The promotion about Iron Man 3 was all over town way before the movie hits the theater. It's been long since I looked forward to a new movie, not even for Oblivion which I watched last week. That didn't motivate me to write a review about it as I believed someone on Lunch will surely do so. Oblivion was more of an anti-climax kind of movie for me, despite it was starring Tom Cruise! To give it justice, I did feel it had a good start with a forward looking mystery to solve. But, somewhere in the middle of it, one simply lose interest and that's probably its own downfall. It was just old story with a new packaging...
Now, lets get back to Iron Man 3. Even though I am not a comic fan, never was, I do enjoy movies on comics. Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Iron Man, you name it, I have seen a great many.
So, it's quite difficult to get excited over these movies, is it not?
Surprisingly, I still look forward to each and everyone of them. Trying to find out the "twists" in each one and for most part, they have yet disappoint!
Iron Man 3 comes with all the expected heroism and special effects... with a little more. I was pleasantly surprised by a touch of humor as well as friendship (with a child, for that matter) in it. Not to mention not just 3 Iron Men but lots of them. It just seems we all can fit into the suit when the circumstance is right! That's a fantasy turning reality for all the kids out there as well as some adults who still have certain childlike aspects in them.
That's what is so fun about Iron Man 3. The spirit to save others can never die while the evil people are just intelligent people who have lost their ways along the path. While Americans face terrorism of different kinds (some of which are just manipulations by the "experts" or real brains behind the system) it is imperative that we the human race have a hero out there to save the day! This movie explores that so well! It is a case of the enemy can destroy the symbol but they can never destroy the spirit of the good!
Last and not least, have a laugh... things are not always the way it looked or seemed!
I'll definitely recommend it to my American friend and make sure he takes his teenage son to watch this highly entertaining movie this weekend!!!