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"Hello and welcome to Mattwo's Random Reviews!"
-Mattwo

Mattwo's Random Reviews is Hosted by Mattwo, a god of neutrality stuck in a mortal body (and is not actually a metroplice cop from Half Life 2). Although this isn't usually mentioned in the show, as it's meant to coincide with the rest of the stuff his creator, Mattwo's storywriter has created in both video and webcomic form.

Similar to other lesser-known reviewers such as Media Hunter, ZeltraxMillenium, South Jersy Sam and Critic Core, Mattwo's storywriter does not simply record himself in front of a camera, but instead uses a 3D avatar.

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He is not presently affiliated with any websites.

His reviews can be found on his YouTube channel, with a bit of backstory and other information on his tumblr's sidebar.

This show provides examples of:

  • Aborted Arc: Partially. The story arc for the first three reviews was meant to be longer, and would include deadpool, hence Deadpool's inner monologue in the first two. However, Mattwo's storywriter realized how stupid the initial premise was and realized he hadn't really thought things through enough. Additionally a tie-in comic of Wing Ace finding the Rainbow of Light in the "far lands" of Minecraft was planed, however, Mattwo's storywriter had a hard time invoking the glitch...
  • All There in the Manual: It's never clearly explained who Mattwo is or why Libra needed to lift his restrictions on Mattwo's powers.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents:
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    • When Mattwo sees Porcupine Pete's mother in the driver's seat of his Limo, he instantly compares the scenario to the Oozma Kappa initiation.
    • He however shrugs off the moment when Pete's mother ruins the best moment of Pete's life, pointing out that it was at the very least, not a villain who did so.
  • Author Appeal: Is usually one of the main reasons Mattwo reviews things.
  • Big Bad: While Matthree is generally meant to be this in a sense, but thus far he hasn't appeared in the show.
  • Big Damn Heroes: The audition rejects from his review of the Legion of Substitute heroes episode of The Legion of Super-Heroes pull one of these after the review itself.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Invoked. Mattwo considered Call Upon The Seaponies in his Midnight Castle review to be nearly identical to the trope namer, pointing out that when they later "called upon the seaponies", they broke one of the criteria for it to be an actual BLAM, thus averting the trope outright.
  • Big "NO!": The first Dark Decade invoked this trope while being hit by the rainbow of light.
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    • The storywriter did this in text form in the Hearth's Warming eve review when Princess Platinum claimed the land as Unicornia, which caused him to play a brief clip of the relevant musical number from The Runaway Rainbow...
  • Big "WHY?!": Happens in a few of Mattwo's rants in the trouble by the slice review, as well as his reaction to "That Guy in the Mask" who was a blatant ripoff of himself as well as That Guy with the Glasses and That Guy in the Hat.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall / No Fourth Wall / Sliding Scale of Fourth Wall Hardness: Mattwo's universe normally lacks a fourth wall due to multiple instances of characters who break fourth walls on a regular basis like the Looney Tunes, Deadpool, and Pinkie Pie potentially causing large amounts of damage. However, for no real reason, he had one installed before starting his review show, which is odd because the very nature of the show requires him to break it.
    • While it was never mentioned, due to the aborted subplot with Deadpool, the fourth wall is no longer present.
  • Broke the Rating Scale / Reality-Breaking Paradox: While explaining his rating system, Mattwo tried to give Where the Dead Go to Die a 0/10 as an example but the division by zero caused it to explode before he could actually review it.
  • The Cameo: Again in review of the Legion of Substitute heroes episode of The Legion of Super-Heroes, The Cartoon Hero makes an appearance.
    • The short review of The Stanley Parable included a cameo by fellow gmodder, Jack5(Not to be confused with Tekken character, Jack-5).
    • In his review of SD Gundam Force, the person who ported most of the SD Gundam models to MikuMikuDance, Blazeraptor appeared. She was also the source of most of the information for the review, the rest came from the Gundam wikia and Wikipedia...
    • He also did two cameos on The Cartoon Physicist's show, along with the debut appearance of Doctor Matsano.
  • Caustic Critic: While Mattwo usually avoids falling into this trope, he's not afraid to greatly insult things he really doesn't like, even going as so far as to say that the romance subplot in Kamen Rider Den-O between Yuto and Airi is actually worse in concept than Twilight and even considers the ending of Cho Den-O Episode Red to not be a satisfying conclusion to it.
