Iron Man 3 is, in my opinion, the best of the Iron Men, with a complex plot, Stark using his wit to track the Mandarin rather than his suit, and a twist that no one saw coming. Oh, and the final battle scene was one of the best in Marvel history, until Pepper ruined everything as usual.
Isn’t that the point of a twist? I mean, I know people hated it, but aren’t twists just turns for the unexpected? If so, the twist in this movie was amazing, but maybe that’s just because I liked Trevor Slattery’s Mandarin.
Iron Man 2, however, was not my favorite, but I still like it more than the first. War Machine was great, Mark IV was great (suitcase armor), Black Widow debuted, and references to Cap and Thor were cool. Oh, and Phil Coulson! I never really saw Hammer as the main villain for this movie, Whiplash was always the guy pulling the strings. As for Whiplash, I thought he was cool, and it would have been nice to see him in another movie.