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View Poll Results: How did you like Iron Man 2?
10 - Amazingly Awesome! 99 20.37%
9 105 21.60%
8 137 28.19%
7 80 16.46%
6 25 5.14%
5 - Not horrible 18 3.70%
4 8 1.65%
3 7 1.44%
2 2 0.41%
1 - Geesh, this movie sucks! 5 1.03%
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:25 PM   #1301
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I've never seen lost OR dexter.

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I saw the first season of Dexter on DVD since the premise was interesting(I liked it but haven't seen any other seasons since I was too busy). But I have yet to see even one second of Lost, Alias, Friends, 24, American Idol, or ANY reality show.

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Someone go make a thread in TV Forum.."Shows you've never seen!"

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I actually did

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I remember being a kid in grade school and always making it a game to see how many times someone can see a popular movie in theaters, I was a kid in the 80's so the options were Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi, Temple Of Doom, Ghostbusters.

But now that I'm older I can't see a movie more than once in theaters, I get tired, bored since I know how the movie ends, and I start to sleep does this happen to others here?
It called age.
All Jokes aside man of my same era.As for me for most watched movies of that era or in one sit down.I rememeber once sneaking into a multiplex theater to see the movie Last Dragon and then my friends snuck out after it was over into another film but I got stuck behind because their was an Usher by the door and wound up watching that Movie 5 times!!!!!!!
Epic film that doesn't get the props it deserves or maybe I feel that way because of how many times I seen it.

WHO'S THE MASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Ha I went to get an image of the Last Dragon and found this:

Sorry to be off topic but.........


In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, it looks like “Samuel L. Jackson is set to star as a bad guy again in Columbia Pictures’ remake of Berry Gordy’s 1985 cult classic The Last Dragon.

The actor “will play Sho’nuff, the Shogun of Harlem, a role played in the original by the late Julius Carry, whose spiel included asking ego-driven questions like ‘Am I the baddest mofo lowdown around this town?’ Each time his gang of thugs answered, ‘Sho ’nuff!’”
Handling screenwriting as well as producing duties “is Dallas Jackson, who heads up the urban family label DJ Classicz with Davis. Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA is co-producing.”
This new version of the film “will be along the same lines of the original, centering on young martial arts student Leroy Green in his quest through the streets of New York to achieve the highest level of martial arts accomplishment, known as the Last Dragon. Those who achieve the high ranking possess the Glow, making them the greatest fighter alive.”
The plan is for “the project, announced by Columbia presidents Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, will take a new look at Last Dragon coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Motown next year.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with Kerry Gordy as he continues his father’s legacy, and we’re confident that he along with John and Dallas are the perfect team to develop the project,” Belgrad offered. “They will capture everything that people love about the original while also bringing a fresh edge to the remake.”
Even though it got poor “reviews, Last Dragon did well at the boxoffice, grossing nearly $26 million. It soon became a cult classic for scenes like Bruce Lee follower Green remaining so loyal to the martial arts star that he eats his popcorn in a movie theater with chopsticks.”

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^^Yeah I remember reading about this a while back. I hope they get somebody besides Sam for Shonuff, though...

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^^Yeah I remember reading about this a while back. I hope they get somebody besides Sam for Shonuff, though...
C'mon man he is perfect who else could come even romotely close to the previous Julius Carry's Sho'Nuff performance.
He even resembles him a bit and I know he got the attitude to do it.

I can see jackson saying.....

"Who is the Badast Mo'Fo????!!!!!!!"

"Sho'Nuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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They need someone who can reasonably perform some action. Sam is an old man. Let him play Shonuff's dad or something heh heh.

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Sorry to be off topic but.........

a role played in the original by the late Julius Carry,
I didn't know he passed, thas too bad.

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As did I. Even though his identity is known I wished they kept the voice with all the dialogue Iron Man had.
In the comics he does.The identity thing is just how they justify it but in reality it's Stardom(Movie Star Power) the bigger the star gets the more face time and voice time he will get.Downey obviously wants his voice heard so he gets the credit while in the suit.Notice how many times you saw his face,Cheadels face and Mickey Roukes face at the end.In a real fight with Blasters and Rays and Energy Blasters why would he romve his face covering.Stardom It comes with the territory.

I say just use Downey Voice and computerize it a little.

