Iron Man 3 Was the comedy too forced?

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  1. Dude of Steel Registered

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    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?
     
  2. Broseph44 Witness Me

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    Really need a thread just for this?
     
  3. nbanflguy Registered

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    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.
     
  4. pr0xyt0xin Shaper Savant

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    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.
     
  5. Rocanrol Psiconautiq

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    I love the humor in the MCU, but it feel poorly timed.
     
  6. Quasimod0 Bell-Ringer

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

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    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****.
     
  8. D4rkShaDoWz I can do this all day

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    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."
     
  9. DaRkVeNgeanCe An Epic Film Guy

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    Not only was it forced but most of the jokes fell flat for me.
     
  10. T"Challa Registered

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    my audience was cracking the hell up..i thought it was great
     
  11. Norek Yvonne Strahotski <3

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    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.
     
  12. Dude of Steel Registered

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    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.
     
  13. Liam_H Registered

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    At points yes.
     
  14. Colossal Spoons Paper boi

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    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 :(
     
  15. JKKS085 Registered

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    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.
     
  16. divan Registered

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    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
    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.
     
  17. I SEE SPIDEY Registered

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    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.
     
  18. TheVileOne Registered

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    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.
     
  19. Call Me Darkman He's a Freak!

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    I was disappointed by the lack of Rebecca Hall. I don't think she had more than 5 minutes of screen time.
     
  20. TheVileOne Registered

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    Rebecca Hall honestly could've been written out of the movie with ease.
     
  21. jmc away for a while

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    It was jokey at the wrong times I feel. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it just fell flat.
     
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    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.
     
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  23. Call Me Darkman He's a Freak!

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    But I liked Rebecca Hall. They should have written out the little kid and given her that extra screen time.
     
  24. The Game Registered

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    It was hit and miss, when it worked it was decent and when it failed it landed like bricks
     
  25. pr0xyt0xin Shaper Savant

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    I feel the exact opposite. I didnt mind Rebecca Hall but I thought Harley was one of the best parts of the film.
     

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