History WebVideo / ConfusedMatthew

23rd May '17 12:21:47 PM StFan
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** 2012-2016: [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse The Marvel Cinematic Universe]] was next, with Matthew quickly souring on the franchise after bad times watching ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/Thor'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', then being talked into seeing ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' by fans and not liking it. After realizing what Marvel Studios was trying to do, having a bunch of superhero franchises all take place in the same universe and occasionally crossing over and interacting, he spent much of the next few years railing against this strategy. With thousands of Marvel and MCU fans taking every opportunity to argue and dispute his claims, Matthew defined this era of his character by accusing Marvel Studios of making movies that made no effort to be good, only to introduce characters and put the pieces in place for the cinematic universe, as well as prioritizing fanservice over quality. In this case, however, Matthew slowly came around as Marvel began making movies he thought were excellent in Phases 2 and 3, as well as eventually building a universe that Matthew thought was interesting enough to justify all the time spent building it. Creator/WarnerBrothers mishandling of the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'' also made him look at the MCU differently, and as of 2017 he has acknowledged that the MCU is at least pretty good.

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** 2012-2016: [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse The Marvel Cinematic Universe]] was next, with Matthew quickly souring on the franchise after bad times watching ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/Thor'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', then being talked into seeing ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' by fans and not liking it. After realizing what Marvel Studios was trying to do, having a bunch of superhero franchises all take place in the same universe and occasionally crossing over and interacting, he spent much of the next few years railing against this strategy. With thousands of Marvel and MCU fans taking every opportunity to argue and dispute his claims, Matthew defined this era of his character by accusing Marvel Studios of making movies that made no effort to be good, only to introduce characters and put the pieces in place for the cinematic universe, as well as prioritizing fanservice over quality. In this case, however, Matthew slowly came around as Marvel began making movies he thought were excellent in Phases 2 and 3, as well as eventually building a universe that Matthew thought was interesting enough to justify all the time spent building it. Creator/WarnerBrothers mishandling of the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'' also made him look at the MCU differently, and as of 2017 he has acknowledged that the MCU is at least pretty good.



* DefrostingIceKing: After many years of railing against Marvel Studios, the MCU, and cinematic universes in general (so much so that it was arguably his biggest audience draw and main theme), finally came around to it in 2017, acknowledging the potential benefits of a cinematic universe, the appeal of the MCU, and even going as far as admitting that [[Film/TheAvengers The Avengers]] is an entertaining film after years of having mostly negative things to say about it.

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* DefrostingIceKing: After many years of railing against Marvel Studios, the MCU, and cinematic universes in general (so much so that it was arguably his biggest audience draw and main theme), finally came around to it in 2017, acknowledging the potential benefits of a cinematic universe, the appeal of the MCU, and even going as far as admitting that [[Film/TheAvengers The Avengers]] ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' is an entertaining film after years of having mostly negative things to say about it.



** Stan is a big fan of Marvel comics and enjoys most of the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], in particular movies Matthew doesn't like such as ''Film/{{Thor}}'', ''Film/TheAvengers'', and ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''. Matthew on the other hand, became a big fan of DC Comics, and has a deep affection for ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', two movies that Stan is largely critical of.

