Iron Man 3

Jays Rating:

Since the Avengers has become one of the highest grossing films of all time, Marvel is back to highlight one of its most popular superheroes in Iron Man 3. Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr) has anxiety issues brought on by the pressures of being a superhero. Luckily, his weapons company, Stark Industries, is thriving under the leadership of his girlfriend Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). When a terrorist named the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) threatens the world, the president sends Colonel James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) aka Warpath (and changed to Iron Patriot) to apprehend the Mandarin. (I guess Iron Man was too tired from not sleeping.) When the Mandarin dispatches the Iron Patriot he release his wrath on Iron Man by destroying his house, and technical workshop. Tony Stark upgrades his iron suit to a Mark 42, which can be remotely controlled, and goes after the Mandarin. (No, we aren’t talking about an orange.) Iron Man’s troubles intensify when a scientist name Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) sends people who can regenerate their limbs led by Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall) to seek revenge on Tony Stark. The permanent cast in all of the Iron Man films has been fantastic, but this may be the best acting by the supporting cast members in all 3 movies combined. The newest director of the Iron Man series, Shane Black, does a terrific job balancing drama and action scenes. I especially enjoyed the slight twists and turns thrown into the story which very rarely happens in super hero films. I began to wonder if Iron Man’s suit was made of used parts because there were constant technical issues and it even shattered when hit by a truck. This may seem trivial, but in the Avengers movie, Thor’s hammer bounced off of Iron Man. (I guess they have to move on to a new Iron Man suit: Mark 43.) There are a few other minor issues but they are not worth mentioning. This is a great story that delivers a rush of adrenalin. I’m giving this very entertaining film a solid B rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA