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CinemaSins is a web series created by Jeremy Scott and Chris Atkinson in 2012, dedicated entirely to pointing out the "sins" in movies. Sins include continuity errors, research errors, anything that breaks Willing Suspension of Disbelief, editing mistakes, instances of "Dude, Not Funny!", instances of Idiot Ball or Idiot Plot, Plot Holes, Deus ex Machinas, Logical Fallacies, Continuity Lockouts, overused and misused tropes, or just anything the guys can make a snarky joke or reference to. Currently, there are seven shows playing on the channel (though all but the first appear to have been discontinued):

  • Everything Wrong With...: Jeremynote  points out all the sins in a particular movie.
  • Conversations with Myself: Through editing, Jeremy has a discussion with Jeremy about a recent movie, including a hint towards the next episode of CinemaSins. Was eventually moved to CinemaSins Jeremy (see below).
  • Movie Recipes: Came in two seasons with vastly different formats:
    • In the original run, Jeremy visits the kitchen to make an inedible edible creation, with all the ingredients based on one film.
    • In the reboot, Jeremy hires a celebrity chef to make an actually good meal with thematic ingredients (again, based on one film), while shooting the breeze with movie trivia.
  • What'$ the Damage? The guys tally up the monetary cost of all the physical and property damage in a movie, not counting human lives (because "that's just morbid").
  • Sin Dissection: Further in-depth explanation of a particular movie sin. Only one episode, on the sin "This movie exists", was ever released.
  • CinemaSins Voicemails — Best of the Hotline: Highlights from the CinemaSins Hotline (405-459-7466, or 405-459-SINN), reenacted by Jeremy or actors.
  • "How To Make...": A series of videos (made by Bobby Burns) showcasing some of the more regular sins of a particular genre (Michael Bay films, British crime films, slasher films, etc.) as a "how to" video.

In 2014, a second channel was created, CinemaSins Jeremy. Three series ran on this channel, in addition to Conversations with Myself (which was originally on the main channel):

  • Dear Hollywood: Jeremy writes a letter to Hollywood complaining about particular trends, suggesting improvements for the industry.
  • Before & After Movie Reviews: The guys discuss their expectations for a movie while driving to see it, then give a review after having watched it.
  • Adventures in Audio: Basically like the ending funny audio bits on a Sins video, except applied to good movies.

Later in 2014, they started a third channel, Brand Sins, with a different format,note  a different host,note  and the same nitpicking. This channel was discontinued in early 2018.

Then in 2015, they made channel number 4, Music Video Sins, which is just Cinema Sins with music videos. This channel was originally narrated by Jeremy as well until late February 2020, when writer Barrett Share took on the role. The final episode of this series was uploaded in December 2021.

In late March/early April 2015, they added a fifth channel to their lineup called Couch Tomato. This channel was created and narrated by someone originally not affiliated with Sins Medianote ; their videos are part of a series called 24 Reasons, which are film comparison videos with "twenty-four reasons why a newer film is similar to an older film" (or to put it another way, taking two movies with similar plots and wording the comparison to imply they have the exact same plot).

On September 6th, 2018, two things started: 1) They re-uploaded Captain America: The First Avenger, with an announcement at the beginning saying that over the years, certain videos disappeared for some reason or another. In previous years, September would be a half-hiatus, with one new sin video a week. They decided to start re-uploading the disappeared videos, with re-uploads making up the normally-new Thursday video, and adding them on Saturdays. After September was over, they went back to the Tuesday/Thursday new videos schedule, keeping Saturday for re-uploads until they were all caught up. The second thing that started was the TVSins channel, with the first video being the Game of Thrones pilot. In May 2020, narration for these videos was taken over by writer Aaron Dicer.

In 2021, the channel Commercial Sins was created, which points out sins in TV commercials. This series is narrated by Chris.

The channel itself can be accessed on YouTube here and their official website.

For the much more optimistic parody channel, see Cinema Wins.

Tropes picked apart by the Everything Wrong With series:

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    Tropes #-C 

  • 1-Dimensional Thinking: They call it "The Prometheus School of Running Away From Things," using an infamous scene from the movie where a character is crushed to death by a giant rolling wheel instead of running to the side to avoid the wheel altogether.
  • 20 Minutes into the Future: Jeremy pointing out how in Looper, those are clearly 2010s model cars being driven in 2044; that according to Star Trek (2009), "Nokia still has that shitty ringtone 250 years in the future"; that in Avatar, a film set in the 22nd century, Ranger Rick is apparently still a relevant reference; and pointing out how The Running Man predicts we'll still be listening to music on cassettes 30 years later.
  • Accentuate the Negative: Invoked in Everything Wrong With The Princess Bride when Jeremy gives a sin for an absolutely nitpicky factoid regarding the baseball video game that the Grandson is playing in the Framing Device. He justifies it by saying that "this movie is basically perfect" so he has to go with anything he can find or it won't get any sins at all.
  • Acoustic License:
    • "Hammond's dad can hear his son's conversation 10 feet away at a fairly loud party."
    • Multiple instances of characters entering a scene and responding to something said when they realistically were probably too far away to hear what they're responding to.
  • Actor Allusion: Point Break (1991): When "Patrick's road house" is mentioned in a scene, Jeremy isn't amused by the film's attempt at an In-Joke and sins it.
  • Actually Pretty Funny:
    • Whenever Jeremy legitimately finds a joke funny, he'll break out in a fit of laughter and will remove a sin.
    • Conversely, when a line of dialogue or a scene is either obviously hypocritical or absurdly unbelievable, he'll break into a giggle fit and add a sin.
    • Subverted in Minions, when a news anchor describes Bob as a "small, jaundiced child."
      Jeremy: Hahahaha. Fine, okay, that was actually funny, but if you think you're getting a sin removed for one good joke, you've got another sin coming.
    • Also subverted in Black Widow. Though he finds Yelena's jab about Natasha's frequent Three Point Landings funny, he still adds a sin because Yelena is making a valid point about how said poses are clearly for the audience's pleasure and not about Nat's fighting style.
    • In Venom: Let There Be Carnage, he finds Venom singing "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" and Eddie and Venom's Plot-Mandated Friendship Failure fight to be awesome, but still sins the former because he can't play the audio and the latter because he knows most people had tuned out of the movie at that point.
  • Adaptation-Induced Plot Hole: Even though it was never intended to be a straight recreation, Jeremy notes that a lot of scenes lifted directly from the original anime lose all their meaning and impact in Ghost in the Shell (2017).
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: After V's little speech, The Narrator adds:
    "Also... Anti-Hero arrives and alliterates annoyingly to authenticate aptitude at alliteration."
    Jeremy: Beakers be bigger below, but best believe Baby Brent's bulbous belly breaks beaker before boarding.
  • Adorkable: invokedInvoked. The narrator accuses Paper Towns of being a "desperate, over-the-top attempt at being adorkable" and sins the movie for it.
  • Adults Are Useless: Jeremy points this out in every movie with kids as main characters. Special mention to the parents in The Boss Baby, who didn't have a problem with their seven-year-old taking their newborn ANYWHERE, or the mother who apparently didn't hear the adult voice coming from the squeak toy on her daughter's high chair or notice the radio antenna sticking out of it.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Sinned in Brave with Angus (a horse), when he does a roll-over.
    Jeremy (the narrator): Horse-dog. *ding*
  • Air-Vent Passageway: Jeremy frequently sins this, pointing out why would the bad guys make vents large enough for the heroes to crawl into.
  • All Men Are Perverts:
    • He counts this as a sin occasionally, most notably, in EWW Terminator 2: Judgement Day, when one of the mental hospital wards licks Sarah Connor after she's strapped to a bed.
      Jeremy: "All bad guys are pervy rapists" cliché.
    • Two of the channel's "running gag" sins are "scene does not contain a lap dance," and "(attractive actress in the film) is not my girlfriend in this scene."
  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: Sinned numerous times in Tangled with Maximus, whose competence seems to fluctuate depending on the needs of the plot.
  • Anatomically Impossible Sex: Sins 9˝ Weeks several times for clearly staged sex that is in no way possible. Also sinned The Room (2003) for the infamous scene of Tommy Wiseau appearing to be gyrating over the actress's bellybutton, and many other implausible sex scenes.
  • Angst? What Angst?:
    • Notes several times in Ouija that despite the fact that her friends are constantly dying around her, Laine never seems to express distress over it.
    Laine: I never even got to say goodbye.
    Jeremy: Yeah, you seem real broken up about it.
    • In War of the Worlds (2005), Ray and his daughter are shown sleeping peacefully immediately after Ray's murder of Ogilvy.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism:
    Jeremy: You just saw a forest grow out of one seed, and a bunch of animals board the ark without an announcement. "Impossible" shouldn't be in your vocabulary.
    Nick Fury: Locals say the cyclone had a face.
    Maria Hill: Well, people see things when they're under stress.
    Jeremy: Like a giant green Hulk, or a Norse god who wields a hammer, or a woman in black spandex wielding a glock! I'm just saying with the superheroes and villains that exist, is a weather monster that far out of the box? You need to chill, Hill!
  • Ascended Meme: There is a scene of X-Men: Days of Future Past in which a general finds out that the girl he seduced is actually Mystique. The narrator said: "X-Men franchise continues to believe that men wouldn't find Mystique attractive like this. (...) Just once, I'd like to see one of these dudes not freak out. Call her on her bulls*it. Then get his ass kicked anyway". Then, How It Should Have Ended made a video with alternate endings to the film.
    Mystique: What's the matter, baby? Don't you think I look pretty like this?
    General: No... no, actually you still look pretty hot like that.
    Mystique: DON'T LOOK AT ME!! (and kicks him in the face)
    General: Ouch! It was Worth It...
  • Award Snub: Invoked in The Addams Family, where Jeremy gives a sin to the Oscars themselves for not even considering Anjelica Huston for a nominee for Best Actress or at least Supporting Actress in 1991. He knocked three sins off for recognizing that all the actors really gave it their all in the film, and genuinely feels that Huston's performance as Morticia really should have been considered over Bette Midler for For The Boys or Juliette Lewis for Cape Fear.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Occasionally counts this as sins.
    • From the 2005 version of King Kong:
      Jeremy: You know, for all Ann's been through in this movie, she still looks f*cking dynamite!
    • In the EWW Back to the Future Part II, when Marty is hit in the face by Biff's elbow during the final chase to get the almanac back:
      Jeremy: After this, somehow Marty doesn't even have a black eye or bloody nose or anything!!!
  • Behind the Black: In The Two Towers, Jeremy points out that Saruman somehow hid an army numbering in the tens of thousands from Grima Wormtongue, even though there is no way the man could have missed such a massive grouping of Uruk-Hai when he works at the very building from which they were spawned.
  • Behind Every Great Man: Parodied in the video for Up:
    Jeremy: Behind every great man is a woman pointing and yelling at him to make unkeepable promises.
  • Berserk Button: More like Sin Button, since the narrator hardly ever truly goes berserk, just Tranquil Fury at most.
    • Child abuse. Sometimes this can spread to meta examples, such as when Child's Play gets a sin for Andy's jarringly well-acted crying. The narrator is horrified to think about what the directors told him to make him cry.
    • Rape or unwanted sexual advances are surefire ways to set the narrator off. The weird-tongue bonus round for Showgirls had the sin count multiplied to a million (69,000,000 total) for a part in the rape scene, with the caption, "Because... this scene is that bad." In at least one case, he even applied 5 sins for coming from The Weinstein Company.
    • Exploitation. A good portion of the sins in The Greatest Showman are about the film's glossing over or whitewashing the character of P. T. Barnum, calling them out for his abrasiveness and willingness to say or do whatever he needs to, to get someone to see things his way, as well as the half-baked attempt at social commentary re: miscegenation in the 19th century.
    • Usually it's used passively or jokingly, but "That's racist." can become one if the narrator becomes legitimately angry about a racist comment. Doubly if said racist comment is Played for Laughs.
    • Long opening credits. The emphasis on the sin will be greater the longer that they are.
      • And opening narration for that matter. The narrator believes in "show, don't tell" for these situations.
    • The narrator does not like sex scenes that don't make sense. The narrator will bring the video to a halt to point out how the sex would either be too uncomfortable for pleasure or just impossible.
    • Anytime the laws of physics are broken. The Fast & Furious series is loaded with a countless amount of sins for this. At one point, it drives the narrator to Angrish.
    • Dysfunctional parents, which many films argue are the only ones that exist.
    • The Pronoun Game: when characters refer only to others as he, she, or they, making it ambiguous to viewers as to whom they mean. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has this so much that at one point, the narrator sounds utterly overwhelmed:
      Narrator: WHO IS HER?
    • When characters are not given important information, just so that it can be a shocking reveal later. For example, when the main character is told not to do something, but is never told why he or she should not do it.
    • Jeremy is pretty livid after how many times he hears the word "Hope" in the Star Wars movies, especially after Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
      Jeremy: I swear to fuzzy Zeus on a cracker, if one more person says "hope" I'm going to lose my sh*t. Star Wars movies are hereby forbidden from ever using the word "hope". If you f*ckers ever cast soccer player Hope Solo in a movie... you'd better f*cking change her name in the credits. I'm serious!
    • On Music Video Sins, singers not capitalising their song titles.
      Barrett: ANNNNNNNNND let me point out that the title of this f*cking songnote  is in f*cking lowercase. I don't know WHY this s*it keeps happening, but I can't f*cking abide, man. Did Led Zeppelin name their s*it "stairway to heaven"? Did Justin Timberlake call his hit "cry me a river"? FURTHER, did Britney Spears title her magnum opus "toxic"???? DO YOU SEE WHAT I'M SAYING HERE???????
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: Adds a sin for the kiss between Leo and Ari in Planet of the Apes, subtitled "Ewww."
  • Big Word Shout: Jeremy's not a fan. Any time someone lets one out, Jeremy will sin it by repeating it in deadpan.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Sins A.I.: Artificial Intelligence because the Flesh Fair scene shows a black robot is the first to be destroyed in the whole movie.
  • *Bleep*-dammit!:
    • The narrator bleeps out all the swear words (except the one mentioned below) he uses. The bleeps are short enough though to exactly know which word he's saying, in the subtitles only one letter is blanked out ("f*ck"), and he is prone to Cluster F Bombs.
    • There is at least one instance where Jeremy bleeps out the word "fuck" but forgets to censor it in text. There are also several instances where the bleep is either too late or too early, thus making the swear word audible.
  • Blown Across the Room: Sinned in Batman: The Killing Joke:
    "Man, this bullet has unbelievable propulsive powers!"
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Occasionally puts this as a sin.
    • From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014):
      "Unconfirmed kills. *ding* Also the Shredder is content not to look for his body, even though it would take just a fraction of his army to go find it. *ding*"
    • In his video on Terminator 2, he has calls out the T-1000's not so smart decisions:
      • When he smashes the back window of a cop car that has the T-800, Sarah Connor, and John Connor, Jeremy sins the fact that the T-1000 doesn't just spill into the backseat in his liquid form and kill John.
      • When he's chasing our heroes in the SWAT truck in the helicopter, he doesn't bother shooting the tires.
      • During the fight in the factory, where the T-1000 makes the T-800 stuck in a gearshift — "The T-1000 says 'Oh, OK, you're incapacitated. No need to finish this job."
      • He tries to get Sarah to "Call to John", instead of just killing her and impersonating her.
      • The T-1000 apparently forgot that his inferior predecessor had the ability to re-route to alternate power after impaling him.
    • In his video of Attack of the Clones, he brings up the problems with Zam Wessel's assassination attempts at Padme:
      • Waiting to hit Padme's ship, where they used a decoy, until everybody disembarked.
      • Jango tells her they need to try something more subtle this time. "WHY!?"
      • Not programming the probe that carries the poisonous centipedes to carry missiles or explosives instead.
      • Zam decides to use her sniper rifle to shoot at the probe and let Obi-Wan fall to his doom, instead of just shooting Obi-Wan himself.
    • "How do you know she wasn't aiming at Obi-Wan and simply missed?"
      • In the nightclub, "Also, why didn't she just shift into her other self for a disguise and simply walk out."
    • In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, he sins how Charlie's robotic arm could have just crushed Eggsy's windpipe after Charlie himself was thrown out of the car instead of waiting to hack into the car's computer system after Eggsy left.
    • Though they have gotten a little carried away in calling this out. The video for John Wick: Chapter 2 sinned Santino for failing to ensure that the title character was killed when he blew up Wick's house. This despite the fact that Santino explicitly wasn't trying to kill him but rather force him into completing a job he owed, a fact which the movie's entire premise hinges on.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: When Noah from The Ring says "Roll credits", Jeremy asks if a Title Drop was made without him knowing.
  • Brain Bleach: Sins Minions twice in a row for first showing Stewart in a thong, then the implications of a Minion's sex drive.
    Jeremy: It was an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow blob can't be unseeny. *Ding* Also, does this fire hydrant threesome mean that Minions have sex drives? Aaaaand I just realized Rule 34 applies to Minions and I would like to be done existing now, thanks.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: From the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 episode:
    Jeremy: No one would ever be this excited about a food bar or a tech company, or a tech company that makes food bars. This level of excitement is just rude.
  • Brick Joke:
    • In the video of Avengers: Age of Ultron we get a scene set in Seoul, Korea. Jeremy sins this with "Just in case you confused it with Seoul, Norway". Later in a scene set in Oslo, Norway, Jeremy sins it with "In case you confused it with Oslo, Korea".
    • Early in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the Joes use "palm warmers" to melt a fence, and Jeremy guarantees they won't be used again in the rest of the movie. The very last sin of the movie was Jeremy calling back that he told us that they wouldn't be using those "f*cking palm warmers" again.
  • The Bro Code: Spider-Man earns a sin when Harry defends dating MJ to Peter with "I know you're crazy about her, but you never made a move."
    Jeremy: Bro Code violation in all 50 states, f*cker. (ding!)
  • Broken Record: When sinning a sex scene from The Room (2003) set to a generic R&B record with the chorus "You are my rose" repeated ad nauseam, Jeremy claims that the record actually skipped as it was being put in.
  • Brown Note: Jeremy states that projectile vomiting is the inevitable consequence of attempting to sing any Ace of Base song.
  • Butt-Monkey: Jeremy doesn't hide the fact that Hawkeye is his least favorite Avenger in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He spends a good deal of the Age of Ultron video mocking his uselessness, and brings him up again to mock in both the Ant-Man and Furious 7 videos.
  • California Doubling: invokedCalled out in The Matrix, in which various signage gives away the fact that the supposedly American locale was actually shot in Australia.
  • Camera Abuse: Gets specifically called out in the first The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power TV Sins review, where blood seemingly gets on the camera lens in a world where cameras shouldn't even exist.
    Aaron: As badass as this looks, I now have to consider that someone literally filmed these Elves killing a cave troll and that blood spatter tainted the lens of their camera. This means that inside this moment, there's an Elf with a f*cking video camera capturing footage to edit together later. Which means that NONE OF THIS IS REAL AND I'M REALLY UPSET.
  • Canadian Equals Hockey Fan: In Everything Wrong With Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, this is the narrator's response to a photo of a young Justin Bieber in a hockey suit.
    Narrator: No way. Justin grew up in Canada and played hockey? Now this movie is just fantasyland.
  • Captain Obvious: Jeremy calls Nightwing this verbatim in Batman: Under the Red Hood.
    Jeremy: Is one of Nightwing's superhero aliases Captain Obvious?
  • Celebrity Paradox: Pointed out in Zombieland when Tallahassee geeks out over meeting Bill Murray.
    Ok, the movie is acknowledging the real Bill Murray, and that Bill Murray in this movie has had the same career as the real-life Bill Murray. And if that's the case, he'd immediately recognize the dude that looks EXACTLY like his costar from 1996's Kingpin AND was in 1988's She's Having A Baby with him.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Calls out Skyscraper for setting one up with a shot of a 30 story-tall park at the start of the movie.
    You just KNEW the action would bring our hero's family to the 30-story-tall park. You knew that when they showed it to you. It's basically Chekhov's 30-story-tall park.
  • Christmas Episode:
    • Enemy of the State is sinned 15 times over the course of the film for the numerous visual or dialogue references to how the story takes place so close to Christmas.
    Jeremy: Christmas movie...
    • The Princess Bride also gets a sin as Jeremy points out a few holiday decorations which suggest that the movie takes place in December, and he feels that's good enough to qualify it for a Christmas movie in much the same vein as Die Hard.
  • Clark Kenting:
    • Sins Ready Player One many, many, many times for the numerous times when using proper disguises would come in handy AFTER the initial point when Parzival was being mobbed by other players by walking around in public without a disguise.
    • In the TV Sins episode about the Pilot Episode of Supergirl (2015), he hands down a sin for the notion that Kara can somehow maintain a Secret Identity while her face is visible. However, it bears mentioning that in future episodes, she is easily recognized by those who pay close enough attention.
  • Cliché Storm: invokedYou better believe that they point out each one.
  • Cluster Bleep-Bomb:
    • Jeremy goes off on Vice-Principal Vernon in The Breakfast Club for making fun of mental illness.
      Vernon: Oh, Mr. Tierney. A slight history of mental illness. No wonder he's so f*cked up.
      Jeremy: Okay that's enough. This guy can officially go *** *** with a *** *** and a *** *** until he can't *** *** *** or *** *** again. ***.
    • Aaron unleashes one on Hawkeye (2021) for Disney's typical lead-up to the introduction of new characters that casual fans may not be familiar with, but those in the know will go crazy over, when it's revealed that Kingpin is the Big Bad of the series.
      Aaron: As this infuriating pronoun game is concluded, even the deep dark depths of my dungeon of sinequity couldn't block the elated screams of the internet people permeating my person. Which can only mean this is someone important that I should already be aware of. Fine, tell me which movie to watch and I'll get caught up before the fina- THREE SEASONS OF ANOTHER TV SHOW?? That isn't on Disney Plus?! That may or may not be partly or wholly canon?! Son of a f*** *** and *** with *** *** until *** *** *** to the *** *** you.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Tons upon tons. From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1:
    Harry: Who was she? The witch, do you know?
    Mundungus: No, I...
    Jeremy: But this random newspaper on the floor does! I'm just gonna sit down and relax, because Harry's entire quest is about to be solved by plot-bots.
  • Convection, Schmonvection: Comes up twice in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. First when the heroes avoid Smaug's flame breath by standing behind stone pillars that are no wider than their bodies, and second when Thorin surfs a river of molten gold on a metal wheelbarrow without burning himself.
    Jeremy: That's not how fire works.
  • Conveniently Empty Building:
    • Jeremy gets sick to death of this trope in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
    • Jeremy points out the thousands of people who are most definitely dead from all the fight scenes in Pacific Rim: Uprising, even in spite of the film itself invoking this trope.
    • In Godzilla vs. Kong, Jeremy adds 5 million sins, one for every Hong Kong citizen he estimates was killed while King Kong and Godzilla fought in the middle of the city, because he doesn't believe there was any way you could fully evacuate everyone from a city that large in such a short time before the fight broke out.
  • Creative Closing Credits: Jeremy removes a sin for this in the Inside Out video, calling the end credits inspired.
  • Cryptically Unhelpful Answer: The narrator calls this "The Pronoun Game", which is when characters refer only to others (or places) in annoyingly ambiguous terms, like "he, she, or they," making it cryptic to the viewers as to who or what the characters are talking about. The below example is from X-Men Origins: Wolverine:
    Wolverine: What's the island?!
    Blob: It's where Stryker takes them after Victor's caught 'em.
    Jeremy (very annoyed): They must teach the pronoun game to these guys. *Ding*
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: In the TV Sins review of It (1990) (Part 2), Jeremy removes a sin and comments that, for all Monster Clown Pennywise's horrific deeds, he's pretty good at being an actual clown.
  • Cut Your Heart Out With A Spoon: Jeremy gets a good laugh from First Blood:
    Sheriff: I'm gonna get that son of a bitch, and I'm gonna pin that Congressional Medal of Honor to his liver!
    Jeremy: Ha ha ha ha, what a hilariously specific threat!
  • Cuteness Overload:
    • One sin is removed from Big Hero 6 because of this, courtesy of Baymax.
    • Happens again with Despicable Me, due to Agnes's reaction to winning the stuffed unicorn.

