After viewing, our group debated a bit back and forth...
- First, it was obvious to me that Pepper was brought back to normal from her EXTREMIS condition, but someone else thought that Stark "perfecting" her meant that she got to keep her powers. Not really in doubt about that though.
- Second, did he really destroy *all* the suits, or just the House Party ones? It seemed to be the former (which is kinda lame), but it's really hard to imagine that they won't have Stark in his Iron Man suit at some point in Avengers 2. Yes, it could be retconned, but that would be even more lame. Stark did pick up a screwdriver in the final shot, signaling his continued interest in being the mechanic, but still.
- Third; he suddenly 'fixed' his own heart condition? What? The whole premise of Iron Man *builds* on his need for the reactor! No way he just solved that in 30 seconds.
In general, the last 20 minutes should probably have been redesigned (the climax lacked tension, maybe because it wasn't clear what exactly Killian was working towards and how), but apart from that, I would agree that it was probably the strongest of the three. But it's hard to say if that'll still be the case on second viewing. A lot of my enjoyment came from the pretty wild turns the movie took, not just plotwise but also in its almost genre-bending changes in tone.
Edited by denstorebog, 29 April 2013 - 04:39 PM.