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Iron Man 3 - 24/4/2013 1:04:26 AM   
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Awesome review!!! - 24/4/2013 1:04:26 AM   
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I was planning on seeing this no matter what, but EMPIREs review has bolstered the fact that I will definitely be going to see this...even if I get flattened by a bus tomorrow. (Of course I can't rate the movie yet as I need to see it first, but I'll give I'll take EMPIREs for it). Oh yes and first.

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Low in Iron - 24/4/2013 1:59:53 AM   
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The funniest comedy of the year. Robert Downey Jr carries the movie as always but the villains were a massive disappointment. Taking things Wayyy too far bordering on Fantasy and the final act was pretty rubbish while the ending felt tacked on. The best villainous opportunities were wasted. Plus the Mark 42 suit barely works at all for the entire duration. I really hope there's a Fourth now to give us the Iron Man movie we've been waiting for because as it stands The Avengers is still the best Iron Man movie.

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Oh dear - 24/4/2013 3:08:51 AM   
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I was a bit worried when I saw the trailer especially the part where Stark gives his home address out to the Mandarin. My worry way totally justified.

A complete waste of an film and idea, I'm not sure why Empire have this four stars as the direction was poor, characters had no depth and the script was cringe worthy in multiple, multiple scenes.

This is at best a poor comedy. I'm gutted, roll on Man of Steel.

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POST CREDITS INFO - 24/4/2013 4:33:43 AM   
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SPOILER ALERT

the Iron Man 3 post-credits sequence – much anticipated by Marvel fans – features Stark venting his emotions to Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) who patiently tries to explain he is ‘not that sort of doctor’ before dozing off again as Stark delves deeper into his emotions

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POST CREDITS INFO - 24/4/2013 4:33:47 AM   
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SPOILER ALERT

the Iron Man 3 post-credits sequence – much anticipated by Marvel fans – features Stark venting his emotions to Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) who patiently tries to explain he is ‘not that sort of doctor’ before dozing off again as Stark delves deeper into his emotions

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RE: POST CREDITS INFO - 24/4/2013 7:51:17 AM   
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Either hide your spoilers better or wait until the film's actually released before posting them!

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Spoilers.....Don't spoil it for everyone else... - 24/4/2013 8:15:27 AM   
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I agree with BelfastBoy. NO SPOILERS. Already there's stuff flying around the internet, if you want to know, go look for them, but don't go posting them here.

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Entertainment Epitomised - 24/4/2013 9:00:34 AM   
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An absolute thrill-ride, Shane Black's direction and writing were a breath of fresh air after the let down of Iron Man 2, making the film smarter and funnier than ever in some of the most unexpected ways. A must see

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RE: POST CREDITS INFO - 24/4/2013 11:43:40 AM   
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ORIGINAL: bill the butcher

SPOILER ALERT

this is how you cover a spoiler...you doosh!!!!!


If you were near me after that I would punch you, punch you straight in the ovaries...straight shot!! See how I put your spoiler in white?! Clever stuff this

I havent seen this yet so can't comment on the film; personally I cannot wait to see it but if they don't show how he gets back to Gotham I am going to be furious!!



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RE: POST CREDITS INFO - 24/4/2013 11:55:21 AM   
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why spoil the end credits scene like that? luckily im not fussed about seeing IM3 so it dosnt really bother me but if i were a huge fan of the marvel films and looking forward to IM3 id be furious - but then i probably wouldnt have read the review or the comments anyway...id have even avoided looking at the star rating.,(going to do all that for Trek and MOS)

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sumer galore - 24/4/2013 6:05:29 PM   
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finaly summer has stated and it looks like it has kicked of well with iron man 3. looks like another explosive and highly entertaing summer! good buy awards season, its time fore some true entertainment!

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RE: POST CREDITS INFO - 24/4/2013 8:28:13 PM   
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ORIGINAL: jackcarter

why spoil the end credits scene like that? luckily im not fussed about seeing IM3 so it dosnt really bother me but if i were a huge fan of the marvel films and looking forward to IM3 id be furious - but then i probably wouldnt have read the review or the comments anyway...id have even avoided looking at the star rating.,(going to do all that for Trek and MOS)


While I fully agree with you, and have already commented on this thread in a similar vein, I would add one thought. Knowing in advance just how inconsequential the post-credits scene for IM3 is, I don't have to worry about sitting through ten minutes of credits in the hope that there could be an Ant Man / Guardians Of The Galaxy / Thanos (delete as appropriate) cameo at the very end!

Seriously though: SPOILERS NOT WELCOME!

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Avengers - 25/4/2013 12:20:46 AM   
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Through no fault of my own I'm yet to have seen The Avengers and I was wondering if it's necessary viewing before seeing this. I can't find a copy of that anywhere!

