Can You Dig It?
Originally Posted by Danalys
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.
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.