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First Avengers: Infinity War Reactions Seem as Overwhelmed as You’d Expect

Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy in Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War premiered last night, and while full reviews aren’t allowed until tonight at 6PM ET (check back here for ours!), the first reactions are out, and the movie sounds completely overwhelming. That’s not to say there’s not any criticism to be gleaned from these early reactions, but those who have been following the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its characters from the beginning are going to have a lot to process in this movie, at the very least.

So let’s dive right in with the very first reaction—or at least, I’d assume it was, since the tweet appears to have broken the very embargo date and time contained in it. Kevin Smith just couldn’t contain himself:

As for some (non-spoilery) specifics on what to expect, it sounds like the Guardians of the Galaxy will feature prominently, which is no surprise when one of them is Thanos’ “favorite daughter,” and it sounds like the movie makes good on press tour talk of Thanos himself getting a lot of focus:

The Russo brothers directing team has previously said that doing this movie simultaneously with Avengers 4 allowed them to pick and choose who got more focus and screen time in each, so if the Guardians aren’t your thing, you might find next year’s sequel more to your liking. You might also not be impressed with Infinity War if smash the action figures together isn’t exactly your favorite superhero blockbuster format, and you’ve been more appreciative of some of the more character- and story-focused offerings.

But there was also plenty of just general praise to go around, as there usually is in early reactions if the movie is anywhere close to good:

Pff, everyone knows it’s Captain America and Bucky or nothing. There’s also, of course, a post-credits scene, although there’s apparently only one—but you’re really going to want to stick around for it:

(image: Marvel Entertainment)

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