Originally Posted by Eddie
Eh, it was made clear that Iron Man was part of a superhero world. It was shown in the film that SHIELD was trying to keep the events secret, and it was also stated that other heroes existed. The "realism" just kinda worked with the particular origin story they were telling. The hints were already there that weirder things had happened in that particular universe.
that's not the point of his initial post... I think you should re-read it. I think his man issue is Iron Man himself became too large scale and fantastical. Not the universe itself but the solo films. They became less sciency fiction and more comicy fiction