I am sure there will be some point in my life when talk of a comic book film does not excite me. I just don’t see that happening any time soon. When the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked online today I was ecstatic. While I took twitter to express my glee, others bashed “yet another superhero film” full of “generic robots and fight scenes.”
Sure, you are allowed to not like the Marvel films. Do I think they’re cinematic masterpieces? No. (Although I would make a strong case for The Winter Soldier.) Do I dress up and go to the midnight premiere for each one? Absolutely. Why? Because I am an unashamed fangirl. I like getting excited about things and the fact that things have the ability to excite me. Just think: we live in a world with not one, but TWO competing comic book universes BOTH with movies AND television shows (great TV shows by the way). Isn’t it amazing?
All good things end. That’s just the way it works. I am going to continue being excited for the Marvel movies while they still manage to make me squee.
P.S. I’m not going to post the trailer link because it was leaked and you can find it everywhere else online.