Is there a single gem?
They did it right already
Can't hold a candle to them.
Which Andy are we watching?
One thing's for sure, good people
We've got some movies to see.
We got Boots To Reboots
It's time for Andy to stomp that shit!
Straight to hell!
Boots To Reboots!
Come on, Andy, stomp that shit!
Boots to Reboots is an online series featuring a mentally ill patient named Andy who reviews reboots and remakes of classic horror films to determine their fates. He is accompanied by two split personalities — Good Andy, a childish version of himself — and Evil Andy, a psychopathic, malevolent representation.
This web series provides examples of:
- All Men Are Perverts: Evil!Andy definitely loves the women featured in horror films.
- Arc Villain:
- Ax-Crazy: Unsurprisingly, Evil!Andy has several instances of being unhinged.
- Beard of Evil: Evil!Andy due in part to sharing Andy's body. And he is very malicious.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: Freddy and Jason team up in the review of the 2009 remake of Friday the 13th. Freddy got him to work for him under the promise of resurrecting his mother with the Book of the Dead.
- Black Comedy Rape: Andy sticks his finger through a bagel's hole resulting in its "death."
- Butt-Monkey: Dr. Oddcoitus is often the victim of Andy and his split personalities. For instance, he was trapped in Andy's house for a good duration of the web show's run.
- "Hello and welcome to ''Boots To Reboots, the place where most reboots go to die."
- Comically Missing the Point: Andy and Good!Andy lament the death of Gage during their review of the 2019 Pet Sematary remake while Evil!Andy is only concerned that the truck driver ruined a great song.
- Dark and Troubled Past: The Maniacal Cinephile/Andy became disfigured when a cup of scalding hot nachos and cheese was tossed at him. From there, he spent 10 years in a mental institution where his multiple personalities were created.
- A Date with Rosie Palms: Evil!Andy is the main perpetrator of the trope.
- Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: Any one of the three versions of Andy might die in a review, yet show up perfectly fine next time. For example, in the Halloween II (2009) episode, Good!Andy falls victim to the Silver Shamrock commercial and is killed, but shows up perfectly fine in later reviews.
- Deal with the Devil: The Devil attempts to make one with Good!Andy during the review of the remake for Bedazzled.
- Demonic Possession: Evil!Andy gets possessed in the review of the Evil Dead remake.
- Disney Villain Death: Discussed in the reboot of Dredd when Judge Dredd tosses Ma-Ma to her death. Perpetuated when Andy inserts himself in Ma-Ma's place and slowly falls.
- Does Not Wear Shoes: Andy does not wear any, which compliments his status as a mentally-ill patient.
- Driven to Suicide: Happens once per episode. Usually whenever Andy is watching an excruciating moment from a remake.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Evil!Andy cries over a death in Rob Zombie's Halloween II (2009), but he asserts that he was merely constipated.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Evil!Andy has this to further accentuate that he is, in fact, not a nice guy.
- Freudian Excuse: The Maniacal Cinephile was sentenced to 10 years in an institution after the traumatizing experience he had at the movie theater. Worse, his family celebrated the fact.
- Friend to All Living Things: Good!Andy completely adores animals to the point that he dreads the inevitable trope of having an animal get killed as a cheap scare.
- Halloween Episode:
- His two-part review of Rob Zombie's remakes of John Carpenter's films. He also tries to escape Michael Myers himself when Myers forces him to review the sequel.
- His review of Trick r Treat even includes Sam himself almost killing Andy when Evil!Andy used the money to buy booze.
- The Hedonist: Evil!Andy loves nothing more than to drink, rob stores, etc.
- Hide the Evidence: After Andy "kills" a bagel, he cuts it to pieces in the bathtub before flushing the remains down the drain.
- Jerkass: Evil!Andy, unsurprisingly mistreats the real Andy and his good half and is borderline hedonistic and uncaring of how others feel.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: However, Evil!Andy does chip in to give Andy a new pair of boots...somehow.
- Kick the Dog: Good!Andy hates this trope as it entails that any animal he grew to care for would get unceremoniously killed.
- Madness Mantra: In his review of the remake of The Mummy, when Brendan Fraser's character prefers to himself as the map, Andy starts singing the "Map Song" from Dora the Explorer repeatedly before blowing his brains out.
- Mommy Issues: Andy had this with his mother at some point...to the point that he keeps her shrunken head around.
- Only Sane Man: The "real" Andy plays the Straight Man to his split personality's antics.
- The Reveal: Despite his belief that he had Oddcoitus imprisoned in his home, it is revealed that Oddcoitus had long since retired and he was never held captive. Andy had stopped taking his medication which nearly dooms him because that meant that Freddy was coming for him.
- See You in Hell: Said by Freddy Krueger in Andy's review of the A Nightmare On Elm Street reboot before getting crushed underneath Andy's boot.Freddy: I'll see you in hell!
Andy (with deep voice): Tell them that Andy sent ya.
- Serial Killer: Evil!Andy has the tendency to kill people one instance being where he killed the neighbor to take his pool, or when he hunted down and ripped the arm off the man who threw the cheesy nachos at him.
- Andy also has the habit of skinning people and keeping body parts.
- His review of the anthology film Trick 'r Treat briefly mentions that Evil!Andy had killed roughly around forty people.
- Besides him, there are also Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, and Michael Myers who often star as the antagonists of his reviews.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Evil!Andy is especially guilty of this trope complimenting his unpredictable nature.
- The Sociopath: Evil!Andy is a hedonistic split personality who is violent and murderously insane. In nearly every episode, Evil!Andy either kills or maims someone; robs banks; drinks booze; anything that stimulates him.
- Split Personality: Good!Andy and Evil!Andy.
- Toilet Humor: Happens consistently with Evil!Andy being the main perpetrator.
- Andy: This has been Andy the Maniacal Cinephile!
Good!Andy: Thanks for watching!
Evil!Andy: And see you next time!—The closing lines appearing mostly in Andy's movie reviews.