We're finally in the endgame now. Following the world premiere of Avengers: Endgame on Monday, April 22nd in downtown Los Angeles, Marvel Studios lifted the social media embargo on first reactions to the superhero epic - spoiler-free, of course. Those fortunate enough to attend the screening ahead of the film's theatrical debut later this week raced to Twitter to pour out praise by the bucketful, with critics, journalists, and members of the media lionizing it as the perfect culmination of the last 11 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One common thread? This movie is gonna make you cry like crazy.
"This is a hot, hot movie. I didn't see the ending because I was crying too much. I give it three hot, wet kisses." Mashable's Angie J. Han, who admitted she wasn't much of a fan of Infinity War, wrote that Endgame is, quote, "an immensely satisfying payoff, not just to Infinity War but to all the films that came before (it)." Brandon Davis of ComicBook.com had powerful words to offer regarding Avengers: Endgame. He tweeted, "#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 … While watching #AvengersEndgame, I laughed so loud, I clapped with so much force, and I cried so hard. The movie exceeds every expectation and is the perfect culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe." Fandango managing editor Erik Davis also noted that Endgame is a flawless, intelligent coming-together of the 21 films that preceded it, further teasing that the flick's ending is a rousing one. "#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!" He added in follow-up tweets that Endgame stands as its own entity that complements Infinity War, even though the two films were shot back-to-back and do deal with the same major threat in the intergalactic tyrant Thanos. Meanwhile, audiences should be ready to check their pride at the door and prepare to bawl their eyes out and laugh hysterically while watching Endgame unfold. "Do not go in expecting Infinity War part two. The two films are so different, yet compliment [sic] 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." "Not going to spoil anything at all, but I will say I laughed, I cried, I cried, I cheered, I laughed, I cried again and then the entire audience gave it a massive standing ovation. And then I cried again. Be ready, kids. Be. Ready. #AvengersEndgame." Peter Sciretta of Slashfilm tweeted that Avengers: Endgame is incredibly emotional, apparently due to both what happens within the film and what the movie means to the larger picture of the MCU. "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." Movie Trivia Shmoedown creator Kristian Harloff agreed, writing, "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 (this) cast of characters that I had been hoping for. Congrats to all for pulling off the feat." Keep watching to see the rest of the reax after the critics have seen Endgame and this is what they're saying! #Endgame#Avengers#MCU#EndgameReax