MCU Rewatch: Iron Man 3 is a forgotten movie with a darker tone

This is part of an going series in which I go back and watch all of the Marvel movies again after realising I’ve only seen most of them once. The links to the entire series can be found here.

The movie after an Avengers always feels like a time to decompress. To sit back, take a breather and experience something a little less intense. Back in 2013, Marvel were still in the process of figuring this out. Instead of a fun little romp, we got an Iron Man movie that creeps into into a story having a darker tone and dealing with subject matter that the MCU doesn’t delve into all that often.

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MCU Rewatch: Why The Avengers feels a lot safer today

As we come to the end of my rewatch of what Marvel call “Phase 1”, why not go back and take a quick peek at my Prodigious Preamble, which links to the previous five movies in the series I’ve spoken about thus far.

When I came to the end of The Avengers (Called Avengers Assemble in the U.K. thanks to some T.V. show from the 1960s I’m sure had a big audience crossover with this one) I was initially unsure about what kind of approach to make when talking about it for my blog.

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MCU Rewatch: Captain America: The First Avenger is a Fantastic answer to the Superman Problem

Is this your first time stumbling onto this series? If so and you feel like going back and reading from the beginning, why not visit my Prodigious Preamble where you’ll find links to every article in this series.

I adore Captain America. Watching this movie again only reinforced that feeling. Now that Endgame is over, and we’ve seen his story from beginning to end, I think I’m willing to make the jump and say that Steve Rogers is my favourite character in the MCU. For all the complexity of Tony Stark and swagger of Thor, Steve Rogers is heroic to his core. He’s an inspirational figure and to put it simply: he’s just good.

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