Don’t See ‘Infinity War’ Tomorrow If You Want a Quiet Theater
Tomorrow night will be the "midnight" opening for the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War. I put quotes around midnight because they now start at 7:00 PM. That's not a midnight opening. Every year it seems like they make the movie times earlier and earlier for "midnight" openings. I'm not complaining, I will be going at 7:30 PM tomorrow night.
As someone who has been to my fair share of midnight openings, I can consider myself an expert. I remember going to the midnight opening of The Avengers back in 2012. This was my first midnight opening for a comic book movie. I had seen all of the rest of the Marvel movies in theaters, but not at midnight. Going to the "midnight" opening is an experience. With that experience comes a warning.
Back in 2012 seeing The Avengers at midnight brought the level of hype to an extreme level. People cosplay their favorite Marvel characters. For those that do not know what cosplay is, it is dressing up as a character from a comic book, movie, TV show, book, video game, etc. It's pretty cool to see a movie sitting next to Captain America or Loki.
Another thing I noticed the first time I went to a midnight opening was the vocal reactions of the audience. This is where the whole "Don't See Infinity War Tomorrow If You Want a Quiet Theater" comes in.
If you are not a die-hard comic fan or like a quiet theater, midnight openings are not for you. I, on the other hand, love how vocal people are during the movie. It brings a whole new level of energy to the movie. I remember the scene when Hulk threw Loki around like a rag doll in The Avengers, the audience clapped, cheered, and laughed quite loudly. It was fantastic. The audience is very vocal in their reactions to scenes throughout the movies. I know many people who have gone to midnight openings and sat there annoyed by the audience. Unfortunately, this is something you have to expect with certain movies.
If you want to sit in a quiet theater to enjoy Avengers: Infinity War and do not want to sit next to Winter Soldier or Star-Lord, don't go see it tomorrow night. No one wants a Debbie downer when seeing what could be the highest grossing movie of all time.
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