Iron Man 3 was a very good movie. Yes, it had some flaws to the plot and the character usage was questionable, but aside from that I really enjoyed this movie. It worked on a whole different level that that of how the first two did. I loved the fact that this movie was not about "Iron Man", but rather Tony Stark. The first two were basically about him playing the role of Iron Man, where as I feel that the 3rd was about him embodying the Iron Man persona. Tony Stark is Iron Man, whether he is in the suit or not and that is what they showed in this movie. Is this the greatest comic book movie out there.... no, but I don't think it gets anywhere near the bottom of the barrel. The twist was unexpected and a little disappointing, however it was not a movie killer in my book. I was actually a bit more disappointed that the Extremis story was not carried all the way out. Of course there's nothing saying it is over and done with and could be continued on in another movie (given that they can keep Robert Downey Jr on.... Please do so). I can understand everyone not being overly enthused about it and that it will be a mixed feelings movie, but to say it is a horrible movie is a little much for me. If I went full on critic mode at the lowest I would go with a 3/5, but that would mean me having to dissect the entire thing and nitpick every little detail about out. Without doing so I would give it a 4/5 or 5/5 given what perspective I look at it from. I think that the character development that we see for Tony Stark is the best selling point as well as the most intriguing. Yes, the suits are awesome and the tech is cool, but with out him they are all nothing. So seeing Tony Stark relying on himself more that solely on his suit was refreshing and a great direction for the movie. Also, kudos to Black for taking the reigns to one of the most popular franchises and running with it. I am sure it is not easy task following up pure awesomeness in The Avengers as well as two great individual movies. Great Job in my opinion.