That's the problem with using names in a movie.That's why most times in the movies the hero takes off his mask to reveal it to his love interest.Also remember in FF 2 They wind up exchanging powers.That was another little bit so that Michael Chiklis would get some face time it was also the reason Dooms face was restored by the Surfer.So in the end you wind up getting more of the Actor then the character.

I enjoy the voice and I also think it is necessary it makes his suit seem more Computerized Suit without it it just seems like Armor.

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One thing I missed about the first Iron man was the political relevance. I liked Iron Man flying to the middle east and whooping terrorists. I liked seeing a Marvel hero fighting a revelant, topical enemy. Like how Cap fought the nazis while America fought WW2. I liked Tony protecting Middle east refugees. Nothing like that in this one.

Plus, Tony had an arch in the first one. No conscious in the first half, then after the near death experience, he wants to protect people. Here, he was pretty much a jerk the whole time. And he didn't seem as interested in 'protecting people in harms way' (Apparently he saved everyone inbetween the first and second movie) In fact, he put a lot of people in harms' way by constantly circling the expo when he had an army of robots firing at him.

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In the comics he does.The identity thing is just how they justify it but in reality it's Stardom(Movie Star Power) the bigger the star gets the more face time and voice time he will get.Downey obviously wants his voice heard so he gets the credit while in the suit.Notice how many times you saw his face,Cheadels face and Mickey Roukes face at the end.In a real fight with Blasters and Rays and Energy Blasters why would he romve his face covering.Stardom It comes with the territory.

I say just use Downey Voice and computerize it a little.

That's the problem with using names in a movie.That's why most times in the movies the hero takes off his mask to reveal it to his love interest.Also remember in FF 2 They wind up exchanging powers.That was another little bit so that Michael Chiklis would get some face time it was also the reason Dooms face was restored by the Surfer.So in the end you wind up getting more of the Actor then the character.

I enjoy the voice and I also think it is necessary it makes his suit seem more Computerized Suit without it it just seems like Armor.
I actually think it's not totally face time, but to add more humanity to the scene. There's lots of CG action going on, blasting drones and shooting out of robot suits. If they just have the voices, it'll get to the point where it feels like you're watching a cartoon. But when the masks open, it just adds a little something to it, even if you don't consciously pick up on it.

Plus it's gotta be distracting talking to someone with that HUD crowding your vision.

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Iron Man II (2010)



Directed by ... Jon Favreau
Written by ... Justin Theroux
Based on the Marvel Comics Character created by ... Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Larry Lieber and Don Heck

Executive Produced by ... Jon Favreau, Louis D'Esposito, Susan Downey, Stan Lee, Alan Fine, David Maisel and Denis L. Stewert
Produced by ... Kevin Feige, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham
Cinematography by ... Matthew Libatique
Production Design by ... J. Michael Riva
Editing by ... Dan Lebental and Richard Pearson
Art Direction by ... David F. Klassen, Page Buckner, Michael E. Goldman and Suzan Wexler
Costume Design by ... Mary Zophres
Original Motion Picture Score Composed by ... John Debney

Robert Downey Jr. ... Tony Stark/Iron Man
Don Cheadle ... Lt. Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes/War Machine
Scarlett Johansson ... Natalie Rushman/Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Pepper Potts
Sam Rockwell ... Justin Hammer
Mickey Rourke ... Ivan Vanko/Whiplash
Samuel L. Jackson ... Colonel Nick Fury
Clark Gregg ... Agent Coulson
John Slattery ... Howard Stark
Jon Favreau ... Happy Hogan
Paul Bettany ... Jarvis (voice)
Kate Mara ... U.S. Marshal
Leslie Bibb ... Christine Everhart
Garry Shandling ... Senator Stern
Christiane Amanpour ... Herself
Philippe Bergeron ... Detective Lemieux
James Bethea ... Security Force #1
Michael Bruno ... Security Force #2
Katie Clark ... Expo Fan
Luminita Docan ... Russian Newscaster
François Duhamel ... French Photographer
Larry Ellison ... Himself
Adam Goldstein ... Himself
Tim Guinee ... Major Allen
Eric L. Haney ... General Meade
Yevgeni Lazarev ... Anton Vanko
Stan Lee ... Himself
Isaiah Guyman Martin IV ... AV Operator
Helena Mattsson ... Rebecca
Keith Middlebrook ... Expo Cop
Anya Monzikova ... Rebeka
Margy Moore ... Bambi Arbogast
Olivia Munn ... Chess Roberts
Elon Musk ... Himself
Alejandro Patino ... Strawberry Vendor
Davin Ransom ... Young Tony Stark

Billionaire Tony Stark must contend with deadly issues involving the government, his own friends, as well as new enemies due to his superhero alter ego Iron Man.

