Spoony and Film Brain team up to fight the live-action adaptation of Tekken!
Thank god! This is so what I need after I failed to get the A-level results I needed!
Thank you guys you saved me just in time x
And yet another review that will go unwatched, thanks to the crossover. I’ve nothing against Film Brain, but I came to this site to watch Spoony.
… and we all care A LOT about you not watching this video.
Gee, let the guy speak his mind. He wasn’t being obnoxious or anything.
And speak for yourself, pretty please? Just say you don’t care; don’t put words in our mouths (though I’m sure many agree with you).
Well? DO WE care a lot about him watching this video?
Can’t say. Personally, though, I don’t care about him not watching it per se, but I really don’t mind hearing him out. Certainly not enough to get smarmy. No need to be mean, IMO.
you were reading too much into my post. i thought his post was kinda stupid. so was mine probably. end of story ;)
Okay, you two make a hilarious team! I’d definitely like to see more team ups in the future. Time and circumstance permitting of course. But a very nicely done joint review. :)
Wow, I’ve never been this early to a review before :D Only this dynamic duo could conquer this horror!
Why does Film Brain talk like that all the time? Whats his deal? “Hello I am Flim Brainnnnnnn… this movie is baaaaad… and its not a good idea to talk like thaaaaat…” GOD! Its so annoying!!!
Film Brain is shit.
While I can agree about his speech pattern being… grating, it didn’t stop me from enjoying the review.
It did for me, sorry everyonnnnnnnne. It seems there’s a reason why I haven’t heard of this guy beforrrrrrrrre.
“Hello I am Film Brainnnnnnn…”
That’s an interesting premise for a zombie movie!
It’s called a Bristol accent. My brother lives just a few miles out from Bristol and people do talk like that, seriously. All these fucking “experts” saying things like “I have multiple British friends and they don’t talk like that”… fuck you. There’s more than one English Accent. I’m from Liverpool, I guarentee I sound nothing like Film Brain. UK is well known for having some of the most varied accents for any country. Hell accents are so varied here it’s possible to tell where someone grew up to within less than 5 miles of their house. I’m dead serious, I can tell the difference between someone who grew up in the different parts of Liverpool or Manchester.
I know this post is a year old, but fuck it. Even here in NY it goes from place to place. People know right away if you’re from Long Island, Queens, Bronx, or upstate where for the parts I have been talk more southern. I’m pretty sure Todd in the Shadows is from the Bronx. I can hear it in when he says words like Coffee. It’s the soft and hard O’s If not Bronx, he’s from one of the other Burrows around here. It’s a 1/5 chance I’m right.
Todd’s from NY? I don’t watch him, so I haven’t heard him enough to catch it.
I’m pretty damn sure.
Film Brain?? Really?? How disappointing… :(
@ Peter Lustige: Couldn’t have said it better…
Thank you! At least someone shares my disappointment!
Why did you let that fucknut upload this!? I WANT MY SPOONY IN HD DAMNIT!
I’m not a huge fan of Film Brain, to be honest. What’s with the way he ends his sentences? It’s as if he “powers down” as soon as he stops talking.
Holy shit that’s annoying. He also speaks like a damn news reporter.
Those fight scenes DO kick ass :)
I have to say, even though I don’t watch film brain that often, I like the team-up! Next time, a tournament of Tekken with FilmBrain vs. the Spoony one perhaps?
I almost went to see that movie I’m so glad that I read some reviews before that it saved my money.
It’s something about Film Brain. I can’t tell his emotions when he talks and his videos seem to drag on too long. Weird that I complain about the length when I like Red Letter Media. But with RLM I do not try to watch them in one sitting. But it’s just something about Film Brain that annoys me.
I got what I expected – a nice review, few comments on the review itself and 95% on how Film Brain sucks. Hating other TGWTG people is getting rather old.
(he does need a better microphone, though.)
I don’t hate other TGWTG people. I just said I find Film Brain annoying.
Yeah, I just find him obnoxious. The only things of his where I’ve actually laughed are the anniversary specials, and that was playing on his kiddish nature. He has the same problem a lot of vocal people have in that he says things the exact same way every time. Only about three mannerisms.
I don’t hate Film Brain, I even sometimes watch his reviews. But since I prefer Spoony One, I want to see him alone doing a great review like always. That’s why it is disappointing, but not horrible.
You say it like hating other TGWTG people is some kind of fad.
It’s not like that, they are very legitimately horrible at everything they do.
Terrific! The plot is all over the place.
Seriously, plots come right out of left and right field! And I’ll be glad the film tanked. I’m a guy that says “If it ends, it ends.” Which this version of the story DID do. Jin took down Tekken. Almost everyone is dead. The remaining antagonist has nothing. The end. Then again, this is Hollywood’s dream film…
First? I think not!
And I’m happy with this spot!
Me and my friend watched this movie a week after you ahd announced what movies you were going to review. My friend is a huge Tekken fan. I had fun while watching the movie XD The main problem she had with the film was that her favorite characters were killed, expecially the russian guy. she couldent watch it for a little while when I said that he looked a bit like Jim Carrey, when hes doing his female aerobicks winner bit in Mad XD She was actually rooting when he died XD And I just love those assless pants, because they look so ridiculous XD And we had a really big problem with the women basically not fighting. One of the sisters didint actually fight any one, and when there was an official fight, it was girl on girl. Comon, its Tekken, you beat women up in the game a lot. I’m a woman, and I take great pleasure slapping those hos while being Paul XD The story realy elluded us, because even tough tekken is a fighting game, we both enjoy the story mode you cna play with it. Take almost any of the stories in the game, and in my oppinnion it would have been better! but knowing hollywood, they would have fucked them up anywhoo. I would reccoment watching this movie if you knew about Tekken, but wasent a fan, and had a friend who IS a fan, because the greatest pleasure you can get from this movie, is by braking a tekken fans heart and see all the things they love about tekken disregarded, and see them SUFFER!!!!! Well, at least I enjoyed watching that (more than the film) ^___^ (there were so many things we pointed out with my friend, witch you didint take a look upon, but hey, you cant point out the whole movie int he review, then it would be a movie commentary)
Guys, grow the fuck up.
Apparently, the main character’s such a weak momma’s boy that he can’t win without his mommy. LOL
You know… After watching so many martial-arts movies and getting personal experience in becoming athletic (i.e. doing strength training) and dabbling in some martial arts courses (and watching other people who are experts at it), in addition to studying some anatomy and physiology, I gotta say: A lot of the stuff out there is such full of bullshit that they’ve become completely unwatchable. I especially hate Jet Li’s martial-art acting style, which apparently involves lots of floating/flying around against gravity (which would only look good in a cartoon, at best).
I really think I’d hate watching this movie, since it seems to rely too much on “all you gotta do to win is to have a winning attitude” or something similar. Take the memories of the mother for example. He ONLY and AUTOMATICALLY wins after thinking of his mother?! Yeah, sure… They really pulled THAT “motherload” out of their asses, didn’t they?
I tend to only find martial arts awesome when they’ve put at least SOME realistic thought on the physics of it and how a lot of the time you just can’t win against a guy JUST because of your damn “positive attitude”. A “positive attitude” may maximize your performance, but THAT’S IT! You can still suck!
I did like this review, though.
I don’t mind that you liked the movie, Spoony. I just love how you entertain us so much. :-)
If any of you are curious, I generally like Jackie Chan movies. He’s a martial-arts expert who does his own stunts. That’s just awesome! And I like the Kung Fu panda movies as well (except for the ending of the 1st one).
I saw this movie a year ago and even back then I thought this was exactly what Spoony said: one of the better vid-game movies out there.
With that said, I realized that you might not have seen…well…ANY Jet Li movie outside of ‘Hero’ and ‘The One’. Floating and flying around? Well you might wanna take a look at…*gasp*
Fist of Legend
Kiss of the Dragon
Fearless (there were wires, but more subtle)
Cradle 2 the Grave
No wires, no Problem, especially newer movies Jet Li is in. Wire-fu is a passed fad in Hollywood.
That’s cool. I may check ‘em out.
I know that I bought various Jet Li movies from a Blockbuster liquidation sale at one point, so that I could review them eventually. The goal was that I’d make fun of them as I’d gave my possibly negative opinions, but even if it turns out that I like a bunch of them, it may still work out for the best in my satirical reviews.
If “wire-fu” is really a passed fad, then I’m glad. :-)
The first thing I thought to myself when I had watched this movie was “The will be a Bad Movie Beatdown”.
However, I hate that this movie is named Tekken, otherwise I would have liked it more. And what a missed opurtunity with NOT doing any Masterblaster jokes about the jackhammers.
The John Cena reference made my day.
HELL YEAH made my day cant wait for more spoony
AHHHH! I cannot, and I mean CANNOT STAND Film Brains voice!
This is the ONLY Spoony Review I’ve ever really considered switching off part way through (and not finished it yet)
nope. couldn’t do it. Got 6 minutes in
Couldn’t be more tired of Break Me.
You son of a BITCH.
WHY did you have to remind me of Lee’s ending?! I HAD COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN ABOUT IT, SPOONY. I HAD COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN.
Never watched Film Brain before. I can also safely say that I will never watch Film Brain again. Why GOD WHY does he feel the need to extend the last word at the end of every sentenccccccccccccccccccccccceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee? Seriously it’s annoying as hell.
“and Film Brain”
Stopped reading there.
Man, that guy was annoying! I mean, I have nothing against him – I’m not familiar with his work really, but he gave me a headache! Spoony’s best all by himself.
How do you….you know what? Screw it. If I ever make a Tekken movie, I’m going to
make Roger the Kangaroo the main character and have him solve fighter-related mysteries (like the Mystery of Paul Phoenix’s Missing Dignity). Even that would have more to do with the games than these last two movies.
I don’t know what was up with the whole video problem thing on your site, Spoony, for me the videos always played. HOWEVER. This one and the Final Destination 5 vlog have terribly laggy and choppy video for some reason (the audio is fine).
Seriously, when I view those 2 videos in blip.tv they play just fine, but when I try to watch them in spoonyexperiment.com (embedded), the video is, like I said, laggy and choppy, all weird and stuff. All of your other vids work 100% fine, even in embedded form, only the two latest ones have that issue (so probably not a fault on my end).
So just sayin’, might want to look into that.
Also, Film Brain fucking sucks.
A few random notes from my personal review of Tekken:
-watched this movie a year ago, when it came out on international DVD, so you have to know a few good bootleggers…(and I do)
-fight scenes are very well done, but you can tell how diverse a choreographer is by how diverse the fighting is. Other than Edy/Eddie Gordo, everyone fought pretty much the same way, with the exception of…..
-Marshall Law, played by MMA superstar Cung Le. I’m a huge fan of both Bruce Lee and Cung Le, but Law in this movie fought more like Cung and less….MUCH less like Bruce.
-I’m getting my girlfriend pants just like Christie’s…juss sayin….
-Speaking of Chrstie, she fought NOTHING like her vid game counterpart. I remember her in Tekken 5 being just a palet-swap of Eddie.
Just a couple quips, and a plug for the martial arts fans:
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER! lol
i want spoony :(
It’s a crossover. You get both. You can have your cake and eat it.
Wow all this hatred on filmbrain when his review style is different and tends to be more informative. I like them both, FilmBrain aka Matthew Buck is more snarky and Spoony tends to be more humorous. Matthew does research most of the films he reviews, to find out details like what certain people were in and more, Spoony does a little of that, but not as indepth. I like them both and cross overs will happen, if you don’t like his accent then you’ll never really get that far in life. His accent is probably one of the more clearer English accents, ever heard Chavs or Scottish version which is Neds? If FilmBrain was either of those, then you have the right to bitch about his accent.
There’s nothing wrong with Film Brain or his style and his points are valid; but his speech pattern is very unnatural. I’m English, I’ve had full blow conversations with many other English accents and not one of them inflects the last word of every sentence. It’s unnatural and it makes it sound like every point is a complaint.
But of all things you can complain on. It’s so minor, you ignore the fact he does research? In fact notice he can play both snarky and totally dorky. It’s possible this is his persona.
But it’s done to a melodramatic extant in an attempt to be comedic. When all it actually does is invalidate his points to people who won’t hear anything other than the unecessarry inflection. As a result many people have now dismissed his good points because of a feigned tone. It’s like someone raising their voice at the end of every sentence, it makes them sound like they’re constantly asking questions or that they’re unsure of what they just said. Film Brain here sounds like he’s just whining about everything, when really he’s being intelligent!
You know him in real life. I am convinced by how you replied to every post.
Now to the meat of it, there is nothing wrong with not liking something you like. His accent being annoying is a perfectly valid observation and especially true. There is no reason for him to extend the end of every wooooooord. It doesnt come off as snarky or sarcastic, it comes off as some kind of issue.
Film Brain’s accent is not indicitive or the de-facto english accent in Britain.Middle-englander/Home counties/Londoner speak is more common.Matthew’s seem more plumy and mid to upper class.
Nothing against Film Brain, but I feel once you watch one of his reviews you have pretty much seen them all. I bet you could mix up his commentaries and they would still fit on any of the films he’s reviewed.
I disagree, because often he could offers insight you wouldn’t get from any reviewers. For instance he introduced me to Asylum which had no idea about!
Yes Film Brain is informative, I didn’t say he wasn’t. I even watched and enjoyed his crossover with Lupa “Hercules in New York” (all without wanting to punch him in the face).
I just think he should be more creative is all. A new microphone would be a step in the right direction. And maybe a new voice. And haircut. Also a new outfit. Heck lets go all out and suggest a full body and personality transplant.
I joke btw. I love Film Brain really.
does need a bloody new mic thou!!!!!!!!!
My god, why does Film Brain keep dragging out the ends of every single sentence?
I’m sorry, that just annoys the friggin’ crap out of me..
Yes the American language is flawless without any annoying things!
All language are perfect except British!
British is not a language, extending the end of a word is not a normal speech pattern.
I hope you’re making jokes.
I’m not american. I’m not even a native english speaker.
And I don’t know where you got that from, I’m not saying BRITISH is flawed. Most british people do not speak that way..
Oh, god. I’m sorry, Spoony. I’m so sorry, but I just can’t get through this. Film Brain is just… he’s just… I’m not going to say he sucks. He doesn’t suck. But as others have said, his speech pattern is very, VERY distracting. I can’t even focus on what he is saying because it’s making me cringe. I am so, so sorry, Spoony. I just can’t watch this review. But I still love you and I’ll still be around to see the others!
Thanks for making every one of Spoony’s fans look like total assholes with all your whining and Spoony worse as well by affiliation, next to everyone. I appreciate that. [/sarcasm]
I have to agree with Spoony that this was IMO one of the best video game to movie adaptations, which of course isn’t saying all THAT much. The characters at least looked right for the most part and there was a decent amount of fighting. Still, the setting was bad, the plot was generic and I can’t really say a Tekken fan would be missing all THAT much by not watching it.
I’m left wondering how many people who think Film Brain’s voice is obnoxious have an obnoxious voice themselves. I’m betting its not a single digit number.
As long as they don’t make video reviews we are forced to listen to because we want to watch a Spoony review
You complaining about an accent when it’s such a minor thing is rather inane. It come across as overly critiquing.
It’s not the accent we’re complaining about mate. Not all English people talk like film brain talks. And critiquing how a video critic SOUNDS is a MAJOR thing. His voice and comic/critical delivery is EXTREMELY important. And Film Brain is no good at it.
Nobody forced you to listen to anything. If you’re willing to sit through something you dislike just for a taste of Spoony… maybe its time you toned down the fanboyism just a tad. A smidge even.
ähm.. Of course the voice is obnoxious.. Thats part of the concept and the fun :-) I really love that in combination with the british accent.
Spoony. Please never work with Film Brian again.
Have you perhaps considered they may be friends now after the whole 3rd Anniversary. Honestly you people don’t come off as anything other than pointlessly hateful. And the comments on him lengthening words.
I make same point again.
All languages but British are perfect!
His way of stretching the last word is not a typical British trait, it’s simply an annoying idiosyncrasy. I don’t know whether it’s deliberately for effect or not but his reviews would be improved markedly if he could stop it as there is really nothing wrong with their content.
FILM BRAIN… Y U Talk Like Dr. Sanchez?
haha i love that you liked this movie :D i did to ^^
Ah damn it Tekken. I saw this in the bargain bin at Blockbuster and just had to laugh as I read the back. It’s not like there’s not already a perfectly good plot to work with within the Tekken series, it just needs a bit of patching up and condensing.
Good review, bad film.
This Film Brain guy has the most annoying way of speaking ever. Whenever he finishes a sentence and stretches out the last word. It’s so freaking annoying.
I saw this movie on the shelf about a year ago and rented it, and yes I know the movie does not make a whole lot of sense but as far as other video game movies go this one I thought was very good or good enough to sit through a second time at least.
Also Spoony is the “Lord of Tekken” and this is his site and all that but Film Brain was very good here too and I really dont see where all the hatred is coming from. If you people really cant stand to see Spoony do any reviews with his friends or at least trust him to make a good review his way then why are you still watching his videos?
Well, if Christie Monteiro’s clothes were to much reveling, look at her new figure from the Kotobukiya Bishoujo series :)
I waited a long time for Spoony’s take on this and instead, I get Half Spoony and half Film Brain. He has good points, but it doesn’t have the same charm to a Spoony review.
Spoony splices good humor into a movie’s quirky moments but Film Brain does nothing to amuse me other than try to darkly stretch words when he makes a point.
This collab does not work very well between the critics.
stop the hate! film brain is a cool guy. just not as established as spoony yet.
Never said I hated FilmBrain. Like I said, he makes great points.
I’ve watched FilmBrain before several times, but I still don’t feel like the review collaboration works very well, but it’s okay.
Oh I love when my favorite reviewers team up. I dunno about anyone else but I’ve been a Film Brain fan since he first started posting videos on TGWTG. I even read some of his text reviews before that.
Man what is with some of Spoony’s fans? Maybe it’s because reviewer discovery went from AVGN -> Critic/TGWTG -> Spoony et al. I’m more open to enjoying other reviewers and crossovers. You guys need to fucking relax, other people in the world can be funny too you know. Then again I also require alot of background entertainment while drawing comics.
Come on man, when has Heihachi even looked dignified. His alternate outfit always inevitably had you glimpsing his man-taint when he did a roadhouse kick euurghh.
Goddamn I really wanna punch Brain in the face
Internet tough guys, they’re no people who are better!
Hmm, I’m really surprised to say that I would actually sit and watch this movie off what I’ve seen in this video, a rarity indeed. It looks really stupid, but possibly enjoyably so. I thought the review itself was actually well cut together all things considered too.
Five minutes and I’m doneeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Pointless comment is pointless. Have you got an Agony Aunt column to write to?
Ha ha thanks for commenting Film Brain
Please don’t do anymore vids with this guy Noah, he’s got the most annying voice in the WORLD
And I’m English!
Spoony why did you team up with that guy? Is there like a review embargo for you critics out there that you have to book films you want to review etc…
I like to see Spoony reviews. That other guy has an annoying voice and pronunciation, it gets old.
Also the review feels stitched together from two reviews and A LOT DISCONNECTED.
When the reviews are free and the person does them for more than a hobby then have you honestly got right to question whom he does crossovers with?
No. I have no rights, other than to watch the content up here and comment on it by saying what I think or ask questions (which is what I did). I feel it’s necessary to provide valuable feedback to the content creator. I think fan reactions and thoughts are somewhat important, after all if Spoony went together with Brain permanently I would not watch anymore – just an example. So please don’t get too excited looking for a conflict where there is none.
I saw this movie with my buddies on our weekly D&D/yugioh night. My lowered expectations were dashed when it turned out to actually be really awesome. Great review.
OMG is Film Brain annoying. He stretchs the end of each his sentences so much.
I think you mean so muuuuuuuuch
Could he BE more british? :-P
Oh dear god….this movie does such a disservice to Jun. For those that don’t know, Jun Kazama DEFEATED THE DEVIL IN A HAND TO HAND FIGHT, WHILE PREGNANT! That’s right, she kicked Kazuya’s ass! Jun is a powerful fighter that has psychic/magical powers that are the ONLY thing that can nullify the devil gene (Asuka’s T5 ending was a joke. She doesn’t have those powers. Confirmed by Harada).
And she isn’t dead. Harada confirmed around the time of T6 that she is alive. Her absence has been one of the biggest mysteries of the series, and one of the most important plot points in the series. Include that with her entrusting Jin to Heihachi, her love/hate relationship to Kazuya, and she is possibly the most important female in the entire series. And after so many years, it looks like FINALLY (after millions of fan complaints), she is coming back to the series and we’ll get some real answers. She has been completely revamped in TTT2 so she’ll be back in T7. And when she comes back, oh boy, Namco is gonna have to seriously try to screw it up. Her return will essentially a plot explosion.
And what does this movie do? Rape her and then kill her. A HUGE disservice to a great character.
She’s coming back? YES! I can’t wait for that because she needs to slap the living crap out of her son because he’s becoming a monster.
This movie was horrid, I really hated it. I was hoping that this movie would get a better trashing but I was suprised by Spoony saying he actually liked it. This movie was such a bad adaption I think other than Eddy Gordo none of the fighting styles matched. Lame story, lame characters, fighting was ok I guess but it was just all strung together so idiotic…Man I hated this one.
I was also disappointed with the review I was expecting so much more…But anyways good job guys can’t wait for the next one.
I disagree not even the action scenes were good as they are all filmed in irrating, disjointed, quick cuts. A page should be taken out of Hong Kong’s play book and actually let the action play out infront of the camera rather than ramming it intrusively into it. This is especially irratating when you hire fighters who can act (kinda) rather than actors who can fight for the majority of the roles, let them show what they can do.
Oh and lay off Film Brain, he takes a bit’ve getting used to but he’s okay.
I liked the movie actually.
Yes, it has lots of plotholes, the story is nowhere close to true to the game, the beginning is pretty fucking confusing and well; the setting sucks.
But; the acting doesn’t suck, the action doesn’t suck and the story in the Tekken game do suck. So overall; good choices. No JCVD makes this movie an epic one compared to Street Fighter.
And one more thing; when they had to show a buttcrack on a dancefloor, they went with a pretty hot one. Sorry Film Brain, gonna go with Noah on this one.
I’m gonna have to contend with you here.
Thing is, I’m a pretty big Tekken fan myself: I’ve played every installation of the game since I was around 8 or 9, and know all of the characters’ bio information like the back of my hand. Thus, seeing the movie not care one iota about the established backstory (which is probably more articulate and clear than that of other fighting games) really doesn’t sit well with me and my fellow Tekken fans. If I wasn’t a fan, I probably wouldn’t have cared all that much. That’s why I actually really liked the 1994 Street Fighter movie; I wasn’t a big enough fan to care, and Raul Julia’s performance (and the generally campy tone) really made the movie entertaining.
PS: In case no one else read about it, Katsuhiro Harada (the director of the Tekken games) tweeted that the movie was “terrible”, and that Namco was not allowed to supervise it.
Hehe, yeah I’ve played Tekken 1 through Tag tournament, but the story bits at the ending were nothing compared to unlocking a new character. I remember when i first saw Tekken 1 when I was around 13, and the ending FMVs were eyecandy for sure. But the only one that still sticks with me, is Jacks ending because I found the whole setting hilarious. I’m sorry, but seeing a lot of movie adoptations from the fighting game genre I still hold on to my opinion and say it’s still a ok and sometimes entertaining movie.
But hey; I stick up for the story in Resident Evil, so I have no right to tell anyone ever what good story is. Fair warning, nostalgia may eventually blind you. So well, you Tekken fans were probably royaly buttfisted in this movie, but I think I’ve been sodomized 4 times by one person:
Paul W.S. Anderson. And now he’s planning a new one (Retribution) in 2012. I’m almost hoping for an apocalypse before that happens. And if it’s in 3D filmed with only depth in mind, I’m gonna fucking loose it! Not even Milla naked for 95% of the movie would save it…
But then again, that would make it reviewable for Brad Jones….
Ahh, rambling! Again sorry, didn’t mean to offend you.
>>more articulate and clear than that of other fighting games
While i normally enjoy these crossovers, I didn’t this time. FilmBrain definately seemed to dominate this review. I don’t mean that in terms of quality lines or points… I mean how much he taaaalllked.. and how long he ended his sentenncess.. And it’s not like it’s just the way he talks, there’s plenty of times within this review he ends sentences without stretching the last word, he’s doing it on purpose. You could probably cut 2 minutes of run-time from this video from how much he stretches out his last words.
