Iron Man Movies

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by Jedi_Master_Conor, Mar 20, 2006.

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  1. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    I concur. War Machine is going to be awesome.
  2. Yodaminch Force Ghost

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    That footage was excellent. Besides War Machine's fantastic footage, Downey was again fantastic as Tony Stark in that hearing room scene.
  3. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    I want an actual HD quality trailer... Hopefully before the end of the year.
  4. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    I'd suspect Avatar will launch the trailer, or thereabouts.
  5. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    It's definitely looking like a movie I want to see. Lots of good stuff in there, and not just in a cgi way - the hearing looks like more gold from RDjr. Downey was an odd choice for Stark, but it's really paid off, and the rest of the cast in this is top-notch.

  6. Jedi_Johnson Jedi Grand Master

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    RDJ has freaking dominated that role and made it his own. I couldn't be happier with his casting, which is strange cause I was very unsure at first.
  7. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    ^I don't think it's that strange. Downey Jr's slightly wacky Stark is not really true to the comics, as comic book Stark is a rather serious character with little real entertainment value in himself, as far as I remember. Normally I don't like it when they change a character's personality, but here I think it worked brilliantly.

    Can you imagine what the film would be like if Tom Cruise had taken the role?[face_worried]
  8. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    It brings to the forefront the suave confidence that Stark always had, albeit in an unconventional way. But because its RDJ's brand of humour and confidence you buy it and it feels genuine, rather than have someone else trying to play confident. I would like to see him take on a more business savy role as the character and demonstrate a little more of the genius but even without it it still works.

    Its not like the miscasting of a lot of other roles I can name where the loss of key characteristics are a detriment, as Downey continues to make it so genuine and likable.
  9. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper

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    Are you kidding? When I heard about the casting, my very first thought was "who better to play Tony Stark than a recovering addict!"
  10. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    I concur. So there are reports that Iron Man 2 might be converted to have a 3D release as well. Paramount and Marvel have been looking at 1 minute of footage that was converted for 3D and are contemplating the move.
  11. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    Behind the Scenes Vid (Starts in French but is mostly in English)

    The only bit that slightly worries me in this interview is that Jon Favreau says that this time round he has more confidence in what the CGI can achieve. Yes this can be a good thing, but it can also completely fail...
  12. Jedi_Johnson Jedi Grand Master

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    The Iron Man 2 trailer is out! Looks good, I just wish there was a bit more to it content wise. Lots of action so far.
  13. -Phoenix- Force Ghost

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    Awesome trailer. The shot at the end looks like it's a part of something super cool.
  14. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    And I'll be watching those 5 seconds of War Machine for about 3 hours straight now...

    ..but I approve the use of my favorite ACDC song ever too <img src="http://www.denimfilms.com/boardpics/rockdevil.gif">
  15. Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA

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    Good video! Wow, that looks like fun!!!
  16. Dawud786 Force Ghost

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    War Machine is pretty much all I care about in this movie.

    I really really want to see the Mandarin in these movies, but I have no idea how they could explain those mystical rings in this setting.
  17. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    They hinted at his rings in the first film with the Ten Rings. Its rumoured that they are slowly building towards The Mandarin with each film and that there is a larger arc developing in the first three films.
  18. Dawud786 Force Ghost

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    That's one of the things I liked most about the first movie was the Ten Rings group. If they unveil the Mandarin eventually that would be cool. But I still don't know how they'd work out the mystical rings thing.
  19. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    They could simply make the rings technological in origin- or some form of ancient lost technology that only seemed mystical. Or they could try connecting it to Thor's realm in some way to bridge the technological/fantasy elements.
  20. GCX-15 Jedi Youngling

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    Iron Man was cool. I didn't think I'd like a superhero special trait of iron but Tony Stark is a cool character and the actor playing him was brilliant. This was a good superhero movie.
  21. Mustafar_66 Force Ghost

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    I've seen Iron Man a few times but I don't recall any mention of Ten Rings. Maybe you have to be familiar with the Iron Man comics, but where was it mentioned in the film?
  22. MasterGhandalf Jedi Grand Master

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    Ten Rings was the name of the terrorist group that captured Tony. In the comics, major villain the Mandarin wears ten rings with various powers- the implication is that the movie's terrorists were part of his organization.
  23. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    There is also deleted footage of Jarvis informing Tony of phone call fom the Mandarin. Don't know if it's a joke or part of the dropped plot line that more directly involved the Mandarin as the primary villain.
  24. Dawud786 Force Ghost

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    Is that on the DVD? I honestly haven't watched the movie since I saw it in theaters.

    You know, I forgot about the Thor movie coming up and thus the Avengers and the eventual meeting of the technological and the mystical. So, yeah, the Mandarin's rings could easily originate in the same mystical plane as Thor and Asgard(though not specifically Asgard, since Marvel has generally included the existence of all of those ancient gods and goddesses from individual cultures from the Norse to the Greek etc). I hope they do it. I really do. I have no idea who I'd pick for the Mandarin though...
  25. JEDI-SOLO Force Ghost

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    The trailer has been removed. That sux I didn't get to see it.
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