Iron Man 3- Discussion

Skyknight

Lurker
Just saw it and really enjoyed it, even if it reneforces my opinion Marvel are the McDonalds of comic book movies.

[hide] I was'nt really amused by the certain twist of The Mandarin being an actor, and on top of that a proper Liverpool supporter, and while the science of the film made little sense, the story moved at a crisp pace, the humor emerged at all the right moments, Tony carries the movie without much of his trademark Iron suits, creating a very personal story where he thrives on his wits and a few Macguyverish devices. The idea that the main armor in the film is boaderline unreliable adds to the mirth, it even fails to help Tony in the final battle. About the only drawbacks are the inclusion of a child character for Tony to play off of in the second act of the film, and the all too tidy resolution of everything at the end...despite the idea of Pepper being infected with Extremis being an interesting hook that they could have carried over into other films, but is handwaved by a "she got better" explanation that isnt even shown on-screen

End credits scene is a nice bit of comedy that explains the point of Tony's narrating...turns out he's talking to Bruce, who explains he doesnt have the "temperment" to carry on the session, but Tony keeps rambling on anyway.

Any film that opens with this deserves top marks[/hide]

It's essential viewing only in the sense there may not be another Iron Man outing for a while, though I'm sure he'll crop up for another Avengers flick.
 
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MMPR

Read my smart post
Can't wait to see it, been hearing a lot of positive reviews. What are the post-credits scenes about? Can you talk about it without giving spoilers?
 

SaikoDragon

It's Judgement Time!
Just saw it and really enjoyed it, even if it reneforces my opinion Marvel are the McDonalds of comic book movies.

[hide] I was'nt really amused by the certain twist of The Mandarin being an actor, and on top of that a proper Liverpool supporter, and while the science of the film made little sense, the story moved at a crisp pace, the humor emerged at all the right moments, Tony carries the movie without much of his trademark Iron suits, creating a very personal story where he thrives on his wits and a few Macguyverish devices. The idea that the main armor in the film is boaderline unreliable adds to the mirth, it even fails to help Tony in the final battle. About the only drawbacks are the inclusion of a child character for Tony to play off of in the second act of the film, and the all too tidy resolution of everything at the end...despite the idea of Pepper being infected with Extremis being an interesting hook that they could have carried over into other films, but is handwaved by a "she got better" explanation that isnt even shown on-screen

End credits scene is a nice bit of comedy that explains the point of Tony's narrating...turns out he's talking to Bruce, who explains he doesnt have the "temperment" to carry on the session, but Tony keeps rambling on anyway.

Any film that opens with this deserves top marks[/hide]

It's essential viewing only in the sense there may not be another Iron Man outing for a while, though I'm sure he'll crop up for another Avengers flick.

shiiiit why did I read that. Thanks for the youtube clip though. That brought nostalgic chills. I loved the heck out of that song back in the day.
 

Shynilyte

Shyni
I'm a bit confused by the villain.

[HIDE]So, the Mandarin was just a cover by Killian and the AIM people. Yet the Ten Rings organization does exist in the movieverse. Is this movie suggesting that they're? Or is it just coincidence that two groups use similar iconography that actually was related in the comics? Or did AIM simply adopt the symbol because they wanted more credibility for their terrorist group?[/HIDE]
 
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Ivanhobe

The Extraordinary Fan(boy)
It's been showing here for a few days now.

Admitedly that is a wierd release shedule, here in Mexico the movie has been showing since April 26, i am amazed that it didn´t came out sooner in the US.

Anyways, the movie was quite fun, it pretty much followed the ideas fo the first one (and thankfully improved everything about the second one) and in a way it closed the story arc for Tony Stark, though i do feel that War Machine/Iron Patriot was underused, he was more of a plot point than anything.

I liked the idea for the villains and how they built the mistery, i admit that extremis was a little on the fantastycal side, but it made a good mistery plot. Though, i did see the plot twist coming from a mile away.

And if you are curious about the post credits scene...

