the vfx show #168: Iron Man 3

Mike Seymour, Matt Wallin and Ian Failes revisit Tony Stark in Iron Man 3.

We have additional coverage in our fxpodcast #249 and in Ian Failes’ fxguide article Iron Man 3: more suits to play with.

Show Notes:

Director: Shane Black
Cinematographer: John Toll
VFX Supervisors and Companies:
Production VFX Supervisor — Christopher Townsend
Weta Digital — Guy Williams & Matt Aitken

Digital Domain — Erik Nash

Luma Pictures — Vincent Cirelli
Trixter Film — Alessandro Cioffi
Scanline VFX — Bryan Grill & Darren Poe

capital T — Jamie Hallett

Cinesite — Simon Stanley-Clamp

Framestore — Mark Bakowski
Fuel VFX — Paul Butterworth & Simon Maddison

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5 thoughts on “the vfx show #168: <em>Iron Man 3</em>”

  1. Nice! Allright Geoff! Bring it. Look, the Batman films are good, but they are, in my opinion, not as good comic book movies. The Batman/Bruce Wayne character is far less complex in the Nolan version than in the Tim Burton versions. Burton dealt with the duality and Nolan’s scripts give Bale little to work with as an actor. I think they are all top notch talents, don’t get me wrong, but I question some of the choices made and think they avoided or missed some great opportunities to take the Dark Knight trilogy (which is a solid technical achievement) into a more powerfully grounded narrative/character/social commentary territory.

    On the other hand, as I said in the show, I think Iron Man (and most notedly Robert Downey Jr.) lives up to the hype. As an audience, we can “care”, and to some degree, “identify” with the character and his struggles.

    When I watch Iron Man, I want to BE Tony Stark.

    When I watch Batman, I hope I never have a run in with Bruce Wayne (cause he’s so mental).

    Love the chat guys!

  2. I agree with Matt – I never somehow was never made to care much about Batman and the people of Gotham. Iron Man was much more involving. And this despite (or maybe because) I used to know Christian and his folks when he was a kid!

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