Yes, I’m really late about this. Currently the fifth highest grossing film of all time, Iron Man 3 won over audiences and critics alike with impressive visuals, an engaging story, and of course, THE TWIST. And no, I won’t actually spoil THE TWIST here. I’ll just say it was a good twist and focus on the story instead.
Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has lost some of his edge after the events of The Avengers and has become much more concerned with upgrading his Iron Man suits than spending time with his secretary/girlfriend Pepper Potts. (Gwenyth Palyrow) But when a terrorist known simply as The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) becomes known to the general public, Stark will have to keep fighting, no matter what the personal cost.
This is one of the most fun movies I’ve seen in a while. Sure, it has its fair share of dramatic beats, but this film is a basic definition of ‘popcorn flick’. The screenplay hits that perfect balance between lighthearted and complex. The acting is also very good, particularly from Kingsley, and the effects are Oscar-worthy. It’s a very enjoyable film from start to finish, and the guilds all did their part well.
I can’t say that Iron Man 3 is a perfect movie. It seems to take a lot of cliches from other action movies like Skyfall, The Dark Knight, and even The Incredibles. But bottom line, this was a highly enjoyable film that reminds us why superhero movies have such a large audience. I’d say go see it, but chances are, you already have.