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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #200 on: 15 May 2010, 17:57 »

Personally, I'm not a fan of the alcoholism plotline either. But if you have to do it I think having War Machine in place would help the situation a bit simply because you could have things going on other than Tony Stark being incredibly depressed for a full two hours.
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #201 on: 15 May 2010, 17:58 »

Or it'll be a movie where Cheadle gets to kick major ass. Yes.
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #202 on: 15 May 2010, 19:11 »

I thought they were going to do it during this one, what with the toxicity level reader he had.  Of course they quickly killed that idea.
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #203 on: 15 May 2010, 22:39 »

That's what I assumed at first, too.

Just got back from watching it, and I have to say that Mickey Rourke was one of the best parts of the movie. He managed to balance on that point where you were never sure if his character was about to kill someone. And I didn't think the accent was that bad, either. Maybe not quite as good as a natural first-language speaker, but not Boris Badenov by any stretch of the imagination. I think people just have gotten to the point where they are extremely skeptical of accents, like how Christian Bale has been described as having a terrible British accent, even though he was born in Wales and was using that Welsh accent.

I do have to say, however, that this is one of the first movies to give me so much nerd rage with the computer-related stuff.
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #204 on: 16 May 2010, 00:03 »

I think the mid-'90s beat the nerd rage out of me on that topic. Those years when the AOL cds were still really making the rounds were dark times.
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #205 on: 16 May 2010, 00:11 »

The mid-90s? I was still playing Reader Rabbit and some other educational game with a mountain at that point. And tried playing King Quest... IV? I think, but I couldn't figure out what to do at first and kept dying no matter what I tried, so I gave up and uninstalled.

The "Try Russian" part just annoyed the hell out of me. Maybe it was intentional and they were trying to make Hammer seem completely incompetent, but he seemed to understand technology to the extent that the writers did for the most part.

The drones having terrible handling did make me wonder what sort of ping Predator drones get, it's probably classified. I bet it is worse than you would think, considering they are piloted from Nevada and Uncle Sam tends to pay the least it can get away with for anything.
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #206 on: 16 May 2010, 00:21 »

Yeah, I considered that I'm a lot older than you as I posted, but regardless what I said still holds true. Go watch the movie Hackers sometime. It's a 1995 film about computer experts who cannot type.
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #208 on: 16 May 2010, 01:00 »

hackers fucking owned, dude. it was a whole bunch of ridiculous computer nonsense and then bam! angelina jolie's titties
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« Reply #209 on: 16 May 2010, 01:04 »

The latter was a plus but I wasn't big on anything else. For the most part I just don't really like ridiculous very much.
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #210 on: 16 May 2010, 01:38 »

At least these days most writers realize that at least some things aren't online. Although some things are that I wouldn't expect, like some security cameras.
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #211 on: 16 May 2010, 04:21 »

The "Try Russian" part just annoyed the hell out of me.

I'm almost certain he was being sarcastic when he said that.

I will also just use this post to state my love for all things that contain Sam Rockwell.
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #212 on: 16 May 2010, 13:40 »

do you dudes not remember pepper potts typing "translate" to get a video to play in english


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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #213 on: 16 May 2010, 13:44 »

Nope. Must have missed that.
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #214 on: 16 May 2010, 15:03 »

In a movie about a guy that flies around in a high tech robot battlesuit fighting people who are also wearing high tech robot battlesuits, you are complaining about someone being able to translate a video from Arabic to English? It's called suspension of disbelief!
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #215 on: 16 May 2010, 16:13 »

Its not like they're trying to fool you into thinking anything that stark does is possible in this day and age, or ever. Try building a particle accelerator in your basement with a hammer and some nails. Little things like a program that instantly translates things from another language into English (with the same actor's voice no less) are minor grievances at best.

Also on the subject of this one being disappointing, I just didn't get that. It may not have that level of newness that comes from watching the first film in a series, but I liked it probably just as much, or close to as much, as the first.
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #216 on: 16 May 2010, 16:53 »

Same here. I really liked it, but the first one had the added bonus of exceeding my expectations, because so many of the super hero movies I have seen were pretty mediocre. Iron Man 2 what pretty great, but i was expecting it to be awesome, so it wasn't really a surprise.

I was a bit disappointed about the last fight with whiplash being pretty short, but after talking to est about it he gave me a different perspective and it makes a bit more sense. He saw it that they needed both Iron Man and War Machine to defeat the bad guy, so it was supposed to be more about setting up that War Machine will be sticking around in the next movie. Also, with all the drones being dealt with just before that I was getting a bit bored of all that, so while I would have liked to see more of Whiplash and his whips, Iron Man and War Machine fighting bad guys over and over and over was getting a little stale.
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #217 on: 16 May 2010, 21:13 »

I feel the same way. If the fight with the drones had been a bit shorter to allow more time with Whiplash, it would have been great. But as is, it was still a fun movie. I had just as good of a time watching it as I did the first and I thought all the new characters/actors were a great addition. Also I think it was a good lead into not only the Avengers movie, but also Thor. And as they're making a third Iron Man movie, I don't think they missed out too much on the plotline. It introduced War Machine and shows that Stark still has issues to work out. As for believability of real world things, it's a comic book movie. None of it is real, so I don't really care about translations or whatnot, because Stark can shut up pretty much every television, it seems.
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #218 on: 16 May 2010, 22:09 »

and time for some Easter eggs.  Mostly speculation though.
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #219 on: 17 May 2010, 08:11 »

The shield was stupid obvious.
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #220 on: 17 May 2010, 17:18 »

Oh no, Joe Johnston is directing Captain America... This could be horrible.
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #221 on: 17 May 2010, 17:28 »

Actually, just watch this and try not to have an aneurysm.

Holy shit, is that Wendell Pierce at 0:34?! Now I desperately need to re-watch Hackers next time it rolls through on the T.V.

EDIT: Wait, that's not the Robert Redford movie I thought it was.
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #222 on: 17 May 2010, 17:39 »

The Robert Redford film you are thinking of is Sneakers - sorry if you were being ironic and I didn't catch it (damn interwebs).
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #223 on: 17 May 2010, 17:41 »

No, I wasn't being ironic. Thanks! I don't like to have my dodgy computer hacker films all mixed up.

I was being deadly serious about the Bunk, though. That shit's important.
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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #224 on: 19 May 2010, 07:41 »

In a movie about a guy that flies around in a high tech robot battlesuit fighting people who are also wearing high tech robot battlesuits, you are complaining about someone being able to translate a video from Arabic to English? It's called suspension of disbelief!

I found it a little absurd that they had to use some faked-up Middle Eastern accent to talk translated English. I mean, really they'd just stick with Microsoft Sam tbqh.
Not quite so dramatic though.

Its not like they're trying to fool you into thinking anything that stark does is possible in this day and age, or ever. Try building a particle accelerator in your basement with a hammer and some nails.


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Re: Iron Man 2
« Reply #225 on: 19 May 2010, 09:06 »

and time for some Easter eggs.  Mostly speculation though.
that last photo stating where the red skull is.  I dont think so.  Its pointing in scandinavia, i think its possibly thor the person, whilst the new mexico was just what we saw after the credits.  The shield agent did say "we found it"

as for the duo fighting all the drones in that park, I love the fact it looked samurai-esque with them being back to back, sourrounded, with cherry blossom pedals falling around them.  was kind of cool to put in.  I didnt notice it until my girlfriend pointed it out.

I was unsure about the thor movie until I saw this movie.  now I cant wait!

oh and DJ AM's appearance was awesome.  Great way to go out.
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