I went in with high hopes - Robert Downey Jr. is Robert Downey Jr., and he's just such a good actor. Unfortunately, even his comedy couldn't make up for movie. The villain and all of his henchmen seemed like an incredibly far-out bad guy army (regenerative, demonic, fire-spewing cyborgs that get killed in random ways that are never explained). That was the worst for me, but the whole plot seemed a little weak to me...and WHY, pray tell, did he **SPOILER ALERT** blow up all of his suits? I understand the reasoning behind it, but really? The fact that the villains can regenerate suggests that they might not all have been dead, and simple common sense should check that out before you go and blow up your only weapon. Also, he's not Iron Man anymore. He's Tony Stark, and I was disappointing also with the lack of selflessness he was supposedly to have gained during the Avengers. Tony still acted like a real jerk to everyone around him. And Iron Man is supposed to be so fantastic - so he needs an armada of suits behind him to rescue Pepper Potts, while Don Cheadle (Colonel Rhodes) carried away the day by rescuing the President in jeans and a polo shirt, armed with only a handgun. I felt like Tony was really weak. The acting was good, though, for the most part. It was a very violent movie for Marvel, and I was surprised at the amount of dead bodies, not to mention the method in which many people were killed (bombings, burnings, electrocution, point blank range, etc.) No kid needs to see a woman strung on an electrical wire, or someone blow someone else's head of with a gun. Do. Not. Bring. Your. Children. I noticed people have been saying it is not violent at all, and that kids five can watch it. While you know what's best for your children, its not just the violence - the bad guys are terrifying. Their eyes frequently glow red, they blow fire, they blow up and then piece themselves back together. It's a demonic phenomena that I would not recommend letting children watch if you value your night's sleep. I think children should be allowed to keep their innocence a little longer than five, and even if they don't understand what's going on in the movie, there's no reason that they need to see an image of The Mandarin shooting someone in the head. Isn't the real world violent enough? The movie is a popcorn flick that I would watch again but wish I hadn't spent my money on.