You just asked a very dangerous question.
Why did I hate IM3? Well, let’s start with the ship they ruined.
I love Pepperony with enough force to power a small fucking sun, but what IM3 did with it disgusts me.
You have two characters, characters who have supposedly been a very steady relationship and have before known each other for a great amount of time. They both obviously love each other (“You’re all I got too, you know.”) and care for another, yet in this movie Pepper Potts steps FAR away from the loving and caring woman that I know her to be and essentially leaves Tony alone to deal with his anxiety.
Granted, yes, I understand that Tony’s suit just pulled her away from him, but she already knows that her boyfriend is unstable so wouldn’t you think she would have least, I don’t know, stuck around and tried to calm him down? I mean, for the love of God, how long has she known him? PEPPER POTTS WOULDN’T FUCKING ABANDON HIM, REGARDLESS OF WHAT OCCURRED.
SHE. JUST. WOULDN’T.
Ya’ done fucked that up, Marvel.
Next, we have Pepper seemingly almost getting Tony to change who he is.
He is Iron Man, Iron Man and him are one, yadda, yadda, so why on earth would she critisize something that he holds near and dear to his heart?
'Because it's a distraction.'
Distraction from what?
"There is the next mission … I just finally know what I have to do, and in my heart I know it’s right."
YOU KNOW WHAT PEPPER DID IN THE FIRST MOVIE?
SHE AGREED WITH HIM.
SHE SUPPORTED HIM.
WHERE THE FUCK IS THAT SUPPORT NOW?
WHERE THE SWEET FUCK IS MY PEPPER POTTS?
I didn’t really have a problem with Rhodey outside of the fact that there wasn’t more Rhodey.
The Mandarin pissed ME OFF TOO.
YOU WANNA KNOW HOW MUCH ALDRICH KILLIAN WAS MENTIONED IN THE COMICS?
HE GOT A PAGE.
AND THEN HE KILLED HIMSELF.
WHY THE SWEET FUCK WAS HE THE “MANDARIN?”
WHERE WERE THE MANDARIN’S RINGS?
WHY WAS A WHITE MALE THE MANDARIN????
WHERE WAS MAYA’S BACK STORY?
'I KNEW TONY' ISN'T A FUCKING BACK STORY.
MAYA HANSEN ATTENDED COLLEGE WITH TONY STARK.
AND THEN YOU KILL HER?
AND THEN, THE EPITOME OF WHY THIS MOVIE MAKES ME WANT TO CLAW MY EYES OUT:
WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU DO TO TONY STARK?
Let me make this point clear: I know Tony Stark. I know everything there is to know about this little fuckass. I’ve been stealing and reading Iron Man comic books from my cousin way before I even knew where to put my hand on myself, and that motherfucker wasn’t my Tony Stark.
Now, I know what you’re going to say “616!Tony isn’t the same as MCU! Tony” and HAHAHA, MCU TONY WASN’T EVEN CLOSE TO THE TONY IN IRON MAN 3.
First, let me start with Harley, because I know for a fucking fact that Tony would never treat a child like that. You wanna know what he would have done? He would have given Harley a decent amount of respect and understanding because THAT’S WHAT TONY STARK DOES.
He WOULD HAVE NEVER GIVEN THOSE FREAKY ASS CANDY THINGS TO HIM.
BUT HEY, WHY NOT THROW EVERY OUNCE OF CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT DOWN THE DRAIN? TONY STARK: ONCE AN ASSHOLE, ALWAYS AN ASSHOLE, RIGHT?
AND, YES, OKAY, I LIKE WHAT THEY DID WITH THE ANXIETY, BUT TONY STARK ISN’T MADE OF GLASS. NOT EVERY LITTLE THING WAS GOING TO FREAK HIM OUT.
(THIS IS COMING FROM SOMEONE WHO SUFFERED FROM PANIC ATTACKS EVERY OTHER DAY)
AND THEN, HE BAITED “THE MANDARIN.”
HE PUT PEPPER IN DANGER.
