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'Avengers Endgame' nears global record with over $2 billion

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Saw it last week and was captivated every second! Plenty of openings for another movie!

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I've seen Endgame twice, so far, and will see it one more time. Saw SW: The Last Jedi in the theaters once and won't see The Rise of Skywalker in theaters -- no way. Probably watch it on a long flight like I did with the Solo movie (which bombed).

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I really do not understand what kind of people peek on going watching these movies... I saw the first and I found it so silly and nonsense. A patchwork of unrelated things...

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Disney/Marvel deserves some credit here- this is the payoff for a risky decision (the heroes losing the previous movie) and playing the long game with a decade plus buildup of previous movies. The big question for me is where to they go from here? It will be hard to top Endgame for pure scale and spectacle.

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I can see myself seeing it 3 times

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Holywood lost the plot a long time ago and just like music the over reliance on computers has led to drying up of talent pool.

Any movie can be a blockbuster these days as there are very few good movies being produced.

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@drlucifer

Holywood lost the plot a long time ago and just like music the over reliance on computers has led to drying up of talent pool.

3D IMAX movies with the latest CGI all the way! If I want to watch a flick with less razzle-dazzle, I'll watch at home and save the ¥2500. (your comparison to modern music is just duh)

Any movie can be a blockbuster these days as there are very few good movies being produced.

Seems you're more of a 'film' person than a movie person. Recent movies I've enjoyed quite a lot are Endgame, Alita, and Spiderverse, which were more than just good, IMHO.

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Is it similar to the first one? I am hesitant to see it because of disappointment of the first.

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The only bad thing about a movie like this is you only have one time to see it for the first time. Part of the joy these epic blockbusters bring is seeing stuff that you did not expect.

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Is it similar to the first one? I am hesitant to see it because of disappointment of the first.

They win this time, mixed in some humor despite dreary situations, and give their heroes the proper send-offs

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Any movie can be a blockbuster these days as there are very few good movies being produced.

Even fewer are movies that meet an already impossible expectations - but this is one of those times

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I really do not understand what kind of people peek on going watching these movies... I saw the first and I found it so silly and nonsense. A patchwork of unrelated things...

$2 billion proves you’re wrong. I don’t get people that have to announce something a lot of people clearly enjoy on how they don’t like it.

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I really do not understand what kind of people peek on going watching these movies... I saw the first and I found it so silly and nonsense. A patchwork of unrelated things...

I can respect that. Each to his own. I grew up reading comics all my life, maybe you didn’t or maybe you don’t like the movie adaptation of the comic, all understandable, Iersnally was always mostly a Marvel fan and of course the comics are better overall, but Marvels on screen version is just sheer excellence and if you read the “Infinity Gauntlet” Maybe you might have felt differently. For the comic fans and for many people young and old the movie will definitely go down in history as one of the best Marvel has produced. Over $2 billion in sales, the numbers don’t lie.

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Good for Iersnally.

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I grew up reading comics all my life, maybe you didn’t or maybe you don’t like the movie adaptation of the comic, all understandable, Iersnally was always mostly a Marvel fan and of course the comics are better overall, but Marvels on screen version is just sheer excellence and if you read the “Infinity Gauntlet” Maybe you might have felt differently. For the comic fans and for many people young and old the movie will definitely go down in history as one of the best Marvel has produced. Over $2 billion in sales, the numbers don’t lie.

Agree with most of this. Comics are escapism and cross all barriers. Young and old. My favorite story was the Avengers Vs the Defenders in pursuit of the Evil Eye. That's going back a bit and is probably less nuanced for todays audiences. With writers like Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison, the quality of US comics was really upped in the 80s and 90s.

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