Iron Man 3 might have been mildly entertaining if not for the numerous giant middle fingers to not only anyone who is a fan of the comics, but also anyone who has ever seen a movie. Every opportunity for a major plot twist is quickly shut down with “no, don’t worry, we didn’t actually have the balls to do that”, and when drastic changes to the characters do occur, it is skimmed over in 30 seconds of voice over. The Mandarin, whom fans have waited to see in a movie for almost 5 years now, is disappointing at best, and the after credits scene reveals no teaser for future Marvel movies, but instead tries to pull off it’s own unfunny version of the infamous shawarma scene. I do have to give the filmmakers credit, though: they did create a whopping 35 new Iron Man armours that were all quickly destroyed after less than 10 minutes of accumulative screen time. If this is the new standard for MCU movies, I’m very worried about Avengers 2.
Overall Rating: Bad/10