Movie Review: Iron Man 3 (in all UK cinemas 25th April 2013) ✭✭✭✭✭

Iron Man 3

In all UK cinemas 25th April 2013

Review by Christina Benneworth

I’m not going to write any spoilers, I’m not going to tell you what happens. I am going to write a general synopsis about the movie, but nothing you wouldn’t have seen already, promise. We were given an introduction to the movie by the director/co writer Shane Black and the other writer Drew Pearce; they had only found out earlier that day that people were going to be seeing the movie, as we were seeing the movie before the premiere, due to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral. They joked about being extremely nervous, the movie had only completed 2 weeks previously, and they made me nervous. They had no reason at all to be nervous.

Marvel’s Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Shane Black goes in all guns blazing; I have to commend the writers of Iron Man 3 (one of which is Shane Black) to connect this movie so well with what happened in Avengers. Tony is affected by what happened in New York with The Avengers and all the aliens, so he retreats in to his work and forgets about the need to sleep. However even though he goes slightly crazy, a genius is at work and only good things come from a genius at work.
Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow are so perfect to play a couple on film, they work so well together, the chemistry is not forced at all. Also Paltrow is looking incredibly hot in this movie. I am a fan of Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, I think he plays the superhero role very well, and it is confirmed in Iron Man 3, an effortless performance with the biggest impact. If Downey Jr. was going to be a superhero he would be exactly the same as Iron Man.

The Mandarin played by Sir Ben Kingsley, has to be one of the best/entertaining villains I’ve seen for a while, that’s all I’m saying.

The movie ended in a round of applause and people started to leave, however if you are a Marvel fan I’m assuming you know, you have to stay to the end of the credits, and in this movie it’s no different. So if you didn’t already know, stay till the end. This was a great movie, incredibly funny; with an added joke about Croydon and Downton Abbey thrown in for some added laughs, even though I have already seen Iron Man 3 I just might have to go and see it again. If you like Iron Man I guarantee you will not be disappointed by the third instalment.

5 stars ✭✭✭✭✭