's any fighting.
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- The video cold-opens with a sketch that spoofs The Joy of Painting, where Bob Ross, played by Doug, paints the characters for Ghostbusters II, to make it more family-friendly, as it involves a baby, who was put in to appease the parents who were unhappy with the first movie's smoking and swearing. Through it all, Ross keeps saying "happy little..." to describe everything he says. When he finishes, he realizes he did a subpar job and confesses to it...
- So he decides to do the painting over again, and this time, he plans to free his imagination and give viewers the followup to Ghostbusters everyone deserves.
Or I'll just make them all women
, that's easier.
- Addressing how for people supporting the 2016 film the world had become a social justice utopia and for people against the 2016 film it was The End of the World as We Know It, only to learn that people have moved on to real problems and he rallies his team, who thanks to the controversy became Shell-Shocked Veterans.
- The Critic comparing the scene with Dana and Janosz raising Vigo to an '80s sitcom. Made even funnier when it was the review's ending.
- The return of "FIRST MOVIE!" from the A Christmas Story 2 review.
- Critic lampshades that while in the movie, the Ghostbusters get booed at a birthday party appearance and the kids kept asking for He-Man instead while in real life, during the movie's release, He-Man toy sales tanked so badly thanks to their cinematic flop two years ago that they had to reboot the franchise while Ghostbusters toys and the animated series, ''The Real Ghostbusters'' were all the rage.
Old vs. New: Teen Titans (2003) vs. Teen Titans Go (2013)
Freddy Got Fingered
Big Fat Liar
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
- The Unexplained Recovery of Rob, whom the Critic claimed to have Killed Off for Real in the Freddy Got Fingered review. Rob in this case has two very conspicuous Band-Aids on his forehead from where the Critic had shot him.
- The Adequately Impressive Three are hung over from a bar hopping bender which they had been planning for a long time, and not even their superhero duties would get in their way. The Critic and Malcolm are slumped together on the couch, but Tamara is conspicuously missing, and Rob demands to know what happened to her:
We told her about our bender, but she said she had too much dignity and self-respect to indulge in our childish behavior. Rob:
Well, at least somebody had some sense. Critic:
Nah, just kidding. She got blitzed on moonshine. I don't remember where we left her. (It is revealed that Tamara is passed out drunk
in the hole of the giant donut-shaped sign of Randy's Donuts) Nick Fury:
I'm gonna have to ask you to exit the donut!
- Rob yells at the Critic and Malcolm that the world is on fire, but in their drunken state, how do they respond? By singing "All-Star":
Rob: THE WORLD'S ON FIRE!
Critic: (singing) How about yours?
(Malcolm joins in)
Critic and Malcolm: (singing) That's the way I like it, and I never get bored!
(They both laugh, then clutch their heads, groaning in pain)
- "Let's take a look at Fantastic Four: Rise of the Middle Finger— I mean, Silver Surfer."
- The Critic's depiction of Galactus in this movie.
Critic: A giant space anus that looks like it shat out The Langoliers.
- The Critic would like to remind you that the Fantastic Four are a bunch of dicks, jackasses and jerks.
General Hager: What the hell is wrong with you people?
- Critic points out how, no matter the situation, Susan Storm still has that zit covered!
Grading Cartoon Show Intros
- His complete Deadpan Snarker in the beginning.
Critic: I expect to see it on my desk by the next day.
The Next Day
Critic: It is now the next day, I sit very still.
- Questioning how the She-ra and He-man stereotypes work.note
- He commends the opening narrator of Count Duckula for taking it so seriously, stating that the guy sounds like he's been eagerly anticipating the opportunity to relate the tale.
- With the end credits, he decides to insert other unrelated clips into where the show itself had... then finds it so fun, he goes for another couple rounds, encouraging viewers to join the fun.
- The Critic's response to the concept of a Dungeons and Dragons ride.
- After Anna, whose sole bit of personality is bringing up at one point she wants to see the sea, dies, the others give her a burial at sea, with Frankenstein rowing the boat.
