THE UNTOLD STORY

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    Iron Man writer/artist Bob Layton watched IRON MAN 3 on an airplane. Here’s what he thought, as posted on his Facebook page:As most of you know, I refused to pay money to go see Iron Man 3, after Marvel snubbed me from the LA premiere last April. Since the movies and drinks are free in first class, I finally saw Iron Man 3 on the flight back to LA from Montreal on Monday. It’s a shame I don’t drink, because I felt like I needed one after watching it.  Not that it’s the most horrible thing I’ve witnessed in recent cinema (that honor still goes to Prometheus). Here’s how I see it: Telling comic-based stories are like composing an opera. Operas have lavish costumes and are written in Italian. When you bring in someone who doesn’t fully understand the genre, you get the opera in English and performed in street clothes. That’s what Iron Man 3 felt like to me. It seemed like a G rated version of “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”.It’s not clear if the snub was related to a copyright lawsuit.

    Iron Man writer/artist Bob Layton watched IRON MAN 3 on an airplane. Here’s what he thought, as posted on his Facebook page:

    As most of you know, I refused to pay money to go see Iron Man 3, after Marvel snubbed me from the LA premiere last April. Since the movies and drinks are free in first class, I finally saw Iron Man 3 on the flight back to LA from Montreal on Monday. It’s a shame I don’t drink, because I felt like I needed one after watching it.
    Not that it’s the most horrible thing I’ve witnessed in recent cinema (that honor still goes to Prometheus).
    Here’s how I see it: Telling comic-based stories are like composing an opera. Operas have lavish costumes and are written in Italian. When you bring in someone who doesn’t fully understand the genre, you get the opera in English and performed in street clothes. That’s what Iron Man 3 felt like to me. It seemed like a G rated version of “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”.

    It’s not clear if the snub was related to a copyright lawsuit.

    — 12 months ago with 22 notes
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      Iron Man 3 was a dramatic change from the first 2. It felt like Jon Favreau had some good stories to tell, where as...
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      Layton was always dumb in a clever nerd way. Meditate on that and eventually you’ll understand what I mean. And I think...
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