    Tropes D-F 
  • Damned by Faint Praise: He gives Joker credit for its great set-up shots, but is ultimately not a fan.
    THIS is a great shot. The whole movie is full of great shots, great acting, great set design. It's one of the most well-made movies I've ever hated.
  • Damsel Scrappy: invoked "Mary Jane is in some type of danger cliché."
  • invokedDawson Casting: Sins Grease for having 30-year old actors playing highschool students.
    Jeremy: The sin, as always, is not-kids.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: A Running Gag whenever there's something convenient is a Running Gag.
    "This easily escapable basket is easily escapable."
    • While sinning V for Vendetta, he says "Only 8 hours late, fellas" twice in a row.
    • The V For Vendetta video also contains the line "...this bishop's exact awful clandestine awful underage awfulness,..."
    • The words "DC Comics" appearing in a title screen is always sinned; for the longest time it was assumed that Department of Redundancy Department was the reason, but now they throw sins at DC just because they can.
    • After saying that the villain of several movies have the same weakness as the aliens from Signs, he dedicates one sin to the aliens from Signs for having the same weakness as the aliens from Signs.
    • Black Adam (2022) has the "Task Force X Black Site: Secret Location"
      Jeremy: Don't "black site" and "secret location" basically mean the same thing?
  • Designated Hero: invoked
    • Sinned in Daredevil: "Um, by my count, we're halfway through the movie and you've already committed murder, stalking, assault, breaking and entering, and evidence tampering. You are the one who knocks, bro."
    • Jeremy adds multiple sins over the course of Morbius to repeatedly point out that Morbius killed 8 people, even pointing out that Milo had only killed 1 or 2 people by the time the two of them clashed over their ideologies at the mid point of the movie, so it seems like the audience should be rooting for the one who killed less.
      Jeremy: HE KILLED 8 PEOPLE!! And no, I will NOT stop harping on this, because it's f*cking nuts that she and everyone else is willing to forgive and forget that sh*t.
  • Designated Villain: invoked
    • Jeremy sinned Real Steel for portraying Tak Mashido and Farra Lemkova as villains.
      "The only things these attractive people have done are be successful and offer a fair price for a robot and let a child have his wishes right? And yet, villains!"
    • Jeremy points out that Skinner's first "antagonistic" actions in Ratatouille are just him reacting the way you'd expect him to react to Linguini's actions, i.e. refusing to believe that he didn't make a soup that Linguini did not make.
    • He basically makes himself this for The Muppet Christmas Carol, wondering where he is in life that he has to sin the Muppets.
      "I am good enough, I am smart enough, and gosh darn it, people hate me!"
  • Destructive Savior: The mechs in The LEGO Ninjago Movie are called out for causing just as much destruction as Lord Garmadon's attack on the city is.
  • Deus ex Machina: They add a sin whenever a contrived plot convenience saves the heroes, such as the eagles in LOTR. They later call the trope the worst movie sin to ever exist.
    • At one point in their Kingsman: The Golden Circle video, Jeremy says they should have called the movie Ex Machina: The Movie for the absurd number of times some Contrived Coincidence or spy gadget the heroes just happen to introduce in that moment saves their bacon. This is doubly so for the Bag of Holding that is Eggsy's suitcase in the mook-mashing finale, which serves as a rocket launcher, a machine gun, and then unfolds into a riot shield, making it patently impossible for the briefcase to have held anything at all, let alone weapons requiring moving parts and magazines like machine guns and rocket launchers.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: In the TV Sins for Archer season 1 episode 7 "Skytanic", Jeremy has to remind himself multiple times that Lana is only a cartoon character, and is frequently losing his train of thought by seeing her half-naked through much of the episode.
  • Do Not Do This Cool Thing: Invoked as Jeremy sarcastically points out a lesson in Happy Feet Two when Ramon's creepy stalker tendencies eventually wins over the penguin he'd been chasing after.
    Jeremy: The lesson, as always kids, is no doesn't mean no, it just means that try harder and she'll eventually realize you aren't the douchebag you actually are for pressuring someone after they've expressed clear boundaries. Now go out there and turn those adamant noes into miraculous yeses! In case you couldn't tell by my sarcasm, you should NEVER do this.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Scenes like this are occasionally presented in The Stinger with a "This scene is only a sin if you remove the video and leave only the audio" narration.
  • Double Standard: From Step Up we have "Movie wants us to hate the guy for wanting to focus on his art, but sympathize with the girlfriend for wanting to focus on her art."
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: When the Invisible Woman uses her barrier powers to encase and slightly squish Mr. Fantastic:
    "This is cute, but it's also legally torture in most states, and spousal abuse in most others."
  • Dramatic Necklace Removal: Deconstructed and Played for Laughs in his TMNT review:
  • Dramatic Thunder: Mocked frequently.
    [About X-Men Origins: Wolverine] The weather knows something dramatic just happened.
  • invokedDude, Not Funny!: They actually change the wording of one of their sins pertaining to Leia's age in the third The Force Awakens trailer twice.
    Jeremy: Holy sh*t, Maggie Smith is in everything!
    [Gets slapped off-screen, caption says "TOO MEAN!"]
    Jeremy: Ow! Sorry, Grandma Leia.
    [Gets slapped again]
  • invokedDummied Out: Jeremy criticizes Wreck-It Ralph for how unfeasible it is for a game to contain data for an unused level.
    Jeremy: So, the programmers of Sugar Rush were planning some sugar-free bonus level and decided not to include it at the last minute but just left the code sitting there?
  • Empathic Environment: Like the Dramatic Thunder examples above, this trope is sinned in The Incredible Hulk (2008):
    "Hey, look, it started raining just at the time the movie started getting emotional!"
  • Enhance Button: Called out in Taken, among others.
    "'Zoom and enhance' cliché." *ding*
  • Ending Fatigue: invoked
    • The Return of the King has multiple sins dedicated to the fact that it goes through several ending-like points before the ship literally sails off at the end... then has one more.
    • Lampshaded in the intro for their Transformers: Age of Extinction video, which is a whopping 30 minutes long and split into two videos.
      "In a fraction of the length of this f*cking dog-sh*t movie"
    • Lampshaded all throughout Star Trek: The Motion Picture as he nicks off multiple scenes, including giving twenty for one portion, of nothing but Leave the Camera Running scenes. They didn't call it "Star Trek: The Motionless Picture" for nothing.
    • Not only is the 150-minute movie length sinned multiple times throughout Transformers: The Last Knight, but its final sentence is "Just End Already."
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Jeremy gets so irritated with the insipid Pete's Dragon (1977) that he pauses the review three times to call his producer (Chris) and complain about his assignment.
  • Epic Tracking Shot: Jeremy removes one sin from Citizen Kane for the tracking shot of El Rancho, which he calls as innovative even by today's standards.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    "'All bad guys are pervy rapists' cliché."
    • The narrator spends most of the Twilight series videos poking fun at the series' weirdness and narm-y moments, but makes it clear that it's okay if you like it. However, he refuses to dismiss the fact that Jacob imprinted on a baby, a quickly-aging one or not.
    • Everything Wrong with Fifty Shades of Grey also pokes fun at the awkward writing and whatnot, but at one point, the narrator acknowledges that the relationship between Ana and Christian is physical and emotional abuse.
    • Values of human lives are not calculated in the What's the Damage? videos alongside the property because "that's just morbid".
    • In his bonus round for The Hateful Eight, he does not have n-word uttered, due to being a derogatory racist slur. He instead replaces the usages with words that also end with "-er".
    • In response to the Big Brother Bully in Home Alone, Jeremy states that his own brother (who was a Big Brother Bully to him) was disgusted at the abuse Kevin experiences.
  • Everything Is Racist:
    • "White guy should definitely not be chasing black guy" in the Twilight sins video.
    • "Black could be anywhere" (referring to the character) in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
    • The Wolverine had this in spades, since the Culture Clash was a recurring theme of the film.
    • "That's racist" in response to something that's not actually racist, but isn't PC either, such as making fun of the handicapped, or making sexist comments.
    • "An orangutan riding a pile of bananas. That somehow feels racist." in the Life of Pi video.
  • Evil Counterpart: The channel is sort of this to CinemaWins, a fan channel which was created for the express purpose of being Cinema Sins' foil antithesis; that is, finding everything GREAT about movies.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: During his review of The VVitch, he pronounces it exactly how it's written on the logo, calling it "The V-Vitch". Even the icon for the video is written as "The VVitch".
  • Failed a Spot Check: A common sin.
  • Fainting: "Well, someone needs a sandwich." Said whenever someone faints.
  • Fanservice:
    • In keeping with his "Scene does not contain a lap dance" Running Gag, any actual lap dance will not be counted as a sin (and, in later videos, a sin may well be removed).
      • And in the EWW for Kick-Ass, he notes the "lap dance PLUS intercourse" as "way not a sin".
    • He ends up subtracting four sins from Sin City thanks to Carla Gugino strutting around naked for several scenes, then sins the film for trying to distract him from his job.
    • He subtracts five from Death Race 2000 for a scene of naked women having a fight.
    • Kate Beckinsale gets three subtracted for the shot of her butt in tight leather pants in Underworld: Evolution. The subsequent sex scene, however, gets sinned because it's PG-13 sex in an R-rated film.
    • Natalie Portman gets five removed for her schoolgirl outfit in V for Vendetta. No commentary is given nor is it needed.
    • Emily Blunt gets one removed for her sexy push-ups in Edge of Tomorrow, though the same scene is also sinned twice, first because she's randomly doing it and second because it is shown again at the end.
    • Five sins are subtracted from Return of the Jedi for the infamous Slave Leia scene.
    • Famke Janssen has a sin abstained in GoldenEye where her character is having very rough sex with a man and is doing some sort of "sexual based thing" that is close to a lap dance but is not quite there.
    • A sin is added in The Legend of Tarzan for Alexander Skarsgard's on-screen shirt removal, however (but then Jeremy implies that his wife approved of said shirt removal rather than him personally).
    • Jeremy does comment in Fifty Shades Darker that Dakota Johnson has a nice butt (while wholly expecting his editor to remove it).
  • Feedback Rule: Sinned in Big Hero 6 and A Bug's Life, the latter sinned in particular because it's a rolled-up leaf that's having feedback.
  • Femme Fatale: The trope's origins is lampshaded in Heavy Metal.
    Jeremy: This seems a little too good to be true. Like, she really does seem to be using sex as a way to get something she wants. It's pretty lethal for a woman to do that. There should be a term for this kind of woman that does that in movies. Oh well, I'm sure the French will come up with a term for it.
  • Fridge Logic: Invoked and regularly lampshaded in the sins videos.
  • Fun with Acronyms: In the EWW Pixels video, they sin the film for having the main character saying he got a degree from MIT. No, not the one in Massachusetts, the fictional Mississippi Institute of Technology. Jeremy says that, since the film was already making fictional schools with acronyms, they could have gone for something more obvious, like the South Harmon Institute of Technology.

