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Mewtarthio
2008-04-25, 12:41 AM
Link (http://www.theonion.com/content/video/wildly_popular_iron_man_trailer)

Well, it looks like we've only got a week before this comes out. So, who's planning on seeing it? Do you guys think this'll be the next Spider-Man, or that it'll make Daredevil look good in comparison?

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Personally, I'll be waiting a week to see the reviews. Unfortunately, I don't count, since I've got finals that week anyway (and I'm probably going to end up seeing it regardless--my view is that, at the very least, it'll be decent camp).

Glaivemaster
2008-04-25, 01:35 AM
I'm going to go see it with a friend or two. Even if it's terrible, we can still have a laugh

I haven't seen the actual trailer yet though, I'll have to go peek at that

Revlid
2008-04-25, 02:13 AM
It's going to be awesome!
I hope.

Go Robert Downey Jr.!

thubby
2008-04-25, 02:15 AM
its looking good so far. i'll see it after the nerd waves recede.

kpenguin
2008-04-25, 02:16 AM
Wow, its the end of April already? My, how time goes by.

Anyway, I think they had an excellent choice in casting for Iron Man.

DraPrime
2008-04-25, 07:56 AM
It seems like a superhero movie that won't suck. I'm happy.

Rare Pink Leech
2008-04-25, 11:21 AM
This one actually looks good - I've never been a fan of Iron Man, but I must admit I'll be disappointed if it ends up being sub-par. Robert Downey Jr. is ideal as Tony Stark. I'll be seeing it sooner rather than later.

TGecko
2008-05-01, 09:04 AM
I went to see Ironman last night. Definitely feelin' the love on that movie, it was awesome! You could tell how many comic book nerds were in the audience by the number of giggles at the SHIELD agent's appearance. XD It had plenty of jokes for the non-fanboys, too. :D

Fri
2008-05-01, 09:23 AM
I've just seen it a few hours ago and IT WAS AWESOME. That's it.

Not perfect of course. It had what I called 'first movie syndrome' like the first Fantastic Four Movie. IT NEED MORE SLUGFEST BETWEEN IRON MAN MARK II AND IRON MAN MARK I DAMMIT!

I'm just dissapointed at the last fight. Almost no fight at all. Why the director didn't just make them bash each other for 30 minutes is beyond me.

And yeah, the appearance of the SHIELD agent also make me giggles. Sigh, he's supposed to be nick fury. But that will distract us, I guess.

Dode
2008-05-01, 09:47 AM
Oh totally.

Iron Man rules. Let's see you choke down rulership with an Iron fist, Chumptain America!

http://blog.newsarama.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10006/thumb_Capironfight.png

Dervag
2008-05-01, 09:53 AM
And yeah, the appearance of the SHIELD agent also make me giggles. Sigh, he's supposed to be nick fury. But that will distract us, I guess.Actually, I read on the Internet that somewhere in the comics a bunch of Marvel characters were talking about who they'd want as actors to portray them...

...and Nick Fury said "Samuel L. Jackson."

It was probably a joke, but character-wise, it works. Jackson is among the most purely distilled badasses to be found in modern cinema; Fury is among the most purely distilled (non-superpowered) badasses to be found in comic books.

WalkingTarget
2008-05-01, 10:02 AM
Actually, I read on the Internet that somewhere in the comics a bunch of Marvel characters were talking about who they'd want as actors to portray them...

...and Nick Fury said "Samuel L. Jackson."

It was probably a joke, but character-wise, it works. Jackson is among the most purely distilled badasses to be found in modern cinema; Fury is among the most purely distilled (non-superpowered) badasses to be found in comic books.

Yeah, that was from one of the Ultimate-universe comics (in which case, Fury was designed specifically to look like Sam Jackson for that reason).

Rare Pink Leech
2008-05-01, 10:09 AM
If anyone's going to talk about specifics of the movie, can they put it in spoiler tags? The move doesn't open for another day for some of us.

FoE
2008-05-01, 12:38 PM
So far all the advance reviews have been positive. I don't think we're looking at another Fantastic Four here.

Adumbration
2008-05-01, 12:44 PM
I'm considering going to watch it tomorrow. Is it worth it?

TGecko
2008-05-01, 02:47 PM
Yeah, that was from one of the Ultimate-universe comics (in which case, Fury was designed specifically to look like Sam Jackson for that reason).