    • He's said that My Little Pony Newborn Cuties was the worst animation made by a legit production studio and refused to cover the plot because the lack of animation quality accurately reflected the quality of the writing.
    • Mattwo's storywriter considers some of the criticisms in the first three reviews to be more harsh than he realized at the time. He has since reviewed the Carranger counterpart to the pizza episode of Power Rangers Turbo, pointing out how much worse certain aspects were, even coming to the realization that he was wrong about the Power Rangers episode botching the roll call (see "No. Just... No" Reaction).
  • Choosing Neutrality: After being magically reformed, the first Dark Decade demanded that there "couldn't be two Decades" so Mattwo changed him into Kamen Rider Twocade, a neutral hero. The newly christened Twocade had no objections to this.
  • Cold Open / The Stinger: Most of the reviews, starting with the Haunted Reviews had these, and it is usually mentioned at the end of the credits if and/or why there isn't one.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: Libra warns Mattwo to not abuse the full strength of his godly powers against mortals, though Mattwo is Genre Savvy enough to know better, plus he would rather not have to put up with another thousand year lecture in a time-dilated pocket dimention.
    • Lampshaded AND Parodied in the Legion of Substitute heroes episode review with references to Power Rangers, Family Guy, and one of the Spider-Man movies.
    Mattwo: Bouncing boy basically tells them that it's all about how you chose to use your powers, or in other words...
    Tommy Oliver: It's not just the costume and the power that give me strength, but it's who and what I am inside, that really empowers me.
    Mattwo: Or...
    Peter Griffin: With great moustache comes great responsibility.
    Mattwo: Err I mean...
    Uncle Ben: With great power comes great responsibility.
  • Critical Research Failure: Due to the lack of information to be found in english, the SD Gundam Force review was full of these, though one was a result of the storywriter not having seen G Gundam in a very long time.
  • Crossover: While not with another reviewer, he did do a crossover with Blazeraptor on Deviantart for his SD Gundam Force review.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: Sort of, when Mattwo explains that Equestria's wildlife tends to have pun names, using the Windigos as an example.
  • Foreshadowing: Deadpool's inner monologues were meant to foreshadow an appearance by Deadpool, but the idea was scrapped.
    • Judging by the Story Arc 2 intro, there's a chance Eeveedoc will get the axe as a pokeball with Doctor Whooves' cutie mark on the button appeared at the same time Pyrrha did in the intro's official counterpart in RWBY.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: This tends to happen unintentionally with added text due to editing issues.
  • Going Through the Motions: The characters tend to have a limited number of frames for easier production, this is most notable when Mattwo's cycling between 3-4 arm gestures dude to his lack of a (visible) mouth.
  • Hand Wave: Mattwo tried to use a lack of funds to explain why the Equestrian Windigos that appeared before Mattwo and the Ace Wings looked like Azerothian Wendigos. It was actually just for the sake of leading up to a joke, though the No Budget part of the joke actually stemmed from the fact that Mattwo couldn't get World of Warcraft Model Viewer working at the time and used a stock image of them instead that could have easily been replaced with a stock image of the Windigos. Needless to say, the final version of the joke could have used some work.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Sort of... Dark Decade was turned good by the Rainbow of Light, but was later turned into a warrior of Neutrality, Kamen Rider Twocade, who joined the show's main cast full-time. This was pretty much the only reason the original arc wasn't completely scrapped.
  • Hypocrite: While Mattwo outright rejected all of the reviewer rip-offs, he said he'd consider Manperson, though Manperson decided to go with That Guy in the Mask in the end.
    • After complaining that Tirac was too scary for little kids, Mattwo later said he loves a show that doesn't hold back. Mattwo's Storywriter has more than a few regrets about what he said about Tirac, especially after seeing Lord Tirek in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic...
  • In and Out of Character: When not visually represented(such as in the descriptions) there's often no distinction if it's Mattwo or his storywriter. The confusion is further compounded by the fact that Mattwo(Or some variation thereof) is also his storywriter's internet handle. Additionally, sometimes the writing gets confused as to which of them is the one actually creating the behind-the-scenes parts of the reviews, or which of them should actually be speaking. though his storywriter has occasionally appeared himself to discuss things to avoid this problem, such as in the review of Garfield's Halloween Adventure, where he made sure he was talking about his own childhood, and not Mattwo's, as Mattwo orginally came from the future...
