Written September 28, 2016
From the early trailers, I expected something rather dark, brooding, and exploring the profound effects of a life changing experience (a la The Avengers) as Tony Stark went back to living his "normal" life.
What I experienced was something which wanted me to suspend my disbelief too far (even for an Ironman movie). It was a bit insulting.
My oldest and his two friends (12 yrs old) LOVED it. They gave it an average of 8.5 out of 10.
For me, it was probably the worst of the three. It felt like this movie tried to be so many things, but it left me feeling shortchanged on most levels. It was a shotgun approach which failed to hit many of the targets (sub-plots) it tried to address.
Having said all that, I actually enjoyed Ben Kingsley's character in the end, and I liked the Air Force One sequence with Ironman to the rescue. The rest of the movie seemed either "forced" or too much fluff and not enough substance. Overall, not bad, but definitely NOT good.
Written September 25, 2016
I saw this in 3D and loved it! Robert Downey Jr. always gives a first rate performance. I loved the humor interjected into the script. The special effects were amazing. I noted, happily, that the language was appropriate for young audiences...refreshing after all the gratuitous cursing that exists in most movies today. Don't miss!
Written February 11, 2016
I knew I would see this movie (good or bad) - I do like the story line (tho' some seems dis-connected). Although while waiting for the movie to come to the theatre I heard that the character (Tony Stark) would not be drinking in this movie - initially, I thought that was a bad idea - but I was much pleasantly surprised that it worked without the alcohol driven personality, there was still enough narcissim & sarcasm for anyone. It wraps up a story line very well - but extremely loosely (very loosely) hints at a fourth movie. Overall, I Loved It and if movie tickets weren't so expensive would see it at the theatre again. Go & Make your decision about the "New" Tony Stark.
Written February 11, 2016
Did you like the film?
The movie was good and had a bit of humor and plenty of action.
What'd you think of the acting, directing, cinematography, writing, etc?
Robert Downey Jr. had great acting and with his sense of humor and tone of his voice made you feel like an ordinary person and wasn't over acted. The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) had a good role and felt that the acting was good and had a very natural tone.
Is this for kids, adults, any age?
This movie would be good for a teenager because of they would be able to understand the jokes and theme, but of course little kids love super heroes but I would think twice before you go take him or her.
Tip: Stay after the credits.
Written August 30, 2016
Horrible storyline. Boring introduction, great action sequences and acting by Downey Jr. with a blaise, kumbaya ending.
Very disappointing. For those that were excited by the previews and having awaited this movie on the heels of The Avengers, disappointment is assured.