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Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King (2014)

Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King (2014)

Ben KingsleyScoot McNairyLester SpeightSam Rockwell
Drew Pearce


Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King (2014) is a English movie. Drew Pearce has directed this movie. Ben Kingsley,Scoot McNairy,Lester Speight,Sam Rockwell are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2014. Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King (2014) is considered one of the best Short,Action,Sci-Fi movie in India and around the world.

After the events of Iron Man 3, Trevor Slattery is an infamous icon. He's also locked up in a high-security prison. Luckily, his newfound profile has brought him celebrity and protection on the inside - and the actor has gladly agreed to an in-depth profile with a documentary filmmaker.

Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King (2014) Reviews

  • Hail the King!


    I give it a deserving 9.5* Ben Kingsley returns in this wonderful One-Shot, and he doesn't disappoint. The 'twist' in Iron Man 3 had the fandom divided, some people liking Trevor Slattery and the others hating him, but this One-Shot gives the answer to how the hate was misdirected after all. Before I go let me tell you this wasn't a work of appeasement, or Marvel tracking back their footsteps, though they tease it a little when Trevor says, "Once an actor plays a part for too long he becomes the character...", or something. On the contrary the One-Shot establishes the Ten-Rings connection from the first Iron Man and shows that there is yet more depth to uncover in Iron Man's own side story. TLDR: It's an awesome ride for MCU and Iron Man movie fans, though if you are just a regular movie goer, chances are that you won't get what all the fuss is about.

  • Thank you, Drew Pearce.


    We all know by now of the infamous - and in my opinion, idiotic - twist that "Iron Man 3" tried to pull with the Mandarin, famed in the comics as Tony Stark's archenemy, the Joker to his Batman, the Lex Luthor to his Superman, the Green Goblin to his Spider-Man. Just because he's not as famous as those villains doesn't mean he isn't worthy of respect. Sadly, nobody told that to Shane Black. Not only did he and co-writer Drew Pearce turn the Mandarin into a drunken British actor named Trevor Slattery (what a waste of Ben Kingsley's talents), devoid of any menace or intelligence, but they had Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), already stealing the villain's backstory from "The Incredibles" and making it utterly shallow, scream with his last breath that HE was the Mandarin all along, despite having absolutely NOTHING in common with the character as he'd been presented in the comics and promised in the trailers for the movie. Look, I'm no purist. I recognize the need to make changes for an adaptation. BUT, and this is a big but, they have to be changes that make sense and fit into the story, NOT changes for the sake of making changes, and certainly NOT changes for the sake of mocking and insulting the characters and their fans. I don't know how "Iron Man 3" made such huge box office numbers - I suppose it's a sad commentary on the movie-going public, much as Black claimed that the Mandarin twist was some sort of social commentary. Yeah, pull the other one, you nitwit. You're NOT that clever. Fortunately, Drew Pearce is, if this little gem is any clue. Ben Kingsley returns as Trevor, and setting aside the ire over how wasted he was in the movie, it almost goes without saying that he nails the role - I mean, c'mon, he's a brilliant actor, we all know that. Trevor has been living the high life in prison, with pretty much all the inmates going fanboy over him on a regular basis. He even has a butler of sorts, a big black guy named Herman (Lester Speight) who protects him from those inmates not so enthused. But, as was the case in "Iron Man 3", Trevor is blind to the true implications of what he's done, mindlessly going along with Killian's scheme to use the Mandarin's image as a distraction from his true plan (however half-baked it was). It comes back to bite him in his drug-addled butt when Jackson Norris (Scoot McNairy), a documentary filmmaker who's been interviewing him, trying to get at the man behind the role, turns out to be much more than he's let on. After some enjoyable comedy revolving around Trevor's past, the drama rears its head most elegantly - Jackson reveals that the Ten Rings, the terrorist group who were abusing Tony Stark's weapons back in the first "Iron Man", are deeply upset about Trevor and Killian's treatment of their legendary leader. How does he know this? Because he himself is a member of the Ten Rings, and he proceeds to take out Herman and capture Trevor. With the last few lines, we learn that Trevor is being taken to see the REAL Mandarin, who wants his name back - and that Trevor is still hilariously yet tragically clueless about the implications. Wow. Just...wow. In the space of a quarter of an hour and in the guise of a humorous look at a divisive character, Drew Pearce has rectified THE biggest mistake of "Iron Man 3". The Mandarin is real, he still lives, and he's just as angry as the fans are about his name being stolen and his reputation butchered to serve an idiotic plot. Indeed, Trevor mentions an online uproar at one point, doubtless a nod to the real-life one. Whether this film was made purely to calm that uproar or not (Pearce claims it was more or less part of the plan regardless, due to the fake Mandarin causing plot holes with the first movie), it has certainly taken the edge off that insulting twist. Now we know that the archvillain has yet to reveal himself, and when he does, with any luck, he'll be treated with much more respect. As "All Hail the King" itself notes with its opening quote, "Come not between the dragon and his prey." Bravo, Drew Pearce and Marvel Studios. You've earned yourselves a second chance to do the Mandarin justice. Don't mess it up. Oh, and let's not forget the amusing cameo by Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer, just as pathetic and whiny as ever, and evidently with a "special" friend at his side. When one considers how in "Iron Man 2", he was the corrupt industrialist trying to outdo Tony, but the menacing foreign villain (Mickey Rourke's Ivan Vanko) was manipulating HIM all along, it makes one realize just how little substance there was to the third movie's villain plot. It was nothing more than a cheap flip-over. Hopefully, if "Iron Man 4" comes into being, it'll ditch that in favor of something more original.

