Fan service is one of the main reasons we all flock in droves to films like Avengers: Endgame, Detective Pikachu, and Into the Spider-Verse. But fan service needs to be balanced and have a good reason for it to be there. Sometimes films manage that, other times they don't. Sometimes a scene is set up so obviously just to include a scene that will make the audiences clap with glee (before realizing it made no sense).
Fan service needs to be balanced and not thrown into the script so hard the rest of the film has to distort for it to make sense. Unfortunately, that's what happens in most of the following.
We know commercials need to have cool scenes to hook the audiences, but those moments need to be earned, not just thrown in because reddit will be set on fire if it doesn't happen. So with Avengers: Endgame, ie Fan service: The Movie, behind us, let's look at some of the most blatant examples of fan service in cinema history (and yes, we'll be diving into Endgame as well).