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Iron Man 3 Review *massive spoilers inside*

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Rogah, May 3, 2013.

  1. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    It seems to me that the geek community online really enjoyed this movie and the mainstream movie reviewers didn't. Well I'm a member of the geek community and I have to say I really didn't like it.

    First of all, I was tremendously disappointed at the actual identity of the charcter we all thought was the Mandarin. They spent about a year building up the Ben Kingsley character to be the ultimate villain and then he just turns out to be nothing more than a frontman - and a pretty wussy one at that.

    I hated the way they gave Pepper Potts super powers, and no I don't just mean the scene where she was wearing the Iron Man armor. I hate when little kids take up too much of a heroic save-the-day supporting role, and that certainly happened here. And I hates seeing Tony Stark bounce from one Iron Man suit of armor to another.

    I thought the ending where Stark removed the shrapnel from his chest was pretty lame, and presumably he no longer needs his "heart" chest piece, although I tuned out the movie by that point so I may have missed an explanation. It seemed to me that Stark was announcing to the viewer his retirement as Iron Man but, of course, we all know he's coming back eventually.

    Marvel Phase 1 was fantastic, but Phase 2 is off to a poor start - and the future looks incredibly dim.
  2. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen it yet, very much wanting to go. I thought The Avengers was phase2, maybe I am wrong. Also, Marvel got the rights back to 3 characters the other day, Blade, DareDevil and Ghost Rider.
  3. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Well-Known Member

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    nevermind
  4. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    Phase 1 refers to the collection of 6 movies loosely tied into each other of The Incredible Hulk, Both Iron Mans, Captain America, Thor and with Avengers being the climax.

    Phase 2 refers to the next group of movies (supposedly) loosely tied into each other with more Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy (a movie whose very idea I detest, to say nothing of how atrocious it looks) and with Avengers 2 being the climax.
  5. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I think a lot of the geek community didn't like it either. The word of mouth is pretty negative on this one.
  6. gambit187

    gambit187 Active Member

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    Hummm let me see I will be 43 on Monday, been reading Marvel Comics since the 70's...I dont care what no one says...I've waited too long and been ridiculed for my love of comics too long not to enjoy it for what its worth.
  7. Kangaroo

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    Tony stark needs the power piece because it is also a magnet to keep the shrapnel from moving into his heart and killing him. There are several story line from getting a heart transplant to an artificial heart etc depends on which story line you follow. Ironman the Avengers pick one they have several ones to pick from
  8. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea whatsoever what the story is in the comics, but that's not true anymore in the movie continuity.
  9. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Is "Geek Community" a nice way to say "virgins?"
  10. Shunpike

    Shunpike Active Member

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    Can I take my 7 year old?
  11. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    Which goes along the concepts of the comic books except in them he wore the entire chest piece in early story arcs. He eventually no longer has to in the comics as well. They are following the basic concepts of Iron Man from the comics.

    I watched it tonight it was good not great better than 2
  12. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with a lot of the points you made about some of the lamer parts of the movie.

    And the last battle scene was hyped up to be better than the Avengers finale by Joss Whedon, but I have to wholeheartedly disagree.

    The movie started out so well and then just kind of tapered into somewhat of a ' ' after the big reveal with the Mandarin, but I still enjoyed it more than I enjoyed Iron Man 2, and overall still liked it. A bit of a letdown because of all the hype, but I guess I can't hold the film accountable for that.

    Side note about phase 2, specifically Guardians of the Galaxy:

    There are rumors now that Avengers 2 may not even feature Thanos as the villain, so I almost don't see the point of Guardians. From what I understand it was supposed to help introduce Thanos for the big show down with the Avengers, but now...? Anyway, I think Marvel may getting a bit too ambitious because of the way they are just dominating the box office. I would hope they play it smart and not wear out their welcome by creating too many movies and introducing too many characters.
  13. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    I think you mean Disney.
  14. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty much about how I felt about it, but I'm certainly no comic geek. Never read any of them. Only thing I would note is that I don't think all of Phase 1 was fantastic, and IM3 is probably still better than Hulk and Captain America. But yeah, the Mandarin "reveal" was incredibly weak and stupid quite frankly. The movie went from having a potentially cool villain to having a terrible one. I didn't care for the whole fire breathing superhuman thing going on either.
  15. Lodeus

    Lodeus Well-Known Member

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    Worst one out of the three. A lot of the time I didn't even feel like I was watching a Iron Man movie.
  16. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Disappointed as well.

    A lot of bad decisions made on this one.
  17. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    I love the Captain America movie reminds me of the early comic feel and look on the period piece and the Red Skull. Then again I was a comic geek in the 1980's I read DareDevil, X-Men, Avengers and West Coast Avengers, New Mutants for a while and a couple other Marvel titles I bounced around on. I have a different view about the movies
  18. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    My entire problem with Captain America was with Red Skull and his minions. They were just incredibly incompetent and ineffective and never felt like a threat to anything. Otherwise I would have liked it.
  19. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I still miss the West Coast Avengers!

    :(
  20. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Right. Disney's take on Marvel, but they're one in the same now if I'm not mistaken.

    Yes Fox may still have some licensing for movies over other Marvel comics for movies, but I think Marvel Comics parent company is now Disney.

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