I like Murder at 1600
There is no way those giant sets for the tournament could have been cost-effective. How did these people think they were going to make any money? I am talking about the film makers not the Tekken corporation.
DEAR GOD! That ending in-game cut scene…instant nightmare fuel. And I thought Heihachi wearing the Depends in-game during Tekken 4 was bad enough!
Most if not all of your collaboration projects are shit in comparison to your other videos
Film Brain really needs to work on his audio setup. Spoony is so noticeably better.
Could have been good review, but for me that film brain ruined it, no offence. Gave me a headache tbh.
It always makes me cringe when script-writers use the “government falls and corporations take over,” schtick. As if corporations would survive five minutes without a government to enforce the law and protect their commercial, monetary, and infrastructure assets. No corporation, no matter how ethically challenged has the resources
to take over a country, not even a small one. They’re just as dependent
on government safety nets as the average human being, they just get more
of it because they have the money to buy it. Not that any self-respecting capitalist would want to admit so, even while telling a driver where to leave that dump truck full of bailout money.
Good God, talk about lazy script-writing.
There’s a thousand other things wrong with this. Kazuya somehow wins the complete loyalty of his men despite ordering several of them to be firebombed in an impulsive act of murder, Heihachi doesn’t eat anyone’s gun, there are no boxing Kangaroos, and power gloves? Really?
All in all though, a great review. Good job you two!
This movie was so bad! The story of Tekken isn’t that great I agree with that, but they could have done way better. The fight scenes were like watching any other bad action movie to me.
Also why is Christie some random white girl?
Ah, this movie. I remember watching this online. It’s so hard to watch this movie and not nit-pick it to death.
I am surprised you didn’t mention the sex scene! D:< Even that part made me go WTF when you have Nina and Anna doing Kazuya.
This movie, it is good when you disregard the storyline. But when you have played all of the Tekken games, it's difficult not to get all pissy when your favorite character isn't mentioned (PAUL PHOENIX. This is the second movie that he barely had a part, dammit!), but oh well. Overall the movie was okay with me. Jin's character is sorta accurate when it comes to his mother since at the end of the 4th Tekken game when Jin was going to kill Heihachi, he hesitates when he sees Jun's ghost. Now if you speed up to the 6th, I'm not sure how he still feels since he's starting to be just like his daddy. :P
Now for the crossover, I love both Spoony and Filmbrain. Now, just a small criticism, I felt Filmbrain's pronunciation was…irritating to me. This is NO way I am saying I hate Filmbrain because I don't and I LOVE crossovers. But in all honesty, that was was grated me the most because it just reminded me of that girl who was a friend of the main character, Effy, in Skins (Not USA version) at the end of Season 1. If anyone has seen it, they will know what I am talking about when it comes to over pronunciation the words.
Other than that, I liked the review and it was fun. I also had a thing about Christie when it came to her outfit. Her ass doesn't look good in those type of pants, just sayin. :P They looked like flat puffed up pancakes smooshed together.
Spoony, please never crossover again…at least not with this guy. I cannot fucking stand how he talks, and apparently not many others can either. Oh, and before that Vernon Swain-Nisbet guy down their gets all Film Brain fanboy on me, I’m English. It’s not just that he is English that’s annoying, it’s his stretching of every single motherfucking last word of every senteeeeeeeeeeence. You’re almost as bad as Batdanm on IrateGamer’s videos as far as fanboyism goes you tool.
Hey Spoony! Check this out! You should be careful about what you say… They are actually making a sequel(at least I THINK it’s a sequel). Whatever it is, it is gonna be something off a Lovecraft story.
IMDB link here : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2005363/
Holy shit, I fucking hate Film Brain’s voice so much, it makes me want to punch a small child. Why did you have to do the review with him Spoony?
I think Film Brain was nervous, He seemed way too serious like he was trying too hard.
Anyway awesome job Spoonster and I for one am glad i skipped this movie.
Way too serious indeed.
I like the collaborations and i think spoony likes them to. They are a break from the normal videos and he get to play off his colleagues from tgwtg. I honestly don’t get the hate people on this site people have for crossovers and just how disrespectful they are to people hes reviewing with. Its ok to not like all the content on tgwtg but the people whining come off as childish and petty. You all need to grow up, these people you are just outright insulting are friends and colleagues of spoony and you should at least show some respect for the work and effort they do for these crossovers.
british dude is a little fucking bitch, fuck that punkass… godamn what a little bitch…
case and point to my post below
I kept trying to watch this movie. I promised myself I’d do so before spoony reviewed it (for note it’s been in my too watch pile for about 4 months now but I could never get past the credits.
I was so looking forward to this review. Then I see that little horse fucker’s ugly mug, and I decided that as much as I like Spoony, I hate Film Brain even more.
So yeah, I’ll just wait for the DOA review.
Film Brain turned out to be my own Experience Bij. I made it to 9:31.
Made it to 10:43, can someone give me my minutes back?
Stop molesting my hearing Film Brain! God damn what an annoying voice…
Please no more Film Brain! he’s boring! he has no personality and he has an echo.
This one’s pretty much a guilty pleasure movie. There are enormous plot holes and the dialogue is mostly cringe-worthy, but then again…Christie in those pants…also the fight scenes were adequate. Did I mention those pants that Christie was wearing?
Eh, I don’t get the hate the fact that this is a crossover with Film Brain is getting. I had fun watching the review. And I didn’t have all too bad a time with the movie either. When people aren’t fighting, it’s an awesome flick to riff on. Just my two cents, really.
I really like film brain!!! hes good stuff and im always watchin his new beatdown episodes.
needed more SYMBOLISM!!!! though :D
also did u know that “turning japanese” is a metaphor for ppl’s cumface ? :D
I don’t mind Film Brain actually i like his reviews but i can see why people find his accent grating. Ces’t La Vie.
Anywho, WHY THE FUCK DID THEY LEAVE OUT PAUL PHOENIX?? Or Michelle.
They left those two iconic characters out and put in Dimitri?? Who dosen’t even fucking speak in the games.
Since there seems to be so much hate directed at Matthew, let me remind you of a few things:
-He’s playing a character, and his inflection is part of that character’s snarky delivery to emphasize a point. It’s an intentional design choice.
-If you don’t like the Film Brain character, that’s perfectly fine, but calm down. It’s not like he’s not going to be on every episode of TSE or something.
-Both Noah and Matthew are doing this primarily to entertain us, for practically no money. They have a right to do crossovers with whoever they want to.
-I bet most of the people flaming Film Brain don’t have their own shows, and if they do, probably aren’t nearly as successful. It’s easy to sit back and say “______ sucks” when you’re an anonymous person sitting at home taking no risks yourself, but I bet most of you could not do any better, or you already would have.
Seriously, I only gave a small complaint but people are acting like he burned their village and raped their women!
Our own inability to achieve e-fame and crank out reviews has no bearing on whether or not Film Brain is actually hackneyed and annoyyyyyyyying.
And I think it’s worth complaining about if it means we may be spared another Film Brain crossover in the futureeeeeeeeee.
As I’ve already said, it’s fine to not like Film Brain. What I have a problem with is the people who voice their complaints as nasty personal attacks instead of constructive criticism.
1) The character he is playing isn’t funny. It is whiny and annoying. Whiny and annoying does NOT equal funny, despite what Channel Awesome thinks.
2) Being whiny and annoying actually makes you sound stupid, so then people won’t listen to your intelligent points. It is possible to sound intelligent and funny at the same time.
3) Speaking super slow makes for an unpleasant viewing experience. You need to be fast and witty online. Quick delivery is everything.
4) GET A BETTER MIC because Bad audio quality turns people off immediately (and subliminally) and keeps people from becoming involved.
Normally I’m a fan of of TGWTG crossovers and will always defend Spoony’s right to do them as he pleases but what the hell was up with Film Brain on this one? I won’t even go into his microphone but was he trying to sound like a cheesy announcer from a game show? I do not understand why he felt the need to stretch out the end of his sentences over and over agaaaaaiiiinnnn…
I must admit, I don’t usually watch Film Brain’s stuff but the stuff I have seen he doesn’t do that so why did he choose to do it here? Still an enjoyable review if even despite that one minor annoyance. Just…make Film Brain try to speak like a normal human should you ever do a crossover with him again.
Seconded, Filmbrain’s a weirdo.
They killed off Yoshimutsu?
It feels like they had no idea what the word “Tekken” means… But Live Action fighting game movies… I have no words.
But King of Fighters, let’s see how well they filled Mai’s role
They failed. BIG time. So big time it’s sad.
Spoony must’ve seen my comment on the Tekken: Animated Movie review about how annoying Film Brain was and thought, “I SO need to troll this guy and include the Brain in my ENTIRE NEXT REVIEW”. Well played, Noah. Well played. /s
Damn you for putting us all through this… damn you to hell!
My god. Is there any fanbase more vitriolic and hateful than Spoony’s?
I’m not a huge Film Brain (read: Captain Obvious) fan, but that hardly
excuses the rudeness and anger towards him, or any of Spoony’s guests
for that matter. I expect more from the community and I’m sure Spoony
does as well.
As for my own opinion, yes, I do believe that Film Brain detracted from
the review. This isn’t so much an issue with Film Brain’s style as it is
with the poor synergy between the two reviewers. Film Brain’s style
revolves around pointing out obvious flaws in an indignant manner, while
Spoony’s is USUALLY is built around references and quick MST3K-style
jokes. While I can appreciate both styles to a greater or lesser extent,
I don’t feel that they support each other well.
On the positive side, I have always appreciated the research Film Brain
puts into his reviews, pointing out the actors’ histories, uses of stock
footage, and other bits of interesting trivia.
(Edit: Wonderful; facebook sign in won’t work and yahoo has forgotten my name.)
“On the positive side, I have always appreciated the research Film Brain
puts into his reviews, pointing out the actors’ histories, uses of stock
footage, and other bits of interesting trivia.”
It’s called IMDb and Wikipedia. Doesn’t involve much work or research at all. And I have nothing against Spoony – but when some one like Film Brain says Transformers 2 is better than Inglorious Basterds, how can you not view him as being just another ignorant git?
He already repented for that two months ago by tearing both his old review and the movie itself apart
Because nothing says “professionalism” like being able to change your opinion to suit the mood of the masses when things get rough. Heck, I probably would have had more respect for him if he gave legit reasons why Basterds was worse than Transformers 2 (all the luck in the world to anyone who attempts that). But even if it was an irrational, pathetic opinion, if he himself believed and defended it, you could at least have that shred of respect for him even if you disagreed (like I do). But no, nothing doing. He just took that as a sign to try and get people to like him again, not realizing that his main problem lies in his so-called reviewing style. Pointing out obvious flaws in a flick and then trying to make yourself sound funny by saying how REALLY obvious they are? That’s not a review. It’s just douchebags doing those douchebagey things that they douchebagey do.
No one going to refute my point that IMDb and Wikipedia are probably his only sources for “research”?
you keep saying that
everyone uses IMDb and Wikipedia, plus how do you even know that’s his only research area?
None of your points are invalid; in fact many of your criticisms I fully agree with. That said, you present your argument in a highly negative manner. Most people, Spoony most certainly included, pay more attention to civil critiques than rants.
If you don’t want to see any more Spoony/Brain crossovers, then make your opinions heard in a less hateful manner.
None: You have my respect, dude. I wish there were more people like you on this site (or anywhere else for that matter). Just because people are on the internet and therefore generally anonymous (I say generally because I know of some forums where if you look in people’s profile, some people give out their real names) doesn’t in any way give people the right to be uncivil and offensive. With that said, I thought it was a pretty good review, and I thought the mixture of humor and information was pretty balanced. My favorite part: Lee Chaolan’s Tekken 5 ending at the end of this review. OH GOD, that was hilarious! FB’s reaction mirrored my own seeing that ending myself for the first time! However I’m with those saying that Spoony’s and Film Brain’s sound quality really clashes. It was pretty jarring for me, but not enough to make me not watch the whole review. Maybe FB just can’t afford a new mic right now, who knows. In fact, after watching the comments here, I’ve never noticed FB drawling his lines before people pointed it out here. You’re free to disagree, but I think it’s what identifies him for me. About the movie itself, I will say that it looks like an average action movie that I MAY watch somewhere in the future, I thought the acting didn’t look all that great, and the stage generator was pretty silly, bordering on stupid, but I was impressed by just how the characters in the movie resemble their video game counterparts. Overall, I thought it was a solid review marred somewhat by clashing sound quality!
Nothing will satisfy you, will it?
So you want him to stick to any opinion he has reguardless, rather than listen to other peoples points, re-assess his opinion and come to a new conclusion. So what you want is religious faith out of your reviewers?
Sorry, but I can respect a person who says “actually, I allowed myself to get swept up in the hype and overlooked many of the flaws in one film, and overstated many of the flaws in another. After watching them again I’m come to agree that my original assessment was wrong”.
This shows humility, something any critic should have but few actually do. Admitting you’re wrong in public shows tremendous character, and it was clearly a reconsideration, unlike Nostalgia Chick with “Dune” who after giving it a negative review immediately back-peddled only a few days later, because she didn’t want to upset her viewers who it turns out really like Dune (go figure, I personally found it severely overrated and thought the actors constantly chew the scenery).
I don’t want blind faith out of reviewers. They’re not prophets to the lord, their words are not gospel and as such they can be wrong. Someone who worships certain films/games etc. isn’t a critic, they’re a fanboy/girl and I’m not interested in their opinions. Hell, Spoony has taken back some of his past criticisms and has even completely changed his mind on some things.
Now how about you stop with the pointless hate. Spoony fans are well known for being haters who will jump on anyone, especially TGWTG contributters for daring to be in Spoony’s videos. I’ll agree, Spoony is generally funnier and more natural in front of the camera than pretty much the entirety of TGWTG, but that doesn’t mean you have to hate everyone who dares make a video.
I don’t hear a single valid criticism from you other that “Herpa-Derp, Film Brain… urrggghh, he’s not Spoony, I love Spoony, anyone who isn’t Spoony shouldn’t be on this site, I want to suck Spoony’s cock, Herpa-Derp”, and quite frankly I’m sick of it. This rank, disgusting Spoony worship is pathetic, it makes his job harder, makes people never want to collab with him, makes him unsure on how to improve his materal and makes the rest of the viewers here look bad. Grow up, but then you expect immovable faith from your reviewers, so I can’t expect you to admit you’re wrong can I, you’d never respect yourself.
He’s actually a pretty big movie buff along the lines of the Snob.
Even if he merely uses IMDB and Wikipedia, the fact that he brings up the interesting trivia in his reviews is a positive thing, regardless of the amount of effort involved.
Further, why would you condemn a reviewer for preferring one movie over another? That seems increasingly arbitrary and shallow.
FB disagrees with your opinion; he must be an idiot.
Yes, finnally a fan that isn’t “WAAAAH, entitlement, WAAAAH”, unlike one Jacob Barnes, who seems to have made it his personal agenda to “like” every negative comment. What, did Film Brain claim his back yard and his mother’s booty For Queen and Country and now he has to get revenge?
Did you ever consider that Jacob is ‘liking’ comments that agree with his statement of displeasure at the inclusion of Film Brain, these likes in turn will possible draw Spoony’s focus too these comments. I don’t believe it has anything to do with entitlement, but the community telling Spoony that a percentage do not like Film Brain for a verity of reasons. Therefore knowledge of this feeling among the community will hopeful turn Spoony off the idea of including him in future reviews.
I personally did not find Film Brain entertaining and disagree with a lot of his comments about the movie.
“Displeasure” hardly excuses Jacob’s campaign of hate against Film Brain. If he merely liked constructive criticisms or civil statements of displeasure then it would be different, but as it stands he chooses to throw his support behind the most hateful and ignorant of comments.
(This is not to say that he ONLY likes ignorant or hateful comments; he merely chooses to like those alongside more constructive ones.)
My comment was hardly positive; I would prefer not to see Film Brain in any more Spoony reviews unless he can find an approach that better suits Spoony’s style of review.
Honestly, I am not a fan of Film Brain. I was simply appalled at the fan reactions to him.
Wait, what? Campaign of hatred?
This whole thread has me a bit confused. I think I posted all of two comments (two of literally hundreds) for this particular video: one sharing my thoughts on the video (incidentally, a view apparently held by a majority of the site’s posters), and another pointing out a fallacy in some kid’s argument.
Beyond that, I’m sure I liked a handful of comments; yes, only those comments that I agreed with – and I’m almost embarrassed to have to point this out – but that’s precisely the function of a ‘like’ button, isn’t it?
I don’t know where the comments about Queen and Country or entitlement come from, so I can’t respond to those, but I hope this reply doesn’t upset you reactionaries any further.
Take care, back to my hate mongering!
I WOULD love to see mixed martial arts in more interesting environments like these!
that british dude is gonna die an early death cause all the negative voodoo us people are talking of him.
good… fucking annoying bitch…
It’s meant to be like that, durr. :P
Which is why I repeated it instead of asking “LOL, what?” :D
i dont care what anyone thinks i love both of these two and i just want to say nice reveiw on this one guys Spoony for being funny and formal Film Brain for being formal and so damn well british but i am with Spoony on this one i did like this movie but i didnt love it i liked it for the kickass fighting and right now i am proud to british go on FB
I wish film brain had nothing to do with this. Hes good in his own way but factoring him into the writing really fucked the whole show up. Dont do it again. Spoony=Awasome, Filmbrain=TGWTG standard. If im wrong in saying FB fucked up what could have been a great addition to the Spoony cataglog crush my balls.
Why do so many fans of Spoony have a rabid hate-on for other TGWTG reviewers? Holy shit different people have different styles, deliveries, formats and shticks!
i almost agree with you except i like most of the people on TGWTG, film brain just bugs me.
Ditch the british guy he aint funny I’m more british funny than him
i was really looking forward to this review, then i saw film brain was in it. think i’ll pass
Ok does Filmbrain have a speech impediment or is he autistic? because I would feel bad if so. But GOD DAMN is he annoying, what possible reason would anyone have for extend the last word of every seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeentance…
That is so god damn annoyiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiingg….
Filmbrain… listen mate, I dunno why you started that annoying character trait but seriously… its annoying, MOST people find it annoying, stop it. Stop it!… NO… BAD…
I DEMAND MORE SPOONY & FILM BRAIN COLLABORATION!!
Anyone with me? Eh? …Anyone?
I like Spoony Classic more, but Filmbrain is a pretty cool guy (I like the way he speaks, but he probably should try grinnig less), so it’s no biggie. Maybe he should do narration and Spoony stick to jokes?
(This originally had to be an independent comment, but I think it fits here better.)
no, please die.
Could this dick-cheese be banned please? He has nothing constructive to say, he’s just being rude for the sake of being rude.
I consider the Anime to be a “Guilty Pleasure” but the Live Action movie actually had some ok fightscenes despite some of the random WTF moments and Jin being a cheating douchebag.
In the videogames Jun & Kazuya’s relationship was left ambiguous and it was never implied that Jin was born out of Rape. Also the Bryan I know wouldnt give a shit about money or being blackmailed. He was a killing machine with a thirst for battle and as another plot-hole If cybernetics are considered “Illegal” in this tournament wouldnt Yoshimitsu be banned as well? He’s supposed to be cybernetic too.
Kind of got a really whinging voice, is that put on or natural?
Loving the Curtis t-shirt, one of my favourite parts of Phantasmagoria
if you did not recognize it: john henry is obviously shizophreniac ;-) or part of the BORG or the Geth :) your pick.
Wow…that kicks the crap out of my review. Great job guys!
I was gonna say I was disappointed by this being a cross over, especually since it sorta derailed the review at the end with the “point-counter point” summary which isn’t really in the spirit of a review like this and seemed like it was just catering to how FB does his show….. but I have to admit, that joke at the end completely made up for any problems I had. The Japanese are weird indeed.
Hey guys, could someone upload a version of this review somewhere with that other guy edited out?
i liked it! moar plz.
Wrestling you make us smile
So, a bit of constructive criticism instead of outright bashing. I thought that the dynamics between the two of you might have worked better together, but instead it just seems like two dominant personalities clashing and the most dominant personality came across more–and that just happened to be Film Brain. Most of the review sounded discordant and way too critical of the film, while there were only a few bits by Spoony that I found actually funny. To say that I wasn’t surprised by the final judgments would be an understatement.
That’s not to say that the two of you shouldn’t work together more, but as I’ve noticed with *a lot* of Film Brain crossovers he needs to actually work together better and not just take over the entire review. My suggestions would be to tone down on the whining and nitpicking and just make jokes, especially if you’re working with someone who is more light-hearted–and he did it with Lupa, so I know he can do it with Spoony.
Film Brain SUCKS but at least he’s no Linkara (also known as the essence of unfunniness). Why these fucking crossovers? Everybody hates them..
Wow, the anger is radiating from the comments. You really think this is what Spoony wants to read? Remember that this is one of his pals you’re all talking about, would you want anyone to be so childish and disrespectful towards one of your friends? I really don’t get all the hate, Film Brain is a talented reviewer and he knows his stuff, focus on that. And if you must hate, at least be polite about it. Something called… “constructive criticism”.
FB is not talented and not entertaining. As the viewers, we are aloud to call foul and speak our minds. We are not here to shut up and act like we love everything, regardless of quality. And much of the criticism is quite constructive, even if vicious. Get a better mic, stop acting childish/snobbish and whiny, stop extending your syllables, talk faster. No more team ups! Those are pretty constructive critiques.
Theres a fine line between being constructive and being a dick. Yes, everyone is allowed to speak their mind, but they sound like they’re all about 12 years old. Wishing death and claiming that Film Brain has something wrong with him is just plain nasty; were human beings and we should be smarter and more aware of this. I know that the people saying “Get a better mic” and so on, are being contructive and I applaud them for acting mature when commenting.
Film Brain is annoying… or as he would put it…. I am annoyiiiiiiiiiiiiing, Spoony was brilliant as always!
does filmbrain have a speech impediment? every fucking sentence has the same annoying CADeeeeennnnnce. is he doing that on PURpooooossssse? it sounds like he’s reTARdeeeeeeeed.
i come to this site cuz i like spoony, not all his internet butt-buddies. i’m also a fan of cinema snob, but all those other douche bags annoy the piss out of me.
I remember you once had a post about how your “fans” were so vicious that other TGWTG contributors didn’t like posting on your site. I usually don’t read the comments so I never had first hand experience but jezoz, some of you people act like he’s doing a review with Hitler. Chill, if you don’t like Filmbrain’s schtick – fine. But he’s not the worst reviewer out there and this isn’t the worst review on the internet. If you don’t like FB that much, close the browser and wait for Spoony’s next video.
Holy sh*t, Spoony actually thinks that this movie is “okay” :-D . I think it’s complete crap, fight scenes descent? Come on, just look at the Raven vs Eddy fight, some of Raven’s moves are just ridiculous (and not only his, most of the time it’s just hard to say what’s going on). When you compare it to Ong-Bak (or basically any Tony Jaa movie)….it’s just laughable. And don’t get me started about the story… I just have to agree with Film Brain here, it’s crap!
Once upon a time, Doctor Insano concocted a mixture of the DNA of Jar Jar Binks, Woody Woodpecker, Navi, Leo from Transformers 2, Luigi, Slippy Toad, Raiden, Burt Ward Robin, Scrappy-Doo and Wesley Crusher. He spawned a human being from this who’d come to be known as Film Brain.
dear god, this is the first time i’ve ever seen film brain and i already hate him.
i feel your pain. sometimes ill watch his reviews when im super bored but i hate when he does cross overs with any of my favorite reviewers.
LOL It takes 2 to Tekken.
It sounds like Film Brain recorded his bit with a soup caaaaannnn.
Also, anarchy and chaos aren’t synonmous, and you can’t recognize patterns from only two instances of stiiiiiiiimuliiiiiii.
Let me ask you this:
Is critiquing the critic so bad?
Yes, when people aren’t offering actual critiquing, just undeserved hatred and insults.
I hate complaining. I really do. I really enjoyed the video, but listening was a bit like listening to the communist chick in Just Cause 2. If anyone gets that reference.
Did she sound like she was in a very large tunnel?
