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Title: Iron Man 3
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 23, 2012, 06:53:16 PM
Trailer for Iron Man 3 is out:

http://www.youtube.com/v/5EjG-1U3wqA

Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: ScottotD on October 23, 2012, 09:25:02 PM
Looks good to me, quite 'Dark Knight Rises'-ish
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 23, 2012, 09:40:05 PM
Looks like it's going to be "the Armor Wars" with the Mandarin (who apparently isn't Chinese.  I'm not sure how to feel about that) in the mix.  Nice to see them going with a classic big name villain (sorry Whiplash) to carry the movie.  Hopefully with this being the last Iron Man movie (I hope) they can blow they're wad on classic armored villains like Titanium Man and the Crimson Dynamo.  And with AIM and Iron Patriot in it, it's sure to be epic.  And that scene of Tony walking through the snowstorm, hauling his armour looks fantastic.  I got high hopes for this one.

Also, I wonder if AIM is going to be a big presence in the movie universe after this film.  It would make sense and could easily tie into Cap's next film as well as the Ant-Man movie (come on Edgar, finish the awesome movie you're currently working on to make an awesome Marvel movie).  After all, AIM is the sister organization to HYDRA but with less Nazis and more science (which I think should be Volkswagen's new slogan).

Also, let's play the "What will Marvel hint at" in the post credits coda.

My theories:
A) Hank Pym!
B) The Winter Soldier
C) Gaurdians of the Galaxy (somehow)
D) If this is the last one, than rather than a next movie coda, it'll be just a really strong scene to cap off the franchise and say "thanks for watching"
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Nergol on October 24, 2012, 01:12:52 AM
I think Pepper's going in the Rescue suit this movie.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: ScottotD on October 24, 2012, 01:24:50 AM
Since Shane Black's directing I really hope Val Kilmer shows up in at least a cameo  ;)
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Starman! on October 25, 2012, 08:47:03 AM
Looks good to me, quite 'Dark Knight Rises'-ish

But hopefully without the plot holes.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Darth Geek on October 25, 2012, 08:50:37 AM
Looks good to me, quite 'Dark Knight Rises'-ish

But hopefully without the plot holes.
And at least this movie may be darker than the others, but that at least is a change from the previous movies. Whereas the Nolan Batman movies have been dark from the beginning.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: k1 on October 26, 2012, 03:48:40 PM
My assumption for the post credits piece is it will be a tie in to whatever the next Marvel movie coming out is.  I've lost track as to which one that is.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Darth Geek on October 26, 2012, 04:56:35 PM
My assumption for the post credits piece is it will be a tie in to whatever the next Marvel movie coming out is.  I've lost track as to which one that is.
That would be Thor 2, in November.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: mrbasehart on October 26, 2012, 05:57:54 PM
Have they said if this is going to be the last Iron Man movie? I'd be amazed if it was.  Downey loves playing the character, it makes them a ton of money, and is the centre point for all things Marvel Universe.  I think it probably carries on as long as Marvel's movie push does. 

We're getting 4 major comic book movies next year, right? Iron Man, Wolverine, Thor and Superman.  Kick Ass 2 is less visible but just as anticipated, as well.  Any missing? 'cause that's pretty stocked year.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Russell on October 26, 2012, 08:23:35 PM
I like the trailer a LOT. I am a lot more excited for this than Iron Man 2... which I think I have said ad nauseum before sucked balls.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 01, 2013, 10:25:04 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/cfvk6Vy.jpg)

Is it me, or does that not look a lot like Downey Jr?

(http://i.imgur.com/vGR7rGD.jpg)
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 01, 2013, 11:22:13 AM
Kind of afflecky.

There is a bit of an Afflection to it.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Starman! on February 03, 2013, 02:02:51 PM
I think the poster is cool, although it totally does look like Holden McNeal is playing Iron Man.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Darth Geek on February 03, 2013, 03:14:13 PM
Actually, with that chin, it looks like it could be Bruce Campbell.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Henry88 on April 28, 2013, 01:08:09 PM
$195,300,000

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=ironman3.htm

a great head's start before may 3.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Muntgrumble on April 29, 2013, 02:45:54 PM
Actually, with that chin, it looks like it could be Bruce Campbell.

