"Iron Man 3" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Dream, Apr 23, 2013.

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Rate Iron Man 3

  1. Excellent

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  2. Above Average

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  3. Average

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  4. Below Average

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  1. Mr Light

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    Iron Man 3 was a great movie but I did feel it had some quite large flaws:

    --Why didn't Tony call SHIELD? Nick Fury? Cap? Banner? Hawkeye? Black Widow? He discovers the location of the Mandarin, and rather than alerting the authorities and bringing in some super powered muscle, he goes in ALONE with MAKESHIFT weaponry he made in a garage?!?!

    Granted, this is a complaint you can levy against any comic book story, but being the first post-Avengers movie, I really feel they needed to directly address this issue.

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    As hilarious as Kinglesy was as the washed up actor, the Mandarin is Iron Man's greatest foe and I was deeply disappointment that he was a paper tiger in this story. Killian was not a good secret villain. He wasn't bad but he was no Mandarin. I was so excited to see an Iron Man movie with such a great villain, so that was extremely unfortunate.

    --I also thought that too much time was spent with Tony being completely cutoff from his technology and friends.

    --And I also thought the AI running the suits like that stretched the semi-plausibility a little bit. Was the single Jarvis operating system running 41 different suits at once? Why not just get SHIELD agents in there?
     
  2. sonak

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    what they did to the Mandarin was pretty disappointing-when I read how they were going to "re-invent" or "re-imagine" the character, I thought they meant improve, not cheapen.

    The "comes when he calls" Iron Man suit makes it way too easy-it's almost like magic now, like Thor's hammer or something.

    overall, above average-more action than the previous two, but my least favorite of the trilogy.
     
  3. Mr Light

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    I just realized something else. The bad guys in this movie didn't have costumes. All super villains must wear costumes. They were just guys with glowing faces.
     
  4. Snaploud

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    There were a lot of WTF moments in this movie. For instance, Tony was willing to face a terrorist strong-hold without armor (using make-shift weapons from Home Depot), and we later find out that he has 41 suits ready to go at a moment's notice.

    Also, the idea that any of this stuff was necessary for the main villain to get weapons contracts is stupidity of the highest order. I have no idea why they think the president is the go-to person for getting weapons contracts approved. It's an indication these people have zero idea how the government works, and they obviously haven't been paying attention if they think the U.S. needs to be convinced to pay more money on weapons contracts.

    I don't think the writers gave the "money" motivation more than two-second's thought. They obviously weren't even trying. Newsflash: any billionaire with a dying daughter would give up half his fortune for a dose of this stuff. You don't need to generate a demand. It's already there.
     
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  5. Agent Richard07

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  6. Mr Light

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    "There were a lot of WTF moments in this movie. For instance, Tony was willing to face a terrorist strong-hold without armor (using make-shift weapons from Home Depot), and we later find out that he has 41 suits ready to go at a moment's notice."

    I think this was explained in the movie. It took awhile for Jarvis to get fully operational again, and for the construction crews to clear enough wreckage to uncover the opening to the Iron Vault.

    BTW I just remembered that this movie name-dropped AIM and Roxxon, which was awesome!
     
  7. Tosk

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    Roxxon was also featured in Iron Man 2, they owned/sponsored one of the Formula One cars at the Grand Prix.
     
  8. CorporalCaptain

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    Above average.

    It was worth seeing, and it had some fun and funny moments.

    On the down side, I won't be falling all over myself to see it again, which is the main reason I can't rate it any higher.

    I knew I wasn't going to totally dig it the moment it was clear that the bad guy was basically a Buddy Pine/Syndrome type, which was evident to me about five minutes in.

    Also, there was nothing suspenseful at all in anyone being with the good or bad guys, including Maya and the VP. Those two were given away early with various tells, respectively by the bombs with no bomb parts and by the number somehow getting planted on the President's cell phone with only one other noteworthy character in the Executive Branch, yet on some level the film kept acting as if there was mystery.

    It was better than IM2, but not as good as IM1.
     
  9. Guy Gardener

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    Why was Rebecca Hall, half way through, talking about how she had to obey "The Master" as if the Mandarin was real when she was alone with Guy Pierce?
     
  10. Turtletrekker

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    You could see a Roxxon building in the background during Stark's battle with Stane in the first movie, and "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor's Hammer" took place at a Roxxon gas station.
     
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  11. Turtletrekker

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    Double post.
     
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  12. Dream

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  13. Corran Horn

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    yeap, Jarvis definitely updates Tony saying that the wreckage has been cleared away.
     
  14. Davros

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    I liked it better than IM2 but had to feel disappointed that I was sold the Mandarin but was delivered The Melter.
     
  15. Chu'lak

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    I deeply ejoyed Kiss Kiss Iron Lethal Weapon Man Rises. lol.

    And jesus, Shane Black, what's the DEAL WITH XMAS?!
     
  16. Corran Horn

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    Was she in on that part of it? Even Killian called him that when there were others within hearing.
     
  17. Dream

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  18. Stiletto

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    I, for one, am very happy with the way the Mandarin turned out! Very happy surprise! It still makes me giggle. I've never read any of the comics and the movie is pretty much all I know about Iron Man.
     
  19. Bob The Skutter

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    I loved the way they handled it. Trevor was brilliant and totally unexpected.
     
  20. DigificWriter

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    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.