Critic!Van Helsing: You know, Anna always wanted to see the sea. We never did anything with that... so you're gonna live in the sea now!
Critic!Frankenstein: I don't follow tha-
Critic!Van Helsing: Ship ahoy, Frankie. *pushes, splash sound effect*
Alien vs. Predator: Requiem
- The Critic notes that Jessie just stands there watching her boyfriend and his friends beat Rick up.
Critic!Jessie: Well, he said "let's go". I'm powerless to thwart his logic.
- When the Alien and the Predator starts doing exactly what they already did in all their previous movies - fighting in a dark, small areas - Critic declares there is only so much ground-breaking he can stand... in that he wants them to literally break the ground and get on the surface so we can finally see them fight on the surface. Then they end up doing just that, and he quickly realizes this wasn't such a good idea, as there's something goofy about seeing these creatures fighting in a normal urban setting, especially when he sees an Alien enter by the door.
- The Critic criticises the movie's use of creepy music over moments that aren't actually creepy and says he might as well put scary music over his own talking. He demonstrates.
- When one of the characters actually says with a straight face that the government doesn't lie to people, the dumbfounded Critic declares this line so dumb it didn't need a punchline.
- The Alien and the Predator meet each other in a store, only for Critic to get frustrated about them spending several minutes staring and snarling at each others instead of actually fighting, only to then have the fight take place offscreen.
Critic: DO SOMETHING! [the movie cuts to outside where the Alien is being thrown through the glass] ...ONSCREEN!
- The Critic's utter disbelief that people could actually have disappointed expectations when going to see a movie about a killer tire.
- The Critic saying the opening of the film would be more suitable for a film like Alvin and the Chipmunks.
The Powerpuff Girls Movie
- Critic calling the show the movie is based on "A mix between Ren and Stimpy and anime".
- This line from Critic:
"Being the first theatrical release from Cartoon Network, this superhero beat-em-up got an astounding okay response from critics, and received an amazingly adequate box office, and the response from viewers was a phenomenal... 'cool'."
- Critic comparing pre-mutated Mojo Jojo's tantrum in the opening credit to the fans' reactions when watching the 2016 reboot.
- Critic describing Mitch Mitchelson as "Popeye if his testicles dropped at an early age".
- Critic comparing the movie's nine-minute long tag sequence to one of the fight scenes from The Matrix Reloaded.
- This exchange:
- During the scene where Mojo Jojo's minions rebel against him and they're shown to have absurd motifs:
- Upon seeing the scene where the Talking Dog talks, Critic plays the scene from "Brian in Love" where Peter says, "Oh my God...You can talk!".
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
A Wrinkle In Time (2018)
- "One gone dad later..."
- The Critic's reactions towards the faces Calvin makes.
- The Critic's exasperation towards Mrs. Who, whose quirk is that she Speaks in Shout-Outs.
"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind." Shakespeare, British. Critic:
"The ability to speak doesn't make you intelligent!" ...The only
good quote from The Phantom Menace
- Oprah Winfrey Centaur, it must be seen to be believed. Oprah God is pretty fun too.
- The Critic pointing out how Disney made the phrase "Shut up, Meg." funnier than Fox did on Family Guy.
- "I wanna bundle you up in a toy and call you My Little Hitler:"
Escape from the Commercials
- The Critic scared out of his mind by Chubbles and Chiggles a.k.a. "Fluffy versions of the Butt Judge from The Wall", creeped out by the sponge-monkeys from the Quiznos commercial, and squicked in disgust from the Love's Baby Soft commercial from the '70s. As that last one is the last one featured in the video, the Critic has this to say...
Critic: If there's anything I want to leave you with before I take off here, it's that... Commercials can be creepy, commercials can be scary, commercials can made by very disturbed people...
(He stops, realizing he has nothing else to say, and just leaves, but then interrupts the closing credits to add something else...)
Critic: Why do these always end so dark?!?