Bruce Campbell as Tony Stark.. I can't even properly express in words how awesome I would find that.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Zombie Monty on April 29, 2013, 04:29:13 PM
Anyone else going to the Iron Man marathon this Thursday?  Iron Man 1 & 2, The Avengers in 3D and Iron Man 3 in 3D.

I had a blast at the Dark Knight Trilogy last summer so I will be at this one too.

Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 01, 2013, 04:49:53 PM
By the way, I saw it on the weekend and enjoyed it a lot.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Henry88 on May 01, 2013, 04:54:57 PM
$242,100,000
http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=ironman3.htm
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: k1 on May 01, 2013, 07:24:53 PM
Hey neat! You can use your movie tickets to Iron Man 3 to get points on Disney Movie Rewards!
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Darth Geek on May 01, 2013, 07:27:12 PM
Hey neat! You can use your movie tickets to Iron Man 3 to get points on Disney Movie Rewards!
Finally, evil giant megacorporations come in handy.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: k1 on May 03, 2013, 10:50:50 AM
Team Trevor!
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Henry88 on May 03, 2013, 02:58:01 PM
$307,700,000

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=ironman3.htm
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Rainbow Dash on May 03, 2013, 06:07:26 PM
Was a pretty enjoyable film.  Better than Ironman 2, but not quite as good as Ironman 1.  Though, I can see Ironman 3 getting a bump in the end if the fanboy tears end up being as delicious as it seems it may be.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: NRRork on May 03, 2013, 06:59:08 PM
Yeah, that's what I was thinking, too. The fact that fanboys are all pissed off is just icing on a very delicious cake.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Rainbow Dash on May 03, 2013, 07:26:22 PM
People are comparing it to a film ruining The Joker, but can't seem to understand that superheroes like Batman and Superman have been in the forefront of mass media for decades and people have basically been indoctrinated to know their peanut gallery of villains.  Just about everyone knows who The Joker is, or The Riddler, or Penguin, and Catwoman.

Prior to 2008, most people had no clue who any of Ironman's villains were, or really even who Ironman was.  He was really a B-Tier comic hero until that first film and RDJ's eccentric performance thrust him into the spotlight.  The masses are really new to this character, he's new to the spotlight.  Characters like Batman and Superman have lived in the spotlight for getting over a half century.  As such, his villains are more blank slates. 
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: k1 on May 03, 2013, 07:27:46 PM
So I take it that fanboys aren't on Team Trevor?
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: NRRork on May 03, 2013, 07:42:41 PM
Yeah, and I just don't CARE how accurate it was to the comics. I think they did a great job with the villain. I know this because unlike the villains in the previous movies, this time I didn't just want Tony Stark to emerge triumphant, I wanted him to obliterate that son of a bitch until he was nothing more than a mound of meaty chunks and bits of bone matter.

So, that's a good villain to me.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Rainbow Dash on May 03, 2013, 07:43:08 PM
And credit where it's due.  That kid did a great job.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: NRRork on May 03, 2013, 07:59:05 PM
Yeah, I agree. He did a good job, and that's something that could've gone very, VERY badly.

Like, Jake Lloyd badly. Short Round badly. Some NON-Lucas example I can't think of just now but I'm sure is there badly.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Rainbow Dash on May 03, 2013, 10:42:50 PM
Also liked seeing Death as the President. 
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: k1 on May 04, 2013, 08:58:25 AM
I just witnessed something amazing at free comic book day:

So glad we hit up Newbury Comics before heading to New England Comics. Much friendlier atmosphere for Free Comic Book Day.

Got to NEC at 11:30, line almost out the door, no kids inside, no free comics anywhere that I could see, (couple artists & writers were there which was cool), but man...

But I did hear the following conversation, and I'm not making this up.
"Did you like Iron Man 3?"
"I CRIED DURING THE MOVIE!"
"You did?"
"HOW COULD THEY DO THAT TO THE MANDARIN???"
"If you DIDN'T cry about that, you ARE. NOT. a true fan of Iron Man."

