Originally Posted by Leenie
The ending the movie went with is WAY better than this, in my opinion.
This kind of plays out as the stereotypical "damsel in distress" ending, which wouldn't have worked for this movie or for a character like Pepper, in my opinion. Also, the dialogue was pretty terrible here.
And finally, not gonna lie: The ending they went with worked a lot better plot-wise as well. The focus needed to be on Iron Man and War Machine working as a team, which was Iron Man 2's major selling point. It was just plain cool to watch the two of them doing their thing together, especially against Whiplash in his armor.
In fact, all they had to do to make that final battle truly awesome was double or triple the length of the final fight with Whiplash to give him this suit...