Hello, fellow MCU enthusiasts!
Today, we’ll talk about Iron Man 3, which is set after the first Avengers movie. It also marks the final solo film for Tony Stark, so let’s get down to it!
Still dealing with the aftermath of the events in The Avengers, Tony Stark soon finds himself in the middle of another predicament. Terrorist Mandarin is responsible for a series of bombings. In one of those Happy Hogan was badly injured, prompting Tony to challenge the terrorist…
While I wasn’t too thrilled by Iron Man 2, the third movie did a better job of impressing me.
First of all, I enjoyed the film because it makes Tony Stark more human. After his close brush with death in the first Avengers movie, he is suffering from PTSD, dealing with panic and anxiety attacks. It’s amazing that even though he is a superhero, the filmmakers decided to not make him, to show he has flaws, problems, and struggles to.
Iron Man 3 may not be as good as the first film, but I like the story and thought it well-crafted. It comes with a few nice twists and turns (some of them more foreseeable than others).
There are a couple of things that really stood out for me this time. First of all, I liked that Stark teamed up with Harley, a 10-year-old boy. Some people called it the typical 90’s action movie sidekick but for me, that’s not a bad thing. I enjoyed films like Last Action Hero, and the execution in Iron Man 3 was neatly done. So why not give him an adorable little side-kick to banter with?
Furthermore, I love that Gwyneth Paltrow aka Pepper Potts got a bit more screen-time. I was always a little sad that her character was so pale. She didn’t have much of a personality for me as she only ever served to give Tony cues. However, here we finally begin to see who Pepper is and I hope we get more of that in the other movies!
The soundtrack didn’t excite me as much as it did in the previous films, but I have one more highlight for you: Ben Kingsley. I won’t tell you when or how he makes an appearance, but let me just tell you it’s brilliant!
Although I did enjoy Iron Man 3, I’m glad they called it quits after this one. Films 2 and 3 could not live up to what was created with the first one. However, the third movie is neatly executed and fun to watch. It features some great moments that are vital to Tony Stark’s character development. So, make sure to check it out!
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