Other mistake: When Tony's convoy in Afghanistan was ambushed at the beginning of the movie, he was riding in a non-armored HMMWV (Humvee). Prior to 2007, all vehicles that leave the bases in Iraq and Afghanistan are up-armored; under no circumstances would you be allowed to leave a base in a soft vehicle. The Airmen were wearing the Airman Battle Uniform, which was released for use in the Middle East around 2007, so the movie couldn't have taken place before that time period. Some people may try to correct this by claiming that the military doesn't have enough up-armored vehicles to go around, and they just got the short end of the stick. That is not the case today like it was a few years ago. Even if it were the case, the military wouldn't put a passenger who would be considered a "high-value target" to the enemy like Tony at risk for capture or death in a soft vehicle, especially with his knowledge of weapon systems that can be used against the U.S. if he were captured.
Trivia: Notice they don't play the lyrics with the "Iron Man" song in the closing credits. That's because the Black Sabbath song was not about the comic book Iron Man. There are many theories about what the song means, but the most popular is that it is about a man who travels to the future and sees the apocalypse. They couldn't use the lyrics to describe the Iron Man in the movie: He was turned to steel - In the great magnetic field - Where he traveled time - For the future of mankind. Now the time is here - For Iron Man to spread fear - Vengeance from the grave - Kills the people he once saved.
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