Corran Horn wrote:
One think I thought was odd from IM3 - the new suit seemed like it was a lot weaker than previous suits.
I just assumed Tony went with much cheaper metal for the suits after the Mark VII (Avengers suit). He was more interested in making as many as possible.
That's the problem with an armored character, it is hard make the audience feel like the character is ever in any sort of danger. That's why the writers had the suit at half power in IM1 final fight, Stark out of his suit when he first meets Whiplash in IM2, and a prototype suit that only works half of the time in IM3. Even the suit ran out of power at one point in the Avengers.