Originally Posted by cherokeesam
Shows how scary The Other is, mainly. Dude can send severe physical pain across time and space to zap the **** out of an Asgardian god.
Trifled with, he is not to be.
I don't know when the attack on Air Force One occurs in the film, but I firmly believe there's a very, very strong chance that Tony Stark is not in that suit of Iron Man armor at all. It seems to be a sentient armor, or a remotely controlled drone, that is actually attacking the President at the behest of Mandarin and/or Killian or whoever.
I'd tend to agree, except we see iron man rescue the stewardess as well. im thinking his armor gets hacked, he attacks the plane, then he regains control eventually and has to save the falling crew.