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CGI was invented to make 'Iron Man'!

POSTED BY: CLJOHNSTON108
UPDATED: Friday, December 12, 2008 09:17
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Wednesday, January 2, 2008 10:02 AM

CLJOHNSTON108



http://www.ironmanmovie.com/

As Chrisisall replied in the Fantastic Four 2 thread, when I mentioned Iron Man: "CGI was invented to enable the making of this movie- I'm SO there!!!!"
I couldn't agree more, so I decided to start a new thread to discuss the nifty little details I have so much fun looking at in HD on my new 20" iMac!

I suggest watching the trailer in as high a resolution as you can manage (hopefully 1080)...
http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/ironman/

Let's start with all the nifty little aero-control surfaces that are constantly adjusting as Iron Man flies...

These I've dubbed "Shoulderons" (like ailerons, elevons or flaperons)...



Also, there are two separate control surfaces on the back of each of his boots that I've taken to calling "bootflaps"...



This movie is gonna be "CGI Porn" for years to come!

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"Spry for a dead fella!"

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008 10:12 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by cljohnston108:

This movie is gonna be "CGI Porn" for years to come!


Just looking at those pics makes me feel one way...
I'll be in my bunk...
Fanboylogically speaking....

Iron Man will save the day Chrisisall

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008 10:16 AM

NVGHOSTRIDER


So humpin' charged to see IM. And yes, CGI was created for such a purpose.



Insanely smiling while running with scissors and playing with matches.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008 11:44 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


And they certainly picked the right people to bring ol' Shell-Head to life...

THE WIZARD Q&A: JON FAVREAU
http://www.wizarduniverse.com/movies/ironman/004384329.cfm

First look: Downey forges a bond with 'Iron Man' role
http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2007-04-26-iron-man_N.htm

Robert Downey Jr. Talks Iron Man - ComingSoon.net
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=17404

Robert Downey Jr Interview - Iron Man Movie
http://movies.about.com/od/ironman/a/ironmanrd072807.htm

YouTube - IRON MAN movie panel Feat. STAN LEE at comic-con 2007



YouTube - Stan Lee, Robert Downey Jr. & Jon Favreau - Iron Man Comic Con 2007




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Wednesday, January 2, 2008 2:24 PM

BROWNCOAT2007


Oh maaaaan... this movie looks SO GORRAM GOOD!!!


*Cannot WAIT!!!*

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Thursday, January 3, 2008 6:12 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


Another nifty detail is the "vapor cone" as IM goes supersonic right at the end of the trailer.
(They also showed this in Superman Returns, but I think this one is better!)



This phenomenon is called the Prandtl-Glauert singularity...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prandtl-Glauert_singularity
...and is shown best (IMHO) in this clip that's made the rounds on the Net.
http://observe.phy.sfasu.edu/courses/phy410/lectures410/Movies/sound/F
S14ss.mpeg

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Thursday, January 3, 2008 6:28 AM

JONGSSTRAW


starring Robert Downey Jr....sure they're not gonna call it Coke Man?

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Thursday, January 3, 2008 9:31 AM

PDCHARLES

What happened? He see your face?


Can't wait!!!

Quote:

Originally posted by Jongsstraw:
starring Robert Downey Jr....sure they're not gonna call it Coke Man?



Lol. Well, good castin' IMO. Tony stark almost killed himself twice from abuse issues. Good ole Drinkin'.


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Thursday, January 3, 2008 9:35 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by pdcharles:
good castin' IMO. Tony stark almost killed himself twice from abuse issues. Good ole Drinkin'.


That was the VERY FIRST THING entered my mind about it!

Don't drink & Repulse Chrisisall

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Thursday, January 3, 2008 10:20 AM

PDCHARLES

What happened? He see your face?


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by pdcharles:
good castin' IMO. Tony stark almost killed himself twice from abuse issues. Good ole Drinkin'.


