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Post Reply Iron Man 3 Sucked.....Could have been so much more
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Posted 5/7/13 , edited 5/7/13
tl;dr I just watched it because I love how Tony Stark is always a smartass in his arguments. Didnt disappoint. If anything is entertaining and not boring I think its good, I try not to look to deep into other peoples work.
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Posted 5/7/13
I have to disagree. The movie didn't suck. I rather enjoyed it.
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Posted 5/10/13
I have not seen the movie yet myself but I have read a lot about it so my opinion might not mean anything to anyone here. I was really looking forward to this movie until I found out how they basically sidelined the mandarin who is never supposed to be serving anyone. He is supposed to be the greatest villain for Tony and they ruined him. Without seeing the movie the only other complaint I have is that Disney did not allow the director to do what he wanted with it all which was to dive deeper into Tony and his alcohol problem. He wanted to have Tony have massive problems with the events that took place in The Avengers with almost dying and have it affect him and drive him to alcohol. That alcohol abuse story is part of what made me love Iron Man so much. The fact that he just seemed so vulnerable and human and normal. From what I read that was going to be part of what motivated Tony to work nonstop on Iron Man suits in order to try to remove his vulnerabilities. I just think that the story could have been so much better if Disney just let the Marvel movie do what it should be doing. Catering to the fans of the comics and heroes. I get it that it is Disney and they are all about kids but most of those comic book heroes had stories that just weren't meant for kids and these movies should have just stuck to making the fans of the comics happy. Like I said though I have yet to watch this one so I could be very wrong on some points. I really hope I am too.
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Posted 5/11/13
Justanotherguy2::::: more valid points...Like I said before is the movie entertaining...yes, but still it could have been so much more. It could have been Batman 3 epic, but traded that for laughs, darkness must exist for light to shine through and they missed the opportunity to let Stark shine in the end.
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Posted 5/12/13
Look.

I liked the movie, but that doesn't mean I necessarily think it was good. I enjoyed it for some eye candy.

but, if I were to rate the movie, I'd give it around a 7 out of 10. it was nowhere near a 10, more or less an 8 either.

I like RDJ, but this one wasn't something that would make him shine. The first Ironman is where they got most of the things down correctly. I liked it a lot. Second was a lot worse, and I think this (the third) is only slightly better than the second.

I expected a lot more from it..

I would have to say that I would have to agree with the Metacritic (critics') rating more than the IMDB user rating.
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Posted 5/22/13
I disagree that the movie sucked. However, i do agree that the movie could have been better.
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Yeah, I can sympathise with any fans who were disappointed by the Mandarin. However, i appreciate that they were trying to do something different with the villain and I applaud them for that. The movie isn't without its faults and lacks the quality of the first Iron Man, but it is a strong sequel regardless, and is miles ahead of Iron Man 2.
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Posted 8/11/13
It was fun but there were plenty of obvious plot holes
Not like the Dark Knight!
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Posted 8/4/14
It was kind of good. Steel was the superhero movie with the most plot holes imo.
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Posted 8/13/14

Machtaku wrote:

Yeah, I can sympathise with any fans who were disappointed by the Mandarin. However, i appreciate that they were trying to do something different with the villain and I applaud them for that. The movie isn't without its faults and lacks the quality of the first Iron Man, but it is a strong sequel regardless, and is miles ahead of Iron Man 2.



The Mandarin was suppose to be cleaver not a bad ass immortal,I thought they were going to get an Asian for this role instead they used a White male.
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Posted 8/13/14

Nerdworks wrote:


Machtaku wrote:

Yeah, I can sympathise with any fans who were disappointed by the Mandarin. However, i appreciate that they were trying to do something different with the villain and I applaud them for that. The movie isn't without its faults and lacks the quality of the first Iron Man, but it is a strong sequel regardless, and is miles ahead of Iron Man 2.



The Mandarin was suppose to be cleaver not a bad ass immortal,I thought they were going to get an Asian for this role instead they used a White male.


Wow...I forgot I even wrote this. Eh, it's Ben Kingsley. The guys plays pretty much any nationality really tbh
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Posted 16 days ago , edited 16 days ago
Mandarin in the comics was a stupid, B-grade, racist Fu Manchu knock off. He was one of the main reasons Iron Man was only ever a second rate comic. Making him what he was did two very specific, positive things:

It found a way to include the character that was socially acceptable, while still acknowledging that he wasn't a great villain from the beginning.

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It allowed the story to be much more involved and tie directly to the events of the first movie.



The ten rings of power was a group of interconnected terrorist cells funded by corporate back room deals. They kidnapped him at the start. They were also the group responsible for everything in number 3. This changes everything about his origin story. The kidnapping was no accident, or a power play by some armed rebels. It was a concerted plot to knock him and his company out of the government weapons factory game. Using a charismatic leader as a figurehead is a brilliant way of bringing the whole thing into the information age, where creating a strong media brand is far more powerful than an army of tanks. The fact that he was a complete charlatan strengthens the point. He didn't need to be real because the idea was real. The people who followed were real. The power was real.

Him giving up the Iron Man suit was a symbolic gesture. His character has been going through changes over the course of the four movies (Avengers included). The childish, selfish, coward of the first two movies is gone. He doesn't need the armour in a symbolic sense anymore. He was a caterpillar, the suit was the cocoon. He has grown, changed, and matured and now he's ready to face life without hiding behind a mask, or a suit. That includes his ability to commit to a relationship with Pepper.
He'll still keep wearing the suit because he is needed, but he doesn't need the suit anymore. It's a tool now, not a crutch.


If anything, Iron Man was the closest to a comic book movie of the three. It was the only one in the three that had any kind of superhuman powers. Everything else up until that point was just smart guys making smart guy things. The third movie was easily the the closest to the comics, yet all the fans seem to like it the least.



Edit: Ben Kingsley is of mixed heritage. His father was Indian, making him Asian. That's part of the joke, see? Mandarin as a character was a yellowface stereotype. Most Iron Man baddies were terrible attempts at personifying the things America feared: Communism and the 'yellow faced hordes'.
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I liked probably one or two of his movies. They were average I guess.
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