After another minute or two of it getting even more insane/intense, I started laughing hysterically and had to leave because the crowd was giving me really dirty looks. I should have yelled "TEAM TREVOR!" as I was going out the door.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: k1 on May 04, 2013, 11:13:40 AM
I definitely agree on the kid not ruining the movie.  When he popped on screen at first I thought "oh boy... here we go..." but they did a good job of minimizing the role while keeping it as a semi-important part.

Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Compound on May 04, 2013, 12:50:10 PM
Also liked seeing Death as the President.

That's not Death. That's Colonel Stuart.  And he has two words for you.

He's Luther Sloan, for Pete's sake.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Trekker4747 on May 05, 2013, 03:19:05 AM
I saw it last night, I really liked it. My thoughts on it mostly land on "Dear, God, Marvel/Disney give RDJ whatever he wants to keep him as Tony Stark!"

It was better than the second movie, but still not as good as the first one.  Certainly a movie that I think didn't stick with the "the third movie ends/marks the beginning of the end or reboots the franchise" stigma that's common in Superhero movies. (Granting that Superman and the first Batman franchise got to a fourth movie before things were so bad things had to stop.)

Thoughts on some topics being discussed concerning this movie:

The Kid
Kids in movies annoy the heck out of me.  It's one thing if its a movie mostly centered around kids where a degree or to of precociousness is expected it's another when a kid is in a movie basically being an adult. (See: Short Round in Indy.) Kids in movies are also often used as fodder for the villain to cause trouble.  Here? The kid was nicely used mostly thanks to RDJ's interactions and treatment of the kid.

The Mandarin
I'm not a reader of Iron Man, or any Marvel books honestly, but I can certainly see why fans are disappointed here and I sort of agree with them.  This treatment and use of the character was a cop-out and, really, the studios had to see the pissing off of fans a mile away in doing this.  Why use the character at all if you're not going to actually use him/do him right?  It strikes me as a tease to get fan-boys in the door (since the trailers and promotional material gave no indication of this and highly suggested the Mandarin was the heavy in an "expected" sense.)  I'm not bothered by it, again, in part to not being a reader of Marvel and in part I'm not that kind of "Fan Boy."  (Plenty are ticked on the direction the Star Trek movie reboot has gone. And while it's not what I'd like to see, it's not angering me.)

There were other bothersome aspects the movie had but all-and-all I liked the movie and left the theater satisfied.  It wasn't the movie-boner the Avengers was this time last-year but it was a nice effort.  My movie-boner comes in June with "Superman."
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Henry88 on May 05, 2013, 12:42:02 PM
$680,100,000

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=ironman3.htm
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Artie on May 05, 2013, 08:43:00 PM
Have officially announced that this is the last solo Iron Man movie?  It certainly felt that way, and it wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing either. 
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 05, 2013, 08:46:17 PM
Have officially announced that this is the last solo Iron Man movie?  It certainly felt that way, and it wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing either.

No, they haven't and RDJ says he's still interested.

I wouldn't mind if they left him out of the next wave, but then, RDJ's getting older too...
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Darth Geek on May 05, 2013, 09:14:30 PM
Have officially announced that this is the last solo Iron Man movie?  It certainly felt that way, and it wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing either.

No, they haven't and RDJ says he's still interested.

I wouldn't mind if they left him out of the next wave, but then, RDJ's getting older too...
Isn't the next wave pretty much filled up with other solo character movies or sequels? My guess would be Tony Stark shows up in Captain America as a cameo, and is more prominant in Avengers 2. If they do end up doing another Hulk movie, which I REALLY hope they do, I would imagine Stark would get involved with that given Banner and his friendship. Imagine a Hulk movie where the he ends up being the bad guy and Stark has to make the Hulkbuster armor to take him down!
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 05, 2013, 09:18:03 PM
Have officially announced that this is the last solo Iron Man movie?  It certainly felt that way, and it wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing either.

No, they haven't and RDJ says he's still interested.

I wouldn't mind if they left him out of the next wave, but then, RDJ's getting older too...
Isn't the next wave pretty much filled up with other solo character movies or sequels?

