Favreau is a completely unimaginative filmmaker - although the first act is very well done the rest of the film becomes totally perfunctory and rides on Downey's natural charm. Iron Man Three is just damn fine genre filmmaking from start to finish. It's Lethal Weapon 5. This is a good thing. If only Black had been employed by Marvel in a more executive fashion. Might have given Thor: The Dark World the help it so direly needed.