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06 May 2013 @ 09:09 pm
How Much Did I Love It?  
Back from Vegas and pooped. More details on the trip at some point, but must squee. We ended up seeing Iron Man III three times, and...

This was everything IM II was not. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed IM II, it just didn't quite hit the mark in some ways for me - this did. I came out of the first viewing on cloud nine, and wanted to go right back in to see it again.

Just a few disjointed thoughts.

Tony was Tony - perfect. The PTSD, the anxiety attacks, dealing with ghosts form the past, all of it was so my head canon. Pepper continues to find her place and grow and Tony and Pepper, continue to grow together as a couple. Loved Happy in this, right down to the Downton scenes (though such current time pop culture references were a little odd for me). Oh, Yinsen at the Bern conference [weeps]. Due to research, I knew some about the Extremis thing, so very glad they didn't go there - the whole idea squicked me out. Tony having the Arc Reactor removed made me weepy, in a good way. Salvaging the robots! That scene where they slid off into the ocean.... :( I knew Pepper couldn't have died, because reaction to the movie, even without spoilers, wouldn't have been so positive the week leading up to the North American release. Tony and the kid. Now normally I'm not a fan of cute kid insertions, but this was pretty good. Ben Kingsley was brilliant - magnificent twist. The after the credits scene!!! PERFECT!! I like the fact the three movies are a complete story. Can't wait for the next book!

I'll deal with the nitpicky and questions later on. I'm in my happy place right now.

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Carriesparrowsverse on May 7th, 2013 05:23 am (UTC)
Ole, ole, ole, ole! :D
Black Rook: call coulsongrachonok on May 7th, 2013 06:33 am (UTC)
*joining in squee*
I loved it to the last minute (and Pepper! JARVIS!), need to see at least once while it's still in the theaters, and I'm really looking forward to DVD and real voices:).
But, I don't want to be a pie,: tony stark 1idontlikegravy on May 7th, 2013 08:48 am (UTC)
For me the lack of Extremis was my one disappointment. I get why they did what they did and objectively I appreciate it as a great bit of storytelling (see my much longer ramble on Avengers Blend for my reasoning) but I really wanted to see drunk Tony (or at least not sober Tony) with that power. But everything else was definitely several layers of brilliant :)
Taxicab Messiah: wonder woman (old school)donna_c_punk on May 8th, 2013 03:53 am (UTC)
Agreed. The handling of Extremis itself was the only thing that didn't sit well with me.
Jenn: ironmanjeymien on May 7th, 2013 02:23 pm (UTC)
I loved it too! That end credits scene - so my head canon. Love Tony Bruce bromance! (with Bruce just exasperated by Tony sometimes!)
I_llbedammnedi_llbedammned on May 7th, 2013 10:54 pm (UTC)
Tony was perfect, it reminded me of why I have so much love for the character. It is not just the sarcastic exterior, but the fact that he deals with his issues and then makes it seem like it is no big deal. I really like the fact that Iron Man and the Avengers just fit together like one big story.

The kid fit Tony very well. Just deceptive enough to suit Tony, but with a good heart.
jedimasterstar: Tony with cowboy hatjedimasterstar on May 7th, 2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
I've only seen it once and I loved it (planning on going this Saturday - I hope to have a full thing of squee later). Tony was great, loved Pepper in the end, and that kid was awesome! I really liked the kid - it was fun to see Tony going head-to-head with him.

Can't wait to see it again!
spiffikinsspiffikins on May 13th, 2013 04:31 am (UTC)
I finally saw it, so I came back to read this post!

Loved it! I don't know the Marvel backstory, the movies are my canon, so I will have to google and see what the comics did with Extremis that was different.

I totally appreciated that the events of the Avengers weren't ignored or forgotten, and had real effects on Tony.

Gotta say - the people in my theatre hadn't been following along on the internet, because 90% of them left before the credits finished :)