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post #121 of 437
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

How was it, mate? Everything we hoped for?

Edit: Just saw you gave it a 5/10.

Not for me frown.gif

Ill watch it again when it his blu ray I might change my mind.
post #122 of 437
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

I just finished watching Iron Man and I was quiet dissapointed to be honest. I actually like the first 2 Iron mans and this one just did not do it for me. Without giving a way anything Im giving this movie a 5 out of 10.

I will watch it again when it hits blu ray just to see if I change my mind. Well bring on Superman

You are scaring me to death. I guess I'll still see Iron Man 3 tomorrow but I'm worried. I just looked at Rotten Tomatoes again and the overwhelmingly positive response it has received from the critics has convinced me to give it a shot. Will report after I see it.
post #123 of 437
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Not for me frown.gif

Ill watch it again when it his blu ray I might change my mind.

I'll wait for the Thairon Man release. biggrin.gif
post #124 of 437
I'm still going tomorrow but going in nervous and with cautious expectations. I was worried about the continued success once they took this away from Favreau... really stupid not to just get him on the payroll and keep doing what has been working. Hopefully I will still enjoy it but from what I'm seeing here and based on the previews I am concerned that the Iron Man/JARVIS clones might be a big turn down cheese lane and straight to eye roll. I hope it's not that bad but I was disappointed to see the film take that direction just with the previews.
post #125 of 437
Just from the commercials/trailers Kingsley looks pretty cheesy as the villain.
post #126 of 437
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

Just from the commercials/trailers Kingsley looks pretty cheesy as the villain.
I'm sure he was scarier in Sexy Beast.
post #127 of 437
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

I'm sure he was scarier in Sexy Beast.

Can't top The Hood from Thunderbirds. Cue ominous music.
post #128 of 437
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

You are scaring me to death. I guess I'll still see Iron Man 3 tomorrow but I'm worried. I just looked at Rotten Tomatoes again and the overwhelmingly positive response it has received from the critics has convinced me to give it a shot. Will report after I see it.

You might actually enjoy it gwsat im curious to read your report
post #129 of 437
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

Just from the commercials/trailers Kingsley looks pretty cheesy as the villain.

Wabo go and watch it, there was few laughs. Who knows you might like it.
post #130 of 437
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

I'm still going tomorrow but going in nervous and with cautious expectations. I was worried about the continued success once they took this away from Favreau... really stupid not to just get him on the payroll and keep doing what has been working. Hopefully I will still enjoy it but from what I'm seeing here and based on the previews I am concerned that the Iron Man/JARVIS clones might be a big turn down cheese lane and straight to eye roll. I hope it's not that bad but I was disappointed to see the film take that direction just with the previews.

Yeah I dont know why they took it off him. Let me know what you think General Kenobi, maybe its just me.
post #131 of 437
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

Wabo go and watch it, there was few laughs. Who knows you might like it.

Maybe I'll take the kids after the opening week madness dies down. In the meantime I'll honor Stark by having some shawarma for lunch.wink.gif
post #132 of 437
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

Maybe I'll take the kids after the opening week madness dies down. In the meantime I'll honor Stark by having some shawarma for lunch.wink.gif

lol you enjoy it, Im sure Stark will appreciate it. smile.gif
post #133 of 437
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Maybe I'll take the kids after the opening week madness dies down. In the meantime I'll honor Stark by having some shawarma cheeseburgers for lunch.wink.gif
*fixed
post #134 of 437
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

I just finished watching Iron Man and I was quiet dissapointed to be honest. I actually like the first 2 Iron mans and this one just did not do it for me. Without giving a way anything Im giving this movie a 5 out of 10.

I will watch it again when it hits blu ray just to see if I change my mind. Well bring on Superman


Bummer! Thanks for the report Franin. I thought Iron Man was great, Iron Man 2 just OK. So you thought 3 was worse than 2?
post #135 of 437
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

Bummer! Thanks for the report Franin. I thought Iron Man was great, Iron Man 2 just OK. So you thought 3 was worse than 2?

For me yes I enjoyed 2 I wasn't impressed with no 3. I was very excited but I felt it let me down. I will watch it again on blu, hopefully it would change my mind on the second viewing.
post #136 of 437
Heh, you can rent Iron Man 2 on Vudu for 99 cents today. smile.gif

I liked the first Iron Man a lot, though the final battle with Stane and his suit was a bit of a letdown. I mean, it was fun to watch, but Stark taking out the terrorists with his first suit and then returning later with his second suit was the stuff heroes are made of.

