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YMMV / Cinematic Excrement

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  • Acceptable Targets:
    • If you're looking for someone to spew vitriol on the Twilight or Fifty Shades franchises, you've come to the right place.
    • Much like AniMat, he has gone after Donald Trump and his supporters ever since he ran for president, although he tends to measure the times he does it. Even his review of Hillary's America wasn't filled with Donald Trump snark, and even the one reference to it didn't even mention Trump by name, nor did he mock conservatives in the same review. On the other hand, if referencing him is unavoidable (such as his cameo in Ghosts Can't Do It), Smeghead can let loose.
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    • Happy Madison films, including, but not limited to those starring Adam Sandler, are another popular target for the Smeghead.
  • Bizarro Episode: For the episode on Cutthroat Island, the review was done with a pirate (played by Smeghead) who got intoxicated midway in the review. The following episode had Smeghead apologize for the events of that episode.
  • Critical Research Failure:
    • In his review of The Cat in the Hat, Smeghead - like Doug Walker in his review of the film - incorrectly states that all of Dr. Seuss's books were written in rhymes when, in fact, he wrote two books in prose: The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins and its sequel, Bartholomew and the Oobleck.
    • In his review of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, he criticizes Clarisse's recklessness in fighting the mechanical bull and having to rely on Percy to escape Charybdis's stomach, saying that she should already know basic battle strategy as she's the daughter of Ares, the god of war. In reality, the god in charge of battle strategy was Athena, not Ares (who was the god of the physical side of war).
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    • He also blames Joel Schumacher directly for Batman & Robin's numerous problems, when in reality, the film was hampered by excessive Executive Meddling and bad writing that Schumacher had nothing to do with. Even his pointing out that Schumacher told the actors to behave as though they were in a giant toy commercial rings hollow since Schumacher only did that because he was rightly exasperated with the studio's nosiness and realized he had no creative control over the final product.
    • In his review for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, he at one point describes the bad guys as "a rogue group of Shadowhunters known as The Clave" and continues to refer to them as "The Clave" throughout the revies. Except "The Clave" is not the name of the bad guys, it's the name of the Shadowhunter government that the bad guys are opposing.note 
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    • In his review of Fantastic Four (2015), when discussing what Josh Trank's vision was, he mentions that an earlier script that Trank worked on with screenwriter Jeremy Slater was more akin to a Marvel Cinematic Universe film, and the film itself only became the way it did after Fox got involved. However, it's only accurate to say that the unfilmed script was Slater's vision; Trank wanted a film that was darker and grittier, with Body Horror, whereas Slater (and the studio) wanted a more lighthearted work.
    • During a segment in his After Earth review he goes on to assert M. Night Shyamalan is in fact, Gary Whitta (the co-writer credited with writing the film alongside Shyamalan). Not only was this not true, but many pointed out that, during promotion for the film, Whitta attended SDCC. A lot of his fans corrected him and he conceded in the comments he jumped the gun.
    • In the Cutthroat Island review, he notes that the film casts Geena Davis as an Action Girl when she was mostly known for comedies at the time it was made, "Mostly." This neglects her work in both The Accidental Tourist and Thelma & Louise, neither of which are comedies but are among her best-known films, in part because she won an Oscar for the first and was nominated for the latter, not to mention that the latter film has strong action elements.
  • Memetic Mutation: Thanks to his late uploading times, the comment section on his videos will make jokes about how the commenter was about to go to sleep right as the video is uploaded.
  • Older Than They Think: Think that Doug Walker was the first reviewer who watched Avatar: The Last Airbender before watching the movie? Well, think again!
  • Special Effects Failure: You can very briefly Smeghead's short behind the Censor Box at the end of the The Fourth Kind review.

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