Iron Man 3June 28, 2013
When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Release Year: 2013
Rating: 7.9/10 (68,090 voted)
Director: Shane Black
Marvel's “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Unleash the power behind the armor.
Filming Locations: Oak Island, North Carolina, USA
Did You Know?
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How could they mess this up so bad?
This is my first review and I'm writing it because the critics are all
praising this film so much.
Let me tell you, if you like Iron Man in any way and/or are familiar
with the mythology, do not pay to watch this film. This is a poor
excuse of a plot that outright spits in the face of fans and destroys
one of Marvel's most powerful villains. Seriously, the Mandarin is Tony
Stark's antithesis; their conflict was always the symbol for magic vs.
science. Like Joker's insanity contradicts Batman's great use of logic.
In Iron Man 3 they ruined him so bad only a reboot could save the
character (and believe me, I hate reboots as much as everyone). The
Mandarin is now used as a joke character with the main twist just
playing for laughs (or in my case, tears). This guy should have ten
powerful magical rings that alone could rival the Avengers' powers
combined. Was this "adaptation" really the best thing to do? Magic CAN
be done on the big screen, they've done Norse Gods! Ten Rings are
nothing compared to that…
Other than that, the film still wouldn't be good. Shane Black writes
comedy action films, only this time the comedy is much more cringe
worthy and not really funny, and the action probably sums up about 20%
of the film. The main plot-device for armor malfunctions, power-downs
and or stupid failures is so overused I was wondering how could they
ever fill up 120 minutes without it. The actual Iron Man suit is so
underused that you'll think this is Bourne or Bond you're watching.
Also noteworthy: If a film relies on poop jokes for a quick laugh, it
got as low as it'll ever get.
Also, I must say Rhodes (War Machine) needs a plot arc. He's a tool. I
love Don's work in the role and think he's charismatic (as are RDJ and
Gwyneth), but he needs to have some kind of a story.
Other new characters' besides the Mandarin are really hit and miss.
This series' villains really have become one-note. We all know the bad
guy is the one wearing the fancy suit that wants corporate power and
tries to take over. Special mention goes to Maya, that one person who
changes her mind all the time and leaves the film never having stepped
in in the first place.
Wait, I'm not done yet. There's also a kid "side-kick" and you guessed
it. He's in an hostage scene! Well, that's some good innovative writing
right there! All in all, this is as bad or even worse than X-Men: The
Last Stand. Beware of the actual ending that retcons everything about
Tony's back-story. I don't know how Marvel green-lighted this script, I
really don't! I know any fan could have done it much better!