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By this point, the Comic Book Movie has become an integral component of the Summer Movie lexicon. Today, it’s as expected at the box office as popcorn and annoying children…so much so that they’re certainly among the most anticipated releases year in and year out.

This is clearly why, for most audiences, the theatre going need remained dormant until the back to back releases of “Kick-Ass” and “The Losers” back in April.

But if there’s one thing fans and audiences look forward to even more than seeing these legendary characters being brought to the flesh-bound realm of the silver screen…it’s seeing those characters come for a second helping in the inevitable sequel.

And as far as Shellhead was concerned, the anticipation was downright staggering.

With 2008’s “Iron Man,” actor-turned-director Jon Favreau (“Zathura,” “Elf”) had established a tone in super hero storytelling that was quite unique…specifically based on the attention to naturalistic improv brought to the table by his cast and his thoughtful approach to the importance of staying true to the character’s comic book roots both visually as well as aesthetically.

As the first project under the new banner of “Marvel Studios,” It had successfully resuscitated the House of Ideas as a major player following a string of moneymakers like the “Fantastic Four” films and third installments in the ‘X-Men’ and ‘Spider-Man’ lines that didn’t (arguably) hold up as much with fans as it did the grosses and ultimately, it more often than not ranks with comic book enthusiasts as one of the best the sub-genre has to offer.

No pressure.

Enter “Iron Man II,” the first film (no offense, “A Nightmare on Elm Street”) to definitively kick off the 2010 Summer Movie Season.

A mere six months after his blazen debut and subsequent outing of his armored persona to the world, Anthony ‘Tony’ Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is living the high life, in more ways than one. His appeal to the masses has increased since revealing that he’s Iron Man (a refreshing departure from the ‘secret identity’ taboo) and in order to keep up the appearance of his ego-centric Pop-CEO demeanor he’s resurrected the Stark Industries Expo…a year-long hosting event to display a pantheon of cutting edge technology from around the world. It’s a completely different story behind closed doors, however. Turns out the personalized Arc Reactor…the very component keeping him alive after his near-fatal endeavor in Gulmira…is slowly degenerating his health; killing him in the paradoxical essence.

As a result, Stark has become an emotional enigma…taking thoughtless risks, displaying shameful public behavior and alienating former assistant turned new Stark Industries CEO ‘Pepper’ Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Army Colonel buddy James Rhodes (Don Cheadle, replacing Terrence Howard in the role) in the process.

Meanwhile, bitter Russian physicist Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) has set out on his own personal vendetta against Iron Man…creating his own Arc Reactor (turns out his father was a partner to Howard Stark in formulating the technology) and declaring vengeance against the bloodstained Stark Family legacy…an ambition quickly recognized and manipulated by rival CEO Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) to destroy both Tony and Iron Man for his own personal gain.

For me personally, Favreau’s “Iron Man” films boil down to this.

Approaching them as a Film Enthusiast, I much prefer the storytelling, characterization and structure of the first film.

But as a Comic Book Fanboy, “Iron Man II” excels for me.

Between more involvement with S.H.I.E.L.D., the appearance of a VERY sexy Scarlet Johannsen as Black Widow and the teases involving two other forthcoming members of the Avengers…I was beaming the entire time.

And c’mon…freakin’ WAR MACHINE! Finally getting War Machine in there was obviously expected, but it’s a completely different story when you’re finally faced with seeing him on screen firing that mini-gun…DAMN!

Now, in my own opinion, I think a lot of people who don’t feel the film to be that strong might’ve missed the intent of the piece. Then again maybe I’m not approaching it correctly, but this is what I got out of it.

“Iron Man II” intentionally eases off of the action, yes…in a physical sense.

But I really don’t think that’s the focal point of the film. I mean at this point, action and slam bang visuals are a given for a comic book action/adventure extravaganza…so much so that they shouldn’t be the main attraction anymore.

Again this might just be me, but I truly think “Iron Man II” was a more character-driven film than the first. It takes a richer…if not necessarily broader…look at Tony Stark and I think the film is ultimately a character-analysis both of him and what taking on this responsibility both means to him and those around him.

