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I have a bone to pick with Marvel with their latest flick, Iron Man 3. What… the… fudd?!?
Unlike Batman Begins, the story of Iron Man was simple and fun yet believable (if you believe in billionaire crime fighters, well then yes). Iron Man was hands down better than Batman.
Let’s compare. Both Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark lost their parents. Both are immensely rich and smart. Both are playboys and arrogant. But given the choice of weapon, Tony Stark chose to don a high-tech armor to fight villains with guns. While Bruce Wayne chose martial arts to dodge bullets. I mean, for real, Batman? You can afford to buy laser weapons, yet you choose to roundhouse kick opponents instead?
Anyway, going back to the Iron Man series, the build up was so great from the first to the second movie, then it branched out to The Avengers which made it so cool that DC failed to wow us with other movies such as Green Lantern.
Then they announced that the villain for Iron Man 3 would be the Mandarin. Iron Man’s mystical nemesis. It was like technology versus magic. I really couldn’t wait to see how they’ll put it all together.
Sometime early this year, they released this image of the Mandarin.
I was like… ok. A bit like a hobo, but maybe there’s a reason why. Because I trust that Marvel will not disappoint fans again because they’ve learned from what happened to Spider-Man 3, right? So I let this one by.
Then I got to watch the movie… in 3D. So began the let down.
So how do I review this film without giving away the story? I’m not sure, but I should put a SPOILER ALERT here just in case.
Let me try dicing the trailer and give my thoughts about it.
Did I gave away some movie plots? I hope not.
Maybe it’s just that the Iron Man 3 originally has a lot of important sub-plots that squeezing them all together made it bad. Tolerable, but still bad (and misleading).
I still recommend you to watch Iron Man 3 because, well, people still watched The Dark Knight Rises even though it’s a bad movie. It’s still better than Spider-Man 3. More relevant than that rebooted The Amazing Spider-Man. And more fun than the Dark Knight Rises.
I just hope they release some thing like a Director’s Cut of this like what they did with Daredevil. It seems like this movie was suppose to have been released last December and they pushed it back to April to do some final work. Maybe they should have pushed it back to this December instead to “iron” out some more details. Just saying.