Holy crap that episode was bad. See blog post for further detail. There was no moment for pause or anything, it didn't matter though because things were happening!! The voice acting wasn't good but honestly the least of my complaints. The animation on this show was terible. Look at the contrast with the background and how out of place they look when they are not in motion. At least Ultimate Spider-man tries to be funny (and fails) this is trying anything and feels like a cynical cash grab to sell toys. This is why we can't have things like Young Justice, Spectacular Spider-man, and Avengers EMH
I loved the twist. It's yet another example of Shane Black making a great commentary on big block buster cinema and how it can never have any sort of emotional resonance when you end every film with "Tony Start , or whomever, will return". There can never be emotional closure because there will always be another bad guy. Or in this case another movie.
Take the Barrel of Monkeys sequence. On it's own technically I rather enjoyed it. But everything about it from a production to a story context is inherintly false. Tony is never in the suit, he is never in real danger, he dose not go into PTSD over it because he is not there.
Shane Black has made a pointed criticism to how these films as a commodity and by extension comics in general can not have any emotional or lasting impact because there always has to be another film. Also the violence was renforces this. On one hand it IS violent but the violence is inhernityly meaningless because of the lack of blood and sense of brutality. This movie is freaking bonkers there should be blood splatter at least. Once again because this is Diseny needs to be PG13 there can't be.
I hated this movie. It was just utterly soul less, with nothing reallying gelling. The Punisher is actually my favorite part of this movie. Everything else just operates on a ridiculous idoit plot where everything just turns into a chase scene because those are cool right?
Also Matt Mercer wasn't the right choice for Tony in the first place. His voice was all wrong.
Marve's anime experiment has largely failed or been middling with PLENTY of caveats necessary.