Last night, Marvel's The Avengers held its world premiere in Hollywood, in advance of its theatrical release May 4. I was one of the lucky few (hundreds) in attendance last night, and I, like seemingly everyone else, absolutely loved director Joss Whedon's superhero ensemble. While my full review is under embargo for now, lets take a look at some of the reactions from my colleagues and others who attended last night's premiere, which was held at both the El Capitan Theater and the Grauman's Chinese Theater. Yes, the premiere was so big it had to be held in TWO theaters!
Dave Karger, Entertainment Weekly
"The #Avengers is sprawling and fun, if a bit long. All the heroes mesh remarkably well. Though @clarkgregg just about steals it."
Jeremy Smith, Ain't It Cool News
"The Avengers. Finally, a Marvel film with a rousing finish. I'll deal with the first two acts in my review."
"The Avengers is a big tub of popcorn heaven. A huge grin on my face throughout and much applause from the crowd too. Well done Mr. Whedon."
"The Hulk we have been waiting for has at last arrived. #AvengersFuckYeah"
"So that was AMAZING. Like, double plus awesome. Thank you Joss Whedon for giving us all the #Avengers movie we deserve. #OnlyYou"
Brian Gallagher, MovieWeb
"The Avengers was amazing! I would have said so last night, but I wanted to sleep first to make sure I wasn't dreaming about its awesomeness."