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3rd Jul '16 11:36:33 AM MCanter89
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** Has put forward the theory that the reason most of the people who bash the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' franchise seem to be men, is because Vampires have always been mostly male, and depicted as utter badasses. Hence why, as he puts it, "Men ''love'' Vampires". This is the reason why the Twilight vampires, who are more akin to romance-novel love interests than creatures of the night, have gained such utter hatred from male audiences.
-->'''Confused Matthew''': These people aren't arguing that Twilight is a bad work, they're arguing that "Vampires are ''our'' thing and you can't have it"… and that is ''fucking'' ridiculous!

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** Has put forward the theory that the reason most of the people who bash the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' franchise seem to be men, men is because Vampires vampires have always been mostly male, male and depicted as utter badasses. Hence why, as he puts it, "Men ''love'' Vampires". vampires". This is the reason why the Twilight ''Twilight'' vampires, who are more akin to romance-novel love interests than creatures of the night, have gained such utter hatred from male audiences.
-->'''Confused Matthew''': These people aren't arguing that Twilight ''Twilight'' is a bad work, they're arguing that "Vampires "vampires are ''our'' thing and you can't have it"… and that is ''fucking'' ridiculous!
3rd Jul '16 11:32:49 AM MCanter89
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Confused Matthew is a film critic (or, in his own words, a screenplay analyst) whose main reviews consist of pointing out why he doesn't like the story and/or characters in films that were generally well-received by the public (not to say he hates all of them, an example being a glowing review of Frozen). He's also known to dabble in the various ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchises and for this reason he's often compared (and paired) with WebSite/SFDebris, and he's borrowed one of SF Debris's catch phrases ("Too good for 'em, I say!") in a couple of reviews.

His twin brother, "Stand in Stan" does infrequent reviews of his own. Stan composed the theme song for Confused Matthew, as well as his own theme song.

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Confused Matthew is a film critic (or, in his own words, a screenplay analyst) whose main reviews consist of pointing out why he doesn't like the story and/or characters in films that were generally well-received by the public (not to say he hates all of them, an example being a glowing review of Frozen). ''Frozen''). He's also known to dabble in the various ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchises franchises, and for this reason reason, he's often compared (and paired) with WebSite/SFDebris, and he's borrowed one of SF Debris's catch phrases ("Too good for 'em, I say!") in a couple of reviews.

His twin brother, "Stand in Stan" Stan", does infrequent reviews of his own. Stan composed the theme song for Confused Matthew, as well as his own theme song.






* '''Confused Matthew reviews''': These were originally the only type he did. Usually they consist of negative reviews of films that were well-received, and whose success [[TitleDrop confused Matthew]] because he considers them to be bad (though he also does negative reviews of movies that were poorly reviewed or outright flopped). Confused Matthew reviews usually fall into one of three categories: 'You had it right in your hands and you lost it' (The Incredibles, The Departed), 'This is downright terrible' (Spiderman 3, Back to the Future Part II), and 'This pissed me the fuck off' (Star Wars prequels, Matrix sequels, Man of Steel).

* '''Requested reviews''': [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Reviews of films requested by his viewers]]. These are less in-depth reviews and are usually only one video long. Matthew is often seeing the film in question for the first time and the review represents his first impressions. Some of the requested movies later go on to have longer Confused Matthew or Matthew's Favorite Movies review, depending on how he feels about the work after the requested review.

* '''Matthew's Favorite Movies''': An inversion of his usual review type in which he talks about his favourite films, but in similar detail, with typically three videos plus a summary epilogue. These films were usually well received by the general public, but Matthew may like them for different reasons than the usually stated ones. His all-time favorite film is ''MoulinRouge''.

* '''Matthew's Mixed Reviews''': These are in-depth reviews of movies, sometimes requested, that he thought were [[invoked]] [[SoOkayItsAverage decent films]] but still had issues he wanted to talk about, like the Tom Cruise version of ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds'', or were sequels to movies he had previously reviewed, such as ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact'' or ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'', comparing and contrasting them to the original films. Has also grown to include movies that Matthew loved but had enough significant problems to not be one of his favorite movies (Iron Man 3), or movies that Matthew didn't like but had too much good stuff to ignore to be a full-on Confused Matthew review (Star Trek Into Darkness).