  • Incoming Ham: Wing Ace's Catch-Phrase (which was based on a combination of the end of the Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Roll Call and Momotaros' catch phrase), was played for laughs when Mattwo pointed out he was already there.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun / Visual Gag: In addition to the various Falz and Shifta gags, he also has a Seal of Approval and has used an image of Goofy for a pun.
  • Item Get!: During the review of Garfield's Halloween Adventure, when the treasure chest comes out of the floorboards, an added Franchise/Zelda jingle can be heard.
  • MST3K Mantra: Mattwo invokes a modified version when Scorpan turns out to be a prince.
    Mattwo: "It's just a little girl's cartoon I really should just relax." (x4)
  • Nice Hat: Two of the rejected auditioners were mashup rip-offs of other reviewers, including Linkara.
  • "No. Just... No" Reaction: Mattwo has one of these in his review of Trouble by The Slice in reaction to how the episode handled dubbing over the Carranger Roll Call.
    • He later takes it back in his review of the Carranger version of the same episode because he realized the original version of the scene was actually dumber as instead of being disappointed that they didn't defeat the monster of the week properly or doing their actual roll call like he thought they did (the actual roll call was actually completely absent in this episode), they instead give exclamations of joy...
  • No Pronunciation Guide: Mattwo often has trouble with Eastern and European names he's either never heard or hasn't heard often enough, though he usually doesn't have any trouble with German and Japanese names for some reason.
  • Precision F-Strike: While Mattwo's storywriter prefers not to outright cuss, a completely uncensored one slipped during his final off-screen rant in the Trouble by The slice review.
    • He does pull these every now and then with the censorship though.
    Mattwo: "Well, I didn't want to touch that one anyway."
  • Record Needle Scratch: Used occasionally for comedic or dramatic effect, or both.
    Mattwo: (USA's national anthem is playing in the background) We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
    Mattwo: But what if the pursuit of happiness were to contradict liberty?
  • Reference Overdosed / Shout-Out / Trope Overdosed: Mattwo's storywriter is not exactly the most original person, and he openly admits that his writing style uses lots of references, memes, and tropes to compensate for this fact, though he tries his hardest to always do references the right way. In fact, probably the only time he's directly taken a joke from a big-name reviewer's videos, is when he used Film Brain shouting "SYMBOLISM!" in the Nightmare Before Christmas review.
    • Though he has adapted jokes borrowed from big name reviewers on a few occasions, including Nostlgia Critic's I WAS FROZEN TODAY! which he specifically used before his short coverage of Frozen (featuring a Yellow Spy who said Nobody expects the yellow team! as he backstabs Mattwo with a spysicle), so he wouldn't have to bring it up again in the review.
    • In the Pokemon Best Wishes: Island of Illusions review, there was a whole three minutes of shout outs to a handful of internet reviewers and analysts.
    • Another adptation of another reviewer's joke happened in the Hearth's Warming Eve review.
  • Running Gag: These mostly involve using his self censorship with Phantasy Star Online terms, Falz and Shifta, though mostly Falz, and a handful of variant uses.
  • Shown Their Work: Although there is the occasional Critical Research Failure, Mattwo's storywriter usually thoroughly researches a topic and it often shows.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: In the Hearth's Warming Eve review, the title card homaged the three leaders being frozen, with Wing Ace also being frozen, however the title card song was The Heart Carol, a song strongly associated with a power that thaws...
  • Willing Suspension of Disbelief: Invoked in the Scooby Doo And The Cyberchase review when regarding the very nature of the existence of the Phantom Virus.
    Mattwo: "It's a cartoon, I don't question it."
  • "World of Cardboard" Speech: Mattwo delivers one of these in his Cho Den-O Episode Red review as a variation of the Patrick Stewart Speech explaining to the Dalek-bot that the reason why it failed to break his spirit through reviewing something he hated is because it's a reviewer's responsibility to review bad stuff so that people can make informed decisions about media before consuming it (though it didn't help that Mattwo ultimately just thought it was kind of medicore more than it was bad, which surprised even him). This also doubled at a Take That! to reviewers who have villains who do this very thing, with it even working in some cases.
    • He gave shorter I Am What I Am one in his review of the ''The Daleks'' serial in response to a Cyberman calling him out on his (and by proxy, his storywirter's) tendency to make poorly made reviews primarily on niche topics.
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