'I am shook' - first fan reactions to Avengers Infinity War have landed
While the directors of Avengers: Infinity War have requested that fans refrain from sharing spoilers and suggested those who haven't seen it to avoid social media, that hasn't stopped some fans from taking to Twitter to share their thoughts.
Anthony and Joseph Russo took to Twitter to address fans directly via the villain Thanos and, for the most part, fans have obliged.
Details of the new Marvel film have been a closely guarded secret with the directors joking (we think) about giving Spider Man star, Tom 'loose-lips' Holland, a different script.
The film also stars Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana as well as Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman and Letitia Wright, while our own Tom Vaughan Lawlor plays villain Ebony Maw. At one point it reportedly features over 40 Marvel characters in one scene.
It has been billed as 'the beginning of the end' of this chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the reactions after the LA premiere have been overwhelmingly positive. It releases on Thursday to the masses.
In the meantime, here are some spoiler-free, positive reactions to whet your appetite. However, if you really want to go in entirely fresh and untainted by the opinions, however vague, of others, we advise you to avert your eyeballs now...
Avenger: Infinity War is a spectacle. It's enormous. It's bigger than anyone is ready for and it's an absolute roller coaster.— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) April 24, 2018
It's dark. It's fun. It's heavy. It's thrilling. Infinity War is unlike anything that has ever come before it.
Wow! Marvel dropped all the rules, fists out and what a tornado!! #AvengersInfinityWar was a blast and Thanos just dethroned Killmonger as the champion of villains.— Kristian Harloff (@KristianHarloff) April 24, 2018
#AvengersInfinityWar pretty much had me laughing, screaming, or crying the entire way through. It never lets up. I sat in my chair stunned as the credits rolled, speechless and sobbing.— Joshua Yehl (@JoshuaYehl) April 24, 2018
#InfinityWar is everything you want, nothing you expect. It’s funny, surprising, dark, filled with delightful interplay between characters never seen on screen before. I know many filmmakers say they are trying to make a sequel in the vein of Empire Strikes Back, this succeeds.— Peter Sciretta @SDCC (@slashfilm) April 24, 2018
#AvengersInfinityWar: #Marvel puts it all on the table and wipes it off. Stress-inducing, full of dread, darker than usual, yet, funny as hell and super entertaining. Terrifying Thanos razes the ground without mercy. Blockbuster noise? Yes, but with emotional stakes attached. pic.twitter.com/3zWP5LtCCk— Rodrigo Perez 🎬📺🎥 (@YrOnlyHope) April 24, 2018
I am completely SHOOK after the things I’ve seen in Infinity War. I’ve never heard a theatre so quiet after a Marvel movie.— Kenny Williams (@Ohheykenny) April 24, 2018
The best protection against spoilers is you, buying a ticket, and seeing it immediately.
My God. #AvengersInfinityWar was Incredible. Incredible. Incredible. The visuals, the story, the GUTS. The action is non stop, the movie grips you and never lets you go. EVERYONE gets a moment to shine. And that ending...My God that ending...Best film the MCU has ever done!— John Steven Rocha (@TheRochaSays) April 24, 2018
Infinity War is great. Very solid and fans will love it. My one issue is that there is almost TOO much going on and you can feel the weight of so many characters. Still handled as well as it possibly could have been. Top notch job. Very entertaining. Thanos IS the main character— John Campea (@johncampea) April 24, 2018