* '''Miniviews''': Similar to requested reviews, [[{{Dissimile}} except not requested]]. Matthew gives a short one-video summary of his view on a film. These are often films that are part of a wider trilogy or series whose other entries Matthew has given longer reviews of, such as the Matrix films. As Matthew has stated, these are for movies, good or bad, where he feels he doesn't have enough material to justify a longer review.

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* '''Confused Matthew reviews''': These were originally the only type he did. Usually they consist of negative reviews of films that were well-received, and whose success [[TitleDrop confused Matthew]] because he considers them to be bad (though he also does negative reviews of movies that were poorly reviewed or outright flopped). Confused Matthew reviews usually fall into one of three categories: 'You had it right in your hands hands, and you lost it' (The Incredibles, The Departed), (''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', ''Film/TheDeparted''), 'This is downright terrible' (Spiderman 3, Back to the Future Part II), (''Film/SpiderMan3'', ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''), and 'This pissed me the fuck off' (Star Wars (''Star Wars'' prequels, Matrix ''Matrix'' sequels, Man of Steel).

''Film/ManOfSteel'').
* '''Requested reviews''': [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Reviews of films requested by his viewers]]. These are less in-depth reviews and are usually only one video long. Matthew is often seeing the film in question for the first time time, and the review represents his first impressions. Some of the requested movies later go on to have longer Confused Matthew or Matthew's Favorite Movies review, depending on how he feels about the work after the requested review.

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* '''Matthew's Favorite Movies''': An inversion of his usual review type in which he talks about his favourite favorite films, but in similar detail, with typically three videos plus a summary epilogue. These films were usually well received by the general public, but Matthew may like them for different reasons than the usually stated ones. His all-time favorite film is ''MoulinRouge''.

''Film/MoulinRouge''.
* '''Matthew's Mixed Reviews''': These are in-depth reviews of movies, sometimes requested, that he thought were [[invoked]] [[SoOkayItsAverage decent films]] but still had issues he wanted to talk about, like the Tom Cruise version of ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds'', or were sequels to movies he had previously reviewed, such as ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact'' or ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'', comparing and contrasting them to the original films. Has also grown to include movies that Matthew loved but had enough significant problems to not be one of his favorite movies (Iron Man 3), (''Film/IronMan3''), or movies that Matthew didn't like but had too much good stuff to ignore to be a full-on Confused Matthew review (Star Trek Into Darkness).

(''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'').
* '''Miniviews''': Similar to requested reviews, [[{{Dissimile}} except not requested]]. Matthew gives a short one-video summary of his view on a film. These are often films that are part of a wider trilogy or series whose other entries Matthew has given longer reviews of, such as the Matrix films. As Matthew has stated, these are for movies, good or bad, where he feels he doesn't have enough material to justify a longer review. \n









* AllThereInTheManual: He really didn't care for the number of things in ''Iron Man 2'' that required knoweldge of the Marvel Universe to understand, especially Nick Fury suddenly coming in halfway through the film and the film acting like we're well aware of who he is, after just one brief scene ''after the credits'' in the first film. He ended up declaring that he refused to see ''The Avengers'' just out of spite over this (he later saw it anyway and didn't care for it).

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* AllThereInTheManual: He really didn't care for the number of things in ''Iron Man 2'' ''Film/IronMan2'' that required knoweldge knowledge of the Marvel Universe to understand, especially Nick Fury suddenly coming in halfway through the film and the film acting like we're well aware of who he is, after just one brief scene ''after the credits'' in the first film. He ended up declaring that he refused to see ''The Avengers'' ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' just out of spite over this (he later saw it anyway and didn't care for it).



--> '''ConfusedMatthew''': Wait a minute... what the hell was up with that creepy Bajoran kid? Did we ever get back to that? *pause* ... the fuck?

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--> '''ConfusedMatthew''': -->'''ConfusedMatthew''': Wait a minute... minute… what the hell was up with that creepy Bajoran kid? Did we ever get back to that? *pause* ... *pause* … the fuck?



** "Oh no, I'm sorry, that's what someone who ''wasn't'' retarded would have done"

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** "Oh no, I'm sorry, that's what someone who ''wasn't'' retarded would have done"done."



** Used to review ''Star Trek: Generations'' and ''Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End'': "Oh! No one take evasive action, or anything. We'll just float here and DIE!"
** 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 to review ''Star Trek: Generations'' ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'' and ''Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End'': ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'': "Oh! No one take evasive action, or anything. We'll just float here and DIE!"
** Used in ''Pirates Of The of the Caribbean: At World's End'' and others: "Aside from (...), (…), y'know what she does? Nothing. NOTHING! (...) (…) all that crap, FOR NOTHING?"



