For me it has to be TDKR. And that's more by default, because it's the only one of the 3rd movies that didn't leave me feeling really disappointed. I didn't like Spider-Man 3 at all, and hated the Mandarin plot twist in IM3.
Originally Posted by Anno_Domini
I feel the same way actually. With Iron Man 2, I don't think it could've been a better trilogy than TDK trilogy, but for that first hour, IM3 was really rising up to the occasion on possibly being a better third outing.
The film's idea should've been Mandarin really being Ben Kingsley and he bought Killian's Extremis project and using the "bad ones" as bombs for the Ten Rings without Killian knowing that Mandarin is really doing this, just him being caught up that someone bought his project and is caring for it, something Stark was never into at all, nor was Potts from their conversation earlier in the film.
Yep. I agree with this. IM3 was advertised before as Tony facing an enemy that was so relentless, and the trailers portrayed the Mandarin in this way. I wanted the Mandarin to be someone who forced Tony back into that cave and stripped him of all his assets and everything he used to rely upon. I wanted him to almost break Tony in the way that Bane did with Bruce (but not necessarily crippling him in that way).
So TDKR is the only one where I felt a sense of resolution and satisfaction at how it ended. I came out of the theatre happy that Bruce was with Selina and had found some kind of closure.