WARNING! Unmarked spoilers for the films Adam reviews follow.
- During his World War Z review he does a Shout-Out to How It Should Have Ended, by using a clip from their video on the film because they had already perfectly illustrated the glaring Plot Hole Adam was about to discuss: If terminally ill people don't get attacked, it would have become immediately obvious to everyone.Adam: Let's just forget about the 1.1 million people who would probably notice a trend with zombies not coming after them and all.Adam (As an HIV infectee): All my friends are dead, except every single person in my support group.(Cut to images of religious fundamentalists claiming AIDS is a punishment from God.)Adam (As an HIV infectee): Who's on God's side now, biatch?
- Cool Cat Saves the Kids:
If a bully picks on you for wearing glasses, it's actually because you're not wearing glasses.
- Upon discovering the label on the Cool Cat DVD is poorly glued on the disc, Adam proceeds to remove the label and draw a shoddy representation of the label's graphics on the disc using a marker pen. Cool Cat in particular gets a cartoonish posterior.
- A bully decides to send a mean text about how ugly a girl's hair is because it's pretty. Adam's response?
Maria: I made a work area with the blanket and the more signs supplies!Subtitles: I MADE A WORK AREA WITH THE BLANKEY ASS 'EM MORE HEINZ PLIES!(As the camera rapidly zooms in on Cool Cat)Adam: What the fuck you just say to me bitch?
- He has a good time making fun of poorly pronounced dialogue by way Fun with Subtitles.
I like to read this book with: No clothes onThis book belongs to The Islamic State
- He edited clips from Dateline to make it look like Cool Cat was the predator being caught.
- When he explains that he also read the book that came with the DVD, there is just a brief, two-second long clip of Adam almost naked, save for a latex horse mask and the book covering his groin region. He is drinking from a mug with an image of a unicorn puking rainbows on it.
- He briefly zooms in on a man in the background who walked back into his house after presumably seeing Cool Cat.
- The movie features a possibly drunk Erik Estrada, and his lines "That kid kicked sand in Cool Cat's face!" and "Dere he is!" get remixed.
- The various times the film gives bad advice to kids, or contradicts its own.
- Telling kids to open unsolicited text messages from strangers.
- Telling kids that if you get a text saying you've won a secret contest and won a bunch of money, take it. It's not a scam.
- The fact that both the bully in the movie and in the book are the only overweight people around, implying that Derek Savage has something against fat people.
- Cool Cat advises kids to look both ways before crossing the street. Two minutes later, he completely ignores this rule as he chases after Butch the Bully.
- "I'LL FUCKIN' STRANGLE THAT LITTLE SHIT"
- He edits a scene where Cool Cat is checking things on his laptop, making it look like he's browsing the Bad Dragon website and is admiring what said site sells.
- When Cool Cat says "Have a seat!" to Maria, Chris Hansen appears in the bottom right of the screen for a second before promptly vanishing.
- When Cool Cat gets two music numbers one after the other, Adam ups the ante a third time by imposing a bunch of hot women twerking behind Cool Cat while a Death Grips track plays.
- It makes it ten times funnier that during the scene afterwards where Derek and Mama Cat are complementing Cool Cat, the scenes where MC Ride is giving his Nightmare Fuel behavior from "You Might Thing..." is imposed behind him.
- The Host:
Melanie: When you touch me...5 Seconds Later...Melanie: I don't want you to stop.23 Seconds Later...Melanie: Sleep with me...11 Seconds Later...Jared: All I'm saying is...2 Seconds Later...Jared: We have time.15 Seconds Later...Melanie: We only have this... Now...
- He likes to emphasize unnecessary pauses a lot, primarily through brief title cards with elevator music playing in the background:
- Megan Is Missing:
Adam (as Amy): Oh my god! There's a chair in this house!?
- "Fuck yeah, non-specific drugs!"
- When Amy walks in on Megan doing something sexual with a guy;
- Adam reveals who the director Michael Goi is for those who aren't familiar. The likely audience reaction is priceless.
