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Iron Man 3 Review & Rant - STFUandPLAY

It’s finally here ladies and gentlemen; the start of Marvels Phase Two and kicking it of is Iron Man 3.

Iron Man 3 is more of a personal story as it has Tony Stark dealing with demons from his past and also with the aftermath of what happened in New York (Marvels Avengers Assemble).

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Blacktric3563d ago (Edited 3563d ago )

This was just a terrible, terrible way to start off Phase 2. The twist with Mandarin was horrible and disrespectful to any average comic book fan let alone people who have never read them, considering they set him up as the villain in all the promo material.

If you can ignore the Mandarin copout, the writing has serious flaws that are courtesy of many ideas they tried to cramp into the story and it fails to deliver on all fronts. Tony Stark trying to win the war against Mandarin by only using his head was botched and was only a plot point for 10-20 minutes. Extremis plotline felt extremely simplified and underwhelming. And finally, the final part in which [SPOILERS] Tony goes into surgery to get the shrapnels out of his chest area completely destroyed one of the established features/traits of Tony Stark. They already stated that it was impossible for those shrapnels to be extracted in the first movie. Why completely go against that? The whole "being under constant threat of death" thing was what made Stark relatable to the viewer. He was the genius who could build things people can't even dream of... who also couldn't save himself from constant threat of death regardless of his genius.

tl;dr the movie fails to deliver because of one horribly forced twist to surprise the comic book readers and because of having too many ideas cramped into the movie at once.

Oh and great review.

colonel1793563d ago (Edited 3563d ago )


I agree! The movie was mediocre at best. Marvel really failed on this one by deceiving fans with the villain. The trailers portrayed Mandarin as a really well done character, even when they said they wouldn't use the magic rings, then comes the horrendous plot twist nobody even wanted. Who the hell thought it was going to be a good idea in the first place?.

Another thing is that, same as The Dark Knight Rises having batman for as much as 20 minutes in the movie, Tony Stark uses the suit for no more than 5, but everybody else does! WTH?!. I loved the scene when Tony's house was destroyed and he puts the armor on Pepper to protect her. I thought it was nice, but then they destroy the meaning of the scene by having everyone and their mother (including the president) wearing the armor.

The moment I saw the little kid when Tony was in Minnesota, I knew this was going to be a baby sitter movie with the kid somehow saving Iron Man.

Worst Iron Man movie ever. They should never let Shane Black near a movie studio never again. I heard he is a great writer, but as a director he is absolutelt terrible! Worst choice ever. Now Whedon will have to deal with those terrible choices to make Iron Man appear in The Avengers 2.

HisRoyalFlyness3562d ago

Thanks guys, it's always nice to know other people share similar opinions.

RetrospectRealm3563d ago

The reviewer hails this as such an atrocity. Not many other reviews did that, so I don't take this one much seriously.

Blacktric3562d ago

You haven't seen the movie I take it?

RetrospectRealm3562d ago

Going to see it tonight. I hear from most it's the best Iron Man yet.

HisRoyalFlyness3562d ago

The reason I thinks it's so bad is that they have taken a franchise that I love and messed it up. I loved the first and most of the second