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Iron Man 3: 10 Changes

Posted in comic, Movies with tags , , , , , on May 4, 2013 by kc2

Alright, every once in a while something draws me back into blogging. (I’ve been busy with my sports podcast) So, I just got home from Iron Man 3…I’ve been sitting here thinking about it for a few hours now, and while I enjoyed it – I had a lot of problems with it. Similar to how I felt after the Dark Knight Rises, its not bad…just little changes that could make it great.

If its not obvious…SPOILERS!

Don’t mind all these characters behind Tony…

10. Give us some “Easter Eggs” – The best thing about every movie leading up to Avengers, was the nods and winks letting you know it was coming. The things in the background and post-credits made every one of us superhero nerds cream our jeans. And, you could feel a bit smug when you know you caught something in the background that others didn’t. Those mere mortals – pity them. IM3 gives us nothing in the way of fore-shadowing. Every mention of any other Marvel character is in past-tense, “that guy with the hammer fell from the sky”, “since New York”, etc. Instead of this movie feeling like the beginning of “phase 2”, it felt like the last of phase 1, tacked onto the end of Avengers – especially the post-credits scene, while humorous, just gave a wrap-up feeling…I didn’t leave the theater needing my next Marvel-fix — this is an issue!

9. Where is everybody? – I get it, you’re not going to pay for everybody to come back and make a cameo. This is called Iron Man 3, not Avengers 1.5. I can buy that Thor wouldn’t have any mention at all – he’s got a good excuse in his commute alone. And, yeah – maybe calling up the big green rage monster needs to be saved for extreme cases, or therapy. But you’re telling me that Tony is presumed dead, his house is jacked up, a terrorist is threatening 3000 different kinds of heat on the American people, AND the fucking President is in danger! – and SHIELD is too busy hiding in the clouds?? Heck, even have Rhodes mention a one-off to Tony, like – “Hey, think you could call in Cap’ since we don’t even have armor on?” and then Tony could reply with something witty about them being busy, or he can handle it.

8. Where the fuck was Rhodes?? – Speaking of being absent for when shit-hits-the-fan. Nothing about how he was too busy for New York? It was only an alien invasion…was the paint still drying? Give us a line at the bar, “Hey, sorry I wasn’t there for you in New York, I’ve been keeping tabs on this new guy – calls himself the Mandarin…”

7. Iron Patriot – This is a minor thing, but seems like a plot hole. James is the accidental hero for a sweat shop, then gets taken down by random “hot” blonde #4, then meltyman #2 takes the suit, puts the POTUS in the suit to kidnap him (btw, this means the suit is being controlled remotely, or by hacked programing…explains why the president can’t control the flight pattern), but then when Rhodes helps the president down to get back his armor…it suddenly works perfect? Didn’t realize the Colonel was that computer savvy. How about instead, Tony calls up the original silver armor to hook back up and he can go back to being War Machine?

6. Worst Suit Ever? – Mark 42 has to be the worst thing Tony Stark has ever invented. It barely works, falls apart upon the slightest contact, “punches” Tony in the nuts, threatens Pepper (although yes it saves her too), and the POS can’t seem to stay charged! Just because you keep saying its a “prototype” does not mean that Tony Stark would ever invent something that unreliable.

Stay on!

5. The Mandarin We Deserved – The big “plot twist”. (btw, all you smug bitches that say you could see it coming and it was hella obvious are full of shit) We were led to believe that Mandarin was the major threat to end all threats. A dude so badass that his own people wouldn’t dare look him in the eye. In the comics, Mandarin was a great anti-iron man because it gave us a battle of magic vs technology. Instead we got a hilariously coked-out actor. This is nothing against Ben Kingsley, he did exactly what the script probably told him to. Look, we’ve done the “puppet-leader” thing before. Maybe make a BIGGER twist, in showing Kingsley later enjoying the fact that everyone “bought” his actor routine…and he’s got some serious shit cooking up in those 10 Rings. Which btw…why did they not do ANY tie-ins to the terrorist organization from Iron Man 1??

4. The End of a Chest Piece? – You mean to tell me that Tony could have gotten surgery the whole time to remove the metal shrapnel in his chest?? Good thing that shit wasn’t killing him in IM2! (back off nerds, I get that it was actually the arc-reactor poisoning him) But still, now what does this mean for Tony in the future? His own personal never ending energy source is removed from his body? What if the Loki-poki stick tries to brainwash him in the future? Also, what’s going to fill up that giant hole in his chest now?

3. Pepper is all Better – C’mon, you didn’t kill Happy when it could have served as a great emotional motivator and shown real loss. Then you fake out Pepper’s death in fire. Next, one line of dialog cures Pepper from being super hot? How much did it fix her? Does she still have near-invincibility? That shit could be useful the next time somebody blows up the living room with choppers.

_insert Hot Mess joke here_

2. Pepper can Fight? – Woah, when did she start taking krav maga classes? Now I will say that it was actually kinda cool that she went all badass at the end and beat some ass for once (this universe needs all the tough female scenes it can get) Give me some context though, the molten virus does some pretty cool things, but I didn’t think it taught fighting techniques all Matrix-style. I would want this final scene to stay in though, so how about in the beginning when Tony has a quick 1-2 with some training equipment walking in the basement, there is something to play off that stuff being Pepper’s, maybe even have Tony make fun of her for trying to learn self-defense – then she can be all snarky at the end when saving his butt.

