Avengers: Endgame is finally here. After a seemingly eternal wait (really it has just been year since Infinity War, but it has felt like 90!) the grand finale to 22 films has arrived, and a lucky few got the chance to see the film at its premiere on April 22. And the first (non-spoiler) social media reactions are in.
The general consensus is that Kevin Feige and the Russo Brothers have indeed stuck the landing. So you can breathe a sigh of relief, everyone. It seems they did it. Here’s a sampling of what folks thought while walking out of the big finish of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Infinity Saga”—almost all are raving. And who better to start off this wave of positivity than the King of the Nerds himself, Kevin Smith…
3 hours later and I’m shook! My God, @Avengers Endgame is beyond epic! It’s everything you hope it will be and more – an absolute @MarvelStudios marvel! And I’m pretty sure it will make all the money ever printed! Loved it and would watch again instantly! pic.twitter.com/7D3qLfrxV1
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) April 23, 2019
#AvengersEndgame is every bit the masterpiece it deserves to be. It’s extraordinary. It is a conclusion worthy of the greatest cinematic saga of all time! Congratulations to everyone who had anything to do with this film, or the 21 films before it. I am emotionally spent. pic.twitter.com/2Yiu3ZIimC
— Sean Gerber (@MrSeanGerber) April 23, 2019
Do not go in expecting Infinity War part two. The two films are so different, yet compliment each other in all the best ways. In terms of which MCU movie to watch beforehand… honestly, all of them. What an experience – what an accomplishment #AvengersEndgame
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) 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
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 filled with so much comic book awesomeness that you may not be ready! Great blend of action, emotion and humor while keeping the stakes high throughout. Truly an achievement in blockbuster filmmaking.
— Dennis Tzeng (@ThinkHero) 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
Man #AvengersEndgame kicked my ass. It was an epic conclusion to 11 years of films. It had laughs, incredible action and absolute emotional rollercoaster. It was the series finale for these cast of characters that I had been hoping for. Congrats to all for pulling off the feat.
— Kristian Harloff (@KristianHarloff) 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
90% of the #AvengersEndgame footage that’s been officially released is from first the 15 minutes: Other than the actual surprises, the biggest surprise to me was how funny it is
— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) 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
#AvengersEndgame is a fantastic way to close out this 22-film saga. Great action, great dramatic moments, and one helluva way to bring it all home. Truly moving and lots of awesome geek out moments. Make mine Marvel. pic.twitter.com/LPCNS88d7S
— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) April 23, 2019
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) April 23, 2019
— Maude Garrett (@maudegarrett) April 23, 2019
Don’t know how any @MarvelStudios fan walks out of #AvengersEndgame disappointed. Movie is loaded with incredible set pieces and tons of small character moments that leave you wanting more. An epic conclusion to 10 years of Marvel movies. Thank you to everyone that worked on MCU. pic.twitter.com/HbXkwuYL5y
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) April 23, 2019
I saw #AvengersEndgame…it’s the best 10th birthday since I went to Chuck E. Cheese & got a Sega Genesis.
— Mark Ellis (@markellislive) 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
So, #AvengersEndgame hits the required beats, with plenty of fan service (most of it earned) and plenty of wit. It doesn’t make a ton of sense (and the action is a comedown) but it’s unquestionably fun.
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) April 23, 2019
What an absolutely perfect ending to the journey that began over a decade ago. #AvengersEndgame is everything & yet nothing you expect. I cannot wait to see where the MCU.
Bravo Russo bros and Kevin Feige. Thank you for giving us and our kids heroes to dream of.
— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) April 23, 2019
The scope of Avengers: Endgame is impossible to put into words. What Fiege & MCU achieved over last 10-years has lead to this gloriously masterful moment in cinema & it’s truly mind-blowing how beautifully paced this storytelling is. Perfectly balanced. As all things should be.
— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) April 23, 2019
INCREDIBLE!! #AVENGERS #ENDGAME brings the entire MCU to a rousing, exciting, deeply moving & wholly satisfying conclusion! It’s a *BEAUTIFUL* film! Fun, smart, clever, BRILLIANT! Perfect blend of action, heart & humor! This is as good as it gets! Greatest superhero movie EVER! pic.twitter.com/dMeLtvO7Gy
— Scott Mantz (@MovieMantz) April 23, 2019
Wow, what a ride. #AvengersEndgame truly feels like the end of an era. And it was done perfectly. I cried so hard, several times, and I cannot wait to see it again. #Endgame #AvengersEndgamepremiere #avengers
— Mama’s Geeky – Tessa Smith (@MamasGeeky) April 23, 2019
#AvengersEndgame isn’t just a mind boggling feat of giant, grade-A studio filmmaking but it’s deeply affecting, personal and emotional and might be the high point of not just the MCU but superhero films in general. Wow. pic.twitter.com/N4omEMsUH8
— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) 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
— Kara Warner (@karawarner) 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
Imma try to say this without putting too much shade on my previous sexual encounters but #AvengersEndgame was more satisfying than most of them.
Fans prepare to be served.
A standing ‘O’ to all involved! #avengersendgamepremiere
— Jacqueline (@THATJacqueline) April 23, 2019
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