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    May 24, 2013

    MOVIE REVIEW: IRON MAN 3

    Following the events in The Avengers, anything that follows right after that will be certified as highly anticipated. Iron Man 3 is here but whether it does deliver with a strong note is another issue that we will talk about later. Iron Man 3 comes with a slightly different package, given by the fact for which many have already know that this sequel will follows the story arc of Extremis closely. Shane Black handles the direction, taking over from Jon Favreau who continues to play Happy in the series. But in the end, is Iron Man 3 another satisfying entry in this well-known franchise that delivers the big note or will be a disappointing entry that rides on false expectation?



    Genre: Action/Adventure/Science Fiction/Fantasy
    Classification: P13
    Release Date: 26 April 2013
    Running Time: 135 minutes
    Distributor: Walt Disney
    Director: Shane Black
    Screenplay: Shane Black, Drew Pearce
    Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hill

    Plot: Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

    Luckily, Iron Man 3 is indeed a satisfying canon imof Marvel adventure. Iron Man 3 does not necessary copies everything from the Extremis, known popularly as one of the best Iron Man arc story ever, but also moulds in its own identity all over. At the same time, it defies the standard comic book stranza by portraying a rather different approach on the superficial technicality. Despite having a decent story to continue on from the previous slates on the timeline, the movie suffers from minor carelessness in the writing department that gives room to some debatable concerns. Some argue that Iron Man 3 is full of plot-holes, but I did not generally find these to be annoying enough and I managed to find some explanations to counter-argue. Then, the decision to have this sort of twists is a major risk to the whole movie. This ballsy move will likely to backfire, but then I find thi decision to be a game-changer after all and it shows that Iron Man 3 is not playing safe.

    The plot for Iron Man 3 is something like this - following the epic alien battle in New York, Tony Stark is still finding himself struggling to cope with the changing world. His struggle is emphasized when he decides to give his sweetheart Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) the position to run he company while his obsession and dependency on the suits grow. But when the world is threatened by a series of terrorist events triggered by Aldrich Killian's (Guy Pearce) failed scientific research Extremis, coordinated by the dark and menace international terrorist known only as the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), Tony rises to defend the world from a possble threat against the government of United States by enlisting the help of his friend Colonel Rhodes (Don Cheadle).

    Even with some shaky plots, Iron Man 3 is still an entertaining offering on the plate. The titular character remauns the main attraction, the central figure with speedy but sharp mocking conversation that rages through naturally. One could not have imagined how Iron Man would fare without having Robert Downey Jr embodying the role. As if Iron Man is created for him only. But adding in the flavours are some spectacular moments and banters are worthwhile, and adding that great black humor elements of Shane Black's signatures also maked this movie serviceable. The rocket bombing of Tony's Malibu mansion and the fire-cracking epic battle give an intensely fast and commandable actionsequences tha truly perspirating and exhirilating.

    Equipped with fun moments, energetic action sequences and charismatic acting, Iron Man 3 offsets the risky decision to play out an all wide and porous story and plot with affirmative and enhanced execution that delivers.

    MY RATING:
    Story: 4.0
    Casts: 4.5
    Cinematography: 4.5
    Effects: 4.5
    GREEN-TEA-O-METER: 16.9/20.0

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