    Tropes G-J 
  • G-Rated Sex: Cinema Sins accurately predicts that the sex in Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 will be racier than the sex in Finding Nemo.
  • Gag Dub: After the criticism, a series of scenes from the film are Gag Dubbed or use Visual Puns.
  • Gambit Roulette: Any appearance of this earns their scorn. Put blatantly in the Now You See Me video.
    • The Dark Knight:
      Narrator: The Joker's plan to break Lau out of prison requires him to be able to get rid of Batman and Gordon so that he can make a phone call and blow this dude and this prison up. There's simply no way the Joker could have known precisely when the police would realize Dent was gone, when they would interrogate him about it, when Batman would join the questioning, and when things would escalate to a beating, meaning there's no way he could have had timers on the bombs for Rachel and Harvey that would be timed so perfectly for Batman—just in that moment—to have only enough time to rescue one of them.
  • Gave Up Too Soon: Criticizes Yoda for doing this in Revenge of the Sith, where after getting knocked away by Darth Sidious during the fight in the Senate Building, Yoda crawls away into one of the tunnels and gets into Bail Organa's vehicle and escapes, and says that he must go into self-imposed exile, instead of simply getting back up and jumping back to where Sidious is and keep fighting him. This was also mocked at the end of the video, where the sentence is "Exiled to Dagobah (for quitting)".
    Jeremy Scott: I know we need a reason why Yoda goes to Dagobah, but he very much gave up the fight with the emperor too soon. All that cool stuff Yoda did in the past 10 minutes… forget about it.
  • Gay Paree: In the video of the first film from The Bourne Series, Jeremy laughs about how almost every single one of the transition shots when Bourne and Marie are in Paris are establishing shots of the Eiffel Tower. Then, in one shot, the transition shows the Arc de Triomphe instead, Jeremy sins it anyways.
  • Genre Blind: Mentioned in their Prisoner of Azkaban video:
    "If, while trying to hide from a werewolf, you back into a clearing, you deserve to die."
  • Giant Robot Hands Save Lives: "Don't worry, Optimus was using his soft legs to try and catch Sam and Mikayla."
  • Gigantic Moon: Often referred to as a "Bruce Almighty moon," referencing the scene in Bruce Almighty where Bruce uses his godly powers to move the moon closer.
  • Gilligan Cut: Apparently, as of the sins video for Cars 3, this classic comedic trope is starting to feel a little clichéd.
    • The most common version of Gilligan Cuts and Smash Cuts are now covered under the "'Characters do the thing they said they wouldn't do immediately after saying they wouldn't do it' cliché."
  • Girl on Girl Is Hot: A running gag in the Showgirls sin video is taking questions of context and adding a Les Yay implication to them, along with "Please God, say yes!" At the end of the movie, when there's an on-screen girl-on-girl kiss, a sin is absolved.
  • A Good Name for a Rock Band: In the Kung Fu Panda sin video, as Shifu tells Po about the Pool of Sacred Tears, Jeremy comments that "The Pool of Sacred Tears" was the name of his band in 8th grade.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Invokes this in the bonus round of The Hateful Eight, where he counts the movies usages of racial slurs, such as the n-word, by replacing the usages with narration of his own, saying words with "-er" in them (like "banker" or "dinner").
  • Government Conspiracy: Deconstructed in the video of 2012. One of the many ludicrous things taken apart is how the government is somehow able to hide The End of the World as We Know It, despite the attempt to save humanity requiring such a massive undertaking, that they couldn't possibly monitor every scientist on the project to keep them from squealing. Hell, the Russian billionaire's children told it to Jackson.
  • Groin Attack: 10 sins are added (one for each testicle) to Flushed Away for a short montage of Roddy landing groin first on 5 different fixtures.
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy
    • Tangled's guards get numerous sins for being terrible at their jobs.
    • The same goes with the guards in Frozen.
    • Also, Titanic is sinned for Rose not being noticed while climbing up on the rail to commit suicide.
      Jeremy: Man, the lookouts on the Titanic were never doing their job!
  • Harmless Villain: Played with in terms of the mirror-possessed mother in Oculus, who offers a mean strangle yet constantly finds herself being outrun by her own kids, and seems to have a door shut in her face as her weakness.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In-Universe. Jeremy has this reaction in his video on Super Mario Bros. (1993), where Koopa's towers (which bear some resemblance to the World Trade Center towers) replaces the twin towers of the World Trade Center, giving off a ruined and destroyed appearance, considers it a creepy foreshadowing of the events of September 11th, 2001, where the towers were destroyed by Al-Qaeda terrorists using hijacked planes.
    Jeremy: Whoa, that is some weirdly prescient creepy bulls*it there.
    • This also happened in Furious 7 when Brian and Roman are talking at the funeral.
    Jeremy: The sad irony... is thick and uncomfortable.
  • Heel Realization: In the sins video for The Fault in Our Stars:
    Jeremy: Author of the book this film is based on, who is known for vlogging with his brother on YouTube, now finds himself on YouTube again... being mocked... by us. *Beat* Good God, we're dicks.
  • Hero Insurance:
    • Jeremy notes in Batman: Under the Red Hood that insurance must be insane in Gotham, because it seems like buildings explode several times a month there.
    • The Jaegers in Pacific Rim: Uprising fight in Tokyo with such reckless abandon, that Jeremy wonders if they're even thinking about the collateral damage. Real estate in downtown Tokyo is expensive!
  • Hollywood Homely: Invoked and sinned on Fifty Shades Darker, in which the beautiful Dakota Johnson has to look like the shy and awkward Anastasia, which pisses Jeremy off.
    Jeremy: I'm sorry, Dakota Johnson is gorgeous. Who decided to style her with these bangs and too-red lipstick for this movie, Mugadu?
  • Hollywood Law: From The Wizard of Oz, "How can you order the removal of a dog without any investigation into whether or not it was in fact the same dog that did the biting? For that matter, how do you issue this order but then have the victim carry out the eviction?"
    • In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Jeremy points out that even with impeachment and being removed figuratively from office, police would NEVER handcuff the President of the United States and especially not in the actual fucking Oval Office.
  • Hurricane of Puns: In TV Sins for the pilot of Arrow, when the camera focuses on Oliver Queen's muscular body.
    Jeremy: Not that it's pec-uliar that they want to highlight Stephen Amell's abs-solutely stunning physique. I mean I'm not saying he's completely turned me, but I may now be a tad bit bicep-tual.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy
    • Referenced nearly by name in the Captain America sins video, about the Hydra soldiers being utterly incompetent at handling weapons designed specifically for them.
    • In the Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) sins video, he really lets the Kyln guards have it for this, claiming that even Stormtroopers are laughing at them for their terrible aim.
    • When they actually do A New Hope, they sin this twice. Once for the opening scene, for the infamous aim of Stormtroopers managing to hit something, and the other...
    Obi-Wan: Only imperial Stormtroopers are so precise.
    Jeremy: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha <deep breath> ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
  • Ignored Expert: In The Rock, Jeremy wonders why Goodspeed's girlfriend would ignore his warning not to come to San Francisco when she knows he's a chemical expert with the FBI who's there on business, thus something serious must be happening.
  • In Memoriam: Invoked; Jeremy almost immediately removes the first sin from The Muppet Christmas Carol because of it being dedicated to the late Jim Henson and Richard Hunt.
  • Instant Expert: Invoked regarding Captain America: The First Avenger, wherein the American soldiers are able to instantly figure out how to use and become crack shots with the Hydra Weapons, when the Hydra soldiers who have been using them for the entire movie can't aim them at all.
  • Invincible Hero: Jeremy chews out Furious 7 for this.
    OK, so now the parachute is already deployed, miles up in the sky, attached to a f*cking car, and somehow Tyrese is going to survive this. We're supposed to be concerned that anybody can die in this - that's why they've been talking funerals so much... but I'm not really all that worried and that's a problem.

    I mean, seriously, all we're asking is just once where one of these things does not work and the person doing the stupid thing dies. I could accept loads of bulls*it if there were more hero deaths in these situations. In fact, I'd be the first to say, "Bulls*it Enchilada Supreme, please, with extra bulls*it!"

