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I was buying up every Marvel title even before Disney got hold of the company. I have all of the 3D releases (now pretty much coming from Europe) up through BLACK PANTHER and will pick up INFINITY WARS, but I have decided to stop buying them. I haven't even watched a half-dozen of them yet. There are simply too many of them now, what with all of the offshoots and sequels and series...it's simply overkill unless you desire a steady diet of such fare, which I do not have. They are no longer "special" or unique, they are simply spilling over as from the end of a monotonous production line that mixes and matches Marvel characters almost arbitrarily to provide slight variations of earlier stories.

I've had enough. If I was twenty years old, I might continue with this comic book fever for a longer time, but there is just too much other stuff out there I would prefer to take up dwindling shelf space with.
 

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Never mind buying them, I've stopped watching half of them now too. It started with Guardians Of The Galaxy and the second Thor movie for me. I just have no interest in those characters as portrayed on screen. You can imagine how disappointed I was when they both were the main thrust of the first Infinity Wars film. I may not even bother with the next part .

I used to own the Phase One and Phase Two bluray collector's sets. Sold them both when I realized I am only ever going to re-watch the Captain America and Iron Man movies.
 

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Other than as a general comment that can generally be made about any/all movies, basically they are the best selling discs across the board as well as reliably the highest grossing movies domestically and worldwide.

Yogi Berra quote comes to mind.

Sure some/a lot of people who don't watch or buy, but a LOT of people are and I bet they lead (along with the Star Wars movies that 'everybody hates') in double/triple dips with 4K US and 3D international imports.
 

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I still get them all, but as with Jason I wait until the price drops. They're not "release day must-haves".

I recently re-watched Doctor Strange and Ant-Man in 3D. They were great fun.
 

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I'm still buying them, and will continue to do so until I lose interest in the characters, which hasn't happened for me yet. I thought that Infinity War really did a fantastic job bringing them all together in a satisfying and entertaining film.
 

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If I can get them in domestic 3D or region free 3D, I buy them right away, since they disappear quickly, otherwise I wait for the eventual price drop and buy them cheaply.
 

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I still get them, but not until they drop to a reasonable (for me) price. Do I rewatch them every month? Heaven's no...but I know I enjoy them, so when I need a dose of Marvel, or action, or the combo of Hemsworth/Evans/Pratt, I know I'm ready to go.
That's my experience as well. My "good" price is in the $5 range for BR. That means I usually wait quite a while to get any of them but I have such a huge backlog it just doesn't matter and if I never get one because the price doesn't drop to my "sweet spot" then I'm OK with that too. My dad rents them all from the local library and makes a copy for my grandson so I can always see them if I want. With a $5 sweet-spot-to-own target I'll not pay anything to just watch one of them, theatrical or otherwise.
 

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I watched Avengers:Infinity War at a friend's house last week. Just a mash-up and I could hardly comprehend what was happening. I don't think it matters much!

I liked the Captain America and Iron Man films, but the only ones I will go back to are The Dark Knight trilogy.
 

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That's my experience as well. My "good" price is in the $5 range for BR. That means I usually wait quite a while to get any of them but I have such a huge backlog it just doesn't matter and if I never get one because the price doesn't drop to my "sweet spot" then I'm OK with that too. My dad rents them all from the local library and makes a copy for my grandson so I can always see them if I want. With a $5 sweet-spot-to-own target I'll not pay anything to just watch one of them, theatrical or otherwise.

I'm not quite at $5, but the release week price of $30 for UHD isn't for me. I picked up a bunch through the Disney Movie Club on the cheap with a full price title.
 

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My purchase of anything from Disney has pretty much stopped due to their pricing. I've taken to renting their stuff using digital credits accumulated via "no rush" shipping on Amazon. I did this with Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Avengers Infinity War. I will be doing the same with Solo and Incredibles 2. After seeing them this way, I really don't feel the need to own any of them -- none were noteworthy. I may pick up The Last Jedi and the Avengers just to keep the sets complete, but the price on the UHD discs will need to get below $15, which rarely happens with Di$ney. And there's no hope for buying a 4K streaming version at a low price on iTunes, since Disney will not provide Apple with a 4K version.

I'm sure my buying habits aren't hurting Di$ney's bottom line one bit, but it's sure helping my bottom line.
 

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Well, obviously as I'm not the demographic for such titles :) I haven't bought a DC/Marvel movie since the original Iron Man back in 2008! After Wonder Woman which I saw in theaters because of good reviews but I found average at best, I threw my hands in the air and said "Enough!" Haven't bothered with Black Panther and unless Julia Roberts does a DC/Marvel movie, I doubt I'll ever see one again.
 

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I collected Marvel Silver Age comics in the early sixties and had every title 1-50 in mint condition, so you'd think I'd be all over these films. But I lost interest around the second coming of Spider-Man. The main problem for me is ZERO SUSPENSE. As a student of Alfred Hitchcock, I need some level of unpredictability to enjoy a film, and these are entirely formula driven.

There is no threat to the protagonist, they are not going to die (no matter what Avengers Infinity Wars shows you - yes, I saw that one), and the last hour is usually an interminable destruction porn CGI battle between the hero and villain that goes on forever and never resolves anything because... they will both be back. True, the comics were the same way and I relished every one. But I was 10!

Full disclosure, I'm an industry pro, so yes a bit jaded (curmudgeon, guilty!) by predictable storylines, which is why I now love 40s-50s Noir so much (or Breaking Bad), but life is now too short to see the same film over and over again. That said, I enjoyed Doctor Strange because the artistry was so tied to Steve Ditko's original visions. I miss the excitement of first discovering his work (probably in Strange Tales before Spider-man).
 

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If I can get them in domestic 3D or region free 3D, I buy them right away, since they disappear quickly, otherwise I wait for the eventual price drop and buy them cheaply.
^^^^^This, and it goes for more than Marvel titles. You have to pick up 3D early if there's a domestic release; otherwise, poof!
 

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I am still seeing all the Marvel super hero and X men movies in the theatre and buying them all on Blu ray. If they are not available here in 3D, I am buying them from Britain. I just received Avengers Infinity Wars in 3D today.

Like just about every modern movie I collect, I see them in the theatre, watch the Blu ray in 3D, watch the extras and play the flat version with commentary. Then I file them on the shelf to be visited again when I get caught up and have seen all my other purchases and burned DVDs from TCM. I have never gotten caught up!
 

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