Originally Posted by J.Howlett
While the Thor teaser floored me to ****, I can definitely see your reasoning with your assessment. Iron Man launched it. The Thor and Captain America sequels are the ones that will either sustain it and push it forward or....
Do you think this has anything to do with the fact that general audiences patience with the cinematic universe was rewarded with last year's Avengers and now, the anticipating for the solo films won't be as much?
Is it possible that audiences just now want to see Avengers' films and don't really care about the lead up to them?
I think it's a fair question to ask.
As for Stark's arc being finished with how this film ends, you can make the argument that it also felt finished at the end of Avengers....
It's a fair question but I'm not really sure how to answer it. The thing is though IM3 and Avengers are two very different movies tonally, I said this in another thread but I believe Avengers success is down to how accessible the film is and how anyone could watch it regardless whether they saw every solo film before hand or none of them. IM3 is very different, and it won't surprise me if people walk away from it thinking it's not as good as Avengers because frankly the 'fun' aspect has been reduced somewhat. It's a far more mature story and that may be a bit jarring for some people. Avengers was simple, you've actually gotta watch IM3, in fact I'll go so far to say that if I was a 10 year kid I might not enjoy this film as much because the coloufulness has been taken away. Truth is I'm not really sure what to make of the MCU after this film and where they are going and I'm not really sure how people are going to react to it. On one hand Marvel have lifted their game to a more mature level which I like, but on the other hand they've taken away the things people loved about the team up movie and even IM1 , namely the 'fun' aspect.