Written October 21, 2014
I was loving the movie until "the Mandarin twist". After that I was tempted to get up and leave. It was a insult to fans of the comic book and enjoyed the Mandarin vs Iron Man battles. I got aroundTony's endless anxiety attacks because of THE BATTLE OF NY and the pointless destruction of all the iron man suits at the end. The Mandarin was always a key villain of Iron Man and was a good battle of magic vs Technology. That storyline could have been better utilized with the Mandarins magical rings had and tied into the other magical/cosmic items in the Marvel Universe like the tesaract. Next time Disney decides to give Shane Black who created such nightmares as Last Boyscout the directors chair for a marvel movie please reconsider and pick someone who wont massacre the story. you had Ben Kinglsey a excellend actor play a key Villain and made him a English actor who was controlled by Killain a second rate villain who runs AIM - a organization that is a Stark Enterprises knockoff. So sad.
Written October 22, 2014
Pros: Good supporting performances. Awesome performance by Ben Kingsley. Nice to see the other armors
Cons: Disposable performance by Paltrow. Bizarre PTSD/Anxiety attack plot line with Tony Stark character. Questionable plot/script decisions at several points in the movie.
Hard to go into detail about the movie's problems without going into spoiler territory but there was a good idea here, just poorly handled. Maybe if Tony had PTSD/Anxiety attacks about his experiences in Afghanistan then Tony's problems after New York would be understandable. Instead they come from nowhere. Oh, and War Machine fans deserve to be outraged.
tl;dr Best reason to see the movie is Ben Kingsley as the Madarin. Other than some genuinely funny one-liners, this is a miss as far as Iron Man goes.
Written October 30, 2014
Was rather disappointed with this film. IMO, not as good as 1 & 2. Decent action but story not that great. Robert Downey has the role down pat and the attitude was not as stuck up as in the first two films. I love Pepper though. She is the best. Should have kept the original Colonel though, switch actors doesn't do the story line smooth.
Written October 25, 2014
Iron Man 3 by far is the best movie out of the series! Loved every moment of it!! Robert Downey Jr, is Iron Man. Played the part so well yet again!
Written November 01, 2014
I loved this movie and the action may have made this the best movie of the Iron Man trilogy. You may not agree that it is the best, but it is definitely a must see.