The scenery is easily the best thing here but there are some fun moments and it manages to remain watchable throughout
The Incredible Hulk
So much better than the Ang Lee abortion from the other year. This is the Hulk redone in line with the template Marvel have been refining over the last couple of years with Fantastic Four and Iron Man. It's fluffy and inoffensive and an entertaining enough way to pass an afternoon.
Like watching your dad dancing at a wedding. He's still got some moves but you just wish he'd sit down and behave himself.
My inner geek was doing somersaults over this movie. It's as light and fluffy as the fantastic four movies but looks fabulous and Downey is perfectly cast as Stark. Don't let the negative comparisons to Batman: The Dark Knight put you off. it's a different film with different aims and is well worth a watch.
Iron Man 3
The reports back from friends regarding this one were a mixed bunch but personally I enjoyed it. Stark gets himself stuck in the middle of an elaborate scheme and hunted by some unpleasant superhumans.
It all looks very pretty and there’s plenty of bang, crash, boom but as ever it’s Downey who truly owns the screen. His portrayal of Stark is yet again the best thing about these films and he owns the screen. I’ve been a fan since I saw Chaplin and the last few years has seen him recapture that spark and run with it and long may he continue to do so.
The first half of this Nazi's on the moon sci-fi extravaganza gets way too Police Academy for my tastes but when it gets going it's good fun.