The Flickcast – Episode 55: I Am Iron Man 2

This week on The Flickcast Chris is back and the duo get right to it with a whole bunch of new topics. Some of these topics include the success and relative merits of Iron Man 2, Captain America in 3D rumors, Logan Lermann potentially as the new Spider-Man, J.J. Abrams upcoming sci-fi thriller Super 8, other upcoming 3D titles and Betty White hosting Saturday Night Live.

The boys also made some picks again this week including Matt’s pick of the movie Legion and Chris pick of the Mel Gibson film Edge of Darkness.

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  • Bart
    February 9, 2012 at 2:04 am

    There is aarlpentpy a bundle to realize about this. I suppose you made some nice points in features also.

  • Joe blow
    May 20, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Ironman 2 was good but there was too much downtime during the movie. There was like 5 minutes of action at the beginning and then 10 at the end in an almost 2 hour movie.

  • dave press
    May 17, 2010 at 7:58 am

    ah hem, the Spider-Man director is Mark Webb of 500 Days of Summer.

  • Alan Kistler
    May 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Okay, Matt said I should point out the corrections to the Iron Man and adamantium trivia.

    Adamantium DID NOT come from space nor is Captain America’s shield made from it. VIBRANIUM came from space and in the 1940s Dr. Myron MacClain attempted to make an alloy of it with steel. He only succeeded once and was never able to replicate it. This one-of-a-kind material became Captain America’s shield. It’s because of the vibranium elements in Cap’s shield that he can block the Hulk’s fists without breaking his arm, cuz vibranium absorbs kinetic force and vibration.

    Over the years, Myron tried again and again to recreate the material. Eventually, what he created instead was adamantium. So you can absolutely have a Captain America film that does not use the word “adamantium” or reference Weapon X because his shield predates that alloy’s creation.

    Since adamantium is an alloy, it naturally could not be the “element” Tony Stark created.

    The Hulk footage that is happening on Nick Fury’s monitor is live news so Hulk is happening simultaneously. The epilogue of Hulk is supposed to take place months later, so by that point Tony has either finally become a part of the team or has accepted his consultant status, since he tells General Ross “WE’RE putting together a team.”

    Justin Hammer always employed different enemies of Stark and often outfitted them with technology of his own or tech he stole from Stark (which is what led to the Armor Wars), so it makes sense to have him in a mash-up with Whiplash, who has fought for him on many occasions.

    Having SHIELD majorly in an Iron Man film is consistent with the character. Tony Stark supplies SHIELD with all its technology and in the comics it was Tony who nominated Fury to take over as director, after the previous director was killed on a classified mission. Most of Iron Man’s most important stories heavily involve Fury and/or SHIELD, including the Armor Wars, Civil War and World’s Most Wanted, so while it was definitely meant to set-up the next film, it also is consistent and faithful to the comic to have SHIELD have a big presence in Tony’s life. Plus, Howard Stark was an agent of SHIELD.

    Pepper Potts was the primary romantic interest for the first several years of Iron Man. He was in love with her but feared he couldn’t promise her anything due to his health problems, which is the sub-plot they used in this movie. They later did become friends, but after Happy and Pepper got divorced, Pepper and Tony got together for a short while, then decided they were friends, then recently they slept together and seem to be of the mind that they have deep feelings for each other but they wouldn’t work. So it’s not bizarre to have her be the romantic interest. And she was supposed to have a “girl next door” appeal rather than super-hot model appeal.

    Happy Hogan was originally a very major character of Tony’s supporting cast. He was the driver and often attempted to act as Tony’s bodyguard, attacking criminals who tried to take on Tony or Iron Man. He was the first STARK employee to learn that his boss was also Iron Man and a few times Tony had him wear the armor to act as Iron Man. He also was temporarily mutated into the villain called “Freak.” So it’s not out of left field to have him be in the spotlight more.

    Mandarin BETTER be in the next film. He’s too much the perfect anti-thesis to Tony Stark AND Iron Man. 🙂

    • Chris Ullrich
      May 16, 2010 at 9:34 am

      Nerd. . . But seriously folks, thanks for clearing that up. We appreciate it.

  • James
    May 13, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Man I wish you guys would have put up a spoiler warning for Iron Man 2 a movie that came out a week ago or aleast tried to restrain yourselves, every couple of minutes it seemed like you gave away key parts of the movie.

    • Chris Ullrich
      May 14, 2010 at 7:44 am

      Apologies. We’re just very enthusiastic about the film and sometimes we get carried away. It’s still definitely worth seeing even if you do know some of the plot points. Lots more for you to enjoy. Thanks for listening.

  • jaime
    May 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Hey guy’s,Adamantium come’s from space & Ironman 2 take’s place in 2005.

    • Matt Raub
      May 13, 2010 at 1:13 pm

      Thank’s for clearing that up!

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