It would be fun to be able to shrink people and objects, but it’s something we can only imagine.
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The movies make it seem like someday we’ll be able to make people and objects grow really big or shrink really small. Whether this will be possible comes down to the smallest of things.
‘Avengers – inflate!’
Disney says the Marvel movie just beat ‘Avatar’ as the top-grossing movie of all time. Inflation tells a different story, as an economist explains.
Jeremy Renner and Robert Downey Jr. as Hawkeye and Iron Man
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As Marvel’s 22nd blockbuster looks set to become the most successful film of all time, is Hollywood running out of original ideas?
Cap is probably not a fan of inflation.
It’s why Marvel’s effort to break the worldwide box office record is doomed, as an economist explains.
Don Cheadle, Bradley Cooper, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson and Chris Hemsworth in Avengers: Endgame.
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Good versus evil, tolerance and discrimination: there’s a lot we can learn from the Marvel universe.
In Avengers: Endgame, Clint Barton (aka Hawkeye) experiences insurmountable loss. Perhaps his grief represents our fear of making sacrifices to save the planet.
Although not pitched as one, Avengers: Endgame is an environmental movie. But in reality, we need to face our fears and find solutions, rather than perpetuating the fantasy of regressing into the past.
Fans queue to see Avengers: Endgame in Bangkok.
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Cinema is the most popular firm of cultural participation, but rising ticket prices threaten that.
In the latest Avengers film, our heroes grapple with the consequences of villain Thanos wiping out half the population. The study of resource management shows why this wouldn’t necessarily solve hunger and resource scarcity.
Marvel villain Thanos wiped out half the universe’s population to create paradise. But as the Avengers find out in Endgame, solving resource scarcity is not that simple.