Luke_X wrote:Andy Hall wrote:All 3 of Nolan's films are brilliant, anyone who says otherwise is lying to be cool
The third film is the only let down. He just could never match the second film and he knew it.
Iron Man 3 - thuroughly enjoyed it. Not sure why people are complaining about how disappointing it is. A great start to 'phase 2'. Not to keen on how The Mandarin was portrayed but it was fitting to the story and he was always gonna be a tough character to bring to the screen. I also found it almost likewatching a super hero version of Leathal Weapon, the similarities were endless. I would have to watch it again a few times though to really absorb it all and the post credit scene was fantastic. Bring on Thor in November. 8/10
Very much this. In both points.
Batman: Really, really like The Dark Knight Rises, but The Dark Knight was a HUGE success that almost came out of nowhere (let's be honest, Batman Begins kinda went under the radar, and Heath Ledger's death shot TDK straight to number one. Not knocking it at all, but Ledger's death certainly helped it, much like Brandon Lee's death in The Crow). Cracking trilogy nonetheless.
Iron Man 3: Really liked it, but yeah, the twist with The Mandarin made the villain aspect seem almost anticlimactic, but the "boss fight" aspect in which I judge Marvel movies really pulled it out. I came out of the film thinking it should've been called "Tony Stark" as opposed to "Iron Man 3", but as a mate pointed out - as he says in the film, Tony Stark is Iron Man. So with or without the suit, it's still an Iron Man movie as long as Tony Stark is the main character. That said, I'm kind of glad to hear that it's the final Iron Man movie, and as a trilogy I think it works well. It comes full circle and given his involvement in The Avengers, it makes sense for Tony Stark to put an end to it all now.