SQM – Iron Man 3

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Tony Stark is Iron Man and Iron Man is Tony Stark. That sums up the message behind Iron Man 3. I may be reaching here, but never has a character gone through such a transformation over three films as Mr. Tony Stark. The amazing thing about his transformation as a character is he’s likable at every stage.

This is what Tony Stark shows  you in Iron Man 3:

Tony Stark has heart:

“I had just created demons and didn’t even know it”

“Things are different now, I have to protect the one thing that I can’t live without. That’s you.”

“She was already perfect.”

Angry Tony Stark:

“You’re not a man. You’re nothing more than a maniac. I’m not afraid of you. No politics here: just good old fashioned revenge!”

Fight Scene One Liner Tony Stark:

“Hot wings you want to party?”

“Walked right into this one I’ve dates hotter chicks them you.”

“You like that,Westworld?”

“Walk away from that, you son of a bitch.”

Same old Tony Stark:

“Ladies follow the mullet.”

“It’s not superhero business.”

“It’s a big bunny relax about it.”

“I remember the night, not the morning.”

“You know, it’s moments like these when I realize how much of a superhero I am.”

“Dads leave. No need to be such a pussy about it.”

“I liked you in A Christmas Story.”

“Some people say progress is a bad thing. But try having a magnet in your chest keeping you alive.”

“That’s the thing about smart guys: we cover our asses!”

“Sweetheart, “a cheap trick and a cheesy one-liner” could be the name of my autobiography.”

“You are in a relationship with me, nothing is gonna be fine”

After New York Tony Stark:

“Ever since that big guy with the hammer fell out of the sky, subtlety’s kinda had its day.”

“I have a lot of apologies to make… Nothing’s been the same since New York. You experience things, and then they’re over. I can’t sleep, and when I do I have nightmares.”

Tony Stark: I’m sorry, did I disturb your selective napping?
Bruce Banner: I’m sorry, I’m not that kind of doctor. It’s not my department.
Tony Stark: Your training?
Bruce Banner: My temperament.
 

Have you seen it?  What did you think?

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21 thoughts on “SQM – Iron Man 3

  1. I’m sorry – but I’m going to have to disagree on this one.

    Let me quote from a recent blog entry of mine.

    IRON MAN 3 was a pretty good superhero movie – but as far as Iron Man movies go it sort of sucked. Which isn’t surprising. IRON MAN 2 basically sucked harder than an asthmatic anteater at an all-you-can-eat ant buffet.

    For starters – Ben Kingsley made a pretty good Mandarin until they started goofing him up and playing it for laughs. Man – I hate it when they take what should be a straight movie and play it up goofy. Where the heck were his rings? And why wasn’t he using them? That’s how I remember the Mandarin – sort of a Fu Man Chu sort of dude with two handfuls of rings – each with their own unique power. Goofy, corny – but heck, it’s a comic book, right? But instead the main menace was some dude who kept turning into some sort of molten fire. I mean – who was he supposed to be – Fing Fang Foom?

    I know, I know – my inner geek is shining through.

    Another problem – a BIG problem – that I had with Iron Man 3 was the fact that Tony Stark spent about three quarters of the movie WITHOUT his costume on. I mean – come on – the movie was called Iron Man 3 – NOT Tony Stark 3. I had the same beef with the Tobey Mcguire – Sam Raimi Spiderman movies that kept taking his mask off over and over and over.

    I mean – what is it? Is this an actor issue? An agent issue? A contract issue? Did somebody say – if Robert Downey Jr. doesn’t have his face seen a certain number of times he isn’t making this movie?

    Finally – I was REALLY cheesed off at the lamebrain anticlimactic goofy added scene at the very end of the movie. Come on. Did I REALLY sit through about three hundred years of credits just to get sneered at?

    Glad you liked it. I’m sure it’ll make another billion bucks – but it did not frost my cupcake one little bit.

