Character mistake: When Harley asks Tony what the light is coming from his chest, Tony responds "an electromagnet." Harley replies "What does it power?" An electromagnet is not a source of power. The arc reactor is the power source which powers both the electromagnet (to keep Tony safe from the shrapnel near his heart) and the Iron Man suit. (00:43:25)
Continuity mistake: After Tony gets the armor back at the Mandarin's hideout and meets up with Rhodes, they go by boat to the harbor. On the way Tony calls the Vice President - during this scene the VP's phone changes, note the camera on the back of the phone is visible, but in another shot right after, it is a completely flat back panel. (01:30:10)
Trivia: The extremis soldier that blows up at the theatre is named Jack Taggart, who in the comics was another armored villain, known as Firepower. (00:23:50)
The Mandarin: Mr Stark, today is the first day of what's left of your life.
Tony Stark: Jarvis, do me a favor, blow the Mark 42.
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