    Another impossible survival... but for those of you who enjoyed the movie... what's it like being in The Matrix? Ignorance is bliss, right?
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Mentioned in EWW Attack of the Clones:
    Anakin: TELL US NOW!
    Jeremy: They don't even TRY to Jedi mind trick Zam. They just go the old-fashioned Batman and/or Jack Bauer route
    • He also mentions that Doc Ock could've just conducted an interrogation by torture on Harry Osborne for him to give him the tritium for his sun machine.
  • The Jailbait Wait: From the Snow White & the Huntsman video:
    Magic Mirror: On this day, one has come of age fairer than even you.
    CinemaSins Jeremy: We had to wait until she was 18 because it was creepy to say she was hot just yesterday.
    • Also, the Running Gag of "Hermione isn't old enough to be hot yet" *ding*
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • When one of Bella's friends (played by Anna Kendrick) goes to Bella's wedding in Breaking Dawn Part 1, she assumes Bella is pregnant because "who else gets married at eighteen?" Jeremy's response:
    "Anna Kendrick is all of the following things here in this scene: hot, correct, inappropriate, judgmental, selfish, and hot."
    Jeremy: Despite being an asshole, this Bumper Allen dickhead is right. How the f*ck did the Bellas get into the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP singing stuff that the audience and judges immediately found boring?
  • Just Eat Gilligan: Jeremy points out several moments where the characters don't think of an easy to do solution which would solve a problem.
    • In EWW The Fellowship of the Ring, he wonders why Elrond lets Isildur leave Mount Doom after he's possessed by the Ring without even trying to stop him, which if he did, could've ended the story and solved everybody's problems here and now.
    Jeremy: So Elrond knows that this is a ring of supreme evil. All the evil in the world can be ended by throwing the ring into the fire, but... he lets Isildur go without a fight.
    • In EWW The Return of the King, he points out that after Gandalf knocked out Denethor after he yells at everyone to abandon their posts and run for it, no one (including Pippin) takes advantage of this opportunity to get Faramir (who was knocked out from a poisoned arrow) medicine or to the House of Healings and instead leave him unattended, and is taken to burned alongside his father, Denethor, in the Tomb of the Stewards.
    Jeremy: Let me get this straight, so after Gandalf knocked Denethor unconscious, no one decided to get Faramir any medicine? They didn't just leave him out in the white tree court, did they?
    • In EWW Iron Man 3, Jeremy calls out on Tony not activating the House Party Protocol (which activates all the other Iron Man suits and remote controls them) when Killian's minions attack Tony Stark's house.
    • In his EWW video on Terminator 2: Judgment Day, he also brings up why the T-1000 needs to force Sarah Connor to "Call to John", when he could just kill her, and then imitate her voice and complete his objective of killing John Connor.
    Jeremy: Is this guy programmed to be a torture bot? One of the tricks he showed he can do earlier in the film is perfectly imitate someone's voice. He does not need Sarah to call to John. He could kill Sarah and do it himself. He even does her voice here in a minute!! Buuuut we're buying time for Arnold to save the day, so... (Ding)
    • In his video on Terminator Genisys, Jeremy points out that Skynet (who was disguised as one of John Connor's soldiers) should've just prevented Kyle Reese from going back in time since he was in the same room as the time traveling device or even send more than one Terminator back in time to kill Sarah Connor or John Connor in the past.
    • In his video on Return of the Jedi, when Han and Leia aren't able to get into the shield generator bunker, Jeremy points out they didn't just try shooting at the doors' lock again like they did earlier, instead of relying on R2, and when that doesn't work, Han hot-wiring the doors to open.
    • Near the end of Citizen Kane, Jeremy wonders why none of the workers who were throwing away Kane's stuff and burning it didn't hear about them talking about "Rosebud" and didn't point out to Thompson about Rosebud being Kane's sled from his childhood.
  • Justified Trope: Sometimes, if it's a film Cinema Sins particularly likes, a Plot Hole or Contrived Coincidence will be justified along the lines of "because then there would be no movie".

    Tropes K-O 
  • Kindness Button: Or, as the opposite Berserk Button entry above, Sin Removal Button.
  • Kung-Foley: Batman & Robin is sinned for playing a "cha-ching" sound effect as Batman produces his Bat Credit Card. note 
  • Little "No": Uses a very quiet, blunt "No" every time a Big "NO!" happens in film.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: In Batman: Hush, Jeremy expresses frustration when Lex Luthor casually drops information that happened in a previous movie as if it was common knowledge, though he erroneously says it happened in the story it was adapting.
  • Magical Security Cam:
    • Causes a Cluster F-Bomb in Batman & Robin, since there is no way Batman could even have recorded the scene, much less at the angle depicted.
    • He goes into a sputtering confusion rant when this is used in Star Trek: The Motion Picture as they show the footage of V'Ger destroying the three Klingon D7s, whose angles couldn't have been seen from the listening post who picked it up in the first place.
  • Magic Countdown: Called out in Independence Day, Godzilla (1998), and Star Trek Into Darkness, among others.
  • Magic Poker Equation: He points out in Casino Royale that this trope doesn't make Bond or the other players good at poker since there is no tough call if there is one or two hands higher possible to beat you.
  • Matching Bad Guy Vehicles: "How do we know they're bad guys? Because they're driving black SUVs single file and tailgating."
  • Matte Shot: "Bye, Dorothy! Be careful not to run into that painted background that's ten feet away!"
  • Meaningful Name: When Jeremy makes fun of the clan names in Brave.
  • Memetic Badass: Invoked: The makers see Liam Neeson as one; becoming disappointed every time he is on screen and not killing someone.
    • Funnily enough, not only does Neeson hardly ever kill people in most of his movies (because who can forget that Rambo-esque killing spree he went on at the end of Schindler's List?), when they finally get round to doing Taken, they still complain about him not killing people and give him zero points when he does (as well as rip into every badass thing he does as unbelievable or cliché). Of course, that kind of Hypocritical Humor could well be intentional, crossing this over into Fridge Brilliance.
    • At one point, when they're reviewing The Grey, Liam Neeson spouts a line that is so awesome they actually absolve a sin.
    • Arnold got a similar reduction for a line in The Running Man.
    • Wolverine's cameo in X-Men: First Class absolved the film of a sin because of how awesome it is.
    • Godzilla (2014) had a total of eight sins removed, beating out Death Race 2000 at six. It gets two absolved for Godzilla's roar (Jeremy states it to be so scary that Liam Neeson got scared), another for an admittedly cool skydiving scene, and five for Godzilla breathing fire down the female MUTO's throat.
    • David Carradine's credit in Death Race 2000 warrants a sin removal because of his badass status.
  • Metaphorgotten: Jeremy sins Alien vs. Predator because he goes off topic.
    Lex: They're not hunting us. We're in the middle of a war. It's time to pick a side.
    Jeremy: This is like when Captain Janeway gave the Borg the info they needed to destroy Species 8472, which in turn destroyed a lot of innocent civilizations who were LITERALLY surviving because of the former conflict. Then that crazy guy from Twin Peaks showed up as an alien seeking revenge and tried to kill Janeway and Seven-of-Nine, but they were able to talk him out of it because reasons, or maybe they killed him too. I honestly don't recall, but I bring all this up to say that Captain Janeway may have been the real villain of Star Trek: Voyager. *ding*
  • Mind Screw: Called out in Oculus, in which the rapidly shifting viewpoints render the film so incomprehensible that it deflates any suspense.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: Movies including lots of animals will often get sinned for this. Although it's notable that there are also frequent aversions, on account of Jeremy tending to misidentify animals.
  • Missing Steps Plan: When Jeremy questions why The Grey Lady decided to give Tom Riddle Ravenclaw's Diadem in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
    Jeremy: Yeah... so... why did you give it to him, again? I'll give him a perfectly good diadem... question mark... profits!
  • Moon-Landing Hoax: Invoked for laughs in Moonfall
    Jeremy: Also, movie wants us to believe that men ACTUALLY landed on the moon. I've seen the historically accurate Diamonds Are Forever. I know the real story.
  • Monster Clown:
    • When a student in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban uses a spell to morph a Boggart from something scary into something funny, she creates an even scarier-looking jack-in-the-box clown from a giant snake.
      Jeremy: Holy sh*t, she just turned that cobra into something even scarier. Why is everyone laughing?!
    • When Jeremy sees a clown as one of the monsters in Goosebumps (2015), his reaction is simply "Nope."
  • MST3K Mantra: In-universe; Jeremy takes the Paranormal Activity 2 characters' annoying Weirdness Censor and snidely turns it on them by saying "just ignore it" or some variant when a clearly demonic happening occurs.
  • My Car Hates Me: They hate this trope and call out any film that uses it to prolong any danger the protagonists might be in, especially when the car showed no signs of mechanical trouble beforehand.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg:
    • In Twilight, they make a point of noting that, "In general, 'cold ones' live in these vast countries, and this one very specific part of North America. Sure, if I'm worried about vampires in the Pacific Northwest, I go straight to the information about Egypt."
    • In Saw, they state that Jigsaw is a murderer "in like, every state and every civilized country and probably even Idaho."
  • Neck Snap:
  • Never Give the Captain a Straight Answer: Use of this trope or just variations of the phrase "you better come take a look at this" is an automatic sin.
  • Never Say "Die": Jeremy takes issue with how Megamind's plotline was kicked off by Megamind murdering Metro Man, but Roxanne says that he "destroyed" him.
  • Never Speak Ill of the Dead: In past Everything Wrong With... videos involving Marvel films, Jeremy tends to sin Stan Lee cameos. However, beginning with "Everything Wrong With Avengers: Infinity War, that no longer seems to be the case, considering Stan the Man's death the month before the video was uploaded.note 
    • His cameo in Venom was sinned out of gratitude because that particular movie would not be his last.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: This is the origin of the "Scene does not contain a lap dance" Running Gag. The trailer for Grindhouse contained a lap dance that was cut from the initial release and included in the director's cut. Since that disappointing experience, Jeremy has taken to spotting other instances where this is clearly the case.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Throughout Pacific Rim, they wonder why the various Kaiju and the Jaegers spend five minutes wrestling before unleashing a never-before-seen ability and weapon that ends the battle in seconds.
  • "No. Just… No" Reaction: His reaction to the Monster Clown in Goosebumps (2015) is "Nope."
  • No One Could Survive That!: A recurring sin is that someone should definitely be killed or seriously hurt by something (typically great falls, rolls, rocketed away by explosions, etc.), only for the character to inevitably walk it off like they jumped a few feet. For example, there's this instance from The Two Towers:
    "This fall would kill some people, and break bones in pretty much anyone except Grima Wormtongue."
  • Oblivious Astronomers: The Running Gag of "no one who watches the sky for a living notices this" serves as the trope quote, and is also sometimes a case of Radar Is Useless - it has also been retooled into other gags like "No one who cops for a living notices this."
  • Obviously Evil:
    • "Scar pretty much had no choice but to be a villain, since his parents named him Scar and he was born with evil eyes."
    • invoked "Name actor with a bald head tells us exactly who the surprise bad guy is four and a half minutes into the movie."
    • "This guy looks like the Devil and his name is based on the word 'sinister'. This dude was destined to turn evil."
  • Of Corset Hurts: Sinned in Brave.
  • The Only One: Jeremy is quite annoyed in both Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan that the Enterprise is the only starship around that can drop in and handle some sort of crisis.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: While the whole point of the series is to nitpick things in films, such as overused cliches or other annoyances, there are films where, by contrast to other sins videos, Jeremy sounds legitimately furious:
    • He spares no expense at roasting Cats over the coals, and digs into it for being one of the worst films he's ever seen, citing ugly CGI, nonsensical song lyrics, non-existent plot, and more as time goes on. In fact, the only praise he gave for it was for the soundtrack for the film itself (which, given it's a musical, would be a hard thing to screw up).
    • While Jeremy isn't a fan of the later The Fast and the Furious films, F9 bred a special kind of hatred within him, and it's not even Played for Laughs here. He rips into the movie for trying to justify its own nonsense stuntsnote , notes that there's no stakes for the main characters surviving the film as no enemy can remotely aim in their general direction, because, as he rightly suspects, the studio won't kill off any of their stars as they're all big names, and therefore have perpetual Plot Armor. He also cites that repeating the "family is everything" message is merely a surface level excuse and nothing is ever done with that message, other than to justify the later action scenes. Even the one sin removal in the video (for using an electromagnet to pull a car through multiple stores) was because he invoked Crazy Is Cool, and was immediately dinged afterwards for potentially killing people.
    • The Matrix Resurrections is a film Jeremy found very hard to watch for a number of reasons. Not only does he have to use Relax-o-Vision as a Trigger Warning in the video to censor a scene where people commit suicide (and calls out the Wachowski's for being tone deaf in the process), but they also chew into the film for being overloaded with Callbacks that, while he admits is cute and nice the first time the film does it, it starts to noticeably irritate them further in. Problems with a muddled message and the action scenes (something which every prior matrix movie was known for doing very well) were also let-downs in their eyes.
    • His video on Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway drove him up the wall, to say the least. They struggled to understand how animals and humans co-exist together, got annoyed by the incessant Americanisms Peter was using (as he is an English rabbit, not an American one), and pointed out throughout the film that the film is ignoring the end of the first film; that humans can understand Peter. And finally, an Aside Glance and Leaning on the Fourth Wall sequences that attempted to be meta by portraying a meddling executive trying to make the book of Peter Rabbit a more marketable film by straying away from the source material — the very thing the film was doing.
  • Orgy of Evidence: Name-dropped during several videos, dinged each time. Also used for less conventional overuse, like an abundance of typical boyish things (race cars, action figures, etc.) inside a boy's room.
  • The Other Darrin: invoked Lampshaded in Everything Wrong With Iron Man 2, when Don Cheadle enters the scene: "A hush fell over the crowd at Rhodey's alarming weight loss and substantial plastic surgery work since his last public appearance."
  • Outrun the Fireball: 2012 takes this to such ridiculous extremes the first time alone that he tacks 50 sins onto the count with a few token sins for all the other times.
  • Overly-Long Gag: "This goes on for some time."

