I love it when a movie about an established character gets everything So Right.
Iron Man 3 is the latest movie in the ever growing collection of movies based on the Marvel Comics characters known collectively as The Avengers. When I sat down in the cinema I was expecting to see a movie that was, hopefully, as good as Iron Man or Thor and better than The Hulk and Iron Man 2. Over the next two hours I was treated to a movie that is undoubtedly one of the best of the recent Marvel Comics movies.
The story opens with Tony Stark being more dysfunctional than ever following on from the events of The Avengers. Unable to sleep, Tony is making everyone’s life hell. Then, along come The Mandarin, a terror wielding villain who does make everyone’s life hell. What follows is Tony’s battle with himself and with others.
The script is full of witty one line jokes littered amongst dramatic action scenes and a plot full of twists and turns. Enough is explained that there is no need to have seen the previous Marvel movies before seeing Iron Man 3.
This movie is an adventurous romp with some serious messages embedded within it. And one of the best scene stealing moments I’ve seen in years from Ben Kingsley. Be sure to stay for the scene at the end of the credits.
Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys the Marvel movies or enjoys excellent action movies with science fiction flair.
Reviewed by Katrina d.