I had pretty much no expectations going in to this. Maybe that's why I ended up being pleasantly surprised.
I remember back when it was released, it got a lot of somewhat lazy comparisons to Bridemaids.
Maybe if you injected Bridemaids with a lot more edge and some Mean Girls, three to be exact.
Usually I like my comedies with some heart. But this is definitely at its best, when it's at its meanest. Which is the first good hour…
Iron Man 3 was a real pleasant surprise in my book.
I will credit a lot of this to Shane Black, who takes over the directors chair from Jon Favreau, and what can only be described as a disappointing and scrappy Iron Man 2.
Shane Black has only directed one movie before this, which is the great Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. But he did write some of the great truly great action movies of my youth including Lethal Weapon and…