What You Should Be Watching: YouTube Edition: Movies With Mikey

Hello, everybody and welcome to another YouTube edition of “What You Should Be Watching”! Today I’ll be talking about this awesome thing called “Movies With Mikey”. It is not a channel, rather a set of videos on a channel called FilmJoy.

If you like movie reviews, “Movies With Mikey” is the perfect thing for you to check out. Mikey’s reviews are more than just a review, they’re like an analysis, they make you question things about the movie that you didn’t think of before, and ultimately make you have a deeper appreciation for the movie overall. The videos are intriguing, hilarious, insightful, sometimes even emotional. Mikey is a really awesome dude and super cool to follow on Twitter, even if you don’t watch his videos. You can check out all his videos here, and his Patreon here.

I haven’t seen all the videos, but if I’ve seen the movie the video is about, I’ve definitely seen the video because they are seriously awesome. Hope you enjoy, and as always, have a great day!

13 thoughts on “What You Should Be Watching: YouTube Edition: Movies With Mikey

  1. *muffled catawumpus* MwM insides jokes are fun! Seriously though, Movies with Mikey and some of the of shows on Filmjoy are truly great stuff. His review of John Wick alone is worth worth watch.

  2. Love Movies with Mikey! I strongly recommend his Black Panther and Wonder Woman videos to begin with, and his Legend of Korra videos are great as well

    Actually, they’re all pretty good, so just binge!

  3. Mikey’s got good goods. I’ve been watching him for years. Everyone would benefit from more Mikey in their lives. I agree with you, Athena, is what I’m saying.

  4. Nice rec, Athena. I’m another MwM fan. Also a fan of all compassionate & intelligent men, so it makes perfect sense to recommend one such man on the blog of another.

  5. Havent seen movies with mikey before. To me, the point of a critic is to find one that has tastes that fit yours so you have someone wh can recommend stuff you would like and have you avoid stuff you wouldnt like. His take on Force Awakens is pretty much the exact opposite of my take, so probably wont be watching him. He is pretty funny, but clearly we have different tastes.

    Ep4: every human is white? Storm Troopers cant hit the side of a barn.

    Ep5: Lando Calrissian is token black added, and may be related to black guy in Pork Chop Hill.

    Ep6: Han didnt die so Lucas could sell more toys. Ewoks??? Wtf is up with teddy bears fighting space nazis?

    Prequels: 20 minute drag race??? jarjar binks may be the worst character ever added to star wars universe. Young anakin is portrayed by piniochio, a wooden boy actor. Older anakin “romantic” dialogue is about flirtatious as a colonoscopy. I hate sand blah blah blah… Wtf is up with this midichlorians bs? Ruining my childhood!

    Force Awakens: General Hux portrays space nazis a bit on the nose. Who is this Snoke guy? Rey’s background certainly is a mystery they keep hitting us on the head about, must be important. Rey is working a days labor collecting scrap for a days worth of food, but she is a highly skilled space pilot?? Could she not make money driving for space uber? Parked ships as a space valet? No? Rey, with zero training, and with zero demonstration of ever doing anything like this before, force grabs a lightsaber? Out of Kylo Rens hand? Rey, with zero training defeats a highly experienced Kylo Ren in a light saber duel? Rey is a Mary Sue-

    SEXIST! ONLY A SEXIST WOULD CRITICIZE REY BECAUSE SHE IS THE FIRST FEMALE PROTAGONIST FOR A STAR WARS MOVIE AND YOUR SEXIST ASS DOESNT LIKE GIRLS! AND AFTER ALL THESE MOVIES, NOW IS WHEN YOU START COMPLAINING? IT CAN ONLY BE BECAUSE OF SEXISM!

    Whoa, whoa, whoa. Ewoks? Jar Jar ruined my childhood? Midichlorians?

    I have been pointing out issues with star wars from waaaaaaay back when. The only time you paid attention was when I criticized Rey.

    I AM WATCHING YOU, MR SEXIST!

    Last Jedi: So Anakin, in his lifetime, had his hand in the murder of millions of people. And Luke who never knew his father always held on to the idea that there was good in his father, that he could save his father. Luke is a never ending fountain of hope. Some may say he is a new hope. On the other hand, luke knew Ben Solo for Bens entire life, and when young Ben has a –thought– of the Dark Side, Luke pulls his lightsaber and is ready to murder him???? Wtf?

