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Iron Man 2 (2010)

I have a love hate relationship with number 2 movies.  They are the middle ground, the space-filler, and tend to be the redheaded stepchild of the trilogy.  Most of the time their only purpose is to build you up to the fight at the end of the third movie, usually resulting in a cliffhanger.   This isn't to say that I don't like the middle of the trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back is my favorite Star Wars movie, but I also like resolution and character arc's.  Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest bored the life out of me and the third movie failed to make the wait worth it.  And it would require an entire article and then some to cover my hatred for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (and will at some point).  

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Iron Man (2008)

 It seems to me that comic book movies should be easy to make.  Aside from the latex costumes, the people are already drawn for you, all the designs are laid out in pictures, there is usually 30 years of stories to choose from, and if you watch Sin City you know that cell-by-cell adaptations can work really well.  So why do most comic book movies fall short of the fans expectations?   The Fox X-Men and Fantastic Four movies felt flat to me, the DC comic movies yo-yo all over the place and always fail to show the heroes at their best.  In 2004, Marvel Comics announced that they would be producing their own movies from there own production studio.  Part of me was excited, Marvel doing the movies there way, not someone else's.  Gotta be good right?  But what if we just get more of the same?  I've already accepted I will never get the Avengers movie I wanted (boy was I wrong), so why should I even bother watching anymore?  

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