Movie Review: Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3
Release Date: May 3rd, 2013
Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Gwenyth Paltrow
Director: Shane Black
Genre: Action, Adventure
Rating: PG-13
Current Location: In Theaters 


When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.


I begged Becca to write this review since she's the comic book guru, and I've yet to crack open New X-men, which she's read and re-read. But alas she just finished a grueling 48 hour study period and back-to-back three hours finals, so you're all stuck with my review. Which will contain quite a bit of gushing but less insight into the Marvel lore.

Now, onto the real review...Iron Man 3. I have to admit the guy in the metal suit is not my favorite Avenger. I much rather be watching a movie about Thor and Loki, but Iron Man is a close runner-up. I love me some Robert Downey Jr., but as far as the previous movies go -- Iron Man 1 was great but very difficult to watch a second time. I found it tedious and slow in too many spots. Iron Man 2 was painful to sit through in the theaters.

So my expectations for the third installment were pretty low to say the least. I thought this was going to be drudgery with a few fun quips from the snarky superhero, but a plot that really bored. But...I have to say, I was completely wrong! Iron Man 3 may be the best one yet.

The strongest part of this has to be the plot, which I found engaging, fun, humorous, and surprising enough to keep my attention. Guy Pearce was a fantastic villain! Also, this time around Robert Downey Jr. shows a deeper side to Tony Stark. The guy is seriously going through some PTSD after the alien invasion in Avengers. I loved how they're connecting the universes and not dropping off plot lines and ignoring what's happening to the characters in other films.

The break out part of this movie has to be when Stark lands himself in Tennessee and has to call on the aid of this smart-alec boy. He reminded me a lot of the little kid in Real Steel, and served to have some fantastic banter between him and Stark. Loved <3

The only part of the movie that didn't sell me was Don Cheadle's character as Stark's sidekick. He's a pretty bland character and doesn't foil Stark's over-the-top humor very well. He's by far the weakest part of the series, and one of the main reasons I disliked the second movie. Thankfully, his presence his condensed in this one.

Overall, so insanely good! And Robert Downey Jr. still brings his A-game. It ends with lots of questions about the future of Iron Man. But I guess we'll have to wait until Avengers 2 to find out.

ROBOT VERDICT: This might just be the best of all Iron Man movies. More fun, more characters, more action. You'll want to watch it before it gets to DVD.  


  1. I used to go to all the comic book movies but somewhere in the past few years I stopped for some reason. I'm guessing having kids and not going to the theater is the cause. But I love me some Chris Hemsworth and had to watch Thor before I saw the Avengers last year and my love was renewed. I wanted to watch all of the characters' movies but I didn't get around to it. So finally I saw Iron Man 1 and 2 a few months ago on tv and omg I fell in love! I've been super excited for Iron Man 3. I also loved everything you said up there about it. The addition of the kid was great and the PTSD as well. I think RDJ is the perfect Tony Stark and did a lot of great action out of the suit this time around. He better sign on for Avengers 2 because I can't imagine anyone else as Iron Man.

  2. I've been waiting to go see this movie to see what everyone thought. I wasn't a huge fan of the first or seconds either so I was tryign to be cautious. I'm really excited that you liked it and I'll definitely have to go see it soon. Awesome review :)

  3. Not the best out of the three, but still fun and entertaining for anyone who wants to see Tony Stark at it again. Good review Krista.

  4. Loved it too (though Lovemuffin didn't as much because "there wasn't enough action". I loved RDJ actually getting to play a person (not just Iron Man) with a heart and emotions and feelings. :)

  5. Was going to see this with Boyfriend but his pals ruined the ending for him and he is NOT AT all pleased about the villain and the twist that occurred. Not too concerned about seeing this though...I've barely watched the first one. Don't know why...Iron Man isn't my favorite Marvel guy. :/ Great review though!

  6. The man VS the machine :D

    I was so excited about this movie that I was afraid it would dissapoint but oh shit. I loved it.
    The only thiing that made , ugh, complain, is Coronel (Capitain?) Friend; what is he doing there still? I wanted Pepper to be the side-kick!

  7. I just wanted the first two and can't wait for this one.

  8. Dude! Everyone keeps loving these movies and I'm like "meh" "I'll stick with X-men". I need to just suck it up and give Iron Man #1 a go! I feel so left out. Haha.