Gobbledygeek episode 139, “Iron Man Three: Iron Harder,” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.
Marvel once again marks the arrival of the summer movie season with the appearance of Tony Stark, this time fighting a reliance on his armor as well as a radical terrorist threat known as the Mandarin. The boys are, unfortunately, fighting each other a little on this one as well: Paul is firmly in the pro-Iron Man 3 camp, while AJ remains mixed. Is Iron Man 3 a Shane Black movie instead of a superhero movie? What position does this installment’s ballsier choices leave the character in? Is there a reason Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin voice is so fucking awful? The answers to these questions and more will be found by enduring this thing we call an episode.
Next: the moment has arrived. Paul and AJ will again torment themselves with a potentially (nay, probably) awful movie…Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain.