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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Iron Man 3 Movie Review

So I saw two movies over this past week and they were both awesome! I'll review one today and one tomorrow. :D

Iron Man 3

I finally saw Iron Man 3 and loved it. I remember seeing the second movie and thinking it was good, but personally I didn't feel it lived up to the first one. I had no such qualms about this one. It opens a few months after Avengers closes, and Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) is having problems. He can't get over what happened in New York. He constantly has anxiety over being able to protect the people he loves. (Normally I would ask, Can we all say hero complex? But in this case, the answer is yes. Seriously.) I thought they did an excellent job with Stark's angst and the problems it's causing him, especially in his romantic relationship with Pepper Pots (Gwyneth Paltrow).

I also really liked the villain. Played by the unconquerable Ben Kingsley, he was a pretty great villain even before the sudden twist 2/3 of the way through, but I liked that too. It was fun. Stark is up against super-humans who can actually out-do his iron man suits, which is pretty cool. I was glad to see James Badge-Dale among the villains. Generally he's a television face, but I haven't seen much of him over the past year or so. Glad he (and his nose) are back!  We also get some great performances by Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau (a bit of an inside joke since he directed the first Iron Man film) Rebecca Hall (who I haven't seen since The Town) and of course Guy Pearce. When he signs up to be the villain, you know your in for a great movie!

The film was full of awesome action sequences, cool-looking special effects, and plenty of dry, tony-stark humor. Memorable line: "Dad's leave. No need to be such a pu**y about it." This is said to a young child who's just talked to Tony about his dad abandoning him. Yet, Robert Downy, Jr. manages to pull it off in a way that is funny and actually a bit endearing. Gotta love him!

The film--especially the ending--has the feel of completion to it. Even my sister looked over at me and asked if this was the last one they were making. Personally, I doubt it. It's well known that, as of this film, Downy Jr. has officially fulfilled all of his contractual obligations toward the character. I'm thinking they wanted it to feel complete just in case this was the last Iron Man movie. Yet, it's also been publicized that Downy, Jr. is in negotiations to appear in Avengers 2, so I don't think he's done with Tony Stark yet. Personally, I'm glad. I'll keep seeing these awesome movies as long as Hollywood keeps cranking them out. And, you know, as long as they keep from sucking. :D

Has anyone else seen this film? What did you think of it?

1 comment:

  1. I sure hope Downey comes back as Iron Man since he's awesome. That line was one of the best in the movie since it was so unexpected! Only he could pull it off. Great movie Liesel.