I don't see your images of Iceland looking anything like this video Josh. It's a country renown for it's natural beauty, it really doesn't deserve to be daubed with such dismal colouration.
I think I understand your sentiment. Let me call it a disconnect between content, form, and representation.
But I do wonder this: does it possibly appeal to the next generation?
I have been watching the increase in speed of information with equal increased interest for the simple reason that I would like to know where the limits of information are. I recently saw an ad where they use text but not enough time for a fluent reader to actually read it. And it makes me wonder:
1. what is it that the creator wants to convey,
2. does anyone actually pick up on whatever message is available,
3. is it a sign of me getting too old to actually keep pace with the next generation?
I have been counting scene switches in commercials for some time, and it steadily grew to about 1 scene every half-second. But interestingly enough, when a commercial for the latest feature cinema movie comes up, it increases significantly.
And I was wondering whether people are actually able to pick up the story atmosphere based on this type of information overload?