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March 04 2015

AMC announces mega-sized Marvel movie marathon. All 11 films will be presented back-to-back in theaters.

Don't know about you guys, but I think I'll stick to doing an at-home marathon. This sounds awesome but exhausting.
This sounds amazing. But I do not have the power.
I would be so tired by the main event that I would probably pass out.
I think they might do a bit better business by playing one or two movies a night leading up to the big one. Damned if I don't respect the hell out of them for doing it this way though.
What is that? 22 hours? Christ! There will be some stinky people coming out of there that night. Yet I'm so tempted.
What's really funny is that in last week's "Agent Carter," what happened to all those people in the movie theatre was described as being identical to the effects of... sleep deprivation.
At last, something bigger than Lord of The Rings Director's Cut.
I'm tempted.
Nope. I couldn't do it. I did see all three LOTR movies at a special event at a local theater. That's pretty much the limit to my endurance.
29 hours in a theater is just straight up bad for you. You won't even know what you're watching anymore after awhile. Tony who?
My university did marathons of Indiana Jones one time and Star Wars another time, back when there were just three of each franchise. It was hard to sit for that long and that was just six hours tops at a time. I can't even imagine doing a marathon of all 11 films, much as I might like to see them all in order.
It's amazing how much "mature wisdom" resembles being too tired.
-- Lazarus Long
-- "Time Enough For Love"

The first marathon before "The Avengers" was an amazing 15 hours.
I'm tired of being mature, and I never was wise.

I'm in.
I want to so bad!!!

But why don't they cut it in half - I'd still be awake that way *grumbly old workaholic stuck in her early morning/night sleep schedule*
Anyone know if Cineplex or any other theatre chain are doing this in Canada ? AMC theatres don't exist up here anymore.
All I can think of is how much I'd have to pee during the whole thing.

What's really funny is that in last week's "Agent Carter," what happened to all those people in the movie theatre was described as being identical to the effects of... sleep deprivation.

There's also this.

I'd prefer not to kill other people during Age of Ultron. Otherwise, I'm OK with it. 😈

[ edited by Nebula1400 on 2015-03-06 04:07 ]
Nebula1400: "I'd prefer not to kill other people during Age of Ultron. Otherwise, I'm OK with it. 😈"
Xena, Warrior Princess: "Everyone has their preferences. I happen to like a good kill."
The marketing part in me says this is a non fan coming up with a gimmick.

This worked for them the last time because it was just the Phase I movies. Yes it was long but it wasn't stupid long.

They could just as easily do a marathon starting with the Avengers and stick to phase 2 which honestly I think would be better for the fans and better for their bottom line.
If I can do all five Twilight films in one day, I think I could do this.

I also did the first two Alien movies and the original Star Wars trilogy in one day as well.
There's a Drusilla quote to be had there, too, RobynH. Just can't recall it word for word.
A commenter on themarysue.com suggested we call this "The Infinity Gauntlet." (Though surely that should be the name for when they do this with ALL THREE Phases...!)

I don't think I'll be physically able to do this, but damn if I'm not gonna try anyway... if it comes to my area, that is. Right now it's a moot point since there are only eight theaters listed as participating (Regal in CA, TX, GA, PA; AMC in CA, KS, FL, NY) and I don't really fancy a several-hour car trip after 27 hours straight of movie. Or adding a hotel bill to the cost.
At least at the theater that did all three LOTR movies, it was in a single screen theater with a giant mezzanine and lobby area so after each movie you could get up and walk around and hang out before the next. Even go outside. If they plan on this before the third... well, it should just be a weekend festival/giant sleepover.

What movies will be in between Avengers 2 and three? Captain Ameica 3? Thor 3? Another Ironman? How about, I'm just spit balling here, a Black Widow movie!?
What's really funny is that in last week's "Agent Carter," what happened to all those people in the movie theatre was described as being identical to the effects of... sleep deprivation.

LOL! I'd need a really comfy seat, a pause button, and nap breaks to make it through this marathon. Maybe I'll try it at home.
NYPinTA, the entire slate of films has been announced through summer 2019(!). After Ant Man we"ll get Cap 3, Dr. Strange, Guardians 2, Thor 3, Avengers 3, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Avengers 4, Inhumans.

Avengers 3 & 4 are two halves of the same story: Infinity War. So "Infinity Gauntlet" would be particularly a propos for THAT marathon.

As for this one, I do really hope that attention is paid to comfort level, for sure. During the first LotR Trlogy Tuesday, they actually brought in sandwiches! I have fond memories of that all around.
gianetta: You forgot Spider-Man! (Co-produced with Sony). Right now it seems to be:

May 1 2015: Avengers AOU
July 17 2015: Ant-Man
May 6 2016:Captain America Civil War
November 4 2016: Doctor Strange
May 5 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
July 28 2017: Spider-Man Film (with Sony and Marvel working together).
November 3 2017: Thor Ragnarok
May 4 2018: Avengers Infinity War Part 1
July 6 2018: Black Panther
November 2 2018: Captain Marvel
May 3 2019: Avengers Infinity War Part 2
July 12 2019: Inhumans

And Fox is also doing its own films based on Marvel characters with the X-Men and Fantastic Four.

[ edited by Dusk on 2015-03-06 22:04 ]
Could Disney/Marvel PLEASE buy Fox, so they'll stop screwing up the X-Men?!?

But I'm with NYPinTA; I can marathon at home over a week or so, then go see AoU. My bladder will thank me for it. I'm kind of honestly over going to the theater anyway, as someone invariably brings their two year old, who is either incessantly asking questions about what's going on with no volume control, or is screaming their head off because the movie scares the daylights out of them. I kinda think Ultron is going to be a scary character.

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