At the moment going to the theater is not alone an absolute impossibility, in many places the thought of sitting in a tightly packed room full of people, no matter how excited, is enough to fill you with a sense of fear. Just a year ago, when the world was watching Avengers: Endgamethat was not the case, and now you can relive that sudden alien sensation.
The way time works in the Covid-19 pandemic is weird enough, but if you throw away the fact that Avengers: Endgame nothing but came out last year– and not, say, three lives ago, that is how it feels—It just feels weirder to look back at these cleverly edited videos shared on Twitter by Scott Gustin.
Splicing off-cam audience response sound from a Endgame opening night screening with the sharp images of EndgameHome release, the two videos – depicting the moment Steve Rogers reveals its dignity and Mjlonir lifts into battle, and then the Avengers Assemble scene—It’s a great trip. Not only to relive the excitement of these moments that took a decade of build-up to be worthwhile, but the pure, exciting joy from hearing so many people, united by a shared passion, collectively lose their entire shit. Give it a watch.
There is nothing left in the world, boys. They lost it.
Even Marvel’s Kevin Feige lost a bit of it and took to Twitter for the first time since November 2018 to share Gustin’s clips with a heartfelt message:
Feige is right: it is something magical to be part of an audience like this. Hopefully it is not too far away that we can experience some collective magic again … but as long as it is far enough away that it still doesn’t feel play with fire to take a gamble to be part of that magic.
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