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Old 06-26-2013, 07:12 AM   #732
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Default Re: The IRON MAN 3 News & Speculation Thread - - - - - - Part 15

Originally Posted by Danalys View Post
nope. i found it appropriate for the film, but the zany version of it that plays over the credits just destroys any respect i have for it, and just bugs me.

i don't think it encapsulates the thematic elements of ironman i'd like it too. it's more about tony stark being a goof, than anything that is uniquely ironman.

Can You Dig It? playing over those clever end titles was perfectly brilliant, IMO. A lot of superhero movies end with forgettable, somewhat corny songs created for their soundtracks. Iron Man 3 had a stylized version of Tyler's theme as its ending, accompanied by stills of the characters. It was exciting, energetic and it worked for Tony Stark and his particular style.

BTW, I don't see Tony as a goof at all. He's brilliant, clever and dynamic, yet a very deep character with many layers of emotion. What seems to throw people is that Tony is quick-witted and sharply funny, as are the Iron Man films, and that is mistaken as a lack of depth and seriousness. At a basic level, the things that Tony has gone through in his four film career have been literally as serious as a heart attack, tremendously traumatic and hurtful to him. One doesn't develop severe PTSD and an anxiety disorder from funny experiences. Like many real people, however, Tony deals with the events in his life through humor; it's a coping mechanism for him. Behind all the witty one-liners he is still a deeply damaged man, albeit one who tells jokes and frantically builds armor as a defense against the threats he sees all around him.

"It’s something that’s easy to take for granted, growing up in the United States as a white male, that my cinematic heroes look like me...It’s something that over the course of these ten years, having a certain amount of power over what type of movies are made and what type of actors we hire, I want everybody to have that feeling. We don’t take it for granted that people want to see themselves reflected in our heroes and our characters." ~ Kevin Feige
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