Look, just because that guy can still kick ass when he’s pushing into senior citizen territory, it doesn’t mean I wanna see him (or any dude for that matter) in a banana hammock! D:
Holy fuck I hate Film Brain. My god his stupid fucking voice and the way he draws out the end of his sentences. Jesus Christ Spoony NEVER team with this piece of shit guy ever again, for the love of all your fans!! And Film Brain, I suggest you QUIT making videos because you are awful. Purely terrible and I hate you. I can’t stand your voice. You are soooo bad. PLEASE stop doing this!! Please!
Deep breaths. Maybe take some yoga classes.
How about you don’t watch the videos he does make? Exercise a little bit of that thing they call…you know..”Common Sense”.
Well I’ll give it this: It’s a hell of a lot better than the lameass King of Fighters movie. Can’t wait to see you guys tear into that one!
Maybe if enough of us complain Spoony will make an apology video and Film Brain will kill himseeelllllfffff
My name is Film Brain, and I am a terrible revieeewwweeerrrrrr.
This just in: Holy shit, Film Brain suuccckkksssss
fucking HATE film fagbrain. Fucking hate him…
Constructive critisism time: Film brain’s delivery needs work…and the speech thing isn’t insermountable, he COULD be good if he did these things and had some funnier lines…
He was a good Harry Potter. Maybe more Harry Potter and less Film Brain.
“Criticisms of Other Reviewers: Personal attacks against other reviewers – including (but not limited to) the talent from ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com – are prohibited. Keep in mind that Spoony (and by extension, The Spoony Experiment) is directly affiliated with TGWTG and Channel Awesome; therefore we will not entertain rude, vicious or hurtful comments levied at their talent and crew. When discussing other reviewers’ work, put your emphasis on critiquing the CONTENT, not the person.”
I think SOME PEOPLE didn’t read the Terms of Agreement when they registered on the site. Fucking REALLY, guys? It’s a video. Online. No one FORCED you to watch it. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. Simple as that.
Yes, I know it’s a Spoony video. And you want to watch it to see Spoony review bad movies and yell and have fun and laugh.
But do you have ANY idea how ABSOLUTELY DEMORALIZING some of these comments are? When I read comments saying that they want Film Brain to KILL himself, makes me lose my faith in humanity and ashamed to call myself a Spoony fan. Fuck you all.
*I* liked the video. I love seeing crossovers, and I think Film Brain is absolutely adorable. The ending made me laugh, and I can’t wait to see what Spoony has in store for the next video. Keep up the good work, Noah! <3
I agree with all that you said. However when you say: “When discussing other reviewers’ work, put your emphasis on critiquing the CONTENT, not the person.” Could the same be said for TGWTG reviewers when they critique the actors in a film?
I can think of loads of examples when reviewers put emphasis on the actors and not the content of the film. i.e. Tommy Wiseu’s appearance.
First of all, I just want to make clear that that was direct copy/paste from the Terms of Agreement when you register with the site, and not my actual words.
But yes, I will agree with you. They critique actors and content any any other thing they may find wrong, horrible, bad and miserable in a film.However. I would like to point out that, as per their job as a REVIEWER and a CRITIC, they can’t help but comment on the actors in a film. Bad actors make for bad movies, that’s not a critique, that’s a fact.
And I will acknowledge that this is a street that goes both ways. If I was making reviews for a living, and my acting sucked balls, I would want people to tell me. Therefore, if Spoony or Film Brain’s or Nostalgia Critic or anyone on TGWTG acting was batshit horrible, it’s OUR job to tell them so that they can work on it to get better.
However, if it were me, I would want to be told in a constructive way, and not by death threats. It’s petty, demeaning, horrible and just plain wrong. That’s all I’m trying to say.
I still call Hypocrisy
Hypocrisy for not liking death threats? So sorry. My bad.
Oh yes. The Nostalgia Critic pretending to kill cartoon characters is clearly the cause of Spoony fans making death threats on Film Brain.
I just question the intelligence of some people. People can be too impressionable and too obsessive. It might be a cartoon character to you and me, not to someone else.
Besides it’s about the message not the cartoon character. The message being: “If you don’t like something, kill it”.
I call hypocrisy on the “terms and conditions” not on you.
I love Channel Awesome too. Ever since I was introduced to them months ago, I’ve done nothing but watch video after video. And not every video is perfect, I’ll admit that. Because people aren’t perfect.
I just think that death threats is not the way to handle it.
And it just blows my mind to think that there are fans that can donate thousands of dollars for film equipment and send him one-of-a-kind jackets from his favorite movie and then turn around and hate other reviewers because they’re not Spoony.
I don’t understand it, and I doubt I ever will.
I don’t like all the death threats and I don’t like all the hate. And that’s all I’m really trying to say. I’d love to stop it, but I know I can’t. All I can do is sit back and admire all the people at TGWTG, who are better people than I for being able to handle it.
If you are going to put your stuff out there, then you have to be willing to take the criticism. And we the viewers should be aloud to critique the content we receive. It is not our job to put on kid gloves and pretend like we love everything that we are handed, regardless of quality.
If Film Brain finds the comments “Absolutely Demoralizing” as you put it, then perhaps he should adjust his act to have higher production and comedic quality.
I’m not against the criticism. I like constructive criticism. I encourage it.
I’m just disgusted at the people who say shit like “I hate Film Brain, he should go kill himself.” That’s not criticism. That’s just demeaning. THAT’S what I hate.
Jesus, is that warning really there? It’s sad that not only did he feel the need to have to put that in there, but that a good chunk of the comments here justify it every time there’s a cross over or a cameo or even something slightly new/different in his reviews.
Srsly people here are whiny bitches.
Film Brian reminds me of Virgil from Family Guy:
Family Guy made me laugh. +1 like
You could tell they don’t give a shit about tekken fans, i mean christie, sergei and raven? They should have rolled the dice and thrown mokujin in or at least one of the fan favorites like king.
The Hot Fuzz reference made me smile. And the ” i love the power glove…… it’s so bad” had me on the floor.
Spoony, you are awesome. But DO YOUR OWN THING. Channel Awesome crossover BS is not fun. We come to this site for YOU and your opinion, your wit, your comedy, and your QUALITY.
Film Brain’s biggest problem is that he has no idea how to RECORD AUDIO. You Spoony understand this importance more than anyone else on Channel Awesome. Film Brain is recording with his computer’s onboard mic!
And your commentary is very fast and witty. You sound like you could do professional video game reviews. Film Brain’s is SO OVER REHEARSED yet slow as all hell. And so he thinks that if he acts dopey and retarded, that will make the slow and over-rehearsed magically turn into something funny. It doesn’t. It just makes it that much more annoying!
Spoony, stay away from the other Channel Awesome people. You are better than them (including Nostalgia Critic, who can also get annoying and whiny from time to time).
Do your own thing. And focus on the game or movie, not on CA tie ins.
And ending the sentences that long makes you sound like a whiny teenage valley girl. “But daddddyyyyyy, I wanted a new corvette for my birthdayyyyyyy.”
Channel Awesome (minus Spoony) doesn’t seem to understand. ANNOYING does NOT equal funny.
I find this movie insulting because they had Luke Goss in it and he’s not even fighting anyone. The guy’s a skilled martial artist, which movies like Blade 2 and Hellboy: The Golden Army actually showcase a bit. For shame movie.
i cant stand Film Brain
Try sitting him down. Usually works with my action figures.
Don’t I deserve a like for that?
Try sitting him down. Usually works with my action figures.
The ending was awesome… Also, yeah, I didn’t like the cross over much as well. I only like.. Film.. Brain? – When he’s in the films.. And that’s once a year.
Film Brain, you are an insufferable smug twat that needs to stay away from cameras forever.
Wait sorry, I meant
You are an INsufferable smuug *head nod for emphasis* twaaaaaaaat
and you need to stay OFF the camera *head nod for emphasis* foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Spoony, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the strobe warning at the beginning of the video. For those of us who are sensitive to those kinds of things (like me, a photophobic migraine sufferer), to have something like that come out of nowhere can be not only annoying but downright painful and even dangerous. Thankfully this was short and didn’t really bother me, but it was very nice to know going into it that it might be a problem.
Oh, and I LIKE the Channel Awesome crossovers. This was perhaps not the best, but it was still an enjoyable review.
yeah, I agree, I get a dreadful feeling everytime a scene like that pops up in something as I’ve had seizures in the past, though not normally triggered by flashing lights, they’ve done that test on me at the hospital.
You know what? I wish this site had a thumbs down option for comments like YouTube does, so I could vote down all you hateful bastards. By the way, awesome review.
Thank you Spoony for bringing back the horrible memory of a video game ending I haven’t seen in over a decade. I will never forgive you.
I think crossovers should stay on the TGWTG site. I come here because I want to see Noah, and this review could’ve been much better if Film Brian weren’t here.He is NOT a good actor, I’m sorry.
when the fuck was tekken about a post apocalyptic world I though it was about a tournament ran by some asshole, and I am not big on my tekken lore but doesn’t kazuya hate heihachi and is not interested in his company but rather killing him(I think correct me if I am wrong) and anything on that devil gene thing that was part of jin and kazuyas background stories.
Awesome review Spoony,
it’s a shame you got such a whiny fanbase that can’t tolerate other reviewers….
and LMAO at the ending…. the Japanese really are messed up.
Film Brain beat up in his dressing room isnt going to look like an acciddeeeeeeeaaaaaeeeennnntttttt
Grow up, kid.
i liked the ending because fagbrain left
What are you, 8?
Honestly, the martial arts choreography looked really good to me. I was really impressed. Though, no offense to Film Brain, I like it better when Spoony does his reviews on his own, different brands of humor maybe? … or just that accent. :/
It’s the accent. Yes. Exactly.
Same with everyone else here.
Elitist xenophobia, manifesting itself with this whiny need to belittle other people’s accomplishments for not being done exactly to the letter of how they like, to the point where they can get so disrespectful and elitist by getting hung up on something as insanely trivial as how several words are pronounced or delivered.
At least you seem half-aware of it.
I’d hardly consider myself xenophobic… I’m dedicating my life to working and teaching internationally, but to each his own I guess.
SPOONY,Its you we want to see, just you and Your reviews
I smell elitism.
Quit stinking of it.
It makes your “criticism” (such as it remains completly unexplained from you here) seem childish, irrelevant, whiny, self-entitled and pathetic.
Then again, if you LIKE making yourself look ridiculously self-absorbed and horrendously pretentious and disrespectful in speaking for literally every commenter here, be my guest.
As a note… I do not understand the hate against TGWTG and Channel Awesome. They’re all an awesome group of people. I adore them and Spoony does, as well. He supports them and we should, too. It’s just this particular review is not my cup of tea. Certain reviewers aren’t for everyone, but I support what they do.
Though I won’t stoop to making horrible and downright disturbing comments like some others here, this whole crossover shtick (not just here, but in other reviews) prompts more eye rolling than laughter. There’s rarely good synergy between the two hosts, and that was especially evident here. Keep it a one man show, Spoony.
i think your problem with this dual review is synergy. Aren’t both reviewers separated by recording in different locations? I recall Critics, Linkara, and spoony’s alone in the dark review that was pretty awesome and thinking back, would have been Severely hindered by not being in the same room and having both reviewers “synergy” synced would have made this one AWESOME.
This was I fine review. NOT to be confused with a bad one…
Actually, that review was fucking terrible. Watch it again. What matters first and foremost is the jokes, and that one was an abortion. You are right to say that much of the feeling is gone when the reviewers are apart, but when the TGWTG guys do get together in the same room its usually just them sitting there next to each other. They never have time to really plan anything elaborate or act out to make the crossover memorable.
btw, before anyone says that I just hate all crossovers, I think they can work. For example, I thought the Highlander crossover with Spoony and Pat was great, (minus the opening scene) and the Warrior #X reviews are good.
Synergy has a lot to do with how well a joke comes off; and Spoony and Brain’s styles clash badly. The review was not particularly good, but it was worth the 20 odd minutes it took to watch.
I actually enjoyed the crossover between Nostalgia Critic, Spoony and Linkara. A lot of the jokes there went over well. And I agree – when there’s not enough preparation, most of the jokes just don’t go over well, if at all (Sage and Spoony’s review of Garzey’s Wing is a prime example).
I believe some one in the comments earlier said that these guys aren’t doing it for the money but for our entertainment (and that they don’t get paid)? What an idealistic fairy tale land he must be living in.
Synergy and CHEMISTRY is everything. The styles clash here ridiculously. The production values clash (the audio drastically changes between Spoony’s clean pro audio to FB’s craptastic onboard mic audio), the delivery clashes (speedy and witty and swearing, vs slow and faux snobby), plus they’re not in the same room so there’s no rhythm.
Plus, Spoony rehearses shtick but has a way of delivering it that seems natural and off the cuff. He really would be a good stand up comedian or professional video game reviewer, but Film Brain comes off as overly rehearsed and like a kid in his bedroom who is trying too hard.
They’re just not on the same level, and their levels clash. If Spoony is going to have a guest, he has chemistry with Film Snob and with his bro. He also has some with Nostalgia Critic (but NC can get really whiny, and can do the whole “I’m the star!” thing. I like when Spoony guests on his show though). Or Spoony could have chemistry with AVGN if they ever wanted to do a crossover.
But these other guys, Spoony, you’re way above them. You’re funnier, less whiny, and more entertaining. Don’t let them sink your reviews just because its a fad at Channel Awesome.
The way many of their lines seamlessly bled into the other here, almost as if they were in the same room together, I’m absolutely certain, proves you dead wrong.
It wasn’t just in Japan this film was shown Theatrically; this film was also shown in several theaters in the United Arab
Emirates (mainly in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.) I also kinda wished i went and
saw it just for some laughs; given that i am a Tekken fan. Another solid review Spoony; cant wait for the rest of the movies.
I might give this a shot. Just watching your review lets me know it’s going to be better then the next movie. Quick if you hurry I know someone who can save your soul.
I think Film Brain is cool and all but the way he trails off the end of his sentences is kind of…it kind of irks me.
He really needs to stop fucking doing that.
You really need to stop fucking over-exaggerating it and getting a bug-up over nothing.
If EVERYONE is mentioning it, and if he did it over and OVER AND OVER again, then it’s hardly microscopic. It is an obvious, blatant flaw that is picked up IMMEDIATELY.
We didn’t come in here searching for flaws. We came here looking for enjoyment, and we found that crushed by someone who isn’t as funny or good at delivery or entertaining as Spoony, and someone who made the entire review fall flat. That’s pretty MAJOR, sorry bud.
What is it with people ceaselessly, microscopically nitpicking this to death like it’s some kind of major issue?
Not gonna lie, getting really sick of these whiny, over-exaggerated elitist complaints about the way people talk. Ooh, Film Brain says words in a way that bothers me, ooh Phelous has a voice I don’t like.
Can people not look past the 2 inches past their own nose to get over this stuff for 3 seconds or what? I find that immensly more annoying than the way he says some word.
Be appreciative that at least he’s not stuttering, or constantly peaking audio like 88% of Youtube amateurs.
And then you hypocritically complain about stutterers, who CANNOT help it, whereas Film Brain is obviously digging his “smooth” style.
You’re obviously a fan, which is fine, but others aren’t being unreasonable here. It is not a minor flaw, seeing as he does this crap several times a minute, and the video is HALF AN HOUR LONG. Imagine if it irritated YOU the first time he said it, and then he KEEPS GOING for HALF A FUCKING HOUR.
Great review guys.
Why is it the crossover reviews always come down to “I hate Reviewer B doing a video with Reviewer A, Reviewer A should only fo reviews alone and Reviewer B should (insert reandom death threat, insult, namecalling, ect). i really don’t get the hate people have for other reviewers on the site. Sure, I don’t like every reviewer out there, but that doesn’t mean I wish grievous injury on them or something. And pretty much any crossover review is enjoyable to watch, simply because you get two people’s seperate opinions that they can bounce back and forth off each other. The hate and some reviewers on seperate sites is just scary sometimes…
As for the review, I found it very funny and well done. After the whole Transformer/Inglorious Bastards “war’, so to speak, its good to see Spoony and Film Brain actually do a review together. I know there have been a few cameos now and then, but this was the first duel review. I’m a fan of both reviewers and I thought they worked well together. But again, that’s my own opinion. I don’t expect everyone to agree with me, nor do I plan on hate-spamming you if you disagree with me.
That’s what I like about Spoony: he’s a very generous person. Even though he is, was, and will always be “Lord of TEKKEN,” he will take the time to teach anyone, including those whom live overseas, the sacred ways of the “TEKKEN Iron Fist,” in an “Iron Fist” dojo, supported by “Iron Fist, INC.,” while in “Iron Fist City.”
Love your videos spoony. Your british bud Matthew has great points but his news caster delivery is SOOO fucking annoying. I’m half way through the video and I think I’ve heard enough. See you on the next post
If that incredibly minor and pointlessly irrelevant
nitpick is your biggest criticism of Film Brain, then he’s doing pretty
damned good, I’d say.
It’s not “incredibly minor” or a “pointlessly irrelevant nitpick” because you think it’s fine.
I’d agree with the rest – that it shows he’s doing a fine job otherwise – but I think that here this “incredibly minor, pointlessly irrelevant nitpick” is drowning out any other flaw because it is MAJOR. Clearly that’s the opinion of the majority. Get over yourself.
On another note, and here’s more constructive criticism…
I personally disliked the rest of his performance as well, but I wouldn’t call it annoying. I think he should really work on the way he acts. He seem far too angry all the time, exaggeratedly so.
The final line to this review could only be said by Dennis Miller: “Foreigners are funny!”
a big fuck up for the director is the williams sisters not only have sex with Kazuya at the same time, but they also go and try to kill jin together. if the director or anyone for this matter would have done any digging into the tekken story they would know that nina and anna hate each other and will try and kill one another any chance they get.
Actual research into the source material for a video game based film?! What be this madness you speak of!?
At first I thought that having FilmBrain in this cross over would be a bad ideeeeaaaa. But then as I watch this he really wasn’t all that baaaad. The only problem I had with him is that the he trailed off at the end of his sentencessssss.
If that incredibly minor and irrelevant nitpick is your biggest criticism of Film Brain, then he’s doing pretty damned good, I’d say.
It’s not minor when he does it every other second. It’s annoying and throws you out of the review. It’s pretty major when it kills the entertainment and comedic value.
Anybody else here thinking that UnFurious is actually filmbrain?
That is an idea that is quite out there good sir.
A pretty far-out idea?
I don’t really think any self respecting person would come here in order to defend himself in such a horrible and childish manner.
Oops double post.
Okay, I admit, my reference was pretty vague. I even misquoted it.
“Mazes & Monsters is a far-out game.”
MUST …… RESIST…… JOKE TOO EASY! …..
Patrick says it quite well. You see, throughout the 30 minutes of the video I realized that film brain was doing this little thing at the end of his sentences which started to really throw me off as I was watching the review because it was just there. It wasn’t just something minor, it became something I sat there and consciously became aware of.
Now I will say that this cross-over was much better in many ways than the crossover he did the Pat the NES Punk for the Highlander: Endgame Review and while Filmbrain doesn’t add anything of major value to the table, he doesn’t really mess with Spoony’s reviewing style and doesn’t really bog it down at all. I will say that a cross over was kind of unneeded and the two could have done separate reviews and it would have still been fine but this crossover is still alright.
As for the complaint, it is a minor complaint but it’s not like I’m sitting here thinking
“Why does he even review?” If you want a major complaint, I would
complain about his roles in the Kickassia and Suburban Knights movies.
Those have legitimate major complaints that I have for him.
By the way sir, rehashing an old comment from one person to another is not a good idea and as I look into the comments it is a generally accepted complaint on his speaking.
Good sir it is not a good idea to go around acting as if you hold a sword and shield and wave a flag of a particular party as if you are ready to defend said party from any criticism whatsoever. I think Mr. Buck is quite capable of defending himself against such complaints with a simple “I don’t care” or “Live with it” type of response. He doesn’t need you to defend him like he’s defenseless or anything.
but wait. there’s more. THERE IS AN OTHER TEKKEN MOVIE! well at least there will be. Tekken: blood vengeance. screenplay by the guy who did cowboy bebop. comming out in September in japan. looks cool, or for all i know it could be the next advent children.
here’s the trailer from youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkGIifauTaI
Oh… I know it’s common to complain about movie characters not looking like their game counterparts, but I want to remember that you’re going to do King of Fighters. Oh boy.
Tekken: Blood Vengence came out, or at least it was prescreened at Otacon. It was awful. It has a panda, and that’s it. I know a guy that wrote for Bebop was on it, but it wasn’t the main guy, since the main writer was Keiko Nobumoto.
@ 10:02 Raised left fists, what the hell? That’s a leftist symbol used by people like me, not bloody tyrannical corporations. Honestly.
Also, wow, death threats? Seriously?! It’s a just an internet review. Oh well, time to watch the ban hammer fall…
Why do you do this? You are very talented, and perfectly capable of comming out with great reviews on your own. You can even pull off great review or v-logs with other people like Linkara, Lord Kat, or your brother. But wow, that guy was unsufferable. Could not even make it til the end.
Looking forward to your next review.
I love how you don’t even state your reason. Because it’s clearly the same reason everyone else has. Blatant xenophobia towards his heavy accent.
Your trolling is duly noted. Film Brain deserves more respect from you than that. I find your comment far more insufferable than anything he’s ever said. And his film reviews are top notch. Ditch your elitist ignorance and check them out some time.
I don’t think that screaming racism is any more productive than than the original comment.
Film Brain had a particularly annoying speech pattern during this review, a pattern that is not normally so pronounced. He seemed nervous during this review, and probably with good reason, given the sort of assholes that like to congregate here.
I love British accents. I’m sure we all love Harry Potter, lol. And we all like intelligent British personalities. Film Brain is not good because he comes off whiny (not because of the accent, but because of how he speaks), because he talks too slow, he elongates the end of his sentences, he has a crappy mic (and sound quality will quickly turn people off if it is bad), etc etc. Not all British people talk in this unusually slow and whiny way that film brain does, and if you think they do, perhaps your the one who needs to reexamine one’s racism.
I’m not sure you understand the meaning of words such as “elitism” or “xenophobia”.
Disliking someone’s accent isn’t xenophobia unless the reason for disliking it is “It’s foreign”, and you must really be deeply cynical, I think, to believe that’s anyone’s reason.
Further, your use of “elitism” is actually rather ironic; you might as well call Spoony elitist for thinking Uwe Boll is worse than other directors. This particular case is a matter of quality in terms of comedy and acting, and no one has said that Spoony deserves special treatment over Film Brain for it.
I must thank you for saying “Your trolling is duly noted”, though – that’s some funny stuff right there. If anyone is trolling, it’s you.
Now that I think of it, that goes for being elitist, too. Your comments quite patently reveal that you think FB deserves some kind of praise for his work, even if that means running other people’s opinions right over.
Even you can’t possibly claim that Film Brain is without flaws, even if you do think that he’s good. When people bring one of these flaws to light, then, the appropriate response is not what you’ve done here (that is, putting your hands over your ears and shouting grossly misplaced words of political correctness) but to consider them.
It must be noted that Film Brain’s manner of speech in this review is downright jarring, which makes it far from a nitpick. Imagine listening to a great song, and suddenly *WHITE NOISE*. It’s only for a split second, but that doesn’t mean it’s minor. Well, many people find Film Brain’s way of ending sentences as that (figurative) white noise.
Please try to understand.
It’s not an accent, it’s either deliberate or a speech impediment! Seeing as I’m British and some other posters on here who find his style annoying are too, you’re assertion that everyone is hating due to xenophobia is seriously off base. Imagine having a conversation with someone who ends every sentence like thaaaaaaaat. Would you be able to go ten minutes without wanting to slap them?
If that style is part of his shtick then he needs to do get rid of it as it’s not funny and just serves to detract from his reviews.
Yeah, it is his accent. I totally hate British people doing pod casts. Except for Guru Larry and MikeL on TGWTG (who you probably don’t even know exist). So I guess, yeah, I totally hate his accent, but their accents I am fine with.
