Oh & before I go uhhhhh Full Offense but people saying Tony got his ass handed to him in CW are literally Laughably Incorrect I mean. Have you Literally Seen Tony Working In Any Other Movies Ever.
Yall…..really think ….. Tony wanted them dead….when he had 19900 chances to kill both of them and took Exactly 0. He could have just blown the bunker. Could have used those ^ shoulder missiles.
Could have just cut straight fuckin through them like he did to 40+ drones.
Homeboy got an arsenal that can send a God into submission And Yet the debate over whether tony was going in for the kill is still and issue?
Hell. We even have footage of him POINTING HIS MISSILES AT BUCKY AND THEN SHOOTING THE DOOR INSTEAD.
I’m not even gonna explain this y’all know how easy a snapped neck would be here.
And even here – putting his hands over his own face bc he thinks Steve is gonna try and kill him- He DOES NOT FIRE his clearly live repulsors. TONY STARK WAS HOLDING BACK THROUGHOUT THAT ENTIRE FIGHT! He did not ‘get his ass handed to him’. My mans served his own heavily traumatised ass up on a platter and said ‘here dudes lemme even the playing field a lil bit for u’. WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!!!
the fear and desperate look in his eyes in the first gif as he commands friday to read rhodey’s vitals
the second gif where he sucks in his breath, waiting – for what might have felt like an eternity but was really not even 2 seconds – for friday to read his vitals and to tell him that rhodey is gonna be okay.
and the breath of relief in the third gif as friday detects a heartbeat.
then a mix of relief, fear, and slight anger in the fourth gif as he realises how close he just came to losing rhodey.
and then finally, the fifth, gratitude to every god he doesn’t believe in that he didn’t lose his best friend.
This. This is why he blasted Sam Wilson. He was emotionally comprised because for a second he thought his best friend fucking died and then a guy from the group of people that they were just fighting tries to come near Rhodey – it was instinct. It was an instinctive need to protect Rhodey that made him blast Sam away, because let’s be real, if he really wanted to hurt, maim or kill Sam, he’d leave the airport in a body bag.
Indeed. And storytelling-wise his emotional reaction to trauma here foreshadows his attack on Bucky and Steve later on the same movie.
#THIS IS EVERYTHING MY BODY LANGUAGE OBSESSED ASS ALWAYS WANTED#the difference between deliberately defiant#(shoulders back exposed chest#in the second one he pockets his hands MY GOD#that’s just STANDARD ‘if you think your hands will denounce unsteadiness; hide them without compromising chest openness’#it’s STRAIGHT UP BUSINESS BODY LANGUAGE STRATEGY)#vs defensivess#(FOLDED ARMS#F O L D E D ARMS there is LITERALLY no higher defensiveness body language tell in the universe)#HE GAVE ME BOTH!! IN THE SAME SCENE!!#TWO FUCKING TIMES#IN THE SAME FUCKING MOVIE I’m gonna die#by the way HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT HOW MANY TIMES TONY FOLDED HIS ARMS IN RESPONSE TO HOWARD OR A GENERAL FATHER REFERENCE#HINT#HE DID IT IN ALL GOD DAMN THREE IRON MAN MOVIES
C.S. Lewis, “A Grief Observed”
Boy, you know me so well.
Actually, I’m nursing an electromagnetic headache.
I have it on good authority this is called “self-indulgence’.
“Could be. I’m a pretty dangerous dude when I’m cornered.”
“Yeah,” said the voice from under the table, “you go to pieces so fast people get hit by the shrapnel.”
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe