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"I am just going to give you a quick little run-down as to how this series works: I have found a movie that I have never seen before, and I'm going to watch it for the first time ever, and I'm going to record my reactions to it. I am, naturally, going to edit this down, because it'd be really boring to just watch me watching something for [over an hour] [...] but, once I actually am done reacting to it, and once I've finished watching it, I'm then going to give an instant review based on what I just saw."
— Emer summing up the basis of this series; from the Violent Shit review.

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the Reaction & Review page on TV Tropes!

Web series from Emer "Hellsing920" Prevost (most people either called him Emer or Hellsing), a self-proclaimed "D-List Internet Celebrity", where he watched movies for the first time. First, you saw him react to it, then he reviewed it.

The origin of this series is somewhat interesting. During an episode of Sunday Night Live (a live streaming show that Emer and a few others used to do), there was a scheduled live commentary of Kickassia. However, due to technical difficulties (and a general hatred for what they were watching), the commentary had to be scrapped a few minutes into the movie. Shortly afterwards, Emer (who was experiencing the technical problems) announced during the show that he would make a video reacting to and reviewing Kickassia. The rest is history.

It should be noted that in this series, almost no movie was off-limits. The only piece of criteria that Emer had set was that they had to be movies that he hadn't seen. This was to ensure genuine reactions during the Reaction portion of the videos and a mostly-unbiased review for the Review portion. However, he was not above driving the Bias Steamroller if the movie featured an actor he disliked (most of the cast of Kickassia) or if he genuinely dreaded watching the movie (Mr. Wrong). The series had generated some amount of fame since then.

On August 6, 2017, Emer passed away at the age of 34 due to a combination of sepsis and a hernia he had been suffering from, a week after uploading his last video, a stream of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. This was announced by his brother, Martin, on Facebook. May he rest in peace.

You can check it out by going to Season 1 (2011), 2 (2011-12), 3 (2012), 4 (2012-13), 5 (2013), 6 (2013-14), 7 (2014), 8 (2014-15), 9 (2015), 10 (2015-16), 11 (2016), 12 (2016-17), or 13 (2017).

List of films/series covered (in order of appearance):

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    Top Fives and Bottom Fives 
Done each January, Emer looked back at his favorite and least-favorite Reaction & Review subjects of the previous calendar year.

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  • Bottom 5 of 2011 note 

  • Top 5 of 2012 note 
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  • Top 5 of 2013 note 
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  • Top 5 of 2014 note 
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  • Top 5 of 2015 note 
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  • Top 5 of 2016 note 
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    Season 1 (Episodes 1-50) 
February 8 - October 6, 2011

    Season 2 (Episodes 51-100) 
October 10, 2011 - May 7, 2012

    Season 3 (Episodes 101-150) 
May 10 - October 28, 2012

    Season 4 (Episodes 151-200) 
November 1, 2012 - April 24, 2013

    Season 5 (Episodes 201-250) 
April 29 - October 6, 2013

    Season 6 (Episodes 251-300) 
October 9, 2013 - March 30, 2014

    Season 7 (Episodes 301-350) 

    Season 8 (Episodes 351-400) 

    Season 9 (Episodes 401-450) 
March 18 - September 9, 2015

    Season 10 (Episodes 451-500) 

    Season 11 (Episodes 501-550) 

    Season 12 (Episodes 551-600) 
August 28, 2016 - February 26, 2017

    Season 13 (Episodes 601-625) 
March 8 - May 31, 2017

So without further ado, it's time to kick back, relax, and check out the tropes:

