I’m Tony Stark. I build neat stuff, got a great girl, occasionally save the world – An Iron Man 3 Review

Iron Man 3 poster

If you’re a fan of Iron Man or The Avengers, let me just say you don’t need to read any further, just go watch this movie when it comes out in cinemas. If you want to know why, or perhaps need a bit more convincing, continue reading.

Iron Man 3 sees Tony Stark struggling to deal with the events that took place in The Avengers. His incredibly close call with death has left him rattled, and he’s trying to find his footing again. While trying to regain his usual confidence, Tony discovers a terrorist calling himself The Mandarin is a much greater threat than he realised, and offers to help the US government track him down. The US declines, with Colonel Rhodes telling Tony that it’s a government issue, not a super hero one. But when an attack puts someone close to Tony in the hospital, he decides to challenge The Mandarin head on.

The Good

  • Robert Downey Junior is excellent (as always) as the rough around the edges Tony Stark
  • Good performances from the rest of the cast
  • Great effects
  • Great action
  • Pretty good story
  • It’s funny…

The OK

  • … although the humour lacks that biting edge that was a result of the clashing egos in The Avengers
  • The bad guys were not quite what I was expecting, but turned out to be reasonable adversaries in the end
  • The “conclusion to the Iron Man trilogy” (you’ll see what I mean)
  • It’s starting to head into that “crazy” territory that kind of put me off super hero comics

Movie Rating: Iron Man 3 is a definite improvement over the 2nd Iron Man movie, but it’s not quite as good as The Avengers and lacks the charm of the first Iron Man. It’s still a must see if you have enjoyed any of the other Marvel superhero movies.  


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