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
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.