That was the VERY FIRST THING entered my mind about it!

Don't drink & Repulse Chrisisall



Iron Man: Whats seems problem Occifer?
Officer: Uh... u have a lightpole in your hand.
Iron Man: *hic* This ol' thing. *clangy clang clang*


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Thursday, January 3, 2008 10:45 AM

CHRISISALL


I believe I have that issue...

ComickidChrisisall

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 9:17 PM

JAYNEZTOWN


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by pdcharles:
good castin' IMO. Tony stark almost killed himself twice from abuse issues. Good ole Drinkin'.


That was the VERY FIRST THING entered my mind about it!

Don't drink & Repulse Chrisisall




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Thursday, May 1, 2008 9:13 AM

CHRISISALL


Cool cover.

Well, the reviews are in- big thumbs up all around.

Chrisisall

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Thursday, May 1, 2008 9:30 PM

SINGATE


Quote:

Don't drink & Repulse Chrisisall


Speaking of drunk superheroes Mad TV did a parody of Superman several years ago when Nicholas Cage was interested in the role. It was called "Leaving Metropolis" and is to this day one of the funniest spoofs I have ever seen. Here's a sample of what I remember: a very inebriated Supes making a call from a payphone. "Bruce, I'm sorry man but I think I fucked up and told everyone about the Batcave".

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We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.

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Saturday, May 3, 2008 9:58 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


Saw it last night, and it was everything I'd hoped for!
If I could afford to, I'd see this at least another 4 times in the theater!
Gonna grab the DVD on first day of release, and will be making heavy use of frame-by-frame!

Chuck the Movie Guy Interviews Robert Downey, Jr. for Iron Man



Chuck the Movie Guy Interviews Jon Favreau for Iron Man



Iron Man - Fans Review



EVERYBODY REMEMBER: Stay through to the end of the credits!

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Sunday, May 4, 2008 3:47 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Saw the movie.

Liked it a lot!

THAT's how to make a comic book action hero come alive on the big screen!




It is not those who use the term "Islamo-Fascism" who are sullying the name of Islam; it is the Islamo-Fascists. - Dennis Prager

" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Monday, May 5, 2008 7:21 AM

CRUITHNE3753


Yeah, just seen it, great fun. Never was into Marvel stuff, but the use of a certain riff in the trailers pulled me in...

Is it my imagination, or is Robert Downey Jr turning into Al Pacino?

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Monday, May 5, 2008 9:07 AM

LWAVES


Well I hit VERY lucky today.
A mate rang and said that if I went along to my local cinema I'd get to see this movie early here in the UK.
Somewhat dubious I met with him and sure enough we went to see an advance screening. Yeah for me!

Well I can say that I never followed Iron Man as a comic, all I knew is what I've picked up from trailers and magazine articles.

And it rocked!
Robert Downey Jr was excellent in the role. It had enough humour to give you a laugh, but didn't plunge into pure comic book style hokum.
By the same token it wasn't too dark either and didn't stray too far from reality (for a comic adaption).
The effects were fantastic as well.

If I had to be picky then the plot was very predictable, but this is any minor gripe and there have been a lot of worse comic plots.

Really enjoyed this movie and will definitely be buying the DVD.



"I don't believe in suicide, but if you'd like to try it it might cheer me up to watch."

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Monday, May 5, 2008 1:20 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Oh, and did anyone else catch Tony Stark's " River " moment ?

Select to view spoiler:


When he's completed the suit, and the bad guys have shot at him, and he says " Now it's my turn " . First thing I thought of was River going after the Reavers




It is not those who use the term "Islamo-Fascism" who are sullying the name of Islam; it is the Islamo-Fascists. - Dennis Prager

" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008 3:29 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Oh, and did anyone else catch Tony Stark's " River " moment ?


Yep, sure did!

Oh, and the Iron Man Experience is finally online at the official site!
http://ironmanmovie.marvel.com/
Make sure to grab the cool screensaver, with 360º renders of all three versions of the Suit!

