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#1 Edited by Grim (2081 posts) - - Show Bio

my shop yesterday had all their figures on sale 20% off, and i had a tough time choosing between this one, Impulse, Kingdom Come Aquaman, Catman, and Hawkman. I got Hawkman.

...and thats my story.

#2 Posted by Grim (2081 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman said:

1. WAY too much forced comedy, it's like every other word out of RDJ's mouth was some sarcastic remark or quip, I like RDJ because of his humor but it made this feel like more of a comedy than a superhero movie.

2. Tony's ridiculous flipping around like Spider-Man in the room to catch his break away armor which leads to the next point...

3. TOO MUCH USE OF THAT STUPID SUIT!!! I know it's the focus point of the movie, he has a brand new shiny suit, but come on! We get it, it flies at him fast and he hast to jump and react to it, but seeing that four times in one movie gets old, same thing with the "Oh, Tony's not in the suit, he's controlling it from a far." gag they used three times.

4. The TRUE villain's plan was pretty vague, why exactly did he want to kill the president? And him as a villain entirely was pretty boring.

5. Pepper was just as useless as always except for the end when she becomes ''Super Pepper" because we all know she didn't /really/ fall to her death, that would be too unpredictable.

Overall, it was very disappointing

I had the same issues and THEN add the twist on top of that

I'd add

  • Tony Hardly in the suit
  • Tony not having ANY defence system on his house, After he just threatened a "terrorist leader" on TV
  • The suits being weak as toilet paper when in other movies they've been known to take heavy damage
  • Killian breathing fire only once, I thought a cool power like that would be used more

while you guys are as always entitled to your opinion, its probably a little important to realize that some of what you thought was "Wrong" with the film are staples to the ironman film and comics franchise.

3. first off, that technology in the comics is one of the coolest things ever done with the character. The idea of hm being able to control his suit remotely was used heavily in the old Ironman cartoon, and it was always loved. And his being able to call the armor is something the comics have made imperitive these last few years. Your dislike of it doesnt make it any less warranted. And its gonna happen from now on, so get used to it.

4. he was a terrorist. i dont understand whats not to get about that. He was mad at Tony and the government and on some level the whole world. Everything the Mandrin said was what Killian was saying. he was pushed over the edge.

5. Pepper isnt a superhero. She barely is now in the comics, and thats after WAAAAY more character progression that the movies havent even tried to replicate on any substantial scale. I dont understand why anyone would expect her to be. all shes supposed to be is tony's conscience. no one every expected Jiminy Cricket to start fighting. Shes a CEO. your confusing her with Happy and Rhodey.

+ the twist was amazing. and it allowed us a Mandrin. The 10 rings could not have been magic, because the marvel cinematic universe isnt set up for random magic in the world (yet). Also (sidebar), Ben Kingsly is one of the greatest pure actors in the world. That i admit was more for actual movie and acting buffs than comics fans and action flix watchers. but it was still awesome.

+the defense was project house party. he just didnt get to use it. Tony's character flaw is arrogance,and he was being himself when he assumed that he was smart and fast enough to always be ready. But what did you expect him to have lasers and turrets? The whole franchise started with his refusal to make those thigs anymore anywhere but on the ironman suit. so thats an unrealistic expectation.

+ the suits only fell apart when superhuman burning hot extremis people attacked them, or when they werent on all the way. its suggesting that he designed them to take brute force, but not super science he never knew existed. and the main armor in the movie was a prototype that spent the last 70% of the film in need or serious repair, but instead just getting patched.

+ firstly, the botanist chick spoke of people running too hot. i bet doing something like manifesting a blast of fire from your mouth increses that risk. and she was dead. Second... why would he use it frequently? the final fight showed that the extremis folks are super fast and strong. if they got into a shooting fight with any of the armors, they would loose. but if they get in close they have a major upper hand. and 3rd, im pretty sure the fire breathing was a fing fang foom reference. i think this movie was Marvel saying "in this universe, we can never give you a real Mandrin, but here are some cool nods".

in general, ill just say that its one thing to dislike the movie, or even parts of the movie. but its important in life to differentiate between things that are wrong... and things that are just wrong for you.

#3 Posted by Grim (2081 posts) - - Show Bio

Epic nuisance deterrent... if only it worked :) (And and Martian Manhunter cameo!)

the other video had a movie Bane doll. i smirked.

#4 Edited by Grim (2081 posts) - - Show Bio

ugh. This show seems like it might be cute and what not, but im not going to be able to enjoy it. It seems like its going to be a Tiny Titans show, which is fine, but it should in no way replace the amazingness that was Young Justice. If they had just continued on with the old Teen Titans show, that would have been better than this.

