Geek Binge: Unlike most of the world, I was never exactly smitten with the Iron Man franchise. Well I found the first one to be a fun film, Iron Man 2 was pretty damn mediocre, a mess of half baked ideas jumbled into a half hearted Avengers prequel. Following that one, I wasn’t sure I really cared to see the further adventures of Tony Stark. But then Favreau (who I found to be a serviceable director at best) left the series, and they replaced him with writer/director Shane Black. Now I love Shane Black, and especially love his last project with Robert Downey Jr, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. My attention was once again piqued, but I was no where near anticipating the film. Following the disaster of a second film, I just wasn’t sure if the franchise would be able to repair itself. Well yesterday the first trailer for the film hit the internet and, after seeing it, the question must be asked: did it sway my opinion what so ever with its seemingly darker tone and more character focused story. Well the answer is yes. Yes, yes, and yes.