Wave 3? Have they announced any of the films other than Ant Man?
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 05, 2013, 09:21:16 PM
Oh, are you talking about Wave 2? I think they man have snuck an Iron Man movie in under your nose. ;)
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: BBQ Platypus on May 05, 2013, 09:25:22 PM
Oh, I'm SURE Trevor pissed off some fanboys.  Don't care.  Any attempt to play him seriously would have rightly been viewed as a cut-rate version of TDK's Joker.  It's the approach that so many movies have taken since The Dark Knight came out - have your second film (IM2 was more a feature-length trailer than a film) feature a menacing and theatrical villain who makes his presence known through the media - basically, an uber-terrorist boogieman.  Skyfall did it, Star Trek Up My Asshole appears to be doing it.  That version of Mandarin is precisely the villain you'd expect - this was one of the reasons I wasn't looking forward to this movie as much as I otherwise would have - I've SEEN this villain before.  Trevor takes that big Hollywood balloon and plunges a huge needle right into the heart of it.

All aboard the Trevor Express!  Whoo whoo!
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 06, 2013, 09:53:53 AM
Yeah, I'm all for how they played Trevor and his whole bag. I thought it was a great, intentional play on the modern movie supervillian.

The biggest downside to it, really, is that the guy they replaced him with as the head baddie simply wasn't as interesting (well acted and hammy as he was).

Overall, good movie, I enjoyed it. It's got plenty of lulls and flaws, but it's wonderful sense of humor and fantastic character beats made up for it all, I say.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: k1 on May 06, 2013, 02:03:55 PM
I hadn't really read much as far as spoilers go, but I had seen enough chatter online about the fanboys being mad about how they handled Mandarin.  So for all I knew they could have actually tried to keep him similar to the comics knowing the fanboys still wouldn't have been happy about it.  But when they did the reveal of Trevor I was cracking up.  I definitely wasn't expecting it, and I thought it was great.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Pak-Man on May 07, 2013, 07:31:55 AM
If you'd told me 14 years ago that Eiffel 65's "Blue" would be used in the soundtrack of a top-grossing motion picture in 2013, I'd have laaaaughed. :^)
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 07, 2013, 10:53:53 AM
If you'd told me 14 years ago that Eiffel 65's "Blue" would be used in the soundtrack of a top-grossing motion picture in 2013, I'd have laaaaughed. :^)

My friends and I started cracking up as soon as the opening beats of that song rang out. Such a huge nostalgia rush (although I'd be lying if I said I don't still listen to that album).
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Tripe on May 07, 2013, 12:02:10 PM
I realized I'm most interested in seeing this for Ben Kingsley's coar and other sartorial touches.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Darth Geek on May 07, 2013, 07:33:56 PM
Just saw this. Honestly, I think it's okay, but I don't LOVE it like I did the first and second (not sure why the second get quite as much slack as it does). Mainly, it is WAY too long. And while I liked a lot of the Tony Stark stuff, after so long it felt too much. It's innovative use of the suits was great all around, though.
As for The Mandarin...I don't have an attachment to the character, so that didn't offend me. But the turnaround it just felt unnecessary.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Tripe on May 08, 2013, 05:43:16 AM
Aside from having to look at Mickey Rourke.
That was Ann's main bone of contention, well that and Gwynie (who she loves when it comes to cook books but generally hates in movies).
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: NRRork on May 08, 2013, 07:13:46 PM
Another think I'm seeing nitpicked is how Tony Stark
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People are going on about how he wouldn't do something that stupid. Would he do something that STUPID? Maybe not, he's smarter than that. Would he do something that arrogant and impulsive? YES! I think he would.

Also
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Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Trekker4747 on May 08, 2013, 07:14:44 PM
I don't really know why the 2nd one is apparently hated either.  Aside from having to look at Mickey Rourke.

The second one gets flack for mis-handling the "Demon in a Bottle" arc from the comics as well as having some clumsy exposition for "The Avengers" in it. (Which was still a few years away when IM2 came out and people were pretty dubious on how it would turn out given that the other characters hadn't been built up yet.)

Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Darth Geek on May 08, 2013, 07:23:47 PM
The home adress thing seemed like it was Tony strung out and not thinking clearly. Also, how is Tony Stark's home a secret anyway? It's HUGE, and sticks out (literally). Not to mention somebody might notice IRON MAN blasting out from it on a regular basis.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: NRRork on May 08, 2013, 07:43:25 PM
Also, my feelings on Iron Man 2 are that I remember I had a good time when I went to go see it.

