Avengers: Endgame First Reactions: Epic, Emotional Endgame Exceeds Expectations

Social media reactions from the premiere say Endgame marks a rousing, satisfying conclusion to 10-plus years of storytelling.

by | April 23, 2019 | Comments

We are definitely in the Endgame now, with just days to go before the release of the new Avengers movie and the first reactions to the Infinity War follow-up have begun to arrive on social media. Is it a satisfying sequel? Is it an emotional conclusion to a decade’s worth of Marvel movies? “Yes” to everything, apparently, as the praise coming out of the first Avengers: Endgame screenings is very, very high. It’s epic in scope and packs an emotional punch. Be prepared.

Here’s what folks are saying about Endgame on social media after the world’s first screenings.

So… is this the follow-up we’ve been waiting for?

Imagine the best possible version of Avengers: Endgame, and somehow the film still surpasses all expectations.
Peter Sciretta, /Film

This can’t be understated: Avengers: Endgame is everything you want it to be and more. I am absolutely floored.
Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlend

Avengers: Endgame is an immensely satisfying payoff, not just to Infinity War but to all the films that came before.
– Angie Han, Mashable

It’s surprising in ways I never saw coming and satisfying in ways I didn’t realize I needed.
Germain Lussier,

Don’t know how any Marvel Studios fan walks out of Avengers: Endgame disappointed.
Steve Weintraub, Collider

Is it just unbelievably epic?

It’s incredible. I’m speechless.
– Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter

Epic is the word. Epic multiplied by a decade of emotion, excitement and investment. This is the payoff.
– Anthony Breznican, Entertainment Weekly

Words cannot describe how epic it is.”
Rob Keyes, Screen Rant

This film shouldn’t work as well as it does. Incredible is an understatement!
Kevin McCarthy, WTTG-TV (Fox TV)

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(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel)

Maybe a little too epic?

Avengers: Endgame is A LOT. Too much at times. But wow the payoff is huge.”
– Perri Nemiroff, Collider

It’s very long and has a few hiccups but is everything you’re hoping for and more.
– Germain Lussier,

A mediocre first 2 hours that’s equal parts cool moments and problematic moments that ends with a final hour that’s an absolute magnificent geek wet dream.
– John Campea, The Movie Geek

Does it match Infinity War?

Endgame > Infinity War
Kyle Buchanan, New York Times

If Infinity War is the brawn, Endgame is the brains.
– Erik Davis, Fandango

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(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel)

Is it one of the best movies in the MCU?

It is the ultimate Marvel movie in every way possible.
– Rob Keyes, Screen Rant

Has one of my favorite shots in the entire MCU.
Perri Nemiroff, Collider

Without question my new favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe film.
– Eric Eisenberg, Cinema Blend

This is as good as it gets! Greatest superhero movie EVER!
– Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood

If you thought you’d seen comics brought fully to the big screen already, prepare to reset your expectations AGAIN.
Peter Sciretta, Forbes

OK, let’s get specific: What parts did you love?

As with Infinity War, Alan Silvestri’s score is beautiful, haunting, tragic and uplifting all at the same time.
– Kevin McCarthy, WTTG-TV (Fox TV)

Somehow, even under a layer of Hulk CG, Mark Ruffalo manages to look like he’s having the time of his life
Russ Fischer, The Playlist

Hawkeye is a rockstar.
Rob Keyes, Screen Rant

Is this truly the end?

A fitting, enthralling finale (for now) of the most successful film franchise of all time. I loved it.
– Ramin Setoodeh, Variety

A moving conclusion to the past decade…the resolution of an incredible saga.
– Don Kaye, Den of Geek

A true culmination of 22 films that not only concludes the story but expands upon it. You’ll learn more about the other movies while this one unfolds.
– Erik Davis, Fandango

Brings the entire MCU to a rousing, exciting, deeply moving and wholly satisfying conclusion!
– Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood

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(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel)

So, are we really going to need tissues?

I was not prepared for the range of emotions that Endgame put me through, from utter despair to pure elation. I laughed, I cried, I wished Tony Stark was my dad.
– David Itzkoff, New York Times

I cried a lot, I flung my hands in the air and screamed out loud. It’s incredible.
Beatrice Vergoeven, The Wrap

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as the credits rolled.
Ramin Setoodeh, Variety

Will we want to watch it again?

I’m ready to watch it again.
Wendy Lee Szany, Schmoes Know

I can’t wait to see [it] over and over again. I just want to watch it with as many audiences as possible so I can somehow recreate the experience I just had.
Kevin McCarthy, WTTG-TV (Fox TV)

It left me with a full heart, but one I had has some scars on it. Those are the strongest kind, after all.
– Anthony Breznican, Entertainment Weekly

Avengers: Endgame opens everywhere on April 26.

Adjusted Score: 120.318%
Critics Consensus: Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel's epic Infinity Saga.
Synopsis: The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers... [More]
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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