Re: Rank the Iron Man movies (IM, IM2, and IM3)
The first one was great and without a doubt one of the best of its kind. It was new it was exciting and RDJ nailed the part.
In the second one they saw what worked and what the audience liked and copied the exact same recipe -from the villain to the jokes, the music and the whole feeling- without being fresh and smart as #1 and threw tons of easter eggs in the mix to promote The Avengers and the rest MCU movies. And I thought it really worked at the time but as years gone by the more I see it the less I think of it honestly. Still a good enjoyable movie though.
In the third one they at least tried something different but it got silly really quick. So many plot holes so many stupid parts and cliches. It had nothing to do with what they promoted as a more grounded approach and a slightly serious tone. Even the first part of the film suggested that direction. In the end it almost turned out as a parody. Easily the worst of the trilogy.
So for me it's Iron Man>Iron Man 2>Iron man 3.