For Pepper, it means being an emotional wreck both in the public professional sense as well as the private romantic one. For Rhodey it means being torn between his friendship with Tony and his duty to the United States Government.

Ultimately, I see “Iron Man II” as a redemption story...albeit a more happy go-lucky incarnation.

The pressure manifested by the US Senate, the greed and ingenuity of others and his own mortality causes a fall from grace…

One of the standout sequences of the film involves Iron Man having a throwdown in his own Malibu Mansion with Rhodey…decked out in the Chrome Mark II armor. Initially hilarious as Stark and Rhodey wail on each other to the beat of Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust,” it immediately builds an emotional undercurrent personified by the image of Stark scaring off his guests in a drunken rage as they look on at their supposed ‘hero.’ It’s clearly identified as Stark looks at his own reflection in the window that this is a man at the end of his rope…shattered by the foreboding insistence of death and the power-mad desire of everyone else to reap the benefits of his technology for nefarious or selfish reasons…which would contradict his decision to NOT be recognized simply as a war monger.

However, through interfacing with his loved ones (including his own father from the bowels of the past in a lovely scene of Stark watching a nostalgic film reel) and taking his fate into his own hands rather than submitting to a death wish or the vanity and vengeance of others, Stark reassures that the emphasis is truly more on the ‘Man’…and not the ‘Iron.’

The subsequent action, to me, then feels more story and character-based (with the exception of the climax…more on that later)…which is refreshingly different from the staple nature of, say, the F-22 sequence in the first film.

A distinct example is the Monaco sequence.

This wasn’t simply a one on one between Iron Man and Vanko and I was delighted to see the affection of Pepper and Happy Hogan (Favreau making an appearance of his own) emerge in aiding their friend in the battle…as much as they could anyway.

The cast of the film does exceptionally well (for the most part) given the various circumstances and elements they had to work with.

Again, the most welcome member is the star himself as Robert Downey Jr. provides another wonderful turn as the Industrialist Super Hero. Truly, Stark was the role Downey was born to play as a self-absorbed moneymaking bum sobered and resurrected into prominence (art imitating life) and it’s terrific to see him in his newfound prime with a string of well-deserved hits.

I love that Stark isn’t the typical hero-persona…he’s not traditionally noble in the Superman vein nor is he plagued by the emotional issues of tragedy or adolescence like Batman and Spider-Man respectively. With the gusto of claiming a privatization of peace coupled with a public display of elbow-rubbing and eccentric sunglasses-accompanied narcissism (“Agreed”) Stark is a mixed bag from a character standpoint.

The sight of him, fully armored and fully plastered, definitely sets up an interesting question as to where this character is going (not to mention it’s an obvious nod to the iconic ‘Demon In A Bottle’ storyline from the comics). I’m sure we can all assume that the full-on hero will emerge somewhere down the line and finally do away with the ego-driven eccentricities but it’s unique to see a hero that has to deal with the advantages and consequences of being a public figurehead and Downey once again brings much needed heart and humor to the role. In many ways there’s more subtle dimension here (which I’m sure is to make up for the fact that there isn’t a visible character arc like in the first film) and he’s easily the focus of the picture…which is only correct, being the title character and all.

The remainder of the cast, given the bravado of Robert’s presence, tries to register as best they can with mixed results.

Don Cheadle is a welcome addition as Rhodey and I have to say, there’s something quite unique here.

For the most part I’m not a fan of re-casting for established universes like this. To me, there was a chemistry between Terrence Howard and Robert that was lacking here with Howard’s departure.

But I gotta say…this is one of those rare occasions (like Maggie Gyllenhaal in “The Dark Knight”) where I wish the 2nd actor brought in had been here all along.

For me, Cheadle’s sense of being works more for Rhodey as a military man than Howard…and I believe in Cheadle being a Colonel far easier than the former. This isn’t to take away from Terrence, who’s a fine actor in his own right…but Don has this effervescent authority about him that I bought a bit better.

Mickey Rourke also makes quite the impression as Whiplash with his accent and creepy demeanor…and I gotta say he certainly is the only villain out of both films that actually feels like a genuine threat to Stark. Though I’ll admit…he went out like a chump in the final battle. But that Monaco confrontation was definitely his shining moment of badass-ness.

