You pretty much hit the nail on the head here, Cinebro. I really felt like I was getting dumber while I was watching this movie. Mindless popcorn entertainment sums it up quite nicely.
Josh watched Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare on Saturday May 4, 2013
I much preferred the everyman Tony Stark (believe me, I use that term loosely seeing as we're talking about a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist) from the first film to the unsuited action hero version that we were given here.
And god don't even get me started on that kid.