‘Infinity War’ first reactions call it Marvel’s ‘Empire Strikes Back’ and praise Josh Brolin’s ‘terrifying’ villain


  • The world premiere for “Avengers: Infinity War” was Monday.
  • The first reactions have hit social media.
  • The film is being praised for its action, spectacle, and Josh Brolin’s villain Thanos.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” made its world premiere on Monday and was shown to audiences in its entirety for the first time. The majority of moviegoers will have to wait until this weekend to see the highly anticipated film, but those who have seen it seem to be left awe-struck.

The first reactions to the film made their way to social media after the film’s premiere and critics, filmmakers, and comic creators alike were impressed with its enormous spectacle.

Josh Brolin’s performance as the villain Thanos is being especially praised as “terrifying” and “excellent,” which is good to know considering he is the bad guy the last 10 years of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies have been building up to.

One thing is for certain, though, based on first reactions: Fans should avoid spoilers at all costs – it looks like their may be some devastating surprises in store.

Business Insider’s own Carrie Wittmer said the movie is more stressful than “Game of Thrones”:


Josh Brolin’s villain Thanos is being heavily praised:

Others were left breathless by the film’s spectacle:

It’s even been compared to “The Empire Strikes Back”:

But some were more reserved in their praise, acknowledging that this may not be everyone’s cup of tea despite the hype:


It appears that “Avengers: Infinity War” lives up to (most) expectations. We’ll have a better understanding of critic consensus once the review embargo for the film lifts at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

“Avengers: Infinity War” opens in theatres April 27.