Actually factually, as far as that's concerned...umm...spoilerwise, stay until after the credits!!! I didn't in the theaters and now I'm regretting it! ;)

Obrysii
2008-05-01, 03:43 PM
I'm considering going to watch it tomorrow. Is it worth it?

Who knows? I will probably see it tomorrow, too.

Mr.Silver
2008-05-01, 06:43 PM
I'm considering going to watch it tomorrow. Is it worth it?

Hell yes it is! I just saw it 90 minutes age and I have to say it's quite possibly the best film based on a Marvel superhero to date. It's hugely entertaining, surprisingly funny and doesn't take itself too seriously, which is usually a big pitfall for superhero films. Robert Downy jr. is little short of brilliant.

SMEE
2008-05-01, 06:57 PM
Saw it yesterday. It's awesome.

I'm definitly going to see it again tomorrow night. And probably saturday as well. :smallbiggrin:

Mr. Scaly
2008-05-01, 10:08 PM
Bring it on, I say!

FdL
2008-05-01, 11:03 PM
I have to say I'm not crazy about Downey Jr. but I think it could be a nice superhero film.

Mewtarthio
2008-05-01, 11:37 PM
Hm... Okay, you guys have convinced me. I'll try and see it tomorrow. My next final isn't until next Tuesday, anyway.

Dumbledore lives
2008-05-01, 11:55 PM
Just saw it with a few friends, it was awesome, though the fight scenes needed to be longer. Still really awesome.

cabbagesquirrel
2008-05-02, 12:07 AM
I saw it yesterday with a mate, was awesome, beats the spider man movies and the third x men, as if either were hard to beat i know hehe.

I enjoyed it, I liked Robert's Iron Man, it was slightly slapstick, but it worked.

Icewalker
2008-05-02, 01:55 AM
Looks like it's really good. I'm going to see it next week sometime, probably, because this weekend it'll be flooded and I'm pretty busy anyways.

Tom_Violence
2008-05-02, 08:09 AM
It is surprisingly excellent. And I went into it expecting dung, so I would definitely recommend it.

Mauve Shirt
2008-05-02, 08:19 AM
So Looking Forward To Seeing It Omg!!!!

Edit: Why am I not allowed to type in all caps?

SuperMuldoon
2008-05-02, 10:00 AM
Saw it last night, awesome movie, if you are a fan of comics go see it. Also, stay until after the credits!

Haruspex
2008-05-02, 12:52 PM
Saw it two days ago. Not outstanding as movies go, but for a comic superhero movie it's up there with the best. Decent action and some laughs as well, oddly enough.

Damn, now I wish I stayed after the credtis too. :smallannoyed:

Sharoth
2008-05-02, 02:56 PM
I saw it today and all I can say is, that as an Iron Man fan, it was very good! Well worth full price.

thubby
2008-05-02, 06:14 PM
just saw it. aside from the obvious superhero exemptions (falling from high altitude, even in a suit, would kill you) it stayed largely in my "suspension of disbelief" zone.
way up there on awesome superhero movie list. top 3 at least.

Sammich
2008-05-03, 05:00 AM
This is exactly what the cartoon scene of today needs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsFnWeIzVsg

bosssmiley
2008-05-03, 05:42 AM
Actually, I read on the Internet that somewhere in the comics a bunch of Marvel characters were talking about who they'd want as actors to portray them...

...and Nick Fury said "Samuel L. Jackson."

It was probably a joke, but character-wise, it works. Jackson is among the most purely distilled badasses to be found in modern cinema; Fury is among the most purely distilled (non-superpowered) badasses to be found in comic books.

Was that the "Ultimate Galactus" collection where he raves about going to Heaven just so he can tell God "Get out of my seat"? Pass. Cool that tries too hard is no longer cool. The "1602" Fury was way better.

As for the "Iron Man" movie, a lot of the British critics think it's a witty character piece ruined by a lazy last act ("...and here is our contractually obligated CG-heavy superhero geek-porn beatfest."). They're probably right. But hey, at least it's not "Daredevil", "Electra", "Catwoman", "Ghost Rider", etc... :smallamused:

Obrysii
2008-05-03, 07:08 AM
I just saw it - actually, yesterday when it came out - and though I thought the pacing was a bit weird, and the final battle was too 'small' ... it was good overall.

