Originally Posted by Matarreyes
I will NEVER understand how the birthday party could be viewed as funny by anyone with some degree of empathy. It was a deeply disturbing scene, very appropiately done from Pepper and Rhodey point of view, featuring their dear friend drunk off his ass, publicly making a fool of himself, handling a dangerous weapon and refusing to come down. This was not in the film for laughs, the fact that some people thought otherwise is baffling to me
Because that's the way they played the scene. If they would have actually tried to make it disturbing instead of "haha, he's making an ass out of himself" funny with "Another One Bites the Dust" playing duying the fight between IM and WM, it could have been a strong scene.