The SuperHeroHype Forums  

Go Back   The SuperHeroHype Forums > Iron Man > Iron Man 3

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-03-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
Dude of Steel
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 149
Default Was the comedy too forced?

In the first two Iron Man movies the comedy flowed naturally and was balanced well with everything else. In the third film it seems rather forced. The scene with Max from "Happy Endings" is a good example. It came across like a sketch on SNL. And then, of course, there's the infamous twist. It all just seemed a little too silly to me. Does anyone else agree?

Dude of Steel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 12:37 PM   #2
Broseph44
Dats what I'm saying
 
Broseph44's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 4,416
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

Really need a thread just for this?

__________________
Avvy by Kane

Dats it!

I believe in Ben Affleck.

Hal: Were we ever truly friends?
Sinestro: That’s the tragedy of all of this, Jordan. Hal, we’ll always be friends.
Broseph44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 12:47 PM   #3
nbanflguy
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 167
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

Yes! I love humor and actually want to go into comedy as a career, but the comedy just didnt work for me in this. Dont get me wrong, I laughed alot, but it seemed like alot of it came at times that should be serious. Black turned the movie into a joke.

nbanflguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 12:52 PM   #4
pr0xyt0xin
Shaper Savant
 
pr0xyt0xin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 4,847
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

I love Downey's humor. I feel like you can't really go wrong with it. It's sort of feel good humor imo. Like, he's on your side even if he's making fun of you.

__________________
2014 Cinematic Adventures:
Noah | Captain America: The Winter Soldier | The Amazing Spider-Man 2 | Godzilla | X-Men: Days of Future Past | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | Guardians of the Galaxy | Lucy
pr0xyt0xin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 12:56 PM   #5
Rocanrol
Psiconautiq
 
Rocanrol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 581
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

I love the humor in the MCU, but it feel poorly timed.

__________________
-Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc-
Rocanrol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 01:36 PM   #6
Quasimod0
Bell-Ringer
 
Quasimod0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 9,009
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

I thought it was all pretty funny. Everyone in the theatre laughed when they were supposed to. Nothin felt like it fell flat

__________________
Movies I have seen this year:
Saving Mr. Banks- 9/10, Jack Ryan- 7/10, The Lego Movie- 9/10, Non-Stop- 8/10, Captain America: The Winter Soldier- 10/10, The Amazing Spider-Man 2-8/10, Godzilla- 7/10, Days of Future Past- 8/10, Edge of Tomorrow- 8.5/10, Transformers 4- 7.5/10, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes- 10/10, Guardians of the Galaxy- 9/10
Quasimod0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 01:48 PM   #7
Drizzle
Assemble Again
 
Drizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bat Country
Posts: 10,459
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

It did tread into Michael Bay territory one or two times, but I loved the humor for the most part. The biggest laugh for me was Tony calling the kid a p****.

__________________
VIDEO-CLick to Watch!:
Drizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 01:51 PM   #8
D4rkShaDoWz
Gotham's Reckoning
 
D4rkShaDoWz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 3,061
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

I liked the humor a lot, actually, although it was different from the first two movies.

After I came out of the theater last night I said, "Wow. This is exactly like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang except RDJ is Tony Stark and not Harry Lockhart."

__________________
D4rkShaDoWz' Manips and DVD Covers Thread
My Latest Videos and Fan Trailers
Iron Man 3 - 9/10

Check out my latest fan trailer -
X-Men: Days of Future Past and my short film "Touched"

D4rkShaDoWz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 01:54 PM   #9
DaRkVeNgeanCe
Godzilla is coming!!!
 
DaRkVeNgeanCe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Binghamton, NY
Posts: 12,825
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

Not only was it forced but most of the jokes fell flat for me.

