Some old books have hidden messages on the edge of their pages.
This was done through a technique called “fore-edge painting,” which is an illustration that is hidden on the edge of the pages of the book. The technique allegedly dates back to the 1650s.
We really need to talk about this scene a lot, because holy wow. The MCU movies have definitely been getting a little darker since the Avengers, but scenes like this? This is pure optimism. Tony is told he can save 4 out of 13, and then he saves all 13 of them anyway, because these people can work together and help Tony save them.
If a similar scenario had happened in the Dark Knight Saga or Man of Steel, you know damn well 9 out of those 13 people would have been dead. Hell, Bruce or Clark would have been lucky to even save the 4, because DC movies have gone down a route of unrelenting grtty realism that makes good old super heroics virtually impossible. Bruce can’t save the city without faking his own death; Clark can’t save the world without becoming a murderer.
But even in the darkest hours of the Marvel Universe, Tony Stark can damn well save 13 people plummeting to their certain death. Is it realistic? Hell no. But it was an awesome victory that both Tony and the audience needed at this point in the story, and by god it was heroic.
kittenskysong’s tags: #and he didn’t have to decide between them and pepper#he was able to rescue them w/ the suit while he saved pepper#you know how many movies would have had him sacrifice pepper for them?#or the other way around#and the only way he is able to save all of them#is because they work together to save each other#i don’t care if it’s realistic#this is a movie about a man that flies around inside a robot#in a universe where Thor exists#i don’t want your realism if its all just grimdarkness#you know what is realistic about marvel?#tony’s anxiety & ptsd#steve’s ptsd and loneliness#bruce’s guilt and anger#thor’s fall from grace and strained relationship w/ loki#Clint’s loss of control#and natasha’s fear and her search for self#we can relate to these things#and yet they are still heroes#they struggle like real people#but they never succumb and they fight on and they win#and the right choice isn’t to do the dark things#but to root them out and pull them into the light#to make the good choice even when it’s the hardest#i don’t know i just got into a huge ramble#but give me marvel superheroes any day
Reblogging for those tags. Because yes. Heroic is doing the right thing because it’s the right thing, even when it’s impossibly hard.
#give me idealism in my superhero movies or give me death
This is one of my favorite scenes ever in the entire MCU and it’s because of the work that went into creating this scene. It was not just a shitload of CGI. They got the Red Bull skydiving team to do this insane jump. Their parachutes were built into these costumes that they wore which made them look like normal people who’d just been on the plane.
The making-of for this scene blew my fucking mind.
But yeah. All of the above is cool to think about, too. I just like the scene!
Also they gave a realistic explanation to fall back on which was pretty awesome too
cuddling is probably one of the most passionate forms of love there is because you just feel so safe and close to the person and it feels like all your worries go away and it’s one of the greatest feelings in the world