You really want me to say why he is insufferaaaaaaaaaaaaaable? you have to read if from me and not from every other commeeeeeeeents? I guess you might be a little slooooooooow. Unless you think that a British accent entails talking like thiiiiiiiiiiiis. Then you may be a little ignoraaaaaaaaaant. Youtube a few clips made by British people and listen to how they taaaaaaalk. it is not like thiiiiiiiiis
I am a very tolerant guy, but being called a racist (or xenophobe, same difference) is not one of them, expecially since I am a minority. So watch what you say and think before you type.
totally missed the “protein bars is people!” and the (Virtuosity / Running Man / Hackers / Johnny Mnemonic / Tomorrow Never Dies) ratings bits. Film Brain sounds unnatural cursing he should stick to his regular shtick he sounds smarter that way, theres a reason I stopped watching him after he got into the Stallone films. He is just to young to get what made Stallone such a wonderful character. I agreed with him on a lot of his films up until the Stallone month. Equilibrium was painful to watch. If you’ve ever actually fired a gun you’ll understand they can miss especially if you fire them sideways!
Oh my god… If you’re going to do a KoF review, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure to mention how the characters are ALL WRONG. As far as stories in Fighting games go, as an overall story, KoF has one of the best. In this shit-ass movie, Mai and Iori are in a relationship… which, is FUCKING BULLSHIT. Mai is a TOTAL Andy Bogard Fangirl. Also, Mai looks like a 10 year old boy. Its like they made no attempt at all in finding an actress with any curves whatsoever, never mind being voluptuous. Rugal is played by Ray Park. A squirelly motherfucker. In the game, his sprite was HUGE.
And Kyo Kusanagi is….. A WHITE GUY! A MOTHERFUCKING WHITE GUY! Call me racist, or culture-retarded or whatever. I ain’t never met a white guy with Kusanagi for a Last name. Or with Kyo for a first name for that matter. OR A FULLY WHITE GUY WITH AN ASIAN GUY FOR A DAD.
Aw Spoony why did you have to team-up with someone for this review?
I dont care how blasted I get for this comment, but jeez, why Filmbrain? he gets annoying and hard to understand, sucks the enjoyment out of this review.
Ah well, to each thier own
Spoony, if you want to have Film Brain or some of the other Channel Awesome people on here, more power to you. Some people may get butthurt, but a lot of your fans like myself are fine with it. Good review.
I’m sorry that the two of you have to endure these nasty comments. Given how quickly this had to be compiled (since Spoony only decided to review the Tekken movies a few weeks ago), this was pretty well done. And I like how they had different opinions at the end. Spoony/Film Brain was probably due for a long time.
I love the review, I’m just gonna say that UnFurious doesn’t need to reply to EVERY SINGLE COMMENT about Filmbrain.
We get it, you don’t like the reasoning behind people not liking Film Brain’s voice. We understand your opinion and simply restating it over and over again isn’t going to change the way people think about him.
I will admit that his voice gets a bit grating after a while, but it was nice to have him in the review.
I agree, on both points. I know people tend to get over-protective around Spoony’s fanbase because… well, it’s Spoony’s fanbase (insanity implied), but there’s a point where defending someone actually goes so far that it comes out the other side as about as insane and irrational as the over-the-top insults (i.e. trolling). UnFurious isn’t quite there (yet?), but Film brain is an adult and has been doing reviews for a long time, with many people really liking this review; he certainly doesn’t require such defending. He doesn’t need a white knight.
Also. GHOST DAD
I realized what Film Brain is doing! He’s trying to sound like the stereotypical British radio news announcer! I guess for comedic effect I guess? Or maybe he’s going to radio school? I dunno, but it’s not working. You don’t say comedy this way. You announce politics stats this way.
Tell that to Charlie Brooker.
Damn Spoony, you have a shit ton of hardcore fan boys.
Your videos are on TGWTG and you do cameos for them all the time, the fact that people think your in your own dimension and never allowed to interact with them seems very odd.
Film Brain has his own style, so your either a fan of him or your not. But most people seem upset over his accent of all things and the fact you even did a crossover at all.
People are also arguing audio quality. I think in this review neither one of your audios were perfect, but I could still hear and understand both of you just fine.
I think people forget that you guys give us all this entertainment for free. In the end, your going to do what you want. As long as you keep making funny reviews Im happy.
You probably get a shit ton of hate mail and mean comments on every video, just like any person in the entertainment industry, so your probably very used to it by now. I only commented because I felt all the hate towards Matt was unwarranted. Instead of giving reasons why he failed as a reviewer, people seem to have just degenerated into schoolyard bullying. You can say you dislike his style or why you feel hes inferior to other reviewers, but to say his slower delivery and inflection of speaking ruined the entire video feels pretty silly.
See you next time Spoony.
If you were annoyed everytime someone said “LAWL”, and they say “LAWL” several times a minute in a half-hour long video, would you really see that as “minor”, and say it is “silly” that someone thought it ruined the video as a whole?
I was literally FRUSTRATED towards the end of this. My irritation got increasingly worse, and by the end of it, I wanted to punch Film Brain right square in the face everytime he did that.
Why so much hate on Film Brain, there’s nothing wrong with him soo yeah i guess haters gonna hate. About the review, this movie sucks, besides it trying to be in the usual Generic story like most movies like this, the story was stupid and the characters (which i like at least some characters wore their outfits) didn’t act like themselves/know others that they should know. Also ruining the awesomeness of Kazuya…thanks Movie, i rather have the goofyness of that Tekken ending then again its not like Tekken can’t have a serious plot despise its weirdness
Pfft. Many have said WHY they dislike him.
You might not be annoyed by how he ends every sentence like thiiiiiiiiiiiis, but don’t be surprised if others are. I don’t think I have ever run into a more annoying schtick, personally. What is he even trying to do with that? Sound sexy?
Otherwise he’s fine. But it’s a flaw that’s really hard to overlook.
While I agree that the fight scenes looked pretty good (that guy playing Eddy Gordo nailed his fighting style), it doesn’t really give all that much to fans of Tekken. It basically rewrites the plot and makes with the characters what ever it wants like the Street Fighter movie. Although fighting games don’t have the most coherent of plots, making a movie based off of them is the perfect opportunity to make sense out of it. The writers could have taken the main plot points and just filled in the spaces with their own creativity, film some great action sequences, and show off the main characters in their glory. However, they instead choose to rewrite the story and give the characters whatever the hell personalities and relationships they want which is kind of a backhand to fans. While the characters with the same names are present in the movie, they just aren’t the characters we have grown to love.
In the end, I do not think that this is a bad movie. It was just given the wrong title. The title suggests that we will be seeing Tekken in movie form and it gives expectations that aren’t followed through with in the movie. If I want to see a random ass action movie, I will go watch one but don’t promise me Tekken if you’re not going to fully go through with it.
also looking foward to your next reviews Spoony!
this month of fighting game movies has been great so far!
Return of the eyebrows lol
Oh my god why the ultimate wet blanket known as film brain why? the second most annoying guy on tgwtg, first being distressed watcher… and I was so looking forward to this review, just my freaking luck. (this is my personal opinion and taste you do not have to agree with it)
Sorry Spoony, couldnt watch the video. That english guy is really annoying.
So, eh… Final Fantasy X-2 Part 3?
Nice episode, though. :) I love your reviews.
Ugh, filmbrain’s voice is so annoying. (Not his accent, his voice) If it weren’t for spoony, I wouldn’t have suffered through this.
Wow. Bit of a clusterfudge about Filmbrain since I last checked in. I’ll revise my statement from way earlier. His voice still irks me, but after watching a second time, and knowing what to expect, it was still rather enjoyable. And this UnFurious guy really looks like he needs to chill.
Spoony’s “hardcore” fans hating on everyone aside from Spoony, that’s so not new tbh.
Well for me its the first time I hated a crossover of spoony with someone with such an undying passion as this, or even at all. I even really like the highlander one. So no its not just rabid Spoony fans, its filmbrains opposition joined with bloody werespooners seeking vengeance lol xP
Oh, there are PLENTY of reasons to not like Spoony, no matter where you watch him. It’s just in this case, Film Brain is infinitely more annoying.
I like Linkara. I liked the crossovers he did with Lord Kat, and Pat the NES Punk, and Bennett. I just can’t stand Film Brain.
I’ll suffer through this though i have a feeling that, much like the crossover w/Linkara, FB will kinda ruin it for me (no offense FB..when someone else is writing for you & directing you, you CAN be kinda funny…otherwise, ya just don’t do it for me…CLEARLY you have fans though, otherwise you wouldn’t be on the site still, so you must be doing something right, right?)
lets see where FB w/spoony takes us…just as soon as it buffers
So it’s been what, like three-four years since Film Brain started doing this…you’d think he would’ve improved his audio by now.
Yea, it’s Tekken him ages.
See what I did there?
8:50 Whats Reptile doing over there?
Ha! You saw that, too?
Wow, Tekken the movie sure was crap. You know what else was crap? Film Brain’s segments. He’s annoying and his audio sucks.
And by the way: I don’t hate the man. When he does something on his own,
it’s OK I guess, but when you put him and Spoony, and their production
values, side by side, there’s just no comparison.
I know you hate it when people rag on the guys you work with, Spoony, but I had to struggle to get through this. I’ve never liked Film Brain, and he hasn’t improved at all since the last time I watched one of his videos. Maybe he’s a great guy IRL, but he’s just not funny.
I usually don’t mind Film Brain, when you actually listen he is pretty insightful like a Brad Jones lite. On the other hand his delivery needs work, You don’t make a sentence more important by drawing out the last word.
OK, intro was pretty amusing :)
OMG spoony lol the ‘fuck my father’ bit, so bad lol :P
seriously, with those pants, JUST WEAR ASSLESS CHAPS…seriously, WHAT IS THE POINT of pants at that point?
FB why do you emphasize the last word you say in each statemeeeent?
this movie is just STUPID! and then it goes from just stupid, to gross & stupid…but then i don’t do the whole plotless hyperviolence thing.
the review wasn’t as bad as i expected, though FB is still pretty annoying…was ok.
Look forward to seeing what you do next Spoonyone
WHOA WTF was that w/the haihachi in the speedo and the exploding neck tie??? WTF Japan :P lol
Never. Crossover. With Film Brain. Again.
The voice itself wasn’t so bad as the “sarcasm” dripping from every line he spoke. Gah!
Fuck the british dude is annoying. Extend your sentences any longerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr?
Oh god, this brit dude’s accent…. I mean how many times can he do that shtick of his?
I enjoyed the review although I had only a few good laughs.
I do have to say that the collaboration with Filmbrain on this one was a bit disappointing.
I didn’t even know of Filmbrain until I saw Suburban Knights and I found him rather funny then.
In this review however his jokes get old pretty fast, relying too much on sarcasm. Also, the way he stretches out the last word of his sentences really started to annoy me after a while.
Anyway I’m just glad that Spoony is uploading new videos more frequently.
Seeing that there’s a new video on the site can really make my day.
Go away Filmbrain, nobody likes you.
I’m sure nobody likes you either!!
i like him… only because he’s pissing off guys like you.
I swear to god Film Brain, end your goddamn sentences!!!!! Christ you are irritating!
You know what you are like, those of you who whine about Film Brain? You are like a clingy jealous girl who wants to spend every minute with her boyfriend and will not tolerate it if he spends time with his friends, or gods help him, with another girl. You did not stop for one second to think that Spoony chose to do this crossover, that maybe he wrote Film Brain’s lines and that without TGWTG Spoony would have much less money. You want Spoony poor and isolated, is that it? Stop being a psycho girlfriend.
I didn`t see anyone complaining about his collaborations until now, so your theory is invalid.
When the Nostalgia Chick did a cameo in one recent video where she just played the accordion, it was said in the comments she had too many lines. She had none. And the comment was liked several times. This is just a recent example, if you did not see anyone complaining about collaborations, you need new glasses.
I need glasses? You need a new brain, there hasn`t been complaints like THIS before
Really? Do you really think the guy that wrote that counted all of the Nostalgia Chick’s lines and said: too many lines? That comment was a joke (because she had one of the shortest cameos ever). People liked the comment cause they thought the joke was funny.
However, you seem to conveniently ignore the dozens of the positive comments on her appearance.
I wrote this 3 days ago. Can’t we move on now to more interesting topics, like the war in Libya? Kthxbye.
Yeah because it wasn’t an endless bitchfest when he posted Suburban Knights here, and there totally wasn’t a bevy of vicious comments when he posted NChick’s Roland Emmerich review he did a cameo in.
“You know what you are like, those of you who whine about Film Brain? You are like a clingy jealous girl who wants to spend every minute with her boyfriend and will not tolerate it if he spends time with his friends, or gods help him, with another girl. You did not stop for one second to think that Spoony chose to do this crossover, that maybe he wrote Film Brain’s lines and that without TGWTG Spoony would have much less money. You want Spoony poor and isolated, is that it? Stop being a psycho girlfriend.”
Couldn’t have said it better myself. Pretty much every guest reviewer that teams with Spoony gets ripped to peices by his legion of cult-like fans. I’ve learned to just ignore the comments section whenever he does a cross-over because it’ll just be filled spitefull comments.
That aside it was a good review. I’ve always been a Street Fight/Mortal Kombat guy myself and I use to think their stories were out there. Sheesh…they don’t compare to Tekken in terms bat-shit insane plot. No wonder the creators of this movie took so many liberties.
Thank you, good sir. Film Brain doesn’t get enough credit.
That was a fairly decent collaboration, I feel you and Film Brain could be so much fun as a duo
The Spoony Bad Movie Beatdown Experiment?
Actually from what it looked like in the review this movie doesn’t seem too bad. I’d imagine it could be a somewhat enjoyable video game movie for a one time viewing.
Regarding Film Brain I can understand where most other people here are coming from but I have to disagree, even though not hilarious I found this review quite enjoyable in both parts. The only really thing I can criticize is: Mathew please stop stretching out the last word of your sentence every time, it gets really irritating. But besides that a good review in my opinion.
It was the stretching annoying voice that killed it for me, if he has another way of doing it then he should stick with what works
i could not finish this movie when i started watching because it broad me so and i couldn’t get over there half ass characters jin is got to be like 6’5″ in the game here he’s more like 5’5″ oh and steve thats not steve fuck that guy who ever he is the only people they did some what right is the fighters (minus jin and law) and hehachi THIS MOVIE SUCKS
If you SMELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
WTF is up with FB’s mouth? Is it so hard to finish sentences?
Why does he speaks likes thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis. Ending every sentence likes this is really anoyyiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing. So please stop doing thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat
I really like the team up with Filmbrain. :)
The Tekken movie was…okay, I guess.
I liked the fight scenes but it takes itself too serious. The whole storyline still evolves around a fighting tournament which makes the dark premise, this movie tries to create, quite ridiculous. Also I’m not satisfied with the choice of characters who fought in Tekken but this is a matter of opinion.
All in all a good review as both sides of the viewers have been represented in the final verdict.
The Tekken movie was…okay, I guess.
I liked the fight scenes but it takes itself too serious. The whole
storyline still evolves around a fighting tournament which makes the
dark premise, this movie tries to create, quite ridiculous. Also I’m not
satisfied with the choice of characters who fought in Tekken but this
is a matter of opinion.
The last review of Film Brain’s I watched was the ‘Legend of Chun-Li’
review he did, and I rather enjoyed that because his opinions kind of
mirrored my own fury at the film. With that in mind, watching him review this with you, Spoony, was kind of natural. He seems just as disgusted with it as I would have been, watching this film for the first time when I know so much about the proper story of Tekken.
However, as you showed us in the end, the proper story of Tekken is… well… Not always something one can be proud of. Ugh… I remember that scene from beating the game with Lee. That was worse than Heihachi’s ‘diaper’ outfit in Tekken 4.
Anywho, great review :) Film Brain seemed more informative than funny, as he often is, so having him alongside your humor worked well, in my opinion. Looking forward to the KoF movie review!
I don’t get why FB extended the end of every word in his sen-tencesssss, it got really annoying after awhile. You may want to jump the girlfriend or get some elocution lessons too, something has your man cherries in a vice grip!!
Didn’t anyone else feel this had been coming for some time…the other greats had been done Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat so Tekken had to have its day on the live action stage. I really enjoyed the film for what it was a simple Sunday evening, no brain power required beat ‘em up flick. The storyline was ok but you are hardly gonna get Oscar worthy scripting from a fighting movie so I cant fault it there. The only place it fell down for me was the fights where too short and some of the long running characters are missing like Paul Phoenix and King. I was kinda hoping they would use Jin’s and Hwoarang’s rivalry from the games in some way but no joy (plus he is the best Tekken character!!)
Watch some of Film Brain’s early reviews where he tried to do an entire 25 minute review in a single breath. His sentences often bled into one another and at the end of a sentence his mouth moved with no sound coming out.
It’s a verbal quark, granted but at least here you can actually understand what he’s saying.
Since everyone else already explained why you’re annoying, Film Braaaaaaaaaaain, I’ll just tell you to go back to your little cor-neeeeeeeeeeer. Stop doing crossovers with talented peo-pleeeeeeeeeee.
Yeah cause it’s not like Spoony probably, you know, invited him to do this or anything.
I loved it as always. I do not get WHY people are bitching about Film
Brain, he’s a good reviewer, and I have ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM with his
dragged on words. To me, it makes what Film Brain unique out of
So suck it fanboys!
A uniquely annoying retard perhaps, and “fanboys”?
Wow film brain has a lot of “haters”. Personally I love Bad Movie beatdown, its probably that Americans just dont get British Humor
That`s not british humor and why do you think everyone who hates Film Brain are Americans? Last i checked the web was still world wide.
Its called a guess and I was right over 47% of the traffic comes from the US http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/spoonyexperiment.com#
How does being wrong make you “right”? You said that Americans don’t get British humor but only half the comments are from Americans. You proved yourself wrong.
Also, I’m Swedish, I love British humor and I hate FB.
If you think Film Brain is representative of British humour, you don’t have a fucking clue.
At the very least the people that keep suggesting Film Brain’s lack of talent is somehow our fault for not “getting” “British” humour should themselves understand that true British wit is quick, dry and sarcastic, literally the opposite of the obvious, broad and sllllllooooooowwwlllyy delivered jokes Film Brain dishes out.
Good review, though the Film Brain’s dragging on of the last word became very grating very quickly. It wasn’t enough to put me off though, which was good as the review was quite funny. Just a shame about that speech…thing.
Anyone who does a crossover with Spoony knows at this point that they’re going to get lots of bad comments from his fans. Knowing this doesn’t make it any less sad.
Maybe we know it’s coming, but still. If these people were really Spoony’s fans they wouldn’t fill his site with this kind of hate; how do you think Spoony feels knowing that all the people he respects and works with are treated this way by his so-called fans?
And saying “this person sucks but Spoony is great,” doesn’t somehow absolve them. They’re still be childish, petty bullies using Spoony’s site for their hate-mongering.
Ey, I agree, just saying it’s nothing new, it has been happening since… well, the first time Spoony posted here a video he wasn’t the sole protagonist of.
I believe he has even mentioned this matter in one or two of his commentaries and how the people he works with are aware they’ll be trown in a very hostile territory, to put it lightly, and how that’s kinda unconfortable for him, to say the least. Sure, they don’t let it get to them and keep doing crossovers anyway, but the atmosphere of the comments in this site is something else… they sure aren’t doing Spoony any favors, no matter how loud they say he is so much better than whoever.
Also, a lot of people doesn’t seem to get that saying something is your opinion doesn’t mean it isn’t rude to say it…
Licking the assholes of the Channel Awesome reviewers, even when their quality is subpar, does not make one adult. There is nothing childish about speaking one’s mind and offering honest (and 100% on point) criticism.
Joke: How many Film Brains does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Yea! You did a crossover with Film Brain! :D
Btw, I can’t wait till you review DOA! I LOVE that movie and I’m excited about all the jokes you’ll make about it. XD
I’m glad to see that Spoony didn’t shit on this movie because honestly compared to crap like the Jean Claude Van Dam Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat Annihilation this movie is not bad.
On the same thread, D.O.A. does not deserve any “beatdown” either. The movie doesn’t take itself seriously but when did the games take itself seriously? Wasn’t there an entire D.O.A. game centered around the girls playing bikini volleyball? And most notably, the action scenes in D.O.A. are top notch. If Spoony is impressed with the action in Tekken then there is no reason he should dislike the action in D.O.A. as they are way superior to the action in this movie. It shouldn’t come as a surprise as D.O.A. was directed by Corey Yuen one of the best action directors and choreographers in the world. The action in D.O.A. is excellent and easily the best out of all American produced movies based on fighting games (thanks to Yuen who is from Hong Kong). I really hope that Spoony gives that one a positive review, at least for the action scenes.
King Of Fighters though deserves all the hate and more. If this Tekken movie was loosely based on the game’s storyline then the live action King Of Fighters movie has NOTHING to do with the game’s other than the names of some characters. The script was awful and beyond silly although its fight scenes were directed well (better than Tekken) although the choreography was pretty lame.
P.S. The creator of the Tekken games has gone on record saying he really does not like this live action movie.
As mentioned multiple times by now, the way FB ends every senteeeeeencee is annoying as fuck and pretty much ruined the whole review, Spoony on the other hand was great as always.
kinda sad that this lost a lot of money, since it isn’t that horribly bad compared to other video game adaptations.
Given the end of the video, I wonder if Noah intends to bother to research KoF enough to know what the movie got right (should be infinitely easier than the other way around – at one point a promotion video for it misspelled a character name, which should let you know how little they bothered; the amount should be in the single digits) – after all, despite claiming to be a Tekken master in a previous video Noah called Michelle Julia in the Tekken anime review, so I’m not optimistic (there’s nothing to be optimistic about that movie, especially for a KoF fan – the game already has a low profile and this further taints and misrepresents it).
Anyway, I wonder if Noah’s aware of a few factoids that might help put things in perspective, such as:
- the fact that apparently the script writer for the movie had no prior experience according to IMDB (and clearly didn’t bother to research anything)
- that there are 4 very short KoF animations made to promote both KoF XI and KoF Maximum Impact 2 (which are in different continuities), the “Another Day” shorts, which due to the inability to cover the background of 2 different games with shared elements yet some differences in plot, went for characterization and very subtle plot references (Iori’s an ass who’s annoyed for losing his flames, Geese bearing weight on people’s lives even after death – the Rock-centered episode – , NESTS still being a concern for different groups of characters after being dismantled, etc…) while making sure to have some fight scenes in those short episodes (at their best, running plotlines in SNK games don’t even need the fights to be interesting, though some and important in the grand scheme of things). So basically, there’s so much plot and so many characters to cover that an official promotional effort knew better than to try with a limited amount of time and resources, but still managed to deliver something interesting and relevant at the time for fans (the Rock Howard episode very subtly covers a lot of things about a character – Geese Howard – that doesn’t even appear there, for example).
- you can find the official plots for the main series games here, by checking the individual titles and checking the team story sections for each: http://kofaniv.snkplaymore.co.jp/english/history/index.php ; vgmuseum.com is also a good source for most endings (though you miss plot bits that play during story mode and particularly before boss fights, which can be relevant at times – Youtube should cover a few at least), and from there it shouldn’t be hard to find remaining info online
- KoF was born of a crossover between 2 different series, Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting, which share a continuity with decade between them, but are in a different continuity from KoF itself (in KoF that decade-long difference doesn’t apply for te sake of the crossover factor), and KoF added its own characters like Kyo, Iori and Rugal in, along with an expanded mythology (its take on the Orochi legend, the element-based powers of protagonist characters, etc…) and science fiction elements (cloning, cybrog tech, etc…). Compared to KoF, FF and AoF are far more grounded stories that wouldn’t need nearly as many special effects or bullshit plot points, and so would actually be easier to portray in a movie, but were completely ignored – sadly, since a good choice of actor for Geese Howard as an antagonist could have made the movie work well, keeping the move grounded in a urban setting (South Town), yet allowing references to the main KoF stories to be made (Kyo could be a contender in a tournament instead of the protagonist, much like Ryu was a minor character or only referenced in the SF live-action movies), which could have left things open for a sequel if it deserved one. Sadly the film’s staff seems to have just looked at Mortal Kombat and ran a quick search for popular KoF characters (almost funny, since Mai and Terry are actually Fatal Fury characters to start with that have appeared in KoF recurrently…) with little regard to what makes them popular in the first place to cobble something together.
I’m not expecting much from the upcoming review, much how little is expected from the movie itself (deservedly), but if this can help to shed some light on its problems and the series itself, I’ve done my part, even if Noah/Spoony doesn’t read or use this…
I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but Spoony may have been a little facetious when he declared himself a Tekken master.
Yeah, time to call it quits. It’s no worth it, not for this fanbase. Just a bunch of ungrateful bastards that hate on anything that isn’t Spoony.