1. Motive! – What the hell Guy Pierce? You’re all pissy because Tony stood you up to bang a hot brunette nerd? What’s that- ? oh, Pepper also used to turn you down all the time too… ok. Sooooooo…why are you blowing up people? Heck, you got your confidence and a little swagger (in the form of hot-healing) out of the deal. You wanted to bring Tony on-board to help perfect your molten virus (I refuse to call it extremis) then what was your plan after that? Take over the government? World domination? We don’t know! Here, I’ll help…because this seemed to be the VP’s motive for getting involved with Killian, helping his daughter(?) grow a new leg. Ok, lets start there…we’ve also got all these test soldiers, they all seem to be missing limbs from battle… Now how about your own handicap? Killian seemed to need a cane and walk awkwardly when we first see him Woodstock style in 1999. How about the motive being that you want to be fully healed, you want your soldiers to be fully healed, and you want to stop the government responsible for all these casualties of war…it would play off current events with soldiers that come back from the Middle East who can’t carry out their normal lives because of lost limbs and PTSD. Here’s an acting lesson for you out there, if you’re going to portray a bad guy, you don’t do things because they are “bad” and you just want to start some shit for the fun of it (only Joker gets to do that) You make decisions as a bad guy because in your own head these are absolutely the right decisions to make. So maybe Aldrich Killian really wants to protect soldiers from having to ever lose their limbs, protect kids from ever being physically handicapped, and then after all that…then he can ask People Magazine’s hottest woman out to dinner.

Who? What? Where? Why?

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10 Famous Daughters (who took only the best traits from their dads)

Posted in Movies, music with tags , , , , , , , on July 11, 2010 by kc2

 I was thinking recently about all the show-biz families. The Barrymore’s, which couldn’t be happier that Drew did NOT have a kid with Tom Green. The combos of Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson, or Kirk and Michael Douglas. Both Goldie and Kate are very pretty, you can believe that they have the same genes. But see, there’s some celebrities out there that you just stop and think, “They’re related?!”

This is my top 10 hot daughters — not so good looking fathers…

10: Eric Roberts & Emma Roberts

First off, I’ll admit that Eric was better looking as a young man. But, really…if you need an evil businessman or mob boss, Eric Roberts is your go-to guy. He’s the new Jack Palance. Emma on the other hand, takes more traits from her aunt. Soft features and seems like a sweet girl. I think she’s even prettier than Julia, because she thankfully doesn’t have those duck-lips.

9: Ernie Lively & Blake Lively

Ernie doesn’t have the big name that his daughter has already established, but he’s got a ton of work on his resume. Blake however is considered one of the hottest up-and-coming stars. She did a movie about pants that was pretty popular, I don’t have any more info on it than that…I’m a guy.

8: Bruce Paltrow & Gwyneth Paltrow

Bruce spends his time behind the camera; writing, directing and producing. Gwyneth is an A-list leading lady with her looks and acting chops. She got an academy award and was in both Iron Man movies along side Robert Downey Jr…I can’t decide which is a  cooler accomplishment.

7. Quincy Jones & Rashida Jones

Quincy Jones is huge in the music industry, produced stuff for Michael Jackson. All great stuff, and you don’t have to look good doing it. His daughter is freaking hot. The big debate is not Team Jacob or Team Edward…its – Karen or Pam? I am most definitely Team Karen.

6. Hulk Hogan & Brooke Hogan

Hulk Hogan worked out his body and became one of the best at his profession. Brooke worked out her body and umm…got her dad to create a reality show to create a buzz for her pop career. Not much else…

5. Geoffrey Lewis & Juliette Lewis

Not that he’s particularly all that bad looking…but when you’ve done multiple projects with Rob Zombie – you should know you’re starting to be borderline creepy. His daughter pulls off serial killer and beauty all in one. See Kalifornia and Natural Born Killers for examples of crazy hot. Sorry Luke Wilson, but I would definitely be there for the gang bang.

4. Paul Sorvino & Mira Sorvino

When you’re an Italian-American actor from New York, do they give you any parts that aren’t based around the mafia? His daughter is gorgeous, but I’m afraid there’s probably already a hit put out on me for saying that. Mr. Sorvino, I’d also like to state that I respect your daughter’s personality and intelligence (Harvard, Magna Cum Laude).

3. Jon Voight & Angelina Jolie

This one should be pretty expected. I mean this is the one chick that you’d have a chance at convincing your girl to go 3-way with, then she would leave you so they could date exclusively. Her dad however gets regurgitated by a big ass snake, then has enough creepy/crazy left to wink at you before death.

2. Steven Tyler & Liv Tyler

This was my reason for writing this post. Steven Tyler is awesome, love his music. Aerosmith rules. But damn you are an ugly man. That’s the best picture I could find of him, I could see where a few groupies might find it acceptable to sleep with him – kinda. Liv is amazing, not only is she the prettiest rockstar offspring, but she fights orcs, meteors, and huge spikey beasts. Ok, so she did none of those things…but she looks good next to the people who did!

1. Ron Howard & Bryce Dallas Howard

Now look, Ron is a great director. He was a good child actor too…but he did not grow up to be a handsome man. His daughter however is hot with her natural red hair and is the only good thing about Spiderman 3, going blonde. Bryce took all of Ron’s best traits, none of which include the Howard family looks. Quick – think of Hollywood’s go-to ugly guy…

Clint Howard - you might recognize him as the cross-dresser in Little Nicky or the dragon in Willow.

*Honorable Mention* — Aaron Spelling & Tori Spelling

(Just kidding, they are both no fun to look at)