It was pretty good, my least favorite of the pre-Avengers movies. Tony Stark was amusing, but there were only two good bits with him as Iron Man and neither were that impressive. It still was a lot of fun, though, and I probably would have loved it if I saw it in the theater. Bonus points for Robert Downey Jr.'s attractiveness.
The Incredible Hulk:
Better than I expected. I saw Hulk (2003) in theaters and wasn't impressed. However, I also had fun with this movie, and I thought that it did a good job of making the Hulk out to be something truly dangerous. Definitely a whole lot of running, like a good 1/4 is scenes of Banner running.
Iron Man 2:
I liked it better than Iron Man 1, probably because they didn't have to spend a lot of time with Stark's origin story, which freed up more time for the overall narrative. I liked how
Tony was basically a self-righteous asshole at the beginning that you kinda wanted to punch, which made me sorta root for the villain initially. Then he kinda realizes that he isn't god's gift to mankind and gets humbled, which makes for a nice character arc.
Speaking of the villain, I liked the one chosen for this film a lot better than the one in the 1st movie.
Really liked this movie. I thought there were a few plot holes and handwaves, but damn I had a lot of fun with it. I dunno if it comes from having 0 knowledge of Thor, but I ate it all up. Probably my fav of the pre-Avengers five. Bonus points for Natalie Portman (whom I am a fan of) and Chris Hemsworth's adorable friggin' smile.
Not a lot to say here. I thought it was a really tight film, and I heartily approve of how it was set in the time period Capt. began in. Really, this movie is more like a prequel to the Avengers than anything else, but that's not a negative or anything.
LOVED IT. Me and my boyfriend both. Once again, there were some plot holes and hand-waves, but all the good parts definitely outweighed the bad. I thought they gave each of the heroes equal time, which prevented it from becoming like most of the X-Men movies which end up being "Wolverine and the X-men." I also approved how there was little "male gaze" in regards to Black Widow, and while she was sexy, they balanced it out with some shots of the male actors. She was also kick-ass, and not just the token female. I concur with everyone who preferred Ruffalo's Hulk, and while I never thought he was that attractive before, Ruffalo's Banner was really hawt.