Metal Arcade: Zack Kircher writes:
Iron Man 3 is a fun, exhilarating and even deep superhero film that is vastly superior to its predecessor.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe was one of the biggest financial risks ever made by a film studio – it asked that a studio introduce comic book characters (some rather obscure) with standalone films in preparation for The Avengers, in which these characters would finally team up. Fortunately for Marvel Studios and Disney, this gambit really paid off, for all of those films received solid reviews and The Avengers is now the third highest-grossing film of all-time. However, that was just “Phase One” in Marvel’s planned universe of films, for now the third installment of the Iron Man franchise is here to kick off the second phase, which is leading up to The Avengers 2. With that, has Iron Man 3 ultimately succeeded in kickstarting that second phase?