Yes, you can believe in the hype again.
Marvel is on a bit of a roll lately, and Avengers: Infinity War was primed to keep the studio’s train of hits going.
The world premiere took place on Monday night, with initial reviews on social media describing the latest instalment as a thrilling and epic addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and as a culmination of a decade of investment.
Here are the first reactions from critics, industry folk, and members of the public who were lucky enough to be at the first screening. And look, it seems like people are losing their minds. ***Spoilers ahead.***
I laughed, I cried, I cheered, I screamed, I jumped. I’m in disbelief.
I watched Avenger: Infinity War.
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) April 24, 2018
After 10 years of investment in this series & these characters, boy does #AvengersInfinityWar knock you on your ass. Humor, sky high stakes & a truly overwhelming amount of emotion in it. Russos did a great job spreading screen time for the ensemble but my MVPs – The Guardians.
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) April 24, 2018
#AvengersInfinityWar was an incredible ride that caps off 10 years of MCU. It truly is a Thanos movie and does him justice. The character interactions were as fun as you’d think but there wasn’t enough character development. Still, what a ride… it left me utterly devastated. pic.twitter.com/iILT0HYlS3
— Joshua Yehl (@JoshuaYehl) April 24, 2018
“Perfectly balanced. As all things should be.”
AVENGERS INFINITY WAR is masterclass in balancing story & characters. What RUSSO BROTHERS did w/ this film is pure filmmaking. I am in awe @ how they juggled every aspect.
Perfectly clean action. Perfect tone. Brolin is INCREDIBLE. pic.twitter.com/cziE3Lllpw
— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) April 24, 2018