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27 November 2014 @ 10:07 pm
Probably a new record in procrastination  
First off, Happy American Thanksgiving, Americans who celebrate. Hope you enjoy your food and sales and football.

Secondly, I finally--finally--got around to seeing Iron Man 3 tonight. The combo of headaches and my brother's very strong dislike after he'd seen it put it low on my list. But I saw it and enjoyed it. Now I am caught up with presently available on home video Marvel movies.



I've always really enjoyed Pepper's combination of very capable and a bit flaily. I feel like she reacts really humanly to the situations she finds herself in, but also without being stupid or in too much need of rescue.

And she and Tony continue to be rather adorable together. For some reason, I really dig when he calls her 'honey'.

Tony's interaction with bystanders is so lovely. He's so calm, and so reassuring and just really a great thing to show how far he's come as a person.

The interaction with Harley was one of the things my brother didn't like, but I thought it was hilarious how brutal Tony was with him. I feel like the film could have lived without it, but I did get a few laughs from it.

Also, super, super, super portrayal of panic attacks. As soon as he started in the cafe, I knew exactly what was happening. Really well done.

Glitched-out JARVIS is adorable, and Tony's genuine concern over him was touching, especially considering we now know, or will know, what the real Jarvis meant to him.
 
 
 
aelfgyfu_mead: Winter Soldieraelfgyfu_mead on November 28th, 2014 04:49 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it! There were a lot of "huh?!'s in the plot for me, but the character moments you've identified made it worth my while.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 28th, 2014 05:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, definitely the plot was not up to snuff. I honestly didn't pay much attention to the storyline, I was just enjoying the moments from everyone. Right up to the post-credits scene with Bruce being the worst listener ever.
aelfgyfu_meadaelfgyfu_mead on November 28th, 2014 05:28 pm (UTC)
I love the scene after the credits! It was my favorite in the whole movie, actually.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 28th, 2014 06:21 pm (UTC)
This movie for me was all about the character stuff because I completely noped out of the plot.

And yes! I concur that it features one of the best post-credit scenes. Haha! Poor Bruce.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 28th, 2014 06:31 pm (UTC)
This movie for me was all about the character stuff because I completely noped out of the plot.

I was folding origami that turned out to be more difficult than I anticipated (I literally spent the full two hours of the movie on it), so I wasn't paying a lot of attention to the screen. I find if I don't look at the screen too much, I don't get the headaches as bad, so I mostly just actively watched when people were talking about stuff and glanced up periodically when people were blowing stuff up. I wondered if I missed some stuff by not keeping my eyes on the screen, but apparently not. I felt like the plot wasn't worthy of the character stuff in it.

And yes! I concur that it features one of the best post-credit scenes. Haha! Poor Bruce.

My daemon brain only activated once during the movie, and it was that scene, when I could picture Nemi curled up with her head on Bruce's knees, sleeping.

Edited for missing words.

Edited at 2014-11-28 11:31 pm (UTC)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 29th, 2014 05:31 pm (UTC)
Oh man. I used to LOVE doing origami. I found it so satisfying when I got the final shape exactly the way it's supposed to look.

I could picture Nemi curled up with her head on Bruce's knees, sleeping.

I imagine Mim flying onto her head and hopping around to get her attention when Tony realizes that Bruce fell asleep.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 29th, 2014 05:54 pm (UTC)
Oh man. I used to LOVE doing origami. I found it so satisfying when I got the final shape exactly the way it's supposed to look.

I go through waves of origami obsession. I got a little kit in my stocking one Christmas and really got into it, and I fold while I'm watching TV or movies. I alternate with cross-sitching, depending on what I'm in the mood for. A lot of paper gets wasted, but there is something very satisfying when you've finally folded that thing after trying six times.

I imagine Mim flying onto her head and hopping around to get her attention when Tony realizes that Bruce fell asleep.

That is exactly what happened.

Mim: Dude, I thought we were bros, what the hell is wrong with you?
Nemi: You do know we're female, right?
Mim: Oh my God, deflection from the point which is the betrayal, traitor.