Why Vox's MCU Video Feels Empty - Vox Response

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Jayfive276 : "Sir, the MCU is threatened by a well-made but flawed video essay by a popular channel!" "Make the call..." [gasp] "You don't mean...?" "Yes, this is a job for Captain Midnight!"

Paris Cloud : Forgets that Phineas and Ferb have crossed over with Marvel and Star Wars.

Zach Beresford : Vox...to feel so desperately that you’re right...but to fail, nonetheless

Wilo Polis : How to get attention on YouTube in 2018- Complain about the MCU Works every time

On the Stick : So, a thing I find kind of interesting about their argument that you didn't mention (and probably others in these 2000 comments already have, but just in case): Mork and Mindy didn't "crossover" with Happy Days. Mork from Ork was a character who appeared in Happy Days and was so popular, he got his own show. It's not a crossover, it's a spinoff.

Real Engineering : Fancy editing doesn't cover up terrible writing. Good work CM!

Ethen Millard : I definitely think the worst part of vox's video was comparing the work of Stan Lee, Jack Kerby and Steve Ditko to a ham fisted sitcom cross over from the 70's. I mean a planned out comic book universe filled with interesting and dynamic characters is not the same as a cheap cash grab.

Darth Azathoth : Vox seriously said Disney would not allow for deep tonal experimentation? They must have missed the time that Jessica Jones went up against a super-villain who chiefly used his powers to rape women, in a storyline that really explored some of the darker sides of misogyny,.

John Hughes : I don't even like the MCU all that much, and I thought that Vox video was baaaaaaaaad. I couldn't finish it.

Stormy Kopa : I also disagree with your assessment that Vox got it right in saying that the Netflix shows only pay lip service to the larger events of the MCU. Jessica Jones was discriminated against and shot by a crazed couple because they blamed her for the death of a loved one during the Incident. Luke Cage was also shot, twice, by bullets made from Chi'tauri bullets, possibly sold by Toomes' crew themselves. And lest we forget, the population generally fears these characters (Luke Cage being an exception, for very good reasons) because of The Incident; the writers just prefer to work this into the general flow of the narrative rather than address it in one or two scenes - they have 13 hours of storytelling to integrate it into, after all, rather than having to cram it into a 90-150 minute film. The whole point of the shows was to represent the "heroes" who aren't rich and resourceful and fly around the world on high-rise adventures all the time. They're just trying to live their lives and blend in as everyday street-level folk do. The fact that the people around them act as if life is still going on as usual is completely believable; it's human nature to be afraid of that which we don't understand, and our coping mechanism is to often turn a blind eye to it altogether. And yet Vox tries to make it out as if _Jessica Jones_ (the show) was an excuse for Marvel to sell Captain America action figures. We see that action figure for less than 10 seconds, for crying out loud. Each episode is an hour long, with 13 episodes per season. If anything, I'd say the Netflix shows have an appropriate quantity of references to the larger narrative. Anything more would be distracting, and had they done it, doubtlessly Vox would have complained that they tried too hard to tie the movies and the shows together. Sorry, but I'm not giving this criticism any merit. The shows, low-budget as they may be, have the freedom to excel where the movies are often constrained. They provide a type of humanity and familiarity to the MCU that's almost reassuring, a comfortable level of individual relatability that's different from the flashier Avengers, who provide relatability on a broader, more universal scale.

Money Singh : Vox is the reason why Thanos snapped

The Batman : Vox: Why Mcu feels empty Stanlee i: Oh Don't make me come down there Punk!

Jay Exci's SinsSins : This is great! I really wish I had your comic knowledge.

Wallace Is Easy : GUYS IRON MAN 3 IS GREAT Ik people hate the mandarin thing but I didn't care cause i didn't know who he was seeing tony going through ptsd and depression was great because there was consequences from the attack on new york People argue there wasn't enough iron man scene but TONY is iron man Batman in Bruce Wayne, the day his parents died Bruce died with them and became batman. Bruce wayne is a shield and a mask for batman to do his stuff Tony though is way different that is why he told the crowd in the end of iron man 1 HE is iron man That sequence of him sneaking into the mansion is amazing and shows he can do stuff without the suit This was alluded top in avengers where cap asked him what he is without the suit

NoExit NoProblem : I don't see how artistic compromise affected Marvel at all. I don't understand what people want from these films. The Marvel universe as a whole is fantastic. Please correct me if I wrong. What do people really WANT from Marvel. This is a huge head scratcher for me.

