By this point, Marvel knows what it’s doing. While the script isn’t as tight as some previous outings, some original ideas do shine through. It’s fun to have no idea who the villain is and have it slowly revealed as Tony finds out.
The casting for many characters is spot on. Robert Downey Jr. overcomes a lot of scripting problems through sheer force of will and charisma. Don Cheadle was passed over for the Avengers movie, but he’s back, and…
It was really weird to me when people would say they didn't understand Inception, but if they saw it again, they'd probably get it. It's not a hard movie to understand. The only truly confusing part is the first thirty minutes, but once Cobb explains everything to Ariadne, the audience proxy, it's not hard to follow at all. Every part of the movie's logic is explained at least three times, which becomes detrimental to rewatches.
The Prestige is less easy…
I've never listened to any of Daniel Johnston's music, but this documentary puts you in his head and doesn't let you escape even when the demons come. You see the people who inadvertently hurt him and the people he inadvertently hurt. You see a musician's descent into madness. It's heartbreaking at points. I don't think there's anything sadder than seeing a father crying because he doesn't feel like he can do anything to help his son. But it's heartwarming. It's the story of a deeply troubled musician, but it's a story of love too.