And that's about all I remember. I remember nothing of the story, a little of the villain. But not much of anything.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 08, 2013, 08:57:08 PM
I don't really know why the 2nd one is apparently hated either.  Aside from having to look at Mickey Rourke.

The second one gets flack for mis-handling the "Demon in a Bottle" arc from the comics as well as having some clumsy exposition for "The Avengers" in it. (Which was still a few years away when IM2 came out and people were pretty dubious on how it would turn out given that the other characters hadn't been built up yet.)

So basically the way to enjoy a movie adaptation of something is to either hate or have no idea about the source material. Seems to be true for LOTR and the new Star Trek as well.

The two biggest flaws I always see in Iron Man 2 is that a) it was less Iron Man 2 and more The Avengers: Coming Soon (certainly something that Favreau had a problem with) and b) made Tony slide far down the Jerk side of his personality scale. It was a very jumbled movie, and while I did enjoy it while I was watching it, I don't look back on it with anything more than basic indifference (unlike the first one, which I love more than any other Marvel movie, and this third one, which I thought was pretty damn solid). Individual scenes work, the actors generally work (Rockwell especially), but overall the movie just feels off.

The daddy-issues stuff in particular didn't seem to work. Iron Man 3 does the right thing there, what with Tony telling the kid in (roughly) the same spot to suck it up and move on, because there are more important things happening.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 09, 2013, 12:27:25 AM
The terrorist stuff was at least fitting, since it's apparently the modern version of Iron Man's original origin story, when he was a POW in Vietnam instead of Iraq. Just a swap from the Vietcong to insurgents (comic fans, please correct me if I'm wrong here, since I'm just going off of what I've been told).
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 09, 2013, 08:04:10 AM
So basically the way to enjoy a movie adaptation of something is to either hate or have no idea about the source material. Seems to be true for LOTR and the new Star Trek as well.

That is probably true most of the time, but I'd flip it and say if you really enjoy the source material it makes it harder to like an adaptation.  The more you like something the harder it is to accept changes to it, and adapting a book to the screen pretty much always requires some stuff to be changed. 

Star Trek is a strange one, show translated into movies translated back into shows and now back into movies, occasionally finding it's original self here and there but ultimately ending up nothing like the original.

I'd say if the source is a movie or show, it's way harder to accept changes in a reboot.  I detest what has happened to Star Trek but don't feel that strongly about the Dune movies, even the Lynch one.  So maybe it's similar for comics since they are also a visual medium.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Bob on May 09, 2013, 08:20:42 AM
RVR II will now cry over your DUNE comments...........
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Tripe on May 09, 2013, 08:26:48 AM
I detest what has happened to Star Trek but don't feel that strongly about the Dune movies, even the Lynch one. 
Lynch was, in many areas, visually very good in Dune, Giedi Prime connected thing notwithstanding.

The miniseries does a better job with the storyline.

I love the books but I still see Virginia Madsen as Irulan (though Julie Cox is much sexier).
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 09, 2013, 10:00:50 AM
I love the books but I still see Virginia Madsen as Irulan (though Julie Cox is much sexier).

Ha, last time I read Dune I was picturing everyone from the miniseries except for MacLachlan and Stewart.

Back to Iron Man, someone mentioned the 2nd one being forgettable, I guess that's also the case for me.  I've watched both of them a couple of times but only really remember stuff from the first one.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Trekker4747 on May 11, 2013, 02:57:54 AM
Saw this again last night with the parents.  I think I enjoyed it more the second time around, having known the "twist" when it comes to the Mandarin. I think it played better for me this time. However, I can still fully understand why comic fans would be ticked.

So my mother made me think of something that puts an interesting spin on Harley.

What if Harley was Tony's illegitimate kid?

Tony straightened up his life in 2008 with the first "Iron Man" movie and stopped being a playboy.  "Harley" seemed to be at least 8 or 9 years old (or at least certainly not 4 or 5.) Harley says his father is gone and we never meet Harley's mother.  Now, I don't recall if Harley ever indicated how long ago his father left (or if he did, when) if he did know his "father" it is possible it wasn't his birth father and just a man his mother shacked up with.

