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Subj: Re: One of the worst enemies of Iron Man, a well-known name among fans and, yet, often forgotten as one of the greatest foes ...
Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 at 10:00:16 pm EST (Viewed 91 times)
Reply Subj: Re: One of the worst enemies of Iron Man, a well-known name among fans and, yet, often forgotten as one of the greatest foes ...
Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 at 06:00:50 pm EST (Viewed 97 times)



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        Part of the reason the Iron Man comic has often lost its way is the tendency to want to forget the capitalist and focus only on the inventor.

      I find the opposite. Focusing on the capitalist was killing Stark before the movies came out. He had become this dry businessman/politician who only worked as the villain in other people's stories.



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    That's because the writers don't get the capitalist side. "Dry businessman/politician" isn't necessary, it's just what these writers did. Howard Hughes wasn't dry. Real capitalists aren't dry. They're full of passion. "Let's build a railroad!" "Let's build a suspennsion bridge!" "Let's build a telecommunications network!" There's nothing dry about any of that. It's adventurous and bold and bigger than life. It's the spirit of the conqueror turned productive and pro-social.


Yeah, in the context of a comicbook, that's pretty dry. Much more important than my personal opinion: I can't find any financially successful movies centering on a portrayal of business as heroic. There's plenty of movies about evil corporate types being brought down or self-destructing, but no successful ones about them as heroes. (I don't count films like Iron Man and Batman because they just use owning a company as a plot-device in a story about an inventor and a detective, respectively) Indeed, one of the extremely few heroic businessman movies I have even been able to find, "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" flopped hard.








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