Iron Man Movies

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  1. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    BBC and Sky News here in the UK have been showing footage of the stars arriving in Leicester Square for the London premiere. Sky showed a film clip of Iron Man's first flight. It looked great!
  2. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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  3. CanadianRogue Jedi Padawan

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    I've seen it here in NZ. I quite enjoyed it. Be sure to stay until after the credits for an extra scene.
  4. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    I know I'll be checking it out this weekend. :D
  5. Sith_Lords Force Ghost

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    Now you tell me...

    Just seen it in the UK. Really loved it - especially the final scene (before the credits) - the press conference, and the agent finally saying the acronym I was waiting to hear SHIELD. Loved it all, but those two bits were some of my favourites, along with Iron Man's first flight, and the battle. Out of interest who played the Variety Fair (IIRC) Reporter/Journalist at the start?
  6. Yodaminch Force Ghost

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    So early reports are saying that The Nick Fury cameo is after the credits:D

    Can't wait to see this tomorrow night.
  7. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Yeah, it's after all the credits, it's brief, but awesome. Just got back from a 9:30 showing, and it's a really enjoyable flick- Downey and the whole cast are generally excellent and there's a good balance of humor and serious stuff.

    The only weakness of the film is that the villain's storyline, while not terrible, is pretty standard and the transition to villany isn't as well handled as other aspects of the film. I kinda wish they didn't even use the Iron Monger in this movie- I was really enjoying ev erything else prior to that.


    And for those who want to know, the cameo goes something like this:

    Stark arrives back at his apartment at night after the press conference, to find a security panel flashing improperly and the Jarvis computer voice to be malfunctioning. A figure stand sin shadow in front of the window.

    Figure: " 'I am Iron Man'...you think you're the only superhero out there? You've just entered into a new universe."
    Stark: "Who are you?"

    The figure steps into the light.

    Figure: "Nick Fury, Director of SHIELD. I'm here to talk to you about the Avenger Initiative."


    And that's the end of it. I think it'd be hilarious if they just kept tagging him in an uncredited cameo at the end of the credits for every Marvel movie from this point [face_laugh] Gotta love how his two sentences establish the Marvel UNIVERSE, his name, the Avengers and (possibly) The Initiative..
  8. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    I'm hoping to catch it tomorrow and so far it's getting stellar reviews from the critics. :cool:
  9. Vortigern99 Manager Emeritus

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    One of the best superhero movies EVER and a damn fine film overall. It's beautifully crafted, with moments of soaring exhileration, palm-moistening suspense (and quease-inducing vertigo!), heroic combat, believable villains and humorous, humanistic character moments. Plus its internal logic is, as far as I can discern, flawless. I give it four and a half stars out of five; it loses a half-star only because the climactic end battle did not quite match the epic awesomeness of some of the earlier action sequences. The post-credit scene appears to still be a well-kept secret; I was the only person left in the theater to see it -- but I cheered anyway! Tell all your friends: This is the superhero movie to beat all superhero movies.
  10. Yodaminch Force Ghost

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    Just got back from an 11:20 pm showing. Very impressed. The cast was great, but Downey really made the movie. His one-liners were perfectly delivered and he really was a great Tony Stark. Stayed after the credits and loved that scene. Definitely considering seeing this again one more time in theaters. :D
  11. Scree Jedi Padawan

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    Thoroughly enjoyed the 10:20 viewing I caught tonight. The theater was packed, and there was a lot of cheering through the whole film.

    I think it was handled well. Casting was amazing.
  12. -polymath- SFF:F/TV Trivia Host

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    Enjoyed this baby also. Very fun fare and it was especially light on its feet during the first twenty minutes or so. Very nice.

    I liked the transformation Tony underwent after returning from the 'stan and I loved the interplay between Downey's Stark and Paltrow's Potts. Perfect casting and dynamic. I've not seen Gwyneth look as beautiful in a role since Shakespeare in love. She's wonderful.

    I wanted to see more Iron Man in action and thought that the end battle was the weakest part of the film. Other than the last fifteen minutes or so, the movie was an excellent film. It hit all of the right tones and the Iron Man armor looked fantastic. Kudos to ILM yet again.
  13. Ultima_1 Jedi Grand Master

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    I was impressed. Also noticed something I doubt a lot of other people realized. Not sure if it was a carry over from the comics or something the movie people thought up.


    [image=http://s76.photobucket.com/albums/j36/Ultima_1/stark-logo.jpg]
    [image=http://s76.photobucket.com/albums/j36/Ultima_1/LockheedMartinLogo.jpg]

    Notice the resemblance?
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  15. Darth_Berserker Jedi Master

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    just got back now, it rocked from start to finish. i liked how they set up all these little connections for a sequel, war machine and the mandarin, if they do another aint in it, it will be a wasted effort, how could they represent the mandarin as the main villian though, would they use him as just a presence again or cgi, or use an actor? if so, who would u want him to be played by?
  16. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    Finally saw it this weekend, and I loved it. Downey was brilliant and the film was much better than I expected. :cool:
  17. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    From the previews* on, that was a 2 1/2 hour long nerdgasm














    *Indy 4, Narnia, Hulk, and Dark Knight :eek:
  18. Sith_Lord_Linkoping Jedi Grand Master

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    Great film. Not the best "comicbook adaptation" that I've seen so far but nevertheless, It's still a really great film. Great casting, good story, very good direction by Favreau. [face_dancing]
  19. Winged_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Brilliant film, one of the best of genre. Without doubt.
  20. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    Here's something you may not know. Lying In The Gutters.

