Apparently Iron Man 2 had a second, infinitely more awesome opening. I don’t know if it’ll be on the DVD releasing next week, but I assume it will, since it’s been leaked online today and will almost certainly be pulled in the very near future. If you missed it, I can tell you: 1) it starts with Tony hungover and puking in the toilet, which is hilarious and true to his comic character, and 2) includes that scene of Gwyneth Paltrow kissing his helmet, tossing it out a plane, and Stark yelling “You complete me” as he jump out that was in all the trailers but oddly missing from the actual movie. Long story short, I like it significantly better, although I can see why Marvel/Disney decided not to begin their massive franchise sequel with the hero vomiting in the shitter. Thanks to everyone who sent in the tip.
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