** "What the hell kind of Jedi are these? Guardians of peace and justice my ass!" in the Star Wars prequel reviews. A variation on this was in his ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' Season 7 review. "What the hell kind of Bajorans are these? Pious religious believers my ass!"
** "Oh, ''now'' [[something that should've happened much earlier in the story happens]]!"
* CausticCritic: His ''raison d'être''. However, he's been inverting it starting with his review of MoulinRouge and his new feature ''Matthews Favorites.''

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** "What the hell kind of Jedi are these? Guardians of peace and justice justice, my ass!" in the Star Wars ''Star Wars'' prequel reviews. A variation on this was in his ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' Season 7 review. "What the hell kind of Bajorans are these? Pious religious believers believers, my ass!"
** "Oh, ''now'' [[something [something that should've happened much earlier in the story happens]]!"
happens]!"
* CausticCritic: His ''raison d'être''. However, he's been inverting it starting with his review of MoulinRouge ''Film/MoulinRouge'' and his new feature ''Matthews Favorites.''Favorites''.



* ClicheStorm:[[invoked]] One of this two main beefs with ''Titanic'' (see Very Loosely Based On A True Story for the other).
* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: He walked out of ''CloudAtlas'' after half an hour, not willing to wait any longer to see if the different storylines actually did connect (which they do). He also chastised the Wachowskis for a line insulting critics, assuming they wrote it, when it's actually straight from the book the film is based on.

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* ClicheStorm:[[invoked]] One of this two main beefs with ''Titanic'' (see Very Loosely Based On A True Story VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory for the other).
* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: He walked out of ''CloudAtlas'' ''Film/CloudAtlas'' after half an hour, not willing to wait any longer to see if the different storylines actually did connect (which they do). He also chastised the Wachowskis for a line insulting critics, assuming they wrote it, when it's actually straight from the book the film is based on.



* DeathOfTheAuthor: Invoked during the epilogue of his PansLabyrinth review. He believes that [[spoiler: the fantasy-elements were in Ophelia's head]] while [[WordOfGod Dell Toro]] says that [[spoiler: they were actually there]].
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: In the epilogue of his ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'' review he refers to CormacMcCarthy as "a shitty writer who doesn't know how to write.''
* DevilInPlainSight: One of his biggest problems with ''Disney/TheLionKing'' is how the characters trust Scar even though he's openly malevolent to nearly every character from his very first scene.
* DistractedByTheSexy:
** In ''Film/TheMatrix: Reloaded'' review part 3, Matthew gets distracted by Persephone's cleavage.

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* DeathOfTheAuthor: Invoked during the epilogue of his PansLabyrinth ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' review. He believes that [[spoiler: the fantasy-elements [[spoiler:the fantasy elements were in Ophelia's head]] while [[WordOfGod Dell del Toro]] says that [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they were actually there]].
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: In the epilogue of his ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'' ''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen'' review he refers to CormacMcCarthy Creator/CormacMcCarthy as "a shitty writer who doesn't know how to write.''
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* DevilInPlainSight: One of his biggest problems with ''Disney/TheLionKing'' is how the characters trust Scar even though he's openly malevolent to nearly every character from his very first scene.
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* DistractedByTheSexy:
DistractedByTheSexy:
** In ''Film/TheMatrix: Reloaded'' ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' review part 3, Matthew gets distracted by Persephone's cleavage.



* DudeNotFunny[[invoked]]: Confused Matthew's own reaction to a line from his (now re-edited) ''Minority Report'' review where he accused the plot "...of having Down's Syndrome" as explained in a video he posted that went in-depth into this issue.

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* DudeNotFunny[[invoked]]: Confused Matthew's own reaction to a line from his (now re-edited) ''Minority Report'' review where he accused the plot "...of "…of having Down's Syndrome" as explained in a video he posted that went in-depth into this issue.



* 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.

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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 notably, Stan highlights that he has put on weight.) weight). Finally, Matthew showed his face in a recent video but took it back down.



