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Iron-Man 3 Movie Threa (May 3, 2013)

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    isn't mandarin supposed to be asian?
     
  2. acidboy

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  3. hoozah

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    not sure if I'm feeling ben kingsley. I envision the mandarin being a really big giant asian bad ass.
     
  4. matty long legs

    matty long legs Senior member

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    I want lots of Rebecca Hall!
     
  5. IrateCustomer

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    After that trailer...intensity is going to be up a few notches in this one.
     
  6. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Looking bad-ass. Surprised at how much I am liking what they showed in the trailer.
     
  7. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    I guess Mandarin was a Capt. America fan as a kid?
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  8. Teger

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    what did people here think of the second film? i thought it was way lamer than the first. oh look a vaguely russian villain.
     
  9. RFX45

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    Second one wasn't as good as the first but it was entertaining. It felt empty and shallow, kind of like a slightly better version of Michael Bay films. It was pretty much a set-up film for the Avengers to introduce SHIELD (Fury and Widow). I still like the action but that is pretty much the only redeeming factor of the film and seeing War Machine I guess.
     
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    I think the second film introduced the other side of being a hero, and that's pretty much sinking to rock bottom. I agree it wasn't the best, but I like how they humanized him a lot more than the first...where he pretty much won at everything.
     
  11. Teger

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    you say this but i think my chief complaint about any of these movies is that you always know how its gonna turn out: good guys win, bad guys lose. that's what i've liked the best about nolan's batman movies - more layers of nuance.
     
  12. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    2nd movie bored me.
     
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    2nd movie was horrendous. That final fight scene was incredibly anticlimactic.

    Only pro's of the 2nd film: Scarlett's boobs and War Machine.
     
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  14. RFX45

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    Marvel controlled the 2nd film too much, Favreau has stated several times that he was limited to what he wanted to do and that is why he stepped down from directing the 3rd film and I believe he was offered the Avengers as well but turned that down as well.

    Both he and Rourke wanted more depth to Whiplash but Marvel only wanted to set it up for the follow up Marvel films and that is why the film pretty much sucked.
     
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    Third one looks too dark... The first was great because it had a great sense of humor and kept it light (despite the very dull and standard boss battle at the end).
     
  16. IrateCustomer

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    Agreed, but that can be said for 99.9% of all movies nowadays, including the latest Batman trilogy. It was a much darker victory for the hero involved, but a similar outcome despite the loss of his love interest.
     
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    Not really, not to the Batman trilogy at least. Nolans tone really gives you a feeling that Batman could die and it is actually still being argued if he actually did die in TDKR. Begins is the only film that is almost certain that he won't die but TDK had somewhat of a grim feeling that he could die too.


    Anyways, by the looks of the rings, it looks like they might not incorporate magic tot he film as the the director and producer stated but I am not sure why since this is a follow-up to the Avengers which dealth with magic and aliens already so Mandarin having magic isn't so far fetch in the IM world anymore.
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  18. Jr Mouse

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    I agree. They should just go with the fact he has magical rings at this point. Realism doesn't matter much.
     
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    favreau's making a cop out, imo.... of course marvel will dictate the direction of their character's movie, and of course its gonna be an avengers teaser... it was already an idea even before they started shooting im1. did disney insist on putting precious movie minutes on ivan vanko wanting his pet bird?
     
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    I don't think it's a cop out. It's been reported that both Favreau and Rourke wanted to make Vanko a much better villain, give him more screen time and develop him, Marvel apparently said no to that. Marvel/Disney pretty much wanted it to be a cash cow and they didn't care if it was any good. Look at the reports for IM1, they just got lucky at making that film successful because they were rushed by Marvel and the story wasn't even complete or to their liking, the actor had to improvise way more than usual. If they had a different/less talented cast, it would have flopped from the get go.

    Marvels had these franchises in a chokehold from the beginning, I really am surprised Avengers turned out as well as it did even with all the forced advertisement.
     

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