Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #64: Hard Travelers for Hire — Iron Man 3


Mild-mannered reporters by day, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke share an intense love of comic books that has made them the Hard-Traveling Fanboys. Now, by listener request, Greg and Nick are embarking on a chronological voyage through the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

This month marks the much-anticipated (?) return of the Hard Travelers for Hire series as Nick and Greg take a look at the the movie that kicked off the MCU’s Phase II: the controversial Iron Man 3! It’s the most contentious installment yet, as Nick and Greg do battle over the pros and cons of the Shane Black film. Is the Mandarin a racial stereotype rooted in the past or a character ripe for reinvention? Does child actor Ty Simpkins annoy or impress? And is the movie’s divisive swerve a brilliant twist or a lazy cheat?

2 thoughts on “Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #64: Hard Travelers for Hire — Iron Man 3

    1. Felt this way pretty much since it came out… Iron Man 3>Iron Man 2. I felt the movie was an excellent culmination of Tony’s journey to becoming a better person and leaving a lot of his past behind him. A few awkwardly executed scenes in there and dumb moves (don’t give the bad guy your home address), but still a very fun movie that I still enjoy.

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