Destro_Yersul
2008-05-03, 10:28 AM
Awesome. Awesome and win. Iron Man has always been a favourite of mine, and I'm happy to see they didn't mess it up.

Though I'll admit the pacing was a little off, and it felt shorter than it really was somehow.

Arlion
2008-05-03, 10:41 AM
Im going to see it tomorrow :smallbiggrin:





ps:Ghost Rider wasnt bad :smalltongue:

RTGoodman
2008-05-03, 11:03 AM
For me, it was one of the top superhero movies of recent years. I mean, it wasn't better than Batman Begins, but I definitely preferred it to, say, Spiderman 3. I though Robert Downey Jr. did a great job, and Gwyneth Paltrow was the perfect hot babe-in-distress (though she was in considerably less peril than most).

My only complaints: the Carebear Stare that Iron Man did near the end of the last battle, the obviousness of who the BBEG was, and the pacing.

Overall, though, I liked it, and I'd love to see more if I knew they could do it well.

Mando Knight
2008-05-03, 12:13 PM
This is exactly what the cartoon scene of today needs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsFnWeIzVsg

I saw this cartoon a month or two ago on Marvel's website... it promotes the Iron "Batman"... i.e. given 30 or so minutes he can outfit his armor with exactly the right weapons to defeat you.

Definitely going to see the movie, just need a car and a good theater to see it in...

Jayngfet
2008-05-03, 12:23 PM
Just saw it yesterday, Iornman was badass, especially the part where he took out four guys without blinking.

Coplantor
2008-05-03, 12:32 PM
Iron man was my childhood favourite superhero, I've been waiting for this movie to be done for a couple of years. I really liked the movie, like someone said before, the final battle was a little short, but it was no problem for me. Only thing i did'nt liked... that the "iron man" song was saved for the credits, i was wishing for a battle scene with that song in the background.

RationalGoblin
2008-05-03, 02:11 PM
Just saw it today. It was AWESOME. I love it so very much. Iron Man was a very human character, and I enjoyed that his career as a weapons dealer (or builder, same thing) caught up with him, but when he stopped weapons dealing, there were BIG consequences.

Great stuff, Iron Man is. Even if the villain was obvious.

KIDS
2008-05-03, 02:15 PM
I have never heard of Iron Man before the movie arrived but I know that I gotta watch it. I expect all the best, and the reviews are very good too. Same happened with Transformers which I barely knew about and really liked the movie, so as soon as I get time....

Vaynor
2008-05-03, 03:11 PM
I'm going to go see it tomorrow, looks really good.

Adumbration
2008-05-03, 03:14 PM
There was just one thing that bothered me at the end:

When the arc-reactor exploded, and Stark was lying at the edge with his "heart" failing, how did he survive? The way I see it, he was the only one who knew how to build one, and his current one was failing fast. The new one he had designed and constructed was destroyed alongside with the prototype ironman thingie, the nemesis. So how did he survive?

Closet_Skeleton
2008-05-03, 03:16 PM
Was that the "Ultimate Galactus" collection where he raves about going to Heaven just so he can tell God "Get out of my seat"? Pass. Cool that tries too hard is no longer cool. The "1602" Fury was way better.

No, it was in the first half of Ultimates 1.

Fuzzy_Juan
2008-05-03, 03:43 PM
I saw it last night...I loved it. So good, even my daughter was fully awake at 1am when the movie let out.

If you told me a few years ago that Robert Downey Jr. would have been Iron man, I would have laughed at you...but he did an awesome job. A very well done movie.

Top it off with a decent trailer for a new Hulk Movie starring Edward Norton (looks more promising than the fiasco a few years ago), and the Thor movie in 2009 and it makes you wonder if they are going for a particular angle...

STAY TILL AFTER THE CREDITS!!!

No really, for those who want the real scoop...it is after the movie is up. Yes...that was an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., but our favorite agent wears an eyepatch...

Samuel L Jackson as Fury rebukes Tony slightly, telling him he isn;t the only hero in the world...then he drops the 'A' bomb...If they are gonna tie in the movies, I do think that a cast of Robert Downey Jr., Edward Norton, Samuel L. Jackson, Gweneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler (ok, not her for acting so much :smalltongue:) is a great start...can't wait to see who becomes Captin A and the guy they get for Thor. Wonder if Giant and Wasp will be joining or others...if they do things well...it will rock...and by tying the movies together, they might eliminate the main problem such a movie would have...Explaining who everyone is and establishing their histories.

