Originally Posted by TheVileOne
Yeah one of my problems with the movie is that the armors basically became like tissue paper.
Mark 42 was kind of a disappointment.
I think that was done to represent Stark's current state of losing his mind a little.
He's working on suits so obsessively that he stays up for days straight which causes his work to suffer.
I can picture him going, "...Shame about the flooding over in...WAIT!!!!...I need a suit for that!! Ok...what if *blank* happens...need a suit for it!!...Oh man...I'll be screwed if *blank* happens and I don't have a suit for it...and it could happen any minute!!!!" *builds suits...builds suits...builds suits...doesn't sleep...builds suits....*
I think he's frantic about trying to protect Pepper from any danger imaginable after what happened in New York shook him up that there are BIG things out there that can harm him, but more importantly, her.
That's one thing I didn't have so much of a problem with, I just wish it hadn't been played for laughs so much.