Scarlet Johannsen is definitely the key eye candy of the film, looking like she was pulled out of a 1945 cover of ‘Playboy’…complete with auburn waves of hair, full pouting lips and a collection of dresses and outfits that are more structurally amazing than the gadgetry and tech.

And who could ever forget Sam Jackson, who makes a heartier return to the proceedings as S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury? I’m glad Jackson was given more than cameo this time around, allowing us to get a better look at his personality and character as he makes his own attempt to get the ball rolling on getting Tony out of the depths of despair.

The weak links come in however, and most unfortunately, from Gwyneth Paltrow and Sam Rockwell.

For me, it doesn’t feel like there was anywhere for the Pepper character to go…as a result, Paltrow feels like she’s going through the motions (Not that she’s not a worthwhile actress…there’s just not a lot of meat in this role). Although it was nice to see development of any sort…which made her and Tony’s kiss (FINALLY some romantic interplay) seem quite motivated.

And just like Gwyneth, Sam Rockwell…despite being a brilliant actor (his performance as Sam Bell in last year’s ‘Moon’ is just staggeringly poetic), just flounders as Justin Hammer. I’m not sure if it was screenwriter Justin Theroux’s approach or Favreau’s (probably both) but this character just falls flat for me personally. He doesn’t feel like a viable corporate threat a la Jeff Bridges and his neurotic and compulsive attitude plays more obnoxious than villainous. I mean when he threatened Pepper while being carted away by the police? Didn’t buy it at all…that was like trying to believe Richard Pryor is a computer genius (“Superman III”) or Katie Holmes is a competent attorney (“Batman Begins”) or Kirsten Dunst is attractive (the “Spider-Man” films).

The whole Redemption angle and the concept of knocking God off his pedestal (personified by Rourke’s line of making a God ‘bleed’ in order to waver faith) is easily the backbone of the picture and I admire that…but I know that there are faults to the film.

How Vanko and Hammer join forces is just uninspired to me. I mean I can see that Vanko is only agreeing to side with Justin because of the resources that Hammer Industries would provide to indirectly aid Vanko’s own agenda…but that whole bit of kidnapping Vanko and sitting him down to dinner…what was that? And Vanko going on and on about his Cockatoo…Look, I’m all for tinges and nuiances that will layer a character but trying to get me to sympathize with Whiplash over a bird!? Maybe if they had worked more on the ‘Man in the Iron Mask’ angle of Vanko’s father being sent away to the dungeon while Stark was allowed to thrive, that would’ve worked better on an emotional level. Sadly, Vanko is never developed the way he should’ve been and it’s a shame…visually, seeing Rourke at the Prix wielding those electro-charged whips was awesome. But grounding his motivations would’ve made it all the better.

On a side note, tell me I’m not the only who thought Whiplash worked better visually in Monaco than he did at the end in that impromptu armor…sheesh!

The technical structure of “Iron Man II” is more than worthwhile and it aesthetically feels in line with the previous film (you know how changing the ranks of your crew can lead to artistic and design alterations) while being, in my own opinion, subtlety superior in some areas.

The cinematography from returning DP Matthew Libatique is simply gorgeous, especially in the more open locales like the Stark Expo and Monaco specifically. It’s more prisitine in appearance, more comic-bookish.

There’s also the production design of J. Michael Riva…who’s no stranger to the comic realm having designed the sets of both the original “Iron Man” as well as “Spider-Man III.” And his “Spider-Man III” eye can be seen quite clearly in the similarity between the textured set pieces of the NY Subway for Spidey and Sandman’s fight and the Stark Expo. Not literally similar, but his use of metal finishes and almost deco/Americana architecture is evident in both.

For the film’s musical score, I think the ante was sufficiently upped. Composed by John Debney (“The Passion Of The Christ,” “Sin City,”) the score is superior to the one composed by Ramin Djawadi for the first film…it’s just much more orchestral and emotional in my eyes.

To me, only by a hair (and this is more than arguable…even I’m not that sure), “Iron Man II” might very well be “Iron Man”s superior, although partly by default. The first movie was stuck with a pedantic origin story. However, the sequel had no shortage of possible paths to take. Which did it choose? The way you should always go; the road of characterization…as I had stated earlier. Rather than tediously expand upon its universe, “Iron Man II” simply reprises its dramatis personae and sticks them into situations graver than before, upping the ante but reiterating the overall heart and spirit of its predecessor. The characters are well-etched, each snappy exchange rendered with a mature pathos that contrasts with the spurious scenarios that they feature in between of. “Iron Man II” could easily be called a comedy, but the naturalism of the comedy is seamless; you get the sense that it would be impossible to write this movie without having these vibrant characters joke and jeer.