HE HAS COMMON SENSE, YOU KNOW.
HE’S BEEN TRAINED FOR YEARS ON THE DO’S AND DON’T’S WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING HIMSELF AND HIS LOVED ONES.
WHICH IS WHY I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY JARVIS WASN’T ON SECURITY LOCK DOWN, SOMETHING TO WHICH TONY QUESTIONED HIMSELF.
AND DO YOU REALLY EXPECT ME TO BELIEVE THAT HE WOULDN’T HAVE SOME KIND OF SECURITY AROUND HIS HOME TO WARN HIM WHEN, GEE, A MISSILE IS ABOUT TO BE LAUNCHED AT HIS HOME?
HE WAS ONLY KIDNAPPED BY THE MAN WHO LATER TORTURED HIM IN SAID HOME, DON’T YOU THINK AFTER NEW YORK AND OTHER SAID EVENTS HE WOULD HAVE DOUBLE SECURITY?
TONY STARK ISN’T AN IDIOT.
HE’S ALSO NOT AS MUCH OF AN ASSHOLE AS HE WAS IN THIS MOVIE.
OR, ONCE AGAIN, DID WE FORGET ALL ABOUT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT?
AND THEN, THE SUITS. HE JUST BLEW UP THE THINGS THAT HE CREATED TO SAVE HIM BECAUSE PEPPER WISHED IT?
SOMETHING SHE WOULD HAVE NEVER DONE?
LET ME ENLIGHTEN YOU ON TONY STARK. HE LOVES BEING ABLE TO BE A HERO. HE LOVES MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND NOW THAT HE’S IN A RELATIONSHIP, HE NO LONGER NEEDS THE SUITS AS A COCOON?
YOU CREATED THOSE SUITS SO YOU COULD PROTECT PEOPLE.
I’M GLAD YOU HAD A DISTRACTION THAT STOPPED YOU FROM KILLING YOURSELF.
AND, JUST FOR EVERYONE WHO’S GOING TO CALL ME OUT ON THE SUITS, ANSWER THIS:
IF THE PERSON YOU LOVED SUDDENLY BURNED THEIR MOST TREASURED POSSESSIONS, THE THINGS THAT HELPED THEM MOVE ON WITH THEIR LIVES, WOULD YOU SAY ‘THEY’RE STARTING OVER’ OR WOULD YOU QUESTION WHETHER THEY’RE ALRIGHT UPSTAIRS?
NOW FOR THE BIGGEST INCONSISTENCY OF THEM ALL:
THE ARC REACTOR.
YOU KNOW THE THING THAT WAS KILLING HIM IN THE 2ND MOVIE?
WHAT, YOU CAN SUDDENLY REMOVE IT?
WELL, SWEET FUCKING TITS, WHY DIDN’T YOU THINK OF THAT WHEN YOU WERE DYING OF PALLADIUM POISONING?
AND NOW WHAT? THAT THING’S ATTACHED TO YOUR STERNUM, YOU HAVE 30% LOST LUNG CAPACITY, A FEW OF YOUR RIBS MISSING AND THIS GIGANTIC HOLE IN YOUR CHEST AND NOW YOU’RE JUST GOING TO TOSS THE ARC REACTOR AWAY LIKE A BASTARDIZATION OF TITANIC?
IT’S FUCKING IMPOSSIBLE.
YOUR CHEST WILL COLLAPSE.
BECAUSE THERE’S NOTHING TO SUPPORT IT.
PEPPER CAN FIT HER HAND IN THERE.
OR DID WE ALL FORGET THAT TOO?
SO, DID TONY GET EXTREMIS AND FIX THAT?
WHAT’S THE FUCKING PLAN FOR AVENGERS 2?
WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT MOVIE OUTSIDE OF A PLOT TWIST AND A KICK TO THE BALLS WITH THE COMPLETE LACK OF CHARACTERIZATION?
FUCK YOU SHANE BLACK.
STAY THE FUCK AWAY FROM MARVEL AND TONY STARK.