Originally Posted by Mjölnir
I hope this isn't a sign for Iron Man 3 because all of those third installations have some serious problems. TDKR is probably the best, but it had some quite significant problems so it stands out less on it's own merits and more on how bad the rest are.
I haven't seen Superman Returns, but that's because I'm no big fan of Superman and I was told by the only fan of him I know that the movie sucked.
I think IM3 has an advantage, because IM2 was judged by many to be not as good as the first film, where films like Spider-man 2, X2 and the Dark Knight, were viewed as better than their first installments.
They saved IM's greatest villain for last, and they saved a fan favorite story line, Extremis, for the final installment.
We'll see what happens.