badassery involved in being a superhero. Iron Man 3 was meant to take it up one level further. It was the struggle against Tony Stark and Iron Man. It was the movie that everyone knew was going to be a blockbuster hit, no matter what. While the latter part remains true, everything else took a backseat.
Obviously, this post is going to have some spoilers. So watch the movie before reading this...or not, 'cause it is kiddy trash.
The movie started with Tony Stark recounting a past event as his iron suits were being blown away in the background. The introductory quote sounded like the writers spent a week trying to say something witty and yet insightful. They failed at both of these attempts. The initial acting from all the actors seemed superficial and completely lacked emotion of any sort. It looked like everyone was trying extra hard to just finish the dialogues and be done with it, go home and watch something better. Well, it will become better once Iron Man comes, right? Who am I kidding, that made it worse, and I thought it was not possible.
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Now that two characters have had enough screen time, the scene changes to the head is security, a guy who can hardly handle a tablet and sucks at being observant. The very thing he's being paid to do. After a few explosions and some more cool effects, the director thought he could have some fun and relax for some time. The 8 year olds in the theater certainly didn't seem to mind.
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Seemed like whenever you got what the thing actually was, the creators changed their powers to make them look more unpredictable when all it did was create cheap surprise tricks.
|Yes, that guy literally pukes fire.|
Tony Stark went to extended lengths to charge his suit, even barely escaping from death by a burning woman. And after some time, he had the realization that he had more than a dozen suits which could actually steer themselves. Yeah, Mr Stark, really well thought out plan.
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Suddenly, the suits that were prototypes and laggy, performed split second maneuvers and saved Tony's life.
The reviewers are all giving this movie excellent rating, and I can't help but wonder who's paying them to whitewash the clearly average movie. I can hardly imagine they are watching the same movie as I am. There are fans, and then there are fanboys. This is my reaction to people saying that everyone should enjoy a lighthearted superhero movie:
"What kind of drugs does it take to enjoy this? I've no idea."
Obviously, the movie had its high points, but most of them were unexpectedly so - Pepper falling in the fire was one, Tony Stark saving innocent civilians another,
It was just a mediocre action movie that will be a hit just because it has a high budget, cool explosions and lots of gadgets that would be easy to market. Rober Downey Jr's acting can save only so much of the movie. Oh and yes, in the end, Stark totally destroys the work of his lifetime and kills his badass self to impress Pepper.
In the end, the only thing devoid in the new Iron Man movie was the actual presence of Iron Man.
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