I don’t know guys, that last Iron Man 3 trailer was pretty weird. Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin drawl was a weird way to narrate the trailer, we saw Stark’s mansion blow up yet again, and it just, tonally, didn’t sit well with me. Fast forward to today when a much grander trailer is available to fill in some of those gaps left behind by that first look.
I don’t wanna blow any minds or anything, but there will be explosions, technology, and Robert Downey Jr. being affectionate for Gwyneth Paltrow, who will be in a bra at some point. That’s pretty cool on its own, but watching Paramount flesh out Mandarin, Stark’s looming battle with him, and a flying fleet of Iron Men seems pretty sick. I’m hoping that despite the government references (the second film had a full sequence featuring Stark testifying before Congress for crying out loud), this will rein in a bit of the CGI/narrative excess that bloated the second film.