whoknows probably has the worst opinions on CAG....that or he just loves trolling threads.
Anyway, just got back from seeing Iron Man 3 in 3D. Thought it was great. I love the series because it's a bit more plot driven and character focused than most super hero/comic movies outside of Nolan's Batman trilogy, and that's a lot more up my alley than most others that are mostly mindless popcorn action flicks. AKA enjoyable but entirely forgettable with little replay value.
So I didn't mind the lack of suit, panic attacks etc. as I like the series more for the Tony Stark character than the action. And besides that I thought there was still plenty off good action scenes.
It also had by far the best villain of the series so far. Guy Pearce nailed that role, and it was nice to have a villain that wasn't just a pissed off guy in another suit.
I'd still put Iron Man 1 as the best of the series by a small bit over this one. I definitely liked this better than the second one though--and I like the second one more than most apparently.
He was a pissed off guy that breathed fire, that's less exciting than a guy in a suit.
While I tend to not agree with whoknows, I really do agree with him in this regard. I think the exact opposite of dmaul, but that's because you don't seem to really like action or super hero movies, you like movies with more substance. I think this should have been marketed as a comedy because it is very funny, but I watch Marvel super hero movies to see big action sequences and all the ones in this movie were very lame when you compare it to the end of 2.