By Matt Singer | Criticwire April 12, 2012 at 1:52AM
"The Avengers" made its world premiere in Los Angeles earlier tonight, and about an hour ago my Twitter feed exploded with 140 character reactions to the movie (not literally, obviously, since then I'd have no computer to type this on). So far, early word from the critics in attendance is uniformly positive. People are saying it's the best movie called "The Avengers" since that one starring Ralph Fiennes and Sean Connery, and other things that are actual compliments. Here's a sampling of the tweeviews we've seen so far:
"'The Avengers.' 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."
"Seriously, if comic book movies are your thing, you will be fully satisfied by the concoction Joss Whedon has fixed for you with 'Avengers.'"
"'The Avengers' is pretty epic. There is probably more action in this film's climax than all the other Marvel movie combines!"
"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)."
"'Avengers' was big, messy, fun. More importantly there's now nothing but Hawkeye fanfic swimming around in my head. #mmmrenner"
"'The Avengers' was fantastic. Whedon crushed it, guys. It's everything you're hoping for."
"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."
"'The Avengers' - Epic. EPIC! Everyone fights everyone, but it does deliver. Marvel's movies get better every single one. Hulk! HULK!!"
"That'll do, Joss, that'll do."
No, that won't do at all. I've got to wait several more weeks to see this thing! And I'm a huge comic book dork! I'm just going to sit quietly and read the new "Flex Mentallo" collection over and over to pass the time until then. Talk to you on May 4th.