Most of us have to wait until “Avengers: Endgame” hits theaters Thursday night to find out how Earth’s Mightiest Heroes bounce back from Thanos’ finger-snap in “Infinity War,” but not the lucky bastards who were invited to the Marvel film’s gala premiere Monday night in Los Angeles.
That premiere ended at 10 p.m. PT, and so did the social media embargo, so you know what that means: Twitter is now flooded with reactions.
So what did they think? Are people who saw it happy and satisfied with what appears to be the conclusion of the original Avengers’ story? Do they hate it? Don’t worry everyone, if the word out of the premiere is anything to go on, you’re going to love “Avengers: Endgame.” (Whew!)
For the most part, reactions are ecstatic. Peter Sciretta of Slashfilm said the film exceeds “the best possible version” of itself.
TV writer Natalie Abrams said the film is “so amazing I cried… many times.”
Meanwhile, TheWrap’s Umberto Gonzales said, “I laughed, I cried (multiple times), I screamed.”
And Joel Meares of Rotten Tomatoes put it simply: “Fans are going to go APES—.”
But not everyone gave directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s superhero film a 10 out of 10. Scott Mendelson of Forbes said that though the film has “plenty of fan service… and plenty of wit,” it also “doesn’t make a ton of sense.”
But that’s an outlier. See the reactions below:
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
Just saw #AvengersEndgame. This tweet will have no spoilers. Instead, it’ll just be emotional gibberish. Thor in this movie is my mood rn. Also, it was so amazing I cried… many times. I will watch this movie so many times. I feel so fulfilled after a decade.
— Natalie Abrams (@NatalieAbrams) April 23, 2019
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) 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
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
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) April 23, 2019
This can't be understated: #AvengersEndgame is everything you want it to be and more. I am absolutely floored. A perfect reflection on the last 11 years that pays off everything in the best way possible. Without question my new favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Stunned. pic.twitter.com/5LvFw9UEBQ
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) April 23, 2019
— Joel Meares (@joelmeares) April 23, 2019
Somehow, even under a layer of Hulk CG, Mark Ruffalo manages to look like he's having the time of his life in #AvengersEndGame.
— Russ Fischer (@russfischer) April 23, 2019
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.
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) 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
Meanwhile, while you’re waiting for the film to hit theaters, why not catch up on some reading?
Here are our thoughts after that exciting trailer from a few weeks back. Here’s what we think those white suits mean. And remember how Carol Danvers got her superpowers from the Tesseract in “Captain Marvel”? Here is why we think that matters for “Endgame.”