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Is this for real? - 25/4/2013 3:15:18 AM   
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Just watched it. So confussed... Amazing action sure, but depth and explanation of subject matter...no! Stop confusing the audience, and give us a slower pace so we ca understand. What is extremis? It doesn't even relate to the comics. Especially the Mandarin... And what of the 10 power rings? Surely a link to Guardians of the Galaxy, but where was it???
I want to rate this film high, but it's just not the batman trilogy! Too much squeezed into 1 film, look how Harry Potter did it, slow but proper narative and entertaining. This was just a car crash. I give it 2 just for the action and for RDJs quick witted quips. Oh and 3d what was the point, there was very little that jumped out, just a money spinner again.

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RE: Is this for real? - 25/4/2013 2:55:44 PM   
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OK, just so I can be here when the madness starts, when are spoilers able to be discussed?

I'm gunna chime back in later when a few more people have seen it, but, as things stand I'm kinda torn. Somre really great stuff, some other not so great stuff. Actually, right about now, i kinda feel how I did after Captain America..... that was pretty great, but the more I think on, the more I'm picking holes. In fact, very similar to how I did with Avengers too. Still, I am really looking forward to the wider reaction to this, I have high hopes for some classic review thread madness!

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RE: Is this for real? - 25/4/2013 4:11:45 PM   
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I really wanted to love this movie. I really did. But like others I came out confused. I liked some stuff - RDJ, the script, the comedy (although there was perhaps too much). Some stuff I didn't like - no explanation of what extremis is, the bad guys, the ending. Oh and the score. This isn't something I normally notice when watching movies but the score was terrible.

All in all, 3 stars at the most. I'd say the worst of the 3 but still entertaining. I think the Empire review suffered a bit too much from a Shane Black love-in.

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RE: Is this for real? - 25/4/2013 4:49:29 PM   
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Great action set pieces in this - especially the 'falling from plane real life skydiving gig' - but what the hell have they done to the iconic Mandarin? Dont want to put any spoilers on here but he is now a 'non person' that actually makes the movie portray terrorism as something to laugh at and poke fun at which could be deemed controversial.
I did like the kind of 'closure' ending and its definately a popcorn pleasure filled experience filled with humour - even if there did seem to be a tad too much of the 'Starkisms'.
I cant stop thinking though of die hard comic book fans everywhere expressing disgust at what they have done to The Mandarin.

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Ben Kingsley: Best. Villain. Ever. - 25/4/2013 4:52:22 PM   
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Shane Black makes a good directorial successor to Favreau and there's a sense, not of moving on, but of evolution for the character. That said, it's still massive, massive fun for fans of the previous entries in the series.

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RE: Iron Man 3 - 25/4/2013 7:45:47 PM   
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It’s been five years since the release of the first Iron Man which was not only the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it also started the resurgence of Robert Downey Jr. as a superstar. Starting off great, then following the somewhat inferior sequel and finally joining The Avengers last year, Downey Jr. as the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist Tony Stark returns in his third solo outing and this time, it’s personal.

After the events of the alien invasion in New York, Tony Stark is a changed man as he struggles to come to terms with his near-death experience, such as suffering from panic attacks. Determined to protect the only person he cares about, his girlfriend Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Stark faces a new challenge in the shape of terrorist the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley).

Following last year’s The Avengers in which Joss Whedon brought a lot of his own sensibilities (a witty script with fine ensemble writing and sharp wise-cracking dialogue) to a multi-million dollar superhero ensemble, Lethal Weapon writer Shane Black (in his second directorial feature) applies his own voice that brings a freshness to the five-year-old franchise. For those who remembered Black’s debut that was 2005’s brilliant black comedy noir Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, a lot of its elements are echoed in the more family-friendly Iron Man 3, with the addition of explosive action.

With its predecessor as a let-down due to its bagginess and a lack of emotional engagement, Black follows the direction of Iron Man 1 as this threequel puts more emphasis on the “Man” as oppose to the “Iron”, with the story placing Stark being stripped away from his armoured suit. As Stark spends a lot of the film on his own without the suit whilst trying to stop the Mandarin from terrorising America, one might see some similarity to The Dark Knight Rises. However, Robert Downey Jr. continues to shine with his sense of humour, whilst showing new shades to his character as he’s not quite the self-centred daredevil as before but is now determined to protect Pepper, played by the always charming Gwyneth Paltrow (who has her share in the action).

On the villain side, we have another evil corporate figure which may seem uninspiring after Sam Rockwell’s Justin Hammer, but with Guy Pearce playing the creator of the Extremis virus Aldrich Killian, he provides more depth and sympathy to the suave science entrepreneur. Originally going to appear in the first Iron Man, the Mandarin in the comics is a latter-day Fu Manchu with magic rings, which would be hard to conceive in the machine environments of Iron Man. However, the filmmakers have found a way to make him work, but the direction they take towards this character is one mighty surprise, while Ben Kingsley who depicts the larger-than-life Mandarin as a terrorist who uses iconography from eastern/western cultures, and is a major step-up from the Hood in Thunderbirds.