  • Aborted Arc:
    • In November 2014, Emer stated he was going to review all five films in the Twilight series. After getting through three of them, he gave up and swore to never go back to the Twilight series. He had instead released reviews of the first two Jeepers Creepers films...and considered those to be slightly worse.
    • Similar to the above, Emer spent July 2016 alternating between the Tremors and Alvin and the Chipmunks films. While he was able to get through all (at the time) five films of the former just fine, he flat-out gave up on the latter after the third film and instead released a review of Battle Royal High School in what would have been the fourth film's slot. To say the least it was not much better. At all.
    • As Emer Died During Production, his 700th Episode tournament and his Resident Evil 7 playthrough became this.
    • Emer had held off from reviewing The Prophecy series after realizing the Sequelitis syndrome the third film suffered, instead covering Fat Slags in place of the fourth. Due to the direct above, the fourth and fifth films were never covered; he later admitted in a Shootin' the Shit live stream that he tried watching the fourth film and wasn't able to finish it (whether or not it was for a review is unclear).
    • After his R&R of Hellboy: Sword of Storms, Emer had also briefly considered covering the sequel, but had never been able to do so before his death.
  • Accidental Pun: Considering the unscripted nature of the series, this happened with Emer quite often. He normally even mentioned how bad the pun was after he said it.
  • Afraid of Needles: During his review of Audition, Emer mentions that he has "a thing about needles".
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:
    "Tonight's film is from filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, a guy who's been known for making things like Sin City and Planet Terror and Machete and (Beat) Spy Kids."
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: During the Home Alone 4 review, Emer interrupts himself almost mid-word when he notices a visual defect:
    Emer: [...] I would love it if something interesting would happen; I'm not even asking for something good—Why the hell is there a dark blur around the frame of the screen? Doesn't matter. Doesn't matter, it's probably just bullshit camera work.
  • Author Appeal: Emer certainly did love cheesy B-movies.
  • Backdoor Pilot: The Kickassia episode was originally supposed to be a one-off video on his YouTube channel. However, due to viewer response, Emer decided to make it the main series on his channel.
  • Berserk Button: Considering how Emer usually was, he lost his cool over seeing penises being cut off, bitten, or otherwise mutilated in some way.
    • A movie with horrible pacing and little (if any) plot was bound to set him off.
    • Digital blood and muzzle flashes were also a pet peeve of his. His rage towards these especially showed in this review.
    • He loathed films that cancel out their entire story, as seen here.
    • He had been known to have a thing against movies that only rely on shock value and extreme violence for horror while lacking substance.
    • He also had a tendency to ban "flavor of the month" bad movies that he felt people would forget about in a few weeks.
    • He also refused to publicly share his opinion on certain films such as Deadpool and Batman v Superman due to certain people getting pushy about them on social media.
    • Hype. If people overhyped a movie, expect him to have banned it. In fact, people flatout telling Emer that a certain film is "good/bad" or, as mentioned before, "disturbing/sick", were often big turn-offs for him as well.
    • Films which have a frequently Recycled Soundtrack were bound to receive criticism from Emer, notably Requiem for a Dream and Cannibal Ferox.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: After watching Turkish Star Trek, it was what he said about the subtitles.
    • The same could be said for Emer's translation of the title. He claims it's "Omer the Tourist: Space Road", while the official translation (according to numerous sites) is "Omer the Tourist in Star Trek"...but that could just be a case of him not really caring.
  • Book Ends: Emer started a "Fan Appreciation Month" in November 2013 with Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, and ended the month with its sequel Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus.
  • Brain Bleach: Emer had all but said he needed some after watching the Boku no Pico trilogy.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: In his review of Deadly Prey, he lists the main character's arsenal (which he, a civilian, inexplicably has in his house) as such; naming off plastic explosives, throwing knives, an AK-47, and then a rocket launcher - followed by a large machete and capped off by the even more absurd choice of a cartoonish bundle of TNT that he never uses.
  • Broke the Rating Scale: Even though he didn't have a ratings scale, some movies were almost too much for Emer.
    • He stated he wanted to hunt down everyone involved with Birdemic and The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It.
    • TRON: Legacy angered him so much that he was "too pissed to yell about it".
