So ladies and nerds I just got back a couple of hours ago from seeing Iron Man 3 and I have to say I am please. Did I get the same excitement I got form seeing the first Iron Man. No. I did still enjoy the movie and it is a a summer pop corn movie at it’s best. If you are a fan boy or girl and have any knowledge of Tony Stark and Iron Man history I am sure you will be pissed off. Remember thou that Marvel has to make a film for all to enjoy, not just fan nerds. The big thing that will piss off real fans of Iron Man is the treatment of the Mandarin. The Mandarin created by Stan Lee and portrayed as a genius scientist, master of Kung Fu and his ten power rings from alien technology. Well the Mandarin here is just a (Spoiler) patsy for the real villain of the film, Aldrich Killian played by Guy Pearce.
I for one did not mind because of the acting of Ben Kingsley. Ben does a great job as a hippie actor hired to portray a terrorist mastermind. Ben also bring some to funniest moments to the film. Guy Pearce is also great as the villain of the movie and the leader of A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics). Yes I know A.I.M. is different from the Marvel comics but again this is a movie for the summer pop corn fair.
Robert Downey Jr is great again as Tony Stark. Gwyneth Paltrow returns to play Pepper Potts and I am happy to see her get into some of the action. I have always been a big fan of having strong female characters in action movies. Yes in 1 and 2 Gwyneth’s Pepper Potts did little action but in Iron Man 3 she finally gets to kick some ass and it was nice to see. Oh almost forgot about Don Cheadle. Not that he was not any good but I felt his part in Iron Man 3 was nothing more than a device to move the movie along. What a waste. Don was better used in Iron Man 2 and deserved better. The special affects again are great and we get to see a range of different suits that Tony has been working on through those sleepless nights. Another fun part of the movie is when Tony runs into a boy Harley Keener played by Ty Simpkins. The chemistry between the two is great and is another highlight of the movie.
If you have stayed this long to read my little view of the movie, thanks. But if you looking for some in depth review with me looking for some deep meaning in the movie or analyzing different aspects of the film then you be sorry. I am just a fan and not a serious reviewer. I go to movies to lose myself for a couple of hours and hope to have fun.
By the time you read this Iron Man 3 has probably made a shitload of money and really if you want to see it nothing I say or anyone else says will stop you from going. So go and have fun.
I give Iron Man 3, 3 and 1/2 drunk Tony Starks out of 5
Let me know what you think of Iron Man 3