Written September 15, 2013
do I really have to say............
Written July 25, 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 September 16, 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 May 06, 2013
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.
Written May 04, 2013
They changed things quite a bit from the comics.
There was a character that felt rather superfluous.
These did not feel like Iron Man villains. It was more... X-Men.
Tony Stark recovering from The Avengers
Tony Stark proving he's more than just a man in a suit.
James Rhodes proving he's worthy of his reputation.
There is a pretty great little boy.