It in all probability should not be a shock that almost all of YouTube-related motion pictures have been comedies. The primary movie underneath this area of interest subgenre was 2008’s “Ryan and Sean’s Not So Wonderful Journey,” starring YouTubers Ryan Higa and Sean Fujiyoshi. Lucas Cruikshank and his Fred Figglehorn character then launched three consecutive motion pictures from 2010 to 2012, as did the controversial Channel Superior community of creators. Shifting away from low-hanging-fruit comedies, 2012 additionally cursed us with the Web horror “Smiley,” which starred Shane Dawson and Toby Turner. Different distinguished examples are Logan Paul’s try at sci-fi referred to as “The Thinning” and Purple Letter Media’s crowdfunded ardour mission, “Area Cop.”
Surprisingly, nonetheless, there are few YouTuber motion pictures really directed by YouTubers themselves. The primary situations of this had been the aforementioned Channel Superior trilogy of trash, all directed by Doug Walker. Former Channel Superior affiliate Lewis Lovhaug, also referred to as Linkara, directed his “Atop The Fourth Wall: The Film” in 2014. That very same 12 months additionally noticed the arrival of Dawson’s notorious “Not Cool,” and 2017 introduced us “F The Promenade” by Benny and Rafi Wonderful from React Media.
Whether or not the YouTubers themselves had been behind the digicam or not, all of them appeared to share the same crucial reception. Virtually all of those motion pictures had been poorly obtained, kind of amounting to vainness initiatives that concentrate on how cool the YouTubers suppose they’re.