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View Poll Results: Rate Iron Man 3
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Old May 5 2013, 01:55 AM   #76
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I'd rate it the lowest of the three films, but still a good flick. The barrel of monkeys rescue was the best part. I enjoyed Bruce Banner as well. All the villians were pretty hollow and uninteresting though.
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Old May 5 2013, 02:59 AM   #77
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So...

...anybody else cheer when "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World" () fell into the lake of fire?
No.

Being over 40 myself, Gwyneth is the sexiest thing on two legs.
I'm 43. What's age got to do with anything?

But since you brought it up, I can name a bunch of actresses over forty that are sexier.

The portrayal of her in the IM movies does nothing but emphasize this. She is competent, they have a relationship that is serious and amazing, considering what having billions of dollars is going to do to anyone's personality. The loss that Tony would actually have if Pepper were killed feels real. Now, I didn't believe for a minute that Pepper was dead, but I believed what Tony would have felt watching her fall into the fire.
This isn't about RDJ's acting ability. This is about the indirect thrill of watching a self-centered, air-headed walking pencil stick burn, however briefly.

But okay, nicer question: Ya think they'll give the pencil stick her own suit of armor like in Iron Man Armored Adventures?
She also has/had (I don't know if she still does) her own suit in the comics called Rescue.
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Old May 5 2013, 03:31 AM   #78
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The one thing that caught my attention from the very beginning was the editing/pacing. I'm sure most didn't notice this, but I immediately picked up on that this was from a different director, writer, and editor.
Oh, I noticed. It's one of the things I liked about it. I don't need, nor want, my sequels to look and feel the same, especially if someone else is directing. I would rather have the tones mixed up a little. Not a TOTAL shift, but, mixing up a little, isn't a bad thing for me.
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Old May 5 2013, 03:55 AM   #79
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I thought the movie was good but I think I would've been let down by the swerve if I had been a big comic fan. Some of the FX work was quite spectacular. I thought it was a step up from the second film.

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My favorite throwaway line from Downey was ''Westworld,'' directed at the intensely-staring backup villain. Now more people will start seeing that 40-year-old classic again.
I liked when he called the Mandarin "Ringo" because he was really reminding me of him.
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Old May 5 2013, 04:10 AM   #80
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I rate this movie "average". Maybe slightly better than Iron Man 2 (only because the villain is better developed in this movie).
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Old May 5 2013, 04:18 AM   #81
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So, are we to understand that Ten Rings is and always has been a front for A.I.M. operations?
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Old May 5 2013, 04:31 AM   #82
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I don't think so. Dream's, idea of the Mandarin still being out there somewhere has some intriguing value to it. From what I've read about the character, I could see that happening, actually.
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Old May 5 2013, 05:01 AM   #83
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She also has/had (I don't know if she still does) her own suit in the comics called Rescue.
Yeah, I liked seeing her suit up even if it was brief.
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Old May 5 2013, 05:41 AM   #84
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So, are we to understand that Ten Rings is and always has been a front for A.I.M. operations?
What I found interesting in that regard is that the movie made no direct connection between the Mandarin and the terrorist organization in the first film (unless it was as blink-and-you-miss-it as Stan's cameo). The likes of us might be expected to make the connection from the information given, but they could have spelled it out for the audience. However...


Overall, I was fine with the Mandarin twist. That character is no sacred cow to me.

A couple of random observations:

1) It's just not AIM without the beekeeper outfits;

2) Based on the casting, it seems that the filmmakers had money on Romney for the election.
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Old May 5 2013, 05:42 AM   #85
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Oh, I noticed. It's one of the things I liked about it. I don't need, nor want, my sequels to look and feel the same, especially if someone else is directing. I would rather have the tones mixed up a little. Not a TOTAL shift, but, mixing up a little, isn't a bad thing for me.
Also IM3 seemed to be driven more by the jokes, but it wasn't quite a full on comedy. But I do prefer the drama of the first IM though.
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I enjoyed enough, but I wish there would have been greater development of the motivations of the villians.
I think Killian's motives were rather clear, kill Tony Stark for humiliating him and then sell Extremist based super soldiers to the government to deal with a terrorist threat Killian himself manufactured. Your typical profit and revenge motives many villains have.
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2) Based on the casting, it seems that the filmmakers had money on Romney for the election.
In having William Sadler and Miguel Ferrer portray the President and the Vice-President, you mean? I'd say what Shane Black was doing here was similar when he was writing his first LETHAL WEAPON screenplay.....enlisting the services of Psychos R Us.

And two very good actors to boot. Ferrer's made most of his money saying ''NOW....'' on movie trailers, despite his obvious talent. Sadler's best roles include TRESPASS and THE MIST.
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I enjoyed enough, but I wish there would have been greater development of the motivations of the villians.
I think Killian's motives were rather clear, kill Tony Stark for humiliating him and then sell Extremist based super soldiers to the government to deal with a terrorist threat Killian himself manufactured. Your typical profit and revenge motives many villains have.
While I realize that suspension of disbelief is key to these type of movies. I just don't buy being that humiliated by Tony Stark after you accost a drunken version of him in an elevator on New Year's Eve, and then he doesn't show up that you need this great revenge.
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Sadler's best roles include TRESPASS and THE MIST.
Don't forget Sloan on DS9!
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I just don't buy being that humiliated by Tony Stark after you accost a drunken version of him in an elevator on New Year's Eve, and then he doesn't show up that you need this great revenge.
This. As a moment to motivate one's career in villainy, it made the old story of Superboy blowing out Luthor's hair seem Shakespearian by comparison. (For that matter, did anybody really spend Millennium Eve at a science conference...?)
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