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Iron Man 3 brings us into the so called “Phase 2” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But it does so in a flawed way. I’ve said it before and reiterate it here, there is no such thing as a perfect film. But since The Avengers set the bar so very high, following that up proved to simply be too much for Black’s entry to handle.
There are a great deal of inconstancies, plot holes, stupid moves, illogical choices, and weak moments (though less than much of the internet would have you believe). These issues are not enough to lead to Iron Man 3’s complete and utter downfall, but they do force a sour taste into the piece overall.
This isn’t to say it’s a bad movie though. In fact it’s actually quite good. It surpasses the quality of Iron Man 2 and plants itself firmly in the MCU rather successfully. A move which only The Incredible Hulk failed to make, but still. Yes it has its problems, yes we’d hoped for better, and yes I’ve got complaints, but the movie is not at all a failure. Manages to come full circle in a way that still leaves Tony Stark & Iron Man a future in the Marvel Universe.
Shane Black and Drew Pearce manage to bring in a sense of vulnerability that was barely touched on in the past MCU works. Even the minuscule Steve Rogers of Captain America seemed in control of every situation. But here we see Tony Stark as not only a breakable man, but a man in general. The most human of any Super Hero appearance in the MCU to date. Yes the Robert Downey Jr. wit that all have come to expect from the piece is still on the table, but in between and beneath that there’s an insomniac with extreme anxiety disorders living separated from the real world, too invested in his work and shattered identity to live as the Stark everyone expects him to still be.
Pepper and Rhodey are even given a chance to pick up the slack. The three form this sort of protagonist trinity, Saving one another in a round-robin Super Hero-y way with a little more depth than I’d expected.
The Iron Man movies famously have had the most disappointing bad-guy-show-downs in the genre. And though here Black gives us much more of a delivery on this front than Favreau ever did, the issues I had with Iron Man 3 came (almost) exclusively from A.I.M, the Mandarin and Extremis (which form the antagonist trinity now that I think of it).
So, we’ve got better a better final confrontation, but from less integral bad guys. A more human hero, stuck in a less human adventure. A better interlocking of characters, with less to do on screen. I could go on with this roller coaster, but that word essentially sums up the film. Not in that its a cliched “thrill ride”, but in that it’s a constant mess of ups and downs, with the final destination just barely justifying the start point.
Speaking non-comparitively, Iron Man 3 makes a good movie. Not great. But so very, very worth the watch. It’s hard for me to think objectively separate from the other films in the MCU, because I’ve seen them all so many times that there’s no way for me to forget all that’s come before when watching the movie. I’d be interested to hear from somebody who’s watched Iron Man 3, but not Iron Man 1 & 2 or The Avengers. I’m sure such a person exists somewhere, and if so your input would be greatly appreciated.
I think I might have made it seem as if I disliked Iron Man 3 more than I actually did. Here’s why. From Iron Man 2 until the Avengers, I watched all the MCU films in cinemas. After each one, I immediately got that feeling of wanting to go back and watch it again, a feeling that steadily grew as time passed. Each film that Marvel released had me feeling this more strongly than the last, culminating in The Avengers which I saw six times in theatres, and immediately pre-ordered the whole set on Blu-Ray the moment it became available (I bought a PS3 for the sole purpose of watching them). But with Iron Man 3 I sort of dropped back to a pretty low interest level once I’d left Hoyts. It seemed that although it was a really good watch, it just didn’t have the staying power I’d come to expect from these incredible Super Hero films.
Don Cheadle’s official Marvel Quad for Iron Man 3.
Trailer for Ultimate Spider-Man Season 2, which just began in the US.
Electro & Lizard shown in official new stills for Ultimate Spider-Man’s second season (which began airing last week)
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Hit Marvel animated series “Ultimate Spider-Man” thwips into Season 2 with a special one-hour primetime premiere Monday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. ET on Disney XD, announced David Levine, Vice President and General Manager, Disney XD Worldwide and Jeph Loeb, Executive Vice President, Marvel Television. The thrilling two-part premiere introduces fans to two of Spider-Man’s most iconic villains—the Lizard (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker of Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb”) and Electro. As Spidey and his team—Nova, White Tiger, Iron Fist and Power Man—battle these menacing super villains, a sinister force is secretly assembling to try and spell their defeat. New episodes of Marvel’s “Ultimate Spider-Man” will premiere Sundays at 11:00 a.m. ET inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD.
“Marvel Comics Close-Up,” a series of interstitials hosted by Joe Quesada (Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer) and Dylan Riley Snyder (“Kickin’ It”) encouraging kids to read, will debut during the premiere of “Ultimate Spider-Man” on Disney XD with free digital Marvel comics available on DisneyXD.com/comics. The interstitials will take fans deeper into the Marvel Universe by giving viewers an inside look at 10 compelling Marvel Comics, featuring popular Marvel characters including Spider-Man and the Avengers, and acclaimed comic book creators and artists. The legendary Marvel Comics span iconic super hero comics such as ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #7, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #7, HULK #3, THOR #364 and MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #16.
Season 2 of “Ultimate Spider-Man” will follow Spidey and the young heroes as they encounter the ultimate battle between good and evil. But they’re not alone, as Spider-Man unites with the stars of the upcoming animated series “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”—Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk and, for the very first time, Hawkeye. Together, they will confront the most threatening assembly of super villains ever seen in animation, the Sinister Six—uniquely comprised of Rhino, Kraven The Hunter, Lizard, Electro, Beetle and a secret sixth member. Our heroes will also face the return of Loki as he seeks revenge on the web-crawler after their previous unforgettable encounter. Spidey’s limits will be tested in this inevitable collision course with his greatest foes, both old and new.
On DisneyXD.com, an “Ultimate Spider Cycle” game will be unveiled, where players navigate bustling city streets to find antidote vials in a race against time to catch up to Venom and save Spider-Man’s best friend, Harry.
“Ultimate Spider-Man” is produced by Marvel Animation and carries a TV-Y7-FV parental guideline.
The award-winning creative team consists of executive producers: Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada and Jeph Loeb; co-executive producers: Stan Lee, Eric Radomski, Man of Action—Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle—Dana Booton and Cort Lane; creative consultant: Paul Dini; and consulting producer: Brian Michael Bendis.
“Ultimate Spider-Man” stars Drake Bell as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chi McBride as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson, Steven Weber as Norman Osborn, Greg Cipes as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, Ogie Banks as Luke Cage/Power Man, Caitlyn Taylor Love as Ava Ayala/White Tiger, Logan Miller as Sam Alexander/Nova, Tom Kenny as Doctor Octopus, Matt Lanter as Harry Osborn/Flash Thompson, Tara Strong as Mary-Jane Watson, Misty Lee as Aunt May and recurring guest star, Stan Lee, as Stan the Janitor.
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