So who else is excited for Iron Man 3?! You don’t have to be a comic book nerd to know that it’s going to be one of the biggest summer movies of the year.
While Iron Man typically likes to roll solo when he’s not with the Avengers, we wouldn’t mind being his sidekick. I know, I know, these heroes are too mighty to need help, but hey, better a sidekick than nothing else, right? We would have done love interest quiz but we decided that being a butt-kicking sidekick was more fun.
Take the quiz below and let us know who’s sidekick you would be!
RATING: 3 clever Tony Stark quips out of 5
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle
Let me just start by saying how tempted I was to rate this movie 5/5 simply because it begins with the beloved (by me) 90’s classic “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65, and I have a depp affinity for the truly terrible music of my youth. This was definitely the best of Marvel’s Avengers universe movies with a stellar cast and a director/writer (Shane Black) who creates a much tighter superhero movie than Joss Whedon, in my opinion.
In Iron Man 3 movie, the genius billionaire playboy philanthropist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is back in his So-Cal pad, but he’s still a shaken after The Avengers‘ New York City alien invasion. Stark’s case of post-traumatic stress disorder leaves him tinkering away in his workshop at night instead of sleeping and puts a strain on his relationship with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Lo, there’s no rest for the weary as a new global terrorist known as the Madarin (Ben Kinsley) sets his sights on the United States of America and it’s up to Stark to save the world. Again.
Let’s start with the good. Paul Bettany as Tony Stark’s computer/butler/best friend JARVIS continues to be my favourite thing about this series; he’s the perfect straight man to the always over-the-top Stark. The action sequences were also really enjoyable. My internal monologue during them consisted mostly of frantic OMGs! which are usually reserved for Game of Thrones episodes. They were much shorter than the ones in The Avengers (which is a good thing), and helped to push the plot forward rather then just having things blow up in vain.
The villains were also very cool. I feel like I can’t say anything bad about them should Stan Lee suddenly appear and have me killed. Just take my word that they are refreshingly different from the aliens and Tom Hiddlestons we have seen in Marvel movies past. One last thing that always made my nerdy heart smile was watching Tony Stark become Iron Man. Sure, he puts on the suit about 50 times in the movie, but it never stops being cool (and every time he does it I wish my own wardrobe could do the same thing).
So what knocked two stars off my perfect Blue-related score?
By Gabriella Zicarelli
If there’s anything we love more than a great movie it’s the obligatory sequel that follows. And in the coming months there will be loads of them! Here are 11 sequels that we’re excited to see this year.
Anchorman: The Legend Continues
Unprofessional and inappropriate — these are just a couple words that can be used to describe Ron Burgundy and his team at the Channel 4 nightly news. I think it’s fair to say we’ve been looking forward to an Anchorman sequel since it was released in 2004. Anchorman: The Legend Continues will bring back Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate and just announced to join the cast…Drum roll… is the hilarious Kristin Wiig. We have to wait until Dec. 20 for this one so ’til then, re-watch Ron personally announcing the sequels’ release on Conan (above).
Thor: The Dark World
Let’s be honest, when it comes to Thor you don’t have to be a Marvel Comics fan, am I right ladies? Australian hottie, Chris Hemsworth made his action hero debut when he donned his Thor costume and hammer in the first instalment, which became a huge blockbuster and career starter for him. In The Dark World, Thor sets out to battle a dark race of elves being led by Malekith, who is threatening to plunge the universe into darkness following what happened in The Avengers. The Dark World is set for a Nov. 8 release, but above is a little teaser from Marvel.
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The first 40 seconds of the new extended trailer for Iron Man 3, is eaten up by Robert Downey Jr’s smouldering look, which is totally okay by me because come on:
The new trailer gives us a more extensive glimpse of the scene with the plane we saw in previous trailers. When a plane is headed for emergency descent and 13 people fall out, Tony Stark comes to rescue but can only carry four of them at a time. What’s a guy to do?
The new trailer makes us even more stoked to see Downey Jr. reprise his role in the Shane Black-directed film. The movie hits theatres on May 3.
Are you excited to see it?
Watch the extended trailer here
Imagine if movie trailers were accompanied by a guy singing what’s happening on the screen? Now imagine that with the already-epic Iron Man 3 trailer. Tobuscus made “Literal Iron Man 3 Trailer” showing off his pipes in a literal rendition of the trailer. As superhero Iron Man weaves his way through the perils of his life, Tobuscus never fails to make a dark situation just a liiittle bit funny. He even points out that Iron Man just wants to play with his toys.
Here are 3 more trailers I think Tobuscus should cover — literally:
1. Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2
Really, how can you let this trailer go un-literal’d?
2. Great Gatsby
The amount of visuals in this trailer are just begging to be accompanied by Tobuscus’ awesome voice.
3. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Maybe Tobuscus can use his super sweet voice to make this dark topic a bit happy? Maybe.
After the infuriating teaser trailer for May’s Iron Man 3, most people were dying for the longer, more substantial trailer that was promised in today’s feature. Sidenote: When did it become okay to release a teaser FOR THE TEASER? That’s just pure evil.
In Marvel’s new two minute trailer, we see our hero Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) pitted against a masked enemy who has a personal vendetta against Stark. ”Some people call me a terrorist, I consider myself a teacher,” the villain creepily says in the trailer. ”Lesson number one: heroes, there is no such thing.”
Admittedly, the villain’s voice (though higher pitched) and the comparisons to terrorism kind of remind me of The Dark Knight Rises’ Bane. It also seems much darker than the first two films.
With nearly nothing left, Stark is left to answer the question of whether the man makes the suit or the suit makes the man. The Shank Black-directed film looks like it will offer plenty of explosions, though I hope Stark’s existential crisis doesn’t destroy his infamous wit.
For fans who just can’t wait for the Tuesday release of Iron Man 3′s official trailer, you’re in luck. With the release of a 17 second teaser for the film, fanatics now have something to salivate over. But make sure you keep your eyes open at all times. If you blink, you might just miss some crucial details.