    Tropes P-R 
  • Percussive Maintenance: Sinned in The Incredible Hulk (2008):
    Jeremy: "Hitting the machine makes it work" cliché.
  • Person as Verb: During Black Adam (2022).
    Jeremy: HOLY SH*T. SUDDEN THINNER CGI DWAYNE JOHNSON! They Chris Evansed his ass!
  • Place Worse Than Death:
    • The final sentence for Spider-Man: Homecoming is "Washington D.C."
      This place is horrible. Smells like balls.
    • Sinned in the first episode of Wednesday.
      Enid: I've been to the best Lycanologist. I had to fly to Milwaukee, would you believe it?
      Aaron: That the best Lycanologist is in Milwaukee, or that Enid would actually go to Milwaukee? And I'm going to go ahead and call bullsh*t on both possibilities because... Milwaukee.
  • Plot Armor: Sinned in multiple movies when prominent character survive certain death.
    Jeremy: "X survives this."
  • Plot-Mandated Friendship Failure: Also known as the "heroes fight before the third act cliché". Sinned in several movies.
  • Police Are Useless: Sinned whenever possible.
    • The Girl on the Train: Jeremy sins this movie hard for its unreliable narration, but the second thing most sinned is how absolutely incompetent the cops were in their investigation: nobody seems to question Tom (known for being abusive, hiring Megan as their babysitter and sleeping with whoever he can), no one investigates Megan's calls despite calling Tom in the night prior to her murder and apparently take the psychiatrist's word without a grain of salt.
    Jeremy: I kinda feel that the detectives did a shit job in this investigation. He's not wearing gloves or anything. She was his NANNY. His former coworkers all think he is a slutty asshole. How was he never even CONSIDERED as a suspect?! How was there no DNA evidence? I mean, shit, when we saw real-time West Wing lady, she was convinced RACHEL did it.
    • Gone Girl: The cops fall for every one of Amy's plans, even if they don't make any sense and were only possible because of their incompetence and avoiding questions they should ask. They apparently only investigate things that would incriminate Nick, never investigate the ex-boyfriend that tried to kill himself after their break-up, not check the fact that Amy had been buying murder related books and watching documentaries and when Amy comes back, they ignore the evidences she fabricated framing Nick for being an abusive husband, acting like the one detective to bring it up is crazy.
    • Basic Instinct has this sinned a lot due to the Anti-Hero's very awful practices, lots of his detective friends do the same. Everyone knows about the fact he is sleeping with the therapist, attacks his coworkers, nobody seems to know what alibi really means. The iconic interrogation scene is sinned for the fact that a group of trained cops shouldn't be unable to guide an interrogation like that and command absolutely no respect from the main suspect of the murder.
    • Fifty Shades Freed: Jeremy sins hard the incompetence of the policemen and security people in charge of protecting Anastasia and Christian from their newfound stalker, including easily losing sight of him and forgetting to bring handcuffs when going to arrest him! The film also takes a huge amount of artistic license on how law works and constantly disregards obvious evidences and testimonies, including the detective in charge stating that his opinion is irrelevant when a detective in charge is always called to testify in a trial about their opinions.
  • Poor Communication Kills:
    • Called out in Frozen, where much of the plot hinges on the fact that the characters don't rationally discuss their issues like normal people would.
    • The Pronoun Game, where characters are averse to mentioning the important parts for some reason. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 1 sums it up:
    Jeremy: HE doesn't even have a name, but DEFINITELY has a penis.
    Jeremy: You will find that Superman will waste a lot of time with the listen to mes and you don't understands instead of just saying what the problem is.
  • Possession Implies Mastery: "Steven will apparently be able to pilot the alien ship because he saw it one time while being chased through a canyon."
  • The Power of Lust: Jeremy frequently cites this as "the power of boners," though they specifically call it out as a "sin" when (typically male) characters get a sudden burst of Heroic Resolve when their Love Interest is in danger and overcome incredible odds.
  • The Producer Thinks of Everything: invoked Docks a sin from Toy Story because Jeremy was impressed that the animators shifted shadows on the floor during a jump cut to show the passage of time.
  • Product Placement: Regularly pointed out.
    • Perhaps, most notably in the Independence Day video, where no fewer than six sins point out the Coke product placement.
    • The Skyfall video also calls out the product placement.
    • Godzilla (1998) had its Pepsi placement called out many times.
    • The Bonus Round for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is based on pointing out instances of Sony product placement, but it goes beyond just sightings of stuff like the Sony Vaio. Anything Sony related is counted as a plug, such as the Sony and Columbia Pictures (featuring the Sony byline) logos at the opening and closing of the movie, and Harry whistling the theme to Jeopardy! (produced by Sony's television division).
    • Similarly, one of the three (!) bonus rounds for Transformers: Age of Extinction is for instances of this trope.
    • Especially of note during the Fight Club video, since the film derides consumerist culture, but still features heavy Pepsi product placement. They briefly consider it to be done in an ironic way, but in the end decide it's not and lambaste the movie for it.
    • Not limited to a specific movie, Dell computers appearing also gets a *ding* whenever they show up ("A Dell" *ding*), and so does Adele.
    • The Astin Martin DB5 in Goldfinger cancels out the product placement sin for being a Cool Car.
    • They not only insinuate that Kick-Ass should have been called Kiss-Ass because of it; but also express incredulity at how Honey Puffs cereal and Clover Milk had greater visibility in the shot than Minute Maid, which is is owned by Coca-Cola.
    • Lampshaded in the sin video for Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, in which one of Bieber's baby pictures shows him on a pillow with Cookie Monster on it.
      "Man, even Bieber's childhood had product placement."
    • The Paranormal Activity 4 video makes note of the Xbox 360 Kinect being an integral part of the film's progression as well as one moment where a protagonist complains "Fucking Prius!" after almost being hit by one, leading Jeremy to claim that that wasn't the product placement Toyota had asked for.
    • Two sins are added back to back in The Addams Family for the not-so-subtle billboard advertisement for Tombstone Pizza as well as Girl Scout cookies.
  • Ragnarök Proofing: In National Treasure: Book of Secrets:
    "Wait, this latch over here controls those stones over there? How does it work and how does it still work after eighty years?"
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil:
    • Discussed in the Les Misérables video when he wonders why Fantine's anesthesia-less tooth-pulling is considered less traumatic than having sex as a prostitute.
    • Also, in the bonus round for Showgirls, when the rape scene comes up, the sin count gets multiplied by a million.
  • A Rare Sentence:
    • Jeremy calls this out in Everything Wrong with Ant-Man:
      Jeremy: Darren Cross is a dick to tiny baby sheep that used to be normal sized! I... honestly can't believe I just wrote that sentence.
    • Breaking Dawn, Part 2 gets one as well.
      Jeremy: Also, good thing this baby is super-flammable - what the f*** did I just say?
    • Even Star Trek: The Motion Picture gets one.
      Jeremy: Northern lights rib cage. Wait, what?
    • In Inside Out, Jeremy dubs his questioning about how news about the emotions travels to entities outside of Headquarters "the weirdest thing I've ever written".
    • One in Super Mario Bros. (1993)
      Jeremy: Koopa is a dick to Yoshi. What am I doing with my life that I just said that sentence?!
    • In the episode about Cars, Jeremy asks "How long is this firetruck going to water those flowers?", then immediately questions what he just said.
    • There's also one in Jaws:
      Jeremy: Ah, the days you could smoke in a hospital. Wait a minute. What am I saying!?
    • Pocahontas gets one as well:
      Jeremy: "That's enough of the horny willow tree" is a sentence I never thought I'd write, yet here we are.
    • From Despicable Me 2:
      Jeremy: Lucy, who is supposed to be a highly trained spy, allowed her actual work badge to be stolen by a chicken. <giggles> It really does sound silly if you say it out loud.
    • From Glass Onion:
      Jeremy: Also also, over 2 minutes of smashing sh*t. TWO MINUTES! This is somehow just as long as Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff" and maybe, weirdly... I can't believe I'm saying this... not as satisfying.
  • Readings Blew Up the Scale:
    • Right after the 161st sin, The Fate of the Furious completely breaks the Sins counter when Hobbs gets out the side of a car at high speed and pushes a torpedo skidding along the ice into the path of an enemy car in front of them. The counter flickers and reads with garbage symbols like "@*#&^@". The final sin tally reads "R.I.P."
    Jeremy: God damn! This scene... this scene just broke the f*cking sin counter!
    (Sin counter flatlines)
    Jeremy: Are you OK? Are you OK? Help!... Chris, the sin counter isn't breathing, man!
    Chris: I'll dial 911! Oh, my god! It's dead, isn't it? It's f*cking dead! WHY, GOD. WHY!? TAKE ME!
    • They replaced it with the "Sin Counter 2.0" for the next few videos.
    • Lampshaded in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Jeremy says that the bank heist scene at the start of the movie would've broken the scale, but it's already been through five Transformers movies, seventeen Fast and Furiouses, and four and half Pirates films, so it's used to it by now.
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III makes a cultural reference to Don King that seems to break Jeremy himself. He starts laughing sincerely that all the sins are removed... then he starts laughing so maniacally that the sins start multiplying until the sin counter suffers a blue screen of death. 14,000 sins are added to call it good.
  • Reality Is Unrealistic:
    • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is given a sin that complains of how long it takes for a random mook to die after being Thrown Out the Airlock. The argument being that he should've been dead within a second or two. The human body (and by that precedent: warm-blooded aliens who also have skin that fully encompasses their body) can actually survive for up to 90 seconds in the exposure of a cold vacuum with no permanent damage. Skin in particular, is designed to keep everything out that's supposed to be out, and everything in that's supposed to be in; so there wouldn't be any shards of ice forming around orifices or eyes, there wouldn't be any boiling blood or anything like that. The scientists that Jeremy states would back him up on this, like Neil DeGrasse Tyson, would be happy to prove him wrong.
    • Several videos complain of one character talking in a foreign language and the other answering in English with both characters perfectly understanding each other the entire conversation, as seen in most Star Wars films and Krampus. Apparently, none of the guys grew up in a multigenerational or immigrant household, as it's fairly common in some places for the older generation to speak their native language and the younger to understand but not know it well enough to speak back, hence answering in English, creating this dynamic in real life.
  • Relax-o-Vision: Used in The Matrix Resurrections while calling out an actual trigger warning for how horribly insensitive the content is.
    Jeremy: I'm not going to show it to you so here's a picture of the Catrix poster while we chat, but the movie will now enter a section that's one of the most tone-deaf scenes in all of film, as a technicality allows the movie to have hundreds of people hurl themselves out of windows and off of buildings, triggering everyone from folks with suicidal ideation to people still grappling with post 9/11 PTSD to survivors of suicide victims, and more. The Wachowskis deserve a lot of praise for the inclusivity of different races and sexualities in their films, but between this and Cloud Atlas, it's beginning to look like they have a blind spot to the issue of suicidal imagery.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Any time they have to ask "who the f*ck is this guy?" it's flagged as a sin. The Room (2003) gets really bad about it.
  • Redundant Parody: "What do you call the thing that is trying to parody a thing but ultimately ends up BEING the thing? That's what this movie is."
  • Required Secondary Powers: In Spiderman 2, Otto Octavius has mechanical arms to let him safely control his reactor experiment, and an inhibitor chip to protect his brain and let him control the arms. Jeremy can't help but point out that these should get as much, if not more, attention as his experiment.
  • Retirony: A common cliché that pops up every now and then, such as in The LEGO Ninjago Movie.
  • Ridiculously Alive Undead: Mocked in the Hotel Transylvania review when Jeremy quips that no one was wondering if vampires can defecate when Dracula is changing baby Mavis.
  • Rockstar Parking: In "Everything Wrong With Fifty Shades of Grey", he points out that Anastasia gets a really great parking space considering that she's in Downtown Seattle during peak business hours.
  • Rooting for the Empire: Invoked in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Jeremy wishes for Salazar to kill Jack Sparrow so many times throughout the film, and adds a sin every time he doesn't.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin:
    • "Hiest."
    • "This guy's occupation is 'interpretor', which should be interpreted as the incorrect spelling of 'interpreter'."
  • Rule of Funny: Majority of sins fall under this. They even hang a lampshade in their Taken 2 video:
    Jeremy: You know what, when we did Skyfall, we gave it a sin for ripping off this rooftop location from Taken 2. Now that we're doing Taken 2... f*ck it! We're giving it a sin for ripping off the location from Skyfall. If that makes you laugh, awesome. If that makes you rage at the inconsistency... well... also awesome!
    • Also played with (along with Rule of Cool) in that Jeremy will take sins off for something he finds sufficiently funny or awesome, but will also sin certain things in spite of having found them funny or awesome.
  • invoked Rule of Sean Connery:
  • Russian Reversal: In his run-down of The Expendables 2. "In America, you can always find Chuck Norris. In Soviet Russia, Chuck Norris finds you." Also, in the same video, "In Soviet Russia, party finds you."

