Since Nick Fury appeared in the end credits of the first “Iron Man,” we all knew that this was coming. We entered a much bigger universe.
Imagine being able to take advantage of your status as a Salt Lake Community College student and use that to go see the momentous end of an era, also known as “Avengers: Endgame.” Forget being one of the fans who are spending $100-1,000 buying tickets on e-Bay.
Over the last week, the Student Life and Leadership Office offered the SLCC student body an opportunity to buy tickets to an “Avengers: Endgame” screening at the West Valley Megaplex.
These tickets were available to be sold to anyone with their Student ID at the Student Center Information Desk at Jordan, South City, and Taylorsville campuses. Tickets were $3 a pop — a refreshing price compared to the thousands of dollars estimated from scalper platforms — and each student was allowed to buy a maximum of four tickets for the April 25 screening.
I fully admit that I was extremely excited once word of this deal spread to South City Campus. However, once I called the Student Life and Leadership Office, my dreams were blown away like the snap of Thanos heard around the world — all of the “Avengers: Endgame” tickets were sold out.
How did a franchise like the Avengers become such a staple part of modern pop culture?
Nicole Rodriguez, a communications major, pitched the idea that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has become popular due to its massive advertising campaign.
“They have convinced everyone that they need to watch it,” she said in reference to Disney and its millions of dollars of promotion to hype the MCU.
This feeling of anxiety and necessity, the fear of missing out (a.k.a. FOMO) on something important, is really prevalent in two forms of media at the moment: “Avengers: Endgame” and “Game of Thrones.”
Everyone wants to avoid spoilers; everyone wants to experience the story firsthand.