Iron Man 3 (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Directed by Shane Black
Starring Robert Downey Jr, Guy Pearce and Gwyneth Paltrow
Plot: When Tony Stark’s world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Movie Trivia: This is the only Iron Man film not to have a single AC/DC song.
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
This is the latest addition to the Iron Man film arc, and it felt like the appropriate, logical followup to the rest of the series, and, actually I consider this to be my favorite Iron Man. None of them were bad, but this one was the best in my opinion. Tony from the first film was bombastic and shocked at his new situation. Tony in the second film was beaten a little more as he realized the true extend of what this life would change about his previous life. He was darker and he used his wit as a shield against his fear. Now this Tony has adapted to his new life and is in the process of bettering himself and his equipment throughout the film.
Paltrow offered a wonderful variation to the usual “damsel in distress” persona rampant in the superhero genre. She doesn’t need a hero, she can save herself. It is a refreshing breath of girl power with the absence of Black Widow. Ben Kingsley is as wonderful as ever and he has the constant ability to keep me guessing, no matter what role he plays. This is just another wonderful example of his wide range of performance. He is nothing short of genius in my book. He really is one of the better parts of the film, so even if you enjoy nothing else, you will at least enjoy that!
Overall, this movie is making me leans so close to Team Iron Man for Civil War that I can hardly stand it. But there are still a few more to review before I really decide.