'Avengers: Infinity War' Reviews: Critics Are Already Loving Marvel's Huge Crossover Film

Early reviews are *verrrrry* positive.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is arguably Marvel’s most ambitious project to date, featuring more characters from the comic book world than we could even begin to name.

With an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch, Scarlett Johansson and Chadwick Boseman, it was pretty much a given that ‘Infinity War’ would be a huge smash at the box office, with the Avengers teaming up with the Guardians Of The Galaxy, and other beloved Marvel heroes.

But after the film’s initial press screening in the US, it seems it’s also on track to win critical acclaim too, with comparisons being made to Marvel’s other most celebrated offerings, as well as the ‘Lord Of The Rings’ franchise.

'Avengers: Infinity War'
'Avengers: Infinity War'

Although the reviews embargo is yet to be lifted, many critics have been sharing their takes on social media, and while they haven’t been able to share any specifics, the film has won near-unanimous praise so far...

I'm not sure if the makers of any other franchise have understood their characters better than the powers-that-be at Marvel Studios. #InfinityWar is an absolute triumph: overwhelming in the best possible sense, this is Peter Jackson/LOTR-caliber ambition but lighter on its feet.

— Christian Blauvelt (@ctblauvelt) April 24, 2018

I hated Age of Ultron, thought the first #Avengers was just okay and didn't even think Black Panther quite lived up to the hype. #InfinityWar does - and, as a quasi-Black Panther sequel, it makes me want to go back and see that film again. Luckily, it's still in theaters! https://t.co/S4FzW5wPLs

— Christian Blauvelt (@ctblauvelt) April 24, 2018

My head is still reeling from seeing Avengers: Infinity War. A single viewing is not enough. So thankful to be invited to the premiere of the year — 10 years in the making!

— Wendy Lee Szany (@WendyLeeSzany) April 24, 2018

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR is basically CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR times 20, except with less hero-on-hero fighting. I think people who loved the airport fight in CIVIL WAR like I did will go nuts for this film, and people who were bored will be 20 times as bored here. #InfinityWar

— Tasha Robinson (@TashaRobinson) April 24, 2018

But personally, if I'd seen #InfinityWar for the first time at a normal screening in a normal theater, I would have walked out afterward, bought another ticket, and walked right back in for a second viewing. That's how much I was into it.

— Tasha Robinson (@TashaRobinson) April 24, 2018

Another thing: I've been reviewing films for decades now, and I have never heard an audience react to the end of a film like the #InfinityWar audience reacted tonight. It was an astonishing experience. (And it's another reason I want to see the film again in a packed house.)

— Tasha Robinson (@TashaRobinson) April 24, 2018

I saw #AvengersInfinityWar earlier tonight and I can say that it delivers. There's a lot of really fun character interactions, some cool action moments (Thor's powers, Iron Man's suit), and a few powerful emotional beats. Most of the humor is 👌🏻 Also Captain America is 💥 pic.twitter.com/WoZNPDpGXk

— Molly Freeman (@mollyrockit) April 24, 2018

You guys. I’m still processing everything we just watched. I’ll have to see #InfinityWar at least two more times. Holy crap. #Amazing #AllTheFeels #InfinityWarEvent pic.twitter.com/z6NzbP1AKm

— Amiyrah Martin (@AmiyrahMartin) April 24, 2018

So...Avengers #InfinityWar. Tolkienesque in scale with everything you love in a Marvel film and more you won’t see coming. I hope you all get to experience it unspoiled.

— Gerry Duggan (@GerryDuggan) 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

Does it have issues? Sure, it’s a punch fest, yeah, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the dynamics of all these disparate teamups. Let’s see a Thor and Rocket Racoon buddy comedy spin-off. pic.twitter.com/jfjNxTWZYj

— Rodrigo Perez 🎬📺🎥 (@YrOnlyHope) April 24, 2018

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR: A movie version of a massive comic-book crossover, for better (fun character interactions) and worse (it's pretty much all Infinity Stone shenanigans). YMMV. #avengersinfinitywar

— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) 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

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR has like ten legit "chill down the spine" great moments. But it's for sure the first half of a two part movie and I left a little unsatisfied/frustrated, maybe by design ... at least that's how I feel right now three hours later.

— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) April 24, 2018

It’s already been a huge year for Marvel, thanks to the release of ‘Black Panther’ back in February.

The film won praise for its groundbreaking diverse casting, and swiftly broke all kinds of records at the box office, eventually overtaking 2012’s ‘The Avengers’ to become the highest-grossing superhero film of all time in America.

Chadwick Boseman will reprise his role for ‘Infinity War’, having first starred as Black Panther in 2016’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’.

Also appearing in ‘Infinity War’ are pretty much all the Chrises (that’s Evans, Hemsworth and Pratt), Tom Holland as Spiderman, Tom Hiddleston and HuffPost UK fave Letitia Wright.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ arrives in UK cinemas on Thursday 26 April. Watch the trailer below:


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