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  • Acceptable Political Targets: Emer made mention that he had no problem watching Nazis die violently in movies, citing that they deserve it simply on the grounds that they're Nazis.
  • Anti-Climax Boss: The penultimate film Emer covered in 2011 was Birdemic, which at the time was the worst film he ever saw. The final film was Soul Plane, and while it was poorly reviewed by Emer, it wasn't outright trashed like he did to Birdemic.
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  • Arc Fatigue: His four-episode miniseries "Summer in the Asylum" (covering mockbusters from The Asylum) seemed to suffer from this a bit, not in the quality of the episodes but in Emer's demeanor. By the time he got to Snakes on a Train, he seemed exhausted and fed up with watching the horrible knockoffs for the better part of two weeks.
  • Archive Panic: 625 episodes that run around 20 minutes long, on average. Have fun.
  • Critical Research Failure: Every time Emer reviewed a Superman movie that featured Kryptonite, he constantly stated that Kryptonite is radioactive, thus anyone who isn't from Krypton should die of radiation. Something he didn't seem to know or neglect is that ever since Superman: The Movie, most adaptations (including comic book reboots) have abandoned the radiational power of Kryptonite.
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  • Cry for the Devil: During his review of Downfall, Emer seemed openly shocked that he feels sympathy for Adolf Hitler while watching the movie.
  • Drinking Game: Emer suggested making one out of Gladiformers where the viewer takes a shot every time a character mentions the "God Bots". He guaranteed that anyone who plays that game would be drunk off their ass within 20 minutes.
  • Eight Deadly Words: Quite often, Emer cited that he couldn't find a reason to care about the characters in the movies he reviews.
  • Ending Fatigue: Emer experienced this in Elf Bowling only a third of the way in. He sees Santa defeat Dingle in a game of Elf Bowling, and laments that there's still an hour left of runtime.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Towards the end of his Bottom 5 for 2016, he hopes that "2017 will be a year where I don't have a Bottom 5". As you can see in other parts of the page, his wish was rather tragically granted.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • Emer noting how dark Death to Smoochy is when Robin Williams' character attempts suicide.
    • The first thing he said after watching The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure? "I wish I was dead!"
    • At the end of his Bottom 5 Reaction & Review Movies of 2016 video, he talks about how he hopes most of the films he sees in 2017 will end up being good, going as far as to say that he hopes that he won't even have a Bottom 5 list by the end of it...
    • His multiple tangents and rants against That Guy with the Glasses suddenly attained much more support in the wake of the April 2018 Not So Awesome debacle, where various TGWTG creators spoke up against the Walker brothers and Mike Michaud for their poor handling of the company and treatment towards the other creators. As various commenters pointed out in his Kickassia review, the (one-sided) feud between Doug and Emer ended in Emer's favor, posthumously.
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks!:
    • If you're a fan of Kickassia or anyone from That Guy with the Glasses, you'll probably hate Emer after watching his Kickassia episode as well as his "Epic" Rant on them.
    • The same could be said about any fan of Eraserhead after his review of it.
    • A rare inversion of this (He Praised It Now He Sucks, we suppose) also occurred: his positive reviews of A Serbian Film, Catwoman, and others have gotten him just as much hate as his negative reviews of Kickassia or Eraserhead.
    • He also gave a negative review of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Many people got mad at him for that.
    • When he gave a negative review to Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil, quite a few people were upset.
    • Ditto his review of Requiem for a Dream. To say people were angered that he trashed the movie is a major understatement.
    • His review of 28 Days Later left quite a few people angered.
    • When he thrashed The Raid: Redemption, the negative response was massive.
    • Fans of The Cabin in the Woods were not happy when he trashed the movie.
    • The same goes for fans of Daft Punk, particularly when he said "One More Time" is a piece of shit.
    • Some Bronies weren't very happy when he trashed Equestria Girls.
  • Hype Aversion: Emer announced many times that he hated hype. In most cases, he would refuse a movie because of it. In 2015, Emer announced that any movie that gains maximum hype is banned for six months until the hype dies off (in which case no one asks him to review it anymore, thus he wouldn't need to review it).
  • Hype Backlash: When Emer did break down and review a movie that he felt has been "overhyped", this was usually the result. According to him, no movie is ever as good or as bad as all the hype makes it out to be.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks!: Either played straight or inverted. A majority of the movies he liked are declared bad by the general public, while the majority of the movies he hated are declared good by the general public. Because of this, people accused him of contrarianism.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Emer found the costume design for The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1, and Thing 2 to be terrifying.
    "That is makeup that nightmares are made of."
    • If Emer was pissed enough, he could be pretty damned scary. Here's a couple quotes of his:
      "To all the people over at Film School Rejects and Bloody Disgusting who said that ignorant pigshit so that they could put it on the back of this case, fuck you all!! You don't know SHIT about films!!"
      "I just wanna make this point abundantly clear, guys. There is going to come a day where I'm gonna have the money to go to Brazil. First thing I'm gonna do is find the headquarters of the studio that made this motherfuckin' thing note ... I'm gonna burn the cocksucker to the fuckin' GROUND!"
  • Rooting for the Empire: He openly admitted he's rooting for the ship to beat the badly-written, unsympathetic protagonists in Event Horizon.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Johnny Got His Gun was this for Emer. Also, while never reviewed in the series, Emer mentioned that Grave of the Fireflies got to him as well.
    • When the Wind Blows was so depressing to him that he couldn't even cry.
    • On August 6, 2017, Emer passed away which has hit hard with a lot of fans.
    • Asalieri's video about Emer's passing. It especially hits hard, since Asa was one of Emer's closer friends before their falling out in 2015. Even after that, however, Asa still wished that the two of them would make up and bury the hatchet. But now that's just a dream.
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