Re: The IRON MAN 3 News & Speculation Thread - - - - - - Part 15
Originally Posted by xeno000
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.
I love what Black (& Pearce) did with IM3. Not only has it become one of my favourite superhero films but one of my favourite films in general.
I just have one of those faces. People come up to me and say, "What's wrong?" Nothing. "Well, it takes more energy to frown than it does to smile." Yeah, you know it takes more energy to point that out than it does to leave me alone? - Bill Hicks