Directed By: Shane Black
Written By: Drew Pearce & Shane Black
Based on Iron Man by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck and Jack Kirby
Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau & Ben Kingsley
Mistakes from the past come back to haunt Tony Stark not only putting his life in danger but the lives of those he cares about most as he unveils a plot to other throw the American Government.
Amazing movie! This movie really tapped into the girl power that Gwyneth Paltrow has. An action packed movie that really does the Iron Man saga justice. It was a well done conclusion to the Iron Man trilogy. It was a dark movie, but it was also fun at the same time, and at least we got to see Iron Man do his Iron Man thing. Robert Downey Jr. was amazing as always, he not only taps into the character but also understands the character, giving the audience the most believable and realistic performance there is. He is amazing and truly is Iron Man.
The plot twist involving The Mandarin was equally just out of the water and blew me away. Granted I understand why this upset many fans, because in the end he was not the true villain, just an actor playing a part. A lackey. But it did catch us off guard, so I have to applaud that.
And just like it should be, it was comedic. There were a lot of jokes here making fun of the change in name of Warmachine to the Iron Patriot. They knew that the name change would not please a lot of Iron Man comic fans, but the writers knew just what to do, and it was brilliant. This movie was dark and light and then you had that kid who was adorable. The kid was able to hold his own in the same scenes as Downey without being overshadowed. He’s a good actor.
Honestly this was an amazing movie that should please comic book fans. It was dark and gritty and funny and had great special effects. A well done movie and a great conclusion to the Iron Man trilogy. ★★★ (B+)