- The whole scene with the Pokémon toy commercial:
- The bit where the man tells the janitor to imitate Princess Peach transforming into Mr. Bill for the "oh, no!" line.
- The scene with the unhappy Pikachu in the elevator.
- The death of Rufio recreated with Playmobil figures.
Singer: ♫ Murray moves you! ♫
- Adonis Knight (previously KJ)'s utterly insane impression of Mr. T rambling while arguing with the director over a commercial.
Mr. T: So eat Mr. T cereal. It's cool.
Director: Um, that's great, but there's a lot more script to read.
Mr. T: What!? I don't say anything unless I get paid by the syllable. You think I can't see into the future!? Look at this cartoon! You should call it Mr. T and the Twits! And I don't have long till this shit gets soggy like my nasty-ass cereal! My popularity's gonna expire. I gotta store nuts for the winter.
Director: Can't you just say "stay in school" or something?
Mr. T: Oh! You mean like "stay in school so you won't have to do commercials for nasty cereal that tastes like crusted rabbit shit"!? I pity the spoon! "Stay in school! Unless you wanna live in a bus with a bunch of kids in spandex tights!" That's creepy. People should ask more questions! Look at this girl. She's swinging with her vagina! How can she do that? That's the devil's work. I know this shit can't last long. You want me to say more? Pay me.
Director: It's alright. I think we got all that we need.
Mr. T: Is that camera on?
Mr. T: You motherf- You pay me! You pay me, goddammit! You don't get PSAs for free! You better give me a cameo in Creed III!
- Highlights from the Energizer Bunny commercials:
- The Bunny sneaking up on the Critic when he's on the toilet.
- When the Critic gets to the commercial featuring Darth Vader, he questions why Emperor Palpatine is trying to get the Energizer Bunny's battery, and gives us this exchange;
Get his battery. Critic (as Vader):
That seems kind of trifty. Critic (as Palpatine):
While you're at it, close down Bea Arthur
and give Han Solo a name
. We are the Empire!
- From the same commercial, Critic dubbing Vader's Big "NO!" from Revenge of the Sith over the scream when the batteries in his lightsaber run out.
- The ad for the home video release of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier shows people running up to a video store counter and asking for this movie. The Critic, given his own review of that movie and how poorly it turned out, can't understand why they would want to see it.
"You do know it's Star Trek V, right? Five?? Star Trek V?? They physically go looking for God??"
- He is particularly stumped by one woman with a baby, who is relieved when the dealer gives her a copy.
"Oh, trust me, lady. I know, I have five babies at home. Star Trek V is perfect for them. It puts them right to sleep."
- Then Scotty, played, as in the original series, by James Doohan, teleports into the store and asks for a copy of Star Trek V as well.
was such a cheap-ass director, he didn't even get you
- After he gets his copy, Scotty advises people to tell their dealer to give them a copy as well. The Critic is even more dumbfounded at this:
"Why the hell do you have to tell your dealer? It's clearly the biggest hit in the world, according to everybody! [...] They [Star Trek V
and Barb Wire
] didn't do shit in the box office, but apparently, they're the voice of a generation."
A Christmas Story Live
- The first line the Critic throws referring to this movie?
Critic: In America's need to destroy this movie, A Christmas Story Live does its best to turn that small-town innocent family classic with a hint of an edge into a tacky singing Hallmark card covered in falling glitter with an unfunny joke inside. But where a card only gives you a second of annoyance, this one delivers 2 hours and 15 minutes of cyanide fruitcake! [...] It's the kind of special that rips out what was charming and fresh from the original and replaces it with what Google Translate would interpret as charming and fresh. It's a miserable experience from beginning to end, so let's look it over from beginning to end.
- The Critic's fear of Ralphie's face.
- He interprets Bebe Rexha's "Count on Christmas" music video at the start of the special as being so out of place that he initially thinks he's watching Old Navy Presents: A Camp Rock Christmas.
