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  • Acting for Two: In Conversations videos.
  • Approval of God: Max Landis commented on their video on Chronicle positively, stating he looked forward to them tackling his film and, in high contrast to Jordan Vogt-Roberts below, considered their style of criticism to be reminiscent of a roast. And also that they can go fuck themselves.
  • Ascended Fanon: David F. Sandberg, while discussing some problem-solving he did for SHAZAM! (2019), made a few jabs at CinemaSins when pointing out flaws in his own movie. Come the sins video for SHAZAM!, Jeremy and crew use a couple of Sandberg's own nitpicky criticism of the movie including one where Jeremy directly does an impression of him and uses the mock "Fail Counter" he had.
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  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Ironically enough, they've done this to their most known catch phrase: "Scene does not contain a lap dance." The original version was "Scene does not include lap dance."
  • Creator's Apathy: They've admitted several times to making up sins that contradict the movie to make their videos longer.
  • Dear Negative Reader: In general, Jeremy and Chris have to deal with viewers who completely miss the point of the series (being as petty as possible about a piece of entertainment for comedy's sake) and will often mock those people. They've also taken jabs at people who dismiss any legitimate criticism they make as "satire."
    • Rian Johnson wasn't amused about their video on Looper, prompting CinemaSins to create their Twitter account just to tell Johnson that they were kidding and legitimately loved his movie. Johnson has since removed his tweet where he acknowledged the video.
    • Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of Kong: Skull Island, retaliated against the film's sins video by directly countering some specific sins. He also angrily called them out for ignoring Artistic License and labelled them as trolls that "contribute to the dumbing down of cinema", unfavorably comparing them to Mystery Science Theater 3000 in a long Twitter thread/rant and calling them the "YouTube equivalent of the Seltzer and Friedberg movies." It should be noted that Vogt-Roberts is less angry about them tackling his movie and more annoyed by their style of criticism, which he demonstrates by co-writing Kong's Honest Trailer and pointing out flaws he himself found in his own movie.
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    • James Gunn hasn't seen the video on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but when someone showed him a sin and called the channel satire, Gunn responded with a polite retort and, based on the sin he was shown, observed that it "should still be accurate about what it’s satirizing. Otherwise it’s just shitty satire."
  • Dueling Works: Cinema Sins, Honest Trailers and How It Should Have Ended all released their entry for Back to the Future Part II in the same day (October 21, 2015), because it was a Meaningful Release Date.
  • Follow the Leader:
    • It's safe to say that there are quite a lot of channels that have chosen to run off of the same algorithms that this channel pioneered. Examples can be found here, here, here, here, and here. That's not even getting into the standalone videos that have been made...
    • To borrow a Catchphrase from CinemaSins itself, you could also say that CinemaSins is a discount Mystery Science Theater 3000/RiffTrax.
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  • Fountain of Expies: Seriously, go on YouTube and search for "Cinema Sins Parody." There are...a lot of them. One of them even has its own entry on this wiki.
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  • Missing Episode:
    • Olympus Has Fallen (the straight version, not "White Olympus House Has Fallen Down", the video that mixed the film with White House Down) has been taken down from YouTube, with no signs of it being mirrored elsewhere or indication that it will be back up. The same thing goes for The Fast and the Furious.
    • The official videos for Moulin Rouge! and The Return of the King are also removed, but both can be found on YouTube on fans' accounts.
    • The Lego Ninjago Movie was removed as well, but can be found here.
    • Several videos from the CinemaSins Jeremy channel were privatized around April 2018, including all his reviews and Dear Hollywood videos.
  • Official Fan-Submitted Content: The Everything Wrong With Iron Man 3 video had its sins submitted by the fans.
  • Parody Retcon: A common response to criticism is "it's satire" and claiming Jeremy is more of a character representing online critics who get anal-retentive over small details. This generally only comes up when they're called out for getting something wrong, while at all other points the complaints they make are their genuine views, mistakes and all, as evidenced in videos on Jeremy's personal channel. Jeremy also acknowledges mistakes, something he wouldn't need to do while in-character, and contradicts himself in several interviews, on Reddit and in his rant on a live-action remake of Winnie the Pooh in a Dear Hollywood video where he states the channel is not satire and should be taken seriously, which really reinforces the notion the "it's satire" and "he's playing a character" claims are just attempts at deflecting legitimate criticisms.
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  • Troubled Production: The EWW Dragonball Evolution has sound issues halfway through, with CinemaSins stating that they had so much trouble getting it uploaded in the first place that they dare not try to fix it.
  • The Wiki Rule: The CinemaSins Wiki.


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