Many fans are still basking in the aftermath of the Avengers: Infinity War trailer debut and reflecting on all its glorious moments and pondering the questions it raised. Avengers: Infinity War begins the culmination of a decade's worth of Marvel Cinematic Universe films and somehow with years of build-up and anticipation, the trailer not only lived up to the hype, but exceeded it. Regardless, fans in the online community are not the only ones filled with unbridled enthusiasm who have lost count of how many times they have watched the trailer. Filmmaker, podcaster and professional fanboy Kevin Smith reacted to the trailer and said what we're all thinking.
Oh trust me, Marvel will be taking your money and everyone else's, and the company has earned it. The trailer certainly does have a lot of heroes, even though it misses some famous faces who didn't make it into the trailer. I'm more of fist-pumping guy myself but tears of joy, squealing with delight, shrieking with excitement and speechlessness are all appropriate and acceptable responses when faced with such a trailer. Kevin Smith's point on Twitter that the trailer truly lives up to the company name, Marvel, is an apt one. Comic book characters and stories are larger than life and whether they appear on the page, in a video game or on the big screen they can inspire and amaze. When you are a kid, the battles and stories you play out with your action figures are bound only by the limits of your imagination. Now we are in this golden age where all these characters and stories are being realized on the silver screen with all the grandeur and magic we once imagined, and that is indeed marvelous.
While many movie fans reject the views of formal critics, especially with comic book films, they often respect the opinion of someone like Kevin Smith. He isn't buttoned up or proper or boring. Kevin Smith talks like a fan and acts like a fan because he is one. More than a filmmaker or critic, Kevin Smith is a fan first and many fans respect that, feed off his energy and get excited about something because he's excited about it. If this was his reaction to the trailer, I'd love to see him actually watch the film. Those theater reaction videos that often accompany horror movie trailers provide a good template for what's needed here. Get this man a private screening come release date and a nice setup for a reaction video.
We have a ton of coverage breaking down the Avengers: Infinity War trailer from all angles so check it out and watch the trailer a few more times because it is magnificent. Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters and melts faces on May 4, 2018. For all the biggest movies coming out next year, see our release schedule.