OOoooohhh...Marvel owns the rights, and Stan has been in them all...I can only pray that they tie in at least Spiderman...That might be very cool.

Ooh, our showing also had a great trailer of the Dark Knight. Ledger makes a great Joker from what I see...too bad he will never reprise his role.

Mikal
2008-05-03, 03:45 PM
There was just one thing that bothered me at the end:

When the arc-reactor exploded, and Stark was lying at the edge with his "heart" failing, how did he survive? The way I see it, he was the only one who knew how to build one, and his current one was failing fast. The new one he had designed and constructed was destroyed alongside with the prototype ironman thingie, the nemesis. So how did he survive?

Remember during the fight how his ARC Mk. I kept losing power? Well at the end Jarvis said the suit was in emergency power mode, meaning the ARC Mk. I itself was probably dormant. When the big Arc Reactor went all EMP and shorted everything out, stuff that wasn't turned or powered on wouldn't be affected, which included his mini-Arc Mk I in his chest. As such, when his suit died, his mini Arc rebooted, not having to try and keep the suit powered up and not being affected by the EMP, providing enough power for just his heart.

Pwenet
2008-05-03, 04:19 PM
Remember during the fight how his ARC Mk. I kept losing power? Well at the end Jarvis said the suit was in emergency power mode, meaning the ARC Mk. I itself was probably dormant. When the big Arc Reactor went all EMP and shorted everything out, stuff that wasn't turned or powered on wouldn't be affected, which included his mini-Arc Mk I in his chest. As such, when his suit died, his mini Arc rebooted, not having to try and keep the suit powered up and not being affected by the EMP, providing enough power for just his heart.

Thanks - I just got back loved the movie, but was scratching my head at that little bit as well.

Just saw the movie this evening, well worth it. Easily one of the top superhero movies of all time. Can't wait for the sequel.

stm177
2008-05-03, 08:40 PM
I liked the movie, and I thought the special effects were seamless.

Tony Stark putting on the Red Suit using the robots reminded me of Blizzard's Starcraft trailer from last year. I wonder if both CGI animators came up with the sequence independently, or if one influenced the other.

I wish I had stayed for the scene after the credits, from what people have been saying in the spoiler quotes.

I may go see the movie again since I enjoyed it that much.

SnowballMan
2008-05-03, 09:44 PM
Personally, I think Terrorist Thug #2 needed more backstory.

Mewtarthio
2008-05-03, 09:51 PM
Tony Stark putting on the Red Suit using the robots reminded me of Blizzard's Starcraft trailer from last year. I wonder if both CGI animators came up with the sequence independently, or if one influenced the other.

I agree, that was pretty impressive. It looked kind of uncomfortable, though. I'd be really claustrophobic in that suit.

Gaelbert
2008-05-03, 11:46 PM
Was it just me, or did Tony Stark remind anyone else of House from House? Not complaining, I love that guy. I'd never known anything about Iron Man before the movie (besides the song), and now I'm probably going to go out and start reading about him.

Jayngfet
2008-05-04, 12:15 AM
There was just one thing that bothered me at the end:

When the arc-reactor exploded, and Stark was lying at the edge with his "heart" failing, how did he survive? The way I see it, he was the only one who knew how to build one, and his current one was failing fast. The new one he had designed and constructed was destroyed alongside with the prototype ironman thingie, the nemesis. So how did he survive?

It's supposed to be able to power his heart for fifty lifetimes, or fifteen minutes in the Iornman suit, odds are that small amount kept him going till he could make an even better model

Selrahc
2008-05-04, 04:15 AM
When the arc-reactor exploded, and Stark was lying at the edge with his "heart" failing, how did he survive? The way I see it, he was the only one who knew how to build one, and his current one was failing fast. The new one he had designed and constructed was destroyed alongside with the prototype ironman thingie, the nemesis. So how did he survive?

surely he can just hook up a car battery? Or any other source of electricity. The arc reactor is just a particularly snazzy one.

