Did I get to go to the screening of Iron Man 3? No! My husband went in my place and took a friend that really wanted to see it. I really wanted to see it but we couldn’t find a sitter and one of us had to stay home and I’ve been the one that has been getting to do all the fun things so I sent him. My husband still owes me a trip to the theater for my birthday. Some day. So this review of Iron Man 3 is based on his opinion and the part that I’ve already seen, and my interview with the president of Marvel.
The movie begins with Tony Stark going crazy. He’s having a very hard time dealing with what happened at the end of The Avengers. I think he’s realizing he might not be able to keep the world safe and that there are some really scary things out there. Well, he’s having issues and of course there is a bad guy but it’s not what it seems. The way my husband described it to me, it made me feel like there were parts influenced by Sherlock Holmes because the bad guy hired another guy to play him to keep his true identity a secret.
Anyway, Tony’s enemy evilness knows no bounds. So I was telling you that Stark was going a little crazy, he announces on TV his address so the enemy comes knocking on his back door with rockets. Yep, he loses pretty much everything. 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. Pepper is captured and crazy things are done to her. He has to get her back but he doesn’t have any way to do it. 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?
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.
I’m sure there is no surprise when I say that two men loved it. It was action packed and I loved what I’ve seen of it. In it they play with the characters strengths. Is Pepper a damsel in distress that needs to be saved or can she save the day? And what about Tony? Is he more than the suit? I can’t wait until we have time to go see it.