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caredskinfan 5/6/2013 6:21:39 PM

 I didn't like it. If I recall, IM had to overcome his lack of hero status(being an arrogant selfish prick) in the Avengers, yet after, he ends up with PTSD in IM3? It didn't make sense to me. I really didn't like the Madarin scenario. As some had pointed out it was a risk and one which IMO didn't work. Bait and switch by Marvel IMO.  Why did they use the Mandarin as the pull for the movie advertising when the real enemy was AIM who they never really developed until the end of the movie. It was ok, but on the whole it was as if Marvel made this movie for the movie audience and not like they did with the other movies they made.  IMO Marvels first failure at making comic book movies. The final scene after the credits did nothing what so ever in moving along the franchise. It seemed pointless and a waste of film. Honestly this movie made IM2 look good in comparison.

keithdaniel 5/7/2013 6:52:35 AM

Wise, my friend, just because a movie is grounded in the comic book universe doesn't necessarily mean it's good.  A few examples would be Batman and Robin, the Fantastic Four films and to a lesser extent Iron Man 2.  The Nolan Batman films weren't grounded in the Batman DC Universe but despite that they still were excellently written, directed, casted and produced and still captured the overall essence of what Batman is supposed to be.  Although it would've only added to the series, placing the Nolan Batman in the DCU wasn't a necessity.        

Wiseguy 5/7/2013 8:37:38 AM

That's fine and all keith but I don't read Batman comics or rather I wouldn't read Batman comics if it weren't part of a fantasy universe. I don't buy any or read comic books that are based in reality ala Road to Perdition or History of Violence. Yes I loved thosee films but if Batman in comics was Nolan's version I wouldn't bother.

I read comic books even now for the fantasy first and foremost. I'm glad you guys got Nolan's vision but it's over now so I do my best not to bring it up and definitely not to compare it with the MCU or the likes of MOS or Green Lantern films.
 

I'm trying to let go of that hate and just as I thought I was out  you guys keep pulling me :)

keithdaniel 5/7/2013 8:20:39 PM

Hey that's alright Wise, I think I know how you feel in a way.  I mean I haven't written on mania for quite some time and no big surprise it was the Nolan Batman that you used to pull me in!!  But hey, after all no one is perfect are they?  LOL!!!

iceknight52 5/8/2013 3:03:05 AM

Just saw IM3 last night and have to say that I think it was the worst one of the triology. It felt like the film in general was just tired. RDJ felt like he just wasn't in the role anymore and the rest of the returning cast appeared bored out of their minds.It's too bad since this series started off on such a high note. To fizzle out in the end like it did was a huge disappointment. Oh well, all good things come to an end and this franchise has gone well past the expiration date.

JackTChance 5/8/2013 6:58:19 AM

Hmm, with the movie only being out for a week and 1/2 worldwide and its already at $711 million worldwide gross, I'm not sure Disney/Marvel is going to look at this as a "fizzle out" or a past expiration date issue.  All indications are its going to go past the $1 billion mark and fast....so in no way is this the end of Iron Man movies.  Also an article came out yesterday that RDJ is in talks for Avengers 2 and future IM movies. 

iceknight52 5/8/2013 10:00:34 AM

I understand the cash cow mentality but my comments where directly related to film and story. The way IM3 ended was a fizzle and if I was to compare it to any other Disney franchise I'd say Pirates of the Caribbean. The first one was great but by the time you got to the third...the story was just losing steam. Yet, like you are pointing out JackTChance that the third installment was still a big cash cow for Disney to continue forward with the fourth film. Though that was crap too. Sure it made money in the theaters but should had it been made from a story perspective? No. I'm fine with RDJ doing more Avengers but I had heard that this was his last IM film and I'd honestly like to see another to capture the fun of the first but if it keeps on this track leave the expired milk on the shelf.

VTGamehendge 5/8/2013 10:22:08 AM

Saw it last night.  I liked it, but wasn't exactly blown away.  Kinda like with TDKR.  And just as with TDKR with too much Bruce and not enough Batman, I felt IM3 was too much Tony and not enough Iron Man.  Again, I liked it, but it didn't really feel like a superhero movie to me.  The third act definitely felt like a Lethal Weapon movie, complete with the end action scene involving a seaport and shipping containers a la Lethal Weapon 2.  I didn't really have a problem with the (sometimes cheesy) one-liners as some people seem to have.  I'll have to catch it again on Redbox for sure to see how it holds up and of course pick up the Blu-Ray for my library.  Maybe I'll go back to the theater, but I usually reserve spending that kind of money for a movie that I truly loved.  They did just open a new IMAX screen at the theater closest to my house though, so maybe I'll go check it out again just because of that.

I grade it a solid B.

ActionMovieGod 5/8/2013 4:56:18 PM

Why the fuck would you make a joke out of ironmans main villian idiots....At best this movie deserves a C...

gammenon 5/8/2013 10:52:16 PM

I think IM3 was ok.  Being a Marvel comics fan, I was a little disappointed (as with a few here) with how they worked out the Mandrin character, although Ben Kingsley kinda saved it.  I still don't know why they hinted on the 10 rings in the first Iron Man and then pretty much abandoned that story arc.  I think this film early success basically is from Avenger residual steam, but I dunno...they're getting creative in the wrong areas IMO.  Like what Caredskinfan posted, the final scene after the credits was plain stupid and purposeless.  The sharmarma restaurant scene in the Avengers movie was good because it kinda served as moment to exhale to the ending of Phase 1.  How is Stark going to be this brilliant inventor and not realize that Bruce Banner's expertise doesn't reach into psychiatry?  Using a little imagination here, they could have set up a Phase 2 movie that's not Thor or Cap. A easily.  Maybe they could have had Banner refer Stark to another doctor (albeit still not a psychiatrist) whose name happened to be Stephen Strange...or Stark taking out the some trash curb side while still cleaning up from the AIM attack and sees what appears to be a raccoon, only the raccoon hides to radio back to headquarters afterwards.  So, whatever...     

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