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The movie you love is flawed and this YouTube channel is here to say that’s okay

YouTuber Marcus Turner, 25, ranking every movie in the Marvel cinematic universe for his channel, Cosmonaut Variety Hour. (Marcus Turner)
Teddy Amenabar March 15 at 12:00 PM

The creator of the Cosmonaut Variety Hour YouTube channel, Marcus Turner, loves Spider-Man. So, he re-watched the Sam Raimi trilogy to see how it compares to the latest web-slinger movies, starring Tom Holland.

“These do not hold up,” Turner says in an episode of his video series. “It annoys me that people look at the first two as some sort of superhero Holy Grail when they’re not like really that good anymore.”

That video has 4.8 million views and counting.

The 25-year-old has spent six years building an audience for his channel, where he points out the flaws or overlooked qualities in fictional worlds from popular culture. His two-part series on Spider-Man, for example, has a combined 9 million views. By taking a dive into what viewers love, Turner can provide the type of granular analysis that traditional critics shy away from. In the review of the Raimi trilogy, he pokes fun at everything from the facial expressions of extras in the background to overarching plot themes, all with a deep knowledge of Spider-Man lore.

The name of the channel, Cosmonaut Variety Hour, draws from Mystery Science Theater 3000 — a comedy T.V. series that jokingly reviews old science fiction films. Turner wanted the channel’s name to help grab attention. “Variety hour” acts as a catchall for any

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