Iron Man 3- Discussion

SaikoDragon

It's Judgement Time!
It sounds to me like a couple of you guys read the comics and built up your own elaborate ideas on how it might translate to film. I loved the movie. Saw it today in IMAX 3D and it was fantastic. The witticism and smart remarks of Tony are always funny and I just like the beat of the story. The humor is always refreshing and unexpected. I loved the twist with the Mandarin. I loved the fact that sometimes Tony's suit doesnt work and it leads to awkward and rewarding moments in the midst of a climactic battle.

From the PTSD of New York to the way Tony's past behavior has spawned demons of the present, everything was a blast to watch. This was probably my favorite of the three, although its tough to pick a favorite because I liked the first two pretty equally.

Side note, Japanesefan brought up a slightly good point. "If he could command the armors why waste the time earlier?" Well, if you think about it, Tony didn't command the armors Jarvis did. When Stark was with the kid in Tennessee, Jarvis was recharging. And I imagine the use of the armors was a gambit that Tony needed to save until he knew what the heck was going on.
 
I though it was a very awesome movie. I'm not that much of a comics guy, but I thought that Guy Pearce did an awesome job playing the Mandarin, so I don't understand why you guys are so upset. The only part I was disappointed/confused about was the end were he gave up being Iron Man and decimated the Iron Legion. He built all that to prepare for another alien invasion, and he destroys it to have a "clean slate"?

BTW:[HIDE]Gwyneth Paltrow has some bangin' abs:thumbs:[/HIDE]
Do you know who/what The Mandarin is in the comic? Because the only similarity between the movie one(both Pearce and Kingsley's post 911 terrorist character) and the comic one is the name. Nothing else about him is the same.
 

KingRanger

Banned
Do you know who/what The Mandarin is in the comic? Because the only similarity between the movie one(both Pearce and Kingsley's post 911 terrorist character) and the comic one is the name. Nothing else about him is the same.

So what? You guys have the comics. I mean they haven't followed the comics perfectly for any movie about any marvel character. Instead of nitpicking how these movies are not comic literal, why not try and enjoy them for what they are.
 

Galaxian

Lurker
I can see it was a good movie with a nice mix of action, drama, and comedy... But it's also a check list of things that I, personally, dislike. So the movie is simply not for me :sweat:
 
So what? You guys have the comics. I mean they haven't followed the comics perfectly for any movie about any marvel character. Instead of nitpicking how these movies are not comic literal, why not try and enjoy them for what they are.
I'm asking him because he said he didn't know much about the comics and wondered why people were upset about The Mandarin not because I'm nit picking anything. Why don't you read my other posts where I said I liked the movie before you go around looking for things to just argue about ok Mr.Needlessly Defiant?
 

chronoxiong

Digital Artist
Man I didn't expect this three-quel to have the second highest opening weekend of all-time behind the Avengers from last year. I also never thought Iron Man would become a household name and an "elite" superhero but these movies have made that become a reality. I can't wait to see this movie and I am trying to avoid reading all spoilers.
 
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Dr Kain

Guest
Man I didn't expect this three-quel to have the second highest opening weekend of all-time behind the Avengers from last year. I also never thought Iron Man would become a household name and an "elite" superhero but these movies have made that become a reality. I can't wait to see this movie and I am trying to avoid reading all spoilers.

These days, there is no reason to care about the highest openings. When a movie that does not have either an IMAX or a 3D version out and the movie becomes the first or second highest opening of all time, then it will be something worthy of praising. Until then, it is meaningless.

Galaxian, did you not like any of the other movies in the Avengers series? Because if not, then obviously it isn't for you. But then, compared to the garbage that has come out thus far this year, this movie is by far the best. The second best movie of the year right now is Evil Dead, and I give that a 4/10.
 

Galaxian

Lurker
Galaxian, did you not like any of the other movies in the Avengers series? Because if not, then obviously it isn't for you. But then, compared to the garbage that has come out thus far this year, this movie is by far the best. The second best movie of the year right now is Evil Dead, and I give that a 4/10.

I had no problem with the Avengers or any of the other Phase 1 movies. It's just that Ironman 3 did things that really put me off in this type of production. Foremost was the ending, maybe if certain aspects of are changed in future Marvel movies and my opinion will change (I had a very similar situation with the ending for OOO, which was fixed in Megamax).
 
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These days, there is no reason to care about the highest openings. When a movie that does not have either an IMAX or a 3D version out and the movie becomes the first or second highest opening of all time, then it will be something worthy of praising. Until then, it is meaningless.
Elaborate please cause I ain't following that logic.
 

