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View Poll Results: Rate Iron Man 3
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Old May 9 2013, 08:51 AM   #166
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I'm on the IMDB boards a lot myself, and no, I disagree; not everybody's a kid; many people are adults making adult comments.
Sure, I guess, if you broaden the definition to those who can use a fork.

I suspect that many of the fans (the kids you were talking about) thought that the movie would be like the recent CGI animated series in which the original version of the Mandarin's a major character; when they didn't get what they wanted, they were angry.
Are those the "adult comments" you were referring to?
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Old May 9 2013, 09:18 AM   #167
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Well, I really liked it, loved it actually. The entire angst made sense to me, considering what Tony went through in Avengers. It's interesting to consider how he made Iron Man an identity on its own, almost taking him over, loosing himself in this creation of his, because the real world is just to much to handle now. Creating all those different armors, they are all different aspects of him, things that he needs to be able to do to protect himself but mostly those that he loves. Since he realized that all his might, everything he created sofar wasn't not good enough. Both his armors in Avengers, as powerfull as they were, were almost not enough to save the world. I mean, the Mark 42 he could actually remote control and wrap around others, not just him, to save them.

I really liked how this movie focused on Tony, not on the armor. Other then that, the fact it was all less superhero and more a good cloak and dagger thriller was something that I enjoyed as well.
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Old May 9 2013, 05:48 PM   #168
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Couldn't he have simply stolen a credit card from that Extremis agent he killed, or any cash she was carrying? If we're so concerned about where he got the Home Depot money, I mean.
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Old May 10 2013, 01:09 AM   #169
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The extra Chinese footage will be made available in a "short film". Another "Marvel One-Shot"?
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Old May 10 2013, 02:14 AM   #170
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Couldn't he have simply stolen a credit card from that Extremis agent he killed, or any cash she was carrying? If we're so concerned about where he got the Home Depot money, I mean.
He doesn't look like an "Ellen", though.
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Old May 10 2013, 10:21 AM   #171
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How did Killian get off Air Force One, if the president was the one inside the Iron Patriot suit as implied by the subsequent scenes?
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Old May 10 2013, 12:01 PM   #172
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Presumably carried him off and then switched after?
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Old May 10 2013, 12:49 PM   #173
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Re: "Iron Man 3" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)

Killian wasn't on Air Force One. Savin used the Iron Patriot suit to get aboard and we all saw what happened to him.

I saw this again tonight and I have to say I still enjoyed the shit out of the film. It's not as "deep" as Iron Man but it's still a lot of fun and most the funny lines still had me cracking up. I enjoyed Ben Kingsley's performance even more knowing the big reveal, but it's also a lot more obvious that he's playing a cheesy, bad actor portraying a fake terrorist.
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Old May 10 2013, 01:47 PM   #174
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Couldn't he have simply stolen a credit card from that Extremis agent he killed, or any cash she was carrying? If we're so concerned about where he got the Home Depot money, I mean.
He doesn't look like an "Ellen", though.
So it's his wife's.
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Old May 11 2013, 10:37 AM   #175
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Interesting read about the VFX of Iron Man 3.

http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/C...ial/iron_man_3

Apparently they don't need to worry about RDJ not signing up for a 4th film, since they used a body double and digital replacements in IM3 most of the time anyways.
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Old May 11 2013, 03:40 PM   #176
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Apparently they don't need to worry about RDJ not signing up for a 4th film, since they used a body double and digital replacements in IM3 most of the time anyways.
Well, you still have to pay RDJ for the voice. Then it's just a question of which is cheaper: paying RDJ to be on-set, or paying the VFX vendors for all that work.
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Old May 11 2013, 04:56 PM   #177
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Apparently they don't need to worry about RDJ not signing up for a 4th film, since they used a body double and digital replacements in IM3 most of the time anyways.
Well, you still have to pay RDJ for the voice. Then it's just a question of which is cheaper: paying RDJ to be on-set, or paying the VFX vendors for all that work.
Since VFX people are exploited like slaves and happy with it, it's cheaper.


The most interesting thing about the article is that the schedule of summer blockbusters is so extremely tight that they don't even account for possible injuries of their main actors. Which is incredibly stupid considering that their main actors are doing stunts themselves. And then they end up torturing the VFX houses, who comply with everything because otherwise they go bankrupt. But then again most of them also go bankrupt when the film is a success.
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Old May 11 2013, 05:03 PM   #178
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I don't see how it's cheaper. If RDJ is billed as the star, he will still get his $40 million or whatever, even if most or all of his appearance is VFX.
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Old May 12 2013, 05:21 AM   #179
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It's scary how good the face replacement technique is getting, because I never once suspected that it was going on.
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Old May 12 2013, 03:01 PM   #180
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It's a fine, entertaining movie, with some solid acting from pretty much everyone.

Iron Man 3 is a strange movie, though, a Frankenstein monster which seems to be made of the best parts of several different action films which don't quite fit together: superhero movies, spy movies, buddy cop movies, comedies, and I think it's only through the magic of Robert Downey Jr. performance that the whole thing holds together.
I'm looking forward to seeing the movie, this weekend.
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