Re: Rank the Iron Man movies (IM, IM2, and IM3)
After thinking on this a while, the first movie is still the best. It had way more pressure on it than any other superhero movie, save Superman 1. Why, because Marvel put all their chips on the table, and had it not succeeded, that may have been the end. Possibly having to file bankruptcy again, after taking out large loans to finance the film.
Not only did it succeed, but it's considered among the best in the genre,and paved the way for everything else.
“Whenever you see somebody crossing over to something it gives it pop. Like Murder She Wrote and Magnum [P.I.] — great crossover. I got excited.” Joss Whedon on Spider-man joining the Avengers.