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YMMV: Confused Matthew
  • Broken Base: Matthew's explosively negative reaction to Guardians of the Galaxy was met with confusion and backlash from his fans, a few of whom accused Matthew of trolling Guardians simply because it was a Marvel picture.
  • Complaining about Shows You Don't Watch: He walked out of Cloud Atlas 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.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: His main issue with The Incredibles, despite this being far from a standard viewpoint of the film.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: 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.
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks: Oh dear... due to Matthew's entire premise when it comes to reviewing is to look at movies he considers bad despite getting good reviews, (Hence the "confused" part of his reviewing name, because he's confused as to why this film was well-received.) this turns up a lot. Some of the biggest examples of this include his negative reviews of The Lion King, The Incredibles, Back to the Future Part II, and almost every film of the Marvel Cinematic Universenote .
    • In fairness, much of the time criticism of Matthew is not just based on him disliking particular movies, but because a lot of the time its felt that his particular critiques are Completely Missing the Point or otherwise misinterpreting either whats going on in the movie or why people like said movie; his reviews of Hot Fuzz or The Lion King, for instance, drew considerable ire for both reasons- the latter even prompted numerous video responses from other YouTubers as well as some internet reviewers.
  • Love it or Hate it: Kinda the general attitude towards him. People either think he makes good points and love him, or they believe him to be an idiot and hate him for slandering their favorite movie
  • Opinion Myopia: Most prominent in his earlier reviews, he's gotten better at locking this away lately.
  • You Keep Using That Word: Matthew will frequently say that a movie has no plot, story, characters or people in it or that it's about nothing. Generally what he means is that these elements are insufficiently developed for his taste, though he's said that he literally believes 2001:A Space Odyssey has no plot, which is akin to saying that a movie has no script.

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