EDITORIAL: Sorry IRON MAN 3, I Shouldn't Have Been So Mean To You

EDITORIAL: Sorry IRON MAN 3, I Shouldn't Have Been So Mean To You

First things first, obviously I'm not trying to beat any already dead horses, but trying to revitalize it as best I can! Almost 6 months after its release, I can finally say I enjoy this movie more than ever. Read on for my take..

When I first saw Iron Man 3, I thought to myself that this was the worst Marvel movie to date only because it seemed more comedic than it was supposed to. Of course in a movie theater, all the contagious laughter could've easily swayed my mind and prevent me from capturing the seriousness of it. I remember too much unnecessary footage that just made it feel out of place in the MCU. I will say I still don't care for all the parts where Tony's suit falls apart, and the Mandarin twist. But I have looked past those issues, and I can say I enjoy it very much for what it is.

Like most of you know, it was released last Tuesday so I thought I should rent it and see if anything has changed. As I said I thought it was too comical during the first view, but now I see it is much more serious and darker than I remember. Of course it doesn't have a 'Dark Knight' grittiness to it by any means, but the parts that are serious and emotional are exactly that. Also the parts that are trying to be comedic are also amusing for the most part. I've always been a big Jon Favreau fan so I loved the opening with him as Tony's overprotective bodyguard. Especially when he's given the job as the head of security, and he nags at everyone who's missing their badge. I laughed so much at these parts that this I believe was where I realized I was already having second thoughts.

Then came the actual hardcore parts, where Tony is admitting his problems and I began to feel for the character in a deeper way than what I originally remember. From there on, the majority of the first half is very serious, also because of Kingsley's character bringing the frightening illusions of his terrorizing character. Of course I knew he wasn't going to be the real villain, but it certainly still built enough hype for me to keep taking the movie seriously. During the first view I didn't care for the movie taking itself into Tennessee and having the main character sided with a child for the middle of the story. Now I think it was very nicely put together, and I see why they utilized Harley (Ty Simpkins), in place of JARVIS while he was under repair. A part I found hilarious was when Harley tries to guilt trip Tony and when Tony realizes that he's like, "You know how I know that? Because we're connected!"
Obviously in text it's probably not funny at all but RDJ does it great.

The Air Force One scene was easily my favorite part because it just reminded me all the amazing qualities of the first 'IRON MAN.' The last fight with the Iron Legion was good, but it could've been much better. Almost like how 'The Wolverine' has two great first acts but the last was just not up to par with the rest. The second trailer really made me think the forty suits would pack such a hard punch, and there was so much specifications being released as far as what each of these suits do and the tech that makes them unique. That really wasn't explored at all, other than the Igor suit supporting the weight of the construction, but even that could've been done better. I really wanted the Heartbreaker, Silver Centurion, and especially the Gemini space suit to really show off. Of course I shouldn't expect anything when seeing a movie, but I know it would've been so cool! Ben Kingsley I still say was underutilized but it is what it is. Guy Pearce could pull off a great villain, but I wish he wasn't given the line, "I am the Mandarin!" because he wasn't. The Mandarin we know and love is alive in the comics and animated features only, and once I realized that, the easier it was for me to accept this movie for what it was. Last nag, the after credit scene I must admit was a waste. I mean it was okay, but it should've been another tease for part of Phase 2. All in all, the last part was good but could've been better in my opinion.

With all that being said, this movie was much better than what I originally remembered, and I thought the least I can do is put my apology in words. I talked a lot of shit about this movie so now I guess I'd like to respectfully take it back if I could. I still think 'Iron Man' and 'The Incredible Hulk' are the best movies from the MCU. But for all of those people who didn't and still don't enjoy it, I suggest another watch. I re-watched it by myself too and I don't know if that had any influence, but I am Pleased to say this movie gets a thumbs up in my book. Anyways, I love this site, Spider-Man is and always will be the shit, and god bless to everyone. Peace out!

