Excerpt: After one year following the events of "The Avengers", Tony Stark (Downey Jr.) is trying to live a quiet life with Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow). But a series of panic attacks and escalating threats from a maniac called the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) threaten to tip him over the edge. Jon Favreau is not directing the third entry of the "Iron Man" movies, and instead has passed the mantle to Shane Black.
Excerpt: The final Iron Man film is out with a bang, Though light hearted and more dramatic, but the action sets up all the fun. Crazy, hardly believable, but has a punch and care that looks really a super summer film tailor made. Director Shane Black (known for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Lethal Weapon) does not overload the film with too much non sensical action, but keeps the plot on the move as the finale sets up with the right tension, nerve rattling action pieces and the wanted...
Summary: This could be the best Iron Man movie to date (including the Avengers: Iron Man). Well paced action, great one liners, good special effects and Pepper Potts isn't all that annoying. It still isn't anything too special but worth a watch for action and comic fans...and much better than Iron Man 2.
Excerpt: I liked it, didn't love it. Iron Man 3 takes a completely different approach than its predecessors did; in some ways it worked, but in some is did not. The best thing about the film, in my opinion, is that the character of Tony is completely stripped down and his relationship with Pepper gets some more depth; Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow are better than ever in this installment.
Excerpt: In this raters opinion the real hero for the third Iron Man installment was artificial intelligence JARVIS. Evidently the cast is back coupled with some new additional artists for the antagonist. Tony Stark / Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) is not in good terms with as Virginia "Pepper" Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), CEO of Stark Industries. The creator of the Extremis virus and the founder of Advanced Idea Mechanics, Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), Col.
Excerpt: When Tony Stark's friend and bodyguard is seriously hurt during a series of bombings, he swears revenge and becomes the target of a mysterious terrorist known as The Mandarin. Shane Black takes over the helm of the Iron Man franchise and rekindles the partnership with its star for the hugely enjoyable post modern noir Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
Excerpt: From the standpoint of the MCU this was a very good building block toward phase 2. It looked great, there were plenty of tie-ins to the other franchises and the RDJ was great once again as Tony Stark. The main problem I have with this movie are the villains. Avoiding spoilers, this was one of the worst treatments of a mainstay villain I have ever seen. Until the movies, Iron Man had always been a B team superhero but one of the saving graces had been the Mandarin.
Excerpt: Even if Iron Man 3 can't quite exceed last year's The Avengers or even the first Iron Man film, it still kicks off the summer movie season with a fantastic bang. Everything you'd expect in an Iron Man film is here - the great sense of humor, the breathtaking action, and the charismatic performance by Robert Downey Jr. - as well as a few turns and plot surprises that makes for a much more entertaining film and engaging look at the darker and personal parts of Tony Stark.
Summary: A quick way to sum up this movie is this: a disappointing final act of a groundbreaking trilogy that is still entertaining enough to warrant multiple viewings. Shane Black's entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a fun and exciting ride that never really builds up to the promises it makes. However, it does do a good job in using the rest of the MCU, especially The Avengers, in creating the emotional storyline that Tony Stark follows throughout the film.