Commentaries, Global Warming, Opinions   Cover   •   Commentary   •   Books & Reviews   •   Climate Change   •   Site Links   •   Feedback
"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
WEBCommentary Contributor
Author:  Frederick Meekins
Bio: Frederick Meekins
Date:  May 27, 2013
Print article - Printer friendly version

Email article link to friend(s) - Email a link to this article to friends

Facebook - Facebook

Topic category:  Science Fiction

Comments Regarding Iron Man 3

I am not as versed in the intricacies of Iron Man as I am the lore of Superman or Spider-Man.

However, a number of glaring things jumped out at me in Iron Man 3.

First, isn't the Iron Patriot suppose to actually be Norman Osborn, Spider-Man's old nemesis the Green Goblin and not Jim Rhodes AKA War Machine?

Second, the operatives of the Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M.) ought to have been dressed in their distinctive yellow HAZMAT suites and not as your typical gang of arms dealers.

Also, if this faction is being introduced into the broader Marvel cinematic universe, will its relationship to HYDRA be explored in an upcoming Captain America or Avengers film?

Probably the most disappointing aspect of the story was the altered depiction of the Mandarin.

If I recall, in the comics, the Mandarin was noted for his set of magical rings.

In Iron Man 3, the antagonist is pretty much reduced to the level of a buffoon.

However, that can be overlooked as it is used as a vehicle to introduce the intriguing suggestion that terrorists are merely the dupes of yet more maniacal organizations hoping to manipulate the public into embracing tyrannical solutions to a manufactured crisis.

The previous installments of the Iron Man series were noted for the sarcastic one-liners on the part of Tony Stark.

In this edition, though comical at times, the humor seemed a bit too deliberate and strained.

by Frederick Meekins

Frederick Meekins
Issachar Bible Church & Apologetics Research Institute

Send email feedback to Frederick Meekins


Biography - Frederick Meekins

Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. He holds a BS in Political Science/History. Frederick earned a MA in Apologetics & Christian Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary. Frederick holds a Doctor of Practical Theology through the Master's Graduate School Of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana. Dr. Meekins earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics through Newburgh Theological Seminary. His books are available in print and electronic formats through Amazon.com. His ministry site, Issachar Bible Church & Apologetics Research Institute, can be found at http://issacharbiblechurch.blogspot.com/. The Twitter page of Dr. Meekins can be found at http://twitter.com/epistolizer .


Read other commentaries by Frederick Meekins.

Visit Frederick Meekins's website at Issachar Bible Church & Apologetics Research Institute

Copyright 2013 by Frederick Meekins
All Rights Reserved.

[ Back ]


© 2004-2017 by WEBCommentary(tm), All Rights Reserved