__________________
MY VIDEO REVIEW SHOW: EPIC FILM GUYS
www.youtube.com/epicfilmguysny www.facebook.com/epicfilmguys
1939-2014: 75 YEARS OF THE BATMAN
SUMMER MOVIES - Captain America TWS 8/10 I The Amazing Spider-Man 2 7.5/10 I Godzilla 9/10 I X-Men: DOFP 9.5/10 I Maleficent 4/10 I Edge of Tomorrow 8.5/10 I 22 Jump Street 9/10 I Transformers 4 3/10
DaRkVeNgeanCe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 01:56 PM   #10
T"Challa
Side-Kick
 
T"Challa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,952
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

my audience was cracking the hell up..i thought it was great

T"Challa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 01:57 PM   #11
Norek
Yvonne Strahotski <3
 
Norek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2,177
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

I found the humor awkward at some parts before the twist, but after that, I was just too confused as to whether I should take this and that seriously, or I should laugh. Thus, I didn't get invested in any of the serious stuff, and the jokes didn't seem funny. What's more, I felt the movie was trying to be too serious and too funny at the same time, and the flow between serious and funny moments wasn't as natural as it was in the other movies.

__________________
"This is NOT the comics. There WON'T be a Batman IV, there will be a reboot." - Nevincer

"Films are worth seeing period, even the bad ones." - Blue Sugar
Norek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 02:26 PM   #12
Dude of Steel
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 149
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

For the record, I thought Robert Downey Jr was very funny, just like in his other outings as Tony Stark. It's the other characters and situations that seemed a bit forced. I mean, I think most of us can agree that The Mandarin took a strange turn. Funny? Perhaps. But it still raised an eyebrow or two.

Dude of Steel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 02:28 PM   #13
Liam_H
Side-Kick
 
Liam_H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: California
Posts: 8,505
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

At points yes.

__________________

Spill


Liam_H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 02:43 PM   #14
Colossal Spoons
Gotterdammerung
 
Colossal Spoons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: A bar on Oa
Posts: 62,339
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaRkVeNgeanCe View Post
Not only was it forced but most of the jokes fell flat for me.
Same here. A handful got good hearty laughs out of me but most of the time I was checking my theater to see if they were pumping laughing gas into the place and I just wan't getting any

__________________
Once you get over the need to prove everybody wrong and "correct" opinions you disagree with, the internet becomes a much more pleasant and less frustrating place.
Colossal Spoons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 02:46 PM   #15
JKKS085
Side-Kick
 
JKKS085's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Paris, France.
Posts: 946
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

The comedy in this movie was wonderfully handled. It was humorous, dark and edgy. A perfect balance if you ask me. And Downey is so good at it it's incredible.

And it comes from someone who thought the comedy in Iron Man 2 and Thor was borderline stupid.

__________________
My Deviant Art Page:http://j-k-k-s.deviantart.com/
JKKS085 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 03:01 PM   #16
divan
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 171
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

I've got mixed feeling about the humour. I think the filmmakers were aiming for a 'surreal' feeling in which humour and drama switch multiple times in the same scene so that the audience feels as 'lost' as the characters were.

This worked for the most part, I specially liked how did they handle Tony's PTSD: the scene starts and it almost looks they're going to play it for laughs and inmediately after that Tony breaks down and we see him suffering. For real. The part with the twist was also funny imo, basically because the character didn't take the twist seriously either.

I do think, however, comedy was simply overused in the final act. The 'buddy cop' was fine but I hated the scene inmediately after
Spoiler!!! Click to Read!:
Pepper 'dies'
because Tony is already making a joke about it (or unrelated to it, the case here is that he made a joke). That's the only time I really felt it canceled the drama of the scene instead of complementing it.

divan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 04:05 PM   #17
I SEE SPIDEY
HYPE AWARD WINNER!
 
I SEE SPIDEY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: In Superman's arms
Posts: 33,374
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

The comedy feels forced at times in all the Iron Man films, especially the completely unfunny terrible second film. So yes the comedy felt forced and frankly I wish they'd tone down the comedy in this series. The jokes didn't have a great hit ratio in IM3 and there were too many of them. That and RDJ's mugging are my biggest problems with the 3rd installment.

__________________
Come think with us:http://thinkmcflythink.squarespace.com/

...It's Batman and Superman, lets just be honest, I don't know how you get bigger than that--Zack Snyder.
I SEE SPIDEY is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 04:09 PM   #18
TheVileOne
Side-Kick
 
TheVileOne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: California
Posts: 35,602
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

I think it could've been toned down in parts.

Just for example, the scene where Hansen shows up. I was like, WHY IS SHE HERE before everything starts blowing up. Usually that's a scene to give us important information but instead Pepper, Hansen, and Tony just bicker and do their little improv routine until the missiles hit.

