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Iron Man - 8/10 (very good ... close to great)
Iron Man 2 - 5/10 (ugh ... had moments)
Iron Man 3 - 6/10 (funny but whatever, forgettable)

This movie was just too campy. Ever since Iron Man 2, taken to new levels by Thor and then eventually the comedy disguised as a comic book film, the Avengers ...

There is no intensity, threat or seriousness in ANY of these Marvel Films post the original IM and Incredible Hulk of 2008. Everything is laughed off with over written and contrived jokes. The guy who wrote this script didn't take the material seriously, and it shows. The original IM had reverence for the material, the comedy came organically from RDJ's Stark character and real life RDJ parallels. As it also did for maybe the first 30 minutes of IM 2. Ever since then, the character has been over written to be comedic, to the point he's actually annoying.

Too much goofy stuff going on. I actually rather liked the Mandarin twist, felt it had some nice legitimate social commentary on media created boogeymen who could ultimately be patsies. Kingsley was genuinely funny. The fire breathing, pole melting, armor destroying villains, the nonexistent villain motivations, corny performance from the antagonist, lack of inherent internal logic and physics, anyone being able to use Stark's specifically designed suits, Pepper Pots leaping in the air superhuman ninjitsu style and demolishing an IM suit and killing the villain?

Total jump the shark moment. This trilogy was pretty bad outside of the first film. The only think holding the first film back was a very stereotypical and suspect 3rd act. That 3rd act look outstanding compared to other things that happened in it's two sequels. There wasn't a solid, or legitimately threatening antagonist since Bridge's Stane character.

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This trilogy was pretty bad outside of the first film.
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here's my own review on Iron Man 3- Cheers!



* I saw Iron Man 3 – and came away very impressed. So much so that I have to easily rate IM3 a much more better film than both the previous Iron Man films, and that’s saying a lot with the first film featuring the origin of Iron Man and introducing the delightful presence of Tony Stark – who of course continues to be wonderfully done by Robert Downey Jr.

Normally in trilogies and on ,you see series lose a lot of steam and start to become disinteresting and flat, and it seems like a greedy way of studios gaining profit from the series early success – but such is not the case for Iron Man 3 - this is a 3rd film which has succeeded the previous and i was delighted that it provided a much more faster pace, more interesting plot and surprise villain element than what wasn’t expected at all. I have to admit that there were scenes in first IM that I thought were just ordinary,

In the 2nd IM, there were actual periods that were so slow and dragged me into restlessness but I didn’t get any of that sense in Iron Man 3. It was so well put together, it has a good pace, consistent and a good flow in both script writing, plot, dialogue, character development, action sequences and visual special effects
I really enjoyed it from top beginning to end and considered it unique in it’s own way.

What continues to make Iron Man films unique is it’s more than armor creativity, visual graphic cyber technology CGI special effects, more than any superhero, even more than Christian Bale’s portrayal of Bruce Wayne in Dark Knight series is the character of Robert Downey Jr.s Tony Stark role. The dialogue, the zany outlandish sense of humor, playboy charming, annoying arrogance and overall unpredictability of Stark plays a huge impact.

He’s so natural and effortless in this role, and in my theater the audience continue to get a big laughing kick of his Tony Stark dialogue. Sometimes I couldn’t even catch the other lines because they were snickering so hard and loud. You couldn’t get a clue on when he was going to be chalk serious or jokingly humorous. But I got the biggest impression when he not only dealt with a swarming, overwhelming personal attack ( which was one of the three awesome action/special effects sequences in the entire film) but how he overcame being without his greatest weapon.

Another big treat was the action scenes involving Starks top assistant Pepper Potts (portrayed by Gwyneth Paltrow) I thought she would resume only her role as Stark’s top Assistant and part time girlfriend in helping Stark’s struggling with his endangering lifestyle as IM. But she is forceably forced into the action, which she coincidentally she is involved in 2 of the 3 most amazing action scenes. Speaking of those three really big, terrific action scenes, one I admit to being quite in awe and astounded in how Iron Man strategically pull this impossible stunt through.