    • He claimed that A Christmas Story 2 made him retroactively hate the original A Christmas Story a little bit.
    • In his August Underground's Mordum and Gladiformers reviews, he said "Thank you, Jesus! Credits!" when the movies ended.
    • In his Bottom 5 list for 2013, Emer declared that InAPPropriate Comedy is the worst comedy he would ever get to watch.
    • He found Bondage Game so revolting that it was the only DVD in the entire series that he actively destroyed.
    • Topping all the rest, The Time Machine (I Found at a Yardsale) would become the ultimate worst film Emer would ever watch, as revealed in his 2016 Bottom 5 list.
    • While he didn't find the movie itself bad (quite the opposite, in fact), he stated in his review of Saint Nick that the English dub for the movie was so bad he ended up switching to the original Dutch audio during the reaction segment, something which he had never done before or since.
  • Catchphrase: Several.
    "Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to an all-new Reaction & Review."
    "Will this be any good? The only way I'm gonna find out is if I shut up and push Play, and I'm gonna do that...right now."
    "So without further ado it's time to kick back, relax, and check out [movie title]."
    "You learn something new every (fucking) day." (usually after snarking about something that defies logic)
    "When does this get funny?" (asked when a supposed "comedy" failed to be funny)
    "God damn!"
    "God damn it all to hell!"
    "Thank God it's over!" (usually when the movie was horrid)
    "Fuck this movie!" (usually when the movie was exceptionally bad)
    "[X] sucks fat throbbing dick!"
    "So when all is said and done/At the end of the day/Ultimately, can I/am I able to recommend [X]? Yes/No."
    "Hey, guys, what's up, this is Hellsing920." (only before/early R&R)
    "Because fuck you, that's why." (his terminology for Plot Holes and unexplained details in films)
    "Sure, I'm going to pretend that makes sense."
  • Caustic Critic: Just watch when he finishes a movie that sucked. He would rip the film apart. The more he hated the movie, the more venomous he became.
  • Child Hater: Zig-zagged. Emer had publicly announced quite a few times that he wasn't a fan of children in general. Often, a child appearing in any movie he reviewed would get a bit of hate from Emer. This really shows in his review of Prancer, where Emer rants on the "precocious" main star. However, despite saying he disliked children, he would still feel sorry for child characters who ended up in harm in the movies he watched. When he reviewed The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, he said that he wouldn't recommend children watch that movie because while he may not like kids, he still respects them. On a grimmer note, he also swore off watching any more of Victor Salva's films beyond the first two Jeepers Creepers films, not only because he hated both of them, but also because of Salva's history as a child molester. Similarly, Emer has nothing but disgust towards child pornography; to the point where he even destroys a DVD which seems to imply such content.note 
  • Christmas Episode: The series had one of these every year, starting with his review of the live-action remake of The Year Without a Santa Claus. He even wore an ill-fitting Santa hat and had a festive intro for the episode to get into the Christmas spirit. In his second Christmas special, he even referenced the ill-fitting Santa hat as he shows he "got off my lazy, cheap ass" and bought one that actually fit his head.
  • Colon Cancer: Every Christmas special after the first one (except the "Christmas in July Special") had a title like this in the video itself:
  • Complaining About Things You Haven't Paid For: Early on, nearly every movie Emer covered was torrented. He later added the Amazon Wishlist so fans could send movies to him, and he then started buying movies for the series himself. Before his death, downloaded movies were a rarity, but Wishlist purchases and Netflix titles were still around in great numbers.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: Most movies others find shocking didn't faze Emer. For example, he said that The Human Centipede was "as shocking as a YouTube video of a kitten playing with a ball of yarn".
  • Critical Backlash: He discussed this In-Universe.
  • Crossover:
    • In the Kickassia parody Punchdickia!, Emer appeared and did a bit of his Reaction & Review schtick.
    • While not a crossover with Reaction & Review, he did do a commentary with RandomDCE on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Coming Out of Their Shells Tour.
  • Damned by Faint Praise: You knew when Emer had found a horrible movie when the only positives he could come up with are things along the lines of "the lighting is decent" or "the camera work is fine". His review of Mr. Wrong starts as such:
    Emer: Cinematography and lighting were good. Soundtrack was really solid, only now I'm never gonna be able to listen to those awesome songs the same way ever ever again. (sigh) Uh...the...opening credits looked kinda nice...uh... (solid silence) I believe that's it for positives. (snickers)
  • Deadpan Snarker: In most cases, Emer came off as this.
