This week, the nerds talk ad nauseum about The Avengers: Age of Ultron. SPOILER WARNING: We talk about EVERYTHING, so once we get into the discussion, you’ll want to stop until you’ve seen the movie.
Everyone and their mother has been eagerly anticipating this summer’s “Opening Day” for movies which Marvel has had on lockdown for the last few years. This year’s starting feature: Iron Man 3. Some people loved it, some people hated it and since its a piece of art, both are correct. I have now seen it thrice and have had ample time to break it down for you from the perspective of a truly dedicated comic book movie nerd.
The Iron Man trilogy is one of the best sagas around, almost all due to Robert Downey Jr.’s performance. On the surface, the movies are connected, but I wanted to dig deeper to see if, as Tony puts it, he really IS Iron Man. In this discussion, I am going to breakdown the Iron Man trilogy movie-by-movie with the evolution of character Tony Stark. For the sake of argument, I will include the movie The Avengers, as the events in that movie are pivotal in the plot/story arc of Tony for Iron Man 3.
Yes, yes. I’m a feminist. Listeners of our Nerds on Film podcast have been quite aware of this for some time. Feel free to shed your image of man-hating, bra burning feminazis however. We come in all different shades, and yes, feminists have a sense of humor too. Specifically, clever nerds and artists who have started what I deem (in all my righteous power as galactic empress) to be the greatest thing to ever happen to the internet: The Hawkeye Initiative.