And keep close eye on Jarvis’ – Stark’s Artificial Intelligence System that allows him to perform an amazing amount of feats with the Iron Man Armor suit(s)
I thought it was ironic bad timing with Iron Man 3 presenting terroristic bombings by the same time we in the USA had recent experience with the Boston terror bombing crisis.

One peeve I continue to have regrets on the franchise deciding to replace Terrence Howard as Colonel. James Rhodes – after the 1st film, …and I still have that regret. Don Cheadle returns as Rhodes/War Machine and renamed as Iron Patriot in IM3, But he was less involved in this one and less appealing and less interesting and I simply haven’t gotten into him. He’s just a JAG (Just Another Guy) I don’t know if it’s physical build, height, looks, demeanor or charisma but Cheadle hasn’t come close to taking notice of him as I did Howard in the James Rhode role. And shame on me but I can’t help dwelling on that every time I see Cheadle as Rhode

. I also liked that Tony Stark encountered and teamed up with an unexpected ally, even while still struggling with a dangerous physical illness brought on by the Avengers crisis. We saw how that illness threatened not only himself but those close to him.

Another one was the surprise element of the villainous Mandarin who was portrayed earlier as a ruthless Bin Laden type wild man. In the Marvel Comic I grew up reading, i remember him as being a very cunning top notch martial artist with a host of ten extraordinary powerful rings (lasers, neuro-pitch sounds, deep zero freeze, illusions, darkness/blinding light, etc,) I admit to liking something different and unpredictable twists but this one took me totally by surprise, I thought it was a trap. For one the Mandarin in the comics was oriental descent while the film seemed to portray him as Mid-Eastern.

I thought it was ironic timing with IM3 film presenting terrorist acts from a villain when we are realistically experiencing terrorism in our very homeland in the recent Boston bombings.

As much as I really enjoyed IM3 the talk of saying Iron Man 3 being better than the Avengers should be considered an over-exaggeration,, it doesn't suffice the combined characteristics of every Avenger.
I had very high expectations for Iron Man 3 …and not only did it not disappoint me, but it easily exceeded my expectations and provided me with one of the
very best films of the year thus far – and easily one of very best Marvel Superhero movies- Two thumbs ..way up for Iron Man 3...!!

On a scale of 1-to 10, I give Iron Man 3 an 8.5

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* I saw Iron Man 3 – and came away very impressed. So much so that I have to easily rate IM3 a much more better film than both the previous Iron Man films, and that’s saying a lot with the first film featuring the origin of Iron Man and introducing the delightful presence of Tony Stark – who of course continues to be wonderfully done by Robert Downey Jr.

Normally in trilogies and on ,you see series lose a lot of steam and start to become disinteresting and flat, and it seems like a greedy way of studios gaining profit from the series early success – but such is not the case for Iron Man 3 - this is a 3rd film which has succeeded the previous and i was delighted that it provided a much more faster pace, more interesting plot and surprise villain element than what wasn’t expected at all. I have to admit that there were scenes in first IM that I thought were just ordinary,

In the 2nd IM, there were actual periods that were so slow and dragged me into restlessness but I didn’t get any of that sense in Iron Man 3. It was so well put together, it has a good pace, consistent and a good flow in both script writing, plot, dialogue, character development, action sequences and visual special effects
I really enjoyed it from top beginning to end and considered it unique in it’s own way.

What continues to make Iron Man films unique is it’s more than armor creativity, visual graphic cyber technology CGI special effects, more than any superhero, even more than Christian Bale’s portrayal of Bruce Wayne in Dark Knight series is the character of Robert Downey Jr.s Tony Stark role. The dialogue, the zany outlandish sense of humor, playboy charming, annoying arrogance and overall unpredictability of Stark plays a huge impact.

