PG) Iron Man 3
Walt Disney Pictures.
Running Time: 130 Minutes.
3 stars out of 4.
2013 summer blockbusters start with Iron Man 3. The third instalment in the popular franchise packs many thrills, laughs, and surprises. Robert Downey Jr is back as the title character, and as always is charismatic and funny with his witty dialogue. Gwenyth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, and Jon Favreau also return and help Downey Jr and director Shane Black in making Iron Man 3 a great start to the summer movie season. Iron Man 3 takes place right after the events of last year's Marvel's The Avengers, where Tony Stark is having PTSD about the New York events. There is a terrorist by the name of the Mandarin played by Sir Ben Kingsley, who is bombing many famous world landmarks. Tony knows that he needs to do something to stop the Mandarin, and releases many public threats against the Mandarin. The Mandarin responds, and Tony is left in a life or death situation.
Iron Man 3 is a fun, and entertaining film that has some great action sequences, and great acting. I enjoyed this film a lot more than Iron Man 2 because this film has more humour, and memorable scenes than its predecessor. This film was more entertaining, and suspenseful.This film is definitely not perfect. My problems are that the villain is very weak, and his plan for world domination is confusing. Also, the action scenes are good but they are very forgettable, and at times are so fast paced that it is hard to keep up with what is going on. There is also a twist that I will not reveal, that ruined some of the film for me, even though the overall idea was very funny.
The acting in this film is great. Robert Downey Jr gives the best performance, and Don Cheadle and Ben Kingsley are also strong. The new characters played by Rebecca Hall and Guy Pearce, are forgettable and are not well developed. The direction by Shane Black is great, and he allows other actors to play off of Downey's funny lines. The screenplay has too many confusing plot points, that are very hard to understand. Iron Man 3 is the definition of a good summer superhero movie, because it contains funny humour, good acting, and great action scenes.