lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
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Yet another technical pass for the Iron Man franchise, which at least puts it ahead of the Avengers movie, but way behind Thor.

In the first movie, Pepper briefly speaks to Christine Everhart about her job, then talks about Tony.
In the second movie, Pepper briefly speaks to Natalie Rushman (on two occasions) about their work and about imminent danger, then talks about or to Tony.
In the third movie, Pepper briefly speaks to Dr. Maya Hansen about science...then talks about Tony!

Yes, Tony Stark is the main character, and the vast majority of conversations in the movie are with or about him, but there are several scenes involving conversations between two characters whose gender is not relevant to the plot, and all of them involve at least one male character.

While the movie is definitely worth watching for fans of Pepper, it's barely even a technical pass.

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Date: 2013-05-02 01:01 pm (UTC)
groovesinorbit: spike growling (spike-grr)
From: [personal profile] groovesinorbit
I was really stunned that The Avengers didn't pass. It's a Whedon film. What the hell?

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Date: 2013-05-03 12:55 pm (UTC)
groovesinorbit: buffy and willow (conversation)
From: [personal profile] groovesinorbit
*nod* He usually does. I wonder if the studio even restrained him there. :(

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Date: 2013-05-09 06:48 am (UTC)
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Avengers Natasha/Bruce)
From: [personal profile] shallowness
Yeah, I remember watching and enjoying that scene and then going 'oh' in disappointment.

Tony Stark is so very much the main character, and while I enjoy most of his shenanigans and RDJ's performance of him, it would be nice if this had passed with ease.


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