History WebVideo / ConfusedMatthew

12th Dec '17 10:51:57 PM the7joker7
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* GoldenAge: For the first several years of his run, Matthew was notorious for being extremely hard to please when it came to superhero films. Very few of them earned unabashed praise, with a few more getting a thumbs up and scattered others being considered passable. Most were downright disliked or despised, including many beloved, popular films. Things took a sharp turn starting in 2016, however, with Matthew offering very high praise towards ''Film/Deadpool'', ''Film/DoctorStrange'', ''Film/Logan'', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', and ''Film/WonderWoman'', while also approving of ''Film/SuicideSquad'', ''Film/SpidermanHomecoming'', and ''Film/ThorRagnarok''. The only major superhero films released from 2016-2017 that Matt DIDN'T like, it seems, were ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' and ''Film/JusticeLeague2017''.
12th Dec '17 10:21:39 PM mlsmithca
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* TheFaceless: Until recently, that cartoon face was all the visual reference we got on what Matthew looks like. Then Stan started posting live action videos and told us that despite them being identical twins, they still don't look the same (most notably, Stan highlights that he has put on weight). Finally, Matthew showed his face in a recent video but took it back down.
** More recently (January 2014), Matthew posted a live video of himself to his Facebook fan page, asking fans about their own opinions on ''Series/BreakingBad''.

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* TheFaceless: Until recently, that That cartoon face was once all the visual reference we got on what Matthew looks like. Then Stan started posting live action videos and told us that despite them being identical twins, they still don't look the same (most notably, Stan highlights that he has put on weight). Finally, Matthew showed his face in a recent video but took it back down.
** More recently (January 2014),
down. In January 2014, Matthew posted a live video of himself to his Facebook fan page, asking fans about their own opinions on ''Series/BreakingBad''.



** Most recently, planned to do a regular release of 'Trailer Re-Matt-Tions', where he would give his thoughts on a recent movie trailer that interested him and talk about what he liked and didn't like. After a few of these, he realized he didn't really like movie trailers and frequently had little to say about them, so he abandoned them in favor of working on full reviews.

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** Most recently, He planned to do a regular release of 'Trailer Re-Matt-Tions', where he would give his thoughts on a recent movie trailer that interested him and talk about what he liked and didn't like. After a few of these, he realized he didn't really like movie trailers and frequently had little to say about them, so he abandoned them in favor of working on full reviews.



** As recently as 2013, had so little interest in superheroes that he actually had to use google to look up what the difference was between Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Three years later, Matt became a bonafide fan of DC Comics, reading their comic books and watching their televisions shows regularly, obtaining a better-than-average grasp of the characters and stories, as well as an actual investment in the ''DCExtendedUniverse'' being good.

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** As recently as In 2013, he had so little interest in superheroes that he actually had to use google to look up what the difference was between Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Three years later, Matt became a bonafide fan of DC Comics, reading their comic books and watching their televisions shows regularly, obtaining a better-than-average grasp of the characters and stories, as well as an actual investment in the ''DCExtendedUniverse'' being good.



** Of course, his bashing of the MCU has given way for him having almost entirely positive things about recent MCU outings, as well as backtracking his criticisms of earlier MCU films (he's gone as far as saying he now only considers Iron Man 2 to be a truly bad film.)

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** Of course, his His bashing of the MCU has given way for him having almost entirely positive things about recent later MCU outings, as well as backtracking his criticisms of earlier MCU films (he's gone as far as saying he now only considers Iron ''Iron Man 2 2'' to be a truly bad film.)



** Has made this point repeatedly in some of his more recent reviews. For example, in his review of ''Film/MoulinRouge'', he pointed out that his problem with the easy romance in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' was not that he dislikes loves at first sight, but that (he feels) it didn't fit in or contribute to the story and he actually likes the trope too much to see it used incorrectly.

