22 May 2013 8:51 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

 

May’s not yet over and we’ve already got another flick in the theatres with the number three in the title. Iron Man 3 kickstarted the big Summer blockbuster season weeks ago with an astounding box office draw and a general agreement that this superhero action epic was a vast improvement over the lack luster part two. Well, comedies can often stumble in their follow-ups and a third outing can be “back to basics”/apology to the first film’s staunchest fans. This happened with the Grisswold Vacation flicks as Christmas Vacation was more popular with critics and moviegoers than the tepid European Vacation. More recently Ocean’S 13 played much better than the bloated Ocean’S 12 (well, it is a comedy series with lots of action and suspense mixed in). Like the Grisswolds, Danny Ocean and his crew seemed to stumble overseas, so 13 got them back to “Sin City »

- Jim Batts

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