- When Adam makes fun of a bad transition in a news report which makes it look like the news reporter is eating what was in the previous shot:Adam (as news reporter): That kid was delicious!
- After Earth:
Adam (as Jaden): Take that; my one and only means of defense!
- The running gag illustrating how Will's deliberately unemotional acting makes him look lethargically bored.
- After Jaden throws his weapon at the Ursa;
- His comment that M. Night Shyamalan being the director is the twist of the movie.
- The montage that plays when it's revealed Shyamalan was the director: An acid trippy combination of Micheal Scott shouting "No!" and clips of the worst moments of Shymalan's previous films.
- The running gag where Adam plays beats from Will's rap career over footage of him.
- Adam reading off tweets from Jaden's twitter.
- The Amazing Spider Man 2:
- Adam's entire review, but especially the section where he lays into Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams' score for the film and the "My Enemy / Paranoia" Times Square sequence.Hans Zimmer: This band I put together of Johnny, Mark and Pharrell, I didn't pick them because they're good. I picked them because they're really famous.
Adam: For some reason, one of them thought it would be really fucking good idea to throw in this obnoxiously distracting rhythmical whispering!
Soundtrack (as interpreted by Adam's subtitles): He lied to me! He shot at me! He hates-a-me! He's using me! Virginity! Electricity!
Adam: Like, this shit is all happening during the movie.
Electro: You're so selfish. You set me up!
Spider-Man: No man, I did not set you up!
Electro: YOU LIED TO ME!
Soundtrack: He lied to me! He shot at me! He hates on me! He's using me! Afraid of me! He's dead to me! That Spider-Man, he is my enemy!!! FWOMP WOMP!!!
(Spidey backflips over a car)
Adam: (singing along to the soundtrack in a whiny effeminate voice) Spider-Man! Spider Paranoia, Spider-Man! (normal voice) So they have a really tame fight scene and it ends with Spider-Man spraying him down with a fucking fire hose. Okay, so the defining feature of this villain is that he can harness the power of electricity and you just beat him with water? And not only that, the way he beats him he literally just knocks him over, like the guy's still conscious and breathing and whispering shit under his breath like 'I hate Spider-Man, gar!' But Spider-Man just fucks off over to Gwen Stacy and has a conversation with her! Like, 'job well done, looks like the cops can just apprehend him from here, it's not like he's a supervillain made out of fucking electricity that we've been given no reason to assume is not able to still use his powers!' But fuck it, that's not important, let's cut to the next scene! Come on guys, we've got to finish this up!
- Adam's entire review, but especially the section where he lays into Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams' score for the film and the "My Enemy / Paranoia" Times Square sequence.
Frank: "I'm the Trash Man! I throw trash all over- all over the ring! And then, I start eating garbage!"
- The Running Gag of sneaking in other reviewers into the Skype feed. You can spot Jeremy Jahns, the Nostalgia Critic, and Chris Stuckmann.
- Turning Laura's ghost into Jessi Slaughter.
- Later turning her into Frank Reynolds.
- The "LAURA BARNS KILL URSELF" video being changed into the music video for the Bev and Bob version of Evanscence's "Bring Me to Life" at the end of Part 2 of the review.
- Among other reasons, Ken's death scene (which involves a blender) is ruined for Adam because he recognizes the actor from a Doritos parody commercial.
- In the scene of Val's death, he believes that Mitch Screams Like a Little Girl.
- "Oh my God! Blaire was the Origarmi Killer this whole time!"
- "...no other than motherfucking, Shia Labeouf. *cuts to a music segment* STRANGLING SUPERSTAR SHIA LeBEOUF!
- "Yeaaah this is gonna be an YMS video is it?"
- "Is she a cocoa maniac?"
- At one point, Adam shows the infamous incident where Lars ended up talking about how he is a "Nazi because he's German" at the Cannes Film Festival and begins to zoom in on Kirsten Dunst's reaction to his constant muck ups when he tries to correct himself. In fact there's even an awkward cough in the background as the other cast members just look at him in disbelief.