He’s so natural and effortless in this role, and in my theater the audience continue to get a big laughing kick of his Tony Stark dialogue. Sometimes I couldn’t even catch the other lines because they were snickering so hard and loud. You couldn’t get a clue on when he was going to be chalk serious or jokingly humorous. But I got the biggest impression when he not only dealt with a swarming, overwhelming personal attack ( which was one of the three awesome action/special effects sequences in the entire film) but how he overcame being without his greatest weapon.

Another big treat was the action scenes involving Starks top assistant Pepper Potts (portrayed by Gwyneth Paltrow) I thought she would resume only her role as Stark’s top Assistant and part time girlfriend in helping Stark’s struggling with his endangering lifestyle as IM. But she is forceably forced into the action, which she coincidentally she is involved in 2 of the 3 most amazing action scenes. Speaking of those three really big, terrific action scenes, one I admit to being quite in awe and astounded in how Iron Man strategically pull this impossible stunt through.

And keep close eye on Jarvis’ – Stark’s Artificial Intelligence System that allows him to perform an amazing amount of feats with the Iron Man Armor suit(s)
I thought it was ironic bad timing with Iron Man 3 presenting terroristic bombings by the same time we in the USA had recent experience with the Boston terror bombing crisis.

One peeve I continue to have regrets on the franchise deciding to replace Terrence Howard as Colonel. James Rhodes – after the 1st film, …and I still have that regret. Don Cheadle returns as Rhodes/War Machine and renamed as Iron Patriot in IM3, But he was less involved in this one and less appealing and less interesting and I simply haven’t gotten into him. He’s just a JAG (Just Another Guy) I don’t know if it’s physical build, height, looks, demeanor or charisma but Cheadle hasn’t come close to taking notice of him as I did Howard in the James Rhode role. And shame on me but I can’t help dwelling on that every time I see Cheadle as Rhode

. I also liked that Tony Stark encountered and teamed up with an unexpected ally, even while still struggling with a dangerous physical illness brought on by the Avengers crisis. We saw how that illness threatened not only himself but those close to him.

Another one was the surprise element of the villainous Mandarin who was portrayed earlier as a ruthless Bin Laden type wild man. In the Marvel Comic I grew up reading, i remember him as being a very cunning top notch martial artist with a host of ten extraordinary powerful rings (lasers, neuro-pitch sounds, deep zero freeze, illusions, darkness/blinding light, etc,) I admit to liking something different and unpredictable twists but this one took me totally by surprise, I thought it was a trap. For one the Mandarin in the comics was oriental descent while the film seemed to portray him as Mid-Eastern.

I thought it was ironic timing with IM3 film presenting terrorist acts from a villain when we are realistically experiencing terrorism in our very homeland in the recent Boston bombings.

As much as I really enjoyed IM3 the talk of saying Iron Man 3 being better than the Avengers should be considered an over-exaggeration,, it doesn't suffice the combined characteristics of every Avenger.
I had very high expectations for Iron Man 3 …and not only did it not disappoint me, but it easily exceeded my expectations and provided me with one of the
very best films of the year thus far – and easily one of very best Marvel Superhero movies- Two thumbs ..way up for Iron Man 3...!!

On a scale of 1-to 10, I give Iron Man 3 an 8.5
Very, very well said. I have seen this now 3 times and its easily my favorite of the franchise and that's hard to do as the first is as flawless and one can get.
My disappoint is not with the movie, but the fan reaction, especially in the die hard Iron man community which I am a big part of. I believe expectations were rather high from the die hard fans concerning Mandarin and when the twist happened, there was some betrayal felt from the Iron man community, as we wanted the classic Mandarin or least what we were lead to see in all the trailers, there is an inferiority complex in the community, and a sense that Marvel will sacrifice Iron mans history and rogues to please the GA, its been done a few times over the years, especially concerning Mandarin, from the beginning Jon Favreau said he felt Mandarin was more a Emperor from Star Wars, kind of behind the scenes, running the show, and admitted he had no idea how to make him fit into a real world setting, so when sir Ben Kingsley was cast, we were not sure, then that first poster was shown and he looked awesome, him setting there with those glasses, foot on Iron man helmet, looking evil, it was what we hoped for, and then the twist happened and a lot of Iron man fans I have spoken to hated the movie from that point on, even now, fans can not get past that.
For me, guess I am more open minded and loved the twist, its been a life long dream to see Iron Man on the big screen and take his place among the elite heroes, where I always felt he belonged. Robert Downey Jr. is Tony Stark and its been an awesome ride.

