I've been waiting a year for this. (cue the Black Sabbath music)
Every year, huge movie productions go to Comic-Con and other events to court the fans, because they know fan love will help make a movie successful. But sometimes, a movie can still make a billion dollars even in the face of blistering fan hatred. Here are 10 insanely successful movies that the fans couldn't stand.
While 2013 has been a pretty awesome year for movies and video games, on a personal level, it's been pretty crappy. What better way to send if off than with the latest beat up bundle of awesome from Hot Toys.
For ages, Kotaku's Luke Plunkett has taunted me with pictures of Hot Toys figures, the most spectacular sixth-scale, highly-articulated, true-to-life (where applicable) toys available. Now I've gotten my hands on one — the Iron Man Mark XXI Midas Armor sold by Sideshow Collectibles, and I may have been better off…
In the Iron Man movies and comics, Tony Stark has his super cool toys and gadgets. Well, his toy figurines have some pretty cool toys, too.
I've made no secret for my love of the Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece line of collectible figurines in the past. So, when I discovered that they were having an exhibition event in Tokyo, I immediately set about finding some way to go.
Was this the most brutal movie summer? It certainly felt that way. Tons of massive films completely tanked at the box office, and some of our most highly anticipated movies were huge disappointments. But this summer also beat last summer for total ticket sales. Here are the summer's biggest winners and losers.
Geeky pop culture sometimes feels like a collection of cool stuff: "Hero" moments and "holy shit did you see that" images. And sometimes it feels like the people who update our most beloved stories want to include those moments — without doing anything to set them up properly. The premature nerdgasm is a serious…
Iron Man? More like Medicine Man. Or in this Chinese TV spot, Kang Zhi Ba Man.
This morning we're looking at the art of Justin Fields, who over the last few years has worked at some of Hollywood's best concept and effects studios, such as The Aaron Sims Company, Amalgamated Dynamics and Halon Entertainment.
Despite the luke-warm responses to Iron Man 3's special China cut, the movie's co-production company is looking to make the Chinese portions (most of which are cut from international release) into a short prologue film.
The first Iron Man movie uses Tony Stark as a metaphor for American power, with Tony's near-lethal chest wound signifying his remorse at spreading weapons around Afghanistan. The brilliant Iron Man 3 makes this connection even more explicit, giving us an elaborate fable of post-9/11 America and a paranoid-but-cocky…
There are two versions of Iron Man 3: One is the international version, and the other is the Chinese version, with added scenes. This version was made especially for the People's Republic. But that certainly doesn't mean everybody there likes it.
Iron Man 3 is a big budget Hollywood production. What do you do when you want to recreate the movie's trailer and don't want to spend hundreds of millions of dollars? Something like this, I guess.
Iron Man 3 is out in South Korea. And the country has an official Iron Man 3 cake to prove it.
Before a weapon produced by his own company left him no choice but to become a better man, Tony Stark was a textbook billionaire industrialist playboy, motivated by money and power, with a penchant for glamorous things. He was the sort of guy that would create Iron Man 3: The Official Video Game, in which players…
I've been staying away from Iron Man 3 trailers, as I stay away from most trailers these days, because I like to enjoy the best parts of a movie when I actually see the movie for the first time, thank you.
Will this be the summer that all your favorite icons reach their true potential for greatness on the big screen? Or will all your favorite characters be stuck in generic tentpole films about angst and terrorism? We'll find out soon! Here's the complete guide to this summer's science fiction, fantasy and comic book…