I've tried to keep this spoiler free.
It’s been a year since Whedon’s The Avengers took the movie world by storm. The wait is over, and the newest film in Marvel’s film franchise. The first entry in Marvel’s “Phase Two” begins Iron Man 3, the first Iron Man film not directed by Jon Favreau, and it shows.
There are three things I’ve come to expect from an Iron Man film. Killer special effects, awe inspiring battles, and snarky humor.
Iron Man 3 doesn’t disappoint on two of these.
Tony Stark is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and tries to cope with it by building new suits. With a new terrorist in town known as the Mandarin, Tony will need all the help he can get.
Pepper Potts has always been one to watch from the sidelines, and this really doesn’t change in Iron Man 3 aside from a brief, but awesome, scene near the ending of the movie.
Tony is pushed to the limit in the film. Without his suit, or any of his gadgets he must make do with his wits and resources at his disposal. He does this by macgyvering together a small aresenal and leading a raid on the Mandarin.
I am disappointed because of the lack of action in this movie. It’s not like the first two Iron Man, or the Avengers, and relies on a slightly boring story and annoying child sidekick.
I liked the ending, but I had the feeling that they put it in based entirely on the rumors that Robert Downing Junior is thinking of stepping away from the film franchise.
The acting, is, as usual, excellent and the dialogue lives up to the witty banter we've come to expect from Iron Man.
Over all I’d give it 3/5 Stars.
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