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Avengers: Endgame. Courtesy: Walt Disney Studios

See More of Avengers: Endgame On an IMAX Screen

If you go to see Avengers: Endgame in a regular movie theater, you’ll be missing about a quarter of the movie. We aren’t talking time-wise, of course, but rather aspect ratio.

The last stand against Thanos was filmed on epic proportions. IMAX released a side by side video today of the first Endgame trailer illustrating how much more you’ll get on one of their screens. About 26% of the movie is cut off on top and bottom to fit standard movie screens and it really does make a difference.

In case the trailer is way too sad for you to deal with right now, here are some of the things you’ll be missing on a smaller screen: some really beautiful scenic design, extended shots of the incredible costume design, a good chunk of well sculpted Tony Stark bicep, and most urgently, some Chris Evans hair. I repeat, some Evans coif is cut off in the crop and your life will be lacking for it.

I really appreciate the above and beyond commitment of the Russo Brothers here. I drove a good distance to the National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX to watch Interstellar. It was excellent and striking and really sucked me in, but it was also insanely popular and therefore crowded. We ended up in one of the first five rows and very far on the end. What I quickly discovered was the fact that the aspect ratio changed back and forth frequently. Even within a scene, the black bar would jump on and off screen, which was distracting at such an intimate distance.

There will be no such issue with Avengers: Endgame. The entire movie will have been formatted specifically for IMAX and it will be glorious. Don’t let Thanos wipe out 26% of your movie watching experience.

Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters everywhere April 26.

Featured Image: Avengers: Endgame. Courtesy: Walt Disney Studios

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Kelle Long

Kelle has written about film and TV for The Credits since 2016. Follow her on Twitter @molaitdc for interviews with really cool film and TV artists and only occasional outbursts about Broadway, tennis, and country music. Please no talking or texting during the movie. Unless it is a musical, then sing along loudly.

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