Iron Man 3: Should You Watch It?
Iron Man 3 3D In Theaters May 3rd
Directed by: Shane Black <——- check him out!
Written by: Drew Pearce, and Shane Black
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, Ty Simpkins
I don’t think I’ve ever struggled writing a review free of spoilers so much. It’s hard to complain about this movie because it’s biggest problems were the huge “reveals” that came in the last half. So I’m going to start with the good stuff.
The action in this movie was by far the best of the series, although I must say the action in The Avengers was still better. The guy who directed and wrote this movie is considered the grandfather of action films. Seriously, click his name above and look at his IMDB page. You’ll understand what I’m talking about immediately. We all know that not all CGI was created equally. The CGI in this movie however, is immaculate. I know I will want to retract that statement by the time the DVD comes out and CGI has advanced even further. That being said, I enjoyed this movie more than the second one and about as much as the first. When you break it down, the high paced action, and a few funny lines is all this movie has going for it, but it’s enough to make it watchable. In fact I’m going say it right now: Go see it in 3D in the theaters with your friends.
Now lets focus on the stuff that’s going to piss you off. If you’re a comic book fan, you are going to cry! Not only do the writers take a not so popular story arch and bastardize it, but they ruin the best super villain in the Iron Man comics. I just want to say, it’s not Kingsley’s fault by any means; he acted the hell out of that role. But the way he was written was the biggest mistake since casting Ben Affleck as Daredevil (or even making that movie at all.) Also, get ready to hate Pepper Pots. Sorry for being vague, but that’s as far as I can go on the subject without revealing too much. The other major offender in this film was the cornball snarky comments from Stark himself. It was cute and funny for a while, now it’s just mocking itself. It reminds me of the A Nightmare Elm Street franchise. First your main character has charisma and everyone likes him. Next thing you know, skanky girls with daddy issues are dressing up as said characters for Halloween.
There have been murmurs on the internet that the end battle scene for this movie is more epic than The Avengers. I’m going to squash this rumor right now and say not even close. While I will say the ending battle is the best of the series, it doesn’t touch the epic battle at the end of The Avengers.
MY OVERALL RATING: 7.5 OUT OF 10 – We’re not talking Oscar worthy drama here, but it was fun. I will alway inflate a rating if the movie made me smile, no matter how corny it is.