In the years since its foundation, YouTube has amassed 1 billion users, making it one of the most lucrative Internet companies in the world. With one third of the total Internet users watching videos online everyday, YouTube has revolutionized entertainment and capitalized on Internet traffic. Such success stories are those of Pewdiepie, the Swedish video game player that earns $4 million dollars a year, and Jenna Marbles, the blonde bombshell comedian. This new and exciting method of building an online empire while raking in cash has convinced many people to create their own YouTube channels. Because of this, commentating on YouTube is a new art form that, aside from music videos is one of the most popular video categories. Some channels are good, some channels are bad, and yet others are down right ugly and can consist of music, movies, or anything else that is a topic of interest. Today I will dig through the insufferable, and I will gift you the top five funniest, most entertaining movie critic channels on YouTube.
5. CinemaSins' Everything Wrong With...
"No movie is without sin," is the tag line this movie-related comedy YouTube channel boasts that was created by Jeremy Scott and Chris Atkinson in 2012. Their initial CinemaSins release was Everything Wrong With The Amazing Spider-Man in 2 Minutes Or Less and it garnered the duo 250,000 views during its first week partially due to a BuzzFeed post. Since then, the founders of CinemaSins have committed their lives to working full-time on their channel posting one video a week. What makes the Everything Wrong With... series so ludicrously fun is its implausible and sometimes cynical attempts at finding the sins with a movie's screenwriting, acting, plot, clichés, and other derivative premises. Over the course of the three years since its inception, Everything Wrong With... has evolved into lengthier sprawling video commentaries with an accompanying "sin counter" and "sin timer" while the narrator takes the viewer through the nonsensical absurdity of sucky movies. Viewers are guaranteed a good time watching the deconstruction of some of the biggest, mindless blockbusters such as The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
4. Fedora's Oh, the Horror!
Oh, the Horror! is a relatively obscure YouTube channel, not only because it's a hidden gem, but because it is devoted solely to horror movies, Creepypasta, and horror gaming. Every month Chris Witworth reviews terrible (and often terribly entertaining) horror movies ever made. All the while he is also battling an ancient demon that threatens to stop him from performing his duty of reviewing. I highly recommend this channel for the diehard horror hounds who love horror movies that are so bad, they're good. Uncontrollable laughs are guaranteed for anyone brave enough to witness Oh, the Horror!
YMS is run by Adam Johnson, a Canadian musician and video game personality, who gleefully disects major movie inconsistencies, plot holes, and script absurdities. What sets YMS apart from the rest of the channels in this list is that Adam is an aspiring filmmaker who not only critiques movies, but fixes their errors. He has a knack for funny, satirical commentary, but is also serious in his quest to disprove movies that have garnered undeserving praise. YMS is hilarious without trying and is certainly worth a look.
2. Screen Junkie's Honest Trailers
Honest Trailers began in 2012 with a parody trailer of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace that accompanied the film's unnecessary rerelease in 3D. Honest Trailers is a series of satirical trailers narrated by Jon Bailey that aim to uncover the ugly truth behind Hollywood's biggest clichéd movies. Trailers are immensly detrimental to a movie's marketing as they can mask horrible projects and disguise them as Oscar gold, but through their catalog, ranging from 50 Shades of Grey to X-Men: The Last Stand, Honest Trailers has debunked one calculated movie deception at a time. Screen Junkie's Honest Trailers is not only funny, it is incredibly influential too. While producing their parody trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the script writers found that they had hardly nothing to make fun of, to which the co-director of the movie, Joe Russo, replied that they had made the movie minding that it had to be "Honest Trailer-proof." It is apparent that Honest Trailers has caught Hollywood's attention and I am certain it will catch yours.
1. The Nostalgia Critic
The ultimate winner on this list is also the oldest having been founded in 2007 by creator, writer, editor, and performer Doug Walker AKA The Nostalgia Critic. His famous slogan, "I remember it so you don't have to" relates to his subject matter as he reviews movies from his childhood as well as those from the recent past. The popularity of this movie critique channel is rooted in his engaging personality, relatability, and amazing creativity. In the nine years since its foundation, The Nostalgia Critic has expanded to include The League of Super Critics and The Nostalgia Chick, allowing more diversity and involvement from the viewers as each channel considers reviews from subscribers' submissions. The concept of the show is a hybrid of comedy sketches and serious reviews that has been revived time and time again. Mr. Walker has faced copyright infringement claims that have driven him out of YouTube endlessly, but every time they have been disproved. Through his sardonic and shamelessly nerdy persona, The Nostalgia Critic has proved that his brand of hilarity is here to stay.