Re: How do we avoid the third act curse?
Hmm, I actually really like the 3rd acts of both of those films. Now Spider-man 1 & 2 and X-Men 1 & 2 I had problems with in the final acts. Of course I thought none of those films were especially good to begin with. Adequate is about the best I'd give'em.
Current comic book TV show grades(ones that I watch, at least): Agents of Shield-[season 1: B-][season 2: B+]\The Flash-[season 1: B+/A-]\Arrow-[season 1: B+][season 2: B][season 3: C]\Agent Carter-[season 1: A-]\Daredevil-[season 1: A+]\iZombie-[season 1: A-]