May 22, 2013 3:05 pm Seeing the cover for this, and knowing that DC has been advertising this (at least on the net) as a fill in seems like a shameful bait and switch to me. I mean how difficult is it to put the correct names on a cover? Especially when you're doing a fill in? It reeks of trickery to me.
May 3, 2013 12:45 am I saw a sneak preview and I've been mulling it over in my head and at the end of the day I think the Mandarin turn doesn't work. First and foremost, it's out of nowhere. The man execute somebody on national tv (even though yes it is off-screen in the film but still it's implied) and then he becomes this goofy actor guy? I didn't buy it. I spent the rest of the movie waiting for that to be a trick. And it totally sucked me out of the movie for a little bit. It also doesn't make sense when you realize that the terrorist group The Ten Rings were also the terrorists that kidnapped Tony in the first movie at the behest of Obadiah Stane. Does that mean that Stane was working with Aldrich? For Aldrich? And the overall plot of the movie is a little bit of a mess. There are beats that work and beats that don't. I almost feel like there's another half an hour of the movie sitting on the editing floor that explains a lot. I'm not going to be one of those people that say the Mandarin turn was sacrilegious, but it was a serious letdown. But all in all I still enjoyed the movie and am going to see it tomorrow, but I have some major issues with it, and being such a huge fan of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang that really disappoints me.
April 29, 2013 3:49 pm this page is, unintentionally I'm sure, hilarious. From the over dramatic shot, crazy eyes drunk Tony, him talking to himself, and then that last panel where he's "Oh shit, the window!"