- Directed By: Shane Black
- Writers: Drew Pearce (Screenplay), Shane Black (Screenplay)
- Runtime: 130 minutes
- Rated: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief suggestive content
- Language: English
- Company: Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures
Robert Downey Jr.) of Stark Industries a.k.a Iron Man is back in the third and final installment of the Iron Man franchise, this time risking more than ever when a couple of his past ghosts come back to haunt him, making his present, and potentially his future, a very dangerous one.
Alongside his girlfriend Pepper Pots (Gwyneth Paltrow), Tony has it all: fame, fortune, and a pompous, arrogant attitude that would stop anyone in their tracks--even him. When his attitude gets the best of him, he threatens the world's most powerful terrorist, The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) and later grows to regret that heat-of-the-moment decision.
Taking the challenge, The Mandarin turns Tony's world upside down and unleashes an even stronger enemy then those he has faced in the past.
The terror threat against the president, the United States and Tony are all real, but everything is not as it seems in this action adventure flick!
Not being one of the hardcore Marvel and Iron Man fans, I probably can't do this review as much justice as one of them could, but I'll do my best!
Having seen the previous two Iron Man movies, I will admit that this one was my favorite of the three.
Not only is the acting A+, but the storyline and plot were very enthralling as well! I found myself getting sucked in almost immediately and calculating in my head what was going to happen next.
While there was undoubtedly a predictability factor to the movie and story, it was still interesting to see how everything played out. There was definitely a sarcastic humor that is well known throughout all the Iron Man movies and the action/adventure aspect was perfectly balanced by the storyline-too often do I get put off by movies with too much action, not enough story and vice versa, but no problems with that in Iron Man 3!
Plus I really enjoyed the depth and dimension they put into the villain this time around.
Have you seen this movie yet? What did YOU think?
Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for the above post. This is an opinion solely based on my thoughts and opinions of the movie in question and no one elses. I was not influenced one way or another to write the subject matter in this review, so if you don't like it or don't agree with it, that is your choice and I fully respect it so please extend me the same courtesy.