** Has put forward the theory that the reason most of the people who bash the ''Twilight'' franchise seem to be men, is because Vampires have always been mostly male, and depicted as utter badasses. Hence why, as he puts it, "Men ''love'' Vampires". This is the reason why the Twilight vampires, who are more akin to romance-novel love interests than creatures of the night, have gained such utter hatred from male audiences.
--> '''Confused Matthew''': "These people aren't arguing that Twilight is a bad work, they're arguing that "Vampires are ''our'' thing and you can't have it"... and that is ''fucking'' ridiculous!"

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** Has put forward the theory that the reason most of the people who bash the ''Twilight'' ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' franchise seem to be men, is because Vampires have always been mostly male, and depicted as utter badasses. Hence why, as he puts it, "Men ''love'' Vampires". This is the reason why the Twilight vampires, who are more akin to romance-novel love interests than creatures of the night, have gained such utter hatred from male audiences.
--> '''Confused -->'''Confused Matthew''': "These These people aren't arguing that Twilight is a bad work, they're arguing that "Vampires are ''our'' thing and you can't have it"... it"… and that is ''fucking'' ridiculous!"ridiculous!



* GenreThrowback: DiscussedTrope in his ''Film/KillBill'' review. Specifically he contrasts the original Star Wars trilogy as an example of the trope, while saying the prequel trilogy was just making a ''new'' bad 1930s science fiction movie serial with modern technology, rather than being inspired by them.

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* GenreThrowback: DiscussedTrope in his ''Film/KillBill'' review. Specifically he contrasts the original Star Wars ''Star Wars'' trilogy as an example of the trope, while saying the prequel trilogy was just making a ''new'' bad 1930s science fiction movie serial with modern technology, rather than being inspired by them.



* HypeAversion: [[invoked]]This trope is what prevented him from watching ''Film/PulpFiction'' until 2005. When he finally did watch it, he was quite impressed and it's now one of his all time favorite films.

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* HypeAversion: [[invoked]]This trope is what prevented him from watching ''Film/PulpFiction'' until 2005. When he finally did watch it, he was quite impressed impressed, and it's now one of his all time all-time favorite films.



* IdiotPlot:[[invoked]] Most, if not all of his negatively reviewed films have these, especially the Star Wars prequels. He even quotes an appropriate line from ''{{Film/Spaceballs}}'' when ending the reviews for episodes I and II.
* InsistentTerminology: The Star Wars prequels are "apocryphal".

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* IdiotPlot:[[invoked]] Most, if not all of his negatively reviewed films have these, especially the Star Wars ''Star Wars'' prequels. He even quotes an appropriate line from ''{{Film/Spaceballs}}'' when ending the reviews for episodes I and II.
* InsistentTerminology: The Star Wars ''Star Wars'' prequels are "apocryphal".



** His positive reviews of ''Star Trek Nemesis'' and ''Film/IndependenceDay''.
** After catching some heat for getting... upset about Stephen Spielberg in his ''Film/MinorityReport'' review, he made a point of praising aspects of Spielberg's direction in ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds''.
** Similarly, after criticising Roger Ebert in the same review, he praised Ebert's take on ''Film/BladeRunner''`s two different cuts (they're both good, and you should watch both and make up your own mind).

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** His positive reviews of ''Star Trek Nemesis'' ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' and ''Film/IndependenceDay''.
** After catching some heat for getting... getting… upset about Stephen Spielberg in his ''Film/MinorityReport'' review, he made a point of praising aspects of Spielberg's direction in ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds''.
** Similarly, after criticising Roger Ebert in the same review, he praised Ebert's take on ''Film/BladeRunner''`s ''Film/BladeRunner''’s two different cuts (they're both good, and you should watch both and make up your own mind).



** After savaging ''NoCountryForOldMen'' as the new worst movie he's ever seen, he makes sure to start the final video on it by telling the Coen Brothers how much he loves their other work.
** Matthew isn't a huge fan of both the movies and the ideas of Creator/TerryGilliam, as can be seen in his ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'' review and in ''[[http://blip.tv/confused-matthew/terry-gilliam-a-smug-odyssey-5396503 Terry Gilliam: A Smug Odyssey]]''. However, he spoke rather favourably of ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'', and his enthusiasm for ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' prompted him to end his review by saying:
--> '''Confused Matthew''': I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the artistic and the weird... and to Terry Gilliam: I'm sorry I told you to fuck yourself in the neck.
** While he thinks the musical numbers in ''{{The Producers}}'' are pointless, they are very well performed. He also notes that he hasn't seen the stage version, where they probably fit in much better.
** His review of ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'' was glowing, and he compared it favorably to ''MoulinRouge'', his favorite movie of all time.

