‘Avengers: Infinity War’ First Reactions: ‘Marvel Puts It All on the Table’

The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest highly anticipated entry, “Avengers: Infinity War,” had its world premiere Monday night in Los Angeles and critics’ early reactions are already rolling in.

With full reviews embargoed until Tuesday at 3 p.m., film fans were quick to share their thoughts on what’s been touted as the culmination of all the past Marvel films.

See some of the first reactions below:

Rodrigo Perez of The Playlist writes that the film is “stress-inducing, full of dread, darker than usual, yet, funny as hell and super entertaining….Blockbuster noise? Yes, but with emotional stakes attached.”

ScreenRant’s Molly Freeman highlighted Thor’s powers and Iron Man’s suit as some of the best action moments and shouted out Captain America.

Tasha Robinson of The Verge wrote that “Infinity War” is “basically ‘Captain America: Civil War’ times 20…People who were bored will be 20 times as bored here.”

ScreenCrush’s Matt Singer wrote called the film “a movie version of a massive comic-book crossover, for better (fun character interactions) and worse (it’s pretty much all Infinity Stone shenanigans).”

IGN Comics’ Joshua Yehl wrote that “Infinity War” “never lets up. I sat in my chair stunned as the credits rolled, speechless and sobbing.”

See more reactions below.

 

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  1. Wrong on just about everything. I see this a lot from people who think they know the Marvel Universe history just because they watched all of the movies.
    The movies have borrowed heavily from material in the comics from like 20 and 30 years ago. The Civil War happened 10 years ago in the Comics. The Infinity War was 20 years ago. Stormbreaker, Thor’s new hammer, is borrowed from a storyline from 30 years ago where Odin gave a survivor of an alien race the weapon so he can have the same powers as Thor. Technically Ragnarok hasn’t happened, unless you count Thor #300. The infinity stones, or gems as they were called in the Comics were discussed in detail. The first gem, the Soul Gem was in the possession of Warlock for decades, until a writer decided to build a story about five other gems, when combined gives one the power of a god.
    There was a trilogy to be exact: Infinity Gauntlet, Infinity War and then Infinity Crusade.

  2. I am dead it was fantastic and I want to watch it more than one I can’t wait for the 2nd part and my emotions are haywire right now I can’t desribe you what I feel omg Idk what to say or feel. For people that are not sure(I don’t think there are people like that but who knows right?) you have to watch it!! It’s really one of the best movies from Marvel on my opinion..

  3. About time i saw something that made proverbial and nobproverbial sense at the grand 16..

    Only conflict. :) see with die hard nerds/acumen at 10 or saturday morning show with familes/kids..

    Point being. Im 47. Where i was young.

    Dad died. Saw raiders empire not too far away so.

    Time to see epic close buy..

    (Doesnt hurt to sit netxt to a booby brunette.. ow)

    Slidell Grand 16 it is..

    Hey, all live life matters right.

    In present day locale.

    Just dont say holy s… thats just as

    Offensive as any other.

    Man, only the time to decide.

    And it’s not hard, it’s just when

    With good people.

    (Plus i like booby brunettes owowow :p))

  4. We already know from a clip/trailer that your banner sent by Tony and the others already there is wrong. Clip from I think good morning America or something shows banner and rhodie arrive in the same quinjet as the others meeting T’Challa. The only one who is in wakanda to start that isn’t from there is Bucky

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