The world premiere of Avengers: Endgame was last night in Los Angeles, which means we’re finally hearing from some folks who’ve seen the movie who aren’t named Russo. And while there aren’t any formal reviews out yet—we assume due to last night’s attendees agreeing to sell their firstborn to Marvel if they post too early—plenty of folks well-connected enough to snag an invite are posting their first (spoiler-free) reactions to Twitter.
Long story short: they love it. We searched and searched and couldn’t find anyone who didn’t seem overjoyed with how good the movie is. And these aren’t “not bad” or “pretty good” or “at least it was better than Thor: The Dark World” reviews. These are people gushing over a movie that we all knew was going to make billions, but, if the rest of the world loves it was much as these people did, will go down as an all-time blockbuster classic.
For many, the experience was simply overwhelming, which isn’t exactly surprising for a movie this highly anticipated that’s over three hours long.
#AvengersEndgame is A LOT. Too much at times. But wow the payoff is huge. Left me proud to have invested over a decade in a franchise that delivers an inspiring exploration of what it means to be family & a hero. (Endgame also now has one of my favorite shots in the entire MCU.)
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) April 23, 2019
Just watched Avengers: Endgame. I don’t believe hyperbole is possible for this movie. It is the ultimate Marvel movie in every way possible and words cannot describe how epic it is. And yes, Hawkeye is a rockstar.
— Rob Keyes (@rob_keyes) 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
— Joel Meares (@joelmeares) April 23, 2019
I just can’t remember a cinematic experience like the one I just had with #AvengersEndgame. Simply blown away. I feel like that movie was made for every Marvel fan, everywhere.
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) April 23, 2019
Others took the opportunity to reflect on the Marvel Cinematic Universe which, despite Marvel’s impromptu announcement, feels like is closing a chapter now.
#AvengerEndgame is an immensely satisfying payoff, not just to Infinity War but to all the films that came before. This is why the MCU. (And I say this as someone who was not especially enamored of Infinity War, FWIW.) ♥️💙💜
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) April 23, 2019
INCREDIBLE!! #AVENGERS #ENDGAME brings the entire MCU to a rousing, exciting, deeply moving & wholly satisfying conclusion! It’s a *BEAUTIFUL* film! Fun, smart, clever, BRILLIANT! Perfect blend of action, heart & humor! This is as good as it gets! Greatest superhero movie EVER! pic.twitter.com/dMeLtvO7Gy
— Scott Mantz (@MovieMantz) April 23, 2019
It honestly seemed impossible, but Marvel managed to wrap up over a decade of storylines in #AvengersEndgame without sacrificing any of the action, heart, humor, or insatiable fucking the fans have come to expect from this franchise. To everyone at Marvel – bravo. You nailed it.
— Mekler @ the Movies! (@benmekler) 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
Plenty of fans said the film literally brought them to tears, though they didn’t share the exact reason why.
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
So I just saw #AvengersEndgame, and you guys aren’t ready for shiiiiit. 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. #EndgamePremiereLA #Avengers #Endgame
— Beatrice Verhoeven (@bverhoev) April 23, 2019
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as the credits rolled for #AvengersEndgame.
— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) April 23, 2019
And they weren’t the only ones.
Chris Evans’ review of #AvengersEndgame: “I cried like six times.”
— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) April 23, 2019
You, a lowly plebian without Hollywood connections, can see and tweet about the movie starting Thursday night, assuming, of course, that you were able to get tickets.