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"I love CinemaSins. I am only poking fun at some of their mistakes."

Th3Birdman (real name Anthony Edward West) is a YouTube personality from Los Angeles, California. He's a voice actor, self-proclaimed nerd, comic enthusiast and gamer who rose to prominence as a critic of CinemaSins. Whilst his channel began as primarily a gaming-centric channel, in early 2018 he began making his own Everything Wrong With CinemaSins videos in which he humorously critiques Jeremy Scott's often insignificant or incorrect nitpicking, while using CinemaSins' own style against them. He has also produced four parody videos in the vein of CinemaSins which cover Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home and Zack Snyder's Justice League. Th3Birdman's work on Everything Wrong With series is mostly satirical.


You padding the tropes count, bro? *ding!*

  • Accentuate the Negative: The "negative" part is usually Jeremy's constant nitpicking of often insignificant things, lack of exposition, and other factors.
  • Actually Pretty Funny:
  • April Fools' Day: Did this in 2020 for a supposed parody sins video for The Rise of Skywalker (an actual sins video for that film would later be done).
    • For 2021, he did a parody of Zack Snyder's Justice League "because Jeremy chose The Mighty Ducks today". An actual sins video for that film would also later be done.
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    • For 2022, he did a parody of Spider-Man: No Way Home "because CinemaSins ain't gonna do it today."
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Birdman often calls Jeremy out for questioning characters of fantasy movies doing mundane things in "unrealistic" ways when the rules of magic have already been explained.
  • Asshole Victim: Discussed regarding the Manson family in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Jeremy's aversion of this in his video. Birdman sins Jeremy's revulsion towards the Manson family's fates because it's the Manson Family, so it's completely deserved.
  • Author Avatar:
    • Th3Birdman uses Blanka's versus screen image from Super Street Fighter II Turbo.
    • As for Future Birdman, his avatar is also Blanka - but from Street Fighter V.
  • Awesome Mc Cool Name: Birdman's real name - Anthony Edward - derived from Anthony Edward Stark.
  • Badass Baritone: Th3Birdman has a sweet, deep voice.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: The entire premise of Birdman's take on Everything Wrong With CinemaSins videos.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Whenever Future Birdman forgets to get pretzels.
    • Jeremy's constant lack of comic book knowledge frequently pisses him off.
    • His biggest grips are Jeremy’s White knight tendenciesnote  and misuse of Deus ex Machinanote .
    • Anytime Jeremy makes a sin video for a Sacred Cow. Often times, he'll add an obscene amount of sins at the start just because the video exists.
    • In the sins video for School of Rock, he gives Jeremy 50 sins for saying that The Doors suck. Before that, in the sins video for Bumblebee, he has Future Birdman hold him back after Jeremy says that ALF sucks. Furthermore, in the sins video for The Princess and the Frog, when Jeremy says that Keith David has the worst voice, Th3Birdman responds by using the "WHAT DID YOU SAY, NIGGA?!" clip from The Boondocks and gives Jeremy a whopping 100 sins. This feat would later be repeated in the Starship Troopers video for Jeremy saying Dizzy deserved to die.
    • Jeremy's laugh, which gets so bad in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum that Birdman asks his future counterpart if it's the event that actually triggered his existence.
    • For that matter, insulting the John Wick series itself, given he gave Jeremy infinite sins during the Spawn video for making a jab at it.
    • The video for Mortal Kombat (2021) get 150 sins for Jeremy calling Scorpion's kunai a "stabby yo-yo".
  • Black and Nerdy: Birdman sometimes comes across this way. He's an avid comic book fan (to the point that he named his electric guitar "Gwen Stacy") and former band geek who was bullied in school, is equipped with a seemingly endless mountain of trivia, and has bad luck with women. (However, he's not nearly as nerdy as Stan, for whom he shows a great deal of contempt.)
  • Broken Pedestal: Something that he invokes for his Everything Wrong With CinemaSins series. He plays Birdman as someone who once enjoyed CinemaSins, but became disgruntled over the years and now is openly vitriolic towards them.
  • Catchphrase: Just like CinemaSins themselves. Many of them go into Running Gag territory - and even double as such.
    • "Jeremy says boner." Whenever Jeremy says boner or any other variation of penis. As of the Spider-Man: Homecoming video, this particular usage of the word grants Jeremy 10 sins.
    • "Jeremy makes a pop-culture reference that isn't a sin of this movie' cliché." And of course, Jeremy makes these references a lot of times - so much so that Birdman cuts himself off during that phrase.
    • "Jeremy doesn't know shit about X." Jeremy's lack of observation about particular subjects - whether be it women, comic books, movies, comic book movies, etc. - proves it constantly.
    • Whenever Jeremy fake-laughs hysterically: "This fucking laugh" - which also gets 10 sins.