    Luke facing the emporer is super chill, throwing his light saber away to show how he wont kill his father, his father who has the blood of millions on his hands. Young, inexperienced, never been in combat before, never killed anyone ever Ben Solo has a thought about the Dark Side and Luke loses all chill, grabs his light saber, and is prepared to murder his own nephew???? For a thought????

    Last Jedi: wait. Not ONCE has anyone ever talked about FUEL for their ships. Of any import at least. And now, fuel is so scarce they only have enough to make one jump? And ships only have two speeds now? Agonizingly slow impulse power where two ships cant catch up to one another, and hyperspace? Even tiny little one-seat xwing fighters have hyperspace and enough fuel to travel between several systems. Why is this a problem all of a sudden?

    Last Jedi: why wont vice admiral Holdo tell anyone the plan? Even in the face of mutiny, she keeps it a secret? For “security” reasons? Doesnt make any sense. Worst admiral ever.

    SEXIST! ONLY A SEXIST WOULD CRITICIZE HOLDO! SHE IS THE BEST ADMIRAL EVER! BEYOND REPROACH! ABOVE ALL CRITICISM! NOTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT HOLDO CAN EVER BE SAID BY ANYONE BUT A SEXIST. AND ALSO, I NOTICE 5HE ONLY THING YOU EVER COMPLAIN ABOUT IS THE WOMEN IN STAR WARS.

    Jar jar was a girl?

    NEVER MIND THAT, SEXIST! I WAS BUSY PROVING HOW SEXIST YOU ARE.

    Fuel has gender?

    BECAUSE YOURE A SEXIST!

    Luke, who had thoughts about the dark side on Detobah, is ready to murder his nephew for thoughts about the dark side?

    SEEEEEEXXXXXXXXXXXIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSTTTTTTT!!!!!!!

    Fun times. Fun times…

  6. FilmJoy is doing another series where a bunch of them, including Mikey, watch a movie together and comment on it–the movies are often weird camp icons like “Xanadu” and “Flash Gordon” (they seem to love these). Great fun.

  7. My favorite thing about Mikey Neuman is that his even mentioning that there are things to like about The Last Jedi seems to set off incandescent rage in about a third of the fans of Star Wars, to the point that they refuse to even hear anything he has to say.

    That’s not true. My favorite thing about him is that his mission is to find good things to say about stuff. His channel’s recent Deep Dive series, with a handful of his friends, is brilliantly fun for that. They take an acknowledged flop of a movie and commit to saying good things about it. If you’re down, watch the Deep Dive on Xanadu and see if you can keep from ending it with a smile.

    He knows a lot about film and games, but doesn’t claim to be handing down ex cathedra truths. He just points out how things are put together well, where hidden gems may be found, and how some subtle elements might be missed.

    His horking off the entitled Last Jedi haters is just a bonus. Brings a smile to my face, and I don’t even like the movie.

  8. I adore Movies with Mikey! But did you knoooooow ;) that his Iron Giant review was the first of his videos I ever watched, and it made me cry.

    Once you’ve watched at least a couple of his episodes, you also need to watch his Movies with Mikey Live, recorded from PAX 2 -PAX South 2017:
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/118116511

  9. Mikeys “Iron Giant” review…. wow, did that get dark… but otherwise pretty good.

    Reminds me of Lindsay Ellis/Nostalgia Chick, but with… what is that… 1970’s graphics?

    Ellis does a sometimes drunk review of Guardians of the Galaxy that gives a good feel for her style.

  10. I bounced off Movies With Mikey the first few times I tried them because the humor didn’t really work for me, but people kept linking to him and I kept trying and now I’m in.

    His episode on the influence of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban convinced me to do a marathon rewatch Harry Potter movies tomorrow.

    Eight movies. Twenty hours (minus credits, obvs).

    Another great video-essays-about-film channel is Every Frame a Painting. https://www.youtube.com/user/everyframeapainting The two people who ran that channel aren’t making new videos, but they’re still amazing.

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