Critic: What's that? Ah. The fictional person I'm pretending is off-camera to make this joke work is telling this is, in fact, A Christmas Story. [beat] Don't know how I didn't recognize that! I mean, Christ, literally the first scene is 100% wrong. It took effort to be this wrong! It's like starting off a Christmas classic everybody knows like this!
- "There's nothing wrong with your monitor, by the way. The aspect ratio keeps changing. I'm assuming this is whenever there's a fantasy Ralphie is having... (Cut back to "Count on Christmas" with Bebe Rexha and the dancers in bunny costumes, which also has the 2:35:1 aspect ratio) ...which means there must have been some confusing thoughts he was going through when these women came out in his PJs."
- Ralphie tries to implore Ms. Shields to sympathize with his plight, with the expectation she'll phone his mother and implore her to get him the Red Ryder gun. Critic points out how non-cryptic that is.
Critic!!Ralphie: Those assholes that own me that drug money will pay! Nobody messes with Gangster Ralphie! Nobody!
- "He has another fantasy about saving people with his BB Gun. Again, not a bad number on its own, but in the original, it's short and sweet, only 2 minutes. In this version it's six, six minutes of this! It's so long, boring and pointless, I almost pray there would be a screw-up to make things more interesting!
Ralphie: But I think that everyone should have a... (You hear the sound of a stagehand giving directions on another set in the background, briefly distracting Andy Walken) Red Ryder BB Gun...
Critic: (as Ralphie) "Oh, sorry! The mics in my fantasy forgot to turn off."
- "You know, singing your crime doesn't make me hear it any less. You all have detention!"
The Search for Santa Paws
The Most HATED Nutcracker Movie Ever Made
- The opening scene.
- Rachel's remake of Home Alone being made with a Satanist and a skinhead as the robbers.
- The uncle calls the nutcracker "NC"
- The Critic pointing out that the Rat King's collection of photos of crying children are pictures of the audience.
- The claim that Nick Jr. is making an upcoming special entitled "Nutsy Nazis" and that it will have a Crossover with Peppa Pig.
- Rachel frequently pointing out that the Critic hasn't said the "f"-word this whole year.
Malcolm: Are you gonna keep that up?
Critic: Fuck no! But it's good to know I don't need to rely on it.
- The Critic's "it'll do" attitude to the new studio space.
- The Critic's reaction to just how far deep the rabbit hole that is "Rat Nazis" can go.
Monkey: The sun is blocked out by smoke from burning toys. You do know the rats burn toys...
Critic: Wait, like inanimate toys or living toys like the ones we've been seeing?
Nutcracker: (from an earlier scene) All dolls are alive!
Elf Bowling the Movie
- Critic talking about why "Fucking Elf Bowling" wouldn't be rated higher than PG. The one that's literally named "Fucking Elf Bowling."
- "The ship is called The Filthy Toe, and they hold the evilest of pirates known to man: the ones who steal toys and sell them for profit!"
- Critic adding "barnacle butts" into his dictionary of obscurely confusing insults, right above "I was frozen today!".
- "If I pretend this isn't needles in my ballsack, will you end faster?" "Just for that, another verse!"
- "Eh, too bad those pins can't talk and say "What happened?"...wait. Those pins should talk and say "What happened?""
- "Hey, look boss, I can do your mom." note "You know exactly what you said."
- "Might I also add OOOOOOOOOOWWWWW!!!"
- "We're just Packers fans!" (cue gunfire)
- "Please don't use the phrase "beat me Dingle" again."
- Critic's confusion over Gizelda's accent.
- Also, his confusion over why the elves are cringing at Santa singing.
- The stone guard at the sweat shop is distracted by the tribal chief making a lady in the fire.
- When Dingle starts singing about slavery:
Dingle: Slavery makes the world go round...
Critic: I'm immediately uncomfortable with this one so I'm just skipping it. (proceeds to do just that)
- The bowling ball is...transformed into a bomb by the penguins. No, really.
Critic: Well, the elves are dead, so I think that counts as a strike.
- Santa Christ talking during the credits about how the Critic almost had a December without him.