I know I shouldn't, really this should be in the Justice League movie thread... and this is my last response to the subject in this thread... You mean movies AREN'T just what we see on the surface? There's MORE? Of COURSE it was about family, that's the heart of the story, and in the context of a superhero movie. But how does that change my point in ANY way? It still had to introduce the world, it still had to introduce the characters and how their powers worked, it still had to introduce the conflicts, etc, etc. Just as any other movie, including a Justice League movie. How come because it's a movie about "family" it doesn't need movies to set it up? Hint: because they did a good job at the exposition. Deeper backgrounds are for the comic book fans. Decades long history is for comic book fans. They give filmmakers lots of choices to ADAPT into a movie for a general audience, but they aren't going to make it so you need to be familiar with Superman Red and Blue in order to get the movie. Again: it's called exposition. All that set up: was in the first 15 minutes of the movie. We watched how his choices to do something played out. But all of that... the egotistm, the drinking, that's in the first SCENE in the truck with the soldiers. Except they did. In the first Iron Man.