A Puking Tony Stark was Supposed to Open Iron Man 2
I already like the movie better. In this past summer's pretty disappointing Iron Man 2, the movie opens with Iron Man calmly walking out onto the platform of an open plane cargo door. Them without comment, he jumps out and pretty routinely flies down to the applause of adoring fans -- followed by two hours of explosions.
But wait...what happened to that fun little "you complete me" line from the trailer that we all fell in love with? You know, the one that Tony sarcastically yells out to Pepper right after she throws his helmet out of the plane? Obviously, it was cut -- along with a whole lot more.
The original, and vastly superior, opening is now (at least for the moment) online. It begins with our hero, Tony Stark, on the plane, hung-over, bent over a toilet. As a rule, every Iron Man movie should begin with a hung-over Tony Stark bent over a toilet. A surprisingly long scene of Tony and Pepper bickering follows.
Why this scene was ever changed is beyond me. It completely changes the opening from a pretty self-congratulatory circle-jerk to one of a reluctant, hung-over, hero who can't resist the calling of his own ego. Would it have made the rest of the film better? Not really. But at least it would have started on the right tone.