Avengers Endgame: All of the reviews, reactions and memes so far
24 April 2019, 17:43
Avengers: Endgame just broke a huge Rotten Tomatoes record...
Avengers: Endgame is finallly here and the first reviews, reactions and memes signal that it is the most emotional film of the year so far.
Ever since Avengers: Infinity War came out last April, fans have been desperate to see its follow-up. The Marvel film ended with arguably the biggest cliffhanger in blockbuster history. As opposed to ending with the Avengers saving the day as per usual, it finished with Thanos collecting every Infinity Stone and vaporising half of the population of the universe. The movie broke box office records and received huge critical acclaim. What do people think of Endgame though?
Avengers Endgame reviews: What are the critics saying?
The reviews are calling Avengers: Endgame a huge success. Not only does it currently have a critics score of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes (the highest for any Marvel film ever alongside Black Panther) but viewers of the first screenings have given it near universal praise, even if it is making them weep. It's no secret that some pretty big Marvel characters die in Endgame and fans are struggling to process the loss of them.
Peter Bradshaw of the Guardian gave the film a perfect score: a five star rating. "I have to admit, in all its surreal grandiosity, in all its delirious absurdity, there is a huge sugar rush of excitement to this mighty finale, finally interchanging with euphoric emotion and allowing us to say poignant farewells." Joe Passmore from Attitude labeled it: "an exhilarating ride unlike any cinematic event that's come before".
Meanwhile, Justin Chang of the LA Times, praised how affecting the deaths are in comparison to Infinity War: “The mass slaughter at the end of ‘Infinity War’ felt both colossal and weightless, insofar as you knew it was little more than an epic tease. But the deaths that transpire here are all the more poignant for feeling both carefully considered and genuinely irreversible."
Vox's Alex Abad-Santos wrote: “Marvel manages to achieve the seemingly impossible in ‘Endgame’: creating a movie steeped in years of lore that still manages to recapture the excitement of watching your very first Marvel experience. ‘Endgame’ is a celebration of, and goodbye to, the superheroes that many of us have grown a decade older with."
Here are just a few of the early fan reactions and memes.
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
I laughed, cheered, clapped, and almost even cried. It was so far the most satisfying movie I ever watched in the cinema. It is one of the movies where both sadness as well as happiness could exist all at the same time. Call this overrated but I won't even care #AvengersEndgame pic.twitter.com/TJM31IJhnF— rdh (@AbdulRodhi8) April 24, 2019
#AvengerEndgame is the relentless rollercoaster you wanted and dreamed it would be. It’s smart with loads of big laughs, action-packed, stunning effects, ties things together and will be the benchmark on which every future superhero blockbuster will be judged. Hurrah. pic.twitter.com/vFDiWeOiVP— Paul Sylvester (@paulsylvester75) April 23, 2019
im really not in the mood to interact with someone right now im heartbroken and i cant put my feelings into words i think im gonna be like this for a year and this is endgame's fault pic.twitter.com/B8g4FMbCjk— erix saw endgame (@thorsparker) April 24, 2019
Okay. I'm full on sobbing. BRB gonna go spend three hours in the cinema.