This possibility puts an interesting spin on the relationship between the two, of course this means at some point Tony had to have hooked up with a mid-western woman well below his social class but considering his love of the sauce that's not too out of possibility.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Space version 2.0 on May 11, 2013, 04:49:56 AM
The home address thing seemed like it was Tony strung out and not thinking clearly. Also, how is Tony Stark's home a secret anyway? It's HUGE, and sticks out (literally). Not to mention somebody might notice IRON MAN blasting out from it on a regular basis.

I never thought of his house being secret, I just figured it was him being cocky in a fight. Like him saying "Here, I'll even tie one of my hands behind my back. And I'll let you have the first punch." Basically just mocking Mandarin into attacking even though he thinks he won't.

My nitpick is (are we still spoilering?)
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Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 12, 2013, 04:10:00 AM
Finally watched it.  It was just... OK.  It felt like a perfectly fun action movie.  If I had any real complaint, it's that the film feels altogether hollow.  It's probably the weakest Marvel film so far (keeping in mind that I didn't see the Incredible Hulk, like everyone else).  I actually liked number 2 for it's weaknesses and I liked this too, but it just didn't do it for me, aside from some clever story turns and cool action scenes.  For me, it feels more like one of the better 90's non-super-hero action movies.

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So, I didn't dislike it, but it wasn't quite as fun as the other films.

Still, I'm glad it really felt like a Shane Black joint.  I'm not his biggest fan, but he does interesting stuff and the fact that he made it in his style (action movies with a sense of self-awareness and humour) and it means that Ant-Man will feel like a Edgar Wright movie and that Guardians of the Galaxy will feel like a James Gunn movie, even though they are in the same universe.  It's like how Marvel series in the same universe can feel vastly different depending on the writer and artist team.

Oh, and I love the 80's style TV opening sequence that's really an end credits sequence.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Sideswipe on May 12, 2013, 06:24:07 AM
Hawkins' body! did a good job directing.  I know I can be the only one that had pop into their head a few times, "Blabbering blatherskites!"
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: MrTorso on May 12, 2013, 07:28:24 AM
Also liked seeing Death as the President.

That's not Death. That's Colonel Stuart.  And he has two words for you.

Naked Tai-Chi?

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Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on May 14, 2013, 07:24:59 PM
was gonna wait for the blu ray then I see Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce are in it.  Sold!  Going tomorrow hopefully

Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on May 14, 2013, 08:14:18 PM
Saw it again this afternoon. The conspiracy makes slightly more sense the second time around.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: RoninFox on May 14, 2013, 11:25:43 PM
I was so incredibly happy that I avoided spoilers for this movie and finally saw it early on Tuesday.  When Kingsley came in with the different voice wearing that t-shirt I almost collapsed in silent laughter, the reveal made me so damn happy.  The fact that the trailers basically mislead you completely as to the content of the movie is awesome to me.

We'll see how it stands up to repeat viewings, I've never walked away from the first viewing of an Iron Man movie disapointed, but the more I watch the other two the first one stays solid and the second one loses a bit.  I get the feeling this one will lean more toward the first in quality next time I see it.

And no, Sideswipe, you are not the only one with a little DuckTails on the brain watching the flying armor pieces.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: anais.butterfly on May 15, 2013, 09:28:48 AM
You seriously have the weirdest taste in actors.

No she doesn't. Guy Pierce is da bomb diggity and other hyperboles.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Tripe on May 15, 2013, 09:39:54 AM
Possibly he was meaning the liking of both Cheadle and Pierce, I don't know, maybe they have different appeals? Never really thought about it; I still see Pierce as Mike in Neighbours and possibly as a young drag queen.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: anais.butterfly on May 15, 2013, 10:13:33 AM
Mr Pierce made a wonderful young drag queen. When I think of him, I think both Leonard from Memento and..um, whatever dude he played in La Confidential (pronounced the French way in my head)  :D
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Bob on May 15, 2013, 10:24:10 AM
Mr Pierce made a wonderful young drag queen. When I think of him, I think both Leonard from Memento and..um, whatever dude he played in La Confidential (pronounced the French way in my head)  :D

Yup, those are the movies I think of him too.........not some of the worst stuff.