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** After savaging ''NoCountryForOldMen'' ''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen'' as the new worst movie he's ever seen, he makes sure to start the final video on it by telling the Coen Brothers how much he loves their other work.
** Matthew isn't a huge fan of both the movies and the ideas of Creator/TerryGilliam, as can be seen in his ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'' review and in ''[[http://blip.tv/confused-matthew/terry-gilliam-a-smug-odyssey-5396503 Terry Gilliam: A Smug Odyssey]]''. However, he spoke rather favourably favorably of ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'', and his enthusiasm for ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' prompted him to end his review by saying:
--> '''Confused --->'''Confused Matthew''': I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the artistic and the weird... weird… and to Terry Gilliam: I'm sorry I told you to fuck yourself in the neck.
** While he thinks the musical numbers in ''{{The Producers}}'' ''Film/TheProducers'' are pointless, they are very well performed. He also notes that he hasn't seen the stage version, where they probably fit in much better.
** His review of ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'' was glowing, and he compared it favorably to ''MoulinRouge'', ''Film/MoulinRouge'', his favorite movie of all time.



*** WE! DON'T! NEED! TO! WATCH! THIS!, when something plot-irrelevant or gratuitous is going on for too long. So like, for instance, the whole ''2001'' review. He does yell a lot there, but realizes it: "I shouldn't yell at my viewers, I shouldn't yell at my viewers..."
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Thinking Kirsten Dunst's singing didn't sound like her, he apologized when he found out it really was hers.
** In his ''Film/ManOfSteel'' review he complains that the scene with the school bus blowing out its tire is unrealistic, even though it's one of the few ''very'' realistic parts of the movie.

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*** WE! DON'T! NEED! TO! WATCH! THIS!, when something plot-irrelevant or gratuitous is going on for too long. So like, for instance, the whole ''2001'' review. He does yell a lot there, but realizes it: "I shouldn't yell at my viewers, I shouldn't yell at my viewers..."
viewers…"
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Thinking Kirsten Dunst's Creator/KirstenDunst's singing didn't sound like her, he apologized when he found out it really was hers.
** In his ''Film/ManOfSteel'' review review, he complains that the scene with the school bus blowing out its tire is unrealistic, even though it's one of the few ''very'' realistic parts of the movie.



*** Referring to Palpatine by a different P-word every time he's mentioned

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*** Referring to Palpatine by a different P-word every time he's mentionedmentioned.



** In his Matrix sequel reviews:

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** In his Matrix ''Matrix'' sequel reviews:



** In his ''Film/IndependenceDay'' review --

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** In his ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' review --

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** In his ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' review --review:



** All fight scenes are generally described thus: "So they fight. Fight fight. Fight fight fight. Fight fight fight fight fight..."
** [[Disney/TheLionKing Simba]], [[Franchise/StarWars Anakin]] and [[Film/TheGoldenCompass Lyra]] are given this speech following their first scenes: "_____, our supposed hero and protagonist... IS AN ASSHOLE! I mean, he/she doesn't listen to anyone, he/she's not very nice, he/she treats everyone around him/her like shit, and he/she only cares about him/herself!" This was subverted, however, in his ''Simba's Pride'' review where he uses the same lead up to comment on how a character is ''not'' an asshole but instead quite nice.

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** All fight scenes are generally described thus: "So they fight. Fight fight. Fight fight fight. Fight fight fight fight fight..."
fight…"
** [[Disney/TheLionKing Simba]], [[Franchise/StarWars Anakin]] and [[Film/TheGoldenCompass Lyra]] are given this speech following their first scenes: "_____, our supposed hero and protagonist... protagonist… IS AN ASSHOLE! I mean, he/she doesn't listen to anyone, he/she's not very nice, he/she treats everyone around him/her like shit, and he/she only cares about him/herself!" This was subverted, however, in his ''Simba's Pride'' review where he uses the same lead up to comment on how a character is ''not'' an asshole but instead quite nice.



*** "HEY MORON! FUCKING MORON!!!"

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*** "HEY "HEY, MORON! FUCKING MORON!!!"



