The first Avengers: Infinity War social media reactions are now online. The upcoming superhero team-up movie is one of the most anticipated films of all-time, and it's expected to rival some of the top spots at the domestic and worldwide box offices - and for good reason. Avengers 3 brings together virtually every major character from all 18 movies that have released thus far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There has never been a movie this big before with so many interconnecting characters and storylines.
Directed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War helmers Anthony and Joe Russo - and based on a script from Civil War scribes Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely - Avengers: Infinity War unites the Earth's Mightiest Heroes for potentially the last time as they attempt to prevent Thanos (Josh Brolin) and his Black Order from collecting all six Infinity Stones and implementing them into the Infinity Gauntlet, thus giving Thanos control over the entire universe (and everything in it). While the movie's basic premise has been known for quite some time, the filmmakers and the studio have been so secretive about the project that they've refused to even show it to anyone - that is, until now.
Avengers: Infinity War officially screened for the first time tonight - in Los Angeles (at the film's premiere) and New York City - for the cast, crew, and film critics, as well as select attendees. And now, the first batch of social media reactions have flooded online. Take a look:
I saw #AvengersInfinityWar earlier tonight and I can say that it delivers. There's a lot of really fun character interactions, some cool action moments (Thor's powers, Iron Man's suit), and a few powerful emotional beats. Most of the humor is 👌🏻 Also Captain America is 💥 pic.twitter.com/WoZNPDpGXk— Molly Freeman (@mollyrockit) April 24, 2018
#AvengersInfinityWar: Despite some truly thrilling moments, feels like less than the sum of its parts. A definite step down after that epic run of GotGV2 / Spidey / Thor 3 / Black Panther, but what else did I expect?— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) April 24, 2018
There is going to be a LOT to unpack about AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR over the next few weeks, and I don’t know exactly how it’s going to play to ‘mainstream’ audiences, but as a 10-year fan of the MCU a few times I found myself smiling out loud or at awe of .... (cont.)— Newsarama (@Newsarama) April 24, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War blew my mind. I have never left a film this awestruck. Ever. Thanos is a force of Nature. Thor is the MVP. Marvel Studios lays down the Infinity Gauntlet with this one.— Nate Brail (@NateBrail) April 24, 2018
From beginning to end, #AvengersInfinityWar is non-stop action. It’s really dynamic and jaw-dropping, but at times, it could have stopped for air and give us more substance on plot points. Loved it when the audience clapped as soon as #BlackPanther & #okoye entered the scene.— Wilson Morales (@blackfilm) April 24, 2018
#AvengersInfinityWar: #Marvel puts it all on the table and wipes it off. Stress-inducing, full of dread, darker than usual, yet, funny as hell and super entertaining. Terrifying Thanos razes the ground without mercy. Blockbuster noise? Yes, but with emotional stakes attached. pic.twitter.com/3zWP5LtCCk— Rodrigo Perez 🎬📺🎥 (@YrOnlyHope) April 24, 2018
Anyone who writes a review of #AvengersInfinityWar has their work cut out for them, because you’re literally reviewing half a movie. That said, for the first half of a six hour epic it’s pretty nuts, full of more pluses than minuses, but certainly not a full experience.— Max Evry (@maxevry) April 24, 2018
Avengers Infinity War is a lot. Some great performances. Best when it is funny which is often.— Gregory Ellwood (@TheGregoryE) April 24, 2018
Holy Hell. Avengers: Infinity War is the real deal. Was left breathless sitting in the theater. Real consequences, stunning moments, awesome character interaction, and some BIG and often devastating surprises. Oh, and Thanos is terrifying and amazing. Damn. pic.twitter.com/WWhsT12GTa— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) April 24, 2018
Again, Avengers: Infinity War is one of the most anticipated movies of all-time, and judging by these early reactions, it seems like it delivers on the hype... to an extent. Granted, there appears to be some moments that could've been done differently. For instance, one reporter says that there could've been more levity somewhere along the lines, given that there's pretty much non-stop action throughout the film. Moreover, it appears that Infinity War may actually be more like part one of a two-part story than the filmmakers led fans to believe.
As audiences may recall, Marvel Studios initially announced Avengers: Infinity War as a two-part film - Part 1 releasing in 2018 and Part 2 releasing in 2019 - but plans got changed along the way, but it seems that not everyone got the memo. Apparently, Infinity War appears to be Part 1 (or, as some are saying, half of Infinity War Part 1). While there are lots of great moments and a ton of action and humor, Avengers: Infinity War could end up dividing audiences, especially those who are hoping for a more comic accurate adaptation of the Infinity Gauntlet comic.
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