I liked the crossover, got nothing against Film Brain.
I try not to judge a reviewer by the tone of his voice, but Film Brain, you REALLY have to work on not doing that word stretch at the end of every sentence. It’s incredibly irksome.
definitely. the sentence stretching was way too noticeable and greatly annoying. not only that, but you could tell he was TRYING to do that. or a bad habit.
Personally I have no idea why he would do it on purpose. It’s the only thing that bothered me about this review, aside from the difference in sound quality between the two reviewers.
Do some people find it amusing or something? Does he have a speech defect or is he trying to make that a schtick for his reviews? In any case he needs to try to get rid of it. It’s the only thing that I didn’t like about his performance.
i’m kind of turned off by the fact that my comment was deleted, it makes the ED article seem like an accurate and credible source. all i said was that film brain is irritating (which about 200 people seem to agree with) and that i don’t care for all these crossovers (unless its cinema snob, who is not only the best, but he can take criticism like a man). i’ll break it down like this, if you go to a restaurant and tell them to “hold the onions,” but they bring out your food and its slathered in onions, you can either ask them to correct the problem so you leave as a satisfied customer, or you can just say “this place keeps fucking up my order, i’m not coming here anymore.” if spoony wants this to be his job, then he needs to at least respect the fact that his viewers are allowed to have opinions.
“if you go to a restaurant and tell them to “hold the onions,” but they
bring out your food and its slathered in onions, you can either ask them
to correct the problem so you leave as a satisfied customer, or you can
just say “this place keeps fucking up my order, i’m not coming here
Flawed analogy. If you go to a restaurant, there are 2 major differences:
-You tell them exactly what you want
-You pay for it
You’re essentially entering an informal verbal contract, demanding that something specific be made for you within a reasonable amount of time, in exchange for money. Spoony has no such obligation to us. A more accurate analogy would be that we are hobos showing up at the back door of the restaurant, being grateful for any scraps we can get for free.
every time i watch one of those taco stand commercials, or i’m forced to look at some inappropriate picture of a chick with her tits hanging out, i am paying for it. thats how the internet works
I never see those things. I guess that’s one of the benefits of knowing how to set up your internet browser.
Actually, incorrect. We may not be paying, but our presence determines how many hits Spoony gets, which determines if he gets any ad revenue or not and determines his popularity, which indeed does lead to money.
If Spoony wants to maintain a fan base, then indeed he should listen to said fan base, and said fan base should speak up about the quality level they expect.
I will never understand the mentality of “we should be happy with whatever we get, regardless of quality, and should smile and laugh even if it isn’t good.”
OK, let me rephrase my analogy slightly. Instead of being a hobo at the back door getting a meal for free, you are a customer paying a fraction of 1 penny for a meal (since that’s what your visit to TSE is worth in Spoony dollars) and then telling the chef that he f**king sucks for what he gives you.
The amount of bile and hatred is completely out of proportion for what you paid for what he delivered. It’s fine to voice constructive criticism, but this reaction to Matthew is ridiculous. It’s a good look at the douchebaggy side of human nature…when you give someone anonymity and a voice, they will act like jerks more often than not, because there are no repercussions for doing so.
Film Brain is one of my favorite reviewers on the site and this is a crossover I was glad happened.
Interesting fact; this movie was SO hated by Namco-Bandai (the creators of the game) that they actively encouraged fans NOT to watch it.
Man, if you think ripping off the Double Dragon movie by setting the story in a post-apocalyptic Cyberpunk world, you’re doing something wrong…
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I’m not a Tekken expert, but isn’t Heihachi’s company called the Mishima Corporation (or Mishima Zaibatsu, if you want to be really nitpicky)? Guess “Tekken” sounded more English…
And what in the hell makes these 2 chicks assassins? They always attack together (making it easier for them to get spotted and reducing the amount of possible hiding spots), can only kill at short range, make far too much noise and leave a mess behind!
Bio-enhancements are illegal? What about the guy wearing ARMOR and using a SWORD?! Well, at least they didn’t make him a robot like in the game (at least I’m pretty sure he is one)…
First Hades (aka Lucifer in a Rob Zombie cosplay pretending to be a Greek god) from Rise of the Argonauts, now Kazuya. What is it with villains ensuring their own downfall by killing innocent bystanders for no goddamn reason other than to give the hero an excuse to take revenge?
And by the way: what is his bloody motivation? He overthrew his father, became basically the most powerful man on Earth – and is only concerned about RATINGS?
Jin is now the new leader of Tekken? He’s just a smuggler with flashback-induced second winds! The other corporations will ram a rifle up his ass in a matter of weeks!
P.S.: If you find FB’s way of talking annoying: a) I dunno what’s your problem and b) ever considered that this might be some kind of dialect?
P.P.S.: Live-action King of Fighters Oo ?!
“P.S.: If you find FB’s way of talking annoying: a) I dunno what’s your
problem and b) ever considered that this might be some kind of dialect?”
It’s not a kind of dialect. Nowhere in the UK that I am aware of has that quirk as part of the locals’ speech patterns.
Well, could be far worse. Engrish, anyone ^^ ?
Actually 鐵拳 means Iron boxing, not Iron fist.
Well, kanji can have many different meanings. And “Iron Fist” is the official english translation, so it has to be canon!
It get’s more confusing if you just look at the romaji, because “ken” can mean “fist” as well as “blade” – along several other things Oo
hey! i like Film Brain this site is too much on Spoony Sweaty Balls … Film Brain isn’t that bad at least it wasn’t Benzaie I really hate that guy
Final fantasy X-2 part 3 perhaps?
This movie looked pretty entertaining to me, I might check it out.
Although Kazuya looked an awful lot like Mac as the Nightman in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
You know, nearly every time I come to Spoony’s video comments pages, I’m treated to some of the most obnoxious, self-righteous, and ungrateful dipshits I’ve ever seen, and this is coming from somebody who also browses Youtube comments on occasion. Good job supporting Spoony, guys. I’m sure he appreciates your fucking crying.
As for me, the review was great. You and Film Brain work well off each other, so I hope those mentioned above won’t deter you from doing another crossover with him in the future.
I don’t get it, you attack the commenter’s on personal level, to justify your own crying about most people on this site having different opinion than you. Hey name calling sure proves that mentioned earlier faults in film brain acting and humor does not exist, classy.
It’s not our job to lick Spoony’s asshole. It’s our job to tell the truth of how we felt.
I’m sorry you were picked on in school, but that doesn’t mean you have to peruse the internet sticking up for those who were criticized. Film Brain is not funny. His speech shtick is not funny. His presence dragged down Spoony’s review and is not up to par with Spoony’s quality. It’s true, and it deserves to be said.
When you go to a comic club, it is not your job to smile and laugh at every joke even if the guy on stage is bombing. It is HIS JOB to entertain you, and your job to react naturally and tell it like it is.
If they do another crossover he would just show us that he doesn`t care about his fans
I actually registered to comment on the whole, “Americans don’t get British humor.” line but people already tore into the guy. All I have to say is that I find Mike J to be pretty funny and sometimes even Guru Larry. They make good jokes and deliver them well. Film Brain is just boring and irritating to most people. I’ve tried watching some of his videos and it just wasn’t my thing. His jokes tend to fall as flat as his voice is and he points out plot holes that aren’t plot holes really (In more than one of his reviews I’ve seen). I don’t like but maybe 3 or 4 of the whole tgwtg.com crowd really. I find most of them are only marginally funny compared to Doug, Spoony, and the Snob.
I’d say opinions are like assholes, but some people are sewn-up.
This was the first time I’ve heard Film Brain do a review. Please. Never again. Never, ever again. If I wanted to hear people try to sound smarmy by elongating the last syllable of the last word in every sentence, I’d listen to a horrific X-Play review by Morgan Webb.
Yeah, I never liked that habit of his either. But he does have some good reviews.
Love your reviews spoony, but I can’t help to hate this one man. Film brain is undoubtedly your weakest co-presenter to date. The man is just way too different in style and funniness, and by different I mean outright annoying to the point that he is nothing more than a distraction from the rest of the review. Next time you do a cross over please for the love of god choose someone who has a style that overlaps with yours rather than wipes his ass with it.
Love your reviews spoony, but I can’t help to hate this one man. Film brain is undoubtedly your weakest co-presenter to date. The man is just way too different in style and funniness, and by different I mean outright annoying to the point that he is nothing more than a distraction from the rest of the review. Next time you do a cross over please for the love of god choose someone who has a style that overlaps with yours rather than wipes his ass with it.
Great review. I really loved it. I saw this movie not so long ago and had fun watching it for its cartoony over the top characters. They were almost like in the games but not quite. And of course, no tekken movie should be without Heihachi’s massive eyebrows!! :D
Personally I liked this review. Heck, I liked it enough that I might actually watch the film if it is put on Netflix, just for the lols, and I’ve never really even played Tekken. It was a bit jarring getting used to the difference in audio quality between the reviewers – something that wouldn’t be an issue if it were just one or the other, neither audio was really bad, just noticeably different.
As for the FB hate – yeah, obviously he’s got a different style from Spoony, but I’ve also lost count of the times that people fill pages of comments with hate on whoever Spoony has as a guest star or when Spoony is the guest star. Its like (some of you) think that there isn’t room to like more than one web comedic reviewer.
I found it funny! Can you put this on your Blip channel as well Spoony?
ok guys, I just read through a ton of comments and…wow… Film
Brain is NOT using British Humour, he’s just stretching out a word. If there were any jokes in his review they
were lost to me in the audible sound of my brain trying to kill itself.
Its not a speech impediment or disorder, hes doing it on
purpose. I know people with speech impediments and lisps, they do not sound
like that. Its not a regional dialect, ive talked to and met people from all
different parts of Britain. None of them talk like that. No one anywhere talks
like unless its on purpose.
I understand that these reviewers look for some quality or
quirk that they use to stick out from the crowd but FB has undoubtedly chosen
And to the guy who said the people complaining are bullying
film brain… really? Do you know what bullying is? we’re complaining because his
voice was irritating. If his voice didn’t bother you, more power to you man,
but don’t be a jerk about it. his voice was quite literally so annoying to me
it was painful. Imagine someone was running their nails against a chalk board
for 20 minutes and you told the guy next to you, you wish they didn’t do that,
and the guy responds “don’t be a bully, you asshole! He cant help it! you
should be more sensitive to his feelings.”
Lastly, this is my first time commenting but ive seen a lot
(if not all) of spoony’s videos and I don’t know what it is but he does pick
really annoying people to review with. The only ones ive liked are Nostalgia
critic, Cinema Snob, and Linkara. All the rest are nothing short of awful but
none so annoying as fb.
Ultimately its up to Spoony. We voice our opinions so that
Spoony can get feedback from his fans, but its nothing short of arrogant to think
we can tell spoony what he can and cant do. As an art student im always looking
for feedback from my peers so I can improve and know what im doing right and
wrong. Im sure Spoony wants feedback on some level otherwise there would have
never have been comments sections on all of his videos or forum on his website.
thats my two cents.
THANK YOU! Very well said!
I liked this review but I can’t deny the fact that Film Brain annoyed me a little by dragging out the last letter of every line. I don’t know if that’s how he speaks or if he’s acting and that’s fine. It’s just a pet peeve I have and nothing personal. I’m not gonna say Film Brain sucks or never do a review with him again because what he had to say was interesting if you actually listen.
I really liked that Spoony gave Film Brain the ball and let him run with it. Hell, Spoony even let the guy cue in the intro. I have to respect that kind of gesture from Spoony to his guest and I enjoy seeing that kind of thing.
These two worked pretty well together. As far as people complaining, it’s typical fanboy crap. Nobody is forcing anything on you. If you don’t like Spoony’s guest that’s fine but at least show respect and don’t say stupid things. Remember he is Spoony’s guest and he was picked to review this for a reason.
How did I know when I saw the huge comment numbers that most of it would be shitting on Matt?
Jesus people, don’t you think this hate is taking it a little far? I mean, there are TGWTG reviewers that I don’t like so much, but I don’t think I’d ever claim to HATE any of them. Seems excessive.
And anyways, I’m betting y’all have some annoying little speech tendencies yourselves? Amirite, Hoss? :D
As for Spoony/Film Brain collaborations.. Hate to tell you, guys, but they’ve done this plenty of times. There are at least two episodes of Bad Movie Beatdown that have Spoony in them to one extent or another. Spoony doesn’t collaborate with him as much as, say, Linkara… but it does happen. Probably ain’t goin’ anywhere ;)
spoony you’re a funny guy why do you have to keep teaming up with not so funny people to make them level up
Despite the fact that Spoony also got a fame boost by teaming up with NC and joining tgwtg, it’s also a convinient way to get things done faster if you team up with someone and share the work. I don’t mind that and I liked the review. Of course I can understand that it’s hard to get used to Film Brain’s voice if you expect a classic Spoony.
I think you’re speaking for too many people there, sonny jim. Keep your opinions localized, boy.
Edit: Huuuh… This didn’t go where it was supposed to go… Interesting.
Don’t even try playing the “Americans don’t get British humor” card.
I think what Film Brain is trying to go for is that cheesy 70s news-reporter type of speech… But it really doesn’t work. Just speak normal, and people would be less distracted.
I rather like his kind of speech. But than again I seen every review from “Bad Movie Beatdown” ^^ Maybe its just a little bit unusual if you don’t hear it that often.
That is how he normally speaks.
No Lotus. That is not a normal speech patternnnnnnnnn. He is doing it for emphasis and doing it to immitate 70s british news reporters. He thinks it’s funny. It isn’t.
No Patrick Wells. He is not doing it to imitate a 70′s British news reporter, I have no idea where you got that idea from. His style is based off Charlie Brooker – a comedian/presenter, Who happens to be very funny and successful. You’re obviously not used to Film Brain’s style, he has been doing it for like 4 years and the majority of the people on TGWTG enjoy watching his videos regularly.
Great review, both of you guys are awesome. Equally and uniquely awesome in your own way. Everyone has their opinions and that’s fine, but trashing people because you don’t like them is juvenile. And no, “stop sounding British” is not constructive criticism. It’s like telling a Welsh person to stop shagging sheep, it’s part of their national heritage. Or so I’m told by Sad Panda. It’s better Film Brain has his own style than being a Spoony knock-off.
gotta love how the movie totally ignores that blond “girlfriend” after his mom dies :p so pointless to have her there :)
He needed a woman at ALL TIMES!!!!!
Film Brain really likes to drag on the last syllable in his sentenceees.
Great review , Spoonz , and nice crossover with Film Brain. I was really waiting for that one to happen between you and Mathew.
also , I loved that part with the “Here comes a new challenger” jingle from tekken 2 when Mathew showed up in the beginning ! ^^
“It takes two to TEKKEN.” that sounds kinda homoerotic. >_>
I really wish you kept the huge eyebrows for the rest of the video , there were the best part of your previous review. XD
and seriously , what’s with the hate on Mathew ?
“WAAAAAH , HE’S ANNOYING , AND HE’S NOT SPOONYZ , THEREFORE HE SUX BAULZ ! ASSBALLZRAPEBITCHFUUUUUUUUX”!!!!11″
seriously , grow up.
Spoony, you need to sit down with all your friends and teach them how to
make sure their recordings don’t echo like the fucking Carlsbad
Caverns. Their videos would be far more watchable if they didn’t sound
like total shite.
Also, Film Brain needs to work on that whole “dragging out the last word in a sentence” thiiiiiiiiiing.
It got annoying very quickly how he just trailed ooooooff. Its like he is asking a question every sentennnnnccccceeeee.
That’s not fair. Spoony paid like 3000 dollars for his camera and set up. Besides Angry Joe (and maybe Phelous) I can’t think of anyone on CHannel Awesome who has such an expensive set up. Even Doug. So of course everyone else’s sound is going to be shit compared to Spoony’s.
A quote from the forums;
“I also don’t get the hate towards Film Brain and I’m not complaining
about the people who have left comments complaining about his speech.
I’m talking about the number of people who start off talking about his
speech and then trail off and insult the guy. It’s one thing to have an
opinion, it’s another to then start saying such harsh things as death
threats and so on, which people have left on the comments section under
To me Film brain will always be a favourite of mine
and has really made big improvements in the 3 years of being on TGWTG.
He has learnt from mistakes and inexperience to becoming one of the
bigger names on the site, I also think that he is the biggest and most
watched British Film reviewer on TGWTG.
Oh and to those people
who says he needs better audio quality and then says that Mike J is
better, then I say to those people, I like Mike J, but his audio quality
is very poor and always has the film clips he uses at a quiet volume,
also his production values are not as good as Film Brains.
both Film Brain and Spoony and was waiting for a crossover ever since
the Inglorius Basterds/Transformers situation (where I thought Spoony
was a bit harsh towards Film Brain) and then all the hate towards film
brain happened where “fans of Spoony’s” thought he disliked Film Brain
because of Transformers, lets get one thing straight I don’t think
Spoony ever thought that his fan base would start hating the guy because
he called him out, I think it was a playful joke that some people on
this site took out of hand, now I don’t think film brain will never be
accepted on this site by some of “Sponny’s Fans” just because of that
one situation and that some people (NOT all) are using peoples opinions
to use as a spark to lash out at film brain again .
would like to say that this message is only for the minority of people
who have been lashing out at Film Brain, not to the majority who has
tried to state legitimate reasons for not being as keen to film brain’s
Problem: I have come to the conclusion that most of you just aren’t used to Film Brain not being Spoony.
Solution: Watch lots of Film Brain until you overcome your Spoony obsession and accept the fact Film Brain isn’t Spoony.
Watching other Film Brain just kinda makes his appearance here a bit more of a let down just cause he’s actually quite likeable in his other reviews. I think he was trying to create some sort of character in this crossover but it definitely falls flat. If he just acts normally in future stuff he’d be a lot of fun.
He really does need to fix his audio quality though. It’s absolute ass.
Hey Spoony, i have been silent for years but this time i just have to say my opinion. i love your videos, youre so funny, you entertain me and my friends so well. genius. But this time I really disliked like 50% of the video. Its just the way Film Brain talks. So annoying. He tries to imitate a style that needs a cool manly voice as a base but his voice is just as slim as his shoulders. Its not unique, its just sh*t. I’m glad that there are others with the same complaint so maybe he would listen to us one day and just talk normal. Gawd that really made me aggressive for he ruined that video.
You haven’t seen Film Brain’s other videos. That’s just the way he talks.
I found Film Brain’s style a little jarring at first, but I think the two of you played off each other well and it’s actually gotten me more interested in Film Brain’s other videos. Since seeing this I’ve checked out some Bad Movie Beatdowns and have become a fan. Kudos to you both.
Heh. As a Film Brain fan, I’ve long since become immune to his habit of dragging out the last worrrrrrrrd.
That said, not the best crossover I’ve ever seen, but it melded both of your styles pretty well. No complaints from here))
Am I the only one who thinks Film Brain’s delivery owes a lot to BBC nEWs?
This crap at lest gets the costumes right and has some good fighting. Now if they could only put together even a passable story? I know Tekken’s actual story is more ridiculous than this movie’s, and only gets more silly, but it’s much better than “Tekken does Tekken in Tekken to become the best Tekken.”
What about Prince of Persia? I thought that was a good video game adaption
Wow! A Spoony and Film Brain crossover! :D
This review was great, guys! You were both hilarious, and I really liked hearing your guy’s different opinions at the end of the review. :)
And it looks like that a lot of people are complaining on Film Brain’s style or something. I personally didn’t find him that distracting at all. I thought that he and Spoony managed to blend they’re styles pretty well! :) Haha, and this review has also gotten me interested into watching some of Film Brain’s reviews! :D
Given the number of people here who were so oddly and intensely distracted by Film Brain’s delivery style I’ve come to the conclusion that 90% of Spoony’s fans are spergs.
True, because anyone who disagrees with you must be stupid. It couldn’t be that he talks like Robin Leach, emphasizing the last word of every sentence. Why did he do it in this video? He doesn’t do it that much in his other stuff, but it was that way with every sentence. Also, I think many people agree with me when I say I’m sick of the crossovers. I’ll still watch because I like Noah, but that’s what I want to see when I watch a video of his. Yeah, I get it…he’s buddies with the TGWTG crew…there is still no need to have others in his videos so much.
Sir, are you implying people with Asperger’s are stupid? Because I didn’t say they were stupid, just intensely bothered by trivial noises and things that no one else notices or cares about.
Fine, my bad on that one, but the point still stands: People with Asperger’s aren’t the only ones who might find the way Film Brain talked in this video annoying, and to imply that people have some sort of disorder because they have a different opinion on this than you is stupid.
You’re just in denial about your Asperger’s.
“It couldn’t be that he talks like Robin Leach, emphasizing the last word
of every sentence. Why did he do it in this video? He doesn’t do it
that much in his other stuff,”
Uh, yes he does. He emphasizes the last word of pretty much every sentence he says, ever.
I don’t hate him, at all. I just couldn’t dig on his every single line being delivered in the exact same unnatural attempt to lend what he was saying some kind of import. Or something. I don’t know why he’d do that. As the video went on it just became more and more apparent that this may, in fact, be the only trick he taught his pony. Even if he did it, maybe, half as much and only used it on lines that actually needed to be emphasized.
His actual lines were fine and would have been even better if they weren’t all almost uniformly performed in that emphasizing intonation. It’s like talking in all italics by way of comic sans.Look, the problem is that it’s unnatural, really unnatural, to emphasize every single point that you make. If you can ignore it or learn to love it (?) then whatever.
Ditto. Don’t hate Film Brain at all, but his delivery is noticeable most likely because we’re American, and also because I’ve listened to quite a bit of BBC news.
Agreed. I honestly didn’t even notice what Film Brain was doing until I looked at the comments and saw the biggest bitch fest ever.
I was a bit put off by Matthew’s voice as well, but otherwise I enjoyed the review. I especially liked how Spoony and Film Brain compared their thoughts at the end, which not many crossover reviews do for some reason.
Haters gona hate brah, just keep doin’ ya thang, smoke sum up and develop boxing kangaroos
Man, I can’t wait to see how Spoony will tear into KoF
A-HA! Here’s the Spoony I love!
Why only ONE guy with the eyebrows? Isn’t freakish facial fair a tradition in combat?
It was in Celtic tribes, I’m sure…I mean, Braveheart wasn’t fake or anything, right?
Braveheart was actually a documentary. That was raw footage, so…
Sweet Jesus, why are so many of Spoony’s fans such douchebags? It’s called an accent, people. Sorry that Film Brain is British, but get the fuck over it.
Hey, here’s an idea. Why don’t we comment on the actual review? You know, about how the back-and-forth commentary was pretty nice, especially toward the end, when the two reviewers compared opinions? Or maybe about how the movie looks pretty awful based on the review, as it utterly destroys Tekken’s story (I never really followed Tekken, but even I can easily see this)?
But no, let’s all bitch about how Film Brain is “trying” to drag the last syllable of every word he says, even though that’s how he naturally talks.
Actually it isn’t. I watched one of his other reviews and that’s not normal for him.
I’ve watched almost EVERY Film Brain review and Lotus Prince is right. Film Brain does that dragging out the last word thing in every video I’ve seen. It’s like a trademark.
It has nothing to do with being British. It’s NOT an accent. It’s a speech pattern that he does that is VERY annoyinnnnnnggggg. It’s like he is trying to mock the stereotypical british news announcer, but it isn’t funny. It is not natural at all.
Talking about how the reviewer is not funny and not entertaining, and is very distracting, that has merit and is worthy of mentioning.
As someone who is actually British. In my opinion, Film Brain does not have a good voice.
Accent and disorientation of speech emphasis are two different things. For example; TotalBiscuit on Youtube is a great reviewer/host/announcer and he has a very thick British accent.
Talking about the review… Basically Film Brain was there to poke our eyes about the things we already see, and Spoony being lovably sarcastic about the less apparent aspects (some even actually have no relevance to the overall quality of the movie, like Heiachi eating the fences joke, but it’s what we expect from him and it’s what makes him interesting to listen to).
Because his chosen delivery was awful and detracted from an otherwise pleasant review.
Also, there is no Goddamn way he speaks like that naturally, that’s his chosen delivery. He looks at his takes and deliberately says, “this is perfect, next thing,” and it’s a damn shame because homeboy is a fine reviewer outside of that. Watch a commentary or something with him in it where he doesn’t put on a character, his natural intonation isn’t this.
