Re: "Iron Man 3" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)
I haven't seen the movie yet, but know enough about what they did to say that it's basically what George Lucas did with Palpatine and the Prequel Trilogy, but on a grander, much more secretive scale; it'd be like Sidious (Palpatine) having stayed completely in the shadows throughout the events of TPM and AotC before revealing himself to Anakin and the Jedi in RotS.
Starbuck: We're all friendlies. So, let's just... be friendly.
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