Manryn
2008-05-04, 05:18 AM
I had assumed Pepper had helped him out, having done it before and the foreshadowing of "never ask me to do that again"

puppyavenger
2008-05-04, 07:56 AM
could anyone tell me what happened after the creditrs in a spoiler? I saw the movie (awesome) but left as soon as they started.
And on the villian, I thought it was the
random terrist leader
intill the whole "I filed the injuction"" line.

Athaniar
2008-05-04, 09:59 AM
I saw it yesterday, and it was great! Really looking forward to the sequels (there are going to be two more, at least). I recommend it much, at least to those who like superhero films.

The Fury bit was interesting... wonder why they chose to go with Ultimate? Probably to get Samuel L. Jackson in there. And did anyone else note the foreshadowing of War Machine?

Suraht
2008-05-04, 11:32 AM
could anyone tell me what happened after the creditrs in a spoiler? I saw the movie (awesome) but left as soon as they started.
And on the villian, I thought it was the
random terrist leader
intill the whole "I filed the injuction"" line.

Well, there's a youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uUfKICNFx8) of it floating around. But, in short, Stark returns home, and Nick Fury(played by Samuel L. Jackson) is there waiting for him. Fury tells him there are more superheroes around, and then mentions the Avengers Initiative.

Suraht
2008-05-04, 11:51 AM
I saw it yesterday, and it was great! Really looking forward to the sequels (there are going to be two more, at least). I recommend it much, at least to those who like superhero films.

The Fury bit was interesting... wonder why they chose to go with Ultimate? Probably to get Samuel L. Jackson in there. And did anyone else note the foreshadowing of War Machine?

Keep in mind there is already a Thor movie, a Nick Fury movie, and a Captain America movie in the works, and that sets up the Avengers movie...also in the works.

Yes, definite foreshadowing. Rhodes staring at the prototype and saying "Next time, baby." Of course, there's also this (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/iron-man-is-this-war-machine.php), where the toy isn't directly called War Machine(instead, it's Iron Man: Stealth Operations), but it looks a lot like WM, and the back of the package mentions that Rhodes wears the suit, so while we haven't seen WM in action yet, it's a good bet we will at least by the Avengers movie.

Moff Chumley
2008-05-04, 12:23 PM
It was awesome. Obidia, however, was obviously the villian from the second he was introduced. (Has there been anyone in that role who wasn't?)

Awaiting the sequel!

Arioch
2008-05-04, 12:55 PM
I thought it was very good for a superhero movie.

I would have prefered if they'd focused more on the terrorists and less on the "OMG! Let's make the suits fight!" It got too cliche towards the end, I thought.

And why does the Stark company need to make weapons anymore? They could make multi-millions just with that AI technology Tony has in his house and the uber translation software Obadiah has on his computer.

Kojiro Kakita
2008-05-04, 01:06 PM
What was the name of the terrorist leader again?

Seraph
2008-05-04, 03:24 PM
And why does the Stark company need to make weapons anymore? They could make multi-millions just with that AI technology Tony has in his house and the uber translation software Obadiah has on his computer.


why make millions when you can make . . . billions?

Elven Paladin
2008-05-04, 05:01 PM
What was the name of the terrorist leader again?

Why, that was the Mand...er, I mean Raza? I actually tried to get it from the credits, but I was too excited about what I had heard was coming up.

PhallicWarrior
2008-05-04, 05:40 PM
Was it just me, or did Tony Stark remind anyone else of House from House? Not complaining, I love that guy. I'd never known anything about Iron Man before the movie (besides the song), and now I'm probably going to go out and start reading about him.

Yes! That's who he reminded me of! Robert Downey Jr. is definitely one of my favorite character actors now.

Needless to say, I saw the movie and enjoyed it immensly. For all those looking to make a superhero movie, this is how it should be done. Especially the final fight with the Mk I.

UglyPanda
2008-05-04, 07:45 PM
I saw it today. It made me happy. It was good that they didn't spend a lot of focus on his alcoholism, like they did in the comics during the Iron Monger storyline. If they did, it would've been mopey rather than badass.

I am now sad I missed the stinger scene at the end. I was waiting throughout the whole movie for Samuel L. Jackson's appearance.

North
2008-05-04, 08:18 PM
The movie was so amazing.

Man I wish the comic Iron Man was as good as the movie version.....

Selrahc
2008-05-04, 08:34 PM
The movie was so amazing.