Iron Man 2 was a good follow up, but I got a bit bored with the action sequences. It didn't have the visceral thrill of the first one. The other scenes were good, though.
post #137 of 437
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

I was worried about the continued success once they took this away from Favreau... really stupid not to just get him on the payroll and keep doing what has been working.

I believe Favreau walked away because he didn't like the amount of control that Marvel was exerting over him. The second movie was so overstuffed with tie-ins to the other Marvel franchise films and set-ups for The Avengers that it hardly had an identity of its own. Most of that was the fault of studio interference.

* Then again, Favreau went off and made Cowboys & Aliens, which was even worse. So maybe it was his fault after all.
post #138 of 437
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

I just finished watching Iron Man and I was quiet dissapointed to be honest. I actually like the first 2 Iron mans and this one just did not do it for me. Without giving a way anything Im giving this movie a 5 out of 10.

I will watch it again when it hits blu ray just to see if I change my mind. Well bring on Superman

Is there any detail that you can give in general about why you didn't like it? Was it the story? Was it the action?

Also, IM3 is supposed to kick off the next phase of Marvel films so is it possible the expectations going in were more aligned with closing out a 3rd IM movie as opposed to expectations for setting up future movies?

To that point, (if it is setting up future Marvel films) is that the problem in that it wasn't as much about IM?


I'm only asking these particular questions because this is geared to my take on Skyfall. I thought it was a great film personally but totally not what I was expecting it to be. It took me a minute to switch gears mentally from my expectations and then I was able to enjoy the ride so to speak. By the time it came out on Blu, I felt it was nothing short of brilliant. So I'm kind of wanting to have the right expectations going in to Iron Man 3 to avoid this.
post #139 of 437
I could see that being a big problem. Over-focus on future Marvel flicks and the need for a dozen plus iron men AI suits for a climactic battle sequence vs. focus on the core elements that were successful in building the IM character/story blended with a hopeless and overwhelming darkness we've yet to see. Oh well, I guess I'll know where this will hit or miss for me by this time tomorrow.
post #140 of 437
Loved Iron Man in the theater and saw it at least three times at home.

Iron Man 2 was so-so and I have never watched it at home.

I am seeing Iron Man 3 on Tuesday and hoping for the best, but wonder if Marvel will overlord their franchise of films into the ground. Hire the right filmmakers and let them be. It wasn't just Favreau who walked away. Kenneth Brannah was constantly second guess during the making of THOR and had no desire to do a second. No doubt he got a hell of a good performance out of his lead and made a good film, but I wonder what might have been.

The same thing goes with Captain America. I liked it, but it was kinda cookie-cutter.
post #141 of 437
Our outstanding local film critic Larry Toppman has this early review:

‘Iron Man 3:’ Steel crazy after all these years

By Lawrence Toppman
Published in: The Charlotte Observer
REVIEW

‘IRON MAN 3’
Exciting, mostly clever, well-acted, just a mite thoughtful and definitely overlong.

Grade: B

STARS: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley.

DIRECTOR: Shane Black.

RUNNING TIME: 130 minutes.

RATING: PG-13 (sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, language, brief suggestive content).



I once ate a half-gallon of ice cream at one sitting to win a bet. The first pint went down with no strain. The second was a delight and reminded me how much I love this stuff. The third was smooth and satisfying but made me aware there were limits to my enjoyment. The last quarter was a chore.

That’s exactly the experience I had with “Iron Man 3.” By the time innumerable suits of armor were flying through the air, instantly assembling and disassembling themselves around Tony Stark while he was running and jumping, I was worn out. But the ride up to then had been a jolt of continuous pleasure.

In this sequel, directed by Shane Black and written by Black and Drew Pearce, Tony Stark has completely turned into Tony Snark, an unattractive transformation that suits Robert Downey Jr. as an actor.

A Tennessee boy (the excellent Ty Simpkins) helps the fugitive Stark put himself together and tells Stark that his father ran off six years ago; Stark snaps, “Don’t be such a ****. The likely death of War Machine (renamed Iron Patriot) barely moves the needle on Stark’s emotional scale. Even the presumed murder of Pepper Potts, now his live-in lover, scarcely registers: Where we expect a tear to roll down Downey’s face, the close-up reveals only a trickle of blood.

