Daniel Jude of PopCults.com writes "It’s been a few weeks since Iron Man 3 hit theaters, and if you haven’t seen it yet, well, then I truly feel sorry for you. I mean, what are you waiting for? Iron Man 3 is without a doubt the best of the trilogy. Everything gets stepped up in this installment: action, character arches, special effects, and etc. That said, I’ve talked to quite a few nerds of my ilk, and it seems that the consensus is that IR3 is not the achievement that I perceive it to be. For many, the twist on the Mandarin was insufferable, and I can see why, but thematically it needed to be done. I find myself arguing about the film often, defending its direction, so much so that I want to shake those people and scream at them. So, to avoid the assault charges and in honor of the third installment of the franchise, I give you three reasons why Iron Man 3 is the best of the three. Spoilers ahoy!"