    • "Pointing out things that are happening on the screen' cliché."
    • "You padding the sin count, bro?" Complete with munching on some snacks.
    • "Jeremy sins something he likes cliché." When Jeremy says that he liked something or gave the indication he enjoyed something a film did yet he gives the scene a sin for it anyway.
    • The ACKCHYUALLY guy named Stan who sometimes interjects and explains the point of the sin to Birdman. He often gets cut off - as well as killed - constantly.
    • Whenever Batman fanboys are brought up, Chris Evans laughs his ass up at the sad Ben Affleck.
    • Every time Jeremy trips over his words, Th3Birdman goes: "Wait, what was that?", then replays Jeremy's trip, says "One more time", replays the tripped-over word once more and mocks it on occasion while playing a clip of a related speech impediment (or making a remix out of it).
    • Whenever Jeremy talks to characters in the films he's watching: "Jeremy yells at the screen cliché."
    • "Jeremy feigns ignorance cliché" to whenever Jeremy conveniently "forgets" a crucial plot point he should have known about in order to justify a sin.
    • "SKIP!" Whenever Jeremy goes on a rant about something that has nothing to do with the movie but he seems to just go on and on and on without a point to it, Birdman will use this to interrupt the rant, sin, and move on.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: He has a foul mouth, just like Jeremy.
    Captain America: Language!
    CinemaSins: Swear police.
    Th3Birdman: This coming from a motherf***r who f**king censors his swear words on ***damn YouTube. F**k! I mean, who the f**k does this stupid s**t?! *ding!*
  • Creepy Monotone: Future Birdman speaks in this tone.
  • The Dark Side: In The Empire Strikes Back video, Emperor Birdpatine (Blanka in a Palpatine cloak) rechristens Birdman as Darth Penguin right after another mis-usage of Deus Ex Machina by Jeremy.
  • Deadly Euphemism: Birdman "spraying" Stan whenever he pops up.
  • Easter Egg: Any time the sin counter reaches 69 (without skipping the number) Birdman throws in a miscellaneous term instead of the number 69. Sometimes it's related to the movie he's reviewing, other times it's just random.
  • Epileptic Flashing Lights:
    • He warns of this before the Hercules video, which seems to be the only time he had to do it.
    • He criticizes Jeremy for calling the second Marvel Studios logo that debuted in Captain America The Winter Soldier "seizure inducing", saying "this isn't Pokemon, y'all" before cutting to the few moments in the Pokemon episode Electric Soldier Porygon (where the rockets are fired) before the now infamous flashing lights (which are not actually shown) began.
  • Fan Boy: For as much as his channel makes fun of CinemaSins, he makes it clear at the beginning of every video in his series that he is, indeed, a fan of their content, even though it won't stop him from critiquing them.
  • Fanon Discontinuity:invoked In his video for Halloween (1978), Th3Birdman shows a disdain for the retcon in Halloween (2018) that Laurie and Michael aren't siblings, outright stating that to him, Laurie will always be Cynthia Myers.
  • Fun with Subtitles:
  • Future Me Scares Me: An aversion - Birdman and his future self get along nicely... most of the time.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • Th3Birdman revels in it. Particularly, he'll poke fun at CinemaSins for nitpicking aspects of the film while simultaneously nitpicking even minor parts of their videos. The "You padding the sin count, bro?" catch-phrase he's known for both calls them out on padding the sin count while doing the same thing for his own sin count, and to drive it home, he'll munch on those snacks for as long as he can.
    • The final sin in his A New Hope video, which is him riffing on Kevin Smith for naming his kid after a comic book character, retroactively becomes this with the reveal that Birdman himself shares his first and middle name with Iron Man.
    • In the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 video, Future Birdman chides Jeremy for not updating the sin counter when he "dings the ding", but FB doesn't update his own sin counter for the rest of the video after "dinging the ding" for that sin.
  • Interchangeable Asian Cultures: In the Shrek video, Birdman calls out Jeremy for questioning if Fiona got her kung-fu skills from "spare senseis". Kung-fu is Chinese matrial arts while a sensei is a Japanese martial arts teacher.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Birdman himself. Aside from being a voice actor, he can rock the guitar, speak fluent Japanese, play basketball, and even work at Tesla Motors.
  • Joker Immunity:.Stan the "ACKCHYUALLY" Guy.
  • Infinite: The CinemaSins video for Spawn ends up getting infinite sins after Jeremy takes a jab at the John Wick franchise.
  • Literal-Minded: In his video on CinemaSins's The LEGO Batman Movie video, he pokes a lot of fun at Jeremy taking everything in the film at face value despite the movie being a satire/parody of the past 70+ years of Batman's history across comics, movies, and tv.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: Birdman is talented enough to make impressions of several characters, including Solid Snake, Vegeta, The Joker, Yoda... the list goes on. He was even considered for audition of Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime.