I’m British and that is not how we speak, it isn’t a natural accent. The review was shit because film brain was in it and i couldn’t make it past five minutes, this is the only spoony video where i’ve done this.
Having a negative view on someone and sharing it is not childish, pointless, internet bullying or trolling. They’re performers. They can take it. Criticism is fine where criticism is due. Stop beating down yourselves.
I don’t mind Film Brain’s speech pattern (it IS awkward) but it’s true he’s less of a snarky commentor compared to Spoony, therefore less entertaining to listen to his flatout rambling of the obvious. I would sadly like it if we don’t get any more teamups with Film Brain. It was still an attempt to see if Spoony’s audience will like Film Brain, and whatever the final verdict is; it’s still an attempt that is worthwhile.
I tried watching FB’s Steven Segal montage. It really just dragged on. Instead of improving or lampooning the material, he just seemed to wallow in it. I gave up after the third part.
Amusingly enough, I saw this for sale at Wal-Mart today. Picked it up to look at it, then walked right past it.
Those people deserve to be attacked on a personal level. I’m not one of those pansy ass people who tries to both insult people and appear 100% objective, so good job, your response is worthless to me. If people are allowed to personally attack somebody up in that video, they damn well better be prepared to receive the same exact fucking treatment. Now piss off.
You are worthless to us all, stop trolling.
You don’t speak for everyone dipshit.
I wanted to mention how annoying was FilmBrains speach pattern, but from what i see everyone else did that so it wouldnt add absolutely anything to the discussion.
But what i will mention is how pleasantly surprised i was that Spoony actually liked the Tekken movie, im a big Tekken game fan myself (best fighting game ever made) and i was ready to hate this movie when ive first saw it ( from the trailer it looked like something equally stupid to the Legend of Chun-Li ) but it actually did what a good fighting-game adaptation should do…it made me play some loud metal albums, open couple of beers and kick some asses in a online Tekken6 match.
It was stupid at parts…and even being a big fan of Cary hiroyuki tagawa, i still think the BEST choice to play Heihachi would be Ken Watanabe (Saito from the “Inception), but overall i really liked this movie.
So thumbs up both for the movie and the review. Keep up the good work Spoony Bard ;) .
So, you’re doing the live action KOF next? Not the CG tekken movie?
I also like Heihachi admits to covering up the rape of one of his employees and banishing her to lifelong poverty in the rat-infested slums in order to protect his son. YES, TOTALLY NOT A VILLAIN.
BULLSHIT! EDDIE WOULD TOTALLY WIN.
Fuckin’ button-mashing bitch.
I would rather watch someone play Tekken. In fact, I think I’ll do that right now.
Also, with the increasingly stupid directions this movie was going, I was expecting them to actually include Ogre,Kuma,Gon and Mokujin. ALSO, on that note, WHERE THE HELL WAS KING/ARMOR KING, THE COOLEST GOD DAMN CHARACTER?
I quite enjoyed this, although i did find film brains commentary jarring, he did have some good points and was at times amusing. Cross overs are done to increase awareness of the other reviewers (mostly to increase advertising revenue), and whilst i admit i, like some of you others, would have preferred more spoony, i at least found him more amusing than some of the other channel awesome reviewers. So if you don’t like FilmBrain, DONT WATCH HIM! As for me, i’m glad to see an example of another reviewers style and might even check out some of his other stuff, to see if he did something better than this. Keep up the good work spoony.
Will you be reviewing Tekken: Blood Vengeance, when it comes out?
It’s a CG movie.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPT_qqJ12s4 Here is the teaser/trailer if you haven’t seen it.
It looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun!
I hope Spoony will. This is a trilogy of sorts, and he’s made it through 2/3rds.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPT_qqJ12s4 Here is the teaser/trailer if you haven’t seen it.
It looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun!
anytime I see a bad movie based game I often play the games they are based on such as resident evil, dead or alive, hell I got street fighter 4 because of that piece of shit legend of chun li, which why the hell is chun li one of street fighters female badasses a pianist instead of an interpol agent you would think she would use interpols resources to look for her father, but no idiots at hollywood thought pianist was better god I hate that movie possibly as much as the last airbender.
FilmBrain why can’t you stop sucking?
Wow I never knew the Filmbrain was so disliked…I mean I don’t know him outside of the anniversary and popping up in other reviews left and right but man reading the comments people seem to hate him pretty bad.
I haven`t seen him or heard one of his reviews uptil now, it took me about 30 seconds to dislike his style and by the 10 minute mark his annoying voice and stupid deliverance was the only thing i heard or could focus on.
I’m English. I would rather see Spoony on his own. Spoony is appealing, FB is not.
It’s been said already but I would have preferred to see Spoony take this alone. Film Brain’s delivery is so obnoxiously goofy yet his writing is bitterly picky and cynical. It doesn’t fit. Sorry FB.
i would like to start off by saying, i dearly enjoy FB’s reviews, but as in this and in many of his others, the drawn on phrasing at the end of a sentence is indeed an annoying attribute. but guess what, it may be jarring at first, but its not that difficult to tone it out after awhile.
and to be honest i dont like cross overs at all much, unless the participants are in the same room, using the same camera, etc etc. changing from one sound quality to another, and one picture quality to another, sort of takes me out of the mood. overall it just makes it look less polished.
well.. did not exactly love review.. i personally see spoony doing best as a soloist in things like these.
Though i gotta say that its a good review, and i cant wait for the upcoming KOF review.
i would like to start off by saying, i dearly enjoy FB’s reviews, but as
in this and in many of his others, the drawn on phrasing at the end of a
sentence is indeed an annoying attribute. but guess what, it may be
jarring at first, but its not that difficult to tone it out after
so yeah get over it.
and to be honest i dont like cross overs at all much, unless the
participants are in the same room, using the same camera, etc etc.
changing from one sound quality to another, and one picture quality to
another, sort of takes me out of the mood. overall it just makes it look
well.. did not exactly love review.. i personally see spoony doing best as a soloist in things like these.
Though i gotta say that its a good review, and i cant wait for the upcoming KOF review.
Maaaaaan, all I know about Australia is they got wicked kangaroos with boxing gloves roaming the wastelands like the Lord Humongus, the Ayatollah of Rock n’ Rolla.
Some of the early crossovers with Nostalgia Critic (Alone in the Dark anyone) were how I got introduced to a lot of the reviewers I now love. Specifically Spoony and Linkara – and latter Cinema Snob and Lupa – all now reviewers I enjoy despite sometimes different styles and all introduced to me from crossovers. That’s what crossovers are good for.
That being said, not everyone is going to enjoy every crossover and shouldn’t be expected to be. And being entertainers, that means it comes with being able to receive criticism. The review was decent and the interaction between FB and Spoony entertaining. But the review really didn’t do anything to sell me on FB or give me a deep desire to go watch his other videos. I really didn’t enjoy FB portion for the meat of the review and his speaking
style of drawinggggggg the last letter out was pretty
irritating. I’m sure some people enjoy Filmbrain or can ignore the
speech style – great! Some people don’t like Spoony’s rants. Life as we know it will continue. But I won’t go into mourning if we don’t have another crossover with FB.
Positive point to crossovers:
They introduce you to people you wouldn’t watch otherwise.
Negative point to crossovers:
Boy that was annoyiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
“Hey, I didn’t know John Cena was in this movie.” Hehehehe. When WAS the last time Cena sold an injury?
In any case, great review. The dynamic between Spoony and Film brain was different, but it wasn’t bad or awkward. It was a fun, solid review, although I still don’t think I’ll be seeing this adaptation of Tekken any time soon – the fight scenes look good but if I have to endure another movie with this kind of generic kid-becoming-hero plot I swear I will stick my brain in hydrochloric acid (they even did the parents-then-mentor-dying thing, and the mentor-giving-kid-special-equipment thing!).
That said, as soon as I read “Spoony and Filmbrain” I had two reactions:1) Yay! Crossover between Spoony and filmbrain!
1) Oh god, Crossover between Spoony and Filmbrain… Noah, let me introduce you to your fanbase. It has a split personality, tends to hate anything that has anyone other than you and your brother in it, and has been known to troll and insult heavily in a manner that angry teenagers would be flattered to emulate.
There are a lot, and probably the majority of us, who love your work, thinks the crossovers are great or at least don’t mind them – even if we prefer reviews with just you in it – and will critique your reviews based on the quality of its substance, which is generally very high and is always improving. Even if they are more heavily critical, there are some among your fanbase who do constructive critique and honestly express their opinions if they don’t like certain vids of yours, and that’s fine too. However, there is the small vocal minority that swing in the completely opposite, more abusive direction. Hence, my following assessment: YOUR FANBASE IS FUCKING PSYCHOTIC! You have my sympathies and regrets that a few jerkasses make the rest of us look bad. I wait with anticipation for the time when antipsychotics are developed for an internet fanbase.
I love his work, i like the crossovers and i don`t like nitpicking over styles very much when it basically comes to amateurs that do an awesome job.
But you have to realise that the majority of comments (myself included) against FB have a valid point. If you seriously did not hear what was wrong with FB:s delivery then i am amazed and you should be happy for not having to endure the torture that was unveiled on the rest of us(most of us anyway)
No, no, I agree with you. FB still needs to improve his delivery and whatnot. I’m completely fine with criticism like that, because if no one ever mentions it then he might never realise there’s anything wrong with it and there’ll never be any improvement. Like I said, even if someone doesn’t like a particular work and they’re honest and constructive about it, I’m fine with that too. I’m definitely not saying that every comment on a review should be glowing praise while skipping over any problems. What I hate is the assholes who are just being rude, insulting and basically trolling. I don’t need to remind anyone of why Scarlette never appeared on this site when she was Noah’s girlfriend. I do believe the majority of the fanbase are rational people, but it is this vocal minority who fuck over everything for the rest of us. They’re the reason why Spoony’s fanbase gets such a bad rep and why tgwtg contributors tend to shy away from collaborating with Noah when the work is going to be posted on his site.
Thats not fir Cena sells his butt hurt on Twitter all the time.
“Excuse me, sir! But, you seem to have two squirles fighting on your forehead! Should we be conserned!?” yes again!
Oh my God that was one of the funnist reviews ya’ll’ve ever done! I’ll admit too this does look like an ok fighting film and like one I’d like just for that. I will check it out at some point! I just would’ve like to see some more characters from the games in the movie like King, and that guy with the 3 foot flattop hairdue! I forget his name!
King of Fighters? That one sound famular!?
I am a huge fan of crossovers. Crossovers are how I’ve been introduced to all the reviewers, both new and old, that I now love (including Spoony). With that being said, I simply could not stand FB’s amateurish, and unfortunately down right annoying delivery. I couldn’t concentrate on anything else. I found that I had already watched half of the review but couldn’t remember a single plot point, scene, or even character that was discussed. I just sat in dread…waiting for every last word of FB’s lines to be saaaaaiiiiddddddddd.
I hope FB sees some of these comments…well, the nicer ones anyway. There’s constructive criticism guys, and then there’s just being mean. I think FB has some potential as a reviewer, however I know that he will have to change that strange delivery of his before I, and a lot of other people, will give him a chance.
On a completely different note… I hear Spoony may be single now? Cause I happen to be single as well… ;)
Kazuya would look more like he did in the games if he had demon horns.
This movie has more plotholes than… I don’t know. Too many of them.
Fuck this movie!! I hate it, that fucking anime was better at portraying something that even remotely look like Tekken than this stupid movie.
Can I pick “noneof the above?” The Tekken anime is ugly, stupid, and doesn’t get the story right. The Tekken live action is a little better looking and actually has the costumes, but it tries to merge the Tekken timeline into one film, while givng it this “Tekken rules the near future” storyline.
If you’re going to do a Tekken movie, it can at least be trilogy. Either Paul or Kazuya can lead the first movie, then maybe you have Jun and Lei be the focus of the second movie, then finally you have Jin representing the new generation.
Both these movies have the familiar fragrance of poop on them, and I hope someone tries again, and tries harder.
Yes, I know the CG movie is out there.
I am more for the “don’t make videogame movied becuase they suck”. Video games don’t make good movies.
The Tekken games were great, but are aged today. And I mentioned in the comments to the Anime Tekken review that I want the old fighters from the 90s to finally be retired. It’s time for a new generation, the age of Tekken, Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat is over.
No. The way the film industry goes about adapting video game movies suck. Making a fighting game movie in live action should not be difficult, especially now when you can render fantastic fight moves with CGI, and there are enough good fight choreographers to go around.
What happens is that directors and writers who don’t seem to give a damn are thrown onto these adaptations.
I don’t usually comment on videos, but FilmBrain was awful in every way shape or form, there as nothing about the character that I liked, it seemed completely mismatched with British cynicism and goofy and quite honestly agonizing stresses on the end of every sentence. Then with the terrible audio quality from Film Brain with an amateur microphone so audible you can tell who was just speaking by the crappy microphone quality.
FilmBrain sucks at this point in time, people need to realise that trying to be an online personality who reviews things weekly you need to be pretty damn interesting as it’s over saturated enough as it is-and at least put some effort into it. I’m sad that it wasn’t only Spoony who reviewed this, I’m British, so if I am agonizingly bad at an online persona and I shit a script out then artificially lengtehn the end of every sentence can I get a crossover with Spoony?
And this is why there should be no crossover with Spoony. His fans hates everyone who’s not Spoony.
That`s not true.
ugh. thats not true. they just need to be funny and not have traits that make them unbearable to listen to.
Yeah. I like Spoony but I love his crossovers with Brad Jones (CinemaSnob). It depends on who it is. =)
Yeah it’s pretty creepy isn’t it?
Gosh.. I was actually looking forward to this one, but then it was another damn crossover.
Who the fuck is Film Brain? I’m sure there’s a reason I haven’t heard of him and watching this video explains why.
I completely agree with Luke’s comment below and will add that Spoony has always been and always will be best as a solo-act.
love your comment Nico, I agree WE WANT SPOONS AND ONLY SPOONS and miles
“When you’re making Uwe Boll’s direction look good, you’ve seriously fucked up!”
That is fucking glorious.
I really enjoyed every other Spoony’s crossovers and this one was… interesting.
Since I don’t want to be repetitive, and I definetly don’t want to bash Film Brain for no reason, I will just say that I think he should try to speak more naturally, like having a conversation with someone; the style he is trying just doens’t suit his voice. I couldn’t really understand everything he said but he had his good moments.
Overall, it was not bad.
Great review guys.
Awesome reviews of both Tekken the Motion Picture and Tekken (2010) but to complete the “holy trinity of suckage… I mean Tekken” you have to see for your own amusement “The Avenging Fist”. Yeah even Namco pulled out at the last minute of that one which left quite a mess. So I hope you’ll like it… Oh it’s a bad one alright. Nothing can compare it to the “masterpieces” you reviewed, it’s in its own league.
Well, keep up the good work, it’s always a pleasure to watch your videos.
Awesome reviews of both Tekken the Motion Picture and Tekken (2010) but to complete the “holy trinity of suckage… I mean Tekken” you have to see for your own amusement “The Avenging Fist”. Yeah even Namco pulled out at the last minute of that one which left quite a mess. So I hope you’ll like it… Oh it’s a bad one alright. Nothing can compare it to the “masterpieces” you reviewed, it’s in its own league.
Well, keep up the good work, it’s always a pleasure to watch your videos.
You guys couldn’t be any more wrong. I /love/ Spoony’s crossovers. I like seeing him interacting with other personalities and not being isolated. I /love/ them. To say “never do them because we hate it” is a gross generalization. No, I did not like this particular review. Film Brain just isn’t my cup of tea and he does need to work on his delivery. He’s not the end of the world and he’s certainly not the death of all that is good.
Say what you want, but be constructive about it. Help them get better, but don’t sit there and tell them what to do. If you hate Spoony’s crossovers to the point you demand nothing but him, you are ripping on his friends. And I guarantee he will pick his friends over some of the whining, entitled assholes I am seeing on this thread.
If you want Spoony and nothing but Spoony, then just watch the videos that have /just Spoony./ Leave the rest alone, don’t watch them and wait for the next. And if you continue to hate what Spoony puts out, then leave. /Please/ leave. You may think you coming here pays Spoony’s bills, but I doubt any of you are actually filling his traffic numbers enough to put up with your bullcrap.
You guys make me ashamed to even have to say these things. Spoony. Please keep doing what you are doing and make sure you keep loving it. I /promise/ the majority of us do not mind you collaborating. I love your work and the work of TGWTG.
I actually really like Film Brain, he’s one of my favourite reviewers on TGWTG but the thing I’ve found is that he’s generally disliked for the reasons I like him. His dead-pan tone and sarcastic wit are what I like. While everyone else is over the top, he’s often very reserved and I like that.
It’s true what people say, Americans don’t understand British humour, the tones and especially sarcastic intent behind things are often completely misread. I get the feeling this is why Film Brain is less popular, because the majority of TGWTG (and in turn Spoony) fans are American and it simply doesn’t sink in as well. As a Brit myself I find I relate to his humour more and I enjoy his reviews. I’m probably rate Film Brain above Nostalgia Critic, Cinema Snob and Angry Joe.
People have different tastes and I think it’s sickening the amount of bile and rank hero-worship Spoony fans throw out. Everything Spoony does is awesome, but not as awesome as pre-TGWTG Spoony which was the word of God himself, and every collab he does is shit because there’s someone who’s not Spoony in it…. this kind of thinking is ruining this site for me as a long time Spoony fan.
Spoony is my favourite reviewer, I like to see new stuff from him and I agree he had a lul-point when he was dating Scarlett probably because he had less frustration to fuel his reviews and more real issues to worry about like his health. Still, I think he’s got his groove back and is doing well but I worry for the future of Spoony because all this bile he reads must really lessen his desire to make more reviews. I mean honestly. Would you want to make reviews if you get constantly told you’re old stuff was miles better and every collab you do is complete and total shit.
Incorrect. I like and get British humour. And I am American. Just because FB is British doesn’t automatically mean that everyone who dislikes his delivery has something against an entire nation or are just not cultured enough to “get it.”
I get it just fine. It’s his delivery — the way he is forcing himself to speak — that is not resonating well. And if you look back, a lot of English folks are saying the same. It has nothing to do with nationality or his dialogue for me. My criticism is about his performance delivery.
That said, I encourage Spoony and his friends to continue working with each other. But not all combinations are going to be like chocolate and peanut butter. That doesn’t mean it sucks. It just means that some people bounce better off each other than others. And it’s really nice to see Spoony branching out and not conforming strictly to what is popular. The spice of life is variety. Even if… you know… sometimes too much of the wrong spice is used.
Oh no, don’t get me wrong. I’m not claiming American’s can’t appreciate British humour, just that in general, they tend not to. It’s not a statement against USA, it’s just a statement of fact. British humour is more deadpan and sarcastic. Americans tend to completely miss the point of shows like Black Adder, Red Dwarf and Fawlty Towers, where as Brits tend to find shows like Friends, Two & A Half Men and Will & Grace to be contrived. Different cultural tastes happen, it’s not a bad thing, it’s just something that happens. It’s this very fact that makes USA insist on remaking UK comedies. Sanford & Son for example is a remake of Steptoe & Son from UK. For some reason however, the deadpan undertones are removed and instead they made the main characters black just so they could throw in some racial commentary. In USA Sanford & Son is a classic comedy, in UK it’s a shameless knockoff that spits on the original… that’s just how people are.
To get back to the video at hand though, I don’t see an issue with Film Brains delivery. I know people comment about him drawing out the last word of a sentence, but that’s just his accent… maybe I’m just more used to it so it doesn’t bother me too much. It could be much worse, at least he’s not from South Wales, worst accent ever.
Him drawing out the words is NOT AN ACCENT! It is a style that he is employing, immitating Broadcasters. He’s not deadpan at all. He’s extremely over the top and exaggerated. That’s the problem. Spoony seems so much more natural and laid back. It doesn’t feel like a script with Spoony. But everything is SO DAMN FORCED with Film Brain.
You couldn’t be more wrong here.
I love The Office (the original), Extras, Monty Python, Harry Potter, State of Play, ok I’m gonna stop now. You get the point. I get British humor. I love British humor.
Film Brain is just bad.
What’s wrong with complaining if we found the review to be subpar? I don’t understand the mentality that we should put on kid gloves and just let them down gently.
Do Spoony and Co. put on kid gloves when they review god awful movies??? Do professional critics put on kid gloves when reviewing terrible flicks? The answer is NO, and neither should we!
The truth is, Film Brain was massively annoying and he is not up to par with Spoony. He made this review a chore for me and others, rather than good entertainment. Watching Spoony shouldn’t feel like work. And if I was disappointed, I’m going to say so! And I’m going to use the same no holds barred style that they use!
The Linkara crossover? Very good. When Spoony guests on Nostalgia Critic? Very good. This? Not good at all.
Regarding the odd scene where Heihachi is shot/explodes: it’s a ham-handed ripoff of the Tekken 5 arcade game teaser video. The “Heihachi Mishima… is dead” line gives it away.
I liked this crossover and judging by that poster I am guessing dead or alive is next, oh boy get ready for a cheesefest because that is this movie in a nutshell at least to me but it is still a bad movie here is a sample christie instead of being a coldhearted but really hot assassin chick is instead a jewel thief, and helena well they thought that being a french opera singer who is seeking revenge against her mothers killer was a stupid back story and instead she is a rollerskating valley girl sounding tournament runner/participant.
this english guy says every single sentence with the exact same mindnumbingly annoying cadence
Why does Film Brain( or “Brit-man”) extend the majority of his wooorrrds?
I prefer the animated movie =P
For some reason this TEKKEN movie reminded me of another movie called, “ARENA.”
Thank you Ive been trying to remember the name of that movie for ages
Thank you Ive been trying to remember the name of that movie for a-oh wait, someone already beat me to it, heh.
But seriously, I saw that movie as a kid, but could not remember the name of it for the life of me. So for many years, whenever it’s memory resurfaces, I keep thinking to myself “dammit, what WAS that movie called?”. And now I’m rather disappointed with myself for forgetting the simple name “Arena”.
Well, at least I’ll never forget it again. “Just think of the name of the first Elder Scrolls game” is all I need to know now.
Holy crap. Film brain must be miserable after reading these comments. :(
I like the guy but not his vids so much. I don’t know why.
Hopefully his stupid ass will jump off a cliff then.
and after that we must kill everybody who we dislike? with FIRE?
I really tried to watch this review. Over the few last days I tried to break it up into small intervals, but I can’t do it. Film Brain makes this unwatchable. His dialogue, voice and delivery of the lines are horrendous and extremely irritating.
I watch and enjoy all your videos, but this is the first one that I can’t finish. I understand doing crossover commentaries are a great way to change things up and give exposure to other commentators and friends, but this time it failed massively.
Just start singing every time he talks – worked for me and you don’t miss much
And I thought Tool’s fanbase was bad.
::insert comment here about how Film Brain is annoying::
You all can stop whining anytime now because I’m sure Film Brain nor Spoony cares. Film Brain has an accent, it can’t be helped. Neither can his “Southern drawl” (that’s what I’m going to call it because I don’t know what else to call it). Sure, he can work on it in the future if he really wanted to, but for now the video is up. There’s nothing you can do to change it. What’s done is done. …NAH!
Now, my actual comment: I actually kind of enjoyed this movie. My reason for liking it is a bit shallow (Jon Foo’s face), but whatever. In essence it really isn’t a great movie. Good fight scenes, but the rest is kind of awful. It reminded me of Ninja Assassin in some ways. Spoony and Mat, you guys work great together. I enjoyed the crossover! I liked that you two had opposing views.
And you can stfu right now! It`s not up to you to tell everyone to “stop whining” We have the right to complain without you trying to be an asshole about it.
Who cares about his accent, he’s just a fucking idiot in general. Who are you anyways? His butt buddy?
That ending had me laughing too hard. The Japanese *are* weird, heh heh. And I’m very happy to see the return of The Monarch’s Eyebrows! And of course, the countless pro wrestling references are always a welcome enjoyment to me.
And I didn’t mind Film Brain at all. Some people here are such babies. In fact, I rather liked the Pop Tart moment. I could almost hear “you slobbish American” after “that sounds…tasty”
Filmbrain is just adorable :3
You didn’t mention that Gary Daniels was in the best fighting game movie sequence ever, where he played Ken Masters vs Jackie Chan as E.Honda and Chun Li in City Hunter :) Gary Daniels was the reason why I was hopeful that this movie would be good pre-production.