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Why would you want to discuss Star Trek in an Iron man thread? You being lazy isn't an excuse.

Jeez if you're that lazy at least click here. http://forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?t=457999

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arghhh I just wanted to have a quick reply on my inquires of others reactions to the film, didn't want to start a discussion in the IM3 boards! sorry, I'll just edit the post out yeesh.
Even if one or two people mentioned Star Trek here I don't see why you thought you'd get enough responses to warrant the question. To logically assume that the people who've seen Iron Man also saw Star Trek is kind of out there. Your post just came across to me to try and flame and pit one movie against the other.

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Even if one or two people mentioned Star Trek here I don't see why you thought you'd get enough responses to warrant the question. To logically assume that the people who've seen Iron Man also saw Star Trek is kind of out there. Your post just came across to me to try and flame and pit one movie against the other.

Sorry for acting like a mini-mod but I sensed trolling and ain't nobody got time for dat.
its safe to assume that 90% of the people on these boards see almost every comic book/sci-fi inspired movie, so I'm sure plenty could have weighed in, this just wasnt the forum to bring it up in, which I did acknowledge but the point is moot now lol. I wasn't trying to spark and argument of any kind or compare the movies (they're nothing alike lol), or do any trolling I'm not that type of poster. but anyways I've moved the post, thanks for providing the link... those that wish to help or weigh in as star trek fans go comment there please. Back to the stagnant Iron man 3 talks and mind numbing arguing lol...

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personally i think Marvel played it safe by downplaying Mandarin and making it a social commentary, playing on the terrorist Bogeyman idea. People said they went risky but if you think about it, Mandarin is pretty hard to pin down in a movie considering the scope of IM vs Mandarin going toe-to-toe in comics and other media. Either he would be a cheesy villain character for the early 2000s or a flat out terrorist type villain like formulaic, which I wouldn't mind. But I can sympathize with the fans regarding Kingsley's wasted potential and Mandarin vs. IM to be lacking in grandiose.

I read a article a while back saying Feige contacted, I think Abrams? on how to execute the third act. excluding the plot twist affect on the movie, what does everyone think of the third act (entire action sequence)?
i believe that abrams thing was in reference to him helping on iron man 1, not 3.

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personally i think Marvel played it safe by downplaying Mandarin and making it a social commentary, playing on the terrorist Bogeyman idea. People said they went risky but if you think about it, Mandarin is pretty hard to pin down in a movie considering the scope of IM vs Mandarin going toe-to-toe in comics and other media. Either he would be a cheesy villain character for the early 2000s or a flat out terrorist type villain like formulaic, which I wouldn't mind. But I can sympathize with the fans regarding Kingsley's wasted potential and Mandarin vs. IM to be lacking in grandiose.
lol no. You can make lots of arguments against Iron Man 3 but 'playing it safe' is not one of them.

If they wanted to play it safe they would have used a carbon copy of the comics version of the Mandarin; they wouldn't have spent time thinking about a way to re-introduce them to modern times that could have been potentially controversial (and it actually was). So no, they didn't play safe here people.

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lol no. You can make lots of arguments against Iron Man 3 but 'playing it safe' is not one of them.

If they wanted to play it safe they would have used a carbon copy of the comics version of the Mandarin; they wouldn't have spent time thinking about a way to re-introduce them to modern times that could have been potentially controversial (and it actually was). So no, they didn't play safe here people.
Iron Man 3 did play it safe. Had they not cared about playing it safe they would have cast a Chinese actor as The Mandarin and have it play closer to his comic counterpart. But they knew the potential damage this could do to the foreign box office so they played it safe and gave us this version of "The Mandarin" so as to not hurt or offend anyone overseas.