__________________
"This is true. This is real. This . . . Is . . . Straight Edge."

- CM Punk
TheVileOne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 04:16 PM   #19
Call Me Darkman
He's a Freak!
 
Call Me Darkman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Everywhere. Nowhere.
Posts: 1,239
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheVileOne View Post
I think it could've been toned down in parts.

Just for example, the scene where Hansen shows up. I was like, WHY IS SHE HERE before everything starts blowing up. Usually that's a scene to give us important information but instead Pepper, Hansen, and Tony just bicker and do their little improv routine until the missiles hit.
I was disappointed by the lack of Rebecca Hall. I don't think she had more than 5 minutes of screen time.

__________________
The Pink Elephant
Call Me Darkman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 05:07 PM   #20
TheVileOne
Side-Kick
 
TheVileOne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: California
Posts: 35,602
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

Rebecca Hall honestly could've been written out of the movie with ease.

__________________
"This is true. This is real. This . . . Is . . . Straight Edge."

- CM Punk
TheVileOne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 05:20 PM   #21
jmc
callin' it like I see it
 
jmc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: I come from the land Down Under
Posts: 20,965
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

It was jokey at the wrong times I feel. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it just fell flat.

__________________
Celebrating 75 years of Batman saving Gotham City.

Fanboys make excuses, real fans acknowledge screw-ups.

Do me a favour - don't break up my posts into multiple quotes when replying, I won't answer back.
jmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 05:36 PM   #22
Ultra Nolanite
Side-Kick
 
Ultra Nolanite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,301
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

Pepper Potts, the love of your life just died a horrible fiery death Tony. At that point I want you to go full-blown Super Sayian 12 on Killian Tony because you failed to protect her Tony, remember !? That's what you said you'd do and Killian just took her from you, like that, just took her.

So then what are you calling your ridiculous malfunctioning piece of ***** armor to help you for then ? Of course it fails, and breaks into pieces. But no problemo, quick-2-quip Tony goes "Whatever". Remember, in Tony's mind Pepper still died a horrible death. Literally seconds ago.

So no, NOT "whatever" Tony, you go ape-***** because you failed to protect your woman and now your ridiculous and bumbling MK42 armor is preventing you from avenging her. You said you wanted to protect the one thing you can't live without. And THIS is how you intend to do it ?

But hey Tony, no worries ey, so long as you can get a few chuckles from the audience you'll sleep sound.

It's not The Mandarin Twist that bothers me, it's this kind of stuff that IM3 is littered with that really puts me off.

So yeah, the comedy is forced an inappropriate.

__________________
"Can't I just keep pretending I'm your son ?"

"Sure thing kiddo, I'll just keep pretending to put food in your mouth and clothes on your gorram back"

Last edited by Ultra Nolanite; 05-03-2013 at 05:39 PM.
Ultra Nolanite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 07:29 PM   #23
Call Me Darkman
He's a Freak!
 
Call Me Darkman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Everywhere. Nowhere.
Posts: 1,239
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheVileOne View Post
Rebecca Hall honestly could've been written out of the movie with ease.
But I liked Rebecca Hall. They should have written out the little kid and given her that extra screen time.

__________________
The Pink Elephant
Call Me Darkman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 07:34 PM   #24
The Game
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: London, England
Posts: 3,735
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

It was hit and miss, when it worked it was decent and when it failed it landed like bricks

__________________
Stylin' On You
The Game is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 07:39 PM   #25
pr0xyt0xin
Shaper Savant
 
pr0xyt0xin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 4,847
Default Re: Was the comedy too forced?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Call Me Darkman View Post
But I liked Rebecca Hall. They should have written out the little kid and given her that extra screen time.
I feel the exact opposite. I didnt mind Rebecca Hall but I thought Harley was one of the best parts of the film.

__________________
2014 Cinematic Adventures:
Noah | Captain America: The Winter Soldier | The Amazing Spider-Man 2 | Godzilla | X-Men: Days of Future Past | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | Guardians of the Galaxy | Lucy
pr0xyt0xin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45 AM.

monitoring_string = "dee460792f24517621e3ca080805de7e"
Contact Us - Mobile - SuperHeroHype - ComingSoon.net - Shock Till You Drop - Lost Password - Clear Cookies - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Top - AdChoices


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SuperHeroHype.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.