YMMV / Confused Matthew

  • Audience-Alienating Premise: Considering the entire show is about panning movies the majority of people find good, what do you expect?
  • Bile Fascination: This is probably why people keep watching him regardless of what they think of him, because they just have to know what he's going to say next.
  • Broken Base:
  • Critical Research Failure: In his review of Titanic, Matthew makes the common complaint about how the floating door was big enough for both Jack and Rose. The door could only support one of them without being slightly submerged (which would have led to them both dying), as confirmed by MythBusters. They did present an alternative solution that would have allowed both characters to survive—jury-rigging Rose's life preserver to the door—but given the situation they were in and the ordeals they'd been through up to that point, it's understandable that neither of them would have thought of that.
  • 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, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and initially, almost every film of the Marvel Cinematic Universenote .
    • In a surprising inversion, he actually liked The Lion King 2. Guess what the fans said about it.
  • Never Live It Down: For the most part, this seems to be the main reason he hates the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For starters, he disliked Iron Man 2 due to setting up threads for The Avengers, and so now he seems to despise the fact that the MCU share concepts and supporting figures such as S.H.I.E.L.D., and the tendency to give Continuity Nod to other films, even if the Continuity Nods in question are competitively minor acknowledgement. Even though the other films have handled it much better, he seems to act like every Continuity Nod is just as badly handled as Iron Man 2's.
  • Opinion Myopia: Most prominent in his earlier reviews, he's gotten better at locking this away lately.
  • The Scrappy: If the reviews are any indication, Matthew is this trope. We won't say anything further.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Basically his take on Captain America: Civil War. He thought the first half of the movie was very strong, with good ideals and concepts and conflicts being presented, with a good mix of action and story. He then found the second half abandoned almost all of that in favor of showing more action scenes, with the ultimate conflict of the film disregarding previously established conflicts to instead be built around an entirely new dispute. He's even gone as far as saying it was Civil War that made him genuinely like the Marvel Cinematic Universe as he could finally see the scope of what had been built, but felt the film itself dropped the ball.


http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/YMMV/ConfusedMatthew