Really? No one made the comment about Film Brain’s misguided reference of British pop-music? I thought Channel Awesome fans were more nitpick-y. Fine, then.
The Beatles formed in 1960, six whole years before The Monkees. By the time The Monkees came along in 1966 (as a “Beatles-like band,” according to their producers), The Beatles had already jumpstarted the British Invasion scene of pop-rock globally. Who influenced who, Film Brain?
As a movie review, it was awesome and entertaining. I don’t have a lot of other people here’s hangups with Film Brain (besides being of the opinion that he needs to stick to movie reviews and leave music analysis alone), as I see both sides in this argument.
Film Brain made a joke. You can certainly argue if it was a good joke, but believe me, he knows the Beatles came first.
Wow, the brittish guy sure became a hot topic. I think he was suprisingly good. to be fair I havnt seen him in anything besides the big TGWG collaborations in which he, and most others as well, are pretty unfunny. In this he wasnt half bad!
Now then, this may be the first review by spoony that Ive watched where I have an solid in dept understanding of the source material. With that said, I cant believe spoony thought this movie was OK. noone is in character, not even half of the characters from the game are present and everyone is basically brawling instead of using trademark skills.
Not to mention that there isnt nearly enough fighting in this flick. Even those of us who has followed the tekken franchise for over a decade dont give two shits about Jin and his diverse issues. What we and everyone else wanted to see, from start to finish, was fighting. Well known classic chars doin what they do best. This movie gave me NOTHING but dissapointment. Not one thing about it was enjoyable. Well, except for “christies” pants.
Ok… I may be the only person in the world to think this… but is it just me or does the map of the world divided up by the Iron Fist companies look a LOT like the world map of the companies from Aeon Trinity?
When I first saw the trailer of this movie, I was hoping it to be a b-movie. Only this could make me enjoy this film. However, I still haven’t whatched it yet
What is Spoony doing in a Film Brain Review? OMG Spoony doesn’t extend the end of his words either, he just speaks normally. And he’s not British? wtf is up with that? I’m sorry…I just can’t watch this.
Ima go cool down and watch some more Film Brain now. Lord have mercy on us all.
Good review though.
It is not an accent – shit brain thinks itz awsum too doo daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat. But it’s not. It’s annoyiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing as hell.
And I don’t get the argument “don’t like it, don’t watch it” – that’s why I watch Spoony and not Film Brain – I don’t want him here, but he showed up in TSE – why? I guess everybody watches Spoony for guys like FB.
Also, in every review he looks like the movie raped him or killed his dog. In this especially. And it’s not a horrible movie. It’s just ok.
Someone kill Jizz Stain. He sounds annoying: is he speaking with a dick perpetually stuck in is mouth? Moreover, his dialogue is worse than the content of video game forum posts written by teens.
You mean like yours?
This review got me to check out all of Bad Movie Beatdown and I loved it. You all should stop being insufferable dicks and accept that different =/= bad.
Though Film Brain did kind of ruin Equilibrium for me :P
Well, Equilibrium ruined Equilibrium for me.
I am super guilty of focusing on anything but the main point of a vcast/podcast, but this thread has decidedly been less about Tekken and more about Film Brain.
Sadly yes. Mainly because of the worddragging at the end of each sentence, it`s a common reflex that when you notice an annoying detail in speechpatterns you tend to focus on that instead of the topic at hand.
I wonder what Spoony is going to say about all of this controversy.
Probably going to say “Haters gonna hate” or something like that. Come on, people, only Hitler should have this amount of hate generated about him.
I post a wall of text regarding how I find Film Brain’s Voice to be extremely annoying.
I reply by posting a wall of text regarding how I hate the above poster’s taste, call him prejudiced, defend Film Brain, and/or create yet ANOTHER wall of text personally attacking any and all posters who find Film Brain’s voice to be extremely annoying.
I reply to the reply by stating that the replyer is stupid and wrong, then create MORE walls of text. I also call that person a noob.
I call the person a noob back and write another wall of text.
At the end of a big argument, there is enough walls of text to create the Empire State Building. PROFIT!
Im pretty sure thats the point he’s trying to make.
I meant that his comments on the comments are redundant.
wish spoony wud stop doing videos with tgwtg an shit. come on this film brain is a tool whos not funny an apparently hes not even British? like really wtf
yea had to stop watching the video after 10 mins in because of the film brain and i thought he sounded extremely annoying
First, Spoony stopping doing videos with TGWTG? Oh yeah, burn the bridges of friendship that has actually produced funny videos. Second, your opinion of Film Brain is your own, and does not match up with mine, but to call him a tool, you must have only seen him in Kickassia & Suburban Knights, and ignored his other works. Third, not even British? Then I guess you’re not even on the internet. Matthew Buck lives in England and has a distinctly British Accent.
Well he was actually good in Kickassia and Suburban Knights, so I dunno where this idea that he was only a tool in those and not his review and not the other way around is coming from.
Spoony are you going to make a video about operation rainfall?
Am I the only one who likes Film Brain?
You are one of few atleast
I like him too. :D
I can’t help but to notice how Iron Fist is not fighting in the….well Iron Fist tournement. Just saying, this movie would be a lot better with The Immortal Iron Fist.
Sorry, really didn’t like Film Brain, he ruined the experience for me. Extending his words at the end was the most annoying thing, it made me cringe. Just my two cents, if you’re going to pretend you’re British and do an accent, then don’t slur the end of your words at the end. I had to turn an otherwise good review off. Just my humble opinion on the subject, long live the Spoony one!
He’s actually british. No joke here.
Every time Film “Brain” does that over-blown nod during his so called puch-lines where he shakes his shaggy greasy hair, I am overwhelmed by the urge to nail his head to the back of his chair(while wearing rubber gloves of course)! How anyone who frequents TGWTD.com can actually have the nerve to claim they enjoy watching him fumble through reviews and fail at every single attempt at being funny is LITERALLY physically, and mentally painful to consider. It would be one thing if he could actuality construct legitimate, and valid criticisms as a reviewer like Linkara(since Film Tool is obviously no comedian) but he can’t even fucking do that! Movie reviews in elementary school newspaper written by third graders look like work by Roger Ebert in comparison to him! The worst part is he atrociousness is infecting causing his team-ups to be depressing to the fans of the other reviewers involved. I really hope the rumpos of him not being Britrish
Spoony I understand these crossovers are sort of a part of being involved with TGWTG, but if you and Doug can make him look mildly passable NO ONE CAN! Please stop screwing yourselves by “collaborating” with him, you’ve worked hard to earn fans. Neither you or we deserve to deal with his schill!
Wow..hateful bigot much?
Does Film “Brain” have brain damage or somethiiiing? It sounds like he’s trying to be condescending to the movie, but he doesn’t know what condescension should sound like because he lives in a glass hoooouse. Sounds like he doesn’t get a lot of opportunities to actually condescend to anythiiiing.
Not to mention his audio is poor quality, and his video isn’t great either.
Jesus, this guy doesn’t even add anything. I hate him. He’s so awful.
I’m surprised neither of you guys noticed that Jin ends up with that big diagonal scar on his chest that has always been Kazuya’s third biggest distinguishing mark in the Tekken games (following his hairdoo and his devil).
Yeah right Bryan Fury would never lose to a little bitch like Jin. And why was Kazuya a pussy who had to fight with weapons?
Am I the only one who sees that the cover of the box Spoony has is a rip off of the Shoot ‘Em Up cover
Something else occurs to me.
Kazuya here has more in common with Lee Chaolan (Heihachi’s neglected, adopted son) than he does Kazuya. Feigns loyalty at first, tries for betrayals, is a smug bastard… This is hilarious!
I think you meant to say Heihachi somewhere in there.
I did. I said Heihachi when I mentionned whose neglected, adopted son Lee Chaolan is.
But yeah, take away the goatee and slicked back hair, and give him bishie sparkly silver hair, and this Kazuya basically becomes Lee Chaolan.
Oh, never mind. I’ve got it now.
Remember when I said that making a review should take about five days.
Well, the gap between this review and the previous animated Tekken review is exactly five days. So I don’t what to hear ANYONE defending Spoony when he takes three weeks to make his next review.
I understand needing a extra week beforehand to play the game and capture footage and commentary notes for it, especially a longer game like FFX-2. But please get that out of the way before you start making your reviews. Once you make the first of the reviews, fans will expect the rest of them to come out pretty quick.
As intelligent as Film Brain is, he doesn’t really have good sense of humor or timing. His accent REALLY get in the way of his joke delivery. Film Brain, Phelous, and Oancitizen would all be more interesting if they learned how to tell a joke.
In fact, the Cinema Snob makes OanCitizen’s existence feel repetitive. Despite Oan’s character being a bit more fleshed out, Snob’s acting is just more entertaining, and his anger feels real. Oan just seems frustrated, not furious, like he is giving the bullshit that he watches the best of chances.
However, by the time someone says “Newborn porn” in your movie, you no longer have a chance.
I ramble a bit, don’t I?
I will give him an excuse, but only if it’s for a long video game. Cutting up scenes for a movie is easier than for a 30-something hour game.
Yes, how dare this person who is providing me with FREE entertainment not comply to MY schedule. And how dare he have a life outside of providing me with my entertainment, like by going to paid appearances where he gets to hang out with fans and friends. My god, the nerve on this guy. Also, I’ll talk about Phelous despite him having nothing to do with this video.
If you want a review to come out once every five days with perfect delivery and comedic timing, then great. Do it. No one’s stopping you. This is the internet, not like you need a producer or something.
And no, I’m not saying you can’t complain about things you dislike about someone else’s work, but the whole “must meet my schedule” and, more importantly, the “don’t go to events that don’t directly involve me” makes you sound like a whiny ass.
Well said TJ Mc!
Spoony is not really getting paid by us to spend every minute of his days providing us with entertainment. He does it because he wants to share his opinions and if he decides to just stop posting videos at any time, it would be his choice. He has the right to take a break whenever he wants.
Btw, the shirt “I heard that, Curtis” made me smile. I want one.
Ever considered that spoony goes to these conventions mostly just because he thinks its fun and he likes going to conventions? Documenting these events is just a bonus he has the liberty of doing. Neither does he owe his fans or anyone anything, and can put up a review every three weeks, or every five months, if he wants to. It’s his site, it’s his show. That’s essentially the liberty all internet reviewers and personalities have.
Granted, some people might stop coming here permanently because of all this, but I guess most people will still tune in every once in a while to see if something cool has come up. At the end of the day spoony still does whatever he feels like doing, else he probably wouldn’t do anything at all.
I don’t want to be a dick, but please don’t do any more reviews with Film Brain Spoony. I, as well as just about all of your fans, get very excited when you post a new review or video and just about always, they are fantastic. But this one fell flat because of Film Brain’s extremely annoying delivery and strange voice, which was very disappointing.
I agree with most of the other commentors that his presence really seemed to weigh you down and destroy this review.
I really hate to jump on the bandwagon with this one, but I just don’t like Film Brain’s review work. He can be funny in other settings; he was really good in Kickassia and Knights of Suburbia, but I don’t like his delivery in reviews, and frankly, Spoony, your delivery styles don’t mesh well. And I’ve seen you do really good work with other reviewers (Linkara, Doug, Brad, Sage, etc.), so it’s really just a chemistry thing here. I found him more distracting than funny in this review.
That said, I really don’t know what to make of this one. I mean, as a martial arts flick, it’s actually competent. The plot is really, REALLY stupid, but it’s no worse than most beat-em-ups, and it’s certainly much better than the plot for either of the live-action Street Fighters. I know it’s a huge betrayal of the story of the games, and frankly, I think it would have been better-served by sticking close to that than attempting to do this really generic, post-apocalypse setting. The story felt like it was trying way too hard to be The Running Man, and not succeeding. Still, as you said, the characters are recognizable (I was surprised to see that the female characters actually resembled their in-game counterparts, rather than bundles of brittle twigs in leathery skin), the fights are good and the production values are rather high. I think I’ll have to give this one a try when my lady (who is actually a big Tekken fan) and I have a bad movie night. So, thanks, Spoony. This was actually not nearly as painful as I thought it would be.
Looking forward to the next one!
OK spoony, I’ve been requenting your site or quite some time now, after having found one of your D&D 4th edition reviews on youtube and simply having a blast watching all your old work. I get a kick out of almost all the videos you post these days… but this… I had to stop watching the video after the 8 minute mark or so, because good god Film Brain has such a horrrrrrible deliverrrry. I honestly could not stand that little british bastard any further, and as such, had to skip the rest of what I was hoping to be a good review and just move onto your conan review (’cause you and miles actually make for a damn good reviewing duo)
I haven’t actually watched anything by Film Brain before, but if this is his usual schtick I’m not sold. It’s a bit of a shame really, with all the hate aimed at him in these comments it’ll likely be put down to the trolling/flaming this site is supposedly known for among his friends and I cringe at every one remembering Spoony’s previous reaction to the abuse directed at people he’s collaborated with before. All I can really say is, if you’re reading this Spoony, this isn’t just trolls at work. Film Brain was dire in this review. Sorry to be part of the bile brigade.
I know the only reason you do these stupid fucking crossovers is so you can make money and that’s fine, I respect that. This shit can get annoying and you deserved to be compensated. That said you shouldn’t be a whore to the nostalgia critic where you have to help push unfunny assholes like this guy. Man it really sucks to watch your earlier videos and how great and simplistic they were and now you got lame shit like plot lines in a review, cameos and ugh….Dr. Insano infecting your reviews. Why can’t we go back to the basic stuff with the occasional shout out to your peers? This is too much.
Oh yes, the boatload of cash everyone gets on here from doing crossovers. Huh? Why would having someone like FilmBrain on = $$$? It certainly isn’t translating into Film Brain fans, because the majority of us have given him crap. Please, outline it for me, because I have a feeling that you just threw that out there without any proof behind it.
I think the reason people say shit like that is because they feel wrong bitching at a guy who’s essentially having fun with his friend. They have to put in some kind of -evil- motivation to justify how they feel. Even though crossovers bug me, I don’t think they’re all money scams, I think they’re usually just people showing you their bros.
I never once said they are money scams or evil. Stop projecting.
It is a pretty ridiculous statement considering the person who has the video logged on their blip is the one getting cash for the review. This is listed on FilmBrains blip, so he gets every cent for every view. Saying he’s whoring out to these guys for money is pretty inane considering that.
A lot of TGWTG people make enough money where they don’t need real jobs. This has passed becoming a hobby and is a livelihood now so of course they will do what they can to maximize profits.
Just gonna chime in here, the majority of TGWTG, and every other internet reviewer except the top dogs (Spoony, Critic, and maybe Joe) get enough money to forsake a mediocre job. They’ve said on countless videos that internet reviewing is just for fun, and the money isn’t nearly good enough to make a big profit. Just saying.
If I were you I’d pick myself up a set of manners and not be rude to the guys who have provided you with free entertainment. That doesn’t mean that you cannot criticise in a constructive manner… but there is no excuse for gobbing off in the way that you have done.
From my own perspective I happen to agree with many that FilmBrain’s input on this *particular* video is not so great (elongating the last word at the end of each sentence/section was more than a bit silly). The over-all review was good though.
As for the review plots/charcaters etc… They are fine: tolerable at worst, very good at best.
Oh shut the hell up you pretentious twit. That is such a copout and retarded logical reasoning of just because something is free we can’t criticize it. What are you like a child or something?
For the record, if you actually read what I wrote instead of coming up with a fanatical fantasy in your head like the other two idiots who replied in this thread, I respect Spoony’s right to get paid for his work and 100% support it. I just wish he found other means to do it rather than his alliance with the Nostalgia Critic. Thanks to that his show has gotten unnecessarily watered down with plots lines, cameos by unfunny critics, and the worse by far Dr. Insano. I loved his early reviews to death when they were minimalistic in approach. Now he is being forced to have crappy reviewers in his reviews so he can blatantly prop up their popularity. Maybe it would work if they were side by side but the fact that they are clearly interconnecting Skype calls from each others rooms kinda takes me out of it, not to mention that the film twit is horribly unfunny. Ditch the stockhome syndrome my friends. It’s totally cool to criticize those you support and ultimately creates a better experience for all.
I was not criticising your right to object (which you’d know if you’d read *my* post). I was criticising your seeming rudeness – which you’ve kindly backed up.
I’m sorry if you interpret directness as rudeness but that’s your own fault and not mine. I said my piece and I’m not going to sugar coat it. Like I said in another post, the best thing we can do to someone like spoony or any other internet show we watch is to voice our opinions so hopefully the show gets better thanks to those opinions.
Being direct is saying “This was a bad review I hated it” calling someone an Ass hole is rude. Saying “I think these crossovers are a waste of time” is direct calling them “stupid fucking crossovers” is rude.
Its basically the difference between saying “I don’t like you” and “you are a cock-end”
I just don’t get this at all? I can completely understand why you don’t like Film Brain or cross overs in general but you sound like you just caught your wife banging someone else.
Spoony and other reviewers one day put on their camera and made a video hoping for people to watch it as time goes on they get more ambitious or just want to try something different because they’ve exhausted their current format get over it. Its like people who hate Brad Jones because he no longer has crappy sound and shit lighting.
Again I’m sorry if you misread my directness as rudeness but that’s your deal. You’re shocked at my words only because 99% of the comments here are people blindly pushing each other out of the way to have the privilege of licking Spoonys taint. I’m not doing that here and you guys are getting bent out of shape for it. Spoony has lots of talent and is hilarious and we need to let him know when he fucks up. You guys can continue with your passive aggressive approach whatever but that won’t get you far in life.
Im not “shocked” in the slightest, Im older then 15 so bad language isn’t something new to me.
I’ve already pointed out you are being rude you know you’re being rude its not a misreading thing you are intentionally putting insults into your criticism so don’t act like your just “saying it as you see it” all your insults are superfluous to the problems you’re pointing out.
As I said I understand your problem with Film Brain and Im not really a fan of his either and plenty of people have said similar without taking it as personal as you have.
Who’s taking it personal? I’m just voicing my opinion and you’re annoyed that I’m not felicitating Spoony. Get over it.
Yes that is exactly what I said well done. Im not annoyed about your opinion I agreed Film Brain wasn’t very good in this video, I have also pointed out flaws in Spoony’s wrestling knowledge in his Vlogs on Wrestle Wrestle so I don’t think he can do no wrong. Read my replies I never once said you shouldn’t criticise I just said your added insults made it sound like you feel personally slighted by a video you didn’t like.
This is the last time i’m addressing this but it’s your own damn fault for mistaking bluntness for insults in my opening post.
You are right I’ve learnt my lesson
“unfunny assholes” ≠ being insulting.
I’ll keep a record of that so I don’t forget :)
I think you need to acquire a life outside of this site TBH. Get over it, it’s a crossover, it’s free entertainment and most of all, Spoony can do whatever the hell he feels like doing, he doesn’t owe you shit.
You’re saying i need a life yet also replying here. Sorry my friend that is textbook pot calling kettle black.
And your response was a textbook example (that’s right, it’s “textbook example”, not just “textbook” you twit) of a copout, which you accused another member of using above. So you’re a hypocrite and a troll. Congrats.
Congrats on replying about something that happened 5 months ago. On top of that you pulled the grammar Nazi card of all things! Your parents must be proud!
“I just wish he found other means to do it rather than his alliance with
the Nostalgia Critic. Thanks to that his show has gotten unnecessarily
watered down with plots lines, cameos by unfunny critics, and the worse
by far Dr. Insano.”
I have a question. How do you know that his placement on TGWTG is what caused any of these outside of cameos by “unfunny critics”? How do you know that the Nostalgia Critic is forcing Spoony to do any of those things? Maybe Spoony *likes* the storylines? Maybe Spoony *likes* Dr. Insano. And maybe, just maybe, he actually *likes* doing cameos with “unfunny critics”.
Has that ever occurred to you?
He also mentions “Dr. Insano.” which has always been a thing on Spoony’s show. Is that guy trolling? As long as I have been watching videos on TGWTG, Spoony’s shown up on other shows. Maybe they’ve gotten closer, and this dude’s mad that the shows on the site actually hang out for real.
WOW. Really? I just read this whole comment stack. The entire thing. YOU sir, are an idiot. You clearly don’t understand what the word blunt means. This, yeah this thing ^ right here, that is called being blunt. If I said “you’re a god damn fucking idiot” would be rude. You sir, are rude. Yes, I agree, Film Brain is not good. Also, I like how you have two little guys following you around making you seem important. I don’t know if that’s coincidental or your doing, but it’s still obnoxious. Finally, to end with a quote: “He who says the most is the most in the wrong.” CONGRATULATIONS!!! That’s you.
PS, I don’t care what you say in response to this reply. You’re clearly as educated as an elementary school student and let me tell you, THAT makes your opinion worthwhile.
Lol u mad?
>he who says the most is wrong
Your post is longer.
Also, why is this guy trolling? I share his opinion and I am certainly not trolling.
I have to commend your trolling.
Brain’s British accent was a bit too much but he was okay. There is point i agree with ShinDanHibiki: his early FF8 reviews are funnier than the ones with dr. Insano
Guys, you have the right to criticize Brian but please stop insult him. Stick to facts, please
Enjoyed the review, FilmBrains delivery is a not for my tastes, neither are most of the NC guys. But still, I enjoyed it. Thanks Spoony and FilmBrain.
OMFG, this is sooooo bad. The only thing worth watching is probably the chick who plays Christie. HOLY SHIT, she’s hot. Great review guys, loving this.
Uggh the audio for the Brit is horrible, there should be standards for putting crap on the internetz. Invest in some audio gear dude not some built-in mic on your cam. Terrible, just terrible.
Hoss, Spoony spent like five grand on his setup. Not everyone’s got that kind of money to burn all at once. Suck it up.
I think you blew film brain’s brain at the end. Now I need a gun to erase that image from my poor mind.
By the way I do agree that sometimes crossovers aren’t as funny as the solo vids, but they keep getting better as you guys build up a relationship. This crossover woked well filmbrain and spoony didn’t just repeat eachother but each kept his own style and played thier point of view off the other. I’ve liked filmbrain from the start and I’ll admit it was a rough start but the guy has come along way and I hope he sticks around. Linkara, spoony, and filmbrain are my favorite guys on TGWTG right now.
I don’t understand all the Film Brain hate. I feel like the way that he said most of his lines was odd (he almost sounded like he was reading a news report, if that makes sense), but he wasn’t that bad.
Can I just say that the fact that Spoony’s shirt says ‘I HEARD THAT CURTIS!’ makes me laugh? I never got tired of that joke.
Tekken will always reign supreme. shame they made such a crap film. Especially when it contained the best. JIN KAZAMA
I rather enjoyed the review, though I’ve watched enough of Film Brains work that I’m used to the way he talks.
I don’t mind Film Brain so much, but he’s definitely not up to par with The Spoony One, which I think is why he seems so bad in this. On his own he’s just kind of….okay. Not great, but can be entertaining when he really tries. But paired up with a guy like Spoony, who could review dog turds on the sidewalk and somehow make it hilarious, Film Brain comes off like an amateur. Whoever pushed for this crossover didn’t do Film Brain any favors by highlighting his weaknesses this way.
wow that film brain guy is annoying as shit. I can deal with Sage cause he’s funny. This guy not even that don’t do audio/video reviews if i have to endure that voice also put some work into your face at least. Them nostril flares dem eyebrows the long hair on a recessive foreheads without complete coverage. 10/10 for spoon
I really can’t stand FilmBrain in this revieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew.
The way he talks gets really annoyiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing.
What’s up with that shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit?
Oy vey. There’s about a thousand people on this board alone who have done that lame-ass joke already, and it wasn’t funny the first time. It won’t come back if you keep doing it.
I’m serious, you have officially become more annoying than FilmBrain ever was, because he’s just one guy, and there are a thousand of you, and you all brought the same juvenile remark to the party, each of you acting like you were the first to say it. It’s like a school bus of kids giggling over the word “penis,” attending a convention of Ray Romano impersonators, or having Frank Welker voicing Galvatron. Pathetic.
You guys complaining on Film Brain seriously have to get outside the “great” USA more often. I feel sad for you perfect people who can’t even stand someone not talking just like you. :P
(I’m from Sweden, and our accent would probably kill you all)
It’s not even his accent; Sad Pnda does the fucking end theme to this podcast after all. I can’t even understand half of Sad Panda’s song! It’s Film Brain’s delivery that bugs us, and to boil it down to “We’re American, we’re pompous and therefore we’re too busy thinking our shit doesn’t stink to admire other cultures” is bullshit.
