Bill C’s Review – 3 out of 5
Iron Man 3 has a good combination of humor and action and makes a good, but not great, movie to start the summer movie season.
Robert Downey Jr. has the role of Tony Stark down pat and does a great job with both the action and the comedy. Ben Kingsley has the meatiest (and probably most fun) in a supporting role with a strong cast that includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Guy Pearce and Rebecce Hall.
The action and special effects (including non-action sequences) were good. Keeping the special effects fresh is a challenge for the third movie in a special effects driven series but they pulled it off. I saw this in 2D but in retrospect I wished I had gone for a 3D viewing.
The plot was ok but but suffered a little from the James Bond plot device of never having the super villain take the easy solution when he has the opportunity.
Iron Man 3 is better than the second installment in the series but not as good as the first Iron Man.
Bill I’s Review – 3.5 out of 5
Thoroughly entertaining, with Robert Downey Jr. given lots of time out of his suit, and Gwyneth Paltrow playing a bigger part than in the past. The plot was a stretch for me, such as what’s the bad guy’s mission other than to exact revenge on the world for ignoring him when he was a wanna be inventor. And while Iron Man has developed a cool new feature that has his suit assemble itself onto him in pieces, it was hard to believe the pieces could travel 750 miles to do so. That’s some seriously precise guided missile technology. Rebecca Hall is a pleasure to watch as a former “love” interest, seen below:
while Don Cheadle is the buddy you can’t live without. The plot moves fast, and the 2 hours 20 minutes never seems too long.