An Avengers Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War double bill may sound like a bright idea, but is it?

Avengers: Endgame is almost here. We’re finally in the month of April; hereafter, MCU fans may regard the months as January, February, March, Endgame. It’s definitely the most widely anticipated film of the year, and it’s hard to think of any film in recent memory which has achieved this degree of buzz. In the same year that we are due to see Star Wars: Episode IX, majority audiences still appear most excited for the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War

The 2018 film left audiences absolutely stunned; the Avengers lost. Joe and Anthony Russo managed to deliver such emotion, such spectacle, but in the end, they left us completely bewildered. To have us see our heroes in defeat and then cut to credits is a daring, memorable move, and Avengers: Endgame already proves that it paid off. When April 25, 2019, finally rolls around, there’s only one place to be: the cinema. 

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 As reported by Entertainment Weekly, the forthcoming blockbuster has already broken box office pre-sales records and did so in just six hours. Already, many fans have taken to social media to announce that they’ve booked tickets for the midnight screening. It’s a great way to avoid spoilers and often these nocturnal screenings provide a real sense of community – of fans joined by their shared passion. It’s sure to be an electrifying atmosphere as audiences rush to take their seats ahead of the adverts and trailers. However, many cinemas are offering a double bill of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, welcoming guests at around 9 pm until 3 am. Six hours is quite a long time to spend in the cinema, but these aren’t exactly normal circumstances. 

So, is it a good idea? For devoted fans, it seems like a no-brainer. See Infinity War, take a bathroom break and quickly refuel on food and drink, discuss the film, then head straight back inside for Endgame. It certainly sounds like a good idea, but perhaps watching a lengthy film just before Endgame will diminish it in some respects. No matter how engrossing both films are, almost six hours of viewing will be inevitably strenuous. For some viewers, it may prove more rewarding to sit down after such a long wait and see Endgame finally invade the screen.

It’s all personal opinion, but seeing Infinity War beforehand could lessen the impact of the sequel. Both options have their perks but in this case, a double feature sounds like the popular choice. Either way, we’re incredibly excited and we expect to have a lot to talk about on April 25. 

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