Marvel Super-fan One-ups Previous Record Holder by Seeing Infinity War 100 Times
Someone finally did it, folks. After Nem: The Infinity Watcher was given a ticket to the Avengers 4 premiere after seeing Infinity War 43 times, a 17 year old in Staffordshire, England has now seen the film 100 times. I did not round up — in fact it’s quite possible that he will have seen the movie more than a few more times by the time you read this.
Kieran Harvey, the now record-holding teenager, was able to pull off the feat by using a limitless pass worth close to £200, or $263.82. That might seem steep for the average moviegoer, but according to Harvey, there have only been three days this calendar year that he has not been to the theatre. In fact, had he not bought the limitless pass, he would’ve already spent far more than the cost of the pass on Infinity War alone. It’s safe to say that he’s cut himself quite the bargain.
But beyond the financial commitment, the time commitment to seeing Infinity War 100 times is just incredible. It clocks in at around 2 hours and 40 minutes, far longer than the average film — for reference, Deadpool 2 (which Harvey has seen 20 times as well) is only about 2 hours long. That’s between 200 and 300 hours spent in the theatre on one movie. It’s not inconceivable for a person to not spend that much time in the theatre in a lifetime!
Many might see this story as weird or peculiar rather than fantastic. Some might even ridicule the kid for seeing one movie that many times. But we should all just be glad that this 17 year old enjoys going to the movies that much. Imagine being on the crew of Infinity War, and being able to say that the work you put in brought someone back to the theatre 100 times. For art to be appreciated to that degree is pretty cool, and should be celebrated. I hope he sees the movie another 100 times. Maybe by that time, he’ll be ready for Avengers 4.
Featured image: Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tom Holland). Photo: Film Frame .©Marvel Studios 2018