'Avengers: Infinity War' Reviews Promise 'Mind-Blowing' Marvel Movie Lives Up to Expectations
By Ash Crossan
Perhaps no superhero movie has faced expectations like Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel's massive crossover event that unites the Avengers, Guardians and just about anyone else who has ever appeared in the studio's Cinematic Universe to battle the ultimate big bad, Thanos (played by Josh Brolin). Hype has only built since Infinity War was announced in 2014 as a culmination of a decade of interconnected episodes, though the movie itself has been tightly shrouded in secrecy -- until now.
ET's Ash Crossan has seen Infinity War and can confidently say...your jaw will be left on the floor.
The Russo Brothers manage to pack a decade's worth of beloved characters into an all-together action-packed film, while giving each character ample time to shine. Especially at this point in the MCU, it's easy to forget that many of these characters not only have never met, but are fully unaware of each other’s existence -- making for some truly delightful, and often hilarious, character pairings we never knew we needed.
Even beyond the laughter, Infinity War is an intense and powerful ride that will take you through a full spectrum of emotions. For the Avengers, and the fans who have grown to love them over the years, the stakes have never been higher. Avoid spoilers at all costs. (ET’s full review forthcoming).
The first screening of Infinity War, in its entirety, was Monday night's world premiere, held at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. First reactions hit social media shortly afterward, calling the movie "ballsy" and "stunning." (Praise came from within the Marvel family, too, with tweets from Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson and Captain Marvel herself, Brie Larson.)
#InfinityWar is everything you want, nothing you expect. It’s funny, surprising, dark, filled with delightful interplay between characters never seen on screen before. I know many filmmakers say they are trying to make a sequel in the vein of Empire Strikes Back, this succeeds.
My God. #AvengersInfinityWar was Incredible. Incredible. Incredible. The visuals, the story, the GUTS. The action is non stop, the movie grips you and never lets you go. EVERYONE gets a moment to shine. And that ending...My God that ending...Best film the MCU has ever done!
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.
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
You are not ready for what #AvengersInfinityWar is about to bring. I have so many emotions... This is a roller coaster filled with twists and turns. If you haven’t bought your ticket, what are you doing? Go. See. It.