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How 'Avengers: Endgame' Sets A High Bar For Cinema's Next Era

Season 1, Ep. 29

"Avengers: Endgame" sets a new standard for franchise films and universe-building. But is that a good thing?


On the latest "Low Key," we talk about why the massive success of "Endgame" -- not just in terms of box office, but also in terms of fan service -- is likely to inspire lots of imitators. We talk about what lesson other universes -- "Star Wars" and DC come to mind -- can learn from the MCU.


But we also wonder if big, IP-driven films will drive out smaller, more personal films -- we hope not.


And we nerd out on a few big questions, like whether Thor is to blame for a very sad thing that happened in "Avengers: Endgame." Many, many spoilers are contained within, but you don't care since you've already seen "Endgame" two or three times.

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