'Avengers: Endgame': Reactions Praise a Brilliant, "Masterful Epic"

"If Infinity War is the brawn, Endgame is the brains."

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For plenty of Marvel fans out there, managing expectations for Avengers: Endgame could be a real challenge. If early social media reactions to the movie, out on April 26, are any indication, then they should all expect the unexpected.

Critics who have seen the film have come to at least one consensus: Endgame will be nothing like Infinity War.

Erik Davis, the managing editor of the editorial side of tickets emporium Fandango, proclaimed Avengers: Endgame a “masterful epic,” writing about how the MCU’s 22nd film concludes the entire Infinity Saga while expanding upon it at the same time. “If Infinity War is the brawn, Endgame is the brains,” Davis writes. “Do not go in expecting Infinity War part two. The two films are so different, yet complement each other in all the best ways.”

Of the few spoilers out there from early footage that leaked, Endgame is nothing like Infinity War. The only faint resemblance is that the wider group breaks up into teams with specific missions, but beyond that, the scope of the film and the many twists offer something refreshingly different.

Whereas Infinity War left us with the most unsettling cliff-hanger of all time, Endgame offers brilliant closure.

“Not going to spoil anything at all,” Davis went on to write in a third tweet, “but I will say I laughed, I cried, I cried, I cheered, I laughed, I cried again and then the entire audience gave it a massive standing ovation. And then I cried again. Be ready, kids. Be. Ready.”

Does that mean we get a great joke, a death, another death, a heroic moment, another joke, followed by one more huge death before everything ends and we all break down in tears?

If Infinity War was the inhale, then Endgame is the traumatic exhale that’s bound to break all our hearts. Everyone who’s seen the movie already is talking about how well the two films complement one another.

Everyone keeps remarking about how Endgame inspires laughter and tears in a really satisfying way.

Even those that might have their hopes up might see Endgame surpass those expectations.

It’s only a matter of time before everyone’s finally able to watch Avengers: Endgame, and it looks like we all have every reason to be excited.

Avengers: Endgame will officially be released in theaters on Friday, April 26, 2019.