Sound Off: Marvel/Shane Black's 'Iron Man 3' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
May 3, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Prepare for a heavy metal! He's back. The Iron Man. Tony Stark, returning for Round 3 after teaming up in The Avengers. In theaters nationwide this weekend is Marvel Studio's latest sequel, Iron Man 3, once again bringing back Robert Downey Jr. as Stark. They set the stakes with Avengers, can Shane Black take the character to new heights? Key characters this time include Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper, Don Cheadle as Rhodey, and Guy Pearce as Killian. Best one yet or worse than Iron Man 2? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on Shane's Iron Man 3.
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To fuel the Arc Reactor, I think Shane Black's Iron Man 3 is a damn good movie that has been growing on me the more I think about it. It's not at all what I was expecting, a completely different and more physical yet technical movie all about what it means to be the Iron Man, both with and without the armor. I love the Christmas setting of the film, not only does it make it the perfect Shane Black presentation, but it works well as a frame for the deeper character story. The big reveal with The Mandarin was crazy, I thought it was a joke at first, but then becomes forgotten quickly. There's some amazingly choreographed action in this, and a story that really explores the depths of the character of Tony Stark. Just don't see this in 3D - not worth it.
What did you think of Shane Black's Iron Man 3? Best Marvel movie yet or a superhero bore? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!