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Old 30-04-2013, 23:18
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Went to see it this morning at Manchester IMAX.

I liked it;

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I think it wrapped things up nicely for the Iron Man franchise as a trilogy. I'm not sure a fourth is needed.

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Old 30-04-2013, 23:43
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:28
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:05
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Well I have never seen so many people hang on for the bit after the credits. As usual there was a mass exodus by half the audience the second the first credit appeared. But after that there were around 30 people left. So I knew there must be something to wait for. A girl got up and said to eomeone there is something to wait for. Those credits seemed to go on forever! Must say I wish I had not bothered. SHould have waited for the dvd then you can fast forward through the endless credits.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:09
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As for the whole movie, it came off as lacking something. Basically, it sticks too close the plot of the tried and tested plot of the last 2 movies; hero has issues, has downfall and then rises again to save the day.
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Old 01-05-2013, 13:42
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Well I have never seen so many people hang on for the bit after the credits. As usual there was a mass exodus by half the audience the second the first credit appeared. But after that there were around 30 people left. So I knew there must be something to wait for. A girl got up and said to eomeone there is something to wait for. Those credits seemed to go on forever! Must say I wish I had not bothered. SHould have waited for the dvd then you can fast forward through the endless credits.
I was very dissappointed TBH. I was expecting something that led into the upcoming Thor/Cpt America sequels or even Avengers 2. It was nearly as bad as the post-credits scene at the end of The Avengers. I can only assume that at the time of filming Phase 2 hadn't really been agreed so they couldn't hint to the up-coming films in the same way.
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Old 01-05-2013, 14:51
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I was very dissappointed TBH. I was expecting something that led into the upcoming Thor/Cpt America sequels or even Avengers 2. It was nearly as bad as the post-credits scene at the end of The Avengers. I can only assume that at the time of filming Phase 2 hadn't really been agreed so they couldn't hint to the up-coming films in the same way.
The post credits scene tied the whole film together and explained the point of Tony's narration throughout the film, it was hardly superfluous...
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Old 01-05-2013, 15:04
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The post credits scene tied the whole film together and explained the point of Tony's narration throughout the film, it was hardly superfluous...
Sorry but I disagree. Naration to the audience directly is hardly an unknown technique in films. People who left at the start of the credits are hardly likely to have been walking out asking each other 'yes, but who was Tony talking to?' It was a cheap gimmick to show who Tony was talking to. Up to The Avengers the post-credit scenes has led on from the film and given a tantalising taste of what's to come. I assumed The Avengers was an aberation given that it was the culmination of Phase 1 and hoped that with IM3 kicking off Phase 2 the post-credit scene would be more akin to pre-Avengers films. In the future I'll try to find out if it's worth waiting to the very end of a Marvel film.
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Old 02-05-2013, 00:35
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I reckon Thor, Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy will have more references to The Avengers, Iron Man 3 was more standalone in comparison.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:28
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I reckon Thor, Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy will have more references to The Avengers, Iron Man 3 was more standalone in comparison.
I think some fans were upset at the amount of Avengers references in Iron Man 2.

Personally I didn't mind it at all - it built things up nicely

But Marvel decided to tone down the references sadly in Iron Man 3
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Old 02-05-2013, 14:24
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there were still quite a few, really, at least 5 or 6 I think
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Old 02-05-2013, 17:08
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I think the problem for me is that I have got used to each Marvel film being part of a bigger story arch. With the exception of IM1 which only had a very limited reference to SHIELD via Coulsen the other 3 Phase 1 films each introduced vital elements of the Avenger's plot - Black Widow & SHIELD Avengers Initiative in IM2, Loki & Hawk Eye (barely) in Thor, the Tesseract in Cpt America. I was expecting IM3 to start the ball rolling towards Avengers 2 but it was very much stand alone. What's more it had such a definite ending that it felt very much the final part of a trilogy rather than just another episode in a longer, on-going series. Sadly I feel it's the weakest of the 3 films.
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Old 03-05-2013, 14:34
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I think the film was better than the last one but I agree with this review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg1uXBmDGYo

Generally because it was a little too predictable and then when Ben Kingsley did come on and its all revealed I felt a little let down
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:41
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Sorry but I disagree. Naration to the audience directly is hardly an unknown technique in films.
Except this scene revealed that Stark wasn't narrating to the audience as most would've assumed.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:33
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Finally for around to seeing this last night. It's pretty much what you'd expect from an IM film (although it was a bit better than I'd anticipated). I didn't actually realise it was going to be the final, I thought they'd just keep making more IM films until eventually the audience stopped paying to watch them. But as a superhero trilogy my mind has automatically now compared it to Nolan's Batman trilogy and say what you want about IM, in the end all 3 films had basically the same plot, the same jokes, and the same fundamental core that made it so popular - Tony Stark / Robert Downy Jr's charisma. It didn't really go anywhere further. Doesn't stop the films from being fun, light entertainment but ultimately that's all they are, which is a shame.
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Old 04-05-2013, 18:37
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Even Joan Rivers and Downton Abbey got more screen time than the Chinese. Poor Chinese.

A well-made popcorn film, a massive improvement from the hot mess 2nd film. I've got some confusion though:

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Old 04-05-2013, 22:26
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Even Joan Rivers and Downton Abbey got more screen time than the Chinese. Poor Chinese.

A well-made popcorn film, a massive improvement from the hot mess 2nd film. I've got some confusion though:

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Old 05-05-2013, 00:59
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Too many suits of armour, too many plot holes, forgettable villains.....only slightly better than 2.....haven't been this disappointed since The Amazing Spider-gash
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Old 05-05-2013, 18:44
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Old 05-05-2013, 23:19
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The post credits scene tied the whole film together and explained the point of Tony's narration throughout the film, it was hardly superfluous...
There was a post credits scene? Oh balls....
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Old 05-05-2013, 23:56
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i am a bit bored of seeing CGI suits bash each other around BUT i did think this was a good film.

as for avengers references, there are going to be more in captain america - SHIELD and black widow are in it, he kind of works for SHIELD now..?

on thing that really bugged me though

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Old 06-05-2013, 00:12
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Good movie, fun, light hearted, entertaining.

Poor Iron Man movie. Iron Man was hardly in it and when he was he was too clumsy.
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:58
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Good movie, fun, light hearted, entertaining.

Poor Iron Man movie. Iron Man was hardly in it and when he was he was too clumsy.
I never get this complaint, it was the same with The Dark Knight Rises where people are moaning about the hero not spending enough time in the suit. Iron Man is Tony Stark, just like Bruce Wayne is Batman, whether they're in the suit or not, they're the same characters, and in my opinion it serves the plots of each film better when we see them out of costume. If 90% of the film was Tony in the suit then I think it would get pretty boring quite quickly.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:39
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Can someone describe what happened in the post credits clip?
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Old 06-05-2013, 18:13
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Can someone describe what happened in the post credits clip?
After waiting around for wait seemed like an age (I'm sure the other Marvel films the post credit scene happens after the acting credits have finished and not right at the end of the film), it ended with
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