Avengers End Game

Avengers: Endgame: World's critics go wild for Marvel's finale

Debuting in New Zealand cinemas today, Wednesday, Avengers: Endgame arrives buoyed by a fantastic reception from film reviewers around the globe.

The 22nd tale in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) currently has a score of 79 (based on 30 assessments so far) on reviews aggregate site Metacritic. That places it second-equal in terms of the long-running franchise, on a par with the first installment Iron Man and behind only 2018's Black Panther (87).  

Avengers: Endgame crashes ticket sites as theatres brace for new record

AMC Entertainment Holdings, the biggest US theatre chain, couldn't handle the traffic when tickets went on sale on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ time).

Fandango, a top ticket supplier, also struggled to meet demand. It put customers in queues, and then told them, "The line is paused".

Disney's Marvel Studios also released a new trailer for the film, helping stoke excitement.

AMC likened the crash to the moment in the previous Avengers movie when villain Thanos kills half the people in the universe.