Iron Man 3 Review

IronManIf this is the last Iron Man film with the current actors and production crew then the series has gone out with one hell of a bang. This film largely builds upon the Avengers’ ending for a back story in-between the action sequences with mind-blowing CGI for Tony Stark’s back-story which is brilliantly portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. In the series before, we haven’t really seen the emotional side of Tony Stark all too often but don’t make the mistake of thinking that the series has gone soft. There are still the countless funny jokes especially between Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Tony Stark. We see the evolution of their relationship from the word go and how it has changed from the second Iron Man film.

The film is very slow to begin with, in respect of action sequences but the first part of the film is far from boring as it shows how the suits have evolved and the new technology that Tony has made which is very nicely presented by the Director (Shane Black). Then they bring in the back story to the film which along with the introduction of the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) gives the audience an idea of where the film is going. Later in the film, Tony meets Harley (Ty Simpkins) who provides more jokes but also builds on Tony’s ever growing unstable emotional state. Ty plays the role very well and the chunk of the film where there’s no action is very well done in building towards the grand finale. The finale is a beautiful mixture of action, stuff blowing up and even more new technology. The film ties up the loose ends of the series and it is very likely to be the last solo outing for Mr. Downey Jr in the suit. Though the final sequence left me wanting something more.

Overall a very good film, a classic action film but with more character evolution and depth than you will see with these kind of films. The director did a great job of mixing the action, character evolution and showing off Tony Stark’s new toys. However, some people will be slightly disappointed with the way things eventually play out.

Stars 4/5

R Clarke – Aged 14