Monday, May 6, 2013

Iron Man 3

Shane Black's Iron Man 3
**1/2 out of ****

Iron Man 3 is everything you should expect: Astounding special effects driven action set-pieces with vivid color, sardonic charm from Robert Downey Jr., and a killer cast. Still, I never felt like anything was at stake the entire film as the movie relaxed in the comfort of comic book movie contrivances. With every "intense" situation, Tony Stark has some sort of gadget coming around the corner.

Christmas-obsessed writer/director Shane Black (who directed Downey in the awesome Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) only applies so many limitations to a hero who can get his way out of anything, but inserts much more effective humor than the sloppy second movie. Part three is not as good as the first and definitely not as epic as The Avengers but is still good popcorn fun. I had a grin on my face the whole film, but I didn't care what was happening. There's something wrong with that.

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