    Emer: (talking about a Special Effect Failure in Deadly Prey) No, guys, I don't know how the hell a rocket magically phases through fuckin' targets.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: In the second Equestria Girls movie, he mocked the film's tendency to excessively remind the audience that a certain character was a villain in the previous movie by invoking this.
  • Determinator: No matter how bad the movies are that he reviewed, Emer would not stop watching until the credits rolled. Averted with one aborted episode, where he attempted to watch BloodRayne 3 and could not make it through all the way.
  • Discretion Shot: You never got to see what he's watching. You only got to see his reactions and hear parts of the films. Often times, this could be seen as a good thing.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Emer did this a lot.
    • He announced he wanted to punch every person who worked on the movie in the face for making Mr. Wrong.
    • He refused to even look at the credits of Transmorphers and Sharktopus because he feared he would need to hunt down everyone listed.
    • He said he wanted to take part in violently beating the writers of Superman Returns.
    • He said he wanted to burn Video Brinquedo to the ground after watching three of The Little Cars films.
    • He said he would gouge out the eyes of J. J. Abrams with a broken light bulb if the lens flares were as bad in Star Trek Into Darkness as they were in Star Trek.
    • In his Bottom 5 of 2011 video, he says this:
    "At which point, I'm probably gonna go down to California, I'm gonna find that fuckin' director, and I am going to tie him up in my fucking basement and torture him for 6 months before finally shooting him in the goddamn head if that sequel's nearly as bad as the first one."
    • In his Vegas Vacation review, Emer singles out Chevy Chase and Wayne Newton's poor performances in the movie, providing us with these gems:
    Emer: Fuck you, Chevy Chase, I hope you die slowly and fucking painfully, and goddamn it, I want it on video. [...] Wayne Newton, I hope that you die even slower than Chevy fuckin' Chase dies, and I do not want video; motherfucker, I want to be there to watch it live.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Averted. Hellsing seemed to prefer it if his viewers called him Emer.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Earlier episodes had longer reaction segments and shorter review segments, something which would be reversed later on down the line (to give one example, Emer doesn't begin reviewing Gladiformers until over ten minutes into the video). The videos in general were a lot shorter as well; compare season 1's Turkish Spider-Man (just under ten minutes in length) to season 10's Hercules in New York (over thirty minutes in length).
  • Evil Laugh: Admit it - every time Emer laughed, it creeped you out a little bit.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: First he reacted to the movie, then he reviewed it.
  • Eye Scream: Besides having "a thing about needles", Emer seemed genuinely sickened by characters' eyes being cut, popped out, or otherwise destroyed.
  • Failed a Spot Check: The reason he covered Inside despite his ban on shock movies was that he forgot to take it off the Amazon Wishlist and someone sent it in.
  • Fantastic Aesop: Invoked in his review of Turkish Star Wars...
    "Remember kids, if you dip your hands into molten gold, you will get magical golden gloves."
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: Being an admitted Star Trek fan, Emer seemed to have picked up on using his eyebrow in a manner similar to Spock.
  • Future Slang: Emer spent a bit of time complaining about the egregious amounts of it in America 3000.
  • Gory Deadly Overkill Title of Fatal Death: Go look at that list of movies he covered. He seemed to have a soft spot for movies with these sorts of titles.
  • Grammar Nazi: In his review of Tomorrow, When the War Began, he spends most of the intro complaining about how the title is a "grammatical nightmare".
  • Guilty Pleasures: Emer sure had a soft spot for films heavy in Campiness and cheesiness.
  • History Repeats: His worst witnessed movies of 2011, 2012, and 2013 were all reviewed in December and slipped into his Bottom 5 at the last minute. 2011's was Birdemic, 2012's was A Christmas Story 2, and 2013's was InAPPropriate Comedy. 2014 subverted this with Another Gay Movie, which was the very final film he covered before making his lists, but it was only #3 on his Bottom 5.
  • Hope Spot: Before watching Battleship, he admits that despite the terrible things he's heard about it, he has some hope for it based on the fact that he enjoyed Clue, which showed that movies based on board games can work. Ultimately, after watching it, he comes to the verdict that you'd be better off punching yourself in the face for 30 minutes than watching it.
  • Hype Backlash: He's brought this up In-Universe.
  • In-Series Nickname: If his Gladiformers episode was any indication, he would only refer to Vídeo Brinquedo as "Brixar", which he says is short for "Brazilian Wannabe Pixar". With the Ratatoing episode, the name Brixar officially was his name for Video Brinquedo.
  • Insistent Terminology:
