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So folks, I have watched Iron Man 3 abbbout an hour before and as the movie starts to sink in I get more and more frustrated so I have to write this out. Yes, this is going to be a whining rant similar to the one with X-Files – Fight the Future which also left a sour taste in my mouth (and it was not due to the stale popcorn or the syrup filled ‘cola’).

In case you have not realized it yet, there is going to be some spoilers in this post so if you don’t want to know some details then you better run now…but do come back and comment after you have watched it. I am curious if I am alone with this or I was just expecting too much.

Does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

I suppose I am to blame for this whole situation, I shouldn’t have read the comics when I was bored. Don’t get me wrong, I am not one of those people who read the comics and then keep on complaining when a movie is not the exact carbon copy of those wonderful, colourful pages that tickled my imagination for weeks on end. I get that the story needs to be different. After all I LOVED Iron Man 1 and 2 and absolutely adored Avengers. So I don’t mind the fact that the whole (extremis) storyline is jumbled and twisted to the movie makers’ delight.

Where is the whining then?  Truth be told I LOVED 99% of the movie up until the end of act III. We finally get all those shiny suits and then ‘boom’ comes the resolution: clean slate – as in ‘lets blow all of them up, fix Pepper and get the chestpiece out of Tony’. All this in what? 3 minutes? I was sitting there and thought, my word did I write this script as a school project because that’s what my works are famous for: the end is rushed as I try cramming a jumble of ideas in there but lack the motivation to actually, properly work through them. Whilst I enjoy leaving my professors in a confused state, scratching their beards contemplating what the heck just happened I believe it is a somewhat evil to do the same with millions of movie-goers who were waiting anxiously for this movie. Now again, I am thankful that at least they did not leave any questions unanswered but (for me) all answers seemed much too rushed, for instance Pepper was magically ‘fixed’. How? To what extent? I believe the extremis itself deserved at least a bit more story time there seeing how it is kind of a big deal in the Iron Man universe. Just a quick tip here to whoever made the editing decisions: no one would have minded if the movie was 150 minutes long instead of 120 as long as we get proper answers.

Also I was a tad pissed by how they made a ridicule of the Mandarin but time heals wounds and I kinda think it was sort of funny and a nice twist. Oh and yes, the movie was massive fun so no complaints there, I had a blast.

Pepper_Potts_Rescue

…Okay, just one last thing. Where in the world is Rescue? I mean the man is obsessed with Pep’s security (not without merits) and yet no suit. I would much rather preferred Pepper finally being a bit more on the kickass and a bit less on the damsel in distress side with a vocabulary limited to one word: “Tony!”. It was a bit boring in the first two movies and I almost threw the rest of my popcorn on the screen had not for the end of the final fight…and the fact that I was out of popcorn by the middle of the movie.

The man blows up the suit(s)

The big question of the movie had the most obvious answer albeit answered in a tad too dramatic manner in my humble opinion but then explosions are important. They sell tickets. But I missed getting real philosophical about this question and the inner workings of the great Tony Stark…unlike Bruce in the extra scene 😀

And man, my heart broke when all the suits went boom.

So all in all a good movie and I will watch it a couple of times again and then it will hopefully grow on me…or piss me off more. We shall see.

UPDATE: watched it again. Still on the opinion that I could have watched it for another hour there was still so much story not really told but that’s what fanfics are for, aren’t they?

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It’s July. It’s hot…well mostly when it is not raining like in a rainforest or something. Half of this year has already passed which makes half of the country depressed the other (naive) half say that there is not much left now of the credit crunch aka making the poor even poorer and the rich just a little bit richer.

But hey the last two and so months went by without me around here so let’s recap them through my eyes.

The new democracy celebrated its 20th birthday (June 16th)…alone it seems because the people living in it pretty much forgot about the whole thing. Okay, so it was a Tuesday and that might threw a little damper on our enthusiasm…the bright side for our paranoid government was though that this way they did not have to be afraid of The People as they were all off working while they partied like, well not rockstars, more like politicians, but then who knows what’s going on in the governmental cars behind the tainted windows.

Click to see the pictures of Heroes Square all prepped for the party

Click to see the pictures of Heroes' Square all prepped for the 'party'

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May…May Not…Yet

I am still alive in case you were wondering which I am sure you weren’t :D. I was. All the while when I was sitting in the office and then on the filthy public transport and mostly after I got run over by a virus. Luckily it was a quick hit and run and I am pulling through quite fast. Meaning I can soon go back to work. Yay! 😀

Aaaanyhow, there isn’t really much to write about lately.

Politics just doesn’t tickle me nowadays. I might have overdosed last month. There is not much point in running around verbal circles as the only thing that would come out of that would be me wound up and slightly disoriented (I don’t tolerate going round and round…more precisely my stomach doesn’t really agree with that type of movement)

Sports-wise I am just not that thrilled about the Champions League (football/soccer) right now. Our national ice hockey team getting the sh*t beaten out of themselves match after match just does not seem to be too entertaining to watch. I constantly fall asleep watching poker and due to the increase of poker-related idiotic dreams I am having while sleeping I have decided to stop watching it for a while.

Movies. Heck I haven’t seen anything good lately maybe because I ran out of Damian films :D. But quite honestly I watched Yesman a couple of days ago and it was such a piece of poo – rather a pile but I will not go into graphic details – that it does not deserve even a tiny little post.

Photoshop. Gosh, I think I am having a Photoshop-block if such thing exists. Thing is that I am such a professional photographer lately that I do not really need to Photoshop my pictures…Just kidding. I’m still the same old amateur I used to be 😛

Well let’s hope that May will be a lot more action packed than April had been!

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Twitter-ish again

I am officially brain-dead 😛 I wanted to let you all know that I’m planning on moving. I want to customize my blog a lot more and in WordPress it ain’t for free. It’s a shame ’cause I like wordpress and I got really used to it but this look that my blog has right now is booooooring

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I’ve had an immensely long and mind-numbing day today so I’ll have to put off everything till next day. If you have not seen Ellen’s (Degeneres) awesome stand-up about procrastination watch it, it is hilarious! As usual. And I just kept on thinking ‘she is talking about me :P’ . Yes, some might say I am lazy…Let’s get Zen instead shall we? (more…)

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Twitter-ish

Just a quick one to let you all know I went to Kossuth Square tonight with the thousand or so protesters. As usual nothing has happened so out of boredom I talked with a couple of policemen and made crappy pictures. Post coming tomorrow or sometime later.

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Terminator

Yes, I am back.

A quick lowdown of what has happened in the last 6 months.
I worked. I was looking for work. I worked a bit more. My laptop died (figures the garantee has just expired on it). I had 10 days holiday back in Budapest. Spain won the EURO2008 (???).

In short. The world, my world, was/is crazy as usual.

And finally I have an explanation why I do not write here too often: I have another blog that I write in Hungarian (thought that those who read this English rambling would not be that interested in even more rambling in my native language 😛 )

Right now I’m nursing a rather time consuming and stupid idea of setting up yet another site…hey, it’s been a while I have been polluting the web with me 😀

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