Iron Man 3 follows Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) immediately after the events of The Avengers film. He’s been having trouble sleeping and when he does, he has nightmares. Meanwhile, James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle) has been re-branded from War Machine to the Iron Patriot, and tasked him with finding the terrorist known as the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), who has been targeting US troops and their families. A think-tank known as AIM (Advanced Idea Mechanics) scientist Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) has developed an enhanced nanobot technology known as Extremis promising astounding leaps in medicine, but Pepper Pots (Gwyneth Paltrow) suspects they have more sinister motives. As Tony struggles with his personal demons, he challenges the Mandarin to a showdown which leads to disastrous results.
This film is better than Iron Man 2 (which didn’t deserve the nitpicking it got), I don’t think it’s better than the first Iron Man film. That one had so much heart behind it. This one has heart, but it relies more on the previous films to get its message to the audience. Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow shine onscreen with their chemistry and fluidity. I’d also like to call attention to The action in the film. It rocks with amazing special effects.
I want to add that the biggest disappointment is with the Mandarin. In the comic books, the Mandarin is supposed to represent a magical villain that Iron Man uses science to overcome. He is one of Marvel Comics’ greatest villains, but in this film, his role and importance is very downplayed.
FAVORITE QUOTES: Dads leave, no need to be a pussy about it.
PARENTAL CONCERN: Minor sensuality, language, and action violence
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