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Old 05-03-2013, 11:19 AM   #1
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Default What DIDN'T you like about Iron Man 3? *SPOILER ALERT*

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Fanboys, let the whinging begin.

I liked Iron Man 3 for the most part. Out of all the MCU, I'd rank it fourth after The Avengers, Iron Man and Thor. But there were some things I didn't like from it.


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- First off, minor complaint: No opening titles. That's a pet peeve of mine for a lot of movies, though (including Thor and Captain America).

- No appearance of the War Machine armor. Come on, there were toys for it and everything! We all knew that it would be modified into the Iron Patriot armor, but I was hoping Rhodey would at least start the movie in the War Machine armor.

- For that matter, I didn't like that Rhodes was absent from virtually all of the first half of the film.

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- The big reveal of Ben Kingsley's Mandarin being a mouthpiece didn't bother me that much. I'm used to the whole decoy villain thing after the Nolan Batfilms. Maybe I was a little disappointed because Mandarin was so sinister at first and I'd have rather seen him remain a true villain to the end, even though Killian was still an effective villain. But the real problem I had with it was the way the reveal went down. You've got two girls in bed, then you have Kingsley come out of the bathroom in sweatpants warning them not to go in there for five minutes. It was like something out of a Michael Bay movie. I'll probably be more accustomed to it on my second viewing, but that moment really took me out of the movie for a minute.


- Surprisingly, I liked the kid that Tony befriended in Tennessee. What I didn't like was that he kept asking about New York. We got it the first ten times.

- I wasn't a fan of Pepper gaining powers from Extremis, but that's probably just because I'm not a fan of Pepper in general.

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- No AC/DC. Or rock music in general, really. It's Tony's M.O. It's nothing major, I just missed it, is all.

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Old 05-03-2013, 11:24 AM   #2
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The whole removing of his reactor. Just doesnt sit well with me.

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Old 05-04-2013, 02:47 AM   #3
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The whole removing of his reactor. Just doesnt sit well with me.
It's HOW they do it which is just flat out rubbish. Surgery, that's all it takes. Well **** Tony, why didn't you do that in IM1 when you arrived back in the US after being kidnapped.

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Old 05-04-2013, 02:55 AM   #4
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The worst thing about this movie is
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not having the main protagonist take out the main bad guy. Pepper takes down 'Mandarin'. A major no no. They did that in Blade (Abigail takes down 'Dracula') and it's just as bad there.

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Old 05-12-2013, 10:36 PM   #5
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The whole removing of his reactor. Just doesnt sit well with me.
Ok, this is a fundamental question for me. In the comics, does Stark ever find a treatment to remove all of the fragments in his chest? Is that a movie-only thing?

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Old 05-12-2013, 10:59 PM   #6
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Ok, this is a fundamental question for me. In the comics, does Stark ever find a treatment to remove all of the fragments in his chest? Is that a movie-only thing?

He does in the comics. He basically needs an artificial heart. Granted, it's been decades since I read comics so I have no idea what they've changed since.

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Old 05-12-2013, 11:36 PM   #7
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He does in the comics. He basically needs an artificial heart. Granted, it's been decades since I read comics so I have no idea what they've changed since.
He did get an artificial heart however a few years later a chick shoots him, paralyzingly him....once again technology saves his life.

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Old 05-13-2013, 12:24 AM   #8
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Ok, this is a fundamental question for me. In the comics, does Stark ever find a treatment to remove all of the fragments in his chest? Is that a movie-only thing?
I haven't read my issues in a while but I believe the extremis arc itself healed him from the fake heart/arc reactor necessity. It replaced and healed all his organs as well as turned him into a high level technopath of sorts.

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Ok, this is a fundamental question for me. In the comics, does Stark ever find a treatment to remove all of the fragments in his chest? Is that a movie-only thing?
it happens in the comics

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Old 05-13-2013, 11:48 AM   #10
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it happens in the comics
while it is true that it happened in the comics...it happening in this movie drained all the tension out of IM2. It wasnt a new break through in medical science.

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Old 05-03-2013, 11:24 AM   #11
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I kinda didn't like/understand what went on with Pepper gaining powers. Thought that was a liiiittle much, but we'll see how they resolve it in her next appearance. I also didn't get the part where they took out his chestpiece at the end. Why couldn't he have done that earlier?


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Old 05-03-2013, 11:28 AM   #12
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:32 AM   #13
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Default Re: What DIDN'T you like about Iron Man 3? *SPOILER ALERT*

While I understand putting spoiler tags in posts in threads like the Mandarin thread or the Killian thread, with this one I put spoiler alert in caps in the title. If people choose to click on it, how is it my fault?

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While I understand putting spoiler tags in posts in threads like the Mandarin thread or the Killian thread, with this one I put spoiler alert in caps in the title. If people choose to click on it, how is it my fault?
Because.....there have been warning about it for over a week.

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Old 05-03-2013, 11:37 AM   #15
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-Mandarin's reveal as Trevor
-SOME of Harley's scenes. I didn't hate him as much as I thought I would.
-Not enough of War Machine/Iron Patriot in action.

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-Why wouldn't he remove the reactor in the first movie? The thing about the sharpnel was that it was too close to the heart to operate.

-When Extremis gives you ninja agility? (Pepper scene). I understand they give incredible regeneration powers and overheat, but when it's stated the credibility of that scene?

-Every media knows were Tony Stark lives (and in an extension of that idea, everyone). Why would the media helicopters appear when he makes that statement?

-Why there is so much variation in the extremis health regeneration power?

-Why would Killian make Pepper an extremis user? Trophy? You gave your hostage awesome regeneration and heating powers? Nonsense!

-Exploding inside a suit doesn't kill Killian, but an explosion does? Same illogic applied with Pepper falling to her fiery death, or the other woman being in the gas explosion.

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Old 05-03-2013, 11:57 AM   #17
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Pepper killing Killian. My biggest complaint, as it was something I hated about the first 2 films (Tony not kicking the villain's ass.) And it was done in such a random and over the top manner. Damn near killed the entire film for me until I started thinking about how great the rest of the damn movie is.

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If it was so easy, why didn't he do it sooner? Plus, since it was such a big deal in this film, as much as it was in the first 2, why have the movie end with a focus on that?

War Machine. That was such a nice suit, with toys being made of it everything, and it wasn't even in the movie! Doesn't affect that quality of the film, but I was waiting for it to show up!

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Old 05-03-2013, 12:43 PM   #18
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  • I hated the
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    Mandarin twist
    I was like in total shock when it happened. I thought I was being punked.
  • I hated how every time Tony would do something badass, he would ruin it 1 second later with humor. It was funny the first 5 times, but it got old quick
  • Pepper
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    getting powers and killing killian
  • Tony
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    was only inside the suit for like 5 minutes all movie
  • Rhodey really did
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  • Maybe it is just me, but the pacing seemed a little weird

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Old 05-03-2013, 01:42 PM   #19
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Pepper killing Killian. My biggest complaint, as it was something I hated about the first 2 films (Tony not kicking the villain's ass.)
But he did kick Killian's ass. He trapped him in the Mark 42 armor and destructed it. Though it didn't kill him, it definitely weakened him.

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-The blue song
-Post credits scene
-The Iron Patriot suit
-Stark's character arc (generic)
-Unoriginal story lines (didn't feel as any of them were new in any kind of way)

I have other complaints but I already touched on them in the rate/review thread.

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But he did kick Killian's ass. He trapped him in the Mark 42 armor and destructed it. Though it didn't kill him, it definitely weakened him.
He did, but meh, he was still alive.

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-In general I didn't like how some of the humor was forced into the movie, I understand when Stark does it but when other characters do its just too much. I mean for example Killian can breathe fire but thats never brought back up again. It was done only for a joke for Rhodey.

-Some things I feel that were just a bit too convenient. Tony Stark is being shown completely on edge to the point he creates over 40 suits but he has no defense system for his house? Nothing to tell him he has missiles incoming. Even before the events of TA I would've expected something Then we have JARVIS malfunctioning in a way to take where he is suppose to end up. Also personally I feel that the Iron Patriot shouldn't be so easily used by anyone else, there should be some security measures to keep anyone from just jumping into there.

-I like how the progression of his suits are used but I feel they go a bit overboard with it in some parts. He can call it from hundreds of miles away or that he can completely remote control the thing.

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Then we have JARVIS malfunctioning in a way to take where he is suppose to end up. Also personally I feel that the Iron Patriot shouldn't be so easily used by anyone else, there should be some security measures to keep anyone from just jumping into there.
These aren't really problems with the film, it just seems you missed parts explaining these things.
Assuming you are talking about Tennessee, Tony asked JARVIS to plot a flight plan to Tennessee just before the Mansion was attacked, JARVIS then carried this out when he rescued Tony. Secondly the reason Savin was able to get in the suit and wear it was because the Iron Patriot redesign was done by AIM giving them the access they needed before hand.

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The fact that
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-The poor character development for all supporting characters
-The shoehorned opening scene to introduce Guy Pearce's character
-The Lackluster action sequences
-The twist/use of The Mandarin/ wasting Kingsley's talent
-The lack of Iron Patriot in action sequences/in general

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