Written July 07, 2015
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 May 04, 2013
Iron Man 3 far outpass the two previous film. The main characters' good acting enhanced by the performance of a joung actor who sudenly became a sort of partner of Iron Man turn the movie into an endless action package film in which the viewer felt as part of the action.
Written May 04, 2015
I AM A HUGH COMIC BOOK FAN. I EXPECTED THE MANADRIN CHARACTER AND HE WAS NOT EVEN IN THE MOVIE. THIS MOVIE WAS BUILT UP TOO MUCH HYPE AROUND THIS CHARACTER AND HAD ANOTHER VILLIAN INSTEAD.
WHOEVER WROTE THIS STORY FOR THE MOVIE AND WHOEVER DIRECTED SHOULD GET AN F FOR EFFORT. D+ FOR THE MOVIE. I AM ALREADY TELLING FRIENDS DO NOT WASTE TIME AN ENERGY AN $$. WAIT FOR RED BOX AND PAY THE $1.00. THE SNACKS WAS WORTH MORE THAN THE MOVIE. IF THE MOVIE CRITIC RATE THIS MOVIE ABOVE A C - THEY ARE GETTING PAID TO GIVE IT A GOOD REVIEW. I USALLY WATCH THE MOVIES 2X OR MORE CUZ I ENJOY THEM AND INCASE I MISS SOMETHING. IN THIS CASE THE MOVIE WAS MISSING SOMETHING. EVERYTHING. YOU COULD NOT PAY ME TO WATCH THIS AGAIN. I AM HOPING THE "THOR" MOVIE WILL BE BETTER. WHAT IS THERE NOT TO SPOIL? TOO MUCH HYPE FOR A MOVIE BUILT AROUND A CHARACTER WHO IS NOT EVEN IN THE MOVIE?
Written June 03, 2015
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.
Written February 01, 2015
Really wanted to love this, but it never clicked for me. I thought the first Iron Man was very intelligent in addition to all the action. Iron Man 2 a little less intelligent. This one didn't seem intelligent at all. Lots of great action scenes, some very funny bits andI loved the kid acting with Robert Downey Jr. - great scenes. But overall ... just "meh" from me.
Definitely plan to see it again, though. Sometimes movies are better on second watch.