Chances are if you haven’t seen Iron Man 3 already you aren’t going to. Of course I saw it the first showing that was available at my favorite theater. Non-3D because I’m one of those people who can’t see 3D. I absolutely loved it. But I think that is mainly because the storyline, for the most part, went where I thought it was supposed to go after The Avengers. However, I’m not sure everyone would agree with me. I could tell you what it’s about, like you don’t know already. I could even spoiler it, but I hate reviews like that. So I thought I would simply do bullet points as to why you may (or may not) like the newest addition to the Iron Man/Marvel franchise.
- Continues to integrate the Iron Man franchise into the Avengers’ universe. Make no mistake this is very much about post Battle of New York as it is about Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) and his latest nemesis It just doesn’t come up once but multiple times. There is some really obvious things missing and their explanation is “almost” plausible.
- More War Machine/Col. James Rhodes. Still think switching to Don Cheadle was an excellent idea. I hope that he get’s integrated into more of the Marvel franchise.
- More Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). Still think he can be written just a tad better.
- More human Tony Stark while still being very much Stark. He had to be effected, although I worry just maybe a bit too much. I’m thinking he’ll be mostly back to his improved but old self by Avengers 2.
- The villain got a bit convoluted and lost in the beginning. He got better at the end but still just didn’t feel complete.
- The funny parts weren’t as funny as the first two movies, felt like the timing was off. I don’t know if that was intentional or not.
- While Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) in some ways is improved in this one she felt weaker. Which is a shame because she’s my favorite superhero girlfriend and is usually pretty good at holding her own.
Overall, yeah I’ll see it again, I’m still a Marvel fangirl. And the bonus scene was a pleasant surprise. Not that there was one, afterall it’s a Marvel movie, one never leaves before the credits are over, but that it fit nicely into my own head canon.