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Movie Review: Iron Man 3


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ISHAN RAYCHAUDHURI | New Delhi, April 27, 2013 17:13
Tags : Iron Man 3 | Movie review | Robert Downey Jr. | Gwyneth Paltrow |

Every superhero film usually has a third make-or-break sequel. Spiderman, for one, needed a reboot after its third installment while The Dark Knight hit home.

Iron Man 3 wins the game by not taking the path of a carefully written script, but by using old-school blockbuster secrets - a crazy villain and a good old fashioned revenge story.

Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) has hung up his iron boots and is focusing on his lady love, the beautiful Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). She however is concerned with Stark's obsession over his Iron Man suits, having built several in his mansion.

That is the usual setup for the crazy villain to step in: Ben Kingsley as Mandarin. Even though Ben Kingsley has worked in other, far more realistic, drama-driven films, this might be one of his best works till date. He looks half Chinese, is sometimes funny and always totally evil.

Out of all his foes, Mandarin has been Iron Man's most epic foe, at least in the comic books. Thankfully, the same has translated on to the big screen.

Towards the beginning of the film, when Tony Stark threatens Mandarin to stop his vicious attacks, he responds by destroying Stark's home with helicopter gunships! That is the first glimpse we get of him.

With Jon Favreau no longer returning to direct, Shane Black, the director, guides Iron Man carefully till the finish relying more on emotions than computer graphics. Watching the film will give you a sense of joy at Iron Man's rise and sadness at his fall. Films like these are usually very prone to become all CGI and making you watch a visual spectacle rather than taking you on an adventure. Iron Man does both - takes you on an adventure and shows off its CGI goodness on the sides of the road.

For Iron Man fans, this is as close to nirvana you can reach. This sequel has all of the series' goodness and looks far more mature and sure of itself than the previous two. For those who haven't watched the previous two, this might be a good time to dip your toes and taste the metal...

Director: Shane Black

Cast:  Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley


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Posted By: jigar doshi | Warangal | April 28th 2013 | 22:04
My review of the movie Iron Man 3 : robert impresses yet again.

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