Man I wish the comic Iron Man was as good as the movie version.....

Whats wrong with the comic? Iron Manv4 is actually one of Marvels strongest comics at the moment in my opinion.

Kojiro Kakita
2008-05-04, 08:40 PM
So wait a minute, was the terrorist leader Mandarin. I thought the names were different.

Tyrant
2008-05-04, 09:17 PM
So wait a minute, was the terrorist leader Mandarin. I thought the names were different.

Maybe. He spoke about the glory of empire and how his time had come. He had a very prominent ring on his hand. His group was known as the ten rings. We know his men were killed, but we don't know for certain that he was (though it stands to reason he would be). He may simply have been one of the Mandarin's lackies. He was known to give some of his goons a ring now and then. If they go with the Mandarin (and I hope they do) I hope he is more like his ocmic book self than the cartoon version in the recent Marvel animated movie.

Did anyone else think that pre paint armor Iron Man could have passed for Ultron with a few very minor changes? Side antennas for instance. If they go ahead with the Avengers movie, Ultron would be a good villain to use and based on this movie they can make him look very good.

Also Iron Man really needs to have that ultrasonic thing built into his armor in a future movie

Eakin
2008-05-05, 01:39 AM
I thought it was very good for a superhero movie.

I would have prefered if they'd focused more on the terrorists and less on the "OMG! Let's make the suits fight!" It got too cliche towards the end, I thought.

And why does the Stark company need to make weapons anymore? They could make multi-millions just with that AI technology Tony has in his house and the uber translation software Obadiah has on his computer.

This was my one problem with the bad guy's evil plan. Why kill Stark at all, since locking him in a lab and letting him make toys produces insane profits already? And I don't mean later on, I mean at the beginning where the baddie hires the terrorists for no apparent reason.

Later on, maybe there's more money to be made from the absurdly powerful arc reactors that are apparently simple enough that you can put them together in a cave.

But really, I'm just nit picking. Great movie, loved it.

hanzo66
2008-05-05, 05:12 AM
Yeah, generally it was a great movie. It was good as a movie that establishes the future Iron Man franchise as well as the character of Tony Stark and the Iron Man suit. From what I can tell the suit will show much more impressive abilities in the later movies, not that the suit is weaksauce or anything.

Revlid
2008-05-05, 08:18 AM
This was my one problem with the bad guy's evil plan. Why kill Stark at all, since locking him in a lab and letting him make toys produces insane profits already?

And that worked so well for the terrorists. :smallbiggrin:

But truly, I agree that it would have made more sense for Stane to have not hired the terrorists to kill Stark, but rather for the kidnap to be a random/planned occurrence and for Stane to have simply ignored their demands in favour of seizing control of Stark Industries.

So, future plotlines?

Ten Rings: Iron Man continues his campaign against the Ten Rings organization, eventually coming up against its leader, the enigmatic and genius Mandarin.

Ultron: At Pepper Potts insistence that he at least try to stop himself from getting killed, Stark modifies a version of the Jarvis AI to pilot the armour. Inevitably (meddling by Mandarin?) it goes rogue, appropriating and upgrading the MkII Armour and calling itself Ultron.

Escalation: Iron Man Prototype plans are leaked/stolen, and several governments begin building their own. Russia has the Crimson Dynamo, Japan the Silver Samurai/Sunfire, China has Doctor Sun/Ultimo, India has Indra/Karima and the EU has... a European tech hero/villain. Whatever, go crazy. Emphasis is put on how much more dangerous war might be with the power to conquer countries in the hands of just a few pilots.
America ends up building/appropriating Warmachine (piloted by Tony Rhodes), who battles Tony Stark over his intention to somehow destroy the designs for the armours, along with the armours themselves.

Griemont
2008-05-05, 02:58 PM
Pure joy. Note the avatar. :smallbiggrin:

Arioch
2008-05-05, 03:05 PM
"What is he doing, comrade?"
"He is making a Jericho missile for us; isn't that obvious?"
"But...it has arms. And legs."
"All missiles have those; don't you know anything?"
"I'm fairly certain that-"
"Shut up!"

:smallbiggrin:

stm177
2008-05-05, 03:06 PM
Stane's motivation was never explicitly stated, but it seemed like he was fed up with Tony Stark's behavior. The last straw was Tony playing craps rather than accepting that award from the military.

