Sunday, May 5, 2013

Review: Iron Man 3

                                             'Third' Time Is Quite The Charm
                          And so the summer movie season begins with the superhero sequel, known as Iron Man 3, and I have to say, it surely started off the summer movie season with a bang.

                         Iron Man 3 deals with Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.), also known as Iron Man, and his trauma from went on in the final climax of The Avengers. He becomes a recluse and distant from his girlfriend Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Plus, two new villains (Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley) create a terrorist attack on a larger scale.

                         What I Liked About It;
                        Well, once again, RDJ inhales the role of Iron Man and chews the scenery. I can only hope he continues to play Iron Man. Gwyneth Paltrow does a fine job as Pepper Potts, and unlike the last Iron Man, she becomes more of a fighter. Even though he has slightly limited screen time, Don Cheadle does a good job at Col. James Rhodes, now known as the Iron Patriot, and has great chemistry with RDJ. But aside from RDJ, the actor who gives the best performance has to be Ben Kingsley, who plays The Mandarin, the film's secondary antagonist. Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall also deliver fine performances.

                        Another thing I liked is how Tony Stark spends much of the movie without the Iron Man armor. I think the director Shane Black mainly wanted to show how it isn't the suit that makes the man, it is his intelligence. I even loved the big plot twist towards the end of the film. Some Iron Man fans probably hated it, but I personally liked it. I liked the special effects as well.

                        What I Didn't Like About It:

                      Overall, Iron Man 3 is a fun, action-filled spectacle that features a humanistic storyline, and starts off the summer blockbuster season with a bang and I can only hope to see more successful films follow.

Rating: 4/5