Re: Where does Iron Man 2 stand among other superhero sequels?
It is the law of diminishing returns at play here. Witty banter was great in the first film, but was not gonna fly in a sequel without some added meat.
Alan Moore on comics:
They've lost a lot of their original innocence, and they can't get that back. And, they're stuck, it seems, in this kind of depressive ghetto of grimness and psychosis. I'm not too proud of being the author of that regrettable trend.