So a lot of pop culture video essays came out this week. And they were all pretty damn good. Here we go:
First up, we have Patrick (H) Willems with “SHUT UP ABOUT PLOT HOLES.” In which Patrick explains to everyone that they don’t know what a plot hole is and it doesn’t even matter because they aren’t indicative of the quality of a movie and just SHUT UP ABOUT THEM OKAY. *HULK HANDS PUNCH*
Next, we’ve got Movies with Mikey’s “Let’s Talk About Thanos,” a video which criticizes some of the more...controversial moments in Avengers: Infinity War. I’ll admit, I don’t agree with everything Mikey says, but I do think he brings up a lot of good points.
Hey, Lindsay Ellis has a new video, too! “The Death of the Movie Musical” is a great history lesson about how movie studios tend to find trends and then run them into the ground. And it is not at all applicable to the current glut of superhero movies, nosiree. *whistles* (Also, you will never be able to get the phrase “like a turd in the wind” out of your head ever again.)
H. Bomberguy explains how much fun watching video game speedruns is with, uh, “Speedrunning is Awesome, And Here’s Why.”
Dan Olsen/Foldable Human continues his, uh, “defence” of Fifty Shades of Gray with “A Lukewarm Defence of Fifty Shades, Part 2: Things Go Downhill Very Quickly.” I assume things go downhill in a speedy manner.
Just Write gives us “The Unrealized Potential of Ready Player One.”
Lessons from a Screenplay gives us “A Quiet Place — Telling a Story With Sound.”
If you saw Mikey’s “Let’s Talk About Thanos” and are feeling depressed about the film, well, here’s CinemaWins with “Everything GREAT About Avengers: Infinity War (Part 1).”
Ryan Hollinger gives us “The Rise & Fall of an Iconic Horror Meme.” (Yes, I know AVClub already linked to this, that’s how I found it, but still.)
So there we are. Do you guys know of any other ones that came out this past week?