- "Okay I'm a Nazi!" *cue sad music and an article screen shot of Von Trier being banned from the Cannes Film Festival*
- His entire rant regarding the aspect ratio within the film, so much so that he said he actually bought the movie on iTunes again just to see if there was an error. That shows either how dedicated Adam is in showing how much he knows in film production or how worked up he gets at times over small details in hilarity results.
- "I'M CHAROLLETE GAINSBORG AND LIFE SUCKS TRILOGY!"
- His constant mispronunciation of Lars von Trier's last name on purpose.
- Particularly this one
- Jupiter Ascending:
- He describes the general reaction of the audience to Jupiter being recognized as royalty because of bees as having "simultaneously farted".
- Channing Tatertots.
- Saw 1-7:
- Stab Her by Benny Troung playing when a character stabs someone.
- The Lovely Bones:
- The opening to the review:"Hi, this is Peter Jackson. I hope you enjoy this exclusive REVIEW from my SHITTY movie The Lovely Bones, here on NOTPRODUCTIVE.com."
- The opening to the review:
- Cyberbully (2011)
(Record Needle Scratch) Stop it right fucking there! Does anyone recognize that song? It's called "Breathe Me" by Sia, and it is the most overused song EVER! It was used appropriately in the series finale of Six Feet Under, and after that point, it just got raped! And by 'after that point', I mean after I used it in some shitty video I made when I was 15!(Cue a montage of commercials, movie trailers, and TV shows that used said song)You're a little fucking late! This song used to be good, but using it is just a joke now! It's almost as much as a death sentence as using "Hide and Seek" by Imogen Heap!
- Adam calling out the film for using the song "Breathe Me" by Sia during the part where Taylor attempts to commit suicide:
- In an otherwise positive Quickie of It Follows, Adam goes through a bunch of potential questions the film's rules pose regarding the sexually-transmitted entity, some much more nonsensical than others."Will it go after you if you only use oral?"
"Will it go after two different people if there was double penetration?"
"Is there a difference if you're wearing a condom?"
"Is it the penetration or the ejaculation?"
"If you came into a turkey baster and squirted it up someone's vagina, would they get cursed?"
"What about gay sex? What if there was a mantrain?"
"What if you lived on a houseboat?"
"What if you crossed the ocean and never came back?"
"What if you trapped it in a steel reinforced cage?"
"If you already have sex with somebody but you have sex with somebody else after that person, do both of them get it?"
"What if the person you had sex with dies in a way that's completely unrelated to the curse?"
"What if you heavily sedated a shark, and then had sex with it, and then set it free in the ocean?"
"What if there was a mantrain?"
- In the part 4 of "Childhood Trauma" when Adam's about to explain why the Ghostwriter traumatized him as a kid, a photo of said reason appears, causing him to abruptly shut up as it zooms in.
- The entirety of "Adum & Pals: Catwoman" is a riot since it's a rapidly-edited-together stream of three guys riffing on and laughing at an already-hilarious movie, but some highlights:
- Due to the film's overdoing of Jump Cuts, the editor is able to repeatedly splice in footage of Cool Cat Saves the Kids without interrupting the flow, which ends up being a lot funnier than it should be.
- Their erroneous assumption that the Asian actor playing Wesley (Byron Mann) was "the Asian guy from fucking X-Men Origins: Wolverine" (Daniel Henney) is followed up by Scott saying he's actually Jet Li, sending them all into hysterics.
Mark: He cracked his head open and his soul left the body, you can see it!
- In the film's climax, the character gets slammed into a wall then awkwardly left dangling over a bar with eyes open, leading a moment of confusion for the trio to realize that it actually killed him, then questioning what even happened physics-wise.
- The entire buildup of the seemingly-dead Patience being revived by a group of stray housecats, especially since the payoff is that she's brought back to life by what appears to be a CGI cat burping on her.
