IRON MAN 3 REVIEW (and a Lammy update)

Iron Man 3
What can I say about Iron Man 3 that hasn’t already been said? Tony Stark is back and he has some new toys! I thought the first 10 – 15 minutes of this movie moved insanely fast. I felt like I was being pushed through the fun stuff (seeing War Machine Iron Patriot’s new armor for one). I thoroughly enjoyed the action scenes. It was good to see Tony Stark fighting people outside of his suit. It shows that he is able to hold his own without the suit. It’s just a nice upgrade over his normal self. When it came to the last 10 minutes of the movie, I felt things kind of slowed down a bit. It was a strange feeling. Speaking of the last 10 minutes…

HOLY JEEZ THERE ARE A BILLION OF THEM! Iron Man and his buddies take on every Twilight-extra known to man as they battle the Extremis (infected? injected? enhanced?) goons in a shipyard, because hey, why not? Having not read any of the Iron Man comics, I was/am completely unaware of what Extremis is. The movie did a decent job explaining it, but I felt like there was so much more that could have been done with it. Maybe it could have been something that carried over to Iron Man 4? I was also bummed by the lack of an Avengers cameo, but I suppose I can wait for Thor 2 for that.

All in all I would give Iron Man 3 an 8/10. It had everything the casual fan would want, plus more. And you can’t ever go wrong with a sweaty Gwyneth Paltrow.


Lammy Update
Unfortunately Cody and I didn’t win the Lammy for Best Vlog. I have to say, it would have been pretty sweet to hoist up the virtual trophy and slap a sweet graphic on our site claiming victory for ourselves, but it’s probably for the best. If we had won, we probably would have been offered a lucrative contract from some super awesome production company, all of the morning shows would have wanted us, and honestly, ain’t nobody got time for that.

The nomination was definitely appreciated. Thanks to Lindsay at French Toast Sunday for that. Congrats on your 2nd consecutive Best Design Lammy! You guys truly deserve it!