Movie Review: Iron Man 3

Posted on 05/21/2013 in Movies / 6 Comments

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Iron Man 3 Director: Shane Black Screenplay writer: Drew Pearce and Shane Black Genre: Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley


Plot Summary: The events of Loki’s attack on New York City has left Tony Stark a completely changed man. Now saddled with a severe case of insomnia and post traumatic stress disorder, Tony spends his sleepless nights the only way he knows how – coming up with new prototypes for the Iron Man suit. But now new events require that Tony suit up again. A villainous mad man known only as the Mandarin has staged a horrible attack on the Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, and is coming for Tony. An angry Tony wants to confront the Mandarin face to face, who proceeds to stage an attack on Tony’s Malibu mansion and leaves him with absolutely nothing – no Pepper, no toys except for a defunct Iron Man prototype called the MK42, and he’s stranded in the middle of Tennessee. Tony believes the attack on the Chinese Theater and an attack on a small town in Tennessee are related. As he puts the pieces together and tries to get the MK42 working, he discovers far more sinister forces at work greater than the Mandarin himself. But how does an event from Tony’s past fit in with the events of the present?*



How do you pick your favorite Iron Man Movie??  Each movie has its own epic story line with the greatest scripts EVER!!!  Each one is different and could be considered a stand alone movie.  What I do know is, Robert Downey, Jr. is IRON MAN.  He will be the only Iron Man we SHOULD ever know!!  Ladies, Gentlemen and Kids will all love this movie!!  I’m not kidding, I would consider this a “Family Fun Night”!!!  There is something for everyone!!  Incredible Action for the Tough Guy / Love Story for the Sappy Girls / Super Heroes for the Kids / Awesome One Liners for the Witty at Heart / And Gadgets for the Geeks = OK, first off we all know Tony Stark has the coolest & latest technology EVER = made my little heart go pitter patter!!! Enough of my gushing already, (because let’s face it, it’s the last one and I’m going to babble).  On with the review!!! Where do I begin?  As soon as my fingers touch the keys on my lap top my minds spits like an atom and my computer screen looks like this:    whatanamazingmoviewiththebestcharacterdevelopmentonasingle characterwiththecoolestcgiandanepiccastthatjustworkedsowelltogthernottomentionthescripsmusicfightsceensandvillianshowcouldyounotlikethismovie!!!!   If you are a girl and can read and appreciate this: you’re my new best friend.  If you’re a guy and can read this and appreciate my enthusiasm: will you marry me?!    I don’t need to go into the cinematography, direction, costume, and set design,  you don’t watch Iron Man to dissect this, who cares !!!!!  You watch the movie to hear the one liners, to see him kick ass/ take names and to see all the cool toys!!!  One of the coolest things about this movie is that it did not feel rushed and slapped together, like most “3rd” movies that bring an end to a trilogy.  They took their time and made it perfect!!!  The story line was ok but I didn’t really care about the story.  The thing that stuck out to me was the Characters themselves; they made the biggest impression on me. Let’s start with Tony Stark.  Robert Downy Jr. has had three films to bond with the character of Tony Stark.  He has done it.  It’s heart breaking to hear that he doesn’t want to do Iron Man anymore because he doesn’t want to be “type cast” as a witty/sarcastic/playboy super hero anymore.  I can understand that, as an actor you want to stretch your ability to as far as it will go and being type cast limits your chances.  But Robert, you are Iron Man.  No one will ever be able to do what you have done with this character and you will be missed.  Tony Stark is perfect and no one will ever be able to step up to the plate and do what you have done with this role.

Next is Harley Keener.  Ty Simpkins was phenomenal.  Hands down some of the best Adult/Kid interaction I have seen in a long time!!  Ty is amazing!!!  If he keeps this kind of acting up, we will see big things from him in the future!  I mean seriously!!  The witty banter between Tony and Harley  was nerdgasmic!!  It was like, oh look Tony Stark (Le Sigh) and thinking “oh, it’s a kid” O_o  Five minutes later your laughing thinking “Look!!  It’s mini me!  Mini Tony Stark!!”.  How genius is that?!  One of the best lines between these too is:

Harley Keener: You need me! We’re connected! Tony Stark: That’s done now. Harley Keener: You’re just gonna walk away, like my dad? Tony Stark: Yeah! Feel that? We’re done! How do I know? ‘Cause we’re connected!

  The Mandarin!  Ben Kingsley, (shakes head) WOW!!!  I was totally shocked at how that character turned out!!  When you see the trailer and the beginning of the movie, your impression of the villain is “OK, after all Iron Man has been through, where is the story going?”.  As the story starts progressing you think “WOW what a villain, he is doing an excellent JOB!!”.  ***SPOILER ALERT***

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How freakin awesome is it that the Villain the world is seeing, through hacking into the worlds broadcast system is really a paid ACTOR who is really tweaked out of his mind!!  LMFAO!!  Genius, script writer, pure genius!!  Absolutely mind blowing, the trailer is right! You will never see him coming!!
Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Paul Bettany and Rebecca Hall did fantastic jobs as always, either reprising their roles or as newcomers.  The change from War Machine to Iron Patriot was great!!  There are several different versions of all the different Iron Man suites.  Loads of action and things blowing up!  Great computer technology, I so wish I could see in my life time.  Jarvis and “Dummy” are the coolest toys Tony owns and as always have me giggling to pieces.  This movie to me is an all-around great movie that everyone will enjoy!!!  I do believe it is a must see in the movie theater!! So guys, grab your girl/ girls plan a girls’ night / parents, take the kids to the movies and make history while helping Stark discover the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?  


Sweetheart, “a cheap trick and a cheesy one-liner” could be the name of my autobiography.

 *Movie synopsis from halo1k on
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The earliest movie Kristina can remember watching is “The Neverending Story”. It was all downhill from there. She then watched any movie she could from old black-n-white, classic musicals to the current movies coming out. While other kids were outside playing, Kristina could be found watching movies over and over and over again, experiencing new things each time she watched them, memorizing lines and acting out the scenes. She loves everything about them from the directing, set & costume design, acting and foundtrack/film score. Her favorite genres are B-movies, British films and other foreign films.

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6 responses to “Movie Review: Iron Man 3

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie as well. It was no Casablanca for sure, but it was one of the strongest superhero movies to date. Tony Stark is such a strong character and Robert Downy Jr has totally embodied him. Also, I feel like someone watched The Avengers and was like “Damn, now we really gotta pull out an awesome script.” Don Cheadle was probably my favorite side character. At the beginning it didn’t seem like they were going to do much with him and then BAM, he kept getting stronger and stronger.
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  2. I enjoyed this one, but felt it was the weakest of the trilogy. I loved the Mandarin twist, but I really disliked the PTSD subplot that Tony was dealing with – it took away from Stark’s tough-guy problem-solver exterior and made him more human (which I think was the point, haha) but it didn’t work for me. I want an Iron Man who kicks ass and takes names, not one who might burst into a panic attack with the first crack of thunder.
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