Sunday, May 12, 2013

Movie Review - Iron Man 3

Comic book movies, you either like 'em or you don't. We generally like them so of course we were going to see this. And as comic book movies go, it was pretty good. It's got everything you expect in an Iron Man movie, a sarcastic Tony Stark, a beautiful Pepper Pots and lots of Iron Man action.

This time around, Tony is sort of in a funk still about the events in the last Avenger's movie. Mention New York, aliens, worm holes or the guy with the big hammer and he gets an anxiety attack. I'm just a man in a can he says, what do I know from aliens and gods.

Fortunately a villain comes along, The Mandarin, and Tony raises above his funk and gets his house blown to bits (if you've seen the trailers you know this).

The Mandarin isn't quite what he seems, which becomes apparent early on. The real menace may be another entity which seems to have an army of people who can do a Human Torch impersonation (except for the flying part).

With Tony seemingly going to pieces, the Iron Man suit seems to spend more time in pieces as well. He's got a new suit which he can call the pieces to him (telepathically?). There is some comic relief as the pieces generally come in pretty fast and knock him about as the attach.

Don Cheadle reprises his role as War Machine, renamed Iron Patriot, although he spends more of the movie out of the suit than it it. There's also some red-hot action involving Gwyenth Paltrow.

As usual you'll want to stick around through the credits for the final scene. Have patience, there must have been 10,000 people involved in the making of this film. For example, they had 9 second assistant accountants, but apparently, only one plasterer.

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