Sunday, May 5, 2013
Iron Man III- a 'Stark' disappointment
Robert Downey Jr. is back as the witty crime fighting genius Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. The film is the third and possible final installment of the Iron Man franchise. The film is directed by Shane Black and also stars Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, and Don Cheadle as Colonel James Rhodes. Iron Man III centers on Tony Stark’s apparent vulnerability, when a man from Tony’s past resurfaces and destroys Tony’s world, leaving him to strive to rebuild, and fight back before it’s too late.
Although a big fan of the Iron Man films, Iron Man III unfortunately was a bit of a disappointment. After seeing ‘The Avengers’ which obviously doesn’t compare, all the audience craves is RDJ to kick butt in his iron man suit, which he doesn’t really do. After Tony is thrown to another state, he struggles to create an armor to fight the villain, The Mandarin. The majority of the film is Tony “tinkering” around with low power supplies and the constant frustration with nothing working. Even the ending which most superhero films have a huge fight scene in the end for the audience to root on the good guy to come through, was a let down.
Throughout the film, there were some nice references to the film The Avengers which RDJ starred in portraying the same character. It was nice that what occurred in that film is becoming a full circle in other films, and is actually acknowledged. Even other characters in the film request to know more about The Avengers and what exactly occurred in New York last summer.
In conclusion, Iron Man III is only recommended to people that are true fans of the character and comics, the film is nowhere near the caliber of the previous Iron Man films Jon Favreau directed or the recent superhero flick The Avengers.