Twin2
2008-05-05, 03:31 PM
So wait a minute, was the terrorist leader Mandarin. I thought the names were different.

It was just foreshadowing, which I enjoyed the tidbits they dropped (ring, shield agent constantly wanting meeting). All in all I really liked it, and only hope other directors take note of how it turned out.

Muz
2008-05-05, 03:55 PM
Stane's motivation was never explicitly stated, but it seemed like he was fed up with Tony Stark's behavior. The last straw was Tony playing craps rather than accepting that award from the military.

That, and I figure the guy just wanted to be the top man in charge. He helps Tony's father build the company, is IN control of it after the man's death until Tony takes control when he comes of age, and then finds himself playing second banana again. Sure, he could continue to be quite wealthy and powerful, but his ego couldn't abide being second anymore.

At least that's my take on it. My only familiarity with the Iron Man universe is through the movie, so perhaps the character from the comic is different. :smallsmile:

North
2008-05-05, 04:17 PM
Whats wrong with the comic? Iron Manv4 is actually one of Marvels strongest comics at the moment in my opinion.

For the last few years Iron Man has been such a tool. Civil War, Registration Act, throwing heroes in prison, 42, the illuminati, exiling the hulk into space. A large part of all the bad stuff thats been happening can be linked to Tony Stark. I really hope it turns out hes been a skrull.....

Mando Knight
2008-05-05, 05:37 PM
Escalation: Iron Man Prototype plans are leaked/stolen, and several governments begin building their own. Russia has the Crimson Dynamo, Japan the Silver Samurai/Sunfire, China has Doctor Sun/Ultimo, India has Indra/Karima and the EU has... a European tech hero/villain. Whatever, go crazy. Emphasis is put on how much more dangerous war might be with the power to conquer countries in the hands of just a few pilots.
America ends up building/appropriating Warmachine (piloted by Tony Rhodes), who battles Tony Stark over his intention to somehow destroy the designs for the armours, along with the armours themselves.

Nice summary of the Armor Wars... since it's a fairly major arc in the comic series, I think that the chances that it'll be a plot for one of the movies will be high.

Actually, the Crimson Dynamo could fit with China, and Russia also has Titanium Man...

Justin Hammer should be introduced somewhere in the movie series...

RandomNPC
2008-05-05, 06:14 PM
there's already a 4 pack toy at most department stores that has:

Iron Man
War Machine
Crimson Dynamo
Titanium Man


forshadowing through the toy companies?

i duno about anyone else, but seeing those makes me want to see all four of them in action.

FoE
2008-05-06, 04:41 AM
Stane's motivation was never explicitly stated, but it seemed like he was fed up with Tony Stark's behavior.

All I needed to know about Stone's motivation was in those two magazine covers, the first with Stone as the head of Stark Enterprises, the second with him stepping out of the way when Tony — a young guy at the time —*takes charge of the company. For an egomaniac like Stone, that would eat away at him. And worse, Tony is kind of a ****; he doesn't truly care about running Stark Enterprises, he just likes designing weapons and chasing girls. That's just salt in the wound.

But you know, he can't act because, well, that damn kid is just too smart. He's the one inventing all these neat doodads that are making Stark Enterprises the largest weapons manufacturer in the world. So he swallows his pride and sits by as Tony acts like a petulant man-child and a huge ****, until he finally can't take it anymore. But he can't just kill Tony; he's got to make it look like an accident. So when Tony conveniently ends up in a war zone ...

Kenori
2008-05-06, 09:38 AM
There was just one thing that bothered me at the end:

When the arc-reactor exploded, and Stark was lying at the edge with his "heart" failing, how did he survive? The way I see it, he was the only one who knew how to build one, and his current one was failing fast. The new one he had designed and constructed was destroyed alongside with the prototype ironman thingie, the nemesis. So how did he survive?

Honestly that urked me slightly, maybe the one that Stane had was still usable, and he was able to switch them out in time to buy him enough time for a replica. Maybe he had one in his office as a spare or something and didn't have time to get it before going after Stane. Honestly, its a lot of that theater logic that kinda makes you walk out of the movie theater and go, "Wait a minute!".

But all in all it was a great movie. Awesome soundtrack too. I hope they sale a soundtrack CD, that was awesome.

