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"Iron Man 3" Reviewed (More Or Less)



















The first “Ironman”  was OK nothing special and “IM2 ” was the most irritating superhero movie, a mess of self-serious slash and burns, but the third time is a join and while it will never be mistaken for anything less that a “B” movie dressed up as a special effects extravaganza, it does its job with more agility than “The Avengers” ever did.

A terrorist is blowing shit up in Los Angeles and threatening the President one Christmas season, Ironman’s former personal guard is blown into a coma one night and now, as Tony Stark/Ironman/Robert Downey Jr tells the Mandarin (a wonderful Ben Kingsley) via the media “It’s personal”. Next his home is destroyed, Pepper is kidnap and Ironman without the Iron but still with plenty of man is helped back and… well, I don’t wanna ruin it by saying he saves the day, but he does of course all before Christmas Day… yep, I don’t get the Dickens concept either.

Guy Pearce is pretty damn good as the villain and Rebecca Hall (Sir Peter Hall’s daughter)  as a “botanist” should be made the love interest , she is much more interesting than the bland to extinction  Pepper (Gwynneth Paltrow).

The last scene, with a team of Ironmen saving the President of the USA and Pepper is terrific, and unlike “The Great Gatsby” the 3D is actually worth the price of admission. It should have been cut by around half an hour but it doesn’t really flag much and in the scenes with the kid Downey does the difficult, he maintains his credibility in what could have been awfully treacly bit of business.

Music: The score by Brian Tyler (who is an old hand, Fast and Furious and Expendable dots his resume) does the job but nothing much more. And a disco version of “Jingle Bells” has Ironman boogieing.

Movie: B

Music: C

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