Justin Hammer is too memorable for film to be forgettable, despite how bad that film was.
I knew Mickey Rourke was supposed to be a bad guy then he wasn't, but after that it just fades into a blur of shitty Iron Man clones fighting Iron Man and Rhodes or something.
I literally have no idea how the film ends.
I agree fully except for IM3 - that is actually one of my favorite MCU films.
I don't understand how anyone can hate The Incredible Hulk.
Maybe it's too simplistic for its own good, but the action is great, it moves at a decent pace, and the cast is solid. The final fight between Hulk and Abom is better than most finales to date.
Compare that to Iron Man 2, when you're dealing with one of the worst scripts in a cape film, complete with jokes about Tony peeing in his suit, because that's so funny.
Then you've got the CG, which is a huge downgrade from the first movie. His armor is TERRIBLE in IM2. Then Rhodes becomes War Machine by stealing the suit? There was no other way to do that?
The action is garbage too.
There's not a single redeeming factor in IM2. It is fucking phoned-in garbage.
I'm still confused as to how Marvel knocked it out of the park with the first Iron Man, then followed it up with two pieces of trash.
Go figure, I guess.
Internet high five!
If the MCU was a TV show, Iron Man 3 would be looked back at fondly as one of the absolute best episodes.
But because people had to wait 3 years in between installments, the "Iron Man without Iron Man" plot kind of leaves a bad taste in the mouth