    1. From your comments about Mandarin I would assume your a fan from the comic book days. I only have the movie as reference. I get what your saying.
      I think since Tony Stark is my draw to the films and not necessarily Iron Man, I didn’t mind him not in the suit so much.

  2. Well, hate to tell Steve, but it crossed a billion dollars last week.
    I really liked it. The film was more about Stark than Iron Man. And I thought Kingsley’s role was hilarious. You’re right that it’s been an evolution of his character. And dug what he said to the kid when he drove off – ‘Cause we’re connected!’

  3. I haven’t seen it yet, but it is on the TBS (To be seen) list. My son and I are movie-aholics when summer rolls around and I have time for such things.

  4. Oh, yeah… Loved this last one. The more I see of Tony (the man behind the suit), the more I like him. His sarcasm is fantastic. He’s still not my favorite Avenger, but I wouldn’t miss any of their movies. I find them all to be well done.

  5. I absolutely loved Iron Man 3! I really liked them showing us more of Tony Stark, however, I agree with Steve that it was disappointing seeing him spend so much time out of the suit. But, overall, I still think it was a great film!

    1. Thanks, Issy.

      I think what a LOT of people here are really in love with is Robert Downey’s acting skills. The fact is – the man was BORN to play Tony Stark. I think his Sherlock Holmes bites the big one – but his Stark is definitely amazing. In fact, I’d go as far to say that Downey Jr. is the best part of THE AVENGERS movie – just because he has the most to offer in the way of acting chops.

      I’m likewise sure that there are folks who would disagree with me on my assessment of Robert Downey Jr.’s portrayal of Sherlock Holmes – but I’ve got two words on that matter.

      Jeremy Brett.

      However – in the interest of full disclosure – I am a bit of purist and an accomplished old fart when it comes to my own particular taste in movies. I’m not the be-all and the end-all. I’m just one dude and I don’t figure Hollywood will ring my telephone before their next big blockbuster.

      They ought to – but I don’t figure they will.

      (grin)

  6. I still haven’t seen the movie, but your quotes have me excited to. And Steve’s diatribe makes me want to see it even more. Tony Stark over the man in the suit, yes please! He’s kind of boring when he’s in the suit. But then, that might just be me. Since I saw Gatsby last night, maybe I can get my son to see Iron Man with me this weekend. If not, then I’ll probably wait for Blu-Ray since Superman comes out soon and movie going time is at a premium right now.

      1. I am a huge Baz Luhrman fan, so I loved the movie. I thought it was heartbreakingly beautiful in the music choice, cinematography, actors, etc. I think Tobey did a great job, too. He carried the part and Leo looks great. I saw it after a long day and instead of bringing me down, it refreshed me. I’ll probably see it again with a few friends next weekend.

  7. Love this post and the quotes you chose! I have to agree that I think that Iron Man 3 is the best in this series of movies. I loved the interaction between Tony and the kid (can’t remember his name), and I loved seeing him make things work without the suit. Iron Man can’t be just the suit (sorry, if I’m stepping on comic book toes here).
    BTW, I have a wee post about you on my blog for 3 Ups, and it basically goes like this:
    1. You are an awesome goal setter and go getter. I’m impressed by your bucket list, and your writing.
    2. You have great taste in movies, and an amazing memory for movie quotes.
    3. You have a great blog theme!!!
    For more about your 3Ups – http://tyreanswritingspot.blogspot.com/2013/05/3-ups-sydney-aaliyah-and-celebrate.html

  8. Hi, Sydney,

    Nice to meet you. I dropped by to say “HI” from Tyrean’s blog and the Threes Up blog hop!

    Since I haven’t seen any of the Iron Man movies …. I know… bad Michael … LOL, I can’t comment to much about it. However, I’ve heard it is worth seeing and I will, once I see the first two, of course.

    Have a great weekend!

  9. Hi! I just wanted to stop by and thank you for participating in the recent Blitz over at my blog. I appreciate your comment. It’s great to meet you, too!

    Have a wonderful weekend. ☺

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