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Loved Iron Man 1. Very disappointed by Iron Man 2 but admit it had cool moments (Monaco is just great superheroes movie magic). Expected so much more for IM3 ever since how cool was Avengers. Pure fun actions film. But IM3 is just too campy. Some times is just a bad movie. Sorry, but this is just a 6/10 movie. Had some good actions sequences, but is just plain goofy. A cracking joke every 5 minutes. I miss so much the good stuff that was Iron Man 1. In 4 movies Iron Man has two good and two bad. IM1 and Avengers were class. IM2 and IM3 were awful...

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I was anxious to see how Iron man 3 was going to be. I thought the first movie was phenomenal, but the second one was a dull disappointment.

All in all, Iron Man 3 failed for me for the same reasons IM2 did. First off, Iron Man is barely there. He appears to be quickly defeated (apparently Stark had this new suit prepared, only not for combat, WTF) and then he's off-screen for the rest of the movie until the very climax. And it's more the suit alone doing things and Tony Stark commanding it from afar. The climax was, much like IM2 one, more bombastic than good.

Plot holes are not missed either: at some point Stark saves Pepper by covering her with the Iron Man suit in less than a second. At the climax of the movie Pepper is in danger again, falling to her death and somehow Tony forgets to repeat the simple procedure. And apparently Aldrich Killian's formula transformed people instantly into expert fighters as it was Pepper Potts who ended up beating the bad guy here with some nice fighting skills, performing better than Iron Man himself... you know, the hero of this movie... sort of. As if having the superhero off the screen for 90% of the movie hadn't been enough.

That said, superheroes movies have been using and abusing humor (and any kind of humor) too much now. But to completely transform the main Iron man villain into a joke - and literally so - was way too much. Mandarin turned into a joke was the ultimate blasphemy against what is the greatest villain in the iron Man universe.

As usual, the only thing that kept everything afloat was Robert Downey Jr's performance, able not only to perform mediocre jokes nicely but also mixing comedy and drama beautifully.

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I was anxious to see how Iron man 3 was going to be. I thought the first movie was phenomenal, but the second one was a dull disappointment.

All in all, Iron Man 3 failed for me for the same reasons IM2 did. First off, Iron Man is barely there. He appears to be quickly defeated (apparently Stark had this new suit prepared, only not for combat, WTF) and then he's off-screen for the rest of the movie until the very climax. And it's more the suit alone doing things and Tony Stark commanding it from afar. The climax was, much like IM2 one, more bombastic than good.

Plot holes are not missed either: at some point Stark saves Pepper by covering her with the Iron Man suit in less than a second. At the climax of the movie Pepper is in danger again, falling to her death and somehow Tony forgets to repeat the simple procedure. And apparently Aldrich Killian's formula transformed people instantly into expert fighters as it was Pepper Potts who ended up beating the bad guy here with some nice fighting skills, performing better than Iron Man himself... you know, the hero of this movie... sort of. As if having the superhero off the screen for 90% of the movie hadn't been enough.

That said, superheroes movies have been using and abusing humor (and any kind of humor) too much now. But to completely transform the main Iron man villain into a joke - and literally so - was way too much. Mandarin turned into a joke was the ultimate blasphemy against what is the greatest villain in the iron Man universe.

As usual, the only thing that kept everything afloat was Robert Downey Jr's performance, able not only to perform mediocre jokes nicely but also mixing comedy and drama beautifully.

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No, it's just that this whole argument was hashed and rehashed two weeks ago, ad nauseam. Suffice to say that those who hate the Mandarin Twist have a greatly exaggerated sense of the character's importance and impact on the actual comic-book world (hint: he was a D-level villain and a racist caricature, and his only claim to fame is being the most common of Iron Man's notoriously crappy rogues' gallery); completely overlook the fact that Aldrich Killian is the actual Mandarin, and that he is actually the best and most formidable foe Iron Man has faced onscreen so far; and the whole political and narrative theme of the movie (we create our own demons; and a hero is judged by what he does, not by who he fights) seems to have sailed way over the heads of the people whose complaints about how Mandarin was "raped" actually feeds back into the movie's theme, in a vicious circle.

