Excerpt: For many "Iron Man 2" (2010) was somewhat of a disappointment considering the awesomeness of " Iron Man " (2008), the story felt muddled and misguided. It certainly made a ton of money, but the general consensus was that it wasn't nearly as good (the first film scored 93% on Rottentomatoes, the second film scored a lower 73%). Both films featured breathtaking action sequences and of course the wonderfully cast Robert Downey Jr.
Excerpt: Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has literally everything a man could ever want. More money and fame than he knows what to do with, a great girl (Gwyneth Paltrow), an amazing house and even better toys and to top it off, when he's not jetting around the world as a billionaire playboy he's the superhero Iron Man.
Excerpt: "Iron Man 3" features fantastic dialogue and great supporting characters. The action and special effects aren't too shabby either. But the handling of The Mandarin will be a topic of debate among fans.
Excerpt: Redemption is defined as "the act of saving someone from a declined or corrupted state, and restoring him to a better condition." It has been a hell of a week dear reader…Can I get a witness? I must confess this review is late, due to life's unintended surprises rearing their ugly heads in my direction. It's some coincidence that the theme of Iron Man 3 is redemption; and I'm hoping to redeem my tardiness with a well written analysis for you to enjoy.
Conclusion: Iron Man 3 is a fantastic film that’s full of humor, action, and smart character development that really builds on the previous Iron Man movies. The Blu-ray is almost as good as the movie, as it has flawless video and audio quality, but it drops the ball on the special features. For a movie this big, there’s no excuse for that as it’s obvious that they are saving the other extras for a second future release which I don’t like.
Excerpt: A more personal Tony Stark emerges from the wreckage of New York in Iron Man 3 , anxious and reeling from the spectacle of multi-dimensional beings vanquished in The Avengers ( 3D Blu-ray review ). It’s a new angle, a means of keeping what should be a repetitious showdown between good and evil freshly designed. This new Marvel universe approach clamps down on kitsch, broadening emotions and keeping Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) less inclined to snap back with retorts.
Conclusion: Put simply, Iron Man 3 is a noticeable step-up from Jon Favreau's sophomore sequel, where writer/director Shane Black's presence has a clear impact on the momentum, relevance, and humor present in this exceptionally character-focused blockbuster. To shake things up, he's made a few ambitious creative decisions while sticking to the formula and tone of the series, namely taking Tony Stark out of the suit for a lengthy period of time and incorporating a few ...
Excerpt: I have been enjoying the Marvel movies for some years now. It is nice to see some quality products (in terms of production values) reaching the market. I can barely believe that Iron Man has made it to its third movie. Quite a few things change, and quite a few things are different.
Conclusion: Thanks to a series of smart and subversive choices by the filmmakers, 'Iron Man 3' is a character-based thriller that harkens back to the 90s action movies where co-writer/director Shane Black came of age. As a Blu-ray release, this 3D version of film is far from a perfect conversion, though you can get it looking pretty good by adjusting your display's brightness. The 2D picture quality is outstanding, save for a few extremely minor quibbles.
Excerpt: It’s easy to forget how important it was for 2008’s Iron Man to be great. After all, the film was only asked to A) properly introduce a B-list comic hero to the movie-going masses and B) successfully kick off what turned out to be Phase One of Marvel’s March Toward Global Domination Cinematic Universe. “Good” would’ve been a letdown; Iron Man needed to be great.