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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has done an admirable job of creating a thriving world full of countless superheroes and villains. It has its own mythology that (mostly) stays consistent between all 18 or so films, and an overarching story that somewhat replicates the experience comic book fans have had for years.

Avengers: Infinity War, as a result, is an unprecedented achievement in filmmaking, and is something audiences have been both dreading and looking forward to at the same time. But can it actually live up to the hype? That is the eternal question and the question that critics have sought to answer over the past 16 hours or so since the embargo for the film lifted.

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Now, it looks like there has been something of a consensus. As of this writing, there are 102 reviews on the review aggregate site, Rotten Tomatoes. Out of those reviews, only 13 have been rotten, and a whopping 89 of them are fresh. As such, the current percentage is at 87 percent. While this could go up or down, there are enough positive reviews that pretty much no matter how many negatives we get from here on out, it will still be a “fresh” film.

The consensus goes as follows:

Avengers: Infinity War ably juggles a dizzying array of MCU heroes in the fight against their gravest threat yet, and the result is a thrilling, emotionally resonant blockbuster that (mostly) realizes its gargantuan ambitions.”

This, of course, is great news for fans, though I do hope that many go in with tempered expectations, for fear of them all being let down. You can read my own review HERE, and while I thought the movie was good, I didn’t find it to be great. I admit that the overall opinion is subject to change when I see the film again, but I’m not entirely sure at this point.

What do you think of the film being marked as Certified Fresh? Are you even more excited for the film? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Rotten Tomatoes

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.