Iron Man 3
Unleash the power behind the armor.
The brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man is faced against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Marvel’s ambitious Phase Two begins with a confident bang as Tony Stark returns for his latest solo outing. After the phenomenal success of The Avengers it was always going to be interesting to see how these individual stories, away from the world destroying peril and star-studded team-up would fair, and despite numerous references to the New York showdown in Whedon’s movie it is reassuring that neither Stark, nor the audience, really miss the other superheroes.
After the indulgent mess that was Iron Man 2 it is good to see the self-proclaimed genius, billionaire, playboy and philanthropist back in fine fettle. The decision to hand over the reins to writer-director, Shane Black, has paid off handsomely as this is a bold,…
I like movie Iron Man a lot more than comic book Iron Man. I have never found it to be a particularly interesting hero, but the kinetic brilliance Robert Downey Jr. gave the character won me over after the first film. The second film was a bloated mess, but Iron Man was one of the main reasons I had a complete and utter blast with the Avengers. And now, in this third instalment, with Downey Jr. doing what he does best and doing it really well, the true star of this film is given ample time to shine. Mr. Shane Black, ladies and gentlemen, shows he can direct a big blockbuster with apparent ease, confidence and originality. The only downside…
" I'm not afraid of you. No politics here. Just good, old-fashioned revenge."
It may be just the post-cinema buzz talking, but this film is quite possibly better than The Avengers. And I loved The Avengers.
All of the marketing for this promised us that we would see a more vulnerable, damaged, more human Tony Stark, in stark contrast (I have zero regrets) to his previous characterisation as the "genius-billionaire-playboy philanthropist".
And it delivered. Robert Downey Jr. absolutely knocks it out of the park here, proving once again that this is what he was born to do. The over-confidence and snark is still there, but it's more of a mask, helping to show us how the events of the previous…
Marvel's Cinematic Phase 2 starts with a bang. Or maybe a Kiss Kiss Bang Bang as despite being part of the multi-billion dollar franchise Iron Man 3 is most definitely a Shane Black film.
I won't say much as the less you know the more you will enjoy it.
For once the trailers have kept most of the plot under wraps but this sees Tony Stark going back to basics. Robert Downey Jnr. has the brash persona down to a tee and Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley have fun with the villain roles. Also it goes without saying but make sure you stay until the end of the credits.
A huge improvement over the mediocre second installment, this is the best Iron Man movie yet.
"You've got a minute to live. Fill it with words." Not sure why I feared that blockbuster filmmaking would muffle Shane Black's authorial voice—after all, that voice was established in blockbusters like Lethal Weapon, The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Last Boy Scout, etc.—and it's a pleasure to report that it mostly hasn't been, at least in the time between the expected Marvel plot/action beats. The least expensive scenes in Iron Man 3 are the most entertaining, with lots of Black-style hardboiled dialogue and witty deconstruction. (He handles the stock moppet character with a particularly acidic zeal.) Hopefully this buys him a chance to make another Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, but goodness knows Hollywood tentpole productions could use a little personality.
First off I have to admit that I have not been a fan of the Iron Man movies. Most people have written off the second one so that is a given but unlike most of my friends I wasn't too impressed with the first one. Something about it just didn't click for me like it did for most. However 3rd times the charm with this one as it did click and I quite liked it.
Of course these films are known for the way they mix perfectly action with humour. This film continues that trend. This film doesn't have a dull moment. When there isn't humour there is well done character development and action. One thing I have to congratulate…
The movie earns three stars alone for production value and the exploration of Tony Stark as a person and how he has changed since initially becoming Iron Man. However, it is paced too slowly, the plot is incredibly thin and riddled with holes, and the sometimes the action goes on for too long.
I liked the film but in reality it isnt bringing anything new to the party.
Bad guy(s) threaten to take over the world in one was or another and Iron Man stops them. Some cracking effects but this just about saves it from the same stories of the last 2 films.
Also, why dont the other Avengers chip in when he is getting his arse handed to him? No commitment.
Its christmas. Take them to church
Doesn't take much to satisfy the nerds.
The third installment in the Iron Man franchise had some great music, action pieces and story development, but a few things made it fall short of greatness. First off, without giving away anything, there is a huge plot twist that I think was unnecessary and made many fans upset. The ending, though satisfying, had plot holes that take away from its impact.
However, Iron Man 3 had a great cast and Tony Stark's struggle throughout make the film worth it. The finale was beautifully done (save for its convenient wrap-up). So all-in-all, this was a good film and a must-see for any superhero fan or anyone interested in an action film with an interesting story.
Aside from the disappointing twist, 'Iron Man 3' delivers one of the greatest Tony Stark performances by Robert Downey Jr.,great action,an energetic score by Brian Tyler, a witty screenplay and direction by Shane Black, and enough visual eye candy to keep you glued in the screen. If this were to be the last Iron Man film, I will still say this still was a more than decent satisfying conclusion.
If we jump forward a few years it will read like this: Iron Man 3 is the one made by that other director, which is a bit better than 2 but not as good as 1.
That sums up all you need to know. Iron Man 3 is entertainment, with a lot of Shane Black touches.
If you don't know Shane Black, he wrote lethal weapon and directed Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. He likes to set his movies at Christmas. He likes the buddy comedy format. He likes to subvert the audiences expectations. He likes to write witty dialogue. He likes narration.
Iron Man 3 contains all of these tropes! All of them. That's not a spoiler. It's a good…
An Iron Man movie with not much Iron Man in it (at least with not much Tony Stark in the suit) but it still manages to feel like a super hero movie. And a good one in my opinion.
The only thing that really annoys me is the Christmas thing...it really wasn't necessary. Ah, and the 3D..that is rarely useful and this is no exception