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** Stan is a big fan of Marvel comics and enjoys most of the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], in particular movies Matthew doesn't like such as ''Film/{{Thor}}'', ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'''', and ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''. Matthew on the other hand, became a big fan of DC Comics, and has a deep affection for ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', two movies that Stan is largely critical of.
16th May '17 4:39:17 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** 2008-2010: [[Film/TheLionKing The Lion King]] was the review that got his subscription count from less than a hundred to over a thousand in a matter of hours, with a large percentage of the feedback on the review being disagreement with his stance and flames from fans of the film. In Confused Matthew's early years, no review got more attention and sparked more intense debate than this one, and even though Matthew later said he doesn't truly hate the movie and even enjoys watching it to a degree, the review couldn't help but become his signature work. In 2015, he did a re-review of the film to try to address many of the controversies while being slightly kinder to the film in hindsight.
** 2010-2012: [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey]] sparked a similar flood of controversy towards Matthew, after he posted a review that basically accused the movie of being about nothing, having nothing happen in it, and not even qualifying as an actual movie due to lacking any story or characters. The 2001 fans fought hard to outdo the Lion King fans as all manner of hate and dispute was thrown Matthew's way, as his stance on this movie came to partially define this era of Confused Matthew.
** 2012-2016: [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse The Marvel Cinematic Universe]] was next, with Matthew quickly souring on the franchise after bad times watching ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/Thor'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', then being talked into seeing ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' by fans and not liking it. After realizing what Marvel Studios was trying to do, having a bunch of superhero franchises all take place in the same universe and occasionally crossing over and interacting, he spent much of the next few years railing against this strategy. With thousands of Marvel and MCU fans taking every opportunity to argue and dispute his claims, Matthew defined this era of his character by accusing Marvel Studios of making movies that made no effort to be good, only to introduce characters and put the pieces in place for the cinematic universe, as well as prioritizing fanservice over quality. In this case, however, Matthew slowly came around as Marvel began making movies he thought were excellent in Phases 2 and 3, as well as eventually building a universe that Matthew thought was interesting enough to justify all the time spent building it. Warner Brothers mishandling of the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'' also made him look at the MCU differently, and as of 2017 he has acknowledged that the MCU is at least pretty good.

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** 2008-2010: [[Film/TheLionKing The Lion King]] ''Disney/TheLionKing'' was the review that got his subscription count from less than a hundred to over a thousand in a matter of hours, with a large percentage of the feedback on the review being disagreement with his stance and flames from fans of the film. In Confused Matthew's early years, no review got more attention and sparked more intense debate than this one, and even though Matthew later said he doesn't truly hate the movie and even enjoys watching it to a degree, the review couldn't help but become his signature work. In 2015, he did a re-review of the film to try to address many of the controversies while being slightly kinder to the film in hindsight.
** 2010-2012: [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey]] ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' sparked a similar flood of controversy towards Matthew, after he posted a review that basically accused the movie of being about nothing, having nothing happen in it, and not even qualifying as an actual movie due to lacking any story or characters. The 2001 ''2001'' fans fought hard to outdo the Lion King ''Lion King'' fans as all manner of hate and dispute was thrown Matthew's way, as his stance on this movie came to partially define this era of Confused Matthew.
** 2012-2016: [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse The Marvel Cinematic Universe]] was next, with Matthew quickly souring on the franchise after bad times watching ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/Thor'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', then being talked into seeing ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' by fans and not liking it. After realizing what Marvel Studios was trying to do, having a bunch of superhero franchises all take place in the same universe and occasionally crossing over and interacting, he spent much of the next few years railing against this strategy. With thousands of Marvel and MCU fans taking every opportunity to argue and dispute his claims, Matthew defined this era of his character by accusing Marvel Studios of making movies that made no effort to be good, only to introduce characters and put the pieces in place for the cinematic universe, as well as prioritizing fanservice over quality. In this case, however, Matthew slowly came around as Marvel began making movies he thought were excellent in Phases 2 and 3, as well as eventually building a universe that Matthew thought was interesting enough to justify all the time spent building it. Warner Brothers Creator/WarnerBrothers mishandling of the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'' also made him look at the MCU differently, and as of 2017 he has acknowledged that the MCU is at least pretty good.



* AuthorAppeal: He has a strong interest in philosophy, being most annoyed by those films that claim to pose philosophical conundrums but he thinks don't (such as the Matrix sequels).

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* AuthorAppeal: He has a strong interest in philosophy, being most annoyed by those films that claim to pose philosophical conundrums but he thinks don't (such as the Matrix ''Matrix'' sequels).



* BreadEggsMilkSquick: In the ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' review, Matt says that he never watched the ''WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}}'' cartoon as a kid. Instead, he grew up mostly watching ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'', ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony''. He [[OpenMouthInsertFoot quickly corrects himself with the latter]] by saying ''[=TigerSharks=]''.

