Iron Man 3: Reforged
-Replaced music during the logo screens with new reports.
-Cut Mark 42 testing scene completely.
-Cut PTSD scene in the restaurant.
-Adjusted first Mandarin scene to remove Tony’s voice over.
-Cut the Mark 42 looking at Pepper during conversation about Killian
-Cut entire sleeping scene with the Mk 42 attacking Pepper
-Cut the mechanical arms falling and making beeping noises.
-Cut Jarvis telling Tony to take a deep breath
-Cut all scenes with Haley the annoying kid
-Cut the male bad guys role in the small town fight. Now Tony is only fighting the Extrimis women.
-Cut all references to the watch
-Cut all of the TV truck guy
-Created custom scene to replace unused Haley footage, now Tony is talking to only Jarvis in the car.
-Cut scene of Iron Man walking down the stairs like an idiot.
-Added Deleted scene with Maya
-Cut the scene with the henchmen looking at the pink watch.
-Cut Tony's line when catching the helmet "Not again"
-Cut Tony's line about the prodigal son returning
-Cut the Iron Man fireworks at the end
-Added Easter egg to final monologue.
-Changed music during credits
-Cut all existing after credit scenes and added custom scene.
Amazing how quickly a franchise can crash and burn. Technically a very sound edit, but I did not enjoy this movie. Exceedingly silly, cute, confusing, and over-the-top. I knew very little about Mandarin before this edit, and that hasn't changed. The villain was boring. It's hard to imagine that there were even worse scenes that were cut.
Additionally I didn't like all the iron suits flying everywhere and performing improbable saves of Tony. The novelty of an iron suit was completely lost by the end, just another shape and color. Does the action have to be ridiculous to be entertaining? Not to me, but I suppose that's the standard in the realm of modern movie-making.
Sorry man, I could not see any way this one could be saved. A bold effort though, I'll give you that!
This is one of those edits that takes a decent movie and makes it very good, in my opinion. I liked Iron Man 3 but thought it got bogged down in Tennessee. As that was the main focus of the edit, I was interested. I was able to preview this a couple months ago and it was really good. Some of the stuff I didn't think about was removed and made the film stronger. IM Mark 42 stuff with Pepper, the guys in the barfight, the TV truck guy, etc. Removing a bunch of these bits (and the armor fireworks at the end) help ground the story and keep it moving better. Technically, this was really well done. No seams that stood out to me. I rewound back on the flicker after Tony passes out (the first attack) but decided that the alternate shades of black were used intentionally to disorient the viewer (like the character). Overall, really good job on improving the movie; this replaces the theatrical cut for me.
I haven't revisited Iron Man 3 since it was originally released. Simply put, it's the weakest and sloppiest of the MCU films so far. I remember talking about a potential fanedit for it with juice when it came out and I assumed we both agreed it was too much of a hot mess to fix. Well, now a few years later and here we are, juice has given us a much-needed improved version.
Does this fanedit completely redeem this film? No. Does it make it more enjoyable and easier to stomach? Oh hell yeah.
No tech issues at all. Quality was superb, editing was invisible.
Storywise, the only thing I really missed was some of Stark's PTSD in the first act. Especially the scenes showing his failed suits. It made him more of a flawed human being and less of an all-powerful superhero. But those scenes weren't sorely missed, so no harm done.
This is definitely a superior version of Iron Man 3 and a cut I recommend watching. I especially loved the post-credits scene juice added!