Iron Man 3 (2013)
RJG Ratings- 75
Tony Stark finds his life scarred by memories, as a new villain wrecks havoc across the country.
Starring- Robert Downey Jr ,Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow,Ben Kingsley
Director- Shane Black
He has never disappointed with the role ,and he never does in this movie either.Im speaking about Robert Downey Jr ,who reprises his role of Tony Stark aka Ironman.Robert is at complete ease throughout IM3 ,and unlike the previous movies ,Robert gives a more deeper look into the character of Tony Stark.According to the promos ,youll notice that the villain is called Mandarin ,played by Ben Kingsley.As an actor ,Ben has done a great job ,but he never does get to complete the intense role.Ben's Mandarin will be a forgotten role in times to come.Back up villain ? Thats where Guy Pearce comes! Now he completely rocked the movie.Amazing performance by him ,and he is hands down the best villain from the Marvel Phase 1,2 series.Gwyneth Paltrow ,Rebecca Hall ,Don Cheadle ,Ty Simpkins (the kid) all do a good job.
The biggest flaw in my opinion is the story.Dont get me wrong ,its still a great story compared to previous Marvel movies ,but on closer observation its a hastily compiled story.At every point the story takes a convenient turn ,and stays predictable most of the time.The big 'twist' though hilarious ,completely ruins the intensity factor the movie's first half was building up.The thought process behind various scenes are missing.The end was rushed and completely goes against whatever the previous movies tried to tell.On the positive side ,theres plenty of Tony Stark.It was great to see him rely less on the suit for much of the movie.
Shane Black does a fine job handling the Iron Man franchise.He does a much much better job than Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2.He tries to give the movie a darker tone ,and the way he handled the Mandarin in the first half was excellent.But by the second half he lets the comic side in him let loose ,as he dumps the intensity for humour.The climax was really poor ,since it raised more questions than answers.The movie isnt too long ,and thus a rushed ending is questionable.Shane wraps up everything he unleashed in the course of a couple of minutes.
The action scenes were great.The Malibu House Attack ,Backup Suit Army Fight were awesome.The visual effects on the suit were stepped up a notch with the Mark42 suit assembling piece by piece on Tony's command.
Overall IM3 ,is a great addition to the Marvel series ,but it doesnt fulfill its potential to have been great.Die hard fans wont be disappointed!
PS:IM trilogy ranking-
2- Avengers (based on IM's story)