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** Has made this point repeatedly in some of his more recent reviews. For example, in his review of ''Film/MoulinRouge'', he pointed out that his problem with the easy romance in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' was not that he dislikes loves at first sight, but that (he feels) it didn't fit in or contribute to the story and he actually likes the trope too much to see it used incorrectly.
12th Dec '17 10:18:51 PM the7joker7
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* OrphanedSeries: Over the course of Confused Matthew, he's ditched quite a few planned projects due to time constraints and lack of interest.
** Most recently, planned to do a regular release of 'Trailer Re-Matt-Tions', where he would give his thoughts on a recent movie trailer that interested him and talk about what he liked and didn't like. After a few of these, he realized he didn't really like movie trailers and frequently had little to say about them, so he abandoned them in favor of working on full reviews.
** His old list of planned future reviews once included ''Film/FightClub'', ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', ''Film/ThePrestige'', ''Film/TheWrestler'' and ''Series/PrisonBreak'', but work on those reviews never started and will never be started, with Matthew admitting none of those works would be particularly interesting to review and that they were placed there just because he was running out of things to review.
** His last video before his temporary retirement from Confused Matthew was a short review of ''Film/InsideOut'', immediately crowning it as a masterpiece and saying he was likely going to hold off on his planned retirement to do a full review of the film after it came out on blu-ray. This review was never made, and is likely permanently canceled.
** On some occasions, YouTube has targeted Matthew for copyright violations (having clips of movies, and in some cases just still images, in his videos) and taken his work down. This has lead to Matthew altering his plans for some releases, as certain film studios seemed far more protective of their films than others, and making a review that would inevitably be taken down would be a waste of time.
12th Dec '17 10:03:34 PM the7joker7
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* BackhandedCompliment: Has paid a handful to the ''Franchise/Star Wars'' Prequel trilogy over the years.

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* BackhandedCompliment: Has paid a handful to the ''Franchise/Star Wars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' Prequel trilogy over the years.
12th Dec '17 10:03:10 PM the7joker7
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* BackhandedCompliment: Has paid a handful to the ''Franchise/Star Wars'' Prequel trilogy over the years.
** In his review of ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'', during discussion of the terrible and long Brethren Court scene at Shipwreck Cove, points out that at least the terrible Jedi Council scenes in the prequels were short.
** His initial impression of ''Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens'' based off of the first trailers were very negative. He thought the trailer made the movie look nothing like Star Wars, and acknowledged that at least the prequels felt like Star Wars (just with terrible writing).
** Despite finding ''Film/RogueOne'' to be a decent film and acknowledging that it was mostly fine, it actually caused him to say some fond things about the prequels, as the prequels managed to make him feel something (rage) and at least added (bad) things to Star Wars, while Rogue One made him feel nothing and added nothing.


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** Perfectly sums up his attitude on ''Film/RogueOne''. Matthew actually found himself so perfectly lukewarm on Rogue One, it prompted him to give the Star Wars Prequel trilogy some backhanded compliments. While the prequels at least made him feel something (anger) and at least added (bad) things to the universe, Rogue One made him feel nothing and added nothing to the universe.
12th Dec '17 9:51:52 PM the7joker7
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* EightPointEight: Matthew has said on various platforms (facebook, youtube, twitch) that he dislikes numerical rating systems for films, as they're arbitrary and it's far more interesting for him to discuss what made the film good or bad rather than just slapping a number on it. Nevertheless, he did eventually start utilizing a number rating system for many of the films he discussed, and some of his ratings were a point of contention from his viewers, as they often seemed disconnected from his actual review of the film. He encourages his viewers to mentally swap out any rating that he gives that they don't like with whichever number they want him to give it, since he finds the number to be so meaningless it may as well be anything.
** Matthew's review of ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' was basically completely positive, with him praising basically every aspect of the film he bothered to discuss. He finished the review by giving it a six out of ten score. His reasoning being that, while there wasn't really much in the film he thought was bad, there were many other films in the same genre, universe, and even starring the same main character, that were clearly better.
** Most fans of Matthew were shocked when he reported that, not only did he love ''Film/SuicideSquad'', but he gave it a nine out of ten score on facebook. Eventually walked back the level of his praise, admitting it was just an average film that he found enjoyable.
** Matt insists on using a rating scale where a five is average and a six is good. So, while his score of five for a movie like ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' or a six for ''Film/IronMan'' makes it sound as if he thought the movie was bad, he insists that he considers both films to be fine and that the score reflects that.
12th Dec '17 9:41:02 PM the7joker7
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** Much of the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' falls under this category for him. Matthew thought the Thor franchise made significant improvements with each release (from [[Film/{{Thor}} bad]] to [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld good]] to [[Film/ThorRagnarok great]]), thought ''Film/IronMan3'' was a clear step up on the merely good ''Film/IronMan'' and terrible ''Film/IronMan2'', praised ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' for being much better than it's predecessor ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', and even thought ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' improved on ''Film/{{TheAvengers|2012}}''.
** Matthew had long considered ''Film/BladeRunner'' to be one of the greatest films ever made, and thought a sequel would be entirely un-necessary. After seeing ''Film/BladeRunner2049'', Matthew immediately found it to also be one of the greatest films of all time and even said in a stream that it may very well be better than the first.