Closet_Skeleton
2008-05-06, 10:12 AM
It was awesome. Obidia, however, was obviously the villian from the second he was introduced. (Has there been anyone in that role who wasn't?)

Since comic fans would recognise his name as having been a villain in the comics they couldn't really hide it.

It was good but only works if you use comic book logic, otherwise it falls apart.

Blue Paladin
2008-05-06, 10:13 AM
Honestly that urked me slightly, maybe the one that Stane had was still usable, and he was able to switch them out in time to buy him enough time for a replica. Maybe he had one in his office as a spare or something and didn't have time to get it before going after Stane. Honestly, its a lot of that theater logic that kinda makes you walk out of the movie theater and go, "Wait a minute!".The original mini-arc was supposed to be able to sustain that heart magnet for 50 years. Once it was no longer supplying power to all of the energy intensive systems required by suit Mk.II, even the leftover dregs should be enough to match the output of a car battery. At least long enough for Tony to create an improved mini-arc again.
Or maybe I just have a greater level of suspension of disbelief. *shrug*

fredlee
2008-05-07, 08:23 AM
Perfect blend off a well drenched story in form of a science nostalgia

Perfect scintillated mixtures off graphics stuffed emotions…………mind blowing

BlackStaticWolf
2008-05-07, 12:04 PM
After taking a grueling 4.5 hour property final yesterday, I decided to reward myself by seeing Iron Ma.

My response to the movie can be summarized with the following except from an AIM conversation that occurred after the movie:

crow529: I thought he'd be a great Tony Stark
BlackStaticWolf: He was.
BlackStaticWolf: It makes me want an iron man suit
BlackStaticWolf: I mean... how awesome would that be?
BlackStaticWolf: I'd wear it to court.
BlackStaticWolf: With a tie, of course.
BlackStaticWolf: I'd be the best lawyer ever.
BlackStaticWolf: I'd be all like...
BlackStaticWolf: "OBJECTION!"
BlackStaticWolf: And then blast the other attorney with my repulsor beam.
BlackStaticWolf: And then I'd say something witty like...
BlackStaticWolf: Well... I can't think of anything.
BlackStaticWolf: But I'd be in an Iron Man suit, so people would laugh no matter what I said. Or else.

bongotezz
2008-05-07, 12:50 PM
i never read iron man but i thought it was an excellent movie.

sealemon
2008-05-07, 01:25 PM
Here's the thing. The movie appealed to both comic book fans like myself, and people who have enver even heard of Iron man before (Both the wife and 6 eyar old daughter thought ti was wicked cool). Top notch acting, fast pacing, no wasted scenes, and...

IT STAYED AS TRUE TO THE SOURCE MATERIAL AS POSSIBLE.

X 3, SPider Man 3 and FANTASTIC FOUR, I'm looking right at you.


Awesome movie.

Talya
2008-05-07, 03:23 PM
I'd just like to say, Robert Downey Jr. was absolutely perfect for the part of Tony Stark. It's like the great prophet Stan Lee wrote it for him 45 years ago, to await his birth and eventual release from prison on cocaine charges.

North
2008-05-07, 07:38 PM
I'd just like to say, Robert Downey Jr. was absolutely perfect for the part of Tony Stark. It's like the great prophet Stan Lee wrote it for him 45 years ago, to await his birth and eventual release from prison on cocaine charges.

Downey was more Tony Stark then the actual character was. I cant think of any other actor who has done as good a job as RDjr.

RandomLogic
2008-05-07, 09:56 PM
So I just got back from seeing Iron Man, effing awesome is all I have to say. It was utterly fantastic. Especially since I'm an engineer!

One of the best parts I thought, was when he was captured and was told to build the Jericho rocket, and the terrorist guys were watching him. They had a picture of the rocket and one guy goes "Thats not what it looks like in the picture". Which is great for anyone who builds stuff by "does this look right" compared to directions or anything else.

AslanCross
2008-05-08, 06:53 AM
I'd just like to say, Robert Downey Jr. was absolutely perfect for the part of Tony Stark. It's like the great prophet Stan Lee wrote it for him 45 years ago, to await his birth and eventual release from prison on cocaine charges.

Amen. I thought it was a great movie, and although I wondered how he survived that last EMP, I don't really demand much in the way of logic from entertainment.