    Tropes S-Z 
  • Saved by Canon: Sometimes a sin is added in a prequel, during scenes where there's no tension because the characters involved are alive in later films.
  • Say My Name:
    • The Titanic (1997) bonus round is every single instance of a character saying Jack's or Rose's first name.
    • In any case where a character screams another name, Jeremy will softly, quietly and sarcastically repeat it and sin it, much like the Big "NO!" example.
      Kirk: KHAAAAAN!!!
      Jeremy: Khan. *ding*
  • Shapeshifting Excludes Clothing: Though he clarifies he's not a pervert, he's confused as to why, in Alice in Wonderland (2010), Alice shrinks out of her outer dress, yet the undergarments underneath shrank with her, asking for consistency.
  • Shoot the Television: When watching the Super Mario Bros. (1993) movie, Jeremy gets so fed up after Luigi asks "You got a problem with that?" that he shoots his TV.
  • Shown Their Work: Jeremy notes in the Archer season 1 episode "Skytanic" that the writers actually properly calculated the amount of time that would tick down on a bomb timer, taking in the exact number of seconds that passes between the scenes were the clock is shown, and calculating how much time passes even after the timer starts speeding up four times faster. Jeremy initially adds 20 sins because the show is doing a good job at putting him out of a job, but later deducts 25 sins for admitting defeat to the show for putting so much emphasis on such a minor detail that ultimately didn't have to matter.
  • Sickeningly Sweet: Their In-Universe description of a scene in Spider-Man 2: "Diabetics with low sugar have been known to pop this scene in to give their glucose levels a boost."
  • Silence is Golden: Sometimes Jeremy will remove sins with no comment because the scene in question is presented so perfectly that it just deserves it.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Downplayed. Jeremy doesn't exactly curse like a sailor, but when he goes in on a certain sin or just doesn't like a particular film, he can go on a bit of a swearing spree.
    Jeremy: Fucking eat a dick, movie! Coincidental timing is the underlying theme of this entire fucking movie! I hate you and I hate your ass face!
  • Skewed Priorities: In Titanic (1997), where despite the "unsinkable" ship heading straight to the bottom of the Atlantic and the passengers being rapidly evacuated to the lifeboats, a steward is more concerned about Jack and Rose breaking a door.
    "Is this guy really that clueless about the current situation?"
  • Softer and Slower Cover: A sin is added Black Widow for a slowed down cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" because all Hollywood knows how to do anymore is turn everything into syrupy soup.
  • The Snack Is More Interesting: All over the place, as a running gag whenever it happens.
    "At some point the director said 'Here, eat an apple. It'll make you look like even more of an asshole.'"
  • Special Effects Failure: A common invoked sin.
    "I don't know what my problem with [whatever is happening] is. It might be because it looks fake as shit."
  • Status Quo Is God: After breaking the sin counter in The Fate of the Furious, the next few videos read the "Sin Counter 2.0". It returned to the regular sin counter in Scream 2.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Throughout the Spider-Man Trilogy, usually criticizing Peter Parker's spidey-sense for being oblivious to someone right behind him.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Not usually considered a sin, but will be specifically mentioned whenever Michael Bay is involved. Transformers: Age of Extinction even got a bonus round dedicated to it.
  • Stock Scream
  • String Theory: Jeremy calls out its absence in his Sherlock Holmes (2009) review when sinning Holmes' preference of scrawling words on his ceiling while trying to solve a mystery.
  • Surveillance as the Plot Demands: From The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: "[If] they have cameras everywhere... then how can Katniss somehow sneak out into the woods into restricted areas whenever she wants? Let's face it, these cameras are wherever the movie needs them to be for the convenience of the plot."
  • Take That!: Compares the depiction of the British Parliament in Minions to a Green Bay Packers football game.
  • That Poor Car: In their Green Lantern (2011) video, they point out how every single car in the film has an alarm that goes off when someone slams into it... or that every single car in the film has an alarm at all.
  • That Poor Cat: Referred to as the "Cat Wilhelm Scream" and sinned when it's used very randomly in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban when the Knight Bus vanishes into thin air. Also sinned in Big Hero 6.
  • There Was a Door: An already-agitated Jeremy sins Black Adam (2022) for lampshading the trope and doing it anyway.
    [Teth-Adam busts through the wall]
    Doctor Fate: I suppose they didn't have doors in your day.
    Teth-Adam: Well, of course we did. It's how we entered rooms.
    Jeremy: Goddammit, then why does he— Goddammit.
  • Theseus' Ship Paradox: In the sins video for Cars, Jeremy notes that the various parts on the cars are alive and regularly need replacing, then begins to wonder if replacing all of an old car's parts makes it the original car or a new car.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Invoked.
    • In Brave, a sin is added because a character snatches an arrow out of the air while barely acknowledging it or the entire volley fired at him. They note this would normally be a reduction because of how awesome it was, but decided the lack of focus or development for such a badass character was a sin in itself.
    • In The Force Awakens, Jeremy laments that the film uses two actors from The Raid 2: Berandal in forgettable non-action roles. He subsequently awards the film 10 sins for this.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Invoked. They point out any time a film has a concept that would have made a decent film on its own.
    • Their sins video for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull made it a running gag:
      "Indy makes a casual reference to an adventure that would easily have made a better movie than this one."
    • ''The A-Team":
      Any one of those 80 missions was probably more entertaining than the one we're about to watch.
    • Inside Out: The potential idea of memories from very early childhood being broken, thus explaining why people do not have memories of that stage in their life.
    • Terminator Genisys: The idea of a Terminator being sent to 1973 and protecting Sarah as a child and the idea of "Pops" preparing for Sarah and Kyle's return in 2017.
    • The prequel films of Star Wars have a lot of this. Sometimes, the plot is so boring that the narrator points some other plot of his own design that may have been greater (for example, start the prequels with a murder at a Jedi cave somewhere). Sometimes, he points Fanfic Fuel turning points that may have been long expected to be seen on screen (such as the first meeting of Obi-Wan and Anakin, the first appearance of C-3PO, or even the Clone Wars themselves, only seen in its start and its end), that receive less-than-interesting resolutions. And in most cases, he points that the characters name-drop Offscreen Moments of Awesome, which would have been great to see incorporated to the plot and actually depicted, and compares them with the "boring" moments depicted instead.
  • Throwing Out the Script: Sinned in The Fault in Our Stars:
    "'I had something prepared, but now it's time to speak from the heart' cliché."
  • Title Drop: "Roll credits!" ding
  • Toilet Humor: Jeremy finds this trope cheap, overused, and unfunny. Sometimes he sins it without a word of explanation, letting the sin counter speak for itself.
    • Despicable Me 3 got a fart tax of 10 sins for putting its first fart joke within the first minute of the movie. As in, during the Illumination logo sequence.
    • After sinning the 5th poop reference within the first 15 sins of Hotel Transylvania, Jeremy cuts to the chase and adds 20 more sins just to get all of the future references out of the way.
  • Too Dumb to Live:
    • Calls the Wicked Witch this in The Wizard of Oz for having a bucket of water around which will cause her to melt if it gets on her.
      "Why would a witch whose only weakness is water have a bucket of water just lying around in her castle for any reason?"
    • The protagonist of The Woman in Black is called out for his curiosity in the face of obvious danger, when any rational person would have fled.
    • In the Jurassic World video, Jeremy calls out the chubby park employer, Nick, for not using the truck he's hiding in front to drive away and escape from the I-Rex after it escapes.
  • Transformation Is a Free Action: Pacific Rim: Uprising is sinned because the the Jaegers allow the Kaiju to finish its transformation before attacking it again.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Invoked in The Addams Family, where a sin is added because Cousin It's comically small vehicle is blasting MC Hammer's "Too Legit To Quit", and points out that an entire soundtrack of MC Hammer dates your movie really fast.
    Jeremy: In fact, this whole movie's soundtrack is MC Hammer, which everyone should have known back in 1991 was the first chapter of "How to Make Your Film Dated, Hard, in Just a Year."
  • Values Dissonance: Hitch gets sinned very early on for its comments on how women think. When the titular character says that women never really mean when they say they're really focused on their career and not in their relationships right now, Jeremy laughs and says that the movie has not aged well.
  • Vanity License Plate: Sinned in general, but explained in "Everything Wrong With Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea — 'Pretty Girls'".
    "[I]f you have one, you're a dickhead. There should be no explanation for this sin."
  • Verbal Backspace: Jeremy realizes the innuendo he mentions in his EWW for Scooby-Doo "A Night of Fright is No Delight".
    Jeremy: Also, this is more a Yogi Bear shaped hole than a Scooby shaped hole, and believe me I know my animated holes... wait.
  • Villain Decay: invoked "The books don't matter," but Jeremy sins The Dark Tower for its portrayal of the Man in Black, whom Jeremy feels is a major step down from his book counterpart.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: They've complained about this a few times such as in The Mummy (2017).
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Whenever a bad guy or monster is defeated by water: "[Bad guy] has the same weakness as the aliens from Signs."
  • Wife Husbandry: Jeremy initially adds 25 sins for this in A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), but that entire part of the film's script is overly creepy and skeezy and he's seriously grossed out by it all. This was the set-up to the film's climax, so many more sins are added just for how much attention is paid to it.
    Jeremy: So Olaf's plan is to... take Violet as his child bride so he can get the inheritance, and I'm just going to be in the corner throwing up for the next few minutes. Let's add 25 sins for the time that I'm gone but mostly for the child-bride sh*t.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Invoked with Jeremy wondering about the drug use in the production of various films.
    Willy Wonka: Do you like my meadow? Try some of my grass.
    Jeremy: I am guessing there were many involved in this head trip of a movie that did indeed "try some of Wonka's grass."
    Jeremy: It's at this point in the movie where you start wondering exactly what dose of hallucinogens the writers were using during the script phase, determining it was at least 13% too high.
    Jeremy: I don't know how much cocaine was in existence in the late 70's and early 80's, but I DO know that it was all used to make this script happen.
  • What Have I Become?: Said by Jeremy on the Sins video for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, in the middle of nitpicking that this movie shows a Federation starship like the Enterprise is so automated that it can be flown by a skeleton crew of six people while Star Trek Into Darkness implied that said ships (although on an Alternate Universe) were so sophisticated that this was something only a Super Prototype like the Vengeance could do.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: A sin that seems to pop up in every Roland Emmerich movie.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?:
    • A recurring sin is bad guys insisting on a monologue before shooting the heroes, which inevitably leads to someone/something foiling them.
    • In Pacific Rim, he questions why, if the plasma guns are so effective against Kaiju, they don't simply build long-range defense cannons aimed at the Breach, instead of giant wrestling robots who use them as a secondary weapon.
    • Also called out in the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, where Mutt fails to consider that the machine gun he is leaning against could be used on the Big Bad.
  • Worst News Judgment Ever: Exaggerated. Jeremy will always point out instances where a film's printed newspaper's story has nothing to do with what the headline reads, such as Batman Forever's "Two-Face Robs Nygmatech Party" story actually being about the death of Bruce's parents, a story which the neighboring headline "Grateful Witnesses Praise Batman" copies.note 

Tropes applying in general to CinemaSins productions:

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    Tropes A-B 
  • Accentuate the Negative: Premise of the channel.
  • Action Insurance Gag: A variant: "What'$ the Damage?" keeps a running count on particular movies.
  • Actor Allusion:
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Sometimes a joke will be good enough to be worthy of deducting a sin.
    • Jeremy admits in that Carly Rae Jepsen using emojis to tell Tom Hanks "run, Forrest, run" in her music video for "I Really Like You" was actually rather well played.
    • Jeremy apparently found the scene in Doctor Strange (2016) where the Cloak of Levitation beats up one of Kaecilius' goons hilarious enough for him to actually remove a sin.
    • While he doesn't remove a sin, you can clearly hear Jeremy chuckle at the thought of Beni from The Mummy having a necklace full of symbols from major world religions just in case some otherworldly being threatened him.
    • In the video for The Expendables 2, Jeremy cracks up at Jason Statham's "Chinese takeout" joke, even as he sins it for being racist.
    • The sin video for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has Jeremy crack up when Legolas reaches for his quiver, only to find that he's run out of arrows.
    • Some of the videos themselves have earned this reaction.
      • Max Landis, who wrote Chronicle, has seen and enjoyed the CinemaSins video of his movie, calling it "the modern day equivalent of a Friar's Club Roast."
      • Roger Corman is familiar with the channel and challenged them on Twitter to cover one of his movies. They selected Death Race 2000 and sinned it in August 2014.
    • Jeremy pretty much can't find any fault with David Bautista's performance as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He removes multiple sins each time a scene focuses on Drax, because he's just that entertaining.
    • He found the The Wizard of Oz reference in Wreck-It Ralph to be funny enough to lose a sin.
    • He burst into laughter over the sound Susan makes when getting hit by a meteor in Monsters vs. Aliens.
    Jeremy: Hahahahahaha. Voice acting. *ding*
  • Adaptation Decay: While CinemaSins is normally averse to pointing out sins based on this trope, an exception is made to Dragonball Evolution, seeing that it was highly-requested for this very reason, dedicating a bonus section dedicated to instances where the film strayed from the source material.
  • All There in the Manual: The creators absolutely despise this trope in movies, and do not note  ever take the source material into account when counting the sins. In fact, this is used to sin the The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug twice for the same scene: first for the eagles not taking the group all the way to their destination, and second for not including even one line of dialog to explain why the eagles don't when doing so would be trivial.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: In-Universe: In his Die Hard review, he speculates that either the Nakatomi corporation or Takagi (or both) may be a lot more corrupt than how they are presented to the audience, due to the absurd amount of bearer bonds in the vaultnote .
    Holy sh*t... Nakatomi has $640 MILLION in bearer bonds? After the Fiscal Responsibility Act was passed in 1982? After this revelation I'm not sure John McClane is killing the right people in this movie. I mean, sure, Hans and his crew are a bunch of murderous thieves, but what kind of sh*t is Nakatomi involved with?!
  • Angrish:
    • The runway climax of Fast 6 contains a car stunt so implausible and physics-defying that the caption box reads "%&%#$@^@&" with Q*bert noises.
    • The same thing happens again with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies after a character manages to dodge an arrow aimed at the back of his head by complete accident.
    • When Jack is told it's his wedding day in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Jeremy can only say, "GOD......................................... DAMMIT!"
  • April Fools' Day:
    • Though they uploaded the video a day early, they pranked its audience in 2014 by making a "What's the Damage?" video for Titanic (1997). It was a 10+ minute long video... that was over in 30 seconds. One (1) Titanic: $7.5 million 1912 dollars. The rest of the video is mostly a black screen, sprinkled with a few of the usual funny bits.
    • For 2015, they uploaded "Everything Wrong With White Olympus House Has Fallen Down", which mashes together White House Down and Olympus Has Fallentwo films with an extremely similar premise and story — and treats it as if it's one singular movie.
    • In 2016, they covered Troll 2, a film famous for being declared as one of the worst movies ever made...only to find nothing but good things to say about it, removing sins for every scene and ending up giving the movie -10,000 sins. However, the whammy ending of the film irks Jeremy so much he adds all of the sins back, making its final score an equally appalling zero. The movie's sentence? Trolled, which is followed by Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up".
    • In 2020, they sin The Avengers (1998), assuming it's The Avengers (2012). They get confused over why Black Widow is renamed Emma Peel, where Iron Man and Hulk are, and why the helicarrier has been downgraded to a double-decker bus, among other things.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: From Angels and Demons:
    Jeremy: It's a sin to kill, period. It's an actual sin, along with stealing, committing adultery and egregious plot holes.
  • The Artifact: Originally all Sins videos were 3 to 5 minutes in length, with the opening caption of "In XXXX minutes or less" referring to the video fitting all of the sins into that restricted time range. As the series progressed the time for individual videos increased depending on the requirements of the humor and sins presented, with different videos ranging anywhere from less than ten to more than twenty minutes in length. Despite no longer having a set length that they need to adhere to the videos still retain the "or less" caption for each opening.
  • Artistic License – Paleontology:
    • In King Kong, he calls the Apatosauruses "Brontosauruses". note 
    • In Jurassic Park III, he refers to Pteranodons as "dinosaurs" (they're actually a separate but related type of animal called a pterosaur). He also refers to them as "Pterodactyls", though this could be forgiven if you're going by the subgroup name "Pterodactyloid" as opposed to the genus name "Pterodactylus".
  • Ascended Fanboy: Anyone who gets their sin placed in the crowdsourced Iron Man 3 sins video.
  • Atomic F-Bomb:
    • This is the narrator's reaction to Transformers: Age of Extinction pulling a bit of Self-Deprecation with a "sequels suck" joke.
    • He also drops one after Jacob's "Can I call you 'Dad?'" line in Breaking Dawn: Part 2 because of the huge unfortunate implications of the line.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Jeremy gets distracted in Heavy Metal
    ''' Also, this is about the 100th time we've had to blur the screen in this video and HOLY SH*T look at that f*ucking wrench!
  • Bait-and-Switch: Jeremy pulls this off during the 10-year anniversary re-sinning of Frozen
    Jeremy: This final turn of the "act of true love" being Anna's own act of love is set up and paid off perfectly. We were all set up for a false love and a true love and then BAM, a choice between saving Anna's own life or saving her sister's life. By the time we realize what's happened the movie has already brought home its themes of non-romantic true love, and we're just a puddle of tears... I mean you... you're a puddle of tears. I'm the asshole who's about to ADD a sin because what of kind of ice breaks a sword?
  • Bizarro Episode: Their April Fools' Day 2016 special, in which they took on the invokedSo Bad, It's Good film Troll 2 and kept giving it negative sins.
  • Black Comedy
    • In Everything Wrong With The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Jon Bailey of Screen Junkies' Honest Trailers points out that while Gwen Stacy's death may be sad, it also means that 14-year-old kid just got himself an Oxford scholarship. Yay!
    • Averted for the word "asshole", which is used gratuitously to refer to characters, and uncensored. One of his catchphrases:
      [Character] is asshole for [some act / whatever / just existing].
  • Bonus Round: Some movies get one, with an arithmetic progression of sins for a single phrase uttered over and over in the movie (like "Oh God!" for Cloverfield). This can put a movie into the thousands (whereas the average non-bonus film scores about 100).
    • One example of this comes from Transformers: Age of Extinction, which got three separate bonus rounds: one for explosions, one for Product Placement, and one for American flags. All combined, it brought the movie's sin total to over two hundred thousand.
    • Tommy Wiseau's The Room (2003) received three bonus rounds: one for declarations of love from Lisa, one for Johnny saying "Hi" to someone, and one for throwing a football. The bonuses racked up at over 3 billion.
    • There are two in Justin Bieber's concert movie Never Say Never. One that doubles the sins every time Bieber appears without a shirt, and one that triples the sins every time someone who is way too old to be listening to Bieber appears in concert.
    • The bonus round for Showgirls adds a sin for every time someone sticks out their tongue, except during a rape scene, when it multiplies the bonus sins by a million.
    • As for Dragonball Evolution, each sin was based off on how it deviated/went against the source material of Dragon Ball, making it the only time CinemaSins did research on a movie.
    • Face/Off's has instances where a character will run their hand down someone's face to "smell my hand."
    • Inverted (from the CinemaSins' usual) in both Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2; in their bonus rounds, one sin is deducted for every time Deadpool "does [CinemaSins'] job" and also for being hilarious. The one for Deadpool 2 is even titled "Deadpool Would Be Amazing at CinemaSins".
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: In the video on The Smurfs:
    "Smurf dominos! Smurfinos!"
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: How Movie Recipes often add normal ingredients plus absolutely insane ones. For the most prime example, check out the Braveheart fries video.
  • Brick Joke:

