Re: Rank the Iron Man movies (IM, IM2, and IM3)
I'd rank it as:
Iron Man 3
Iron Man 2
To me, IM1 is the definitive IM film. Everything about that film is perfect and I have a hard time seeing anyone else top Favreau's take on the origin.
IM2 gets more criticism than it deserves. I think the biggest problem it had was that it lacked the emotional weight IM1 has, and also that the villains are really underused and developed.
IM3 brought back the weight of IM1 and had the best action scenes out of the trilogy. But the whole Mandarin plot twist really brings it down unfortunately. Had it not been for that, I think it may've been able to surpass IM1.
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