Iron Man 3 (Shane Black, 2013) – SPOILER ALERT
1.Tracking = dayyy-aammnn. Even when the camera pans and zooms, the characters are definitely looking at a fixed position in thin air where the non-jittery holograms exist. And that suit! When Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) walks around with a half-formed suit, or gets out of it, you can’t help but think it’s really attached to him. And in this VFX breakdown, where are the tracking markers on this character? Markerless, you say? DAY-AMN!
2.The background replacement in the monkey-barrel scene is incredible. Painting around real falling humans? Sounds like some rotoscopers lost some sleep. Someone get those Digital Domain guys 10CCs of sympathy cuddles, stat!
3. I found the pacing to be lacking a bit and frankly, my cat would have been a scarier version of the villain Mandarin (refer above) than Guy Pearce. Hell hath no furry like a kitty scorned. At least in the disappointing Iron Man 2, the villain was slightly better, like – “OMG, I HAVEN’T SHAVED MY LEGS IN TWO WEEKS!–
– kind of scary (FYI, the lovely legs in that link are not mine). As my boyfriend pointed out, everything needed to be a little more “rock and roll”, so let’s speed up the tempo and add some more evil!