Even Bud White agrees.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on May 16, 2013, 12:23:14 AM
Yes, that was unfortunate, but I forgive him for the mis step.

And Cheadle is a great actor

I worship Downey but those two guys in it just make it even sweeter
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Henry88 on May 17, 2013, 12:43:17 PM
One Billion Dollars

http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=ironman3.htm

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Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on May 17, 2013, 01:01:52 PM
Has any movie EVER made a billion dollars? I might be setting myself up to look totally stupid, but I've never heard of a movie making that much.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Tripe on May 17, 2013, 01:05:54 PM
A few (http://www.listal.com/list/movies-made-over-1-billion), this would be the second one to feature Iron Man to do it.

Also, that's using the short form Billion, colonials.  ::)

 ;)
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Henry88 on May 17, 2013, 01:11:09 PM
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Has any movie EVER made a billion dollars?

THE AVENGERS
$1,511,757,910

The Dark Knight
$1,004,558,444

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
$1,084,439,099

'The Hobbit'
$1,017,003,568

Avatar
$2,782,275,172

 
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on May 17, 2013, 01:28:14 PM
The Hobbit?! WHAT?! That boring pile of... I mean, sure, whatever. To each his own.

I also take a more cynical look on Box Office records because our bullshit policy of inflation. All the same, though, it's amazing to me that movies can make that much.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on May 17, 2013, 01:29:46 PM
I guess I should pay attention to Box Office specifics more. I feel kinda dumb for not know all that.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: anais.butterfly on May 17, 2013, 01:45:38 PM
It bears repeating that popular =/= good.  I haven't seen Iron Man 3, so I have no idea, but simply saying "Well, it made X amount of money, so it's better than something which didn't" is perhaps not the best indicator of quality.

/sarcastic
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? The hell you say!

Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on May 17, 2013, 08:38:55 PM
Read once that if you consider inflation that Gone With the Wind is the top grossing film of all time.

Most people don't consider inflation though.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: gbeenie on May 18, 2013, 01:12:12 PM
If you'd told me 14 years ago that Eiffel 65's "Blue" would be used in the soundtrack of a top-grossing motion picture in 2013, I'd have laaaaughed. :^)

Well, to be fair, it WAS a flashback to 1999.  :)
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: gbeenie on May 18, 2013, 01:16:21 PM

So basically the way to enjoy a movie adaptation of something is to either hate or have no idea about the source material. Seems to be true for LOTR and the new Star Trek as well.

Nope. I've been a Trek fan for nearly 40 years, and I LOVED the first film (we're NOT going into this again; do you hear me?).
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: gbeenie on May 18, 2013, 01:22:22 PM
So basically the way to enjoy a movie adaptation of something is to either hate or have no idea about the source material. Seems to be true for LOTR and the new Star Trek as well.

That is probably true most of the time, but I'd flip it and say if you really enjoy the source material it makes it harder to like an adaptation.  The more you like something the harder it is to accept changes to it,

I disagree. I think a fan's ability to accept changes to source material is dependent on two things:

Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Pak-Man on May 20, 2013, 11:03:13 AM
The thing about fans is that they've already seen the movie in their head years before anyone greenlit the actual film. I'd like to think most fans of a given thing know that the movie in their head won't be the movie they see on the screen, but there are many who won't accept any deviation.

Some of the most successful adaptations so far, though, are the ones that have made the fewest changes to the core formula. I think that's what we get hung up on. We can accept trimming out a key character here, or a dubious casting decision there (Remember when they announced Ledger as the Joker?) but if it doesn't FEEL like the thing it's adapting (I'm looking your way, Transformers, Fantastic Four, Electra, Catwoman...) then it falls apart.
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Henry88 on May 27, 2013, 07:40:36 PM
Fifth highest grossing movie of all time.

http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/177143-iron-man-3-hits-1142-billion-worldwide
Title: Re: Iron Man 3
Post by: Henry88 on June 13, 2013, 08:37:35 PM
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Child Cries After Expecting to Meet Iron Man, Getting RDJ Instead

http://gawker.com/child-cries-after-expecting-to-meet-iron-man-getting-r-513201816

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