Friday, April 26, 2013

Iron Man 3 REVIEW

Iron Man 3 is arguably the most anticipated superhero movie of the year(with Man of Steal as a close competitor), so when I went to the theater my expectations, like any other superhero movie fan, were pretty high.  And I have to say, the movie gives you everything that you'd expect from an Iron Man movie! Numerous witty one-liners from Robert Downey Jr., 3D action sequences that will keep you at the edge of your seat, many humorous incidents(which at some points were just annoying) and a whole new array of Mark suits!
The movie starts off as a narration from Tony Stark where he recollects a few incidents that took place before he was kidnapped(in Iron Man). It goes on from there to present day to introduce us to The Mandarin. The movie also comes with a strong cast with Gwyneth Paltrow reprising her role as Tony's girlfriend/assistant Pepper Potts.  Guy Pierce plays the enigmatic Aldrech Killian. Also watch out for Ben Kingsley's performance as the terrorist Mandarin. One of the few things that sets Iron Man 3 apart from its predecessors is its elements of suspense which will keep you entertained throughout. Trust me, there are a lot of thing which you will not see coming!  And although the movie might at some points move tangential to the story line  it only makes it more realistic.

Another thing to note is the transformation that Tony Stark goes through in the movie. This Stark changes from the cocky smartass into a...well you'll just have to found out for yourself. The only downside which I can think of is the climax. As epic as it was, its kind of disturbing to think that maybe Marvel was trying to borrow a leaf from The Dark Knight's book and whats more, it makes you wonder how Avengers 2 is going to turn out. Leaving that aside, this movie is my favorite from the trilogy and one of the best Marvel movies yet!