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SpoonWielder - 10/2/2013, 12:20 PM
I accept your apology.
Ineedrevelation - 10/2/2013, 12:22 PM
Especially compared to Man of Shits
NovaCorpsFan - 10/2/2013, 12:25 PM
I was hoping PredatorRising had given up his campaign against IM3
GoILL - 10/2/2013, 12:29 PM

Amazing512 - 10/2/2013, 12:29 PM
I've said it before and I'll as it again. I loved Iron Man 3. Sue me.
TheBigBoss917 - 10/2/2013, 12:30 PM
maarcther1pper - 10/2/2013, 12:31 PM
i seen ironman 3 3 times already and each time made me hate shane black 10xs more then before i swear it seems like the bastard took directing advice from that faggot bryan singer... what the did to the mandarin was blasphemy and he deserves to be punished its like if heath ledger were to wipe off his make up in the dark knight and say listen man im just an actor you dont [frick]in do that the mandarin is the most important villan in ironmans rouges gallery and they butchered him!!! on that note [frick] u shane black and dont ever forget that pussy bryan singer [frick] YOU cbm murderin bastard
Amazing512 - 10/2/2013, 12:32 PM
IM3 took a Villian and turned him into a play on American fears to mask one's true motivations. That's actually brilliant. Yeah, I was a little dissiapointed that we didn't get "our" Mandarin but in context with the rest of the film, it made perfect sense and I loved the film.
Kingdork - 10/2/2013, 12:38 PM
@Amazing512 - EXACTLY!
InfiniteMonkey - 10/2/2013, 12:38 PM
I gotta go take a shit.
Oliver2ueen - 10/2/2013, 12:39 PM
This movie sucked, and I'm a huge fan of Iron Man.
gaikinger - 10/2/2013, 12:39 PM
Yeah...IM3 is just a retread of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang....his films are as redundant as Kevin Smith's.
GoILL - 10/2/2013, 12:45 PM

That is hilarious.
KrazyForKomix - 10/2/2013, 12:45 PM
@ Amazing512 -

oh we get it . . . we get it. I UNDERSTAND already, as I did when I saw the movie. Masks, American Society, true motivations. Yup. It's all there.
He made his point.
Big hairy hanging deal.
He could have done the EXACT same thing with the Killer Shrike or the Mauler, or even Firebrand.
I don't care how long it's been, how un-PC he used to be, or how the magic aspect SEEMED insurmountable (all of that was fixable/manageable) . . . he was Iron Man's number one rogue.
What an unbelievable waste.
BIGBMH - 10/2/2013, 12:46 PM
Iron Man 3 is easily better than Iron Man 2 for me. The problem with its reception is that the trailers made people want one movie and they delivered something that was quite different from that. The amount of comedy was unexpected. The villain was not the villain fans wanted, People had very concrete things that they could easily point to and say "this movie sucked!"

I was a little disappointed, but I thought it was decent.
third3ye - 10/2/2013, 12:46 PM
No point trying to convince people who hate it that it's not that bad, they're pissed b/c they were expecting a kickass superhero movie and instead we got something else. I'm not saying IM3 is great (still enjoyed Avengers and IM1 much more) but it's fresh, witty, and has the best action scenes among the 3 IM movies.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 10/2/2013, 12:48 PM
Someone has seen the light. Praise the ol mighty Marvel. We accept your backsliding and will baptise you in the name of Marvel. Amen!!! LOL
MJPETTY7 - 10/2/2013, 12:52 PM
I honestly agree. I feel this way not too after 6 months. Thanks for putting this out!
TheRealRemyLebeau - 10/2/2013, 12:54 PM
This man who took his precious time to sit back without the loud fanboy noise and realize he made a mistake in evaluating a movie gets two thumbs up and titty milk. ;)
KrazyForKomix - 10/2/2013, 12:55 PM
I love people that watch a movie by spending their all their time dissecting the possible hidden meanings of the directors choice of angle and whether a tree represents freedom. What IS the metaphysical head game the faux-villain is playing by reaching for the apple instead of the orange. They analyze to death the presumed themes and script arcs of each an every moment . . . INSTEAD of just sitting back and letting the raw effect of the movie experience affect them.
Ya' miss the big picture that way.
Ineedrevelation - 10/2/2013, 12:55 PM
Who's the retard calling people by the wrong name?

