I know, the movie’s been out for a while, but I had to post something movie-related again.
Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark a.k.a Iron Man NEVER. GETS. OLD.
Boom. That’s it. That’s my review of Iron Man 3 right there.
Right, so maybe I should say more. Okay, this is going to be very ‘rambly’ and probably chock-full of punctuation errors (em dash spree!) and ditzy expressions, so brace yourselves. No spoilers though, so no worries. You’ve seen the trailer, right?
So, the movie was pretty great. I think most people agree with that. Even those who haven’t seen it yet will agree to that. It was entertaining and funny and full of Robert Downey, Jr. goodness. If you didn’t like the movie, I don’t know, maybe it’s not your thing, that’s fine. Anyway, it was great, but I would just like to mention three things that always amazes me to bits everytime an Iron Man movie comes out.
Thing #1: Tony Stark’s genius blows your mind
I have never read the Marvel comics and I think I should, but then I still have those Batman comics to go through. You see, I’m kind of like that. I saw the awesomeness that was Dark Knight Rising and immediately decided that the comics should be my new bestfriends. Thanks to a friend I now have those ‘bestfriends’ waiting for me, but until now I haven’t even started reading them yet (sorry, friend!). So you know, maybe I should hold off on skipping merrily into the sunset with those Iron Man comics, yes?
Did I warn you about the rambling? I did. Just checking.
So anyway, as I was saying, I never read the Iron Man stuff so before the great RDJ–that’s Robert Downey, Jr. for those who aren’t ‘down’, haha ‘down’ with Robert Downey, get it? (you do)–brought Mr. Tony Stark, bestest smartest hunkiest most obnoxious man on the planet, to life, I didn’t really know anything about Tony Stark as a person. You know, his likes and dislikes and favorite color. Important stuff like that. No, seriously, I meant his personal motivations and the true extent of his genius. Well, some of that was covered in the previous Iron Man movies, but what really amazes me every time is the size of his freakin’ brain! TONY STARK IS REALLY REALLY SMART, DUDE! And that fact was hammered home once again in Iron Man 3. Who the hell creates an army of Iron Man suits?! Tony Stark, that’s who. Amazing.
Thing #2: RDJ’s Tony Stark is human
I specified that on purpose. I’m talking about the movie Tony Stark and not the comic book Tony Stark. I don’t know if there’s a difference, but I just wanted it to be clear that I’m referring to Robert Downey, Jr’s interpretation of Tony Stark. He’s cocky, obnoxious and selfish even, but he would go leaps for his friends and, well, to save the world. I especially liked that they referred to the “New York event” in this latest movie. I don’t know if I should say what that is, but I thought it was really cool how they tied it in. It was very amusing as well to see Tony Stark freak out. He does and it’s funny.
Thing #3: Awesome supporting characters are awesome
I loved Don Cheadle’s Colonel Rhodes. I loved Jon Favreau’s Happy. I loved Guy Pearce’s Aldrich Killian. I loved Rebecca Hall’s Maya. I adored Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin. Ty Simpkin’s Harley kid was too cute. Er, I’m not a Gwyneth Paltrow fan, but her Pepper Potts was cool, too. I have nothing but respect for these great actors. I think they all contributed to making the movie really entertaining. (See the cast here.)
By the way, I have no clue about the real Mandarin character in the comic books so I can’t compare that with the movie’s treatment of Mandarin. I just thought Ben Kingsley was awesome.
I need to conclude this post.
So there. I thought the movie was very entertaining. I didn’t mind watching it twice–with my fiance the first time then with my sister the second time. If you haven’t seen it, go watch it. AND PLEASE, stay until the end of the credits! This is a Marvel movie, people. They always have something at the end, remember? Both times I watched the movie people were leaving as soon as the credits started rolling. I wanted to call out to them and tell them to stay, but that would’ve been creepy and embarrassing.
Here, watch this video: Iron Man 3: Extended Look.