Saturday, March 15, 2014

Iron Man 3

The Review
            Three movies in is about the time that most other franchises start to go sour.  So I suppose it’s to the credit of this movie that it’s still competently produced.  (The screenwriters did a good job of sneaking in important plot points at the beginning that would pay off later.  The action scenes and special effects both good.) And if it’s formulaic—well, it’s a superhero movie, they’re supposed to follow a very set formula.
            Only major complaint: it’s getting ridiculous how many spectacular things the Iron Man suit can do.

5 out of 10 Stars  (A pleasant waste of time, but a waste of time nonetheless.)

Also, for the original source material that Marvel based The Mandarin on back in the 1960s, see my review of The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu.  This movie very cleverly dodges the racist origins of The Mandarin character, leaving essentially only the name of the villain the same.  (Although it may have been better yet to drop the name as well and just go with a different villain altogether.)

Link of the Day
Noam Chomsky "The Militarization of Science and Space"

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