Iron Man is one of my favorite super heroes. I was a huge fan of the first film, definitely liked the second, and couldn't wait to see Tony Stark one-up all the other Avengers with sarcastic one liners and his awesome suit of armor. Needless to say, Iron Man 3 was high on my list of anticipated movies for the summer. This new installment rests on the shoulders of a new director, Shane Black, who has previously worked with Robert Downey Jr. on Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.
My only reservations about the film going into it were 1.) The more sequels you make, the better chance you have at ruining a good thing and 2.) Is the fall of Tony Stark, which the previews all depict, going to be believable?
I'm becoming less and less of a fan of (most) previews. But that's another post for another day.
Tony Stark is back for round three of the widely successful, popular, and acclaimed Iron Man series. This time around, as seen in the previews, the untouchable playboy billionaire will be brought to the brink of ruin by a new, mysterious threat.
“We create our own demons . . .”
Stark begins the movie by narrating what has been happening in his world since “New York.” By this he means the events that occurred in last year's box office giant, The Avengers. Since then, Tony has suffered from panic attacks and frequent insomnia. He has everything he wants, but he can't sleep.
As characters from his past show back up in the present, bringing new technology that threatens those close to him, Tony is forced to figure out what he really values.
The rest of the movie is a wild, often comical barrage of Iron intensity. You will have no problem being bored during this film.
The new cast members, including Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, and Rebecca Hall, all did well in their supporting roles.
As a general statement, I liked Iron Man 3 a lot.It falls short of the original, as did the second film, but the witty dialogue and star power of RDJ easily keep things floating. It's first hour is quite good and certainly hauls you into the action again, The last third of the film certainly had some missteps, foiling a little too much with the plot and using a bit too much slap-stick type action. The movie itself doesn't take itself as seriously as say, The Dark Knight trilogy for example, but it still felt a bit over the top or cheesy in places. The ending itself, spoilers aside, was very intriguing to me. It will be interesting to see if and where the franchise goes from here.
Iron Man will always be a good flick to go see at your local movie theater. I certainly wouldn't discourage anyone from seeing it. Black delivers a worthy third chapter to the Stark chronicles and a great way to kick off the summer movie season.
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