Avengers: Endgame directors are not happy with all the talk about how much money the movie has made. They think it detracts from the movie itself. I can see how they think that.
For what it’s worth, I saw “Avengers: Endgame” on the back of the review, and compared to Avengers: Infinity War, I thought it was not as good. The reviewers clearly didn’t know what they were doing or were paid off to give a good review.
If they really thought about the whole movie, they’d see so many holes and faults that a whale could fall through them with plenty of space left. It was a great movie, but I don’t believe them one bit when they say that they are disappointed by the box office success.
I think they made out like bandits with all of the hype. Here are the numbers as Saturday night:
Avengers: Endgame director Anthony Russo has revealed why, as much as he loves the movie’s record-breaking box office performance, he’s “almost” disappointed by it.
“I have to be honest with you. I’m almost disappointed that the movie did so well, because it’s like, the box office story is literally dominating the conversation and it’s not the most interesting part of the story,” Anthony told the ReelBlend Podcast.
“It’s always about the narrative, too, of these movies in the marketplace. How did it do? Did it break a record? Did it beat the last one?” Joe Russo added. “That stuff is really critical to the life of a movie. And of course, we were hoping that it was going to break the international record. Because that’s a story, right?” [CBR]
I can understand completely – great story, characters, sadness, humor, spectacular action, yet at the moment it’s all about its financial success – deserved certainly and important for Disney/Marvel continuing to spend these monies in creating these films, but the Film itself is way more than just dollars.
Again, personally, I thought it was the weakest of the Avengers movies. I’m including Age of Ultron in my assessment as well. So if they really want to talk about to movie, I think they’ll find many people agree with me. Not to say it was a bad movie, just not great. Nobody in my house is talking about seeing it again so there you have it.
This movie is holding up for everyone else has seen it. The National headlines might be about the box office, but the people actually leaving the auditoriums after each show are loving the story and the resolution for the characters, contrary to what the internet trolls keep prattling on about, how Disney is buying reviews, buying seats, the movie wasn’t good, blah blah blah.
Mr. Russo, if you’re so disappointed, then donate and give back all the amounts of money you made in the movie. Then we can talk about the disappointment of success.
Did you watch the movie? What did you think of it compared to Infinity War?