Monaco! Or at least, my version of Monaco lol. Generic verse typical TW for Tony having a panic attack and of course, Monaco-esque explosions/violence. Also we love some pining boys and a little WS-eque Bucky.
Halfway through the story!
The noise was deafening–over sized engines on undersized cars, screaming crowds and shouting reporters, cheering fans and a fever pitch of anticipation that vibrated in the air and clanged mercilessly against their ears even from behind the safety glass on the town car.
Deafening and exhilarating and Tony’s eyes were wide, his entire being visibly thrumming with excitement, his smile stretched so thrilled that James ignored the apprehension at being stuck in such a big crowd and simply angled his body so he could stare at Tony staring at everything else.
Damn he was beautiful.
The scene in Iron Man 2 where Vanko is broken out of the prison is so unnecessary, like if there was so little security in that place that the guard could literally just… walk by and hand him escape tools one by one, there was absolutely no need for that convoluted “ooh secret message potato bomb decoy replacement” plan and the ONLY thing that stops me from calling it unrealistic is the fact that Justin Hammer is definitely the one that made it up
So according to the logic of Marvel, an arc reactor can only be built while in the absolute pit of locations. If you’re a rich businessman with a state-of-the-art lab, it ain’t happening, but if you’re covered in sweat and dirt in a garbage pile you have it made.
ok so i was watching iron man 2 for the 5678422684th time because i’m a loser and i JUST realized that ivan vanko is played by the SAME actor as that of motorcycle boy in rumble fish and now i’m shook
Oh my god! I had the theory/idea for the Thunderbolts movies that Justin Hammer’s tech works, it’s just that people don’t know how to use it, and the YouTuber The Canadian Lad noticed that’s exactly what’s going on.
When Rhodey fired the ExWife and it just fell to the ground he and Tony made fun of it, but Justin said you had to fire it while accelerating at a supersonic speed. So it didn’t fail, Rhodey just used it wrong. Also, according to what Justin said it’s a very good thing it didn’t go off because it’s supposed to destroy buildings. At that distance it would have killed Tony and Rhodey too.
I’m just really surprised the whole “Justin can make weapons, people just don’t know how to use them because you have to use them in a very specific way and his talent may very likely be to make specialized weapons for individuals rather than intuitive weapons that can be used by everyone like Tony, but Justin is trying too hard to be like Tony to realize this” thing was already foreshadowed.
vanko, in iron man 2: if you make god bleed, people will cease to believe in him
vanko, 10 mins. later: what you want them do???
boy howdy the writers really just… did that huh
justin hammer: you’re super sexy so am i we’re just both super sexy and cool huh hey want to be BFFs i got us friendship necklaces
tony: no i have a BFF and his name is rhodey
tony: also i hate you
justin hammer, on the phone with a prison warden: hey so is ivan vanko there? no i don’t want to visit him it’s just tony stark didn’t accept my BFF locket that i got for us so you know