Originally Posted by Brucew0617
Iron Man 1 is really so good? I almost forget the details of that movie.
It's only a matter of opinion, but an opinion clearly reflected in boxoffice performance.
Released in 2008, IRON MAN 1 is still the highest grossing Marvel comics film, other than this year's THE AVENGERS. In fact, THE DARK KNIGHT was the only film to outgross IRON MAN in 2008.
So in answer to your question, yes
, IRON MAN 1 really was that good. At the very least, IRON MAN 1 was good enough to spawn IRON MAN2, IRON MAN 3... and I would argue THE AVENGERS as a de facto sequel. None of the other members of THE AVENGERS (Captain America, Hulk, Thor) came close to earning IRON MAN 1 money in their own individual films -- and none of them even came close to IRON MAN 2's boxoffice either.
It's probably not a coincidence that IRON MAN 1 and THE AVENGERS are the only two Marvel flicks I'll own on bluray.