Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Iron Man is a Technovore

That's right, I'm talking about the movie... the animated Iron Man movie that is. It's anime. Moreover, it is aggressively anime.

Stark launches a new satellite that can watch over the entire earth... while just being one satellite on one side of the planet... wait, what? Anyway, an organic armour kid turns up, fails to destroy it, but wipes out the facility. So SHIELD want to hold Iron Man because... it helps pad out the movie? I really don't know. And included bonus Punisher, Hawkeye and Black Widow, to also help pad the movie. Iron Man finds the kid, who attacks everything, then turns into some weird alien creature and... a big gun solves everything. [It looks like the story could fit after the first movie, but I'm not sure if it is supposed to be in that continuity or not.]

There is a lot of static shots of people sitting around in empty environments, while spouting philosophical writings... yep, it's an anime. In fact, outside of the Marvel characters, all the other designs are straight out of the typical anime character art book.

That clash... causes problems. It is really obvious when it is western style and then anime style. Clearly it can be done, but... it doesn't really work. Still, they did get the irreverent personality of Stark down pretty well.

If you don't get around to seeing this, then don't like you missed out on anything.


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