If there are any flaws that have to be addressed, is the underusing of some of the new players such as Rebecca Hall playing Maya Hansen who is a former flame of Stark’s, while there is very little when exploring Miguel Ferrer as the American Vice-President. Although the post-conversion 3D is fairly unremarkable, it doesn’t get in the way of the awe-inspiring action which doesn’t replay the faults of the Transformers-styled set-pieces from the first two flicks, particularly the outstanding Iron versus Extremis climax.

Eight years after his impressive directorial debut Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Shane Black in his second outing brings out the best from the Iron Man series. If this is to be Robert Downey Jr.’s final performance as Tony Stark, this would be a great send-off for the man of iron.

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Empire wrong again - 25/4/2013 8:39:03 PM   
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I saw this today and there are two WTF moments in this film that tells me all i need to know about Shane black,the man is a c###.he has ruined it,all iron man 3 was a comedy,that's it.the trailers are VERY misleading.worse than ironman 2? Possibly

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RE: Empire wrong again - 25/4/2013 8:57:45 PM   
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We give quite a bit of leeway in reviews - basically because anyone who reads this thread without watching the film has only themselves to blame if they pick up spoilers.

But please try to avoid posting solely to put in caps a plot twist. It's not a review or discussion of the film.

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RE: Empire wrong again - 25/4/2013 9:13:24 PM   
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Well I hope you enjoy the movie,I did,upto that point,you'll see,wasted opportunity

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RE: Empire wrong again - 25/4/2013 9:14:18 PM   
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I haven't seen it. Which is why Mods love having to come into these threads

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3 - 25/4/2013 9:48:45 PM   
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A great fun thrill ride better than 2, some very cool tricks. and reading a few of the comments here, I really don't understand what is so confusing it's quite a simple premise it's not that hard to understand.

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RE: Empire wrong again - 25/4/2013 10:22:17 PM   
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First BIG disappointment of the year. Have really enjoyed most of Phase one, The Avengers and Thor in particular, but honestly left the cinema fearing for the rest of Phase 2. Have Marvel already hit the ceiling quality wise?
I was really stoked for this after all the promos, decent reviews (Empire **** - what were you thinking?!), but after viewing really struggled to justify a *** rating. In my mind it only just scaped that.







SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It started well enough, but had a very flabby mid section. It meandered too much for me, especially all that stuff with the kid. The third act does lift things somewhat with some great effects work.
Two scenes stood out for me. The first was the amazingly choreographed Air Force One rescue(and the ONLY scene where the 3-D was vagely noticeable). The second was Stark's banter with two henchmen whilst tied to a bed - "I'm going to count to five...". Damn funny.
As others have mentioned, a truely WTF moment with the Mandarin will divide fans. Me? I thought it completely blew up in Shane Black's face, was too comedic, and didn't work at all. I understand all the misdirection in the promo stuff, and how the makers tried something different, but it left me wondering where Stark's nemesis was.
I would have liked a post credits scene teasing the next chapter, as done previously, but this was all a bit throwaway.
And despite all the complaints about the Avengers stuff in part 2, I thought it added to it. Would has liked at least one juicy cameo.
I did like the element of closure in the final scenes. Where can Tony Stark go now? I personally would love to see him headline Avengers 2, but think his run of Iron Man films should stop.



SPOILERS END




Quite gutted to be so negative as I'm a fan of Marvel's canon normally. And when you go through months of watching a film developed, shot and promoted, it leaves a bit of a sour taste in the mouth when it isn't quite up to scratch. Will lower my expectations for Star trek into Darkness and Man of Steel, and hopefully get a pleasant surprise.

*** - just.

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RE: 3 - 25/4/2013 10:22:29 PM   
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I have no idea what the bad guys plan was all about. Still, pretty fun movie!

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Loved it! - 25/4/2013 11:02:51 PM   
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Agree wholeheartedly with the review! Brilliantly constructed film- especially loved "Laurence Oblivier"!!

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RE: Loved it! - 25/4/2013 11:25:01 PM   
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That stupid spoiler from paul can still be seen on the actual review page. Luckily I'd seen the film already, but I'd be absolutely mad if I hadn't. Any way to get rid of it from there, Mods?

By the way, the movie's great!

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RE: Loved it! - 26/4/2013 12:49:35 AM   
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Mixed bag. Quite a lot of fun and some genuinely intelligent character moments too, but for the sake of a gag that just wasn't funny I was so disappointed with The Mandarin. If this is to be the final Iron Man movie then that means over the course of about 6.5-7 hours of a film trilogy, Tony Stark has been in danger from a genuine threat for approximately 2 minutes; and that threat is a half naked Mickey Rourke with electro whips.

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