- After a scene of Patience standing up to her boss, which includes her retorting with the line "Then let me try the remix," it gets a hilarious Call-Back later on as she's woken up by the loud music next door, where as she dramatically jolts her head as the camera closes-up:Scott: ..."Time for the remix!"
(Mark bursts into laughter)
Adam: No cat— (also bursts into laughter)
- The trio's reaction to the infamous basketball scene, helped by them pointing out how shots not featuring Halle Berry's face are actually of a stuntman in a wig, making the weirdly sexual shots all the more hilarious.Scott: I've never referred to a one-on-one basketball game as "disgusting" before, but that was!
- Their not-entirely inaccurate take on the film's Catwoman outfit, especially with Patience's Crazy Cat Lady mentor offering her a "fetish mask."Ophelia: Accept it.
Mark: Accept the fetish! It's not a phase!
- "She had to read the lines 'Help, somebody! It's Catwoman! She killed George.'"
- Their realization that Benjamin Bratt's character appears to be the only cop in the city as he appears at every crime scene in seconds, participates in forensics investigations, talks to children at schools, speaks for the police to the news, and even interrogates Patience himself.
- "Ah, bingo."
- Adam points out a hilariously odd extra frame in the scene where a girl jumps from the semi-truck and lands on the car behind it. He then proceeds to play that clip over the review multiple times, with text added to the extra frame such as "memes" and "still funny."
- The beautifully edited scene of the killer dangling the car keys as his next victim whips his head back and forth with dramatic music. Somehow even funnier because of how long it goes on for.
- Not long after is a similar scene emphasizing a character assembling "one of the shittiest-looking sandwiches I've ever seen", complete with slow motion, greyscale, comical sound-effects, and Schubert's "Ave Maria".
- Part 2 has the part where the deaf man held upstairs the creepy house reaches out towards Lisa's mouth rather awkwardly. It's editing of him playing with her lip at ludicrous speed can only really be described as comedy gold.
- In Part 3: Adam's increasing exasperation at the reveal that Tabitha was being held in a dank underground lair and somehow didn't notice or question waking up in such a place, and that the trauma counselor apparently didn't see anything wrong with being called to a lair located under an abandoned farm that she'd have to get to via a rickety mine shaft elevator.Adam: If you have a better explanation for what could have happened, please let me know because I am desperately trying to apply logic to this film, and it's just not working out.
- Neil Breen's Double Down, I Am Here ....... Now, and Fateful Findings
Derek: This film also covers mace, knife protection, stun guns, knife protection, karate self-defense, mace, knife protection, mace, karate self-defense, Baseball, bullying, karate self-defense, bullying, Baseball—
- After ordering all of Neil Breen's films (which is revealed to be a Guide Dang It! process in which you must order one film but specify another in the shipping instructions), Adam decides to screen them all for a drunk viewing party to get genuine reactions throughout the reviews.
- His films end up containing a number of recurring Creator Thumbprints, including Breen playing a morally superior Author Avatar (and in one case, "alien Jesus, sort of"), the Nevada desert, hacking to expose government secrets, supernatural events, Prop Recycling, dead wives, and many characters (including Breen's) being The Klutz.
- The credits for Double Down are filled with unironic and possibly unintentional credits gags, including many of its roles being filled by Breen, as well as lighting and makeup credited to none.
- "Because the evil corporate businessman sabotaged solar development, this girl gets laid off. So how is she supposed to feed that fake baby now? Perhaps she should train to become a military sniper."
- "So now the gang finds out there's an undercover cop amongst them. So naturally, they give him the most epic beatdown ever captured on film." [cue said scene with "Gonna Fly Now" in the background]
- The Running Gag of everyone being so clumsy (especially Breen and his laptops), to the point where you can make one of said scenes grayscale and instantly get the opening scene of a direct response commercial.
- The sound editing error causing keyboard noises to continue playing even after Breen is done "typing".
- The kidnapping of Breen's "replacement wife" turns into yet another commercial, for Derek Savage's gun self-defense for women videos.