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As a huge fan of movie adaptations of Marvel Comic book series, I am always excited for and anticipate the amazing visuals, enthralling story lines and fantastic dramatic, as well as comedic acting. For Iron Man 3, I was even more excited as this was more of a sequel to the Avengers than Iron Man 2. However, I was absolutely blown-away by how much more my expectations were exceeded. I found Iron Man 3 to be far more brilliant visually than before. It was well thought-out with uniquely deep writing and character development plus some of the best and funniest acting and action scenes set in a Marvel Universe movie! Iron Man 3 never lets up and is a constant climax of intense action. I can’t wait to see it again!
The story builds on Tony Stark’s PTSD coming from the events in New York as featured in the Avengers (it would be worth checking that movie out before you see IM3). Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrowe) has taken the lead over at Stark Industries as Tony has locked himself in his lab creating version after version of Iron Man suit upgrades. At the same time the world is threatened and then terrorized by the vicious Mandarin. Tony has had enough of the attacks and pledges to bring down The Mandarin. It is a decision that results in his personal world literally crumbling around him and the amazing task of rebuilding himself to protect the world from not only the Madarin but the odd connection between a former colleague, a former flame and a chemical called Extremis.
There are so many cool moments and scenes in the third Iron Man. The action is almost non-stop and became more heart-pumping with each passing moment. The AirForce 1 scene is intense, but the sky diving part the follows…it just has to be witnessed on the big screen. I read the production notes and the sky diving was real! That is seriously cool.
I loved that Gwyneth wears the suit and takes on a superhero role on this movie. Her character is usually straight laced but she kicks ass and displays some moves she even says were “really violent”. Also look for Happy Hogan (John Favreau) in his new role as “Head of Security” for Stark Industries. Sir Ben Kinsley (The Madarin), Guy Pierce (Aldrich Killian) and Rebecca Hall (Maya Hansen) are all absolutely fabulous in their sinister roles. Plus, Don Cheadle (Colonel James Rhodes) models the new Iron Patriot suit. Director and writer Shane Black, along with writer Drew Pearce, really dig into the darker place an iconic Super Hero must go and have no problems taking over and carrying the torch from former director John Favreau. This “technological crisis thriller” does indeed thrill and chill as Stark deals with major personal loss and conflict.
It’s so hard to outline the story and characters with out giving too much away. The spoiler filter has been on red alert since I attended the screening a few weeks to go. It really has some dynamic twist and turns and really shows the depth of the Stark character and how he functions on the harrowing task of saving the world, this time without the aid of his suit. It also raises the question, “Does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?”
Iron Man 3 is rated PG-13 and is in theaters May 3. Look for it in 3D!
* We did not receive monetary compensation for this review. Disney invited us to attend a screening free of charge to facilitate this review. This will in no way sway our opinion of the product or service. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.