I went to the Iron Man marathon yesterday (Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Avengers in 3D, and Iron Man 3 in 3D) and, of course, had a thoroughly relaxing time. I had never seen The Avengers in 3D. The 3D was nice, stunning in some scenes as when Nick Fury is hovering in midair via the glass floor on the helicarrier. Unfortunately for every stunning sequence of depth, there would be a moment of action that was blurry/blurrier from the 3D.
I had the special $5 combo and upgraded my drink to a large bucket of Coke (with a FREE refill) for $0.50. In the evening I had my usual marathon flight of hot dogs (four mini-dogs in a plastic tray for $0.75 more than their price for a single dog). Naturally. we were treated to previews of The Wolverine and Thor: The Dark World.
Iron Man 3 is a lot of fun but is definitely a mess. The trailers are misleading as this Iron Man is very light and fluffy. There are too many instances of placing Tony or Pepper in the unnecessarily slow dipping mechanism and the overall plot makes almost no sense but there are a couple of great action sequences and a lot of comedy. Don’t forget to stay through the credits for the bonus scene.
Comic fans may or may not enjoy seeing the Extremis storyline integrated into Iron Man 3. I write integrated because adapted is too strong. They take many ideas from Extremis but miss the whole point of that story arc.
And now for the best movie display ever. I saw this in the lobby of the Biltmore Grande 14 advertising Despicable Me 2.