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Old 03-28-2014, 06:39 PM   #153
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Default Re: Official rate & review IRON MAN 3 thread! - Part 3

Originally Posted by Green Goblin View Post
It was a humour scene, after we thought Pepper died.

It's like if Gwen dies and Spider-Man hits his head on a wall for a joke during a fight with Green Goblin.
I don't think it's the same as just throwing in inappropriate slapstick. There's a difference between a serious tone being deflated by inappropriate humour, and levity being used to give viewers some relief to stop things being too unrelentingly dark. It's a fine balance, and I think Shane Black pulled it off well.

It's not just some Marvel Studios mandate of "we need silly comedy." It makes sense for the tone of the Iron Man films, and is consistent with Black's other work. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang spoilers, but...

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Think of the scene when Gay Perry is shot, and seemingly dies. Harry is sobbing over his body, and Gay Perry's phone starts to ring. His ringtone is "I Will Survive." That's not there to say, "You're not supposed to care he's dead." It's there to give the viewer a moment of relief from the sadness, as ultimately this is a movie where you're supposed to be having fun rather than sobbing into your popcorn.

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