So when John Woo said that he was concerned that the MCU superhero films will 'make young audiences get lost when it comes to knowledge about films' the MCU's rabid fanbase proceeded to dunk on him next, saying he's jealous of the MCU's financial success and that he can't direct...do these people even know who John Woo is by the way? But I think that's the common pattern here: these people don't know much about any of these directors' work and yet decide to deal with this in the harshest way possible over (tbh) fairly mild comments. That's where you get the nonsense of 'Scorsese only ever made gangster flicks so what does he know?'
To imply that John Woo has not influenced how action films are shot or that he has not directed some fairy memorable films or that a variety in taste in films is somehow a bad thing now is laughable on its face.
Decided to start watching all of these movies for the first time to see what the hoopla is all about. Plus my brain is already rotting at a steady pace, might as well accelerate it.
So far, I'd place them as so:
Iron Man 3
Iron Man 2
Just finished Iron Man 3 last night, and so far it's the only one with any real meat on it's bones (I just enjoy the first one more on a superficial level). I don't understand the hate it's received - it's a pretty good movie and the best written one, in my opinion. Kingsley is hilarious and Guy Pearce is great at playing sleazy. Iron Man 3 tries to have it's own voice despite the overall wireframe it's locked into, which I appreciate.
The Avengers and Iron Man 2 are hot doo-doo though. The writing in the former is offensive, and the latter is mostly rendered pointless.