You must be new here.
StatenMan18 - 10/2/2013, 12:56 PM
I still think the wolverine was this years best, and kickass 2 I loved as well, but IM3 was better than how I used to think about it..
BrowniesExplode - 10/2/2013, 12:57 PM
Why all the iron man 2 hate. Vanko had a motivation killian didnt. The Mandarin got all [frick]ed up and the only way i can forgive marvel is if ben kingsley is the real mandarin and killian was apart of his plan.
StatenMan18 - 10/2/2013, 12:57 PM
Just my opinion tho
TheRealRemyLebeau - 10/2/2013, 1:00 PM
Lmfao @yaboi.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 10/2/2013, 1:01 PM
@Intruder why you have to give the haters visual facts. It's gonna hurt their feelings. ;)
MarkV - 10/2/2013, 1:03 PM

A serum you are working on to repair limb loss causes people to explode. Do you:

A) Modify serum to reduce chance of explosive accidents.
B) Pursue alternative treatment for limb loss.
c) Create a [frick]ing fake terrorist to explain the explosions, then try to kidnap the president for some reason.
MarkV - 10/2/2013, 1:04 PM
Constant crotch armour gags!

Comedy gold, people! Lets make Iron Man WACKY!!
chuckg313 - 10/2/2013, 1:05 PM
if you went to laugh (at everything and every moment)you liked it...if you wanted more drama and plot it SUCKED!
MrReese - 10/2/2013, 1:09 PM
Movie sucked dick.
TheWolverine08 - 10/2/2013, 1:10 PM
Iron Man 1 is still the best Iron Man movie, and overall one of the best CBMs of all time.

GoILL - 10/2/2013, 1:14 PM

Some folks on here think it means a movie is good when Marvel is concerned.
GodzillaKart - 10/2/2013, 1:14 PM
@TheWolverine08: Agreed. Although I have to say, IM3 has one of the smartest and most layered scripts of any CBM to date.
CoolantTech - 10/2/2013, 1:14 PM
I also liked IM3 better the second viewing and would go as far as to say that its right in front of MoS as my top movie of the year, its definitely the best MCU solo movie so far in my opinion
TheWolverine08 - 10/2/2013, 1:18 PM
@BlackJack10 It's sad Jon Favreau couldn't replicate Iron Man 1's greatness with Iron Man 2 due to Marvel shoving forced storylines on him. Iron Man 3 was doomed ever since Shane Black stepped on production.
StatenMan18 - 10/2/2013, 1:22 PM
Yeah I mean I wish Jon favreau stood on to direct but it was him and RDJ that recommended black to direct because he helped with a lot of parts In the first iron man. Still I get what your saying about replicating the greatness of the first one. It was and still is the best
ralfinader - 10/2/2013, 1:22 PM
I liked IM3 far more than 2, and almost as much as 1. It might help that the bulk of my IM experience has been from the movies, so the heavy blanket of canon isn't there to smother my enjoyment. I liked it from start to finish, and felt IM3 had the best ending of the trilogy. Also really liked that it wasn't a guy in a suit of armor again as the big bad but a actual super powered villian.

If Thor and Cap also perform like this I'll be happy, but I did read the comics those two were in, so I might sing a totally different tune if Winter Soldier or Malikith turn out to be actors in the employ of a reformed dork.
Wolf38 - 10/2/2013, 1:23 PM
For what it's worth, I enjoyed IM3 like crazy. I'm not an IM superfan, so I was very pleasantly surprised. I agree that the serious parts worked, and that the humor hit the right spots as well.
BaneSmash - 10/2/2013, 1:25 PM
I'd rather watch IM 2 then this shit!!!
TheWolverine08 - 10/2/2013, 1:26 PM
Iron Man 1 was brimming with so many epic moments! I'm getting so many feels just rethinking all those great moments! I hope I get this feeling again with Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: Winter Soldier.

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