CinemaSins is a YouTube channel created by Jeremy Scott and Chris Atkinson dedicated to finding "sins" (ranging from plot holes to small, nitpicking commentary, to the utterly ridiculous concepts) in various movies, among them The Avengers, Twilight , and The Last Airbender. They reached 1,000,000 subscribers on October 21, 2013. They upload sins videos on Tuesdays and either sins videos or videos from their new series "What's The Damage" on Thursdays.
"Everything Wrong With..."
"Everything Wrong With..." is the main series on the CinemaSins channel, and the first to be started. The first of these videos was "Everything Wrong With The Amazing Spider-Man in 2 Minutes or Less ", uploaded on December 11, 2012. Their first videos were 3–5 minutes long, though some, such as The Room were longer. Newer vidoes are usually between 7 and 9 minutes, with the occasional especially bad movie either split into two videos, like the Star Wars prequels, or given an extra-long video sometimes topping twenty minutes. Their longest sins video to date is a two part video titled "Everything Wrong with Transformers: Age of Extinction" with each video being over sixteen minutes, not including the non-sins content at the end of the video, after the final sins count is displayed. Sins videos are uploaded every Tuesday and sometimes Thursday. Some sins are recurring jokes, such as "scene does not contain a lap dance."
"Conversations With Myself About Movies"
"Conversations With Myself About Movies" is the second series started by CinemaSins. In it, Jeremy Scott has a conversation with "himself" (an edited-in version of him) about a movie. Clues to the following week's sins video are hidden in the Conversations videos, along with some red herrings. The first Conversations video uploaded was over Les Miserables. Conversations videos were uploaded every Friday. This series was on a hiatus for a long time, but a relatively recent video was about Stan Lee's cameos.
"Movie Recipes" is the third series started by CinemaSins, wherein a food item is made to taste exactly like a movie. These videos were uploaded every Monday, with the first of these being The Great Gatsby cocktail. These are no longer uploaded regularly. However, this was soon rebooted with means prepared by professional chefs instead.
"What's the Damage?"
The newest series on CinemaSins is "What's the Damage?". This series, using prices found via internet searches, calculates the total damage inflicted during the course of a movie (at the prices in the time the movie was made). At the end of each video, the total damage incurred throught the movie is displayed and adjusted for inflation. These videos are uploaded semi-regularly on Thursdays, with the first being about Die Hard. This series is no longer uploaded regularly.
On May 28, 2014, CinemaSins opened up a spinoff channel called "CinemaSins Jeremy". In this channel, Jeremy Scott, narrarator of the sin videos, writes "letters to Hollywood", where he explains what filmmakers could be doing better or critiques certain aspects of filmmaking, such as splitting books into two movies.
Behind The Scenes
The men behind CinemaSins are Chris Atkinson and Jeremy Scott, the latter of which is the face and voice behind the videos. Chris, however, has voiced over one Sins video, for Prometheus.
Personality and Traits
CinemaSins had a close eye for noticing things, and seemed to be a bit sarcastic, but little else is distinctive about his personality.
Running Gag Sins
"(40+) Seconds of Logos" - Complaining about the length of the studio logo sequence in certain films).
"Narration" - He doesn't endorse character narration in the movies he sins.
"Scene Does Not Contain a Lap Dance" - cracked during certain romantic scenes.
"That's Racist" - Anything "racist" whether intended or not.
"(Actress) is not my girlfriend in this scene" - Joke quipped during a romantic scene involving a beautiful celebrity.
"NOOOOOOO!"- Long term screams of any word such as "no."
"(Character) is a d*ck to (character/thing)" - Any form of abuse or temper release of a certain character on another character or object.
"Man! (Character) would be amazing at CinemaSins!" - When a character pokes a legitimate critique at another character or a plot point.
"Roll Credits" - Said for every title name drop in the movie.
"(Blank) Ex Machina" - Every moment when a character or object is there to solve a problem by luck or coincidence, hence a parody of Deus Ex Machina.
"We interrupt this movie to bring you (another movie)" - Anything seen in another movie eg. Pop culture references.
"(Character) survives this" - Any scene where a character survives a dangerous scenario while defying significant of logic. (eg. Nuking the Fridge)
"(Blank) Cliché" - Everytime a cliché occurs.
"The Prometheus School of Running Away from Things." - A character runs away from something in a straight line instead of running off to one side, reminiscent of Meredith Vickers' death in the film Prometheus.
"Eat An Apple" - Any scene where a character eats an apple in a movie, apparently making them look like an asshole.
"Discount (Actor/Movie)" - When an actor/actress or scene in a movie looks similar to a more well-known actor/actress or movie scene.
"(Movie) unintentionally inspires (other movie/TV show)" - When something shown in a film appears similar to something from a later film or TV show.
"(Actor) isn't (performing certain action) in this scene" - An actor/actress is shown doing something other than what he/she is famous for doing, or apparently should be doing, in films.
"The Pronoun Game" - Used when a character says "he/she/they/it" rather than a specific person or thing.
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Top 10 YouTube Movie Critics
CinemaSins was placed 3rd on Watch Mojos list of Top Movie Critics