Iron Man 3
Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:41 PM
....Iron Patriot? Gwah? Well, in just as cool and less baffling pictures, officially:
Hall of Armor's filling up Tony. Though did he just steal War Machine back from Rhodey?
Ah well. Obviously super early to know a whole lot, but eh, nice to see Marvel's not resting on its laurels and going onw ith the cinematic universe. I'm somewhat optimisstic that they're going to keep this train going at a good quality since Thor 2 is also supposed to be filiming later this year. The television side of thigns might be a gigantic trainwreck with cancelling really good shows for new ones for the sake of it, but the movie side of things is going pretty well.
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Also, Andy Lau appears as an "old friend of Tony's from China". Hmm.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 10:52 AM
AIM, eh? Makes a lot of sense. Plus, I can't tell if a couple of those shots of Gwyneth Paltrow are of her really on the phone or of Pepper.
And that banner with the golden Iron Man kinda does seem like Extremis, though to be fair the MKIII from the first movie was basically the Extremis armor from the comics.
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 11:22 PM
Also Fin Fang Fong, but I doubt they'll use him, though if they go the mystical route with The Mandarin (however they use the name) who knows - may even open the door for Dr. Strange later on.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:19 PM
So there ya go. Huh, maybe this time we'll actually have character growth as opposed to Iron Man 2 (Which I still liked fine, to be fair) becuase, damn that's a lot going on. Kingsley sounds kinda odd with the inflection he's using in his voice, and it kinda hurts to see the armor destroyed like that. I note that it is the Mark VIII damaged here, so I wonder if we'll also get a Mark IX by the end of the movie.
Nice nods to the Avengers, and Stark's home being destroyed seems like a way to "force" him to move into a future Avengers mansion in the rennovated Stark Tower.
Well, I'm interested.
Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:43 PM
Definitely gonna aim to see this opening night.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:17 PM
P.S. Not sure whether anyone would consider these images to be potential spoilers but I thought I'd just add a fair warning just in case.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:50 PM
So yeah. Hmmm. When they started talking about drone armors I was thinking they'd all be identical, so I'm happy to see it isn't. In the last shot I see the Ultimate armor, space armor, and of course the Hulk Buster, and a bunch of others I'm sure the itnernet has already deciphered. Looking good.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:42 PM
All right, got back, and it's a good movie. Not as good as the first, but certainly better than the second, though full disclosure, I thought the second one was still fine. It's a really logical conclusion to Iron Man's story if this is it (except we know it's not, hey there Avengers 2) and it does wrap everything up reasonably nicely, save one thing I'll go into in the spoiler section. It's definitely a bit mroe of a personal story than before, and it does a believable job of being a "small" story even after the world changing chaos of The Avengers. The references to that film and the other members of the team are also small and subtle enough to not break up the pacing or seem weird and out of place. Stark's interactions with people are great without being forced or artificial, and his quipping and random snarking/arguing with others in bad situations continues to be well done without taking you out of the movie.
All in all, I liked it a lot, it was awesome. Looking forward to Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Maybe or maybe not noteworthy, but this movie uses Roxxon Oil as a company just like The Amazing Spider-man. Doesn't mean anything, but Fox, Sony, and Disney all seem really weird and anal about not sharing names. If Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch show up in Avengers 2 as rumored, they cannot be refered to as mutants and can't mention their parents either.
Edited by DarkJuno, 03 May 2013 - 04:37 PM.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:38 PM
My biggest disappointment was that it was a much more lighthearted film than I was hoping for. I wanted pure alcoholic Stark in all his rock bottom goodness.
Also I adored the credit cookie.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:24 PM
Since I'm a huge nerd, this is a movie I have opinions on, so WORDS.
I'll try and put all major spoilers in tags, but... Minor ones may slip by me.
As a standalone movie
This does pretty well, with a strong theme of dependence throughout the whole thing. Stark's character works, and probably does the most growth we've seen out of him in the entire series. I thought most everything was done pretty well, especially....
the villains were fairly effective in this means,
there were some really cool set-pieces, and it was much better then the trailer led me to believe. All in all a solid movie, my only complaint being that:
As a franchise movie
This movie felt more personal, and even with the bombastic ending, parts of it seemed smaller. In addition, the shady government stuff is coming more and more to the forefront. This bodes well for phase 2 movies in my mind, and makes me sad we won't get a Hulk movie in this phase, as the first one fits in better here thematically.
As I said before, Tony grew a lot in this movie. It also wraps up the Iron Man set nicely, which is neat. I didn't feel like Pepper got sufficient growth, but I went over that already. Rhodes didn't really grow, but his usage played to his strengths, a nice change from the past two movies. I liked the small name drops and the nod to the Avengers event. You didn't NEED to see Avengers for these to make sense, but it certainly would enhance your experience.
Also, we got AIM, and that could mean MODOK either in future Captain America or Iron Man movies. That's something I'd like to see.
As a comic book adaptation
All spoilers, I categorized them though.
Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:24 PM
I'd put it about par with IM1 with the latter still being a little better.
Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:01 PM
I really loved the original Extremis story, it's been made as a motion comic on Netflix and is quite different, I'd look into it. Ellis seems pretty legit.