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** Much of the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' falls under this category for him. Matthew thought the Thor franchise made significant improvements with each release (from [[Film/{{Thor}} bad]] to [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld good]] to [[Film/ThorRagnarok great]]), thought ''Film/IronMan3'' was a clear step up on the merely good ''Film/IronMan'' and terrible ''Film/IronMan2'', praised ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' for being much better than it's predecessor ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', and even thought ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' improved on ''Film/{{TheAvengers|2012}}''.
''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''.
** Matthew had long considered ''Film/BladeRunner'' to be one of the greatest films ever made, and thought a sequel would be entirely un-necessary. After seeing ''Film/BladeRunner2049'', Matthew immediately found it to also be one of the greatest films of all time and even said in a twitch stream that it may very well be better than the first. first.
** Matt didn't care for the rebooted Star Trek franchise, finding both ''Film/StarTrek'' and ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' to be below average and forgettable. He did, however, find ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' to be a competent, respectable, enjoyable summer action film, giving it higher marks than the first two.
12th Dec '17 9:37:32 PM the7joker7
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* DevelopmentHell: Planned on doing a review of ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderman2'' immediately after watching it in the theater to explain why he thought the movie was decent, as a majority of viewers hated the film. After the film was released on blu-ray, the review was repeatedly pushed back and delayed, with him uploading other smaller reviews to fill the time while acknowledging and mocking himself for the extended delay the review people were really waiting for was stuck in.
12th Dec '17 9:32:22 PM the7joker7
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** Much of the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' falls under this category for him. Matthew thought the Thor franchise made significant improvements with each release (from [[Film/Thor bad]] to [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld good]] to [[Film/ThorRagnarok great]]), thought ''Film/IronMan3'' was a clear step up on the merely good ''Film/IronMan'' and terrible ''Film/IronMan2'', praised ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' for being much better than it's predecessor ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', and even thought ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' improved on ''Film/MarvelTheAvengers''.

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** Much of the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' falls under this category for him. Matthew thought the Thor franchise made significant improvements with each release (from [[Film/Thor [[Film/{{Thor}} bad]] to [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld good]] to [[Film/ThorRagnarok great]]), thought ''Film/IronMan3'' was a clear step up on the merely good ''Film/IronMan'' and terrible ''Film/IronMan2'', praised ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' for being much better than it's predecessor ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', and even thought ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' improved on ''Film/MarvelTheAvengers''.''Film/{{TheAvengers|2012}}''.
** Matthew had long considered ''Film/BladeRunner'' to be one of the greatest films ever made, and thought a sequel would be entirely un-necessary. After seeing ''Film/BladeRunner2049'', Matthew immediately found it to also be one of the greatest films of all time and even said in a stream that it may very well be better than the first.
12th Dec '17 9:27:23 PM the7joker7
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** Much of the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' falls under this category for him. Matthew thought the Thor franchise made significant improvements with each release (from [[Film/Thor bad]] to [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld good]] to [[Film/ThorRagnarok great]]), thought ''Film/IronMan3'' was a clear step up on the merely good ''Film/IronMan'' and terrible ''Film/IronMan2'', praised ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' for being much better than it's predecessor ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', and even thought ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' improved on ''Film/MarvelTheAvengers''.
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