    • When abbreviating the name of the series, Ener insisted on using "R&R" instead of "RAR" because of Asalieri's series Reviewing a Reviewer, which used the "RAR" abbreviation already.
    • He always insisted on pronouncing Interstella 5555's subtitle as "The Five-tory of the Five-ecret Five-tar Five-ystem" because of the presence of Letters 2 Numbers.
    • Similar to above, when he reviewed InAPPropriate Comedy he pronounced the title with emphasis on the word "app" (which makes sense as the gimmick of the movie is each sketch is supposedly an "app" on Vince Offer's phone), however this one didn't stick if later references to the movie were anything to go by.
  • Lame Pun Reaction: Quite often to his own groan-worthy unintentional puns. However, he would react if a bad pun came up in the movies he reviewed.
    • During his review of Catwoman, Emer says that the writing is "Purr-fectly corny". You can almost see him cringe after saying it, too.
    • In his review of Thor, after mentioning that he enjoyed the Iron Man movie while not caring about the character, he said that maybe Marvel could "make lightning strike twice". As soon as he finished saying it, he even mentions how bad the pun was.
  • Large Ham: When Emer got especially angered toward a poorly done film, his voice often raises just short of outright yelling, thus locking him into hamtastic territory. The crowning examples would have to be his reviews of Father's Day and The King of Fighters.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Emer had a tendency of spoiling integral twists in films, then applying a spoiler warning. This is most usually (though not always) a telltale sign that Emer disliked a film to the point where he is simply eliminating any reason for his viewers to watch said film to make sure they don't share the hellish experience he had with it.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: Emer's normal reaction after finishing a exceptionally bad movie was "Now that I have watched it, I never have to deal with this shit again."
  • Letters 2 Numbers: Emer isn't very fond of these. For example, he insisted on referring to Interstella 5555's subtitle as "The Five-tory of the Five-ecret Five-tar Five-ystem" to mock the practice.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Early episodes featured Emer wearing two shirts (an unbuttoned shirt over a single-color t-shirt). The only change was the color of the two shirts. Played with in the later episodes, where while he always wore an unbuttoned Green Bay Packers shirt, the undershirt varied wildly with each episode. Sometimes it's single-colored, other times it has imagery on it.
  • Makes Just as Much Sense in Context: Emer states that the Elf Bowling trailer, which opens by saying that Santa was a pirate, made his brain shut off. His response to the scene in question was "Words fail me, guys."
  • Medium Awareness: In his review of Bloodz vs. Wolvez, he noticed (and makes mention of the fact) that the series was now in widescreen. Even in the following episode, he mentions that he still isn't used to being in widescreen.
  • Metal Head: Emer proclaimed to be a big one, on several occasions name-checking Alice Cooper, Nine Inch Nails, KISS, Motörhead, and Quiet Riot.
  • Minimalist Cast: Reaction & Review had the distinction of universally featuring one person: Emer. While other people were name-dropped in almost every shout-out, they were never physically present. Pretty much every intro of the series lampshaded this trope as well, informing the viewer right away that the show is "Starring Emer Prevost" and no one else.
  • More Dakka: From his review of Meet the Feebles...
    "I think that every puppet film should actually have gunplay. That was just awesome."
  • Mythology Gag: Most of the opening sequences mentioned WingerDinger Productions, Emer's old and long-dead website.
  • Narm Charm: Emer used this as a positive trait in some of the movies he reviewed.
  • "No. Just… No" Reaction: Gives a rather bitter one after watching American Guinea Pig: Bouquet of Guts and Gore and rereading one blurb on the back of the DVD case.
    Emer: I mentioned the blurb on the back of this son of a bitch, from GoreZone Magazine: "It will go down in history as one of the most fucked up endings in any movie!" (a long Beat as Emer stares at the camera unamused) No. Hell no. Fuck no.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: From his review of Troll 2...
    "Troll is the story of Harry Potter as he fights a troll. No, I am not making that up, and I am not being snarky. It really is about Harry Potter fighting a fucking troll. Look it up."
  • Not That There's Anything Wrong with That: From his review of Mr. Wrong, regarding Ellen DeGeneres coming out of the closet shortly after the release of the movie...
    "If I was in her situation and if I had to star in something this awful, I would go gay too. Alright? So, I do not blame her at all. I wouldn't have blamed her anyway."
  • Oddly Named Sequel: "Reaction & Review: The Christmas Special 2: Electric Boogaloo".
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: At the end of his review of Rainbow Brite & the Star Stealer, Emer says The Game Boob Show makes him feel like this regarding the film reaction/review. He also tended to critique many films he watched as being overshadowed by something else.
