Written January 26, 2015
This is everything I wanted to see in an Ironman sequel. The acting is top notch and the story is the best yet. The Mandarin, played by Ben Kingsley, is worth the price of admission alone. He is the embodiment of all of the fears in the current American consciousness -- Al Queda, China, domestic terrorist,etc. But is he real? He introduces himself to Tony Stark by blowing up his Malibu home and basically destroyng his ability to suit up. Those of you who want to see a movie that's like The Avengers full of non-stop superhero action scenes need to look elsewhere. This move has a great story, a great villian, and above all, an emphasis on teamwork to combat evil. Robert Downey Jr's character is conflicted and much darker than his previous outings as Ironman. This gives him an opportunity to use his considerable acting talents to make us laugh and keep us entertained. Nevertheless, there are a few amazing action scenes that involve an army of Ironmen that aren't to be missed.
Written April 28, 2015
Do not expect a movie on par with the Avengers. Iron Man 3 in no way approaches the lofty bar set by that movie. IM3 isn't bad but didn't meet my expectations
IM3's plot combines the genetically engineered super soldiers of the "Extremis" comic arc with an arms dealer brokering war for profit while playing on the ever current events of terrorism. These scenarios are worn out on their own and don't get any better together. Tony Stark's Avengers's adventure initiated PTSD is thrown in for good measure.
IM3 showcases a linear, predictable plot against adversaries made unworthy by the movie's deviation from the comic. It also lacks attention to detail. Someone shouldn't emerge from a 3,000 degree explosion with perfectly pressed pants. The action is is well done but lacks creativity.
Robert Downey Jr's comedic timing is the true hero of this movie.
Watched in IMAX 3D. There is a scene after the (long) credits
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Written July 29, 2014
This is a MUST see in 3D, especially in IMAX-3D if you can!!! This one is on par with the original Iron Man. The villain, visual effects and fight scenes were spectacular Just make sure to see the scene after the end of the credits (well worth the wait). Loved it!
Written December 18, 2014
My first time watching a movie in both IMAX and 3D (I saw 300 in IMAX). I truly got my $$$$$ worth. Great movie. The best seat in the house....right smack dab in the middle near the top
Written July 29, 2015
I did NOT like Iron man 3 because of the script,Mandarin who Is supposed to be a true terrorist,NOT AN ACTOR, not enough action for me. 'Now this Is Just my opinion but why Is It that Hollywood has to conform or adapt comic book movies just for the mainstream?,It Is because of fans of comic books like myself and the millions of other fans who read these books In the Purest of forms "RAW ,UNFILTERED, UNCHANGED" Iron man 3 had me missing Iron Man 2.The "IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE ROCKS" I hope to next time to enjoy the MOVIE more then than experience.