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* BreadEggsMilkSquick: In the ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' review, Matt says that he never watched the ''WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}}'' cartoon as a kid. Instead, he grew up mostly watching ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'', ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony''. He [[OpenMouthInsertFoot quickly corrects himself with the latter]] by saying ''[=TigerSharks=]''.



* CampGay: He accuses Mel Brooks of thinking the trope in and of itself is a good joke, rather than having the gay people actually doing something funny.

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* CampGay: He accuses Mel Brooks Creator/MelBrooks of thinking the trope in and of itself is a good joke, rather than having the gay people actually doing something funny.



** Used in ''Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End'' and others: "Aside from (), y'know what she does? Nothing. NOTHING! () all that crap, FOR NOTHING?"

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** Used in ''Pirates of the Caribbean: At ''At World's End'' and others: "Aside from (), y'know what she does? Nothing. NOTHING! () all that crap, FOR NOTHING?"



* FauxlosophicNarration: Matthew is a philosophy student and put his education to use picking apart the second and third Matrix movies to demonstrate that they fit this trope. Especially Neo's conversations with the Oracle and the Architect.

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* FauxlosophicNarration: Matthew is a philosophy student and put his education to use picking apart the second and third Matrix ''Matrix'' movies to demonstrate that they fit this trope. Especially Neo's conversations with the Oracle and the Architect.



** Stan is a big fan of Marvel comics and enjoys most of the [[MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], in particular movies Matthew doesn't like such as [[Thor Thor]], [[Film/TheAvengers The Avengers]], and [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Guardians of the Galaxy]]. Matthew on the other hand, became a big fan of DC Comics, and has a deep affection for [[Film/BatmanBegins Batman Begins]] and [[Film/TheDarkKnight The Dark Knight]], two movies that Stan is largely critical of.

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** Stan is a big fan of Marvel comics and enjoys most of the [[MarvelCinematicUniverse [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], in particular movies Matthew doesn't like such as [[Thor Thor]], [[Film/TheAvengers The Avengers]], ''Film/{{Thor}}'', ''Film/TheAvengers'', and [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Guardians of the Galaxy]]. ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''. Matthew on the other hand, became a big fan of DC Comics, and has a deep affection for [[Film/BatmanBegins Batman Begins]] ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and [[Film/TheDarkKnight The Dark Knight]], ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', two movies that Stan is largely critical of.



* SingleMindedTwins: Both Matthew and Stan consider [[Film/MoulinRogue Moulin Rouge]], [[Film/BladeRunner Blade Runner]], and [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan The Wrath of Khan]] to be among their favorite movies of all time.

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* SingleMindedTwins: Both Matthew and Stan consider [[Film/MoulinRogue Moulin Rouge]], [[Film/BladeRunner Blade Runner]], ''Film/MoulinRogue'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', and [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan The Wrath of Khan]] ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' to be among their favorite movies of all time.
11th May '17 10:43:36 AM the7joker7
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* ArchEnemy: He's had three over the years.

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* ArchEnemy: He's had three over the years.years, at least insofar as arch-enemy can be defined as works that a vast majority of people liked that Matthew didn't, with said vast majority taking umbrage with his negative reviews of the works and spending years debating with him over.
11th May '17 10:41:47 AM the7joker7
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** 2008-2010: [[Film/TheLionKing The Lion King]] was the review that got his subscription count from less than a hundred to over a thousand in a matter of hours, with a large percentage of the feedback on the review being disagreement with his stance and flames from fans of the film. In Confused Matthew's early years, no review got more attention and sparked more intense debate than this one, and even though Matthew later said he doesn't truly hate the movie and even enjoys watching it to a degree, couldn't help but become his signature work.

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** 2008-2010: [[Film/TheLionKing The Lion King]] was the review that got his subscription count from less than a hundred to over a thousand in a matter of hours, with a large percentage of the feedback on the review being disagreement with his stance and flames from fans of the film. In Confused Matthew's early years, no review got more attention and sparked more intense debate than this one, and even though Matthew later said he doesn't truly hate the movie and even enjoys watching it to a degree, the review couldn't help but become his signature work.work. In 2015, he did a re-review of the film to try to address many of the controversies while being slightly kinder to the film in hindsight.



