It's been a blast watching Marvel's cinematic universe blow up on the big screen these last few years, and it all started with Jon Favreau's Iron Man. That movie set the tone and standard for every Marvel film that has been made since, and they've been getting bigger and better! Iron Man 3 is one of the best Marvel movies to date, and the best Iron Man movie in the franchise.
I had pretty high expectations built up for Iron Man 3. Marvel marketed the hell out of it and did a great job of getting their fan base pumped up. I liked everything I saw leading up to the film's release, and I watched everything that Marvel threw out at us! As you know, Marvel released a lot of footage! One of the interesting things about this is that regardless of how much the studio released, Marvel still managed to keep all the big secrets of the film's story under wraps. The movie was packed full of surprises that I didn't see coming, and I loved that!
I'm not going to spoil any of these surprises for you though so don't worry. I will be curious to hear what you all think about these unexpected events and plot twists. The story and script were exceptional. The acting was spot on. The action was insane, and it was full of funny moments. The movie goes above and beyond what I was expecting, and it delivers on every level!
I especially enjoyed seeing this new side of Tony Stark that we've never seen. It really added a whole new dynamic to the character, and helped drive the story forward into very fun and creative directions. Robert Downey Jr. gave his best Tony Stark performance yet, and if he doesn't come back to reprise his role, at least he ended his Iron Man career on top. Everyone else in the movie was fantastic as well; Ben Kingsley was especially entertaining as The Mandarin. He was one of my favorite parts of the movie. One of my other favorite aspects of the film was the little kid that Stark befriends in the movie, it added the perfect amount energetic fun. Stark treats the kid like anyone else, and that's what I enjoyed most about it. It was nice to see Don Cheadle's Rhodey get some more action, and then there's Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts who is perfect as always.
Tony is in a dark and stressful place in the movie. The events of The Avengers really jacked him up, and it was interesting seeing him deal with those intense issues in Iron Man 3. He almost died in The Avengers, and found out that they are not alone in the universe. This and Pepper are the driving force of the story and the reason why Tony is the way he is, and why he does what he does.
Iron Man 3 is one of the coolest movies that I've seen this year. It was incredibly entertaining, and it's the perfect film to kick off the summer of 2013! It has set a high standard for the rest of the films this summer so hopefully the others will live up to it!
I know you don't need me to talk you into seeing this movie. You've already made your decision, and I'm sure most of you are going to see it. I'm basically just here to let you know that the movie is freakin' awesome and that I'm sure you're going to love it! Enjoy your time at the movie and after you see it let us know what you thought!