Re: Iron Man 3 vs Man Of Steel
If being a movie that entertains kids is automatically of less importance and standing, then you might as well discredit Steven Spielberg's 70's and 80's work. But thankfully almost all of us see the fallacious logic in that perception. Making a movie that is accessible to kids takes as much as craft as making 'adult' movies. Nor is 'art' diminished by making kiddie movies. Pixar being the ultimate example. "The Incredibles", a so called "kid's movie" is better than 99% live action comic book movies ever made.
Alan Moore on comics:
They've lost a lot of their original innocence, and they can't get that back. And, they're stuck, it seems, in this kind of depressive ghetto of grimness and psychosis. I'm not too proud of being the author of that regrettable trend.