** 2012-2016: [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse The Marvel Cinematic Universe]] was next, with Matthew quickly souring on the franchise after bad times watching ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/Thor'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', then being talked into seeing ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' by fans and not liking it. After realizing what Marvel Studios was trying to do, having a bunch of superheros have their own franchises all take place in the same universe and occasionally crossing over and interacting, he spent much of the next few years railing against this strategy. With thousands of Marvel and MCU fans taking every opportunity to argue and dispute his claims, Matthew defined this era of his character by accusing Marvel Studios of making movies that made no effort to be good, only to introduce characters and put the pieces in place for the cinematic universe, as well as prioritizing fanservice over quality. In this case, however, Matthew slowly came around as Marvel began making movies he thought were excellent in Phases 2 and 3, as well as eventually building a universe that Matthew thought was interesting enough to justify all the time spent building it. Warner Brothers mishandling of the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'' also made him look at the MCU differently, and as of 2017 he has acknowledged that the MCU is at least pretty good.

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** 2012-2016: [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse The Marvel Cinematic Universe]] was next, with Matthew quickly souring on the franchise after bad times watching ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/Thor'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', then being talked into seeing ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' by fans and not liking it. After realizing what Marvel Studios was trying to do, having a bunch of superheros have their own superhero franchises all take place in the same universe and occasionally crossing over and interacting, he spent much of the next few years railing against this strategy. With thousands of Marvel and MCU fans taking every opportunity to argue and dispute his claims, Matthew defined this era of his character by accusing Marvel Studios of making movies that made no effort to be good, only to introduce characters and put the pieces in place for the cinematic universe, as well as prioritizing fanservice over quality. In this case, however, Matthew slowly came around as Marvel began making movies he thought were excellent in Phases 2 and 3, as well as eventually building a universe that Matthew thought was interesting enough to justify all the time spent building it. Warner Brothers mishandling of the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'' also made him look at the MCU differently, and as of 2017 he has acknowledged that the MCU is at least pretty good.
11th May '17 10:39:01 AM the7joker7
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** 2012-2016: [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse The Marvel Cinematic Universe]] was next, with Matthew quickly souring on the franchise after bad times watching ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/Thor'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', then being talked into seeing ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' by fans and not liking it. After realizing what Marvel Studios was trying to do, having a bunch of superheros have their own franchises all take place in the same universe and occasionally crossing over and interacting, he spent much of the next few years railing against this strategy. With thousands of Marvel and MCU fans taking every opportunity to argue and dispute his claims, Matthew defined this era of his character by accusing Marvel Studios of making movies that made no effort to be good, only to introduce characters and put the pieces in place for the cinematic universe, as well as prioritizing fanservice over quality. In this case, however, Matthew slowly came around as Marvel began making movies he thought were excellent in Phases 2 and 3, as well as eventually building a universe that Matthew thought was interesting enough to justify all the time spent building it. Warner Brothers mishandling of the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'' also made look at the MCU differently, and as of 2017 has acknowledged that the MCU is at least pretty good.

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** 2012-2016: [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse The Marvel Cinematic Universe]] was next, with Matthew quickly souring on the franchise after bad times watching ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/Thor'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', then being talked into seeing ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' by fans and not liking it. After realizing what Marvel Studios was trying to do, having a bunch of superheros have their own franchises all take place in the same universe and occasionally crossing over and interacting, he spent much of the next few years railing against this strategy. With thousands of Marvel and MCU fans taking every opportunity to argue and dispute his claims, Matthew defined this era of his character by accusing Marvel Studios of making movies that made no effort to be good, only to introduce characters and put the pieces in place for the cinematic universe, as well as prioritizing fanservice over quality. In this case, however, Matthew slowly came around as Marvel began making movies he thought were excellent in Phases 2 and 3, as well as eventually building a universe that Matthew thought was interesting enough to justify all the time spent building it. Warner Brothers mishandling of the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'' also made him look at the MCU differently, and as of 2017 he has acknowledged that the MCU is at least pretty good.
11th May '17 10:29:26 AM the7joker7
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** 2010-2012: [[Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey]] sparked a similar flood of controversy towards Matthew, after he posted a review that basically accused the movie of being about nothing, having nothing happen in it, and not even qualifying as an actual movie due to lacking any story or characters. The 2001 fans fought hard to outdo the Lion King fans as all manner of hate and dispute was thrown Matthew's way, as his stance on this movie came to partially define this era of Confused Matthew.

