What’s the major conflict between [Tony Stark] and Pepper Potts? It’s him being too obsessed with the suits, right? The suits kind of being his facade. And so during the last action sequence, what happens? He’s jumping between facade and facade and being slashed away until it’s just him left. … It’s an exciting action scene as well, but it’s a visual metaphor of what the character is going through…
Fucking hell, it’s a masterpiece! People don’t want to see perfectly executed visual metaphors? Then they shouldn’t be watching movies!
Jack Packard talking about why “Iron Man 3” should be taught in film schools.