KingRanger

Banned
I'm asking him because he said he didn't know much about the comics and wondered why people were upset about The Mandarin not because I'm nit picking anything. Why don't you read my other posts where I said I liked the movie before you go around looking for things to just argue about ok Mr.Needlessly Defiant?

Because people are nitpicking because it's not just like the comic.
 

KingRanger

Banned
These days, there is no reason to care about the highest openings. When a movie that does not have either an IMAX or a 3D version out and the movie becomes the first or second highest opening of all time, then it will be something worthy of praising. Until then, it is meaningless.

I don't think you have any clue as to what you are talking about here.
 

kuroihikari

Member
I don't necessarily agree with him, but what Dr. Kain's point is that IMAX and 3D have more expensive tickets, and thus with the same number of viewings will be expected to gross more than a film without an IMAX/3D release. Of course most high-grossing films nowadays have an IMAX/3D release, so the point is moot.

But then again, comparing gross ticket sales was never meant to be a measure of how good or even popular a movie is across history, but more of a means to estimate early a film's profitability.
 
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Dr Kain

Guest
I don't think you have any clue as to what you are talking about here.

My theater charges $7.50 for matinee regular movie showings.

They charge $14 for the IMAX 3D showing and $12 for the regular 3D showing. Again, for matinee.

As such, celebrating a movie as being the highest opening of all time is moot these days. Iron Man 3 may be number 2, but then soon something will open that will replace it. Then next summer, another movie will open that will replace that. It is just a cycle that keeps on going.

My point is, when I see a movie that does NOT have an IMAX version, does NOT have a 3D version, and as such, is priced at $7.50 and nothing but $7.50, top Iron Man 3, top Dark of the Moon, top whatever, then I will praise it's achievement.
 
My theater charges $7.50 for matinee regular movie showings.

They charge $14 for the IMAX 3D showing and $12 for the regular 3D showing. Again, for matinee.

As such, celebrating a movie as being the highest opening of all time is moot these days. Iron Man 3 may be number 2, but then soon something will open that will replace it. Then next summer, another movie will open that will replace that. It is just a cycle that keeps on going.

My point is, when I see a movie that does NOT have an IMAX version, does NOT have a 3D version, and as such, is priced at $7.50 and nothing but $7.50, top Iron Man 3, top Dark of the Moon, top whatever, then I will praise it's achievement.
It's achievement of earning money? You even contracted yourself. You called it just a cycle that keeps on going and then said it was something worth praising. Nobody here said it was worth praising. Nobody said being number 1 in the box office means it's a good movie. Were literally just saying "Look how much money it made". Avatar is the highest grossing film of all time but **** Avatar! Avengers was way better than space Pocahontas. Besides movie ticket prices are constantly rising even before IMAX and 3D so no movie earns it's spot legitimately.
 

KamenRiderLeo

It's morphin time! Dragonzord!
I guess I can do this best in a list so here goes number 1 the mark 42 is a really great armor with the exception that despite being the 42nd armor it still shows unfinished silver parts I understand it the majority of the Iron Man armors are always a work in process but you know the 42nd armor I thought it would have a better color scheme number 2 I love how they can keep a dark tone and still pack more humor than one and twonumber 3 I really don't think the Mandarin is truly dead I think we haven't seen the real Mandarinnumber 4 why don't they explain how to knee Stark became an expert combatant I know he is a boxing ring in his house but that's just boxing I guess you could say Iron Man kata its own fighting style
 

KamenRiderLeo

It's morphin time! Dragonzord!
I guess I can do this best in a list so here goes number 1 the mark 42 is a really great armor with the exception that despite being the 42nd armor it still shows unfinished silver parts I understand it the majority of the Iron Man armors are always a work in process but you know the 42nd armor I thought it would have a better color scheme number 2 I love how they can keep a dark tone and still pack more humor than one and twonumber 3 I really don't think the Mandarin is truly dead I think we haven't seen the real Mandarinnumber 4 why don't they explain how to knee Stark became an expert combatant I know he is a boxing ring in his house but that's just boxing I guess you could say Iron Man kata its own fighting style


I have to apologize for the bad the weird paragraph structure and send mishaps as far as grammar go I was really in a rush when I posted this and I'm still getting used to my phones vocal functions its not a perfect system yet
 
I have to apologize for the bad the weird paragraph structure and send mishaps as far as grammar go I was really in a rush when I posted this and I'm still getting used to my phones vocal functions its not a perfect system yet
Then type it! Who uses a vocal function to write on a forum?
 

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