Originally Posted by marcvader
So A New Hope was a commercial for The Empire Strikes Back which was a commercial for Return of the Jedi?
Meh, those films didn't play out with deliberate tie ins to the next film.
Subtelty is fine, and preferred. All these after credit sequences, so deliberate ... it's cheesy and off putting for me as a viewer. It makes the whole film feel cheap, and thus like a commercial.
Hell, Thor and Captain America: FA literally felt like movies without much of conclusions for their own story, and felt like necessities just to get to Avengers.