Read back through the past few hundred pages and save yourself the argument(s)....this horse has already been beaten to death.


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No, it's just that this whole argument was hashed and rehashed two weeks ago, ad nauseam. Suffice to say that those who hate the Mandarin Twist have a greatly exaggerated sense of the character's importance and impact on the actual comic-book world (hint: he was a D-level villain and a racist caricature, and his only claim to fame is being the most common of Iron Man's notoriously crappy rogues' gallery); completely overlook the fact that Aldrich Killian is the actual Mandarin, and that he is actually the best and most formidable foe Iron Man has faced onscreen so far; and the whole political and narrative theme of the movie (we create our own demons; and a hero is judged by what he does, not by who he fights) seems to have sailed way over the heads of the people whose complaints about how Mandarin was "raped" actually feeds back into the movie's theme, in a vicious circle.

Read back through the past few hundred pages and save yourself the argument(s)....this horse has already been beaten to death.

Oh, you mean this all have been discussed two weeks before I even registered myself in this site? Whoa, how dared I. But as long as there's a rate and review thread open, I'll assume I can come and post an opinion about it.

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Old 05-26-2013, 06:11 PM   #23
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Plot holes are not missed either: at some point Stark saves Pepper by covering her with the Iron Man suit in less than a second. At the climax of the movie Pepper is in danger again, falling to her death and somehow Tony forgets to repeat the simple procedure. And apparently Aldrich Killian's formula transformed people instantly into expert fighters as it was Pepper Potts who ended up beating the bad guy here with some nice fighting skills, performing better than Iron Man himself... you know, the hero of this movie... sort of. As if having the superhero off the screen for 90% of the movie hadn't been enough.
It's rather that you missed plot points. It's only the Mark 42 that can respond to someone else than Tony and that doesn't arrive until after Pepper falls (and it doesn't exactly work well at that point anyway).

I don't really get why you think that Pepper doing well in a fight after she's gotten superhuman strength and speed is a plot hole either. A plot hole is when a movie contradicts itself, or does something that can't be explained. On the subject of doing well with powers quickly, did you think that it was a plot hole that Stark and Stane could use their armors well so quickly in the first Iron Man?

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Old 05-26-2013, 07:21 PM   #24
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It's rather that you missed plot points. It's only the Mark 42 that can respond to someone else than Tony and that doesn't arrive until after Pepper falls (and it doesn't exactly work well at that point anyway).
If I ever get to see this movie again, I'll pay attention to that. I thought by the end Stark was controlling them all while they're flying around.

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I don't really get why you think that Pepper doing well in a fight after she's gotten superhuman strength and speed is a plot hole either. A plot hole is when a movie contradicts itself, or does something that can't be explained. On the subject of doing well with powers quickly, did you think that it was a plot hole that Stark and Stane could use their armors well so quickly in the first Iron Man?
Well, Stark did a bit of training before doing well. Pepper passed from an executive to a martial arts expert. But more odd than that was that they decided to have Iron Man out of the movie for the most part and when they decided to bring him back for the climax, it's the love interest who did the job.

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Old 05-27-2013, 07:23 AM   #25
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If I ever get to see this movie again, I'll pay attention to that. I thought by the end Stark was controlling them all while they're flying around.



Well, Stark did a bit of training before doing well. Pepper passed from an executive to a martial arts expert. But more odd than that was that they decided to have Iron Man out of the movie for the most part and when they decided to bring him back for the climax, it's the love interest who did the job.
You mean like they've done for *all* the Iron Man movies? Pepper is the one who killed Obadiah Stane; she's the one who had Justin Hammer arrested; it's only natural she should take out Aldrich Killian, too. Hell, I'm surprised she's not the one who face-planted Loki into the floor in The Avengers.

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