The long awaited third entry in the Iron Man franchise has arrived. Iron Man 3 takes place after the events in New York during The Avengers. Being a sequel, you might want to see Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and The Avengers prior to seeing Iron Man 3. Of the three previous films, events from The Avengers are the only ones that is actually referenced though out the movie.
Gwyneth Paltrow stepped up her stunt skills during Iron Man 3 and plays a much larger role now that her character Pepper Potts is living with Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). The young boy, played by an adorable Ty Simpkins, helped to show a more human side to the playboy inventor.
The 3D effects of Iron Man 3 were not worth the extra few dollars. In IMAX it might be better, but I saw the regular 3D version. There were action scenes that you expected things to pop off the screen, but it was minimal at best.
As with all Marvel movies, Stan Lee made a quick cameo. As usual with Marvel, there is a short scene after the credits but the credits lasted forever. There had to be at least a hundred names, if not more listed for working on the film. There was also a nice homage to Douglas Adams with the current suit being mach 42.
My personal opinion of this film is that any fan of superhero films will enjoy Iron Man 3. I enjoyed it much better than Iron Man 2 however I feel it tied with The Avengers. It was well paced and had a little of everything.
Iron Man 3 will be released nation wide on May 3, 2013. Check out my weekly post, Making Cents with Cori, on Cinemit for weekly specials on tickets and concessions.
Movie Rating for Iron Man 3