Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/02/08/post-movie-review-iron-man-3-2013/
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John Pollock & Wai Ting review the seventh Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Iron Man 3 (2013).
In perhaps the most critically divisive film of the trilogy, we discuss why director Shane Black took over for Jon Favreau, the performance of Robert Downey Jr. as a PTSD-suffering Tony Stark following the events of The Avengers, the controversial swerve involving Ben Kingsley’s The Mandarin, Guy Pearce’s Aldrich Killian, and more.
Synopsis from Rotten Tomatoes:
Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
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The radically different takes people have on this movie are so interesting. I’m trying to think of a superhero film that’s more divisive then this one, and the only one that comes to mind is Watchmen.
Even though the Eiffel 65 lyrics indeed sounds like “If I was green, I would die,” the actual line being sung is “Da Ba Dee, Da Ba Die.”
Believe it or not, I sung this during karaoke a few times.
What are some of the common misheard lyrics for the chorus?
“I’m blue, I will bleed, I will die”
“I’m blue, if I were green, I would die”
“I’m blue, I will pee on a guy”
“I’m blue, I’m in need of a guy”
“I’m blue, I will need apple pie”
“I’m blue, I believe I am pie”
“I’m blue, I got beat up and died”
“I’m blue, I’m in need of a dime”
“I’m blue, I believe mama died”
“I’m blue, I’m a geek, I’m a guy”
“I’m blue, I’m in need of a diet”
“I’m blue, I’m diseased, I must die”
“I’m blue, I believe I can fly”
“I’m blue, I believe I will die”
“I’m blue, I believe I’m a guy”
I remeber an artikel on vice about the meaning of the song wich said it could be about depression. I rember an interview from back then with the singer that stated that aswell.
From the vice artikel:
If we take the word blue to mean “sad” or “down,” then the opening verse in fact sets out an all-consuming depression incurred by the oppressive suffocation of modern existence. Note that “everything he sees” is blue, as if the world itself, not his soul, is polluted. The world, cold, frigid and icy blue, freezing him inside and outside.
Wich to me was fitting for the move seeing it starts of with Tony his ptsd and this movie is about Tony finding himself again. Might be something ?