When I go to the cinema, I’m one of those that will tut and groan at people talking or, Cthulhu forbid, using their phones when the film is playing. You’ve paid money to watch the damn moving pictures, people, so pay attention! I’m even silent during viewings of Star Wars – sure, my eyes are wide and I’m tapping Mrs Earth-Prime on the arm in the excited way seven year olds have, but I’m not bloody talking.
All that said, I just couldn’t help but smile a couple of days ago when a clip of audience reaction to Avengers: Endgame was shared online again as a reminder of how things were just a year ago. There’s a couple of articles out there with a link to a Twitter video, but here’s the same one on YouTube:
The sheer, unadulterated joy of that audience watching Captain America wield Mjolnir against Thanos is something to behold . . . and I sort of wish the audience I saw the film with had the same reaction.