Iron Man 3 review: Final installment of the franchise lives up to the hype
By Antonio Bernhardt -
Tony Stark's (Robert Downey, Jr.) world is destroyed by a terrorist called "The Mandarin" (Ben Kingsley), and Iron Man/ Tony Stark, who's one in the same, is now suffering from some sort of PTSD. It sparked right after his stint fighting the bad guys and trying to save the world with the The Avengers in New York.
Due to his PTSD, Stark is forced to rely on his wit, ingenuity and instincts just to survive the 11st act, but don't worry, those combined with the taste for revenge and a cute kid is all he needs. The TV Savvy terrorist known as "The Mandarin" is down right evil, yet hilarious all at the same time, and he irritates the heck out of Stark.
Stark's disdain for "The Mandarin" goes so deep he issues a public challenge which includes his home address. Throughout the film the climax builds and builds as the stakes get higher and higher, because the "evil-doer" who's threatening the world seems to somehow be getting away with it.
I won't give anything away here, but the stunts are spectacular and the suits, whether manned or not-- are RIDICULOUS! Indestructible humans also add an edginess to the film.
Downey of course uses his offbeat persona and comedic timing to add blunt honesty to the Stark character, which carries the 3rd installment and makes the film complete.
Action movie buffs three words-- GO SEE IT! I promise you won't be disappointed.