It looks like Joss Whedon’s The Avengers knocks it out of the parkPosted 10:21 am on Thursday, April 12th, 2012 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
The world premiere of The Avengers took place last night. Since there’s an embargo date for reviews, what we do get for the Joss Whedon-directed movie are Twitter reactions from the many journalists and stars that attended (Seth Green, Edgar Wright, Chris Hardwick, etc). I’ve scoured the Twitterverse to collect a bunch of different Tweets about their thoughts on the movie.
So for the a.m. crowd, AVENGERS is everything you ever wanted from a movie like this but feared you’d never see. Joss killed it. Enjoy.
— Christos Gage (@Christosgage) April 12, 2012
Saw the @Avengers last night. Don’t think I’m allowed to tell you how awesome it was, but Whedon did not fail us, and Hulk did smash
— Beau Ryan (@beauryan) April 12, 2012
Seriously, if comic book movies are your thing, you will be fully satisfied by the concoction Joss Whedob has fixed for you with #AVENGERS.
— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) April 12, 2012
— Seth Green (@SethGreen) April 12, 2012
Just got out of the Avengers premiere. My favorite superhero film ever, no hyperbole.
— Rick Remender (@Remender) April 12, 2012
THE AVENGERS. Finally, a Marvel film with a rousing finish. I’ll deal with the first two acts in my review.
— Jeremy Smith (@mrbeaks) April 12, 2012
The Avengers – Epic. EPIC! Everyone fights everyone, but it does deliver. Marvel’s movies get better every single one. Hulk! HULK!!
— Alex Billington (@firstshowing) April 12, 2012
One of our writers went to see #Avengers last night in LA: “it is seriously the best god-damn movie I have seen in years.”
— SciFiNow (@SciFiNow) April 12, 2012
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) April 12, 2012
We know what you’re thinking, and yes, we have seen the first big blockbuster of the summer. Our verdict? AVENGERS SMASH!
— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) April 12, 2012
‘The Avengers’ is a big tub of popcorn heaven. A huge grin on my face throughout and much applause from the crowd too. Well done Mr. Whedon.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) April 12, 2012
They took away my phone, so I couldn’t say this earlier, but wow: The Avengers is very, very good. That was a lot of movie.
— Lev Grossman (@leverus) April 12, 2012
AVENGERS is good enough to make me forgive IRON MAN 2.
— Devin Faraci (@devincf) April 12, 2012
GAHHHHH!!!! Avengers was delightful kick-assery with whipped fun on top!!! Well done Joss et al! twitpic.com/98rbj7
— Chris Hardwick (@nerdist) April 12, 2012
So far it’s looking great.
The tracking for The Avengers is estimated to be $125 million for the opening weekend. I made my own prediction on how much the movie will make, which I’m hoping to be $175 million. If not that, then I hope it will at least do better than The Hunger Games’ $152 million opening weekend.
The Avengers assemble in theaters on May 4, 2012.
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.