Marvel release their Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer – How do you feel about cinema's biggest shared universe

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So cheers from young and old alike, Marvel “accidentally” let slip the trailer for the new Avengers movie this week. At the time of writing it had amassed 25 million views.

There’s no denying that Marvel movies are some of the biggest cinematic events of the year now, but the debate over them rages on. Nowhere more so than here at Northern Lights. Last week, Editor Angus Saul laid into the franchise, criticising them for being predictable, bulky, and obsessed with their own in-jokes. You can read Angus’ article here.

This stirred something in James Stevenson, who leap to the defence of this cinematic universe, praising them for their ingenuity, depth, and the effect they’ve got on mainstream pop culture. You can read James’ article here.

Not quite good vs evil. More like “it’s good” vs “it’s not very good”. Either way, there can be only one winner. Let us know what you think of Marvel movies in the comments below.

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