  • Parental Bonus: Emer mentions this trope by name and describes it in his review of The Cat in the Hat.
  • Plot Hole: Emer seemed to revel in pointing out and mocking them in the movies he watched.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: While he is not the hero as much as he's the only "character" in the entire series, Emer has constantly said socially unacceptable words. These include at least a few usages of "cunt", frequent drops of "retard", rare mentions of "faggot", and in one particular episode, he even said the n-word (though only because it was part of the film's title). This is possible because of his ethnicity as a Native American.
  • Previously on…: At the start of his review of Mr. Wrong, Emer reminds viewers that he announced his dislike towards even doing that movie in a previous episode.
  • Public Domain Soundtrack: When the series finally started using a Theme Tune, it was Charles Gounod's "Funeral March of a Marionette".
  • Reaction Shot: Duh. Look at the title of the series.
  • Realistic Diction Is Unrealistic: Due to the unscripted nature of the series, Emer's natural stutter came out quite often.
  • Retreaux: One opening sequence was made in the style of an old-style movie, complete with tinny-sounding music and film grain.
  • Rule of Three:
    • For a good chunk of the series, each mid-show time card was accompanied by a clock ticking three times.
    • Emer notes in his Turkish Star Wars review that the film is implying Earth had blown up at least thrice within the first few minutes of runtime. And yet somehow the film gets even stranger after that.
  • Running Gag:
  • Sanity Slippage: If a movie was bad enough, Emer would slowly go from his cool, calm, and collected self to a borderline psychotic as the movie progresses. No example shows this off more than his review of Birdemic and his review of Rock 'n' Roll Space Patrol Action Is Go!, and especially here in his review of Father's Day, where instead of resorting to keeping his tone low, he goes into a violent fit, very much unlike previous reviews. The rage he expresses is almost frightening in a way.
  • Sarcasm Mode: He enjoyed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and noted that a lot of the backlash was due to Michael Bay producing, so Emer joked that Bay shouldn't be allowed to give money to anything lest it be tainted by his association, in a tone that was clearly mocking the detractors.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: It seemed that Emer had many rules about the series. Whenever he went against those rules (reviewing something he had already seen being the biggest example), he would acknowledge it.
  • Self-Deprecation:
    • In his review of Gladiformers, he mocks the fact that he didn't pick up on the camera's focus messing up until the end of the video with a subtitle reading "Good eye there, fat boy."
    • He also did this in his Forest Warrior episode while he was having a major stuttering fit with a subtitle reading "Spit it out, lardo."
  • Shout-Out: Done for anyone who sent him a movie that was purchased from the Amazon Wishlist.
  • Sick Episode: Several episodes were filmed with Emer having a cold, though fortunately the most of the cold that hindered him is an occasional cough.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: When angered by an exceptionally bad movie (or sometimes an unbelievably good movie), Emer would begin swearing...a lot. It may have been part of his way to combat his occasionally horrible stutter.
  • So Bad, It's Good: He discussed this several times In-Universe.
    • He didn't think The Room or Birdemic were this, and thought they were just boring, despite their reputations.
    • He enjoyed bad films like Miami Connection and Troll 2. In the latter's review, he said the key element to being so bad it's good is "charm".
  • Special Edition Title: Besides the extra intros he added for his theme months ("Fan Appreciation Month", "It Came From Netflix", "Puppet Master Month", etc.), his Christmas episodes went all-out with all-new intros complete with Christmas music. His 2-Year Anniversary Special also saw a whole new intro with a remade version of his usual opening song.
  • Spin-Off: RandomDCE, who is about equal to Emer in terms of popularity, has Reaction & Review U.K. It's a mix of Type 5 and Type 11. It's the same basic premise as Emer's series, but filmed in the U.K. Since they were both friends, the possibility of a crossover was rather prominent but now, no longer.
    • Interestingly, Emer and DCE (James) seemed to be polar opposites when it came to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, the final installment of which they both covered within a short timespan of each other. While they both thought The Dark Knight was good but not fantastic (this view got Emer death threats when he initially said it, by the way), Emer absolutely despised Batman Begins, calling it a pretentious, overhyped piece of shit, but thinks The Dark Knight Rises was the best of the whole trilogy. James, on the other hand, loves Begins but thinks Rises is at most passable.
