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May 01 2013

IRON MAN 3! WOOHOO!

The Morris movie theater is going all out and having a midnight premier of the new Iron Man 3 movie, and I was mildly disappointed that I was going to have to postpone seeing it because I’ll be at the Orange County Freethought Alliance convention. But now I am greatly disappointed, because I have seen the trailer, and it blows my mind.

Awesome. So awesome. I hope I’m not disappointed when I finally see the whole movie, because this sets expectations phenomenally high.

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  1. 1
    Badland

    That is puke-makingly good, right down to the hair-tossing blonde love interest. Anyone else have have impressions of “autobots, engage*!”?

    *was that the name of the five robots which joined into one super mega-masher? It was a while ago

  2. 2
    Rutee Katreya

    *was that the name of the five robots which joined into one super mega-masher? It was a while ago

    There’s a ton of those, but you’re probably referring to either Voltron, from Voltron, or the Megazord from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

  3. 3
    marcoli

    The Star Trek movie is gonna be better.

  4. 4
    New England Bob

    Big budget. That must have cost $200.00!

  5. 5
    Lou Doench

    It is going to be an awesome summer. Iron Man, Star Trek, Man of Steel. Geeks and freaks of the world, lay down your arms. We have one this battle in the culture war. WE ARE ALL NERDS NOW!

  6. 6
    leftwingfox

    The Constructicons combined to form Devastator. There were a few others, but that was the first transformer to do so.

  7. 7
    borax

    Stark’s been hanging out at the local tattoo shop.

  8. 8
    Callinectes

    I saw it last night. It had a joke about Croydon, which is where my step-family comes from and the single least likely geographic realference you’d expect from an Iron Man film. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croydon

  9. 9
    crocodoc

    I got tickets for the premiere in Munich and I must say this movie has something for everyone: Terror paranoia and a Mandarin who talks and looks suspiciously like Bin Laden for the China haters. The NRA will appreciate that a kid gets saved because iron man armed him before the villains show up. Conspiracy theorists will love the role of high ranked polititians. The bad guys, of course, play around with DNA and talk about evolution and understanding the brain. Women are there to squeak a bit and get saved – except the scientist bitch who is too focused on her career and fucks up everything. And above all, this loving, caring, understanding, intelligent nice guy who makes his decisions based on good old vengeance. Very good movie indeed.

  10. 10
    robro

    D – E – V – O

    Awesome. And they have every Hollywood blockbuster action movie trailer cliché down to the letter.

  11. 11
    Ysanne

    crocodoc,
    I can think of many positive adjectives that one could use sarcastically to describe Iron Man, but “intelligent” is definitely not one of them. Building a particle accelerator in the basement counts as proof of being smart.

  12. 12
    vaiyt

    It says a lot about the state of Iron Man’s rogues gallery that his “best” villain is Fu Manchu with superpowers. Not similar, not looks like, IS.

    I must say this movie has something for everyone: Terror paranoia and a Mandarin who talks and looks suspiciously like Bin Laden for the China haters.

    or an offensive Chinese stereotype, which is what the Mandarin always was.

    Conspiracy theorists will love the role of high ranked polititians. The bad guys, of course, play around with DNA and talk about evolution and understanding the brain.

    Par for the course in Hollywood. Remember when every apocalyptic movie had the day being saved by nuclear weapons? Remember the second movie? “I privatized world peace!”. Yeah, world peace except for all the countries that are not America, you fucking jerk.

    Women are there to squeak a bit and get saved – except the scientist bitch who is too focused on her career and fucks up everything.

    Same old, same old, yada yada.

    Gotta turn off the brain and enjoy the action scenes.

  13. 13
    Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden

    Best movie trailer EVAH!!!

  14. 14
    Alan Bates

    Callinectes

    “Croydon”?
    Howabout Balham, “Gateway to the South”?

  15. 15
    Acolyte of Sagan

    Lou Doench
    1 May 2013 at 7:47 am
    It is going to be an awesome summer. Iron Man, Star Trek, Man of Steel. Geeks and freaks of the world, lay down your arms. We have one this battle in the culture war. WE ARE ALL NERDS NOW

    Speak for yourself :-)

    Iron Man 3; Star Trek 3,457,321; Star Wars: Prequel to the Sequel of the Prequel….
    Re-arrange the following into a well-known phrase or saying: HORSE DEAD A FLOGGING.

    That sound you can hear is just the Sci-Fi film makers finally falling through the bottom of the barrel.

  16. 16
    Rolan le Gargéac

    vaiyt @ 12

    or an offensive Chinese stereotype, which is what the Mandarin always was.

    Didn’tchano ?

  17. 17
    vaiyt

    Rolan @ 16:

    Reading back on my comment… what the fuck was I writing? That isn’t right.

  18. 18
    Furr-a-Bruin

    The 2009 disaster turned me off of anything named St*r Tr*k that JJA is involved with; I won’t be seeing the new travesty. (I did contribute to the Star Trek: Renegades Kickstarter; I want more proper Trek… almost as much as I’d love to see something new from JMS in the Babylon 5 universe.)

    I just recently watched the first two Iron Man films; pretty, but vapid. I was sitting there wondering what on earth the point is of a fist-fight between two guys in super-suits, other than they thought it would “look cool”. I won’t be seeing IM3 in the theatre – though I might check it out once it hits Netflix.

    It would never happen – but I reach back to my childhood and wonder what an intelligent, decently budgeted revival of Isis might be like instead of the endless chain of sequels and remakes of stuff that we’ve seen over and over. (How many times have they “rebooted” Batman and Superman now?)

  19. 19
    chigau (違う)

    If the mob that made that trailer made the movie, I’d pay to see it.
    Brilliant.
    (I think New England Bob’s $200 is an overestimate.)

  20. 20
    Pteryxx

    This was interesting from a nerd POV, where different versions, added/deleted scenes and such are a thing.

    (Note: Article contains some spoilers)

    http://kotaku.com/why-many-in-china-hate-iron-man-3s-chinese-version-486840429

    There are two versions of Iron Man 3: One is the international version, and the other is the Chinese version, with added scenes. This version was made especially for the People’s Republic. But that certainly doesn’t mean everybody there likes it.

    [...]

    People’s Daily, which is owned by the Chinese Communist Party, ran an article titled: “Iron Man 3 Draws the Audience Ire: This Type of Special Chinese Version Is Pointless” (钢铁侠3引观众吐槽:这种中国特供版不要也罢). The article, which was originally published by Yangtze River Post, reads: “All the problems of the movie can be forgiven. That is, all except the parts with Fan Bingbing and Wang Xueqi. This China centric portion is just terrible. It’s a pointless commercial with lots of plot holes.” Likewise, People’s Daily’s own review is also quite critical of the added Chinese content.

    A Chinese friend of Jou’s describes the added content like this: “When the Chinese show up in the movie, it’s like suddenly changing the channel. It doesn’t match the rest of the movie.”

    But the criticism doesn’t stop there. On news site CNHubei, the reviewer writes, “This is the first time that I feel an edited version is better than the complete version.” Here, “complete version” refers to the full Chinese version. This is particularly a damning criticism, because films are often edited in China and theatergoers cannot see the full versions in cinemas.

    More on the Chinese version, from March: http://screenrant.com/iron-man-3-chinese-version-different/

    And on the extra footage, such as it is: http://www.businessinsider.com/chinas-version-of-iron-man-3-2013-5

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