Marvel Movie Madness

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Had not heard of the Hawkeye trailer yet - ran to watch. Got serious Hawkeye & Katniss vibes :D
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Almost put this in the Seventh Quarter thread.
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Increase in per-ticket prices?
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Even so, are that many people going to a crowded theater? You would catch me dead doing so, even if the new Silmarillion move was coming out.
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I tried to find statistics on how many people, and wasn’t able to.

On the one hand, I don’t think you and I are representative of the population? On the other hand I have flown with a very high number of people for times much longer than a movie, multiple times this year - so, how different is a movie?
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Inanna wrote: Mon Dec 27, 2021 3:26 am Increase in per-ticket prices?
What's happening with movies here is they won't sell you snacks or drinks to take into the theater anymore, but there's a $5 voucher included in the ticket price which you can exchange for food or drink after the movie is over.

Unless the movie is something like Avatar with drop-dead-gorgeous 3D visuals, I'm like Voronwë. I'll watch it at home. And with all the new pay-per-view services, you don't have to wait very long to be able to do that anymore.
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Inanna wrote:I tried to find statistics on how many people, and wasn’t able to.

On the one hand, I don’t think you and I are representative of the population? On the other hand I have flown with a very high number of people for times much longer than a movie, multiple times this year - so, how different is a movie?
Airplanes supposedly have hospital grade filtration. Also in the pandemic surge, I expect most people are on the plane because they have to be. No one *has* to be in the theater.

Son watched Dune in theater, and he said it was pretty empty. That was before Omicron and as Delta was waning, so it was not an entirely reckless choice, but not one I was thrilled about.

I did watch the Black Widow, ironically, on the plane.
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I really wanted to like Hawkeye. And there were many bright spots and nods to comic books. I just found Kate unbearably annoying.

On the bright side, Florence Pugh was great as Yelena, and the Tracksuit Mafia stole the show.

And apparently Maya gets he own series?
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We finally signed up for Disney +, dialed down the resolution to where our slow-poke satellite connection could handle it (about DVD quality) and have started catching up on the MCU.

We actually ended up bingewatching Wandavision, despite initial negative impressions. It gets more compelling after about episode 3.
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We quit "Black Widow" after about a half hour. I didn't know that non-stop action could be boring.
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We watched Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 this weekend.
I was underwhelmed.
I kept glancing at the clock and wondering how much time was left.
I'm not sure why I didn't much care for it, but it seemed like they were just going through the motions of movie making. Lots of decisions by characters didn't make sense and seemed to be thrown in there just to complicate things.

If they make another one, I doubt we'll even bother watching it.
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