News

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, io9.com

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)


Marvel Studios
(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, io9.com

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


Marvel Studios
(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


Marvel Studios
(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.

#1
#1
Adjusted Score: 117.673%
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

Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.

Tag Cloud

Marvel Studios Syfy Netflix Christmas movies Pride Month discovery child's play natural history Family canceled TV shows WarnerMedia robots Britbox FX Summer travel Superheroe harry potter USA Star Trek Spectrum Originals dragons Arrowverse crime Photos NBC Schedule zero dark thirty comic DC Comics stand-up comedy spinoff true crime Disney Plus scary movies HBO Go adventure Teen Character Guide Opinion franchise Dark Horse Comics spider-man Bravo SDCC spy thriller Black History Month San Diego Comic-Con Spike all-time Calendar 71st Emmy Awards FXX BBC America Star Wars canceled Rocketman revenge science fiction Video Games festivals Food Network Pixar parents Nominations American Society of Cinematographers HBO Max Film elevated horror Turner Classic Movies Amazon Prime anime latino singing competition casting dramedy Super Bowl Hulu breaking bad period drama Starz game of thrones Ghostbusters south america reboot CW Seed Amazon Year in Review NYCC Esquire Horror RT21 FX on Hulu Sundance Now screen actors guild comics zombie independent Comic Book series unscripted Disney streaming service VH1 comiccon DC streaming service 20th Century Fox 21st Century Fox Music A&E Film Festival E3 Marvel Television cops Fantasy PlayStation cooking Apple TV Plus Tubi hispanic technology First Reviews ratings Rock Cannes Columbia Pictures Set visit Creative Arts Emmys Shondaland free movies Comedy 2017 TCA 2017 Winners TNT police drama ghosts Acorn TV serial killer Quiz SundanceTV Peacock 4/20 historical drama AMC Marathons mission: impossible DirecTV twilight BET Reality YouTube Red Cartoon Network USA Network cancelled Ellie Kemper cats Heroines Fall TV Mindy Kaling Masterpiece nature Mary Tyler Moore Certified Fresh New York Comic Con disaster Countdown composers TIFF Pop 007 Shudder chucky Lifetime Christmas movies A24 aliens dceu war The Witch Endgame Grammys Trivia Thanksgiving MCU 2019 Interview a nightmare on elm street richard e. Grant TCA Winter 2020 Amazon Studios game show Writers Guild of America Musicals Tomatazos TruTV Nat Geo Anna Paquin BAFTA movies versus Mary poppins Fox News CBS All Access YouTube Premium crime thriller miniseries GIFs TCM CMT X-Men TV Action criterion Martial Arts cinemax Chilling Adventures of Sabrina boxoffice satire Sneak Peek Chernobyl GLAAD thriller dc Disney Channel Black Mirror Adult Swim First Look FOX Netflix mutant Captain marvel Baby Yoda comedies Infographic Mary Poppins Returns Freeform Mudbound vampires talk show PBS OneApp IFC blockbuster YA directors foreign Musical Classic Film Cosplay Lucasfilm VOD cults HBO ABC TV Land Comedy Central TBS hist sports Election 2016 Walt Disney Pictures slashers renewed TV shows kids concert quibi YouTube book Emmy Nominations Polls and Games Showtime Sundance TV Animation screenings LGBT best Toys 2020 docudrama Pet Sematary what to watch Brie Larson die hard indie cancelled television witnail Kids & Family GoT cancelled TV shows joker Extras Rom-Com Watching Series documentaries Tarantino Hear Us Out Binge Guide Vudu binge video Awards Tour Reality Competition SXSW Comics on TV tv talk Logo VICE Biopics Warner Bros. supernatural History sequel news ITV CBS christmas movies Mystery anthology The Purge DGA Paramount Network halloween toy story doctor who batman 45 Drama Academy Awards universal monsters political drama 2015 Turner crime drama dark IFC Films BBC Trailer name the review Christmas mockumentary romance Amazon Prime Video video on demand teaser Spring TV Lifetime PaleyFest justice league Crackle BBC One space adaptation werewolf romantic comedy strong female leads Epix CNN TCA The Arrangement rotten movies we love President Universal Travel Channel MSNBC critics Red Carpet Avengers based on movie cars Podcast asian-american crossover theme song Disney+ Disney Plus indiana jones 2018 blaxploitation Elton John Awards APB Discovery Channel Premiere Dates Pop TV cancelled TV series facebook ESPN Valentine's Day Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt transformers Stephen King stoner psychological thriller ABC Family Song of Ice and Fire sag awards social media biography Trophy Talk sitcom National Geographic Pirates documentary movie Sundance RT History LGBTQ BET Awards TLC green book Sony Pictures Superheroes reviews See It Skip It Rocky politics Funimation Hallmark diversity television Apple finale films animated Disney Holidays Marvel Ovation Apple TV+ golden globes cartoon 24 frames OWN Paramount The CW Western Nickelodeon award winner Holiday WGN Winter TV Box Office Sci-Fi zombies The Walking Dead Television Academy Lionsgate children's TV TV renewals Emmys spain Tumblr psycho spanish language E! Hallmark Christmas movies streaming jamie lee curtis El Rey Best and Worst Oscars dogs DC Universe Women's History Month medical drama Crunchyroll Country MTV