Let me be clear: No one dropped trou and took care of bathroom business during three of the four screenings of Avengers: Endgame. The Russo Brothers told Collider that 75% of the audiences didn’t budge during the test showings of the movie.
“We have screened the movie four times for audiences now. For the first three screenings, not a single person got up to go to the bathroom.”
When I see a movie in a theater, I want to watch the whole damned thing (except for that live Woody Harrelson movie Lost in London; we left and hit the bar again.) I nearly ruptured my bladder — I assume — during the puddle scene of Glass because I had 16 ounces of Fat Tire beer screaming to be free as I remained stubbornly seated. That’s just how I do. The point is that is not what most people do.
The Russo Brothers specifically pointing out the majority of people crossing their legs and praying they don’t flood the theater speaks either to the riveting conclusion of 10 years of Marvel movie buildup or some odd pact where they all decided to wear diapers. No judgment, either way, I just want to know what to wear on opening night, friends.
The feat of these test audience members is all the more commendable with the knowledge that Endgame will likely be a three-hour movie. Infinity War - I almost pissed myself during that one too - was 149 minutes and we had tears to offset the liquid trapped in our bodies. Will we have that for Endgame and its additional thirty minutes of emotional violation?
Of course, we will. We are all going to bawl like babies any way this thing ends. However, I would caution against beverages before or during the movie just to be super extra sure that you don’t have to bolt from the theater during the rumored scene where Deadpool shows up with Cable and Thanos’s head explodes from seeing a grown man straight shirt-cockin’ it over a baby bottom body.
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