All Iron Man movies, sorted from worst to best

Iron Man is one of the most iconic superheroes in the Marvel franchise. We analyzed his 3 main films and ordered them from worst to best.

Still from the movie 'Avengers'

We organize from best to worst the films of the iconic character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. / Photo: youtube.com/Marvel Entertainment

LatinAmerican Post | Ariel Cipolla

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Everyone knows that Robert Downey Jr was born for the role of Iron Man. However, after the spectacular Endgame finale, the superhero will not reappear in the franchise … or at least in the way we expect. According to what the Bola Vip website announces, a new suit was presented for a series that "drove fans crazy."

This means that, despite the fact that the world of superheroes still continues after that movie and will no longer have the presence of the actor, Iron Man is a character that they will not do without. Mainly because, in itself, he is not a person who acquired powers, but these were granted by the suit, reason why he could be embodied in the future by someone else.

Knowing the importance that this charismatic superhero still has in the world of Marvel, we decided to analyze and order from worst to best the three films where the protagonist is the character of Robert Downey Jr. That is, we will not take as reference titles like Avengers or others where he appears, but we will talk about the Iron Man trilogy, which started the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Iron Man 3 (2013)

In this case, the order of worst to best will coincide in terms of release dates, that is, from last to first. We are not talking about a bad film, but  about one that is quite inferior to its predecessors, which is why specialized media Espinof considers it a “wrong show”.

The reasons for negative criticism are not lacking since we must evaluate it in context. First of all, this is the movie that started Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after the masterpiece that was the first installment of Avengers. Therefore, expectations were high … but we were disappointed.

The director of this installment, Shane Black, does not use everything made by Jon Favreau in previous installments. For this reason, we see that the film manages to be amazing both in visuals and dialogues. However, the script is quite loose, since many scenes, such as those of the intermediate block, seem like  filler.

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Here we see Jon Favreau again, with a film that, although it is not up to the first, is fairly decent and portrays well the essence of the superhero. The media La Nación highlights that this second chapter of the saga "is a quite worthy product", but that it does not have the power of the first.

In some moments, we observe that the narcissism of the protagonist can be quite uncomfortable for the viewer, much more with the premise of the story: everyone already knows who Iron Man is. Also, the fact that several subplots are integrated into the story prevents us from concentrating our attention on a single nucleus of interest.

Despite this situation, the film introduces vital elements for the progress of the Marvel story. For example, we see the Black Widow, the character played by Scarlett Johansson, appear for the first time, complementing Iron Man perfectly well. However, the abundance of villains never makes up for the fact that none of them live up to the plot.

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Iron Man (2008)

Finally, we reach the movie that gave birth to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, introducing ourselves to a superhero who would earn the love of all fans, to the point that, after so long, he is considered by many to be one of the most iconic in the franchise.

Hobby Consolas' website believes the actor is ideal for the role, as well as being complemented by an almost perfectly paced film. Although it is not a movie with excessive action, the reality is that it is a surprising introduction to everything that would come next.

Also, we should not ignore the fact that it is the first film in the franchise to introduce a scene after the credits. The specialized website of ECartelera mentions that this started "as a joke", but that later it allowed the universe of superheroes to expand and be a hallmark of the brand. Therefore, it is the best superhero movie, perfectly representing not only its own story, but that of all his companions.



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