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A Man with a Different Point of View on Films
Confused Matthew is a internet movie critic that is a tad different from the rest. He tends to criticizes movies that have received a lot of positive reception that he didn't like rather than those that have received a lot of negative reception. Because of this one could easily be offended by his reviews just for that fact, but I encourage one not to get too offended just by that. Call him arrogant or a prick but I beg to differ. He is simply giving his side of the story, an opinion that he honestly believes. I find his reviews very interesting because I don't know many people who would risk their reputation on the line to give their honest opinion on something that many people like. He has tackled on some of the most sacred films such as The Lion King. While I don't always agree with him, on the things that I don't I do enjoy to entertain the thought of what he means. He takes on an approach to his reviews talking about what he finds to be the objective flaws in the core of those film's story. By “objective” he doesn't mean that his conclusions are correct or true, he simply means that he bases his conclusions on what happened in these films and points out the errors in their plot. As an aspiring writer, I have found these very helpful to me because they give me a very good look into the structure of what works or doesn't in the structure of a plot and hearing someone I don't agree with but can see the point of view of certainly helps. The only problem I have with Matthew is him and anime. Matthew doesn't like anime, seeing it as a genre rather than an art style. He comments that every anime he has seen doesn't explain its world, which I relate to. Many of the anime we receive here are Shonen Jump Anime, which are based very strictly to a weekly comic that can go on for years, has a hectic schedule and gives the mangaka (the comic writer) very little time to think through on all their plot points and a considerable drop in quality over time. I do think that Spice and Wolf and Claymore would be acceptable to him if he's seen them. The former is only 13 episodes for the first season and the latter is 26 episodes, so it won't drag out too long for him. Spice and Wolf is Funimation's youtube channel. Agree or disagree with him, I think Matthew is a good reviewer to sit down and listen to if you want to listen.
That's a fair summary, though I don't see why anime needs a special mention. His not liking anime is just one more pill to be swallowed along with the rest if you want to enjoy hearing his opinions.
comment #8782 maninahat 20th Jul 11
@Maninahat Well, I agree there to an extent. But I think it was a little generalized. I think his not liking anime has much more to do with a special case it can have rather than it just not being what he likes. I think the shonen thing is why he sees it as a genre on its own
comment #8783 knightofthecolossus 20th Jul 11
>Confused Matthew is a internet movie critic that is a tad different from the rest. >I don't know many people who would risk their reputation on the line to give their honest opinion on something that many people like. >He is simply giving his side of the story, an opinion that he honestly believes. "He's JUST expressing his opinion, but the MAN keeps him down for DARING to offer a different point of view on these FANBOY'S sacred cows." That's how your review reads to me.
comment #8845 DonZabu 23rd Jul 11
@Don Zabu Nah, I wouldn't go that far. But his different minority opinion is interesting to me. Just for the simple fact that most internet movie critics I know of who review previous movies only do it with those with a bad reputation to begin with. I wouldn't say anyone drags him down for the simple reason that he doesn't care too much nor would I go so far as to say anyone who disagrees with him is a fanboy
comment #8847 knightofthecolossus 23rd Jul 11 (edited by: knightofthecolossus)
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