Marvel: Iron Man 3 Is A Christmas Movie
I am really digging the work of Rachel Paige over at Marvel.com. So many times she posts about things I’ve wondered or thought. And today’s “Iron Man 3 Is A Christmas Movie – Here’s Why” is no different.
Iron Man 3 Spreads Christmas Cheer?
Do you have any long-standing Christmas Eve traditions? Like, sitting around the fireplace with your family exchanging gifts, caroling through the snowy streets of your hometown, or fighting off A.I.M. to stop the Extremis virus from spreading?
It’s safe to assume the latter is not something you’ve ever encountered on December 24, but it’s the scenario Tony Stark finds himself in towards the end of Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3. Instead of having a nice dinner with his friends and family that evening, he’s got to stop Aldrich Killian, who is weaponizing the Extremis virus. Usually, people are stressed on Christmas Eve because they’re doing some last-second shopping, not because they’re trying to save the world, the President of the United States, and Pepper Potts.
The plot of Iron Man 3 could honestly take place at any time of the year; considering it’s not wholly dependent on its Christmas setting. But, the fact that it does take place at Christmas makes it a clear contender for a true Christmas movie. And we’re here to say, once and for all, that it deserves a place in the Christmas Movie Hall of Fame.
Proclaiming this, of course, brings up the age-old debate as to what actually qualifies something as a Christmas movie. And your mind probably wanders to that argument over the likes of Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Gremlins, and Rocky IV. Hey, if those are allowed to be classified as Christmas movies, so is Iron Man 3.
Is Iron Man 3 a Christmas movie? I’m convinced! Are you?