Written July 28, 2014
Avengers was better. But this is a great movie. Excellent Effects. Incredible turn of events. You will be very surprised at what happens through out the film. Stay until after the credits are over for another surprise.
Written December 26, 2014
I can not begin to say how surprised I was that this third movie in the series was this time out!!!
All the characters were fabulous! The humor and action and plot were intense. (The humor surprised me! people were laughing out loud throughout the movie! I did not expect the humor!) The special effects were stunning!
The villains were almost nightmarish, there was serious tension, a ton of action and good character development.
It was a good and fun movie to watch and didn't seem as long as it was which is rare.
I am very pleased and I am over 50 and a woman who loves action-adventure movies like this.
GO for sure! You will have a blast!
Written November 20, 2014
It was a bold new direction, but a bad one. It had the potential, but relied on RDJr to carry it with jokes. See it if you are a complete-ist, otherwise watch Avengers again. And I'm not a hater, I sat in line for 7 hours yesterday to be first. I wanted to love this movie as much as I did the first two (and Avengers).
Written January 26, 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 August 23, 2014
It was pretty good. Lots of action and big explosions which I like. A good number of the typical "Tony Stark wit and humor" laugh moments. They could have done a bit more plot development instead of leaning so heavily on the action. The end felt like a let down, though I can't place my finger on why.