does anyone else think about iron man 2 and get emotional because tony stark is so obviously depressed, withdrawn, and falling apart but no one notices and just passes off all his reckless behavior as just The Norm (including a lot of fans??) and only when Fury finally brings to light that Tony’s DYING and giving away all his things, making plans for the future of his company, etc does anyone pay even the slightest attention and eVEN THEN no one really does anything about it??
Once he’s replaced the palladium everyone’s like “great everything’s back to normal again” as if that changes the fact that tony withstood a CRAZY AMOUNT of trauma?? He’s always just getting beat around and because he outwardly laughs it off everyone assumes he’s fine I’m so mad someone needs to give him a hug and say it’s okay not to be fine
Tom Holland confirms that the small child seen in Iron Man 2 is indeed Peter Parker! “That’s Peter” Holland said. “I can confirm that, that is Peter Parker.“ “I can confirm that as of today,” Holland said. “I literally had a conversation with Kevin Feige only 20 minutes ago. Maybe I’ve just done a big, old spoiler, but it’s out there now. It’s cool. I like the idea that Peter Parker has been in the universe since the beginning.” (Robert Gabel Jr)
I am Iron Man. The suit and I are one. To turn over the Iron Man suit would be to turn over myself, which is tantamount to indentured servitude or prostitution, depending on what state you’re in. You can’t have it.
So I just finished watching Iron Man 2 (it’d been ages since I’d last seen it), and I know a lot of people consider it their least favorite IM movie. But I don’t think it gets the credit it deserves, especially after CACW.
What you see in IM2 are two friends who love each other
but end up having different opinions on something. (Tony believes that he should have sole control over his suit and doesn’t need the government/military/anyone else to “help.” Rhodey disagrees.)
They fight about it. Rhodey tries to give Tony the chance to prove himself and doesn’t like how Tony acted. Rhodey sides with the military and Hammer. Tony continues on solo.
But there’s a scene at Stark Expo where Tony flies in to warn Rhodey that Hammer and Vanko have teamed up and are planning something bad.
At first, Rhodey thinks Tony is just trying to start a fight. But Tony asks him to trust him for 5 minutes. And, lo and behold, Rhodey stops to LISTEN. Because Rhodey and Tony are TRUE FRIENDS who TRUST each other at the end of the day.
Was there fighting at the start? Sure. But how do things end up? They communicate, and they work things out.
In my opinion, it’s a beautiful story about friendship, conflict, and teamwork that I appreciate now more than ever after CACW.
-I am Iron Man. The suit and I are one. To turn over the Iron Man suit would be to turn over myself, which is tantamount to indentured servitude or prostitution, depending on what state you’re in. You can’t have it.
I wonder how many people blame Tony for what Obadiah Stane did.
How many have the bald, vile, manipulative, abusive, stereotypical villain, that sold weapons under the table & Howard’s & Tony’s nose for years, just passing their mind when they blame Tony for the bad guys having his weapons.
The guy that wanted power, the guy that sold weapons to the ones that blew up the Maximoffs’ parents, the one that was willing to kill Pepper because Tony found out, the one that fought for the weapons part of SI stay open when Tony said “no, our, my, weapons, have been getting into the wrong hands, and I and SI needs to be accountable for that”, the one you see a full scene of him talking with the people he ordered to kill Tony, but instead they tortured him.
How many just forget this one character just so they feel better about blaming Tony for every little thing wrong in MCU.
How many don’t acknowledge him, how many didn’t even watch the movie (I’ve seen some say they haven’t - then they wonder why Tony wants accountability), how many.
How many forget that Tony’s character arc in the Iron Man trilogy is about accountability and taking action in his wrong doings.
…they’re gonna take your suits, man. They’re sick of the games. You said nobody else would possess this technology in twenty years, well, guess what? Somebody else had it yesterday. It’s not theoretical anymore.