    • In addition, their attention to their own series were on different scales. Emer still had the series as the only thing on his channel, uploading on a regular basis and only briefly returning to ranting about two years earlier or so, and was really trying to be more professional with the presentation of it and such. James, on the other hand, has more or less pushed Reaction and Review U.K. to the secondary department, uploading very sporadically. This is in order to focus on another series, English B@stards, which some could argue he is trying to be more professional than usual with.
  • Straight Man: Emer played this role to the films he reacted to.
  • Streisand Effect: invoked Cites this as the reason for wanting to check out Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, due to it being legally yanked from legal circulation.
  • Suckiness Is Painful: You know a movie was bad when Emer said things like "This is starting to hurt, guys." while watching the movie.
  • Sudden Name Change:
    • In his review of Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Emer mentions that the cast couldn't keep straight how to pronounce the main character's name (some said it Chun-Li, others Choon-Li). He even mocked this by switching between the two pronunciations over the course of the review.
    • Gets bumped up to eleven with Heavenly Sword, where the Big Bad is named two different ways, and the main character has five or six different pronunciations, multiple of which used by said Big Bad in the exact same scene.
  • Take That!:
    • Emer did this quite a bit. Whether it be a shot at previous movies he has covered (such as his shots towards Kickassia) or something almost unrelated (his shot at Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark during his video on the Superman musical), he found something to jab at during his videos.
    • His old series The "Epic" Rant and The Fanboy Chronicles live in this, but his favorite target seemed to be YouTube and even went after his own fanboys one time. One notable case was Spax3. He had a whole video dedicated to him and was one of the rare cases of Emer insulting a YouTuber and mentioning them by name.
    • He takes a stab at the "Chuck Norris facts" meme with this in his review of Forest Warrior:
    "Chuck Norris is such a shitty actor that the only director who would regularly cast him in starring roles was his brother Aaron Norris."
  • Tempting Fate: A few times, Emer had named this trope after saying that the movie he was about to watch could be decent.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: After watching any particularly bad film, the Review portion became slightly less a review (Emer still talked about the film's faults, but not that much) and more a long-winded attack against the filmmakers, the crew, the cast, or even the fans of the film. The most triumphant example of this would have to be his review of Slaughtered Vomit Dolls. The Review portion is 10 minutes long and it's just Emer unleashing hell on filmmaker Lucifer Valentine and the film he gave to the world.
  • This Is Wrong on So Many Levels!:
    "So, we just had Pornocchio screwing a talking, ya know, vag. There are far too many things wrong with what I just said. And yet, I just saw that. This film is (Beat) warped."
    • His reactions to the various perverse sexual acts that occur in Funky Forest: The First Contact can be summarized as this.
  • Time-Passes Montage: How the "Reaction" part is shown. We get highlights of his time watching the movie, with title cards (complete with the sound of a ticking clock) informing us how much time has passed since the last clip—this would sometimes be replaced with a title card reading "Does it even matter anymore?" if he found a movie particularly bad, or, earlier on, a "spoiler alert" warning that the movie wasn't getting any better.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth:
    • Emer swore constantly, yet the Cluster F-Bombs in The Big Lebowski were apparently too much for him.
    • During his It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman review, he stated that he would never review High School Musical because "[he] does not hate [himself] that much".
  • Top Ten List: Every year, Emer counted down the five best ("Top 5") and five worst ("Bottom 5") movies he had reviewed that year.
  • Verbal Tic:
    • Because of his stutter, Emer seemed to have developed a few verbal tics. The most common was dropping the phrase "ya know" in the middle of sentences to seemingly keep himself from stuttering too badly.
    • The word "genuinely" was genuinely Emer's genuinely favorite genuine word.
    • When giving his closing words on a film he panned, he was pretty prone to saying it sucked "from start to finish".
  • Very Special Episode: His Downfall video could be seen as this, given how it deals with a very sensitive subject unlike the usual type of movie he watched, and also his reaction is much more reserved than usual due to its impact on him.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: While not afraid, Emer dreaded reviewing Mr. Wrong for one singular reason: he hated romantic comedies.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: Emer discussed the phenomenon in his review of Bloodz vs. Wolvez.

And, with that, we come to the close of the "Reaction & Review" TV Tropes page. Until next time, ladies and gentlemen, take care, and I will see you all in the near future. Peace.