Oh, and I just discovered this cool site...

Iron Man: Movie - Armors - Comics - Forum | AdvancedIron.org
http://www.advancediron.org/
Be sure to download the last few issues of the 'zine!

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008 8:42 AM

CRUITHNE3753


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Oh, and did anyone else catch Tony Stark's " River " moment ?


Ah, 'splains why that line resonated with me...

Quote:

Originally posted by cljohnston108:
Make sure to grab the cool screensaver, with 360º renders of all three versions of the Suit!



Quite literally, "shiny"!

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Friday, May 9, 2008 1:09 AM

JAYNEZTOWN


Great cast

the acting is wonderful

It's up there with the original Superman movies IMHO

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Friday, May 9, 2008 5:49 AM

PIRATECAT


Topps, luved it. Whood of thunk it Downey as I man. The Hulk trailors looked good too.

"Battle of Serenity, Mal. Besides Zoe here, how many-" "I'm talkin at you! How many men in your platoon came out of their alive".

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Friday, December 12, 2008 6:45 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:

If I had to be picky then the plot was very predictable

In a movie like this, textured as it was, and full of sly humour, yeah, that's a minor thing. The next one could be even better...


The hopeful Chrisisall

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Friday, December 12, 2008 6:49 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Oh, and did anyone else catch Tony Stark's " River " moment ?

Select to view spoiler:


When he's completed the suit, and the bad guys have shot at him, and he says " Now it's my turn " . First thing I thought of was River going after the Reavers





Yeah, it was very much so, I cracked a smile at that moment for that very reason.


The agreeable Chrisisall

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Friday, December 12, 2008 6:56 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by cljohnston108:

Gonna grab the DVD on first day of release, and will be making heavy use of frame-by-frame!


So have you?
I just bought it yesterday- I'd rented it when it came out, but hadn't seen it since then. I liked it better than Dark Knight! Hell, I liked it almost as much as the first Superman movie, now that I think on it....


Chrisisall makes you feel he's the cool exec. with a heart of steel....

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Friday, December 12, 2008 7:40 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by cljohnston108:

Gonna grab the DVD on first day of release, and will be making heavy use of frame-by-frame!


So have you?
I just bought it yesterday- I'd rented it when it came out, but hadn't seen it since then. I liked it better than Dark Knight! Hell, I liked it almost as much as the first Superman movie, now that I think on it....


Chrisisall makes you feel he's the cool exec. with a heart of steel....


Actually, back a few months ago, when they first announced the features on the 2-disc, so-called "Ultimate Edition" DVD, and I saw that there wasn't going to be a commentary from Robert Downey Jr. and/or Jon Favreau, I decided to boycott it.

I mean, come on, even CRAPPY movies have commentaries!

My favorite commentary is on Hellboy, the second one of the two, which has Ron Perlman, Selma Blair (Hilarious!), Jeffrey Tambor & Rupert Evans just really enjoying spending time with each other.
My other favorite is Kate Beckinsale's on Underworld. Never knew she had such a great sense of humor!

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Friday, December 12, 2008 7:52 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by cljohnston108:

Actually, back a few months ago, when they first announced the features on the 2-disc, so-called "Ultimate Edition" DVD, and I saw that there wasn't going to be a commentary from Robert Downey Jr. and/or Jon Favreau, I decided to boycott it.


I just nabbed the single disk at Blockbuster, used, for $15. There, you can get it AND STILL boycott it that way.


The devious Chrisisall

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Friday, December 12, 2008 9:01 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


You paid that much for a used copy of the single disc?
I'd expect to see that for $7.99!

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Friday, December 12, 2008 9:17 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by cljohnston108:
You paid that much for a used copy of the single disc?
I'd expect to see that for $7.99!

It'll be $9.99 any time now, but I didn't wanna wait.


The impatient Chrisisall

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