In the history of comic book movies, there has never been a time in a series of films, where the third movie didn't just absolutely suck.
No matter how the first two were, the third one always comes along and just stinks up the whole franchise.
The original Superman 1 and 2 were near perfect for their day. Then three comes along and suddenly its Richard Pryor and video games.
Batman, I hate the burton films, but back in the day they were the best thing available... then 3 came out and Schumacher made the old 60's batman look like the fricking Killing Joke.
Batman got a second chance, and it looked like Nolan was gonna be the one to break it... but fuck me it was just bloody awful... almost schumacher awful... No scratch that... bat nipples would have been a blessing over batwhiner.
Sam Raimi had two phenomenal Spidey movies... then in 3 he is all emo'd up, getting in dance numbers, and the villians are just lamesauce...
The less said about X-men 3 the better.
So... will Iron Man 3 do it? So far Marvel has not released a single crappy super hero movie since they started making flicks themselves... but this will be the first movie released without any input from Avi Arad...
It looks good, but so did all the others....
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