** In his ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' review, regarding the darker/depressing scenes of the movie, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids "Are ya having fun yet kids?"]]
* SarcasmMode: In his review of ''2010: The Year We Made Contact'', he periodically makes comments along the lines of "I can see why this film was shunned, I mean all it has are ''(list of positive things)''. But where's the ''(negative thing from 2001: A Space Odyssey)''?!"
* SelfDeprecation: In his ''Film/KillBill'' review he mentioned how being buried alive is a primordial fear to anyone, even if it's very unlikely to happen to him in reality "unless the [[Disney/TheLionKing Lion King]] fans catch up with me".

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** In his ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' review, regarding the darker/depressing scenes of the movie, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids "Are ya having fun yet yet, kids?"]]
* SarcasmMode: In his review of ''2010: The Year We Made Contact'', he periodically makes comments along the lines of "I can see why this film was shunned, I mean all it has are ''(list of positive things)''. But where's the ''(negative thing from 2001: ''2001: A Space Odyssey)''?!"
Odyssey'')''?!"
* SelfDeprecation: In his ''Film/KillBill'' review he mentioned how being buried alive is a primordial fear to anyone, even if it's very unlikely to happen to him in reality "unless the [[Disney/TheLionKing ''[[Disney/TheLionKing Lion King]] King]]'' fans catch up with me".



-->"Right, stop that. It's silly. Very, silly indeed. Started out as a nice little idea about a small girl's paper predicting future events and now it's just got silly."
* SmallNameBigEgo: ConfusedMatthew got considerable backlash for attacking Creator/RogerEbert and claiming he was either an idiot or a liar for recommending ''Film/MinorityReport''. And for attacking Stanley Kubrick in his review of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. He did later apologize for and remove the ''Minority Report'' review, believing that he spent more time bashing Ebert than actually reviewing the movie and vowed to do it again ''properly''.

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-->"Right, stop that. It's silly. Very, silly Very silly, indeed. Started out as a nice little idea about a small girl's paper predicting future events events, and now it's just got silly."
* SmallNameBigEgo: ConfusedMatthew got considerable backlash for attacking Creator/RogerEbert and claiming he was either an idiot or a liar for recommending ''Film/MinorityReport''. And for attacking Stanley Kubrick Creator/StanleyKubrick in his review of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. He did later apologize for and remove the ''Minority Report'' review, believing that he spent more time bashing Ebert than actually reviewing the movie and vowed to do it again ''properly''.



--> ''"The plot, in a general sense, involves a villain trying to get a hold of an alien artifact that will give him control of the universe. You may remember this plot from '''every single fucking plot these goddamn Marvel-movies have ever had!'''''"

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--> ''"The -->''"The plot, in a general sense, involves a villain trying to get a hold of an alien artifact that will give him control of the universe. You may remember this plot from '''every single fucking plot these goddamn Marvel-movies have ever had!'''''"had!'''"''



** Has made this point repeatedly in some of his more recent reviews. For example, in his review of 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.
** Much of his criticism of ''2001'' was based on its interpretive nature, and he later reviewed ''PansLabyrinth'' as an example of a film which (in his view) uses an interpretive conclusion very well.

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** Has made this point repeatedly in some of his more recent reviews. For example, in his review of MoulinRouge ''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.
** Much of his criticism of ''2001'' was based on its interpretive nature, and he later reviewed ''PansLabyrinth'' ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' as an example of a film which (in his view) uses an interpretive conclusion very well.



* VillainBall: His viewpoint on Biff in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' and Cal from ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: He took issue with the way in which ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' played fast and loose with the actual events, feeling that a very real human tragedy was overshadowed by a hackneyed love story. He also considered the film's fabrications such as the wholly undeserved HistoricalVillainUpgrade of William Murdoch and Third Class passengers not being allowed on the lifeboats to be very offensive.

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* VillainBall: His viewpoint on Biff in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' and Cal from ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''.
''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}''.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: He took issue with the way in which ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' played fast and loose with the actual events, feeling that a very real human tragedy was overshadowed by a hackneyed love story. He also considered the film's fabrications such as the wholly undeserved HistoricalVillainUpgrade of William Murdoch and Third Class passengers not being allowed on the lifeboats to be very offensive.
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* StrictlyFormula:[[invoked]] He criticized the MarvelCinematicUniverse for this in his review for ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'':

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* StrictlyFormula:[[invoked]] He criticized the MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse for this in his review for ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'':
30th Mar '16 2:13:24 PM costanton11
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** {{Iron|y}}ically, he himself may be becoming that trope.
15th Mar '16 7:06:50 PM costanton11
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* ActorRoleConfusion: He will sometimes refer to characters by the name of the actor playing them--this is usually a subtle way of indicating he either regards the character as uninteresting and can't be bothered to learn their name, or thinks the actor is just playing themselves.


