When I look around the web, it seems the supposed “threequel curse” is still in effect because fans are drawing battle lines in the sand as I write. Frankly, this burgeoning Marvel Civil War makes the division over The Dark Knight Rises’s release seem like a Kumbaya Circle in comparison. And it’s a real shame, considering Iron Man 3 is probably Marvel’s smartest in-house movie to date.
Now put those pitchforks down for a second and hear me out. I did not say that it was their BEST film. That honor still belongs to either the first Iron Man or The Avengers. But it is in many ways their most daring and interesting. To prove this, we at Den of Geek are going to examine this movie back-to-front. Thus, even though it should go without saying, there are going to be spoilers galore.