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** 2010-2012: [[Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey]] sparked a similar flood of controversy towards Matthew, after he posted a review that basically accused the movie of being about nothing, having nothing happen in it, and not even qualifying as an actual movie due to lacking any story or characters. The 2001 fans fought hard to outdo the Lion King fans as all manner of hate and dispute was thrown Matthew's way, as his stance on this movie came to partially define this era of Confused Matthew.
11th May '17 10:28:56 AM the7joker7
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* ArchEnemy: He's had three over the years.
** 2008-2010: [[Film/TheLionKing The Lion King]] was the review that got his subscription count from less than a hundred to over a thousand in a matter of hours, with a large percentage of the feedback on the review being disagreement with his stance and flames from fans of the film. In Confused Matthew's early years, no review got more attention and sparked more intense debate than this one, and even though Matthew later said he doesn't truly hate the movie and even enjoys watching it to a degree, couldn't help but become his signature work.
** 2010-2012: [[Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey]] sparked a similar flood of controversy towards Matthew, after he posted a review that basically accused the movie of being about nothing, having nothing happen in it, and not even qualifying as an actual movie due to lacking any story or characters. The 2001 fans fought hard to outdo the Lion King fans as all manner of hate and dispute was thrown Matthew's way, as his stance on this movie came to partially define this era of Confused Matthew.
** 2012-2016: [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse The Marvel Cinematic Universe]] was next, with Matthew quickly souring on the franchise after bad times watching ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/Thor'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', then being talked into seeing ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' by fans and not liking it. After realizing what Marvel Studios was trying to do, having a bunch of superheros have their own franchises all take place in the same universe and occasionally crossing over and interacting, he spent much of the next few years railing against this strategy. With thousands of Marvel and MCU fans taking every opportunity to argue and dispute his claims, Matthew defined this era of his character by accusing Marvel Studios of making movies that made no effort to be good, only to introduce characters and put the pieces in place for the cinematic universe, as well as prioritizing fanservice over quality. In this case, however, Matthew slowly came around as Marvel began making movies he thought were excellent in Phases 2 and 3, as well as eventually building a universe that Matthew thought was interesting enough to justify all the time spent building it. Warner Brothers mishandling of the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'' also made look at the MCU differently, and as of 2017 has acknowledged that the MCU is at least pretty good.
11th May '17 10:06:38 AM the7joker7
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* CharacterExaggeration: Basically the problem he ran into a few years into his initial run doing the show. After running out of movies/shows he felt he had particularly interesting things to say about, he felt compelled to continue to produce material, and began putting more emphasis on the meaner character traits of Confused Matthew instead. His reviews became more and more mean-spirited, with his insults towards the works turning into insults towards the people who created the works, the critics who praised the works, and even his own audience that liked the works he critiqued. His extended break from Confused Matthew in 2016 allowed him to step back and see how much he didn't like what his character had become, leading to the 2017 reboot that is trying to curb the more insulting aspects of his reviews.
11th May '17 9:12:43 AM the7joker7
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* FakeOutOpening: In his review of ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', he opened by spending several minutes heavily criticizing the first Thor film, the MCU, and Marvel Studios in general...then after getting that out of his system, went on to say he liked The Dark World and gave a fairly positive review of it.


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** Matthew did not care for ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' at all, but absolutely loved ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2''.
6th May '17 3:05:47 PM the7joker7
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* DefrostingIceKing: After many years of railing against Marvel Studios, the MCU, and cinematic universes in general (so much so that it was arguably his biggest audience draw and main theme), finally came around to it in 2017, acknowledging the potential benefits of a cinematic universe, the appeal of the MCU, and even going as far as admitting that [[Film/TheAvengers The Avengers]] is an entertaining film after years of having mostly negative things to say about it.
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