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Old 05-04-2013, 07:07 AM   #95
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Default Re: Official Iron Man 3 rate/review thread. - Part 2

Love the movie.

But my favourite part of this movie is seeing so many of the critical comments in this thread highlight EXACTLY what this film was trying to achieve.

I think that twist just amounted to breaking down what they had built up and replace it with nothing.
in IM3 the twist left me angry, genuinely angry.
I thought we were going to get a fairly serious tone with this third instalment. Especially with how the trailers were setting things up.
The movie is good, but, in my opinion, it is not a superhero movie
Man this movie has so much comedy packed in it that I can't even figure out how much of it takes it's self seriously.

The genre politics of this film are sensational. It's so much smarter than superhero movie fans want their movies to be. It dismantles the propaganda and artifice of that audience-product relationship, as much as it dismantles the various themes it tackles (particularly, villainy - media and the US paradigm - terrorism(s) - popular/marketed warfare).

It's enjoyable whilst punishing you for enjoying it.

I can't think of a more apt way to follow up the Avengers.

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