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Back during pre-promotion, Shane Black commented that Iron Man 3 would have a different tone to its predecessors, and would be "more like a Tom Clancy thriller".
That influence is felt throughout, but particularly in the moments where Tony has to use his smarts and detective skills to clue together the story behind the destruction.
Visually and narratively, the moment where he picks apart the Chinatown bombing with a 3D visualisation of the crime scene is a perfect blend of smarts and tech - Tony Stark's greatest assets.
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Apr 29th 2013, 11:34
So glad you guys loved the movie as much as I did. For me it was better than 1 & 2, and pretty much on par with "Avengers Assemble". If there's a better summer blockbuster this year, I'll be blown away!
"Super-Pepper" clinched it for me (fallen in geek-love with Gwynnie), and you've listed every thing else that made me enjoy this film so, so much.
Personal thanks for the feature, as I was in a dark place, because a rude twonk on a (very poor) rival entertainment site called me "deluded" on the comments section, for daring to voice my opinion. What is it with people who get offended by others actually liking stuff?
But youse guys rock!
Stay cool true believers. 'nuff said?
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Apr 29th 2013, 12:13
I have never left the cinema with so may mixed emotions - part of me loves it and part of the hates it. However on reflection I now have come around to forgive what they did to The Mandarin, and I agree this twist was one that no one saw coming so if like me you didn't like that part, you can't hate a film which actually makes you swear in the cinema. Good play Marvel Good Play. I am now interested to see what the Avengers [Re]Assemble brings in regard to Stark. Either Way I don't want some one else to play Stark and I don't want a new character behind the suit (unless that is Rhodes)
Apr 29th 2013, 15:45
The Mandarin and the twist in IM3 are garbage.
Apr 29th 2013, 16:20
Can I say the twist has really grown on me now. I thought it was clever at first but I felt a bit cheated with the mandarin's portrayal. Now I look back and realise how unexpected and incredible the twist. Can't believe how they pulled it off with all that marketing showing Kingsley being so menacing. I would have preferred a real Mandarin, but you couldn't have got much more of a bold and shocking twist.
Apr 29th 2013, 18:05
I still think the first Iron Man movie was the best, simply because they nailed the feel of the comic without being slavish to it or going for a ponderous or introspective origins movie like Ang Lee's Hulk. Also RDJ was a revelation in it, 10 years ago if you told people he was going to play a convincing superhero, you would be laughed out of the office. now its hard to imagine anyone else playing Tony Stark. For IM3 it was a bold move to get Stark away from the suit for most of the movie, it felt more like Iron Macguyver or Jack Reacher (with +80 Science) and it was all the better for it. I didn't like what they did with The Mandarin, I'm sorry they just cheapened and turned him into a sideshow, but thats just me. Yeah its a cool twist but ultimatley leaves the franchise without a decent, recurring villian like Loki.
Apr 29th 2013, 21:03
Interesting article. I find it very difficult to get past the faults I have with the movie. For a start I paid to see Iron man 3 not Tony Stark the movie, the film itself kicks off with that god awful opening song yes it fitted the year from the flashback but immediately I am worried. Then he does about a misplaced dance as I have ever seen it was not funny and also continued with the sh1t music. Gets good I can buy into premise of extremis and Mandarin working with scientific genius. Tennessee good in points in others too much of the kid the lottery ticket line left me flat as it was forced and unneccessary simply my Dad left us would have had the same impact with the emmotional connection. Then the Mandarin twist FU CK YOU it was an insult it was not clever (Ben Kinglsey was awesome in both roles however). Finally the suits are now seemingly made of peanut brittle in the 1st movie in a cave he was bullet proof but the refined suit seemingly explodes on impact. The soundtrack major mis step after the 1st two. Finally Marvel themselves this film will undoubtedly do good business close to if not exceeding a billion box office but with such a heavy Xmas theme why not release it at Xmas people would have still gone to see it as much then as now.
I guess my faults above come back to my 1st issue which was I paid to see Iron Man what I got was a very good action / thriller, well acted and pretty good script it just didn't feel like Iron Man. I just hope Superman doesn't leave me as disappointed.
Apr 29th 2013, 21:35
No. 35 wasn't it Guy Pearce who made the joke about Croydon?
Apr 30th 2013, 12:03
You know it's funny not even Prometheus left me so disappointed and annoyed like IM3 did. The tone was too much for me, sure I get that these Iron Man's have always been light and humorous but IMO they jumped the shark this time and completely wondered into an all out comedy. Honestly when Guy Pearce's character first appeared I honestly thought I was watching an MTV movie awards sketch. Also wtf happened to Iron Man's armour ? the henchmen were able to cut through Tony's suits like butter despite the fact those suits were able to fight off an Alien force and battle Thor (who's a god) in The Avengers. Oh and btw what the hell was with that ending ? Tony has miraculous surgery to fix his heart, erm ok so why did it have to take pratically four movies to discover that his wound from IM1 could be treated by a simple surgery ? The anxiety attacks also felt really wasted and could have been explored in a far better way. And don't get me started on Guy Pearce's the fire breath..........
Apr 30th 2013, 12:41
Think I was the only person who got the "Westworld" gag, in the cinema. I was the only one who laughed.
May 3rd 2013, 16:17
Number 5 was the best moment for me. Just a great scene.
May 4th 2013, 19:43
The Mandarin reveal scene had way too much comedy, it really does feel like an MTV parody.
May 7th 2013, 11:38
This was a good movie i dont read comics so the mandarin twist didnt bother me that much although it was probably over the top comedy scene when it was revealed, rest of the film was non stop action and comedy which worked well and is the route marvel films are going down were as DC films are more serious. 8/10 nearly as good as avengers assemble.
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