It has to be said that it seems we’ve been waiting forever for Iron Man 3, but one thing that has to be said with any of the Marvel films is that the wait is always worthwhile and Iron Man 3 is no exception as Tony Stark is back after his battle with Aliens in Avengers Assemble.
In this the third outing for an Iron Man movie, fourth if you count Avengers, Tony Stark’s world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he now has to rebuild his world and find the very man who has destroyed it, it’s time to kick ass and show the world that Iron Man ready.
I have a lot of apologies to make… Nothing’s been the same since New York. You experience things, and then they’re over. I can’t sleep, and when I do I have nightmares. Honestly, there’s a hundred people who want to kill me. I hope I can protect the one thing I can’t live without… – Tony Stark
This Time Shane Black takes on the role of director, taking over from John Favearu from the earlier Iron Man movies and this can be seen by the direction that Black has taken, Iron Man 3 is an action movie that has taken everything from the earlier Iron Man movies and made them better.
I’m Tony Stark. I build neat stuff, got a great girl, occasionally save the world. So why can’t I sleep? – Tony Stark
The characters have more of an emotional charge and the connections between each of them are visible throughout the film, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) show more to their relationship and the strain that Iron Man puts on them and with the introduction of The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) only brings in more character building.
Ladies, children, sheep… Some people call me a terrorist. I consider myself a teacher. Lesson number one: Heroes, there is no such thing. – The Mandarin
What can be seen throughout Iron Man 3 is a wonderful sense of humour that Tony Stark outs across, even during the massive explosions, battles and general fight sequences, Robert Downey Jr. has kept the character to the way that we have all come to love him from the very first movie.
It’s brilliant to have War Machine involved more in Iron Man 3 and Ben Kingsley is superb as The Mandarin, even Guy Pearce is superb as Aldrich Killian, a blast from Tony Stark’s past, which all pulls in nicely together as the film progresses.
Many of the action sequences in Iron Man 3 are amazingly breathtaking, with each one getting bigger and bolder and the film moves along its 130 minutes running time, but also adding to the battle scenes are those moments with the Mk42 suit having issues, which not only adds to the suspense but also brings back in the humour that I mentioned earlier.
Iron Man 3 – Marvel At The World Of Iron Man
I personal think that over the years the Marvel movies have become better as they have progressed and this can be seen from Iron Man 3, you also just want these films to keep going and with the news of more Marvel movies on the way such as, The Wolverine, Thor 2, Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, Guardian of the Galaxy, Avengers 2 and The Incredible Hulk 2, to name but a few, the future for Marvel movie going fans is looking awesome.
Lets also not forget what has now become something of the norm with Marvel films, those scenes right at the end of the credits and Iron Man 3 is no exception, if you can sit through the 10 minutes of credits, you’ll get that extra nugget to get you thinking of forthcoming films.
Overall Thoughts For Iron Man 3
This has to be the best of the Iron Man movies, it also works extremely well by pulling in from the previous films including Avengers, Iron Man 3 is certainly going to be a massive hit with fans and those that just love action movies.
The only downside of the film is the 3D, which isn’t as amazing and as good as it possibly could have been, but hey, the film itself makes up for that so who cares about the 3D.