Aug 16, 2013

Movie Review: Iron Man 3 [2013]

There are a lot reasons one should respect Marvel, Iron Man series is one of them. Despite me not being a huge fan of comics, superheros and world-saving flying guys, I've actually enjoyed any of its films. Iron Man 3 is another descent, well assembled action movie that took an entertaining two hours and eleven minutes of my Friday night.

Film gives a look at Tony Stark's rehabilitation life after Iron Man 2 finale. He tries to live a quiet life in his underworld, fixing, assembling, experimenting machines, while Pepper does an out job in the office. 

Before the real action starts, we see a flashback to 1999 when Tony accidentally met Aldrich (Guy Pearce) - a fan of him, who is actually good at inventing things. Start practically ignores him. So, he comes back to Iron Man's life in modern time. Meanwhile, a world is under imminent threat of terrorist attacks - more than ten blowups have totally ruined US security system. What is more, each of explosion turns out to happen somehow itself, without any actual explosives. Since Star has retired, he continues a non-hero life. But when he becomes next target superhero rises.

I'd be lying if I say that it is as good as previous installments or any close to Avengers, but I really had a good time while watching Iron Man 3. I think it does most primary job - fun and action. Moreover, what I did not really expect is a light humor, that easily brought smile to chicks, especially that one when Tony says goodbye to little boy. Anyway, everything in this movie was enough.
If you look a story separately, it is average - generally interesting but sometimes you lose the point, because many many things start distracting you. The middle part, when Stark lives in Tennessee, trying to figure out what to do, is a bit long and boring. I mostly loved the action part. But if we look other then writing, Iron Man 3 is more visuals and technology picture, one of those that bring great achievements in Visual Effects, sounds and editing. However, it does not make inventions and mostly follows well-known tricks. So directing part is OK, but not any better than previous ones.

As for the cast, I loved Robert Downey Jr. I actually like him in all parts of it because of his very entertaining and not-emotional heroism. Gwyneth Paltrow does a good job during quite few screen time, however there is nothing much for her. Guy Pearce shall also be noted for his satisfying acting as hyper-hot (literally) villain. But the actor who really surprised me is Sir Ben Kingsley, playing The Mandarine aka major terrorist.

So, concluding, Iron Man 3 is a good one time watch, a must-in-theater-see movie. Same old with a little fresh, but still good.



At Aug 17, 2013, 1:13:00 AM , Anonymous Dan O'Neill said...

There’s definitely a great concept to go with here, but there doesn't seem to be a resolve to it by the time the 3rd act comes along sort of getting ignored under the sea of explosions. Nice review.

At Aug 17, 2013, 2:07:00 AM , Anonymous Nika said...

As mostly happens, sequels are not as good as originals. Thanks for the comment :)


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