Yes, I know, I'm always a year behind everybody else. But I can't get to the cinema 'cause of stuff, so I had to wait for the DVD to come out. And now, finally, I have Iron Man Threed. And first impressions, aside from the usual ones about Iron Man being much more interesting than other superheroes, are mostly centered around the fact that I think they blew up everything in the entire world at various points. Which is a mild concern actually, because I have neighbours now. I've never really had them before, and now suddenly Loudest Movie Ever. Do neighbours hear stuff like that? Only if you have the volume low enough that the explosions don't sound like there's a warzone in the room, you can't hear a word of the dialogue. So you have to choose between being able to hear people speak, and being able to hear at all the next day. But anyway.
The chest piece! I am in mourning. I mean, yes, removing it makes sense, and it was a hell of a liability, but in its defence it was also an awesome gimmick. And I like the way it glowed when all the lights were off. I appreciate that it's easy for me to say that, since I'm not the one with Jeff Bridges breaking into my living room wanting to rip it out of my chest, but it's still cool. I will have to adjust, with sulking. The other first impression mostly centered around the post-credits sequence being awesome, which may not be the bit that I was really supposed to focus on the most, but whatever. I just think that teaming up Stark and Banner is the best thing anybody's ever done with a superhero movie. They need their own spin-off series, with physics and explosions.
Everything blew up. Seriously, everything. And the werewolf woman from True Blood was in it, and they let a demon be President of the United States, which strikes me as a bit foolhardy. (He probably isn't always a demon, but he was in Poltergeist: The Legacy, which is what counts). And Tony Stark saved the world with a broken rocket boot and half a glove, which was great, but does make other superheroes seem pretty boring in comparison, as he's the only one who isn't actually super. Which makes him better all round. Which other superheroes can you cable-tie to a bed, and actually wonder if they'll be able to get away? Oh, and Gwyneth Paltrow is made out of lava, although we didn't get to see her breathe fire, which was a shame. Another thing I love about these movies is how they always manage to make her look smaller than RDJ, when he's three foot six, and she's around seven feet tall. That must be a hell of a pair of platform heels he's wearing.
Sorry, not entirely comprehensive jumble of thinking. Has anybody checked to make sure that Miami is still there? I'm pretty sure they did actually blow the whole place up, possibly twice. And who pays for that kind of thing? Do superheroes have to take out insurance? Because there's quite a lot of property damage that tends to follow them around. Or does SHIELD cover it, or the government? Sorry, shutting up now. But I do like Iron Man. That was mostly the point of this post, so just ignore the other paragraphs, sorry.