  • Surprisingly good.


    Drew Pearce is surprisingly good . I was thinking what will they do in this but when I watched it, it was quite nice and surprisingly good . It covers all the parts of Iron Man Trilogy . Now it all makes sense . And it's better than all other Marvel one-shot . In starting a documentary film maker is shown as he is making a documentary on Trevor. Some humors scenes are really good . And in the end you can't imagine what comes and you'll get a little shock . At the end there is a cliff hanger , which i can't really imagine that in which movie they will reveal it. Ending credits also contain some scenes as always in Marvel style . It follows the theme of Dr. No. That's it folks , go and watch it !!

  • You took his name...and now he wants it back.


    First off, let me just say, that anybody who at the very least disliked the Mandarin twist in Iron Man 3, watch this right now. Not only does it remedy that, but this short is actually confirmed to be canon by Feige. Let's start out with the star of this short, Kingsley's Trevor Slattery. I loved his performance in Iron Man 3 because as the "Mandarin" and as Slattery. He nailed both roles of harrowing villain and bumbling buffoon. And I'm glad he hasn't changed now that he's in Seagate Prison. Thankfully, it is revealed that the Mandarin actually does exist as Killian took it from legend to make Slattery into him. Kingsley can actually play the real Mandarin too, because in Iron Man 3, Slattery said that Killian's men gave him plastic surgery, most likely to make him look like the rumored Mandarin, so that's good news. I also loved the Justin Hammer cameo. Sam Rockwell is an underrated actor (watch Moon), and I like his character in Iron Man 2. + Mandarin lives!...and can still be played by Kingsley! + Kingsley's Slattery + Hammer cameo Final Score: 9.3/10

  • Epilogue to Iron Man 3


    This is a 14-minute short film which takes place directly after "Iron Man 3". We find out what happened to Trevor Slattery in here. The first half of the film basically shows us a bit of his life in prison, while the second half we witness Slattery during an interview where he keeps emphasizing how it's all about his art as an actor. Kingsley is fun as always and basically the only reason why I gave this film more than 4 stars. The rest is fairly insignificant, but the Indian's joyfully, over-the-top performance makes this one watchable. Another prominent cast member here is Sam Rockwell, but he only appears briefly during the end credits and does not really add a whole lot to this film. Writer and director is Drew Pearce who also worked on the "Iron Man 3" screenplay and has a couple interesting projects coming up. At 14 minutes, it's a decent watch, but don't expect anything really great. Recommended.


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