‘Avengers: Endgame’ First Reactions

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It’s almost here! Everything Marvel has done–all 22 movies in the MCU–has been leading to this moment. We thought it was impossible to get more hyped for Avengers: Endgame, but then we read these spoiler-free reactions!

Avengers Endgame Reactions
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Everything You Want

Eric Eisenberg, film editor for Cinemablend, was one of the lucky few who saw Endgame early. Yesterday, he tweeted:
“This can’t be understated: #AvengersEndgame is everything you want it to be and more,” he said. “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.”

Going-Away Party

Over at The Washington Post, Michael O’Sullivan couldn’t stop praising the movie. He did let slip that there’s no post-credits scene for this film, so keep that in mind as you gather the tattered shreds of your dignity after sobbing and cheering for 3 hours.

O’Sullivan wrote that, “If ‘Infinity War’ was about failure, ‘Endgame is, ironically, all about acceptance and moving on.” Even though there’s clearly a bittersweet element to Endgame, he assured us that it’s worth the emotional roller coaster. “[O]h, what a going-away party these old friends have thrown for themselves.”

It’s Incredible

Beatrice Verhoevan, senior film reporter for The Wrap, wasn’t ready for Endgame. Even though she writes about movies for a living, Verhoeven was still absolutely wrecked by the time she left the theater.

She tweeted: “All the theorizing didn’t prepare you for this. I cried a lot, I flung my hands in the air and screamed out loud. It’s incredible.”

Reset Your Expectations

Writer Mark Hughes was just a little bit excited about attending the LA premiere of the movie. He announced that Endgame is “the film of the year.”

“If you thought you’d seen comics brought fully to the big screen already, prepare to reset your expectations AGAIN,” Hughes tweeted.

Love Letter to Comics

Matt Singer, writing for ScreenCrush, thought that Avengers: Endgame did an amazing job of honoring both the creators of the Marvel heroes and the lifetime fans of the comics.

“No matter what comes next from Marvel studios,” Singer wrote, “this Avengers is a gargantuan love letter to the equally enormous mythology that Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and the rest of their collaborators built–and to the generations of readers and moviegoers who truly believe in it.”

Is it possible that a review of a movie I haven’t even seen yet can make me cry? Between Endgame and Game of Thrones, I’m gonna need a saline drip.