Marvel Studios screened Avengers: Infinity War for the first time at Monday night’s red carpet premiere. Did directors Joe and Anthony Russo pull off the impossible by delivering a movie that actually lives up to unprecedented hype fueled by a decade of storytelling?
Based on the initial word from critics, the answer is an emphastic “YES!” Take a look at some of the social media reactions below, starting with my own.
#Avengers #InfinityWar is an EPIC cinematic achievement on a scale never seen before and the ultimate testament to 10 years of extraordinary storytelling. Also, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! pic.twitter.com/20jTSSyx6W
— Sean Gerber (@MrSeanGerber) April 24, 2018
Okay, here’s my only social media reaction to @Avengers #InfinityWar (don’t DM asking for info, I won’t do it & wont respond) — @Marvel continues to up their game & top themselves, & this movie is a testament to why they own the superhero genre.#MCU #Marvel #InfinityWarPremiere
— Mark Hughes (@markhughesfilms) April 24, 2018
#AvengersInfinityWar first thoughts: this is the most epic Marvel movie ever made, the most epic superhero movie ever made, perhaps the most epic movie ever. Epic, truly epic, describes the scope and ambition of this movie.
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) April 24, 2018
Emotionally, narratively, visually, Avengers: Infinity War a very impressive piece of entertainment and storytelling. Somehow, it left me exhausted and excited at the same time. pic.twitter.com/YPICbbNNyQ
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) April 24, 2018
#InfinityWar is everything you want, nothing you expect. It’s funny, surprising, dark, filled with delightful interplay between characters never seen on screen before. I know many filmmakers say they are trying to make a sequel in the vein of Empire Strikes Back, this succeeds.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) April 24, 2018
Non-spoiler AVENGERS: #INFINITYWAR emotions:, in no particular order: ?????????????????????????????????✨⚡️⚡️⚡️?
Not saying ANYTHING else.
— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) April 24, 2018
I am overwhelmed. The movie is epic beyond compare. LOVED it. My legs are still shaking. It’s a gigantic @Marvel masterpiece. So much to say but I’ll stay Silent Bob til Monday so as not to slip in spoilers. Suffice to say it’s gonna be a looooong year until @Avengers 4… pic.twitter.com/aHnsgj5MK0
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) April 24, 2018
Jaw on ground. You are not ready for 'Avengers: Infinity War'. All you have to know is AVOID ALL SPOILERS! Seriously. Go in knowing as little as possible. The @Russo_Brothers did the impossible. Wow. pic.twitter.com/noKZ5cQWdc
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) April 24, 2018
Wow! Marvel dropped all the rules, fists out and what a tornado!! #AvengersInfinityWar was a blast and Thanos just dethroned Killmonger as the champion of villains.
— Kristian Harloff (@KristianHarloff) April 24, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters April 27.