Superhero Summer 2013: Iron Man 3 crushes previous sequel

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IronMan 3 (PG-13) is yet another triumph from Marvel Studios and ParamountPictures. Their movie had a budget of $200 million and received more than $680.1 million from global ticket sales its first week.Iron Man 3 is a close second to the original Iron Man film.
The suspense of the film had me on the edge of my seat, even though the plot was the typical enemy-wants-to-conquer-world-scenario. There were many twists and turns in the movie. Most of them were caused by the villain, the Mandarin. Some of these twists and turns confused the audience including me. In the end, some things were explained but not everything. I was left with many questions in my head. I feel that the film was aimed more towards teenagers because of the unstoppable action and crude jokes.

Ignoring the plot line of Iron Man2, this film makes references to events in The Avengers, with Mandarin, a terrorist belonging to the Ten Rings organization, planning to ruin Tony Stark for what he did to him years ago. While he plans to take down Tony Stark, Tony is having anxiety attacks, and it’s similar to the events initiated in The Avengers.

Robert Downey Jr. is the perfect actor for the role of Iron Man because of his personality. Downey, Jr. is sarcastic and hilarious,capitalizing on strength and wit more than size.  He creates laughter and suspense throughout the movie in appropriate and inappropriate times.

Always sexy, Gwyneth Paltrow continues as Pepper Potts and Tony Stark’s love because she has a passive personality in character and out of character (pushover). She is also responsible and serious towards taking care of Tony. The audience expects an attractive damsel-in-distress, and Paltrow delivers.

In Iron Man 2, the film seemed as if it had been rushed into making. Its structure was nothing compared to IronMan 1 and 3. It’s a relief that the third in the series is back on track.

Brian Tyler’s music helps to createa mixture of emotions throughout this film. I left the theatre with the music stuck in my head and would buy the soundtrack. Not only did this film have action in it but it also had a lot of comedy. I think there was more comedy in this Iron Man than any of the other films because Tony made many jokes in serious situations. That comedy in the movie made it that much better.

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