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(Deadline)   Iron Man 3 is still golden at the box office, its $75 million weekend making it the top film at the box office. Baz Luhrmann's unfaithful adaptation of The Great Gatsby is a big #2 with $52 million, and the latest Tyler Perry film bombs   (deadline.com) divider line 15
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2013-05-12 01:28:33 PM
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nmrsnr: Most of this stuff was just far too coincidental for a good plot. Happy just so happens to be taking in a movie where an illegal drug transaction is going down


OK, I literally got a sentence into that gigantic wall-of-text before spotting the first instance of you missing a plot point. Happy was tailing that guy. It was set up by Happy being suspicious of him earlier, Happy telling Tony that he was gonna look into it and shots of Happy literally following that guy.

It's not the movie's fault you weren't paying attention.
2013-05-12 01:10:21 PM
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nmrsnr: frepnog: what was sloppy about the plot?

::Spoiler Alert::

Oh, where to start?

Most of this stuff was just far too coincidental for a good plot. Happy just so happens to be taking in a movie where an illegal drug transaction is going down, which just so happens to be about a drug that Guy Pierce just so happened to that very day be peddling to Gwenyth Paltrow, and that drug transaction just so happened to go wrong so that Happy is injured, which is just enough to incense Tony to seek vengeance. Then after he puts his facility on lockdown, he apparently is entirely defenseless (as is the US air force and NORAD) from stopping two black helicopters armed to the gills from blowing up his place. When he wakes up in Tennessee he has a kid helper, fine, I don't like juvenile sidekicks, but whatever, he just so happens to meet the mother of the first experiment-gone-wrong as she is waiting to deliver crucial, sensitive information to one of the bad guys which has all the information Tony would ever need to crack the case, and literally hands it to him. How did she get that file? Why did the bad guys want that file? Who knows, but Tony saw it and that's enough for the movie, because now we can have a fight with glowy hands! Meanwhile, Iron Patriot goes on a hunt in Afghanistan and gets disabled by the glowy version of the Vulcan neck pinch, which is entirely unexplained throughout the film. Plus, while the suit doesn't work at all, it does work enough later for Rhody to be ejected from the suit, and then somehow reactivated so that someone else entirely can also use the suit. Not to mention that every other Iron Man suit except for this can only be activated by only who Tony wants to wear it, so that the bad guy can conveniently hop in. Stuff happens, Tony is kidnapped, and his implants of awesomeness have a range of over 800 miles (if I wasn't already sucked out of my suspension of disbelief I might let that one pass). Now the President is in danger, but it's okay because Rhody phoned the Vice President (because he can't phone the President or his secretary, apparently), but the Vice President doesn't warn him because HE'S A TRAITOR ::gasp:: because he has an amputee daughter, or something (if you ever need the vice president to be a secret agent, mole or traitor, really rethink your plot, because it's hare for me to along with that unless it's really compelling). After that it's generic explosions which are fun and I enjoyed, but yeah, that plot kind of sucked hard.


Did you actually watch the film? Many of your complaints are due to either jumbling up events or just plain not paying attention.
2013-05-12 11:58:44 AM
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"Unfaithful"? Have you even seen the film, Subby? I read the first 2/3rds of the book last week in preparation, and the film is nearly word-for-word. With visual flair, yes, but it's not "unfaithful" to the source material. I was surprised by how many scenes were exact representations of the book. I think Gatsby has become the film everyone who hasn't seen it loves to rip apart. I went into it with low expectations, and as someone who is not a big fan of Baz's previous films, and I was totally won over by it. Total spectacle.
2013-05-12 11:19:09 AM
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thatguyoverthere70: I have a feeling the word "bombs" has a different meaning in Tyler Perry's world. I'd be surprised if any of his films has lost money (the ones he's produced, anyway.)


That's kind of the problem these days - as long as it turns a profit, it's a "success." It's why SyFy sucks, Tyler Perry has a job, and Kesha is still in the damned news.
2013-05-12 07:33:52 PM
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Ishkur: Alphax: Hey, Pepper is equipped to be an action star, as long as she has that sports bra. :P

The biggest plot-hole is why didn't that sports bra burn off when she fell into the fire?


Obvious answer, to prevent an R rating.

Course, all of the Extremis infected people should have instantly burned their clothes to ashes. All of them.
2013-05-12 07:13:51 PM
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Alphax: Hey, Pepper is equipped to be an action star, as long as she has that sports bra. :P


The biggest plot-hole is why didn't that sports bra burn off when she fell into the fire?
2013-05-12 07:02:06 PM
1 votes:
Hey, Pepper is equipped to be an action star, as long as she has that sports bra. :P
2013-05-12 12:36:36 PM
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shower_in_my_socks: "Unfaithful"? Have you even seen the film, Subby? I read the first 2/3rds of the book last week in preparation, and the film is nearly word-for-word. With visual flair, yes, but it's not "unfaithful" to the source material. I was surprised by how many scenes were exact representations of the book. I think Gatsby has become the film everyone who hasn't seen it loves to rip apart. I went into it with low expectations, and as someone who is not a big fan of Baz's previous films, and I was totally won over by it. Total spectacle.


You can be faithful to a plot without being faithful to the story.
2013-05-12 12:20:07 PM
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shower_in_my_socks: "Unfaithful"? Have you even seen the film, Subby? I read the first 2/3rds of the book last week in preparation, and the film is nearly word-for-word. With visual flair, yes, but it's not "unfaithful" to the source material. I was surprised by how many scenes were exact representations of the book. I think Gatsby has become the film everyone who hasn't seen it loves to rip apart. I went into it with low expectations, and as someone who is not a big fan of Baz's previous films, and I was totally won over by it. Total spectacle.


He captured the words in the book but not the meaning behind them. Putting Nick in a sanatorium is completely ridiculous and misses the entire point of his journey and disillusionment with society.
2013-05-12 12:11:12 PM
1 votes:

Urine The Money: Who's Tyler Perry?


You haven't seen Tyler Perry Presents: Tyler Perry's Tyler Perry, a Tyler Perry Production?  The brothers love it.
2013-05-12 12:00:21 PM
1 votes:
RDJ could read the phone book for two hours and I don't think I'd get tired of it. His shtick is what sells the films.  Take him out and you have Transformers with Gwyneth Paltrow. Who wants to be subjected to that?

Watch Home for the Holidays if you haven't. Some of RDJ's best work.
2013-05-12 11:44:43 AM
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At first I thought you said "the last Tyler Perry film", subby, and I was all ready to convert to christianity thinking that there is a god.
2013-05-12 11:23:52 AM
1 votes:

Urine The Money: Who's Tyler Perry?


A no talent hack with a knack for making movies that sell like crack
2013-05-12 11:23:08 AM
1 votes:

Urine The Money: Who's Tyler Perry?


The guy who is president of the Federation.
2013-05-12 09:34:17 AM
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Iron Man 3 reminded me of the way the Pirate sequels overexposed Johnny Depp: A little too much RDJ. It's not a bad movie, but you can tell they're milking this character for all its worth and his schtick is starting to get old.

It also felt less like a superhero movie and more like a Lethal Weapon movie, and not just because it was written/directed by Shane Black.
 
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