IRON MAN 3 (12)
D: Shane Black
Disney/Marvel (Kevin Fiege)
W: Shane Black & Drew Pearce [based on characters
created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck & Jack Kirby]
DP: John Toll
Ed: Jeffrey Ford & Peter S. Elliott
Mus: Brian Tyler
Robert Downey, Jr. (Tony Stark / Iron Man), Gwyneth
Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Don Cheadle (Col. James Rhodes / Iron Patriot), Guy Pearce (Aldrich Killian), Rebecca Hall (Maya Hansen), Ben Kingsley (Trevor Slattery / Mandarin), Jon Favreau
After the disappointing and rather forgettable
Iron Man 2, perhaps the movies needed a change of director and action movie maestro Shane Black takes the reins for this third (and final???) part.
Following on from Avengers Assemble, Robert Downey
Jr returns as the charismatic Tony Stark and partnered with stunning visual effects makes for a winning formula once again, this time he's up against über-terrorist, The Mandarin,
declaring war against America with undetectable bombs.
I thought this was better than Iron Man 2, but I
had a few gripes, so here come some potential spoilers...
Most of the film is very Iron Man-less, until all
the suits turn up in the big final set piece, which I thought was actually a huge let down, especially in comparison to the huge finale to The Avengers movie.
Also, the ending leaves it ambiguous as to whether
there'll be a fourth Iron Man movie, the pre-credits "ending" made me think that this was the end of Iron Man and everything was all done and dusted, but there's a post-credit snippet
of Tony Stark and Bruce Banner having a conversation, followed with the subtitle "Tony Stark will return", but it's impossible to see how going by what happened pre-credits (watch it
and you'll see)
Also, there was a huge lack of AC/DC hits on the
movie soundtrack. Shameful!
Better than Iron Man 2, but nowhere near as good
as the first film or The Avengers movie.