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From left to right: Skye, Agent Simmons, Agent Fitz, Agent Coulson, Agent May, Agent Ward

 

I don’t believe that there has been this much hype for a new TV show in quite some time. Ever since there was talk of the show coming to network television, people have wondered if it would be a success without Agent Coulson. Now people know that he made it through the Battle of New York, but at what extent? He spent an unknown amount of time in Tahiti recovering. But is that what really has happened? His character seems to be the Bosley to the SHIELD’s Charlie’s Angels. An older gentleman that makes his way into the field making funny quips, talking about vacation days and talking about his precious car.

It’s great to see Cobie Summers make an appearance as Maria Hill to at least introduce the series, but I wouldn’t expect to see her much in the series. I don’t know if Agent Hill would really bring anything to the show other than giving the opening report and having a satisfied or disappointed look at the end of an episode depending on how the team did.

Referring to the Avenger’s movie and Iron Man 3 was a good seg-way to the show, but it seems like they tied the movies in with the show a little too quickly. It should be spread out over the first couple of episodes so people can see if they will mention what has recently happened within the Marvel Universe. Maybe give a little back story to SHIELD so people aren’t looking for only movie references.

The show features a great cast of agents. Fitz and Simmons are a great comic relief to a serious situation as well as Agent Coulson. Agent Ward is the all-around prodigy within the group and Agent Melinda May is the veteran who stepped down from the field to take an easy desk job, who then dragged back into action with the promise of just driving a vehicle. And you have the wild card that is still undecided about joining the team, Skye. She was a member of the group called the Rising Tide, who had hacked into the SHIELD computers and knew more about what was going on in the world than they knew.

Within the first episode there was reference made to Iron Man 3 with the Extremis serum, which was the main plot point of the pilot episode. A common man, Mike Peterson, was injured on the job, and was promised to gain more strength than he could imagine. The serum was placed into his body giving him super strength, but it had the same side effects as in Iron Man 3. Fitz and Simmons had to find a way to stop the serum from making Mike explode and without shooting him so he could live to be with his son, Ace. They were able to counteract the serum with their own and were able to save Mike just moments before he was about to explode and kill everyone in a train station, which would have ended the series fairly quickly.

There is great potential for this show with past members of the Marvel Universe making quest appearances to possibly introducing characters from the next chapters of the Marvel Movie Universe. And hopefully they have Samuel L Jackson make an appearance as Nick Fury. You can never go wrong with Sam Jackson.

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As you sit in the theater with your bag of popcorn, soda, and favorite MARVEL hero branded on your chest (could be Ironman who knows)—you start to wrap yourself into the cocoon of storytelling. Anxiety mounts because you know the end is coming, and you wonder how exactly it will happen. Will Tony stumble upon something great? Will they include the little bits that you have come to love from the trilogy? Or will they even wrap it up properly, perhaps MARVEL will drop the ball on this one?

After a prologue in which Tony meets scientists Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall) and Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce). It was, if only for a glimpse, a branch that the story drives on—we make our own demons. Introduced to the concepts of Extremist, which are brushed under for only a second. We catch up with him toiling away endlessly, sleeplessly in the inner workings of his abode—trying to come to terms with New York; hinting towards the soiree. Several times showing that only the mention of the word is enough to send him into a snowballing panic attack.

It shows that there is something more, a peek that there is some change in the foundation of Tony Stark, more so in the man and that through the bravado he can be visibly wounded. Obviously it got to him, brushing elbows with Norse gods, coming close to death and trying to piece together answers. Riddled with uncertainty for the unexplained, and learning that he is, as he puts it “A man in a can.” A full understanding of where he is in the cogs.

However, not without troubles of his own that allow him to take the lime-light. With the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) knocking on his door step, and posing an immanent and viable threat there isn’t much time to leave Tony Stark to wallow. We are, as always, thrown into the fray of high octane action with choppers frenetically bombarding the Malibu villa. There never seems to be a settling moment. Iron Man 3 pulls us to and fro with the usual wit, banter with eternal companion Jarvis (voiced by Paul Bettany), as well as with head of security Happy Hogan (Favreau), love interest Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). One of the biggest draws is how much they tried to cram into this last hurrah, which in fact make it seem cluttered at times. Including daring rescues, acrobatic feats with Col. James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) assisted with the symphony of robots.

But in usual Iron Man fashion the movie breaks into the conflict quick, whisking us into the very experience that attacks the senses. Albeit sometimes overwhelming. Shane Black took the reins, charged forward without fear, and handled the ending of this franchise better than anyone could have expected. All in all it left me wanting more, perhaps it’s the fact that I had only seen it hours ago— it almost doesn’t seem real.  IronMan 3 was far from a letdown but I feel that while it was good, there were parts of the movie that could have been tightened.

GRADE: B+

Check out a new featurette from Iron Man 3

I know, it isn’t long, but it has new stuff in it!! I’ll take any bits of footage from this movie I can. Of course, there are potential spoilers, so watch at your own risk.