    Tropes C 

    Tropes D-H 
  • Deadpan Snarker: A lot!
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Happens in the Sin City review. Jeremy eventually catches on, however.
    Jeremy: Carla Gugino's breasts are probably worth removing a sin for. Oh hell, maybe two. [Ding] Carla Gugino's breasts while holding a gun... that's probably worth another couple of subtractions. [Ding] Carla Gugino...ya, you know what? This movie is trying to distract me from my job. Intruder in your house—get some clothes on, already!
    • He also gets distracted for a bit by April O'Neil's skintight ninja outfit in TMNT.
    April [to Casey Jones] I got it on my last trip to Japan. You like it?
    Jeremy: Yes I do. Oh wait, she was talking to Casey, wasn't she?
    • Instead of the 'X isn't my girlfriend in this scene', when an actress is really sexy, he forgets his line. In Mission: Impossible II:
    Jeremy: Thandie Newton isn''m sorry, what were we talking about?
    Jeremy: Holy sh*t... Eva Green isn't...sssjums jdddkss nerrbbssmm bsssjsjsk...God, I can't talk.
  • Duelling Movies: Lampshaded at the end of the Volcano review.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness:
    • In one of the first sins videos, Prometheus, Chris narrated instead of Jeremy. It's the only video until the launch of Commercial Sins in 2021 where this is the case.
    • Early sins videos are much shorter and spoken at a much faster pace.
    • The Dear Hollywood videos initially took place in a white studio. Starting with the horror film video, the locale has changed to a public park.
    • The first three videos all have the sentence "HELL"; the next few all have the (hell) in parentheses. Since then "(Hell)" has been reserved for some horror movies.
    • Censorship is mostly reserved for words like "shit" and "fuck" nowadays, but profanities as mild as "damn" were bleeped out too in the early videos.
    • The Room (2003) doesn't have end with series of Gag Dub scenes, just a stinger of Mark saying, "Why do you do this to me?"
    • In some early videos, Gag Dub scenes were included in the sins, instead of being relegated to the end of the video.
    • Some of the early videos lacked a stinger, and others had a stinger with just the narrator saying something instead of a series of Gag Dub scenes.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The very first sin. "This movie exists." Funnily enough, this is also a subversion: so many people got the wrong idea from this sin that Jeremy put up a video dedicated to explaining what it actually means. It's a reference to the movie being made just so that Sony Pictures Entertainment could keep their hands on the intellectual property rights for the Spider-Man series, not because Cinema Sins thought it sucked so much that it literally did not deserve to be a movie. (In fact, Jeremy has claimed he actually loved the movie.)
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • In the Troll 2 April's Fools video, the gag is Jeremy repeatedly removes sins despite how infamously bad the movie is. This doesn't stop him from still adding a sin for a homophobic joke in the movie.
    • Jeremy is uncharacteristically serious when he sins the cameo for Michael Jackson in Men in Black II and doesn't make a joke in light of renewed accusations of child sex abuse made towards him the year the video came out:
    Jeremy: There's absolutely nothing I can say here that would be funny, appropriate, or not misconstrued in some way, so let's just acknowledge this cameo was problematic in 2002, and move on, shall we?
  • Fan Hater: invoked Normally avoided, but the video for Furious 7 has several "sins" that are nothing more than potshots at people who enjoyed it. "To people who liked this movie: what's it like living in the Matrix?"
    • The Sins Counter refused to be part of the production of the sins vide for The Shining because it loves that film. Its role was performed by an Artificial Intelligence evil enough to do it without regrets: HAL-9000.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: Most of the sins, by Jeremy's own admission:
    Jeremy: Like Catholicism, our sins can be based on very minor things.
    • Parodied in The Conjuring 2; there's a newspaper with the protagonists' house's paranormal happenings making the headline, while one of the side stories is "No Bread". Jeremy claims that this should've gotten the whole front page.
  • Formula-Breaking Episode: The Bonus Round in the Dragonball: Evolution review scrutinizes the film's many deviations from the source material, in defiance of the normal attitude that the source material is meaningless.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: In his review of Citizen Kane, he states, "I'm not sure his forlorn childlike wishes make up for 70 years of dickishness," and proclaims the burning of the sled to be Laser-Guided Karma.
  • Funny Background Event: During the outtakes section of the Ride Along 2 sins video, while one character is talking on the phone, a man behind her sitting at a computer appears to be watching the video for the first Ride Along.
  • Fun with Acronyms:
  • Gag Censor: The sin video for Showgirls has two sex scenes where the on-screen sex is covered up by a giant picture of an Easter bunny. The bunny also appears over the brief shot of the infamous rape scene in the "licks" bonus round.
  • Gag Dub: Many videos are followed by gag dubs and edits of the same film with material from other shows.
  • Glasses Pull: Mocked frequently: "My response to this will require the removal of my sunglasses".
  • Heh Heh, You Said "X": Jeremy's reaction to Fifty Shades of Grey which starred Dakota Johnson and was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson:
    Jeremy: Haha...Johnson.
  • Hypocrite: In their The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug video, they add a sin for the film including characters who either barely appeared in the book or did not appear at all, despite their standing rule that the source material does not matter. This was after adding a sin for not mentioning why the eagles couldn't take the group to their destination when including a line of dialogue explaining why would be trivial (see: All There in the Manual, above).
  • Hypocritical Humour:
    • "Movie censors the word 'f*ck', who does that?"
    • From the New Moon video: "Movie that sucks casts judgment on fake movie that sucks."
      • Further in the same video, still referring to the fictional "Facepunch" movie: "Fake movie that apparently sucks has way better dialogue than the real movie it's in."
    • In his "Dear Hollywood" video for the practice of splitting one book into two films for more profit, he ends with "P.S., end of Part 1".
    • In the video of Pitch Perfect, the scene where Anna Kendrick is remixing music, a rant follows how dare someone try to be creative by using someone else's work. There are CinemaSins logos superimposed on the screen.
    • In Star Trek Into Darkness, Jeremy comments that "unlike some idiots on YouTube, I know there's gravity in space." This is a Call-Back to the video for The Avengers (2012), in which Jeremy mistakenly claims that there is no gravity in space.
    • Jeremy sins Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for "using Neil DeGrasse Tyson for your own personal projects", after having had Dr. Tyson for Gravity, Interstellar and The Martian.
    • From the Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore video: "How dare you take things out of context just so you can make a smart-ass commment? The nerve."

    Tropes I-R 
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Jeremy refers to the Breaking Bad reference in Zootopia (played by a sheep character) as "Breaking Baaaaa'd", then apologizes to the viewers.
  • Indecisive Parody: The show flip-flops wildly on whether it's legitimately pointing out (sometimes extremely minor, or even nonexistent) flaws in movies, or making fun of critics who overly nitpick films. Word of God hasn't made it any clearer whether the series is meant to be played straight as legitimate criticism, or purely satirical.
  • In Name Only: They make an exception to their "The Books Don't Matter" policy for Dragon Ball Evolution just because of how heavily derided the movie is by fans of the franchise.
  • Jump Scare: In the "How to Fix Horror" episode of "Dear Hollywood", Jeremy's item #1 on the list is "no more jump scares", as they're more annoying than scary. While signing his name at the end of the video, it suddenly cuts to a loud scream... along with a picture of a cute orange cat.
    Jeremy: See how annoying that was? And that was fucking adorable!
    • One of Jeremy's biggest gripes with Sinister was its excessive reliance on this, including ending the film with one.
  • Jump the Shark: invoked Parodied in The A-Team.
    Jeremy: This is where the movie jumped the tank. Er... dropped the tank... nado. Jumped the tank-nado.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Jeremy seems to have a soft spot for cats but that doesn't stop him from giving them sins when he thinks they deserve them. When sinning The Good Dinosaur, Jeremy admits he has a pet cat that brings him dead mice as a present when mocking Spot's inability to kill something before offering it to Arlo as food.
  • Laugh Track: The Stinger of Training Day adds one to the "King Kong ain't got shit on me" scene.
  • Lethal Chef: Invoked in his Movie Recipes. He's out to make a comedy sketch, not anything edible. Doesn't stop him from tasting it, though. The rebooted version averts this, as they bring in actual trained chefs to make genuine movie-inspired dishes.
  • Let's See YOU Do Better!: Invoked by Damon Lindelof on Twitter after watching the video of Prometheus.
  • Lucky Charms Title: What'$ the Damage?
  • "London, England" Syndrome:
    • Done with every single onscreen caption telling the audience where the scene is set, especially if it's in a well known city. "Just in case you confused it with London, Ontario." *ding!*
    • They take off a sin in Thunderball for not doing this in its establishing shot of London.
    • Multiple sins are added in Transformers: The Last Knight for doing this by establishing locations set in "England, UK". A later shot in London itself says "London, England", and gets called out for not adding the "UK" part.
  • Mood Whiplash: In What'$ the Damage?, the life and well-being of a human being is not assigned any monetary value "because that's just morbid". Bearing this in mind, if their horrible deaths have collateral damage, that is counted, such as when the T-1000 stabs an innocent man through the face... only to get interrupted by a CHA-CHING!! sound, charging the film two whole dollars for a wasted carton of milk said man was drinking.
  • Most Writers Are Male: They give Noah a sin for Ila just knowing that she's barren, reasoning that there'd be no way she could know that with limited medical technology. People with menstrual cycles would disagree.
  • Multiple Endings: The Superman sins video.
  • Musical Episode: "Sh*tty A Capella Movie Review Songs: Gravity", which they initially didn't release because it was "just a little too sh*tty".
  • No Endor Holocaust: Defying this trope is the whole purpose of the "What'$ the Damage?" clips.
  • Noodle Incident: From Life of Pi: "Movie reinforces the stereotype that stalking women makes them attracted to you, which I can tell you from personal experience is definitely not true".
  • Non-Answer: Why is "This scene does not contain a lap-dance" considered a sin? F*ck you, that's why. note 
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: In his Gravity video, Special Guest Narrator Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is followed by the caption "(yes, it's really him)".

  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Invoked as a Running Gag in the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull video, whenever Indy references a previous unseen adventure that sounds far more interesting than the plot of the movie he's currently in, such as being a spy during World War II.
  • Our Lawyers Advised This Trope: After legal trouble playing some of the music that appears in videos, they started editing it out and replacing it with variations of "I wouldn't dare play the music, but I assure you, this is a [clichéd song plays] sin."
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: In the Kung Fu Panda video, Jeremy calls Oogway "the most useless magic turtle I have ever seen".
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Jeremy usually does his sins videos in a Deadpan Snarker tone, but when he covers The Room (2003), he gets increasingly agitated by the many things wrong with the film and even comes to borderline yelling.
  • Painting the Medium:
    • Much like the flow of time in Tenet, the sins video for it gets its sins count and timer going in reverse when it reaches the point where the main characters invert themselves.
    • This was also done in the video for Everything Everywhere All at Once, to reflect the different universes across the film's multiverse.
  • Parallel Porn Titles: The sentence for Thor: The Dark World is "Thor & Jane Fan Porn: Thor 2: Welcome to AssGaurd".
  • Person as Verb: Jeremy does this frequently when he sees a movie utilize something from another movie. For example, in The Secret Life of Pets, a group of animals use an Air-Vent Passageway, which Jeremy calls "John McClaining".
  • Pet the Dog: If the reviewer comes across a scene he does like, he will point that out. For example, after spending fifteen minutes savaging Order of the Phoenix, he exclaims that the duel between Dumbledore and Voldemort is perfect, and better than anything in the Star Wars prequels. He'll also occasionally deduct sins from a film if something impresses him enough.
  • Phone Word: The (possibly now defunct) CinemaSins hotline is 405-459-7466, or 405-459-SINN.
  • Pinball Scoring: Most movies generally get a single sin for each issue, resulting in final tallies of around fifty to one or two hundred. However, for particularly bad movies, single complaints can earn multiple sins, and in the most extreme cases a single gripe can garner hundreds or thousands of sins. And the bonus rounds can add up the sin tally of a movie to millions or even billions.
    • The bonus rounds in the video for The Room (2003) were scored on an exponential scale, with the occasional multiplier, resulting in a final sin count of over 1.5 billion.
    • The Last Airbender gets similar treatment, with a bonus round at the end which ends with an increasing multiplier, giving it a final sin count of over 271 million.
    • Superman: The Movie has two bonus rounds, one standard, the other musical. The "normal" sin count for the movie is 43, while in the musical bonus round it's 183, and in the non-musical bonus it's 185,753.
    • Transformers: The Last Knight adds 500 sins for suggesting that famous abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass were part of a secret society to keep the existence of Transformers a secret. Jeremy was pretty sure they were involved in something much more urgent. He then adds another 500 sins because he has no clue what the soldiers are shooting at in a later scene. 1000 more sins are added at the end when the Sin Counter experiences a malfunction at the mention of Michael Bay.
    • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York gets one billion sins for Donald Trump's cameo.
    • Shrek Forever After adds 500 sins because he added 5 sins for pointing out that an incredibly complicated plan concocted by Donkey and a bunch of ogres right in front of a group of witches watching them from the castle gates would only be able to actually work through sheer coincidence, including needing same-day delivery of a broken chandelier that is neatly made out of shiny shields in a matter of minutes.
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III initially adds 400 sins just for the rapid fire pop cultural references thrown at every given moment. This culminates in the movie's climax where it makes such a stupid reference joke to Don King that Jeremy laughs hard enough to drop the sin counter down to zero... then starts laughing maniacally to the point that all the sins start exponentially rising until the sin counter itself suffers a literal blue screen of death. 14,000 sins are added to call it good.
    • Ice Age: The Meltdown is given a .07 sin multiplier right from the start, with the final tally of 115 sins resulting in 123.08 sins.
    • 100,000 sins are added to Snakes on a Plane for showing wanton animal cruelty when an Asshole Victim throws a women's purse dog into a python.
  • Place Worse Than Death: The sentence for Armageddon (1998) is Bowling Green, Kentucky, with Oscar's line about "the scariest environment imaginable" dubbed in.
  • Poe's Law: At the end of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides:
    Jack Sparrow: We shall need a crossbow, an hourglass, three goats, one of us must learn to play the trumpet while the other one goes like this: *(makes weird face and finger movements)*
    Jeremy: Maybe this movie is making fun of itself. But this is no sillier than what we just watched, and just as tedious.
  • Poor Man's Substitute: invoked The "Discount X" running gag.
  • Power Perversion Potential: In the TV Sins review of Secret Invasion (2023) episode 2, upon learning that Fury is married to a Skrull, Jeremy starts wondering whether it's okay to ask a shapeshifter spouse to change into other people during sex, or whether she can change the size and shape of her... interdimensional portal, and so on. He eventually realizes this is a pretty distasteful line of thinking to be following, and awards the show 10 sins for making him think of it.
  • Porky Pig Pronunciation: In EWW The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jeremy trips over the word "anthropomorphizing" and instead says Sarah Harding is "giving human characteristics to the dinosaurs."
  • Rage Quit: While it is at the end of the episode, Jeremy storms out on Looper because he can't take the paradoxical nature of the movie any longer.
  • Readings Are Off the Scale:
  • Review Ironic Echo: During the Pixels review, Adam Sandler's character asks, "What are we doing right now?" and Jeremy comments that apart from seeming like a moment of self-awareness from Sandler, the question is also applicable to the movie itself.
  • Rhymes on a Dime:
    • In keeping with Dr. Seuss, the sins on How the Grinch Stole Christmas! are (almost) entirely in rhyme.
    • The Tangled sins video was made shortly after the Grinch sins video (they were uploaded two days apart) and thus had this line added:
      "Kingdom is great at finding hidden flowers but not so much at hidden towers. Dammit, Grinch!"
  • Running Gag: All of the Catch Phrases. Even with its own page.
  • Rule of Three:
    • When a single type of sin is counted more than twice in the same movie, the third time he will start as usual then say "Ah, f*ck it" and just give the sin.
    • Subverted in his V for Vendetta episode.
    Today's Nineteen Eighty-Four-style villain will be played by John Hurt, who was actually in the movie Nineteen Eighty-Four, which was released in the year... well, I can't remember.
    • Subverted in the "Talk Dirty" episode of Music Video Sins with the line "Horse neigh in a song about sex with humans", as the third time it is called out: "Horse neigh in a- oh, f*ck it."

    Tropes S-Z 
  • Sacred Cow: In-Universe:
  • Self-Deprecation: They regularly label themselves "idiots" and "assholes", apparently believing that this to be a good way to pre-empt criticism.
    • The sins videos of their own channel, "Everything Wrong With... Cinema Sins" and "Volume 2". They take potshots at themselves, as well as the arbitrary nature of what constitutes a "sin".
    • In their Star Trek: Into Darkness video Jeremy drops the line "unlike some idiots on YouTube, I know there's gravity in space." This is a Call-Back to their Avengers video where he made that very mistake.
    • In their Battle Royale video, they claim the contest to be so arbitrarily designed that it must have been made up by the guys at CinemaSins.
    • Their Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) video gives us this:
      Jeremy: Vin Diesel reprises his Iron Giant role for Groot. Man, that must have been great, sitting around all day, doing virtually nothing, growling into a microphone for a couple of hours, and that's your job? It's like those assholes from CinemaSins.
      • Later, when John C. Reilly tells Glenn Close "I don't believe anyone is 100% a dick, ma'am," Jeremy replies that he must never have seen CinemaSins.
    • The implications in the video for The Dark Knight:
    Jeremy: Bruce Wayne has the technology to reconstruct a fingerprint from a shattered bullet that went through a brick, so why hasn't he also invented time travel or a woman who has orgasms?
    • In Jeremy's review of the second Batman v. Superman trailer, he says that "Finch" is a "terrible, stupid, cliché bad guy name." "Finch" is the name used by the Big Bad of Jeremy's book The Ables.
    • In Jeremy's review of The Transformers: The Movie, he proclaims Blurr's appearance in the film as the inspiration for a "dickhead nitpicky YouTube channel 26 years later".
  • Shaped Like Itself:
    • In his Signs video:
      Jeremy: These aliens have the same weakness as the aliens in Signs.
    • From part 1 of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace:
      Jeremy: Thus began the least believable on-screen romance since Anakin & Padmé in Attack of the Clones... wait...
  • She Is All Grown Up: Inverted in the earlier Harry Potter videos, while the Deathly Hallows Part 1 video plays it straight.
    Earlier films: "Hermione isn't old enough to be hot yet."
    Deathly Hallows Part 1: "Hermione is definitely old enough to be hot now, right? RIGHT?!"
  • Shocking Moments: invoked Invoked in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, when Vice-Admiral Holdo rams the Raddus into the Supremacy at light speed, taking out the imperial fleet with her. 5 sins are deducted.
    Jeremy: Holy. F*ck!
  • Shout-Out:
    Jeremy: These bombers have shot down literally every other person shooting at them. You know, the guys with actual guns. But they can't manage to hit Darryl (sic) and Hawkeye over here even though they're just standing in plain view.
  • Sincerity Mode: Whenever they deduct a sin, normally because a movie pulls off Rule of Cool.
  • Skewed Priorities: Calls out the couple in Paranormal Activity 2 for bickering about a pot falling when a fire broke out just the prior night (but was thankfully interfered and stopped before it could do much harm).
  • So Bad, It's Good: The In-Universe rationale for not counting The Room (2003)'s infamous "You're tearing me apart, Lisa!" line as a sin.
    Jeremy: There's nothing wrong with this scene. This is gold.
  • Spell My Name with an S: For some reason, in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, he constantly spells "Raiden" as "Rayden".
  • Squee: Aaron ends up giving the biggest fangasms of his entire life during the TV sins of The Mandalorian episode "The Rescue". The video goes from 51 sins down to 36 in rapid succession of him geeking out, then back up to 56 because of how long the elevators take, then finally back down to 35 before continuing on with the sins for the rest of the episode.
  • The Stinger: Basically an AMV Hell treatment of the actual movie at the end of EWW.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Among the main reasons why this channel exists is pointing out when films don't play this trope straight.
  • Sweetness Aversion: invoked From the Warm Bodies episode:
    This montage is so sweet it's giving me diabetes.
  • Symbol Swearing: The climax of Fast 6 contains a car stunt so implausible and physics-defying that the caption box just reads "%&%#$@^@&".
  • Take That!:
    • Comcast. In the sins videos for Universal movies, Jeremy points out the Comcast Company footer under the Universal logo and immediately adds 1 sin (5 sins since Jurassic World) right off the bat.
    • Michael Bay's very name at the credits is given a sin without comment. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) video goes the farthest yet by calling the minutes "Fuck Michael Bay" minutes and Bad Boys (1995) continues it with "Fuck Me" minutes. The Sin Counter experiences a technical failure when his name shows up at the credits of Transformers: The Last Knight, adding 1000 more sins to the counter.
    • Nickelodeon Movies is given an automatic sin in the aforementioned Turtles video as well as in The Last Airbender.
    • DC Comics is also considered an automatic sin albeit with comment — it was originally a sin for Department of Redundancy Department when their logo appears ("Detective Comics Comics") but they have since sinned unrelated movies for namedropping DC characters.
    • Whoville's package abuse is deemed still superior to Fed Ex.
    • For After Earth, M. Night Shyamalan's name also gets the Michael Bay treatment.
    • In Fast 6, after the reveal that Mia is a traitor to Hobbs, the narrator is so fed up with the movie — and the franchise as a whole — that he tacks on one hundred extra sins for no reason. The beginning also features "I've Lost All Hope In Humanity" as the minute count much like the case with later Bay videos.
    • Jeremy seems to really hate Hawkeye as he consistently claims he sucks balls whenever he's on-screen in his sin video for the third Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer on his channel.
    • Jeremy doesn't seem to be very fond of Ace of Base, as evidenced by their video for Pitch Perfect:
    "Female A Cappella group actually thought that singing Ace of Base would not end in at least one of their singers vomiting on stage."
    • Bizarrely enough, Lucasfilm gets sinned without comment in Jeremy's The Force Awakens trailer but gets no sins in the proper A New Hope video or in Jeremy's other The Force Awakens sin video.
    • In The Martian, Neil deGrasse Tyson offers two obvious reasons why the film is fiction. First, the fact that scientists are also the ones making decisions. Second, that China would ever aid the American space program for any reason.
    • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York had its sin count go up by one billion during the cameo by Donald Trump.
    • In Space Jam:
    Jeremy: We can't play the song, and in this case I'm happy not to share it. Anyway, starting a movie off with a hit song by R. Kelly sure felt good back in 1996. But his sins cannot be forgiven.
  • Take That, Audience!: In the second episode of fan mail answering.
    Cinema Sins Guy 1: 500,000 [subscribers], man. That's really a lot of people. I mean, you have half a million fans.
    Cinema Sins Guy 2: Nah, they clicked a button.
  • That Came Out Wrong: During the Warm Bodies episode, the narrator mentions "Boneys" before they appear in the video.
    Are people who were at work when they turned in to a zombie doomed to do their job until they become boney? That last question may sound dirty to those of you watching who haven't seen this film.
  • This Is Gonna Suck:
    Jeremy: [depressed] I already know I'm going to hate this movie.
    • The Bad Boys and Fast 6 minutes counters change the minute count to a very preemptive loathing reaction.
  • Title Drop: Roll credits! *ding!*
  • Too Much Information: The Narrator frequently brings up a former girlfriend saying/being told something that a character just said in a film. For instance:
    • In the video for V for Vendetta, The Narrator mentions that a girl once broke up with him because he said "Cameras. We need cameras."
    • In the video for Madagascar, the Narrator says that his college girlfriend said "Excuse me, you're biting my butt!" shortly before breaking up with him.
    • In the video for Ratatouille, the Narrator says that his college girlfriend said "Congratulations. You were able to repeat your accidental success." after they had sex for the second time.
  • Trash Landing: Noted in the Sin City video after Marv does it.
    Jeremy: Ah, nice and soft garbage bags. Nothing hard or jagged is ever in one of those.
  • Understatement: In Hook, he says that the script that made Peter Pan a forgetful and mean old workaholic was "a bit disrespectful" to how Peter Pan was really conceived (Barrie based him on his brother who died at age 14). He then adds five sins.
  • The Unintelligible:
    • The version of the Cinema Sins guys holding the boom mic in Behind the Scenes of Conversations with Myself About Movies.
    • Repeatedly calls out Bane for being this in The Dark Knight Rises. Two scenes of the freakily-masked Bane talking are shown, with Jeremy replying to Bane with "What!?"
  • Unusual Euphemism:
    • In the Bonus Round for The Hateful Eight, Jeremy dubs over every instance of the N-word with something mundane, like "lawyer" or "banker" or what-have-you.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Jeremy points out that SHAZAM! (2019) zigzags this by having people stare at Shazam when he walks around a crowded subway station, whilst having noone care about him shooting lightning from his fingers to charge people's phones.
  • Weirdness Censor: Notes in Paranormal Activity 2 how people are ignoring the evidence that something's wrong in the house.
    • Special note and spite goes to the jerkass dad who is especially stubborn with his disbelief in the evidence (for example, when his daughter shows him footage of a door closing on its own, the dad bluntly says it was the wind).
    "Dad is pacing back and forth trying to figure out how to blame the wind for this. [Ding]"
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Dear Hollywood is essentially Jeremy calling out the industry on their practices, which are outdated and self-defeating.
  • Wham Episode: As a film-nitpicking series with no overarching plot whatsoever, it didn't seem to be the type of show to have any. But then came Everything Wrong With The Fate of the Furious, where after years of suffering and billions of sins, the sin counter is so overwhelmed by the movie's sins that it breaks down and dies. Pretty game-changing there.
  • Who Writes This Crap?!:
    • While sinning The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
      (Frollo creepily sniffs Esmerelda's neck.)
      Jeremy: Sniffassault. Her name's Esmerelda, not Esmer-smell-da! Who the f*ck wrote this?! That's awful. That's terrible. I demand to know who the hell wrote that!
      Chris: You did.
      Jeremy: I don't believe you.
    • Aaron sinning Ted Lasso - "Pilot"
      Aaron: "Surprisingly furry" would also describe my browsing history... alright, that's it, someone get me whoever wrote this on the line...
      [Ringing phone]
      Ian: Hello?
      Aaron: Look here, buddy... How'd you get ahold of my internet history?
  • Worst. Whatever. Ever!: In Batman Forever, Robin got to the batcave with the security alarms on, a platform raised showing the batmobile (as in "yes, Bruce Wayne is Batman!"), and he gets on it and drives away... with the alarms still on. "WORST. SECURITY. EVER!"
  • Worth It: Jeremy states it was totally worth going into extensive detail to sin the structure of a house in The Grinch (2018).
    Jeremy: The Grinch peeks into the room and here comes Mr. Bricklebaum, presumably through the front door, which was now in front of him for whatever reason. Which caused me to wonder if this Who house has multiple front doors and I missed something. A quick check tells me this door IS the entry point where Bricklebaum brings the dog inside. Side window, front door, blue wall in the background. Great. Except... Where is the small window beside the front door? And opposite the door the blue wall has been replaced with a massive fireplace. Is there a door on the OTHER side of this house? Nope, just this larger window, which should be backside of the fireplace. From this angle you can see into the dining room. But there should be a goddamn slide from the dining room to the front door. That s*it is obtuse! AND BEFORE YOU TELL ME the windows are higher up on the walls... They are not. And there seems to be two additional windows and the roof is shaped differently, and that was CLEARLY WORTH ALL THE TIME I SPENT SINNING IT.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: In the Taken 3 video, Jeremy predicts that a stuffed panda bought early in the movie would be a Chekhov's Gun. It wasn't, so he removes the sin for it at the end.

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