'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' First Reactions: Does Marvel Have Another Winner?

Joseph Medina

It may not feel like it, but it's already been a good three years or so since Marvel made history with the first Avengers film. With The Avengers, they marked the first time a studio was able to successfully pull off a superhero team-up movie in a live action shared universe. Since that point, the blockbuster world has changed dramatically, and we're starting to see film shift to long-form storytelling.

It's 2015, and in a few short weeks, Avengers: Age of Ultron, the long-awaited sequel to the highly successful and game-changing Avengers, will be hitting theaters. Given all that the first film accomplished, Avengers: Age of Ultron has a lot of expectations to live up to, both financially and critically. Last night, critics got their first look at the movie and were able to tweet out their reactions to the movie.

So does Avengers: Age of Ultron live up to the hype set by its predecessor? Let's take a look at some the initial reactions from critics.

— Schmoes Know (@SchmoesKnow) April 10, 2015

— Mark Ellis (@5150ellis) April 10, 2015

— John Campea (@johncampea) April 10, 2015

— Christopher Rosen (@chrisjrosen) April 10, 2015

— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) April 10, 2015

— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) April 10, 2015

— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) April 10, 2015

— Alex Zalben (@azalben) April 10, 2015

Not half bad for a sequel to one of the most successful films in history. It's hard to shake the fact that Age of Ultron had a lot of baggage going in, so the fact that the reviewers were able to enjoy it as much as they did is fantastic.

But will audiences respond as positively to Avengers: Age of Ultron? We'll have to wait until May 1st to find out!

Are you looking forward to the movie after reading all these reactions? Let us know below!

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