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So, I’ll try not to be to spoilery here, but I’m going to discuss Iron Man 3, so spoilers there be…

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While reaction to this movie has been mixed, I must say that I really enjoyed it.  For background, I have a very large stack of Iron Man books in my collection.  I loved Iron Man and thought Iron Man 2 was a desecration and generally refuse to acknowledge its poorly implemented existence.  So there’s that.  The fact that IM3 focuses on characters rather than action I take as a plus.  Of course, the movie is by no means perfect, so let’s cover what I didn’t like:

  1. Shortround – Really?  Did this movie need a Shortround character?… and if it did, could we at lease have made better use of said character?
  2. Iron Patriot War Machine – Great actor, great character, itty bitty part… would have liked to see more than taxi cab service… but that’s me.
  3. Snap-Fit Models – I know the guy is sleep-deprived and stressed, but are we really to believe that Mr. Stark can’t remember how to build an Iron Man suit that can handle… I don’t know, having a tin can tossed at it without falling apart?!?  Surely one of the suits would be semi-durable.
  4. Guy Pearce – No reason… just don’t care for his smarmy arse…

So that’s what I didn’t like.  What did I like?  The childish interplay between Stark and… well, just about anyone… I’m sure in the real world he would go around with a continuous black eye, but it’s amusing.  The story was a bit shallow, but it was interesting from comic book history vs movie character history sort of way.  I don’t want to go as far as to claim that I saw actual character development on screen (I didn’t), but I did get to see more than the costumed character which is much closer to the comic book experience than your usual movie.  What action was there was fun… which is basically my thoughts on the entire movie… it was fun.  Pointless, enjoyable fun.  What were your thoughts?