[HIDE]The whole movie is narrated by Tony, and at the end it turns out that he was actually telling the story to his Shrink, a barely awake Bruce Banner who had fallen sleep during the whole thing.[/HIDE]

Also, Pepper Pots is a BADASS.
 

kuroihikari

Member
Admitedly that is a wierd release shedule, here in Mexico the movie has been showing since April 26, i am amazed that it didn´t came out sooner in the US.

I think this is somewhat of a management decision sometime last year. Avengers was also shown here a week earlier than the US.
 

musashi03

HEROW
Loved the Air Force One scene, they did it superbly. Kinda disappointed with the Mandarin though, it felt offensive in a way.
 

Forever Knight

Eye See You
Saw it today

I thought it was pretty good, better than IM1-IM2, but not as epic as Avengers and that was something I knew would happen since Avengers was just big.

The Mandarin bit was weird as **** and flopped for me since I've been waiting for The Mandarin for a long time in an Iron Man movie but they did pull off a nice twist with everything. Plus Guy Peirce in the final fight was much cooler than the Mandarin would have been imo. The Fire breathing bit had to have been a nod to Fing Fang Foom.

This is easily The Dark Knight Rises in terms of structure. So many similarities.

Another good point of the film was Tony actually having to do **** without the suit, solidifying the fact that he is more than just the suit (which is what Cap said to him in Avengers).

Best parts were when Pepper got the suit briefly, when Tony saved the people from the airplane, and of course the final battle with the Iron Legion.

Only gripe I have was that Iron Patriot was not part of the actual final battle, hopefully we'll see that in Avengers 2.

Just some questions:
1. Why now out of nowhere was Tony able to have the shard of metal removed from his chest at the end of the film?, why not just do that earlier.

2. What was the post credit scenes?.


Overall, the film is right up there with the other 2 Iron Man movies but...when you come off the Avengers you feel a bit...meh. PLUS it being Marvel's version of TDKR in terms of movie structure doesn't help either. Think of it like watching PRLR after "Countdown to Destruction". But still a solid film, very enjoyable, very fun.

I'll definatley check out the IMAX 3D for this one.

3.5/5

Now I should go read my Extremis Hardcover.
 

Forever Knight

Eye See You
I've only got issue 1 (thanks Marvel's #1 promotion). I got a list of like 4 comic series to read before I see it this weekend.

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The entire run, Hardcover for $13 here in Canada. Hardcovers are best because it's like reading a comic in HD.
 

Kivat

Some kind of Beast mode
I was completely distraught when I saw what they did with The Mandarin, but other than that it was pretty good. There was a lot more humor than I thought there would be as well.
 

KingRanger

Banned
I was completely distraught when I saw what they did with The Mandarin, but other than that it was pretty good. There was a lot more humor than I thought there would be as well.

You guys are way to caught up on these movies having to be just like the comics.:anime:
 

Japaneseseriesfan

A simple passerby...
You guys are way to caught up on these movies having to be just like the comics.:anime:

Nah, I think this wasn't it this time... The Mandarin was set up to be a villain since the start, he was even in the scripts 3-4 months before they started filming IM. I thought they would have had [hide] The Mandarin to pull a Joker and go to jail only to break out of it, having pretended to be an actor, and letting Killian "think" he's the Mandarin, then leave it off there for Part 4. Had they done that, I would take away my complaints about Pepper having powers, Rhodey not "programmed" to wear Tony's suits but Pepper could, and Tony removing the reactor and the shrapnels after so long? Oh and the Extremis granting everyone the same ability?[/hide]

Iron Man 3 made no sense to me whatsoever. It completely ignored the logic of what it set itself up to be, and each conversation he has with another character is always so... I don't know, it feels forced.

Structure wise, I think the director and editors should pat themselves on the back. They patched up a really good film from a story that was filled with a lot of noticeable and annoying plot holes. It was great filming, had I not almost fallen asleep during the middle when Tony is having a nice time in town trynna fix up his bad boy in some kid's junk yard. That was pretty much it though, I think I expected too much.
 

Skyknight

Lurker
I thought they would have had [hide] The Mandarin to pull a Joker and go to jail only to break out of it, having pretended to be an actor, and letting Killian "think" he's the Mandarin, then leave it off there for Part 4.[/hide]

...That sounds an awful lot dumber than what we got frankly.
 

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