The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s highly anticipated entry, ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ had its premiere Tuesday night and critics’ early reactions are already rolling in. Written and helmed by Joss Whedon, the film features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner as the titular Avengers team, alongside Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, and Samuel L Jackson. The film is bankrolled under the banners Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Marvel had a special screening of Avengers: Infinity War for the media especially yesterday (April 25), while its worldwide release is set for April 27, 2018. Here’s what the critics thought of the epic Marvel movie.Also Read - Chris Hemsworth Shares Rare Family Picture With His Dad, Fans Call It 'Thor and Odin'

Bollywood Life: The movie has been a fruitful watch. Beginning with where credit exactly is due – the mindboggling CGI. The story is exhaustingly engaging. This movie is a must-watch. Avengers: Infinity War gets silly when it tries to pack humour at places where you feel like crying your heart out. It gets unimaginably passionate when it brings our mighty heroes and the vicious villain face-to-face. And goes without saying that it crushes your heart by the time it ends. As I was saying in the opening…Avengers: Infinity War is passionate, silly, and heartbreaking – just like first love! Also Read - Black Widow Box Office Collection: Scarlett Johansson Starrer Breaks Opening Weekend Records, Mints $158

Independent: The film throws in continual comic references to its own superhero overload. All the comic joshing doesn’t take away from often awe-inspiring special effects. We are treated to thundering galactic fight sequences, accompanied by Wagnerian music, and some eerie scenes in which characters appear to turn to dust in front of our eyes. The film finds time for romantic interludes too. The real Marvel about Infinity War is that even after two and a half hours, it leaves us wanting more. Also Read - Black Widow Leaked In India Even Before Its Release, Full HD Available on TamilRockers And Other Torrent Sites

Vanity Fair: The movie is a relentless clobberer, going fast and hard on action and exposition, managing a few pensive moments here and there, but mostly raging at full blare for its 150-minute run. That outsized aural and visual register is something we’ve grown accustomed to, in the Avengers films and others. But it plays just that much louder in Infinity War, the film towering over us (and the mid-spring cinematic landscape) with such sleek, assured dominance that one feels half cowed into awe and half sick about the corporate slavishness of it all. I cringed when my audience applauded the Marvel logo, and yet felt a frisson of true excitement when we gasped in pain and surprise at the (likely temporary) death of a beloved character. Infinity War is much like Thanos, terrifying and magnificent in its bigness, both unfeeling juggernaut and alluring giant ribboned with pathos.

The New York Times: The action is especially tedious and predictable. I mean both the scenes of fighting and flying and the overall rhythm of the first two hours or so. People talk for a while, sprinkling jokes and morsels of personality into the heavy dough of exposition. Then they fight in the usual way, by throwing giant objects (and one another) and shooting waves of color from their hands. The noisy, bloated spectacles of combat were surely the most expensive parts of the movie, but the money seems less like an imaginative tool than a substitute for genuine imagination. But where you end up may not be where you thought this was going. The final act, including the post-credits sting (to infinity and beyond, as it were) brings a chill, a darkness and a hush that represent something new in this universe. “Infinity War” is the first half of the final installment in the series, and it concludes with a premonition of finality. Its intimations of grief and terror feel shrewdly attuned to what is happening in the actual, unmarvelous world. But those emotions can also be folded back into the movies themselves. This universe is coming to an end. And then where will we be?

The Verge: The film’s sparkling sense of humor balances the weight of Thanos’ actions. Marvel’s films have always had a flair for comedy, but Infinity War turns the dial up further, maximizing the levity found in movies like Thor: Ragnarok and Guardians of the Galaxy. Pitting Star-Lord’s hyper-insecurity against Thor’s arrogant hyper-masculinity provides for some of the funniest moments in the entire MCU. Doctor Strange and Tony Stark also play as comedic foils for each other, sparring over what might as well be the title for Most Arrogant Superhero On Earth. In a film that mixes so many different elements, it would be easy for many of these characters’ essential traits to fall by the wayside. But the Russo brothers don’t just preserve the characters’ innate sensibility. They’re actually able to incorporate the filmmaking sensibilities of the different franchises into their own tapestry.