Based on the trailer (w/ no sound, I know, lame)... my thoughts:
War Machine/Iron Patriot steps in when Tony goes off the deep end. The start of the trailer, Tony looks drunk, not dazed.
Pearce's character definitely steals a suit. Possibly kidnaps Pepper. Probably why Tony has the "telekinetic" interface with the suit shown in the trailer. That way, no one but Tony can wear it.
There was mention earlier about Potts asking what happened to the other 48 suits (or whatever that number is). Tony has gone through quite a number of suits.
The suits exploding in the garage look to be a self-destruct reaction to the attack on the Stark house, not a result of the attack.
Well...I suppose it's better than making Galactus a frigging storm cloud.The choice to cast Kingsley as a villain of Chinese ancestry must have raised a few eyebrows, but the filmmakers are aiming to defuse any controversy by making him more multi-cultural. "It's less about his specific ethnicity than the symbolism of various cultures and iconography that he perverts for his own end," Feige told EW.
Non-Obsessive Hatchback Owner.
I would've probably taken the pay cut for the second film but make it up somewhere else. Next film or any kind of spin off.
I can see if it was a schedule conflict but I haven't seen him in anything since the first Ironman. I actually like Howard as an actor to so I would've liked to see him in Ironman 2 kicking butt!!
Read an article and Robert's looking to move on from Iron Man; A2 might be the last time he dons the suit.
Future movies can write it in easy enough: Fury: "Tony's in the Mid East dealing with some insurgents." Steve: "What is it with that guy? It's like he doesn't even want to be here." Zing!
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It has been out in the UK for over a week so I saw it last weekend and thought it was pretty entertaining. Ben Kingsley was awesome and a funny joke about Croydon in there, which for you non-London residents is a south London area that is not the nicest part of town, and just happens to be where my wife's office is so I know about it more than I should.
Anyway good action and good humor which is what an Iron Man film is all about
I saw it on Tuesday at a preview screening. The 3D was annoying. Dim picture, eye strain, and motion was blurry. I could barely follow the climactic fight with all of the suits you see in the trailer.
RDJ brings the sassy, as always. Don Cheadle was solid. Gwyneth Paltrow was just there. They didn't give her much to do.
SPOILERS and amateur critique: I felt that the Mark 42 armor was kind of annoying throughout the movie. It would alternatively work or break or run out of energy at random times and seemed to just be an easy way out of a scene instead of writing better story. He couldn't recharge it in the kid's shop, but later on he's recharging it with a car battery? It was all over the place.
I didn't like how they gave Extremis to a bunch of random soldiers. I felt like that cheapened the power of Extremis. In the comic story, it was given to a single guy who kicked Tony's ass, so he had to go and hack his own special version of Extremis that allowed him to use his suit at the speed of thought, which allowed him to defeat the villain. The movie's use of Extremis just allowed soldiers to sort of heat up and regenerate limbs. I understand they weren't going to make it exactly like the comic, but I feel it could have been handled better.
However, I did enjoy the scene where Tony fights his way out with pieces of the Mark 42 armor showing up at random times. That was a fun bit.
His PTSD was sort of hand-wavey dismissed by the end of the movie, but I did like how it wrapped up with Tony obviously regaining his sense of identity. You know he'll be back.
The end credits sequence with the 70s action music was AWESOME. The after-credits scene was cute.
Despite my critique, overall I liked the movie and thought it was generally pretty fun. I'm going to take my wife to see it tomorrow in 2D.
Considering I've never followed these movies at all
Ben Kingsley is hilariously brilliant, I understand the appeal of Downey Jr. , the 3D wasnt really neccessary, but that's the business, its didnt feel like 2 hours;which is typically a good sign.
Definitely a movie to see in a theatre.
"It's not a lie if you believe it." - G. Costanza
I think we need to have ***SPOOILER ALERTTS****
I'm glad the story went the way it did. From the trailers, I had a hard time seeing how a character like Mandarin would work out. The way the story was told was perfect. Loved the movie.. the last scenes were amazing.
I enjoyed it, watched it in plain-old 2D and it was good the way it was. I enjoyed the fact that its more of a tale of the Tony Stark and less of an Iron Man(though whatever Iron Man was in it was good ol' nerd porn...). And for whatever reason it seems to be a funnier movie.
I think the appeal of this series is that he is clearly a geek triumphing over stuff...which probably appeals to the fanbase.