We saw it at the Cinetopia and let me tell you, it was lovely. The seats were extra comfy and there were ottomans for each seat so I could put my feet up and really get cozy. Also there was food and beer and friendly servers. We had a Lagunitas Little sumpin’ sumpin’. I first tried that delicious brew at the Zoo Brew a year ago and remembered how good it was. It’s a fairly obscure brew to have on tap and I was pleasantly surprised. Now I’m not saying that 3 pints of little sumpin’ sumpin’ makes the movie better but it sure didn’t hurt.
I will have to say that if I were ever an evil genius, things would not go well for the Earth. I actually thought of something so diabolical, so horrible that if it had been me, instead of the Mandarin I would have taken over and no one would have even realized it. The entire population of the planet would have just gone about their business as usual all-unaware of their new evil overlord. Only Jarvis might have been able to alert Tony Stark.
There’s nothing to see here, citizen, carry on about your business.
Also, while I can see and appreciate the particular way they chose to bring about the villain’s downfall, I would have done that differently too. Then again what they did was so unexpected that I cannot fault them for the way they chose to do it. In fact it is because they did such a good job setting things up that there are alternative solutions to the problems they created.
Finally, I really enjoyed the growth that Tony Stark went through. It seems that every Iron Man movie is about Tony Stark growing as a character. It’s about his inner character being refined in a crucible of extraordinary and dangerous situations so that with each movie he becomes more a hero and less a narcissistic jackass.
There were some notable trailers before Iron Man 3. First up Star Trek: Into Darkness. Wow does it look fantastic. The more I see of it the more I want to see it in it’s entirety. Also After Earth looks fun but then I fall for sci-fi every time and I like Will Smith. Superman–does not look like anything I am going to rush right out and see. I can’t help but think, every time I see it, that with Global Warming proceeding the way it is that Fortress of Solitude had better be mobile.
Now I have to go from the fantastic and wholly enjoyable, if frequently unexpected Iron Man 3 to Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster for a review I’m doing for The Geek Girl Project. I’m going to require a few more pints for this. K.