'Marvel's The Avengers' Does Not Live Up To The Hype; Or Does It? (DEBATE)

05/04/2012 05:37 pm ET | Updated May 05, 2012

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"Marvel's The Avengers" has arrived in theaters with a bang.

Joss Whedon's superhero supergroup mash-up has already earned over $300 million around the globe and is poised for near-record grosses in U.S. theaters over the next few days. Everyone you know will probably see "The Avengers," which raises the obvious question: does the film live up to its advance hype?

To get to the bottom of this, HuffPost Entertainment drafted executive entertainment editor Michael Hogan (who says the hype is justified) and editor Christopher Rosen (who says it isn't) to debate the merits of "Marvel's The Avengers." While they arm-wrestle to see which one gets to be Iron Man, check out their arguments below. Then cast your vote and keep the conversation going in the comments section.

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