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.
Jon Favreau’s first two Iron Man films were more or less mixed bags for me. While I thought the first movie lacked ambition and did not take any risks, the screenplay and the direction was steady and was able to capitalize on its strengths rather than its weaknesses. It made the comic books come alive even in a rather underwhelming manner. The second movie proved to be a mere launch pad for the upcoming “Avengers” movie during that time. The first sequel was louder and proved to … more
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 … more
I can't be the only one who got a Dark Knight Rises feel from this can I? Third time out for Iron Man in his solo series and the biggest thing that this movie has going for it over what is arguabbly his DC counterpart is that this movie doesn't have the issues ice skating uphill to outdo it's predecessor. The Dark Knight was so great that there was no way The Dark Knight Rises was going to beat it, we could only hope for a great time and have fun. … more
The Iron Man Trilogy has always been enjoyable to me, even though it's formulaic in every way. The character depth is never really there and when it tries for it the results are pretty damn terrible. Case in point, Iron Man 2 is one of the more forgettable super hero movies to come out within the past ten years or so without actually being a bad movie. And when Iron Man 2 did debut... it was more about making sure you knew The Avengers was coming as opposed to actually continuing … more
For Tony Stark, (Robert Downey Jr.), life has become very complicated for the self-proclaimed genius, philanthropist, billionaire, and playboy. In the new film “Iron Man 3”, Stark is wracked by insomnia and dread following the battle he waged to save New York in “The Avengers”. Stark throws himself into his work and endlessly creates new Iron Man suits as well as system upgrades which currently have him at the Mark 42 version which is a huge jump from the Mark VII … more
Tony Stark takes on a terrorist group who is poised to topple the American government with super powered humans. Really fun movie that pulls plenty from the comics, makes it's own and goes from there. If it is the last one, they could have done far, far worse.
It was a bit of humor, romance and lots of action packed scenes. America needs a hero, if not many unbeatable heroes! Entertaining and worth going for movie, especially for kids, teenagers and those who love comics!