... TV executives should not be allowed to make ANY choices when it comes to per-existing franchises. they arent fans, and dont get what they should be doing.

that being said, this seems like it should appease SOME audience.

#5 Edited by Grim (2081 posts) - - Show Bio

this and Hawkeye are the only marvel books with my attention. I have a mild interest in Age of Ultron, but im totally fine with waiting for the trade and reading it then.

#6 Posted by Grim (2081 posts) - - Show Bio

Ive been playing the iphone game religiously since it came out. so excited.

#7 Posted by Grim (2081 posts) - - Show Bio

Yet another instance of current DC trampling the original ideas for no reason.

The whole point of Batman inc was to have Batman's everywhere. not JUST in Gotham. So it shouldnt matter if Batwing or NightRunner cant make it to Gotham. The point is that they wear the Bat symbol and keep finger on the pulse of crime in their section of the world.

but NOOOOO. Now, Batman Inc. is about having a Batman Justice League, and any member who cant always be in Gotham to serve the league should be written out.

Why do we need another Bat in Gotham? Batman, Red Robin, Nightwing, Jason, Batgirl, Batwoman... we have an extended grouping right there. IF Batwing really needed to stop being Batwing... there shouldnt be a replacement, because if he stays in Gotham hes over kill, and if he goes to Africa it defeats the other initial purpose of Batman using people who knew the very well the place they would be protecting.

.... the better option would have been NOT to write David as uncomfortable, and just leave him out of crap that doesnt concern him. This is dumb. And i hope to god this isnt DC trying to serve the Batman Beyond future. Because as cool as it is, that timeline is full of plot holes and character flaws in relation to the comics.

#8 Posted by Grim (2081 posts) - - Show Bio

@arnoldoaad said:

@G-Man said:

@Nightwing_Beyond: Thanks. But the other thing was I was waiting for an official statement. Yes I saw the news on Bleeding Cool as many others did. I was hoping DC would issue a statement as they did about Tony Daniel taking over the writing for the arc. We're not ones to run with rumors. Yes there is a benefit in doing so as when the rumor is true, you report on it right away. I'm just not one to speculate on things without facts or an official statement from the creators or publishers.

but CBR confirmed it using Fialkov's blog

DC hasnt even officially talk about his departure and probably never will

They confirmed it AFTER they ran it. What Tony is saying is he would rather wait for it to be official in some capacity than run something because everyone else did, and then retract it later. Its called Journalistic Integrity. If CV posted every bit of rumor as soon as they heard about it, they would have to constantly redact their statements, which in turn would lead to us readers taking everything reported with a grain of salt.

hows abouts you guys let the teacher turned editor of a very successful website do his thing without the amateur critiques? There's a reason Tony gets the sensitive mail stuffs from the big names and you dont. for the actual story: Its seeming like DC isnt really interested in what the fans want anymore on the creative end. Since the N52 started, there have been all kinds of weird debacles with Gail and Liefeld and whoever else. They keep making these creative decisions that make NO SENSE, and it seems like its simply because they like having a certain few fellas in the "boys club" fat and happy with work. We are lucks (so far) that guys like Johns and Snyder are amoung the blessed, but politely screwing over every writer who isnt in the club is gonna bite them in the @$$ down the line...

#9 Posted by Grim (2081 posts) - - Show Bio

@Yung ANcient One said:

@Grim said:

There is no logical reason for Young Justice to be going off the air. This coming from someone who hates it as much as he loves it. Its making unnecessary changes to my favorite characters, and utilizing characters who will probably NEVER be utilized again... and its beautiful.

... the way Arsenal was? There's no way we wouldnt have had Red Hood and the Outlaws at some point. no way.

Logical reason #1: The merchandise did not sell as much as CN wanted, but I do agree we could have totally gotten an episode of Red Hood and the Outlaws. The question is however, who would be Roy? Arse the original Roy with a cybernetic arm, or Red Arrow the clone of Roy who actually uses trick arrows.

Merchandise should not trump popularity. It was a hugely popular show. Logically, the best way to handle that would have been freemium game apps and licensing out the merch rights to other places so they (Cartoon Network. DC/WB. Whoever) dont have to deal with the loss. Its just one of those things where the long term reward would have been worth selling less toys for a couple seasons.

I cant decide which Roy would have been better. Probably Arsenal... but wouldnt it have been a sweet twist to use both of them? Just riffin with each other and tag teaming better than anyone in the DCU, guess we'll never know...

#10 Posted by Grim (2081 posts) - - Show Bio

There is no logical reason for Young Justice to be going off the air. This coming from someone who hates it as much as he loves it. Its making unnecessary changes to my favorite characters, and utilizing characters who will probably NEVER be utilized again... and its beautiful.

... the way Arsenal was? There's no way we wouldnt have had Red Hood and the Outlaws at some point. no way.