Rant and Rave: Iron Man 3


One of the most anticipated movies of the year has finally arrived in Marvel’s Iron Man 3. Robert Downey Jr. once again portrays philanthropist playboy genius turned superhero Tony Stark in the third installment of the movie franchise, the brainchild of comic book legend Stan Lee.

Tony Stark is once again staring down on yet another villain, the mysterious terrorist known as The Mandarin. Stark must fight this elusive scoundrel while at the same time battling regenerating super soldiers and extreme anxiety attacks. For the third film, Director Shane Black takes the helm as he replaces the chief of the crew from the previous two Iron Man films, Jon Favreau.

Not to hype things up for those who have yet to watch the movie, but it did have a surplus of amazing attributes. One would be the action sequences and the fact that it was filled with it, to the brim. The laser shooting and hand-to-hand combat will keep everyone on the edge of his or her seat. The sequences were well choreographed and were a treat to watch.

Once again, the cinematography complemented the film perfectly. Explosions, falling objects and flying shrapnel are made true to life by the special effects crew and add that extra adrenaline shot that the movie perfectly gave.  The panning of cameras in scenes was very smooth, a technique rare in action films. Iron Man 3 sets an oddly high standard of cinematography where even in the most swift and fast paced of scenes, the movie keeps its audience from vomiting from all the shaking and falling with its wise usage of camera angles and CGI.

The technology presented in Iron Man 3 was one again phenomenal: electronic butlers, state of the art computers that work by hand and, of course, the Iron Man suits. Though not very realistic in the real world (yet), these really show the brilliance of Tony Stark and, as before, many people are green with jealousy for the imaginary tech.

The acting was no short of great. The cast really got into their roles and brought new sparks into their characters. Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow and Guy Pearce to name a few complemented to Downey’s acting well and all were able to deliver their own brand of wit and flair which made their characters come to life on the big screen.

One small qualm about the film was its overuse of comedy. Historically, the Iron Man franchise was considered hilarious but this time, it seems to have gone a tad over the top when it came to tickling people’s funny bones.

Iron Man 3 is a must watch for people of all ages this summer. Lines of people outside cinemas across the country are growing due to the high anticipation of the film. These people will not be disappointed; it is a great film with its fair share of action and more than enough comedy.  And as any Marvel movie goes, it is wise for one to stay after the credits.

Rating: 4.0 
Roy Loyola Jr.

By Roy Loyola Jr.

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