All of the praise for Marvel's most epic movie yet is making us even more excited for it to hit theaters this weekend.
"Avengers: Infinity War" lives up to the hype, at least according to those who had the pleasure of seeing the first screening at Monday night's premiere.
The highly anticipated Marvel blockbuster brings (pretty much) the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe together to fight the evil Thanos (Josh Brolin) in an epic battle that may end some beloved superheroes' lives.
Veteran filmmaker and comic book enthusiast Kevin Smith described the adventure as "epic beyond compare," and added, "It's a gigantic Marvel masterpiece." Others in attendance called it "unlike anything you've ever seen," "the 'Empire Strikes Back' of the MCU," and "heartstopping." The lucky fans who saw it encouraged others to avoid spoilers at all cost, teased it's emotionally draining and that the final minutes of the film will leave audiences "awestruck."
Take a look at the spoiler-free reactions below.
I am overwhelmed. The movie is epic beyond compare. LOVED it. My legs are still shaking. It’s a gigantic @Marvel masterpiece. So much to say but I’ll stay Silent Bob til Monday so as not to slip in spoilers. Suffice to say it’s gonna be a looooong year until @Avengers 4... pic.twitter.com/aHnsgj5MK0— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) April 24, 2018
The weirdest thing bout #AvengerInfinityWar is that it’s almost certainly the darkest marvel movie ever made, and probably one of the darkest superhero movies ever made. But it’s also one of the funniest too. Idk how the Russo’s nailed the balance.— Conner Schwerdtfeger (@ConnerWS) April 24, 2018
I saw #AvengerInfinityWar last night and my life has been in shambles ever since. Prepare your hearts and minds, saints.— Obeehave, B Δ K Spr. 18 (@SylviaObell) April 24, 2018
One of the best films I’ve ever seen. I am emotionally drained. #InfinityWarPremiere— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) April 24, 2018
Avengers Infinity War is a colossal high impact action movie with lots of great humor and a spectacularly unpredictable ending. Brolin is excellent. Avoid spoilers.— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) April 24, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War blew my mind. I have never left a film this awestruck. Ever. Thanos is a force of Nature. Thor is the MVP. Marvel Studios lays down the Infinity Gauntlet with this one.— Nate Brail (@NateBrail) April 24, 2018
Had the pleasure of watching #Avengers: #InfinityWar. One of the most unique MCU films, IW has a distinct Marvel/Russo feel, while also bringing a TON of emotional layers, dodging many MCU tropes, & carried by a magnificent villain in #Thanos— Sheraz Farooqi (@SherazFarooqi_) April 24, 2018
Avoid social media untill you watch! pic.twitter.com/6ChaRhK5Eq
So overwhelmed at what I saw in #AvengersInfinityWarPremiere I'm still processing. It's an epic event unlike anything you ever seen. I would follow the Russo's advice about staying offline because the movie has major reveals!— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) April 24, 2018
So #InfinityWar takes the Marvel universe to a whole new orbit.— Daniel Alter (@DAlter007) April 24, 2018
Emotionally, narratively, visually, Avengers: Infinity War a very impressive piece of entertainment and storytelling. Somehow, it left me exhausted and excited at the same time. pic.twitter.com/YPICbbNNyQ— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) April 24, 2018
"Infinity War" hits theaters this Friday.