The character has been remodeled to suit Downey’s strengths: He’s edgy, sleepless, plagued by panic attacks after what happened during Loki’s assault on New York in “The Avengers,” unable to relate to anyone. He finds a purpose in life – remorseless revenge – when the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) goes on TV to take responsibility for terrorist bombings across America.

The movie has more complexity than most superhero outings these days. A scientist tinkering with human DNA (Guy Pearce) has a good idea: He wants the body to be able to repair itself. But like Stark before him, he realizes that the government providing his funding wants him to make weapons, not help people. Unlike Stark, he cooperates, with disastrous results.

No one in the film can be written off simply as evil or crazy, including the Mandarin. (When Black finally revealed his motivation, the surprise came out of the blue. And it’s a good surprise.) Neither the scientists nor the military come off as heroes or villains; they’re just people doing a job that sometimes has disastrous consequences when they sell their souls.

The writers juggle the story among so many characters that none gets full justice; Iron Patriot (Don Cheadle) and Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) play key roles but have little to do. Still, the balance between human interaction and mechanical mayhem works well until the end, when flying suits and exploding bodies fill the screen.

That’s when Black commits mistakes most directors make in this genre: continuity errors, confused cutting, faux-funny one-liners delivered with a thud, the big sacrifice that turns out to be no sacrifice at all. He’s like a kid let loose in a candy store shortly before it closes, running indiscriminately from shelf to shelf and grabbing anything that catches his fancy.

Two more things are worth noting: The coda has a funny payoff, if you can sit through seven minutes of credits and Brian Tyler’s roaring music. And Wilmington, principal shooting spot for “Iron Man 3,” gets a shout-out at the end, though only residents will recognize many of the locations. Except for the shipyard, it looks like Anytown, USA.
post #142 of 437
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

I believe Favreau walked away because he didn't like the amount of control that Marvel was exerting over him. The second movie was so overstuffed with tie-ins to the other Marvel franchise films and set-ups for The Avengers that it hardly had an identity of its own. Most of that was the fault of studio interference.

* Then again, Favreau went off and made Cowboys & Aliens, which was even worse. So maybe it was his fault after all.

I agree that Iron Man 2 was clearly inferior to Iron Man. I went back and rewatched my The Avengers BD in preparation for seeing Iron Man 3 tomorrow. I loved it even more that time than I had when I saw it in the theater and first watched it on BD. Joss Whedon does great work. It was wonderful to see what he could do when he got the opportunity to apply his terrific writing to a film with a huge budget, which was filled with amazing special effects. I am not expecting Iron Man 3 to be in a class with The Avengers but I do have hope that it will be a pretty good film. If it turns out to be as good as Iron Man 2, I'll be satisfied.
post #143 of 437
Just got back from an early screening and all I can say right now is that I was disappointed. Marvel let me down with this one. I'll give some more thoughts tomorrow.


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post #144 of 437
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

Is there any detail that you can give in general about why you didn't like it? Was it the story? Was it the action?

The action and story was ok, best bet to go and watch it. You might enjoy it or even might be dissapointed let me know what you think. I dont want to spoil it for anyone as I know how fustrating that can be.

Im curious to read members posts on this.
post #145 of 437
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Originally Posted by ToddUGA View Post

Just got back from an early screening and all I can say right now is that I was disappointed. Marvel let me down with this one. I'll give some more thoughts tomorrow.


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I had a feeling that there will be more than a few that will be dissapointed.
post #146 of 437
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

I had a feeling that there will be more than a few that will be dissapointed.

I forgot to ask you this. Is there the traditional Marvel bonus scene after the credits?
post #147 of 437
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

I will watch it again when it hits blu ray just to see if I change my mind. Well bring on Superman
Yeah man, it is going so rock so hard. I just keep hoping & praying Zach will be channeling all his energy from Watchmen and even raise the bar to the next level with the Man of Steel. And if he does, look out Avengers you're going down...OMG June can't come fast enough. This will be the MOTHER of all super hero movies...Crap I'm probably setting myself up for a big let down.
post #148 of 437
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

I forgot to ask you this. Is there the traditional Marvel bonus scene after the credits?

I was told there is but I could not be bothered waiting. Ive been told apparently it had nothing to do with anything involving Avengers.
post #149 of 437
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Originally Posted by benes View Post

There are entire websites dedicated to answering this question. Even IMDB has a whole section on it.
Actually it kind of does but it was mostly for laughs.

Movie was a disappointment btw.

Ill see if its on you tube
post #150 of 437
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

I forgot to ask you this. Is there the traditional Marvel bonus scene after the credits?

Yes.
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