Re: Captain America 2: News and Speculation - Part 8
Originally Posted by Mr. Dent
Yeah as a film IM3 is great, some people just don't like how they treated the Mandarin to the point they're willing to call it bad.
It has a finely tuned character arc for Tony Stark from the first scene to the last (unlike IM2). That in itself makes it a good movie despite the Mandarin and subpar villainisms of Killian.
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.