Iron Man 3 — The Must-See Movie of the Weekend
Robert Downey Jr. and Marvel are back at it again!! Iron Man 3 is the must-see movie of the weekend, ONLY if you love action-packed movies, witty humor and a well put together plot. The movie, which picks up from Marvel’s The Avengers, is filled with more action than any of the previous movies in the series. The action is not reserved primarily to Iron Man, as we see in this installation that many of the other characters get in on the action.
The plot includes Tony Stark, the man behind the Iron Man suit, experiencing anxiety due to him almost dying towards the end of The Avengers. At the start of the movie, Tony Stark recalls a moment in his past where he unknowingly created an enemy. The enemy, a terrorist named Mandarin, stages a series of attacks while on a mission to control the war on terror. Mandarin is backed up by “super militants” that experience amazing physical abilities, due to a biotechnological alteration in their DNA.
Mandarin decides that Tony Stark must be destroyed after he declares, in his normal arrogant fashion, that he will seek revenge for his close friend and former body guard, Happy, being injured in an explosion. From this point on in the movie, the plot unfolds until a twist in is revealed. While the story unfolds, it becomes evident that Pepper Potts will play a larger role in helping Tony Stark foil his nemesis than she has in the past, while still being the proverbial damsel in distress.
Overall, the movie receives two thumbs up. This is not a movie to wait until it comes out on DVD to see. It will have you sitting on the edge of your seat, with your jaw dropped for a good portion of the movie.