A Movie Entry – Ten Things I learned from Iron Man 3

Just a short one today.  No spoilers, or at least not important ones, I promise.

1) Heat intense enough to melt tempered steel is not intense enough to burn clothing.
2) Tony Stark has ALL the money.
3) It turns out being able to shoot a firearm accurately without the aid of a targeting computer is a really useful skill.
4) Love is not giving your girlfriend a stuffed animal so large it won’t fit through the door of your house.
5) Love is programming your A.I. to recognize your girlfriend.
6) Being a jerk is not doing the same for your best friend.
7) Be nice to nerds, just in case.
8) Tony does not deserve Pepper.
9) Listen to Happy.
10) The only person more dangerous than a bored genius is a desperate genius.

Bonus observation – in comic books, there are lots of solo characters who occasionally team up with other heroes.  However, when they get in over their heads in their own solo books, they pretty much never ask their team members to help them out, which seems like a glaring oversight (especially when said team members are gods or super soldiers).  It turns out that oversight is just as glaring in a movie adaptation of a comic book.

Bonus bonus observation – Not only do the trailers for Thor 2 and Star Trek 2 look very similar in how they are staged and shot (vague, dark, stuff blows up, lots of close-ups on a blond guy), they also sound the same.  Baaa-whuuuuuummm!!!

Also, I will do a fifteen-minute movie version of Iron Man 3, but I’ll wait awhile so I don’t accidentally spoil it for anyone (although judging by the box office take, statistically speaking there’s a good chance you’ve already seen it).  In the meantime, I’ve got Iron Man and Iron Man 2 to read (or re-read).


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S. J. Drew is an aspiring writer who finally entered the blogosphere to shamelessly promote that writing (as evidenced by the title of the blog). Whether or not this works remains to be seen, but S. J. hopes you are at least entertained. And if you're actually reading this, that's probably a good sign.

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