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May 21st, 2008, 18:15
Updated this week Other: When Iron Man and Iron Monger are fighting, Iron Man catches the SUV, and you can see the family inside the car. Although the car is completely vertical, the hair of the persons in the car seem to defy gravity.

Continuity: When Stark is paralysed his fringe keeps changing style all the time.

Continuity: When Stark fires the two rockets to Raza, before Yinsen dies, there's two green rockets standing next to him that change position in less than a second.

Updated this week Continuity: After Stark is paralysed and slightly recovers, he goes to get his energy. Right then the blood arond his left ear has vanished. Being seconds away from dying, the last thing he would think of is taking a shower.

Updated this week Continuity: At the party, when Stark goes to order a Martini and chats with the girl, the extras in the background keep changing position between shots.

Updated this week Revealing: When Obediah inserts the arc into his suit, he twists it and a sound effect is heard that denotes that its locked into place, yet when he moves his hand away, you can see that the arc moves, almost as if to fall out.

Updated recently Visible crew/equipment: In the extra footage after the credits, the reflection of the crew is visible in the picture frames around the apartment.

Updated recently Continuity: When showing Rhodes the big reactor, Tony takes off his sling. In the next shot he has it back on. It goes on and off a total of four times

Updated recently Continuity: In the scene where Robert Downey Jr is home, has a black tank top, and is working on the suit there is a bad cover-up of one of his tattoos. It almost looks like a band-aid is over it. It goes away and comes back.

Updated recently Continuity: When we first see Tony Stark arrive at the benefit, his car doesn't have a front plate. When we actually see him pull up to the entrance though, his personalised "Stark" plate has appeared.

May 24th, 2008, 21:21
If these are just little facts for a fun "just to let you know", then this is interesting.

If these are little facts that suggest that Iron Man is an lesser of a good movie because of small mistakes like this, then who gives a crap.

May 29th, 2008, 07:07
All of this info is true :)

May 29th, 2008, 08:32
Being true does not change the fact that all the forementioned details are infinitesimal.

May 30th, 2008, 16:44
Not to people who notice it. It breaks suspension of disbelief.

Cops often complain about watching cop movies because of these "little things". People do notice them, and it speaks mountains about the professionalism of the movie crew and editors

June 1st, 2008, 04:05
I kinda thought a flying robot would break the suspension of disbelief. Such insignificant mistakes mean nothing to anyone who cares about what really makes a movie good.

June 1st, 2008, 19:01
I don't think you understand what suspension of disbelief is...

June 1st, 2008, 19:17
I saw the movie and i love the pole dancing part in the aeroplane lol

June 2nd, 2008, 04:56
I know what the suspension of disbelief is. It's the ability to write a piece of fiction yet still seem very real. But considering the movie is about a guy in a FLYING ROBOTIC SUIT, it's a bit asinine to point out how unrealistic it is hat Tony Stark is taking his arm out of his sling a lot of times. What matters is the story telling and acting of a movie. I mean, if it was something really big I'd understand a little more, but these are just insignificant details.

July 4th, 2015, 06:18
Being true does not change the fact that all the forementioned details are infinitesimal.