Monday, 29 April 2013

Iron Man 3 review

The wait is over - Tony Stark is back in UK cinema screens as Iron Man 3 hit on Thursday and boy, have we all missed that self-confessed genius, billionaire, play-boy and philanthropist.

Being a massive Marvel and general super-hero fan, I could barely wait for the next addition of this adventure to arrive and I was not disappointed. At all. Here is the trailer to give you all a refresher of what to expect...
WARNING - probable spoilers below video.

Rating: 10/10
So we see the irresistible and wonderful Robert Downey Jr return in his fourth outing as Tony Stark/Iron Man - and once again I say whoever did the casting for the first Iron Man deserves a medal; absolute genius.  He fits the role so perfectly, you begin to wonder whether he is actually Tony Stark away from the big screen. It was another stellar performance from the main man - we see a totally different side to the cocky Tony Stark we are now used to seeing in the cinematic Marvel universe. We see Stark struggling to deal with the impact of his near-death experience in Avengers Assemble, and his worries to keep his assistant-turned-girlfriend Pepper Potts (the wonderful Gwyneth Paltrow) safe. It's actually refreshing to see another side to Iron Man, a side that when the first Iron Man arrived, that we wouldn't have expected to have seen but it was wonderfully portrayed by Downey Jr. But don't fret; you of course do see the confident side of Tony Stark we've all grown to love. The film still has all of the funny one-liners and great scenes - it just wouldn't be a Marvel film without them and once again, there are scenes which will have you in stitches. Look out in particular for the duo of Stark with his Colonel friend, James Rhodes (Don Cheadle), with wonderfully hiliarious scenes with the pair of them.

But we can't just mention the actors; once again, the script and the visual effects do make the movie as incredible as it is. I won't spoil it for those who haven't seen this but there is a MASSIVE plot twist - the villains aren't who you expect and it is wonderfully written, with the plot twist having you gasp in your seats. Mentions must go to the performances of Sir Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce, as the Mandarin and Aldrich Killian - both were fantastic and put in performances that you would not expected had you read the press releases before the film. The twists and turns of this story are really something.

The visual effects once again are stellar - the scenes in particular where all of Tony's Iron Man seats (majority of them unseen until now) arrive to fight, and also when Tony mind controls the newest suit (Mark 42) to attach to him. It's amazing stuff - that is one major part of what makes the film so incredible. The choice of director must also be applauded - the fact that Shane Black had worked with Robert Downey Jr before the film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was always going to work out well, and it really was a good performance from the director. He has made a quite frankly 'awesome' film, which can be viewed as one for all of the family to enjoy.

And I loved this film so much, I have rated 10/10. So if you are into Marvel films, or just like Robert Downey Jr or like the look of the trailer, I implore that you go and watch this film immediately. It is not one to be missed.

Iron Man 3 is out in UK cinemas now, and opens in the USA on the 3rd of May.

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