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Why See The ‘Avengers: Endgame’?

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Scarlett Johansson in “Avengers: Endgame.”

At a quarter to six last Thursday, while standing in a popcorn line long enough to weave in a comically serpentine stretch around the packed lobby of my local arthouse theater, I composed a text to my friends. “I’m about to see the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ premiere and every middle schooler in town seems to be here, too.”

The reply I got back was a curt one. A friend wrote, “Why are you seeing that movie?”

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