A formal response to http://geekcrashcourse.com
I don’t know what’s more atrocious; the stilted hosts, their cloying attitude or the generic, reductive and uninformative reviews. Why make videos that pander to the layman? They truly don’t care enough to even do the most cursory of research. And if they did, they’d read a thorough Wiki long before they happened upon your reviews. Why the nebulous category of “geek?” That’s not an actual demographic. The content itself is haphazardly assembled to meet the expectations of the geek, aspiring geek or whatever. Geeks, as you’ve so broadly defined them, don’t really exist. Geeks are particular in their tastes; geeks are voracious, obsessive consumers of “culture.” These videos won’t do anything for them. So who is the target audience here? There’s a perfunctory attempt to be topical but no true forethought in any of this.
Specifically with Marvel, any fan knows that the movies take many liberties with the source material, so much so that the characterizations (sloppy) of the heroes rarely resemble their comic counterparts. The alternative is writers who attempt to consolidate years of continuity into a two-hour movie, the sum of which is usually a by-the-numbers plot and two-dimensional characters. Intimate, or even a working knowledge of the MU, should be left at the ticket counter, lest you be sorely disappointed.
All this being said, you can’t be making these reviews sincerely nor can you be operating out of good faith. This is a cynical cash grab meant to pander to the lowest common denominator. This is the end result of the rush to monetize all content, original or otherwise. As an actual geek, I find this sort of unseemly and offensive.