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Old 04-24-2013, 04:09 AM   #54
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Default Re: The IRON MAN 3 News & Speculation Thread - - - - - Part 14

Originally Posted by Repulsor Blast View Post
fair points mate. but, i disagree with the finality comparison to the dark knight. tony picks up that screw driver - he is still "the mechanic"and he has not faked his own death and he still has his billions of dollars. he has just got to a point where he doesn't NEED to compensate his life by putting on a suit and saving the world. he has found inner peace. this fact, coupled with him picking up the screwdriver, the last line of the film, the taking of the helper robot (presumably to the garage) tells me that we will be seeing iron man again. it is just up to joss now to give tony an interesting arc in the avengers sequel, because by the end of iron man 3 he has reached self actualisation. tony still wants to be iron man now, he just doesn't need to be. it isn't a crutch for him anymore.

i do agree with you more than my post may imply, however. the ending is open to a bit of interpretation. i guess a middle ground may be that tony is on sabbatical.

if iron man is "forced out of retirement" via the threat in avengers 2, then that's great in my opinion.
A valid point, however I wonder if more fans are going to see it that way than Joe Public. Like I said, there's a completed character arc for Stark that ends here in a similar fashion to TDKR and whilst I can imagine a situation like you suggested I wonder if that may do a bit more harm than good. It's a corner that Marvel painted themselves into that has me scratching my head, it actually shocked me the way it ended. They've probably got it figured out already but it's still a strange decision for a studio trying to create a large universe. A pleasant surprise but one that left me with more questions than answers.

Originally Posted by Repulsor Blast View Post
did you enjoy the movie, jmc?
Yes, my review is in the rate and review thread. A tad slow to begin but picked up in the second act. I have some issues with the villains though.

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