The Conversation: What Are People Saying About 'The Avengers'?

The Conversation: What Are People Saying About 'The Avengers'?

Apr 12, 2012

Wednesday night was the world premiere of The Avengers in Los Angeles, and attendees were allowed to tweet their reactions afterward. This includes the film critics and entertainment journalists who were there. Full reviews are embargoed until the first week of May, so these tweets are pretty much all we get for more than two weeks.

Fortunately, I found a lot of reactions. Unfortunately there's not much variety to them. Or maybe that is a good thing and this highly anticipated Marvel smorgasbord is the real deal. Perhaps it really is pretty epic and awesome and full of redemption for the Hulk. And perhaps it really is mostly immediately remembered as such because of an apparently phenomenal third act. 

In any event, for the moment the hype is huge and I'm excited. Not entirely trusting enough to up my expectations, but this is always the case when you follow initial buzz. Maybe it will actually mellow out by the film's opening on May 4th. 

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What are people saying about The Avengers? Here's The Conversation heard around the Internet:


So that was AMAZING. Like, double plus awesome. Thank you Joss Whedon for giving us all the Avengers movie we deserve. - Seth Green, @SethGreen

The Avengers was one of the coolest movies I've seen in a while - Spencer Boldman, @SpencerBoldman

Good freakin movie. - Ross Lynch, @rossr5

Love, love, loved the Avengers ;) and so will you! - Sasha Pieterse, @SashaaPieterse

GAHHHHH!!!! Avengers was delightful kick-assery with whipped fun on top!!! Well done Joss et al! - Chris Hardwicke, @nerdist

Just saw The Avengers! Holy crap!!! HULKSMASH!!!! - Jenna Busch, @jennabusch

The Avengers - Epic. EPIC! Everyone fights everyone, but it does deliver. Marvel's movies get better every single one. Hulk! HULK!! Saw it in 3D. Some good shots, but overall the 3D is meh as usual. - Alex Billington, @firstshowing

The Avengers is pretty epic. There is probably more action in this film's climax than all the other Marvel movie combines! - Peter Sciretta, @slashfilm

That'll do, Joss, that'll do. Good enough to make me forgive IRON MAN 2. Btw, avoid THE AVENGERS in 3D. Worthless. See it 2D. - Devin Faraci, @devincf

Just got out of The Avengers. Whedon did not fail us! - RadNerd, @RadNerd

AMAZING. Funny script, killer action. Couldn't stop smiling when they finally started fighting together. With The Avengers Joss Whedon finally made a great Hulk. He should be proud. - Brian Particelli, @briantoofab

THE AVENGERS was fantastic. Whedon crushed it, guys. It's everything you're hoping for. Surprised by how much I loved Hulk this time around. So much fun. - Ben Pearson, @benpears

Absolutely loved THE AVENGERS. Was smiling from beginning to end. If you're a Marvel fan you're going to lose your shit in the theater. Also, the two things that made THE AVENGERS amazing: the Hulk and the humor. Joss Whedon gets a 10 out of 10 on both of those. - Steven Weintraub, @colliderfrosty

Finally, a Marvel film with a rousing finish. I'll deal with the first two acts in my review. And that third act is more than enough to make THE AVENGERS the best Marvel movie yet. - Jeremy Smith, @mrbeaks

Avengers was big, messy, fun. More importantly there's now nothing but Hawkeye fanfic swimming around in my head. - Jen Yamato, @jenyamato

I'd tweet about The Avengers but my body is still recovering from non-stop geeking out. So, so, so much fun (for the most part). - Germain Lussier, @GermainLussier

Finished watching The Avengers but can't get up on account of this visible erection. - Zeb Wells, @zebwells

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to tell you how awesome The Avengers was. - Beau Ryan, @beauryan

It. Was. Awesome!! Full Avengers review embargoed and not gonna go into huge details. But... Ruffalo is terrific as Bruce Banner. Makes the role his, big time. - Eric Goldman, @ericign

"Avengers" was AWESOME. Funny, exciting, every superhero represented. Highly recommended for any Marvel fan - Robert Mills, @Millsy11374

In a word, awesome. This is the AVENGERS movie you've dreamed of. - Don Kaye, @donkaye

There is NOTHING in that movie that is not awesome! - Harrison Wilcox, @harrisonwilcox

Just got out of the Avengers premiere. My favorite superhero film ever, no hyperbole. It's concise, fast, full of heart, loaded w the trademark Joss comedy. Best use of 3-D I've seen. Everyone is going to go sh*t nuts over it. The movie is f**king scientific. Everything you ever wanted from the Hulk in a movie but never got, get ready. Even my wife was applauding. - Rick Remender, @remender

The Avengers was incredible. Blown away. - Damian McGinty, @damianmcginty

Avengers was absolutely incredible....its a must see....everyone should see it...comes out may 4th....man I can't wait to see it again... - Stylist Gabby Lewis, @gabbylewis

Just returned from world premiere of THE AVENGERS. Film is all that! 2 hrs & 20 minutes of pure fun! In theaters May 4th. I'm going again. - Stephanie Frederic, @stepfredla

It's the bomb. I could not possibly say enough. Not a false note. Innovative. BRUTAL. And goddamn funny. Hype = believe it. My god Joss Whedon is going to be breathtakingly rich. - Josh Dickey, @VarietyJLD

Avengers, you most certainly did not let me down. WOW! - Chris Baker, @cbake76

Just getting out of "The Avengers" world premiere. Thought the film was major. LOT of action, laughs and surprises. Hulk stole the show. - Shaheem Reid, @ShaheemReid

Seriously, if comic book movies are your thing, you will be fully satisfied by the concoction Joss Whedob has fixed for you with The Avengers. - Anthony Breznican, @Breznican

I'm not big on comic book movies, but I did enjoy the screening of 'The Avengers' tonight. Despite it being 130 plus mins long. Lol - Julia, @vegan_julia

I can't say much about The Avengers, but, to Whedon fans and Marvel fans: You have NOTHING to worry about. So much awesome. - Matt Blum, @cerebus19

Just arrived home from THE AVENGERS premiere with mind blown, shit lost and a smile that won't leave my face. The superhero movie perfected. - Paul Dini, @paul_dini

So The Avengers is every bit as awesome as you can imagine. Joss Whedon did good. He did REAL good. #PerfectMovie #ThankYou - Clare Grant, @claregrant

LOVED The Avengers! 3D was fantastic! Great script too!!! Well done - CIA Spy Girl, @CIAspygirl

Just saw The Avengers wow. sorry WOW! Every Marvel fan in the universe is set for a treat. - Joel D Amos, @Joel_D_Amos

 

 

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