Written December 07, 2016
This was the best of all three Ironman movies! Tony definitely had a journey ahead of him. The story was funny, bittersweet, action filled and exactly what I was looking for! And the after credit scene at the end is the best of all the movies! Definitely a must go movie!
Written March 24, 2017
I must say that it was not Ironman who saved the day....it is Pepper! I was a bit taken back about the plot twist but I predicted it early on. What a waste for Ben Kingsley........why did he stoop so low??? Pepper is HOT! You cant stop looking at her! What was interesting for Tony is that he is fighting internalized demons. It is a story more about him and his internal struggles than the main story. It does add more as to the relationship he and Pepper have...and you finally get to see he feels deeply for her. The kid in this movie is tremendous! Another mini Tony and a very good side kick 1/3 of the way through the movie.
The story IS predictable....but fun to watch unfold. Lots of action. Although, Tony has had an easier time with kicking the aliens arses than he does the Mandrine. The concept of turning deformed people into time bombs is unique......but a bit over board. The other Iron Man movies were better. Tony finally solves the issue of who he is in the end.
Written October 25, 2016
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 July 29, 2016
The movie was okay all around. The action sequences were well orchestrated, and the humorous parts were well placed; however, the abundant focus on the weakness of Tony Stark, and even the inadequacy of the Iron Man suit was overplayed. And what they did to the Mandarine... unacceptable... The acting was, once again, above par. Robert Downey Jr IS Iron Man. Overall, Iron Man 3 is a good film. I recommend it, but beware the possibility of disappointment.
Written May 23, 2017
I can see where some diehard fans might be put off by some of the jokes but I thought the movie was a great balance of action, drama/tension and fun. Just when you think there can't be more, there is. The story was very satisfying and is a great addition to the series but is also very watchable if you haven't seen previous installments. Downey Jr. definitely didn't disappoint and I thought the kid was hilarious. There's one scene that I laughed and laughed and I never laugh out loud at movies. Kingsley was also fantastic as well as Guy Pearce. Of course the CGI was awesome and in hindsight I think this would have been worth seeing in 3D. We don't always want to spend the extra money but this probably would have been great. Might have to see it again . . . which we also never do (in the theater). Stay for ALL the credits!