In the end, “Iron Man II” feels like a more than worthwhile step in the journey towards the inevitable “Avengers” construct…with more time, I’ll be able to determine more specifically where it truly ranks within the sub-genre.

A few fumbles here and there, sure…still, my faith in Favreau as a storyteller has yet to come into question…

I can say…with its attention to character and stylish, if not necessarily quantitative amount of action…that I’m satisfied enough to anticipate “Iron Man III” in earnest.

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In the comics he does.The identity thing is just how they justify it but in reality it's Stardom(Movie Star Power) the bigger the star gets the more face time and voice time he will get.Downey obviously wants his voice heard so he gets the credit while in the suit.Notice how many times you saw his face,Cheadels face and Mickey Roukes face at the end.In a real fight with Blasters and Rays and Energy Blasters why would he romve his face covering.Stardom It comes with the territory.

I say just use Downey Voice and computerize it a little.

That's the problem with using names in a movie.That's why most times in the movies the hero takes off his mask to reveal it to his love interest.Also remember in FF 2 They wind up exchanging powers.That was another little bit so that Michael Chiklis would get some face time it was also the reason Dooms face was restored by the Surfer.So in the end you wind up getting more of the Actor then the character.

I enjoy the voice and I also think it is necessary it makes his suit seem more Computerized Suit without it it just seems like Armor.
Curse Hollywood and their "faces have to be seen" ideas. That's probably why Pete found it impossible keeping his mask on in Spider-Man 3

I loved the "He's all yours." voice in the first ..if he hadn't gone public, I wonder if they would have kept it.

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Old 05-12-2010, 12:24 PM   #1318
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Curse Hollywood and their "faces have to be seen" ideas. That's probably why Pete found it impossible keeping his mask on in Spider-Man 3

I loved the "He's all yours." voice in the first ..if he hadn't gone public, I wonder if they would have kept it.
Same here. I was disappointed they didn't keep it. That's kind of how I always imagined his voice when he's under the helmet. I think it was because an incredibly close voice was used in that old Avengers game and I think an old cartoon I saw once or twice.

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Curse Hollywood and their "faces have to be seen" ideas. That's probably why Pete found it impossible keeping his mask on in Spider-Man 3

I loved the "He's all yours." voice in the first ..if he hadn't gone public, I wonder if they would have kept it.
I thought they were going to keep that augmentation to RDJ voice.

Was a little disappointed to see how toned down that effect was for IM2.

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I thought they were going to keep that augmentation to RDJ voice.

Was a little disappointed to see how toned down that effect was for IM2.
The augmentation is there, when he's talking to Hammer at the end. The confusing part is that it's not there when he's talking to Rhodey, but that's I assume because he's talking on an intercom device between suits and not directly out of the suit. So there's scene's like at the end when he says "hold out your hand!", that looks like it's coming out of the suit, but I assume is on a private comm channel between he and Rhodey.

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I've been here for about 5 years and never have I read so many posters reviews where, the issues and beefs and WTF? Moments, and things called 'stoopid' and so and so was lame or whas-a-face didn't need to be there are detailed out..........

And then the 'Hypester' gives it a 7, 8 or a 9 out of 10.

That is a good thing tho. Having a good time at the theater is an expierience that is few and far between.

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Count me in in the list of people disappointed that they dropped the Ironman voice augmentation. Perhaps they were afraid to do it again because of what happened with Bale in TDK?
I dont think it would have distracted anyone because it was really cool!

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Yeah, I'd love it if they would've kept the Iron Man voice augmentation in as well, but I think with RDJ hidden in the suit, they probably want to have another way to get the actor "revealed", since he's a big star right now.

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I too miss the IM voice...but I suppose it's logical that Tony would drop it since he doesn't actually need to disguise himself anymore.

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Um...it wasn't necessarily to disguise his voice but more along the lines of being muffled/distorted from wearing a metal helmet. At least from what I remember of the old school issues. It's been awhile but I don't ever remember him saying he made it so the helmet would hide his voice on purpose.

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