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A Quick Tip by Creamtrumpet

  • May 2, 2013
Proof that the law of diminishing returns doesn't always apply, the third film in the Iron Man series is the best of the bunch. Indeed, I would go as far as to say that this is one of the best Marvel comic book adaptations made to date. Director/screenwriter, Shane Black, delivers an exciting, intelligent and sharply written movie; peppered throughout with great dialogue and thrilling set pieces, it strikes a perfect balance of character driven drama and action. If this is the last time Downey Jr dons the suit (which I think it will be, at least in standalone Iron Man movies), it's a fantastic swansong.
As with other Marvel movies, sticking around until the credits stop rolling is a must.
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May 05, 2013
Mr. Simon, just saw this the other night (and I reviewed it too). I liked the entertainment value in this but a little disappointed with the way it did several things. Are you going to do a full write up on this?
May 05, 2013
Yeah, I will try to do a full write up at some point. I can't seem to find the time to write many full reviews these days. I still have a lengthy appraisal of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to finish! :P
May 05, 2013
that one I would really like to read! Did you like The Hobbit?
May 05, 2013
I did. It has flaws, but I enjoyed it very much. I'd better get that review finished soon. The Desolation of Smaug isn't far away! :)
 
May 05, 2013
Yep, I found it a good balance and highly entertaining :)
May 05, 2013
Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did, Sharrie. :)
 
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