The Movie Man did something he hasn’t done in a long time: He shoehorned himself in amongst hordes of fanboys and fangirls at an advance showing of a movie.
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We’ve discussed before how an audience can affect the enjoyment of a film – negatively through jabberers/phones/babies or positively when like-minded folks pack in to revel in a corporate experience.
In the case of superhero movies, the crowd with the Movie Man was highly twentysomethings-infested who applauded at the end, waited for the final credits stinger while talking excitedly, then huddled outside the theater entrance to smoke and discuss.
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