– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The first 24 minutes Avengers: Infinity War is starting to make the rounds at the press junkets in Europe, and with that come the inevitable reactions to the footage. At this point in the game, social media reactions are usually pouring out regarding the film in its entirety. However, in an effort to curb spoilers, Marvel Studios has instead only been showing off footage from the film, instead of the whole thing.

In fact, my own press screening is probably the latest I’ve ever had for a Marvel film, with it taking place the Tuesday before its release(though, since I’m not LA-based, I may be an outlier). The embargo for my review is lifted the following day, on Wednesday. But none of that applies to these social media reactions to the first 24 minutes of footage, and yesterday, we reported on the first initial reaction, which was positive, but also revealed that the film was unexpectedly funny.

Now, we have another reaction from JOEdotie that echoes those sentiments.

“We saw 24mins of #AvengersInfinityWar today & now we just want to watch it ALL

It’s funny, the action is epic & the villains look spectacular😱

Plus, goatees! Groot! AND the sneak peek is more quotable than most feature-length films.

#Marvel fans are in for an amazing treat👊”

Of course, this is all great to hear. I’m happy that the first 24 minutes of the film seem like a worthwhile experience. But, as we all know, the first act of a movie is just that — the first act of a movie. There is plenty of time (north of two hours, in this case) for things to fall through the cracks, and given Marvel Studios’ trajectory as of late, the stakes are very high.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.