The first reactions to Avengers: Endgame are here! I've typed out the words "Avengers" and "Endgame" (before that it was simply Avengers 4) more times than I care to count over these last several months. To say that the hype is real for this movie would be a dramatic understatement. The world premiere of the movie was recently held in Hollywood and now the question must be asked, did Marvel pull it off?
We're going to keep this spoiler free for those fans who want to go in clean. Almost all around, the answer to that question seems to be a resounding yes. Virtually everyone who attended the premiere and has an active Twitter account not only had something nice to say, but hyped it up even more. As if that were somehow possible at this point. Here's what Erik Davis of Fandango had to say.
"#AvengersEndgame is a masterful epic, a true culmination of 22 films that not only concludes the story, but expands upon it. You'll learn more about the other movies while this one unfolds. If Infinity War is the brawn, Endgame is the brains. And wow, what an ending!"
Marvel has been going out of their way to keep this movie's secrets intact. It's clear they've got a lot to show us and it's also quite clear, after reading these reactions, that what they have to show us is going to be nothing shy of a gift for longtime fans of the MCU. Peter Sciretta of /Film had this to say, making it clear that fans are going to get very emotional.
"Imagine the best possible version of #AvengersEndgame and somehow the film still surpasses all expectations. I cried 5-6 times. It's the most emotional, most epic, MCU film. A tribute to ten years of this universe and holy shit the great fan service in this movie. Soooo good."
There have been some epic movies in the MCU, like Infinity War, so that's a tall order. Others simply said that it was better than Infinity War while many others echoed the sentiments that tissues may very well be necessary. This is going to be an emotional ride. One of the only remotely negative takes came from YouTuber John Campea, who wasn't as impressed with the first two hours of the movie, but feels strongly that the final hour is worth it.
"Avengers Endgame: A mediocre first 2 hours that's equal parts cool moments and problematic moments that ends with a final hour that's an absolute magnificent geek wet dream. Need to see it again (tomorrow) to solidify my thoughts."
If that's true some may come out feeling like this didn't earn its three-hour runtime. Then again, he's very much in the minority here. It seems as though directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo have done it again. The hype, it would seem, is very much real Marvel fans. Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26. Be sure to check out more of the reactions from the premiere below.
#AvengersEndgame is a masterful epic - a true culmination of 22 films that not only concludes the story, but expands upon it. You’ll learn more about the other movies while this one unfolds. If Infinity War is the brawn, Endgame is the brains. And wow, what an ending! pic.twitter.com/94ttBUQKJ0— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) April 23, 2019
Imagine the best possible version of #AvengersEndgame and somehow the film still surpasses all expectations. I cried 5-6 times. It’s the most emotional, most epic, MCU film. A tribute to ten years of this universe and holy shit the great fan service in this movie. Soooo good.— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) April 23, 2019
#AvengersEndgame is A LOT. Too much at times. But wow the payoff is huge. Left me proud to have invested over a decade in a franchise that delivers an inspiring exploration of what it means to be family & a hero. (Endgame also now has one of my favorite shots in the entire MCU.)— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) April 23, 2019
#AvengersEndgame is an astonishing, amazing film. I’ve never seen anything like it. This movie is everything I wanted to be and SO much more. Amazing.— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) April 23, 2019
Just saw #AvengersEndgame. This tweet will have no spoilers. Instead, it’ll just be emotional gibberish. Thor in this movie is my mood rn. Also, it was so amazing I cried... many times. I will watch this movie so many times. I feel so fulfilled after a decade.— Natalie Abrams (@NatalieAbrams) April 23, 2019
This can't be understated: #AvengersEndgame is everything you want it to be and more. I am absolutely floored. A perfect reflection on the last 11 years that pays off everything in the best way possible. Without question my new favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Stunned. pic.twitter.com/5LvFw9UEBQ— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) April 23, 2019
Wow. #AvengersEndgame is staggering. It’s surprising in ways I never saw coming and satisfying in ways I didn’t realize I needed. It’s kind of the ultimate gift to fans of the MCU. It’s very long and has a few hiccups, but is everything you’re hoping for and more. pic.twitter.com/RO97kw9fs5— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) April 23, 2019
#AvengerEndgame is an immensely satisfying payoff, not just to Infinity War but to all the films that came before. This is why the MCU. (And I say this as someone who was not especially enamored of Infinity War, FWIW.) ♥️💙💜— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) April 23, 2019
Just watched Avengers: Endgame. I don’t believe hyperbole is possible for this movie. It is the ultimate Marvel movie in every way possible and words cannot describe how epic it is. And yes, Hawkeye is a rockstar.— Rob Keyes (@rob_keyes) April 23, 2019
So I just saw #AvengersEndgame, and you guys aren’t ready for shiiiiit. All the theorizing didn’t prepare you for this. I cried a lot, I flung my hands in the air and screamed out loud. It’s incredible. #EndgamePremiereLA#Avengers#Endgame— Beatrice Verhoeven (@bverhoev) April 23, 2019
I was not prepared for the range of emotions that #Endgame put me through, from utter despair to pure elation. I laughed, I cried, I wished Tony Stark was my dad.— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 23, 2019
#AvengersEndgame is the film of the year. If you thought you’d seen comics brought fully to the big screen already, prepare to reset your expectations AGAIN.#MCU#Avengers#Endgame#EndgamePremiereLA#EndgamePremiere— Mark Hughes (@markhughesfilms) April 23, 2019
It’s incredible. I’m speechless. #endgame— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) April 23, 2019
ENDGAME > INFINITY WAR— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) April 23, 2019
Avengers Endgame: A mediocre first 2 hours that's equal parts cool moments and problematic moments that ends with a final hour that's an absolute magnificent geek wet dream. Need to see it again (tomorrow) to solidify my thoughts.— John Campea (@johncampea) April 23, 2019
You guys. This is it! Avengers: Endgame is entertainment from beginning to end. There were tears, laughter, cheering. A lot of cheering. I’m ready to watch it again. The payoff is 💯so plan your bathroom breaks accordingly. #avengersendgame— Wendy Lee Szany (@WendyLeeSzany) April 23, 2019