Originally Posted by Tony Stark
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.
Yep, it's the best of the three and I suspect the gap in this poll will get wider over time. It has stood up to 5 years of scrutiny. IM3 just came out, lol.