Iron Man: Mark II // artwork by JB Roux (2013)
Pepper Potts: Refitted // artwork by Reza Kabir (2013)
Iron Man // artwork by JB Roux (2013)
So I Just Watched… Iron Man 3 (Paramount/Marvel, 2013)
Tony is back after the New York fiasco in The Avengers and he’s a changed man. Being a beast made of reason and science he had to deal with Gods, monsters and aliens in such a short amount of time that he’s been left paranoid working endlessly to be prepared for another event of the same magnitude. His efforts are getting the best of him and are drifting him apart of everything he holds dear. The world after the New York invasion has become a turmoil and the rise to power of terrorist organizations is becoming more noticeable because they are handling new technology that could very well spell doom for the land of the free. It’s not until conflict hits close at Tony’s family when he realizes that it’s time to clean his act and get into business.
Familiar faces from Tony’s past come back to haunt him and nothing is what really seems to be in this new Iron Man movie starring Robert Downey Jr, Gwinet Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley. The third installment in the franchise is a much better movie than Iron Man 2. The fresh approach of Shane Black shows a new face of Tony while keeping the familiar traits of the character intact. The relation between the villains is not what you expect it to be and some of the most amazing scenes in the film feature character development rather than the flashy special effects thanks to the solid script, most of the key scenes you may already watched them in the trailers, but is still amazing to see Tony pull off the rescue of 13 people while in mid air or the clever use of Tony’s arsenal in the final battle.
I would have to say that Guy Pearce was the most surprising element of the movie for me, it’s hard not to feel sympathetic for the guy and his motivation to do what he does. And Ben Kingsley was nothing sort of brilliant, even if it ends up as something you really didn’t see coming. But as good as they were Robert Downey Jr. owns this film from the first scene to the last. The movie also does an excellent job of relating to past events on both Iron Man 1 & 2 and The Avengers without making you feel totally lost if you are still one of the six people who haven’t seen these films. All in all Iron Man 3 is a very good and solid sequel, it doesn’t build something new to attract audiences exactly, but it will do an excellent job at keeping the one’s they got already. As always stick until the end, you’ll get a laugh out of it!
Iron Man 3 - Final Trailer // film by Marvel Studios (2013)
Now that’s what I call back up!
Iron Man 3: Promotional Posters // released by Marvel Studios (2013)
Every promotional poster released so far for the upcoming sequel of Marvel Studios smash hit Iron Man!