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* IAmNotLeonardNimoy: He will sometimes refer to characters by the name of the actor playing them--this is usually a subtle way of indicating he either regards the character as uninteresting and can't be bothered to learn their name, or thinks the actor is just playing themselves.
5th Feb '16 12:31:02 PM StFan
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* BiasSteamroller: He does NOT like the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse at all.
** More specifically, his dislike of the MCU is bigger than just the films themselves (though he thinks a majority of them are terrible). Specifically, he hates how the MCU works in a broader sense and the movies placing a higher priority on fitting into the universe of films rather than being good films on their own merits. In particular, he believes ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/{{Thor}}'', and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' are all not only awful films, but had no interest in being good, and only cared about hyping and introducing the characters for ''Film/TheAvengers''. Matthew has been much more positive about the Phase Two MCU films, giving high praise to ''Film/IronMan3'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' while also being complimentary towards ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', but his problem with the way the MCU works still exists.

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* BiasSteamroller: He does NOT like the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse at all.
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all. More specifically, his dislike of the MCU is bigger than just the films themselves (though he thinks a majority of them are terrible). Specifically, he hates how the MCU works in a broader sense and the movies placing a higher priority on fitting into the universe of films rather than being good films on their own merits. In particular, he believes ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/{{Thor}}'', and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' are all not only awful films, but had no interest in being good, and only cared about hyping and introducing the characters for ''Film/TheAvengers''.''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Matthew has been much more positive about the Phase Two MCU films, giving high praise to ''Film/IronMan3'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' while also being complimentary towards ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', but his problem with the way the MCU works still exists.
16th Dec '15 2:27:40 PM DoctorCooper
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* TropesAreNotBad[=/=]TropesAreNotGood:

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* TropesAreNotBad[=/=]TropesAreNotGood:TropesAreTools:
6th Dec '15 6:14:10 PM nombretomado
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Confused Matthew is a film critic (or, in his own words, a screenplay analyst) whose main reviews consist of pointing out why he doesn't like the story and/or characters in films that were generally well-received by the public (not to say he hates all of them, an example being a glowing review of Frozen). He's also known to dabble in the various ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchises and for this reason he's often compared (and paired) with SFDebris, and he's borrowed one of SF Debris's catch phrases ("Too good for 'em, I say!") in a couple of reviews.

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Confused Matthew is a film critic (or, in his own words, a screenplay analyst) whose main reviews consist of pointing out why he doesn't like the story and/or characters in films that were generally well-received by the public (not to say he hates all of them, an example being a glowing review of Frozen). He's also known to dabble in the various ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchises and for this reason he's often compared (and paired) with SFDebris, WebSite/SFDebris, and he's borrowed one of SF Debris's catch phrases ("Too good for 'em, I say!") in a couple of reviews.
27th Nov '15 5:52:40 PM nombretomado
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** Admits that ScarlettJohansson managed to do this in ''Film/IronMan2'', though he apologized in a later review that could have chosen a better choice of words than what he used at the time. Then in a full review of the movie, he lost track of the review when looking at her.

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** Admits that ScarlettJohansson Creator/ScarlettJohansson managed to do this in ''Film/IronMan2'', though he apologized in a later review that could have chosen a better choice of words than what he used at the time. Then in a full review of the movie, he lost track of the review when looking at her.
14th Nov '15 7:11:35 PM nombretomado
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* SmallNameBigEgo: ConfusedMatthew got considerable backlash for attacking RogerEbert and claiming he was either an idiot or a liar for recommending ''Film/MinorityReport''. And for attacking Stanley Kubrick in his review of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. He did later apologize for and remove the ''Minority Report'' review, believing that he spent more time bashing Ebert than actually reviewing the movie and vowed to do it again ''properly''.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: ConfusedMatthew got considerable backlash for attacking RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert and claiming he was either an idiot or a liar for recommending ''Film/MinorityReport''. And for attacking Stanley Kubrick in his review of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. He did later apologize for and remove the ''Minority Report'' review, believing that he spent more time bashing Ebert than actually reviewing the movie and vowed to do it again ''properly''.
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