I’m from finland and I think Film Brain blows. There’s nothing funny about him. He’s just irritating.
I WANT MORE DR INSANO!!!
I’ll put aside any other issue I may have with Filmbrain and boil it down to the one pervasive thing that bugged me in this review. Every other sentence ends in a descending tone. Go ahead, go back and listen to it. “BLAH BLAH BLAH BLHAaaaaah, YAK YAK YAK YAaaak.” It seems like such a small thing to complain about, but every other damn sentence? Hell, I don’t even remember whether or not he actually contributed anything to the review because I was distracted by how freaking obnoxious that trend was. Well, at least Filmbrain got a little bit of the limelight, hanging with the big dogs. He only has himself to blame for bungling it.
I noticed that as well. Actually, that was my only problem with him, but it bothered me to know end. I have nothing against FilmBrain, he’s a good guy, and it’s not his accent either, that doesn’t bother me, it’s that descending tone that lasts for so long. The thing is, I can see what he’s trying to do, in fact, almost every reviewer talks that way, it’s just he drags it out much longer to a point of annoyance.
But Film, don’t let it bother you (Not that it would, I’m just a commenter).
Firstly, thank you so very much to Spoony and Film Brain for doing this reveiw. I’ve been waiting for this cross-over for a long time, and boy did it deliver! It was funny, concise it made a lot of interesting and valid points, and was just utterly entertaining.
As for the whole Film Brain issue… I love ‘Bad Movie Beat Down’, I watch it all the time. It took a while to get used to FB’s delivery and style, but I think as time has gone on he’s seriously gotten better and has come on leaps and bounds. His input into the review really gives it a much more rounded and full bodied feel, instead of Spoony just ranting about it as he is prone to do some times.
However, that being said, I really enjoyed it, And if you guys ever felt like doing another cross-over you sure wouldn’t here me complain.
lol, are you a troll?
lol, j/k, but it’s kinda sad that the ONE and only calm person could only be the only calm person IN ORDER TO BE A TROLL, huh? I mean, I’m not saying you are, I’m just laughing at how that’s a plausible “conspiracy theory” (if you will) because the majority opinion is SO negative about it. lol!
Do you normally have difficulty constructing mildly coherent sentences in English? Because I’ve read your comment five times and I still don’t have a clue as to what the fuck you’re talking about.
He’s talking about the ironic fact that so many people are being total douche-monkeys to Film Brain, (who’s completely adorable) that the one positive comment could be seen as a way of starting shit. it’s laughably true and we should all mock the internet scorn, MOCK IT I SAY!!! Muahahahahaha!
I only checked out these comments after watching the DOA review, where I learned that there was much hate for Film Brain in those comments. While I do agree Mat can be annoying with his tone of voice and repetitive body language, and the fact that he doesn’t act out his review as well as Spoony can (it’s obvious it’s scripted, while Spoony is VERY natural), I keep watching his videos anyway because he makes a lot of good observations, and you slowly get attached to his persona.
I really don’t think FilmBrain deserves hate like that, and Spoony doesn’t deserve to be called a sell-out for including him, or any other internet personality, in his videos. These guys are obviously good friends and enjoyed putting this review together. They work off each other very well and it shows even more in the introduction of the DOA review.
If it’s obvious it’s scripted, then there was no reason to point that out then, was there? ;)
The sell out comment (one idiot made that comment) is hilarious. Some people think TGWTG is where internet millionaires are born.
I think that being side-by-side with Spoony made Film Brain’s quirks even more noticeable than when he’s on his own show. I am about to make a reference to American Idol: don’t judge me too harshly. I did, in fact, watch the first season of American Idol. IN that season, Simon would comment about people’s “affect,” trying to warble like Mariah Carey or Christina Aguilera. film Brain has an affect that people can find annoying.
I watch Film Brain’s show, BTW. I enjoy it.
IDK…I’m not even sure if I like all but a few Spoony crossovers AT ALL, simply because his style of reviewing just seems just be LIGHT YEARS ahead of everyone else’s, you know? Except w/maybe Linkara, since he seems to fit in with Spoony’s reviews REALLY well (like, I’m not really a big fan of Linkara’s stuff on his own), the Cinema Snob since HE’s also really good, as are also are his movies (PARANOIA WAS FUCKING AWESOME), and perhaps maybe the Nostalgia Chick, since she actually literally got her COLLEGE DEGREE in film critique…say, now *THAT*’D be an interesting crossover, Spoony w/the nostalgia chick? or Spoony and the Cinema Snob (and not just AS the Cinema Snob, tho that was GENIUS of Spoony, lol)?? OR SPOONY AND 80′S DAN?!?! (Sorry, I just LOVE that bit in “80′s Dan Christmas” where they do that crossover with the Snob and he flips out when his “fuck” gets bleeped. That shit was fucking GENIUS!! ROFL!)
A degree in film critique doesn’t impress me at all. What impresses me is a person’s ability to entertain. I think N Chick does it well, of course N Critic does, and a few others that I watch.
Film Brain doesn’t fail as someone who can talk in front of a camera, but I think it’s his persona is what was lacking in this crossover; laying it on a bit too thick.
I don’t really watch Filmbrain, but I don’t hate this cross-over. If anything I like seeing more than one person riff on something, even if it can feel scripted. For the most part, I don’t mind Filmbrain’s quirks (God knows I have plenty of my own, Tourettes be damned), and really, the only thing about his speech that’s off to me is how he draws out the final words in each of his sentences.
Still, I liked this review, even if there is a small clash in style and personality between the two. I wholly enjoy cross-overs, and it’s something I whole-heartedly advocate!
Maybe the arena works the same way as the holodeck in star trek.
why is everyone freaking out??? Just enjoy the damn vid! I personally really enjoyed this, And watching the cross overs are just as great, you can see how everyone is so close and enjoying hanging out with each other. Great vid Spoony and Film Brain!
I these guys can ram movies up the ass, then I don’t think they mind some criticism as well.
At least in Star Wars and Spider-man the deaths of the families made character development since, here it just is blatant character killing. Oh and Kain or whatever his name is just happens to remember fighting when he hasn’t practiced it for 10 years or so is so not a plot hole.
Listening to Filmbrain is a nightmare. What the fuck is wrong with him, does he have some kind of speaking disorder? Why does he stretch out the last words in a sentence?
He has a British accent, also he streches out the last words in his sentences for emphasis, and he dosn’t do it all the time.
hey! i’m british and i can confirm that the way he speaks is _weird_.
lol, this is fucking hilarious!
Americans: “God, Brits sound fucking RETARDED!”
Britons: “No, we don’t. This poor fuck is just disabled.”
If that is your idea of a British (Which is incorrect anyway as there are 4 countries in Britain, and NONE of them, especially the ENGLISH accent you’re referring to), then for the love of god you know nothing about English accents. That odd…elongation of the last vowel or whatever he does is just…wrong. I honestly think he’s disabled or something…because no one does that…Is he trying to be a shit Lloyd Grossman or something?
Honestly I think it’s because he’s trying to imitate Linkara to a degree who tended to do it when pointing out really stupid things. Didn’t work out so well for Film Brain since it’s both used excessively and it’s drawn out way too long
First we would have to know if FB follows Linkara at all. I’m not of the opinion that he got it there.
FilmBrain is an acquired taste, like anything European.
Ahahaha, roflmao. No.
I won’t lie…I’m English…and I think most of England would hate FilmBrain. Is he like…disabled or something…seriously?
i thought that this movie came out in 2011
FilmBrain really needs to stop ending his sentences with upward inflections. Annoying as fuck
i cant laugh at any of filmbrain´s jokes coz of the way he speaks; i really cant
So guess what G4 is going to premire as one of their “Movies that Don’t Suck” Give you one guess. I have to admit, if I didn’t know about the Tekken Movie, I might want to see it based on the G4 footage.
Also, this teaser trailer is better than the whole Tekken Movie
did anyone see smoke from mk in the crowd at 8:50?
no, but now that you said that, im going to watch it again to see. LOL! XD
how was having sex with both nina and anna incest? was he related to them?
While I liked the review and thought it described it pretty well, while showing some of the more betters parts, I felt like this should have been a review done solo and now in a duo. I found Film Brain to be quite annoying with his exaggerating of syllables on words at the end of his sentences. I found him, and Spoony too, to be rather dry in this one, but a decent and liked review nonetheless. I, personally, have only seen bits and pieces of this movie- mostly the fight scenes- and I’m rather glad someone did a review of this terrible representation of the Tekken series. Also, while Sppony said the anime was horrendous, I found it to be semi-enjoyable; moreso than the live-action movie.
I honestly could not watch this more, Damn that annoying twat
I gotta admit, I also wasn’t too fond of Filmbrain when I first saw him,
but he’s kinda grown on me. It’s partly the way he speaks, yes, but I
got past that quickly. It WAS quite distracting at first, but I got used to it. It took me a while to get into his sense of humor, too, but I feel like I
understand his review style a little better now. There’s still a lot of
hit-or-miss, and a lot of his more regional jokes still go over my head,
but hey that’s just another joke for me to learn. :D
I don’t think he gets a very fair rap, really… I’m not gonna say I
find him NEARLY as entertaining as many of his colleagues, Spoony
included, naturally ^_^
But objectively, I don’t think it’s my place to say his review style is
inferior, because it isn’t. But subjectively I find him
more entertaining than, say, Welshy and Mike J, mainly because he’s
just more expressive than they are – Filmbrain doesn’t seem to have as
much of the… I guess dryness is the best term for it… as they do. I think in that perspective his speaking manner works to his advantage. His voice has a lot of variety in it and doesn’t come across as DRONING like theirs do to me.
is it just me, or does Bryan Fury look like an idiot? must be the hair.
4:37 OMFG!!! What the hell is that on the TV monitor. That alone proves that anime should NEVER be made live-action.
Tekken was a video game first, anime second. and believe me if you have seen spoony’s review of the anime, this is a lot better, if not by much.
You know what would make this movie better? A FLYING PANDA!!!!!!
2:41 I can’t help but think that Eyderdex got the short end of the stick with Africa. Enjoy your tropical diseases and already-existing political and tribal unrest.
They should have had Gon’s Tekken 3 ending as the film’s ending. It would have been apropos of absolutely nothing, but it would have still been awesome.
The main thing I hated about this movie is that Christie didn’t even use Capoeira like she’s meant to. The only thing I hated about this review is Film Brain’s habit of adding 2-3 extra syllables to the end of every other sentence.
Dear Film Brain, the Monkees were influenced by the Beatles, not the other way around. Thank you.
he was kidding. you know that right?
whether or not the Monkees influenced the beatles (snicker, love that part) the fact is this: This movie sucked. Not majorly, but just enough. I too would consider this a B-movie, that tries to be an A lister, but it’s not. It could be veiwed as a movie for those who are complete idiots and watch nascar and football. No, i believe thats incorrect because unlike Nascar and Football, this movie isn’t stupid. dull and plodding, i’ll give you that. but not stupid.I believe that Spoony gave a even review of this adaptation, and like I mentioned on the KOF review, this movie too should only be enjoyed with massive amounts of cheese.a few things that i would like to mention that were missed are as follows:
1) the costumes looked phenominal. NOT dead on accurate, i agree, BUT stunning none the less. You really could tell for the most part who was who. I bought this for 2.95 today and watched it twice in a row. I was still impressed that Anna and Nina looked like Anna and Nina, and that Christie looked like Christie. Love or hate the movie, you have to admit the characters were a tad more recognizable than the ladies of DOA.
2) the sex scenes were pointless. no tittes. All Innuendo, no real sex. and again not really needed for the story on a whole. we know who’s who, why they are there and we don’t need sex for that.
FINALLY: I would also like to mention that Tamlyn Tomita as Jun Kazama, even though Jun was misrepresented (drastically script/story/characterwise) did an excellent job. I also feel that considering Tamlyn isn’t really that well known to most current movie goers, she did performed to her usual standards of excellence that she developed in the Joy Luck Club and the Anders/Rockwell/Rodriguez/Tarantino anthology Four Rooms. While most people know her from Karate Kid II, I was pleased to know that she is still acting. And as I have stated before, she didn’t disappoint.
God I can’t watch this other cretin, it’s just painful.
I actually like Film Brain. His britishness is an excellent foil to Spoonys persona.
Film Brain has a really crappy sound quality.. i bet his microphone is ok but he’s in a funcking empty room! sound bounces you know and can easily be treated with random stuff against the wall. spoony sits in a room with a ton of sound absorbing stuff so he sounds a lot better.
“You can’t deny it. It’s in cursed Mishima blood. Like father, like son”
“Search your feelings, you know it to be true”
ug, i’m English, no one sounds like him…. he like ends everysentence by holding the last note for 2 seconds too long…really annoying.
I enjoy the combo of Spoony and FilmBrain just like I enjoy the combo of Spoony and Linkara.
You’re equating FilmBrain with Linkara? THAT I cannot stand for!
Yeah I have to agree with this. I’m a big fan of FilmBrain but he’s certainly no Linkara.
I honestly needed to pause the video around the three minute marker just so I could take a break from Film Brain’s… I don’t know, does he have a speech impediment that makes him drag out words at the end of sentences or does he think it’s funny? It’s bad enough dealing with his accent which honestly sounds like a special needs child pretending to be English.
The way I see it, this film is like Avatar. The plot is kinda generic and unoriginal, but it is incredibly fun to watch. I would would have to agree with Spoony on this.
I’d much rather watch Avatar.
‘The ratings are through the roof!’
Look at the screen, the bar chart rises from ‘ratings: medium’ to ‘ratings: high’
Hell of an interface there, guys
Hey! The Siege was good film. Or at least I liked it.
I love to know where I can find that ending to the Tekken game on Youtube. I best I can find is somone doing an English voiceover on the top of it.
Small point: the stormtrooper goons are wearing kendo masks with rubber hoods on them.
Good God this movie sucks.
Sweet, merciful fucking god, my ears are bleeding. Film Brains fake British accent is killing my will to live, make him stop. That accent is fucking horrible, I can barely watch the review because of him. Stop stretching out every god damn sentence you fucking twat and speak normal!
Um, he is British.
I’m British and I only know one person who speaks like that. He’s an annoying 8-year-old and everyone wishes he’d speak normally and stop pissing everyone off
I think Filmbrain wouldn’t mind being called an 8 year old, but he’d take offense in being called a fake. He’s not fake, he’s severely exaggerating his voice inflection.
I sent this to several of my British friends just to make sure it wasn’t real before I raged, just to make sure he wasn’t handicapped or something XD and they all had about the same reaction, insulted their way of speaking was being mocked in that way. So fine I’ll bite, hes not faking it, but him doing what hes doing is still making him ungodly annoying. Its not cute, its not clever, its torture on the ears and he needs to stop.
Listen to a BBC news report. He reminds me of that.
Why don’t you stop being a dick?
nah, its my opinion. don’t like it? eat me :)
Spoony, can you release a version of this review with Film Brain omitted? I’ve seen his other reviews and they were fine but here, it’s like he was trying to be as obnoxious as possible. Maybe that’s what he was going for but it still doesn’t make this any less painful to sit through. I’d rather watch Highlander 2 on repeat for 24 hours than watch this review once. That is how bad Film Brain is.
For any idiots out there defending him, British accents don’t involve stretching out the ends of your sentences. In fact, no accent works like that from any part of the world. That’s called a speech impediment, which he apparently only decided to showcase here in this review since as I stated, he doesn’t do that on his own material. I bet he’ll ruin every scene he’s in in Doug’s 4th year special too.
Why would he? You think Spoony shares the negative opinion of Filmbrain? He invited him on his show for a crossover! He had him on after that!
Iliked this movie it’s deffinatelly superior to anime versions. Of course everyone like to shit on movies that are not like they would like them to be. It’s easy to shit on movies but it’s hard to make them. Spoony if you dislike this movie why don’t you do one about tekken yourself ? Now that would be a disaster in cinematography :)
Film brain, really?
I knew there was a reason I didn’t watch this review earlier…
I’m gonna try to find anouther Film Brain-less review…
God this is AWFUL. It’s not the accent, it’s how he seems to try way too hard and god-forbid, the way he drags out the end of every SINGLE FRIGGING SENTENCE.
I’ve been a fan of Film Brain’s for awhile but he’s starting to get on my nerves. For the most part I’ve enjoyed listening to his opinions but it just seems like he just goes out of his way to give the movie a negative review no matter what. He doesn’t make jokes, he just slams the movie. And it just seems like he goes out of his way to be as obnoxious as possible.
And I don’t think the guys talentless. He can very entertaining when he wants to be. But if he keeps it up like this, I may stop watching him all together.
Why be negative for the sake of being negative?
Did you do a review of The Avenging Fist. I hear that it is an adaptation of Tekken.
Film Brain is annoying. He’s obnoxiously over the top while speaking and tries IMMENSELY hard to be hilarious. Not to mention the fact that he holds the end of every ssseeeeeeennnnntttteeeeennnnccccccceeeeee.
Trust me, as a viewer, IT IS ANNOYING. If you want a British fellow to help with reviews call the guy from Shitcase Cinema on Youtube. HE isn’t annoying and doesn’t hold the end of his sentences as long as he cccaaaaaaaaaannnnnn.
Drawing out his sentences is definitely the thing that most annoys me about Film Brain. i’m not sure if it’s a British thing or if it’s just a personal idiosyncracy.
film brain looks like the guy out the inbetweeners :L lol
Everyone, save your strength. Apparently, a new Tekken flick is going to go into production, and it’s a prequel! Apparently, we need to know how the Tekken Tournament was founded!?
ohh why a prequel dammit…. but that’ll be interesting if done properly..
Weirdest ending in a video game EVER!
Fuck all y’all. Film Brain is rad.
Everyone that complained about Film Brain just needs to fuck off and die. What do you trolls think will happen if you actually manage to drive off his TGWTG friends? he’ll be so pissed off with you assholes he will probably just close the site. Its already nearly happened when all of you so called ”fans” insulted Scarlet the first and only time she ever appeared. You will NEVER achieve your desired outcome of returning Spoony to his pre-TGWTG days. Put Up, Shut Up or Get The Fuck Out.
No, you fuck off and die. How ’bout that? You didn’t just come upon this podcast a day after it happened. This was months ago!
Film Brain is still around whether people like it or not. I don’t think he’s been scared off, and he was a good sport about the bile spewed at him.
I don’t know who Scarlet was, and I don’t know what people said to her, but that is the evil of putting yourself on the internet. You have to be prepared for people to be honest, even to the point where they’re being overly mean. I don’t agree with a lot of it, but it is what it is.
WOW. So many things to nitpick about your post and so little time.1) I never said he had been scared off. I said people were trying to scare him off. 2) Why do you think ”fans” troll every time Spoony posts a video with someone else? because most of them hate his relationship with TGWTG. Fact. 3)Oh you don’t know who Scarlet was? I have been following Spoony since his Youtube days. how long exactly have you been watching this site? not long by the looks of it. 4)Its not a podcast. Its a review. Learn English. 5) People weren’t being overly harsh with Film Brain or Scarlet – they are trolling. There is a difference. learn It. 5)I saw this REVIEW upon release. I’ve only just decided to post. 6)The hate wasn’t ”months ago” because people are still posting the same crap. 7) Until you can post me a decent response don’t bother me again.
I didn’t say he’s been scared off, either. I know he hasn’t been scared off.
OK, it’s not a podcast, It’s a vlog, whatever. I listen to a lot of podcasts, so I wrongly lumped it in. You called it a review, which doesn’t specify it enough, so I guess we both need to brush up on our language.
Rather than just fill me in on Scarlet, you boast about how you discovered something I had no knowledge of at the time. Good for you?
No, people were being OVERLY HARSH with Film Brain. I don’t know about Scarlet. Is there much difference between trolling and being harsh? I guess what you’re saying is that these people are just trying to get a rise out of Film Brain? Some, yes. Others, I think they mean what they said. A bit exaggerated, but their real feelings.
The hate was months ago. That’s when it started. Yes, it’s still continued.
That was not only a decent response, it was SUPERB!!
Is that Bobcat Goldwaith from Hot to Trot?
I have to give it to Film Brain. He is the most annoying wanker ever known to man kinddddddddddddd.
I wish Film Brain wasn’t in this.
I wish you were dead but we can’t have everything.
funny thing is….This is getting a prequel from the directer of Ong Bak
That’s who’s doing it? Doesn’t mean it’ll be any better. Maybe it would have even better fights, but where’s Tony Jaa?
I feel that this “realistic approach” to Tekken wasn’t so bad in it’s premise (it feels like a take that Christopher Nolan would do on it) but it’s execution was terrible.As far as visuals and special effects go they certainly could’ve been much better.Thumbs up 4 Flimbrains pointing out the stock footage from “XxX” (the Vin Diesel movie).Overall it felt like some movie special made ofr a channel like SyFy.
Does anybody find it odd that this was uploaded to Bad Movie Beatdown, but it has the Spoony Experiment intro?
Dwight H. Little also directed Halloween 4 and Marked for Death, so yeah, he’s a mixed bag.
I kinda like Film Brain.
All I know about Film Brain is that his accent sounds very fake. And if it isn’t, then I’m very confused.
And yes, I’m sure that’s the point. It just stands out as very bizarre to me.
Took me a year to believe Mike J’s accent was real, but I never questioned Matt’s.
Why Add FilmBrain, he’s such a freaking dishragg. So annoying
if you people complaining about film brain think you have no annoying traits then you are wrong. most people aren’t assholes enough to say anything and they don’t have a forum to anonymize their selves to do so….just my 2 cents yo dawg
I think we can all agree on one thing: as bad as this might be, it’s nothing compared to Spoony’s “Critical Marine” crossover.
I will never understand why so many people hate Film Brain. I find him delightful and competent, and I actually like the sound of his voice. Also, he is adorable :3
I’m not going to say I am a fan of Film Brain’s. I would’ve just preferred the movie with Spoony. But at least they tried to do something interesting.
I have to agree with the thing about the way Film Brain sounds like he’s reading a news report, really annoying. And also the stupid “Symbolism” and “USA” chants he does now and then. I mean, it’s like watching the Irate Gamer of movie reviews at times.
to be fair, they do better than half the other ones spoony does cross overs with.
hell, many of them cant balance sound properly.
Not to beat a dead horse, but the best thing about Spoony no longer being affiliated with TGWTG is we will rarely see crappy crossovers. “And not generic at aaaaaaall.” God, why does he end every sentence that way? I really didn’t want to hate this guy.
I miss the crossovers.
To be fair, most of Spoony’s crossover videos aren’t bad.
Best thing about Spoony no longer being affiliated with Channel Awesome is that the “Spoony Only” fans who won’t watch anyone else are no longer posting comments on anyone else’s videos. Even Spoony hates the Spoony-Onlys.
I think it’s a bit unreasonable for Channel Awesome people to assume that we like everyone affiliated with them. I can’t help it if I’m disinterested in almost everyone on TGWTG. Now I can’t see Spoony review this movie unless I suffer through FB, which again, I really did not want to hate this guy.
Why. The. Hell does Filmbrain need to end all his words like thiiiiiiiiiiiiis? It gets incredibly annoyiiiiiiiiing. Does he really talk like thaaaaaat?
I saw this movie & its not that bad. Its nothing Shakespearean or even Oscar worthy, but its better than 1 particular movie.
*cough* Christmas with the Kranks *cough*
I made it two minutes and eighteen seconds into this review before basically trying to bite my own jugular. It’s not because of Spoony, not at all. Love Spoony, he’s hilarious.
Film Brain and his drawing out of words made me want to die a new kind of dying. I couldn’t make it past any more then 2:18 since that would just be self-torture and I’m not into that sort of thing. I mean I can’t put up with him to enjoy the Spoony one even. I’m sorry…I shall never know how this review ends.
Why does he talk like Chris Haaaaaansen. Say what you will about him as a reviewer but these guys don’t mix well. I’m Flim Brain is good at what he does which is why he’s on here and everyone in the comment section is… well in the comment section and not in the video with Spoony. But dude, take a seat right over theerrrrrrrre.
I love ya Spoony. People: Stop whining about Film Brain, he is great! I´ve seen nearly all his videos and his voice is absolutely splendid =)
So I need to seek out this movie because the lead actor is an utter cutie? Good to know!
Oh yeah there was internet reviewers I guess.