  • Memetic Badass: Discussed In-Universe regarding Bruce Lee. Something that Birdman dislikes regarding how Jeremy sins the Cliff Booth vs. Bruce Lee fights is that he's sinning the idea that Cliff could last more than a minute with Bruce. Birdman states that Bruce Lee was an actor, not a fighter, and even points out that Lee himself stated that Muhammad Ali would kill him in a fight. He points this out as both a sin on the video and because he's tired of people treating the myths surrounding Bruce Lee as factual.
  • The Nicknamer: When Jeremy finally gets a crack at "criticizing" Avengers: Endgame (a comic-book movie Birdman did a parody video focusing on earlier), Birdman off-handedly refers to his CinemaSins-parody self as Beremy while ranting at Jeremy.
    Future Birdman: Wait... who the fuck is Beremy?
    Th3Birdman: Don't interrupt me, Future Birdman! Anyway...
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Present Birdman and Future Birdman, respectively. Present Birdman tends to get more frustrated with Jeremy's mistakes and is more aggressive in pointing them out, while Future Birdman, due to having long since been disillusioned, is far more calm and level-headed. This was once lampshaded in Present Birdman’s reply to a comment.
    Present Birdman: [[Future Birdman]] is more apathetic. I’m the angry one, believe it or not.
  • Retcon: Future Birdman was initially introduced as a future version of Birdman, but he was later revealed to be from an Alternate Universe, with the "I'm from the future" thing just being a bit that he does.
  • The Reveal: In January 2020, Birdman revealed his real name on Twitter.
  • Running Gag: Any time Jeremy sins the people of New York City for having a huge Weirdness Censor, Th3Birdman always responds by just pointing out that just how New York really is, often in a Brooklyn accent.
    • Whenever Jeremy makes a corny joke, Birdman cuts to a clip from the "Real People, Fake Arms" skit from Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon in which shows Justin Timberlake looks at the camera before throwing up the mannequin arms in disgust...all while The Price Is Right theme plays in the background. (He had recently been experimenting with different themes, such as the Seinfeld theme and the Jeopardy! theme.)
  • Saying Too Much: His response to a Thor: Ragnarok sin about the film using the word "anus" more times than in "most anal porn or proctology lectures":
    Th3Birdman: I've never once heard the word "anus" while... watching... anal... porn...
  • Self-Deprecation: Birdman is not above poking fun at himself on occasion.
    Th3Birdman (talking over his own face): What even is this?! 2/10 WOULD NOT BANG *ding!*
  • Stupid Statement Dance Mix: This is usually the result of "Wait, what was that? One more time..." type of sins.
  • Super Speed: Discussed. When Jeremy questions how fast Sonic is in the Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) film, Birdman runs through the calculations and concludes that in order for him to travel from Montana to the Pacific and back in roughly five seconds, his speed at the bare minimum would have to be over Mach 891.
  • Take That!:
    • The EWW CinemaSins video about Moana has him take a jab at MatPat for his theory about the entirety of Pokémon: The Series being Ash's Dying Dream as he succumbs to his injuries from the first episode:
      Th3Birdman: But hey, that's just a theory... A BAD theory.
    • In his The Emperor's New Groove Video, when he criticizes CinemaSins for their constant use of "Cliche" Sins. Th3Birdman brings up that it's practically impossible to make a work of fiction without them, and that there is a difference between a stylistic choice and a contrived one, one which CinemaSins really needs to learn.
  • Talking to Themself: Both Birdmen count because they're technically the same person... from parallel universes.
  • Troll: More often than not, Birdman acts like this towards Jeremy.
    CinemaSins: Why is my hand so angry?!
    Th3Birdman: Probably because Brie Larson isn't your girlfriend in this scene? *ding!*
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Despite his antagonistic attitude towards CinemaSins in his series about them, there are times where Birdman completely agrees with an assessment or statement they made.
    • One such instance was in his video sinning their SHAZAM! (2019) video, where he fully agreed with Jeremy on the film's positive depiction of foster care and how refreshing it was to see a movie not go the Department of Child Disservices route.
    • In the Once Upon a Time In Hollywood video, he removes a sin for when Jeremy makes a legitimate observation and points out an actual flaw of the film, albeit with snarky condescension that it took seven minutes for him to actually point a legitimate flaw out.
  • Waxing Lyrical: One particular example comes from Aladdin video.
    CinemaSins: Good thing they spent 60 seconds befriending this Ex Machina carpet before they came here, huh?
    Th3Birdman: And I might just go mad / Every time this fucking lad / Misuses Ex Machina... *ding!*
  • White Dude, Black Dude: It comes up occasionally.
    CinemaSins: Priest-cursing! *ding!*
    Th3Birdman: Jeremy has never been to a Black church. *ding!*


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