HoustonProductions1 : Thank-you very much for this my good sir. That Vox video was a total mess.

Miko xmas : Vox just want an easy clickbait

Frootlup : Growing up I just assumed all of Marvel was connected and all of DC was connected

Ford Rasmussen : Your Squarespace advertising at the end was worked in seamlessly. Native advertising like that makes me not even mind it at all. Great video, by the way!

Rohan Mohall : Well this video doesn't feel empty. 👍

Chanray : Those Captain American cartoon clips give me life.

Nasim CCZ : Legends say if you’re very early every comment on this channel will say, “CAPTAIIN MIDNIIGHHT!!!”.

Tyler Winchester : "..got me in perfect position" says, Cap, in a homoerotic position lol

Pinky Heart : I’m pretty sure Marvel could easily do a Star Wars crossover.... Like if they found a way to travel to different universes and Peter decided to go to Star Wars, it wouldn’t be that much of a stretch and It would be awesome

Tommy M : Wow! Vox was wrong about something? Color me shocked.

Aman Ahmed : This is a well made constructive criticism video without any hate towards a channel. We need more youtubers like CAPTAAAAAAAAAIN MIDNIGHT

legobriker456 : Hope you respond to Pwedipie’s video on Marvel as well!

MrKevinTaco : Bravo, Captain Midnight, you've done it again

Firebender 117 : "You got me alright got me in perfect position" lol

Luke Lim : If vox video is a thesis paper about Marvel Film, I will definitely fail the student.

Matt Wright : Can I get a clip of that Captain America bit at 1:29

Milpool : Vox is garbage. Same with Screen Rant and Watch Mojo.

Overbite Games : Alternate title: Captain Midnight and SquareSpace *Square* Up Against Vox In A 16 Minute Crossover Event! Wait. No. Captain Midnight V. Vox: Dawn Of SquareSpace On account of SquareSpace not coming in until after the fight and as a post credits scene.

pittland44 : I totally agree with you about the Marvel Universe being full of possibility. That's what makes it, for lack of a better term, something magical. It really is a place where there is something for everyone, and knowing Stan's philosophy on life I think he wanted it to be that way. It wasn't a place that excluded people, where ideas were unfeasible or dreams were impossible, and that's why it has endured and why so many people love it. It was the place where you could fly to the stars, travel beneath the ocean waves, fall in love with girls of every shade and variety, meat wizards and psychics and blind lawyers who fought crime at night. That's the appeal, and the interactions of the people who live there are a big part of the draw, both in the comics and on film. Does that mean they're always done well? No. But when they are, there's nothing quite like it, and they way you know that's true is some of the best interactions between the characters are not when they're fighting or going into battle. It's when they're sitting around, eating lunch or having a drink together. That's what makes the whole thing work. For as fantastical as the whole thing is, it still feels like a real place and they feel like real people, and we as real people can feel like we could live there too.

Chocobanana : I usually like Vox, but this video felt rushed and poorly written just because they wanted a click bait title

spite lionheart : i think vox should stick to politics no matter how bad their political views might or might not be.

Ida Kiilerich : Thankyou! Of course it was a great video, and you made some really good points, but I'm just really happy you explain what Vox was saying, because I reeeally didn't understand that video!😁

bridgecross : Captain Midnight dropping Common Sense Bombs all over the place.

Rosie Brotman : Man I just really enjoyed this video. Really constructive and balanced. Also the smoothest segue ever at the end there.

Yaseen Khalil : The MCU isn’t a bunch of crossovers, it’s a universe that takes its time to tell the story of every individual in that crossover. Justice League felt like a crossover; Avengers felt like it was meant to happen.

Stalli111 : Good job killa!

Leon Shaju : I agree with your points 100% 👍

Cy Porter : I like most of Vox videos I've seen a lot, which is all the more reason I'm really glad you made this video. Great video!

Neal : Dope. Thank you so much for this. You literally every single thing I felt was wrong with that Vox video. Also your seamless transition into that squarespace ad was flawless lol Also your little transition scenes from the old Captain America(?) cartoon had me rolling. LOL

BattleUp Saber : Ironic. Vox could save others from emptiness, but not themselves.

Beto Benavides : After watching a lot of your videos, this is the one that made me subscribe. Great job on this!

Bryan Pena : Vox is fake news. Dont watch Vox. Dont watch fake news.

anky : The best crossover ever was when Fred was on iCarly

notoreeuzz : Nobody created a better universe crossover than Disney with Suite Life, Hannah Montana, & their whole shabang.