    ITEM! That end-of-credit Samuel Jackson scene from "Iron Man" (the cutting out of which from previews/premiere screenings and inserted back into general release was a total Lying In The Gutter scoop that brought the column its biggest readership since the Alan Moore interview) has a nice addendum.



    Apparently the scene was co-written by Avengers writer Brian Bendis. He writes





    I totally wrote some of it!!!!



    ****! i've been holding that in for a year!!



    last philly show, i get a mysterious late night call from marvel's kevin feige. he drops the scoop on me that sam jackson is coming in to do a cameo the next day but they have no dialogue.



    kevin told me a couple of scenarios, something they were thinking of teasing and asked if i could do a solid and shoot some lines at him.



    i sent about three pages of stuff. and they picked what worked for them and... ta daa!!



    *** damn!! that was so cool!



    now, for the record, i'm$ not taking credit for the scene, i didn't think of the scene or get sam jackson to do that. but it was very cool to have a bit in the movie. it just was!!



    and now i'm officially allowed to brag!



    monday i'll tell you about the iron man brain trust that marval put together before they started shooting!


    I'd heard some of this before, but was asked by a source to keep it confidential. I understood that Jackson freed up his schedule to record the scene at short notice, and no script had been written at that point. As a Marvel Studios film, this was a clever move to get some instant Nick Fury dialogue. I started poking around since this was clearly getting public, for Bendis to suddenly add


    OK!! so, because the veil of secrecy has been lifted and because i can smell this coming up on every rumor blog there is... part 2 of the 'iron man movie secrets i have been holding in for over a year' posts!


    before the iron man movie was set to film but way into active pre production, i, and others, got a super secret call asking if we'd read the iron man script as it existed and come to the set for what is now referred to as the iron man brain trust. we were hand picked by jon f. and kevin f. for our unique takes on the character.


    i was there, mark millar, axel, joe, tom and a few others who may or may not want me airing thier biz. we were flown out and brought to the stages which were the howard hughes spruce goose warehouses. (which in itself was awesome)


    we were brought through the sets and the armor as they were being built and met the entire staff. all of which was filmed for the dvd. i have no idea if it will make it in. i half hope it doesn't. i wasn't my usual glam self.


    we then sat in a big room with the marvel guys and jon f. all day and went through everything. we talked about everything. every inch of it. we looked at the spx houses demo reels audtioning for the job. and yes the best reel got the gig, obviously.


    truth told. the script was in pretty damn good shape at this stage. but that wasn't the point. the point to me is a good idea is a good idea and a bad one is a bad one, doesn't matter where it came from. there is a lesson here.


    irregardless of my participation... the fact that this brain trust was even created showed such intense respect for the character and it's legacy. a half hour into the meeting i was so happy to be in the room i was going to burst. comic creators not being treated like the second class porn peddlars we used to treated like but actual writers. it was very cool.


    i am thrilled this movie hit. from my eyes they did everything right and for once in hollywood that was rewarded.


    Millar has his own take


    Just got word this is no longer a secret so prepare for some Braggy McBraggy. But as Bendy has written on his board this morning, we can finally talk about one of the coolest things to happen in our careers. Completely out of the blue, when
  21. Anakin_Skywalker20 Force Ghost

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    4.5/5

    awsome movie.

    i'd give it 5/5 but i'll save it for the director's cut
  22. gabe Administrator Emeritus

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    I loved it. A true comic book film, walking that fine line better than any other before it in my opinion. Marvel's creative controle as sole financer is very much felt. Favreau did a fantastic job and so did his actors, especially Downey who is Tony Stark. The special effects were awesome. Stan Winston once again outdid himself, so did everyone involved with making Granov's Iron Man into a live action character. The moment when the chrome Mark2 suit is revealed for the first time in that extended shot with the heavy music build-up was fantastic. The armor is just dead sexy. I watched it on opening night last week, unaware of the Sam Jackson cameo at the end which I later read about. I knew I should have waited it out.
  23. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Saw it again tonight. Second time around you really pick up on the Iron man theme music- it's rather catchy; it's kinda like the Spider-Man theme in that it's not in your face like Batman or Superman, and perhaps it's a notch more subtle than Spidey's even, but it does catch ground eventually.

    Also, one of the last credits points out that the "stock photo" of the younger Obidiah during the slide show is in fact a still from Tucker: A Man and His Dream. :D
  24. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    Saw it a second time yesterday and noticed something: Stane had a ring exactly like Raza's [face_skull]
  25. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    I think he might have taken it from Raza when he got the Mark I armor plans.
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